Scientific Publications


Bell, V., Marshall, C., Kanji, Z., Wilkinson, S., Halligan, P., & Deeley, Q. (2016, November 11). A ‘Big Data’ Approach to Elucidating Rare Psychiatric Syndromes Applied to the Capgras Delusion. doi: 10.17605/OSF.IO/CNC7A[pdf]

Barnby, J., & Bell, V. (2016, November 11). The Sensed Presence Questionnaire (SenPQ): Psychometric Validation of a Measure of the “Sensed Presence” Experience. doi: 10.17605/OSF.IO/FECGZ[pdf]

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Bell, V., Mills, K.M., Modinos, G. & Wilkinson, S. (2017) Rethinking Social Cognition in Light of Psychosis: Reciprocal Implications for Cognition and Psychopathology. Clinical Psychological Science, [Epub ahead of print], – doi: 10.1177/2167702616677079[full text link]pdf

Wilkinson, S. & Bell, V. (2016) The Representation of Agents in Auditory Verbal Hallucinations. Mind & Language, 31, 104–126. doi:10.1111/mila.12096[full text link]pdf

Tamayo-Agudelo, W.F., Zambrano-Cruz, R., Bell, V. & Holguín-Lew, J.C. (2016) El continuo de la psicosis: evidencia psicométrica. Revista de Psicopatología y Psicología Clínica, 21 (3), 209-218. [full text][pdf]

Humptson, C.S., Walsh, E., Oakley, D.A., Mehta, M.A., Bell, V., Deeley, Q. (2016) The relationship between different types of dissociation and psychosis-like experiences in a non-clinical sample. Consciousness and Cognition, 41, 83-92. doi:10.1016/j.concog.2016.02.009pdf

Wilson, C.E, Murphy, C.M, McAlonan, G., Robertson, D.M., Spain, D., Hayward, H., Woodhouse, E., Deeley, P.Q., Gillan, N., Ohlsen, J.C., Zinkstok, J., Stoencheva, V., Faulkner, J., Yildiran, H., Bell, V., Hammond, N., Craig, M.C., Murphy, D.G. (2016) Does sex influence the diagnostic evaluation of autism spectrum disorder in adults? Autism, 20(7), 808–819. doi: 10.1177/1362361315611381[pdf]

Bell, V., Bishop D.V.M. & Przybylski, A.K. (2015) The debate over digital technology and young people. BMJ, 351, h3064. doi: 10.1136/bmj.h3064

Bell, V. & Halligan, P.W. (2015) Schizotypy and Impaired Basic Face Recognition? Another nonconfirmatory study. Early Intervention in Psychiatry, 9, 512-5. doi: 10.1111/eip.12181[contact me]

Bell, V. & Peters, E. (2015) Delusions. In F. Waters and M. Stephane (eds) The Assessment Of Psychosis. London: Routledge [contact me]

Larøi, F, Raballo, A. & Bell, V. (2015) Psychosis-like experiences in non-clinical populations. In F. Waters and M. Stephane (eds) The Assessment Of Psychosis. London: Routledge [contact me]

Hayes, J. & Bell, V. (2014) Diagnosis: a useful tool among many. Lancet Psychiatry, 1(6), 412–413. doi: 10.1016/S2215-0366(14)70399-2

Larøi, F., Luhrmann, T., Bell, V., Christian, W.A., Desphande, S., Fernyhough, C., Jenkins, J. & Woods, A. (2014) Culture and hallucinations: overview and future directions. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 40 (Suppl 4): S213-S220. doi: 10.1093/schbul/sbu012[full text link]pdf

Woods, A., Jones, J., Bernini, M., Callard, F., Alderson-Day, B., Badcock, J.C., Bell, V., Cook, C., Thomas, C., Humpston, C., Krueger, J., Larøi, F., McCarthy-Jones, S., Moseley, P., Powell, H., Raballo, A., Smailes, D., Fernyhough, C. (2014) Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Phenomenology of Auditory Verbal Hallucinations. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 40 (Suppl 4): S246-S254. doi: 10.1093/schbul/sbu003[full text link][pdf]

Bell, V. (2014) Cultures of chemically-induced hallucinations. The Psychologist, 29 (9), 666-669. [full text link][pdf]

Deeley, Q., Oakley, D.A., Walsh, E., Bell, V., Mehta, M.A., Halligan, P.W. (2014) Modelling psychiatric and cultural possession phenomena with suggestion and fMRI. Cortex, 53, 107-19. doi: 10.1016/j.cortex.2014.01.004[pdf]

Jaén Moreno, M., Moreno Díaz, M., Luque Luque, R., Bell, V. (2014) Validación de la versión española de la Escala de Percepciones Anómalas de Cardiff en población general [Validation of the Spanish version of the Cardiff Anomalous Perceptions Scale in the general population] Actas Españolas de Psiquiatría, 42, 1-8. [full text pdf link][pdf]

Bell, V. (2013) A Community of One: Social Cognition and Auditory Verbal Hallucinations. PLOS Biology 11 (12), e1001723. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1001723[full text link][pdf]

Deeley, Q., Walsh, E., Oakley, D.A., Bell, V., Koppel, C., Mehta, M.A., Halligan, P.W. (2013) Using hypnotic suggestion to model loss of control and awareness of movements: an exploratory fMRI study. PLOS One, 8 (10), e78324. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0078324[full text link][pdf]

Deeley, Q., Oakley, D.A., Toone, B., Bell, V., Walsh, E., Marquand, A.F., Giampietro, V., Brammer, M.J., Williams, S.C.R., Mehta, M.A., Halligan, P.W. (2013) The Functional Anatomy of Suggested Limb Paralysis. Cortex, 49 (2), 411-422. doi: 10.1016/j.cortex.2012.09.016[pdf]

Barrera, M., Calderón, L. & Bell, V. (2013) The cognitive impact of sexual abuse and PTSD in children: a neuropsychological study. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 22 (6), 625-638. doi: 10.1080/10538712.2013.811141[pdf]

Holguín-Lew, J.C. & Bell, V. (2013) “When I Want to Cry I Can’t”: Inability to Cry Following SSRI Treatment. Revista Colombiana de Psiquiatría, 42 (4), 304-310. doi: 10.1016/S0034-7450(13)70026-X[pdf]

Bell, V., Méndez, F., Martínez, C., Palma, P.P. & Bosch, M. (2012) Characteristics of the Colombian Armed Conflict and the Mental Health of Civilians Living in Active Conflict Zones. Conflict and Health, 6, 10. doi: 10.1186/1752-1505-6-10[full text link][pdf]

Stafford, T. & Bell, V. (2012) Brain network: social media and the cognitive scientist. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 16 (10), 489-490. doi: 10.1016/j.tics.2012.08.001[pdf]

Oakley, D.A., Deeley, Q., Bell, V. & Halligan, P.W. (2012) Imaging hysterical, hypnotically suggested and malingered limb paralysis. In M. Hallett, C.R. Cloninger, S. Fahn, P. Halligan, J. Jankovic, A.E. Lang & V. Voon (eds) Psychogenic Movement Disorders and Other Conversion Disorders. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [contact me]

Bell, V. & Halligan, P.W. (2012) The Neural Basis of Abnormal Personal Belief. In F. Kruger and J. Grafman (eds) The Neural Basis of Human Belief Systems. Hove: Psychology Press. [pdf]

Wicks, P. & Bell, V. (2012) Letter to the Editor: Quality of mental health information on Wikipedia. Psychological Medicine, 42, 891. doi: 10.1017/S003329171100287X[pdf]

Bell, V., Halligan, P.W., Pugh, K., Freeman, D. (2011) Correlates of perceptual distortions in clinical and non-clinical populations using the Cardiff Anomalous Perceptions Scale (CAPS): Associations with anxiety and depression and a re-validation using a representative population sample. Psychiatry Research, 189 (3), 451-457. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2011.05.025[pdf]

Bell, V. (2011) Levels of (un)consciousness. Neuropsychoanalysis, 13, 32-34. doi: 10.1080/15294145.2011.10773655[pdf]

Bell, V., Oakley, D.A., Halligan, P.W. & Deeley, Q. (2011) Dissociation in hysteria and hypnosis: evidence from cognitive neuroscience. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 82, 332-339. doi: 10.1136/jnnp.2009.199158[full text link][pdf]

Lopera-Vasquez, J., Bell, V. & López-Jaramillo, C. (2011) ¿Cuál es la contribución de la disfunción ejecutiva al perfil cognitivo del trastorno bipolar? Un estudio comparativo bien controlado [What is the Contribution of Executive Dysfunction to the Cognitive Profile of Bipolar Disorder? A Well-Controlled Direct Comparison Study]. Revista Colombiana de Psiquiatría, 40 (Suppl), 64S–75S. doi:10.1016/S0034-7450(14)60194-3.

Bell, V. (2011) Book Review: The Neuropsychology of Mental Illness. British Journal of Psychiatry, 198, 78-79. [pdf]

Bell, V. (2010) Research Notes: San Lázaro Psychiatric Hospital, ‘El Hospicio de Quito’, Ecuador. History of Psychology, 13 (4), 437-439. doi: 10.1037/a0021637b[pdf]

Bell, V. (2010) Book Review: Delusion and Self-Deception: Affective and Motivational Influences on Belief Formation. Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, 15 (6), 574-576. [pdf]

Bell, V., Raballo, A. & Larøi, F. (2010) Assessment of Hallucinations. In F. Larøi and A. Aleman (eds) Hallucinations: A Practical Guide to Treatment and Management. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [pdf]

López-Jaramillo, C., Lopera-Vásquez, J., Gallo, A., Ospina-Duque, J., Bell, V., Torrent, C., Martinez-Aran, A. & Vieta, E. (2010) Effects of recurrence on the cognitive performance of patients with Bipolar I disorder: implications for relapse prevention and treatment adherence. Bipolar Disorders, 12 (5), 557–567. doi: 10.1111/j.1399-5618.2010.00835.x[pdf]

Bell, V. & Halligan, P.W. (2010) Additional data on whether vividness of visual mental imagery is linked to schizotypal traits in a non-clinical population. Psychiatry Research, 178(3), 568-9. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2009.05.003[pdf]

Bell, V. (2010) The Internet and Clinical Neuropsychology: Privacy, Personal Safety and Effective Internet Use. In J. Gurd, U. Kischka, J. Marshall (eds) Handbook of Clinical Neuropsychology (2nd ed) Oxford: Oxford University Press. [pdf]

Bell, V. (2010) An Alternative Interpretation of ‘The Psychotomimetic Effects of Short-Term Sensory Deprivation’. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 198 (2), 166. doi: 10.1097/NMD.0b013e3181cc0ba7[pdf]

Bell, V. & Halligan, P.W. (2009) Cognitive Neurology. In G.G. Berntson and J.T. Cacioppo (eds) Handbook of Neuroscience for the Behavioral Sciences: Volume Two. New Jersey: John Wiley and Sons Ltd. [pdf]

Bell V. (2009) Taking an internet history. British Journal of Psychiatry, 194, 561-2. Letter to the editor. [pdf]

Grueter, T., Grueter, M., Bell, V. & Carbon, C. (2009) Visual mental imagery in congenital prosopagnosia. Neuroscience Letters, 453 (3), 135-140. doi: 10.1016/j.neulet.2009.02.021[pdf]

Raballo, A., Larøi, F. & Bell, V. (2009) Humanizing the Clinical Gaze: Movies and the Empathic Understanding of Psychosis. Family Medicine, 41 (6), 387-388. Letter to the editor. [pdf]

Rees, J., McKenna, P., Bell, V., Skucek, E., Nichols, E. & Fisher, P. (2008) The Rookwood Driving Battery: normative older adult performance. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 47 (2), 139-151. doi: 10.1348/014466507X236042[pdf]

Bell, V., Halligan, P.W. & Ellis, H.D. (2008) Are anomalous perceptual experiences necessary for delusions? Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 196 (1), 3-8. doi: 10.1097/NMD.0b013e31815f6619NB: Publisher’s erratum in Volume 196(3), March 2008, p 262. Full correct version here: [pdf]

Bell, V. (2007) Online information, extreme communities and internet therapy: Is the internet good for our mental health? Journal of Mental Health, 16 (4), 445-457. doi: 10.1080/09638230701482378[pdf]

Grueter, M., Grueter, T., Bell, V., Horst, J., Laskowski, W., Sperling, K., Halligan, P.W., Ellis, H.D. & Kennerknecht, I. (2007) Hereditary prosopagnosia: The first case series. Cortex, 43, 734-749. doi:10.1016/S0010-9452(08)70502-1[pdf]

Bell, V., Reddy, V., Halligan, P.W., Kirov, G., Ellis, H.D. (2007) Relative suppression of magical thinking: A transcranial magnetic stimulation study. Cortex, 43, 551-557. doi: 10.1016/S0010-9452(08)70249-1[pdf]

Bell, V., Halligan, P.W. & Ellis, H.D. (2007) The Psychosis Continuum and the Cardiff Anomalous Perceptions Scale (CAPS): Are There Multiple Factors Underlying Anomalous Experience? European Psychiatry, 22, Suppl 1, S47. Published abstract. [pdf]

McKenna, P., Bell, V. (2007) Fitness to drive following cerebral pathology: The Rookwood Driving Battery as a tool for predicting on-road driving performance. Journal of Neuropsychology, 1, 85-100. 10.1348/174866407X180837[pdf]

Bell, V., Halligan, P.W. & Ellis, H.D. (2006) Diagnosing delusions: A review of inter-rater reliability. Schizophrenia Research, 86 (1-3), 76-9. doi: 10.1016/j.schres.2006.06.025[pdf]

Bell, V. (2006) Through A Scanner Darkly: Neuropsychology and psychosis in Philip K. Dick’s novel “A Scanner Darkly”. The Psychologist, 19 (8), 488-489. [full text link] – [pdf]

Bell, V., Halligan, P.W. & Ellis, H.D. (2006) Explaining delusions: A cognitive perspective. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 10 (5), 219-226. doi: 10.1016/j.tics.2006.03.004[pdf]

Bell, V., Halligan, P.W. & Ellis, H.D. (2006) The Cardiff Anomalous Perceptions Scale (CAPS): A new validated measure of anomalous perceptual experience. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 32 (2), 366-77. doi: 10.1093/schbul/sbj014[full text link][pdf][download scale].

Bell, V., Halligan, P.W. & Ellis, H.D. (2006) A Cognitive Neuroscience of Belief. In P.W. Halligan & M. Aylward (eds) The Power of Belief: Psychosocial Influences on Illness, Disability and Medicine. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [pdf]

Bell, V., Maiden, C., Muñoz-Solomando, A. & Reddy, V. (2006) “Mind control experiences” on the internet: Implications for the psychiatric diagnosis of delusions. Psychopathology, 39, 87-91. doi: 10.1159/000090598[pdf]

McKenna, P., Rees, J., Skucek, E., Nichols, E., Fisher, P., Bayer, T. & Bell, V. (2005) The Rookwood Driving Battery and the older adult. In Traffic and Transport Psychology. London: Elsevier. [contact me]

Bell, V., Grech, E., Maiden, C., Halligan, P.W. & Ellis, H.D. (2005) “Internet delusions”: A case series and theoretical integration. Psychopathology, 38, 144-150. doi: 10.1159/000085845[pdf]

Bell, V., Lloyd-Wright, Z, Møller, J., Hvas, A., Nexø, E., Sanders, T.A.B. (2005) Cognitive performance in vitamin B12 deficient vegan men with intermediate hyperhomocysteinaemia. Haematologica Reports, 1 (3), 4. Published abstract. [pdf]

Bell, V. (2004) Book review: From the Edge of the Couch: Bizarre psychiatric cases and what they teach us about ourselves by R. Persaud. Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, 9, 315-318. [pdf]

Bell, V. (2004) Mind control experiences on the internet and the psychiatric diagnosis of delusions. Proceedings of the British Psychological Society, 12 (2), 162. Published abstract. [pdf]

Bell, V. & Halligan, P. (2004) Book review: Neuropsychological Interventions: Clinical Research and Practice, edited by Paul J. Eslinger. Brain, 127 (1), 237-238. [pdf]

Bell, V., Ellis, H. & Halligan, P. (2003) Neuropsychology, delusions and modularity: The curious problem of belief. Proceedings of the British Psychological Society, 11 (2), 174. Published abstract. [pdf]

Bell, V., (2003) Book review: Imagination and its Pathologies. Edited by J. Phillips and J.Morley. Human Nature Review, 3, 363-365. [full text pdf link][pdf]

Bell, V., Halligan, P.W. & Ellis, H. (2003) Beliefs about delusions. The Psychologist, 16(8), 418-423. [full text link][pdf]

Bell, V. (2003) The internet and clinical neuropsychology. In P. Halligan, U. Kischka and J.C. Marshall (eds) Handbook of Clinical Neuropsychology. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [pdf]

Bell, V. (2002) Book review: Pathologies of Belief by M. Coltheart & M. Davies. Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, 7 (4), 329-333. [pdf]

Bell, V. & Ward, J. (2001, July) Does semantic and episodic memory make equal contributions to learning in memory impaired patients? Poster session presented at International Conference on Memory 3, Valencia, Spain.