Adjunct Associate Professor Peter Enticott

A/Prof. Peter Enticott is an Adjunct Associate Professor at MAPrc. 

Peter conducts neuroscience research into autism spectrum disorder (ASD, including autism and Asperger's syndrome) and related aspects of social cognition.

He employs a range of techniques, including non-invasive brain stimulation (TMS, tDCS), electrophysiology (EEG, EMG), neuroimaging (fMRI, PET), and neurocognitive assessment. Peter is particularly interested in the brain basis of ASD, the use of non-invasive brain stimulation to improve clinical and neurophysiological aspects of ASD, and the way in which the brain allows us to understand and respond to our social environment (e.g., empathy, emotion processing, mentalising).

Peter is currently based at the School of Psychology, Deakin University, where he is Associate Professor of Psychology (Cognitive Neuroscience) and Discipline Leader in Cognitive Neuroscience. Peter has published over 50 peer-reviewed papers and been awarded over $2.7M in competitive grant funding. He is currently funded by a Career Development Fellowship (CDF) from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), and holds active grants from the Australian Research Council (ARC) and the Brain and Behaviour Research Foundation. In 2012 Peter received a Young Tall Poppy Science Award from the Australian Institute of Policy and Science.

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Selected Recent Papers

Enticott, P. G., Fitzgibbon, B. M., Kennedy, H. A., Arnold, S. L., Elliot, D., Peachey, A., Zangen, A., & Fitzgerald, P. B. (in press, 23/10/2013). A double-blind, randomized trial of deep repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for autism spectrum disorder. Brain Stimulation. 

Enticott, P. G., Kennedy, H. A., Rinehart, N. J., Tonge, B. J., Bradshaw, J. L., & Fitzgerald, P. B. (2013). GABAergic activity in autism spectrum disorders: An investigation of cortical inhibition via transcranial magnetic stimulation. Neuropharmacology, 68, 202-209.

Hill, A. T., Fitzgibbon, B. M., Arnold, S. L., Rinehart, N. J., Fitzgerald, P. B., & Enticott, P. G. (2013). Modulation of putative mirror neuron activity by both positively and negatively valenced affective stimuli: A TMS study. Behavioural Brain Research, 249, 116-123.

Enticott, P. G., Kennedy, H. A., Rinehart, N. J., Tonge, B. J., Bradshaw, J. L., Taffe, J. R., . . . Fitzgerald, P. B. (2012). Mirror neuron activity associated with social impairments but not age in autism spectrum disorder. Biological Psychiatry, 71(5), 427-433.

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