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Dr Peter Moseley

Research Associate in the Department of Psychology

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My PhD focuses on the cognitive and neuroscientific mechanisms underlying auditory verbal hallucinations (AVHs) and inner speech. I am interested in the uses of noninvasive brain stimulation, such as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), and how these techniques can be used to help us study auditory perception and self-monitoring. I am also interested in the potential of these techniques as treatment options for neurological or psychiatric disorders.


Journal Article

  • Kannape, Oliver A., Smith, Ethan J.T., Moseley, Peter, Roy, Mark P. & Lenggenhager, Bigna (2019). Experimentally Induced Limb-Disownership in Mixed Reality. Neuropsychologia 124: 161-170.
  • Ellison, A., Ball, K.L., Moseley, P., Dowsett, J., Smith, D.T., Weis, S. & Lane, A.R. (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(4): e93767.
  • Moseley, P. & Wilkinson, S. (2014). Inner speech is not so simple: a commentary on Cho & Wu (2013). Frontiers in Psychiatry 5: 42.
  • 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., 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(10): 2794-2805.
  • McCarthy-Jones, S., Barnes, L. J., Hill, G. E., Marwood, L., Moseley, P. & Fernyhough, C. (2011). When words and pictures come alive: Relating the modality of intrusive thoughts to modalities of hypnagogic/hypnopompic hallucinations. Personality and Individual Differences 51(6): 787-790.