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Selected articles - Professor Liz Franz

  • Bimanual Action Representation* - Recommended Review
  • Action Selection in Special Populations ♦
  • The Mirror Neuron System and Imitation ►

Myasnikova, A. & Franz, E.A. (2022). Brain dynamics in alpha and beta frequencies underlies response activation during readiness of goal-directed hand movement. Neuroscience Research, online March 2022 prior to publication which is In Press.

Disbrow, E.A. Nathaniel D. Glassy, Elizabeth M. Dressler, Kimberley Russo, Elizabeth A. Franz, Robert Turner, Maria I Ventura, Leighton Hinkley, Richard Zweig, Sri Nagarajan, Christina R. Ledbetter, Sigvardt KA. Cortical Oscillatory Dysfunction in Parkinson Disease During Movement Activation and Inhibition. PLOS ONE (In press, March 2022).

Neo, P.S.H, Mayne, T., Fu, X., Huang, Z & Franz, E.A. (2021). Crosstalk disrupts the production of motor imagery brain signals in brain-computer interfaces. Health Information Science and Systems, 9:13 (8 pgs).

Franz, E.A. (2020). Characterising the phenotypes of congenital mirror movements and other rare genetic disorders. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 62(6): 669. Invited.

Manan, H.A., Franz, E.A., Zahya, N.A. (2020). Utilization of functional MRI language paradigms for pre-operative mapping—a systematic review. Neuroradiology. 353-367.

Manan, H.A., Franz, E.A., Zahya, N.A. (2020). Functional connectivity changes in patients with brain tumours—a systematic review on resting state-fMRI. Neurology, Psychiatry, and Brain Research. 73-82.

Franz, E.A. (2019). Allocation of attention and higher-level representations as therapeutic tools to assist people with neurological conditions: A proposal that integrates research and practice. Current Trends in Neurology, Vol 12. 93-100.

Trevis, K.J., McTavish, E., Winter, T., Fu, Y., McTavish, J., Wilson, B. Oliver, J., Franz, E.A. (2019). Harnessing the Brain's Neuro-Compensatory Processes: Lessons from a High-Functioning Person with Complete Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum, Applied and Clinical Neuropsychology, Volume 3, 10.46278/j.ncacn.20190513, 3.

Franz, E.A. & Fu, Y (2018). Reply to “movement-related neural processing in people with congenital mirror movements beyond the (cortical) surface”. Clinical Neurophysiology, 129: 709-710. Invited.

Gardner, J.R. & Franz, E.A. (2018). Congenital mirror movements: behavioural, neural, genetic, and clinical issues. Applied and clinical neuropsychology. Volume 2: Autumn.

Ginieis, R., Franz, E.A., Oey, Indrawati, & Peng, M. (2018), The “sweet” effect: Comparative assessments of dietary sugars on cognitive performance. Physiology & Behavior, 184: 242-247.

Meneret, A, EA Franz, O Trouillard, T. Oliver, Y. Zagar, SP Robertson, Q Welniarz, RJK Gardner, C. Gallea, M. Srour, C. Depienne, CJ Jasoni, C. Dubacq, F. Riant, J-X Lamy, M-P Morel, R. Guerois, J. Anreani, C. Fouquet, M. Doulazmi, M. Vidailhet, G.Rouleau, A. Brice, A. Chedotal, I Dusart, E. Roze, D. Markie. 2017. Mutations in the netrin-1 gene cause congenital mirror movements. The Journal of Clinical Investigation, doi: 10.1172/JCI95442.

Glendining, K.A., D. Markie, RJM Gardner, EA Franz, SP Robertson, Cl Jasoni (2017). A novel role for the DNA repair gene RAD51 in Netrin-1 signalling. Scientific Reports, 7:39823, doi: 10.1038/srep39823.

Franz, E.A. & Y. Fu (2017). Pre-movement planning processes in people with congenital mirror movements. Clinical Neurophysiology, 128, 1985-1993.

Moore, M & Franz, E.A. (2017). Resting-state mu activity modulations are associated with aloofness. Personality and Individual Differences, 116 (1), 366-371.

Franz, E.A., Y. FU, M. Moore, T. Winter, T Mayne, R Debnath, C Stringer (2016) Fooling the brain by mirroring the hand: Brain correlates of the perceptual capture of limb ownership. Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience, 34(5), 721-732.

Bednark, JG, Reynolds, J, Stafford, T., Redgrave, P. Franz, E.A. (2016). Action experience and action discovery in medicated individuals with Parkinson's disease. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 10:427.

Debnath, R. & Franz, E.A. (2016). Perception of hand movement by mirror reflection evokes brain activation in the motor cortex contralateral to a non-moving hand. Cortex, 81, 118-125.

Debnath, R. & Franz, E.A. Perception of hand movement by mirror reflection evokes brain activation in the motor cortex. Cortex. In Press (2016)

Fooling the brain by mirroring the hand: Brain correlates of the perceptual capture of limb ownership. Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience. In Press (2016)

Franz, E.A. How does consciousness for action relate to attention for action? Brain and Behavioural Sciences: commentary on Morsella et al. In Press (2016)

Franz, E. A., Chiaroni-Clarke, R., Woodrow, S., Glendining, K. A., Jasoni, C. L., Robertson, S. P., Gardner, R. J. M., Markie, D. (2015). Congenital mirror movements: Phenotypes associated with DCC and RAD51 mutations. Journal of the Neurological Sciences, 351(1-2), 140-145. doi: 10.1016/j.jns.2015.03.006

McTavish, E. & Franz, E.A. (2015). Connectivity between the cerebellum and inferior frontal gyrus in humans: a possible augmentation function in cognitive processing. Horizons in Neuroscience Research, 21, Nova Science Publishers: New York.

Manan, H. A., Franz, E. A., Yusoff, A. N., & Mukari, S. Z.-M. S. (2015). Aging effects on working memory: Fronto-parietal network involvement on tasks involving speech stimuli. Neurology, Psychiatry & Brain Research, 21(1), 64-72. doi: 10.1016/j.npbr.2014.09.001

Manan, H.A., Franz, E.A., Yusoff, A.N., & Mukari, S.Z.M.S. (2015). The effects of aging on the brain activation pattern during a speech perception task: an fMRI study. Aging Clinical and Experimental Research, 27(1), 76-86.

Fu, Y., & Franz, E. A. (2014). Viewer perspective in the mirroring of actions. Experimental Brain Research, 232(11), 3665-3674. doi: 10.1007/s00221-014-4042-6

Woods, A.M., Nowostawski, M., Franz, E.A., & Purvis, M. (2014) Parkinson's disease and essential tremor classification on mobile device. Pervasive and Mobile Computing, 13: 1-12.

McCarthy, P., Benuskova, L., & Franz, E.A. (2014). The age-related posterior-anterior shift as revealed by voxelwise analysis of functional brain networks. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 6.

Winter, T.J. & Franz, E.A. (2014). Implication of the anterior commissure in the allocation of attention to action. Frontiers in Psychology, 5.

Gillett, G. & Franz, E.A. (2014). Evolutionary neurology, responsive equilibrium, and the moral brain. Consciousness and Cognition. doi: 10.1016/j.cncog.2014.09.011

Bednark, J.G. & Franz, E.A. (2014). Agency attribution: Event-related potentials and outcome monitoring. Experimental Brain Research. In Press.*

Regenbrecht, H., Hoermann, S., Ott, C., Muller, L. & Franz, E.A. (2014). Manipulating the experience of reality for rehabilitation applications. IEEE. In Press.*

Gillett, G. & Franz, E.A. (2013). The art of medicine. John Hughlings Jackson: bridging theory and clinical observation. The Lancet, 381, 528.*

Woods, A.M., Nowostawski, M., Franz, E.A., & Purvis, M. (2013). Parkinson's disease and essential tremor classification on mobile device. Pervasive and Mobile Computing, [electronic version before publication in Elsevier journal, PMC).*

Bednark, J.G., Reynolds, J.N., Stafford, T., Redgrave, P. & Franz, E.A. (2013). Creating a movement heuristic for voluntary action: electrophysiological correlates of movement-outcome learning. Cortex, vol 49, 771-781.*

Disbrow, E.A., Sigvardt, K.A., Franz, E.A., Turner, R.S., Russo, K.A., Hinkley, L.B., Herron, T.J., Ventura, M.I., Zhang, L., Malhado-Chang, N. (2013). Movement activation and inhibition in Parkinson's disease: a functional imaging study. Journal of Parkinson's Disease, 3(2), 181-92. Doi: 10.3233/JPD-130181.*

Manan, H.A., Yusoff, A.N., Franz, E.A., & Mukari, S.Z.M. (2013). Early and Late Shift of Brain Laterality with Normal Aging on a Word-based Short Term Memory Task. ISRN Neurology. Volume 2013, Article ID 892072, 13 pages.*

Manan, H. A., Franz, E.A., Yusoff, A.N., Zamratol-Mai, S. & Mukari, S. (2013). Age-related laterality shifts in auditory and attention networks with normal ageing: Effects on a working memory task. Neurology, Psychiatry and Brain Research. In Press.*

Manan, H.A., Yusoff, A., Franz, E.A., Zamratol, S. & Mukari, S.Z.M. (2013). The Effects of Background Noise on Brain Activity using Speech Stimuli on Healthy Young Adults. Neurology Psychiatry and Brain Research. In Press.*

Manan, H.A., Franz, E.A., Yusoff, A.N., & Mukari, S.Z.M. (2012) Hippocampal-Cerebellar Involvement in Enhancement of Performance in Word-Based BRT with the Presence of Background Noise: An Initial fMRI Study. Psychology & Neuroscience. 5(20):247-256. DOI: 10.3922/j.psns.2012.2.16.*

Lucas, S., Ainslee, P.N., Murrell, C.J., Thomas, K.N., Franz, E.A., & Cotter, J.D. (2012). Effect of age on exercise-induced alternations in cognition: Relationship to cerebral perfusion. Experimental Gerontology, 541-551.*

Amer, M. Hubert,G. Sullivan, S.J., Herbison, P., Franz, E.A., Hammond-Tooke. (2011). Reliability and diagnostic characteristics of clinical tests of upper limb motor function. J Clinical Neuroscience, 19(9): 1246-51.*

Regenbrecht, H.T.,Franz, E.A.,McGregor,G.,Dixon,B.G.(2011). Beyond the looking glass: Fooling the brain with the augmented mirror box. Presence: Teleoperators and virtual environments 20(6), MIT Press, Cambridge/MA, USA, 559-576.*

Bednark, J., Reynolds, J., Stafford, T., Redgrave, P. & Franz, E.A. Creating a movement heuristic for voluntary action: Electrophysiological correlates of ideomotor learning. Cortex. In Press*

Franz, E.A. & Gillett, G. (2011). John Hughlings Jackson's evolutionary neurology: a unifying framework for cognitive neuroscience. Brain. 134: 3114-3120.*

Ramakonar, H., Franz, E.A., & Lind, C. (2011). The rubber hand illusion and its application to clinical neuroscience. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 18: 1596-1601.*

Franz, E.A., & Miller, J. (2011). Are the basal ganglia critical in producing redundancy gain effects on simple sensorimotor responses? An investigation on the effects of Parkinson's disease. Neuropsychologia. 49, 1267-1274.*

Hughes, C.M.L., Haddad, J.M., Franz, E.A., Zelaznik, H.N., & Joong, H.R. (2011). Physically coupling two objects in a bimanual task alters kinematics but not end-state comfort. Experimental Brain Research. 211: 219-229.*

Franz, E.A. & McCormick, R. (2010). Conceptual unifying constraints on anticipatory bimanual control. Experimental Brain Research. 205, 273-282.*

Wartenburger, I., Kühn, E., Sassenberg, U., Foth, M., Franz, E.A., & van der Meer, E. (2010). On the relationship between fluid intelligence, gesture production, and brain structure. Intelligence. 38, 193-201.*

Hammond-Tooke, G.D., Goei, J., Du Plessis, L.J., & Franz, E.A. (2010). Concussion causes transient dysfunction in cortical inhibitory networks but not the corpus callosum. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience. 17(3), 315-319.*

Hughes, C.M.L. & Franz, E.A. (2008). Goal-related planning constraints in bimanual grasping and placing of objects. Experimental Brain Research. 188, 541-550.*

Franz, E.A., Alexandra Sebastian, Christina Hust, Tom Norris (2008). Viewer Perspective Affects Central Bottleneck Requirements in Spatial Translation Tasks. Journal of Experimental Psychology. Vol. 34, No. 2, 398 - 412.*►

Charmayne M. L. Hughes, Franz: Goal-related planning constraints in bimanual grasping and placing of objects. Exp Brain Res. (2008) 188:541-550.*

Franz, E.A., Ford, S., & Werner, S. (2007). Brain and cognitive processes of imitation in bimanual situations: Making inferences about mirror neuron systems. Brain Research, 1145, 138-149.*►

Hughes, C.M.L., & Franz, E. A. (2007). Experience-Dependent Effects in Unimanual and Bimanual Reaction Time Tasks in Musicians. Journal of Motor Behavior, 39(1), 3-8.*

Franz, E.A. (2006). Converging Evidence of Basal Ganglia's Role in Focused Action Selection and Inhibition of Competing Information. Breakthrough in Basal Ganglia Research. Erwan Bezard, (Ed). Chapter 18, P8 227-239.♦

Miller, K. & Franz, E.A.(2005). Bimanual gestures: Expressions of spatial representations that accompany speech processes. Laterality. 10(3), 243-265.*►

Miller, J. & Franz, E.A.(2005). Dissociation of bimanual responses with the Simon effect: On the nonunitization of bimanual responses. Journal of Motor Behavior. 37(2), 146-156.*

Shook, S.K., Franz, E.A., Higginson, C.I., Wheelock, V.L., & Sigvardt, K.A. (2005). Dopamine dependency of cognitive switching and response repetition effects in Parkinson's disease. Neuropsychologia. 43, 1990-1999.♦

Shen, Y.C., & Franz, E.A.(2005). Hemispheric competition in left-handers on bimanual reaction time tasks. Journal of Motor Behavior. 37(1), 3-9.*

Smith, M., Franz, E.A., Joy,S., & Whitehead, K.(2005). Superior performance in the blind on bimanual object size estimations. Psychological Science. 16(1),11-14.*♦

Franz, E.A. (2004). Attentional Distribution of Task Parameters to the Two Hands During Bimanual Performance of Right- and Left-Handers. Journal of Motor Behavior. 36(1), 71-81.*

Franz, E.A.(2004). On the perceptual control of bimanual performance. Journal of Motor Behavior. 36(4), 380-381.*

Franz, E.A. & Packman, T. (2004). Fooling the brain into thinking it sees both hands moving enhances bimanual spatial coupling. Experimental Brain Research. 157, 174-180.*

Franz, E.A. and Rowse, A. (2003). Hand dominance is not the only factor that determines lead hand in bimanual tasks. Journal of Motor Behavior. 411-16.*

Franz, E.A. (2003) Bimanual action representation: A window to human evolution. In: Taking action: cognitive neuroscience perspectives on the problem of intentional acts. Johnston-Frey, S. (Ed). MIT Press. 259-288.*♦

Franz, E.A., and Miller, J.(2002). Effects of response readiness on reaction time and force output in people with Parkinson's Disease. Brain 125, 1733-1750.♦

Franz, E.A. Rowse, A., & Ballantine, B.(2002). Does handedness determine what hand leads in a bimanual task?Journal of Motor Behavior. 402-413.*

An Exchange on Franz, Rowse, and Ballantine (2002). Journal of Motor Behavior. 35(4), 409-414.*

Franz, E.A., Zelaznik, H.N., Swinnen, S. and Walter, C.(2001). Spatial conceptual influences on the coordination of bimanual actions: When a dual task becomes a single task. Journal of Motor Behavior. 33(1), 103-112.*

Franz, E.A., Waldie, K.E. and Smith, M.(2000). The effect of callosotomy on novel versus familiar bimanual actions: A neural dissociation between controlled and automatic processes?Psychological Science. 11(1), 82-85.*♦

Franz, E.A. and Ramachandran, V.S.(1998). Bimanual coupling in amputees with phantom limbs. Nature Neuroscience. 1(6):443-444.*♦

Franz, E.A. Spatial coupling in the coordination of complex actions.(1997). Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. 50A,684-704.*

Franz, E.A., Eliassen, J., Ivry, R.B. and Gazzaniga, M.S.(1996). Dissociation of spatial and temporal coupling in the bimanual movements of callosotomy patients. Psychological Science. 7,306-310.*♦

Franz, E.A., Ivry, R.B. and Helmuth, L.L.(1996). Reducing Timing Variability in Patients with Unilateral Cerebellar Lesions during Bimanual Movements. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. 8:2, pp. 107-118.*

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