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Journal Articles

  • Valera-Bermejo, M., De Marco, M, Mitolo, M., McGeown, W.J., Venneri, A. (2020). Neuroanatomical and cognitive correlates of domain-specific anosognosia in early Alzheimer's disease.  Cortex, 129, p236-246. doi: 10.1016/j.cortex.2020.04.026

  • Fischer, C.E., Ismail, Z, Youakim, J.M., Creese, B., Kumar, S., Nuñez, N., Darby, R.R.,  Di Vita, A., D'Antonio, J.F., de Lena, C., McGeown, W.J., Ramit, R., Rasmussen, J., Bello, J., Wang, H., Bruneau, M.A., Panegyres, P.K., Lanctôt, K.L., Agüera-Ortiz, L., Lyketsos, K., Cummings, J., Jeste, D., Sano, M., Devanand, D.P., Sweet, R.A., Ballard, C. (2020). Revisiting criteria for psychosis in Alzheimer's disease and related dementias- towards better phenotypic classification and biomarker research.  Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, 73(3), 1143-1156. doi: 10.3233/JAD-190828.

  • Babiloni, C., Drinkenburg, W.H., Blinowska, K., Bonanni, L., Cichocki, A., De Haan, W., . . .  Randall, F. (2020).  What Electrophysiology Tells Us About Alzheimer’s Disease:  A Window into the Synchronization and Connectivity of Brain Neurons.  Neurobiology of Aging, 85.  58-73. doi: 10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2019.09.008.

  • Parra, M.A., Butler, S., McGeown, W.J., Brown Nicholls, L.A., Robertson, D.J. (2019). Globalising strategies to meet global challenges: the case of ageing and dementia. Journal of Global Health, 9(2): 020310. doi: 10.7189/jogh.09.020310

  • Mazzoni, G., Clark A., DeBartolo A., Guerrini C., Nahouli Z., Duzzi D., DeMarco M., McGeown W.J., Venneri, A. (2019).  Brain activation in Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory: The role of the precuneus in a balanced memory retrieval network.  Cortex, 120. p588-602

  • Jensen, M.P., Jamieson, G.A., Lutz, A., Mazzoni, G., McGeown, W.J., Santarcangelo, E.L., Demertzi, A., De Pascalis, V., Bányai, E.I., Rominger, C., Vuilleumier, P., Faymonville, M.E., Terhune, D.B. (2017). New directions in hypnosis research: strategies for advancing the cognitive and clinical neuroscience of hypnosis. Neurosci Conscious, 3 (1). DOI:

  • Gardini, S., Venneri, A., McGeown, W.J., Toraci, C., Nocetti, L., Porro, C.A., Caffarra, P. (2016).  Brain Activation Patterns characterizing different phases of motor action: execution, choice and ideation.  Brain Topography, 29(5) 679-92. doi: 10.1007/s10548-016-0491-5

  • Norris, J., McGeown, W.J., Guerrini, C., Castronovo, J. (2015). Aging and the number sense: preserved basic non-symbolic numerical processing and enhanced basic symbolic processing. Frontiers in Psychology, 6(999), 1-13. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00999

  • McGeown, W. J., Mazzoni, G., Vannucci, M., & Venneri, A. (2015). Structural and functional correlates of hypnotic depth and suggestibility. Psychiatry Res, 231(2), 151-159. doi: 10.1016/j.pscychresns.2014.11.015

  • Shanks, M. F., McGeown, W. J., Guerrini, C., & Venneri, A. (2014). Awareness and confabulation. Neuropsychology, 28(3), 406-414. doi: 10.1037/neu0000031

  • Wakefield, S. J., McGeown, W. J., Shanks, M. F., & Venneri, A. (2014). Differentiating normal from pathological brain ageing using standard neuropsychological tests. Curr Alzheimer Res, 11(8), 765-772.

  • Mazzoni, G., Venneri, A., McGeown, W. J., Kirsch, I. (2013) Neuroimaging resolution of the altered state hypothesis.  Cortex, 49(2), 400-10.        

  • McGeown, W. J., Venneri, A., Kirsch, I., Nocetti, L., Roberts, K., Foan, L., Mazzoni, G. (2012).  Suggested visual hallucination without hypnosis enhances activity in visual areas of the brain. Consciousness and Cognition, 21(1),100-116.

  • Bencini, G. M. L., Pozzan, L., Biundo, R., McGeown, W. J., Valian, V. V., Venneri, A., Semenza, C. (2011).  Language-specific effects in Alzheimer’s disease: Subject omission in Italian and English.  Journal of Neurolinguistics, 24, 25–40.

  • Venneri A, McGeown W. J., Biundo R, Mion M, Nichelli P, Shanks MF. (2011). The Neuroanatomical Substrate of Lexical-Semantic Decline in MCI APOE ε4 Carriers and Noncarriers.  Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord. 25(3), 230-41.

  • Stewart, G., McGeown, W. J., Shanks, M. F., Venneri, A. (2010).  Anosognosia for memory impairment in Alzheimer’s disease.  Acta Neuropsychiatrica, 22, 180–187

  • McGeown, W. J., Shanks, M.F., Forbes-McKay, K.E., Waiter, G.D., Elrick, I., Venneri, M.G., Venneri, A. (2010).  Established Donepezil Treatment Modulates Regional Brain Activation in Early Alzheimer's Disease.  Current Alzheimer Research, 7(5), 415-27.

  • McGeown, W. J., Mazzoni, G., Venneri, A., Kirsch, I. (2009).  Hypnosis decreases anterior default mode activity.  Consciousness and Cognition, 18(4), 848-55

  • McGeown, W. J., Shanks, M. F., Forbes-McKay, K. E., Venneri, A. (2009). Patterns of brain activity during a semantic task differentiate normal aging from early Alzheimer’s disease.  Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 173(3), 218-227

  • Venneri, A., McGeown, W. J., Shanks, M. F. (2009).  Responders to ChEI treatment of Alzheimer’s disease show restitution of normal regional cortical activation. Current Alzheimer Research, 6, 97-111.

  • McGeown, W. J. & Venneri, A (2008) Alterations to the working memory network in normal ageing and Alzheimer’s disease.  Alzheimer Disease Research Journal, 2(2), 135-154

  • Bruen, P. D., McGeown, W. J., Shanks, M. F., Venneri, A. (2008).  Neuroanatomical correlates of neuropsychiatric symptoms in Alzheimer’s disease.  Brain, 131, 2455-2463.

  • McGeown, W. J., Shanks, M. F., Venneri, A. (2008) Prolonged cholinergic enrichment influences regional cortical activation in early Alzheimer’s disease. Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, 4(2), 465-476

  • Venneri, A., McGeown, W. J., Hietanen, H.M., Guerrini, C., Ellis, A. W., Shanks, M. F., (2008).  The anatomical bases of semantic retrieval deficits in early Alzheimer’s disease.  Neuropsychologia, 46, 497-510

  • Shanks, M. F., McGeown, W. J., Forbes-McKay, K. E., Waiter, G. D., Ries, M., & Venneri, A. (2007). Regional brain activity after prolonged cholinergic enhancement in early Alzheimer's disease.  Magn Reson Imaging, 25, 848-859

  • Venneri, A., McGeown W. J., Gorgoglione, G., Shanks, M. F., Nichelli, P. (2006).  Demenza iniziale o invecchiamento normale?  Elementi per una diagnosi differenziale neuropsicologica. Neurol Sci. 27.  XXXVII Congresso SIN Supplement.

  • Venneri, A., McGeown, W. J., Shanks, M. F. (2005).  Empirical evidence of neuroprotection by dual cholinesterase inhibition in Alzheimer’s disease.  NeuroReport, 16(2), 107-110


Books / Book Chapters

  • McGeown, W.J. (2016). Hypnosis, hypnotic suggestibility, and meditation: an integrative review of the associated brain regions and networks. In Raz, A. & Lifshitz, M. (Ed.).  Hypnosis and Meditation - Towards an Integrative Science of Conscious Planes. p. 343-367. Oxford University Press. ISBN: 9780198759102.

  • Kane, L. M. A. & McGeown, W. J. (2015). Activities of Daily Living in Alzheimer’s Disease: Cognitive and Neural Correlates. In Lively, S. T. (Ed.), Activities of Daily Living (ADL): Cultural Differences, Impacts of Disease and Long-Term Health Effects. p1-37. Nova Science Publishers. ISBN: 978-1-63463-913-2.

  • McGeown, W. J. & Venneri, A. (2011). Alterations to the working memory network in normal aging and alzheimer's disease. In Corso, J. A. (Ed.), Perspectives on Alzheimer's Disease. p. 149-168. Nova Science Publishers. ISBN: 978-1-63485-119-0

  • McGeown, W. J. & Venneri, A (2008) Age and Disease Effects on Working Memory. In Jeong, H. L. (Ed.), Alzheimer’s Disease in the Middle-Aged. p67-96. Nova Science Publishers. ISBN: 978-1-60456-480-8.


Full papers (conferences)

  • Pinkosova, Z., McGeown, W. J., & Moshfeghi, Y. (2020). The cortical activity of graded relevance. Paper presented at The 43rd International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR 2020), Xi'an, China.

  • Clark, R., Nikolova, N., Macdonald, M., & McGeown, W. J. (2019). Network influence based classification and comparison of neurological conditions. Paper presented at Complex Networks 2019, Lisbon, Portugal.

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