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I'm a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Cognitive Science. I'm interested in self representation, in particular how we monitor our feelings of control over our actions (sense of agency) and how we track our bodies in space (body representation). My research focuses on developing better measures of self representation and investigating how this capacity is altered in different contexts, clinical conditions and states of consciousness.

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Projects 2013 2017

Research Output 2007 2018

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
Prefrontal Cortex

Hypnotic Clever Hands: agency and automatic responding

Polito, V., Barnier, A. J. & Connors, M. H. Jun 2018 In : Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. 147, 6, p. 815-828 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hypnotics and Sedatives

No meditation-related changes in the auditory N1 during first-time meditation

Barnes, L. J., McArthur, G. M., Biedermann, B. A., de Lissa, P., Polito, V. & Badcock, N. A. May 2018 In : International Journal of Psychophysiology. 127, p. 26-37 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Evoked Potentials
Reproducibility of Results
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Topic modeling reveals distinct interests within an online conspiracy forum

Klein, C., Clutton, P. & Polito, V. 21 Feb 2018 In : Frontiers in Psychology. 9, Feb, p. 1-12 12 p., 189

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Open Access
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