Dr Tegan Penton

Staff details

Position Lecturer in Psychology
Department Psychology
Email Tegan.Penton (@gold.ac.uk)
Dr Tegan Penton

I joined Goldsmiths as a Lecturer in Psychology in May 2021. My research interests broadly focus on motor control, how we perceive our own actions and their consequences, and how these factors relate to social interaction in autistic and non-autistic individuals.

I use a variety of behavioural, eye-tracking, and non-invasive brain stimulation methods to investigate these research areas.

Publications and research outputs


Penton, Tegan; Bowling, Natalie; Vafeiadou, Aikaterini; Hammond, Claudia; Bird, Geoffrey and Banissy, Michael J.. 2022. Attitudes to Interpersonal Touch in the Workplace in Autistic and non-Autistic Groups. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, ISSN 0162-3257

Bennetts, Rachel J.; Gregory, Nicola J.; Tree, Jeremy; Di Bernardi Luft, Caroline; Banissy, Michael J.; Murray, Ebony; Penton, Tegan and Bate, Sarah. 2022. Face specific inversion effects provide evidence for two subtypes of developmental prosopagnosia. Neuropsychologia, 174, p. 108332. ISSN 0028-3932

Penton, Tegan; Wang, Xingquan; Catmur, Caroline and Bird, Geoffrey. 2022. Investigating the sense of agency and its relation to subclinical traits using a novel task. Experimental Brain Research, 240(5), pp. 1399-1410. ISSN 0014-4819

Penton, Tegan; Catmur, Caroline; Banissy, Michael J.; Bird, Geoffrey and Walsh, Vincent. 2022. Non-invasive stimulation of the social brain: the methodological challenges. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 17(1), pp. 15-25. ISSN 1749-5016

Bate, Sarah; Bennetts, Rachel J; Gregory, Nicola; Tree, Jeremy J; Murray, Ebony; Adams, Amanda; Bobak, Anna K; Penton, Tegan; Yang, Tao and Banissy, Michael J.. 2019. Objective Patterns of Face Recognition Deficits in 165 Adults with Self-Reported Developmental Prosopagnosia. Brain Sciences, 9(6), 133.

Penton, Tegan; Wang, Xingquan; Coll, Michel-Pierre; Catmur, Caroline and Bird, Geoffrey. 2018. The influence of action–outcome contingency on motivation from control. Experimental Brain Research, 236(12), pp. 3239-3249. ISSN 0014-4819

Penton, Tegan; Bate, Sarah; Dalrymple, Kirsten A.; Reed, Thomas; Kelly, Maria; Godovich, Sheina; Tamm, Marin; Duchaine, Bradley and Banissy, Michael J.. 2018. Using High Frequency Transcranial Random Noise Stimulation to Modulate Face Memory Performance in Younger and Older Adults: Lessons Learnt From Mixed Findings. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 12, ISSN 1662-4548

Penton, Tegan; Dixon, L; Evans, LJ and Banissy, Michael J.. 2017. Emotion perception improvement following high frequency transcranial random noise stimulation of the inferior frontal cortex. Scientific Reports, 7, 11278. ISSN 2045-2322

Yang, Tao; Penton, Tegan; Köybaşı, Şerife Leman and Banissy, Michael J.. 2017. Social perception and aging: The relationship between aging and the perception of subtle changes in facial happiness and identity. Acta Psychologica, 179, pp. 23-29. ISSN 1873-6297