Dr Jason J Braithwaite

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Research Overview

Research Interests

My primary research interest is in examining the neurocognitive factors underlying disorders of consciousness including predisposition to hallucinations, delusions, and perceptual distortions.

Predisposition to Out-of-Body Experience (OBE) is associated with aberrations in multisensory integration: psychophysiological support from a “rubber-hand illusion” study
Braithwaite, J., Watson, D., Dewe, H. 06/2017 In: Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. 43, 6, p. 1125-1143. 19 p.
Journal article

Stimulating the mind: Exploring predisposition to anomalous visual experiences using transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS)
Marchant, R., Braithwaite, J. 10/04/2017
Poster

Stimulating the mind: exploring predisposition to anomalous visual experiences using brain stimulation
Marchant, R., Braithwaite, J. 2017
Poster

Stimulating the mind: exploring predisposition to anomalous visual experiences using transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS)
Marchant, R., Braithwaite, J. 2017
Poster

Out of body, out of mind?: an examination of out-of-body experiences and dissociative disorders
Braithwaite, J.J., David, A.S. 4/10/2016 In: Cognitive Neuropsychiatry. 21, 5, 4 p.
Editorial

Uncomfortably numb: new evidence for suppressed emotional reactivity in response to body-threats in those predisposed to sub-clinical dissociative experiences
Dewe, H., Watson, D., Braithwaite, J. 2/09/2016 In: Cognitive Neuropsychiatry. 21, 5, p. 377-401. 25 p.
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Deliberate and spontaneous sensations of disembodiment: capacity or flaw?
Kessler, K., Braithwaite, J. 10/08/2016 In: Cognitive Neuropsychiatry.
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Stimulating the aberrant brain: evidence for increased cortical hyperexcitability from a transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) study of individuals predisposed to anomalous perceptions
Braithwaite, J.J., Mevorach, C., Takahashi, C. 08/2015 In: Cortex. 69, p. 1-13. 13 p.
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The cortical hyperexcitability index (CHi): a new measure for quantifying correlates of visually driven cortical hyperexcitability
Braithwaite, J., Marchant, R., Takahashi, C., Dewe, H., Watson, D. 28/05/2015 In: Cognitive Neuropsychiatry. 20, 4, p. 330-348. 19 p.
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Autonomic emotional responses to the induction of the rubber-hand illusion in those that report anomalous bodily experiences: evidence for specific psychophysiological components associated with illusory body representations
Braithwaite, J., Broglia, E., Watson, D. 06/2014 In: Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. 40, 3, p. 1131-1145. 15 p.
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Surface-based constraints on target selection and distractor rejection: Evidence from preview search
Dent, K., Humphreys, G., He, X., Braithwaite, J. 04/2014 In: Vision Research. 97, p. 89-99. 11 p.
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Occam's chainsaw: Neuroscientific nails in the coffin of dualist notoins of the near-death experience (NDE)
Braithwaite, J., Dewe, H. 2014 The Skeptic Magazine, 25, p. 24-31. 8 p.
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Fractionating the unitary notion of dissociation: disembodied but not embodied dissociative experiences are associated with exocentric perspective-taking
Braithwaite, J., James, K., Dewe, H., Medford, N., Takahashi, C., Kessler, K. 30/10/2013 In: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 7, 12 p.
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Evidence for elevated cortical hyperexcitability and its association with out-of-body experiences in the non-clinical population: new findings from a pattern-glare task
Braithwaite, J., Broglia, E., Bagshaw, A.P., Wilkins, A.J. 03/2013 In: Cortex. 49, 3, p. 793-805. 13 p.
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Signs of increased cortical hyperexcitability selectively associated with spontaneous anomalous bodily experiences in a nonclinical population
Braithwaite, J., Broglia, E., Brincat, O., Stapley, L., Wilkins, A.J., Takahashi, C. 2013 In: Cognitive Neuropsychiatry. 18, 6, p. 549-573. 25 p.
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Parallel distractor rejection as a binding mechanism in search
Dent, K., Allen, H., Braithwaite, J., Humphreys, G. 9/08/2012 In: Frontiers in Psychology. 3
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Integrating space and time in visual search: how the preview benefit is modulated by stereoscopic depth
Dent, K., Braithwaite, J., He, X., Humphreys, G.W. 15/07/2012 In: Vision Research. 65, p. 45-61. 17 p.
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Inhibitory guidance in visual search: the case of movement-form conjunctions
Dent, K., Allen, H.A., Braithwaite, J., Humphreys, G.W. 02/2012 In: Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics. 74, 2, p. 269-284. 16 p.
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Flexible feature-based inhibition in visual search mediates magnified impairments of selection: evidence from carry-over effects under dynamic preview-search conditions.
Andrews, L.S., Watson, D.G., Humphreys, G., Braithwaite, J. 08/2011 In: Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. 37, 4, p. 1007-1016. 10 p.
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Spreading suppression and the guidance of search by movement: evidence from negative color carry-over effects
Dent, K., Humphreys, G., Braithwaite, J. 08/2011 In: Psychonomic Bulletin and Review. 18, 4, p. 690-696. 7 p.
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Cognitive correlates of the spontaneous out-of-body experience (OBE) in the psychologically normal population: evidence for an increased role of temporal-lobe instability, body-distortion processing, and impairments in own-body transformations
Braithwaite, J., Samson, D., Apperly, I., Broglia, E., Hulleman, J. 07/2011 In: Cortex. 47, 7, p. 839-853. 15 p.
Journal article

New perspectives on perspective-taking mechanisms and the out-of-body experience
Braithwaite, J., Dent, K. 1/05/2011 In: Cortex. 47, 5, p. 628-632. 4 p.
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Seeing it their way: evidence for rapid and involuntary computation of what other people see
Samson, D., Apperly, I.A., Braithwaite, J., Andrews, B.J., Bodley Scott, S.E. 10/2010 In: Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. 36, 5, p. 1255-1266. 12 p.
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Visual search at isoluminance: evidence for enhanced color weighting in standard sub-set and preview-based visual search
Braithwaite, J., Watson, D.G., Andrews, L., Humphreys, G. 25/06/2010 In: Vision Research. 50, 14, p. 1414-1425. 12 p.
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Measuring the spread of spreading suppression: an analysis of the suppressive mechanisms underlying faliures of selection & awareness
Braithwaite, J., Hulleman, J., Andrews, L., Humphreys, G. 8/02/2010 In: Vision Research. 50, 3, p. 346–356. 11 p.
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Neuromagnetic effects on anomalous cognitive experiences: a critical appraisal of the evidence for induced sensed-presence and haunt-type experiences
Braithwaite, J. 1/01/2010 In: Neuroquantology. 8, 4, p. 517-530. 14 p.
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Where do ghosts come from: science and the strange experience
Braithwaite, J., Muir, H. 28/10/2009 In: New Scientist.
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Are inhibitory processes implicated in failures of awareness: evidence from dynamic visual search conditions
Andrews, L., Braithwaite, J. 1/01/2009
Other

Resisting change: the influence of luminance changes on visual marking and the preview benefit
Watson, D.G., Braithwaite, J., Humphreys, G. 11/2008 In: Perception and Psychophysics. 70, 8, p. 1526-1539. 14 p.
Journal article

An increased role for feature-based inhibition in failures of awareness under dynamic search conditions
Andrews, L., Braithwaite, J. 1/01/2008
Other

Putting magnetism in its place: a critical examination of the weak-intensity magnetic field account for anomalous haunt-type experiences
Braithwaite, J. 1/01/2008 In: Journal of the Society for Psychical Research.
Journal article

Sleeping with the entity ; Part 2:: temporally complex distortions in the magnetic field from human movement in a bed located in an English castles reputedly haunted bedroom
Braithwaite, J., Townsend, M. 1/01/2008 In: European Journal of Parapsychology. 23, 1, p. 90-126. 37 p.
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Towards a cognitive neuroscience of the dying brain
Braithwaite, J. 1/01/2008 UK Skeptic, 21, p. 8-16. 9 p.
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Filtering items of mass distraction: top-down biases directed against distracting information are necessary for the feature-based carry-over to occur
Braithwaite, J., Humphreys, G. 1/06/2007 In: Vision Research. 47, 12, p. 1570-1583. 14 p.
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Early color grouping and late color inhibition: evidence for distinct temporal windows for seperate processes in preview search
Braithwaite, J., Humphreys, G., Hulleman, J., Watson, D.G. 1/01/2007 In: Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. 33, 3, p. 503-517. 15 p.
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Seeing others makes us less egocentric
Samson, D., Apperly, I., Braithwaite, J., Andrews, B. 1/01/2007
Other

The time course of preview search with colour defined, not luminance defined stimuli
Humphreys, G., Olivers, C.N., Braithwaite, J. 11/2006 In: Perception and Psychophysics. 68, 8, p. 1351-1358. 8 p.
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The preview search task: evidence for visual marking
Olivers, C.N.L., Humphreys, G., Braithwaite, J. 1/08/2006 In: Visual Cognition. 14, 4-8, p. 716-735. 20 p.
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Dissociating similarity, salience and top-down processes in search for linearly-separable size targets
Hodsoll, J., Humphreys, G., Braithwaite, J. 05/2006 In: Perception and Psychophysics. 68, 4, p. 558-570. 13 p.
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Is it impossible to inhibit isoluminant items, or does it simply take longer?: evidence from preview search
Braithwaite, J., Hulleman, J., Watson, D.G., Humphreys, G. 02/2006 In: Perception and Psychophysics. 68, 2, p. 290-300. 11 p.
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Good vibrations: the case for a specific effect of infrasound in instances of anomalous experience has yet to be empirically demonstrated:
Braithwaite, J., Townsend, M. 1/01/2006 In: Journal of the Society for Psychical Research. 70, 885, p. 211-224. 14 p.
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Negative impacts from the successful filtering of irrelevant items: the necessary role of top-down processes for inhibitory carry-over effects in search
Braithwaite, J., Humphreys, G. 1/01/2006
Other

Time-based visual selection: effects of luminance changes to old stimuli
Watson, D.G., Humphreys, G., Braithwaite, J. 1/01/2006
Other

Revisiting preview search benefits at isoluminance: new onsets are not necessary for the preview advantage
Braithwaite, J., Humphreys, G., Watson, D.G., Hulleman, J. 10/2005 In: Perception and Psychophysics. 67, 7, p. 1214-1228. 15 p.
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In search of magnetic anomalies associated with haunt-type experiences: pulse and patterns in dual time-synchronised measurements
Braithwaite, J., Perez-Aquino, K., Townsend, M. 1/01/2005 In: European Journal of Parapsychology. 2, 68, p. 255-288. 34 p.
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Sleeping with the entity: a quantitative magnetic investigation of an English castle's reputedly haunted bedroom
Braithwaite, J., Townsend, M. 1/01/2005 In: European Journal of Parapsychology. 1, 20, p. 65-78. 14 p.
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Using digital magnetometry to quantify anomalous magnetic fields associated with spontaneous strange experiences: the magnetic anomaly detection system (MADS)
Braithwaite, J. 1/01/2005 In: European Journal of Parapsychology. 69, 1, p. 151-171. 21 p.
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Color-based grouping and inhibition in visual search: evidence from a probe-detection analysis of preview search
Braithwaite, J., Humphreys, G., Hulleman, J. 01/2005 In: Perception and Psychophysics. 67, 1, p. 81-101. 21 p.
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Dynamic uses of memory in visual search over time and space
Humphreys, G., Braithwaite, J., Olivers, C.N.L., Watson, D.G. 1/01/2004 In: Dynamic cognitive processes. Tokyo : Springer p. 59-77. 19 p. ISBN: 9784431239994. Electronic ISBN: 9784431274315.
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Effects of colour on preview search: anticipatory and inhibitory biases for colour
Braithwaite, J., Humphreys, G., Hodsoll, J. 1/01/2004 In: Spatial Vision. 17, 4-5, p. 389-415. 27 p.
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Group-based and feature-based inhibition: further evidence from a probe detection analysis of preview search
Braithwaite, J. 1/01/2004
Other

Magnetic variances associated with haunt-type experiences: a comparison using time-synchronised baseline measurements
Braithwaite, J. 1/01/2004 In: European Journal of Parapsychology. 19, p. 3-28. 26 p.
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Color grouping in space time: evidence from negative color-based carry-over effects in preview search
Braithwaite, J., Humphreys, G., Hodsoll, J. 08/2003 In: Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. 29, 4, p. 758-778. 21 p.
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Inhibition and anticipation in visual search: evidence from preview search for colour defined static items
Braithwaite, J., Humphreys, G. 02/2003 In: Perception and Psychophysics. 65, 2, p. 213-237. 25 p.
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Capacity limits in visual short-term memory for local orientations
Delvenne, J.F., Braithwaite, J., Riddoch, M., Humphreys, G. 1/01/2003 In: Current Psychology of Cognition. 21, 6, p. 685-696. 12 p.
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Inhibitory coding in preview search
Braithwaite, J. 1/01/2003
Other

Probing distractor inhibition in preview search: a role for grouping and inhibition revealed via a lumiance probe technique
Braithwaite, J., Humphreys, G., Hulleman, J. 1/01/2003
Other

Endogenous inhibitory control of selection: evidence from preview search
Kunar, M., Braithwaite, J., Humphreys, G. 1/01/2002 In: Psicologica. 23, p. 347-350. 4 p.
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Towards a cognitive neuroscience of the dying brain
Braithwaite, J. 1/01/2001 The Skeptic Magazine
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