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Cook, J. L., Fraser, D. S., Hickman, L. J., Brewer, R., & Huh, D. (under review). Autistic kinematics diverge from the power laws that typically govern movement. — preprint

Keating, C. T. & Cook, J. L., (under review) Sadness, sorrow or despair: Improving existing tasks assessing emotional granularity. PsyPAG Quarterly. preprint

Keating, C. T., & Cook, J. L. (under review) The Inside Out Model of Emotion Recognition: How the Shape of One’s Internal Emotional Landscape Influences the Recognition of Others’ Emotions.  preprint

Hickman, L. J., Keating, C. T., Cook, J. L., & Ludvig, E. A. (under review). No convincing evidence for differences between autistic and non-autistic adults in social influence on risky decision-making. — data & analysis scripts— preprint


Keating, C. T., & Cook, J. L. (2023). ExpressionMap: A novel method for indexing features of visual emotion representations. Cognitive Psychology Bulletin. preprint

Hickman, L. J., Fraser, D. S., & Cook, J. L. (2023). Parkinson’s medications do not affect movement smoothness in fine motor control: limitations of medication and importance of measurement. British Psychological Society Cognitive Psychology Bulletin, 8, 40-42. — Accepted version

Cook, J. L., & Robinson, G. E. (2023). Comparative genomics and the roots of human behavior. Trends in Cognitive Sciences. — link to paper

Keating, C. T., & Cook, J. L. (2023). EmoMap: An emotional granularity task without labels Abstracts from the 2022 Annual Meeting of the Society for Affective Science_Health. Affec Sci (2023). — link to paper


van Schie, C., Cook, J., Elzinga, B., & Ly, V. (2022). A boost in self-esteem after positive social feedback predicts increased social learning. – preprint

Keating, C., & Cook, J. (2022). It’s all in the mind: linking internal representations of emotion with facial expression recognition. Cognitive Psychology Bulletin, (7), 61-63. — link to paperopen access version

Rybicki, A., Schuster, B., Sowden, S., Cook, J. L. (2022). Dopaminergic challenge dissociates learning from primary versus secondary sources of information. eLife. 11:e74893 — preprintlink to papereLife “insight” commentary

Schuster, B., Sowden, S., Rybicki, A., Fraser, D., Holland, P., Press, C., Cook, J.L. (2022). Dopaminergic modulation of dynamic emotion perception. Journal of Neuroscience — preprintdata & codelink to paper

Alabdulaali, L., Hickman, L. J., Punt, T. D., & Jenkinson, N. (2022). Effectiveness of transcranial direct current stimulation on hand dexterity in stroke patients: a protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ Open, 12(2). link to paper


Keating, C. T., Sowden, S., & Cook, J. L. (2021). Comparing internal representations of facial expression kinematics between autistic and non-autistic adults. Autism Research. Epub ahead of print. preprintdata & analysis scripts

Keating, Hickman, Geelhand, Takahashi, Leung, Schuster, Rybicki, Girolamo, Clin, Papastamou, Belenger, Eigsti, Cook, Kosaka, Osu, Okamoto, & Sowden. (2021). Global perspectives on autism acceptance, camouflaging behaviours and mental health in autism spectrum disorder: A registered report protocol. Plos one, 16(12), e0261774. link to paper

Rybicki, A., Galea, J., Schuster, B., Hiles, C., Fabian, C., Cook, J. L. (2021). Intact Predictive Motor Sequence Learning in Autism Spectrum Disorder. Scientific Reports, 11, 20693 — preprintlink to paper

Schuster, B., Fraser, D. S., van den Bosch, J., Sowden, S., Gordon, A., Hu, B., & Cook, J.L., (2021). Kinematics and observer-animator kinematic similarity predict mental state attribution from Heider-Simmel style animations. Scientific Reports. 11:18266 — preprintlink to paper

Keating, C. T., Fraser, D. S., Sowden, S., & Cook, J. L. (2021). Differences between autistic and non-autistic individuals in the recognition of anger from facial motion remain after controlling for alexithymia. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 28:1-17– preprintpdf link to paper

Kandroodi, M. R., Cook, J.L., Swart, J., Froböse, M., Geurts, D., Vahabie, A., Ahmadabadi, M.N., Cools, R., den Ouden, H.E.M. (2021). Effects of methylphenidate on reinforcement learning depend on working memory capacity. Psychopharmacology. 283(12):3569-3584 — preprintlink to paper

Hickman, L. J., Keating, C. T., Ferrari, A., & Cook, J. L. (2021). Skin conductance responses as an index of alexithymic traits in the general population. Psychological Reports. 31:332941211005118. — data & analysis scripts— link to paper

Sowden, S., Schuster, B. A., Fraser, D.S., Keating, C., & Cook, J. L. (2021). The role of movement kinematics in facial emotion expression production and recognition. Emotion. — data & stimulipdf— link to paper

Hickman, L. J., Seyedsalehi, A., Cook, J. L, Bird, G., Murphy, J. (2021). The relationship between Heartbeat Counting and Heartbeat Discrimination: a meta-analysis. Biological Psychology. — pdfcodelink to paper


Lambrechts, A., Cook, J., Anns, S., Taylor, M., Alonso, E., Ludvig, E., & Gaigg, S. (2020). Reward devaluation in autistic children and adolescents with complex needs: a feasibility study. Autism Research. — pdf link to paper

Keating, C. T., & Cook, J. L., (2020). Facial Expression Production and Recognition in Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Shifting Landscape. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America. 29(3):557-571. — Epub ahead of printpdf‘The Conversation’ jargon-free explainerVideo


Cook, J., Swart, J., Froböse, M., Diaconescu, A., Geurts, D., den Ouden, H. & Cools, R. (2019) Catecholaminergic modulation of meta-learning. eLife. 8:e51439. data & analysis scriptslink to paper

Hickman, L. J. (2019). The importance of assessing alexithymia in psychological research. PsychPAG Quarterly. 111:29-31. link to paperlink

Schuster, B. A., Sowden, S., Karim, D., Wing, A.M., & Cook, J. L. (2019) Acting is not the same as feeling: emotion expression in gait is different for posed and induced emotions. Frontiers in Behavioural Neuroscience. Conference Abstract: 4th International Conference on Educational Neurosciencepdf

Sowden, S., Schuster, B. A., & Cook, J. L. (2019) The role of movement kinematics in facial emotion expression. Frontiers in Behavioural Neuroscience. Conference Abstract: 4th International Conference on Educational Neuroscience. pdf

Cook, J. L. (2019) Autism, kinematics and social cognition. Frontiers in Behavioural Neuroscience. Conference Abstract: 4th International Conference on Educational Neuroscience.pdf

Edey, R., Cook, J., Brewer, R., Bird, G., & Press, C. (2019). Adults with autism spectrum disorder are sensitive to the kinematic features defining natural human motion. Autism Research. 12(2):284-294. pdf


Cook, J.L., Swart, J.C., Froböse, M.I., Diaconescu, A., Geurts, D.E.M., den Ouden, H.E.M., Cools, R. (2018). Catecholamine Challenge Uncovers Distinct Mechanisms For Direct Versus Indirect, But Not Social Versus Non-Social, Learning. preprint — link to paper

Eddy, C. & Cook, J.L. (2018) Emotions in action: The relationship between motor function and social cognition across multiple clinical populations. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry. 86:229-244. linkpdf preprint

Froböse, M.I., Swart, J.C., Cook, J.L., Geurts, D.E.M., den Ouden, H.E.M., Cools, R. (2018). Catecholaminergic modulation of the avoidance of cognitive control. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. 147(12):1763-1781. preprint — link to paper


Swart, J., Froböse, M., Cook, J., Geurts, D., Frank, M., Cools, R., den Ouden, H. (2017) Catecholaminergic challenge uncovers distinct Pavlovian and instrumental mechanisms of motivated (in)action. eLIFE, 6. pii: e22169. pdf — link to paper

Edey, R., Yon, D., Cook, J., Dumontheil, I., & Press, C. (2017) Our own action kinematics determine the perceived affective states of others. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performancepdf — link to paper

Happé, F., Cook, J., & Bird, G. (2017). The structure of social cognition: In(ter)dependence of Sociocognitive Processes. Annual Review of Psychology, 68:243-267. pdf — link to paper


Cook, J., Murphy, J., & Bird, G. (2016). Judging the Ability of Friends and Foes. Trends in Cognitive Sciences. 20(10): 717-719. pdf link to paper

Edey, R., Cook, J., Brewer, R., Johnson, M., Bird, G., & Press, C. (2016). Interaction takes two: typical adults exhibit mind-blindness towards those with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Abnormal Psychology. 125(7): 879-885. pdf — link to paper

Cook, J. L. (2016). From movement kinematics to social cognition: the case of autism. ‘Perceiving and neglecting other people’ special issue of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 20150372. pdflink to paper

Cook, J. L. (2016) Disorders of social processing (invited book chapter). In Shared Representations: Sensorimotor Foundations of Social Life. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. uncorrected proof


Sahakian, B., Bruhl, A., Cook, J., Killikelly, C., Savulich, G., Piercy, T., Hafizi, S., Perez, J., Fernandez-Agea, E., Suckling, J., Jones, P. (2015). The impact of neuroscience on society: cognitive enhancement in neuropsychiatric disorders and in healthy people. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 370(1677):20140214 pdflink to paper


Cook, J.L., den Ouden, H., Heyes, C. & Cools, R. (2014). The social dominance paradox. Current Biology. 24(23):2812-6. pdf — link to paper

Cook, J. L. (2014). Task-relevance dependent gradients in medial prefrontal and temporoparietal cortices suggest solutions to paradoxes concerning self/other control. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews. 42C: 298-302. pdf — link to paper

Cook, J.L., Swapp, D., Pan, X., Bianchi-Berthouze, N. & Blakemore, S-J. (2014). Atypical interference effect of action observation in autism spectrum conditions. Psychological Medicine. 44(4):731-40. pdf — link to paper


Cook, J. L., Blakemore, S-J. & Press, C. (2013). Atypical basic movement kinematics in autism spectrum conditions. Brain. 136(9):2816-24. pdf — link to paper


Cook, J.L., & Black, J. (2012). The influence of social interaction on cognitive remediation for schizophrenia. Frontiers in Decision Neuroscience special issue ‘Neurobiology of Social Learning’. 6:140. pdf — link to paper

Cook, J.L., Barbalat, G. & Blakemore, S-J. (2012). Top-down modulation of the perception of other people in schizophrenia and autism. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience special issue ‘Towards a Neuroscience of Social Interaction’. 6:175. pdf — link to paper

Cook, J. & Bird, G. (2012) Atypical social modulation of imitation in autism spectrum conditions. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 42(6):1045-51. pdf — link to paper

Santiesteban, I., White, S., Cook, J., Gilbert, S., Heyes, C. & Bird, G. (2012) Training social cognition: from imitation to theory of mind. Cognition. 122(2):228-35. pdf — link to paper


Cook, J. & Bird, G. (2011) Social attitudes differentially modulate imitation in adolescents and adults. Experimental Brain Research: special issue on joint action. 211(3-4):601-12. pdf — link to paper

Press, C., Cook, J., Blakemore, S-J. & Kilner, J. (2011) Dynamic modulation of human motor activity when observing actions. Journal of Neuroscience. 31(8):2792-2800. pdf — link to paper


Saygin, A.P., Cook, J. & Blakemore, S-J. (2010) Unaffected perceptual thresholds for biological and non-biological form-from-motion perception in autism spectrum conditions. PLoS One. 5(10): e13491. pdf — link to paper

Campbell-Meiklejohn, D.K., Wakeley, J., Herbert, V., Cook, J., Scollo, P., Kar Ray, M., Selvaraj, S., Passingham, R.E., Cowen, P. & Rogers, R.D. (2010). Serotonin and dopamine play complementary roles in gambling to recover losses. Neuropsychopharmacology. 36(2): 402-10. pdf — link to paper


Cook, J., Saygin, A. P., Swain, R. & Blakemore, S-J. (2009) Reduced sensitivity to minimum-jerk biological motion in autism spectrum conditions. Neuropsychologia. 47(14): 3275-8. pdf — link to paper