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Dr. Daniel Carey

Daniel Carey joined TILDA in October 2016 as the Statistician. Dan's research interests include: development, ageing and plasticity; sensorimotor processing and expertise; functional/structural neuroimaging and cortical mapping; vocal tract imaging; multivariate and longitudinal statistical methods; population sampling.

Dan graduated from UCD in 2009, receiving a first-class honours degree in Psychology. Dan was awarded a MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience from University College London in 2010, and pursued an EC-funded Marie Curie PhD Fellowship at the Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck College, between 2011 and 2014. Dan held a Post-Doctoral position at Royal Holloway University of London from 2015-2016, where he developed the first Representational Similarity Analysis (RSA) framework to use images of the vocal tract in RSA searchlight analyses of speech fMRI data. Dan provides statistical support to TILDA projects, contributes to analyses of TILDA MRI data, and continues to publish in the areas of speech sensorimotor processing and functional neuroimaging.


  • Briggs, R., Carey, D., Kenny, R.A., & Kennelly, S.P. (2017). Miquel, M.E., Evans, B.G., Adank, P., & McGettigan, C. (2017). What is the Longitudinal Relationship between Gait Abnormalities and Depression in a Cohort of Community-Dwelling Older People? Geriatric Psychiatry. doi: 10.1016/j.jagp.2017.08.012.

  • Laird, E., O’Halloran, A., Carey, D., Healy, M., O’Connor, D., Moore, P., Shannon, T., Molloy, A.M., & Kenny, R.A. (2017). The prevalence of vitamin D deficiency and the determinants of 25(OH)D concentration in older Irish adults: Data from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA). Journals of Gerontology Series A. doi:

  • Carey, D., Miquel, M.E., Evans, B.G., Adank, P., & McGettigan, C. (2017). Vocal tract images reveal neural representations of sensorimotor transformation during speech imitation. Cerebral Cortex, doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhx056.

  • Carey, D., Krishnan, S., Callaghan, M.F., Sereno, M.I., & Dick, F. (2017). Functional and quantitative MRI mapping of somatomotor representations of human supralaryngeal vocal tract. Cerebral Cortex, doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhw393.

  • Carey, D., Foley, M. & Donoghue, O. (2017). Methodology. In C. McGarrigle, O. Donoghue, S. Scarlett & R.A. Kenny (eds.), Health and wellbeing: active ageing for older adults in Ireland. Evidence from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (pp. 191-201). Dublin: The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing.

  • Carey, D., & McGettigan, C. (2017). Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain and vocal tract: applications to the study of speech production and language learning. Neuropsychologia, 98, 201-211.

  • Carey, D., Rosen, S., Krishnan, S., Pearce, M.T., Shepherd, A., Aydelott, J., & Dick, F. (2015). Generality and specificity in the effects of musical expertise on perception and cognition. Cognition, 137, 81-105.

  • Mohammadi, S., Carey, D., Dick, F., Diedrichsen, J., Sereno, M.I., Reisert, M., Callaghan, M., & Weiskopf, N. (2015). Whole-brain in-vivo measurements of the axonal g-ratio in a group of 37 healthy volunteers. Frontiers in Neuroscience, doi: 10.3389/fnins.2015.00441.

  • Carey, D., Mercure, E., Pizzioli, F., & Aydelott, J. (2014). Auditory semantic processing in dichotic listening: effects of competing speech, ear of presentation and sentential bias on N400s to spoken words in context. Neuropsychologia, 65, 102-112.