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Dr Emily Connaughton

BBA Macq, BA Macq, PhD/MClinNeuropsych Macq.

Emily Connaughton

Associate Investigator

Contact Details

Office : 3.733
Phone : +61 2 9850 6855
Fax : +61 2 9850 6059
email : emily.connaughton@mq.edu.au

External Address

Department of Cognitive Science
Australian Hearing Hub
16 University Avenue
Macquarie University NSW 2109

Profile

I completed my Bachelor of Arts Psychology (Honours) in 2004. My honours research was conducted at MACCS under the supervision of Associate Professor Veronika Coltheart and investigated the processing of facial identity and facial expression within the repetition blindness paradigm. Since 2005 I have worked as a research assistant for Dr. Robyn Langdon (MACCS) and Associate Professor Philip Ward (UNSW) on studies investigating various aspects of schizophrenia. In 2007 I enrolled in the combined PhD / Masters (Clinical Neuropsychology) program.

External Memberships

  • Associate member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS)

Awards

  • Vice Chancellor's Commendation for Macquarie University Postgraduate Research Fund application (2009), Connaughton, E.

Recent Grants Awarded

  • ARC CCD Cross Program Support Scheme (2016) "Testing the two-factor theory of delusional belief in dementia." Kumfor, F., Landin-Romero, R., Devenney, E., Piguet, O., Langdon, R., & Connaughton, E. ($39,656)
  • ARC CCD Cross Program Support Scheme (2016 - 2017) "Default mode network integrity in dementia patients with psychosis: Examining associations with cognitive factors." Landin-Romero, R., Kumfor, F., Irish, M., Langdon, R., Connaughton, E., & Piguet, O. ($39,708)
  • ARC CCD Cross Program Support Scheme (2016 - 2017) "Should I trust you? Appearance-based trust behaviour in schizophrenia." Sutherland, C., Rhodes, G., Langdon, R., Caruana, N., Connaughton, E., Ewing, L., & Williams, N. ($39,287)
  • ARC CCD Cross Program Support Scheme (2012) "Belief in memory." Barnier, A., Savage, G., Addis, D., Cox, R., Sutton, J., Bullot, N., Harris, C., Irish, M., Connaughton, E., Cordonnier, A., Selwood, A., Temler, M., Williamson, K., & Keil, P. ($40,000)
  • ARC CCD Cross Program Support Scheme (2012) "Face perception, trust and paranoia." McKay, R., Coltheart, M., Langdon, R., Connaughton, E., & Rhodes, G. ($24,022)

Selected Publications

Book Chapters

  • Langdon, R., & Connaughton, E. (2013). The neuropsychology of belief formation. In F. Krueger & J. Grafman (Eds.), The neural basis of human belief systems (pp. 19-42). Hove: Psychology Press.

Periodicals

  • Langdon, R., Flynn, M., Connaughton, E., & Brüne, M. (In Press). Impairments of spontaneous and deliberative mentalising co-occur, yet dissociate, in schizophrenia. British Journal of Clinical Psychology.
  • Anandakumar, T., Connaughton, E., Coltheart, M., & Langdon, R. (2016). Belief-bias reasoning in non-clinical delusion-prone individuals. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 54, 211-218. doi:10.1016/j.jbtep.2016.08.016
  • Langdon, R., Connaughton, E., & Coltheart, M. (2014). The Fregoli Delusion: A disorder of person identification and tracking. Topics in Cognitive Science, 6(4), 615-631. doi: 10.1111/tops.12108
  • Langdon, R., Connors, M.H., & Connaughton, E. (2014). Social cognition and social judgment in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research: Cognition, 1, 171-174. doi:10.1016/j.scog.2014.10.001
  • Langdon, R., Finkbeiner, M., Connors, M., & Connaughton, E. (2013). Masked and unmasked priming in schizophrenia. Consciousness and Cognition, 22(4), 1206-1213. doi:10.1016/j.concog.2013.07.009
  • Jones, S., Langdon, R., Fernyhough, C., & Connaughton, E. (2009). Naming names: auditory hallucinations, inner speech, and source monitoring: Response. Psychological Medicine, 39, 1579.
  • Langdon, R., Jones, S.R., Connaughton, E., & Fernyhough, C. (2009). The phenomenology of inner speech: comparison of schizophrenia patients with auditory verbal hallucinations and healthy controls. Psychological Medicine, 39(4), 655-663. doi:10.1017/S0033291708003978

Published Abstracts

  • Langdon, R., Connaughton, E., & Polito, V. (2011). Social skills training or social cognitive remediation? Insights from an experimental study of social knowledge and social cognition in schizophrenia [Abstract]. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 45, A21.
  • Connaughton, E., Langdon, R., Cooper, S., Martin, K., Savage, G., & Coltheart, M. (2010). Person-identity processing and the development of misidentification delusions [Abstract]. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 16(2), 44. doi:10.1017/S1355617710001062
  • Connaughton, E., Langdon, R., Sabaz, M., Ilchef, R., & Coltheart, M. (2008). Psychosis following traumatic brain injury: A retrospective study [Abstract]. Australian Journal of Psychology, 60, 213.
  • Langdon, R., Connaughton, E., & Polito, V. (2008). Normative social knowledge and social cognition dissociate in schizophrenia [Abstract]. Schizophrenia Research, 102(1-3, Suppl. 2), 141.
  • Langdon, R., Connaughton, E., & Polito, V. (2007). Social knowledge and social cognition dissociate in schizophrenia [Abstract]. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 41(Suppl. 2), A449.
  • Langdon, R., Cooper, S., Connaughton, E., & Martin, K. (2006). A variant of misidentification delusion in a patient with right frontal and temporal brain injury [Abstract]. Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, 2(Suppl. 3), 8.
  • Ward, P.B., Meyer, L., Stone, E., Connaughton, E., Metcalf, K., Schall, U., (2006). Mismatch negativity (MMN), executive function and symptom severity in 1st episode and chronic schizophrenia [Abstract]. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 40(Suppl. 2), A117.
  • Coltheart, V. & Connaughton, E. (2005). Repetition blindness for faces differing in emotional expression [Abstract]. Australian Journal of Psychology, 57(Suppl. 1), 49.

Conference Presentations, Colloquia, and other presentations

  • Murphy, C., Langdon, R., & Connaughton, E. (2016, August). Automatic visual processing of social information in schizophrenia. Poster session presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Annual Workshop, The Fairmont Resort, Leura.
  • Murphy, C., Connaughton, E., & Langdon, R. (2016, June). Automatic visual processing of social information in schizophrenia. Poster session presented at the 3rd Annual Australasian Society for Social and Affective Neuroscience (AS4SAN) Meeting, University of Technology, Sydney.
  • Connaughton, E., Langdon, R., Coltheart, M., & Breen, N. (2015, November). Person identity processing in the Capgras delusion: Assessment of overt and covert processing. Poster session presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Annual Workshop, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • McKay, R., Connaughton, E., Langdon, R., Coltheart, M., Rhodes, G., & Todorov, A. (2013, November). Paranoia, face perception and trust. Paper presented at the 7th Australian Cognitive Neuropsychology and Cognitive Neuropsychiatry Research Forum (ACNCN), Sydney.
  • Langdon, R., Connaughton, E., & Breen, N. (2012, November). Person-identity processing and the Capgras delusion. Symposium conducted at the 18th Annual APS Clinical Psychology Conference, Launceston.
  • Connaughton, E., Langdon, R., Cooper, S., Martin, K., Savage, G., & Coltheart, M. (2010, November). Person-identity processing and misidentification delusions. Paper presented at the Faculty of Human Sciences HDR Showcase, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.
  • Connaughton, E. (2010, September). Hypnotic analogues of delusions: Theoretical and clinical implications. Invited presentation given at the 40th Annual Congress of Australian Society of Hypnosis, Sydney.
  • Connaughton, E., Langdon, R., Cooper, S., Martin, K., Savage, G., & Coltheart, M. (2010, July). Voice-identity processing and misidentification delusions. Poster session presented at the Experimental Psychology Society Manchester Meeting, The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK.
  • Connaughton, E., Langdon, R., Cooper, S., Martin, K., Savage, G., & Coltheart, M. (2010, June). Person-identity processing and the development of misidentification delusions. Poster session presented at the International Neuropsychological Society Mid-Year Meeting, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland.
  • Connaughton, E., Langdon, R., & Coltheart, M. (2009, November). "The Other Jane" - a case of the Capgras Delusion. Paper presented at the Faculty of Human Sciences HDR Showcase, Macquarie University, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.
  • Connaughton, E., Langdon, R., Savage, G., & Coltheart, M. (2009, July). "The Other Jane" - a case of the Capgras Delusion. Paper presented at the Cognitive Neuropsychology and Cognitive Neuropsychiatry Research Forum, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.
  • Connaughton, E., Langdon, R., & Coltheart, M. (2008, December). Delusions following TBI: A retrospective study. Paper presented at the Postgraduate Research Festival, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.
  • Connaughton, E., Langdon, R., Sabaz, M., Ilchef, R., & Coltheart, M. (2008, November). Psychosis following traumatic brain injury: A retrospective study. Poster session presented at the 14th Annual APS Clinical Psychology Conference, Glenelg.
  • Connaughton, E., Langdon, R., & Coltheart, M. (2007, December). Delusional Belief after TBI. Paper presented at the Department of Linguistics and Psychology Research Festival, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.
  • Langdon, R., Connaughton, E., Cooper, S., & Martin, K. (2006, July). Delusional Misidentification in a patient with right frontal and temporal brain injury. Paper presented at the Biennial Australian Conference for Cognitive Neuropsychology and Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, Sydney, Australia.

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