* Bara, I., Binney, R. J., & Ramsey, R. (2021, November 3). Investigating the Role of Executive Resources across Aesthetic and Non-Aesthetic Judgments. preprint:

* Bara, I., Binney, R. J., Ward, R. & Ramsey, R. (2021, May 24). A Generalised Semantic Cognition Account of Aesthetic Experience. preprint:

* Chaudhury, B.*, Hortensius, R.*, Hoffman, M. & Cross, E. S. (2020, July 31). Tracking human interactions with a commercially-available robot over multiple days: A tutorial. preprint:

* Darda, K. M. & Cross, E. S. (2021, September 3). A unifying model of visual art appreciation: The role of expertise and culture. preprint:

* Hsieh, TY., Chaudhury, B. & Cross, E. S. (2020, July 8). Human-robot cooperation in economic games: People show strong reciprocity but conditional prosociality toward robots.

* Laban, G., Ben-Zion, Z. & Cross, E. S. (2021, August 4). Social robots for supporting post-traumatic stress disorder diagnosis and treatment. preprint:

* Laban, G., Kappas, A., Morrison, V. & Cross, E. S. (2021, July 9). Protocol for a mediated long-term experiment with a social robot. preprint:

* Newey, R., Koldewyn, K., & Ramsey, R. (2021, January 12). Incidental impressions formed from visual social cues; updating and group context. preprint:

* Riddoch, K. A. & Cross, E.S. (2020, May 15). Investigating the effect of heart rate synchrony on prosocial behaviour toward a social robot. preprint:

* Riddoch, K. A. , Hawkins, R. D. & Cross, E.S. (2021, September 3). Exploring behaviours perceived as important for human—dog bonding and their translation to a robotic platform. preprint:

* Smith, R. A.. & Cross, E.S. (2021, June 16). The McNorm Library: Creating and validating a new library of emotionally expressive dance movement. preprint:

* Tidoni, E., Holle, H., Scandola, M., Schindler, I., Hill, L. E. & Cross, E.S. (2021, Sept 22). Human but not robotic gaze facilitates action prediction. preprint: 10.31234/


Registered Reports in Progress

* Hsieh, T.-Y. & Cross, E. S. (2021, May 17). Examining how the display of emotions influences human--robot cooperation in a prisoner's dilemma game. Stage 1 Registered Report accepted in principle. Cognition and Emotion.


In press/2021

* Bara, I., Darda, K. M., Kurz, A. S., & Ramsey, R. (in press). Functional Specificity and Neural Integration in the Aesthetic Appreciation of Artworks with Implied Motion. European Journal of Neuroscience. pdf  doi  Open Science Framework  preprint

* Byrne, C., Saville, C. W. N., Coetzer, R. & Ramsey, R. (2021). Stroke survivors experience elevated levels of loneliness: A multi-year analysis of the National Survey for Wales. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology. pdf  doi  Open Science Framework  preprint

* Cross, E. S. & Ramsey, R. (2021). Mind meets machine: Toward a cognitive science of human-machine interactions. Trends in Cognitive Sciences. 25(3), 200-212. pdf  doi  [opinion]

* de Jong, D., Hortensius, R., Hsieh, T.-Y., & Cross, E. S. (2021). Empathy and schadenfreude in human-robot teams. Journal of Cognition, 4(1): 35, 1-19. pdf  doi  [supplementary]  Open Science Framework Page  preprint

* Deshmukh, A, Riddoch, L. & Cross, E. S. (2021). Assessing children's first impressions of "WallBo" - A robotic handwashing buddy.  In Interaction Design and Children (IDC '21), June 24-30, 2021, Athens, Greece. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 8 pages. https: //   pdf  doi

* Deshmukh, A, Riddoch, L. & Cross, E. S. (2021). In the wild study with "WallBo" - A robotic handwashing buddy with school children during a pandemic.  In Interaction Design and Children (IDC '21), Workshop on Children, Robots and Virtual Agents: Present and Future Challenges, June 24-30, 2021, Athens, Greece. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 6 pages.  pdf

* Finisguerra, A., Ticini, L., Kirsch, L., Cross, E. S., Kotz, S. A. & Urgesi, C. (2021) Dissociating embodiment and emotional reactivity in motor responses to artworks. Cognition, Mar 21;212:104663   pdf  doi  Open Science Framework Page

* Henschel, A., Bargel, H. & Cross, E.S. (2021). Faces do not attract more attention than non-social distractors in the Stroop task. Collabra: Psychology, 7(1). pdf  doi  [supplementary]  Open Science Framework Page  preprint

* Henschel, A., Laban, G. & Cross, E.S. (2021). What makes a robot social? A review of social robotics from science fiction to a home or hospital near you. Current Robotics Reports, 2, 9-19. pdf  doi

* Hortensius, R., Kent, M., Darda, K., Jastrzab, L., Koldewyn, K., Ramsey, R. & Cross, E.S. (2021). Exploring the relationship between anthropomorphisim and Theory-of-Mind in brain and behaviour.  Human Brain Mapping, 42(13), 4224-4241.  pdf  doi  [supplementary]  Open Science Framework Page   NeuroVault  preprint

* Ramsey, R. (2021). A call for greater modesty in psychology and cognitive neuroscience. Collabra: Psychology, 7(1). pdf  doi  preprint

* Ramsey, R., Kaplan, D., K. & Cross, E. S. (2021). Watch and learn: The cognitive neuroscience of learning from others’ actions. Trends in Neurosciences, Feb 23:S0166-2236(21)00020-5  pdf   doi 

* Riddoch, K. A. & Cross, E.S. (2021). “Hit the Robot on the Head… with this Mallet” – Making a Case for Including More Open Questions in HRI Research. Frontiers in Robotics & AI, Feb 25;8:603510. pdf   doi  Open Science Framework Page   preprint

* Timmerman, R., Hsieh, TY., Henschel, A., Hortensius, R. & Cross, E. S. (2021). Individuals expend more effort to compete against robots than humans after observing competitive human-robot interactions. The 2021 International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR'21), 044, v3.  pdf  doi  Open Science Framework Page  preprint

* Wildman, A. & Ramsey, R. (2021). Estimating the Effects of Trait Knowledge on Social Perception. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. pdf  doi  Open Science Framework Page  preprint



* Binney J. R., & Ramsey, R. (2020). Social Semantics: The role of conceptual knowledge and cognitive control in a neurobiological model of the social brain. Neuroscience and Biobehavioural Reviews, 12, 28-38. pdf  doi

* Cross, E. S. (2020). Embodying expertise as a performer and perceiver: Insights from the arts and robotics. In E. Fridland & C. Pavese (editors) The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Skill and Expertise. Oxford: Routledge Press, pp. 281-291. pdf  book doi

* Darda, K. M., Butler, E. E., & Ramsey, R. (2020). Individual Differences in Social and Non-social Cognitive Control. Cognition, 202, 04317. pdf  doi [supplementary]  Open Science Framework Page

* Henschel, A., & Cross, E. S. (2020). The effect of interpersonal synchrony with a robot on likeability and social motivation. Interaction Studies, 21(1), 7-23. pdf  doi  Open Science Framework Page 

* Henschel, A., Hortensius, R. & Cross, E. S. (2020). Social cognition in the age of human-robot interaction. Trends in Neurosciences, 43(6), 373-384.  pdf  doi  [opinion]

*Henschel, A., Kent, M., Leisten, L. M., Seelemeyer, H., Timmerman, R., Hortensius, R. & Cross, E. S. (2020). A manual to digitising fNIRS probes with photogrammetry as described in Clausner et. al. (2017). Zenodo.  pdf  doi

* Hsieh, TY., Chaudhury, B. & Cross, E. S. (2020). Human-robot cooperation in prisoner dilemma games. HRI '20: Companion of the 2020 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, 257–259.   pdf   doi  

* Laban, G., George, J.-N.,.Morrison, V. & Cross, E. S. (2021). Tell me more! Assessing interactions with social robots from speech. Paladyn: Journal of Behavioral Robotics, 12(1), 136-159. pdf  doi  Open Science Framework Page  preprint

* Laban, G., Morrison, V. & Cross, E. S. (2020). Let's talk about it! Subjective and objective disclosures to social robots. HRI '20: Companion of the 2020 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, 328–330.  pdf  doi  Open Science Framework Page 

* Lim, V., Rooksby, M. & Cross, E.S. (in press). Social robots on a global stage: Establishing a role for culture during human-robot interaction. International Journal of Social Robotics. pdf  doi preprint

* Orlandi, A., Cross, E.S. & Orgs, G. (in press). Timing is everything: Aesthetic perception of movement kinematics in dance. Cognition. pdf doi [supplementary]  Open Science Framework Page   preprint

* Ramsey, R. & Ward,  R. (2020). Putting the non-social into social neuroscience: A role for domain-general priority maps during social interactions. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 15(4), 1076-1094. pdf  doi

* Ramsey, R. & Ward, R. (2020). Challenges and opportunities for top-down modulation research in cognitive psychology. Acta Psychologica, 209, 103118. pdf  doi

* Ramsey, R. (2020). Advocating for the credibility revolution. Cognitive Psychology Bulletin, 5. preprint  [Review / Opinion Paper]

* Williams, E. H., Bilbao-Broch, L., Downing, P. E. & Cross, E. S. (2020). Examining the value of body gestures in social reward contexts. NeuroImage, 222. pdf  doi  [supplementary]  Open Science Framework Page  preprint



* Apšvalka, D, Cross, E. S., & Ramsey, R. (2019). Fluid intelligence and working memory support dissociable aspects of learning by physical but not observational practice. Cognition, 190, 170-183. pdf  [supplementary]  Open Science Framework Page

* Cross, E. S., Hortensius, R. & Wykowska, A. (2019). From social brains to social robots: applying neurocognitive insights to human-robot interaction. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 374(1771). pdf

* Cross, E. S., Riddoch, K. A., Pratts, J., Titone, S., Chaudhury, B. & Hortensius, R. (2019). A neurocognitive investigation of the impact of socialising with a robot on empathy for pain. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. bioRxiv. doi: pdf  [supplementary]  Open Science Framework Page  NeuroVault

* Darda, K. M., & Ramsey, R. (2019). The inhibition of automatic imitation: a meta-analysis and synthesis of fMRI studies. NeuroImage, 170, 320-329. pdf   Open Science Framework Page  NeuroVault

* Greven, I. M., Downing, P. E. & Ramsey, R. (2019). Neural networks supporting social evaluation of bodies based on body shape. Social Neuroscience, 14(3), 328-344. pdf  [supplementary]  Open Science Framework Page    NeuroVault

* Newey, R., Koldewyn, K., & Ramsey, R. (2019). The influence of prosocial priming on visual perspective taking and automatic imitation. PLoS ONE 14(1): e0198867. pdf  Open Science Framework Page

* Ramsey, R., Darda, K. M., & Downing, P. E., (2019). Automatic imitation remains unaffected under cognitive load. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 45(5), 601-615. pdf  [supplementary] Open Science Framework Page

* Williams, E. H., Cristino, F. & Cross, E. S. (2019). Human body motion captures visual attention and elicits pupillary dilation. Cognition, 193, 1-10. pdf  Open Science Framework Page



* Apšvalka, D, Cross, E. S., & Ramsey, R. (2018). Observing action sequences elicits sequence-specific neural representations in frontoparietal brain regions. Journal of Neuroscience, 38(47), 10114-10128. pdf  Open Science Framework Page  NeuroVault

* Apšvalka, D, Ramsey, R. & Cross, E. S. (2018). Anodal tDCS over primary motor cortex provides no advantage to learning motor sequences via observation. Neural Plasticity,1237962, 1-14. doi:10.1155/2018/1237962  pdf  [supplementary]  Open Science Framework Page GitHub

* Butler, E. E., Ward, R., Downing, P. E., & Ramsey, R. (2018). fMRI repetition suppression reveals no sensitivity to trait judgments from faces in face perception or theory-of-mind networks. PLOS ONE 13(8): e0201237. pdf  [supplementary]  Open Science Framework Page  NeuroVault

* Darda, K. M., Butler, E. E., & Ramsey, R. (2018). Functional Specificity and Sex Differences in the Neural Circuits Supporting the Inhibition of Automatic Imitation. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 30, 914-933. pdf  [supplementary]  Open Science Framework Page  NeuroVault

* Hortensius, R. & Cross, E.S. (2018). From automata to animate beings: The scope and limits of attributing socialness to artificial agents. Annals of the New York Academy of Science: The Year in Cognitive Neuroscience. doi: 10.1111/nyas.13727  pdf  [Review Paper]

* Hortensius, R., Hekele, F., & Cross, E. S. (2018). The perception of emotion in artificial agents. IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems, 10(4), 852-864. pdf  [Review Paper]

* Kirsch, L. P. & Cross, E. S. (2018). The influence of sensorimotor experience on the aesthetic evaluation of dance across the life span. Progress in Brain Research: Special Issue on Arts and the Brain. (in press) pdf

Kirsch, L. P., Diersch, N., Sumanapala, D. K. & Cross, E. S. (2018). Dance training shapes action perception and its neural implementation within the young and older adult brain. Neural Plasticity, 5459106, 1-20. doi:10.1155/2018/5459106 pdf  [supplementary]

* Lakens, D., Adolfi, F. G., Albers, C. J., Anvari, F., Apps, M. A. J., .... Cross, E.S., ... et al. (2018). Justify your alpha. Nature Human Behaviour. doi:10.1038/s41562-018-0311-x. pdf

* Ramsey, R. (2018). What are reaction time indices of automatic imitation measuring? Consciousness & Cognition, 65, 240-254. pdf  [supplementary] [Review / Opinion Paper]

* Ramsey, R. (2018). Neural integration in body perception. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 30(10), 1442-1451. pdf  [Review Paper]

* Sumanapala, D. K. & Cross, E. S. (2018). Learning complex actions through physical vs. observational experience: Implications and applications for dance and other performing arts. In P. Hansen & B. Bläsing (Eds.), Performing the Remembered Past: The Cognition of Memory in Dance, Theatre and Music. New York: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama. pdf   Amazon book link 

* Sumanapala, D. K., Walbrin, J., Kirsch, L. P. & Cross, E. S. (2018). Neurodevelopmental perspectives on dance learning: Insights from early adolescence and young adulthood. Progress in Brain Research: Special Issue on Arts and the Brain pdf

* Williams, E. H. & Cross, E. S. (2018). Decreased reward value of biological motion among individuals with autistic traits. Cognition, 171, 1-9. pdf [supplementary]  Open Science Framework Page


* Butler, E. E., Saville, C. W. N., Ward, R., & Ramsey, R. (2017). Physical attraction to reliable, low variability nervous systems: Reaction time variability predicts attractiveness. Cognition, 158, 81 - 89. pdf  [supplementary]

* Cross, E. S., Hamilton, A. F. de C., Cohen, N. R. & Grafton, S. T. (2017). Learning to tie the knot: The acquisition of functional object representations by physical and observational experience. PLoS One, 12(10): e0185044. pdf  [supplementary]

* Gardner, T., Aglinskas, A. & Cross, E. S. (2017). Using guitar learning to probe the Action Observation Network's response to visuomotor familiarity. Neuroimage, 156, 174-189. pdf  [supplementary]

* Gardner, T. & Cross, E. S. (2017). Observing and learning complex actions: On the example of guitar playing. In B. Müller & S. I. Wolf (Eds.), Handbook of Human Motion. Heidelberg: Springer International Publishing, pp. 1-13. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-30808-1_191-1 pdf

* Greven, I. M., & Ramsey, R. (2017). Person perception involves functional integration between the extrastriate body area and the temporal pole. Neuropsychologia, 96, 52-60. pdf  [supplementary]

* Greven, I. M., & Ramsey, R. (2017). Neural network integration during the perception of in-group and out-group members. Neuropsychologia, 106, 225-235.  pdf  [supplementary]

* Sumanapala, D. K., Fish, L. A., Jones, A. & Cross, E. S. (2017). Have I grooved to this before? Discriminating practised and observed actions in a novel context. Acta Psychologica, 175, 42-49. pdf


* Butler, E. E., Ward, R., & Ramsey, R. (2016). The influence of facial signals on the automatic imitation of hand actions. Frontiers in Psychology, 7 (1653). doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01653. pdf  [supplementary]

* Catmur, C., Cross, E. S. & Over, H. (2016). Understanding self and others: From origins to disorders. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 371 (1686). pdf

* Cross, E. S. & Calvo-Merino, B. (2016). The impact of action expertise on shared representations. S. S. Obhi & E. S. Cross (Eds), Shared Representations: Sensorimotor Foundations of Social Life. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 541-562. pdf

* Cross, E. S., Ramsey, R., Liepelt, R., Prinz, W. & Hamilton, A. F. de C. (2016). The shaping of social perception by stimulus and knowledge cues to human animacy. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 371 (1686). pdf  [supplementary]

* Diersch, N., Jones, A. & Cross, E. S. (2016). The timing and precision of action prediction in the aging brain. Human Brain Mapping, 37(1), 54-66. pdf

* Greven, I. M., Downing, P. E. & Ramsey, R. (2016). Linking person perception and person knowledge in the human brain. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 11, 641-651. pdf

* Kirsch, L. P., Snagg, A., Heerey, E. & Cross, E. S. (2016). The impact of experience on affective responses during action observation. PLoS One 11 (5): e0154681. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0154681. pdf

* Kirsch, L. P., Urgesi, C. & Cross, E. S. (2016). Shaping and reshaping the aesthetic brain: Emerging perspectives on the neurobiology of embodied aesthetics. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 62, 56 - 68. pdf

* Obhi, S. S. & Cross, E. S. (Editors). Shared Representations: Sensorimotor Foundations of Social Life. (part of the Cambridge Social Neuroscience Series). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016. Amazon book link


* Butler, E. E., Ward., R. & Ramsey, R. (2015). Investigating the relationship between stable personality characteristics and automatic imitation. PLoS ONE 10(6): e0129651. pdf

* Cross, E. S. (2015). Beautiful embodiment: The shaping of aesthetic preference by personal experience. In J. P. Huston, M. Nadal, F. Mora, L. F. Agnati & C. J. Cela-Conde (Eds), Art, Aesthetics and the Brain. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 189-208. pdf  Amazon book link

* Kirsch, L. P. & Cross, E. S. (2015). Additive routes to action learning: Layering experience shapes engagement of the action observation network. Cerebral Cortex, 25, 4799-4811. pdf

* Kirsch, L. P., Dawson, K. & Cross, E. S. (2015). Dance experience sculpts aesthetic perception and related brain circuits. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1337, 130-139. pdf

Ganesh, S., Van Schie, H. T., Cross, E. S., de Lange, F. P. & Wigboldus, D. H. J. (2015). Disentangling neural processes of egocentric and allocentric mental spatial transformations using whole-body photos of self and other. NeuroImage, 116, 130-139. pdf

* Gardner, T., Goulden, N. & Cross, E. S. (2015). Dynamic modulation of the action observation network by movement familiarity. Journal of Neuroscience, 35(4), 1561-1572. pdf

* Marquardt, G., Cross, E. S., De Sousa, A. A., Edelstein, E., Farne, A., Leszczynski, M., Patterson, M., & Quadflieg, S. (2015). There or not there? A multidisciplinary review and research agenda on the impact of transparent barriers on human perception, action, and social behavior. Frontiers in Psychology 6:1381. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01381 pdf


* Cross, E. S., Acquah, D. & Ramsey, R. (2014). A review and critical analysis of how cognitive neuroscientific investigations using dance can contribute to sport psychology. International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 7(1), 42-71. pdf

* Cross, E. S. & Elizarova, A. (2014). Motor control in action: Using dance to explore the intricate choreography between action perception and production in the human brain. In M. Levin (Ed.), Progress in Motor Control, Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology 826, Springer Press: New York, pp. 147-160.  DOI 10.1007/978-1-4939-1338-1_10 pdf

* Klapper, A.★, Ramsey, R.★, Wigboldus, D. H. J., & Cross, E. S. (2014). The control of automatic imitation based on bottom-up and top-down cues to animacy: Insights from brain and behaviour. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 26(11), 2503-2513. ★ = these authors contributed equally. pdf  [supplementary]

* Oosterhof, N. N., Wiggett, A. J. & Cross, E. S. (2014). Testing key predictions of the associative account of mirror neurons in humans using multivariate pattern analysis. Behavioural & Brain Sciences, 37(2), 213-15. [Commentary on Mirror Neurons: From origin to function by Cook et al.] pdf  target article + all commentary

* Wang, J. J., Dongo Miletich, D., Ramsey, R. & Samson, D. (2014). Adults See Vision to be More Informative than It Is. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 67(12), 2279-2292. pdf


* Cross, E. S., Stadler, W., Parkinson, J., Schütz-Bosbach, S. & Prinz, W. (2013). The influence of visual training on complex action prediction. Human Brain Mapping, 34(2), 467-486. pdf

* Diersch, N., Mueller, K., Cross, E. S., Stadler, W., Rieger, M. & Schütz-Bosbach, S. (2013). Action prediction in younger versus older adults: Neural correlates of motor familiarity. PLoS One. May 21;8(5):e64195, 1-15. pdf

* Grossman, T., Cross, E. S., Ticini, L. F. & Daum, M. M. (2013). Action observation in the infant brain: The role of body form and motion. Social Neuroscience, 8(1), 22-30. pdf

* Hamilton, A. F. de C., & Ramsey, R. (2013). How are the actions of triangles and people processed in the human brain? In M. D. Rutherford & V. A. Kuhlmeier (Eds.) Social perception: Detection and Interpretation of Animacy, Agency and Intention. MIT Press. pdf

* Kirsch, L., Drommelschmidt, K. A. & Cross, E. S. (2013). The impact of sensorimotor experience on affective evaluation of dance. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7:521. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2013.00521 pdf

* Mazzarella, E.,★ Ramsey, R.,★ Conson, M., & Hamilton, A. (2013). Brain systems for visual perspective taking and action perception. Social Neuroscience, 8(3), 248-267.  ★ = these authors contributed equally. pdf  [supplementary]

* Ramsey, R., Cross, E. S. & Hamilton, A. F. de C. (2013). Supramodal and modality-sensitive representations of perceived action categories in the human brain. Experimental Brain Research, 230(3), 345-357.  pdf

* Ramsey, R., Hansen, P. C., Apperly, I. A., & Samson., D. (2013). Seeing it my way or your way: Frontoparietal brain areas sustain viewpoint-independent perspective selection processes. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 25(5), 670-684. pdf  [supplementary]


* Bläsing, B. E., Calvo-Merino, B., Cross, E. S., Jola, C., Honisch, J., Stevens, C. J. (2012). Neurocognitive control in dance perception and performance. Acta Psychologica, 139(2), 300-308. pdf

* Cross, E. S., Cohen, N. R., Hamilton, A. F. de C., Ramsey, R., Wolford, G. & Grafton, S. T. (2012). Physical experience leads to enhanced object perception in parietal cortex: Insights from knot tying.  Neuropsychologia, 50(14), 3207-3217. pdf

* Cross, E. S. (2012). Observational learning of complex motor skills. In N. Seel (Ed.), Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning (Part 15). Springer Press,Heidelberg, pp. 2491-2493. pdf

* Cross, E. S., Liepelt, R., Hamilton, A. F. de C., Parkinson, J., Ramsey, R., Stadler, W., & Prinz, W. (2012). Robotic movement  preferentially engages the action observation network. Human Brain Mapping, 33, 2238-2254. pdf

* Cross, E. S., & Ramsey, R. (2012). Neurophysiological correlates of learning to dance.  In N.Seel (Ed.), Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning (Part 14). Springer Press, Heidelberg, pp. 2452-2454. pdf

* Cross, E. S. & Ticini, L. F. (2012).  Neuroaesthetics and beyond: New horizons in applying the science of the brain to the art of dance. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, 11(1), 5-16. pdf

* Diersch, N., Cross, E. S., Stadler, W., Rieger, M., & Schütz-Bosbach, S. (2012). Representing others' actions: The role of expertise in the aging mind. Psychological Research, 76(4), 525-541. pdf

* Ramsey, R., Cross, E. S. & Hamilton, A. F. de C. (2012). Predicting others' actions via grasp and gaze: Evidence for distinct brain networks. Psychological Research, 76(4),494-502. pdf

* Ramsey, R., & Hamilton, A. F. de C. (2012). How does your own knowledge influence the perception of other people’s actions in the human brain? Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 7, 242-251. pdf

Springer, A., Hamilton, A. F. de C. & Cross E. S. (2012). Simulating and predicting others' actions (Editorial Introducing Special Issue). Psychological Research, 76(4), 383-387. pdf

* Williams, S. E., Cumming, J., Ntoumanis, N., Nordin-Bates, S., Ramsey, R., Hall, C. (2012). Further validation and development of the Movement Imagery Questionnaire. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 34, 621-646. pdf


* Cross, E. S., Kirsch, L., Ticini, L. F. & Schütz-Bosbach, S. (2011). The impact of aesthetic evaluation and physical ability on dance perception. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 5(102), 1-10. pdf

Cumming, J., & Ramsey, R. (2011). Investigating the effect of model type and practice format on performance expectations and actual physical performance. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 9, 267-283. pdf

* Ramsey, R., Cross, E. S., & Hamilton, A. F. de C. (2011). Eye can see what you want: posterior intraparietal sulcus encodes the object of an actor’s gaze. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 23, 3400-3409. pdf    [supplementary]

* Ramsey, R., van Schie, H. T., & Cross, E. S. (2011). No two are the same: Body shape is part of identifying others. Cognitive Neuroscience, 2, 207-208. [commentary on a review paper by Paul Downing & Marius Peelen]. pdf

Wang, Y., Ramsey, R., & Hamilton, A. F. de C. (2011). The control of mimicry by eye contact is mediated by medial prefrontal cortex. Journal of Neuroscience, 31, 12001-12010. pdf


* Cross, E. S. (2010).  Building a dance in the human brain: Insights from expert and novice dancers. In B. Bläsing (Ed.), The Neurocognition of Dance, Psychology Press. pdf

* Cross, E. S., Mackie, E. C., Wolford, G., & Hamilton, A. F. de C. (2010). Contorted and ordinary body postures in the human brain. Experimental Brain Research, 204(2), 397-407. pdf

* Ramsey, R., Cumming, J., Eastough, D., & Edwards, M. G. (2010).  Incongruent imagery interferes with action initiation. Brain and Cognition, 74, 249-254. pdf

* Ramsey, R., Cumming, J., Edwards, M. G., Williams, S., & Brunning, C. (2010). Examining the Emotion aspect of PETTLEP-based Imagery and Penalty Taking Performance in Soccer. Journal of Sport Behavior, 33(3), 295-314. pdf

* Ramsey, R., & Hamilton, A. F. de C. (2010). Triangles have goals too: understanding action representation in left aIPS. Neuropsychologia, 48, 2773–2776. pdf

* Ramsey, R., & Hamilton, A. F. de C. (2010)., Understanding actors and object-goals in the human brain. NeuroImage, 50, 1142–1147. pdf


Aminoff, E., Baslev, D., Borroni, P., Bryan, R., Chua, E., Cloutier, J., Cross, E. S., Drew, T., Funk, C. M., Gil-da-Costa, R., Guerin, S. A., Hall, J. L., Jordan, K. E., Landau, A. N., Molnar-Szakacs, I., Montaser-Kouhsari, L., Olofsson, J. K., Quadflieg, S., Somerville, L. H., Sy, J. L., Uddin, L. Q., Yamada, Y. (2009).  The landscape of cognitive neuroscience: Challenges, rewards, and new perspectives. In M. Gazzaniga (Ed.), The Cognitive Neurosciences (4th Edition), MIT Press, 1255-1292. pdf

* Cross, E. S., Hamilton, A. F. de C., Kraemer, D. J. M, Kelley, W. M. & Grafton, S. T. (2009).  Dissociable substrates for body motion and physical experience in the human action observation network. Featured article in  European Journal of Neuroscience, 30, 1383-1392. pdf   - Featured Article Commentary by James Kilner pdf

* Cross, E. S., Kraemer, D. J. M., Hamilton, A. F. de C., Kelley, W. M., & Grafton, S. T. (2009).  Sensitivity of the action observation network to physical and observational learning.  Cerebral Cortex, 19(2), 315-326. pdf

Cohen, N. R, Cross, E. S., Wymbs, N. F., & Grafton, S. T. (2009). Transient disruption of M1 during encoding abolishes the contextual interference effect. Experimental Brain Research, 196(2), 303-309.  pdf

Cohen, N. R, Cross, E. S., Tunik, E., Grafton, S. T. & Culham, J. C. (2009).  Ventral and dorsal stream contributions to the online control of immediate and delayed grasping: A TMS approach.  Neuropsychologia, 47, 1553-1562.  pdf

Hall, C. R., Munroe-Chandler, K. J., Cumming, J., Law, B., Ramsey, R., & Murphy, L. (2009). Imagery and observational learning use and their relationship to sport confidence. Journal of Sport Sciences, 4, 327-337. pdf

* Ramsey, R., Cumming, J., & Edwards, M. G. (2009). Mental Imagery Inflates Performance Expectations but not Actual Performance of a Novel and Challenging Motor Task. Imagination, Cognition and Personality, 28, 331-347. pdf


2008 and earlier
* Cross, E. S., & Burke, D. M. (2004). Do alternative names impair proper name retrieval?  Brain and Language, 89(1), 174-181. pdf

* Cross, E. S., Hamilton, A. F. de C., & Grafton, S. T. (2006).  Building a motor simulation de novo: Observation of dance by dancers.  NeuroImage, 31(3), 1257-1267. pdf

* Cross, E. S., Schmitt, P. S., & Grafton, S. T. (2007).  Neural substrates of contextual interference during motor learning support a model of active preparation.  Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience,19(11), 1854-1871. pdf

Cumming, J., & Ramsey, R. (2008). Imagery Interventions in Sport. In S. Mellalieu & S. Hanton (Eds.) Advances in Applied Sport Psychology: A Review. London: Routledge. pdf

Grafton, S. T. & Cross, E. S. (2008).  Dance and the brain.  In C. Ashbury, & B. Rich (Eds.), Learning, Arts and the Brain: The Dana Consortium Report on Arts and Cognition, Dana Press, New York, NY, pp. 61 - 68. pdf

* Ramsey, R., Cumming, J., & Edwards, M. G. (2008). Exploring a Modified Conceptualisation of Imagery Direction and Golf Putting Performance. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 6, 207-223. pdf

* Rice, N. J., Tunik, E., Cross, E. S., & Grafton, S. T. (2007).  Grasping is mediated by the contralateral hemisphere, independent of hand.  Brain Research,1175C, 76-84. pdf