The following is a list of selected research projects within the Brain and Behaviour research group.

Previous projects

Sleep in chronic stroke

Annette Sterr
This is a collaborative project with colleagues from the Surrey Sleep Research Center and the University of Freiburg.

Neural Effects of Creatine

Philip Dean, Annette Sterr, Bertram Opitz
Collaborative Projects with Dani Abasolo and Margaret Rayman
University Pump-Priming Grant, £20,400, 2014.

i_Mamm: Rapid Mammographic Screening using RSVP

Annette Sterr
Collaborative project with Kevin Wells
EPSRC MILES program, £11,561, 2012-13

Remembering and Learning Associative Information

Bertram Opitz
DFG (German Research Foundation) Grant, € 219,000

Evaluating the benefits of community based aerobic training on the physical health and well-being of people with neuromuscular diseases: a pilot study

Annette Sterr
Collaborative project with Gita Ramdharry and colleagues, UCLH Trust.
NHS RFPB Grant, £179,160, 2012-15 

Mobility Funding for exchange with University of Sao Paulo

Annette Sterr
Banco Santander, £20,000 2011-13

Short-breaks for children with disabilities

Annette Sterr. Collaboration with Heather Gage
Disability Challengers, £20,000, 2010

A scoping study on the provision of children’s services

Annette Sterr. Collaboration with Heather Gage
Disability Challengers, £12,500, 2009 

A phase 1 study in healthy subjects to determine the safety, tolerability, psychomotor function and cognitive effects of an AMPA anatagonist

Annette Sterr. Collaboration with Clinical Research Centre
EISAI Pharmaceuticals, £2,026,378, 2009 

Investigation into cognitive and neural deficits seen in participants with Post-Concussion Syndrome after a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Philip Dean
Wingate Scholarship: £5,823, 2009 

Characterising the adverse effects of temporal delays in action performance: foundation for a new rehabilitation approach after cerebral damage

Annette Sterr. Collaboration with Andre Szameitat
British Academy Small Research Grant, £6,700, 2006-8 

Adverse effects of delays in action performance

Annette Sterr. Collaboration with Andre Szameitat
British Academy Small Research Grant, £5,300, 2005/6 

Clinical benefits and neural correlates of Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy: An investigation using behavioural outcome measures, functional magnetic resonance imaging, and event-related brain potentials

Annette Sterr
MRC Career Establishment Grant £762,500, 2004-2009 

Tactile attention in the blind

Annette Sterr
The Royal Society Equipment Grant; £9,968, 2003/4

Persisting clinical symptoms following mild traumatic brain injury: A consequence of impaired attention mechanisms?

Annette Sterr
The British Academy Larger Research Grant, £ 15,267, 2002/3

Selected publications

Full publication lists can be found staff profile page of individual group members. In addition, you can search Surrey Research Insight Open Access to download available papers.

Dean, P.J.A., Arikan, G., Opitz, B. & Sterr, A. (2017). Potential for use of creatine supplementation following mild traumatic brain injury. Concussion 2(2) CNC34

Cohen Kadosh, K., Luo, Q., de Burca, C., Sokunbi, M.O., Feng, J., Linden, D.E.J. & Lau, J.Y.F. (2016). Using real-time fMRI to influence effective connectivity in the developing emotion regulation network. Neuroimage 125: 616-626.

Ebajemito, J.K.Furlan, L., Nissen, C. & Sterr, A. (2016). Application of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation in Neurorehabilitation: The Modulatory Effect of Sleep. Frontiers in Neurology 7:54

Furlan, L., Bastos Conforto, A., Cohen, L.G. & Sterr, A. (2016). Upper Limb Immobilisation: A Neural Plasticity Model with Relevance to Poststroke Motor Rehabilitation. Neural Plasticity

Baglioni, C., Nissen, C., Schwelnoch, A., Riemann, D., Spiegelhalder, K., Berger, M., Weller, C., Sterr, A. (2016). Polysomnographic Characteristics of Sleep in Stroke: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. PLoS ONE 11(3):e0148496

Frase, L., Piosczyk, H. Zittel, S., Jahn, F., Selhausen, P., Krone, L., Feige, B., Mainberger, F., Maier, J.G., Kuhn, M., Klöppel, S., Normann, C., Sterr, A., Spiegelhalder, K., Riemann, D., Nitsche, M.A. & Nissen, C. (2016) Modulation of Total Sleep Time by Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS). Neuropsychopharmacology 41(10):2577-86.

Thompson, H., Henshall, L. & Jeffries, E. (2016). The role of the right hemisphere in semantic control: A case-series comparison of right and left hemisphere stroke. Neuropsychologia 85: 44-61

Geiger, M.J., O’Gorman Tuura, R. & Klaver, P. (2016). Inter-hemispheric connectivity in the fusiform gyrus supports memory consolidation for faces. European Journal of Neuroscience. 43: 1137-1145.

Cohen Kadosh, K., Krause, B., King, A., Near, J. & Cohen Kadosh, R. (2015). Linking GABA and Glutamate Levels to Cognitive Skill Acquisition During Development. Human Brain Mapping 36: 4334-4345

Haller, S.P.W., Cohen Kadosh, K., Scerif, G & Lau, J.Y.F. (2015). Social anxiety disorder in adolescence: How Developmental cognitive neuroscience findings may shape understanding and interventions for psychopathology. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience 13: 11-20.

Klaver, P., Latal, B. & Martin, E. (2015). Occipital cortical thickness in very low birth weight born adolescents predicts altered neural specialization of visual semantic category related neural networks. Neuropsychologia 67: 41-54

Ghisleni, C., Bollmann, S., Poil, S., Brandeis, D., Martin, E., Michels, L., O’Gorman, R.L. & Klaver, P. (2015). Subcortical Glutamate Mediates the Reduction of Short-Range Functional Connectivity with Age in a Developmental Cohort. The Journal of Neuroscience. 35(22):8433-8441

Thompson, H.E., Robson, H., Lambon Ralph, M.A., Jeffries, E., (2015). Varieties of semantic ‘access’ deficit in Wernicke’s aphasia and semantic aphasia. Brain. 138: 3776-3792

Dean, P.J.A., Sato, J.R., Vieira, G., McNamara, A. & Sterr, A. (2015). Multimodal imaging of mild traumatic brain injury and persistent postconcussion syndrome. Brain and Behaviour 5(1) 45-61

Opitz, B. (2014). Memory Function and the Hippocampus. In The Hippocampus in Clinical Neuroscience. Szabo K, Hennerici MG (eds). Front Neurol Neurosci. 34: 51-59

Ferdinand, N.K. & Opitz, B. (2014). Different aspects of performance feedback engage different brain areas: Disentangling valence and expectancy in feedback processing. Scientific Reports 4:5986

Opitz, B., Schnieders, J.A., Krick, C.M. & Mecklinger, A. (2014). Selective transfer of visual working memory training on Chinese character learning. Neuropsychologia 53: 1-11.

Kranczioch, C., Zich, C., Schierholz, I. & Sterr, A. (2014) Mobile EEG and its potential to promote the theory and application of imagery-based motor rehabilitation. International Journal of Psychophysiology. 91: 10-15. 

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