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Dr Devin Terhune

BA Concordia, MSc ULIV, PhD LU.

Devin Terhune

Associate Investigator

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Department of Experimental Psychology
Goldsmiths, University of London, UK

Recent Grants Awarded

  • Bial Foundation Research Bursary (2015 - 2016) "An integrative approach to the neural basis of hypnotic suggestibility." (€30,800) Terhune, D.B. ($43,582)
  • Bial Foundation Research Bursary (2013 - 2015) "Enhancing hypnotic suggestibility using transcranial direct current stimulation." (€39,000) Terhune, D.B. ($55,185)
  • Marie Sklodowksa-Curie Actions Intra-European Fellowship (2013 - 2015) "Enhancing hypnotic suggestibility using noninvasive brain stimulation: Cognitive and neural mechanisms." (€200,372) Terhune, D.B. ($283,525)
  • University of Sydney Centre for Time: "New Agendas for the Study of Time" (2013 - 2015) "The neurochemistry of time perception." Terhune, D.B., & Cohen Kadosh, R. ($14,000)
  • Cogito Foundation (2010 - 2013) "The neurocognitive basis of congenital and posthypnotic synaesthesia." (£100,079) Terhune, D.B. ($208,422)

Selected Publications


  • Jensen, M.P., Jamieson, G., Bányai, É., Demertzi, A., ..., & Terhune, D.B. (2017). New directions in hypnosis research: Strategies for advancing the cognitive and clinical neuroscience of hypnosis. Neuroscience of Consciousness, 3(1), 1-14. doi:10.1093/nc/nix004
  • Terhune, D.B., Cleeremans, A., Raz, A., & Lynn, S.J. (2017). Hypnosis and top-down regulation of consciousness. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 81, Part (October), 59-74. doi:10.1016/j.neubiorev.2017.02.002
  • Terhune, D.B., Croucher, M., Marcusson-Clavertz, D., & Macdonald, J.S.P. (2017). Time contracts and temporal precision declines when the mind wanders. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 43(11), 1864-1871. doi:10.1037/xhp0000461
  • Marcusson-Clavertz, D., Cardeña, E., & Terhune, D.B. (2016). Daydreaming style moderates the relation between working memory and mind wandering: Integrating two hypotheses. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 42(3), 451-464. doi:10.1037/xlm0000180
  • Terhune, D.B., & Cardeña, E. (2016). Nuances and uncertainties regarding hypnotic inductions: Towards a theoretically informed praxis. American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, 59, 155-174. doi:10.1080/00029157.2016.1201454
  • Terhune, D.B., Luke, D.P., Kaelen, M., Bolstridge, M., ..., & Ward, J. (2016). A placebo-controlled investigation of synaesthesia-like experiences under LSD. Neuropsychologia, 88, 28-34. doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2016.04.005
  • Terhune, D.B., Polito, V., Barnier, A.J., & Woody, E.Z. (2016). Variations in the sense of agency during hypnotic responding: Insights from latent profile analysis. Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice, 3(4), 293-302. doi:10.1037/cns0000107
  • Terhune, D.B., Sullivan, J.G., & Simola, J.M. (2016). Time dilates after spontaneous blinking. Current Biology, 26(11), R459-R460. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2016.04.010
  • Terhune, D. (2015). Discrete response patterns in the upper range of hypnotic suggestibility: A latent profile analysis. Consciousness and Cognition, 33, 334-341. doi:10.1016/j.concog.2015.01.018
  • Terhune, D.B., & Cardeña, E. (2015). Dissociative subtypes in posttraumatic stress disorders and hypnosis: Neurocognitive parallels and clinical implications. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 24(6), 452-457. doi:10.1177/0963721415604611
  • Terhune, D.B., Murray, L., Near J., Stagg, C.J., Cowey, A., & Cohen Kadosh, R. (2015). Phosphene perception relates to visual cortex glutamate levels and covaries with atypical visuospatial awareness. Cerebral Cortex, 25(11), 4341-4350. doi:10.1093/cercor/bhv015
  • Terhune, D.B., Song, S.M., & Cohen Kadosh, R. (2015). Transcranial alternating current stimulation reveals atypical 40Hz phosphene thresholds in synaesthesia. Cortex, 63, 267-270. doi:10.1016/j.cortex.2014.09.006
  • Terhune, D.B., Russo, S., Near, J., Stagg, C.J., & Cohen Kadosh, R. (2014). GABA predicts time perception. Journal of Neuroscience, 34(12), 4364-4370. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3972-13.2014
  • Terhune, D.B., Wudarcyk, O., Kochuparampil, P., & Cohen Kadosh, R. (2013). Enhanced dimension-specific visual working memory in grapheme-colour synaesthesia. Cognition, 129, 123-137. doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2013.06.009
  • Terhune, D.B., Cardeña, E., & Lindgren, M. (2011). Differential frontal-parietal phase synchrony during hypnosis as a function of hypnotic suggestibility. Psychophysiology, 48(10), 1444-1447. doi:10.1111/j.1469-8986.2011.01211.x
  • Terhune, D.B., Cardeña, E., & Lindgren, M. (2011). Dissociative tendencies and individual differences in high hypnotic suggestibility. Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, 16(2), 113-135. doi:10.1080/13546805.2010.503048
  • Terhune, D.B., Tai, S., Cowey, A., Popescu, T., & Cohen Kadosh, R. (2011). Enhanced cortical excitability in grapheme colour synaesthesia and its modulation. Current Biology, 21(23), 2006-2009. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2011.10.032
  • Terhune, D.B., Cardeña, E., & Lindgren, M. (2010). Disruption of synaesthesia by posthypnotic suggestion: An ERP study. Neuropsychologia, 48(11), 3360-3364. doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2010.07.004

Conference Presentations, Colloquia, and other presentations

  • Terhune, D.B. (2017, November). Metacognition and monitoring in high hypnotic suggestibility, Poster session presented at the CCD Annual Workshop, Mercure Resort Hunter Valley Gardens.
  • Terhune, D.B. (2017, November). Atypical metacognition and sense of agency in high hypnotic suggestibility. Paper presented at the Science of the Self: The Agency and Body Representation Research Forum, Coogee.
  • Terhune, D. & Polito, V. (2017, June). A primer on experimental hypnosis research. Invited symposium conducted at the 21st Annual Meeting of the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness, Beijing, China.
  • Terhune, D.B. (2017, March). Atypical meta-awareness and metacognition in highly suggestible individuals. Invited colloquium at the Department of Psychology and Sports Sciences, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK.
  • Terhune, D.B. (2017, March). Impaired metacognition in highly hypnotic suggestibility. Invited colloquium at the Department of Psychology, Roehampton University, London, UK.
  • Terhune, D.B. (2016, December). Advances and challenges in the cognitive neuroscience of hypnosis. Keynote paper presented at the David Waxman Memorial Lecture, Section of Hypnosis and Psychosomatic Medicine, The Royal Society of Medicine, London, UK.
  • Terhune, D.B. (2016, August). Intra- and inter-individual differences in time perception. Poster session presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Annual Workshop, The Fairmont Resort, Leura.
  • Terhune, D.B. (2016, June). The neurocognitive basis of high suggestibility. Invited paper presented at the The 27th Attention & Performance meeting: The power of instructions, Oud-Turnhout, Belgium.
  • Terhune, D.B. (2015, October). Metacognition and hypnosis. Paper presented at the 66th Annual Workshops and Scientific Session of the Society for Clinical & Experimental Hypnosis, Orlando, USA.
  • Terhune, D.B. (2015, October). The emerging cognitive neuroscience of hypnosis. Invited colloquium at the Whitehead Lectures in Cognition, Computation, and Culture, Departments of Computing and Psychology, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK.
  • Terhune, D.B. (2015, August). Metacognition and hypnotic suggestibility. Paper presented at the 20th Congress of the International Society of Hypnosis, Paris, France.
  • Terhune, D.B. (2015, August). Hypnotic suggestibility: Characteristics, neurophysiology, and measurement. Invited paper presented at the 123rd Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.
  • Terhune, D., Polito, V., & Barnier, A.J. (2015, July). A primer on experimental hypnosis research [Tutorial]. Invited symposium conducted at the 19th Meeting of the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness, Paris, France.

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