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Dr. Peter Moseley

Lecturer

School of Psychology

DB110

+44 (0) 1772 89 4495

pmoseley@uclan.ac.uk

Peter’s teaching and research focuses on cognitive neuroscience – that is, understanding the neural basis for cognition and behaviour. Specifically, he is interested in understanding the processes that lead us to experience agency over our own actions, and what happens when these processes don’t work. Peter’s current research relates to the phenomenon of inner speech and its links to auditory verbal hallucinations (hearing voices) in healthy people.

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Peter gained his BSc in Psychology, MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience and PhD at Durham University. He joined UCLan in early 2015 as a Lecturer, and teaches mainly in cognitive psychology and neuroscience. Peter’s teaching and research focuses on cognitive neuroscience – that is, understanding the neural basis for cognition and behaviour. Specifically, he is interested in understanding the processes that lead us to experience agency over our own actions, and what happens when these processes don’t work.

Peter’s current research relates to the phenomenon of inner speech and its links to auditory verbal hallucinations (hearing voices) in healthy people. To accomplish this he uses both behavioural measures and noninvasive magnetic and electrical brain stimulation to investigate how the brain keeps track of self-produced actions. In the future, he intends to use neuroimaging techniques in combination with neurostimulation to further understand the neural basis of self-monitoring. He is interested in supervising projects relating to these areas at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

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Moseley, P., Fernyhough, C., & Ellison, A. (2014). The role of the superior temporal lobe in auditory false perceptions: a transcranial direct current stimulation study. Neuropsychologia, 62, 202-208.

Moseley, P. & Wilkinson, S. (2014). Inner speech is not so simple. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 5, 42.

Ellison, A., Ball, K., Moseley, P., Dowsett, J., Smith, D., Weis, S., & Lane, A. (2014). Functional interaction between right parietal and bilateral frontal cortices during visual search tasks revealed using functional magnetic imaging and transcranial direct current stimulation. PLoS One, 9, e93767.

Moseley, P., Fernyhough, C., & Ellison, A. (2013). Auditory verbal hallucinations as atypical inner speech monitoring, and the potential of neurostimulation as a treatment option. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 37, 2794-285.

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