Dr. Anthony M. Harris

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Former PhD Student (2017)

Email: anthmharris@gmail.com


Research

My research uses behavioural methods and electroencephalography (EEG) to explore the involvement of rhythmic brain activity (a.k.a. neural oscillations) in various forms of cognition. Currently I am working on several experiments looking at the involvement of activity in the alpha and theta bands (8-14 Hz and 4-8 Hz, respectively) in attention, in awareness or unawareness of a stimulus, and in the interaction between attention and awareness.


Research interests

  • Attention
  • Consciousness
  • Neural oscillations


Published papers

Harris, A.M.*, Jacoby, O.*, Remington, R.W., Travis, S.L., Mattingley, J.B. (2019). Taking a closer look at visual search: Just how feature-agnostic is singleton detection mode? Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics. *These authors made equal contributions to this work

van Heusden, E., Harris, A.M., Garrido, M., Hogendoorn, H. (2019). Predictive coding of visual motion in both monocular and binocular human visual processing. Journal of Vision.

Harris, A.M., Dux, P.E., Mattingley, J.B. (2018). Awareness is related to reduced post-stimulus alpha power: A no-report inattentional blindness study. European Journal of Neuroscience.

Harris, A.M., Dux, P.E., Mattingley, J.B. (2018). Detecting unattended stimuli depends on the phase of prestimulus neural oscillations. Journal of Neuroscience.

Becker, S.I., Harris, A.M., York, A., Choi, J. (2017). Conjunction search is relational: Behavioural and electrophysiological evidence. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human perception and Performance, 43(10), 1828-1842.

Harris, A.M., Dux, P.E., Jones, C.N., Mattingley, J.B. (2017). Distinct roles of theta and alpha oscillations in the involuntary capture of goal-directed attention. NeuroImage. 152, 171–183.

Harris, A.M., Remington, R.W. (2017). Contextual cueing improves attentional guidance, even when guidance is supposedly optimal. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 43(5), 926-940.

Harris, A. M., Becker, S. I., & Remington, R. W. (2015). Capture by colour: Evidence for dimension-specific singleton capture. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics. doi:10.3758/s13414-015-0927-0

Becker, S. I., Harris, A. M., Venini, D., & Retell, J. D. (2014). Visual search for color and shape: When is the gaze guided by feature relationships, when by feature values? Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 40(1), 264–291. doi:10.1037/a0033489

Harris, A. M., Remington, R. W., & Becker, S. I. (2013). Feature specificity in attentional capture by size and color. Journal of vision, 13(3), 12. doi:10.1167/13.3.12.


Presentations

Harris, A.M., Eayrs, J.O., Jensen, O., Lavie, N. (2019). The effect of perceptual load on neural oscillations in multi-target visual search with free eye-movements. Poster at Neuroscience 2019. Chicago, Il. 19-23 October.

Harris, A.M., Eayrs, J.O., Lavie, N. (2019). The effect of perceptual load on gaze and EEG signals in multi-target visual search with free eye-movements. Poster at Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society. St. Pete Beach, Fl. 12-17 March.

Harris, A.M., Dux, P.E., Mattingley, J.B. (2018). Detecting unattended stimuli depends on the phase of pre-stimulus theta oscillations. Invited talk at Bekinschtein Lab, Cambridge University. Cambridge, UK. 20th July.

Harris, A.M., Dux, P.E., Mattingley, J.B. (2017). Detecting unattended stimuli depends on the phase of pre-stimulus neural oscillations. Invited talk at Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience Lab, UCL Ear Institute. London, UK. 21st November.

Harris, A.M., Dux, P.E., Jones, C.N., Mattingley, J.B. (2016). Theta and alpha oscillations play dissociable roles in goal-directed attention. Poster at Neuroscience 2016. San Diego, CA. 12-16 November.

Harris, A.M., Dux, P.E., Mattingley, J.B. (2016). Stimulus awareness in an inattentional blindness paradigm is associated with beta phase alignment and increased low frequency connectivity throughout the brain. Talk at Object Perception, Attention, & Memory (OPAM). Boston, MA. 17th November.

Harris, A.M., Dux, P.E., Jones, C.N., Mattingley, J.B. (2016). Theta and alpha oscillations play dissociable roles in goal-directed attention. Poster at Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society. Boston, MA. 17-20 November.

Harris, A.M., Dux, P.E., Jones, C.N., Mattingley, J.B. (2016). Oscillatory responses in goal-directed attention and inattentional blindness. Invited talk at Visual Cognition Group, Carnegie Mellon University. Pittsburgh, PA. 28th November.

Harris, A.M., Dux, P.E., Mattingley, J.B. (2016). An investigation of the oscillatory neural correlates of awareness in an inattentional blindness paradigm. Invited talk at Attention, Memory, and Cognition Laboratory, University of Minnesota. Minneapolis, MN. 3rd December.

Harris, A.M., Dux, P.E., Jones, C.N., Mattingley, J.B. (2015). Alpha and theta oscillations play dissociable roles in goal-directed attention. Poster at The 5th Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Conference. Auckland, New Zealand. 26-29 November.

Harris, A. M., & Remington, R. W. (2014, July). Eye fixation patterns support improved guidance as the source of reduced search times in contextual cueing. Poster presented at the 12th International Conference on Cognitive Neuroscience, Brisbane, Australia.

Harris, A. M., & Remington, R. W. (2014, April). Eye fixation patterns support improved guidance as the source of reduced search times in contextual cueing. Poster presented at the 41st Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference, Brisbane, Australia.

Harris, A. M., Remington, R. W., & Becker, S. I. (2013, April). Feature specificity in attentional capture by size and colour. Paper presented at the 40th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference, Adelaide, Australia.

Harris, A. M., Becker, S. I., & Remington, R. W. (2012, April). Changes in target context lead to changes in top-down attentional strategy. Poster presented at the 39th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference, Sydney, Australia.