Recently, several threats like low reproducibility have been identified, which limit the ability to build cumulative knowledge in psychology and neuroscience (Munafo et al., 2017). In my PhD, in order to improve scientific rigour and research efficiency, I have been in the forefront of embracing open science practices.

For data and code available online, please see:

Book chapters

Darda, K. M., Bara, I., Cross, E. S. (forthcoming). ‘Chapter 15. Movement Appreciation’ in Nadal, M. & Skov, M. (ed.) The Routledge International Handbook of Neuroaesthetics. Routledge.

Darda, K. M. (2021). ‘The psychology and neuroscience of adoption’ in Singh, D. M. (ed) Voices from the heart: the adoption experience (pp 31-38). Mumbai (MH), India: Twagaa International. 

Darda, K. M. (forthcoming), ‘Effects of adverse childhood experiences on the development of children in institutions’ in Navarange, J. R. (ed.) The healing touch; children in institutions: a medical manual. Pune (MH), India. Samarpan Foundation.

Darda, K. M., Ramsey, R. (forthcoming). ‘Neurophysiological correlates of automatic imitation’ in Cracco, E. & Genschow, O. (ed.) Automatic Imitation. Springer.

Peer-reviewed journal articles

Darda, K. M., Cross, E. S. (2022). The role of expertise and culture in visual art appreciation. Scientific Reports. 12(1), 1-25. Doi:10.1038/s41598-022-14128-7. (multi-experiment, open data and code, large sample sizes, pre-registered). pdf

Bara, I., Darda, K. M., Kurz, A. S., & Ramsey, R. (2021). Functional Specificity and Neural Integration in the Aesthetic Appreciation of Artworks with Implied Motion. European Journal of Neuroscience. 54(9), 7231-7259. Doi: 10.1111/ejn.15479. (pre-registered, open data and code, Bayesian multilevel modelling). pdf

Darda, K. M., Butler, E. E., & Ramsey, R. (2020). Individual differences in social and non-social cognitive control. Cognition, 104317, doi: 10.1016/j.cognition.2020.104317. (multi-experiment, open data and code, large sample sizes). pdf doi [supplementaryOpen Science Framework Page

Darda, K. M., & Ramsey, R. (2019). The inhibition of automatic imitation: a meta-analysis and synthesis of fMRI studies. NeuroImage. 170, 320-329, doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2019.04.059, (open data and code, meta-analysis). pdf

Ramsey, R., Darda, K. M., & Downing, P. (2019). Automatic imitation remains unaffected under cognitive load. Journal of Experimental Psychology – Human Perception and Performance, 45(5), 601-615, doi: 10.1037/xhp0000632 (multi-experiment, pre-registered, apriori power analysis, open data) pdf 

Darda, K. M., Butler, E. E., & Ramsey, R. (2018). Functional Specificity and Sex Differences in the Neural Circuits Supporting the Inhibition of Automatic Imitation. Journal of cognitive neuroscience, 30(6), 914-933, doi: 10.1162/jocn_a_01261. (multi-experiment, open data, apriori power analysis) pdf 

Steltenpohl, C., Doble, L. J. M., Basnight-Brown, D., Dutra, N. B., Belaus, A., Kung, C. C., … & Darda, K. M. (2021). Society for the Improvement of Psychological Science Global Engagement Task Force Report. Collabra: Psychology. 7(1), 22968. doi: 10.1525/Collabra.22968. pdf

Hortensius, R., Kent, M., Darda, K. M., … & Cross, E. S. (2021). Exploring the relationship between anthropomorphism and Theory-of-Mind in brain and behaviour. Human Brain Mapping. 42(13), 4224-4241. doi: 10.1002/hbm.25542. pdf

Pownall, M., Talbot, C. V., Henschel, A., Lautarescu, A., Lloyd, K., Darda, K. M., … & Siegel, J. A. (2021). Navigating Open Science as Early Career Feminist Researchers. Psychology of Women Quarterly. pdf


Darda, K. M., Christensen, A. P., Chatterjee, A. (2022, June 6, preprint). Does the frame of an artwork matter? Cultural framing and aesthetic judgements for abstract and representational art. 

Darda, K. M., Carré, M., Cross, E. S. (2022, February 2, preprint). Original or fake? Value attributed to text-based archives generated by artificial intelligence. 

Darda, K. M., & Cross, E. S. (2022, January 19, preprint). The Computer, A Choreographer? Aesthetic responses to computer-generated dance choreography. 

Additional research outputs

Darda, K. M., Ramsey, R (2018), Automatic Imitation Theory Map,

Darda, K. M., Butler, E. E., Ramsey, R (2018), Functional Specificity and Sex Differences in the Neural Circuits Supporting the Inhibition of Automatic Imitation. Doi: 10.23737/CNEF2017.

Darda, K. M., & Cross, E. (2021). Toward a general model of visual art perception-the role of expertise and culture. Journal of Vision, 21(9), 1864-1864. doi: 10.1167/jov.21.9.1864

Select other articles

Darda, K. M., & Dias, V. C. (2019). Taking care of yourself during the PhD. A Guide for Psychology Postgraduates, 123.

Darda, K. M. (2016, March 3). Jaanakiyan – a feminist interpretation of the Indian epic Ramayana. Kalasamvaad.