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Research and Publications


Proud of my group of rising clinicians and scientists.


I am Associate Professor of Psychology and lead the 'Consciousness and Cognition' Group at the School of Psychology, Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience and Global Brain Health Institute, Trinity College Dublin.

A major focus of my group is the investigation of the functional brain organisation that supports human cognition and consciousness, and how this organisation breaks down in the disordered brain. My work combines psychological theory, neuroimaging, and research of brain-injured and anesthesized patients, and translates this knowledge to develop clinically applicable neuroimaging measures. Additionally, my work explores the medico-ethical and societal implications of such applications, to build ethical guidelines for their clinical use. Check out our website for more information.


A second focus of my work is the investigation of early biomarkers of Alzheimer’s disease by combining neuroimaging, clinical, neuropsychological and physiological assessments. In the face of a global dementia pandemic, it is extremely important to understand the earliest cognitive/functional changes, and their underlying pathophysiologic mechanisms. This can lead to earlier diagnoses, potential targets for treatment, and better understanding of the disease itself. Read more about our work here: We carry out this work in collaboration with colleagues from Edinburgh, Cambridge and Oxford Universities (UK), within the PREVENT consortium.

Manuscripts in open access depositories (pre-prints) and under peer-review

Hu H, Coppola P, Stamatakis EA, Naci L* (2023) Typical and disrupted small-world architecture and regional communication in full-term and preterm infants. Under Peer ReviewbioRxiv DOI: 10.1101/2023.06.12.544595.

Coppola P, Owen AM, Menon DK, Naci L*, Stamatakis EA*. The neural correlates of shared and individual experience. Submitted.

Szocs D, Lyu D, Luppi AI, Coppola P, Woodrow R, Williams GB, Allanson J, Pickard JD, Owen AM, Naci L, Menon DK, Stamatakis EA. A novel thalamic perspective of (un)consciousness in pharmacological and pathological states in humans. Submitted. DOI: 10.1101/2024.05.30.596600 

Deng F, El-Sherbiny S, Dounavi ME, Ritchie K, Muniz-Terrera G, Malhotra P, Ritchie CW, Lawlor B, Naci L*. (2023) Lifestyle activities contribute to cognitive reserve in mid-life in cognitively healthy individuals at risk for late-life Alzheimer's disease. Under Peer ReviewmedRxiv. DOI: 10.1101/2023.07.04.23292189.

Deng F, Ritchie K, Muniz-Terrera G, Malhotra P, Ritchie CW, Lawlor B, Naci L* (2023). Genetic risk of late-onset Alzheimer’s disease is associated with longitudinal loss of functional brain network segregation in middle-aged cognitively healthy individuals: The PREVENT-Dementia Study. medRxiv. DOI: 10.1101/2023.04.18.23288690

Qi, Q., Deng, F., Ritchie, K., Muniz-Terrera, G., Koychev, I., Malhotra, P., O’Brien J., Ritchie, C. W., Lawlor, B., Naci, L.* (2023). Sex differences in the associations between risk for late-life AD, protective lifestyle factors and cognition in mid-life.  medRxiv DOI:  Under Peer Review

Andrea I. Luppi, Daniel Golkowski, Andreas Ranft, Rudiger Ilg, Denis Jordan, Danilo Bzdok, Adrian M. Owen, Lorina Naci, Emmanuel A. Stamatakis, Enrico Amico, Bratislav Misic. General anaesthesia reduces the uniqueness of brain connectivity across individuals and across species. bioRxiv. DOI: 10.1101/2023.11.08.566332. Under Peer Review.

Feng Deng, Maria-Eleni Douvani, Karen Ritchie, Graciela Muniz-Terrera, Paresh Malhotra, Craig W Ritchie, Brian Lawlor, Lorina Naci*. Disrupted role of the connectivity between the locus coeruleus and the hippocampus in cognition of healthy, middle-aged individuals at risk of dementia. medRxiv  DOI: 10.1101/2022.09.02.22279541 Under Peer Review

Stefaniak JD, Mak E, Su L, Cartera SF, Dounavi ME, Muniz Terrera G, Wells K, Ritchie K, Lawlor B, Naci L, Koychev I, Malhotra P, Ritchie CW,  O’Brien JT. Brain age gap, dementia risk factors and cognition in middle age. Under Peer Review. DOI:10.1002/alz.078359 


Castro P, Luppi A, Tagliazucchi E, Sanz-Perl Y, Naci L, Owen A M, Sitt J, Destexhe A, Cofré R, (2023) Dynamical structure-function correlations provide robust and generalizable signatures of consciousness in humans. Submitted. DOI:10.1101/2023.12.19.572402 

Lyu D, Adapa R, Carhart-Harris RL, Roseman L, Owen AM, Naci L, Menon DK, Stamatakis E.(2023). Diminished functional gradients of the precuneus during altered states of consciousness. Submitted. 

* = Corresponding author

Peer-reviewed, published manuscripts 

* = Corresponding/Senior


Graham M, Rossor M, Lawlor B, Naci L* (2024). Informing Cognitively Healthy Research Participants of Modifiable Dementia Risk Factors – Ethical Implications. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. In Press.

Graham M, Rossor M, Lawlor B, Naci L* (2024). Rethinking the Ethics of Informing Research Participants of Modifiable Dementia Risk Factors. PsyArXiv DOI: 10.31234/ NeuroethicsIn Press. 

Dounavi ME, Mak E, Operto G, Muniz-Terrera G, Wells K, Koychev I, Malhotra P, Naci P, Lawlor B, Su L, Falcon C, Ritchie K, Ritchie CW, Gispert JD, O’Brien JT. Texture-based morphometry in relation to ageing, sex and genetic dementia risk in a midlife population. Human Brain MappingIn Press. 

Ritchie CW, Wells K, Gregory S, Carriere I,  Danso SO, Driscoll D, Dounavi ME, Hillary R, Koychev I, Lawlor B, Li S, Low A, Mak E, Malhotra P, Manson J, Marioni R, Murphy L, Naci L, O’Brien JT,  Stewart W, Muniz-Terrera G, Ritchie K. The PREVENT Dementia programme: Baseline demographic, lifestyle, imaging and cognitive data from a midlife cohort study investigating risk factors for neurodegeneration. Brain Communications. Volume 6, Issue 3, 2024, fcae189.

DOI: 10.1093/braincomms/fcae189 

Low A, McKiernan E, Prats-Sedano MA, Carter SF, Stefaniak JD, Su L, Dounavi M, Muniz-Terrera G, Jenkins N, Wells K, Ritchie K, Lawlor B, Naci L, Malhotra P, Mackay C, Koychev I, Thayanandan T, Raymont V , Ritchie CW, O’Brien JT. Clinical correlates of cerebral microbleeds are altered in healthy midlife adults with traumatic brain injury: the PREVENT-Dementia study. JAMA Network Open. In Press. 

Luppi AI, Gellersen HM, Liu Z, Peattie ARD, Manktelow AE, Adapa R, Owen AM, Naci L, Menon DK, Dimitriadis SI, Stamatakis EA.(2024) "Systematic evaluation of fMRI data-processing pipelines for consistent functional connectomics". Nature Communications. In Press. Preprint DOI: 10.1101/2023.06.23.546329.

Rosická AM, Teckentrup V, Fittipaldi S, Ibanez A, Pringle A, Gallagher E, Hanlon AK, Claus N, McCrory C, Lawlor B, Naci L, Gillan CM (2024). Distinct associations of biopsychosocial factors with subjective and objective memory. Alzheimers and Dementia. In Press. DOI: 10.1002/alz.076878

Dounavi ME, McKiernan E, Langsen M, Gregory S, Prats-Sedano M, Mada M, Williams GB, Lawlor B, Naci L, Mackay C, Koychev I, Malhotra P, Ritchie K, Ritchie CW, Su L, Waldman A, O’ Brien JT (2024). Investigating the brain’s neurochemical profile at midlife in relation to dementia risk factors. Brain Communications 6(3):fcae138.  DOI: 10.1093/braincomms/fcae138.

Bayne T, Frohlich J, Cusack R, Moser J, Naci L (2024). Infants and Markers: Reply to Taylor and Bremner. Trends in Cognitive Science. Mar 7:S1364-6613(24)00052-4. DOI: 10.1016/j.tics.2024.02.010.


Shah SN, Dounavi ME, Malhotra PA, Lawlor B, Naci L, Koychev I, Ritchie CW, O’Brien JT. (2024) Dementia risk and thalamic nuclei volumetry in healthy midlife adults: the PREVENT-Dementia Study. Brain Communications6(2):fcae046. DOI: 10.1093/braincomms/fcae046.

Fasihah Irfani Fitri, Lorina Naci, Yuda Turana, Aldy Safruddin Rambe, Dina Nazriani Ricardo Nitrini, Paulo Caramelli (2024). Modified Brief Cognitive Screening Battery-Indonesian Version (BCSB-INA) or Instrumen Skrining Kognitif Ringkas-Indonesia (INA-SKRin): Development by Cross-Cultural Adaptation and Normative Data Based on Demographic Factors in North Sumatra, Indonesia. Frontiers in Neurology. Volume 14 - 2023 DOI: 10.3389/fneur.2023.1306356.

Sosa AL, Brucki SM, Crivelli L, Lopera F, Suemoto CK, Ibanez A, Yassuda MS, Piña-Escudero SD, Aguilar D, Resende EPF, Ringman JM, Slachevsky A, Duran-Aniotz C, Damian A, Carrillo M, García-Peña C, Naci L, Mahinrad S, Sexton C, Aguilar-Navarro S, Parra MA, Luna-Muñoz J. (2024) Advancements in Dementia Research, Diagnostics and Care in Latin America. Alzheimers and Dementia. May 27. DOI: 10.1002/alz.13850.

Elijah Mak, Maria-Eleni Dounavi, Grégory Operto, Elina T. Ziukelis, Coco Newton, Graciela-Terrera Muniz, Paresh Malhotra, Ivan Koychev, Clare Mackay, Brian Lawlor, Lorina Naci, Katie Wells, Karen Ritchie, Li Su, Craig Ritchie, Juan Domingo Gispert, John T O’Brien (2024). APOE ɛ4 exacerbates age-dependent deficits in cortical microstructure. Brain Communications. 6(1):fcad351. DOI: 10.1093/braincomms/fcad351.

Buller-Peralta I, Gregory S, Low A,  Dounavi ME, Wells K, Ntailianis G, Lawlor B, Naci L, Koychev I, Malhotra P, O’Brien JT, Ritchie CW, Muniz-Terrera G. (2024) Comprehensive allostatic load risk index is associated with increased frontal and left parietal white matter hyperintensities in mid-life healthy adults. Scientific Reports. 14(1):573. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-023-49656-3.


Bayne T, Frohlich J, Cusack R, Moser J, Naci L* (2023). Consciousness in the Cradle: On the Emergence of Infant Experience. Trends in Cognitive Science. 27(12):1135-1149. DOI: 10.1016/j.tics.2023.08.018

The paper was featured in print in the Irish Independent, and on live radio, on BNR Dutch radio, on Ireland’s RTE’s ‘The Ray D’Arcy Show’, and the ‘Moncrieff Show’ on Newstalk, in Ireland. It had over 100 mentions in publications all round the world, with a readership of 115 million.

Luppi AI, Mediano PAM, Rosas FE, Allanson J, Pickard JD, Carhart-Harris RL, Williams GB, Craig MM, Finoia P, Owen A, Naci L, Menon D, Bor D, Stamatakis EA (2023). A Synergistic Workspace for Human Consciousness Revealed by Integrated Information Decomposition. eLife. eLife12:RP88173.

Türker B, Owen AM, Naci L*, Sitt JD*. (2023) Processing of the same narrative stimuli elicits common functional connectivity dynamics between individuals. Scientific Reports. 13(1):21260. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-023-48656-7. *= Joint senior authorship.

Fallon FT,* Ryan TJ,* Cao R, Haig DA, John YJ, Kidd C, Mitchell KJ, Mitchell M, Naci L, O’Donnell TJ, O’Shea JR, O’Sullivan F, Wheeler R, Dennett DC, Sprevak M, Krakauer JW (2023). What are we talking about? Clarifying the fuzzy concept of representation in neuroscience and beyond. The Transmitter. DOI: 10.53053/PFBH5329.

Tari B, Yehuda MB, Laurell AAS, Ritchie K, Dauvilliers Y, Ritchie C, Lawlor B, Naci L, Terrera GM, Malhotra P, Watermeyer T, Dudas R, Underwood BR, O’Brien JT, Raymont V and Koychev I. The indirect relationship between sleep and cognition in the PREVENT Cohort:  Identifying targets for interventionFrontiers in Sleep. Sec. Sleep, Behavior and Mental Health. Volume 2 - 2023. DOI: 10.3389/frsle.2023.1226824.

Nemirovsky IE, Popiel NJM, Rudas J, Caius M, Naci L, Schiff ND, Owen, AM, Soddu A. (2023) A Novel Implementation of Integrated Information Theory in Resting-State fMRI. Communications Biology. 6, 692. DOI: 10.1038/s42003-023-05063-y.

Luppi AI, Hansen JY, Adapa R, Carhart-Harris RL, Roseman L, Timmermann C, Golkowski D, Ranft A, Ilg R,  Jordan D, Bonhomme V, Vanhaudenhuyse A, Demertzi A, Jaquet O, Bahri MA,  Alnagger NLN, Cardone P,  Peattie ARD, Manktelow AE, de Araujo DB, Sensi SL, Owen AM, Naci L, Menon DK, Misic B, Stamatakis EA. (2023). In Vivo Mapping of Pharmacologically-induced Functional Reorganization onto the Human Brain’s Neurotransmitter Landscape. Science Advances.  Vol 9, Issue 24. DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.adf8332.

Dounavi, Maria-Eleni; Mak, Elijah; Swann, Peter; Low, Audrey; Muniz Terrera, Graciela; McKeever, Anna; Pope, Marianna; Williams, Guy; Wells, Katie; Lawlor, Brain; Naci, Lorina; Malhotra, Paresh; Mackay, Clare; Koychev, Ivan; Ritchie, Karen; Su, Li; Ritchie, Craig; O'Brien, John. (2023) Differential association of cerebral blood flow and anisocytosis in APOE ε4 carriers at midlife. Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism. 43(10):1672-1684. DOI: 10.1177/0271678X231173587


Deng F, Taylor N, Owen AM, Cusack R, Naci L*. Responsiveness variability during anaesthesia relates to inherent differences in brain structure and function of the fronto-parietal networks. Human Brain Mapping44(6):2142-2157. DOI: 10.1002/hbm.26199

Featured on the cover of Anesthesiology News (May 2023), the most widely read publication for the specialty for the last 25 years, delivered to all 56,181 anesthesiologists and anesthesiology residents in the United States. Winner of the Trinity College School of Psychology 'Best Research Paper of the Year Prize'.

Jonathan Huntley, Daniel Bor, Stephen M Fleming, Marco Mancuso, Pedro A.M. Mediano, Lorina Naci, Adrian M Owen, Lorenzo Rocci, Avital Sternin, Robert Howard (2023). Assessing awareness in severe Alzheimer’s disease. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. Vol 16. DOI: 10.3389/fnhum.2022.1035195 


Heneghan A, Deng F, Wells K, Ritchie K, Muniz-Terrera G, Ritchie CW, Lawlor B, Naci L*. (2022) Modifiable lifestyle activities affect cognition in cognitively healthy middle-aged individuals at risk for late-life Alzheimer's Disease. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. 91(2):833-846. DOI: 10.3233/JAD-220267Download

Low A, Prats-Sedano MA, McKiernan E, Carter SF, Stefaniak JD, Nannoni S, Su L, Dounavi M, Muniz-Terrera G, Ritchie K, Lawlor B, Naci L, Malhotra P, Mackay C, Koychev I, Ritchie CW, Markus HS, O’Brien JT (2022) Modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors of dementia on midlife cerebral small vessel disease in cognitively healthy middle-aged adults: the PREVENT-Dementia study. Alzheimer's Research & Therapy 14:154. DOI: 10.1186/s13195-022-01095-4Download.

Coppola P, Spindler LRB, Adapa R, Finoia P, Williams GB, Allanson J, Pickard JD, Owen AM, Naci L, Menon DK, Stamatakis EA. (2022) The complexity of the stream of consciousness. Communications Biology 5, Article number: 1173. DOI: 10.1038/s42003-022-04109-xDownload.

Hu H, Cusack R, Naci L*. (2022) Typical and disrupted brain circuitry for conscious awareness in full-term and preterm infants. Brain Communications. Volume 4, Issue 2. DOI: 10.1093/braincomms/fcac071 Online first

Naci L*, Owen AM. Uncovering consciousness and revealing the preservation of mental life in unresponsive brain-injured patients. Seminars in Neurology. DOI: 10.1055/a-1892-1715. Download

Graham M. Farina F, Ritchie C, Lawlor B, Naci L*. (2022) Fear of dementia and public sharing of research results. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics. 31: 4, 498–505. DOI: 10.1017/S0963180122000408. Download.

Coppola P, Spindler LRB, Adapa R, Finoia P, Williams GB, Allanson J, Pickard JD, Owen AM, Naci L, Menon DK, Stamatakis EA. (2022) Network dynamics scale with levels of awareness. NeuroImage. 254:119128. DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2022.119128. Download.

AI Luppi, PAM Mediano, FE Rosas, J Allanson, JD Pickard, GB Williams, MM Craig, P Finoia, ARD Peattie, P Coppola, AM Owen, L Naci, DK Menon, D Bor, EA Stamatakis. (2022). Whole-brain modelling identifies distinct but convergent paths to unconsciousness in anaesthesia and disorders of consciousness. Communications Biology. 5(1):384. DOI: 10.1038/s42003-022-03330-y.

Dounavi ME, Newton C, Jenkins N, Mak E, Low A, Muniz-Terrera G, Williams GB, Lawlor B, Naci L, Malhotra P, Mackay C, Koychev I, Ritchie K, Ritchie Cw, Su L,  O’ Brien JT. Macrostructural brain alterations at midlife are connected to cardiovascular and not inherited risk of future dementia: The PREVENT-Dementia study. Journal of Neurology. DOI: 10.1007/s00415-022-11061-7. Online first.

Fogel S, Ray L, Fang Z, Silverbrook M, Naci L, Owen AM. While you were sleeping: Evidence for high-level executive processing of an auditory narrative during sleep. Consciousness and Cognition. Volume 100, April 2022, 103306. DOI: 10.1016/j.concog.2022.103306Download


Huntley J, Fleming SM, Mograbi DC, Bor D, Naci L, Owen AM, Howard R. (2021) Understanding Alzheimer’s disease as a disorder of consciousness. Translational Research and Clinical Interventions. Alzheimer’s Dement. 2021;7:e12203. DOI:  10.1002/trc2.12203 

Mackenzie G, Naci L*. (2021) Well-Being After Severe Brain Injury: What Counts as Good Recovery? Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 31(2), October 2021. DOI: 10.1017/S0963180121000086 

Sean Coulborn, Chris Taylor, Lorina Naci, Adrian M Owen, Davinia Fernández-Espejo (2021). Disruptions in effective connectivity within and between default mode network and anterior forebrain mesocircuit in prolonged disorders of consciousness. Brain Sciences, 11(6), 749. DOI: 10.3390/brainsci11060749 


Luppi AI, Mediano PAM, Rosas FE, Allanson J, Pickard JD, Carhart-Harris RL, Williams GB, Craig MM, Finoia P, Owen A, Naci L, Menon D, Bor D, Stamatakis EA. A Synergistic Workspace for Human Consciousness Revealed by Integrated Information Decomposition. DOI: 10.1101/2020.11.25.398081 

Varley T, Luppi A, Pappas I, Naci L,  Adapa R, Owen AO, Menon D, Stamatakis E. (2020) Consciousness and Brain Functional Complexity in Propofol Anaesthesia. Scientific Reports. 23;10(1):1018. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-57695-3.

Taylor N, Graham M, Delargy M, Naci L* (2020) Memory During the Presumed Vegetative State: Implications for Patient Quality of Life. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics. "Clinical Neuroethics” issue, Vol 29, No. 4, October, 2020. DOI: 10.1101/2020.11.25.398081

Kandeepana S, Rudasb J, Gomez F, Stojanoski B, Valluria S, Owen AM, Naci L, Nichols ES, Soddu A. Modeling an Auditory Stimulated Brain Under Altered States of Consciousness using the Generalized Ising Model. NeuroImage  DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2020.117367 


Tung J, Peterson A, Mackenzie G, Naci L, Speechley K, Weijer C. Towards the Assessment of Quality of Life in Patients with Disorders of Consciousness (2019). Quality of Life Research. 29, pages1217–1227. DOI: 10.1007/s11136-019-02390-8

Luppi AI, Craig MM, Pappas I, Finoia P, Williams GB, Allanson J, Pickard JD, Owen AM, Naci L, Menon DK, Stamatakis EA. Consciousness-specific dynamic interactions of brain integration and functional diversity. Nature Communications 10, Article number: 4616 (2019). DOI: 10.1038/s41467-019-12658-9


Graham M, Wallace E, Doherty C, McCann A, Naci L* (2019) From Awareness to Prognosis: Ethical Implications of Uncovering Hidden Awareness in Behaviorally Nonresponsive Patients. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics. (Special Issue 4, Clinical Neuroethics) Vol 28, pp. 616-631. DOI: 10.1017/S0963180119000550

Accompanied by independent commentary by James L. Barnat (2019). “Further Considerations in Using Functional Neuroimaging in Patients with Disorders of Consciousness” Neuroethics, Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics. Special Issue 4, Clinical Neuroethics) Vol 28, pp. 632-634. DOI: 10.1017/S0963180119000550


Irwin K, Sexton C, Daniel T, Lawlor B, Naci L*. (2018) Healthy Aging and Dementia: Two Roads Diverging in Midlife? Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience. DOI: 10.3389/fnagi.2018.00275


Naci L*, Haugg A., MacDonald A., Anello M., Houldin E., Naqshbandi S., Gonzalez-Lara LE., Arango M., Harle C., Cusack R., Owen AM. (2018) Functional diversity of brain networks supports consciousness and verbal intelligence. Scientific Reports 8, Article No. 13259. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-31525-z


Graham, M., Doherty C. P., Naci, L.* (2018) Using neuroimaging to detect covert awareness and determine prognosis of comatose patients: informing surrogate decision-makers of individual patient results. Seminars in Neurology.38(5):555-560. DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1667385


Haugg A., Cusack R., Gonzales-Lara L., Sorger B., Owen A.M., Naci L* (2018) Do patients thought to lack consciousness retain the capacity for internal as well external awareness? Frontiers in Neurology. 9: 492. DOI: 10.3389/fneur.2018.00492.


Graham, M., Owen, A. M., Weijer, C. Naci, L.* (2018). Using neuroimaging to uncover awareness in brain-injured and anesthetized patients. Frontiers in Bioscience 10:337-349. DOI: 10.2741/S520


Graham, M., Owen, A. M., Cipi, K. Weijer, C. Naci, L.* (2017) Minimizing the harm of accidental awareness under general anesthesia. Lessons from patients misdiagnosed as being in a vegetative state. Sep 14. DOI: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000002495.

Anesthesia and Analgesia


Naci, L*, Sinai, L, Owen, A. M. (2017) Detecting and interpreting conscious experiences in behaviorally non-responsive patients. NeuroImage. 145(Pt B):304-313. DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2015.11.059.


Sinai L., Owen AM, Naci L*. (2017) Mapping preserved real-world cognition in brain-injured patients. Frontiers in Bioscience. 22:815-823. DOI: 10.2741/4518.


Abdalmalak A., Milej D., Diop M., Shokouhi M., Naci L., Owen A.M., Lawrence K. St.(2017) Can time-resolved NIRS provide the sensitivity to detect brain activity during motor imagery consistently? Biomedical Optics Express. Vol. 8, Issue 4, pp. 2162-2172. DOI: 10.1364/BOE.8.002162.


Gibson, R. M., Chennu, S., Fernández-Espejo, D., Naci. L., Owen, A. M, Cruse, D. (2017) Reply to “Is command following unrelated to top-down attention in consciousness disorders?” Annals of Neurology. 81(1):160-161. DOI: 10.1002/ana.24827


Naci, L*, Graham*, M, Owen, A. M. Weijer, C. (2016) Covert narrative capacity: A cross-section of the preserved mental life in patients thought to lack consciousness. Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology. 1:61–70. * These authors contributed equally. Selected for written and audio review is Practical Reviews in Neurology. DOI: 10.1002/acn3.376


Gibson, R. M., Chennu, S., Fernández-Espejo, D., Naci. L., Owen, A. M, Cruse, D. (2016) Somatosensory attention identifies both overt and covert awareness in disorders of consciousness. Annals of Neurology. 80(3):412-23. DOI: 10.1002/ana.24726


Owen, A. M., Naci, L. (2016) Decoding thoughts in behaviourally non-responsive patients. In Sinnott-Armstrong (Ed). Finding Consciousness. Oxford University Press. DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190280307.003.0007 


Peterson, A., Cruse, D., Naci, L., Weijer, L., Owen, M. A. (2015) Risk, Diagnostic Error, and The Clinical Science of Consciousness. NeuroImage: Clinical. 7: 588–597. DOI: 10.1016/j.nicl.2015.02.008.


Naci, L*, Taylor, K. I., Cusack, I., Tyler, L. K. (2015) Are the senses enough for sense? Early high-level feedback shapes our comprehension of multisensory objects. In S. Zhuanghua and H. J. Müller (Eds.) Multisensory perception and action: psychophysics, neural mechanisms, and applications. eBook. Frontiers Research Topics. DOI: 10.3389/fnint.2012.00082

Graham, M., Weijer, C., Cruse, D.,Fernandez-Espejo, D., Gofton, T., Gonzalez-Lara, L., Lazosky, A., Naci, L., Norton, L., Peterson, A., Speechley, N. K., Young,B.,, Owen, M. A. (2015) An Ethics of Welfare for Patients Diagnosed as Vegetative With Covert Awareness. AJOB Neuroscience. 6(2), 31–41. DOI: 10.1080/21507740.2015.1014072


MacDonald, A., Naci, L., MacDonald, P., Owen, A. M. (2015) Anesthesia and neuroimaging: Investigating the neural correlates of unconsciousness. Trends in Cognitive Science. 19(2): 100–107. DOI: 10.1016/j.tics.2014.12.005.


Naci, L*, Cusack, R., Anello, M., Owen, A. M. A common neural code for similar conscious experiences in different individuals. (2014) Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 2014;111(39):14277–82. DOI:10.1073/pnas.1407007111Featured on MacleansScience, and Nature.


Owen, A. M., Naci, L* Decoding thoughts in disorders of consciousness. In M. Monti and W. G. Sannita (Eds.) Brain Function and Responsiveness in Severe Disorders of Consciousness.Springer. In Press. DOI:10.1007/978-3-319-21425-2_6.

Peterson, A., Norton, L., Naci, L., Owen, A. M., Weijer, C. (2014) Toward a Science of Brain Death. American Journal of Bioethics 14(8):29-31. DOI: 10.1080/15265161.2014.925161.


Weijer, C., Peterson, P., Webster, F., Graham, M., Cruse, D., Fernández-Espejo, D., Gofton, T., Gonzalez-Lara, L. E., Lazosky, A., Naci, L., Norton, L., Speechley, K., Young B., Owen, A. M. (2014) Ethics of neuroimaging after serious brain injury. BMC Medical Ethics 15, 41. DOI:10.1186/1472-6939-15-41.


Graham, M., Weijer, C., Peterson, A., Naci, L., Cruse, C., Fernández-Espejo, E., Owen, A. O. (2014) Acknowledging awareness: informing families of individual research results for patients in the vegetative state. Journal of Med ical Ethics. Published Online First: [please include 30/07/2014] doi:10.1136/medethics-2014-102078. DOI: 10.1136/medethics-2014-102078.


Naci, L*, Owen, A. M. Making every word count for vegetative patients. (2013) JAMA Neurology. 70(10), 1235-41. DOI: 10.1001/jamaneurol.2013.3686  or Read it for free at the Journal of the American Medical Association. INTERNATIONAL MEDIA COVERAGE. Named one of Best 51 Discoveries at Western University Since 1878.


Guger, C., Noirhomme, Q., Naci, L., Real, R., Lugo, Z., Veser, S., Sorger, B., Quitadamo, L., Lesenfants, D., Risetti, M., Formisano, R., Toppi, J., Astolfi, L., Emmerling, T., Erlbeck, H., Monti, M. M., Kotchoubey, B., Bianchi, L., Mattia, D., Goebel, R., Owen, A. M., Pellas, F., Müller-Putz, G., Kübler, A.  Brain-computer interfaces for coma assessment and communication. Emerging Theory and Practice in Neuroprosthetics; ed. Ganesh R Naik, IGIGLOBAL Press 2013. DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-6094-6.ch010.

Naci, L*, Cusack, R., Jia, Z., V., Owen, M. A. (2013) The brain’s silent messenger – using selective attention to decode human thought for brain-based communication. Journal of Neuroscience 33(22), 9385–9393. Download. Featured on PSYCHOLOGY PROGRESSDOI: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.5577-12.2013.


Peterson, A., Naci, L., Weijer, C., Owen A. M. (2013) A principled argument, but not a practical one. AJOB Neuroscience 4(1), 52–53. DOI: 10.1080/21507740.2012.748701.


Peterson, A., Naci, L., Cruse, C., Fernández-Espejo, E., Graham, M., Weijer, C., Owen, A. O. (2013) Assessing decision making capacity in the disorder of consciousness patient. AJOB Neuroscience 4(4), 3-14. DOI:10.1080/21507740.2013.821189.


Naci, L*, Monti, M. M., Cruse, D., Sorger, B., Rainer, G., A., Kotchoubey, B., Kubler. A,  Owen, A. M. (2012) Brain-computer interfaces for communication with non-responsive patients. Annals of Neurology 2012; 72(3), 312–23. DOI: 10.1002/ana.23656.  


Naci, L*, Cusack, R., Taylor, K., Tyler, L. K. (2012) Are the senses enough for sense? Recurrent high-level feedback shapes our comprehension of multisensory objects. Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience. DOI:10.3389/fnint.2012.00082.


Cusack, R., Veldsman, M., Naci, L., Mitchell, D. J., Linke, A. (2012) Seeing different objects in different ways: measuring ventral visual tuning to sensory and semantic features with dynamically adaptive imaging. Human Brain Mapp ing33(2), 387–97. DOI: 10.1002/hbm.21219.


Covington MA, He C, Brown C, Naci L, Brown J. (2006) How complex is that sentence? A proposed revision of the Rosenberg and Abbeduto D-Level Scale. Anatheum. Computer Analysis of Speech for Psychological Research. 1-17. Handle: 10724/19857.


Covington, M., He, C., Brown, C., Naci, L., McClain, T., Fjordbak, B., Semple, J., Brown, J. Schizophrenia and the structure of language: The linguist’s view. Schizophrenia Research 2005; 77(1), 85–98. DOI: 10.1016/j.schres.2005.01.016.


Naci, L. Software to measure rambling, cognitive difficulty and degree expression in schizophrenic speech. (2004) Artificial Intelligence Center, University of Georgia.


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