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Micah Allen

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Micah Allen


  • Department of Clinical Medicine - Center of Functionally Integrative Neuroscience
  • Department of Clinical Medicine - Center of Functionally Integrative Neuroscience
Postal address:
Universitetsbyen 3
Aarhus C
Postal address:
Universitetsbyen 3
Universitetsbyen 3, 1710
Aarhus C

Email: micah@cfin.au.dk


What Might Interoceptive Inference Reveal about Consciousness?

Nikolova, N., Waade, P. T., Friston, K. J. & Allen, M., Dec 2022, In: Review of Philosophy and Psychology. 13, 4, p. 879-906 28 p.

In the Body’s Eye: The computational anatomy of interoceptive inference

Allen, M., Levy, A., Parr, T. & Friston, K. J., Sep 2022, In: PLOS Computational Biology. 18, 9, e1010490.

Respiratory Rhythms of the Predictive Mind

Allen, M., Varga, S. & Heck, D. H., 18 Aug 2022, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Psychological Review. 16 p.

Recent insights into respiratory modulation of brain activity offer new perspectives on cognition and emotion

Heck, D. H., Correia, B. L., Fox, M. B., Liu, Y., Allen, M. & Varga, S., Apr 2022, In: Biological Psychology. 170, 9 p., 108316.

The respiratory resistance sensitivity task: An automated method for quantifying respiratory interoception and metacognition

Nikolova, N., Harrison, O., Toohey, S., Brændholt, M., Legrand, N., Correa, C., Vejlø, M., Jensen, M. S., Fardo, F. & Allen, M., Apr 2022, In: Biological Psychology. 170, 14 p., 108325.

The heart rate discrimination task: A psychophysical method to estimate the accuracy and precision of interoceptive beliefs

Legrand, N., Nikolova, N., Correa, C., Brændholt, M., Stuckert, A., Kildahl, N., Vejlø, M., Fardo, F. & Allen, M., Feb 2022, In: Biological Psychology. 168, 14 p., 108239.

Psilocybin Induces Aberrant Prediction Error Processing of Tactile Mismatch Responses-A Simultaneous EEG-FMRI Study

Duerler, P., Brem, S., Fraga-González, G., Neef, T., Allen, M., Zeidman, P., Stämpfli, P., Vollenweider, F. X. & Preller, K. H., Jan 2022, In: Cerebral Cortex. 32, 1, p. 186-196 11 p.

The seductive allure of cargo cult computationalism

Allen, M., 2022, In: Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 45, 4 p., e183.

True belief and the ramifications of introspection in scientific discovery

Allen, M., Dec 2021, In: Nature Human Behaviour. 5, 12, p. 1594-1594 1 p.

The Filter Detection Task for measurement of breathing-related interoception and metacognition

Harrison, O. K., Garfinkel, S. N., Marlow, L., Finnegan, S. L., Marino, S., Köchli, L., Allen, M., Finnemann, J., Keur-Huizinga, L., Harrison, S. J., Stephan, K. E., Pattinson, K. T. S. & Fleming, S. M., Oct 2021, In: Biological Psychology. 165, 13 p., 108185.

Emotional metacognition: stimulus valence modulates cardiac arousal and metamemory

Legrand, N., Engen, S. S., Correa, C. M. C., Mathiasen, N. K., Nikolova, N., Fardo, F. & Allen, M., May 2021, In: Cognition and Emotion. 35, 4, p. 705-721 17 p.

Deeply felt affect: The emergence of valence in deep active inference

Hesp, C., Smith, R., Parr, T., Allen, M., Friston, K. J. & Ramstead, M. J. D., Feb 2021, In: Neural Computation. 33, 2, p. 398-446 49 p.

Thinking through prior bodies: autonomic uncertainty and interoceptive self-inference

Allen, M., Legrand, N., Costa Correa, C. M. & Fardo, F., May 2020, In: The Behavioral and brain sciences. 43, p. e91 e91.

Unravelling the Neurobiology of Interoceptive Inference

Allen, M., Apr 2020, In: Trends in Cognitive Sciences. 24, 4, p. 265-266 2 p.

Beyond labeled lines: A population coding account of the thermal grill illusion

Fardo, F., Beck, B., Allen, M. & Finnerup, N. B., Jan 2020, In: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews. 108, p. 472-479 8 p.

Hello, is that me you are looking for? A reexamination of the role of the DMN in social and self relevant aspects of off-task thought

Murphy, C., Poerio, G., Sormaz, M., Wang, H. T., Vatansever, D., Allen, M., Margulies, D. S., Jefferies, E. & Smallwood, J., Nov 2019, In: PLOS ONE. 14, 11, e0216182.

Raincloud plots: A multi-platform tool for robust data visualization [version 1; peer review: 2 approved]

Allen, M., Poggiali, D., Whitaker, K., Marshall, T. R. & Kievit, R. A., 1 Jan 2019, In: Wellcome Open Research. 4, 63.

Quantitative MRI provides markers of intra-, inter-regional, and age-related differences in young adult cortical microstructure

Carey, D., Caprini, F., Allen, M., Lutti, A., Weiskopf, N., Rees, G., Callaghan, M. F. & Dick, F., 15 Nov 2018, In: NeuroImage. 182, p. 429-440 12 p.

Human metacognition across domains: insights from individual differences and neuroimaging

Rouault, M., McWilliams, A., Allen, M. G. & Fleming, S. M., 10 Aug 2018, In: Personality neuroscience. 1

Cardiac responses to viewing facial emotion differentiate frontotemporal dementias

Marshall, C. R., Hardy, C. J. D., Allen, M., Russell, L. L., Clark, C. N., Bond, R. L., Dick, K. M., Brotherhood, E. V., Rohrer, J. D., Kilner, J. M. & Warren, J. D., Jun 2018, In: Annals of clinical and translational neurology. 5, 6, p. 687-696 10 p.

Active inference, enactivism and the hermeneutics of social cognition

Gallagher, S. & Allen, M., 2018, In: Synthese. 195, 6, p. 2627-2648 22 p.

From cognitivism to autopoiesis: towards a computational framework for the embodied mind

Allen, M. & Friston, K. J., 2018, In: Synthese. 195, 6, p. 2459-2482 24 p.

Interoceptive inference: From computational neuroscience to clinic

Owens, A. P., Allen, M., Ondobaka, S. & Friston, K. J., 2018, In: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews. 90, p. 174-183 10 p.

The foundation: Mechanism, prediction, and falsification in Bayesian enactivism: Comment on "Answering Schrödinger's question: A free-energy formulation" by Maxwell James Désormeau Ramstead et al

Allen, M., 2018, In: Physics of Life Reviews. 24, March, p. 17-20 4 p.

Metacognitive impairments extend perceptual decision making weaknesses in compulsivity

NSPN Consortium, 26 Jul 2017, In: Scientific Reports. 7, 1, p. 6614

Noradrenaline blockade specifically enhances metacognitive performance

Hauser, T. U., Allen, M., Purg, N., Moutoussis, M., Rees, G. & Dolan, R. J., 10 May 2017, In: eLife. 6

Delta and gamma oscillations in operculo-insular cortex underlie innocuous cold thermosensation

Fardo, F., Vinding, M. C., Allen, M. G., Jensen, T. S. & Finnerup, N. B., May 2017, In: Journal of Neurophysiology. 117, 5, p. 1959-1968

Metacognitive ability correlates with hippocampal and prefrontal microstructure

Allen, M., Glen, J. C., Mullensiefen, D., Schwarzkopf, D. S., Fardo, F., Frank, D., Callaghan, M. F. & Rees, G., 1 Apr 2017, In: NeuroImage. 149, p. 415-423 9 p.

The Brain Basis for Misophonia

Kumar, S., Tansley-Hancock, O., Sedley, W., Winston, J. S., Callaghan, M. F., Allen, M., Cope, T. E., Gander, P. E., Bamiou, D-E. & Griffiths, T. D., 20 Feb 2017, In: Current Biology. 27, 4, p. 527-533 7 p.

Expectation violation and attention to pain jointly modulate neural gain in somatosensory cortex

Fardo, F., Auksztulewicz, R., Allen, M., Dietz, M., Roepstorff, A. & Friston, K., 2017, In: NeuroImage.

Anterior insula coordinates hierarchical processing of tactile mismatch responses

Allen, M., Fardo, F., Dietz, M. J., Hillebrandt, H., Friston, K., Rees, G. & Roepstorff, A., 14 Nov 2015, In: NeuroImage.

Neurocognitive evidence for mental imagery-driven hypoalgesic and hyperalgesic pain regulation

Fardo, F., Allen, M., Jegindø, E-M. E., Angrilli, A. & Roepstorff, A., 8 Jul 2015, In: NeuroImage. 120, p. 350-361 12 p.

Sociocultural patterning of neural activity during self-reflection

Ma, Y., Bang, D., Wang, C., Allen, M. G., Frith, C., Roepstorff, A. & Han, S., 2014, In: Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (Online). 9, 1

Mental Training and Neuroplasticity: Theoretical and Emperical Insights

Allen, M. G., 2013, Aarhus Universitet.

The balanced mind: the variability of task-unrelated thoughts predicts error monitoring

Allen, M., Smallwood, J., Christensen, J., Gramm, D., Rasmussen, B., Jensen, C. G., Roepstorff, A. & Lutz, A., 2013, In: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 7, p. 743

Interaction versus Observation: distinctive modes of social cognition in human brain and behavior? A combined fMRI and eye-tracking study

Tylén, K., Allen, M. G., Hunter, B. K. & Roepstorff, A., 19 Dec 2012, In: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 6

Cognitive-Affective Neural Plasticity following Active-Controlled Mindfulness Intervention

Allen, M. G., Dietz, M., Blair, K. S., van Beek, M., Rees, G., Vestergaard-Poulsen, P., Lutz, A. & Roepstorff, A., 2012, In: The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience. 32, 44, p. 15601-15610 10 p.

Cognitive-affective neural plasticity following active-controlled mindfulness intervention

Allen, M. G., 2012.

Interaction vs. observation: distinctive modes of social cognition in human brain and behavior? A combined fMRI and eye-tracking study

Tylén, K., Allen, M. G., Hunter, B. K. & Roepstorff, A., 2012, In: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 6, p. 331

Negative “gossip” stimuli modulate left-lateralized P1 component while viewing neutral faces.

Weed, E., Allen, M. G. & Gramm, D., 2012.

Consciousness, plasticity, and connectomics: the role of intersubjectivity in human cognition

Allen, M. G. & Williams, G., 28 Feb 2011, In: Frontiers in Psychology.


Early math achievement and functional connectivity in the fronto-parietal network (Journal)

Micah Galen Allen (Reviewer)


On the relationship between the “default mode network” and the “social brain” (Journal)

Micah Galen Allen (Reviewer)