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Jason B. Mattingley


  • Fellow
  • Brain, Mind & Consciousness




Jason Mattingley seeks to understand the roles played by selective attention, prediction and decision-making in the human brain, in health and disease.

His laboratory explores how people use attention to prioritize information, how the brain anticipates and responds to events and how the perceptual system optimizes decisions under uncertainty. This research involves understanding how perceptual and cognitive processes can be impaired in brain disorders such as stroke, dementia and attention deficit disorder. The group also aims to harness new discoveries to enhance learning outcomes.


  • Distinguished Alumni Award, faculty of biomedical and psychological sciences, Monash University, 2016
  • Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, 2016
  • Distinguished Contribution to Psychological Science award, Australian Psychological Society, 2012
  • Australian Laureate Fellowship, Australian Research Council, 2011
  • Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, 2007

Relevant Publications

  • Garrido, M.I., Rowe, E.G., Halasz, V., & Mattingley, J.B. (2018). Bayesian mapping reveals that attention boosts neural responses to predicted and unpredicted stimuli. Cerebral Cortex, 28(5), 1771–1782.
  • Travis, S.L., Dux, P.E. &, Mattingley, J.B. (2017). Re-examining the influence of attention and consciousness on visual afterimage duration. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 43(12), 1944–1949. DOI: 10.1037/xhp0000458.
  • Hearne, L.J., Cocchi, L., Zalesky, A., Mattingley, J.B. (2017). Reconfiguration of brain network architectures between resting state and complexity-dependent cognitive reasoning. Journal of Neuroscience, 37(35), 8399–8411. DOI: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0485-17.
  • Cocchi, L., Sale, M.V., Gollo, L.L., Bell, P.T.,...Mattingley, J.B. (2016). A hierarchy of timescales explains distinct effects of local inhibition of primary visual cortex and frontal eye fields. eLife, 5, e15252. DOI: 10.7554/eLife.15252
  • Mattingley, J. B., & Ward, J. (Eds.). (2006). Cognitive neuroscience perspective on synaesthesia. Elsevier.

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CIFAR is a registered charitable organization supported by the governments of Canada, Alberta and Quebec, as well as foundations, individuals, corporations and Canadian and international partner organizations.

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