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de Wit S, Kindt M, Knot SL, Verhoeven AAC, Robbins TW, Gasull-Camos J, Evans M, & Mirza H, Gillan CM (2017). Shifting the balance between goals and habits: fivefailures in experimental habit induction. [preprint]

2017 / in press

Fineberg NA, Apergis-Schoute AM, Vaghi MM, Banca P, Gillan CM, Voon V, Chamberlain SR , Cinosi E, Reid J, Shahper S, Bullmore ET, Sahakian BJ, Robbins TW (in press). Mapping Compulsivity in the DSM – 5 Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders: Cognitive Domains, Neural Circuitry And Treatment. International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology.

Gillan CM & Whelan R (2017). What big data can do for treatment in psychiatry. Current Opinion in Behavioural Sciences, 18:34–42 [pdf]

Gillan CM, Fineberg NA, Robbins TW (2017). A Trans-Diagnostic Perspective on Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Psychological Medicine [pdf]

Apergis-Schoute AM, Gillan CM, Fineberg NA, Fernandez-Egea E, Sahakian BJ, Robbins TW (2017). The neural basis of impaired safety signaling in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) of the United States of America [pdf] 

Tobias-Webb J, Limbrick-Oldfield EH, Gillan CM, Moore JW, Aitken MRF, and Clark L (2016). Let me take the wheel: illusory control and sense of agency. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 1-35 [pdf] 

Gillan CM. (2017). Habits and Goals in OCD. In Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Phenomenology, Pathophysiology and Treatment. Ed. C. Pittenger. Oxford University Press. [pdf]


Godier LR, de Wit S, Pinto A, Steinglass JE, Greene AL, Scaife J, Gillan CM, Walsh BT, Simpson HB, Park, RJ (2016). An investigation of habit learning in Anorexia Nervosa. Psychiatry Research, 244: 214-222 [pdf]

Gillan CM & Daw ND (2016). Taking psychiatry research online. Neuron, 91(1): 19-23 [pdf]

Ersche KD, Gillan CM, Jones PS, Williams GB, Luitjen M, de Wit S, Ward LHE, Sahakian BJ, Bullmore ET, and Robbins TW (2016). Carrots and sticks fail to change behavior in cocaine addiction. Science, 352(6292): 1468-1471 [pdf]

Gillan CM, Robbins TW, Sahakian BJ, van den Heuvel O & van Wingen G (2015). The role of habit in compulsivity. European Neuropsychopharmacology, 26(5): 828-840  [pdf]

Gillan CM, Kosinski M, Whelan R, Phelps EA & Daw ND (2016). Characterizing a psychiatric symptom dimension related to deficits in goal-directed control. eLife, 5:e11305 [pdf]

Gillan, CM, Urcelay, GU & Robbins, TW (2016). An associative account of avoidance. In Handbook of Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning. Eds. Murphy & Honey. Wiley and Sons [pdf]


Gillan CM, Otto AR, Phelps EA, Daw ND (2015). Model-based learning protects against forming habits. Cognitive Affective and Behavioral Neuroscience, 15(3): 523-36 [pdf]

Gillan CM, Apergis-Schoute A, Morein-Zamir S, Urcelay GP, Sule A, Fineberg NA, Sahakian BJ, Robbins TW (2015). Functional neuroimaging of avoidance habits in OCD. American Journal of Psychiatry, AiA:1–10 [pdf]

Gillan CM & Sahakian BJ (2015). What is the driver, obsessions or compulsions in OCD? Neuropsychopharmacology, 40(1):247-8 [pdf]


Gillan CM & Robbins TW (2014). Goal-directed learning and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 5;369(1655). pii: 20130475  [pdf]

Voon V, Derbyshire K, Rück C, Irvine MA, Worbe Y, Enander J, Schreiber LRN, Gillan CM, Fineberg NA, Sahakian BJ, Robbins TW, Harrison NA, Wood J, Daw ND, Dayan P Grant JE, Bullmore ET (2014). Disorders of compulsivity: a common bias towards learning habits. Molecular Psychiatry, 20:345-352 [pdf]

Gillan CM, Morein-Zamir S, Durieux, A, Fineberg NA, Sahakian BJ, Robbins TW (2014). Obsessive-compulsive disorder patients have a reduced sense of control on the illusion of control task. Frontiers in Psychology, 5, 204 [pdf]

Fineberg NA, Chamberlain SR, Goudriaan AE, Stein DJ, Vanderschuren LJMJ, Gillan CM, Shekar S, Gorwood PAPM, Voon V, Morein-Zamir S, Denys D, Sahakian BJ, Moeller GF, Robbins TW, Potenza MN (2014). New Developments in Human Neurocognition: Clinical, Genetic and Brain Imaging Correlates of Impulsivity and Compulsivity. CNS Spectrums, 19:69-89  [pdf]

Gillan CM, Morein-Zamir S, Urcelay GP, Sule A, Voon V, Apergis-Schoute A, Fineberg NA, Sahakian BJ, Robbins TW (2014). Enhanced avoidance habits in obsessive-compulsive disorder. Biological Psychiatry, 75(8):631-8 [pdf]

Gillan CM, Morein-Zamir S, Kaser M, Fineberg NA, Sule A, Sahakian BJ, Cardinal R, Robbins TW. (2014) Counterfactual decision-making in obsessive-compulsive disorder: further evidence for impaired goal-directed control. Biological Psychiatry, 75(8):639-46 [pdf]

2013 and before

Morein-Zamir S, Papmeyer M, Gillan CM, Fineberg NA, Robbins TW, Sahakian BJ (2013). Punishment induces an impulsive response style in OCD: Evidence from a motivational go/no go task, Psychological Medicine, 43 (2):391-400 [pdf]

Robbins TW, Gillan CM, Smith D, de Wit S, Ersche KD (2012). Neurocognitive endophenotypes; a dimensional approach to psychiatry. Trends in Cognitive Neuroscience, 2012; 16(1): 81-91 [pdf]

Gillan CM, Papmeyer M, Morein-Zamir S, Sahakian BJ, Fineberg NA, Robbins TW, de Wit S (2011). Disrupted balance between goal-directed behavior versus habit learning in obsessive-compulsive disorder. American Journal of Psychiatry. 2011; 168(7):718-26 [pdf]