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Agnieszka Janik McErlean

Dr

Agnieszka Janik McErlean

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Personal statement

I completed my PhD at Goldsmiths, University of London. My doctoral thesis was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and explored broader differences in personality and social perception associated with synaesthesia and neural mechanisms underlying social perception in typical adults.

My main research interests include synaesthesia, social perception, interoceptive sensitivity, alexithymia, ASMR and non-invasive brain stimulation.

I have published my research in various scientific journals and presented my findings at conferences in Europe, the USA and Australia.

Previously I worked as an Associate Lecturer at Goldsmiths University of London and as a Lecturer at James Cook University in Singapore. 

Academic qualifications

  • PhD Psychology, Goldsmiths University of London, 2012 - 2016
  • MSc Cognitive Neuroscience (Distinction), Birkbeck College University of London, 2010 - 2011
  • BSc Psychology (Hons), Birkbeck College University of London, 2006 - 2009.

Teaching specialisms

  • Research Methods in Psychology (1) (PS4002)
  • Biological and Cognitive Psychology (PS5007)
  • Advanced Cognitive and Biological Psychology (PS6028)
  • Dissertation Module (PS6002). 

Research and academic outputs

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Increased misophonia in self-reported Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response
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Janik McErlean, A.B and Michael, B (2018) 'Increased misophonia in self-reported Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response.' PeerJ, 6. ISSN 2167-8359


Assessing individual variation in personality and empathy traits in self-reported Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response
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Janik McErlean, A.B and Banissy, M.J (2017) 'Assessing individual variation in personality and empathy traits in self-reported Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response.' Multisensory Research, 30 (6). pp. 601-613. ISSN 2213-4794


Color processing in synesthesia: what synesthesia can and cannot tell us about mechanisms of color processing
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Janik McErlean, A.B and Banissy, M.J (2017) 'Color processing in synesthesia: what synesthesia can and cannot tell us about mechanisms of color processing.' Topics in Cognitive Science, 9 (1). pp. 215-227. ISSN 1756-8757


Social perception in synaesthesia for colour
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Janik McErlean, A.B, Susilo, T, Rezlescu, C, Bray, A and Banissy, M.J (2016) 'Social perception in synaesthesia for colour.' Cognitive Neuropsychology, 33 (7-8). pp. 378-387. ISSN 0264-3294


Examining the relationship between schizotypy and self-reported visual imagery vividness in grapheme-color synaesthesia
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Janik McErlean, A.B and Banissy, M.J (2016) 'Examining the relationship between schizotypy and self-reported visual imagery vividness in grapheme-color synaesthesia.' Frontiers in Psychology, 7 (131). ISSN 1664-1078


Enhancing anger perception with transcranial alternating current stimulation induced gamma oscillations
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Janik McErlean, A.B, Rezlescu, C and Banissy, M.J (2015) 'Enhancing anger perception with transcranial alternating current stimulation induced gamma oscillations.' Brain Stimulation, 8 (6). pp. 1138-1143. ISSN 1935-861X


Synesthesia for color is linked to improved color perception but reduced motion perception
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Banissy, M.J, Tester, V, Muggleton, N.G, Janik McErlean, A.B, Davenport, A, Franklin, A, Walsh, V and Ward, J (2013) 'Synesthesia for color is linked to improved color perception but reduced motion perception.' Psychological Science, 24 (12). pp. 2390-2397. ISSN 0956-7976


Brain structure links loneliness to social perception
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Kanai, R, Bahrami, B, Duchaine, B, Janik McErlean, A.B, Banissy, M.J and Rees, G (2012) 'Brain structure links loneliness to social perception.' Current Biology, 22 (20). pp. 1975-1979. ISSN 0960-9822


Social perception in grapheme-colour synaesthesia
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Janik McErlean, A.B (2016) Social perception in grapheme-colour synaesthesia. In: Australasian Society for Social and Affective Neuroscience Annual Meeting, 23 - 24 June 2016, Sydney, Australia.


Enhancing facial emotion recognition with tACS induced gamma oscillations
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Janik McErlean, A.B, Susilo, T, Rezlescu, C and Banissy, M.J (2014) Enhancing facial emotion recognition with tACS induced gamma oscillations. In: Fourteenth Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, 16 - 21 May 2014, St. Pete Beach, Florida, USA.


Synaesthesia: an extraordinary account of human perception and cognition.
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Janik McErlean, A.B (2013) Synaesthesia: an extraordinary account of human perception and cognition. In: Science: Polish Perspectives, 15 - 16 November 2013, University of Cambridge, UK.


Synaesthesia for colour is linked to reduced motion perception
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Janik McErlean, A.B (2013) Synaesthesia for colour is linked to reduced motion perception. In: Synaesthesia: Discussing a Phenomenon in the Arts, Humanities and Neuroscience, 5 - 6 July 2013, Glaskasten, Berlin, Germany.


Inducing beta oscillations in the human visual cortex modulates gestalt perception
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Janik McErlean, A.B, Walsh, V and Banissy, M.J (2012) Inducing beta oscillations in the human visual cortex modulates gestalt perception. In: Magstim Neuroscience Conference, 12 - 13 May 2012, University of Oxford, UK.


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