Dr David Vernon


NameDr David Vernon
Job titleSenior Lecturer
Research instituteSchool of Psychology, Politics and Sociology

Research outputs

Using virtual reality to test for telepathy: A proof-of-concept study

Vernon, D. 2020. Using virtual reality to test for telepathy: A proof-of-concept study. Journal of Scientific Exploration. 34 (4), pp. 683-702. https://doi.org/10.31275/2020/1833

Dark cognition: Evidence of psi and its implications for consciousness

Vernon, D. 2020. Dark cognition: Evidence of psi and its implications for consciousness. London Taylor & Francis.

Measuring precognitive effects using a fast implicit and fast explicit task

Vernon, D. 2019. Measuring precognitive effects using a fast implicit and fast explicit task.

A test of telepathy using immersive virtual reality

Vernon, D., Sandford, T. and Moyo, E. 2019. A test of telepathy using immersive virtual reality.

Testing precognition using a novel computer driving game

Vernon, D. and Ivencevic, L. 2018. Testing precognition using a novel computer driving game.

Precognitive priming of compound remote associates: using an implicit creative insight task to elicit precognition

Vernon, D. 2018. Precognitive priming of compound remote associates: using an implicit creative insight task to elicit precognition.

Test of reward contingent precall

Vernon, D. 2018. Test of reward contingent precall. Journal of Parapsychology. 82 (1), pp. 8-23. https://doi.org/10.30891/jopar.2018.01.02.

A bridge too far: conceptual distance and creative ideation

Hocking, I. and Vernon, D. 2017. A bridge too far: conceptual distance and creative ideation. Creativity: Theories, Research, Applications. 4 (2), pp. 333-352. https://doi.org/10.1515/ctra-2017-0017

Further explorations of enhancing creative problem solving via structured thinking techniques

Hocking, I. and Vernon, D. 2017. Further explorations of enhancing creative problem solving via structured thinking techniques.

Testing to see whether participants with high levels of belief in psi can precall highly emotive images

Vernon, D. 2017. Testing to see whether participants with high levels of belief in psi can precall highly emotive images.

The right tool for the right task: structured techniques prove less effective on an ill-defined problem finding task

Hocking, I. and Vernon, D. 2017. The right tool for the right task: structured techniques prove less effective on an ill-defined problem finding task. Thinking Skills and Creativity. 26, pp. 84-91. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tsc.2017.08.001

Exploring the effect of a contingent cash based reward on the precall of arousing images

Vernon, D. 2017. Exploring the effect of a contingent cash based reward on the precall of arousing images.

How to win the lottery: Can using precall help in radomized prize draws?

Vernon, D. 2017. How to win the lottery: Can using precall help in radomized prize draws? Paranormal Review. Spring (82), p. 23.

The golden path: first steps in establishing order for two creative problem solving techniques

Hocking, I. and Vernon, D. 2017. The golden path: first steps in establishing order for two creative problem solving techniques. Edinburgh Napier University

Enhancing creative problem solving and creative self-efficacy: a preliminary study

Dempster, T., Hocking, I., Vernon, D. and Snyder, H. 2017. Enhancing creative problem solving and creative self-efficacy: a preliminary study. Edinburgh Napier University

Exploring precall using arousing images and utilising a memory recall practise task on-line

Vernon, D. 2017. Exploring precall using arousing images and utilising a memory recall practise task on-line. Journal of the Society for Psychical Research.

Attempting to elicit a precall effect using emotive images and participants with high levels of belief in psi

Vernon, D. 2017. Attempting to elicit a precall effect using emotive images and participants with high levels of belief in psi. Journal of Consciousness Studies. 24 (11-12), pp. 216-237.

A matter of perspective: the impact of near and far conceptual distance on creative problem solving

Hocking, I. and Vernon, D. 2016. A matter of perspective: the impact of near and far conceptual distance on creative problem solving.

Which cues work best? An examination of two structured thinking tools using eye-tracking analysis

Hocking, I., Vernon, D., Rehal, N. and Valkova, M. 2016. Which cues work best? An examination of two structured thinking tools using eye-tracking analysis.

Exploring precall using arousing images and utilising a memory recall practice task on-line

Vernon, D. 2016. Exploring precall using arousing images and utilising a memory recall practice task on-line.

Either here or there: exploring conceptual distance using a novel clock face paradigm in a creative problem solving task

Vernon, D. and Hocking, I. 2016. Either here or there: exploring conceptual distance using a novel clock face paradigm in a creative problem solving task.

Six Thinking Hats vs. Six Good Men: does the order of the elements matter?

Vernon, D. and Hocking, I. 2016. Six Thinking Hats vs. Six Good Men: does the order of the elements matter?

An evidence-based review of creative problem solving tools: a practitioner’s resource

Vernon, D., Hocking, I. and Tyler, T. 2016. An evidence-based review of creative problem solving tools: a practitioner’s resource. Human Resource Development Review. https://doi.org/10.1177/1534484316641512

Beyond belief: structured techniques prove more effective than a placebo intervention in a problem construction task

Vernon, D. and Hocking, I. 2016. Beyond belief: structured techniques prove more effective than a placebo intervention in a problem construction task. Thinking Skills and Creativity. 19, pp. 153-159. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tsc.2015.10.009

The influence of self-regulation technique on the efficiency of voluntary increasing alpha power training

Bazanova, O., Lazareva, O. and Vernon, D. 2014. The influence of self-regulation technique on the efficiency of voluntary increasing alpha power training.

Neurofeedback: reviewing the methodology

Bazanova, O. and Vernon, D. 2014. Neurofeedback: reviewing the methodology.

Comparing the effectiveness of subliminal single-word, and multi-word primes on working memory performance

Reeves, S. and Vernon, D. 2014. Comparing the effectiveness of subliminal single-word, and multi-word primes on working memory performance.

Applying structured techniques in a problem construction task

Hocking, I. and Vernon, D. 2015. Applying structured techniques in a problem construction task. University of Toronto

Thinking hats and good men: structured techniques in a problem finding task

Hocking, I. and Vernon, D. 2014. Thinking hats and good men: structured techniques in a problem finding task. University of Nottingham

Have you tried 'brain breathing'? Structured thinking and problem construction

Hocking, I. and Vernon, D. 2015. Have you tried 'brain breathing'? Structured thinking and problem construction. University of Kent

Comparing structured thinking tools on a problem construction task using an ill-defined problem

Vernon, D. and Hocking, I. 2015. Comparing structured thinking tools on a problem construction task using an ill-defined problem. University of Kent

Exploring precognition using a repetition priming paradigm

Vernon, D. 2015. Exploring precognition using a repetition priming paradigm. Journal of the Society for Psychical Research. 79 (2) (919), pp. 65-79.

Thinking hats and good men: structured techniques in a problem construction task

Vernon, D. and Hocking, I. 2014. Thinking hats and good men: structured techniques in a problem construction task. Thinking Skills and Creativity. 14, pp. 41-46. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tsc.2014.07.001

Asymmetric activation of the anterior cerebral cortex in recipients of IRECA: preliminary evidence for the energetic effects of an intention-based treatment modality on human neurophysiology.

Pike, C., Vernon, D. and Hald, L. 2014. Asymmetric activation of the anterior cerebral cortex in recipients of IRECA: preliminary evidence for the energetic effects of an intention-based treatment modality on human neurophysiology. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. 20 (10), pp. 780-786. https://doi.org/10.1089/acm.2014.0074

Interpreting EEG alpha activity

Bazanova, O. and Vernon, D. 2014. Interpreting EEG alpha activity. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews. 44, pp. 94-110. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neubiorev.2013.05.007

Exploring modality switching effects in negated sentences: further evidence for grounded representations

Hald, L., Hocking, I., Vernon, D., Marshall, J. and Garnham, A. 2013. Exploring modality switching effects in negated sentences: further evidence for grounded representations. Frontiers in Psychology. 4. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00093

Tracking EEG changes to alpha and beta binaural beats

Vernon, D., Peryer, G., Louch, J. and Shaw, M. 2014. Tracking EEG changes to alpha and beta binaural beats. International Journal of Psychophysiology. 93 (1), pp. 134-139. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2012.10.008

Neurofeedback: refining the methodology of brain-computer interface training.

Vernon, D. and Dempster, T. 2012. Neurofeedback: refining the methodology of brain-computer interface training. in: Orsucci, F. and Sala, N. (ed.) Complexity Science, Living Systems and Reflexing Interfaces: New Models and Perspectives Hershey, PA, USA. Idea Group Inc. pp. 92-111

Modality switching and negation: ERP evidence for modality-specific simulations during negation processing

Hald, L., Hocking, I., Marshall, J., Vernon, D. and Garnham, A. 2011. Modality switching and negation: ERP evidence for modality-specific simulations during negation processing.

Human potential: exploring techniques used to enhance human performance

Vernon, D. 2009. Human potential: exploring techniques used to enhance human performance. London Routledge.

A novel self-guided approach to alpha activity training using water based electrodes

Van Boxtel, G., Denissen, A., Jager, M., Vernon, D., Dekker, M., Mihajlovic, V. and Sitskoorn, M. 2012. A novel self-guided approach to alpha activity training using water based electrodes. International Journal of Psychophysiology. 83 (3), pp. 282-294. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2011.11.004

The effects of distinct training schedules on participants’ ability to alter alpha activity via neurofeedback: a preliminary study

Vernon, D. and Dempster, T. 2008. The effects of distinct training schedules on participants’ ability to alter alpha activity via neurofeedback: a preliminary study.

Neurofeedback as a mechanism to enhance the performance of healthy participants

Vernon, D. 2009. Neurofeedback as a mechanism to enhance the performance of healthy participants.

Effects of delay on color priming for natural objects

Vernon, D. and Lloyd-Jones, T. 2007. Effects of delay on color priming for natural objects. Psychological Reports. 100 (1), pp. 275-293. https://doi.org/10.2466/PR0.100.1.275-293

Identifying indices of learning for alpha neurofeedback training

Dempster, T. and Vernon, D. 2009. Identifying indices of learning for alpha neurofeedback training. Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback. 34 (4), pp. 309-328. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10484-009-9112-3

EEG biofeedback as a mechanism to enhance performance

Vernon, D. 2010. EEG biofeedback as a mechanism to enhance performance.

Refining the methodology of alpha NFT and exploring its effect on cognition and mood

Vernon, D. 2010. Refining the methodology of alpha NFT and exploring its effect on cognition and mood.

Refining the methodology of EEG biofeedback

Vernon, D. 2010. Refining the methodology of EEG biofeedback.

EEG biofeedback and optimal performance

Vernon, D. 2010. EEG biofeedback and optimal performance.

Alpha neurofeedback training for performance enhancement: reviewing the methodology

Vernon, D., Dempster, T., Bazanova, O., Rutterford, N., Pasqualini, M. and Andersen, S. 2009. Alpha neurofeedback training for performance enhancement: reviewing the methodology. Journal of Neurotherapy. 13 (4), pp. 214-227. https://doi.org/10.1080/10874200903334397

Neurofeedback: using computer technology to alter brain functioning

Vernon, D. 2008. Neurofeedback: using computer technology to alter brain functioning. in: Orsucci, F. and Sala, N. (ed.) Reflexing Interfaces: The Complex Coevolution of Information Technology Ecosystems Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA IGI Global. pp. 94-108

Electroencephalographic biofeedback as a mechanism to alter mood, creativity and artistic performance

Vernon, D. and Gruzelier, J. 2008. Electroencephalographic biofeedback as a mechanism to alter mood, creativity and artistic performance. in: De Luca, B. (ed.) Mind-Body and Relaxation Research Focus New York, USA Nova Science Publishers. pp. 149-164

Validating the efficacy of neurofeedback for optimising performance

Gruzelier, J., Egner, T. and Vernon, D. 2006. Validating the efficacy of neurofeedback for optimising performance. Progress in Brain Research. 159, pp. 421-431. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0079-6123(06)59027-2

Event-related brain potential correlates of human auditory sensory memory-trace formation

Haenschel, C., Vernon, D., Dwivedi, P., Gruzelier, J. and Baldewig, T. 2005. Event-related brain potential correlates of human auditory sensory memory-trace formation. Journal of Neuroscience. 25 (45), pp. 10494-10501. https://doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1227-05.2005

Slow habituation of induced gamma and beta oscillations in association with unreality experiences in schizotypy

Vernon, D., Haenschel, C., Dwivedi, P. and Gruzelier, J. 2005. Slow habituation of induced gamma and beta oscillations in association with unreality experiences in schizotypy. International Journal of Psychophysiology. 56 (1), pp. 15-24. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2004.09.012

Can neurofeedback training enhance performance? An evaluation of the evidence with implications for future research

Vernon, D. 2005. Can neurofeedback training enhance performance? An evaluation of the evidence with implications for future research. Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback. 30 (4), pp. 347-364. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10484-005-8421-4

The effect of distinct neurofeedback training protocols on working memory, mental rotation and attention

Vernon, D., Egner, T., Cooper, N., Compton, T., Neilands, C., Sheri, A. and Gruzelier, J. 2004. The effect of distinct neurofeedback training protocols on working memory, mental rotation and attention. Journal of Neurotherapy. 8 (1), pp. 83-102.

Neurofeedback as a treatment for ADHD: a methodological review with implications for future research

Vernon, D., Frick, A. and Gruzelier, J. 2004. Neurofeedback as a treatment for ADHD: a methodological review with implications for future research. Journal of Neurotherapy. 8 (2), pp. 53-82. https://doi.org/10.1300/J184v08n02_04

Semantic interference from visual object recognition on visual imagery

Lloyd-Jones, T. and Vernon, D. 2003. Semantic interference from visual object recognition on visual imagery. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition. 29 (4), pp. 563-580. https://doi.org/10.1037/0278-7393.29.4.563

Dynamics of metacognitive judgments: Pre- and postretrieval mechanisms.

Vernon, D. and Usher, M. 2003. Dynamics of metacognitive judgments: Pre- and postretrieval mechanisms. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition. 29 (3), pp. 339-346. https://doi.org/10.1037/0278-7393.29.3.339

The role of colour in implicit and explicit memory performance

Vernon, D. and Lloyd-Jones, T. 2003. The role of colour in implicit and explicit memory performance. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology: Section A. 56 (5), pp. 779-802. https://doi.org/10.1080/02724980244000684

The effect of training distinct neurofeedback protocols on aspects of cognitive performance

Vernon, D., Egner, T., Cooper, N., Compton, T., Neilands, C., Sheri, A. and Gruzelier, J. 2003. The effect of training distinct neurofeedback protocols on aspects of cognitive performance. International Journal of Psychophysiology. 47 (1), pp. 75-85. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0167-8760(02)00091-0

Cortical habituation of schizotypal individuals: a differential pattern for unreality subtypes

Gruzelier, J., Vernon, D., Haenschel, C. and Dwivedi, P. 2002. Cortical habituation of schizotypal individuals: a differential pattern for unreality subtypes. International Journal of Psychophysiology. 45 (1-2), p. 79.
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