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Martin Edwards

Lecturer - Psy-NAPS

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Lecturer - University of Birmingham Sep 2002 - Sep 2010
Lecturer - Psy-NAPS Université Catholique de Louvain - Belgium

The Psy-NAPS laboratory investigates the relationships between perception and action behaviour in the disciplines of psychology, neuroscience and neuropsychology.

The research has three main aims:
1) To understand how the brain organises and computes perception and action
2) To develop assessments for measuring perception and action behaviour
3) To develop exercises / rehabilitation / re-education activities and techniques to improve perception and action behaviour

To carry out the research, a variety of methods are used including motion tracking kinematic analysis, virtual reality, eye-tracking, simple dexterity and cognitive testing, reaction time paradigms, neural stimulation and brain imaging methods with normal aged and brain injured participants.

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Sep 2010 - Present
Degree - University  
Ph.D, Psychology - University of Birmingham

Routes To Action: Neuropsychological Evidence (supervised by Glyn Humphreys)

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1995 - 1999
Publication Info
Promoter G-quadruplex sequences are targets for base oxidation and strand cleavage during hypoxia-induced transcription. Clark DW, Phang T, Edwards MG, Geraci MW, Gillespie MN Free Radic Biol Med. :. doi: 10.1016/j.freeradbiomed.2012.04.024. July 1, 2012. View on PubMed.
Prior action execution has no effect on corticospinal facilitation during action observation. Loporto M, McAllister CJ, Edwards MG, Wright DJ, Holmes PS Behav Brain Res. 231(1):124-9. doi: 10.1016/j.bbr.2012.03.009. May 16, 2012. View on PubMed.
MAP Kinase Phosphatase-1 Modulates Regional Effects of Injurious Mechanical Ventilation in Rodent Lungs. Park MS, He Q, Edwards MG, Sergew A, Riches DW, Albert RK, Douglas IS Am J Respir Crit Care Med. :. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201109-1593OC. May 10, 2012. View on PubMed.
Transcranial magnetic stimulation reveals modulation of corticospinal excitability when observing actions with the intention to imitate. Hardwick RM, McAllister CJ, Holmes PS, Edwards MG Eur J Neurosci. 35(9):1475-80. doi: 10.1111/j.1460-9568.2012.08046.x. May 2012. View on PubMed.
Sport Concussion Knowledge in the UK General Public. Weber M, Edwards MG Arch Clin Neuropsychol. 27(3):355-61. doi: 10.1093/arclin/acs029. May 2012. View on PubMed.
Motor interference and facilitation arising from observed movement kinematics. Hardwick RM, Edwards MG Q J Exp Psychol (Hove). 65(5):840-7. doi: 10.1080/17470218.2012.672995. 2012. View on PubMed.
Identification of growth arrest and DNA-damage-inducible gene beta (GADD45beta) as a novel tumor suppressor in pituitary gonadotrope tumors. Michaelis KA, Knox AJ, Xu M, Kiseljak-Vassiliades K, Edwards MG, Geraci M, Kleinschmidt-DeMasters BK, Lillehei KO, Wierman ME Endocrinology. 152(10):3603-13. doi: 10.1210/en.2011-0109. October 2011. View on PubMed.
The functional equivalence between movement imagery, observation, and execution influences imagery ability. Williams SE, Cumming J, Edwards MG Res Q Exerc Sport. 82(3):555-64. doi: 10.1080/02701367.2011.10599788. September 2011. View on PubMed.
Increased cell surface Fas expression is necessary and sufficient to sensitize lung fibroblasts to Fas ligation-induced apoptosis: implications for fibroblast accumulation in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Wynes MW, Edelman BL, Kostyk AG, Edwards MG, Coldren C, Groshong SD, Cosgrove GP and 7 others J Immunol. 187(1):527-37. doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.1100447. July 1, 2011. View on PubMed.
Automatic priming of grip force following action observation. Salama IM, Turner S, Edwards MG Q J Exp Psychol (Colchester). 64(5):833-8. doi: 10.1080/17470218.2011.572172. April 21, 2011. View on PubMed.
Observed reach trajectory influences executed reach kinematics in prehension. Hardwick RM, Edwards MG Q J Exp Psychol (Colchester). 64(6):1082-93. doi: 10.1080/17470218.2010.538068. January 31, 2011. View on PubMed.
The impact of school-day variation in weight and height on National Child Measurement Programme body mass index-determined weight category in Year 6 children. Routen AC, Edwards MG, Upton D, Peters DM Child Care Health Dev. 37(3):360-7. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2214.2010.01204.x. January 31, 2011. View on PubMed.
Elevated DISC1 transcript levels in PBMCs during acute psychosis in patients with schizophrenia. Olincy A, House R, Gao B, Recksiek P, Phang TL, Sullivan B, Hollis JP and 11 others Transl Biomed. 2(1):. 2011. View on PubMed.
Incongruent imagery interferes with action initiation. Ramsey R, Cumming J, Eastough D, Edwards MG Brain Cogn. 74(3):249-54. doi: 10.1016/j.bandc.2010.08.005. September 16, 2010. View on PubMed.
The effect of brain injury terminology on university athletes' expected outcome from injury, familiarity and actual symptom report. Weber M, Edwards MG Brain Inj. 24(11):1364-71. doi: 10.3109/02699052.2010.507110. 2010. View on PubMed.
Delay abolishes the obstacle avoidance deficit in unilateral optic ataxia. Rice NJ, Edwards MG, Schindler I, Punt TD, McIntosh RD, Humphreys GW, Lestou V, Milner AD Neuropsychologia. 46(5):1549-57. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2008.01.012. January 31, 2008. View on PubMed.
Movement kinematics in prehension are affected by grasping objects of different mass. Eastough D, Edwards MG Exp Brain Res. 176(1):193-8. doi: 10.1007/s00221-006-0749-3. October 28, 2006. View on PubMed.
Knowing your nose better than your thumb: measures of over-grasp reveal that face-parts are special for grasping. Edwards MG, Wing AM, Stevens J, Humphreys GW Exp Brain Res. 161(1):72-80. doi: 10.1007/s00221-004-2047-2. October 9, 2004. View on PubMed.
Impaired orientation discrimination and localisation following parietal damage: On the interplay between dorsal and ventral processes in visual perception. Riddoch MJ, Humphreys GW, Jacobson S, Pluck G, Bateman A, Edwards M Cogn Neuropsychol. 21(6):597-623. doi: 10.1080/02643290342000230. September 1, 2004. View on PubMed.
Automatic obstacle avoidance and parietal cortex. Humphreys GW, Edwards MG Nat Neurosci. 7(7):693. doi: 10.1038/nn0704-693. July 2004. View on PubMed.
Motor facilitation following action observation: a behavioural study in prehensile action. Edwards MG, Humphreys GW, Castiello U Brain Cogn. 53(3):495-502. December 2003. View on PubMed.
Visual selection and action in Balint's syndrome. Edwards MG, Humphreys GW Cogn Neuropsychol. 19(5):445-62. doi: 10.1080/02643290244000022. July 1, 2002. View on PubMed.
Imageability effects, phonological errors, and the relationship between auditory repetition and picture naming: Implications for models of auditory repetition. Hanley JR, Kay J, Edwards M Cogn Neuropsychol. 19(3):193-206. doi: 10.1080/02643290143000132. May 1, 2002. View on PubMed.
Neuropsychological evidence distinguishing object selection from action (effector) selection. Riddoch MJ, Humphreys GW, Edwards MG Cogn Neuropsychol. 17(6):547-62. doi: 10.1080/02643290050110647. September 1, 2000. View on PubMed.
Pointing and grasping in unilateral visual neglect: effect of on-line visual feedback in grasping. Edwards MG, Humphreys GW Neuropsychologia. 37(8):959-73. July 1999. View on PubMed.
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