Dr Kielan Yarrow
Deputy Undergraduate Course Director, Director of Research Methods & Psychology MSc
T: +44 (0)20 7040 8530
Dr Yarrow began his research career as a Research Assistant working at the MRC Human Movement and Balance Unit in Queen Square, London.
He subsequently completed a PhD with John Rothwell at the Institute of Neurology, UCL. Dr Yarrow continued to work at the ION during a four year period of postdoctoral research, which was also carried out in collaboration with Patrick Haggard at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, UCL.
He joined City University London in October 2006 and is Director of the Research Methods & Psychology MSc.
Teaching and research interests
Dr Yarrow has taught both cognitive and biological psychology, particularly sensory and motor aspects. His teaching reflects his research interests, which include multisensory perception (particularly temporal perception), attention, and action.
One major project has involved a thorough investigation of the chronostasis illusion (the impression that time is expanded following an eye movement). This project provided intriguing insights about high-level processes in temporal perception. In addition to his independent research, Kielan collaborates with colleagues in the UK, Germany, Italy and Australia.
As part of City's Cognitive Neuroscience Research Unit, he runs the transcranial magnetic stimulation lab, where a powerful magnet is used to interfere with the brain's activity.
Taught coursesUndergraduate: Biological Psychology (memory, perception, attention, action); Cognitive Neuroscience (active perception, time perception); Programming.
Postgraduate: Research methods (cognitive neuroscience)
Selected recent publications
- Herrojo Ruiz, M, Huebl, J., Schönecker, T., Kupsch, A, Yarrow, K., Krauss, J.K., Schneider, G., & Kühn, A.A. (In press). Involvement of human internal globus pallidus in early modulation of cortical error-related activity. Cerebral Cortex.
- Arnold, D.H., Nancarrow, K. & Yarrow, K. (2012). The critical events for motor-sensory temporal recalibration. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 6, 235:1-6.
- Brücke, C., Huebl, J., Schönecker, T., Neumann, W., Yarrow, K., Kupsch, A., Blahak, C., Lütjens, G., Brown, P., Krauss, J.K., Schneider, G., & Kühn, A.A. (2012). Scaling of movement is related to pallidal gamma oscillations in patients with dystonia. Journal of Neuroscience, 32, 1008-19.
- Hadar, A.A., Makris, S., & Yarrow, K. (2012). The truth-telling motor cortex: Response competition in M1 discloses deceptive behaviour. Biological Psychology, 89, 495-502.
- Arnold, D.H. & Yarrow, K. (2011). Temporal recalibration of vision. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 278, 535-8.
- Huebl, J., Schoenecker, T., Siegert, S., Brücke, C., Schneider, G., Kupsch, A., Yarrow, K. & Kühn, A.A. (2011). Modulation of subthalamic alpha activity to emotional stimuli correlates with depressive symptoms in PD. Movement Disorders, 26, 477-83.
- Makris, S., Hadar, A.A., Yarrow, K. (2011). Viewing objects and planning actions: On the potentiation of grasping behaviours by visual objects. Brain and Cognition, 77, 257-264.
- Yarrow, K., Roseboom, W. & Arnold, D.H. (2011). Spatial grouping resolves ambiguity to drive temporal recalibration. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 37, 1657-61.
- Yarrow, K., Jahn, N., Durant, S., & Arnold, D.H. (2011). Shifts of criteria or neural timing? The assumptions underlying timing perception studies. Consciousness & Cognition, 20, 1518-31.
- Ley, I., Haggard, P., & Yarrow, K. (2009). Optimal integration of auditory and vibrotactile information for judgments of temporal order. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 35, 1005-1019.
- Sauleau, P., Eusebio, A., Thevathasan, W., Yarrow, K., Pogosyan, A., Zrinzo, L., Ashkan, K., Aziz, T., Vandenberghe, W., Nuttin, B., & Brown, P. (2009). Involvement of the Subthalamic Nucleus in engagement with behaviourally relevant stimuli. European Journal of Neuroscience, 29, 931-42.
- Yarrow, K., Brown, P. & Krakauer, J.W. (2009). Inside the brain of an elite athlete: the neural processes that support high achievement in sports. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 10, 585-596.