Several psychiatric illnesses are characterised by impairments in the perception, interpretation and generation of responses to the intention, dispositions and behaviors of others - otherwise known as social cognition. Research in this area investigates the neurobiological basis of social cognition in both psychiatric and non-psyciatric populations using neurophysiological measures.
E Demetriou, A Lampit, DS Quintana, S Naismith, YJ Song, J Pye, I Hickie, AJ Guastella. Autism Spectrum Disorders: A meta-analysis of executive function. Molecular Psychiatry, 2017.
DS Quintana, GA Alvares. Oxytocin: How does this neuropeptide change our social behavior?. Frontiers for Young Minds, 2016.
RC Onuoha, DS Quintana, M Lyvers, AJ Guastella. A meta-analysis of Theory of Mind in Alcohol Use Disorders. Alcohol and Alcoholism, 2016.
F Iorfino, GA Alvares, AJ Guastella, DS Quintana. Cold face test-induced increases in heart rate variability are abolished by engagement in a social cognition task. Journal of Psychophysiology, 2015.
S Shahrestani, EM Stewart, DS Quintana, IB Hickie, AJ Guastella. Heart Rate Variability during Adolescent and Adult Social Interactions: a Meta-Analysis. Biological Psychology, 2015.
A Masi, DS Quintana, N Glozier, A Lloyd, IB Hickie, AJ Guastella. Cytokine aberrations in Autism Spectrum Disorder: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Molecular Psychiatry, 2014.
S Shahrestani, EM Stewart, DS Quintana, IB Hickie, AJ Guastella. Heart rate variability during social interactions in children with and without psychopathology: a meta-analysis. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2014.
DS Quintana, AJ Guastella, T Outhred, IB Hickie, AH Kemp. Heart rate variability is associated with emotion recognition: Direct evidence for a relationship between the autonomic nervous system and social cognition. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 2012.