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Dr. Cristina Simoes - Franklin
Adjunct Assistant Professor, School Office - Medicine

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Simoes-Franklin, C., Whitaker, T.A. & Newell, FN, Active and passive touch differentially activate somatosensory cortex in texture perception, Human Brain Mapping, 32, (7), 2011, p1067-1080 Journal Article, 2011 DOI

Whitaker, T.A., Simões-Franklin, C., Newell, F.N. , The natural truth: The contribution of vision and touch in the categorisation of "naturalness", Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) , 6th International Conference on Haptics: Perception, Devices and Scenarios, EuroHaptics 2008, Madrid, 10-14 June, 5024, (2008), 2008, pp319-324 Conference Paper, 2008 DOI

Whitaker TA, Simoes-Franklin C, Newell FN., Vision and touch: independent or integrated systems for the perception of texture?, Brain Research, 1242, (C), 2008, p59 - 72 Journal Article, 2008 DOI

Fassbender, C. Simoes-Franklin, C., Murphy, K., Hester, R., Meaney, J., Robertson, I. H., Garavan, H. , The role of a right fronto-parietal network in cognitive control: Common activations for "cues-to-action" and response inhibition., Journal of Psychophysiology, 2005 Journal Article, 2005

Simoes C, Salenius S, Curio G, Short-term (approximately 600 ms) prediction of perturbation dynamics for 10- and 20-Hz MEG rhythms in human primary sensorimotor hand cortices., Neuroimage, 22, (1), 2004, p387 - 393 Journal Article, 2004

Simoes C, Jensen O, Parkkonen L, Hari R., Phase locking between human primary and secondary somatosensory cortices., Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A., 100, (5), 2003, p2691 - 2694 Journal Article, 2003

Simoes C, Alary F, Forss N, Hari R., Left-hemisphere-dominant SII activation after bilateral median nerve stimulation., Neuroimage, 15, (3), 2002, p686 - 690 Journal Article, 2002

Alary F, Simoes C, Jousmaki V, Forss N, Hari R., Cortical activation associated with passive movements of the human index finger: an MEG study., Neuroimage, 15, (3), 2002, p691 - 696 Journal Article, 2002

Lutkenhoner B, Lammertmann C, Simoes C, Hari R., Magnetoencephalographic correlates of audiotactile interaction., Neuroimage, 15, (3), 2002, p509 - 522 Journal Article, 2002

Simoes C, Mertens M, Forss N, Jousmaki V, Lutkenhoner B, Hari R., Functional overlap of finger representations in human SI and SII cortices., J. Neurophysiology, 86, (4), 2001, p1661 - 1665 Journal Article, 2001

Lin YY, Simoes C, Forss N, Hari R., Differential effects of muscle contraction from various body parts on neuromagnetic somatosensory responses., Neuroimage , 11, (4), 2000, p334 - 340 Journal Article, 2000

Simoes, C. & Hari, R, Relationship between responses to contra- and ipsilateral stimuli in the human second somatosensory cortex SII., Neuroimage , 10, (4), 1999, p408 - 416 Journal Article, 1999

Research Expertise


  • Funding Agency
    • Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology
  • Date From
    • September 2004
  • Date To
    • August 2006


Addictions; Cognitive Development/Processes; Drugs/Drug Abuse; Electromagnetism; Magnetic resonance imaging


Awards and Honours

HBM2002 Travel Award June 2002


Society for Neurosciences (USA)

Portuguese Society for Neurosciences