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Dr Reiner Sprengelmeyer

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Research overview

I am a clinical neuropsychologist and trained fine artist. My scientific interest is in the field of clinical and cognitive human neuropsychology and neuropsychiatry, with emphasis on neuropsychological deficits associated with basal ganglia disorders (Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease) as well as neuropsychiatric disorders (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Autism, Depression and Schizophrenia). 

Main focus of research is the neural substrate of facial expression recognition, and other aspects of social cognition, such as cuteness, trustworthiness, and dominance. Previous work includes the FEEST, a neuropsychological test which aims to assess deficits in emotion recognition in people suffering from brain damage.

Highlighted publications

Sprengelmeyer, RH, Steele, JD, Mwangi, B, Kumar, P, Christmas, D, Milders, M & Matthews, K 2011, 'The insular cortex and the neuroanatomy of major depression' Journal of Affective Disorders, vol. 133, no. 1-2, pp. 120-127. DOI: 10.1016/j.jad.2011.04.004
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2011.04.004
2011

Philip, RCM, Whalley, HC, Stanfield, AC, Sprengelmeyer, RH, Santos, IM, Young, AW, Atkinson, AP, Calder, AJ, Johnstone, EC, Lawrie, SM & Hall, J 2010, 'Deficits in facial, body movement and vocal emotional processing in autism spectrum disorders' Psychological Medicine, vol. 40, no. 11, pp. 1919-1929. DOI: 10.1017/S0033291709992364
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0033291709992364
Full text: http://research-repository.st-andrews.ac.uk/bitstream/10023/3008/1/Philip2010PsychMed40DeficitsInFacial.pdf
2010

Sprengelmeyer, RH, Perrett, DI, Fagan, EC, Cornwell, E, Lobmaier, JS, Sprengelmeyer, A, Aasheim, HBM, Black, IM, Cameron, LM, Crow, S, Milne, N, Rhodes, EC & Young, AW 2009, 'The Cutest Little Baby Face: A Hormonal Link to Sensitivity to Cuteness in Infant Faces' Psychological Science, vol. 20, no. 2, pp. 149-154. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9280.2009.02272.x
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9280.2009.02272.x
2009

Sprengelmeyer, RH, Young, AW, Calder, AJ, Karnat, A, Lange, HW, Hömberg, V, Perrett, DI & Rowland, D 1996, 'Loss of disgust - Perception of faces and emotions in Huntington's disease.' Brain, vol. 119, pp. 1647-1665. DOI: 10.1093/brain/119.5.1647
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/brain/119.5.1647
1996

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