Clare Press

Senior Lecturer


Office: Room 511, Department of Psychological Sciences

Tel: 020 3073 8007


Action and Interaction Lab



Yon, Daniel and Edey, Rosanna and Ivry, R.B. and Press, Clare (2017) Time on your hands: perceived duration of sensory events is biased towards concurrent actions. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General 146 (2), pp. 182-193. ISSN 0096-3445.

Edey, Rosanna and Cook, J. and Brewer, Rebecca and Johnson, Mark and Bird, Geoffrey and Press, Clare (2016) Interaction takes two: typical adults exhibit mind-blindness towards those with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Abnormal Psychology 125 (7), pp. 879-885. ISSN 0021-843X.

Brewer, R. and Biotti, F. and Catmur, C. and Press, Clare and Happé, F. and Cook, R. and Bird, Geoffrey (2016) Can neurotypical individuals read autistic facial expressions? atypical production of emotional facial expressions in Autism Spectrum Disorders. Autism Research 9 (2), pp. 262-271. ISSN 1939-3792.

Hogeveen, J. and Obhi, S.S. and Banissy, M.J. and Santiesteban, I. and Press, Clare and Catmur, C. and Bird, Geoffrey (2015) Task-dependent and distinct roles of the temporoparietal junction and inferior frontal cortex in the control of imitation. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience 10 (7), pp. 1003-1009. ISSN 1749-5016.

Press, Clare and Cook, R. (2015) Beyond action-specific simulation: domain-general motor contributions to perception. Trends in Cognitive Sciences 19 (4), pp. 176-178. ISSN 1364-6613.

Coll, M.-P. and Bird, Geoffrey and Catmur, C. and Press, Clare (2015) Cross-modal repetition effects in the mu rhythm indicate tactile mirroring during action observation. Cortex 63 , pp. 121-131. ISSN 0010-9452.

Coll, M.-P. and Bird, G. and Catmur, C. and Press, Clare (2015) Crossmodal repetition effects in the mu rhythm indicate tactile mirroring during action observation. Cortex 63 , pp. 121-131. ISSN 0010-9452.

Cook, R. and Bird, G. and Catmur, C. and Press, Clare and Heyes, C. (2014) Mirror neurons: from origin to function. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 37 (02), pp. 177-192. ISSN 0140-525X.

Catmur, C. and Press, Clare and Cook, R. and Bird, G. and Heyes, C. (2014) Authors' response: mirror neurons: tests and testability.Behavioral and Brain Sciences 37 (02), pp. 221-241. ISSN 0140-525X.

Yon, D. and Press, Clare (2014) Back to the future: synaesthesia could be due to associative learning. Frontiers in Psychology 5 , ISSN 1664-1078.

Cook, R. and Gaule, A. and Aichelberg, C. and Press, Clare (2014) Motor contributions to the perception of relative phase. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance 40 (5), pp. 1763-1768. ISSN 0096-1523.

Press, Clare and Berlot, E. and Bird, G. and Ivry, R. and Cook, R. (2014) Moving time: the influence of action on duration perception.Journal of Experimental Psychology: General 143 (5), pp. 1787-1793. ISSN 0096-3445.

Haffey, A. and Press, Clare and O'Connell, G. and Chakrabarti, B. (2013) Autistic traits modulate mimicry of social but not nonsocial rewards. Autism Research 6 (6), pp. 614-620. ISSN 1939-3792.

Cook, J. L. and Blakemore, S.-J. and Press, Clare (2013) Atypical basic movement kinematics in autism spectrum conditions. Brain 136 (9), pp. 2816-2824. ISSN 0006-8950.

Press, Clare and Kilner, J.M. (2013) The time course of eye movements during action observation reflects sequence learning.NeuroReport 24 (14), pp. 822-826. ISSN 0959-4965.

Press, Clare and Weiskopf, N. and Kilner, J.M. (2012) Dissociable roles of human inferior frontal gyrus during action execution and observation. NeuroImage 60 (3), pp. 1671-1677. ISSN 1053-8119.

Avenanti, A. and Press, Clare and Catmur, C. and Cook, R. and Widmann, Hannah and Heyes, C. and Bird, Geoffrey (2012) fMRI evidence of ‘mirror’ responses to geometric shapes. PLoS One 7 (12), e51934. ISSN 1932-6203.

Bird, Geoffrey and Press, Clare and Richardson, D.C. (2011) The role of Alexithymia in reduced eye-fixation in autism spectrum conditions. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 41 (11), pp. 1556-1564. ISSN 0162-3257.

Press, Clare and Heyes, C. and Kilner, J.M. (2011) Learning to understand others' actions. Biology Letters 7 (3), pp. 457-460. ISSN 1744-9561.

Press, Clare (2011) Action observation and robotic agents: learning and anthropomorphism. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews 35 (6), pp. 1410-1418. ISSN 0149-7634.

Press, Clare and Cook, J. and Blakemore, S.J. and Kilner, J.M. (2011) Dynamic modulation of human motor activity when observing actions. The Journal of Neuroscience 31 (8), pp. 2792-2800. ISSN 0270-6474.

Flach, R. and Press, Clare and Badets, A. and Heyes, C. (2010) Shaking hands: priming by social action effects. British Journal of Psychology 101 (4), pp. 739-749. ISSN 0007-1269.

Press, Clare and Gherri, Elena and Heyes, C. and Eimer, Martin (2010) Action preparation helps and hinders perception of action.Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 22 (10), pp. 2198-2211. ISSN 0898-929X.

Press, Clare and Richardson, D.C. and Bird, Geoffrey (2010) Intact imitation of emotional facial actions in autism spectrum conditions.Neuropsychologia 48 (11), pp. 3291-3297. ISSN 0028-3932.

Cook, R. and Press, Clare and Dickinson, A. and Heyes, C. (2010) Acquisition of automatic imitation is sensitive to sensorimotor contingency. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance 36 (4), pp. 840-852. ISSN 0096-1523.

Eimer, Martin and Kiss, Monika and Press, Clare and Sauter, Disa (2009) The roles of feature-specific task set and bottom-up salience in attentional capture: an ERP study. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance 35 (5), pp. 1316-1328. ISSN 0096-1523.

Press, Clare and Ray, E. and Heyes, C. (2009) Imitation of lateralised body movements: Doing it the hard way. Laterality: Asymmetries of Body, Brain and Cognition 14 (5), pp. 515-527. ISSN 1357-650X.

Eimer, Martin and Kiss, Monika and Press, Clare and Sauter, Disa (2009) The role of feature-specific task set and bottom-up salience in attentional capture: an ERP study. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance 35 (5), pp. 1316-1328. ISSN 0096-1523.

Press, Clare and Heyes, C. (2008) Stimulus-driven selection of routes to imitation. Experimental Brain Research 188 (1), pp. 147-152. ISSN 0014-4819.

Press, Clare and Heyes, C. and Haggard, P. and Eimer, Martin (2008) Visuotactile learning and body representation: an ERP study with rubber hands and rubber objects. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 20 (2), pp. 312-323. ISSN 0898-929X.

Press, Clare and Bird, Geoffrey and Walsh, E. and Heyes, C. (2008) Automatic imitation of intransitive actions. Brain and Cognition 67 (1), pp. 44-50. ISSN 0278-2626.

Eimer, Martin and van Velzen, J. and Gherri, Elena and Press, Clare (2007) ERP correlates of shared control mechanisms involved in saccade preparation and in covert attention. Brain Research 1135 , 154 - 166. ISSN 0006-8993.

Book Section

Catmur, C. and Press, Clare and Heyes, C. (2016) Mirror neurons from associative learning. In: Murphy, R. and Honey, R. (eds.) The Wiley Handbook on the Cognitive Neuroscience of Learning. Chichester: Wiley, pp. 515-537. ISBN 9781118650943.