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Professor Jason Mattingley
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Postal Address:

School of Psychology
McElwain Building
The University of Queensland
St Lucia 4072, QLD

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Professor Jason Mattingley

B.Sc. (Hons), M.Sc. (Clin. Neuro.), PhD, FASSA


I was appointed as Foundation Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience at The University of Queensland in January 2007. This is a joint appointment between the Queensland Brain Institute and the School of Psychology, the aim of which is to foster the development of research and teaching links between the disciplines of neuroscience and cognitive science.

Previously I was Director of the Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory within the School of Behavioural Science at the University of Melbourne (2000 - 2006). Prior to that I was a Senior Research Fellow at Monash University (1997 - 1999), and an NHMRC Neil Hamilton Fairley Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Cambridge, UK (1994-1997).

Professional Activities:

Editorial Board Memberships:

Brain & Cognition
Cognitive Neuroscience

Professional and Research Organisation Memberships:

Australian Academy of Science, National Committee for Brain and Mind
Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, Fellow
Australian Psychological Society (APS), Member
APS College of Clinical Neuropsychologists, Member
British Neuropsychological Society, Member
Cognitive Neuroscience Society, Member
Australian Neuroscience Society, Member
Society for Neuroscience, Member

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Professor Jason Mattingley
Research Activities:

Mechanisms of selective attention are crucial to virtually all aspects of everyday behaviour and cognition. The aim of my research is to address two broad questions concerning the nature of human selective attention. First, how does the brain filter sensory stimuli so that only behaviourally relevant inputs are selected for further processing? Second, what are the consequences of such selective processing for conscious perception and action? I have addressed these questions from a number of perspectives: by studying individuals with acquired and developmental disorders of attention, such as spatial neglect and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD); by using functional brain imaging techniques such as fMRI, ERPs and near-infrared spectroscopy, to examine the neural correlates of attentional processes; and by applying transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to focally stimulate regions of the brain thought to be involved in attentional control. My research has important implications for a number of real-world endeavours, including the diagnosis and treatment of individuals with attention deficits due to brain disease; the design of more efficient systems for conveying information to human operators; and in helping to predict preference and choice in consumer behaviour.

Representative Publications:

Authored Books

1. Bradshaw, J.L. & Mattingley, J.B. (1995). Clinical Neuropsychology: Behavioral and Brain Science. San Diego: Academic Press.

Edited Books/Special Issues

1. Mattingley, J.B. & Ward, J., eds. (2005). Cognitive neuroscience perspectives on synaesthesia. Special Issue of the journal Cortex (also to appear as a book).

Refereed Journal Articles


1. Harrison, W.J., Retell, J.D., Remington, R.W., & Mattingley, J.B. (in press). Visual crowding at a distance during predictive remapping. Current Biology. (Accepted: 21/03/13).

2. Cocchi, L., Halford, G.S., Zalesky, A., Harding, I.H., Ramm, B., Cutmore, T., Shum, D., & Mattingley, J.B. (in press). Complexity in relational processing predicts changes in functional brain network dynamics. Cerebral Cortex. (Accepted: 28/02/13).

3. Sale, M.V. & Mattingley, J.B. (in press). Selective enhancement of motor cortical plasticity by observed mirror-matched actions. NeuroImage. (Accepted: 09/02/13).

4. Bellgrove, M.A., Eramudugolla, R., Newman, D.P., Vance, A., & Mattingley, J.B. (in press). Influence of attentional load on spatial attention in acquired and developmental disorders of attention. Neuropsychologia. (Accepted: 25/01/13).

5. Price, M.C. & Mattingley, J.B. (in press). Automaticity in sequence-space synaesthesia: a critical appraisal of the evidence. Cortex. (Accepted: 29/10/12).

6. Jacoby, O., Kamke, M.R., & Mattingley, J.B. (in press). Is the whole really more than the sum of its parts? Estimates of average size and orientation are susceptible to object substitution masking. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. (Accepted: 04/04/12).

7. Molenberghs, P., Halász, V., Mattingley, J.B., Vanman, E.J., & Cunnington, R. (in press). Seeing is believing: Neural mechanisms of action perception are biased by team membership. Human Brain Mapping. (Accepted: 02/01/12).

8. Erskine, H., Mattingley, J.B., & Arnold, D.H. (in press). Synaesthesia and colour constancy. Cortex. (Accepted: 23/12/11).

9. Chan, E., Baumann, O., Bellgrove, M.A., & Mattingley, J.B. (2013). Extrinsic reference frames modify the neural substrates of object-location representations. Neuropsychologia, 51, 781-788.

10. Harrison, W.J., Mattingley, J.B. & Remington, R.W. (2013). Eye movement targets are released from visual crowding. Journal of Neuroscience, 33, 2927-2933.

11. Bortoletto, M., Mattingley, J.B., & Cunnington, R. (2013). Effects of context on visuomotor interference depends on the perspective of observed actions. PLoS ONE, 8(1):e53248. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0053248.

12. Travis, S.L., Mattingley, J.B., & Dux, P.E. (2013). On the role of working memory in spatial contextual cueing. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition,39, 208-219.

13. Arnold, D.H., Wegener, S.V., Brown, F., & Mattingley, J.B. (2012). Precision of synaesthetic colour matching resembles that for recollected colours rather than physical colours. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 38, 1078-1084.

14. Harrison, W.J., Mattingley, J.B., & Remington, R.W. (2012). Pre-saccadic shifts of visual attention. PLoS ONE, 7(9):e45670. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0045670.

15. Chan, E., Baumann, O., Bellgrove, M.A., & Mattingley, J.B. (2012). From objects to landmarks: the function of visual location information in spatial navigation. Frontiers in Psychology, 3:304. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00304.

16. Kamke, M.R., Veith, H.E., Cottrell, D., & Mattingley, J.B. (2012). Parietal disruption alters audiovisual binding in the sound-induced flash illusion. NeuroImage, 62, 1334-1341.

17. Hunt, J.J., Mattingley, J.B., & Goodhill, G.J. (2012). Randomly oriented edge arrangements dominate naturalistic arrangements in binocular rivalry. Vision Research, 64, 49-55.

18. Jacoby, O., Hall, S.E., & Mattingley, J.B. (2012). A crossmodal crossover: opposite effects of visual and auditory perceptual load on steady-state evoked potentials to irrelevant visual stimuli. NeuroImage, 61, 1050-1058.

19. Baumann, O. & Mattingley, J.B. (2012). Functional topography of primary emotion processing in the human cerebellum. NeuroImage, 61, 805-811.

20. Baumann, O., Chan, E. & Mattingley, J.B. (2012). Distinct neural networks underlie encoding of categorical versus coordinate spatial relations during active navigation. NeuroImage. 60, 1630-1637.

21. Kamke, M.R., Hall, M.G., Lye, H.F., Sale, M.V., Fenlon, L.R., Carroll, T.J., Riek, S., & Mattingley, J.B. (2012). Visual attentional load influences plasticity in the human motor cortex. Journal of Neuroscience, 32, 7001-7008.

22. Molenberghs, P., Sale, M., & Mattingley, J.B. (2012). Is there a critical lesion site for unilateral spatial neglect? A meta-analysis using activation likelihood estimation. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 6: 78.doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2012.00078.

23. Butler, D.L., Mattingley, J.B., Cunnington, R., & Suddendorf, T. (2012). Mirror, mirror on the wall, how does my brain recognize my image at all? PLoS ONE. 7(2): e31452. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0031452.

24. Hester, R., Nandam, L.S., O’Connell, R.G., Wagner, J., Strudwick, M., Nathan, P.J., Mattingley, J.B., & Bellgrove, M.A. (2012). Neurochemical enhancement of conscious error awareness. Journal of Neuroscience, 32, 2619-2617.

25. Molenberghs, P., Hayward, L., Mattingley, J.B., Cunnington, R. (2012). Activation patterns during action observation are modulated by context in mirror system areas. NeuroImage, 59, 608-615.

26. Molenberghs, P., Cunnington, R. & Mattingley, J.B. (2012). Brain regions with mirror properties: a meta-analysis of 125 human fMRI studies. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 36, 341-349.

27. Jacoby, O., Visser, T.A.W., Hart, B.C., Cunnington, R., & Mattingley, J.B. (2011). No evidence for early modulation of evoked responses in primary visual cortex to irrelevant probe stimuli presented during the attentional blink. PLoS ONE, 6(8): e24255. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0024255.

28. Bortoletto, M., Mattingley, J.B., & Cunnington, R. (2011). Action intentions modulate visual processing during action perception. Neuropsychologia, 49, 2097-2104.

29. Baker, K.S., Mattingley, J.B., Chambers, C.D., & Cunnington, R. (2011). Attention and the readiness for action. Neuropsychologia, 49, 3303-3313.

30. Baumann, O., Skilleter, A. & Mattingley, J.B. (2011). Short-term memory maintenance of object locations during active navigation: which working memory subsystem is essential? PLoS ONE, 6(5): e19707. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0019707.

31. Nandam, L.S., Hester, R., Wagner, J., Cummins, T.D.R., Garner, J., Dean, A.J., Kim, B.N., Nathan, P.J., Mattingley, J.B., & Bellgrove, M.A. (2011). Methylphenidate but not atomoxetine or citalopram modulates inhibitory control and response time variability. Biological Psychiatry, 69, 902-904.

32. Eramudugolla, R., Henderson, R., & Mattingley, J.B. (2011). Effects of audio-visual integration on the detection of masked speech and non-speech sounds. Brain & Cognition, 75, 60-66.

33. Eramudugolla, R., Kamke, M., Soto-Faraco, S., & Mattingley, J.B. (2011). Perceptual load influences auditory space perception in the ventriloquist aftereffect.Cognition, 118, 62-74.

34. O’Connell, R.G., Schneider, D., Hester, R., Mattingley, J.B., & Bellgrove, M.A. (2011). Attentional load asymmetrically affects electrophysiological indices of visual orienting. Cerebral Cortex, 21, 1056-1065.

35. Baumann, O. & Mattingley, J.B. (2010). Medial parietal cortex encodes perceived heading direction in humans. Journal of Neuroscience, 30, 12897-12901.

36. Molenberghs, P., Brander, C., Mattingley, J.B., & Cunnington, R. (2010). The role of the superior temporal sulcus and the mirror neuron system in imitation. Human Brain Mapping, 31, 1316-1326.

37. Silk, T.J., Bellgrove, M.A., Wrafter, P., Mattingley, J.B., & Cunnington, R. (2010). Spatial working memory and spatial attention rely on common neural processes in the intraparietal sulcus. NeuroImage, 53, 718-724.

38. Eramudugolla, R., Driver, J. & Mattingley, J.B. (2010). Biased figure-ground assignment affects conscious object recognition in spatial neglect. Cognitive Neuroscience, 1, 155-164.

39. McAnally, K.I., Martin, R.L., Eramudugolla, R., Stuart, G.W., Irvine, D.R.F., & Mattingley, J.B. (2010). A dual-process account of auditory change detection. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 36, 994-1004.

40. Eramudugolla, R., Boyce, A., Irvine, D.R.F., & Mattingley, J.B. (2010). Effects of prismatic adaptation on spatial gradients in unilateral neglect: a comparison of visual andauditory target detection with central attentional load. Neuropsychologia, 48, 2681-2692.

41. Morris, A.P., Liu, C.C., Cropper, S.J., Forte, J.D., Krekelberg, B., & Mattingley, J.B. (2010). Summation of visual motion across eye movements reflects a non-spatial decision mechanism. Journal of Neuroscience, 30, 9821-9830.

42. Chapman, H.L., Eramudugolla, R., Gavrilescu, M., Strudwick, M.W., Loftus, A., Cunnington, R., & Mattingley, J.B. (2010). Neural mechanisms underlying spatial realignment during adaptation to optical wedge prisms. Neuropsychologia, 48, 2595-2601.

43. Baumann, O. & Mattingley, J.B. (2010). Scaling of neural responses to visual and auditory motion in the human cerebellum. Journal of Neuroscience, 30, 4489-4495.

44. Rich, A.N. & Mattingley, J.B. (2010). Out of sight, out of mind: the attentional blink can eliminate synaesthetic colours. Cognition, 114, 320-328.

45. Baumann, O., Chan, E., & Mattingley, J.B. (2010). Dissociable neural circuits for encoding and retrieval of object locations during active navigation in humans. NeuroImage, 49, 2816-2825.

46. Molenberghs, P., Cunnington, R., & Mattingley, J.B. (2009). Is the mirror neuron system involved in imitation? A short review and meta-analysis. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 33, 975-980.

47. Hester, R. Madeley, J., Murphy, K., & Mattingley, J.B. (2009). Learning from errors: Error-related neural activity predicts improvements in future inhibitory control performance. Journal of Neuroscience, 29, 7158 – 7165.

48. Chan, E., Mattingley, J.B., Huang-Pollack, C., English, T., Hester, R.L., Vance, A. & Bellgrove, M.A. (2009). Abnormal spatial asymmetry of selective attention in ADHD. Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry, 50, 1064-1072.

49. Loftus, A., Nicholls, M.E.R, Mattingley, J.B., Chapman, H.L. & Bradshaw, J.L. (2009). Pseudoneglect for the bisection of mental number lines. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 62, 925-945.

50. Mattingley, J.B. (2009). Attention, automaticity and awareness in synaesthesia. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1156, 141- 167.

51. Chong, T.J., Cunnington, R., Williams, M.A., & Mattingley, J.B. (2009). The role of selective attention in matching observed and executed actions. Neuropsychologia, 47, 786-795.

52. Eramudugolla, R. & Mattingley, J.B. (2009). Spatial gradient for unique-feature detection in patients with unilateral neglect: Evidence from auditory and visual search. Neurocase, 15, 24-31.

53. Chong, T.J., Cunnington, R., Williams, M.A., Kanwisher, N. & Mattingley, J.B. (2008). fMRI adaptation reveals mirror neurons in human inferior parietal cortex. Current Biology, 18, 1576-1580.

54. Nyugen, H.N., Mattingley, J.B., & Abel, L. (2008). Extraversion degrades performance on the anti-saccade task. Brain Research, 1231, 81-85.

55. Williams, M.A., McGlone, F., Abbott, D.F., & Mattingley, J.B. (2008). Stimulus-driven and strategic neural responses to fearful and happy facial expressions in humans. European Journal of Neuroscience, 27, 3074-3082.

56. Williams, M.A., Visser, T.A.W., Cunnington, R. & Mattingley, J.B.(2008). Attenuation of neural responses in primary visual cortex during the attentional blink. Journal of Neuroscience, 28, 9890-9894.

57. Hester, R., Barre, N., Murphy, K., Silk, T., & Mattingley, J.B. (2008). Human medial frontal cortex activity predicts learning from errors. Cerebral Cortex, 18, 1933-1940.

58. Bellgrove, M.A., & Mattingley, J.B. (2008). Molecular genetics of attention. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1129, 200 – 212.

59. Snow, J.C. & Mattingley, J.B. (2008). Central perceptual load does not reduce ipsilesional flanker interference in parietal extinction. Neuropsychology, 22, 371-382.

60. Loftus, A.M., Nicholls, M.E.R., Mattingley, J.B., & Bradshaw, J.L. (2008). Numerical processing overcomes left neglect for the greyscales task. Neuroreport, 19, 835-838.

61. Eramudugolla, R., McAnally, K.I., Martin, R.L., Irvine, D.R.F., Mattingley, J.B. (2008). The role of spatial attention in auditory search. Hearing Research, 238, 139 – 146.

62. Loftus, A.M., Nicholls, M.E.R., Mattingley, J.B., & Bradshaw, J.L. (2008). Left to right: representational biases for numbers and the effect ofvisuomotor adaptation. Cognition, 107, 1048-1058.

63. Chong, T., Williams, M.A., Cunnington, R., & Mattingley, J.B. (2008). Selective attention modulates inferior frontal gyrus activity during action observation. Neuroimage, 40, 298-307.

64. Chambers, C.D., Bellgrove, M.A., Gould, I.C., English, T., Garavan, H., McNaught, E., Kamke, M., & Mattingley, J.B. (2007). Dissociable mechanisms of cognitive control in prefrontal and premotor cortex. Journal of Neurophysiology, 98, 3638-3647.

65. Hester, R., Barre, N., Mattingley, J.B., Foxe, J.J., & Garavan, H. (2007). Avoiding another mistake: error and post-error neural activity associated with adaptive post-error behaviour change. Cognitive, Affective and Behavioural Neuroscience, 7, 317-326.

66. Kashima, Y., Gurumurthy, A.K., Chong, T., & Mattingley, J.B. (2007). Agency, Sociality, and Time. Psychological Inquiry.18, 129-137.

67. Kashima, Y., Gurumurthy, A.K., Ouschan, L., Chong, T., & Mattingley, J.B. (2007). Connectionism and self:James, Mead, and the stream of enculturated consciousness. Psychological Inquiry.18, 73-96.

68. Williams, M.A., Berberovic, N., & Mattingley, J.B. (2007). Abnormal fMRI adaptation to unfamiliar faces in a case of developmental prosopamnesia. Current Biology, 17, 1259-1264.

69. Morris, A.P., Chambers, C.D., & Mattingley, J.B. (2007). Parietal stimulation destabilises spatial updating across saccadic eye movements. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA), 104, 9069-9074.

70. Stokes, M.G., Chambers, C.D., Gould, I.C., English, T., McNaught, E., McDonald, O., & Mattingley, J.B. (2007). Distance-adjusted motor threshold for transcranial magnetic stimulation. Clinical Neurophysiology, 118, 1617-1625.

71. Eramudugolla, R., Irvine, D.R.F., & Mattingley, J.B. (2007). Association between auditory and visual symptoms of unilateral spatial neglect. Neuropsychologia, 45, 2631-2637.

72. Chambers, C.D., Payne, J.M., & Mattingley, J.B. (2007). Parietal disruption impairs reflexive spatial orienting within and between sensory modalities. Neuropsychologia, 45, 1715-1724.

73. Nicholls, M.E.R, Loftus, A., Meyer, K., Mattingley, J.B. (2007). Things that go bump on the right: The effect of unimanual activity on rightward collisions. Neuropsychologia, 45, 1122-1126.

74. Snow, J.C. & Mattingley, J.B. (2006). Stimulus- and goal-driven biases of selective attention following unilateral brain damage: implications for rehabilitation of spatial neglect and extinction. Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience, 24, 233-245.

75. Chambers, C.D., Stokes, M.G., Janko, N.E., & Mattingley, J.B. (2006). Enhancement of visual selection during transient disruption of parietal cortex. Brain Research, 1097, 149-155.

76. Bellgrove, M.A., Mattingley, J.B., Hawi, Z., Mullins, C., Kirley, A., Gill, M. & Robertson, I.H (2006). Impaired temporal resolution of visual attention and DBH genotype in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Biological Psychiatry, 60, 1039-1045.

77. Nicholls, M.E.R., Smith, A., Mattingley, J.B. & Bradshaw, J.L. (2006). The effect of body- and environment-centred coordinates on free-viewing perceptual asymmetries for vertical and horizontal stimuli. Cortex, 42, 336-346.

78. Williams, I.M., Mulhall, L., Mattingley, J.B., Lueck, C., & Abel, L., (2006). Optokinetic nystagmus as an assessment of visual attention to divided stimuli. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 13, 828-833.

79. Rich, A.N., Williams, M.A., Puce, A., Syngeniotis, A., Howard, M.A., McGlone, F., & Mattingley, J.B. (2006). Neural correlates of imagined and synaesthetic colours. Neuropsychologia, 44, 2918-2925.

80. Williams, M.A. & Mattingley, J.B. (2006). Do angry men get noticed? Current Biology, 16, R402-R404.

81. Chambers, C.D., Bellgrove, M.A., Stokes, M.G., Henderson, T.R., Garavan, H., Robertson, I.H., Morris, A.P. & Mattingley, J.B. (2006). Executive 'brake failure' following deactivation of human frontal lobe. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 18, 444-455.

82. Mattingley, J.B., Payne, J.M., & Rich, A.N. (2006). Attentional load attenuates synaesthetic priming effects in grapheme-colour synaesthesia. Cortex, 42, 213-221.

83. Edquist, J., Rich, A.N., Brinkman, C. & Mattingley, J.B. (2006). Do synaesthetic colours act as unique features in visual search? Cortex, 42, 222-231.

84. Ward, J. & Mattingley, J.B. (2006). Synaesthesia: an overview of contemporary findings and controversies. Cortex, 42, 129-136.

85. Snow, J.C. & Mattingley, J.B. (2006). Goal-driven selective attention in patients with right hemisphere lesions: how intact is the ipsilesional field? Brain, 129, 168-181.

86. Stokes, M. G., Chambers, C. D., Gould, I. C., Henderson, T. R., Janko, N. E., Allen, N. & Mattingley, J. B. (2005). Simple metric for scaling motor threshold based on scalp-cortex distance: Application to studies using transcranial magnetic stimulation. Journal of Neurophysiology, 94, 4520-4527.

87. Rich, A.N., Bradshaw, J.L. & Mattingley, J.B. (2005). A systematic, large-scale study of synaesthesia: implications for the role of early experience in lexical-colour associations. Cognition, 98, 53-84.

88. Chambers, C.D. & Mattingley, J.B. (2005). Neurodisruption of selective attention: insights and implications. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 9, 542-550.

89. Nicholls, M.E.R., Mattingley, J.B. & Bradshaw, J.L. (2005). The effect of strategy on pseudoneglect for luminance judgements. Cognitive Brain Research, 25, 71-77.

90. Kritikos, A., Breen, N. & Mattingley, J.B. (2005). Anarchic hand syndrome: bimanual co-ordination and sensitivity to irrelevant information in unimanual reaches. Cognitive Brain Research, 24, 634-647.

91. Eramudugolla, R., Irvine, D.R.F., McAnally, K.I., Martin, R.L., & Mattingley, J.B. (2005). Directed attention eliminates ‘change deafness’ in complex auditory scenes’. Current Biology, 15, 1108-1113.

92. Klimkeit, E.I., Mattingley, J.B., Sheppard, D.M., Lee, P. & Bradshaw, J.L. (2005). Motor preparation, motor execution, attention, and executive functions in attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Child Neuropsychology, 11, 153-173.

93. Chambers, C.D., Mattingley, J.B., & Moss, S.A. (2005). Does selective attention influence the octave illusion? Perception, 34, 217-229.

94. Williams, M.A., McGlone, F., Abbott, D.F. & Mattingley, J.B. (2005). Differential amygdala response to happy and fearful facial expressions depends on selective attention. NeuroImage, 24, 417-425.

95. Williams, M.A., Moss, S.A., Bradshaw, J.L., & Mattingley, J.B. (2005). Look at me, I’m smiling: visual search for threatening and non-threatening facial expressions. Visual Cognition, 12, 29-50.

96. Nicholls, M.E.R., Hughes, G., Mattingley, J.B. & Bradshaw, J.L. (2004). Are object- and space-based attentional biases both important to free-viewing perceptual asymmetries? Experimental Brain Research, 154, 513-520.

97. Chambers, C.D., Payne, J.M., Stokes, M.G. & Mattingley, J.B. (2004). Fast and slow parietal pathways mediate spatial attention. Nature Neuroscience, 7, 217-218.

98. Williams, M & Mattingley, J.B. (2004). Unconscious processing of non-threatening facial emotion in parietal extinction. Experimental Brain Research, 154, 403-406.

99. Williams, M.A., Morris, A.P., McGlone, F., Abbott, D.F., & Mattingley, J.B. (2004). Amygdala responses to fearful and happy facial expressions under conditions of binocular suppression. Journal of Neuroscience, 24, 2898-2904.

100. Nicholls, M.E.R., Mattingley, J.B., Berberovic, N., Smith, A., & Bradshaw, J.L. (2004). An investigation of the relationship between free-viewing perceptual asymmetries for vertical and horizontal stimuli. Cognitive Brain Research, 19, 289-301.

101. Pisella, L., Berberovic, N. & Mattingley, J.B. (2004). Impaired working memory for location but not for colour or shape in visual neglect: a comparison of parietal and non-parietal lesions. Cortex, 40, 379-390.

102. Berberovic, N., Pisella, L., Morris, A.P. & Mattingley, J.B. (2004). Prismatic adaptation reduces biased temporal order judgements in spatial neglect. NeuroReport, 15, 1199-1204.

103. Morris, A.P., Kritikos, A., Berberovic, N., Pisella, L., Chambers, C.D., & Mattingley, J.B. (2004). Prismatic adaptation and spatial attention: a study of visual search in normals and patients with unilateral neglect. Cortex, 40, 703-721.

104. Chambers, C.D., Mattingley, J.B., & Moss, S.A. (2004). Reconsidering evidence for the suppression model of the octave illusion. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 11, 642-666.

105. Chambers, C.D., Mattingley, J.B., & Moss, S.A. (2004). The suppression model remains unsound: A reply to Deutsch. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 11, 677-680.

106. Klimkeit, E.I., Mattingley, J.B., Sheppard, D.M., Farrow, M., & Bradshaw, J.L. (2004). Examining the development of attention and executive functions in children with a novel paradigm. Child Neuropsychology, 10, 201-211.

107. Chambers, C.D., Stokes, M.G., & Mattingley, J.B. (2004). Modality-specific control of strategic spatial attention in parietal cortex. Neuron, 44, 925-930.

108. Pisella, L. & Mattingley, J.B. (2004). The contribution of spatial remapping impairments to unilateral neglect. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 28, 181-200.

109. Mattingley, J.B., Berberovic, N., Corben, L., Slavin, M.J., Nicholls, M.E.R. & Bradshaw, J.L. (2004). The greyscales task: a perceptual measure of attentional bias following right hemisphere damage. Neuropsychologia, 42, 387-394.

110. Bellgrove, M. A., Collinson, S., Mattingley, J.B., Pantelis, C., Fitzgerald, P.B., James, A.C., & Bradshaw, J.L. (2004). Attenuation of perceptual asymmetries in patients with early-onset schizophrenia: evidence in favour of reduced hemispheric differentiation in schizophrenia? Laterality, 9, 79-91.

111. Klimkeit, E.I., Mattingley, J.B., Sheppard, D.M., Lee, P. & Bradshaw, J.L. (2003). Perceptual asymmetries in normal children and children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Brain and Cognition, 52, 205-215.

112. Nicholls, M.E.R., Mattingley, J.B., Bradshaw, J.L., & Krins, P. (2003). Trunk- and head-centred spatial coordinates do not affect free-viewing perceptual asymmetries. Brain and Cognition, 53, 247-252.

113. Rich, A.N. & Mattingley, J.B. (2003). The effects of stimulus competition and voluntary attention on colour-graphemic synaesthesia. NeuroReport, 14, 1793-1798.

114. Berberovic, N. & Mattingley, J.B. (2003). Effects of prismatic adaptation on judgements of spatial extent in peripersonal and extrapersonal space. Neuropsychologia, 41, 493-503.

115. Chambers, C.D., Mattingley, J.B. & Moss, S.A. (2002). The octave illusion revisited: suppression or fusion between ears? Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 28, 1288-1302.

116. Mattingley, J.B. (2002). Visuomotor adaptation to optical prisms: a new cure for spatial neglect? Cortex, 38, 277-283.

117. Slavin, M.J., Mattingley, J.B., Bradshaw, J.L., & Storey, E. (2002). Local-global processing in Alzheimer’s disease: an examination of interference, inhibition and priming. Neuropsychologia, 40, 1173-1186.

118. Rich, A.N. & Mattingley, J.B. (2002). Anomalous perception in synaesthesia: a cognitive neuroscience perspective. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 3, 43-52.

119. Sheppard, D.M., Bradshaw, J.L., & Mattingley, J.B. (2002). Abnormal line bisection judgements in children with Tourette’s syndrome. Neuropsychologia, 40, 253-259.

120. Nicholls, M.E.R., Bradshaw, J.L. & Mattingley, J.B. (2001). Unilateral hemispheric activation does not affect free-viewing perceptual asymmetries. Brain & Cognition,46, 219-223.

121. Corben, L.A., Mattingley, J.B. & Bradshaw, J.L. (2001). A kinematic analysis of distractor interference effects during visually guided action in spatial neglect. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 7, 334-343.

122. Mattingley, J.B., Rich, A.N., Yelland, G. & Bradshaw, J.L. (2001). Unconscious priming eliminates automatic binding of colour and alphanumeric form in synaesthesia. Nature, 410, 580-582.

123. Bradshaw, J.L. & Mattingley, J.B. (2001). ‘Allodynia’: A sensory analogue of motor mirror neurons in a hyperaesthetic patient reporting instantaneous discomfort to another’s perceived sudden minor injury? Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry, 70, 135-136.

124. Mattingley, J.B., Pisella, L., Rossetti, Y., Rode, G., Tilikete, C., Boisson, D. & Vighetto, A.. (2000). Visual extinction in oculocentric coordinates: a selective bias in dividing attention between hemifields. Neurocase, 6, 465-475.

125. Husain, M., Mattingley, J.B., Rorden, C., Kennard, C. & Driver, J. (2000). Distinguishing sensory and motor biases in parietal and frontal neglect. Brain, 123, 1643-1659.

126. McLennan, N., Georgiou, N. Mattingley, J.B., Bradshaw, J.L. & Chiu, E. (2000). Motor imagery in Huntington’s disease. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 22, 379-390.

127. Mattingley, J.B. (1999). Attention, consciousness, and the damaged brain: insights from parietal neglect and extinction. Psyche, 5 (14),

128. Mattingley, J.B. (1999). Right hemisphere contributions to attention and intention. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry, 67, 5.

129. Nicholls, M.E.R., Bradshaw, J.L. & Mattingley, J.B. (1999). Free-viewing perceptual asymmetries for the judgement of brightness, numerosity and size. Neuropsychologia, 37, 307-314.

130. Sheppard, D., Bradshaw, J.L., Mattingley, J.B. & Lee, P. (1999). Effects of stimulant medication on the lateralisation of line bisection judgements of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry, 66, 57-63.

131. Walker, R. & Mattingley, J.B. (1998). Pathological completion: the blind leading the mind? Behavioural and Brain Science, 21, 778-779.

132. Robertson, I.H., Mattingley, J.B., Rorden, C. & Driver, J. (1998). Phasic alerting of neglect patients overcomes their spatial deficit in visual awareness. Nature, 395, 169-172.

133. Mattingley, J.B., Robertson I.H., & Driver, J. (1998). Modulation of covert visual attention by hand movement: evidence from parietal extinction after right-hemisphere damage. Neurocase, 4, 245-253.

134. Mattingley, J.B., Corben, L.A., Bradshaw, J.L., Bradshaw, J.A., Phillips, J.G., & Horne, M.K. (1998). The effects of competition and motor reprogramming on visuomotor selection in unilateral neglect. Experimental Brain Research, 120, 243-256.

135. Husain, M., Mattingley, J.B., Rorden, C., Kennard, C. & Driver, J. (1998). Reaching in parietal neglect: Response to D.P. Carey: Action, perception, cognition, and the inferior parietal cortex. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 2, 164-166.

136. Driver, J. & Mattingley, J.B. (1998). Parietal neglect and visual awareness. Nature Neuroscience, 1, 17-22.

137. Mattingley, J.B., Husain, M., Rorden, C., Kennard, C. & Driver, J. (1998). Motor function of human inferior parietal lobe revealed in unilateral neglect patients. Nature, 392, 179-182.

138. Walker, R. & Mattingley, J.B. (1997). Ghosts in the machine? Pathological visual completion phenomena in the damaged brain. Neurocase, 3, 313-335.

139. Mattingley, J.B., Driver, J., Beschin, N. & Robertson, I.H. (1997). Attentional competition between modalities: extinction between touch and vision after right hemisphere damage. Neuropsychologia, 35, 867-880.

140. Mattingley, J.B., Davis, G. & Driver, J. (1997). Preattentive filling-in of visual surfaces in parietal extinction. Science, 275, 671-674.

141. Rorden, C., Mattingley, J.B., Karnath, H-O. & Driver, J. (1997). Visual extinction and prior entry: impaired perception of temporal order with intact motion perception after unilateral parietal damage. Neuropsychologia, 35, 421-433.

142. Irvine, D.R.F., Park, V.N. & Mattingley, J.B. (1995). Responses of neurons in the inferior colliculus of the rat to interaural time and intensity differences in transient stimuli: implications for the latency hypothesis. Hearing Research, 85, 127-141.

143. Driver, J. & Mattingley, J.B. (1995). Selective attention in humans: normality and pathology. Current Opinion in Neurobiology, 5, 191-197.

144. Mattingley, J.B., Bradshaw, J.L. & Bradshaw, J.A. (1995). The effects of unilateral visuospatial neglect on perception of Müller-Lyer illusory figures. Perception, 24, 415-433.

145. Mattingley, J.B., Bradshaw, J.L. & Bradshaw, J.A. (1994). Horizontal visual motion modulates focal attention in left unilateral neglect. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry, 57, 1228-1235.

146. Mattingley, J.B., Bradshaw, J.L., Bradshaw, J.A. & Nettleton, N.C. (1994). Recovery from directional hypokinesia and bradykinesia in unilateral neglect. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 16, 861-876.

147. Mattingley, J.B. & Bradshaw, J.L. (1994). Can tactile neglect occur at an intra-limb level? Vibrotactile reaction times in patients with right hemisphere damage. Behavioural Neurology, 7, 67-77.

148. Mattingley, J.B., Bradshaw, J.L., Nettleton, N.C. & Bradshaw, J.A. (1994). Can task specific perceptual bias be distinguished from unilateral neglect? Neuropsychologia, 32, 805-817.

149. Mattingley, J.B., Phillips, J.G. & Bradshaw, J.L. (1994). Impairments of movement initiation and execution in unilateral neglect: a kinematic analysis of directional bradykinesia. Neuropsychologia, 32, 1111-1134.

150. Mattingley, J.B., Bradshaw, J.L., Bradshaw, J.A. & Nettleton, N.C. (1994). Residual rightward attentional bias after apparent recovery from right hemisphere damage: implications for a multicomponent model of neglect. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry, 57, 597-604.

151. Morgan, M., Bradshaw, J.L., Phillips, J.G., Mattingley, J.B., Iansek, R. & Bradshaw, J.A. (1994). Effects of age and hand upon abductive and adductive movements: a kinematic analysis. Brain and Cognition, 25, 194-206.

152. Mattingley, J.B. & Bradshaw, J.L. (1994). How many neglects? Some considerations based on anatomy and information processing. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 4, 169-172.

153. Morgan, M., Phillips, J.G., Bradshaw, J.L., Mattingley, J.B., Iansek, R. & Bradshaw, J.A. (1994). Age related motor slowness: simply strategic? Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences Section, 49, 133-139.

154. Georgiou, N., Bradshaw, J.L., Iansek, R., Phillips, J.G., Mattingley, J.B. & Bradshaw, J.A. (1994). Reduction in external cues and movement sequencing in Parkinson's disease. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry, 57, 368-370.

155. Jones, D.L., Bradshaw, J.L., Phillips, J.G., Iansek, R., Mattingley, J.B. & Bradshaw, J.A. (1994). Allocation of attention to programming of movement sequences in Parkinson's disease. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 16, 117-128.

156. Bradshaw, J.L., Willmott, C.J., Umiltà, C., Phillips, J.G., Bradshaw, J.A. & Mattingley, J.B. (1994). Hand-hemispace spatial compatibility, precueing, and stimulus onset asynchrony. Psychological Research, 56, 170-178.

157. Georgiou, N., Iansek, R., Bradshaw, J.L., Phillips, J.G., Mattingley, J.B. & Bradshaw, J.A. (1993). An evaluation of internal cues in the pathogenesis of Parkinsonian hypokinesia. Brain, 116, 1575-1587.

158. Mattingley, J.B., Pierson, J.A., Bradshaw, J.L., Phillips, J.G. & Bradshaw, J.A. (1993). To see or not to see: the effects of visible and invisible cues on line bisection judgements in unilateral neglect. Neuropsychologia, 31, 1201-1215.

159. Mattingley, J.B., Bradshaw, J.L., Phillips, J.G. & Bradshaw, J.A. (1993). Reversed perceptual asymmetry for faces in left unilateral neglect. Brain and Cognition, 23, 145-165.

160. Bradshaw, J.L., Waterfall, M.L., Phillips, J.G., Iansek, R., Mattingley, J.B. & Bradshaw, J.A. (1993). Re-orientation of attention in Parkinson's disease: an extension to the vibrotactile modality. Neuropsychologia, 31, 51-66.

161. Mattingley, J.B., Bradshaw, J.L. & Phillips, J.G. (1992). Impairments of movement initiation and execution in unilateral neglect: directional hypokinesia and bradykinesia. Brain, 115, 1849-1874.

162. Mattingley, J.B., Bradshaw, J.L. & Phillips, J.G. (1992). Reappraising unilateral neglect. Australian Journal of Psychology, 44, 163-169.

163. Bradshaw, J.L., Dennis, C., Phillips, J.G., Mattingley, J.B., Pierson, J., Andrewes, D., Chiu, E. & Bradshaw, J.A. (1992). Initiation and execution of movement sequences in those suffering from and at risk of developing Huntington's disease. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 14, 179-192.

164. Mattingley, J.B. & Bradshaw, J.L. (1991). Spatial Maps. Nature, 352, 673-674.

165. Mattingley, J.B. & Badcock, D.R. (1991). The shift effect can be elicited with both foveal and peripheral masks. Vision Research, 40, 1251-1257.


Book Chapters


1. Manly, T., Fish, J. & Mattingley, J.B. (2013). Visuo-spatial and attentional disorders. In. Goldstein, L.H. & McNeil, J. (eds.) Clinical neuropsychology: A practical guide to assessment and management for clinicians, 2nd Edition. Chichester: Wiley, pp. 229-252.

2. Chong, T.J. & Mattingley, J.B. (2009). Automatic and controlled processing within the mirror neuron system. In. Pineda, J. (Ed.) Mirror Neuron Systems: The Role of Mirroring Processes in Social Cognition. New York: Humana Press, pp. 213-234.

3. Rich, A.N. & Mattingley, J.B. (2005). Can attention modulate colour-graphemic synaesthesia? In. Robertson, L.C. & Sagiv, N. (Eds.). Synesthesia: Perspectives from Cognitive Neuroscience. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 108-123.

4. Mattingley, J.B. & Rich, A.N. (2004). Behavioral and brain correlates of multisensory experience in synesthesia. In. Calvert, G., Spence, C. & Stein, B. (eds.) Handbook of Multisensory Processes. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 851-866.

5. Manly, T. & Mattingley, J.B. (2004). Attention, visuo-spatial disorders and spatial neglect. In. Goldstein, L.H. & McNeil, J. (eds.) Clinical neuropsychology: A practical guide to assessment and management for clinicians. Chichester: Wiley, pp. 229-252.

6. Snow, J.C. & Mattingley, J.B. (2003). Perception, unconscious. In. Nadel, L. (ed.) Encyclopedia of Cognitive Science. London: Macmillan, pp. 517-526.

7. Mattingley, J.B. & Walker, R. (2003). The blind leading the mind: pathological visual completion in hemianopia and spatial neglect. In. Pessoa, L. & De Weerd, P.(eds.) Filling-in: From perceptual completion to skill learning. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 207-227.

8. Mattingley, J.B. (2002). Spatial extinction and its relation to normal attention. In. H.-O. Karnath, A.D. Milner & G. Vallar (eds.) Cognitive and neural bases of spatial neglect. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 289-309.

9. Scott, S.C., Mattingley, J.B., Manly, T. & Wise, R.J.S. (2000). Spatial attention deficits and the perception of interaural rhythmic sequences – a preliminary analysis. In. P. Desain & L. Windsor (Eds.). Rhythm Perception and Production – Studies on New Music Research 3. Lisse: Swets & Zeitlinger, pp. 183-192.

10. Rich, A.N., Mattingley, J.B., Yelland, G. & Bradshaw, J.L., (2000). Conscious and non-conscious information processing in synaesthesia: a cognitive neuroscience perspective. In. C. Davis, T. van Gelder & R. Wales (Eds.). Cognitive Science in Australia, 2000: Proceedings of the Fifth Biennial Conference of the Australasian Cognitive Science Society. Adelaide: Causal.

11. Mattingley, J.B. (2000). Competitive interactions in perception and action: evidence from patients with parietal extinction. In. K.M.B. Bennett & S.J. Gregory (Eds.). Perception and Cognition for Action: Proceedings of the III Annual Perception for Action Conference. Melbourne: La Trobe University Press, pp.117-133.

12. Driver, J., Mattingley, J.B., Rorden, C. & Davis, G. (1997). Extinction as a paradigm measure of attentional bias and restricted capacity following brain injury. In. P. Thier & H.-O. Karnath (Eds.). Parietal Lobe Contributions to Orientation in 3D Space. Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag, pp. 401-430.

13. Mattingley, J.B. & Driver, J. (1997). Distinguishing sensory and motor deficits after parietal damage: an evaluation of response selection biases in unilateral neglect. In. P. Thier & H.-O. Karnath (Eds.). Parietal Lobe Contributions to Orientation in 3D Space. Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag, pp. 309-338.

14. Bradshaw, J.L., Phillips, J.G., Cunnington, R., Georgiou, N., Jones, D., Mattingley, J.B., Iansek, R. and Chiu, E. (1996). Evolution of a serial choice reaction time procedure for the use in studying movement and attention disorder. In U. Castiello (ed.), Mechanisms of Perception for the Control of Action: Proceedings of the First Perception for Action Conference. Churchill: Monash University, pp.57-62.

15. Mattingley, J.B. (1996). Paterson and Zangwill's (1944) case of unilateral neglect: insights from 50 years of experimental inquiry. In: C. Code, C.W. Wallesch, Y. Joanette, & A.R. Lecours (Eds.). Classic Cases in Neuropsychology (pp.173-188). Hove: Psychology Press.

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Research Area:
Cognitive Neuroscience

About me and my laboratory:

My interests are within the broad area of Cognitive Neuroscience, with a particular emphasis on understanding the neural bases of selective attention, multisensory integration and the interface between perception and action.

If offered a place you will become part of a large research group, with several fellow honours students plus numerous research fellows and research support staff. You will have an opportunity to learn one or more of the following experimental methods: functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), electroencephalography (EEG), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), psychophysics and human neuropsychology. I am particularly keen to hear from students who wish to continue with a career in cognitive neuroscience research.

My laboratory is based at the Queensland Brain Institute (on the St Lucia Campus). This is where you will undertake your research, attend weekly lab meetings and become part of a dynamic team working to understand brain function in health and disease.

There are several possible projects that students can undertake in my lab in 2015. I will explain these in more detail in person at the Honours "Meet and Greet" session on 28th January, or you can contact me directly via email to find out more.


Honours Projects for 2015:

In 2015, I will be offering several projects. Some of these projects will be co-supervised with post-doctoral research fellows in my laboratory. Below you will find two examples of the kinds of projects on offer.


Title: Is selective attention influenced by the predictability of sensory events?

Attention and prediction are two fundamental brain functions. Attention is crucial for boosting the processing of sensory inputs that are currently relevant for guiding behaviour, and for suppressing irrelevant or distracting information. Prediction reduces information processing load and improves cognitive efficiency by incorporating past experiences into judgements about the likelihood of events in the future. How do these processes interact? In this project we will investigate the extent to which the predictability of an event can impact, or bias, the amount of attentional resources we devote to it. We will address this question using behavioural and electroencephalographic (EEG) methods to understand the brain mechanisms of such putative biases in healthy volunteers.

Co-supervised with Dr Marta Garrido (Queensland Brain Institute;


Title: Is learning more efficient when we co-operate or compete?

The brain is a highly efficient learning machine. We begin learning from the moment we are born (and perhaps even earlier!), and we go on learning well into old age. How does the brain integrate new information learned from the environment with existing knowledge? Are there some contexts that provide a better environment for learning than others? In this project we will compare the efficiency of learning when participants undertake a novel task alone, with efficiency when they co-operate of compete with another person. We will use EEG to measure brain activity associated with learning under these different conditions. The study will be undertaken in the new ARC Science of Learning Research Centre ( You will also have an opportunity to get involved in other learning projects and activities within the SLRC during the year.

Co-supervised with Dr David Painter (School of Psychology)


For further information on the kind of research conducted in my laboratory, see my homepage on the School of Psychology website.

**NOTE: Studies using EEG, MRI and TMS are conducted in relatively small laboratory spaces and require a certain level of physical dexterity on the part of the experimenter. If you are uncertain about your capacity to operate in such an environment, please contact me for more information before nominating me as a supervisor.**


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