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Dr. Ashika Verghese (lab alumnus)

Position:
Former Postdoctoral Researcher (until 2017)

Ashika left us in 2017 to focus on raising her son.


Research while in the Mattingley Lab

In the past, my PhD research involved examining the neural correlates of top-down attention using a combination of behavioural and imaging techniques. My current work builds on this theme by probing the effects, transference and stability of cognitive training on visual attention tasks. I also examine the correlates for large-scale individual variability in cognitive performance.


Research interests
  • Visual attention
  • Individual differences
  • Retinotopic mapping
  • Morphometry

Selected publications

For a full and up-to-date publications list, go to
http://researchers.uq.edu.au/researcher/10930 and click on the "Publications" tab.

Verghese, A., Garner, K. G., Mattingley, J. B., & Dux, P. E. (2016). Prefrontal Cortex Structure Predicts Training-Induced Improvements in Multitasking Performance. Journal of Neuroscience, 36(9), 2638-2645. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3410-15.2016


Verghese, A., Kolbe, S.C., Anderson, A.J., Egan, G.F. & Vidyasagar, T.R. (2014). Functional size of human visual area V1: A neural correlate of top-down attention. NeuroImage, 93(1), 47-52.

Verghese, A., Anderson, A.J. & Vidyasagar, T.R. (2013). Space, color, and direction of movement: How do they affect attention? Journal of Vision, 13.



Conference presentations

Verghese, A., Kolbe, S.C., Anderson, A.J., Egan, G.F., & Vidyasagar, T.R. (2014, January). Predicting individual attentional ability: is the size of functional primary visual cortex a potential correlate. Paper presented at the 34th Annual Meeting of the Australasian Neuroscience Society, Adelaide, Australia.

Verghese, A., Kolbe, S.C., Anderson, A.J., Egan, G.F., & Vidyasagar, T.R. (2014, January). Linking the functional size of primary visual cortex to individual attentional ability. Paper presented at
the 34th Annual Meeting of the Australasian Neuroscience Society, Adelaide, Australia.

Verghese, A., Anderson, A. & Vidyasagar, T. R. (2013, February). Ignoring the elephant in the room: which attention cues aid in distracter suppression? Poster presented at the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Australian Neuroscience Society, Melbourne, Australia.

Verghese, A., Anderson, A. & Vidyasagar, T. R. (2012, February). Look here. Do not pay attention to detail: Role of location and feature cues in guiding attention. Paper presented at the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Australian Neuroscience Society, Gold Coast, Australia.