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Dr. Oscar Jacoby (Lab alumnus)

Position: Former 
Research Assistant, Former PhD and Honours Student (2008 - 2018)
Email: o.jacoby@uq.edu.au
Phone: +617 3346 6326

Oscar left us in 2018 to become a Teacher Aide at Ithaca Creek State School.

Research while in the Mattingley Lab

My recent research focuses on feature-based attention, or how the human brain prioritizes some visual feature values over others during visual search. I am investigating how this executive control process interacts with other executive control processes, such as the ability to hold and manipulate information in working memory.


Research interests
  • Visual selective attention
  • Visual perception
  • Working memory

Published papers


Cummins, T. D., Jacoby, O., Hawi, Z., Nandam, L. S., Byrne, M. A., Kim, B. N., . . . Bellgrove, M. A. (2014). Alpha-2A adrenergic receptor gene variants are associated with increased intraindividual variability in response time. Molecular Psychiatry, 19, 1031-1036. doi: 10.1038/mp.2013.140

Jacoby, O., Kamke, M., & Mattingley, J. B. (2013). 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, 39(1), 233-244. doi: 10.1037/a0028762

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(4), 1050-1058. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2012.03.040

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


Conference presentations


Jacoby, O., Remington, R. W., Becker, S. I., Kamke, M., & Mattingley, J. B. (2014, July). Interactive effects of task set and working memory on attentional capture. Paper presented at the 12th International Conference on Cognitive Neuroscience, Brisbane, Australia.

Jacoby, O., Remington, R. W., Becker, S. I., Kamke, M., & Mattingley, J. B. (2014, April). Interactive effects of task set and working memory on attentional capture.
Paper presented at the 41st Australasian Experiment Psychology Conference, Brisbane, Australia.

Jacoby, O., Remington, R. W., Becker, S. I., Kamke, M., & Mattingley, J. B. (2013, November). The role of working memory in top-down modulation of attentional capture. Poster presented at the 43rd meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA.

Jacoby, O., Remington, R. W., Becker, S. I., Kamke, M., Butler, K., & Mattingley, J. B. (2013, April). The role of working memory in top-down modulation of attentional capture.
Paper presented at the 40th Australasian Experiment Psychology Conference, Adelaide, Australia.

Jacoby, O., Remington, R. W., Becker, S. I., Kamke, M., Butler, K., & Mattingley, J. B. (2012, November). Neural correlates of contingent attentional capture during sustained visual monitoring.
Paper presented at the 3rd Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Conference, Brisbane, Australia.

Jacoby, O., Kamke, M., Mattingley, J. B. (2012, April). Is the whole really more than the sum of its parts? Paper presented at the 39th Australasian Experiment Psychology Conference, Sydney, Australia.