Rosy’s new paper

Well done Rosy on the publication of a great new paper in Autism Research:

Edey, R., Cook, J., Brewer, R., Bird, G., & Press, C. (in press) Adults with autism spectrum disorder are sensitive to the kinematic features defining natural human motion. Autism Research.

Read it 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.

Please get in touch if you’d like more details! My email is

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.

3-year, ERC-funded, postdoc position

Are you interested in the complex relationship between dopamine, social cognition and bodily movement difficulties? Do you want to help us understand the similarities and differences between Autism and Parkinson’s Disease?

We are offering a 3-year, ERC-funded, postdoctoral position working on the Brain2Bee project. See here for more details:

Don’t miss the 10th November application deadline!