Timothy John Brennen

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Visiting address Forskningsveien 3A Harald Schjelderups hus 0373 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1094 Blindern 0317 Oslo

Academic interests

I have carried out research in many areas of legal psychology, including face recognition, memory for names, memory and emotions, memory and trauma, and lie detection. In addition I write about cognition over the annual cycle.

Higher education and employment history

I did my first degree at the University of Exeter, and my PhD at the University of Nottingham. Since then I have worked at Université Pierre Mendès France, the Université de Savoie (Chambéry), and the University of Tromsø. I was made full professor at the University of Oslo in 2003.

Appointments

  • Research Dean, Social Sciences Faculty, 2016 - 2019

  • Head of Research, and Deputy Head of Department, Department of Psychology, 2008-2011

  • Member of the Norwegian Criminal Cases Review Commission, 2019-

Tags: Cognitive psychology, Neuroscience, Neuropsychology

Publications

  • Brennen, Tim & Magnussen, Svein (2022). The Science of Lie Detection by Verbal Cues: What Are the Prospects for Its Practical Applicability? Frontiers in Psychology. ISSN 1664-1078. 13. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2022.835285.
  • Bjørndal, Ludvig Daae; Brennen, Tim & Magnussen, Svein (2021). Norske dommeres kunnskap om påliteligheten av øyevitneforklaringer – 12 år senere. Lov og Rett. ISSN 0024-6980. 60, p. 521–532. doi: 10.18261/issn.1504-3061-2021-09-03.
  • Brennen, Tim; Blix, Ines; Nissen, Alexander; Holmes, Emily A.; Skumlien, Martine & Solberg, Øivind (2021). Investigating the frequency of intrusive memories after 24 hours using a visuospatial interference intervention: a follow-up and extension. European Journal of Psychotraumatology. ISSN 2000-8066. 12(1), p. 1–12. doi: 10.1080/20008198.2021.1953788. Full text in Research Archive
  • Sumampouw, Nathanael; Bjørndal, Ludvig Daae; Magnussen, Svein; Otgaar, Henry & Brennen, Tim (2021). Knowledge about eyewitness testimony: a survey of Indonesian police officers and psychologists. Psychology, Crime and Law. ISSN 1068-316X. p. 1–16. doi: 10.1080/1068316X.2021.1962868. Full text in Research Archive
  • Brennen, Tim (2021). Is cognition seasonal? New Ideas in Psychology. ISSN 0732-118X. 61. doi: 10.1016/j.newideapsych.2021.100852. Full text in Research Archive
  • Brennen, Tim & Magnussen, Svein (2020). Research on non-verbal signs of lies and deceit: A blind alley. Frontiers in Psychology. ISSN 1664-1078. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.613410. Full text in Research Archive
  • Bjørndal, Ludvig Daae; McGill, Lucy; Magnussen, Svein J; Richardson, Stéphanie; Saraiva, Renan & Stadel, Marie [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2020). Norwegian judges' knowledge of factors affecting eyewitness testimony: A 12-year follow-up. Psychiatry, Psychology and Law. ISSN 1321-8719. 28(5), p. 665–682. doi: 10.1080/13218719.2020.1837028. Full text in Research Archive
  • Melinder, Annika Maria D; Brennen, Timothy John; Husby, Mikael Falkhaugen & Vassend, Olav (2020). Personality, confirmation bias, and forensic interviewing performance. Applied Cognitive Psychology. ISSN 0888-4080. doi: 10.1002/acp.3674.
  • Siqveland, Johan; Hauff, Edvard; Ruud, Torleif & Brennen, Timothy John (2018). Posttraumatic stress and autobiographical memory in chronic pain patients. Scandinavian Journal of Pain. ISSN 1877-8860. doi: 10.1515/sjpain-2018-0044.
  • von Hofsten, Olov; von Hofsten, Claes; Sulutvedt, Unni; Laeng, Bruno; Brennen, Tim & Magnussen, Svein (2014). Simulating newborn face perception. Journal of Vision. ISSN 1534-7362. 14:16(13). doi: 10.1167/14.13.16.
  • Skule, Anne Cecilie; Ulleberg, Pål; Lending, Hilde Dallavara; Berge, Torkil; Egeland, Jens & Brennen, Tim [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2014). Depressive Symptoms in People with and without Alcohol Abuse: Factor Structure and Measurement Invariance of the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI-II) Across Groups. PLOS ONE. ISSN 1932-6203. 9(2). doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0088321.
  • Thimm, Jens; Holte, Arne; Brennen, Tim & Wang, Catharina E. (2013). Hope and expectancies for future events in depression. Frontiers in Psychology. ISSN 1664-1078. 4. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00470. Full text in Research Archive
  • Blix, Ines & Brennen, Tim (2012). Retrieval-induced forgetting after trauma: A study with victims of sexual assault. Cognition & Emotion. ISSN 0269-9931. 26(2), p. 321–331. doi: 10.1080/02699931.2011.570312.
  • Magnussen, Svein & Brennen, Tim (2011). Memory, Learning and cognition in education. Elsevier. ISSN 0123814383. p. 85–91.
  • Blix, Ines & Brennen, Tim (2011). Intentional forgetting of emotional words after trauma: A study with victims of sexual assault. Frontiers in Psychology. ISSN 1664-1078. 2. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2011.00235.
  • Blix, Ines & Brennen, Tim (2011). Mental time travel after trauma: The specificity and temporal distribution of autobiographical memories and future-directed thoughts. Memory. ISSN 0965-8211. 19(8), p. 956–967. doi: 10.1080/09658211.2011.618500.
  • Ihrke, Matthias & Brennen, Tim (2011). Sharing one biographical detail elicits priming between famous names: Empirical and computational approaches. Frontiers in Psychology. ISSN 1664-1078. 2. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2011.00075.
  • Brennen, Tim; Hasanovic, M; Zotovic, M; Blix, Ines; Skar, Ane-Marthe Solheim & Prelic, NK [Show all 10 contributors for this article] (2010). Trauma Exposure in Childhood Impairs the Ability to Recall Specific Autobiographical Memories in Late Adolescence. Journal of Traumatic Stress. ISSN 0894-9867. 23(2), p. 240–247. doi: 10.1002/jts.20513.
  • Sæther, Line; Van Belle, Werner; Laeng, Bruno; Brennen, Tim & Øvervoll, Morten (2009). Anchoring gaze when categorizing faces' sex: Evidence from eye-tracking data. Vision Research. ISSN 0042-6989. 49(23), p. 2870–2880. doi: 10.1016/j.visres.2009.09.001.
  • Dehli, Lars & Brennen, Tim (2009). Does retrieval-induced forgetting occur for emotional stimuli? Cognition & Emotion. ISSN 0269-9931. 23, p. 1056–1068. doi: 10.1080/02699930802285221.
  • Brennen, Tim; Vikan, Anne & Dybdahl, Ragnhild (2007). Are tip-of-the-tongue states universal? Evidence from the speakers of an unwritten language. Memory. ISSN 0965-8211. 15(2), p. 167–176. doi: 10.1080/09658210601164743.
  • Brennen, Tim; Dybdahl, Ragnhild & Kapidzic, Almasa (2007). Trauma-related and neutral false memories in war-induced Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Consciousness and Cognition. ISSN 1053-8100. 16, p. 877–885. doi: 10.1016/j.concog.2006.06.012.
  • Laeng, Bruno; Brennen, T; Elden, Åke; Elden, A; Paulsen, Helle & Banerjee, A [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2007). Latitude-of-birth and season-of-birth effects on human color vision in the Arctic. Vision Research. ISSN 0042-6989. 47. doi: 10.1016/j/visres.2007.03.011.
  • Geraerts, Elke & Brennen, Tim (2006). Investigating cognitive abnormalities in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. In Roy, Michael (Eds.), Novel Approaches to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. IOS Press. ISSN 1-58603-590-8. p. 31–40.
  • Wang, Catharina E.; Brennen, Tim & Holte, Arne (2006). Decreased approach motivation in depression. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology. ISSN 0036-5564. 47(6), p. 505–511.
  • Wang, Catharina; Brennen, Tim & Holte, Arne (2006). Automatic and effortful processing of self-statements in depression. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. ISSN 1650-6073. 35(2), p. 117–124. doi: 10.1080/16506070500466865.
  • Brennen, Tim; Hall, Catherine; Verplanken, Bas & Nunn, Julia (2005). Predictors of ideas about seasonal psychological fluctuations. Environment and Behavior. ISSN 0013-9165. 37.
  • Brédart, Serge; Brennen, Tim; Delchambre, Marie; McNeill, Allan & Burton, Mike (2005). Naming very familiar people: When retrieving names is faster than retrieving semantic biographical information. British Journal of Psychology. ISSN 0007-1269. 96.
  • Laeng, Bruno; Låg, Torstein & Brennen, Tim (2005). Reduced Stroop interference for opponent colors may be due to input factors: Evidence from individual differences and a neural network simulation. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. ISSN 0096-1523. 31(3), p. 438–452.
  • Wang, Catharina E.; Brennen, Tim & Holte, Arne (2005). Mechanisms of recurrent depression: A cognitive battle model and some preliminary results. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy. ISSN 1063-3995. 12, p. 427–442.
  • Laeng, Bruno; Låg, Torstein & Brennen, Tim (2005). Reduced Stroop interference for opponent colors may be due to input factors: Evidence from individual differences and a neural network simulation. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. ISSN 0096-1523. 31, p. 438–52.
  • Laeng, Bruno; Brennen, Tim; Dahl, Tove Irene; Låg, Torstein; Sagvolden, Terje & Svartdal, Frode [Show all 9 contributors for this article] (2004). The northernmost cognitive science laboratory. Cognitive Processing. ISSN 1612-4782. 5, p. 57–62.
  • Laeng, Bruno & Brennen, Tim (2003). Of frames and mirrors: reflections on neglect. A reply to McCarthy (2002). Cortex. ISSN 0010-9452. 39, p. 541–553.
  • Laeng, Bruno; Brennen, Tim & Espeseth, Thomas (2002). Fast responses to neglected targets in visual search reflect pre-attentive processes: An exploration of response times in visual neglect. Neuropsychologia. ISSN 0028-3932. 40(1622).
  • Laeng, Bruno; Brennen, Tim; Johannessen, Kristin; Holmen, Kirsti & Elvestad, Rolf (2002). MULTIPLE REFERENCE FRAMES IN NEGLECT? AN INVESTIGATION OF THE OBJECT-CENTRED FRAME AND THE DISSOCIATION BETWEEN “NEAR” AND “FAR” FROM THE BODY BY USE OF A MIRROR. Cortex. ISSN 0010-9452. 38, p. 511–528.
  • Brennen, Tim (2000). On the meaning of personal names for identity: A view from cognitive psychology. Names: A Journal of Onomastics. ISSN 0027-7738. 48, p. 139–146.
  • Brennen, Tim (1999). Face naming in dementia: a reply to Hodges and Greene (1998). Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology... ISSN 0033-555X. 52, p. 535–541.
  • Brennen, Tim; Martinussen, Monica; Hjemdal, Odin & Hansen, Bernt O (1999). Arctic cognition: A study of cognitive performance in summer and winter at 69 degrees N. Applied Cognitive Psychology. ISSN 0888-4080. 13, p. 561–580.
  • Brédart, Serge; Brennen, Tim & Valentine, Tim (1997). Dissociations between the Processing of Proper and Common Names. Cognitive Neuropsychology. ISSN 0264-3294. 14, p. 209–217.
  • Brennen, Tim; David, Danielle; Fluchaire, Isabelle & Pellat, Jacques (1996). Naming Faces and Objects Without Comprehension - A Case Study. Cognitive Neuropsychology. ISSN 0264-3294. 13, p. 93–110.
  • Moreaud, Olivier; Pellat, Jacques; Charnallet, Annik; Carbonnel, Serge & Brennen, Tim (1995). Déficit de la production et de l'apprentissage des noms propres après lésion ischæmique tubérothalamique gauche. Revue neurologique (Paris). ISSN 0035-3787. 151, p. 93–99.
  • Brennen, Tim (1993). The difficulty with recalling people's names: The plausible phonology hypothesis. Memory. ISSN 0965-8211. 1, p. 409–431.
  • Brennen, Tim & Bruce, Vicki (1991). Context effects in the processing of familiar faces. Psychological Research. ISSN 0340-0727. 53, p. 296–304.
  • Brennen, Tim; Vicki, Bruce; Baguley, Thom & Bright, Jim (1990). Resolving Semantically-induced Tip-of-the-Tongue States for Proper Nouns. Memory & Cognition. ISSN 0090-502X. 18, p. 339–347.

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  • Gerrig, Richard; Zimbardo, Philip G.; Svartdal, Frode; Brennen, Tim; Donaldson, Roger & Archer, Trevor (2012). Psychology and life. Pearson. ISBN 9780273720027. 650 p.
  • Valentine, Tim; Brennen, Tim & Brédart, Serge (1996). The Cognitive Psychology of Proper Names: The Importance of Being Ernest. Routledge. ISBN 0-415-13545-1. 212 p.

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  • Brennen, Tim (2021). Vitnepsykologi.
  • Brennen, Timothy John (2019). Vitnepsykologi.
  • Brennen, Timothy John (2019). Expert psychological witnesses – how miscarriages of justice arise from their evidence - a view from Norway.
  • Brennen, Timothy John (2018). Vitnepsykologi.
  • Blix, Ines; Brennen, Timothy John & Solberg, Øivind (2018). Forskningsformidling er viktig, også før vi har to streker under svaret . Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.). ISSN 0804-3116.
  • Brennen, Timothy John (2018). Intervju om fargepersepsjon, og livsvitenskapssatsingen ved Universitetet i Oslo. [TV]. Østlandssendingen.
  • Brennen, Timothy John (2018). Vitnepsykologi og sakkyndighet.
  • Brennen, Timothy John (2017). Expecting the impossible? Humans in the forensic context.
  • Brennen, Timothy John & Sumampouw, Nael (2017). Being an expert psychological witness in court.
  • Brennen, Timothy John (2017). Fake news! Tro det eller ei?
  • Brennen, Timothy John (2017). You Better Believe it! What Cognitive Psychology Tells us About Fake News.
  • Solberg, Øivind & Brennen, Timothy John (2017). "Stress and your memory..." .
  • Brennen, Tim (2010). Reflections on collaboration with Tuzla in the field of psychology and war: Past, present and future. Acta Medica Saliniana. ISSN 0350-364X. 39, p. 43–45.
  • Magnussen, Svein & Brennen, Tim (2010). Memory. In Peterson, Penelope; Baker, Eva & McGaw, Barry (Ed.), International Encyclopedia of Education, Third edition, Volume 5. Elsevier. ISSN 978-0-08-044893-0. p. 197–203.
  • Brennen, Tim (2007). Norsk Psykologforenings syn på psykologi og psykologer. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening. ISSN 0332-6470. 44, p. 794–795.
  • Brennen, Tim; Dybdahl, Ragnhild & Solberg, Øivind (2007). Retrieval-induced forgetting in war-induced PTSD.
  • Brennen, Tim; Dybdahl, Ragnhild & Solberg, Øivind (2007). Retrieval-induced forgetting in war-induced PTSD.
  • Brennen, Tim; Dybdahl, Ragnhild & Solberg, Øivind (2007). Intentional and unintentional forgetting in war-induced Post-traumatic Stress Disorder.
  • Blix, Ines; Brennen, Tim; Skar, Ane-Marthe Solheim; Hasanovic, Mevludin; Kravic, Nera & Memehdovic, Indira [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2007). The specificity of autobiographical memory in adolescents exposed to war in childhood.
  • Brennen, Tim (2006). Palabras y alfabetización i Cobán.
  • Brennen, Tim; Dybdahl, Ragnhild & Solberg, Øivind (2006). False recognition of trauma-related words in war-induced PTSD.
  • Wang, Catharina E.; Brennen, Tim & Holte, Arne (2006). Decreased approach motivation in depression.
  • Brennen, Tim & Geraerts, Elke (2005). Investigating cognitive abnormalities in Post-traumatic Stress Disorder.
  • Brennen, Tim; Dybdahl, Ragnhild; Jukic, Jasna & Kapidzic, Almasa (2005). War-related false memories in Bosnian PTSD patients and controls.
  • Brennen, Tim; Dybdahl, Ragnhild & Kapidzic, Almasa (2005). Trauma-related false memories in war-induced Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.
  • McNeill, Allan; Burton, Mike; Brédart, Serge; Brennen, Tim & Delchambre, Marie (2004). Naming of faces occurs more quickly than semantic categorisation for very familiar people.
  • Brennen, Tim (2003). Å skille mellom Alzheimers demens og depresjon: Har psykologien noe å bidra med?
  • Brennen, Tim; Dybdahl, Ragnhild; Jukic, Jasna & Kapidzic, Almasa (2003). Directed forgetting of trauma-related material in patients with PTSD and controls.
  • Brennen, Tim; Dybdahl, Ragnhild; Jukic, Jasna & Kapidzic, Almasa (2003). Evidence of a specific impairment of inhibition for trauma-related material in patients with PTSD.
  • Brennen, Tim; Dybdahl, Ragnhild; Vikan, Anne & Lem Hernandez, Mirna (2003). The role of literacy in the awareness of words and tip-of-the-tongue states.
  • Sæther, Line; Laeng, Bruno; Brennen, Tim & Rudi, Erik (2003). The Relevance Of The Nose For Sex.
  • Wang, Catharina E.; Brennen, Tim & Holte, Arne (2002). Positivity bias or avoidant coping strategies in previously depressed individuals?
  • Brennen, Tim; Færevaag, Fredrik Svartdal & Braaten, Linn Astrid Shin (2020). Psykologiforbundets karriereundersøkelse 2020. Psykologiforbundet.

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