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Rapid human visual perception: Lags and costs in processing features of multiple objects

With a view toward understanding how the brain manages incoming visual information through coordination of perception, attention, and cognition, you will use behavioral psychophysic more...

Supervisor(s): Holcombe, Alex (Professor)

Neural and behavioural mechanisms underlying associative learning.

My current interests are concerned with the processes that underlie Pavlovian conditioning, in particular the extinction and inhibition of responding. This topic is investigated wit more...

Supervisor(s): Harris, Justin (Professor)

Selective attention and its role in human learning

This project explores the relationship between learning and selective attention and the influence of these processes on the performance of a range of cognitive tasks.  The prin more...

Supervisor(s): Livesey, Evan (Dr)

Exploring bi-directional racism and effective reduction strategies

My main research interests concern the development and evaluation of effective racial prejudice reduction strategies for both minority and majority group members. One focus of my cu more...

Supervisor(s): White, Fiona (Professor)

Eyewitness memory

I am recruiting a PhD student to investigate the characteristics and limitations of memory for stressful events. Furthermore, we are also interested in how stressful events can infl more...

Supervisor(s): Paterson, Helen (Dr)

Positive effects of exercise on neurological function

There is a growing body of evidence that exercise improves cognitive function and quality of life in a broad range of neurological and neurodegenerative diseases, and accelerates re more...

Supervisor(s): Johnston, Ian (Dr)

Targeting abnormal immune function in the central nervous system to treat cognitive disorders.

There is a growing body of evidence that most neurocognitive disorders, neurodegenerative diseases, and neuropathic pain states involve abnormal immune activity within the central n more...

Supervisor(s): Johnston, Ian (Dr)

Am I my genes? DNA, identity, and free will.

One of the most central discourses of modern philosophy identifies human beings as “causal animals” in a perpetual search for underlying causes of different occurrences more...

Supervisor(s): Dar-Nimrod, Ilan (Dr)

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)

The therapeutic potential of oxytocin in alcohol related harms

Alcohol is the most widely abused recreational drug in the world and arguably the most harmful. Acute alcohol intoxication can result in disability or death through alcohol related more...

Supervisor(s): McGregor, Iain (Professor)