Curriculum Vitae

Professor Robert Ward

Wolfson Centre for Clinical and Cognitive Neuroscience
School of Psychology
Bangor University
Bangor, Gwynedd LL57 2AS

Phone: (01248) 382211
Fax: (01248) 382599


Peer-reviewed Articles

Butler, E. E., Ward, R., & Ramsey, R. (2015). Investigating the Relationship between Stable Personality Characteristics and Automatic Imitation. PloS one, 10(6), e0129651.

Rafal, R. D., Koller, K., Bultitude, J. H., Mullins, P., Ward, R., Mitchell, A. S., & Bell, A. H. (2015). Connectivity between the superior colliculus and the amygdala in humans and macaque monkeys: virtual dissection with probabilistic DTI tractography. Journal of Neurophysiology, 114(3), 1947-1962.

Bamford, S., Broyd, S. J., Benikos, N., Ward, R., Wiersema, J. R., & Sonuga-Barke, E. (2015). The late positive potential: A neural marker of the regulation of emotion-based approach-avoidance actions?. Biological Psychology, 105, 115-123.

Jones, A. L., Russell, R., & Ward, R. (2015). Cosmetics alter biologically-based factors of beauty: evidence from facial contrast. Evolutionary psychology, 13(1), 210-229.

Bamford, S., Broyd, S. J., Benikos, N., Ward, R., Weirsema, J. R., & Sonuja-Burke, E. (2015). The late positive potential: A neural marker of the regulation of emotion-based approach-avoidance actions? Biological Psychiatry, 105, 115-123.

Scott, N. J., Jones, A. L., Kramer, R. S. S., & Ward, R. (2014). Facial dimorphism in autistic quotient scores. Clinical Psychological Science. doi: 10.1177/2167702614534238

Jones, A. L., Kramer, R. S. S., & Ward, R. (2014). Miscalibrations in judgements of attractiveness with cosmetics. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 67, 2060-2068.

Scott, N. J., Kramer, R. S. S., Jones, A. L., & Ward, R. (2013). Facial cues to depressive symptoms and their associated personality attributions. Psychiatry Research, 30, 47-53.

Kramer, R. S. S., Jones, A. L., & Ward. R. (2012). A lack of sexual dimorphism in width-to-height ratio in White European faces using 2D photographs, 3D scans, and anthropometry. PLoS ONE, 7(8), e42705. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0042705

Kramer, R. S. S., Gottwald, V. M., Dixon, T. A. M., & Ward, R. (2012). Different cues of personality and health from the face and gait of women. Evolutionary Psychology, 10(2), 271-295.

Kramer, R. S. S., & Ward, R. (2012). Associations between facial appearance and both personality and health in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes). Evolutionary Psychology, 10(2), 320-337.

Ward, R., & Arend, I. (in press). Feature binding across different visual dimensions. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 74(7), 1406-1415. doi: 10.3758/s13414-012-0331-y

Jones, A. L., Kramer, R. S. S., & Ward, R. (2012). Signals of personality and health: The contributions of facial shape, skin texture, and viewing angle. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 38(6), 1352-1361. doi: 10.1037/a0027078.

Reppa, I., Schmidt, W. C., & Ward, R. (2012). Informational affordances: Evidence of acquired perception-action sequences for information extraction. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 19, 418-428.

Kramer, R. S. S., & Ward, R. (2011). Different signals of personality and health from the two sides of the face. Perception, 40, 549-562.

Arend, I., Rafal, R., & Ward, R. (2011). Temporal feature integration in the right parietal cortex. Neuropsychologia, 49(7), 1788-1793.

Kramer, R. S. S., & King, J., & Ward, R. (2011). Identifying personality from the static, non-expressive face in humans and chimpanzees: Evidence of a shared system for signalling personality. Evolution and Human Behavior, 32, 179-185.

Kramer, R. S. S., & Ward, R. (2010). Internal facial features are signals of personality and health. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 63(11), 2273-2287.

Danziger, S., & Ward, R. (2010). Language changes implicit associations between ethnic groups and evaluation in bilinguals. Psychological Science, 21(6), 799-800.

Kramer, R. S., Arend, I., & Ward, R. (2010). Perceived health from biological motion predicts voting behaviour. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 63(4), 625-632.

Ogurob, H., Ward, R., Bracewell, M., Hindel, J., & Rafal, R. (2009). Automatic activation of motor programs by object affordances in patients with Parkinson's disease. Neuroscience Letters, 463, 35-36.

Short, F., & Ward, R. (2009). Virtual limbs and body space: Critical features for the distinction between body space and near-body space. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 35, 1092-1103.

Ward, R., & Ward, R. (2009). Representation in dynamical agents. Neural Networks, 22, 258-266.

Bamford, S., Turnbull, O. H., Coetzer, R., & Ward, R. (2009) To lose the frame of action: A selective deficit in avoiding unpleasant objects following unilateral temporal lobe lesion. Neurocase, 15, 261-270.

Arend, I., Rafal, R., & Ward, R. (2008). Spatial and temporal deficits are regionally dissociable in patients with pulvinar lesions. Brain, 131, 2140-2152.

Ward, R., & Ward, R. (2008). Selective attention and control of action: Comparative psychology of an artificial, evolved agent and people. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 34, 1165-1182.

Arend, I., Machado, L., Ward, R., McGrath, M., Ro, T., & Rafal, R. (2008). The role of the human pulvinar in visual attention and action: Evidence from temporal order judgements, saccade decision and antisaccade tasks. Progress in Brain Research, 171, 475-483.

Nardone, I., Ward, R., Fotopoulou, A., & Turnbull, O. (2008). Attention and emotion in anosognosia: Evidence of implicit awareness and repression. Neurocase, 13, 438-445.

Bamford, S., & Ward, R. (2008). Predispositions to approach and avoid are contextually sensitive and goal dependent. Emotion, 8, 174-183.

Ward, R., & Arend, I. (2007). An object-based frame of reference within the human pulvinar. Brain, 130, 2462-2469.

Lindell, A. K., Arend, I., Ward, R., Norton, J., & Wathan, J. (2007). Hemispheric asymmetries in feature integration during visual word recognition. Laterality, 12, 543-558.

Ward, R., Calder, A J., Parker, M., & Arend, I. (2007). Emotion recognition following pulvinar damage. Neuropsychologia, 45, 1973-1978.

Ward, R. & Ward, R. (2006). Cognitive conflict without explicit conflict-monitoring in a dynamical agent. Neural Networks, 19(9), 1430-1436.

Rafal. R. D., Ward, R., Danziger, S. (2006). Selection for action and selection for awareness: Evidence from hemispatial neglect. Brain Research, 1080, 2-8.

Ward, R., Danziger, S., & Bamford, S. (2005). Response to visual threat following damage to the pulvinar. Current Biology, 15, 571-573.

Ward, R., Danziger, S., Quirk, R. T., Goodson, L., Downing, P. (2005). Selective attention and the timecourse of involuntary response activation. Visual Cognition, 12, 376-394.

Danziger, S., Ward, R., Owen, V., & Rafal, R. (2004). Contributions of the human pulvinar to a distributed network for selective attention. Journal of Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 4, 89-99.

Duncan, J., Bundesen, C., Olson, A., Humphreys, G., Ward, R., Kyllingsbaek, S., van Rammsdonk, M., Rorden, C., Chavda, S. (2003). Attentional functions in dorsal and ventral simultanagnosia. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 20, 675-701.

Rafal, R., Danziger, S., Grossi, G., Machado, L., & Ward, R. (2002). Visual detection is gated by attending for action: Evidence from hemispatial neglect. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 99, 16371-16375.

Ward, R., Danziger, S., Owen, V., & Rafal, R. (2002). Deficits in spatial coding and feature binding following damage to spatiotopic maps in the human pulvinar. Nature Neuroscience, 5, 99-100.

Ward, R., & Jackson, S. R. (2002). Visual attention in blindsight: Sensitivity in the blind field increased by targets in the sighted field. NeuroReport, 13, 301-304.

Phillips, J., & Ward, R. (2002). S-R compatibility effects of irrelevant visual affordance: Timecourse and specificity of response activation. Visual Cognition, 9, 540-558.

Ward, R. (2002). Integration and independence of perception and action: An introduction. Visual Cognition, 9, 385-391.

Danziger, S., Ward. R., Owen, V., & Rafal, R. (2002). The effects of unilateral pulvinar damage in humans on reflexive orienting and filtering of irrelevant information. Behavioural Neurology, 13, 95-104.

Danziger, S., Kingstone, A., & Ward, R. (2001). Environmentally defined frames of reference: Their sensitivity to spatial cues and attention, and their timecourse. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 27, 494-503.

Pothos, E., & Ward, R. (2000). Symmetry, repetition, and figural goodness: An investigation of the weight of evidence theory. Cognition, 75, B65-78.

Ward, R. (1999). Modelling selective processing in vision and action. In (Humphreys, G. W., Heinke, D., and Olson, A., Eds.) Connectionist models in cognitive neuroscience. London: Springer-Verlag.

Ward, R. (1998). Vision in the eternal present [News & Views]. Nature, 394, p 519. (C)

Goodrich, S.J., & Ward, R. (1997). Anti-extinction in human vision following unilateral parietal damage. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 14, 595-612.

Duncan, J., Martens, S., & Ward, R. (1997). Restricted attentional capacity within but not between sensory modalities. Nature, 387, 808-810.

Vandenberghe, R., Duncan, J., Dupont, P., Ward, R., Poline, J. B., Bormans, G., Michiels, J., Mortelmans, L., & Orban, G. A. (1997). Attention to one or two features in left or right visual field: A positron emission tomography study. Journal of Neuroscience, 17, 3739-3750.

Duncan, J., Humphreys, G. W., & Ward, R. (1997). Competitive brain activity in visual attention. Current Opinion in Neurobiology, 7, 255-261.

Ward, R., Duncan, J., & Shapiro, K. (1997). Effects of similarity, difficulty, and nontarget presentation on the timecourse of visual attention. Perception & Psychophysics, 59, 593-600.

Shapiro, K., Driver, J., Ward, R., & Sorensen, R.E. (1997). Priming from the attentional blink: A failure to extract visual tokens but not visual types. Psychological Science, 8, 95-100.

Ward, R., & Goodrich, S.J. (1996). Differences between objects and nonobjects in visual extinction: A competition for attention. Psychological Science, 7, 177-180.

Ward, R., Duncan, J., & Shapiro, K. (1996). The slow time-course of visual attention. Cognitive Psychology, 30, 79-109.

Duncan, J., Ward, R., & Shapiro, K.L. (1994). Direct measurement of attentional dwell time in human vision. Nature, 369, 313-315.

Ward, R., Goodrich, S.J. & Driver, J. (1994). Grouping reduces visual extinction: Neuropsychological evidence for weight-linkage in visual selection. Visual Cognition, 1, 101-129.

Ward, R. and McClelland, J.L. (1989). Conjunctive search for one and two identical targets. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 15, 664-672.

Kubitschek, H. E. & Ward, R. (1985). Buoyant density constancy of Schizosaccharomyces pombe cells. Journal of Bacteriology, 162, 902-904.

Chapters and Proceedings

Ward, R., & Shingler, P. (in press). An adaptive perspective on revealed and concealed cues to empathy.

Ward, R., & Sreenivas, S. (2015). Self-representation of facial appearance. Perception, 44, 281-281.

Butler, E. E., Saville, C. W., Ward, R., & Ramsey, R. (2015). Staring nervous system stability in the face: Reaction time variability predicts attractiveness. Perception, 44, 61-62.

Ward, R. (2013). Attention, evolutionary perspectives. In (Pashler, H., Ed.) Encyclopedia of Mind. Sage Press.

Ward, R., & Kramer, R. S. S. (2010). Accurate perceptions of personality from the face. Perception, 39(supplement), 127.

Arend, I., Ward, R., Roether, C., Omlor, L., Giese, M. A. (2010). Perceived attractiveness from biological motion: A question of symmetry? Perception, 39(supplement), 18.

Kramer, R., & Ward, R. (2010). Effects of social context on walking and the perceptions of walkers. Journal of Vision, 10(7), 787.

Ward, R., & Ward, R. (2009). Selective attention in linked, minimally cognitive agents. In Heinke, D., & Mavritsaki, E. (Eds.). Computational Modelling in Behavioural Neuroscience. Hove: Psychology Press.

Giese, M. A., Arend, I., Roether, C., Kramer, R., & Ward, R. (2009). Relationship between sexual dimorphism and perceived attractiveness in the perception of biological motion [Abstract]. Journal of Vision, 9(8), 607, doi: 10.1167/9.8.607.

Ward, R., Arend, I., & Rafal, R. (2008). Spatial and temporal binding in the human pulvinar [Abstract]. Journal of Vision, 8(6), 820, doi:10.1167/8.6.820.

Bamford, S., & Ward, R. (2008). Predispositions to approach and avoid are contextually sensitive and goal dependent [Abstract]. Journal of Vision, 8(6), 611, doi:10.1167/8.6.611.

Short, F., & Ward, R. (2008). Virtual limbs and body space: The effects of the rubber hand illusion [Abstract]. Journal of Vision, 8(6), 1049, doi:10.1167/8.6.1049.

Ward, R., & Ward, R. (2005). Selective attention and action in an artificial, evolved agent: Reactive inhibition. In Cangelosi, A., Bugmann, G., & Borisyuk, R. (Eds.). Modelling Language, Cognition, and Action: Proceedings of the 9th Neural Computation and Psychology Workshop. London: World Scientific Publishing.

Ward, R., & Danziger, S. (2005). Selective attention and response control following damage to the human pulvinar. In Humphreys, G. W., & Riddoch, J. (Eds.). Attention in action. Hove: Psychology Press.

Ward, R. (2002). Coordination and integration in perception and action. In Prinz, W., & Hommel, B. (Eds.). Common mechanisms in perception and action: Attention and Performance, Vol. XIX. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Ward, R. (2001). Visual attention is no faster than the eyes. In (Shapiro, K., Ed.) The limits of attention: Temporal constraints on human information processing. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Ward, R. (1999). Interactions between perception and action systems: A model of selective action. In (Humphreys, G.W., Duncan, J., and Treisman, A. M., Eds.) Attention, space, and action: Studies in cognitive neuroscience. Oxford: OUP.

Orban, G.A., Duncan, J., Dupont, P., Ward, R., Bormans, G., DeRoo, M., & Mortelmans, L. (1993). Activation of the human brain by concurrent visual discriminations. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 19, 773.