Dr Jon Silas


Dr Jon Silas
NameDr Jon Silas
Job titleAssociate Professor in Psychology
Research institute
Primary appointmentPsychology
Email addressj.e.silas@mdx.ac.uk
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-7224-7382
Contact categoryResearcher

Biography

Biography

I started working at Middlesex in 2016. Before joining the department I held a senior lectureship at the University of Roehampton where I previously completed my PhD in 2011. My doctoral research investigated the role of a mirroring system in social cognition using EEG and I was supervised by Dr Joe Levy and Dr Amanda Holmes. I also spent a year as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Pennsylvania under the supervision of Dr. Richard Doty at The Smell and Taste Center.

BSc, PhD, PGcertHE

Jones, Silas & Ward Lab Page

google scholar profile

Teaching

I teach and lead a number of modules in the undergraduate Psychology programmes offered by the Psychology department. My teaching expertise is cognitive and biological psychology and I particularly enjoy teaching methods in cognitive neuroscience.

I am the joint programme leader for the postgraduate programme - Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience. I lead and teach on a module in that programme aimed at providing postgraduate students authentic experience with cognitive neuroscience techniques.

I supervise post-graduate research students both in the MSc by Research in Cognitive Neuroscience and PhD students. Queries from potential PhD students are welcomed.

I am also one of two Director of Programmes in the department that lead on teaching and curriculum development in Psychology. 

Education and qualifications

Grants

Prizes and Awards

Research outputs

Null effects of temporal prediction on recognition memory but evidence for differential neural activity at encoding. A registered report

Jones, A., Silas, J., Anderson, W. and Ward, E. 2023. Null effects of temporal prediction on recognition memory but evidence for differential neural activity at encoding. A registered report. Cortex. 169, pp. 130-145. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cortex.2023.09.006

Spatial attention is not affected by alpha or beta transcranial alternating current stimulation: A registered report

Silas, J., Jones, A., Yarrow, K. and Anderson, W. 2023. Spatial attention is not affected by alpha or beta transcranial alternating current stimulation: A registered report. Cortex. 164, pp. 33-50. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cortex.2023.03.011

The seductive allure of technical language and its effect on covid-19 vaccine beliefs and intentions

Silas, J., Jones, A., Ayton, P. and Weiss-Cohen, L. 2021. The seductive allure of technical language and its effect on covid-19 vaccine beliefs and intentions. Vaccine. 39 (52), pp. 7590-7597. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2021.11.027

Intra-active signatures in Capoeira: more-than-human pathways towards activism

Allegranti, B. and Silas, J. 2021. Intra-active signatures in Capoeira: more-than-human pathways towards activism. Emotion, Space and Society. 38, pp. 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.emospa.2020.100747

Exploring the multidimensional assessment of interoceptive awareness in youth aged 7–17 years

Jones, A., Silas, J., Todd, J., Stewart, A., Acree, M., Coulson, M. and Mehling, W. 2021. Exploring the multidimensional assessment of interoceptive awareness in youth aged 7–17 years. Journal of Clinical Psychology. 77 (3), pp. 661-682. https://doi.org/10.1002/jclp.23067

Event-related alpha desynchronization in touch - comparing attention and perception

Silas, J., Tipple, A. and Jones, A. 2019. Event-related alpha desynchronization in touch - comparing attention and perception. Neuroscience Letters. 705, pp. 131-137. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neulet.2019.04.058

The multidimensional assessment of interoceptive awareness, version 2 (MAIA-2)

Mehling, W., Acree, M., Stewart, A., Silas, J. and Jones, A. 2018. The multidimensional assessment of interoceptive awareness, version 2 (MAIA-2). PLoS ONE. 13 (12), pp. 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0208034

Influence of temporal lobe epilepsy and temporal lobe resection on olfaction

Doty, R., Tourbier, I., Neff, J., Silas, J., Turetsky, B., Moberg, P., Kim, T., Pluta, J., French, J., Sharan, A., Sperling, M., Mirza, N., Risser, A., Baltuch, G. and Detre, J. 2018. Influence of temporal lobe epilepsy and temporal lobe resection on olfaction. Journal of Neurology. 265 (7), pp. 1654-1665. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00415-018-8891-y

Frontal transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) abolishes list-method directed forgetting

Silas, J. and Brandt, K. 2016. Frontal transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) abolishes list-method directed forgetting. Neuroscience Letters. 616, pp. 166-169. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neulet.2016.01.035

Taste function in early stage treated and untreated Parkinson’s disease

Doty, R., Nsoesie, M., Chung, I., Osman, A., Pawasarat, I., Caulfield, J., Hurtig, H., Silas, J., Dubroff, J., Duda, J., Ying, G., Tekeli, H. and Leon-Sarmiento, F. 2015. Taste function in early stage treated and untreated Parkinson’s disease. Journal of Neurology. 262 (3), pp. 547-557. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00415-014-7589-z
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