Prof Debbie Mills

Professor in Psychology

Affiliations

Contact info

College Director of Research Postgraduate Studies, College of Human Sciences

Director for Research at Tir na n'Og Child Development Centre and Nursery

Phone: +44(0)1248 388572
Email: d.l.mills@bangor.ac.uk

Room 130, Brigantia Building
Penrallt Road, School of Psychology
Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 2AS

 

Professor Debbie Mills is a member of the Language, bilingualism, and cognitive developmentand Social Neuroscience Research groups

  1. Article › Research › Peer-reviewed
  2. Published

    3D Pattern of brain abnormalisiteis in William syndrome visualized using tensor-based morphometry

    Chiang, M-C., Reiss, A., Lee, A. D., Bellugi, U., Galaburda, A. M., Korenberg, J. R., Mills, D., Toga, A. W. & Thompson, P. M., 2007, In : Neuroimage. 36, 4, p. 1096-1109 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  3. Published

    A preliminary study of orbitofrontal activation and hypersociability in Williams Syndrome.

    Mimura, M., Hoeft, F., Kato, M., Kobayashi, N., Sheau, K., Piggot, J., Mills, D. L., Galaburda, A., Korenberg, J. R., Bellugi, U. & Reiss, A. L., 26 Jan 2010, In : Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders. 2, 2, p. 93-98

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  4. Published

    Abnormal cortical complexity and thickness profiles mapped in Williams syndrome.

    Thompson, P. M., Lee, A. D., Dutton, R. A., Geaga, J. A., Hayashi, K. M., Eckert, M. A., Bellugi, U., Galaburda, A. M., Korenberg, J. R., Mills, D. L., Toga, A. W. & Reiss, A. L., 20 Apr 2005, In : Journal of Neuroscience. 25, 16, p. 4146-4158

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  5. Published

    Abnormalities in visual processing lead to hypersociability and evaluation of trust: An ERP study of Williams syndrome

    Shore, D., Ng, R., Bellugi, U. & Mills, D., Oct 2017, In : Cognitive, Affective and Behavioural Neuroscience. 17, 5, p. 1002-1017 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  6. Published

    Affiliative behavior in Williams syndrome: Social perception and real-life social behavior.

    Jarvinen-Pasley, A., Adolphs, R., Yam, A., Hill, K. J., Grichanik, M., Reilly, J., Mills, D. L., Reiss, A. L., Korenberg, J. R. & Bellugi, U., 1 Jun 2010, In : Neuropsychologia. 48, 7, p. 2110-2119

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  7. Published

    Anomalous Sylvian fissure morphology in Williams syndrome.

    Eckert, M. A., Galaburda, A. M., Karchmskiy, A., Liang, A., Thompson, P., Dutton, R. A., Lee, A. D., Bellugi, U., Korenberg, J. R., Mills, D. L., Rose, F. E. & Reiss, A. L., 15 Oct 2006, In : Neuroimage. 33, 1, p. 39-45

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  8. Published

    Association Between Cerebral Shape and Social Use of Language in Williams Syndrome.

    Gothelf, D., Searcy, Y. M., Reilly, J., Lai, P. T., Lanre-Amos, T., Mills, D. L., Korenberg, J. R., Galaburda, A., Bellugi, U. & Reiss, A. L., 1 Nov 2008, In : American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A. 146A, 21, p. 2753-2761

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  9. Published

    Atypical hemispheric asymmetry in the perception of negative human vocalizations in individuals with Williams syndrome

    Jarvinen-Pasley, A., Pollak, S. D., Yam, A., Hill, K. J., Grichanik, M., Mills, D. L., Reiss, A. L., Korenberg, J. R. & Bellugi, U., 1 Mar 2010, In : Neuropsychologia. 48, 4, p. 1047-1052

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  10. Published

    Contrasting patterns of language-associated brain activity in autism and Williams syndrome.

    Fishman, I., Yam, A., Bellugi, U., Lincoln, A. & Mills, D. L., 1 Oct 2011, In : Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience. 6, 5, p. 630-638

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  11. Published

    Cross-modal influences of affect across social and non-social domains in individuals with Williams syndrome

    Jarvinen-Pasley, A., Vines, B. W., Hill, K., Yam, A., Grichanik, M., Mills, D. L., Reiss, A., Korenberg, J. R. & Bellugi, U., 1 Jan 2010, In : Neuropsychologia. 48, 2, p. 456-466

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  12. Published

    Defining the social phenotype in Williams syndrome: A model for linking gene, the brain, and behavior

    Jarvinen-Pasley, A., Bellugi, U., Reilly, J., Mills, D. L., Galaburda, A., Reiss, A. & Korenberg, J. R., 1 Dec 2008, In : Development and Psychopathology. 20, 1, p. 1-35

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  13. Published

    Developmental changes in neural activity to familiar words and gestures.

    Sheehan, E. A., Namy, L. L. & Mills, D. L., 1 Jun 2007, In : Brain and Language. 101, 3, p. 246-259

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  14. Published

    ERPs during auditory language comprehension in Williams Syndrome: The effects of Word frequency, imageability and length on word class.

    St. George, M., Mills, D. L. & Bellugi, U., 1 Jan 2000, In : Neuroimage. 11, 5, p. 357

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  15. Published

    Effects of acoustic distortion & semantic context on event-related potentials to spoken words.

    Aydelott, J., Dick, F. & Mills, D. L., 1 Sep 2006, In : Psychophysiology. 43, 5, p. 454-464

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  16. Published

    El síndrome de Williams. Un resumen de hallazgos cognitivos, electrofisiológicos, anatomofuncionales, microanatómicos y genéticos.

    Galaburda, A. M., Holinger, D., Mills, D. L., Reiss, A., Korenberg, J. R. & Bellugi, U., 20 Feb 2003, In : Revista de Neurologia. 38, Supplement 1, p. 132-137

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  17. Published

    Electrophysiological studies of face recognition in Williams syndrome.

    Mills, D. L., Alvarez, T. D., St. George, M., Appelbaum, L. G., Neville, H. & Bellugi, U., 1 Mar 2000, In : Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. 12, Supplement 1, p. 47-64

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  18. Published

    Evidence for superior parietal impairment in Williams syndrome

    Eckert, M. A., Hu, D., Eleiz, S., Bellugi, U., Galaburda, A., Korenberg, J., Mills, D. L. & Reiss, A. L., 11 Jan 2005, In : Neurology. 64, 1, p. 152-153

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  19. Published

    Frontostriatal dysfunction in Williams syndrome.

    Mobbs, D., Eckert, M. A., Mills, D. L., Korenberg, J., Bellugi, U., Galaburda, A. M. & Reiss, A. L., 1 Aug 2007, In : Biological Psychiatry. 62, 3, p. 256-261

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  20. Published

    Genetic Mapping of Brain Plasticity Across Development in Williams Syndrome: ERP Markers of Face and Language Processing

    Mills, D. L., Dai, L., Fishman, I., Yam, A., Appelbaum, L. G., St. George, M., Galaburda, A., Bellugi, U. & Korenberg, J. R., 12 Nov 2013, In : Developmental Neuropsychology. 38, 8, p. 613-642

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  21. Published

    Genetic influences on sociability: Heightened amygdala reactivity and event-related responses to positive social stimuli in Williams syndrome

    Hass, B., Mills, D. L., Yam, A., Hoeft, F., Bellugi, U. & Reiss, A., 28 Jan 2009, In : Journal of Neuroscience. 29, 4, p. 1132-1139

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  22. Published

    Increased brain activity to infant-directed speech in 6-and 13-month-old infants.

    Zangl, R. & Mills, D. L., 1 Jan 2007, In : Infancy. 11, 1, p. 31-62

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  23. Published

    Increased local gyrification mapped in Williams syndrome

    Gaser, C., Luders, E., Thompson, P. M., Lee, A. D., Dutton, R. A., Geaga, J. A., Hayashi, K. M., Bellugi, U., Galaburda, A., Korenberg, J., Mills, D. L., Toga, A. W. & Reiss, A. L., 15 Oct 2006, In : Neuroimage. 33, 1, p. 46-54

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  24. Published

    Individual differences in social behavior predict amygdala response to fearful facial expressions in Williams Syndrome.

    Haas, B., Hoeft, F., Searcy, Y., Mills, D. L., Bellugi, U. & Reiss, A., 1 Apr 2010, In : Neuropsychologia. 48, 5, p. 1283-1288

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  25. Published

    Intelligence in Williams syndrome is related to STX1A, which encodes a component of the presynaptic SNARE Complex

    Gao, M. C., Bellugi, U., Dai, L., Mills, D., Sobel, E. M., Lange, K. & korenberg, J. R., 2010, In : PLoS ONE. 5, 4, 8 p., e10292.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  26. Published

    Is It Williams Syndrome? GTF2IRD1 Implicated in Visual-Spatial Construction and GTF2I in Sociability Revealed by High Resolution Arrays.

    Dai, L., Bellugi, U., Chen, X. N., Pulst-Korenberg, A. M., Jarvinen-Pasley, A., Tirosh-Wagner, T., Eis, P. S., Graham, J., Mills, D. L., Searcy, Y. & Korenberg, J. R., 1 Mar 2009, In : American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A. 149A, 3, p. 302-314

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  27. Published

    Language and sociability: insights from Williams syndrome

    Fishman, I., Yam, A., Bellugi, U. & Mills, D. L., 1 Sep 2011, In : Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders. 3, 3, p. 185-192

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  28. Published

    Language experience and the organization of brain activity to phonetically similar words: ERP evidence from 14- and 20-month olds.

    Mills, D. L., Prat, C., Stager, C., Zangl, R., Neville, H. & Werker, J., 1 Oct 2004, In : Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. 16, 8, p. 1452-1464

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  29. Published

    Mapping Genetically Controlled Neural Circuits of Social Behavior and Visuo-Motor Integration by a Preliminary Examination of Atypical Deletions with Williams Syndrome

    Hoeft, F., Dai, L., Hass, B. W., Sheau, K., Mimura, M., Mills, D. L., Galaburda, A., Bellugi, U., Korenberg, J. R. & Reiss, A. L., 8 Aug 2014, In : PLoS ONE. 9, 8, p. e104088

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  30. Published

    More is not always better: Increased fractional Anisotropy of superior longitudinal fasciculus associated with poor Visuospatial abilities in Williams syndrome.

    Hoeft, F., Barnea-Goraly, N., Haas, B. W., Golarai, G., Ng, D., Mills, D. L., Korenberg, J., Bellugi, U., Galaburda, A. & Reiss, A. L., 31 Oct 2007, In : Journal of Neuroscience. 27, 44, p. 11960-11965

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  31. Published

    Reduced parietal and visual cortical activation during global processing in Williams syndrome

    Mobbs, D., Eckert, M. A., Menon, V., Mills, D., Korenberg, J. R., Galaburda, A., Rose, F., Bellugi, U. & Reiss, A., 2007, In : Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology. 49, p. 433-438 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  32. Published

    Relative sparing of primary auditory cortex in Williams Syndrome.

    Holinger, D. P., Bellugi, U., Mills, D. L., Korenberg, J. R., Reiss, A. L., Sherman, G. F. & Galaburda, A. M., 10 Mar 2005, In : Brain Research. 1037, 1-2, p. 35-42

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  33. Published

    The fusiform face area is enlarged in Williams Syndrome.

    Golarai, G., Hong, S., Haas, B., Galaburda, A., Mills, D. L., Bellugi, U., Grill-Spector, K. & Reiss, A., 12 May 2010, In : Journal of Neuroscience. 30, 19, p. 6700-6712

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  34. Published

    The neurobiology of Williams syndrome: Cascading influences of visual system impairment?

    Eckert, M. A., Galaburda, A. M., Mills, D. L., Bellugi, U., Korenberg, J. R. & Reiss, A. L., 1 Aug 2006, In : Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences. 63, 16, p. 1867-1875

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  35. Published

    To modulate or not to modulate: Differing results in uniquely shaped Williams syndrome brains.

    Eckert, M. A., Tenforde, A., Galaburda, A. M., Bellugi, U., Korenberg, J. R., Mills, D. L. & Reiss, A. L., 1 Sep 2006, In : Neuroimage. 32, 3, p. 1001-1007

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  36. Published

    Two languages, one developing brain: Event-related potentials to words in bilingual toddlers.

    Conboy, B. T. & Mills, D. L., 1 Jan 2006, In : Developmental Science. 9, 1, p. F1-F12

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  37. Published

    Vocabulary of 2-year-olds learing English and an additional language: Nroms and effecs of linguistic distance

    Floccia, C., Sambrook, T., Delle Luche, C., Kwok, R., Goslin, J., White, L., Cattani, A., Sullivan, E., Gervain, J., Abbott-Smith, K., Krott, A., Mills, D., Rowland, C. & Plunkett, K., Mar 2018, In : Monographs for the Society for Research in Child Development. 83, 1, p. 1-135

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  38. Published

    Vowels in early words: an event-related potential study

    Mani, N., Mills, D. L. & Plunkett, K., 1 Jan 2012, In : Developmental Science. 15, 1, p. 2-11

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  39. Published

    Watching the infant brain learn words: effects of vocabulary size and experience.

    Mills, D. L., Plunkett, K., Prat, C. & Schafer, G., 1 Jan 2005, In : Cognitive Development. 20, 1, p. 19-31

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  40. Published

    William’s syndrome: gene expression is related to parental origin and regional coordinate control

    Collette, J. C., Chen, X-N., Mills, D., Galaburda, A., Reiss, A., Bellugi, U. & Korenberg, J. R., 2009, In : Journal of Human Genetics. 54, 4, p. 193-198 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  41. Chapter › Research › Not peer-reviewed
  42. Published

    Deletion of 7q11.23 Genes and Williams Syndrome

    Dai, L., Jarvinen-Pasley, A., Bellugi, U., Mills, D., Brown, T., Halgren, E., Pober, B. & Korenberg, J. R., 8 Sep 2016, Epstein's Inborn Errors of Development: : The Molecular Basis of Clinical Disorders of Morphogenesis. Erickson, R. P. & Wynshaw-Boris, A. J. (eds.). Third ed. Oxford University Press, (Oxford Monographs on Medical Genetics).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  43. Published

    Deletion of 7q11.23 Genes and Williams Syndrome

    Korenberg, J., Dai, L., Bellugi, U., Pasley, A., Mills, D. L., Galaburda, A., Reiss, A., Pober, B., Epstein, C. J. (ed.), Erickson, R. P. (ed.) & Wynshaw-Boris, A. (ed.), 1 Jan 2008, Inborn errors of development. 2008 ed. Oxford University Press, p. 1544-1555

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  44. Published

    Do changes in brain organization reflect shifts in symbolic functioning?

    Mills, D. L., Conboy, B., Paton, C. & Namy, L. (ed.), 1 Jan 2005, Symbol Use and Symbolic Representation: Developmental and Comparative Perspectives. 2005 ed. Psychology Press, p. 123-153

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  45. Published

    Early communicative development and the social brain.

    Mills, D. L., Conboy, B., De Haan, M. (ed.) & Gunnar, M. R. (ed.), 1 Jan 2009, Handbook of social development neuroscience. 2009 ed. Guildford Press, p. 175-207

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  46. Published

    Electrophysiological studies of language development.

    St George, M., Mills, D. L., Weissenborn, J. (ed.) & Hoehle, B. (ed.), 1 Jan 2001, Language acquisition and language disorders. 2001 ed. John Benjamins Publishing, p. 247-259

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  47. Published

    Experience and developmental changes in the organization of language-relevant brain activity.

    Mills, D. L., Sheehan, E. A., Coch, D. (ed.), Fischer, K. W. (ed.) & Dawson, G. (ed.), 1 Jan 2007, Human behavior, learning, and the developing brain: Typical development.. 2007 ed. The Guilford Press, p. 183-218

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  48. Published

    Language development in Williams syndrome.

    Karmiloff-Smith, A., Mills, D. L. & Brown, K. (ed.), 1 Jan 2006, Encyclopedia of language and linguistics: Second edition, Volume 13, Language acquisition. 2006 ed. Elsevier, p. 585-589

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  49. Published

    Neuroimaging Methods

    Dick, F., Loyd-Fox, S., Blasi, A., Elwell, C. & Mills, D., 1 Dec 2013, Handbook of Educational Neuroscience. Mareschal, D., Butterworth, B. & Tolmie, A. (eds.). Wiley Blackwell, p. 13-45

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  50. Published

    Neurophysiological markers of face processing in Williams syndrome.

    Mills, D. L., Alvarez, T. D., St George, M., Appelbaum, L. G., Bellugi, U. & Neville, H., 1 Jan 2001, Journey from cognition to brain to gene: Perspectives from Williams syndrome. 2001 ed. MIT Press, p. 73-104

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  51. Published

    Williams Syndrome: A neurogenetic model of human behavior.

    Korenberg, J., Bellugi, U., Salandanan, L. S., Mills, D. L., Reiss, A. L. & Cooper, D. (ed.), 1 Jan 2003, Nature Encyclopedia of the Human Genome. 2003 ed. Nature, p. 757-766

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  52. Paper › Research › Not peer-reviewed
  53. Published

    ICA provides new insight into ERP data: face processing in Williams Syndrome

    Marks, T. K., Mills, D. L., Makeig, S., Westerfield, M., Jung, T. P., Bellugi, U. & Sejnowski, T. J., 1 Jan 2000, p. 56-63.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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