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Brain reading

This project seeks to elucidate the connection between brain and behaviour. To this end, students will use human neuroimaging experiments (fMRI, MEG, EEG) to measure how the brain r more...

Supervisor(s): Carlson, Thomas (Associate Professor)

Using virtual reality environments to investigate cognitive function and psychological disorders

The School of Psychology has developed a large laboratory for developing immersive virtual environments. I am looking for students to use these tools to develop tests for assessing more...

Supervisor(s): Johnston, Ian (Dr)

Mechanisms underlying the repellent effects of predator odours in rodents

Rodents show an innate fear towards the fur and skin odours of cats. This effect is remarkably shown in laboratory rats and mice that have never experienced an actual predator. This more...

Supervisor(s): McGregor, Iain (Professor)

The pharmacology and toxicity of synthetic cannabinoids

Synthetic cannabinoid containing products have become available in Australia since about 2010 with brand names such as Spice, Kronic, K2, Tai High and Zeus. Although these products more...

Supervisor(s): McGregor, Iain (Professor)

Fighting the spread of misinformation

The development of a quantitative measure of the spread of misinformation, for the purposes of developing a strategy to counter science denial. more...

Supervisor(s): Alexander , Tristram (Dr), Fulcher, Ben (Dr), Sharma, Manjula (Professor)

The Cognitive Mechanics of Psychopathy

This research looks into the cognitive underpinnings of psychopathologies - mainly psychopathic personality and anxiety.  The research project puts emotional and social stimuli more...

Supervisor(s): Moul, Caroline (Dr)

Clinical and community applications of placebo and nocebo effects

Over the last two decades, a wealth of experimental studies has helped us to uncover the psychological mechanisms of placebo and nocebo effects. But a critical remaining question is more...

Supervisor(s): Colagiuri, Ben (Associate Professor)