• 10 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
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I received my Master’s of Science degree in Psychological Science from Montana State University where my work investigated the behavioural effects of neurodegenerative disease in animal models. Following a couple years working in industry, I moved to Australia where I completed my PhD at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders. As part of the Memory strand at the CCD I investigated how individual differences in cognitive abilities modulate collaborative group memory. My current research in the Department of Cognitive Science at Macquarie University investigates the brain signatures of successful learning. Specifically, I investigate the EEG correlates of university student academic achievement. As part of a Co-funded Fellowship Scheme, I also work closely with Emotiv Pty Ltd, makers of portable EEG technology. This research involves the validation of their software and hardware.

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Research Output 2017 2019

  • 10 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
  • 5 Article

Intact prioritisation of unconscious face processing in schizophrenia

Caruana, N., Stein, T., Watson, T., Williams, N. & Seymour, K., 2019, In : Cognitive Neuropsychiatry. 24, 2, p. 135-151 17 p.

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Theory of Mind
Unconscious (Psychology)
Interpersonal Relations
Psychotic Disorders

Belief, delusion, hypnosis, and the right dorsolateral prefrontal cortex: a transcranial magnetic stimulation study

Coltheart, M., Cox, R., Sowman, P., Morgan, H., Barnier, A., Langdon, R., Connaughton, E., Teichmann, L., Williams, N. & Polito, V., Apr 2018, In : Cortex. 101, p. 234-248 15 p.

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Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
Prefrontal Cortex

How do associative and phonemic overlap interact to boost illusory recollection?

Hutchison, K. A., Meade, M. L., Williams, N. S., Manley, K. D. & McNabb, J. C., 28 May 2018, In : Memory. 26, 5, p. 664-671 8 p.

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Should I trust you? Autistic traits predict reduced appearance-based trust decisions

Hooper, J. J., Sutherland, C. A. M., Ewing, L., Langdon, R., Caruana, N., Connaughton, E., Williams, N., Greenwell-Barnden, J. & Rhodes, G., 13 Nov 2018, In : British Journal of Psychology.

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Autistic Disorder
Theory of Mind

Assessing early processing of eye gaze in schizophrenia: measuring the cone of direct gaze and reflexive orienting of attention

Seymour, K., Rhodes, G., McGuire, J., Williams, N., Jeffery, L. & Langdon, R., 4 Mar 2017, In : Cognitive Neuropsychiatry. 22, 2, p. 122-136 15 p.

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Discrimination (Psychology)
Direction compound


Henry Guze Award for the Best Research Paper in Hypnosis

Max Coltheart (Recipient), Paul Sowman (Recipient), Amanda Barnier (Recipient), Robyn Langdon (Recipient), Anna Teichmann (Recipient), Nikolas Williams (Recipient) & Vince Polito (Recipient), 2018


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