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.

I currently work in the Action & Body Lab at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience.

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

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. [in press]

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