Jason B. Mattingley



  • Fellow
  • Azrieli Brain, Mind & Consciousness


  • University of Queensland
Queensland Brain Institute and The University of Queensland School of Psychology


  • Australia


PhD, Monash University
MSc, University of Melbourne
BSc (Honours), Monash University


Jason Mattingley seeks to understand the roles played by selective attention, prediction and decision-making in the human brain, in health and disease.

His laboratory explores how people use attention to prioritize information, how the brain anticipates and responds to events and how the perceptual system optimizes decisions under uncertainty. This research involves understanding how perceptual and cognitive processes can be impaired in brain disorders such as stroke, dementia and attention deficit disorder. The group also aims to harness new discoveries to enhance learning outcomes.


Distinguished Alumni Award, faculty of biomedical and psychological sciences, Monash
University, 2016

Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, 2016

Distinguished Contribution to Psychological Science award, Australian Psychological
Society, 2012

Australian Laureate Fellowship, Australian Research Council, 2011

Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, 2007

Relevant Publications

Garrido, M.I. et al. "Bayesian mapping reveals that attention boosts neural responses to predicted and unpredicted stimuli." Cerebral Cortex 28, no. 5 (May 2018): 1771–1782.

Travis, S.L., P.E. Dux, and J.B. Mattingley. "Re-examining the influence of attention and consciousness on visual afterimage duration." Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance 43, no. 12 (December 2017): 1944–1949.

Hearne, L.J. et al. "Reconfiguration of brain network architectures between resting state and complexity-dependent cognitive reasoning." Journal of Neuroscience 37 (2017): 8399–8411.

Cocchi, L. et al. "A hierarchy of timescales explains distinct effects of local inhibition of primary visual cortex and frontal eye fields." eLife 10.7554/eLife.15252. (2016.)

Painter, D.R. et al. "Neural responses to target features outside a search array are
enhanced during conjunction but not unique-feature search." Journal of Neuroscience 34 (2014): 3390–3401.

Mattingley, J.B., and J. Ward, eds. Cognitive neuroscience perspectives on synaesthesia. Milan: Masson, Elsevier, 2006.