Books and Chapters

  • Dalmaijer, E.S., Anwyl-Irvine, A.L., Bignardi, G., Hauk, O., & Astle, D.E. (2021). Magnetoencephalography and developmental cognitive neuroscience. In: K. Cohen Kadosh (Ed.), Oxford Handbook of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/oxfordhb/9780198827474.013.5
  • Dalmaijer, E.S. (2016). Python for Experimental Psychologists. Abbingdon, United Kingdom: Routledge (part of Taylor and Francis Publishing Group). Preview and buy it here!


Names with asterisks (*) indicate shared first authorship. All articles listed here have been peer-reviewed. For pre-prints of work that is currently undergoing peer-review or revision, please scroll down.

Accepted, in press, or 2024

  • Dalmaijer, E.S. (2024). Cumulative route improvements spontaneously emerge in artificial navigators even in the absence of sophisticated communication or thought. PLoS Biology, 22(6), e3002644. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.3002644

    Preprint under the title “Cumulative culture spontaneously emerges in artificial navigators who are social and memory-guided” is available through arXiv, arXiv.2206.06281.

  • Edgar, C., Chan, F., Armstrong, T., & Dalmaijer, E.S. (accepted). Long-term disgust habituation with limited generalisation in care home workers. PLOS ONE. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0299429

    Preprint available via medRxiv: doi:10.1101/2023.09.07.23295198


  • Jongerius, C., Hillen, M.A., Smets, E.M.A., Mol, M.J., Kooij, E.S., De Nood, M.A., Dalmaijer, E.S., Fliers, E., Romijn, J.A., Quintana, D.S. (2023). Nasal oxytocin administration does not influence eye gaze or perceived relationship of male volunteers with physicians in a simulated online consultation: a randomized, placebo-controlled trial. Endocrine Connections, 12:8, e220377. doi:10.1530/EC-22-0377
  • Milani, S., Armstong, T., Anwyl-Irvine, A.L., Dalmaijer, E.S., & Dawson, S.J. (2023). Examining Attentional Biases Elicited by Sexual Stimuli Using MouseView.js: An Online Paradigm to Mimic Eye Movements. The Journal of Sex Research. doi:10.1080/00224499.2023.2209792
  • Woronko, S.E., Jessup, S.C., Armstong, T., Anwyl-Irvine, A.L., Dalmaijer, E.S., & Olatunji, B.O. (2023). A Novel Probe of Attentional Bias for Threat in Specific Phobia: Application of the ‘MouseView.js’ Approach. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 96, 102700. doi:10.1016/j.janxdis.2023.102700

    Pre-print available via SSRN, doi:10.2139/ssrn.4129951


  • Anwyl-Irvine, A.L., Armstrong, T., & Dalmaijer, E.S. (2022). MouseView.js: Reliable and valid attention tracking in web-based experiments using a cursor-directed aperture. Behavior Research Methods, 54, p. 1663–1687. doi:10.3758/s13428-021-01703-5

    Preprint available via PsyArXiv, rsdwg, doi:10.31234/

  • Armstrong, T., Engel, M., & Dalmaijer, E.S. (2022). Vigilance: A Novel Conditioned Fear Response that Resists Extinction. Biological Psychology, 174, 108401. doi:10.1016/j.biopsycho.2022.108401

    Preprint available via PsyArXiv, doi:10.31234/

  • Armstrong, T., Stewart, J.G., Dalmaijer, E.S., Rowe, M., Danielson, S., Engel, M., Bailey, B., & Morris, M. (2022). I’ve seen enough! Prolonged and repeated exposure to disgusting stimuli increases oculomotor avoidance. Emotion, 22(6), p. 1368-1381. doi:10.1037/emo0000919

    Preprint available via PsyArXiv, hgkpu, doi:10.31234/

  • Bennett*, M.P., Knight*, R.C., Dunning, D., Archer-Boyd, A., Blakemore, S.-J., Dalmaijer, E.S., Ford, T., Williams, J.M.G., Clegg, H., Kuyken, W., So, T., Wright, G., Lenaert, B., Vainre, M., Watson, P., Dalgleish, T., & MYRIAD Team (2022). Protocol for a randomised controlled trial investigating an intervention to boost decentering in response to distressing mental experiences during adolescence: the decentering in adolescence study (DECADES). BMJ Open, 12(3), e056864. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2021-056864
  • Bignardi, G., Dalmaijer, E.S., & Astle, D.E. (2022). Testing the specificity of environmental risk factors for developmental outcomes. Child Development, 93(3), p. e282-e298. doi:10.1111/cdev.13719

    Preprint available via PsyArXiv, doi:10.31219/

  • Dalmaijer, E.S. (2022). Book review: Eye-Tracking with Python and Pylink. Perception, 51(4), p. 290-291. doi:10.1177/03010066221086083
  • Dalmaijer, E.S., Nord, C.L. & Astle, D.E. (2022). Statistical power for cluster analysis. BMC Bioinformatics, 23, 205. doi:10.1186/s12859-022-04675-1

    Pre-print available via arXiv, 2003.00381.

  • Hoogerbrugge, A., Strauch, C., Oláh, Z.A., Dalmaijer, E.S., Nijboer, T.C.W. & Van der Stigchel, S. (2022). Seeing the Forrest through the trees: Oculomotor metrics are linked to heart rate. PLOS ONE, 17(8), e0272349. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0272349


  • Anwyl-Irvine, Dalmaijer, E.S., Hodges, N., & Evershed, J. (2021). Realistic precision and accuracy of online experiment platforms, web browsers, and devices. Behavior Research Methods, 53, p. 1407-1425. doi:10.3758/s13428-020-01501-5

    Preprint under the title “Online Timing Accuracy and Precision: A comparison of platforms, browsers, and participant’s devices” available via PsyArXiv, jfeca, doi:10.31234/

  • Anwyl-Irvine, Dalmaijer, E.S., Quinn, A., Johnson, A., & Astle, D.E. (2021). Subjective SES is associated with children’s neurophysiological response to auditory oddballs. Cerebral Cortex Communications, 2(1), tgaa092. doi:10.1093/texcom/tgaa092

    Preprint available via PsyArXiv, pwe3s, doi:10.31234/

  • Bignardi, G., Dalmaijer, E.S., Anwyl-Irvine, A., & Astle, D. (2021). Collecting Big Data with small screens: Using touchscreen tablets for brief and reliable assessments of cognitive ability. Behavior Research Methods, 53, p. 1515-1529. doi:10.3758/s13428-020-01503-3

    Preprint available via OSF PrePrints, aw6c5. doi:10.31219/

  • Bignardi, G., Dalmaijer, E.S., Anwyl-Irvine, A., Smith, T.A., Siugzdaite, R., Uh, S., & Astle, D. (2021). Longitudinal increases in childhood depression during the COVID-19 lockdown in a UK cohort. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 106, p. 791–797. doi:10.1136/archdischild-2020-320372

    Copy available via Cambridge’s repository. doi: 10.17863/CAM.60688

    Preprint available via OSF PrePrints, v7f3q. doi:10.31219/

  • Dalmaijer, E.S., Gibbons, S.G., Bignardi, G., Anwyl-Irvine, A., Smith, T., Siugzdaite, R., Uh, S., Johnson, A., & Astle, D.E. (2021). Direct and indirect links between children’s socio-economic status and education: Pathways via mental health, attitude, and cognition. Current Psychology. Advance online publication. doi:10.1007/s12144-021-02232-2

    Pre-print available via PsyArXiv, doi:10.31234/

  • Dalmaijer, E.S., Lee, A., Leiter, R., Brown, Z., & Armstrong, T. (2021). Forever yuck: Oculomotor avoidance of disgusting stimuli resists habituation. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 150(8), p. 1598–1611. doi:10.1037/xge0001006

    Preprint available via PsyArXiv, 36a4t. doi:10.31234/

  • Nord*, C.L., Dalmaijer*, E.S., Armstrong, T., Baker, K., & Dalgleish, T. (2021). A causal role for gastric rhythm in human disgust avoidance. Current Biology, 31, p. 1-6. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2020.10.087
  • Uh, S., Dalmaijer, E.S., Siugzdaite, R., Ford, T.J., & Astle, D.E. (2021). Two pathways to self-harm in adolescence. Journal of the American Academy for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 60(12), p. 1491−1500. doi:10.1016/j.jaac.2021.03.010

    Pre-print available via medRxiv, doi:10.1101/2020.07.10.20150789


  • Defoe, I.N., Dubas, J., Dalmaijer, E.S., & Van Aken, M. (2020). Is the peer presence effect on heightened adolescent risky decision making only present in males? Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 40, p. 693-705. doi:10.1007/s10964-019-01179-9.
  • Muhammed, K., Dalmaijer, E. S., Manohar, S., & Husain, M. (2020). Voluntary modulation of saccadic peak velocity associated with individual differences in motivation. Cortex, 122, p. 198-212. doi:10.1016/j.cortex.2018.12.001


  • Benjamins*, J.S., Dalmaijer*, E.S., Ten Brink, A.F., Nijboer, T.C.W., & Van der Stigchel, S. (2019). Multi-target visual search organisation across the lifespan: Cancellation task performance in a large and demographically stratified sample of healthy adults. Aging, Neuropsychology and Cognition, 26(5), p. 731-748. doi:10.1080/13825585.2018.1521508

    Pre-print available via bioRxiv, 307520. doi:10.1101/307520

  • Husta, C., Dalmaijer, E., Belopolsky, A., & Mathôt, S. (2019). The pupillary light response reflects visual working memory content. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 45(11), p. 1522–1528. doi: 10.1037/xhp0000689

    Pre-print available via bioRxiv, 477562. doi:10.1101/477562

  • Sahan, M.I., Dalmaijer, E.S., Verguts, T., Husain, M., & Fias, W. (2019). The graded fate of unattended stimulus representations in visuospatial working memory. Frontiers in Psychology, 10:374. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00374


  • Dalmaijer, E.S. (2018). Beyond the vestibulo-ocular reflex: Vestibular input is processed centrally to achieve visual stability. Vision, 2(2), 16. doi:10.3390/vision2020016
  • Dalmaijer*, E.S., Li*, K.M.S., Gorgoraptis, N., Leff, A.P., Cohen, D.L., Parton, A.D., Husain, M., & Malhotra, P.A. (2018). Randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled crossover study of single-dose guanfacine in unilateral neglect following stroke. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry, 89(6), p. 593-598. doi:10.1136/jnnp-2017-317338
  • Doherty, B.R., Charman, T., Johnson, M.H., Scerif, G., Gliga, T, & BASIS Team (Baron‐Cohen, S., Bedford, R., Bolton, P., Blasi, A., Cheung, C. Dalmaijer, E.S., Davies, K., Elsabbagh, M., Fernandes, J., Gammer, I., Guiraud, J., Johnson, M.H., Liew, M., Lloyd‐Fox, S., Maris, H., Hara, L., Pasco, G., Pickles, A., Ribeiro, H., Salomone, E., Tucker, L., Yemane, F.) (2018). Visual search and autism symptoms: What young children search for and co‐occurring ADHD matter. Developmental Science, 21(5), e12661. doi:10.1111/desc.12661
  • Van Uijen, S. L., Dalmaijer, E. S., van den Hout, M. A., & Engelhard, I. M. (2018). Do safety behaviors preserve threat expectancy? Journal of Experimental Psychopathology, 9(4). doi:10.1177/2043808718804430


  • Te Pas, S.F., Pont, S.C., Dalmaijer, E.S., & Hooge, I.C.T. (2017). Perception of object illumination depends on highlights and shadows, not shading. Journal of Vision, 17:2. doi:10.1167/17.8.2
  • Kanai, R., Dalmaijer, E.S., Sherman, M.T., Kawakita, G., & Paffen, C.L.E. (2017). Larger stimuli require longer processing time for perception. Perception, 46:5. doi:10.1177/0301006617695573


  • Dalmaijer, E.S., Pama, E.A.C., & Prins, S. (2016). United Kingdom: Illness should not curtail PhD funding. Nature, 539, p. 495. doi:10.1038/539495e
  • Dalmaijer, E.S., Nijenhuis, B.G., & Van der Stigchel, S. (2016). Commentary: Life is unfair, and so are racing sports: Some athletes can randomly benefit from alerting effects due to inconsistent starting procedures. Frontiers in Psychology, 7(119). doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00119
  • Mulckhuyse, M., & Dalmaijer, E.S. (2016). Distracted by danger: Temporal and spatial dynamics of visual selection in the presence of threat. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 16(2), p. 315-324. doi:10.3758/s13415-015-0391-2


  • Dalmaijer, E.S., Nijenhuis, B.G., & Van der Stigchel, S. (2015). Life is unfair, and so are racing sports: Some athletes can randomly benefit from alerting effects due to inconsistent starting procedures. Frontiers in Psychology, 6(1618). doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01618
  • Dalmaijer, E.S., Van der Stigchel, S, Nijboer, T.C., Cornelissen, T.H., & Husain, M. (2015). CancellationTools: All-in-one software for administration and analysis of cancellation tasks. Behavior Research Methods, 47(4), p. 1065-1075. doi:10.3758/s13428-014-0522-7 [PDF]
  • Hoppenbrouwers, S.S., Van der Stigchel, S., Slotboom, J., Dalmaijer, E.S., & Theeuwes, J. (2015). Disentangling attentional deficits in psychopathy using visual search: failures in the use of contextual information. Personality and Individual Differences., 86, p. 132-138. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2015.06.009
  • Mills, M., Dalmaijer, E.S., Van der Stigchel, S., & Dodd, M.D. (2015). Effects of task and task-switching on temporal inhibition of return, facilitation of return, and saccadic momentum during scene viewing. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 41(5), p. 1300-1314. doi:10.1037/xhp0000076


  • Bethlehem, R. A. I., Dumoulin, S. O., Dalmaijer, E. S., Smit, M., Berendschot, T. T. J. M., Nijboer, T. C. W., & Van der Stigchel, S. (2014). Decreased Fixation Stability of the Preferred Retinal Location in Juvenile Macular Degeneration. PLoS ONE, 9(6), e100171. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0100171
  • Dalmaijer, E.S., Mathôt, S., & Van der Stigchel, S. (2014). PyGaze: an open-source, cross-platform toolbox for minimal-effort programming of eye tracking experiments. Behavior Research Methods, 46, p. 913-921. doi:10.3758/s13428-013-0422-2 [PDF]
  • Mathôt, S., Dalmaijer, E.S., Grainger, J., & Van der Stigchel, S. (2014). The pupillary light response reflects exogenous attention and inhibition of return. Journal of Vision, 14:7, 1-9. doi:10.1167/14.14.7 [PDF]

Technical reports

These reports have not been peer-reviewed.

  • Dalmaijer, E.S., Van Rheede, J., Sperr, E.V., & Tkotz, J. (2021). Banana for scale: Gauging trends in academic interest by normalising publication rates to common and innocuous keywords. arXiv, 2102.06418
  • Dalmaijer, E.S. (2014). Is the low-cost EyeTribe eye tracker any good for research? PeerJ PrePrints, 2:e585v1. doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.585v1


The following pre-prints are preliminary but public versions of manuscripts that are currently in the process of peer review or revision.

  • Alladin, S.N.B., Judson, R., Whittaker, P., Attwood, A.S., & Dalmaijer, E.S. (preprint). Review of the gastric physiology of disgust: proto-nausea as an under-explored facet of the gut-brain axis. Zenodo, doi:10.5281/zenodo.8283453.
  • Dalmaijer, E.S. (pre-print). Tutorial: a priori estimation of sample size, effect size, and statistical power for cluster analysis, latent class analysis, and multivariate mixture models. arXiv, arXiv.2309.00866.
  • Dalmaijer, E.S. (pre-print). Twin studies with unmet assumptions are biased towards genetic heritability. bioRxiv. doi:10.1101/2020.08.27.270801
  • Dalmaijer, E.S., & Armstrong, T. (pre-print). The human behavioural immune system is a product of cultural evolution. arXiv, 2008.13211.
  • Dalmaijer, E.S., Knapton, H., Husain, M., Holmqvist, K., & Niehorster, D.C. (pre-print). Division of labour is biased towards equality amongst collaborators in a dyadic short-term memory task. PsyArXiv, 4bjyw. doi:10.31234/
  • Dalmaijer, E.S., Manohar, S.G., & Husain, M. (pre-print). Parallel encoding of information into visual short-term memory. bioRxiv, 398990. doi:10.1101/398990
  • Dalmaijer, E.S., Nord, C.L., Bignardi, G., Anwyl-Irvine, A., Siugzdaite, R., Smith, T., Uh, S., Billing, A., & Astle, D.E. (pre-print). Cognitive profile partly mediates allergy-associated decrease in mental health. medRxiv. doi:10.1101/2020.02.01.20019778
  • Siugzdaite, R., Akarca, D., Johnson, A., Carozza, S. Anwyl-Irvine, A.L., Uh, S., Smith, T., Bignardi, G., Dalmaijer, E.S., & Astle, D.E. (preprint). Socio-economic disadvantage is associated with alterations in brain wiring economy. bioRxiv. doi:10.1101/2022.06.08.495247

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