• Dueren, A.L., Perach, R., Banissy, J.F.M., Bowling, N.C., Gregory, A.M., & Banissy, M.J. (In press). Associations between tactile intimacy and sleep quality in healthy adults: A systematic review. Journal of Sleep Research. doi: 10.1111/jsr.13504
  • Swart, T., Banissy, M.J., Hein, T.P., Bruna, R., Pereda, E., & Bhattacharya, J. (In press). ASMR amplifies low frequency and reduces high frequency oscillations. Cortex, 149:85-100. doi: 10.1016/j.cortex.2022.01.004.
  • Madrid-Valero, J.J, Bowling, N., Vafeiadou, A., Buysee, D.J., Banissy, M.J, & Gregory, A,M. (2022). Sleep in adults from the UK during the first few months of the coronavirus outbreak. Journal of Sleep Research, 31(2):e13465. doi: 10.1111/jsr.13465. [Paper].
  • Penton, T., Catmur,  C., Banissy, M.J., Bird, G., & Walsh,  V. (2022). Non-invasive stimulation of the social brain:the methodological challenges.  Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 17, 15-25 [Paper].
  • Swart, T., Bowling, N.C., & Banissy, M.J. (2022). ASMR-Experience Questionnaire (AEQ): A data-driven step towards accurately classifying ASMR responders. Br J Psychol, 113(1):68-83. [Paper].
  • Stantic, M., Brewer, R., Duchaine, B., Banissy, M.J., Bate, S., Susilo, T., Catmur, C., & Bird, G. (2022). The Oxford Face Matching Test:A Non-Biased Test of The Full Range of Individual Differences in Face Perception. Behavior Research Methods, 54(1):158-173. doi: 10.3758/s13428-021-01609-2. [Paper].


  • Dueren, A.L., Vafeiadou, A., Edgar, C., & Banissy, M.J. (2021). The influence of duration, arm crossing style, gender, and emotional closeness on hugging behaviour. Acta Psychologia, 221, 103441 doi: 10.1016/j.actpsy.2021.103441.
  • Santiesteban, I., Gibbard, C., Drucks, H., Clayton, N., Banissy, M.J. & Bird, G. (2021). Individuals with Autism Share Others’ Emotions:Evidence from the Continuous Affective Rating and Empathic Responses (CARER) Task. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 51, 391-404. [Paper].


      • Yang, T., Yang, Z., Xu, G., Gao, D., Zhang, Z., Wang, H., Liu, S., Han, L., Zhu, Z., Tian, Y., Huang, Y., Zhao, L., Zhong, K., Shi, B., Li, J., Fu, S., Liang, P., Banissy, M.J., Sun, P. (2020). Tsinghua facial expression database – A database of facial expressions in Chinese young and older women and men: Development and validation. PLoS One. 15(4):e0231304.doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0231304. [Paper].
      • Yang, T., Di Bernardi Luft, C., Sun, P., Bhattacharya, J., & Banissy M.J. (2020). Investigating Age-Related Neural Compensation During Emotion Perception Using Electroencephalography. Brain Sci. 10(2).doi: 10.3390/brainsci10020061. [Paper].


      • Rigato, S., Banissy, M.J., Thomas, R., Romanska, A., & Bremner, A. (2019). Cortical signatures of vicarious tactile experience in four-month-old human infants. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 35, 75-80. [Paper].
      • Bate, S., Bennetts R.J., Gregory, N., Tree, J.J., Murray, E., Adams, A., Bobak, A.K., Penton, T., Yang, T., & Banissy, M.J. (2019). Objective Patterns of Face Recognition Deficits in 165 Adults with Self-Reported Developmental Prosopagnosia. Brain Sci. 9(6).doi: 10.3390/brainsci9060133. [Paper].
      • Bowling, N.C., Botan, V., Santiesteban, I., Ward, J., & Banissy, M.J. (2019). Atypical Bodily Self-Awareness in Vicarious Pain Responders. Philos Transactions R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 9; 374 (1787): 20180361. [Paper].
      • Karolis, V., Grinyaev, M., Epure, A., Tsoy, V., Du Rietz, E., Banissy, M.J., Cappelletti, M., & Kovas, Y. (2019). Probing the architecture of the visual number sense with parietal tRNS. Cortex, 114, 54-66. [Paper].
      • Di Bernardi Luft, C., Ziogga, I., Banissy, M.J., & Bhattacharya, J. (2019). Spontaneous visual imagery during meditation for creating visual art: an EEG and brain stimulation case study. Frontiers in Psychology. 10:210. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00210. [Paper].
      • Rigato, S., Bremner, A., Gillmeister, H., & Banissy, M.J. (2019). Interpersonal representations of touch in somatosensory cortex are modulated by perspective. Biological Psychology, 146, 107719. [Paper].


      • Penton, T., Bate, S., Dalrymple, K., Tamm, M., Reed, T., Godovich, S., Kelly, M., Duchaine, B., & Banissy, M.J. (2018). Using high frequency transcranial random noise stimulation to modulate face memory performance in younger and older adults: Lessons learnt from mixed findings. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 12: 863. [Paper].
      • Botan, V., Bowling, N.C., Banissy, M.J., Critchley, H., & Ward, J. (2018). Individual differences in vicarious pain perception linked to heightened socially elicited emotional states. Frontiers in Psychology, 9: 2355. [Paper].
      • Di Bernardi Luft, C., Ziogga, I., Thompson, N., Banissy, M.J., & Bhattacharya, J. (2018). Right temporal alpha oscillations as a neural mechanism for inhibiting obvious associations. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 15(52), E12144-E12152. [Paper].
      • Mora, L., Cowie, D., Banissy, M.J., & Cocchini, G. (2018). My true face: unmasking one’s own face representation. Acta Psychologia, 191, 63-68.
      • Ward, J., Schnakenberg, & Banissy, M.J. (2018). The relationship between Mirror-Touch Synaesthesia and Empathy: New Evidence and a New Screening Tool. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 35, 314-332. [Paper].
      • Janik McErlean, A.,B, & Banissy, M.J. (2018). Increased misophonia in self-reported Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response. PeerJ, 6:e5351. [Paper].
      • Agnew, Z.K., Banissy, M.J., McGettigan, C., Walsh, V., & Scott, S.K. (2018). Investigating the neural basis of theta burst stimulation to premotor cortex on emotional vocalization perception: A combined TMS-fMRI study. Front Hum Neurosci. 12:150. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2018.00150. [Paper].
      • Evans, C., Banissy, M.J., & Charlton, R. (2018). The efficacy of transcranial random noise stimulation (tRNS) on mood may depend on individual differences including age and trait mood. Clinical Neurophysiology, 129, 1201-1208. [Paper].
      • Tik, M., Sladky, R., Luft, C.D.B, Willinger, D., Hoffmann, A., Banissy, M.J., Bhattacharya, J., & Windischberger, C. (2018). Ultra-high-field fMRI insights on insight: Neural correlates of the Aha!-moment. Human Brain Mapping, 39, 3241-3252. [Paper].


      • Penton, T., Dixon, L., Evans, L.J., & Banissy, M.J. (2017). Emotion perception improvement following high frequency transcranial random noise stimulation of the inferior frontal cortex. Scientific Reports, 7(1), 11278. [Paper].
      • Bowling, N.C., & Banissy, M.J. (2017). Modulating vicarious tactile perception with transcranial electrical current stimulation. European Journal of Neuroscience, 46, 2355-2364. [Paper]
      • Gillmeister, H., Bowling, N., Rigato, S., & Banissy, M.J. (2017). Inter-individual differences in vicarious tactile perception: A view across the lifespan in typical and atypical populations. Multisensory Research30(6), 485-508. [Paper].
      • Grice-Jackson, T., Critchley, H.D., Banissy, M.J., & Ward, J. (2017). Consciously feeling the pain of others reflects atypical functional connectivity between the pain matrix and frontal-parietal regions. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 11: 507. [Paper].
      • Janik-McErlean, A., & Banissy, M. J. (2017). Assessing individual variation in personality and empathy traits in self-reported autonomous sensory meridian response. Multisensory Research, 30(6), 601-613.
      • Grice-Jackson, T., Critchley, H.D., Banissy, M.J., & Ward, J. (2017). Common and distinct neural mechanisms associated with the conscious experience of vicarious pain. Cortex, 94, 152-163. [Paper].
      • Banissy, M.J., & Clegorn, E. (2017). In conversation. In Mirror-touch: Thresholds of Empathy with Art, Edited by Prof Daria Martin.
      • Yang, T., Penton, T., Leman Koybasi, S., & Banissy, M. J. (2017). Social perception and aging: The relationship between aging and the perception of subtle changes in facial emotion and identity. Acta Psychologia, 179, 23-29. [Paper].
      • Ward, J., & Banissy, M.J. (2017). From mirror-touch synesthesia to models of vicarious experience: A reply to commentaries. Cognitive Neuroscience, 5, 1-4.
      • Cioffi MC, Cocchini G, Banissy MJ, Moore JW. (2017). Ageing and agency: age-related changes in susceptibility to illusory experiences of control. R. Soc. open sci. 4 : 161065. [Paper].
      • Yang, T., & Banissy, M.J. (2017). Enhancing anger perception in older adults by stimulating inferior frontal cortex with high frequency transcranial random noise stimulation. Neuropsychologia, 102, 163-169. [Paper].
      • Di Bernardi Luft, C., Ziogga, I., Banissy, M.J., & Bhattacharya, J., (2017). Relaxing learned constraints through cathodal tDCS on the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex. Scientific Reports, 7(1), 2916. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-03022-2. [Paper].
      • Bowling, N.C., & Banissy, M. J. (2017). Emotion expression modulates perception of animacy from faces. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 71, 83-95. [Paper].
      • Schaal, N.K., Pollock, B., & Banissy, M.J. (2017). Hemispheric differences between left and right supramarginal gyrus for pitch and rythym memory. Scientific Reports, 7:42456. doi: 10.1038/srep42456. [Paper].
      • Janik-McErlean, A., & Banissy, M.J. (2017). Colour processing in synaesthesia: What synaesthesia can and cannot tell us about mechanisms of colour processing. Topics in Cognitive Science, 9(1):215-227. [Paper].


      • Janik-McErlean, A., Susilo, T., Rezlescu, C, Bray, A., & Banissy, M.J. (2016). Social perception in synaesthesia for colour. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 7-8, 378-387. [Paper].
      • Janik-McErlean, A., & Banissy, M.J. (2016). Examining the relationship between schizotypy and self-reported visual imagery vividness in grapheme-colour synaesthesia. Front. Psychol, 7:131. [Paper].
      • Thompson, N., Di Bernardi Luft, C & Banissy, M.J. (2016). Empathy. In Neuroimaging Personality, Social Cognition and Character, Edited by J. Cloutier and J. Absher. Elsevier. [Paper].
      • Yang, T., & Banissy, M.J. (2016). Empathy and aging: Mechanisms of empathy throughout adulthood. In Psychology and Neurobiology of Empathy, Edited by D.F. Watt and J. Panksepp. Nova.
      • De Guzman, M., Bird, G., Banissy, M.J., & Catmur, C. (2016). Self-other control processes in social cognition: From imitation to empathy. Philos Transactions R Soc Lond B Biol Sci, 371 (1686). [Paper].
      • Cioffi, M.C., Banissy, M.J., & Moore, J.W. (2016). ‘Am I moving?’ An illusion of  agency and ownership in mirror-touch synaesthesia. Cognition, 146, 426-430. [Paper].


      • Janik, A.B., Rezlescu, C., & Banissy, M. J. (2015). Enhancing anger perception with transcranial alternating current stimulation induced gamma oscillations. Brain Stimulation, 8, 1138-1143. [Paper].
      • Sowden, S., Wright, G.R.T., Banissy, M.J., Catmur, C., & Bird, G. (2015). Transcranial current stimulation of the temporoparietal junction improves lie detection. Current Biology, 25, 2447-2451. [Paper].
      • Santiesteban, I., Banissy, M.J., Catmur, C., & Bird, G. (2015). Functional Lateralization of Temporoparietal Junction – Imitation Inhibition, Visual Perspective Taking and Theory of Mind. European Journal of Neuroscience, 42, 2527-2533. [Paper].
      • Santiesteban, I., Bird, G., Tew, O., Cioffi, M., & Banissy, M.J. (2015). Mirror-touch synaesthesia: Difficulties inhibiting the other. Cortex, 71, 116-121. [Paper].
      • Ward, J., & Banissy, M.J. (2015). Explaining mirror-touch synaesthesia. Cognitive Neuroscience, 6, 118-133.
      • Schaal, N.K., Javadi, A.J., Halpern, A.R., Pollock, B., & Banissy, M.J. (2015). Right parietal cortex mediates recognition memory for melodies. European Journal of Neuroscience, 42, 1660-1666. [Paper].
      • Rezlescu, C., Penton, T., Walsh, V., Tsujimura, H, Scott, S., & Banissy, M.J. (2015). Dominant voices and attractive faces: How voice impressions combine with face impressions to form an integrated person perception. Journal of Nonverbal Behaviour, 39, 355-370. [Paper].
      • Romanska, A., Rezlescu, C., Susilo, T., Duchaine, B., & Banissy, M.J. (2015).  High frequency transcranial random noise stimulation enhances perception of facial identity. Cerebral Cortex, 25, 4334-4340. [Paper].
      • Hogeveen, J., Obhi, S.S., Banissy, M.J., Santiesteban, I., Press, C., Catmur, C., & Bird, G. (2015). Task-dependent and distinct roles of the temporoparietal junction and inferior frontal cortext in the control of imitation. Social, Cognitive, and Affective Neuroscience, 10, 1003-1009. [Paper].
      • Schaal, N.K., Krause, V., Lange, K., Banissy, M.J., Williamson, V.J., & Pollock, B. (2015). Pitch Memory in non-musicians and musicians: Revealing functional differences using transcranial direct current stimulation. Cerebral Cortex, 25, 2774-2782. [Paper].
      • Banissy, M., Cohen Kadosh, R., Jonas, C., eds. (2015). Synaesthesia. Lausanne: Frontiers Media. doi: 10.3389/978-2-88919-559-6. [Paper].
      • Menouti, K., Akiva-Kabiri, L., Banissy, M.J., & Stewart, L. (2015). Timbre-colour synaesthesia: Exploring the consistency of associations based on timbre.  Cortex, 63, 1-3. [Paper].
      • Schaal, N.K., Banissy, M.J., & Lange, K. (2015). The rhythm span task: Comparing memory capacity for musical rhythms in musicians and non-musicians. Journal of New Music Research, 44(1), 3-10. [Paper].
      • Schaal, N.K., Williamson, V.J., Kelly, M., Muggleton, N.G., Pollock, B., Krauses, V., & Banissy, M.J. (2015). A causal involvement of the left supramarginal gyrus during the retention of musical pitches. Cortex, 64, 310-314. [Paper].


      • Banissy MJ, Jonas C and Cohen Kadosh R (2014). Synesthesia: An introduction. Front. Psychol. 5:1414. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01414. [Paper].
      • Di Bernardi Luft, C., Pereda, E., Banissy, M.J., & Bhattachayra, J. (2014). Best of both worlds: Promise of combining brain stimulation and brain connectome. Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience, 8:132. [Paper].
      • Cioffi MC, Moore JW, & Banissy MJ (2014) What can mirror-touch synaesthesia tell us about the sense of agency? Front. Hum. Neurosci. 8:256. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2014.00256. [Paper].
      • Muggleton, N.G, & Banissy, M.J. (2014). Culture and Cognition. Cognitive Neuroscience, 5, 1-2. [Edited Special Volume].
      • Mahayana IT, Banissy MJ, Chen C, Walsh V, Juan C, & Muggleton NG (2014). Motor Empathy is a Consequence of Misattribution of Sensory Information in Observers. Front. Hum. Neurosci. 8:47. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2014.00047. [Paper].


      • Banissy, M. J., Tester, V., Muggleton. N.G., Janik, A., Davenport, A., Franklin, A., Walsh, V., & Ward, J. (2013). Synaesthesia for colour is linked to improved colour perception, but reduced motion perception. Psychological Science, 24, 2390-2397. [Paper].
      • Schaal, N.K., Williamson, V.J., & Banissy, M.J. (2013). Anodal transcranial direct current stimulation over the supramarginal gyrus facilitates pitch memory. European Journal of Neuroscience, 38, 3513-3518. [Paper].
      • Holle, H., Banissy, M.J., Ward, J (2013). Functional and structural brain differences associated with mirror-touch synaesthesia. NeuroImage, 83, 1041-1050. [Paper].
      • Banissy, M.J. (2013). Synaesthesia, mirror neurons and mirror-touch. In J. Simner & E. Hubbard (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Synaesthesia Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Paper].
      • Tsujimura, H., & Banissy, M.J. (2013). Human face structure correlates with professional baseball performance: insights from professional Japanese baseball players. Biology Letters, 9, 20130140. [Paper].
      • Banissy, M.J. & Muggleton, N.G. (2013). Beyond inhibition: Exploiting the potential of statedependency in cognitive and therapeutic TMS studies. In L. Alba-Ferrara (Eds.) Transcranial magnetic stimulation: Methods, Clinical Uses and Effects on the Brain. Nova Science Publishers.
      • Banissy, M.J., & Muggleton, N. G. (2013). Transcranial direct current stimulation in sports training: Potential approaches. Front. Hum. Neurosci. 7:129. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2013.00129. [Paper].
      • Banissy, M.J., Holle, H., Cassell, J., Annett, L.E., Walsh, V., Spiller, M.J., Tsakanikos, E., & Ward, J. (2013). Personality traits in people with synaesthesia: Do synaesthetes have an atypical personality profile. Personality and Individual Differences, Volume 54, Issue 7, 828-831. [Paper].
      • Maister, L., Banissy, M.J., & Tsakiris, M. (2013). Mirror-touch synaesthesia changes representations of self-identity. Neuropsychologia, 51, 802–808. [Paper].
      • Banissy, M.J. & Ward, J. (2013). Mechanisms of self-other representations and vicarious experiences of touch in mirror-touch synesthesia. Front. Hum. Neurosci. 7:112. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2013.00112. [Paper].


      • Santiesteban, I, Banissy, M.J., Catmur, C., & Bird, G. (2012). Enhancing Social Ability by Stimulating Right Temporoparietal Junction. Current Biology, 22 (23), 2274-2277. [Paper].
      • Kanai, R., Bahrami, B., Duchaine, B., Janik, A., Banissy, M.J., & Rees, G. (2012).  Brain structure links loneliness to social perception. Current Biology, 22 (20), 1975-1979. [Paper].
      • Banissy, M. J., Walsh, V., & Muggleton, N. G. (2012). A disruption of colour priming following continuous theta burst transcranial magnetic stimulation. Cortex, Volume 48 (10), 1359-1361. [Paper].
      • Banissy, M.J., Kanai, R., Walsh, V., & Rees, G. (2012). Inter-individual differences in empathy are reflected in human brain structure. NeuroImage, 62, 2034-2039. [Paper].
      • Banissy, M. J., Cassell, J., Fitzpatrick, S., Ward, J., Walsh, V., Muggleton, N. G. (2012). Increased positive and disorganised, but not negative, schizotypy in synaesthetes who experience colour from letters and tones. Cortex, 48, 1085-1087. [Paper].
      • Banissy, M. J.,  Annett, L. E., Asiedu-Offei, P., Rosch, R., & Gurd, J. M. (2012). Left, right, hand ‘n space. In J. Dunham & J. Davenport (Eds) Handedness: Theories, Genetics, and Psychology (pp 109-122). Nova Science Publishers.
      • Banissy, M. J., Stewart, L., Griffiths, T., Muggleton, N. G., Walsh, V., Ward, J., Kanai, R. (2012). Grapheme-color and tone-color synaesthesia is associated with structural brain changes in visual regions implicated in colour, form and motion. Cognitive Neuroscience, 3, 29-35. [Paper].


      • Banissy, M. J., Walsh, V. Z., Muggleton, N. G. (2011). Mirror-touch synaesthesia: A case of faulty self-modelling and insula abnormality. Cognitive Neuroscience, 2, 114-115.
      • Holle, H., Banissy, M. J., Wright, T., Bowling, N., & Ward, J. (2011). “That’s not a real body”: Identifying stimulus qualities that modulate synaesthetic experiences of touch. Consciousness & Cognition, 20, 720-726. [Paper].
      • Muggleton, N. G., Banissy, M. J., Walsh, V. Z. (2011). Cognitive Neuroscience: Feedback for natural visual stimuli. Current Biology, 21, R282-283. [Paper].
      • Banissy, M. J., Garrido, L., Kusnir, F., Duchaine, B., Walsh, V, & Ward, J. (2011). Superior facial expression, but not identity recognition, in mirror-touch synaesthesia. Journal of Neuroscience, 31, 1820-1824. [Paper].

2010 and before

      • Banissy, M. J., Sauter, D. A., Ward, J, Warren, E., Walsh, V., & Scott, S. (2010). Suppressing sensorimotor activity modulates the discrimination of auditory emotions but not speaker identity. Journal of Neuroscience, 30, 13552-13557. [Paper].
      • Banissy, M. J., Walsh, V., & Ward, J.  (2009). Enhanced sensory perception in synaesthesia. Experimental Brain Research, 196, 565-571.
      • Banissy, M. J., Cohen Kadosh, R., Maus, G., Walsh, V., & Ward, J.  (2009). Prevalence, characteristics, and a neurocognitive model of mirror-touch synaesthesia. Experimental Brain Research, 198, 261-272. [Paper].
      • Banissy, M. J., & Ward, J. (2008).  On being moved: From mirror neurons to empathy.  Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 13, 50-51.
      • Ward, J., Banissy, M. J., & Jonas, C. (2008).  Haptic perception in synaesthesia. In Human Haptic Perception: Basics and Applications, Edited by M.Grunwald. Birkhäuser, Basel.
      • Banissy, M. J., & Ward, J. (2007).  Mirror-touch synaesthesia is linked with empathy. Nature Neuroscience, 10, 815-816. [Paper].