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Dr. Natasha Matthews

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Phone: +617 3365 6229

Current research

I am a cognitive neuroscientist interested in the mechanisms that underlie attention and learning in adult and child populations. I currently work as part of the Science of Learning Research Centre (SLRC), a special research initiative of the Australian Research Council, which aims to bring together researchers in education, neuroscience and cognitive psychology.

Research interests
  • Visual attention
  • Attention training
  • EEG
  • Meta-cognition

Selected publications

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Garner, K .G., Matthews, N., Remington, R.W., & Dux, P. E. (2015). Transferability of Training Benefits Differs across Neural Events: Evidence from ERPs. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 27(10), 2079-94.

Matthews, N., Collins, K., Thakkar, N., & Park, S. (2014). Visuo-spatial imagery and working memory in schizophrenia. Cognitive Neuropsychiatry.

Matthews, N., Todd, J., Mannion, D.J., Finnigan, S., Catts, S., & Michie, P. T. (2013). Impaired processing of binaural temporal cues to auditory scene analysis in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, 146, 344-348.

Hawi, Z., Matthews, N., Wagner, J., Wallace, R. H., Butler, T. J., Vance, A., Kent, L., Gill, M., & Bellgrove, M. A. (2013). DNA Variation in the SNAP25 Gene Confers Risk to ADHD and Is Associated with Reduced Expression in Prefrontal Cortex. PLoS One, 8, e60274.

Hawi, Z., Matthews, N., Barry, E., Aiveen, K., Wagner, J., Wallace, R. H., Heussler, H. S., Vance, A., Gill, M., & Bellgrove, M. A. (2013). A high-density linkage disequilibrium mapping in 14 noradrenergic genes: evidence of association between SLC6A2, ADRA1B and ADHD. Psychopharmacology, 225, 895-902.

Matthews, N., Gold, B., Sekuler, R., & Park, S. (2013). Gesture imitation in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Bulletin.

Matthews, N., Vance. A., Cummins, T. D. R., Wagner, J., Connolly, A., Yamanda, J., Lockhart, P., Panwar, A., Wallace, R., & Bellgrove, M. A. (2012). COMT158Val allele is associated with impaired delayed-match-to-sample performance in ADHD. Behavioural and Brain Functions, 8, 25.

Kim, J., Matthews, N., & Park, S. (2010). An event-related fMRI study of phonological verbal working memory in schizophrenia. PLoS One, 11, e12068

Park, S., Matthews, N., Gibsonm C (2008). Imitation, simulation and schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 34, 698-707.

Matthews, N., Todd, J., Budd, T., Cooper, G., Michie, P. (2007). Auditory lateralization in schizophrenia – selective impairment in processing interaural time cues. Clinical Neurophysiology, 118, 833-844.