Simon Newstead

Simon Newstead
Swansea University | SWAN · Department of Psychology

MSc Clinical Cognitive Neuroscience

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Introduction
PhD Neuromodulation and Affective Neuroscience Study Emphasis: Multi-modal investigation into the influence of fronto-cerebellar transcranial electrical stimulation upon affective, cognitive and physiological factors.
Additional affiliations
October 2015 - present
Swansea University
Position
  • PhD Student
Description
  • Lead workshops on statistics marked assignments as well as running seminars on cognition.
October 2015 - present
Swansea University
Position
  • PhD Student
Description
  • PhD Neuromodulation and Affective Neuroscience Study Emphasis: Multi-modal investigation into the influence of fronto-cerebellar transcranial electrical stimulation upon affective, cognitive and physiological factors.
September 2008 - June 2011
Various
Position
  • Secondary Science Teacher
Description
  • Teaching placement and long-term supply teaching within secondary science
Education
October 2015 - October 2018
Swansea University
Field of study
  • Neuromodulation and affective neuroscience
October 2014 - September 2015
Sheffield Hallam University
Field of study
  • Clinical Cognitive Neuroscience
October 2012 - July 2013
University of Derby
Field of study
  • Psychology

Publications

Publications (5)
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The “frontal lobe paradox” highlights a phenomenon in which a subset of patients who possess frontal lobe damage and exhibit marked impairments in everyday life are still able to able to verbally describe a logical course of action relating to a task and perform well in interview and test settings. Such cases pose a challenge with regard to the ass...
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Background/objectives Obesity affects more than forty percent of adults over the age of sixty. Aberrant eating styles such as disinhibition have been associated with the engagement of brain networks underlying executive functioning, attentional control, and interoception. However, these effects have been exclusively studied in young samples overloo...
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Aims Primary aim: to determine the efficacy of FAST (the Fast Alcohol Screening Test) for detecting harmful and dependent levels of alcohol use. Secondary aim: to compare the performance of the FAST to two short forms of the Alcohol Use Disorder Identification Test (AUDIT): the AUDIT-C and AUDIT-3. Methods Data from 3336 individuals in South Wales...
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Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a non-invasive form of brain stimulation, which allows for selective inhibition or excitation of neural structures. It has demonstrated some efficacy in the treatment of mood disorders. However, these studies have predominately focused on stimulation of the prefrontal cortex (PFC). The cerebellum ha...
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Negative emotional responses to the daily life stresses have cumulative effects which, in turn, impose wide-ranging negative constraints on emotional well being and neurocognitive performance (Kalueff:2007cp, Charles:2013eq, Nadler:2010hk). Crucial cognitive functions such as memory and problem solving, as well more short term emotional responses (...

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