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Dr Chris Dodds

Dr Chris Dodds

Senior Lecturer

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 Washington Singer 238

 

Washington Singer Laboratories, University of Exeter, Perry Road, Prince of Wales Road, Exeter, EX4 4QG, UK

 Office hours:

10.30 to 12.30 Thursday room 226 Washington Singer

Overview

Chris Dodds is a cognitive neuroscientist interested in neural mechanisms of cognitive control and reward. 

Chris completed a BSc in psychology at the University of Wales, Bangor before going on to do a PhD at the Cognition and Brain Sciences in Cambridge.  This was followed by a postdoc in the Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Institute at the University of Cambridge and then at the GlaxoSmithKline clinical unit in Cambridge. 

Chris's work uses a variety of approaches, including functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) and psychopharmacology, to understand how we control our thoughts and actions and how these systems break down in neuropsychiatric disorders such as ADHD, addiction, obesity and schizophrenia, with the ultimate aim of developing new and better treatments.

Qualifications

BSc University of Wales, Bangor

PhD University of Cambridge

Research group links

Research

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


Dodds CM, O'Neill B, Beaver J, Makwana A, Bani M, Merlo-Pich E, Fletcher PC, Koch A, Bullmore ET, Nathan PJ, et al (2012). Effect of the dopamine D3 receptor antagonist GSK598809 on brain responses to rewarding food images in overweight and obese binge eaters. Appetite, 59(1), 27-33. Abstract.  Author URL.
Dodds CM, Morein-Zamir S, Robbins TW (2011). Dissociating inhibition, attention, and response control in the frontoparietal network using functional magnetic resonance imaging. Cerebral Cortex, 21(5), 1155-1165. Abstract.
Dodds CM, Clark L, Dove A, Regenthal R, Baumann F, Bullmore E, Robbins TW, Müller U (2009). The dopamine D2 receptor antagonist sulpiride modulates striatal BOLD signal during the manipulation of information in working memory. Psychopharmacology (Berl), 207(1), 35-45. Abstract.  Author URL.
Dodds CM, Müller U, Clark L, van Loon A, Cools R, Robbins TW (2008). Methylphenidate has differential effects on blood oxygenation level-dependent signal related to cognitive subprocesses of reversal learning. J Neurosci, 28(23), 5976-5982. Abstract.  Author URL.

Publications by category


Journal articles

Morein-Zamir S, Voon V, Dodds CM, Sule A, van Niekerk J, Sahakian BJ, Robbins TW (2016). Divergent subcortical activity for distinct executive functions: stopping and shifting in obsessive compulsive disorder. Psychol Med, 46(4), 829-840. Abstract.  Author URL.
Ziauddeen H, Nestor LJ, Subramaniam N, Dodds C, Nathan PJ, Miller SR, Sarai BK, Maltby K, Fernando D, Warren L, et al (2016). Opioid antagonists and the A118G polymorphism in the μ-opioid receptor gene: Effects of GSK1521498 and naltrexone in healthy drinkers stratified by OPRM1 genotype. Neuropsychopharmacology, 41(11), 2647-2657. Abstract.
Ellison-Wright I, Nathan PJ, Bullmore ET, Zaman R, Dudas RB, Agius M, Fernandez-Egea E, Müller U, Dodds CM, Forde NJ, et al (2014). Distribution of tract deficits in schizophrenia. BMC Psychiatry, 14(1). Abstract.
Soltész F, Suckling J, Lawrence P, Tait R, Ooi C, Bentley G, Dodds CM, Miller SR, Wille DR, Byrne M, et al (2014). Identification of BDNF sensitive electrophysiological markers of synaptic activity and their structural correlates in healthy subjects using a genetic approach utilizing the functional BDNF Val66Met polymorphism. PLoS One, 9(4). Abstract.  Author URL.
Morgan CJA, Dodds CM, Furby H, Pepper F, Fam J, Freeman TP, Hughes E, Doeller C, King J, Howes O, et al (2014). Long-term heavy ketamine use is associated with spatial memory impairment and altered hippocampal activation. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 5(OCT). Abstract.  Full text.
Pironti VA, Lai MC, Müller U, Dodds CM, Suckling J, Bullmore ET, Sahakian BJ (2014). Neuroanatomical abnormalities and cognitive impairments are shared by adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and their unaffected first-degree relatives. Biological Psychiatry, 76(8), 639-647. Abstract.
Pironti VA, Lai M-C, Müller U, Dodds CM, Suckling J, Bullmore ET, Sahakian BJ (2014). Neuroanatomical abnormalities and cognitive impairments are shared by adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and their unaffected first-degree relatives. Biol Psychiatry, 76(8), 639-647. Abstract.  Author URL.
Forde NJ, Ronan L, Suckling J, Scanlon C, Neary S, Holleran L, Leemans A, Tait R, Rua C, Fletcher PC, et al (2014). Structural neuroimaging correlates of allelic variation of the BDNF val66met polymorphism. Neuroimage, 90, 280-289. Abstract.  Author URL.
Dodds CM, Henson RN, Suckling J, Miskowiak KW, Ooi C, Tait R, Soltesz F, Lawrence P, Bentley G, Maltby K, et al (2013). Effects of the BDNF Val66Met polymorphism and met allele load on declarative memory related neural networks. PLoS One, 8(11). Abstract.  Author URL.
Dodds CM, Henson RN, Miller SR, Nathan PJ (2013). Overestimation of the effects of the BDNF val66met polymorphism on episodic memory-related hippocampal function: a critique of a recent meta-analysis. Neurosci Biobehav Rev, 37(4), 739-741. Author URL.
Nathan PJ, Watson J, Lund J, Davies CH, Peters G, Dodds CM, Swirski B, Lawrence P, Bentley GD, O'Neill BV, et al (2013). The potent M1 receptor allosteric agonist GSK1034702 improves episodic memory in humans in the nicotine abstinence model of cognitive dysfunction. Int J Neuropsychopharmacol, 16(4), 721-731. Abstract.  Author URL.
Dodds CM, O'Neill B, Beaver J, Makwana A, Bani M, Merlo-Pich E, Fletcher PC, Koch A, Bullmore ET, Nathan PJ, et al (2012). Effect of the dopamine D3 receptor antagonist GSK598809 on brain responses to rewarding food images in overweight and obese binge eaters. Appetite, 59(1), 27-33. Abstract.  Author URL.
Chamberlain SR, Mogg K, Bradley BP, Koch A, Dodds CM, Tao WX, Maltby K, Sarai B, Napolitano A, Richards DB, et al (2012). Effects of mu opioid receptor antagonism on cognition in obese binge-eating individuals. Psychopharmacology (Berl), 224(4), 501-509. Abstract.  Author URL.
Nathan PJ, O'Neill BV, Mogg K, Bradley BP, Beaver J, Bani M, Merlo-Pich E, Fletcher PC, Swirski B, Koch A, et al (2012). The effects of the dopamine D₃ receptor antagonist GSK598809 on attentional bias to palatable food cues in overweight and obese subjects. Int J Neuropsychopharmacol, 15(2), 149-161. Abstract.  Author URL.
O'Neill BV, Bullmore ET, Miller S, McHugh S, Simons D, Dodds CM, Koch A, Napolitano A, Nathan PJ (2012). The relationship between fat mass, eating behaviour and obesity-related psychological traits in overweight and obese individuals. Appetite, 59(3), 656-661. Abstract.  Author URL.
Dodds CM, Morein-Zamir S, Robbins TW (2011). Dissociating inhibition, attention, and response control in the frontoparietal network using functional magnetic resonance imaging. Cerebral Cortex, 21(5), 1155-1165. Abstract.
Dodds CM, Bullmore ET, Henson RN, Christensen S, Miller S, Smith M, Dewit O, Lawrence P, Nathan PJ (2011). Effects of donepezil on cognitive performance after sleep deprivation. Hum Psychopharmacol, 26(8), 578-587. Abstract.  Author URL.
Finke K, Dodds CM, Bublak P, Regenthal R, Baumann F, Manly T, Müller U (2010). Effects of modafinil and methylphenidate on visual attention capacity: a tva-based study. Psychopharmacology, 210(3), 317-329. Abstract.
Camille N, Pironti VA, Dodds CM, Aitken MRF, Robbins TW, Clark L (2010). Striatal sensitivity to personal responsibility in a regret-based decision-making task. Cogn Affect Behav Neurosci, 10(4), 460-469. Abstract.  Author URL.
Manly T, Dove A, Blows S, George M, Noonan MP, Teasdale TW, Dodds CM, Fish J, Warburton E (2009). Assessment of unilateral spatial neglect: scoring star cancellation performance from video recordings--method, reliability, benefits, and normative data. Neuropsychology, 23(4), 519-528. Abstract.  Author URL.
Finke K, Dodds CM, Bublak P, Regenthal R, Baumann F, Manly T, Mueller U (2009). Plasma level-dependent effects of methylphenidate and modafinil on processing speed and short term memory capacity parameters of the theory of visual attention (TVA) task. PHARMACOPSYCHIATRY, 42(5), 217-217. Author URL.
Dodds CM, Clark L, Dove A, Regenthal R, Baumann F, Bullmore ET, Robbins TW, Mueller U (2009). Sulpiride modulates striatal BOLD signal during the manipulation of information in working memory. PHARMACOPSYCHIATRY, 42(5), 216-216. Author URL.
Dodds CM, Clark L, Dove A, Regenthal R, Baumann F, Bullmore E, Robbins TW, Müller U (2009). The dopamine D2 receptor antagonist sulpiride modulates striatal BOLD signal during the manipulation of information in working memory. Psychopharmacology (Berl), 207(1), 35-45. Abstract.  Author URL.
Dodds CM, Müller U, Clark L, van Loon A, Cools R, Robbins TW (2008). Methylphenidate has differential effects on blood oxygenation level-dependent signal related to cognitive subprocesses of reversal learning. J Neurosci, 28(23), 5976-5982. Abstract.  Author URL.
Dodds CM, van Belle J, Peers PV, Dove A, Cusack R, Duncan J, Manly T (2008). The effects of time-on-task and concurrent cognitive load on normal visuospatial bias. Neuropsychology, 22(4), 545-552. Abstract.  Author URL.
Downing PE, Chan AW-Y, Peelen MV, Dodds CM, Kanwisher N (2006). Domain specificity in visual cortex. Cereb Cortex, 16(10), 1453-1461. Abstract.  Author URL.
Manly T, Dobler VB, Dodds CM, George MA (2005). Rightward shift in spatial awareness with declining alertness. Neuropsychologia, 43(12), 1721-1728. Abstract.  Author URL.
Downing PE, Dodds CM (2004). Competition in visual working memory for control of search. VISUAL COGNITION, 11(6), 689-703. Author URL.
Downing PE, Dodds CM, Bray D (2004). Why does the gaze of others direct visual attention?. VISUAL COGNITION, 11(1), 71-79. Author URL.
Downing PE, Dodds CM (2003). Competition in visual working memory for control of search. PERCEPTION, 32, 92-93. Author URL.

Conferences

Dodds CM, Bullmore ET, Miller S, Henson R, Smith M, Lawrence P, Swirski B, Nathan PJ (2010). THE SLEEP DEPRIVATION MODEL OF COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT AND THE EFFECTS OF THE PRO-COGNITIVE DRUG, DONEPEZIL.  Author URL.

Publications by year


2016

Morein-Zamir S, Voon V, Dodds CM, Sule A, van Niekerk J, Sahakian BJ, Robbins TW (2016). Divergent subcortical activity for distinct executive functions: stopping and shifting in obsessive compulsive disorder. Psychol Med, 46(4), 829-840. Abstract.  Author URL.
Ziauddeen H, Nestor LJ, Subramaniam N, Dodds C, Nathan PJ, Miller SR, Sarai BK, Maltby K, Fernando D, Warren L, et al (2016). Opioid antagonists and the A118G polymorphism in the μ-opioid receptor gene: Effects of GSK1521498 and naltrexone in healthy drinkers stratified by OPRM1 genotype. Neuropsychopharmacology, 41(11), 2647-2657. Abstract.

2014

Ellison-Wright I, Nathan PJ, Bullmore ET, Zaman R, Dudas RB, Agius M, Fernandez-Egea E, Müller U, Dodds CM, Forde NJ, et al (2014). Distribution of tract deficits in schizophrenia. BMC Psychiatry, 14(1). Abstract.
Soltész F, Suckling J, Lawrence P, Tait R, Ooi C, Bentley G, Dodds CM, Miller SR, Wille DR, Byrne M, et al (2014). Identification of BDNF sensitive electrophysiological markers of synaptic activity and their structural correlates in healthy subjects using a genetic approach utilizing the functional BDNF Val66Met polymorphism. PLoS One, 9(4). Abstract.  Author URL.
Morgan CJA, Dodds CM, Furby H, Pepper F, Fam J, Freeman TP, Hughes E, Doeller C, King J, Howes O, et al (2014). Long-term heavy ketamine use is associated with spatial memory impairment and altered hippocampal activation. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 5(OCT). Abstract.  Full text.
Pironti VA, Lai MC, Müller U, Dodds CM, Suckling J, Bullmore ET, Sahakian BJ (2014). Neuroanatomical abnormalities and cognitive impairments are shared by adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and their unaffected first-degree relatives. Biological Psychiatry, 76(8), 639-647. Abstract.
Pironti VA, Lai M-C, Müller U, Dodds CM, Suckling J, Bullmore ET, Sahakian BJ (2014). Neuroanatomical abnormalities and cognitive impairments are shared by adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and their unaffected first-degree relatives. Biol Psychiatry, 76(8), 639-647. Abstract.  Author URL.
Forde NJ, Ronan L, Suckling J, Scanlon C, Neary S, Holleran L, Leemans A, Tait R, Rua C, Fletcher PC, et al (2014). Structural neuroimaging correlates of allelic variation of the BDNF val66met polymorphism. Neuroimage, 90, 280-289. Abstract.  Author URL.

2013

Dodds CM, Henson RN, Suckling J, Miskowiak KW, Ooi C, Tait R, Soltesz F, Lawrence P, Bentley G, Maltby K, et al (2013). Effects of the BDNF Val66Met polymorphism and met allele load on declarative memory related neural networks. PLoS One, 8(11). Abstract.  Author URL.
Dodds CM, Henson RN, Miller SR, Nathan PJ (2013). Overestimation of the effects of the BDNF val66met polymorphism on episodic memory-related hippocampal function: a critique of a recent meta-analysis. Neurosci Biobehav Rev, 37(4), 739-741. Author URL.
Nathan PJ, Watson J, Lund J, Davies CH, Peters G, Dodds CM, Swirski B, Lawrence P, Bentley GD, O'Neill BV, et al (2013). The potent M1 receptor allosteric agonist GSK1034702 improves episodic memory in humans in the nicotine abstinence model of cognitive dysfunction. Int J Neuropsychopharmacol, 16(4), 721-731. Abstract.  Author URL.

2012

Dodds CM, O'Neill B, Beaver J, Makwana A, Bani M, Merlo-Pich E, Fletcher PC, Koch A, Bullmore ET, Nathan PJ, et al (2012). Effect of the dopamine D3 receptor antagonist GSK598809 on brain responses to rewarding food images in overweight and obese binge eaters. Appetite, 59(1), 27-33. Abstract.  Author URL.
Chamberlain SR, Mogg K, Bradley BP, Koch A, Dodds CM, Tao WX, Maltby K, Sarai B, Napolitano A, Richards DB, et al (2012). Effects of mu opioid receptor antagonism on cognition in obese binge-eating individuals. Psychopharmacology (Berl), 224(4), 501-509. Abstract.  Author URL.
Nathan PJ, O'Neill BV, Mogg K, Bradley BP, Beaver J, Bani M, Merlo-Pich E, Fletcher PC, Swirski B, Koch A, et al (2012). The effects of the dopamine D₃ receptor antagonist GSK598809 on attentional bias to palatable food cues in overweight and obese subjects. Int J Neuropsychopharmacol, 15(2), 149-161. Abstract.  Author URL.
O'Neill BV, Bullmore ET, Miller S, McHugh S, Simons D, Dodds CM, Koch A, Napolitano A, Nathan PJ (2012). The relationship between fat mass, eating behaviour and obesity-related psychological traits in overweight and obese individuals. Appetite, 59(3), 656-661. Abstract.  Author URL.

2011

Dodds CM, Morein-Zamir S, Robbins TW (2011). Dissociating inhibition, attention, and response control in the frontoparietal network using functional magnetic resonance imaging. Cerebral Cortex, 21(5), 1155-1165. Abstract.
Dodds CM, Bullmore ET, Henson RN, Christensen S, Miller S, Smith M, Dewit O, Lawrence P, Nathan PJ (2011). Effects of donepezil on cognitive performance after sleep deprivation. Hum Psychopharmacol, 26(8), 578-587. Abstract.  Author URL.

2010

Finke K, Dodds CM, Bublak P, Regenthal R, Baumann F, Manly T, Müller U (2010). Effects of modafinil and methylphenidate on visual attention capacity: a tva-based study. Psychopharmacology, 210(3), 317-329. Abstract.
Camille N, Pironti VA, Dodds CM, Aitken MRF, Robbins TW, Clark L (2010). Striatal sensitivity to personal responsibility in a regret-based decision-making task. Cogn Affect Behav Neurosci, 10(4), 460-469. Abstract.  Author URL.
Dodds CM, Bullmore ET, Miller S, Henson R, Smith M, Lawrence P, Swirski B, Nathan PJ (2010). THE SLEEP DEPRIVATION MODEL OF COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT AND THE EFFECTS OF THE PRO-COGNITIVE DRUG, DONEPEZIL.  Author URL.

2009

Manly T, Dove A, Blows S, George M, Noonan MP, Teasdale TW, Dodds CM, Fish J, Warburton E (2009). Assessment of unilateral spatial neglect: scoring star cancellation performance from video recordings--method, reliability, benefits, and normative data. Neuropsychology, 23(4), 519-528. Abstract.  Author URL.
Finke K, Dodds CM, Bublak P, Regenthal R, Baumann F, Manly T, Mueller U (2009). Plasma level-dependent effects of methylphenidate and modafinil on processing speed and short term memory capacity parameters of the theory of visual attention (TVA) task. PHARMACOPSYCHIATRY, 42(5), 217-217. Author URL.
Dodds CM, Clark L, Dove A, Regenthal R, Baumann F, Bullmore ET, Robbins TW, Mueller U (2009). Sulpiride modulates striatal BOLD signal during the manipulation of information in working memory. PHARMACOPSYCHIATRY, 42(5), 216-216. Author URL.
Dodds CM, Clark L, Dove A, Regenthal R, Baumann F, Bullmore E, Robbins TW, Müller U (2009). The dopamine D2 receptor antagonist sulpiride modulates striatal BOLD signal during the manipulation of information in working memory. Psychopharmacology (Berl), 207(1), 35-45. Abstract.  Author URL.

2008

Dodds CM, Müller U, Clark L, van Loon A, Cools R, Robbins TW (2008). Methylphenidate has differential effects on blood oxygenation level-dependent signal related to cognitive subprocesses of reversal learning. J Neurosci, 28(23), 5976-5982. Abstract.  Author URL.
Dodds CM, van Belle J, Peers PV, Dove A, Cusack R, Duncan J, Manly T (2008). The effects of time-on-task and concurrent cognitive load on normal visuospatial bias. Neuropsychology, 22(4), 545-552. Abstract.  Author URL.

2006

Downing PE, Chan AW-Y, Peelen MV, Dodds CM, Kanwisher N (2006). Domain specificity in visual cortex. Cereb Cortex, 16(10), 1453-1461. Abstract.  Author URL.

2005

Manly T, Dobler VB, Dodds CM, George MA (2005). Rightward shift in spatial awareness with declining alertness. Neuropsychologia, 43(12), 1721-1728. Abstract.  Author URL.

2004

Downing PE, Dodds CM (2004). Competition in visual working memory for control of search. VISUAL COGNITION, 11(6), 689-703. Author URL.
Downing PE, Dodds CM, Bray D (2004). Why does the gaze of others direct visual attention?. VISUAL COGNITION, 11(1), 71-79. Author URL.

2003

Downing PE, Dodds CM (2003). Competition in visual working memory for control of search. PERCEPTION, 32, 92-93. Author URL.

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