Dr. Amanda K. Robinson

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Email: a.robinson4@uq.edu.au

Current research

Our brains are constantly processing and integrating information from different sources so we can make decisions and interact with the world around us. My research uses behavioural paradigms, neuroimaging methods (EEG, MEG, fMRI) and multivariate analyses to understand the mechanisms underlying human perception and attention, particularly focusing on hemispheric lateralization and hemispheric integration for visual object perception.

Research interests

  • Visual perception and attention

  • Hemispheric lateralisation

  • Object perception


  • Robinson AK, Rich AN, Woolgar A. (2022) Linking the brain with behaviour: the neural dynamics of success and failure in goal-directed behaviour. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. 34(4). DOI: 10.1162/jocn_a_01818

  • Grootswagers T, Robinson AK, Shatek SM, Carlson TA (2021). The neural dynamics underlying prioritisation of task-relevant information. Neurons, Behavior, Data analysis and Theory, 5(1). DOI: 10.51628/001c.21174

  • Robinson AK, Grootswagers T, Shatek SM, Gerboni J, Holcombe A, Carlson TA (2021). Overlapping neural representations for the position of visible and imagined objects. Neurons, Behavior, Data analysis and Theory, 4(1). DOI: 10.51628/001c.19129

  • Carlson TA, Grootwagers T, Robinson AK. (2020). An introduction to time-resolved decoding analysis for M/EEG. In Gazzaniga, M.G., Mangun, G.R. & Poeppel, D. (eds.), The Cognitive Neurosciences, 6th edition, MIT Press.

  • Teichmann L, Quek GL, Robinson AK, Grootswagers T, Carlson TA, Rich AN (2020). Yellow strawberries and red bananas: The influence of object-colour knowledge on emerging object representations in the brain. Journal of Neuroscience, 40(35), 6779-6789. DOI: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0158-20.2020

  • Grootswagers T, Robinson AK, Shatek SM, Carlson TA (2019). Untangling featural and conceptual object representations. NeuroImage, 202, 116083. DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2019.116083

  • Robinson AK*, Grootswagers T*, Carlson TA. (2019). The influence of image masking on object representations during rapid serial visual presentation. NeuroImage, 197, 224-23. DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2019.04.050

  • Grootswagers T*, Robinson AK*, Carlson TA (2019). The representational dynamics of visual objects in rapid serial visual processing streams. NeuroImage, 188, 688-679. DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2018.12.046

  • Collins, E*, Robinson AK*, Behrmann M (2018). Distinct neural processes for the perception of familiar and unfamiliar faces along the visual hierarchy revealed by EEG. NeuroImage, 181, 120-131. DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2018.06.080

  • Robinson AK, Venkatash P, Boring M, Tarr M, Grover P, and Behrmann M (2017). Very high density EEG elucidates spatiotemporal aspects of early visual processing. Scientific Reports, 7, 16248. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-16377-3

  • Robinson AK, Plaut D, Behrmann M (2017). Word and face processing engage overlapping distributed networks: Evidence from RSVP and EEG investigations. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 146(7), 943-961. DOI: 10.1037/xge0000302

  • Robinson AK, Reinhard J, Mattingley JB. (2015). Olfaction modulates early neural responses to matching visual objects. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 27(4), 832-841. DOI: 10.1162/jocn_a_00732

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