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Professor Jason B. Mattingley

Position:
Lab Head, and Foundation Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience at The University of Queensland


Contact details at the Queensland Brain Institute
Email: j.mattingley@uq.edu.au
Phone:
+617 3346 6331
Office:
QBI Building #79, Room 342
Personal webpage: http://www.qbi.uq.edu.au/group-leader-mattingley
Postal address:   Queensland Brain Institute
                            The University of Queensland
                            St Lucia 4072
                            Queensland
                            Australia

Contact details at the School of Psychology
Email: j.mattingley@uq.edu.au
Phone: +617 3346 7935
Office: McElwain Building #24A, Room 417

Personal w
ebpage:
https://www.psy.uq.edu.au/directory/index.html?id=1139

Postal address:   School of Psychology
                            McElwain Building
                            The University of Queensland
                            St Lucia 4072
                            Queensland
                            Australia


Current research

Professor Mattingley's research investigates how the brain gives rise to perception, cognition and motor behaviour, in health and disease. He has examined this issue across a range of domains, from the initial filtering and prioritisation of sensory information to object recognition processes, multisensory interactions, executive control and action planning. Studies conducted in his laboratory also focus on implicit and explicit learning, cognitive training, and the role of attention and neural oscillations in brain plasticity. He seeks converging evidence from multiple empirical techniques, including behavioural measures in healthy participants and neurological patient groups, brain imaging and brain stimulation techniques.


Research interests
  • Neural mechanisms of selective attention and executive control
  • Multisensory integration
  • Implicit and explicit learning
  • Brain plasticity

Short biography

Professor Mattingley was appointed as Foundation Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Queensland in January 2007, a joint appointment between the Queensland Brain Institute and the School of Psychology.

He completed a Bachelor of Science Degree with Honours at Monash University (1988), a Master of Science Degree in Clinical Neuropsychology at the University of Melbourne (1990), and a PhD in Psychology at Monash University (1995). In 1994 he was awarded an NHMRC Neil Hamilton Fairley Post-Doctoral Fellowship, which he took to the University of Cambridge. Here he worked jointly with Professor Jon Driver in the Department of Experimental Psychology and Professor Ian Robertson at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit. While in Cambridge he was elected a Fellow of King’s College.

Upon returning to Australia Professor Mattingley was appointed as Senior Research Fellow (later Principal Research Fellow) at the University of Melbourne, where he was Director of the Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory within the School of Behavioural Science (2000–2006). He was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia in 2007.

In 2012 Professor Mattingley was awarded an Australian Laureate Fellowship by the Australian Research Council.

Professor Mattingley is currently a Chief Investigator in two major multi-disciplinary ARC research initiatives, namely the Science of Learning Research Centre (SLRC), and the Centre of Excellence for Integrative Brain Function (CIBF). The SLRC (http://slrc.org.au/) was established in 2013 and aims to improve learning outcomes for Australians by furthering our understanding of learning processes, developing techniques for measuring learning, and promoting learning in the community. The CIBF (http://www.cibf.edu.au/) was established in 2014 and aims to further our understanding how the brain interacts with the world, by focusing on the complex brain functions that underlie attention, prediction and decision-making.


Publications

For an up-to-date list of publications by Professor Mattingley, go to http://researchers.uq.edu.au/researcher/1193 and click on the "Publications" tab.


Current editorial board memberships
  • Associate Editor, npj Science of Learning (Nature Publishing Group)     2015 – present
  • Associate Editor, Neuroscience Research (Elsevier)     2014 – present
  • Associate Editor, Cognitive Neuroscience (Psychology Press)     2010 – present
  • Editorial Board Member, Brain & Cognition (Elsevier)     2003 – present
  • Action Editor, Cortex (Elsevier)     2002 – present
  • Editorial Board member, Neurocase (Routledge)     1998 – present
  • Editorial Advisory Board member, Neuropsychologia (Elsevier)     1998 – present