Dr. Hannah L. Filmer

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Email: h.l.filmer@gmail.com

Web: www.hannahfilmer.com


Current research

My research covers a range of themes, including: frontal lobe function, brain training, consciousness, and attention. I use a variety of research methods, namely brain stimulation (tDCS, tRNS, TMS), imaging techniques (MRI, MRS), cognitive paradigms, and psychophysics.


Research interests

  • The neural and cognitive operations associated with training
  • Capacity limits to performance
  • The consequences of electrical brain stimulation on neural processes

Selected publications

For a full and up-to-date publications list, go to http://researchers.uq.edu.au/researcher/2738 and click on the "Publications" tab.

Bender, A. D., Filmer, H. L., Naughtin, C. K., & Dux, P. E. (In press). Dynamic, continuous multitasking training leads to task-specific improvements but does not transfer across action selection tasks. npj Science of learning.

Filmer, H. L., Lyons, M., Mattingley, J. B., & Dux, P. E. (In press). Anodal tDCS applied during multitasking training leads to transferable performance benefits. Scientific Reports.

Filmer, H. L., Wells-Peris, R., Dux, P. E. (2017). The Role of Executive Attention in Object Substitution Masking. Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics.

Bender, A. D., Filmer, H. L., & Dux, P. E. (2017). Transcranial direct current stimulation of pre-supplementary motor area disrupts response selection, but only during proactive response inhibition. NeuroImage.

Filmer, H. L., Varghese, E., Hawkins, G. E., Mattingley, J. B., & Dux, P. E. (2017). Improvements in attention and decision-making following combined behavioural training and brain stimulation. Cerebral Cortex.

Bender, A. D., Filmer, H. L., Garner, K. G., Naughtin, C. N., & Dux, P. E. (2016). On the relationship between response selection and response inhibition: an individual differences approach. Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics.

Filmer, H. L., Dux, P. E., Mattingley, J. B. (2015). Dissociable effects of anodal and cathodal tDCS reveal distinct functional roles for right parietal cortex in the detection of single and competing stimuli. Neuropsychologia.

Filmer, H. L., Mattingley, J. B., Dux, P. E. (2015). Object substitution masking for an attended and foveated target. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance.

Filmer, H. L., Mattingley, J. B., & Dux, P. E. (2014). Applications of transcranial direct current stimulation for understanding brain function. Trends in Neurosciences, 37(12), 742-753.

Filmer, H. L., Mattingley, J. B., & Dux, P. E. (2014). Size (mostly) doesn’t matter: the role of set size in object substitution masking. Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics, 76, 1620-1629.

Filmer, H. L., Mattingley, J. B., Marois, R., & Dux, P. E. (2013). Disrupting prefrontal cortex prevents performance gains from sensory-motor training. Journal of Neuroscience, 33(47), 18654-18660.

Filmer, H. L., & Monsell, S. (2013). TMS to V1 selectively disrupts discrimination of neutral, but not emotive, body postures. Neuropsychologia, 51(13), 2485-2491.

Filmer, H. L., Mattingley, J. B., & Dux, P. E. (2013). Improved multitasking following prefrontal tDCS. Cortex, 49, 2845-2852.


Conference presentations

Filmer, H. L., Mattingley, J. B., Dux, P. E. (2015, May). Object substitution masking for an attended and foveated target. Poster presented at VSS, Florida.

Filmer, H. L., Mattingley, J. B., Dux, P. E. (2014, July). tDCS of prefrontal cortex improves multitasking. Paper presented at ICON, Brisbane.

Filmer, H. L., Mattingley, J. B., Dux, P. E. (2014, April). Electrical stimulation of human prefrontal cortex improves multitasking. Paper presented at EPC, Brisbane.

Filmer, H. L., Mattingley, J. B., Marois, R., & Dux, P. E. (2013, November). Disrupting prefrontal cortex prevents performance gains from sensory-motor training. Poster presented at SFN, San Diego.

Filmer, H. L., Mattingley, J. B., Marois, R., & Dux, P. E. (2013, April). Disrupting prefrontal cortex prevents performance gains from sensory-motor training. Paper presented at EPS, Adelaide.

Filmer, H., & Monsell, S. (2011, May). V1 and Emotional Processing. Poster presented at APS, Washington.

Filmer, H., & Monsell, S. (2010, June). V1 and Emotional Processing. Poster presented at TMS Summer School, UCL.