Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences - Theses
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Using single subject manual independent component analysis on resting-state fMRI data
It is important to understand the influence of common artefacts when processing fMRI data, and how best to remove these in order to produce reliable outcomes. This information affects clinicians and researchers. Little is ...
Applications and extensions of the wisdom of crowds effect
In traditional studies into the wisdom of the crowd - for example the study by Galton (1907b), which inaugurated this field of research - crowd wisdom tends to be represented as a simple aggregate of individual judgments. ...
The behavioural and neural correlates of learning to sing
Singing is a ubiquitous and enjoyable human activity in which many individuals participate without any formal training. In recent years, increasing attention has been focused on the possibility that singing training and/or ...
Psychological outcomes of those experiencing early pregnancy loss
Early Pregnancy Loss (EPL), a loss occurring before 14 weeks gestation, is a relatively common event, occurring in about 20% of pregnancies. Although many women and their partners do not experience psychological difficulties ...
The neuroprotective effects of music training in epilepsy
Music is central to modern life and ubiquitous in human culture. A unique functional neurobiological property of music is its greater bilateral representation in the brain, which is hypothesised to account for the proposed ...
Expression of the broader autism phenotype in epilepsy
Converging evidence from epidemiological, family, and genetic studies supports that epilepsy and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) share underlying mechanisms. However, uncovering these mechanisms has been challenging because ...
Masculine norms, intimate partner violence, and the mediating role of sexual objectification
Men’s violence against women continues to be a frequent and serious problem globally. Women are most likely to experience violence at the hands of a romantic partner, with one in four Australian women being a victim of ...
Mapping common ground: relationships between sensory-processing sensitivity, introversion-extraversion, openness to experience and intelligence
Sensory-processing sensitivity encompasses the overlapping characteristics of low sensory threshold, heightened awareness of and reactivity to sensory stimuli, heightened top-down inhibitory processes, and deep processing ...
Effects of reward and punishment on learning from errors in smokers : bold response and task-based functional connectivity
Nicotine dependence is the main cause of preventable mortality and morbidity worldwide. Besides health detriments, nicotine dependence appears associated with impairments in emotional and cognitive processes. Dependent ...
Affective functional brain development from late childhood to early adolescence: interactive effects of adrenarcheal timing and parenting, and associations with internalising and externalising symptoms
Background: The childhood to adolescent transition is a period of marked brain development and increases in mental health difficulties. Both early pubertal timing and adverse parenting styles have been consistently associated ...