Articles and book chapters

Social and Cognitive Neuroscience

Bukowski, H., & Samson, D. (in press). New insights into the inter-individual variability in perspective taking. Vision.


Byrski, A., Świderska, E., Łasisz, J., Kisiel-Dorohinicki, M., Lenaerts, T., Samson, D., Indurkhya, B., Nowé, A. (in press). Socio-cognitively inspired ant colony optimization. Journal of Computational Science.

Bugajski, I., Byrski, A., Kisiel-Dorohinicki, Lenaerts, T., Samson, D., & Indurkhya, B. (2016). Adaptation of Population Structure in Socio-cognitive Particle Swarm Optimization. Procedia Computer Science, 101, 177–186.

Biervoye, A., Dricot, L., Ivanoiu, A., & Samson, D. (in press). Impaired spontaneous belief inference following acquired damage to the left posterior temporoparietal junction. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience. doi:10.1093/scan/nsw076. [PDF]

Leloup, L., Miletich, D. D., Andriet, G., Vandermeeren, Y., & Samson, D. (2016). Cathodal Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation on the Right Temporo-Parietal Junction Modulates the Use of Mitigating Circumstances during Moral Judgments. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 10, 355. [PDF]

Bugajski, I., Listkiewicz, P., Byrski, A., Kisiel-Dorohinicki, M., Korczynski, W., Lenaerts, T., Samson, D., Indurkhya, B., & Nowe, A. (2016). Enhancing Particle Swarm Optimization with Socio-cognitive Inspirations. Procedia Computer Science, 80, 804–813. [PDF]

Bukowski, H.B. & Samson, D. (2016). Can emotions affect level 1 visual perspective-taking? Cognitive Neuroscience, 7, 182-191. [Pubmed link]


Surtees, A., Apperly, I.A. & Samson, D. (2016). I've got your number: Spontaneous perspective-taking in an interactive task. Cognition, 150, 43-52. [Pubmed link]

Surtees, A., Samson, D. & Apperly, I.A. (2016). Unintentional perspective-taking calculates whether something is seen, but not how it is seen. Cognition, 148, 97-105. [Pubmed link]


Furlanetto, T., Becchio, C., Samson, D., & Apperly, I.A. (2016). Altercentric interference in level-1 visual perspective-taking reflects the ascription of mental states, not sub-mentalising. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 42, 158-163. [Pubmed link]


Bukowski, H.B., Hietanen, J. & Samson, D. (2015). From gaze cueing to perspective taking: Revisiting the claim that we automatically compute where or what other people are looking at. Visual Cognition, 23, 1020-1042. [PDF]


Schurz, M., Kronbichler, M., Weissengruber, S., Surtees, A., Samson, D. & Perner, J. (2015). Clarifying the role of theory of mind areas during visual perspective taking: Issues of spontaneity and domain-specificity. NeuroImage, 117, 386-96. [Pubmed link]


Samson, D., Houthuys, S., & Humphreys, G.W. (2015). Self-perspective inhibition deficits cannot be explained by general executive function difficulties. Cortex, 70, 189-201. [Pubmed link]


Maurage, F., de Timary, P., Tecco, J-M., Lechantre, S., & Samson, D. (2015). Theory of Mind difficulties in patients with alcohol-dependence: Beyond the prefrontal cortex dysfunction hypothesis. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 39(6), 980-988. [Pubmed link]

Lane, A., Mikolajczak, M., Treinen, E., Samson, D.,  Corneille, O., de Timary, P., & Luminet, O. (2015). Failed replication of oxytocin effects on trust: The envelope task case. Plos ONE, 10(9), e0137000. [PDF]

Sekara, M., Kowalski, M.-, Byrski, A., Indurkhya, B., Kisiel-Dorohinicki, M., Samson, D., & Lenaerts, T. (2015). Multi-pheromone ant Colony Optimization for Socio-cognitive Simulation Purposes. Procedia Computer Science, 51, 954–963. [PDF]

Samson, D. (2014). Evaluation des troubles de la cognition sociale. In X. Seron & M. Van der Linden (Eds). Traité de neuropsychologie clinique (2nd édition). pp. 513-525. [Publisher link]


Wang, J.J., Dongo Miletich, D., Ramsey, R., & Samson, D. (2014). Adults see vision to be more informative than it is. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 67, 2279-2292. [PDF]

Quadflieg, S., Michel, C.  Bukowski, H.B., & Samson, D.  (2014). A database of psycholinguistic and lexical properties for french adjectives describing human and/or non-human attributes. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 68, 67-76. [Pubmed link]


Surtees, A., Apperly, I.A., Samson, D. (2013). The use of embodied self-rotation for visual and spatial perspective-taking. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7, 698. [PDF]


Surtees, A., Apperly I.A., Samson, D. (2013). Similarities and differences in visual and spatial perspective-taking processes. Cognition, 129, 426-438. [Pubmed link]


Ramsey, R., Hansen, P.C., Apperly, I.A., & Samson, D. (2013). Seeing it my way or your way: Frontoparietal brain areas sustain viewpoint-independent perspective selection processes. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 25, 670-684. [PDF]

Michel, C., Dricot, L., Lhommel, R., Grandin, C., Ivanoiu, A., Pillon, A., Samson, D. (2013). Extensive left temporal pole damage does not impact on Theory of Mind abilities. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 25(2), 2025-2046. [PDF]


Samson, D., & Michel, C. (2013). Theory of Mind: Insights from patients with acquired brain damage. In S. Baron-Cohen, H. Tager-Flusberg, & M. Lombardo (Eds). Understanding other Minds 3e, Oxford University Press. pp. 164-177. [Publisher link]


Samson, D. (2013). Theory of Mind. In D. Reisberg (Ed.). Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Psychology. Oxford University Press, pp 943-956. [Publisher link]

Samson, D. (2012). Neuropsychologie de la théorie de l’esprit chez l’adulte : Etat de l'art et implications cliniques. In P. Allain, G. Aubin & D. Le Gall (Eds). Cognition sociale et neuropsychologie (pp. 47-64). Marseille : Solal. [Publisher link]

Braithwaite, J.J., Samson, D., Apperly, I.A., Boglia, E., & Hulleman, J. (2011). Cognitive correlates of the Out-of-Body-Experience (OBE) in the psychologically normal population: Evidence for an increased role of temporal-lobe instability, body-distortion processing, and impairments in own-body-transformations. Cortex, 47, 839-853. [Pubmed link]


Qureshi, A., Apperly, I.A., & Samson, D. (2010). Executive function is necessary for perspective selection, not Level-1 visual perspective calculation: Evidence from a dual-task study of adults. Cognition, 117, 230-236. [Pubmed link]

Samson, D., Apperly, I.A., Braithwaite, J.J., Andrews, B.J., & Bodley Scott, S.E. (2010). Seeing it their way: evidence for rapid and involuntary computation of what other people see. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 36, 1255-1266. [Pubmed link]

Samson, D. & Apperly, I.A. (2010). There is more to mind reading than having theory of mind concepts: New directions in theory of mind research. Infant and Child Development, 19, 443-454. [Wiley link]


Apperly, I.A., Carroll, D.J., Samson, D., Humphreys, G.W., Qureshi, A. & Moffatt, G. (2010). Why are there limits on theory of mind use? Evidence from adults’ ability to follow instructions from an ignorant speaker. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 63, 1201-1217. [Pubmed link] - [corrigendum]

Samson, D. (2009). Reading other people’s mind: Insights from neuropsychology. Journal of Neuropsychology, 3, 3-16. [Pubmed link]

Apperly, I.A., Back, E., Samson, D. & France, L. (2008). The cost of thinking about false beliefs: Evidence from adult performance on a non-inferential theory of mind task. Cognition, 106, 1093-1108. [Pubmed link]

Samson, D., Apperly, I.A., & Humphreys, G.W. (2007). Error analyses reveal contrasting deficits in “theory of mind”: Neuropsychological evidence from a 3-option false belief task. Neuropsychologia, 45,2561-2569. [Pubmed link]


Apperly, I.A., Samson, D., Chiavarino, C., Bickerton, W-L. & Humphreys, G.W. (2007). Testing the domain-specificity of a theory of mind deficit in brain-injured patients: Evidence for consistent performance on non-verbal, “reality-unknown” false belief and false photograph tasks. Cognition, 103, 300-321. [Pubmed link]

Apperly, I.A., Samson, D., Carroll, N., Hussain, S., & Humphreys, G.W. (2006). Intact 1st and 2nd order false belief reasoning in a patient with severely impaired grammar. Social Neuroscience, 3-4, 334-348. [Pubmed link]

Apperly, I.A., Simpson, A., Riggs, K.J., Chiavarino, C., & Samson, D. (2006). Is belief reasoning automatic? Psychological Science, 17, 841-844.

Samson, D., Apperly, I.A., Kathirgamanathan, U., & Humphreys, G.W. (2005). Seeing it my way: a case of a selective deficit in self-perspective inhibition. Brain, 128, 1102-1111.

Apperly, I.A., Samson, D., & Humphreys, G.W. (2005). Domain-specificity and theory of mind: evaluating evidence from neuropsychology. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 9, 572-577.

Samson, D., Apperly, I.A., Chiavarino, C., & Humphreys, G.W. (2004). The left temporo-parietal junction is necessary for representing someone else’s belief. Nature Neuroscience, 7, 499-500.

Apperly, I.A., Samson, D., Chiavarino, C., & Humphreys, G.W. (2004). Frontal and temporo-parietal lobes contributions to theory of mind: neuropsychological evidence from a false belief task with reduced language and executive demands. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 16, 1773-1784.



Bickerton, W., Demeyere, N., Francis, D., Remoundou, M., Harris, L., Williamson, J., Lau, K.L.,Samson, D., Riddoch, M.J., & Humphreys, G.W. (2015). The BCoS Cognitive Profile Screen: Utility and Predictive Value for Stroke. Neuropsychology, 29, 638-648. [Pubmed link]


Pillon, A., & Samson, D. (2014). Evaluation des troubles sémantiques. In X. Seron & M. Van der Linden (Eds). Traité de neuropsychologie clinique (2nd édition). [Publisher link

Bickerton,W.-L., Riddoch, M.J., Samson, D. Balani, A.B., Mistry, B., & Humphreys, G.W. (2012). Systematic assessment of apraxia and functional predictions from the Birmingham Cognitive Screen. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 83, 513-521. [Pubmed link]


Humphreys G, Bickerton W-L, Samson D., Riddoch M. (2012). Birmingham Cognitive Screen (BCos). Hove: Psychology Press. [Publisher link]

Bickerton, W.-L., Samson, D., Williamson, J., & Humphreys, G.W. (2011). Separating forms of neglect using the Apples Test: Validation and functional prediction in chronic and acute stroke. Neuropsychology, 25, 567-580. [Pubmed link]

Samson, D., Connolly, C., & Humphreys, G.W. (2007). When “happy” means “sad”: Neuropsychological evidence for the right prefrontal cortex contribution to executive semantic processing. Neuropsychologia, 45, 896-904. [Pubmed link]


Humphreys, G.W., Forde, E.M.E., Steer, E., Samson, D. & Connolly, C. (2006). Executive functions in name retrieval: Evidence from neuropsychology. In A.S. Meyer, L.R. Wheeldon & A. Krott, Automaticity and Control in Language Processing (pp. 143-159). Hove: Psychology Press. [Amazon link]


Samson, D., & Pillon, A. (2004). Orthographic neighbourhood and concreteness in the lexical decision task. Brain and Language, 91, 252-264. [Pubmed link]

Humphreys, G.W., & Samson, D. (2004). Attention and the frontal lobes. In M.S. Gazzaniga (Ed.), The Cognitive Neurosciences III (pp. 607-619). Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press. [Amazon link]


Samson, D., & Pillon, A. (2003). A case of impaired conceptual knowledge for fruit and vegetables. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 20, 373-400. [Pubmed link]


Samson, D., & Pillon, A. (2003). Concreteness effects in lexical tasks: access to a mental image? Brain and Language, 87, 25-26. [Science Direct link]


Samson, D. (2003). La mémoire sémantique: modèles et évaluation. In T. Meulemans, B. Desgranges, S. Adam, & F. Eustache (Eds). Evaluation et rééducation des troubles mnésiques (pp. 169-193). Marseille: Solal. [Publisher link]


Pillon, A., & Samson, D. (2003). Les troubles sémantiques catégoriels reflètent l’organisation catégorielle de la mémoire sémantique. Revue de Neuropsychologie, 13, 71-113.

Bruyer, R., Scailquin, J.-C., & Samson, D. (2003). Aging and the locus of the global precedence effect: a short review and new empirical data. Experimental Aging Research, 29, 237-268. [Pubmed link]


Pesenti, M., Zago, L., Crivello, F., Mellet, E., Samson, D., Duroux, B., Seron, X., Mazoyer, B., & Tzourio-Mazoyer, N. (2001). Mental calculation in a prodigy is sustained by right prefrontal and medial temporal areas. Nature Neuroscience, 4, 103-107. [Pubmed link]

Samson, D. (2001). Evaluation et rééducation des troubles sémantiques. In G. Aubin, C. Belin, D. David, & M.-P. de Partz (Eds). Actualités en pathologie du langage et de la communication (pp. 103-129). Marseille: Solal. [Publisher link]


Pillon, A., & Samson, D. (2001). On disentangling and weighting kinds of semantic knowledge. Behavioral and Brain Science, 24, 490. [Publisher link]

Pesenti, M., Thioux, M., Samson, D., Bruyer, R., & Seron, X. (2000). Number processing and calculation in a case of visual agnosia. Cortex, 36, 377-400. [Pubmed link]


Pesenti, M., Seron, X., Samson, D., & Duroux, B. (1999). Basic and exceptional calculation abilities in a calculating prodigy: A case study. Mathematical Cognition, 5, 97-148. [Publisher link]


Thioux, M., Pillon, A., Samson, D., de Partz, M.-P., Noël, M.-P., & Seron, X. (1998). The isolation of numerals at the semantic level. Neurocase, 4, 371-389. 


Samson, D., Pillon, A., & De Wilde, V. (1998). Impaired knowledge of visual and nonvisual attributes in a patient with a semantic impairment for living entities: a case of a true category-specific deficit. Neurocase, 4, 273-290. [Publisher link]


Feyereisen, P., Demaeght, N., & Samson, D. (1998). Why do picture naming latencies increase with age: General slowing, greater sensitivity to interference, or task-specific deficits? Experimental Aging Research, 24, 21-51. [Pubmed link]