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Dr Olivia Harrison research interests

Olivia Harrison imageEmail olivia.harrison@otago.ac.nz
Tel +64 3 479 8818

My research focuses on mental health and its relationship to interoception (how we perceive our body).

I use neuroimaging and computational models to better understand how the brain perceives and learns about changes in the body, with a particular focus on breathing. My work also aims to understand how currently available treatments such as anxiolytics and exercise can improve conditions such as anxiety and depression.

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Publications

Harrison, O. K., Köchli, L., Marino, S., Luechinger, R., Hennel, F., Brand, K., … Stephan, K. E. (2021). Interoception of breathing and its relationship with anxiety. Neuron. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/ j.neuron.2021.09.045

Harrison, O. K., Marlow, L., Finnegan, S. L., Ainsworth, B., & Pattinson, K. T. S. (2021). Dissociating breathlessness symptoms from mood in asthma. Biological Psychology, 165, 108193. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsycho.2021.108193

Harrison, O. K., Garfinkel, S. N., Marlow, L., Finnegan, S. L., Marino, S., Köchli, L., … Fleming, S. M. (2021). The filter detection task for measurement of breathing-related interoception and metacognition. Biological Psychology, 165, 108185. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsycho.2021.108185

Harrison, O. K., Guell, X., Klein-Flügge, M. C., & Barry, R. L. (2021). Structural and resting state functional connectivity beyond the cortex. NeuroImage, 240, 118379. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2021.118379

Frässle, S., Aponte, E. A., Bollmann, S., Brodersen, K. H., Do, C. T., Harrison, O. K., … Stephan, K. E. (2021). TAPAS: An open-source software package for Translational Neuromodeling and Computational Psychiatry. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 12, 680811. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2021.680811

Harrison, O. K., Garfinkel, S. N., Marlow, L., Finnegan, S., Marino, S., Nanz, L., … Fleming, S. T. (2020). The Filter Detection Task for measurement of breathing-related interoception and metacognition. bioRxiv. doi: 10.1101/2020.06.29.176941

Working Paper; Discussion Paper; Technical Report

Harrison, O. K., Hayen, A., Wager, T. D., & Pattinson, K. T. S. (2020). Pain and breathlessness: Salient, somatosensory and similar, but not the same. bioRxiv. doi: 10.1101/2020.05.04.076174

Working Paper; Discussion Paper; Technical Report

Harrison, O. K., Marlow, L., Finnegan, S., Ainsworth, B., & Pattinson, K. T. S. (2020). Dissociating breathlessness symptoms from mood in asthma. bioRxiv. doi: 10.1101/2020.07.15.204289

Working Paper; Discussion Paper; Technical Report

Finnegan, S. L., Faull, O. K., Harmer, C. J., Herigstad, M., Rahman, N. M., Reinecke, A., & Pattinson, K. T. S. (2019). Neuropsychological stratification of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: Building affect into clinically relevant neuro-biomarkers of breathlessness. medRxiv. doi: 10.1101/19006684

Working Paper; Discussion Paper; Technical Report

Rieger, S. W., Stephan, K. E., & Faull, O. K. (2019). Tools and resources: Remote, automated and MRI-compatible administration of interoceptive inspiratory resistive loading. bioRxiv. doi: 10.1101/2019.12.09.869511

Working Paper; Discussion Paper; Technical Report

Faull, O. K., Cox, P. J., & Pattinson, K. T. S. (2017). Cortical processing of breathlessness in the athletic brain. bioRxiv. doi: 10.1101/174052

Working Paper; Discussion Paper; Technical Report

Finnegan, S. L., Harrison, O. K., Harmer, C. J., Herigstad, M., Rahman, N. M., Reinecke, A., & Pattinson, K. T. S. (2021). Breathlessness in COPD: Linking symptom clusters with brain activity. European Respiratory Journal. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1183/13993003.04099-2020

Journal - Research Article

Harrison, O. K., Garfinkel, S. N., Marlow, L., Finnegan, S. L., Marino, S., Köchli, L., … Fleming, S. M. (2021). The filter detection task for measurement of breathing-related interoception and metacognition. Biological Psychology, 165, 108185. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsycho.2021.108185

Journal - Research Article

Harrison, O. K., Guell, X., Klein-Flügge, M. C., & Barry, R. L. (2021). Structural and resting state functional connectivity beyond the cortex. NeuroImage, 240, 118379. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2021.118379

Journal - Research Article

Harrison, O. K., Köchli, L., Marino, S., Luechinger, R., Hennel, F., Brand, K., … Stephan, K. E. (2021). Interoception of breathing and its relationship with anxiety. Neuron. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/ j.neuron.2021.09.045

Journal - Research Article

Dearlove, D. J., Faull, O. K., Rolls, E., Clarke, K., & Cox, P. J. (2019). Nutritional ketoacidosis during incremental exercise in healthy athletes. Frontiers in Physiology, 10, 290. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2019.00290

Journal - Research Article

Faull, O. K., Dearlove, D. J., Clarke, K., & Cox, P. J. (2019). Beyond RPE: The perception of exercise under normal and ketotic conditions. Frontiers in Physiology, 10, 229. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2019.00229

Journal - Research Article

Faull, O. K., Cox, P. J., & Pattinson, K. T. S. (2018). Cortical processing of breathing perceptions in the athletic brain. NeuroImage, 179, 92-101. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2018.06.021

Journal - Research Article

Faull, O. K., & Pattinson, K. T. S. (2017). The cortical connectivity of the periaqueductal gray and the conditioned response to the threat of breathlessness. eLIFE, 6, e21749. doi: 10.7554/eLife.21749

Journal - Research Article

Faull, O. K., Hayen, A., & Pattinson, K. T. S. (2017). Breathlessness and the body: Neuroimaging clues for the inferential leap. Cortex, 95, 211-221. doi: 10.1016/j.cortex.2017.07.019

Journal - Research Article

Hayen, A., Wanigasekera, V., Faull, O. K., Campbell, S. F., Garry, P. S., Raby, S. J. M., … Pattinson, K. T. S. (2017). Opioid suppression of conditioned anticipatory brain responses to breathlessness. NeuroImage, 150, 383-394. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2017.01.005

Journal - Research Article

Herigstad, M., Faull, O. K., Hayen, A., Evans, E., Hardinge, F. M., Wiech, K., & Pattinson, K. T. S. (2017). Treating breathlessness via the brain: Changes in brain activity over a course of pulmonary rehabilitation. European Respiratory Journal, 50(3), 1701029. doi: 10.1183/13993003.01029-2017

Journal - Research Article

Stubbs, B. J., Cox, P. J., Evans, R. D., Santer, P., Miller, J. J., Faull, O. K., … Clarke, K. (2017). On the metabolism of exogenous ketones in humans. Frontiers in Physiology, 8, 848. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2017.00848

Journal - Research Article

Faull, O. K., Cox, P. J., & Pattinson, K. T. S. (2016). Psychophysical differences in ventilatory awareness and breathlessness between athletes and sedentary individuals. Frontiers in Physiology, 7, 231. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2016.00231

Journal - Research Article

Faull, O. K., Jenkinson, M., Ezra, M., & Pattinson, K. T. S. (2016). Conditioned respiratory threat in the subdivisions of the human periaqueductal gray. eLIFE, 5, e12047. doi: 10.7554/eLife.12047.001

Journal - Research Article

Ezra, M., Faull, O. K., Jbabdi, S., & Pattinson, K. T. (2015). Connectivity-based segmentation of the periaqueductal gray matter in human with brainstem optimized diffusion MRI. Human Brain Mapping, 36(9), 3459-3471. doi: 10.1002/hbm.22855

Journal - Research Article

Faull, O. K., Cotter, J. D., & Lucas, S. J. E. (2015). Cerebrovascular responses during rowing: Do circadian rhythms explain morning and afternoon performance differences? Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, 25(4), 467-475. doi: 10.1111/sms.12273

Journal - Research Article

Faull, O. K., Jenkinson, M., Clare, S., & Pattinson, K. T. S. (2015). Functional subdivision of the human periaqueductal grey in respiratory control using 7 tesla fMRI. NeuroImage, 113, 356-364. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2015.02.026

Journal - Research Article

Faull, O. K., Robertson, J., Thomas, O., Bradwell, A. R., Antoniades, C. A., & Pattinson, K. T. S. (2015). The effect of acetazolamide on saccadic latency at 3459 meters. Wilderness & Environmental Medicine, 26(1), 72-77. doi: 10.1016/j.wem.2014.08.017

Journal - Research Article

Frässle, S., Aponte, E. A., Bollmann, S., Brodersen, K. H., Do, C. T., Harrison, O. K., … Stephan, K. E. (2021). TAPAS: An open-source software package for Translational Neuromodeling and Computational Psychiatry. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 12, 680811. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2021.680811

Journal - Research Other

Harrison, O. K., Marlow, L., Finnegan, S. L., Ainsworth, B., & Pattinson, K. T. S. (2021). Dissociating breathlessness symptoms from mood in asthma. Biological Psychology, 165, 108193. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsycho.2021.108193

Journal - Research Other

Rieger, S. W., Stephan, K. E., & Harrison, O. K. (2020). Remote, automated, and MRI-compatible administration of interoceptive inspiratory resistive loading. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 14, 161. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2020.00161

Journal - Research Other

Abdallah, S. J., Faull, O. K., Wanigasekera, V., Finnegan, S. L., Jensen, D., & Pattinson, K. T. S. (2019). Opioids for breathlessness: Psychological and neural factors influencing response variability. European Respiratory Journal, 54(3), 1900275. doi: 10.1183/13993003.00275-2019

Journal - Research Other

Dearlove, D. J., Faull, O. K., & Clarke, K. (2019). Context is key: Exogenous ketosis and athletic performance. Current Opinion in Physiology, 10, 81-89. doi: 10.1016/j.cophys.2019.04.010

Journal - Research Other

Faull, O. K., Subramanian, H. H., Ezra, M., & Pattinson, K. T. S. (2019). The midbrain periaqueductal gray as an integrative and interoceptive neural structure for breathing. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 98, 135-144. doi: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2018.12.020

Journal - Research Other

Marlow, L. L., Faull, O. K., Finnegan, S. L., & Pattinson, K. T. S. (2019). Breathlessness and the brain: The role of expectation. Current Opinion in Supportive & Palliative Care, 13(3), 200-210. doi: 10.1097/SPC.0000000000000441

Journal - Research Other

Faull, O. K., Marlow, L., Finnegan, S. L., & Pattinson, K. T. S. (2018). Chronic breathlessness: Re-thinking the symptom. European Respiratory Journal, 51, 1702238. doi: 10.1183/13993003.02238-2017

Journal - Research Other

Brooks, J. C. W., Faull, O. K., Pattinson, K. T. S., & Jenkinson, M. (2013). Physiological noise in brainstem fMRI. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7, 623. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2013.00623

Journal - Research Other

Faull, O., Cox, P., & Pattinson, K. (2017). The efficient athlete brain: Cortical processing of breathlessness. Brain & Neuroscience Advances, 1, P-M032. doi: 10.1177/2398212817705279

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Cox, P. J., Cvetko, F., Faull, O., Kirk, T., Stubbs, B. J., & Clarke, K. (2016). Nutritional ketosis: A metabolic replacement for glucose in exercise performance? Proceedings of The Physiological Society, 37, PCA182. Retrieved from http://www.physoc.org

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Cox, P. J., Faull, O., Ashmore, T., Stubbs, B. J., Dearlove, D., Murray, A., … Clarke, K. (2016). Nutritional ketosis regulates BCAA metabolism in exercise. Proceedings of The Physiological Society, 37, PCA183. Retrieved from http://www.physoc.org

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Stubbs, B. J., Cox, P. J., Faull, O., Kirk, T., Willerton, K., & Clarke, K. (2016). The role of muscle fibre type in skeletal muscle substrate oxidation during nutritional ketosis. Proceedings of The Physiological Society, 37, PCA184. Retrieved from http://www.physoc.org

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Ezra, M., Faull, O. K., Jbabdi, S., & Pattinson, K. T. S. (2014). Connectivity based segmentation of the periaqueductal grey matter in humans with diffusion tensor imaging. Proceedings of the International Society of Magnetic Resonancing & Medicine, 22, 0052. Retrieved from https://www.semanticscholar.org

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Faull, O., Rieger, S., Marino, S., Nanz, L., Luechinger, R., Hennel, F., … Stephan, K. E. (2020, June-July). Cortical processing of interoceptive prediction errors using inspiratory resistive loads. Poster session presented at the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM) 26th Annual Meeting, [Online].

Conference Contribution - Poster Presentation (not in published proceedings)

Finnegan, S., Faull, O., Harmer, C., Herigstad, M., Rahman, N., Reinecke, A., & Pattinson, K. (2020, June-July). Neuropsychological models of breathlessness. Poster session presented at the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM) 26th Annual Meeting, [Online].

Conference Contribution - Poster Presentation (not in published proceedings)

Faull, O., & Pattinson, K. (2017, June). The cortical connectivity of the periaqueductal gray and the conditioned threat of breathlessness. Poster session presented at the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM) 23rd Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada.

Conference Contribution - Poster Presentation (not in published proceedings)

Faull, O. K., Ezra, M., & Pattinson, K. T. S. (2015, June). The role of the ventrolateral periqueductal gray in conditioned responses to breathlessness. Poster session presented at the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM) 21st Annual Meeting, Honolulu, HI.

Conference Contribution - Poster Presentation (not in published proceedings)

Faull, O. (2015). The role of the periaqueductal gray in respiratory control and breathlessness (DPhil). University of Oxford, Oxford, UK. Retrieved from https://ora.ox.ac.uk/objects/uuid:8be9a788-57c7-4323-8052-c849bc9a8eb6

Awarded Doctoral Degree

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