Publications

In Prep Articles

  1. Allen, M. (In Preparation). Metacognition as Self-Inference.
  2. Allen, M., & Fletcher, P. C. (In Preparation). Embodied Computational Psychiatry.
  3. Allen, M., Hauser, T. U., Fleming, S. M., Schwarzkopf, D. S., Glen, J. C., & Rees, G. (In Preperation.). Autonomic and neuroanatomical underpinnings of the precision-weighted confidence bias.
  4. Allen, M., Vatanserver, D., Karapanagiotidis, T., & Smallwood, J. (In Preparation). Within and between network effective connectivity signatures of self-generated thought.

Published Articles

  1. Allen, M. (2018). The foundation: Mechanism, prediction, and falsification in Bayesian enactivism: Comment on “Answering Schrödinger’s question: A free-energy formulation” by Maxwell James Désormeau Ramstead et al. Physics of Life Reviews, 24, 17–20. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.plrev.2018.01.007
  2. Owens, A. P., Allen, M., Ondobaka, S., & Friston, K. J. (2018). Interoceptive inference: From computational neuroscience to clinic. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 90, 174–183. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neubiorev.2018.04.017
  3. Allen, M., Frank, D., Glen, J. C., Fardo, F., Callaghan, M. F., & Rees, G. (2017). Insula and somatosensory cortical myelination and iron markers underlie individual differences in empathy. Scientific Reports, 7, 43316. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep43316
  4. Allen, M., Glen, J. C., Müllensiefen, D., Schwarzkopf, D. S., Fardo, F., Frank, D., … Rees, G. (2017). Metacognitive ability correlates with hippocampal and prefrontal microstructure. NeuroImage, 149, 415–423. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2017.02.008
  5. Carey, D., Caprini, F., Allen, M., Lutti, A., Weiskopf, N., Rees, G., … Dick, F. (2017). Quantitative MRI provides markers of intra-, inter-regional, and age-related differences in young adult cortical microstructure. NeuroImage. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2017.11.066
  6. Fardo, F., Auksztulewicz, R., Allen, M., Dietz, M. J., Roepstorff, A., & Friston, K. J. (2017). Expectation violation and attention to pain jointly modulate neural gain in somatosensory cortex. NeuroImage, 153, 109–121. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2017.03.041
  7. Fardo, F., Vinding, M. C., Allen, M., Jensen, T. S., & Finnerup, N. B. (2017). Delta and gamma oscillations in operculo-insular cortex underlie innocuous cold thermosensation. Journal of Neurophysiology, 117(5), 1959–1968. https://doi.org/10.1152/jn.00843.2016
  8. Hauser, T. U., Allen, M., Purg, N., Moutoussis, M., Rees, G., & Dolan, R. J. (2017). Noradrenaline blockade specifically enhances metacognitive performance. ELife, 6, e24901. https://doi.org/10.7554/eLife.24901
  9. Kumar, S., Tansley-Hancock, O., Sedley, W., Winston, J. S., Callaghan, M. F., Allen, M., … Griffiths, T. D. (2017). The Brain Basis for Misophonia. Current Biology, 27(4), 527–533. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2016.12.048
  10. Allen, M., Fardo, F., Dietz, M. J., Hillebrandt, H., Friston, K. J., Rees, G., & Roepstorff, A. (2016). Anterior insula coordinates hierarchical processing of tactile mismatch responses. NeuroImage, 127, 34–43. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2015.11.030
  11. Allen, M., Frank, D., Schwarzkopf, D. S., Fardo, F., Winston, J. S., Hauser, T. U., & Rees, G. (2016). Unexpected arousal modulates the influence of sensory noise on confidence. ELife, 5, e18103. https://doi.org/10.7554/eLife.18103
  12. Allen, M., & Friston, K. J. (2016). From cognitivism to autopoiesis: towards a computational framework for the embodied mind. Synthese, 1–24. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11229-016-1288-5
  13. Allen, M., Glen, J. C., Mullensiefen, D., Schwarzkopf, D. S., Callaghan, M. F., & Rees, G. (2016). Metacognitive ability predicts hippocampal and prefrontal microstructure. BioRxiv, 046359. https://doi.org/10.1101/046359
  14. Gallagher, S., & Allen, M. (2016). Active inference, enactivism and the hermeneutics of social cognition. Synthese, 1–22. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11229-016-1269-8
  15. Allen, M., Fardo, F., Dietz, M., Hillebrandt, H. F., Rees, G., & Roepstorff, A. (2015). Evidence for embodied predictive coding: the anterior insula coordinates cortical processing of tactile deviancy (No. e1470). PeerJ PrePrints. Retrieved from https://peerj.com/preprints/1203
  16. Fardo, F., Allen, M., Jegindø, E.-M. E., Angrilli, A., & Roepstorff, A. (2015). Neurocognitive evidence for mental imagery-driven hypoalgesic and hyperalgesic pain regulation. NeuroImage, 120, 350–361. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2015.07.008
  17. Lo, S., & Andrews, S. (2015). To transform or not to transform: using generalized linear mixed models to analyse reaction time data. Frontiers in Psychology, 6. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01171
  18. Allen, M., Smallwood, J., Christensen, J., Gramm, D., Rasmussen, B., Gaden Jensen, C., … Lutz, A. (2013). The balanced mind: the variability of task-unrelated thoughts predicts error-monitoring. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2013.00743
  19. Allen, M., Dietz, M., Blair, K. S., Beek, M. van, Rees, G., Vestergaard-Poulsen, P., … Roepstorff, A. (2012). Cognitive-Affective Neural Plasticity following Active-Controlled Mindfulness Intervention. Journal of Neuroscience, 32(44), 15601–15610. https://doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2957-12.2012
  20. Ma, Y., Bang, D., Wang, C., Allen, M., Frith, C., Roepstorff, A., & Han, S. (2012). Sociocultural patterning of neural activity during self-reflection. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, nss103. https://doi.org/10.1093/scan/nss103
  21. Tylen, K., Allen, M., Hunter, B. K., & Roepstorff, A. (2012). Interaction vs. observation: distinctive modes of social cognition in human brain and behavior? A combined fMRI and eye-tracking study. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 6. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2012.00331
  22. Allen, M., & Williams, G. (2011). Consciousness, Plasticity, and Connectomics: The Role of Intersubjectivity in Human Cognition. Frontiers in Psychology, 2. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2011.00020
  23. Tylén, K., & Allen, M. (2009). Interactive sense-making in the brain. In Enacting Intersubjectivity: Paving the Way for a Dialogue Between Cognitive Science (pp. 224–241).