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Mr. Luke J. Hearne

Position:
PhD Student
Email: l.hearne@uq.edu.au
Phone: +617 3346 6326


Supervisors

Professor Jason Mattingley (primary)


Current research

My PhD project aims to investigate the functional architecture of the brain and how it can reorganize to produce intelligent human behavior. To do this I measure participants’ brain response to tricky problem solving tasks using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and electroencephalography (EEG). Using these techniques and approaches we hope to further our understanding of the neural underpinnings of human intelligence, as well the development of targeted interventions to help learning in individuals with low or impaired reasoning ability.


Research interests
  • Functional connectivity
  • Intelligence
  • Connectomics

Published papers


Cocchi, L., Yang, Z., Zalesky, A., Stelzer, J., Hearne, L. J., Gollo, L. L., & Mattingley, J. B. (2017). Neural decoding of visual stimuli varies with fluctuations in global network efficiency. Human Brain Mapping. https://doi.org/10.1002/hbm.23574

Hearne, L. J., Mattingley, J. B., & Cocchi, L. (2016). Functional brain networks related to individual differences in human intelligence at rest. Scientific Reports, 6, Article No 32328.

Hearne, L., Cocchi, L., Zalesky, A., & Mattingley, J. B. (2015). Interactions between default mode and control networks as a function of increasing cognitive reasoning complexity. Human Brain Mapping. doi:10.1002/hbm.22802


Conference presentations

Hearne, L. (2016, November). Functional brain architectures supporting higher cognition. Presented at the Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Society (ACNS) Conference, Shoal Bay, Australia.

Hearne, L. (2016, November). Functional brain architectures supporting higher cognition. Presented at Neuroeng, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Australia.

Hearne, L., Cocchi, L., Zalesky, A., & Mattingley, J. B. (2015, March). Interactions between default mode and control networks with increases in complexity during cognitive reasoning. Paper presented at Cortical Connections, Queensland Brain Institute, Brisbane, Australia.

Hearne, L., Taylor, A., Sale M.V., Cocchi L., & Mattingley, J. B. (2012, November). Reorganizing of Intrinsic Functional Brain Connectivity Induced by Local Cortical Excitation and Inhibition. Paper presented at the 3rd Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Conference, Queensland Brain Institute, Brisbane, Australia.

Hearne L., Cocchi L., Sale M.V., Zalesky A., Taylor A., Mattingley J.B. (2012, September). The effects of TMS of motor cortex on large-scale functional brain networks. Poster presented at the 3rd Brain Plasticity Symposium Circuits, Synapses and Behaviour, Queensland Brain Institute, Brisbane, Australia.