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Eggleston, A., Cook, R., & Over, H. (in press). Are upside-down faces perceived as ‘less human’? Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. 

Epihova, G., Cook, R., & Andrews, T. (2023). Recognition of animal faces is impaired in developmental prosopagnosia. Cognition, e105477. 

Barzy, M., Morgan, R., Cook, R., & Gray, K.L.H. (2023). Are social interaction preferentially attended in real-world scenes? Evidence from change blindness. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology.  

Tsantani, M., Over, H., & Cook, R. (2023). Does a lack of perceptual expertise prevent participants from forming reliable first impressions of "other-race" faces? Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 152, 1134-1145  

Gehdu, B. K., Tsantani, M., Press, C., Gray, K.L.H., & Cook, R. (2023). Recognition of facial expressions in autism: effects of face masks and alexithymia. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology.

Over, H., Lee, R., Flavell, J., Vestner, T., & Cook, R. (2023). Contextual modulation of appearance-trait learning. Cognition, 230, e105288.


Eggleston, A., Tsantani, M., Over, H., & Cook, R. (2022). Preferential looking studies of trustworthiness detection confound structural and expressive cues to facial trustworthiness. Scientific Reports, 12, e17709.


Over, H. & Cook, R. (2022). Perceptual Dehumanization Theory: A critique. Psychological Review

Chard, J., Cook, R., & Press, C. (2022). Impaired sensitivity to spatial configurations in healthy aging. Cortex, 155, 347-356.

Cook, R., Eggleston, A, & Over, H. (2022). The cultural learning account of first impressions. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 26(8), 656-668.


Vestner, T., Flavell, J.C., Cook, R., & Tipper, S. (2022). Remembered Together: Social interaction facilitates retrieval while reducing individuation of features within bound representations. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 75(9), 1593-1602.


Tsantani, M., Gray, K.L.H., & Cook, R. (2022). New evidence of impaired expression recognition in developmental prosopagnosia. Cortex, 154, 15-26.


Epihova, G., Cook, R., & Andrews, T. (2022). Recognition of pareidolic objects in developmental prosopagnosic and neurotypical individuals. Cortex, 153, 21-31.


Gehdu, B.K., Gray, K.L.H., & Cook, R. (2022). Impaired grouping of ambient facial images in autism. Scientific Reports, 12, e6665.


Vestner, T., Gray, K.L.H., & Cook, R. (2022). Sensitivity to orientation is not unique to social attention cueing. Scientific Reports, 12, e5059.


Vestner, T., Over, H. & Cook, R. (2022). The self-consistency effect seen on the dot-perspective task is a product of domain-general attention cueing, not automatic perspective taking. Cognition, 224, e105056.


Tsantani, M., Podgajecka, V., Gray, K.L.H., & Cook, R. (2022) How does the presence of a surgical face mask impair the perceived intensity of facial emotions? PLoS One, 17(1), e0262344.


Flavell, J.C., Over, H., Vestner, T., Cook, R., Tipper, S. (2022). Rapid detection of social interactions is the result of domain general attentional processes. PLoS One, 17(1), e0258832.


Tsantani, M., Vestner, T., & Cook, R. (2021). The Twenty Item Prosopagnosia Index (PI20) provides meaningful evidence of face recognition impairment. Royal Society Open Science, 8(11), e202062.


Cook, R. & Over, H. (2021). Why is the literature on first impressions so focused on White faces? Royal Society Open Science, 8, e211146.


Eggleston, A., McCall, C., Cook, R., & Over, H. (2021). Parents reinforce the formation of first impressions in conversation with their children. PLoS One, 16(8), e0256118.


Lee, R., Flavell, J. C., Tipper, S., Cook, R., & Over, H. (2021). Spontaneous first impressions emerge from brief training. Scientific Reports, 11, e15024.


Eggleston, A., Geangu, E., Tipper, S., Cook, R., & Over, H. (2021). Young children learn first impressions of faces through social referencing. Scientific Reports, 11, e14744.


Vestner, T., Over, H., Gray, K.L.H., Tipper, S., & Cook, R. (2021). Searching for people: non-facing distractor pairs hinder the visual search of social scenes more than facing distractor pairs. Cognition, 214, e104737.


Vestner, T., Over, H., Gray, K.L.H., & Cook, R. (2021). Objects that direct visuospatial attention produce the search advantage for facing dyads. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. 151, 161-171


Bunce, C., Gray, K.L.H., & Cook, R. (2021). The perception of interpersonal distance is distorted by the Müller-Lyer illusion. Scientific Reports, 11, e494.


Vestner, T., Gray, K.L.H., & Cook, R. (2021). Visual search for facing and non-facing people: the effect of actor inversion. Cognition, 208, e104550.

Eggleston, A., Flavell, J., Tipper, S. P., Cook, R., & Over, H. (2021). Culturally learned first impressions occur rapidly and automatically, and emerge early in development. Developmental Science, 24, e13021. 


Tsantani, M. & Cook, R. (2020). Normal recognition of famous voices in developmental prosopagnosia. Scientific Reports, 10, e19757.


Tsantani, M., Gray, K.L.H, & Cook, R. (2020). Holistic processing of facial identity in developmental prosopagnosia. Cortex, 130, 318-326.


Cook, R. & Over, H. (2020). A learning model can explain both shared and idiosyncratic first impressions from faces. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 117(28), 16112-16113.


Over, H., Egglestone, A., & Cook, R. (2020). Ritual and the origins of first impressions. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 375(1805), e20190435.


Vestner, T., Gray, K.L.H., & Cook, R. (2020). Why are social interactions found quickly in visual search tasks? Cognition, 200, e104270.


Murphy, J., Gray, K.L.H., & Cook, R. (2020). Inverted faces benefit from whole-face processing. Cognition, 194, e104105. 


Marsh, J., Biotti, F., Cook, R., & Gray, K.L.H. (2019). The discrimination of facial sex in developmental prosopagnosia. Scientific Reports, 9, e19079.


Gray, K.L.H., Guillemin, Y., Cenac, Z., Gibbons, S., Vestner, T., & Cook, R. (2019). Are the facial gender and facial age variants of the composite face illusion products of a common mechanism? Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 27, 62-69.


Cenac, Z, Biotti, F., Gray, K.L.H, & Cook, R. (2019). Does developmental prosopagnosia impair identification of other-ethnicity faces? Cortex, 119, 12-19.


Brewer, R., Bird, G., Gray, K.L.H., & Cook, R. (2019). Face perception in autism spectrum disorder: modulation of holistic processing by facial emotion. Cognition, 193, e104016.


Gray, K.L.H, Biotti, F., & Cook, R. (2019). Evaluating object recognition ability in developmental prosopagnosia using the Cambridge Car Memory Test. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 36 (1-2), 89-96.


Biotti, F., Gray, K.L.H., & Cook, R. (2019). Is developmental prosopagnosia best characterised as an apperceptive or mnemonic condition? Neuropsychologia, 124, 285-298.

Brewer, R., Cook, R., Cardi, V., Treasure, J., Catmur, C., & Bird, G. (2019). Alexithymia explains increased empathic personal distress in individuals with and without eating disorders. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 72(7), 1827-1836.


Gray, K.L.H. & Cook, R. (2018). Should developmental prosopagnosia, developmental body agnosia, and developmental object agnosia be considered independent neurodevelopmental conditions? Cognitive Neuropsychology, 35(1-2), 59-62.

Biotti, F. & Cook R. (2018). Impaired perception of facial emotion in developmental prosopagnosia: A reply to Van den Stock’s commentary. Cortex, 101, 298-299.


Over, H. & Cook, R. (2018). Where do spontaneous first impressions of faces come from? Cognition, 170, 190-200.


Biotti, F., Wu, E., Yang, H., Jiahui, G., Duchaine, B., & Cook, R. (2017). Normal composite face effects in developmental prosopagnosia. Cortex, 95(10), 63-76.

Murphy, J. & Cook, R. (2017). Revealing the mechanisms of human face perception using dynamic apertures. Cognition, 169, 25-35.


Biotti, F., Gray, K.L.H., & Cook, R. (2017). Impaired body perception in developmental prosopagnosia. Cortex, 93, 41-49.


Brewer, R., Biotti, F., Bird, G., & Cook, R. (2017). Normal integration of emotion cues from bodies and faces in Autism Spectrum Disorder. Cognition, 165, 82-87.


Gray, K. L. H., Murphy, J., Marsh, J., & Cook, R. (2017). Modulation of the composite face effect by unintended emotion cues. Royal Society Open Science, 4(4), 160867.


Gray, K. L. H., Barber, L., Murphy, J. & Cook, R. (2017). Social interaction contexts bias the perceived expressions of interactants. Emotion, 17, 567-571.


Gray, K.L.H., Bird, G., & Cook, R. (2017). Robust associations between the 20-Item Prosopagnosia Index and the Cambridge Face Memory Test in the general population. Royal Society Open Science, 4(3), e160923.


Murphy, J., Gray, K. L. H., & Cook, R. (2017). The composite face illusion. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 24(2), 245-261. 


Ipser, A., & Cook, R. (2016). Inducing a concurrent motor load reduces perceptual sensitivity for facial expressions. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 42, 706-718.


Brewer, R., Biotti, F., Catmur, C., Press, C., Happe, F., Cook, R., & Bird, G. (2016). Can neurotypical individuals read autistic facial expressions? Atypical production of emotional facial expressions in Autism Spectrum Disorders . Autism Research, 9, 262-271.


Shah, P., Bird, G. & Cook, R. (2016). Face processing in autism: Reduced integration of cross-feature dynamics. Cortex, 75, 113-119.


Ipser, A., Ring, M., Murphy, J., Gaigg, S. B., & Cook, R. (2016).  Similar exemplar pooling processes underlie the learning of facial identity and handwriting style: Evidence from typical observers and individuals with Autism. Neuropsychologia, 85, 169-176.


Cook, R. & Biotti, F. (2016). Developmental prosopagnosia. Current Biology, 26, R312-R313.


Shah, P., Gaule, A., Gaigg, S., Bird, G., & Cook, R. (2015). Probing short-term face memory in developmental prosopagnosia. Cortex, 64, 115-122.


Brewer, R. Cook, R., Cardi, V., Treasure, J., Bird, G. (2015). Emotion recognition deficits in eating disorders are explained by co-occurring alexithymia. Royal Society Open Science, 2: 140382.

Press, C. & Cook, R. (2015). Beyond simulation: domain-general motor contributions to perception. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 19(4), 176-178.


Cook, R., Aichelburg, C., & Johnston, A. (2015). Illusory feature slowing: evidence of perceptual models of global facial change. Psychological Science, 26(4), 512-517. 

Murphy, J., Ipser, A,. Gaigg, S. & Cook, R. (2015). Exemplar variance supports robust learning of facial identity. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 41(3), 577-581.

Brewer, R., Collins, F., Cook, R., Bird, G. (2015). Atypical trait inferences from facial cues in alexithymia. Emotion, 15(5), 637-643. 


Shah, P., Gaule, A., Sowden, S., Bird, G., & Cook, R. (2015). The 20-item prosopagnosia index (PI20): A self-report instrument for identifying developmental prosopagnosia. Royal Society Open Science, 6: 140343.


Shah, P., Sowden, S., Happe, F., Cook, R., & Bird, G. (2015). Orienting towards face-like stimuli in early childhood. Child Development, 86(6), 1693-1700.


Brewer, R. Marsh, A.A., Catmur, C., Cardinale, E.M., Stoycos, S., Cook, R. & Bird, G. (2015). The impact of Autism Spectrum Disorder and alexithymia on judgments of moral acceptability. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 124(3), 589-595.


Brewer, R., Happe, F. Cook, R., & Bird, G. (2015). Alexithymia, not Autism Spectrum Disorders, is the consequence of interoceptive failure. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 56, 348-353.  


Cook, R., Bird, G., Catmur, C., Press, C., & Heyes, C. (2014). Mirror neurons: From origin to function. Brain and Behavioral Sciences, 37(2), 177-192.


Cook, R., Brewer, R., Shah, P., & Bird, G. (2014). Intact facial adaptation in autistic adults. Autism Research, 7(4), 481-490. 


Cook, R., Gaule, A., Aichelburg, C., & Press, C. (2014). Motor contributions to the perception of relative phase. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 40(5), 1763-1768. 


Press, C., Berlot, E., Bird, G., Ivry, R., & Cook, R. (2014). Moving time: The influence of action on duration perception. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 143(5), 1787-1793


Cook, R., Johnston, A., & Heyes, C. (2013). Facial self-imitation: Objective measurement reveals no improvement without visual feedback. Psychological Science, 24(1), 93-98.


Cooper, R., Cook, R., Dickinson, A., & Heyes, C. (2013). Associative (not Hebbian) learning and the mirror neuron system. Neuroscience Letters, 540, 28-36.


Cook, R., Brewer, R., Shah, P., & Bird, G. (2013). Alexithymia, not autism, predicts poor recognition of emotional facial expressions. Psychological Science, 24(5), 723-732.


Bird, G. & Cook, R. (2013). Mixed emotions: The contribution of alexithymia to the emotional symptoms of autism.  Translational Psychiatry, 3(7), e285.


Cook, R., & Bird, G. (2013). Do mirror neurons really 'mirror' and do they really code for action goals? Cortex, 49,



Shah, P., Gaule, A., Bird, G., & Cook, R. (2013). Robust orienting to protofacial stimuli in autism. Current Biology, 23(24), R1087-R1088.


Cook, R., Bird, G., Luenser, G., Huck, S., & Heyes, C. (2012) Automatic imitation in a strategic context: Players of Rock-Paper-Scissors imitate opponents' gestures. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 279, 780-786.


Cook, R., Johnston, A., & Heyes, C. (2012). Self-recognition of avatar motion: How do I know it's me? Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 279, 669-674.


Cook, R., Dickinson, A., & Heyes, C. (2012). Contextual modulation of mirror and counter-mirror sensorimotor associations. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 141(4), 774-787


Cook, R. (2012). The ontogenetic origins of mirror neurons: Evidence from tool-use and audiovisual "mirror-neurons". Biology Letters, 8(5), 856-859.


Press, C., Catmur, C., Cook, R., Widman, H., Heyes, C., & Bird, G. (2012). fMRI evidence of 'mirror' responses to geometric shapes. PLoS ONE, 7(12), e51934.


Cook, R., & Furnham, A. (2012). Aesthetic preferences for architectural styles varies as a function of personality. Imagination, Cognition & Personality, 32(2), 103-114.


Cook, R., Matei, M., & Johnston, A. (2011). Exploring expression space: Adaptation to orthogonal and anti-expressions. Journal of Vision, 11(4):2, 1-9. 


Cook, R. & Duchaine, B. (2011). A look at how we look at others: Orientation inversion and contrast negation impair perception of bodies. Visual Cognition, 19(4), 445-468.


McManus, I.C.,  Zhou, F.A., I'Anson, S., Waterfield, L., Stover, K., & Cook, R. (2011). The psychometrics of photographic cropping: The influence of colour, meaning and expertise. Perception, 40(3), 332-357.


Furnham, A., Cook, R., Martin, N., & Batey, M. (2011). Mental health literacy among university students. Journal of Public Mental Health, 10(4), 198-210.


Cook, R., Press, C. Dickinson, A., & Heyes, C. (2010). Acquisition of automatic imitation is sensitive to sensorimotor contingency. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 36(4), 840-852.


McManus, I.C., Cook, R., & Hunt, A. (2010). Beyond the golden section and normative aesthetics: Why do individuals differ so much in their aesthetic preferences for rectangles? Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts, 4(2), 113-126.

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