Dominika Dykiert

Research Assistant

  • Psychology
  • School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences

Contact details



Room F3, Psychology Building

7 George Square, Edinburgh
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Dykiert, D., Der, G., Starr, J.M, & Deary, I.J. (in press). Why Is Mini-Mental State Examination Performance Correlated With Estimated Premorbid Cognitive Ability? Psychological Medicine, accepted for publication 21 April 2016.

Marioni, R.E., Yang, J., Dykiert, D., Mõttus, R., Campbell, A., CHARGE Cognitive Working Group, Davies, G., Hayward, C., Porteous, D.J., Visscher, P.M., & Deary, I.J. (2016). Assessing the genetic overlap between BMI and cognitive function. Molecular Psychiatry, advance online publication, 9 February 2016. doi:10.1038/mp.2015.205

Hope, D., Bates, T., Dykiert, D., Der, G., Deary, I.J. (2015). More symmetrical children have faster and more consistent choice reaction times. Developmental Psychology, 51, 524-532. doi: 10.1037/a0038756

Roberts, B.A., Deary, I.J., Dykiert, D., Der, G., & Batty, G.D. (2014). Reaction time and incident cancer: 25 years of follow-up of study members in the UK Health and Lifestyle Survey. PLoS ONE 9 (4), e95054. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0095054

Dykiert, D., & Deary, I.J. (2013). Retrospective validation of WTAR and NART scores as estimators of prior cognitive ability using the Lothian Birth Cohort 1936. Psychological Assessment, 25, 1361-1366. doi: 10.1037/a0033623

Hope, D., Bates, T.C., Dykiert, D., Der, G., & Deary, I.J. (2013). Bodily symmetry increases across human childhood. Early Human Development, 89, 531-535. doi:10.1016/j.earlhumdev.2013.01.003

Dykiert, D., Der, G., Starr, J.M, & Deary, I.J. (2012). Age differences in intra-individual variability in simple and choice reaction time: Systematic review and meta-analysis. PLoS ONE 7(10): e45759. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0045759

Dykiert, D., Bates, T.C., Gow, A.J., Penke, L., Starr, J.M, & Deary, I.J. (2012). Predicting mortality from human faces. Psychosomatic Medicine, 74, 560-566.

Dykiert, D., Der, G., Starr, J.M, & Deary, I.J. (2012). Sex differences in reaction time mean and intraindividual variability across the life span. Developmental Psychology, 48, 1262-1276. doi: 10.1037/a0027550

Dykiert, D., Hall, D., van Gemeren, N., Benson, R., Der, G., Starr, J.M, & Deary, I.J. (2010). The effects of high altitude on choice reaction time mean and intra-individual variability: Results of the Edinburgh Altitude Research Expedition of 2008. Neuropsychology, 24, 391–401.

Madhyastha, T.M., Hunt, E., Deary, I.J., Gale, C.R., & Dykiert, D. (2009) Recruitment modeling applied to longitudinal studies of group differences in intelligence. Intelligence, 37, 422–427.

Dykiert, D., Gale, C.R., & Deary, I.J. (2009). Are apparent sex differences in mean IQ scores created in part by sample restriction and increased male variance? Intelligence, 37, 42–47.

Conference presentations

Dykiert, D., Booth, T., Deary, I.J. et al. Is white matter integrity associated with speed or variability in cognitive performance? Paper presented at the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences Conference, Barcelona, Spain, July 2013.

Dykiert, D. The curious case of reverse causation. Paper presented at the Centre for Longitudinal Studies Conference “The value and use of cohort studies for social investigation and policy making” London, UK, November 2012.

Dykiert, D. Is personality associated with level and change in physical fitness in late-life? Paper presented at the 16th European Conference on Personality, Trieste, Italy, July 2012.

Dykiert, D., Der, G., Starr, J.M. & Deary, I.J. Greater Female Variability in Reaction Time Found in Adults but Not in Children. Poster presented at the British Society for the Psychology of Individual Differences (BSPID), Edinburgh, UK, April 2010.

Dykiert, D., Der, G., Starr, J.M. & Deary, I.J. Sex Differences in Reaction Time Mean and Intra-individual Variability Across the Lifespan. Poster presented at the British Psychological Society (BPS) Scotland, Edinburgh, UK, November, 2009.

Hall, D., van Gemeren, N., Benson, R., Dykiert, D., Der, G., Starr, J.M., & Deary, I.J. Edinburgh Altitude Research Expedition 2008: Choice Reaction Time Variability at High Altitude. Paper presented at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh Symposium on Expedition Medicine, Edinburgh, UK, November 2008.




Research summary

Cognitive ageing, cognitive epidemiology, sex differences in cognitive abilities, intra-individual variability in reaction time.