Dr. Anthony M. Harris (lab alumnus)

Position: Former PhD Student (2013-2017)

Email: anthmharris@gmail.com

Anthony left us in October 2017 to take up a postdoctoral position in the Attention and Cognitive Control Lab in the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience at University College London. He will be working on tracking human attention and cognitive processing demands in real time with EEG, for application to designing systems for safe interaction between humans and self-driving cars.


PhD Supervisors

Professor Jason Mattingley (primary)

Associate Professor Paul Dux


PhD 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., 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.


Conference presentations

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.