Paul Jenkinson

pjDr. Paul Jenkinson studied a BSc in psychology and neuroscience and a PhD in cognitive neuropsychology at Keele University. He worked as a research psychologist at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire, before commencing his first lectureship at Staffordshire University, and is currently a reader in neuropsychology at the University of Hertfordshire.

Paul is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), a member of the British Neuropsychological Society, and formerly served on the BNS executive committee (2011/12 to 2013/14).

Paul’s research explores the underlying mechanisms and relationship between the mind, body and self, employing various methods including experimental neuropsychology, and cognitive, behavioural, and psychodynamic neuroscience. His collaborative work at KatLab examines the neural and psychological mechanisms underlying body awareness, ownership, and interoceptive signals in neurological patients and healthy subjects.

In 2012, Dr. Jenkinson was awarded an international NPSA fellowship to examine “How the Brain Protects the Mind: The Neurocognitive Basis of Repression”.

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Jenkinson, M.P., Moro, V., Fotopoulou, A., (in press). Asomatognosia. Cortex. (link)

Crucianelli, L., Krahé, C., Jenkinson, P. M., & Fotopoulou, A. (in press). Interoceptive ingredients of body ownership: Affective touch and cardiac awareness in the Rubber Hand Illusion. Cortex. (link)

Kirsch, L. P., Krahé, C., Blom, N., Crucianelli, L., Moro, V., Jenkinson, P. M., & Fotopoulou, A. (in press). Reading the mind in the touch: Neurophysiological specificity in the communication of emotions by touch. Neuropsychologia. (link)

Besharati, S., Forkel, S.J., Kopelman, M., Solms, M., Jenkinson, P. M., & Fotopoulou, A. (2016). Mentalising the Body: Spatial and Social Cognition in Anosognosia for Hemiplegia, Brain, 139, 971-985. (link).

Krahé, C., Paloyelis, Y., Condon, H., Jenkinson, P. M., Williams, S. C. R., & Fotopoulou, A. (2015). Attachment style moderates partner presence effects on pain: A laser-evoked potentials study. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, nsu156. (link)

Gentsch, A., Crucianelli, L., Jenkinson, PM., Fotopoulou, A. (under review). The Touched Self: Affective Touch and Body Awareness in Health and Disease. In H. Olausson, J. Wessberg, I. Morrison, F. McGlone (Eds.), Affective Touch and the Neurophysiology of CT Afferents. Springer.

Jenkinson, P. M., & Fotopoulou, A. (2014). Understanding Babinski’s anosognosia: 100 years later. Cortex, 61, 1-4 . (pdf)

Besharati, S., Forkel, S. J., Kopelman, M., Solms, M., Jenkinson, P. M., & Fotopoulou, A. (2014). The affective modulation of motor awareness in anosognosia for hemiplegia: Behavioural and lesion evidence. Cortex61, 127-140. (pdf)

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Jenkinson, P. M., Edelstyn, N. M. J., Preston, C. & Ellis, S. J. (2014). Anarchic hand with abnormal agency following right inferior parietal lobe damage: A case report. Neurocase. doi:10.1080/13554794.2014.925936.

Crucianelli, L., Metcalf, N. K., Fotopoulou, A., & Jenkinson, P. M. (2013). Bodily pleasure matters: Velocity of touch modulates body ownership during the rubber hand illusion. Frontiers in Psychology, 4, 703. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00703. (pdf)

Jenkinson, P. M., Haggard, P., Ferreira, N. &Fotopoulou, A. (2013). Body ownership and attention in the mirror: Insights from somatoparaphrenia and the rubber hand illusion. Neuropsychologia, 51, 1453-1462. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2013.03.029. (pdf)

Fotopoulou, A., Jenkinson, P. M., Tsakiris, M., Haggard, P., Rudd, A., &Kopelman, M. (2011). Mirror-view reverses somatoparaphrenia: Dissociation between first and third person perspectives on body ownership. Neuropsychologia, 49, 3946-3955. (link)

Jenkinson, P. M., Preston, C., & Ellis, S. J. (2011). Unawareness after stroke: A review and practical guide to understanding, assessing and managing anosognosia for hemiplegia. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology. 33 (10), 1079-1093.doi: 10.1080/13803395.2011.596822 (pdf)

Jenkinson, P. M., Edelstyn, N. M. J., Drakeford, J. L., Roffe, C., & Ellis, S. J. (2010). The role of reality monitoring in anosognosia for hemiplegia. Behavioural Neurology, 23 (4), 241-243. (pdf)

Preston, C., Jenkinson, P. M., & Newport, R. (2010). Anosognosia for hemiplegia as a global deficit in motor awareness: Evidence from the non-paralysed limb. Neuropsychologia, 48, 3443-3450. (link)

Jenkinson, P. M., & Fotopoulou, A. (2010). So you think you can dance? The Psychologist, 23, 810-813. (pdf)

Brandt, K. R., Sünram-Lea, S. &Jenkinson, P. M., & Jones, E. (2010). The effect of glucose dose and dual task performance on memory for emotional material. Behavioural Brain Research, 211, 83-88. (link)

Jenkinson, P. M., & Fotopoulou, A. (2010). Motor awareness in anosognosia for hemiplegia: Experiments at last. Experimental Brain Research, 204, 295-304. doi: 10.1007/s00221-009-1929-8 (pdf)

Jenkinson, P. M., Edelstyn, N. M. J., Stephens, R. & Ellis, S. J. (2009). Why are some Parkinson’s disease patients unaware of their dyskinesias? Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology, 22, 117-121. doi: 10.1097/WNN.0b013e3181a722b0. (pdf)

Jenkinson, P. M., Edelstyn, N. M. J., Drakeford, J. L. & Ellis, S. J. (2009). Reality monitoring in anosognosia for hemiplegia. Consciousness and Cognition. 18, 458-470. doi: 10.1016/j.concog.2008.12.005 (pdf)

Jenkinson, P. M., Edelstyn, N. M. J. & Ellis, S. J. (2009). Imagining the impossible: Motor representations in anosognosia for hemiplegia. Neuropsychologia, 47, 481-488. doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2008.10.004 (pdf)

Jenkinson, P. M., Baker, S. R., Edelstyn, N. M. J. & Ellis, S. J. (2008). Does autonomic arousal distinguish good and bad decisions? Healthy individuals’ skin conductance reactivity during the Iowa Gambling Task. Journal of Psychophysiology, 22, 141-149. doi: 10.1027/0269-8803.22.3.141 (pdf)

Woolmore, J. A., Stone, M. J., Holley, S. L., Jenkinson, P. M., Ike, A., Fryer, A. A., Strange, R. C., Stephens, R., Langdon, D. W., & Hawkins, C. P. (2008). Polymorphisms of the cannabinoid 1 receptor gene and cognitive impairment in multiple sclerosis. Multiple Sclerosis, 14, 177-182. (link)

Edelstyn, N. M. J., Baker, S. R., Ellis, S. J. &Jenkinson, P. (2004). A cognitive neuropsychological and psychophysiological investigation of a patient who exhibited an acute exacerbated response during innocuous somatosensory stimulation and movement. Behavioural Neurology, 15, 15-22. (link)

Edelstyn, N. M. J., Ellis, S. J., Jenkinson, P.& Sawyer, A. (2002). Contribution of the left dorsomedial thalamus in recognition memory: A neuropsychological case study. Neurocase, 8, 442-452. (link)