Biography

I am an academic, cognitive neuropsychological researcher, director of the Psychology Research Centre and former honorary secretary of the British Neuropsychological Society.

I was awarded my PhD in visual neurophysiology from the Department of Communication and Neuroscience, Keele University in 1988, and went onto complete a series of postdoctoral fellowships in the MRC Neuropsychology Unit, Oxford University, with Professor Freda Newcombe; Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Birmingham with Professor Glyn Humphreys; and University Department of Psychiatry, Birmingham, with psychiatrist Professor Femi Oyebode. She returned to Keele University in 1999 as lecturer, promoted to senior lecturer in 2006, and Professor of Cognitive Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation in 2013.

Research and scholarship

I am a memory researcher specialising in cognitive neuropsychology.  My research tends to cluster into two main themes. 
I work with patients with various aetiologies such as stroke, schizophrenia, major depressive disorder, Parkinson’s disease and mild cognitive impairment in order to better understand the subjective experience of memory. 
My other research interest is in pathologies of belief, with a focus on the perceptual and cognitive changes associated visual hallucinations, the Cotard’s delusion, the Capgras delusion, anosognosia, somatoparaphrenia, and anarchic hand.

Teaching

Year 1

  • PSY10017: Biological and Cognitive Psychology
  • PSY10019: Applied Psychology

Year 2

  • PSY20005: Biological Psychology, Perception and Cognition
  • PSY20023: Cognitive Neuroscience
  • PSY20033: Psychopathology

Year 3

  • PSY30061: Final Year Research Project
  • PSY30114: Everyday Memory and Amnesia

MSc

  • PSY40039: Advanced Research Skills and Design
  • PSY40044: Advanced Study in Cognitive Psychology

Memory Research

  • Edelstyn, N.M.J., Grange, J.A., Mayes, A.R. & Ellis, S.J. (2016). A deficit in in familiarity-driven recognition following a right-sided mediodorsal thalamic lesion. Neuropsychology
  • Edelstyn, N.M.J., C.M. John, Shepherd, T.A., Drakeford, J.L., Clark-Carter, D., Ellis, S.J. & Mayes, A.R. (2015). Evidence of an Amnesia-Like Recall/Recollection Impairment in Nondementing Idiopathic Parkinson’s Disease. Cortex, 71, 85-101.
  • Shepherd, T.A., Edelstyn, N.M.J., Mayes, A.R. & Ellis, S.J. (2013) Second Generation Dopamine Agonists and Recollection Impairments in Parkinson’s disease. Journal of Neuropsychology, 7, 284-305. DOI:10.1111/jnp.12025
  • Edelstyn, N.M.J., Mayes, A.R. & Ellis, S.J. (2013). Damage to the mediodorsal thalamic nucleus and intralaminar thalamic nuclei impairs attention in a patient with a right-sided Lesion. Neurocase, 18, DOI: 10.1080/13554794.2012.713497
  • Edelstyn, N.M.J., Mayes, A.R., Denby, C. & Ellis S.J. (2012). Material-specific memory impairment after damage to the Medial Thalamic Region. Journal of Neuropsychology, 6 (1), 119-140. DOI: 10.1111/j.1748-6653.2011.02019.x (Winner of JNP 2012 Best Paper Prize)

Psychopathologies of Belief

  • Moro, V., Pernigo, S., Tsakiris, M., Avesani, R., Edelstyn, N.M.J., Jenkinson, P. & Fotopoulou, A. (2016). Motor Versus Body Awareness: Voxel-based Lesion Analysis in Anosognosia for Hemiplegia and Somatoparaphrenia Following Right Hemisphere Stroke. Cortex doi: 10.1016/ j.cortex.2016.07.001.
  • Jenkinson, P.M., Edelstyn, N.M.J., Preston, C. & Ellis, S.J. (2015). Anarchic hand with abnormal agency following right inferior parietal lobe damage: a case report. Neurocase, 5, 1-8. DOI:10.1080/13554794.2014.925936
  • Edelstyn, N.M.J., Drakeford, J.L. & Ellis, S.J. (2014). Visual hallucinations in Parkinson’s Disease: A hierarchy of impairments involving perception, source monitoring and reasoning. Austin Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioural ScienceOpen access.

Selected Publications

  • Martini A, Dal Lago D, Edelstyn NMJ, Salgarello M, Lugoboni F, Tamburin S. 2018. Dopaminergic Neurotransmission in Patients With Parkinson's Disease and Impulse Control Disorders: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of PET and SPECT Studies. Front Neurol, vol. 9, 1018. link> doi> full text>
  • Martini A, Dal Lago D, Edelstyn NMJ, Salgarello M, Lugoboni F, Tamburin S. 2018. Dopaminergic Neurotransmission in Patients With Parkinson's Disease and Impulse Control Disorders: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of PET and SPECT Studies. Front Neurol, vol. 9, 1018. link> doi> full text>
  • Cona G, Laera G, Edelstyn N, Bisiacchi P. 2018. Deficits in prospective memory following damage to the medial subdivision of the mediodorsal thalamic nucleus. Journal of Neuropsychology. doi> link> full text>
  • Martini A, Ellis SJ, Grange JA, Tamburin S, Dal Lago D, Vianello G, Edelstyn NMJ. 2018. Risky decision-making and affective features of impulse control disorders in Parkinson's disease. J Neural Transm (Vienna), vol. 125(2), 131-143. link> doi> full text>
  • Shepherd TA, Edelstyn NMJ, Longshaw L, Sim J, Watts K, Mayes AR, Murray M, Ellis SJ. 2018. Feasibility of a randomized single-blind crossover trial to assess the effects of the second-generation slow-release dopamine agonists pramipexole and ropinirole on cued recall memory in idiopathic mild or moderate Parkinson's disease without cognitive impairment. Pilot Feasibility Stud, vol. 4, 11. link> doi> full text>

Full Publications List show

Journal Articles

  • Martini A, Dal Lago D, Edelstyn NMJ, Salgarello M, Lugoboni F, Tamburin S. 2018. Dopaminergic Neurotransmission in Patients With Parkinson's Disease and Impulse Control Disorders: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of PET and SPECT Studies. Front Neurol, vol. 9, 1018. link> doi> full text>
  • Martini A, Dal Lago D, Edelstyn NMJ, Salgarello M, Lugoboni F, Tamburin S. 2018. Dopaminergic Neurotransmission in Patients With Parkinson's Disease and Impulse Control Disorders: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of PET and SPECT Studies. Front Neurol, vol. 9, 1018. link> doi> full text>
  • Cona G, Laera G, Edelstyn N, Bisiacchi P. 2018. Deficits in prospective memory following damage to the medial subdivision of the mediodorsal thalamic nucleus. Journal of Neuropsychology. doi> link> full text>
  • Martini A, Ellis SJ, Grange JA, Tamburin S, Dal Lago D, Vianello G, Edelstyn NMJ. 2018. Risky decision-making and affective features of impulse control disorders in Parkinson's disease. J Neural Transm (Vienna), vol. 125(2), 131-143. link> doi> full text>
  • Shepherd TA, Edelstyn NMJ, Longshaw L, Sim J, Watts K, Mayes AR, Murray M, Ellis SJ. 2018. Feasibility of a randomized single-blind crossover trial to assess the effects of the second-generation slow-release dopamine agonists pramipexole and ropinirole on cued recall memory in idiopathic mild or moderate Parkinson's disease without cognitive impairment. Pilot Feasibility Stud, vol. 4, 11. link> doi> full text>
  • Moro V, Pernigo S, Tsakiris M, Avesani R, Edelstyn NMJ, Jenkinson PM, Fotopoulou A. 2016. Motor versus body awareness: Voxel-based lesion analysis in anosognosia for hemiplegia and somatoparaphrenia following right hemisphere stroke. Cortex, vol. 83, 62-77. link> doi> full text>
  • Edelstyn NMJ, Grange J, Ellis S, Mayes A. 2016. A deficit in familiarity-driven recognition in a right-sided mediodorsal thalmic lesion patient. Neuropsychology, vol. 30(2), 213-224. doi> link> full text>
  • Edelstyn NMJ, John CM, Shepherd TA, Drakeford JL, Clark-Carter D, Ellis SJ, Mayes AR. 2015. Evidence of an amnesia-like cued-recall memory impairment in nondementing idiopathic Parkinson's disease. Cortex, vol. 71, 85-101. doi> link> full text>
  • Edelstyn NMJ, Drakeford J, Ellis S. Visual hallucinations in Parkinson’s Disease: A hierarchy of impairments involving perception, source monitoring and reasoning. Austin Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioural Science, vol. 1(6), 1031-1039. link>
  • Jenkinson PM, Edelstyn NMJ, Preston C, Ellis SJ. 2015. Anarchic hand with abnormal agency following right inferior parietal lobe damage: a case report. NEUROCASE, vol. 21(4), 471-478. link> doi> link> full text>
  • Shepherd TA, Edelstyn NMJ, Mayes AR, Ellis SJ. 2013. Second Generation Dopamine Agonists and Recollection Impairments in Parkinson's Disease. Journal of Neuropsychology, vol. 7(2), 284-305. doi>
  • Edelstyn NMJ, Mayes AR, Denby C, Ellis SJ. 2012. Impairment in material-specific long-term memory following unilateral mediodorsal thalamic damage and presumed partial disconnection of the mammillo-thalamic tract. JOURNAL OF NEUROPSYCHOLOGY, vol. 6, 119-140. link> doi>
  • Edelstyn N, Shepherd TA, Mayes AR, Sherman SM, Ellis SJ. 2011. Effects of L-Dopa and Dopamine D2 Agonists on Recollection and Familiarity in Idiopathic Nondementing Parkinson’s Disease. Neuroscience and Medicine, vol. 2(4), 318-329. doi> full text>
  • Stephens R. 2011. Do Individual Differences Moderate the Cognitive Benefits of Chewing Gum?. Psychology, vol. 2(8), 834-840. doi>
  • Drakeford JL, Edelstyn NMJ, Oyebode F, Srivastava S, Calthorpe WR, Mukherjee T. 2010. Recollection deficiencies in patients with major depressive disorder. PSYCHIATRY RESEARCH, vol. 175(3), 205-210. link> doi>
  • Jenkinson PM, Edelstyn NMJ, Drakeford JL, Roffe C, Ellis SJ. 2010. The role of reality monitoring in anosognosia for hemiplegia. Behav Neurol, vol. 23(4), 241-243. link> doi> full text>
  • Edelstyn NMJ, Shepherd TA, Mayes AR, Sherman SM, Ellis SJ. 2010. Effect of disease severity and dopaminergic medication on recollection and familiarity in patients with idiopathic nondementing Parkinson's. Neuropsychologia, vol. 48(5), 1367-1375. link> doi>
  • NMJ E, Shepherd TS, Mayes AR, Sherman SM, Ellis SJ. 2009. Effect of Disease Severity and Dopaminergic Medication on Recollection and Familiarity in Patients with Idiopathic Nondementing Parkinson's. Neuropsychologia, vol. 44(6), 931-938. doi> full text>
  • Jenkinson PM, Edelstyn NMJ, Stephens R, Ellis SJ. 2009. Why are some Parkinson’s disease patients unaware of their dyskinesias?. Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology. doi>
  • Wearden JH, Smith Spark JH, Cousins R, Cody FWJ, EDELSTYN NMJ, O'Boyle DJ. 2009. Effect of click trains on duration estimates by people with Parkinson’s Disease. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 33-40. doi>
  • Wearden JH, Smith-Spark JH, Cousins R, Edelstyn NMJ, Cody FWJ, O'Boyle DJ. 2009. Effect of click trains on duration estimates by people with Parkinson's disease. Q J Exp Psychol (Hove), vol. 62(1), 33-40. link> doi>
  • EDELSTYN NMJ, Jenkinson PM, Ellis SJ. 2009. Imagining the impossible: Motor representations in anosognosia for hemiplegia. Neuropsychologia, vol. 47(2), 481-488. doi>
  • Jenkinson PM, Edelstyn NMJ, Drakeford JL, Ellis SJ. 2009. Reality monitoring in anosognosia for hemiplegia. Consciousness and Cognition., vol. 18, 458-470. doi>
  • Wearden JH, Smith-Spark JH, Cousins R, Edelstyn NMJ, Cody FWJ, O'Boyle DJ. 2008. Stimulus timing by people with Parkinson's disease. Brain Cogn, vol. 67(3), 264-279. link> doi>
  • Jenkinson PM, Baker SR, Edelstyn NMJ, Ellis SJ. 2008. Does autonomic arousal distinguish good and bad decision-making? Healthy individuals’ skin conductance reactivity during the Iowa Gambling Task. Journal of Psychophysiology, vol. 22, 141-149. doi>
  • Edelstyn NMJ and Quinlivan R. 2007. A pilot study of Neuropsychological performance in McArdle disease. Neuromuscular Disorders, vol. 17, 860. doi>
  • Edelstyn NMJ. 2007. Neuropsychology of Art: Neurological, Cognitive and Evolutionary Perspectives. Cortex, vol. 43, 282-284.
  • Edelstyn NMJ, Mayes AM, Condon L, Tunnicliffe M, Ellis SJ. 2007. Recognition, recollection, familiarity and executive function in patients with moderate Parkinson's Disease. Journal of Neuropsychology, vol. 1, 131-147. doi>
  • Edelstyn NMJ. 2006. Neuropsychology of art: Neurological, cognitive and evolutionary perspectives. PSYCHOLOGIST, vol. 19(10), 616. link>
  • Edelstyn NMJ, Drakeford JL, Oyebode F. 2006. A review of recognition memory and conscious recollection deficiencies in schizophrenia: implications for understanding deviant cognitive processes that underlie specific delusions. Quarterly Journal of Mental Health, vol. 1(1), 33-41.
  • Edelstyn NMJ and Oyebode F. 2006. A review of the phenomenology and cognitive neuropsychological origins of the cotard delusion. NEUROLOGY PSYCHIATRY AND BRAIN RESEARCH, vol. 13(1), 9-14. link>
  • Drakeford JL, Edelstyn NMJ, Oyebode F, Calthorpe WR, Srivastava S, Mukherjee T. 2006. Auditory recognition memory, conscious recollection and executive function in patients with Schizophrenia. Psychopathology, vol. 39, 199-208. doi>
  • EDELSTYN NMJ, Ellis SJ, Hunter B. 2006. Bilateral dorsolateral thalamic lesions disrupts conscious recollection. Neuropsychologia, vol. 44(6), 931-938. doi>
  • Fox C and Edelstyn NM. 2006. CRB checks for students. The Psychologist, vol. 19(8), 467.
  • Oyebode F and Edelstyn NMJ. 2005. Social cognition in schizophrenia. British Journal of Psychiatry, vol. 185(2), 169-170.
  • EDELSTYN NMJ, Baker SR, Ellis SJ, Jenkinson P. 2004. A cognitive neuropsychological and psychophysiological investigation of a patient who exhibited an acute exacerbated behavioural response during innocuous somatosensory stimulation and movement. Behavioural Neurology, vol. 15, 15-22. link> doi>
  • EDELSTYN NMJ, Drakeford JL, Findlay C, Oyebode F. 2003. Investigation of Conscious Recollection, False Recognition and Delusional Misidentification in Patients with Schizophrenia. Psychopathology, vol. 36(6), 312-319. doi>
  • Edelstyn NMJ, Drakeford J, Oyebode F, Findlay CD. 2003. Recognition memory abnormalities in asymptomatic biological parents of a patient with schizophrenia. Acta Neuropsychiatrica. doi>
  • Drakeford JL, Edelstyn NMJ, Srivastava S, Oyebode F. 2002. Auditory recognition memory in schizophrenia using the remember/know paradigm. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry, vol. 72(6), 825.
  • EDELSTYN NMJ, Ellis SJ, Jenkinson P, Sawyer A. 2002. Contribution of the Left Dorsomedial Thalamus to Recognition Memory: a Neuropsychological Case Study. Neurocase, vol. 8(6), 442-452. doi>
  • Edelstyn N and Oldershaw A. 2002. The acute effects of exposure to the electromagnetic field emitted by mobile phones on human attention. NeuroReport, vol. 13(1), 119-121. doi>
  • Edelstyn NMJ, Oyebode F, Barrett K. 2001. The delusions of Capgras and intermetamorphosis in a patient with right-hemisphere white-matter pathology. PSYCHOPATHOLOGY, vol. 34(6), 299-304. link> doi>
  • Edelstyn NMJ, Barrett K, Oyebode F. 2001. An unusual variant of the Capgras delusion and subortical right hemisphere pathology. Psychopathology.
  • Edelstyn NMJ and Baker SR. 2000. Does the inclusion of upper body clothing facilitate recognition memory for faces – implications for clinical populations?. Clinical Neuropsychological Assessment, vol. 3, 209-215.
  • Edelstyn NMJ and Oyebode F. 1999. A review of the phenomenology and cognitive neuropsychological origins of the Capgras syndrome. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GERIATRIC PSYCHIATRY, vol. 14(1), 48-59. link> doi>
  • Edelstyn NMJ and Oyebode F. 1998. Capgras syndrome in the context of multiple myeloma. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GERIATRIC PSYCHIATRY, vol. 13(9), 645-646. link> doi>
  • Edelstyn NMJ, Oyebode F, Barrett K. 1998. Delusional misidentification: A neuropsychological case study in dementia associated with Parkinson's disease. NEUROCASE, vol. 4(3), 181-188. link> doi>
  • Edelstyn NMJ, Oyebode F, Humphreys GW, Booker E. 1998. Facial processing and the delusional misidentification syndromes. Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, vol. 3, 299-314.
  • Edelstyn NMJ, Oyebode F, Riddoch MJ, Soppitt R, Moselhy H, George M. 1997. A neuropsychological perspective on three schizophrenic patients with midline structural defects. BRITISH JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY, vol. 170, 416-421. link> doi>
  • Oyebode F, Edelstyn NMJ, Patel A, Riddoch MJ, Humphreys GW. 1996. Capgras syndrome in vascular dementia: recognition memory and visual processing. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, vol. 11, 71-73. doi>
  • Edelstyn NMJ, Riddoch MJ, Oyebode F, Humphreys GW, Forde E. 1996. Visual processing in patients with Fregoli syndrome. Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, vol. 2, 103-124.
  • De Haan EHF, Heywood CA, Young AW, Edelstyn NMJ, Newcombe F. 1995. Ettlinger revisited: the relation between agnosia and sensory impairment. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 350-356.
  • Zaidel DW and Edelstyn NMJ. 1995. Hemispheric semantics: Effects of pictorial organisation on patients with unilateral brain damage. International Journal of Neuroscience, 215-221.
  • EDELSTYN NMJ and HAMMOND P. 1988. RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CORTICAL LAMINATION AND TEXTURE SENSITIVITY IN COMPLEX NEURONS OF THE STRIATE CORTEX IN CATS. JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE NEUROLOGY, vol. 278(3), 397-404. link> doi>
  • EDELSTYN NMJ and HAMMOND P. 1988. CORRELATION OF TEXTURE-SENSITIVE COMPLEX CELLS WITH CORTICAL LAYERING OF FELINE STRIATE CORTEX. JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY-LONDON, vol. 396, P145. link>
  • Edelstyn NMJ. Creativity and the brain. The Psychologist, vol. 19(10), 616. full text>
  • Jarvis K, Reid G, Edelstyn N, Hunter S. 2014. Development of the Occupational Therapy Stroke Arm and Hand Record: an upper limb treatment schedule. BRITISH JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY, vol. 77(3), 126-133. link> doi>
  • Martini A, Dal Lago D, Edelstyn NMJ, Grange JA, Tamburin S. 2018. Impulse Control Disorder in Parkinson's Disease: A Meta-Analysis of Cognitive, Affective, and Motivational Correlates. Front Neurol, vol. 9, 654. link> doi> full text>
  • Jarvis K, Edelstyn N, Hunter SM. Is shaping a core component in constraint induced movement therapy for upper limb recovery following stroke?. Clinical Rehabilitation.

Other

  • Jarvis K, Hunter SM, Edelstyn N. 2017. Implementing a complex interventions: A mixed methods study of constraint induced movement therapy. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation (vol. 24, pp. 166-167).
  • Jarvis K, Edelstyn N, Reid G, Hunter S. 2014. Therapists' perceptions of implementing constraint induced movement therapy: the enablers and barriers. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF STROKE (vol. 9, p. 48). link>
  • Jarvis KA, Hunter SM, Edelstyn NMJ. 2013. Facilitators and barriers to undertaking a Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT) protocol in sub-acute stroke: a synthesis of the literature. CEREBROVASCULAR DISEASES (vol. 35, p. 217). link>
  • Jarvis KA, Reid GA, Edelstyn NMJ, Hunter SM. 2012. A treatment schedule to record current occupational therapy to treat the upper limb after stroke: a consensus development study. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF STROKE (vol. 7, p. 19). link>
  • Drakeford JL, Edelstyn NMJ, Oyebode F, Ellis SJ. 2009. Do abnormalities in visual perception underpin visual hallucinations in Parkinson's disease?.
  • Edelstyn NMJ, Mayes AR, Ellis SJ. 2008. Effects of unilateral medial dorsal thalamic and mammillothalamic tract lesions on spatial and verbal memory. . Proceedings of the Federation of European Societies of Neuropsychology 1st Annual conference.
  • Jenkinson PM, Ellis SJ, Edelstyn NMJ, Stephens R. 2008. Registering discrepancies in anosognosia for motor deficit: what happens when intended movement and visual feedback conflict?. Federation of European Societies of Neuropsychology 1st Annual conference.
  • Drakeford JL, Edelstyn NMJ, Oyebode F, Calthorpe WR, Srivastava S, Mukherjee T. 2007. Recognition memory for neutral faces in depression. JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGY NEUROSURGERY AND PSYCHIATRY (vol. 78, p. 782). link>
  • Edelstyn NMJ, Drakeford JL, Mortby M, Ellis SJ. 2007. Visual object processing, reality monitoring, reasoning and visual hallucinations in Parkinson’s disease. Psycholobiology Section Newsletter, BPS.
  • Drakeford JL, Edelstyn NMJ, Srivastava S, Oyebode F, Calthorpe WR, Mukherjee T. 2006. Auditory recognition memory, conscious recollection and executive function in patients with Schizophrenia.
  • Drakeford JL, Edelstyn NMJ, Oyebode F, Srivastava S, Mukherjee T. 2003. Contextual Recollection and Olfactory Recognition Memory in Schizophrenia.
  • Mendis S, Edelstyn NMJ, Oyebode F. 2003. Structural and Neuropsychological Evidence for Right Hemisphere Dysfunction in the Delusional Misidentification Syndromes.
  • Edelstyn NMJ, Oyebode F, Riddoch MJ, Soppitt R, Moselhy H, George M. 1997. Bridging the gap: A neuropsychological perspective on three schizophrenic patients with mid-line structural defects. Journal of Psychopathology (vol. 11, p. 281).
  • Edelstyn NMJ and Oyebode F. 1997. Delusional misidentification and right hemisphere function.
  • Malcolm C, Edelstyn NMJ, Mayes AR, Ellis SJ. Impaired allocentric topographical memory after a right mediodorsal thalamic lesion. Psycholobiology Section Newsletter (p. 29).