Brain stuff


Sometimes I study brains (mine, left). I’m interested in motor control and volition… and other things. I’ve worked with healthy groups and people with Parkinson’s Disease.

Book chapters

Jensen, M., Di Costa, S., & Haggard, P. (2015). Intentional binding: a measure of agency. In Behavioural methods in consciousness research. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Journal Articles

Majchrowicz, B., Kulakova, E., Di Costa, S., & Haggard, P. (2020). Learning from informative losses boosts the sense of agency. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology.

Christensen, J.F., Di Costa, S., Beck, B. et al. (2019). I just lost it! Fear and anger reduce the sense of agency: a study using intentional binding. Exp Brain Res,

Wen, W., Brann, E., Di Costa, S., & Haggard, P. (2018). Enhanced perceptual processing of self-generated motion: Evidence from steady-state visual evoked potentials. NeuroImage175, 438-448.

Di Costa, S., Théro, H., Chambon, V. & Haggard, P. (2017) Try and try again: Post-error boost of an implicit measure of agency, Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. doi:10.1080/17470218.2017.1350871

Todd, B. K., Fischer, R. A., Di Costa, S., Roestorf, A., Harbour, K., Hardiman, P., & Barry, J. A. (2017). Sex differences in children’s toy preferences: A systematic review, meta‐regression, and meta‐analysis. Infant and Child Development

Beck, B., Di Costa, S. & Haggard, P. (2017). Having control over the external world increases the implicit sense of agency. Cognition, 162 54-60. doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2017.02.002

Hadar, A. A., Rowe, P., Di Costa, S., Jones, A., & Yarrow, K. (2016). Motor-evoked potentials reveal a motor-cortical readout of evidence accumulation for sensorimotor decisions. Psychophysiology, 53(11), 1721-1731. doi:10.1111/psyp.12737

Christensen, J. F., Yoshie, M., Di Costa, S., & Haggard, P. (2016). Emotional valence, sense of agency and responsibility: A study using intentional binding. Consciousness and Cognition, 43, 1-10. doi:10.1016/j.concog.2016.02.016

Yarrow, K., Martin, S. E., Di Costa, S., Solomon, J. A., & Arnold, D. H. (2016). A Roving Dual-Presentation Simultaneity-Judgment Task to Estimate the Point of Subjective Simultaneity. FRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY, 7, 19 pages. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00416

Khalighinejad, N., Di Costa, S., & Haggard, P. (2016). Endogenous Action Selection Processes in Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex Contribute to Sense of Agency: A Meta-Analysis of tDCS Studies of ‘Intentional Binding’. BRAIN STIMULATION, 9(3), 372-379. doi:10.1016/j.brs.2016.01.005

Shankleman, M., Sykes, C., Mandeville, K. L., Di Costa, S., & Yarrow, K. (2015). Standardised (plain) cigarette packaging increases attention to both text-based and graphical health warnings: Experimental evidence. Public Health, 129(1), 37-42. doi:10.1016/j.puhe.2014.10.019


Di Costa, S. (2017). Quantifying the subjective experience of initiating and monitoring actions, in health and disease (Doctoral dissertation, UCL (University College London)).