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Devin Terhune

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PositionLecturer in Psychology
Department Psychology
Email d.terhune (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone+44 (0)20 7078 5148
Devin Terhune

Summary

I study conscious awareness and its top-down regulation from the purview of cognitive neuroscience, with a strong focus on time perception and hypnosis. My research on timing concerns the neural mechanisms underlying the perception of duration and dissociations between timing systems whereas my research on hypnosis is focused on the neurocognitive basis of hypnotic suggestibility.

I also have strong interests in depersonalization/derealization (and dissociative states), mind wandering, metacognition, synaesthesia, and agency. A considerable amount of my research concerns intra-individual variability and heterogeneity in cognition. I use a wide range of methods including non-invasive brain stimulation, EEG, MRI, eye tracking, pharmacology, and psychophysics.

I joined Goldsmiths as a Lecturer in 2015. Prior to that I was a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford from 2010 to 2015. Before working in Oxford, I completed my PhD in Psychology in 2010.

Teaching & supervision

I currently teach postgraduate statistics on the MSc CCN. I am interested in supervising BSc and MSc students in any of the above topics. 

Please contact me if you are interested in joining our lab as a postdoc, PhD student, or research intern.

Websites

Research Interests

My research concerns the neural basis of individual differences in conscious awareness and its top-down regulation. My primary research interests include time perception and hypnosis but I also conduct research on depersonalization/derealization, metacognition, consciousness, mind wandering, synaesthesia, and cognitive control. In my research I use psychophysics, TMS/tDCS, EEG, eye-tracking, pharmacology, and different MRI methods.

Publications

Book Section

Synaesthesias
Terhune, Devin Blair and Kadosh, Roi Cohen. 2011. Synaesthesias. In: Jan Dirk Blom and Iris E.C. Sommer, eds. Hallucinations: Research and Practice. New York: Springer-Verlag, pp. 91-104. ISBN 978-1-4899-8957-4

Article

New directions in hypnosis research: strategies for advancing the cognitive and clinical neuroscience of hypnosis
Terhune, Devin Blair. 2017. New directions in hypnosis research: strategies for advancing the cognitive and clinical neuroscience of hypnosis. Neuroscience of Consciousness, 3(1), pp. 1-14.

Hypnosis and top-down regulation of consciousness
Terhune, Devin Blair. 2017. Hypnosis and top-down regulation of consciousness. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, ISSN 0149-7634

Variations in the sense of agency during hypnotic responding: Insights from latent profile analysis
Terhune, Devin Blair. 2016. Variations in the sense of agency during hypnotic responding: Insights from latent profile analysis. Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research and Practice, 3(4), pp. 293-302. ISSN 2326-5523

Nuances and uncertainties regarding hypnotic inductions: Towards a theoretically informed praxis
Terhune, Devin Blair. 2016. Nuances and uncertainties regarding hypnotic inductions: Towards a theoretically informed praxis. American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, 59(2), pp. 155-174. ISSN 0002-9157

A placebo-controlled investigation of synaesthesia-like experiences under LSD
Terhune, Devin Blair. 2016. A placebo-controlled investigation of synaesthesia-like experiences under LSD. Neuropsychologia, 88, ISSN 0028-3932

Time dilates after spontaneous blinking
Terhune, Devin Blair; Sullivan, Jake G. and Simola, Jaana M.. 2016. Time dilates after spontaneous blinking. Current Biology, 26(11), ISSN 0960-9822

Claustrum, consciousness, and time perception
Yin, Bin; Terhune, Devin B.; Smythies, John and Meck, Warren H. 2016. Claustrum, consciousness, and time perception. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 8, pp. 258-267. ISSN 2352-1546

Daydreaming style moderates the relation between working memory and mind wandering: Integrating two hypotheses.
Marcusson-Clavertz, David; Cardeña, Etzel and Terhune, Devin Blair. 2016. Daydreaming style moderates the relation between working memory and mind wandering: Integrating two hypotheses. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition, 42(3), pp. 451-464. ISSN 0278-7393

Transcranial random noise stimulation mitigates increased difficulty in an arithmetic learning task
Popescu, Tudor; Krause, Beatrix; Terhune, Devin Blair; Twose, Olivia; Page, Thomas; Humphreys, Glyn and Cohen Kadosh, Roi. 2016. Transcranial random noise stimulation mitigates increased difficulty in an arithmetic learning task. Neuropsychologia, 81, pp. 255-264. ISSN 0028-3932

Dissociative Subtypes in Posttraumatic Stress Disorders and Hypnosis: Neurocognitive Parallels and Clinical Implications
Terhune, Devin Blair and Cardena, E.. 2015. Dissociative Subtypes in Posttraumatic Stress Disorders and Hypnosis: Neurocognitive Parallels and Clinical Implications. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 24(6), pp. 452-457. ISSN 0963-7214

Discrete response patterns in the upper range of hypnotic suggestibility: A latent profile analysis
Terhune, Devin Blair. 2015. Discrete response patterns in the upper range of hypnotic suggestibility: A latent profile analysis. Consciousness and Cognition, 33, pp. 334-341. ISSN 1053-8100

Heterogeneity in high hypnotic suggestibility and the neurophysiology of hypnosis
Terhune, Devin Blair and Cardeña, E.. 2015. Heterogeneity in high hypnotic suggestibility and the neurophysiology of hypnosis. Neurophysiologie Clinique/Clinical Neurophysiology, 45(2), pp. 177-178. ISSN 0987-7053

Phosphene Perception Relates to Visual Cortex Glutamate Levels and Covaries with Atypical Visuospatial Awareness
Terhune, Devin Blair; Murray, Elizabeth; Near, Jamie; Stagg, Charlotte J.; Cowey, Alan and Cohen Kadosh, Roi. 2015. Phosphene Perception Relates to Visual Cortex Glutamate Levels and Covaries with Atypical Visuospatial Awareness. Cerebral Cortex, 25(11), pp. 4341-4350. ISSN 1047-3211

Transcranial alternating current stimulation reveals atypical 40 Hz phosphene thresholds in synaesthesia
Terhune, Devin Blair; Song, Seoho M. and Cohen Kadosh, Roi. 2014. Transcranial alternating current stimulation reveals atypical 40 Hz phosphene thresholds in synaesthesia. Cortex, 63, pp. 267-270. ISSN 0010-9452

Hypnotizability, personality traits, and the propensity to experience alterations of consciousness.
Cardeña, Etzel and Terhune, Devin Blair. 2014. Hypnotizability, personality traits, and the propensity to experience alterations of consciousness. Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice, 1(3), pp. 292-307. ISSN 2326-5523

Probing the neurochemical basis of synaesthesia using psychophysics
Terhune, Devin Blair; Song, Seoho M.; Duta, Mihaela D. and Kadosh, Roi Cohen. 2014. Probing the neurochemical basis of synaesthesia using psychophysics. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8(89), ISSN 1662-5161

GABA Predicts Time Perception
Terhune, Devin Blair; Russo, S.; Near, J.; Stagg, C. J. and Cohen Kadosh, R.. 2014. GABA Predicts Time Perception. Journal of Neuroscience, 34(12), pp. 4364-4370. ISSN 0270-6474

Defining hypnosis: The pitfalls of prioritizing spontaneous experience over response to suggestion
Terhune, Devin Blair. 2014. Defining hypnosis: The pitfalls of prioritizing spontaneous experience over response to suggestion. Journal of Mind-body Regulation, 2(2), pp. 115-117. ISSN 1925-1688

The induction of synaesthesia with chemical agents: a systematic review
Luke, David P. and Terhune, Devin Blair. 2013. The induction of synaesthesia with chemical agents: a systematic review. Frontiers in Psychology, 4,

Modulating Cognitive Control in Major Depression With Transcranial Electrical Stimulation
Terhune, Devin Blair and Cohen Kadosh, Roi. 2013. Modulating Cognitive Control in Major Depression With Transcranial Electrical Stimulation. Biological Psychiatry, 73(7), pp. 595-596. ISSN 0006-3223

Enhanced dimension-specific visual working memory in grapheme–color synesthesia
Terhune, Devin Blair; Wudarczyk, Olga Anna; Kochuparampil, Priya and Cohen Kadosh, Roi. 2013. Enhanced dimension-specific visual working memory in grapheme–color synesthesia. Cognition, 129(1), pp. 123-137. ISSN 0010-0277

Correcting misconceptions about synaesthesia
Terhune, Devin Blair; Rothen, Nicolas and Cohen Kadosh, Roi. 2013. Correcting misconceptions about synaesthesia. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 103, pp. 1-2. ISSN 1074-7427

The emerging neuroscience of hypnosis
Terhune, Devin Blair and Kadosh, Roi Cohen. 2012. The emerging neuroscience of hypnosis. Cortex, 48(3), pp. 382-386. ISSN 0010-9452

Redefining synaesthesia?
Cohen Kadosh, Roi and Terhune, Devin Blair. 2012. Redefining synaesthesia? British Journal of Psychology, 103(1), pp. 20-23. ISSN 0007-1269

Metacognition, cold control and hypnosis
Terhune, Devin Blair. 2012. Metacognition, cold control and hypnosis. Journal of Mind-body Regulation, 2(1), ISSN 1925-1688

Increased Resting State Network Connectivity in Synesthesia: Evidence for a Neural Basis of Synesthetic Consistency
Rothen, N. and Terhune, Devin Blair. 2012. Increased Resting State Network Connectivity in Synesthesia: Evidence for a Neural Basis of Synesthetic Consistency. Journal of Neuroscience, 32(40), pp. 13641-13643. ISSN 0270-6474

Exceptional Abilities in the Spatial Representation of Numbers and Time: Insights from Synesthesia
Kadosh, R. C.; Gertner, L. and Terhune, Devin Blair. 2012. Exceptional Abilities in the Spatial Representation of Numbers and Time: Insights from Synesthesia. The Neuroscientist, 18(3), pp. 208-215. ISSN 1073-8584

Doing Better by Getting Worse: Posthypnotic Amnesia Improves Random Number Generation
Tsakiris, Manos; Terhune, Devin Blair and Brugger, Peter. 2011. Doing Better by Getting Worse: Posthypnotic Amnesia Improves Random Number Generation. PLoS ONE, 6(12), e29206. ISSN 1932-6203

Dissociative tendencies and individual differences in high hypnotic suggestibility
Terhune, Devin Blair; Cardeña, Etzel and Lindgren, Magnus. 2011. Dissociative tendencies and individual differences in high hypnotic suggestibility. Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, 16(2), pp. 113-135. ISSN 1354-6805

Dissociated control as a signature of typological variability in high hypnotic suggestibility
Terhune, Devin Blair; Cardeña, Etzel and Lindgren, Magnus. 2011. Dissociated control as a signature of typological variability in high hypnotic suggestibility. Consciousness and Cognition, 20(3), pp. 727-736. ISSN 10538100

Enhanced Cortical Excitability in Grapheme-Color Synesthesia and Its Modulation
Terhune, Devin Blair; Tai, Sarah; Cowey, Alan; Popescu, Tudor and Cohen Kadosh, Roi. 2011. Enhanced Cortical Excitability in Grapheme-Color Synesthesia and Its Modulation. Current Biology, 21(23), pp. 2006-2009. ISSN 09609822

Differential patterns of spontaneous experiential response to a hypnotic induction: A latent profile analysis
Terhune, Devin Blair and Cardeña, Etzel. 2010. Differential patterns of spontaneous experiential response to a hypnotic induction: A latent profile analysis. Consciousness and Cognition, 19(4), pp. 1140-1150. ISSN 1053-8100

Disruption of synaesthesia by posthypnotic suggestion: An ERP study
Terhune, Devin Blair; Cardeña, Etzel and Lindgren, Magnus. 2010. Disruption of synaesthesia by posthypnotic suggestion: An ERP study. Neuropsychologia, 48(11), pp. 3360-3364. ISSN 0028-3932

A Note of Caution on the Waterloo-Stanford Group Scale of Hypnotic Susceptibility:A Brief Communication
Cardeña, Etzel and Terhune, Devin Blair. 2009. A Note of Caution on the Waterloo-Stanford Group Scale of Hypnotic Susceptibility:A Brief Communication. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 57(2), pp. 222-226. ISSN 0020-7144

Hypnotic Experience is Related to Emotional Contagion
Cardeña, Etzel; Terhune, Devin Blair; Lööf, Angelica and Buratti, Sandra. 2008. Hypnotic Experience is Related to Emotional Contagion. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 57(1), pp. 33-46. ISSN 0020-7144

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