Dr Themis Karaminis

Dr Themis Karaminis - Senior Lecturer in PsychologyInformation

Research Qualifications
Research themes: Cognitive development, individual differences, autism, developmental language disorders, language, perception, spoken-word recognition, bilingualism, cross-linguistic/ cross-cultural variability
Methodologies: Behavioural studies, psychophysics, computational modelling (neural network modelling, Bayesian computational modelling), eyetracking, computational/corpus linguistics
BEng/MEng Computer Engineering and Informatics (University of Patras), 1999
MSc in Cognitive Science, (University of Edinburgh), 2007
PhD in Psychology (Birkbeck, University of London), 2012
Teaching Contact
Programme Leader BSc Psychology
PSY1117: Real World Psychology
PSY2114: Cognitive Psychology
PSY2116: Research Methods & Data analysis
PSY3135: Dissertation
SPS4007: Psychology Masters (Conversion) Dissertation
Dr Themis Karaminis
Department of Psychology
Edge Hill University
L39 4QP
Phone: 01695 584469
Email: Themis Karaminis
Office: LP 2.19
Web: http://www.learningmachineslab.org/


Full-text links to these publications available on the Edge Hill University Research Information Repository

Karaminis, T., Sideridis, G., & Stavrakaki, S. (2019). Ερωτηματολόγιο Αξιολόγησης Επικοινωνιακών Ικανοτήτων, Social Communication Questionnaire – Greek Edition, WPS/ Glafki, Athens, ISBN 978-61805420-01-7 (in Greek).

Karaminis, T., Arrighi, R., Forth, G., Burr, D., & Pellicano, E. (2019). Adaptation to the Speed of Biological Motion in Autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, doi:10.1007/s10803-019-04241-4.

Karaminis, T., & Scharenborg, O. (2018). The effects of background noise on native and non-native spoken-word recognition: A computational modelling approach. In Proceedings of the 40th Annual Conference of the Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Madison, WI, USA.

Croydon, A., Karaminis, T., Neil, L., Burr, D., & Pellicano, E. (2017). The light-from-above prioris intact in autistic children. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 161, 113-125, doi:10.1002/aur.1749.

Karaminis, T., Neil, L., Manning, C., Turi, M., Fiorentini, C., Burr, D., & Pellicano, E. (2017). Ensemble perception of emotions in autistic and typical children and adolescents. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 24, 51-62.

Karaminis, T., Lunghi, C., Neil, L., Pellicano, E., Burr, D. (2017). Binocular rivalry in children on the autism spectrum. Autism Research, 10, 1096-1106.

Karaminis, T., Cicchini, M., Neil, L., Cappagli, G., Aagten-Murphy, D., Burr, D., & Pellicano, E. (2016). Central tendency effects in temporal interval reproduction in autism. Scientific Reports, 6:28570.

Manning, C., Kilner, J., Neil, L., Karaminis, T., & Pellicano, L. (2016). Children on the autism spectrum update their behaviour in response to a volatile environment. Developmental Science, 20. doi: 10.1111/desc.12435

Turi, M., Karaminis, T., Pellicano, E, & Burr, D. (2016). No rapid audiovisual recalibration in adults on the autism spectrum. Nature Scientific Reports, 6, 21756.

Neil, L., Cappagli, G., Karaminis, T., Jenkins, R., & Pellicano, L. (2016). Recognising the same faces in different contexts: Testing within-person face recognition in typical development and autism. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 143, 139-153.

Manning, C., Neil, L., Karaminis, T., & Pellicano, L. (2015). The effects of motion grouping on speed discrimination abilities in typically developing children and children with autism. Journal of Vision, 15, 17.

Karaminis, T., Neil, L., Manning, C., Turi, M., Fiorentini, C., Burr, D., & Pellicano, E. (2015). Ensemble perception of emotions in children with autism is similar to typically developing children. Journal of Vision, 15, 916.

Karaminis, T., Turi, M., Neil, L., Badcock, N., Burr, D., & Pellicano, L. (2015). Atypicalities in adaptation in autism do not extent to perceptual causality. PLoS ONE, 10 (3): e0120439.

Karaminis, T. (2015). Causal modelling of developmental disorders: Insights from animal and computational models of Specific Language Impairment. In J. van Herwegen & D. Riby (Eds.) Neurodevelopmental Disorders: Research Challenges and Solutions. (pp. 70-92). Psychology Press.

Karaminis, T., & Thomas, M. S. C. (2015). The relationship between SLI in English and Modern Greek: Insights from computational modelling. In S. Stavrakaki (Ed.) Current Trends in Research on Specific Language Impairment. (pp. 145-174) John Benjamins.

Filippi, R., Karaminis T., & Thomas, M. S. C. (2014). Language switching in bilingual production: empirical data and a computational model. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 2, 294-315.

Thomas, M. S. C., Baughman, F. D., Karaminis, T., & Addyman, C. J. M. (2014). Modelling developmental disorders. In C. Marshall (Ed.), Current Issues in Developmental Disorders (pp. 93-124). London, UK: Psychology Press.

Karaminis, T., & Thomas, M. S. C. (2012) Connectionism. In Seel, Norbert M. (Ed.), Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning (pp. 767-771). New York, NY: Springer.

Karaminis, T., & Thomas, M. S. C. (2012). Connectionist Theories of Learning. In Seel, Norbert M. (Ed.), Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning (pp. 771-775). New York, NY: Springer.

Thomas, M. S. C., Karaminis, T., & Knowland, V. P. (2010). What is typical language development? Language Learning & Development, 6, 62-169.

Karaminis, T., & Thomas, M. S. C. (2010). A cross-linguistic model of the acquisition of in morphology in English and Modern Greek. In S. Ohlsson & R. Catrambone (Eds.), Proceedings of 32nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, August 11-14, 2010, Portland, Oregon, USA (pp. 730-735).

Research Grants

Karaminis, T. and Gabrielatos, C. (2021-2022). Implicit attitudes towards autism in the British Press. British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grant. (£9,997).

Karaminis, T. (PI) and Korkontzelos, Y. (Co-I) (2019-2020). ‘Aut2vec: Exploring language abilities of autistic children with computational linguistics and machine learning methods’. Research Investment Fund. Edge Hill University. (£13,000).

Karaminis, T. (2018-2019). ‘I predict therefore I am!: The predictive social mind, prior knowledge, and autism’. Research Investment Fund. Edge Hill University. (£18,174)

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