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Professor Veena Kumari  BA MA PhD
Professor of Experimental Psychology

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Institute of Psychaitry
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London SE5 8AF
UK
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3 - 4 Windsor Walk
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Psychology
Psychosis Studies
alsoPersonality
Psychosis research

biography

Veena Kumari obtained a PhD in Psychology from Banaras Hindu University, India and then moved to the Institute of Psychiatry, London for post-doctoral research. She became a Beit Memorial Research Fellow in 1999 and a Wellcome Senior Fellow in Basic Biomedical Science in 2002. She has received various international and national awards for her research on schizophrenia including the Young Investigator Award from the National Alliance of Research on Schizophrenia and Affective Disorders, USA (1999), the Young/Senior Scientist Award from the Schizophrenia Congress (2000/2004) and the BAP (British Association of Psychopharamacology) Clinical Psychopharmacology Prize (2002).

activities and interests

Research

Brain correlates of cognitive and affective deficits in schizophrenia and related populations

Animals models of psychiatric disorders

Pharmacological fMRI

Neurobiological basis of personality

publications

2009/ In Press

Kumari V, Fannon D, ffytche DH, Raveendran V, Antonova E, Premkumar P, Cooke MA, Anilkumar APP, Williams SCR, Andrew A, Johns LC, Fu CHY, McGuire PK, Kuipers E (in press). Functional MRI of verbal self-monitoring in schizophrenia: Performance and illness-specific effects. Schizophrenia Bulletin

Kumari V, Das M, Taylor P, Barkataki I, Andrew C, Sumich S, William SC, ffytche DH (In press). Neural and behavioural responses to threat in men with a history of serious violence and schizophrenia or antisocial personality disorder. Schizophrenia Research

Elsabagh S, Premkumar P, Anilkumar APP, Kumari V (In press). Duration of illness, sex and working memory in schizophrenia: An fMRI investigation. Behavioural Brain Research

Kumari V, Barkataki I, Flora S, Goswami S, Das M, Taylor P (In press). Dysfunctional, but not functional, impulsivity is associated with a history of seriously violent behaviour and reduced orbitofrontal and hippocampal volumes in schizophrenia. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging

Schmidt J, Jogia J, Fast K, Christodoulou T, Haldane M, Kumari V, Frangou S (In press). No gender differences in brain activation during the N-Back Task: an fMRI study in healthy individuals. Human Brain Mapping.

Hardoon D, Ettinger U, Mourao-Miranda J, Antonova E, Collier D, Kumari V, Williams SC, Brammer M (2009). Correlation based multivariate analysis of the genetic influence on brain volume. Neuroscience Letters 450(3):281-286

Petrovsky N, Schmechtig A, Flomen RH, Kumari V, Collier D, Makoff A, Wagner M, Ettinger E (2009). CHRFAM7A copy number and 2bp deletion polymorphisms and antisaccade performance. International Journal of Psychopharmacology 12(2):267-273.

Ettinger U, Patel D, Michel TM, Nwaigwe A, Anilkumar AP, Caceres A, Mehta MA, Williams SCR, Kumari V (2009). Effects of acute nicotine on brain function in healthy smokers and non-smokers: estimation of inter-individual response heterogeneity. NeuroImage 45(2):549-61

2008

Kumari V, Aasen I, Papadopoulos A, Bojang F, Poon P, Halari R, Cleare AJ (2008). A comparison of prepulse inhibition in pre- and post-menopausal women and age-matched men. Neuropsychopharmacology 33:2610–2618.

Kumari V, Peters E, Fannon D, Premkumar P, Aasen I, Cooke M, Anilkumar A, Kuipers E (2008). Uncontrollable voices and their relationship to gating deficits in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research 101(1-3):185-194.

Kumari V, Fannon D, Geyer MA, Premkumar P, Antonova E, Simmons A, Kuipers E (2008). Cortical grey matter volume and sensorimotor gating in schizophrenia. Cortex 44(9):1206-1214.

Kumari V, Antonova E, Geyer MA (2008). Prepulse inhibition and “psychosis-proneness” in healthy individuals: An fMRI study. European Psychiatry 23; 274-280.

Premkumar P, Fannon D, Kuipers E, Simmons A, Frangou S, Kumari V (2008). Emotional decision making and its dissociable components in schizophrenia: A behavioural and MRI investigation. Neuropsychologia 46(7):2002-2012.

Premkumar P, Fannon D, Kuipers E, Cooke M, Simmon A, Kumari V (2008). Association between a longer duration of illness and lower frontal lobe grey matter volume in schizophrenia. Behavioural Brain Research 193(1):132-139.

Haldane M, Jogia J, Cobb A, Kozuch E, Kumari V, Frangou S (2008). Changes in brain activation during working memory and facial recognition tasks in patients with bipolar disorder with Lamotrigine monotherapy. European Neuropsychopharmacology 18(1):48-54.

Jogia J, Haldane M, Cobb A, Kumari V, Frangou S (2008). Pilot investigation of the changes in cortical activation during facial affect recognition with lamotrigine monotherapy in bipolar disorder. British Journal of Psychiatry 192:197-201.

Cooke M, Fannon F, Kuipers E, Peters E, Williams SC, Kumari V (2008). Neurological basis of poor insight in Psychosis: A voxel-based MRI study. Schizophrenia Research 103: 40-51.

Ettinger U, ffytche DH, Kumari V, Kathmann N, Reuter B, Zelaya F, Williams SCR (2008). Decomposing the neural correlates of antisaccade eye movements using event-related fMRI. Cerebral Cortex 18(5):1148-1159.

Premkumar P, Cooke MA, Fannon D, Peters E, Michel TM, Murray RM, Kuipers E, Kumari V (2008). Misattribution biases of threat-related facial expressions are related to a longer duration of illness and a cognitive deficit syndrome in schizophrenia. European Psychiatry 23(1):14-19.

Ettinger U, Kumari V, Collier D, Powell J, Luzi S, Williams S (2008). Catechol-O-Methyltransferase (COMT) Val158Met genotype is associated with brain activation as a function of task characteristic. Neuropsychopharmacology 33(13):3046-3057.

Sumich AL, Kumari V, Gordon E, Tunstall N, Brammer B (2008). Event-related potential correlates of paranormal ideation and paranoia/suspiciousness in a large sample of nonpsychiatric men and women. Cortex 44(10):1342-1352.

Barkataki I, Kumari V, Das M, Sumich A, Taylor P, Sharma T (2008). Neural correlates of deficient response inhibition in mentally disordered violent individuals. Behavioral Science & Law 26(1):51-64.

Premkumar P, Kumari V, Corr PJ, Sharma T (2008). Differences in brain structural-neuropsychological function relationships between first-episode and chronic schizophrenia. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging 162(3):195-204.

Anilkumar APP, Kumari V, Mehrotra R, Aasen I, Mitterschiffthaler M, Sharma T (2008). Face encoding and recognition in first episode schizophrenia. A functional MRI Investigation. Acta Neuropsychiatrica 20 (3); 129–138.

Kumari V, Anilkumar APP, ffytche DH, Mehrotra R, Mitterschiffthaler MT, Sharma T (2008). Neural effects of ziprasidone monotherapy in first-episode schizophrenia: A longitudinal study using fMRI and a procedural learning paradigm. Clinical Schizophrenia & Related Psychoses 1 (4); 317-327.

Sumich AL, Kumari V, Ettinger U, Hughes C, Zachariah E, Sharma T (2008). N100 and P300 amplitude to Go and No-Go variants of the auditory oddball in siblings discordant for schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research 98(1-3):265-277.

Malhi GS, Green M. Fagiolini A, Peselow ED, Kumari V (2008) Schizoaffective disorder (ISBD Diagnostic Guidelines Taskforce). Bipolar Disorders 10: 215-230.


2007

Kumari V, Antonova E, Geyer M, Ffytche D, Aasen I, Vythelingum GN, Williams SCR, Sharma T (2007). An fMRI investigation of startle gating deficits in schizophrenia patients treated with typical or atypical antipsychotics. International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology 10(4):463-477.

Kumari V, Fannon DG, Sumich A, Sharma T (2007). Startle gating in antipsychotic-naïve first episode schizophrenia: One ear is better than two. Psychiatry Research 151(1-2):21-28.

Sapara A, Cooke M, Fannon DG, Francis A, Buchanan RW, Anilkumar A, Barkataki I, Aasen I, Kuipers E, Kumari V (2007). Prefrontal cortex and insight in schizophrenia: A volumetric MRI study. Schizophrenia Research; 89(1-3):22-34.

Narayan V, Narr K, Kumari V, Woods RP, Thompson P, Toga A, Sharma T (2007). Regional cortical thinning in violent antisocial personality disorder and schizophrenia. American Journal of Psychiatry; 164(9):1418-1427.

Cooke MA, Peters ER, Greenwood KE, Fisher PL, Kumari V, Kuipers E (2007). Insight in Psychosis: the Influence of cognitive ability and self-esteem. British Journal of Psychiatry, 191:234-237.

Kumari V, Ffytche DH, Das MK, Wilson GD, Goswami S, Sharma T (2007). Neuroticism and brain responses to anticipatory fear. Behavioural Neuroscience; 121(4):643-652.

Cooke M, Peters E, Fannon D, Anilkumar APP, Aasen I, Kuipers E, Kumari V (2007). Insight, distress and coping styles in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research; 94(1-3):12-22.

Raveendaran V, Kumari V (2007). Clinical, cognitive and neural correlates of self-monitoring deficits in schizophrenia: an update. Acta Neuropsychiatrica 19: 27-37.


2006

Halari R, Sharma T, Hines M, Andrew C, Simmon A, Kumari V (2006). Comparable fMRI activity with differential behavioural performance on mental rotation and overt verbal fluency tasks in healthy men and women. Experimental Brain Research 169(1):1-14.

Kumari V, Aasen I, ffytche D, Willams SCR, Sharma T (2006). Neural correlates of adjunctive rivastigmine treatment to antipsychotics in schizophrenia: A randomised, placebo-controlled, double-blind fMRI study. Neuroimage 29: 545-556.

Postma P, Gray JA, Sharma T, Geyer M, Mehrotra R, Das M, Zachariah E, Hines M, Williams SCR, Kumari V (2006). A behavioural and functional neuroimaging investigation into the effects of nicotine on sensorimotor gating in healthy subjects and persons with schizophrenia. Psychopharmacology 184(3-4):589-599.

Frangou S, Dakhil N, Landau S, Kumari V (2006). Fronto-temporal function may distinguish Bipolar Disorder from schizophrenia. Bipolar Disorders 8(1): 47-55.

Halari R, Mehrotra R, Sharma T, Ng V, Kumai V (2006). Cognitive impairment but preservation of sexual dimorphism in cognitive abilities in schizophrenia. Psychiatry Research 141:129-139.

Sumich S, Kumari V, Heasman B, Gordon E, Brammer M (2006). P300 and N200 event-related potentials in subclinical depression: laterality and gender differences. Journal of Affective Disorders 92(2-3):171-183.

Kumari V, Aasen I, Taylor P, Ffytche D, Barkataki I, Das M, Goswami S, O’Connell P, Howlett M, Sharma T (2006). Neural dysfunctioning and violence in schizophrenia: An fMRI Investigation. Schizophrenia Research 84: 144-164.

Barkataki I, Kumari V, Das M, Taylor P, Sharma T (2006). A comparison of structural brain deficits in antisocial personality disorder and violent schizophrenia: An MRI investigation. Behaviour Brain Research 169(2):239-147.

O’Gorman RL, Kumari V, Williams SCR, Zelaya FO, Connor SEJ, Alsop DC, Gray JA (2006). Personality factors correlate with regional cerebral perfusion. Neuroimage 31(2):489-495.

Sharma T, Reed C, Aasen A, Kumari V (2006). Cognitive effects of adjunctive 24-weeks rivastigmine treatment to antipsychotics in achizophrenia: A randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind investigation. Schizophrenia Research 85(1-3):73-83

Sumich A, Harris A, Flynn G, Whitford T, Tunstall N, Kumari V, Brammer M, Gordon E, Williams LM (in press). Event-related potentials as correlates of depression, insight and negative symptoms in recent-onset psychosis. Clinical Neurophysiology 117(8):1715-1727.

Friederich H, Kumari V, Uher R, Riga M, Schmidt U, Campbell IC, Herzog W, Treasure J (in press). Motivational responses to food, body image and emotional cues in eating disorders – a startle reflex paradigm. Psychological Medicine 36(9):1327-1335.

Premkumar P, Kumari V, Corr PJ, Sharma T (2006). Frontal lobe volumes in schizophrenia: Effects of stage and duration of Illness. Journal of Psychiatric Research 40(7):627-637.

Halari R, Mehrotra R, Sharma T, Kumai V (2006). Does self-perceived mood predict more variance in cognitive performance than clinician rated symptoms in schizophrenia? Schizophrenia Bulletin 32(4):751-757.

Herba CM, Hodgins S, Blackwood N, Kumari V, Naudts KH, Phillips ML ( 2006). The Neurobiology of psychopathy: A focus on emotion processing. In H. Herve and J Yuille (Eds.) Psychopathy: Theory, Research and Social Implications. Mahwah, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Kumar S, Kumari V, Mandal MK (2006). Dissociation of emotion processing in schizophrenia. Indian Journal of Clinical Psychology 33 (1): 11-20.

Kumari V (2006). Do psychotherapies produce neurobiological effects? Acta Neuropsychiatrica 18: 61-70.

Kumari V, Cooke M (2006). The use of MRI in tracking the course and treatment of schizophrenia. Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics 6(7):1005-1016.


2005

Ettinger U, Kumari V, Crawford TJ, Flak V, Sharma T, Davis RE, Corr PJ (2005). Antisaccade eye movements, schizotypy, and neuroticism. Biological Psychology 68(1): 61-78.

Hughes C, Kumari V, Das M, Zachariah E, Ettinger U, Sumich A, Sharma T (2005). Cognitive functioning in siblings discordant for schizophrenia. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica 111(3):185-192.

Young AMJ, Kumari V, Mehrotra R, Hemsley DR, Andrew C, Sharma T, Williams SCR, Gray JA (2005). Disruption of learned irrelevance in acute schizophrenia in a novel continuous within-subject paradigm suitable for fMRI. Behavioural Brain Research 156(2): 277-288.

Barkataki I, Kumari V, Das M, Morris R, Taylor P, Sharma T (2005). A neuropsychological investigation into violence and mental illness. Schizophrenia Research 74(1): 1-13.

Kumari V, Das M, Hodgins S, Zachariah E, Barkataki I, Howlett M, Sharma T (2005). Association between violent behaviour and impaired prepulse inhibition of the startle response in antisocial personality disorder and schizophrenia. Behavioural Brain Research 158: 159-166.

Kumari V, Ettinger U, Crawford T, Zachariah E, Sharma T (2005). Lack of association between prepulse inhibition and anti-saccadic deficits in schizophrenia: implications for identification of schizophrenia endophenotypes. Journal of Psychiatric Research 39(3): 227-240.

Ettinger E, Antonova E, Crawford TJ, Mitterschiffthaler M, Goswami S, Sharma T,
Kumari V (2005). Structural neural correlates of prosaccade and antisaccade eye movements in healthy humans. Neuroimage 24(2): 487-494.

Aasen A, Kolli L, Kumari V (2005). Sex effects in prepulse inhibition and facilitation of the acoustic startle response: Implications for pharmacological and treatment studies. Journal of Psychopharmacology 19(1): 39-45.

Halari R, Kumari V (2005). Comparable cortical activation with inferior performance in women during a novel cognitive inhibition task. Behavioural Brain Research 158(1): 159-166.

Halari R, Hines M, Kumari V, Mehrotra R, Wheeler M, Ng V, Sharma T (2005). Sex differences and individual differences in cognitive performance and their relationship to endogenous gonadal hormones and gonadotropins. Behavioural Neuroscience 119(1): 104-117.

Aasen I, Kumari V, Sharma T (2005). Effects of rivastigmine on attention in schizophrenia. Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology 25(4): 311-317.

Kumari V, Das M, Zachariah E, Ettinger U, Sharma T (2005). Reduced prepulse Inhibition in unaffected siblings of schizophrenia patients. Psychophysiology 42(5): 588-594.

Kumari V, Antonova E, Zachariah E, Galea A, Aasen I, Mitterschiffthaler MT, Sharma T (2005). Structural brain correlates of prepulse inhibition of the acoustic startle response in healthy humans. NeuroImage 26(4):1052-1058.

Antonova E, Kumari V, Morris M, Halari R, Kumar A, Mehrotra R, Sharma T (2005). Relationships between structural brain alterations and cognitive deficits in schizophrenia: An optimised voxel-based morphometry study. Biological Psychiatry 58(6):457-467.
Frangou S, Haldane M, Roddy D, Kumari V (2005). Evidence for ventral, but not dorsal, deficit in prefrontal cortex based executive function as an endophenotypic marker for bipolar disorder. Biological Psychiatry 58(10):838-839.

Sharma T, Kumari V (2005). Structural and functional brain abnormalities in first episode schizophrenia. In T Sharma and Philip D Harvey (Eds.) Early Course of Schizophrenia. Oxford University Press.

Halari R, Kumari V (2005). Mood, symptoms and hormones in schizophrenia. In Clark AV (Ed) Mood State and Health, Nova Science Publishers Inc

Cooke M, Peters E, Kuipers E, Kumari V (2005). Disease, deficit or denial? Models of poor insight in psychosis. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica 112(1):4-17.

Kumari V, Postma P (2005). Nicotine use in schizophrenia: the self-medication hypotheses. Neuroscience and Biobehavioural Reviews 29(6): 1021-1034.


2004

Kumari V, ffytche DH, Williams SCR, Gray JA (2004) Personality predicts brain responses to cognitive demands. Journal of Neuroscience 24(47): 10636-10641.

Kumari V, Ettinger U (2004) Prepulse inhibition deficits in schizophrenia: Static or amenable to treatment? In: Lang MV. (Ed) Trends in Schizophrenia Research; ISBN: 1-59454-154-X. New York: Nova Publishers.

Kumari V, Aasen I, Sharma T (2004) Sex effects in prepulse modification deficits in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research 69 (2-3): 219-235.

Kaviani H, Gray JA, Checkley SA, Raven PW, Wilson GD, Kumari V (2004) ffective modulation of the startle response in depression: Influence of the severity of depression, anhedonia and anxiety. Journal of Affective Disorders 83(1): 21-31.

Halari R, Kumari V, Mehrotra R, Wheeler M, Hines M, Sharma T (2004) The relationship of sex hormones and cortisol to cognitive functioning in schizophrenia. Journal of Psychopharmacology 18(3): 366-374.

Ettinger U, Kumari V, Chitnis X, Corr PJ, Crawford TJ, Fannon DG, O’Ceallaigh SO, Sumich A, Sharma T (2004) Volumetric neural correlates of antisaccade eye movements: Altered structure-function relationship in first-episode psychosis. American Journal of Psychiatry 161(10): 1918-1921.

Malhi GS, Lagopoulos J, Ward PB, Kumari V, Mitchell PB, Parker GB, Sachdev P, Ivanovski B (2004) An fMRI study of the cognitive generation of affect in depressed patients with bipolar disorder. European Journal of Neuroscience 19(3):741-754.

Ettinger U, Kumari V, Crawford TJ, Corr PJ, Das M, Hughes C, Sumich AL, Zachariah E, Rabe-Hesketh S, Sharma T (2004) Eye movement deficits in unaffected siblings of schizophrenia patients. Journal of Psychiatric Research 38(2):177-184.

Das M, Kumari V, Soni W, Ettinger U, Binneman B, Hughes C, Mehrotra, Sharma T (2004) Neurological soft signs as determinant of cognitive and clinical efficacy of atypical antipsychotics in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Bulletin 30(2): 241-253.

Antonova E, Sharma T, Morris R, Kumari V (2004) The relationship between brain structure and neurocognition in schizophrenia: A selective review. Schizophrenia Research 70 (2-3): 117-145.

2003

Kumari V, Gray JA, Soni W, Geyer MA, Mitterschiffthaler M, Ffytche D, Vythelingum GN, Simmons A, Williams SCR, Sharma T (2003) Neural correlates of prepulse inhibition in normal and schizophrenic subjects: A functional MRI Study. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging 122: 99-113.

Kumari V, Zachariah E, Galea A, Jones H, Das M, Mehrotra R, Taylor D, Sharma T (2003) Effects of acute procyclidine administration on prepulse inhibition of the startle response in schizophrenia: A double blind, placebo-controlled study. Journal of Psychopharmacology 17(1): 89-95.

Kumari V, Gray JA, ffytche D, Mitterschiffthaler MT, Das M, Zachariah E, Vythelingum GN, Williams SCR, Simmons A, Sharma T (2003) Cognitive effects of nicotine in humans: A functional MRI Investigation. NeuroImage 19: 1002-1013.

Kumari V, Mitterschiffthaler MT, Teasdale JD, Malhi JS, Brown RG, Giampietro V, Brammer MJ, Poon L, Simmons A, Suckling S, Checkley SA, Sharma T (2003) Neural abnormalities during cognitive generation of affect in depression. Biological Psychiatry 54: 777-791.

Kumari V, Gray J, Gupta P, Luscher S, Sharma T (2003) Sex differences in
prepulse inhibition. Personality and Individual Differences 35: 733-742.

Mitterschiffthaler MT, Kumari V, Teasdale JD, Malhi JS, Brown RG, Giampietro V, Brammer MJ, Poon L, Simmons A, Suckling J, Checkley SA, Sharma T (2003) Neural correlates of hedonic response in depressed and healthy subjects: A Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study. NeuroReport 14(2): 177-182.

Hughes C, Kumari V, Soni W, Das M, Binneman B, Drozd S, O’Neil S, Mathew V, Sharma T (2003) Longitudinal study of symptoms and cognitive function in chronic schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research 59 (2-3): 137-146.

Ettinger U, Kumari V, Crawford TJ, Das M, Sharma T, Corr P (2003) Reliability of smooth pursuit, fixation, and saccadic eye movements. Psychophysiology 40: 620-628.

Sharma T, Hughes C, Soni W, Kumari V (2003) Cognitive effects of olanzapine and clozapine treatment in chronic schizophrenia. Psychopharmacology 169: 398-403.

Rahman Q, Kumari V, Wilson GD (2003) Sexual orientation related differences in pre-pulse inhibition of the human startle response. Behavioural Neuroscience 117(5): 1096–1102.

Ettinger U, Kumari V, Zachariah E, Galea A, Crawford TJ, Corr PJ, Taylor D, Das M, Sharma T (2003). Effects of procyclidine on eye movements in schizophrenia. Neuropsychopharmacology 28: 2199-2208.

Sumich AL, Kumari V, Sharma T (2003) Neuroimaging sexual arousal: Research and clinical utility. Hospital Medicine 2003: 64(1): 28-33.

Ettinger U & Kumari V (2003) Pharmacological studies of smooth pursuit and antisaccade eye movements in schizophrenia: Current status and directions for future research. Current Neuropharmacology 1: 285-300.

2002

Zachariah E, Kumari V, Galea A, Das M, Mehrotra R, Taylor D, Ruprah M, Sharma T (2002) Effects of oral procyclidine administration on cognitive functions in healthy subjects: Implications for schizophrenia. Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology 22(2): 224-2266.

Sharma T, Galea A, Zachariah E, Das M, Taylor D, Ruprah M, Kumari V (2002) The effects of 10 and 15 mg oral procyclidine on the critical flicker fusion threshold and cardiac functioning in healthy human subjects. Journal of Psychopharmacology 16(2): 181-185.

Kumari V, Gray JA, Honey GD, Soni W, Bullmore ET, Williams SCR, Wk Ng V, Vythelingum N, Simmons A, Suckling J, Corr PJ, Sharma T (2002) Procedural learning in schizophrenia: A functional magnetic resonance investigation. Schizophrenia Research 57 (1): 97-107.

Kumari V, Soni W, Sharma T (2002) Prepulse inhibition of the startle response in risperidone-treated patients: Comparison with typical antipsychotics. Schizophrenia Research 55 (1-2): 139-146.

Kumari V, Sharma T (2002) Effects of typical and typical antipsychotics on prepulse inhibition in schizophrenia: A critical evaluation of current evidence and directions for future research Psychopharmacology 162(2): 97-101.

Kumari V, Mitterschiffthaler MT, Sharma T (2002) Use of neuroimaging to predict Alzheimer’s disease in pre-diagnosis individuals. Hospital Medicine 63: 341-345.

Ettinger U, Kumari V, Chitnis X, Corr P, Sumich A, Rabe-Hesketh S, Suckling J, Crawford TJ, Sharma T (2002) Relationship between brain structure and saccadic eye movements in healthy humans. Neuroscience Letters 328(3): 225-228.

Mitterschiffthaler MT, Kumari V, Sharma T (2002) Brain imaging – a key to understanding depression. Hospital Medicine 63: 332-336.

Postma P, Kumari V (2002) Tobacco smoking in schizophrenia: the self-medication hypotheses. Journal of Advances in Schizophrenia and Brain Research 4 (4): 81-86.

Sheringham J, Kumari V, Sumich AL, Sharma T (2002) Neuroimaging in schizophrenia: from theory to Practice. Hospital Medicine 63: 328-331.

Corr PJ, Tynan A, Kumari V (2002) Personality correlates of prepulse inhibition of the startle reflex at three lead intervals. Journal of Psychophysiology 16: 82-91.

Hughes C, Kumari V, Sharma T (2002) Cognitive enhancement strategies in schizophrenia. Journal of Advances in Schizophrenia and Brain Research 4 (4): 123-128.

Das M, Kumari V, Sharma T (2002) Neuroimaging violence in mentally ill: what can it tell us? Hospital Medicine 63 (10): 604-609.

McAlonan GM, Daly E, Kumari V, Critchley HD, van Amelsvoort T, Suckling J, Simmons A, Sigmundsson T, Greenwood K, Russell A, Happe F, Howlin P, Murphy DG. (2002) Brain anatomy and sensorimotor gating in Asperger’s syndrome. Brain 127: 1594-1606.

2001

Ettinger U, Chitnis XA, Kumari V, Fannon DG, Doku V, O’Ceallaigh S, Sharma T (2001). Magnetic resonance imaging of the thalamus in first-episode psychosis. American Journal of Psychiatry 158: 116-118.

Kumari V, Kaviani H, Raven PC, Gray JA, Checkley SA (2001). Patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder show enhanced reactions to acoustic stimuli. American Journal of Psychiatry 158: 134-136.

Kumari V, Zachariah E, Mehrotra R, Taylor D, Sharma T (2001). Effects of procyclidine on prepulse inhibition of the acoustic startle response in healthy human volunteers. Psychopharmacology 154: 221-229.

Postma P, Kumari V, Hines M, Gray JA (2001). Effect of detection on prepulse inhibition of the acoustic startle reflex. Psychophysiology 38: 377-382.

Keedweel P, Kumari V, Marshal J, Checkley SA (2001). Information processing deficits in withdrawing alcoholics. Addiction Biology 6: 239-245.

Postma , Kumari V, Sharma T, Hines H, Gray JA (2001). Startle response during smoking and 24 Hours in withdrawal predicts successful smoking cessation, Psychopharmacology 156(2-3): 360-367.

Kumari V, Soni W, Sharma T (2001). Influence of cigarette smoking on prepulse inhibition of the acoustic startle response in schizophrenia. Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental 16: 321-326.


2000

Kumari V, Soni W, Mathew VM, Sharma T (2000). Prepulse inhibition of the startle response in schizophrenia: Effects of age of onset of illness, mediation and symptoms. Archives of General Psychiatry 57: 609-614.

Wilson GD, Kumari V, Gray JA, Corr PJ (2000). The role of neuroticism in startle reactions to fearful and disgusting stimuli. Personality and Individual Differences 29: 1077-1082.

Corr PJ, Kumari V (2000). Individual differences in mood reactions to d-amphetamine: A test of three personality factors. Journal of Psychopharmacology 14 (4): 371-376.

Kumari V, Sharma T (2000). Modulation of the startle response: An objective measure of cognitive and affective processes. Journal of Advances in Schizophrenia and Brain Research 3 (1): 9-15.

Kumari V, Sharma T (2000). The 10th Biennial Winter Workshop on Schizophrenia: A Report. Schizophrenia Research 46: 65-72.

Barkataki I, Kumari V, Sharma T (2000). Perspectives on psychopathy. The Psychologist 13, 9-10.

Kumari V (2000). A human perspective: Commentary on Swerdlow et al., ’Animal models of deficient sensorimotor gating: what we know, what we need to know, and what we hope to know soon’. Behavioural Pharmacology 11 (3 & 4): 209-210.

1999

Kumari V, Gray JA (1999). Smoking withdrawal, nicotine dependence and prepulse inhibition of the acoustic startle reflex. Psychopharmacology 141: 11-15.

Kumari V, Cotter P, Mulligan,O, Gray NS, Hemsley DR, Thornton JC, Corr PJ, Toone BK, Checkley SA, Gray JA (1999). Effect of d-amphetamine and haloperidol on latent inhibition in healthy male volunteers. Journal of Psychopharmacology 13 (4): 398-405.

Kumari V, Soni W, Sharma T (1999). Normalization of information processing deficits in schizophrenia. American Journal of Psychiatry 156: 1046-1051.

Gray JA, Kumari V, Lawrence N, Young AMJ (1999). Functions of the dopaminergic innervation of nucleus accumbens. Psychobiology 27 (2): 225-235.

Kaviani H, Gray JA, Checkley SA, Kumari V, Wilson GD (1999). Modulation of the human acoustic startle reflex by emotionally-toned film-clips. International Journal of Psychophysiology 32: 47-54.

1998

Kumari V, Hemsley DR, Cotter PA, Checkley SA, Gray JA (1998). Haloperidol-Induced mood and retrieval of happy and unhappy memories. Cognition and Emotion 12 (4): 497-508.

Kumari V, Corr PJ (1998). Trait anxiety, stress and the menstrual cycle: Effects on Raven’s Standard Progressive Matrices Test. Personality and Individual Differences 24 (5): 615-623.

Corr PJ, Kumari V (1998). Impulsivity, time of day and stress: Effects on intelligence test performance. Journal of Research in Personality 32: 1-12.

Kumari V, Mulligan OF, Cotter PA, Poon L, Toone BK, Checkley SA, Gray JA (1998). Effects of single oral administrations of haloperidol and d-amphetamine on prepulse inhibition of the acoustic startle reflex in healthy male volunteers. Behavioural Pharmacology 19: 567-576.

Kaviani H, Wilson GD, Checkley SA, Kumari V, Gray JA (1998). Modulation of the human acoustic startle reflex by affect-toned odours. The Journal of Psychophysiology 12, 353-361.


1997

Corr PJ, Kumari V (1997). Sociability/impulsivity and attenuated dopaminergic arousal: Critical flicker/fusion frequency and procedural learning. Personality and Individual Differences 22: 805-815.

Kumari V, Corr PJ, Mulligun O, Cotter P, Checkley SA, Gray JA (1997). Effects of acute administration of d-amphetamine and haloperidol on procedural learning in man. Psychopharmacology 129: 271-276.

Kumari V, Cotter P, Checkley SA, Gray JA (1997). Effect of subcutaneous nicotine on prepulse inhibition of the acoustic startle reflex in healthy non-smokers. Psychopharmacology 132: 389-395.

Kumari V, Toone B, Gray JA (1997). Habituation and prepulse inhibition of the acoustic startle reflex: Effects of smoking status and psychosis-proneness. Personality and Individual Differences 23: 183-191.

Corr PJ, Kumari V, Wilson GD, Checkley SA, Gray JA (1997). Harm Avoidance and affective modulation of the startle reflex: A replication. Personality and Individual Differences 22: 591-593.

Corr PJ, Kumari V, Wilson GD (1997). Hindi translation of the Gray Wilson Personality Questionnaire: A cross cultural replication of sex differences. The Journal of Social Psychology 137 (5): 638-646.

Pickering A, Corr PJ, Powell JH, Kumari V, Thornton JC, Gray JA (1997). Individual differences in reactions to reinforcing stimuli are neither black nor white: To what extent they are Gray. In Nyborg H. (Ed.) The Scientific Study of Human Nature, Tribute to Hans J. Eysenck at Eighty, Elsevier Science Ltd. pp. 36-67.

1996

Kumari V (1996). Eysenck Personality Inventory: Impulsivity/neuroticism and social desirability response set. Psychological Reports 78: 35-40.

Kumari V, Corr PJ, Wilson GD, Kaviani H, Thornton JC, Checkley SA, Gray JA (1996). Personality and modulation of the startle reflex by emotionally-toned film-clips. Personality and Individual Differences 21: 1029-1041.

Kumari V, Corr PJ (1996). Menstrual cycle, arousal-induction and intelligence test performance. Psychological Reports 78: 51-58.

Kumari V, Kaushik SS, Singh R (1996). Cessation of smoking through multiple behavioral interventions. Indian Journal of Clinical Psychology 23: 47-56.

Kumari V, Checkley SA, Gray JA (1996). Effect of cigarette smoking on prepulse inhibition of the acoustic startle reflex in healthy male smokers. Psychopharmacology 128: 54-60.

Kumari V, Cotter P, Corr PJ, Gray JA, Checkley SA (1996). Effect of clonidine on the human acoustic startle reflex. Psychopharmacology 123: 353-360.

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