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Sylvia Hach

Senior Lecturer, Clinical Research Centre
School of Community Studies
Location: Building 060, Room 1028

Profile

Education   BA (UoA), MA (UoA), PhD (Max-Planck-Institute & University of Leipzig)       Methodology  
  • neuropsychological assessment
  • physiological stress measurement
  • (pressure) pain threshold measurement
  • structural and functional MRI
  • (repetitive) Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
  • motion capture (VICON)
  Research interests    
  • Spatial perception
  • (Spatial) embodiment
  • Individual differences in spatial (body) perception (e.g., handedness)
  • Plasticity of spatial (body) perception (e.g., stroke, illusions, mood disorders)
  • Role of visual (body) context and emotional state on pain perception
  • (Perspective in) autobiographical memory and future thinking

Graduate supervision of completed theses/dissertations

Masters theses or dissertations

Masters theses or dissertations supervised by Sylvia Hach as Principal Supervisor

Maddren, Kaley (2019). Dancers' experience of osteopathy and their attitudes towards dance injuries (Master of Osteopathy)
Sanson, Nina (2018). Behavioural activation and inhibition systems in relation to pain intensity and duration in a large chronic musculoskeletal pain sample (Master of Osteopathy)

Masters theses or dissertations supervised by Sylvia Hach as Associate Supervisor

Roberts, Fraser (2019). The association between pain and sleep and their effects on health-related quality of life, wellbeing and disability in people presenting to healthcare clinics in New Zealand (Master of Osteopathy)
Vincent, Michael (2018). Osteopaths' attitudes, knowledge and practice approaches regarding obesity (Master of Osteopathy)

Publications

Baghaei, N., Hach, S., Brucker, M., Liang, H-N., & Scholitt, J. (2019). MoodJumper: Studying User Preferences of Game Players with History of Mood Swings. International Society for Research on Internet Interventions ISRII, Auckland, New Zealand.

Baghaei, N., Hach, Sylvia., Liang, Hai-Ning., & Brucker, M. (2019). MoodJumper: An Exploration of Game Interface Preferences in Users With/Out Mood Disorder. Frontiers in Public Health (Vol. 08 2019).

Baghaei, N., Hach, S., Khaliq, I., Stemmet, L., Krishnan, J., Naslund, J., Lianfg, H-L., & Sharifzadeh, H. (2019). Increasing Self-Compassion in Young People through Virtual Reality. Proceedings of the IEEE Internatinal Symposium on Moxed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR).

Phillips, N., Hach, S., Mannion, J., & Moran, R. (2019). Effect of acute experimental hand pain on left-right discrimination response latency for hand recognition. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice (Vol. 36).

Hach, S., Baghaei, N., Jauny, R., Hayward, C., & Sarrafzadeh, A. (2018). MoodRush: Designing a language-free mobile app for mood self-assessment. Paolo Perego; Amir M Rahmani; Nima TaheriJejad, 7th EAI International Conference on Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare.
http://hdl.handle.net/10652/4306

Addis, D.R., Hach, S., Murray, C., & Tippett, L.J. (2017). Reduced specificity of imagined future events in depression. Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition (SARMAC) XII, Sydney, Australia.

Addis, D. R., Moloney, E. J., Tippett, L. J., Roberts, R., & Hach, S. (2017). The neural bases of autobiographical memory retrieval. Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition (SARMAC) XII, Sydney, Australia.

Jauny, R., Hayward, C., Baghaei, N., & Hach, S. (2017). MoodRush: Engaging, language-free, mobile self-asssessment of mood. Innovations that Transform Societies; Wintec ITP Symposium and Expo, Hamilton, New Zealand.
https://hdl.handle.net/10652/3895

Addis, D. R., Moloney, E. E., Tippett, L. J., Roberts, R. P., & Hach, S. (2016). Characterizing cerebellar activity during autobiographical memory retrieval: ALE and functional connectivity investigations. Neuropsychologia (Vol. Sep(90)).

Roberts, R. P., Hach, S., Tippett, L. J., & Addis, D. R. (2016). The Simpson's paradox and fMRI: Similarities and differences between functional connectivity measures derived from within-subject and across-subject correlations. Neuroimage (Vol. 135).

Hach, S., Tippett, L. J., & Addis, D. R. (2016). A closer examination of episodic specificity in depression. 6th International Conference on Memory, Budapest, Hungary.
https://hdl.handle.net/10652/3735

Addis, D.R., Hach, S., & Tippett, L.J. (2016). Do strategic processes contribute to the specificity of future simulation in depression? British Journal of Clinical Psychology (Vol. na).

McKechnie, R. C., Hach, S., Roy, D. E., Harrington, A., & Andersen, V. (2016). Stroke Family/Whānau pilot project. New Zealand, NXMG (Vol. 129(1441):New Zealand Medical Journal).

Hach, S. (2015). Functional connectivity of key default mode network regions in depression at rest. Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Conference, Auckland, New Zealand.

Hach, S. (2014). Remembering the past and imagining the future in depression. The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.

Bautista, C., Addis, D. R., Tippett, L. J., & Hach, S. (2014). Far, far away: Evidence of a greater effect of increased physical effort on low-level perception in depression. Australasian Winter Conference on Brain Research, Queenstown, New Zealand.

Hach, S., and Schuetz-Bosbach, S. (2014). In (or outside of) your neck of the woods: laterality in spatial body representation. Frontiers in Psychology (Vol. 19/5).
https://hdl.handle.net/10652/3050

Hach, S., Tippett, L. J., and Addis, D. R. (2014). Neural changes associated with the generation of specific past and future events in depression. Neuropsychologia (Vol. 65).
https://hdl.handle.net/10652/3052

Roberts, R. P., Hach, S., Grady, C., Tippett, L. J., & Addis, D. R. (2014). The relationship between BOLD variability and mean BOLD signal during episodic and semantic memory tasks. Australasian Winter Conference on Brain Research, Queenstown, New Zealand.

Hach, S. (2013). Verzerrtes Selbstbild Warped image of the self. Gehirn und Geist Brain and Mind (Vol. 3/2013).

Hach, S. (2013). Autobiographical memory in patient populations. The University of Auckland, The University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Hach, S. (2013). Divergent right hippocampus-mediated networks during autobiographical event generation in depression. Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Conference, Melbourne, Australia.

Hach , S. (2013). Staging the future: Contributions of executive dysfunction to low specificity of future thinking in depression. .

Hach, S., and Schuetz-Bosbach, S. (2012). Touching base: The effect of participant and stimulus modulation factors on a haptic line bisection task. Laterality (Vol. 17/2).

Hach, S., Ishihara, M., Keller, P., and Schuetz-Bosbach, S. (2011). Hard and fast rules about the body: Contributions of the action stream to judging body space. Experimental Brain Research (Vol. 212/4).

Hach, S. (2010). The body (in) space: Similarities between body and peripersonal spatial representations and evidence of dorsal contributions to judging body space. 26 September - 1 October, 2010.

Hach, S., Ishihara, M., Keller, P., and Schuetz-Bosbach, S. (2010). Hard and fast rules about the body: Evidence of dorsal contributions to judging body space. .

Hach, S., and Schuetz-Bosbach, S. (2010). Sinistrals' upper hand: Evidence for handedness differences in the representation of body space. Brain and Cognition (Vol. 72/3).

Hach, S., and Schuetz-Bosbach, S. (2009). Sinistrals' upper hand: Evidence for handedness differences in the representation of body space. .

Barber, P. A., Tippett, L. J., Merry , A. F., Hach, S., Frampton, C., and Milsom, P. (2009). Postoperative ischemia and cognitive impairment in cardiac surgery patients. Annals of Thoracic Surgery (Vol. 87/2).

Barber, P. A., Hach, S., Tippett, L. J., Ross, L., Merry, A. F., and Milsom, P. (2008). Cerebral ischemic lesions on diffusion-weighted imaging are associated with neurocognitive decline after cardiac surgery. Stroke (Vol. 39/5).

Hach, S. (2006). Hearts and minds: Pre- and post-surgical neuropsychological and neuroimaging findings in a cardiac patient group. .