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Research Interests

As a cognitive neuroscientist I study the brain mechanisms underlying all cognitive domains, but my research focuses primarily on social cognition. Using various brain imaging techniques, I develop experimental paradigms to investigate the brain networks underlying socio-cognitive and -emotional behaviours (e.g., imitative tendancies, empathic expression). Currently I am developing experimental paradigms for "hyperscanning" studies – the simultaneous measurement of brain function from two interacting individuals. This allows me to explore the neural systems associated with social cognition as it unfolds during real social interaction.

Administrative Roles

  • Year 2 Tutor

Teaching Activity

  • Brain & Behaviour in Adolescence (PY3017)
  • Brain & Behaviour (PY2242)

Employment

  • 2017-present: Aston University (Lecturer)
  • 2016-2017: Lancaster University (Lecturer [fixed-term])
  • 2014-2015: Royal Holloway University of London (Postdoctoral Researcher)
  • 2012-present: Central European Institute of Technology (Senior Reseacher)

Funding Applications and Awards

  • 2018-2020: GA18-212791S (€203.5k; Principle Investigator) - Back-and-forth: Investigating the balanced between self- and other-goals in negotiation with dual-fMRI.
  • 2017-2018: LM2015062 (€10.8k; Co-Investigator) - Understanding social deficits in autism: A dual-fMRI investigation using the iterated Ultimatum Game.
  • 2016-2018: GA16-18261S (€166.7k; Co-Investigator) - Improving driver rehability programs: A neurobehavioural evaluation of empathy induction.
  • 2015-2017: GA15-16738S (€158.3k; Principle Investigator) - Individual differences in self-other distinction.

Contact Details

Phone: +44 (0) 121 204 4304

Email: d.shaw1@aston.ac.uk
Room: SW410c

Education/Academic qualification

PG Cert, Lancaster University

Award Date: 20 Jul 2017

PhD, University of Nottingham

Award Date: 11 Jul 2012

MSc, University of Nottingham

Award Date: 13 Dec 2007

University of Nottingham

Award Date: 19 Dec 2006

External positions

Postdoctoral researcher

1 Jan 2012 → …

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Research Output

A neuroscientific evaluation of driver rehabilitation: Functional neuroimaging demonstrates the effectiveness of empathy induction in altering brain responses during social information processing

Shaw, D. J., Czekóová, K., Špiláková, B., Salazar, M., Řezáč, P., Kurečková, V., Zámečník, P. & Brázdil, M., 29 Apr 2020, In : PLoS ONE. 15, 4, e0232222.

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  • Dissociating Profiles of Social Cognitive Disturbances Between Mixed Personality and Anxiety Disorder.

    Czekóová, K., Shaw, D. J., Pokorná, Z. & Brázdil, M., 26 Mar 2020, In : Frontiers in Psychology. 11, 563.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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  • What do implicit measures of bias actually measure?

    Pennington, C. & Shaw, D. J., 8 Jan 2020, p. 26. 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

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  • Where’s the wine? Heavy social drinkers show attentional bias towards alcohol in a visual conjunction search task.

    Pennington, C., Shaw, D. J., Adams, J., Kavanagh, P., Reed, H., Robinson, M., Shave, E. & White, H., 7 Mar 2020, In : Addiction.

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  • Corrigendum: Hippocampal involvement in nonpathological déjà vu: Subfield vulnerability rather than temporal lobe epilepsy equivalent.

    Pešlová, E., Mareček, R., Shaw, DJ., Kašpárek, T., Pail, M. & Brázdil, M., 15 May 2019, In : Genes, Brain and Behavior. 9, 5, e01299.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

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