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Jason B. Mattingley

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, Australia , 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

M.I. Garrido, E.G. Rowe, V. Halász and J.B. Mattingley, "Bayesian mapping reveals that attention boosts neural responses to predicted and unpredicted stimuli," Cerebral Cortex, 2017 (in press).

S.L. Travis, 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., 2017 (in press).

L.J. Hearne, L. Cocchi, A. Zalesky and J.B. Mattingley, "Reconfiguration of brain network architectures between resting state and complexity-dependent cognitive reasoning," Journal of Neuroscience, 37, 8399-8411, 2017.

L. Cocchi, M.V. Sale, L.L. Gollo, P.T. Bell, V.T. Nguyen, A. Zalesky, M. Breakspear and J.B. Mattingley, "A hierarchy of timescales explains distinct effects of local inhibition of primary visual cortex and frontal eye fields," eLife, 5:e15252, 2016.

D.R. Painter, P.E. Dux, S.L. Travis and J.B. Mattingley, "Neural responses to target features outside a search array are enhanced during conjunction but not unique-feature search," Journal of Neuroscience, 34, 3390-3401, 2014.


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

J.L. Bradshaw and J.B. Mattingley, "Clinical Neuropsychology: Behavioral and Brain Science," San Diego: Academic Press, 1995.



Senior Fellow Azrieli Program in Brain, Mind & Consciousness


The University of QueenslandQueensland Brain Institute & School of Psychology


Ph.D. Monash University

M.Sc. University of Melbourne

B.Sc. (Honours) Monash University



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