Publications by authors named "David A Westwood"

54Publications

Leveraging the effector independent nature of motor imagery when it is paired with physical practice.

Sci Rep 2020 12 7;10(1):21335. Epub 2020 Dec 7.

Laboratory for Brain Recovery and Function, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, B3H4R1, Canada.

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December 2020

Movement related sensory feedback is not necessary for learning to execute a motor skill.

Behav Brain Res 2019 02 28;359:135-142. Epub 2018 Oct 28.

Laboratory for Brain Recovery and Function, Dalhousie University, Canada; Department of Psychology & Neuroscience, Dalhousie University, Canada; School of Health and Human Performance, Dalhousie University, Canada; School of Physiotherapy, Dalhousie University, Canada. Electronic address:

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February 2019

Transanal total mesorectal excision for rectal cancer: state of the art.

Tech Coloproctol 2018 09 25;22(9):649-655. Epub 2018 Sep 25.

Colorectal Unit, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Butterfield Street, Herston, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

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September 2018

Colorectal surgeons should be open to modern surgical technologies for challenging cases.

ANZ J Surg 2018 09 2;88(9):831-835. Epub 2018 Aug 2.

Department of Colorectal Surgery, Holy Spirit Northside Private Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

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September 2018

Progastrin: a potential predictive marker of liver metastasis in colorectal cancer.

Int J Colorectal Dis 2017 Jul 21;32(7):1061-1064. Epub 2017 Apr 21.

The University of Melbourne Department of Surgery, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia.

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July 2017

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) and chronic cognitive impairment: A scoping review.

PLoS One 2017 11;12(4):e0174847. Epub 2017 Apr 11.

Laboratory for Brain Recovery and Function, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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September 2017

Sequential actions: effects of upcoming perceptual and motor tasks on current actions.

Exp Brain Res 2016 Apr 17;234(4):955-62. Epub 2015 Dec 17.

Division of Kinesiology, Dalhousie University, 6230 South Street, P.O. Box 15000, Halifax, NS, B3H 4R2, Canada.

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April 2016

Characterizing skill acquisition through motor imagery with no prior physical practice.

J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform 2016 Feb 21;42(2):257-65. Epub 2015 Sep 21.

Laboratory for Brain Recovery and Function and Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Dalhousie University.

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February 2016

Spatial interactions between consecutive manual responses.

Exp Brain Res 2015 Nov 11;233(11):3283-90. Epub 2015 Aug 11.

Division of Kinesiology, Dalhousie University, 6230 South Street, P.O. Box 15000, Halifax, NS, B3H 4R2, Canada.

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November 2015

Further evidence against a momentum explanation for IOR.

PLoS One 2015 16;10(4):e0123666. Epub 2015 Apr 16.

Division of Kinesiology, School of Health and Human Performance, Faculty of Health Professions, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada.

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May 2016

Pantomime-grasping: the 'return' of haptic feedback supports the absolute specification of object size.

Exp Brain Res 2015 Jul 14;233(7):2029-40. Epub 2015 Apr 14.

School of Kinesiology, The University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada.

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July 2015

Directional interactions between current and prior saccades.

Front Hum Neurosci 2014 28;8:872. Epub 2014 Oct 28.

Action Lab, School of Health and Human Performance, Dalhousie University Halifax, NS, Canada.

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November 2014

Gastrin mediates resistance to hypoxia-induced cell death in xenografts of the human colorectal cancer cell line LoVo.

Biochim Biophys Acta 2014 Nov 3;1843(11):2471-80. Epub 2014 Jul 3.

The University of Melbourne Department of Surgery, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia. Electronic address:

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November 2014

Observation patterns of dynamic occupational performance.

Can J Occup Ther 2013 Apr;80(2):92-100

School of Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Health Professions, Dalhousie University, Box 15000, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4R2, Canada.

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April 2013

Changes in trunk orientation do not induce asymmetries in covert orienting.

Atten Percept Psychophys 2013 Aug;75(6):1193-205

School of Health and Human Performance, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, B3H 3J5, Canada,

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August 2013

Spatial interactions between successive eye and arm movements: signal type matters.

PLoS One 2013 19;8(3):e58850. Epub 2013 Mar 19.

Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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September 2013

Management of primary group A streptococcal peritonitis: a systematic review.

Surg Infect (Larchmt) 2013 Apr 6;14(2):171-6. Epub 2013 Mar 6.

Department of Surgery, Christchurch Hospital, Canterbury, New Zealand.

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April 2013

Antibiotics may not improve short-term or long-term outcomes in acute uncomplicated diverticulitis.

Evid Based Med 2013 Feb 21;18(1):32-3. Epub 2012 Jun 21.

Department of Surgery, Christchurch Hospital, Christchurch, New Zealand.

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February 2013

Transparent cap-assisted colonoscopy versus standard adult colonoscopy: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Dis Colon Rectum 2012 Feb;55(2):218-25

Department of Surgery, Christchurch Hospital, Christchurch, New Zealand.

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February 2012

Head pre-cooling improves symptoms of heat-sensitive multiple sclerosis patients.

Can J Neurol Sci 2011 Jan;38(1):106-11

School of Health and Human Performance, Dalhousie University, Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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January 2011

Primary oesophageal malignant melanoma.

J Gastrointest Surg 2011 Jul 2;15(7):1286-8. Epub 2010 Dec 2.

Department of General Surgery, Christchurch Public Hospital, Private Bag 4710, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand.

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July 2011

Neural coding of movement direction in the healthy human brain.

PLoS One 2010 Oct 13;5(10):e13330. Epub 2010 Oct 13.

Department of Psychology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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October 2010

Converging evidence for diverging pathways: neuropsychology and psychophysics tell the same story.

Vision Res 2011 Apr 14;51(8):804-11. Epub 2010 Oct 14.

School of Health and Human Performance, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 3J5.

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April 2011

Grasping behavior in schizophrenia suggests selective impairment in the dorsal visual pathway.

J Abnorm Psychol 2008 Nov;117(4):799-811

St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton, 100 West 5th Street, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

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November 2008

Pontomedullary ganglioglioma: a rare tumour in an unusual location.

J Clin Neurosci 2009 Jan 14;16(1):108-10. Epub 2008 Nov 14.

Department of Neurosurgery, Christchurch Hospital, Private Bag 4710, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand.

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January 2009

Effect of body temperature on cold induced vasodilation.

Eur J Appl Physiol 2008 Oct 21;104(3):491-9. Epub 2008 Jun 21.

School of Health and Human Performance, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada.

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October 2008

Effects of local and core body temperature on grip force modulation during movement-induced load force fluctuations.

Eur J Appl Physiol 2008 May 18;103(1):59-69. Epub 2008 Jan 18.

Environmental Ergonomics Laboratory, School of Health and Human Performance, Dalhousie University, 6230 South St., Halifax, NS B3H-3J5, Canada.

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May 2008

The hand knows something that the eye does not: reaching movements resist the Müller-Lyer illusion whether or not the target is foveated.

Neurosci Lett 2007 Oct 8;426(2):111-6. Epub 2007 Sep 8.

School of Kinesiology and Health Science, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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October 2007

Thermal balance effects on vigilance during 2-hour exposures to -20 degrees C.

Aviat Space Environ Med 2007 Jul;78(7):673-9

School of Health and Human Performance, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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July 2007

Mild body cooling impairs attention via distraction from skin cooling.

Ergonomics 2007 Feb;50(2):275-88

Environmental Ergonomics Laboratory, School of Health and Human Performance, Dalhousie University, 6230 South St., Halifax, NS B3H 3J5, Canada.

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February 2007

Differential effects of advance semantic cues on grasping, naming, and manual estimation.

Exp Brain Res 2006 Oct 30;175(1):139-52. Epub 2006 May 30.

Neuroscience Program, Department of Psychology, CIHR Group on Action and Perception, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada, N6A 5C2.

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October 2006

Opposite perceptual and sensorimotor responses to a size-weight illusion.

J Neurophysiol 2006 Jun 26;95(6):3887-92. Epub 2006 Apr 26.

School of Health and Human Performance, Dalhousie University, 6230 South St., Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 3J5, Canada.

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June 2006

The visual control of stepping operates in real time: Evidence from a pictorial illusion.

Exp Brain Res 2006 May 24;171(3):405-10. Epub 2005 Nov 24.

School of Health and Human Performance, Dalhousie University, 6230 South Street, , B3H 3J5, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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May 2006

Dual routes to action: contributions of the dorsal and ventral streams to adaptive behavior.

Prog Brain Res 2005 ;149:269-83

Department of Psychology, University of Western Ontario, London, ON N6A 5C2, Canada.

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December 2008

Action control: independent effects of memory and monocular viewing on reaching accuracy.

Brain Cogn 2005 Apr;57(3):257-60

School of Health and Human Performance, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada, B3H 3J5.

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April 2005

No evidence for visuomotor priming in a visually guided action task.

Neuropsychologia 2005 7;43(2):216-26. Epub 2005 Jan 7.

CIHR Group on Action and Perception, Department of Psychology, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5C2.

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April 2005

Manual asymmetries in tool-use: implications for apraxia.

Laterality 2002 ;7(2):131-43

Department of Kinesiology, Indiana University, Bloomington 47405-7109, USA.

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March 2005

An evolving view of duplex vision: separate but interacting cortical pathways for perception and action.

Curr Opin Neurobiol 2004 Apr;14(2):203-11

Department of Psychology, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, N6A 5C2, Canada.

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April 2004

Can a visual representation support the online control of memory-dependent reaching? Evident from a variable spatial mapping paradigm.

Motor Control 2003 Oct;7(4):346-61

Department of Kinesiology and Program of Neural Science, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47408, USA.

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October 2003

The control of memory-guided reaching movements in peripersonal space.

Motor Control 2004 Jan;8(1):76-106

Department of Kinesiology, Program in Neural Science, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47408, USA.

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January 2004

Two distinct modes of control for object-directed action.

Prog Brain Res 2004 ;144:131-44

CIHR Group on Action and Perception, Department of Psychology, University of Western Ontario, London, ON N6A 5C2, Canada.

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December 2003

A haptic size-contrast illusion affects size perception but not grasping.

Exp Brain Res 2003 Nov 30;153(2):253-9. Epub 2003 Jul 30.

School of Health and Human Performance, Dalhousie University, 6230 South Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 3J5, Canada.

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November 2003

Perceptual illusion and the real-time control of action.

Spat Vis 2003 ;16(3-4):243-54

Department of Psychology, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada.

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September 2003

The influence of visual motion on fast reaching movements to a stationary object.

Nature 2003 Jun;423(6942):869-73

CIHR Group on Action and Perception, The Department of Psychology, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario N6A 5C2, Canada.

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June 2003

No evidence for accurate visuomotor memory: systematic and variable error in memory-guided reaching.

J Mot Behav 2003 Jun;35(2):127-33

School of Health and Human Performance, Dalhousie University, 6230 South Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 3J5 Canada.

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June 2003

Grasping two-dimensional images and three-dimensional objects in visual-form agnosia.

Exp Brain Res 2002 May 10;144(2):262-7. Epub 2002 Apr 10.

Department of Psychology, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario N6A 5C2, Canada.

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May 2002