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Duncan Astle
Programme leader
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CBSU publications
VEDECJINA, M., ASTLE, D. E., Holmes, J. (In Press) Dimensions of early life adversity and their associations with functional brain organisation, Imaging Neuroscience [Read More]

AKARCA, D., CAROZZA, S., ASTLE, D. (In Press) The adaptive stochasticity hypothesis: modelling equifinality, multifinality and adaption to adversity, PNAS [Read More]

CAROZZA, S., HOLMES, J., Vertes, P.E., Bullmore, E., Arefin, T.M., Pugliese, A., ZHANG, J.,Kaffman, A., AKARCA, D., ASTLE, D. (In Press) Early adversity changes the economic conditions of mouse structural brain network organisation, Developmental Psychobiology [Read More]

CAROZZA, S., Holmes, J., AKARCA, D.and ASTLE, D. (2024) Global topology of human connectome is insensitive to early life environments – A prospective longitudinal study of the general population, Developmental Science, 27(4):e13490 [Open Access]

EPIHOVA, G., ASTLE, D. (2024) What is developmental about developmental prospagnosia?, Cortex, 173, 333-338 [Open Access]

JONES, J.S., MONGHAN, A., LEYLAND-CRAGGS, CALM Team, ASTLE, D. E. (2023) Testing the triple network model of psychopathology in a transdiagnostic neurodevelopmental cohort, Neuroimage Clinical, 40:103539 [Read More]

ACHTERBERG, J., AKARCA, D., Strouse, D.J., DUNCAN, J., ASTLE, D. E. (2023) Spatially embedded recurrent neural networks reveal widespread links between structural and functional neuroscience findings, Nature Machine Intelligence, 5, 1369-1381 [Open Access]

ZDOROVTSOVA, N., JONES, J., AKARCA, D., BENHAMOU, E., The CALM Team, ASTLE, D. E. (2023) Exploring neural heterogeneity in inattention and hyperactivity, Cortex, 164, 90-111 [Open Access]

ASTLE, D. , Johnson, M., AKARCA, D. (2023) Towards Computational Neuroconstructivism: A Framework for Developmental Systems Neuroscience, Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 27(8) 726-744 [Open Access]

CAROZZA, Holmes, J., ASTLE, D. (2022) Testing deprivation and threat: A pre-registered network analysis of the dimensions of early adversity, Psychological Science, 33(10):1753-1766 [Open Access]

SMITH, T, ASTLE, D. , KIEVIT, R. (2022) Maternal Mental Health Mediates Links Between Socioeconomic Status and Child Development, Current Psychology, s12144-022-03181-0 [Open Access]

BRKIC, D., NG-CORDELL, E., O’BRIEN, S., MARTIN, J., SCERIF, G., ASTLE, D. , BAKER, K. (2022) FarmApp: a new assessment of cognitive control and memory for children and young people with neurodevelopmental difficulties, Child Neuropsychology [Open Access]

NG-CORDELL, E., KOLESNIK-TAYLOR, A., O’BRIEN, S., ASTLE, D. , SCERIF, G., BAKER, K. (2022) Social and emotional characteristics of girls and young women with DDX3X-associated intellectual disability: A descriptive and comparative study, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, May 10 2022 [Open Access]

DALMEIJER, E.S., NORD, C.L., ASTLE, D. E. (2022) Statistical power for cluster analysis, BMC Bioinformatics, 31 May 2022, 23(1):205 [Open Access]

Bethlehem, R., HENSON, R., Seidlitz J., White, S.R., Vogel, J.W., Anderson, K.M, Adamson C., Adler S., Alexopoulos, G.S., Anagnostou E., Areces-Gonzalez A., Astle, D. E, Auyeung B., Ayub M., Bae J., Ball G., Baron-Cohen S., Beare R., Bedford, S.A., Benegal V., Beyer F., Blangero J., Blesa Cábez M., Boardman, J.P., Borzage M., Bosch-Bayard, J.F.,, Bourke N., Calhoun, V.D., Chakravarty, M.M., Chen C., Chertavian C., Chetelat G., Chong, Y.S., Cole, J.H., Corvin A., Costantino M., Courchesne E., Crivello F., Cropley, V.L., Crosbie J., Crossley N., Delarue M., Delorme R., Desrivieres S., Devenyi G., Di Biase, M.A., Dolan R., Donald, K.A., Donohoe G., Dunlop K.⁶³, Edwards, A.D., Elison, J.T., Ellis, C.T, Elman, J.A., Eyler L., Fair, D.A., Feczko E., Fletcher, P.C., Fonagy P., Franz, C.E., Galan-Garcia L., Gholipour A., Giedd J., Gilmore, J.H., Glahn, D.C., Goodyer, I.M. Grant, P.E., Groenewold, N.A., Gunning, F.M., Gur, R.E., Gur, R.C., Hammill, C.F., Hansson O., Hedden T., Heinz A., Henson, R.N., Heuer K., Hoare J., Holla B., Holmes, A.J., Holt R., Huang H., Im K., Ipser J., Jack Jr, C.R., Jackowski, A.P., Jia T., Johnson, K.A., Jones, P.B., Jones, D.T., Kahn, R.S., Karlsson H., Karlsson L., Kawashima R., Kelley, E.A., Kern S., Kim K., Kitzbichler, M.G., Kremen, W.S., Lalonde F., Landeau B., Lee S., Lerch J., Lewis, J.D., Li J., Liao W., Liston C., Lombardo, M.V., Lv J., Lynch C., Mallard, T.T., Marcelis M., Markello, R.D., Mathias, S.R., Mazoyer B., McGuire P., Meaney, M.J., Mechelli A., Medic N., Misic B., Morgan, S.E., Mothersill D., Nigg J., Ong, M.Q.W., Ortinau C., Ossenkoppele R., Ouyang M., Palaniyappan L. Paly L., Pan, P.M., Pantelis C., Park, M.M., Paus T., Pausova Z., Paz-Linares D., Pichet Binette A., Pierce K., Qian X., Qiu J., Qiu A., Raznahan A., Rittman T., Rodrigue A., Rollins, C.K. Romero-Garcia R, Ronan L., Rosenberg, M.D., Rowitch, D.H., Salum, G.A, Satterthwaite, T.D, Schaare H., Schachar, R.J., Schultz, A.P., Schumann G., Schöll M., Sharp D., Shinohara, R.T., Skoog I., Smyser, C.D., Sperling, R.A., Stein, D.J., Stolicyn A., Suckling J., Sullivan G., Taki Y., Thyreau B., Toro R., Traut N., Tsvetanov, K.A., Turk-Browne, N.B, Tuulari, J.J., Tzourio C., Vachon-Presseau É., Valdes-Sosa, M.J., Valdes-Sosa, P.A., Valk, S.L., van Amelsvoort T., Vandekar, S.N., Vasung L., Victoria, L.W., Villeneuve S., Villringer A., Vértes, P.E., Wagstyl K., Wang, Y.S., Warfield, S.K., Warrier V., Westman E., Westwater, M.L., Whalley, H.C., Witte A., Yang N., Yeo B., Yun H., Zalesky A., Zar, H.J., Zettergren A., Zhou, J.H., Ziauddeen H., Zugman A., Zuo, X.N., 3R-BRAIN, AIBL, Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative, Alzheimer’s Disease Repository Without Borders Investigators, CALM Team, Cam-CAN, CCNP, COBBRE, cVEDA, ENIGMA Developmental Brain Age working group, Developing Human Connectome Project, FinnBrain, Harvard Aging Brain Study, IMAGEN, KNE96, The Mayo Clinic Study of Aging, NSPN, POND, The PREVENT-AD Research Group, VETSA, Bullmore, E.T, Alexander-Bloch, A.F. (2022) Brain charts for the human lifespan, Nature, 604, 525-533 [Open Access]

JONES, J.S., the CALM Team, ASTLE, D. E. (2022) Segregation and integration of the functional connectome in neurodevelopmentally ‘at risk’ children, Developmental Science, 25(3), May 2022, e13209 [Open Access]

PEERS, P., PUNTON, S.F., MURPHY, F.C., WATSON, P., Bateman,A., DUNCAN, J.D., ASTLE, D. E., Hampshire, A., MANLY, T, (2022) A randomised control trial of the effects of home-based online attention training and working memory training on cognition and everyday function in a community stroke sample, Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, , 32 (10), 2603-2627, [Open Access]

Jones, J,S., CALM Team, The, ASTLE, D. (2021) A Transdiagnostic Data-driven Study of Children’s Behaviour and the Functional Connectome, Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 22 Oct 2021, 52 [Open Access]

DALMAIJER, E., BIGNARDI, G., ANWYL-IRVINE, A., SIUGZDAITE, R. SMITH, T., UH, S., Johnson, A., ASTLE, D. (2021) Direct and indirect links between children’s socio-economic status and education: pathways via mental health, attitude, and cognition, Current Psychology (2021) [Open Access]

AKARCA, D., Vertes, P.E., Bullmore, E.T., CALM Team., ASTLE, D. E. (2021) A generative network model of neurodevelopmental diversity in structural brain organization, Nature Communications [Open Access]

UH, S., DALMAIJER, E.S., SIUGZDAITE, R., Ford, T.J., ASTLE, D. E. (2021) Two pathways to self-harm in adolescence, Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 60(12), 1491-1500 [Open Access]

RENNIE, J, JONES, J., ASTLE, D. (2021) EXPRESS: Training-dependent transfer within a set of nested tasks, Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology,1747021821993772 [Open Access]

ASTLE, D. , Bathelt, J., Vignoles, A. (2021) Just a phase? Mapping the transition of behavioural problems from childhood to adolescence, Social Psaychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology (2021) [Open Access]

ANWYL-IRVINE, A., DALMAIJER, E.S., Quinn, A., Johnson, A. and ASTLE, D. E. (2021) Subjective SES is associated with children’s neurophysiological response to auditory oddballs, Cerebral Cortex Communications, 2(1), tgaa092 [Open Access]

BIGNARDI, G., DALMAIJER, E.S., ANWYL-IRVINE, A., SMITH, T., SIUGZDAITE, R., UH, S., ASTLE, D. (2021) Longitudinal increases in childhood depression symptoms during the COVID-19 lockdown, Archives of Diseases in Childhood, 106(8), 791-797 [Open Access]

BAKER, K., BRKIC, D, Ng-Cordell, E., O’BRIEN, S., Scerif, G., ASTLE, D. (2020) Gene functional networks and autism spectrum characteristics in young people with intellectual disability: a dimensional phenotyping study, Molecular Autism, 11(1), 98 [Open Access]

ASTLE, D. , AKARCA, D., Johnson, A., Bathelt, J., The RED Team (2020) Far and Wide: Associations between childhood Socio-Economic Status and Brain Connectomics, Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 48: 100888 [Open Access]

BIGNARDI, G., DALMAIJER, E.S., ANWYL-IRVINE, A., and ASTLE, D. E. (2020) Collecting Big Data with Small Screens: Group-Tests of Children’s Cognition with Touchscreen Tablets are Reliable and Valid, Behaviour Research Methods, 2 Dec 2020 [Open Access]

ASTLE, D. E., Fletcher-Watson, S. (2020) Beyond the ‘core deficit hypothesis’ in developmental disorders, Current Directions in Psychological Science, 29(5), July 15, 2020 [Open Access]

SIUGZDAITE, R., Bathelt, J., HOLMES, J., ASTLE, D. A. (2020) Transdiagnostic brain mapping in developmental disorders, Current Biology, 30(7):1245-1257.e4 [Open Access]

PEERS, P., ASTLE, D. E., DUNCAN, J.D., MURPHY, F., Hampshire, A., Das, T., MANLY, T. (2020) Dissociable effects of Attention vs Working Memory on cognitive performance and everyday functioning following fronto-parital strokes, Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 30(6), 1092-1114 [Open Access]

BRKIC, D., Hawkins, E., AKARCA, D., ZHANG, M., Woolrich, M., BAKER, K., ASTLE, D. (2019) Functional network dynamics in a neurodevelopmental disorder of known genetic origin, Human Brain Mapping, 41(2):530-544 [Open Access]

O’BRIEN, S., NG-CORDELL, E., The DDD Study, ASTLE, D. E. Scerif, G., BAKER, K (2019) STXBP1-associated neurodevelopmental disorder: a comparative study of behavioural characteristics., Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders, 11: 17 [Open Access]

ASTLE, D. , ZHANG, M., RENNIE, J.M, BATHELT, J., HAWKINS, R. (2019) Mapping differential responses to cognitive training using machine learning, Developmental Science, 23(4):e12868 [Open Access]

BATHELT, J., Scerif, G., Nobre, A.C., ASTLE, D. E. (2019) Whole-brain white matter organization, intelligence, and educational attainment, Trends in Neuroscience & Education, 15:38-47 [Open Access]

BATHELT, J., ZHANG, M., JOHNSON, A., ASTLE, D. (2019) The cingulum as a marker of individual differences in neurocognitive development, Scientific Reports, 9(1), 2281 [Open Access]

ASTLE, D. , HOLMES, J., CALM Team, BATHELT, J. (2018) Remapping the cognitive and neural profile of children who struggle at school, Developmental Science, 22(1):e12747 [Open Access]

BATHELT, J., GATHERCOLE, S.E., BUTTERFIELD, S., the CALM team, ASTLE, D. E. (2018) Children’s academic attainment is linked to the global organization of the white matter connectome, Developmental Science, 21(5): e12662 [Open Access]

BATHELT, J., HOLMES, J., the CALM team, ASTLE, D. E. (2018) Data-driven subtyping of executive-function-related behavioural problems in children, Journal of the American Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP), 57(4):252-262.e4 [Open Access]

BATHELT, J., GATHERCOLE, S., JOHNSON, A., ASTLE, D. (2018) Differences in brain morphology and working memory capacity across childhood, Developmental Science [Open Access]

ASTLE, D. (2017) Brain science is child’s play, Research Features [Open Access]

BATHELT, J., Barnes, J., Raymond, L.F., Baker, K., ASTLE, D. (2017) Global and local connectivity differences converge with gene expression in a neurodevelopmental disorder of known genetic origin, Cerebral Cortex, 27(7):3806-3817 [Open Access]

BATHELT, J., ASTLE, D. , BARNES, J., Raymond, L.F., & Baker, K. (2016) Structural brain abnormalities in a single gene disorder associated with epilepsy, language impairment and intellectual disability, Neuroimage: Clinical, 12: 655-665 [Open Access]

GATHERCOLE, S., WOOLGAR, F., the CALM Team, KIEVIT, R.A., ASTLE, D. , Manly, T., HOLMES, J. (2016) How common are WM deficits in children with difficulties in reading and mathematics?, Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, 5(4), 384-394 [Open Access]

HAWKINS, E., GATHERCOLE, S., ASTLE, D. , the CALM team, HOLMES, J. (2016) Language problems and ADHS symptoms: How specific are the links?, Brain Sciences, 6(4), 50 [Open Access]

ASTLE, D. , Barnes, J.,m Nobre, K., Woolrich, M., Baker, K. (2016) Training working memory in childhood enhances coupling between fronto-parietal control network and task-related regions, Journal of Neuroscience, 36(34):9001-9011 [Open Access]

ASTLE, D. , Kuo, B-C., Scerif, G., Nobre, K. (2016) Top-down activation of spatiotopic sensory codes in perceptual and working-memory search, Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 28(7)996-1009 [Read More]

ASTLE, D. (2016) Developmental and individual differences in the precision of visuospatial memory, Cognitive Development, 39, July-September, 1-12 [Open Access]

ASTLE, D. E., Barnes, J.J.M., Woolrich, M.W.., Baker, K., Colclough, G.L. (2016) Electrophysiological measures of resting state functional connectivity and their relationship with working memory capacity in childhood, Developmental Science, 19(1), 19-31 [Open Access]

ASTLE, D. , Luckhoo, H., Woolrich, M., Kuo, B-C., Nobre, A.C., Scerif, G. (2015) The Neural Dynamics of Fronto-Parietal Networks in Childhood Revealed using Magnetoencephalography, Cerebral Cortex, 25(10), 3868-3876 [Open Access]

Baker, K., Scerif, G., Astle, D. E., Fletcher, P.C., Raymond, F.L. (2015) Psychopathology and cognitive performance in individuals with membrane-associated guanylate kinase mutations: a functional network phenotyping study., Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders, 7(1), 8 [Open Access]

Baker, K., ASTLE, D. E., Scerif, G., Barnes, J., Smith, J., Moffat, G., Gillard, J, Baldeweg, T., and Raymond, F.L (2015) Epilepsy, cognitive deficits and neuroanatomy in males with ZDHHC9 mutations., Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology, 2(5), 559-569 [Open Access]

ASTLE, D. , Barnes, J.J., Baker, K., Colclough, G.L., Woolrich, M.W. (2015) Cognitive training enhances intrinsic brain connectivity in childhood, Journal of Neuroscience, 35(16), 6277-6283 [Open Access]

Hawkins, E., ASTLE, D. , Rastle, K. (2015) Semantic Advantage for Learning New Phonological Form Representations, Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 27(4), 775-786] [Read More]

ASTLE, D. , Shimi, A., Woolrich, M., Mantini, D. (2014) Memory Load Modulates Graded Changes in Distracter Filtering, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8:1025 [Open Access]

ASTLE, D. E., Luckhoo, H., Woolrich, M.W.W., Kuo, B.C., Nobre, A.C., Scerif, G. (2014) The Neural Dynamics of Fronto-Parietal Networks in Childhood Revealed using Magnetoencephalography, Cerebral Cortex [Open Access]

ASTLE, D. , Poliakov, E., Stokes, M., Woolrich,. M., Mantinl, D. (2014) Modulation of Alpha power at encoding + retrieval tracks the precision of VSTM, Journal of Neurophysiology, 112(11), 2939-2945 [Open Access]

Shimi, A., Nobre, A.C., ASTLE, D. , Scerif, G. (2014) Orienting attention within visual short-term memory: Development and mechanisms, Child Development, 85(2), 578-592 [Read More]

Shimi, A., Kue, B-C., ASTLE, D. E., Nobre, A.C., and Scerif, G (2014) Age Group and Individual Differences in Attentional Orienting Dissociate Neural Mechanisms of Encoding and Maintenance in Visual STM, Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 26(4), 864-877 [Read More]

Kuo, Bo-Cheng, ASTLE, D. E. (2014) Neural mechanisms by which attention modulates the comparison of remembered and perceptual representation, PLoS One, 9(1), e86666 [Open Access]

ASTLE, D. , Harvey, H., Stokes, M., Mohseni, H., Nobre, K., Scerif, G. (2014) Distinct neural mechanisms of individual and developmental differences in VSTM capacity, Developmental Psychobiology, 56(4), 601-610 [Read More]

ASTLE, D. & Shimi, A. (2013) The strength of attentional biases reduces as VSTM becomes more full, Journal of Neurophysiology, 110(1), 12-18 [Read More]

Gosling, S.G., ASTLE, D. E. (2013) Directing spatial attention to locations within remembered and imagined mental representations, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7:154 [Open Access]

Murray, A.M., Nobre, A.C., ASTLE, D. E., Stokes, M.G. (2012) Lacking control over the trade-off between quality and quantity in visual short-term memory, PLoS One, 7(8), e41223 [Open Access]