See also


*indicates shared first author. 

Owens A., Allen, M., Ondobaka, S., Friston, KJ. (Submitted). Interoceptive inference: from computational neuroscience to clinic.

Hauser, T. U., Allen, M., Rees, G., & Dolan, R. J. (In Revision). Metacognitive impairments extend perceptual weaknesses in compulsivity


*Hauser, T. U., *Allen, M., Purg, N., Moutoussis, M., Rees, G., & Dolan, R. J. (2017). Noradrenaline blockade specifically enhances metacognitive performance. eLife, 6, e24901.

Fardo, F., Vinding, M. C., Allen, M., Jensen, T. S., & Finnerup, N. B. (2017). Delta and gamma oscillations in operculo-insular cortex underlie innocuous cold thermosensation. Journal of Neurophysiology.

Fardo, F., Auksztulewicz, R., Allen, M., Dietz, M. J., Roepstorff, A., & Friston, K. J. (2017). Expectation violation and attention to pain jointly modulate neural gain in somatosensory cortex. NeuroImage.

*Allen, M., *Frank, D., Glen, J. C., Fardo, F., Callaghan, M. F., & Rees, G. (2017). Insula and somatosensory cortical myelination and iron markers underlie individual differences in empathy. Scientific Reports, 7, 43316.

Allen, M., Glen, J. C., Müllensiefen, D., Schwarzkopf, D. S., Fardo, F., Frank, D., … Rees, G. (2017). Metacognitive ability correlates with hippocampal and prefrontal microstructure. NeuroImage, 149, 415–423.

Hauser, T. U., Allen, M., Rees, G., & Dolan, R. J. (2017). Metacognitive impairments extend perceptual decision making weaknesses in compulsivity. bioRxiv.

Kumar, S., Tansley-Hancock, O., Sedley, W., Winston, J. S., Callaghan, M. F., Allen, M., … Griffiths, T. D. (2017). The Brain Basis for Misophonia. Current Biology, 27(4), 527–533.


Gallagher, S., & Allen, M. (2016). Active inference, enactivism and the hermeneutics of social cognition. Synthese, 1–22.

Allen, M., Fardo, F., Dietz, M. J., Hillebrandt, H., Friston, K. J., Rees, G., & Roepstorff, A. (2016). Anterior insula coordinates hierarchical processing of tactile mismatch responses. NeuroImage, 127, 34–43.

Allen, M., & Friston, K. J. (2016). From cognitivism to autopoiesis: towards a computational framework for the embodied mind. Synthese, 1–24.

Allen, M., Frank, D., Schwarzkopf, D. S., Fardo, F., Winston, J. S., Hauser, T. U., & Rees, G. (2016). Unexpected arousal modulates the influence of sensory noise on confidence. eLife, 5, e18103.

2011 – 2015

Fardo, F., Allen, M., Jegindø, E.-M. E., Angrilli, A., & Roepstorff, A. (2015). Neurocognitive evidence for mental imagery-driven hypoalgesic and hyperalgesic pain regulation. NeuroImage, 120, 350–361.

Allen, M., Smallwood, J., Christensen, J., Gramm, D., Rasmussen, B., Gaden Jensen, C., … Lutz, A. (2013). The balanced mind: the variability of task-unrelated thoughts predicts error-monitoring. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7.

Allen, M., Dietz, M., Blair, K. S., Beek, M. van, Rees, G., Vestergaard-Poulsen, P., … Roepstorff, A. (2012). Cognitive-Affective Neural Plasticity following Active-Controlled Mindfulness Intervention. Journal of Neuroscience, 32(44), 15601–15610.

Tylen, K., Allen, M., Hunter, B. K., & Roepstorff, A. (2012). Interaction vs. observation: distinctive modes of social cognition in human brain and behavior? A combined fMRI and eye-tracking study. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 6.

Ma, Y., Bang, D., Wang, C., Allen, M., Frith, C., Roepstorff, A., & Han, S. (2012). Sociocultural patterning of neural activity during self-reflection. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, nss103.

Allen, M., & Williams, G. (2011). Consciousness, Plasticity, and Connectomics: The Role of Intersubjectivity in Human Cognition. Frontiers in Psychology, 2.