Research on facial expressions challenges the way we think about autism – jargon-free explainer and video published in ‘The Conversation’

Well done to Connor for writing a neat, jargon-free, summary of his recent review paper and making a video to explain his findings

Read our summary, published in The Conversation, here:

App. developer job. Full-time / part-time. Salary £29,799 to £38,832.

I’m looking for a full-stack and mobile application developer to work with my team to develop a battery of computerised tests which index cognitive ability and
manual dexterity. Ideally I’m looking for someone to start asap. and work full-time for 9 months. However, there is a lot of flexibility, so this job can be taken on a part-time basis. The starting salary is normally in the range of £29,799 to £38,832 depending on skills and experience. There is also the possibility of sub-contracting this job to a team/company so if you, or your team, are interested let me know.

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New paper in JEP:General

Congratulations to Monja on her new paper which investigates the role of catecholamines in the avoidance of cognitive control. Click here for the preprint.


Froböse, M.I., Swart, J.C., Cook, J.L., Geurts, D.E.M., den Ouden, H.E.M., Cools, R. (in press). Catecholaminergic modulation of the avoidance of cognitive control. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General.

New preprint out now

New preprint available here:

Cook, J.L., Swart, J.C., Froböse, M.I., Diaconescu, A., Geurts, D.E.M., den Ouden, H.E.M., Cools, R. Catecholamine Challenge Uncovers Distinct Mechanisms For Direct Versus Indirect, But Not Social Versus Non-Social, Learning.