News

28 March 2014: Dana, Virginia Slaughter and Paul have a review paper accepted for publication in PBR.

26 March 2014: Hannah, Jason and Paul have a paper accepted for publication in APP.

12 March 2014: Congratulations to Morgan Spense who will join the lab as a PhD student. She will be working with Derek Arnold, Jason Mattingley and Paul.

20 February 2014: Welcome to Steffi, Casey and Lizzie who will work in the lab as honours students this year.

29 January 2014: David, Paul, Susie and Jason have a paper accepted at Journal of Neuroscience. The work investigates the influence of central visual search strategy on feature-based attention at peripheral locations.

22 January 2014: Kelly, old buddy Mike Tombu and Paul have a paper accepted at Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics. The research shows that cognitive training transfers differently at different levels of information processing.

5 January 2014: Happy birthday to the lab who turns 5.....wow, where does the time go?

18 December 2013: Paul is a Partner Investigator on the recently awarded ARC Centre of Excellence for Integrative Brain Function to be run out of Monash University and led by Prof. Gary Egan. The grant is worth $20 million.

13 December 2013: Big time congrats to Ant Harris who received an Australia Postgraduate Award to join the lab as a PhD student in 2014.

9 November 2013: Paul, Hannah, Kelly and Claire all present posters at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience.

8 November 2013: Paul, Jason and Brad Wyble (from Penn State) receive an ARC Discovery Grant  ($547,000, 2014-2016).

7 November 2013: Paul is promoted to Associate Professor.

31 October 2013: Claire, Ben Tamber-Rosenau and Paul have a paper accepted for publication in Journal of Neurophysiology. The research examines the neural basis of temporal individuation using repetition blindness and fMRI. Well done team!

30 October 2013: Big news! Dana is awarded her PhD. Well done, we are all so happy for you.

12 October 2013: Hannah, Jason, René Marois and Paul have a paper accepted for publication at Journal of Neuroscience. Study shows that disrupting left hemisphere prefrontal cortex prevents performance gains from response-selection training. Casual evidence in support of the hypotheses put forward by Dux et al. (2009, Neuron). Really thrilled about this one.

18 September 2013: Big congrats to David who submitted his PhD. Good luck for the postdoc in Japan. You will be missed!

13 September 2013: Well done to Kelly who received a $1000 travel award to attend the 2013 "Learning to Attend, Attending to Learn" workshop in San Diego. Way to go, Kel.

2 September 2013: Welcome to Michelle Hall, from the Yantis group, who received a Scholarship to undertake her PhD in the lab. Well done, Michelle!

28 August 2013: Hannah, Jason and Paul have a paper accepted at Cortex demonstrating how tDCS of the Prefrontal Cortex can enhance multitasking performance. Well done, team!

19 August 2013: Paul gives invited talk at The Australian National University.

9 August 2013: Paul gives invited talk at Macquarie University.

4 August 2013: Dana, Virginia Slaughter and Paul, along with old UQ buddy Andrew Bayliss, now at University of East Anglia, have a paper accepted at Cognition. The work demonstrates that those with ASD have a temporally sustained deficit in implicit theory of mind. Well done team.

24 July 2013: Farewell to Dana Schneider, as she leaves the lab and UQ to start her postdoc in Germany. Wishing you all the best, Dana!

15 July 2013: A founding member of the lab, Dana Schneider, hands in her PhD thesis. Well done, Dana, we are all so proud of you.

15 July 2013: Angela Bender starts as a PhD student in the lab.

20 June 2013: Paul, along with international collaborators Brad Wyble, Pierre Jolicoeur and Roberto Dell'Acqua, has a paper accepted for publication in JEP:HPP.

18 June 2013: Kel returns after visiting The University of Oxford where she gave a number of talks on her training studies. Way to represent!

7 June 2013: Angela Bender receives and APA scholarship to undertake her PhD in the lab. Well done!

30 May 2013: Paul along with Ben Tamber-Rosenau, Mike Tombu, Chris Asplund and René Marois has a paper accepted for publication in Journal or Neuroscience.

6 May 2013: Huge news. Paul is a chief investigator, along with 26 other researchers from across Australia and overseas, on an Australian Research Council Special Initiative Grant "A science of learning research centre". The University of Queensland led consortium with receive $16 million over the next 4 years. See the story here.

23 April 2013: Paul gives the 2013 Paul Bourke Award Lecture

1 March 2013: Tough day in the lab as we wish fond farewell to our RA of the last year and a half Bec King. What's important to remember is that people never leave the lab. They just come in less often. We will all miss you. All the best for your exciting new adventures!

28 February 2013: Paul along with Warrick Roseboom and Chris Olivers has a paper accepted for publication in PLoS ONE.

25 February 2013: Lab welcomes new RAs; Amy Taylor and Luke Hearne.

6 February 2013: Paul speaks at a symposium on the "Neural Mechanisms of Cognitive Brain Training" at the Annual Meeting of the Australian Neuroscience Society. 

5 February 2013: Paul is a member of successful UQ Major Equipment and Infrastructure (MEI) & NHMRC Equipment Grants.

28 January 2013: Paul along with Lab alum Steph Goodhew and Jay Pratt and Susanne Ferber, from University of Toronto, have review on Object Substitution Masking accepted for publication in Psychonomic Bulletin & Review.

5 January 2013: Lab turns 4!

5 December 2012: Big News - Hannah has her PhD thesis passed. Well done Dr. Filmer.

30 November 2012: Paul along with Gillian Dale and Karen Arnell of Brock University (Canada) have a paper accepted for publication in Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics.

28 November 2012: Congrats to Anglea, Jon and Zoie who all received first class honours!

10 November 2012: Congrats to Angela, Jon and Zoie who all handed in the honours theses. Well done this year guys!

26 September 2012: Paul receives the Paul Bourke Award for Early Career Research from The Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA).

20 September 2012: Congrats to Dana who won the 2012 Postgraduate Student Research Excellence Prize from the UQ School of Psychology.

18 August 2012: New fMRI paper by Bayliss, Naughtin, Lipp, Kriticos and Dux accepted for publication in Psychophysiology. Well done team!

25 July 2012 (afternoon): Congrats to Claire Naughtin who after a fantastic presentation was confirmed as a PhD student - well done!

25 July 2012 (morning): Paul receives a Future Fellowship from the Australian Research Council (2012-2016, $714,502). Grant examines how cognitive training changes the brain.

1 June 2012: A NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant (Parent R21), Paul is a consultant on, gets funded (2012-2014, $275000, N. Woodward, B. Rogers, P. E. Dux, R. Marois, S. Heckers). The research examines response selection in people with Schizophrenia.

16 May 2012: Paul gives a presentation at VSS based on the work of Kelly & Dux.

11 May 2012: Kelly gives a presentation at the annual meeting of the Vision Sciences Society.

30 April 2012: Kelly gets confirmed as a PhD student. Well Done Kel.

15 April 2012: Well done to Kelly, Claire, Dana and Susie who all gave great presentations at the Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference.

13 April 2012: Susie, Jason Mattingley and Paul have a paper on the role of working memory in contextual cueing accepted for publication in JEP:LMC. Particularly well done to Susie as this is her first paper!

28 March 2012: Big time congrats to Steph Goodhew who just accepted a faculty position (Lecturer, Assistant Professor for our North American friends) at Australian National University. She starts in July - Well Done!

24 March 2012: Congrats to lab alum Steph Goodhew who won a Dean's Award for her PhD thesis.

20 March 2012: Congrats to Susie Travis who has won an Australian Postgraduate Award to support her PhD in the lab!

1 March 2012: Congrats to Susie Travis who just got accepted to do a PhD in the lab!

27 February 2012: Welcome to Angela Bender, Jonathan Chong and Zoie Nott who will be doing there honours projects in the lab this year.

22 February 2012: Paul is awarded the 2012 Randolph Blake Early Career Award from Vanderbilt University.

7 February 2012: Kelly and Paul get a paper accepted at Cognition and Emotion. Great job Kel!

23 January 2012: Welcome to Hannah Filmer who joins the lab as a postdoc having undertaken a PhD at Exeter with Prof. Stephen Monsell

15 January 2012: Big News! Dana, Rebecca (Hons student 2011), Andrew Bayliss and Paul have a paper accepted at Psychological Science examining the role played by executive function in implicit theory of mind.

9 January 2012: Dana, along with Paul, Virginia Slaughter and Andrew Bayliss, receive $3500 from the APEX foundation for work on Autism Spectrum Disorders. Congrats Dana!

5 January 2012: Lab turns 3 - Happy birthday!

14 December 2011: Paul has paper accepted in PBR along with international collaborators Dell'Acqua, Wyble and Jolicoeur.

2 December 2011: Paul receives tenure.

30 November 2011: Congratulations to Rebecca Lam, Elle Jones and Susie Travis who all received 1st class honours.

22 November 2011: Paul gets promoted to Senior Lecturer

17 November 2011: Steph, Paul, Ottmar and Troy have a paper accepted at Cognition. For Steph this means that all 3 papers from her PhD ended up in A* journals....not too shabby!

17 October 2011: Mattingley, Dux and Molenberghs receive an NHMRC project grant for $513,675.00 (2012-2014).

12 October 2011: Frances, Elle, Rebecca and Susie hand in their Honours theses. Great job this year team!

16 September 2011: Paul gives a seminar at the School of Psychology at the University of Western Australia.

13 September 2011: Paul wins a UQ Foundation Research Excellence Award which comes with $90,000 research funding. See the news story and video here.

3 September 2011: Paul appears as an APS Rising Star.

24 August 2011: Paul interviewed about multitasking in The Daily Telegraph.

16 August 2011: New unified bottleneck paper in PNAS discussed in Wired Science.

11 August 2011: During science week on the ABC Paul is featured in many radio interviews on the multitasking test.

11 August 2011: The ABC along with Paul, Jason Mattingley and Rob Colvin launch a nation wide community-based science project on multitasking. This is for science week and the test runs till then end of August.

11 August 2011: Congrats to Dana Schneider who just had her first first author paper accepted at JEP:G! Great start to the PhD!

4 August 2011: Welcome to Rebecca King who joins the lab as an RA.

29 July 2011: Farewell to Warrick Roseboom, one of the lab originals, who leaves for a postdoc at NTT in Japan - good luck!

19 July 2011: Paul, along with the Vanderbilt Team, has a paper accepted at PNAS.

11 July 2011: Ashleigh (a former honours student in the lab) and Paul have a paper accepted at JEP:HPP demonstrating that not all attentional blink tasks measure the attentional blink. Big congrats to Ash as this is her first paper!

4 July 2011: Claire Naughtin starts officially in the lab as a PhD Student.

1 July 2011: Paul to appear as a "Rising Star" in the Association for Psychological Science's (USA) APS Observer magazine.

1 July 2011: Steph Goodhew leaves the lab to take up her postdoctoral position in Toronto. Good luck!

14 June 2011: Big news....Claire Naughtin wins an Australian Postgraduate Award to fund her PhD!

26 May 2011: Dana Schneider passes her confirmation seminar with flying colours. Time to remove the the provisional from "Provisional PhD Student".

25 May 2011: (1.45pm) To cap off one of the greatest days of outcomes ever known, Steph Goodhew's PhD thesis was passed with NO corrections! Great job!

25 May 2011: (9am) Steph Goodhew receives Ontario Postdoctoral Fellowship for her postdoc with Jay Pratt at University of Toronto. Well done!

18 May 2011: Claire Naughtin is accepted for a PhD at UQ and will be working in the Dux Lab!

11 May 2011: Successful VSS meeting for the lab! Well done team.

15 March 2011: Steph Goodhew submits her PhD! Well done!

1 March 2011: Kelly Garner's first day as a PhD student. Welcome to the lab!

24 February 2011: Steph Goodhew wins a prestigious Vision Sciences Society (VSS) student travel award for the annual meeting in May - Well Done!

23 February 2011: Honours students Frances Jemesen, Elle Jones, Rebecca Lam and Susan Travis join the lab. Welcome! Is going to be a great 2011.

3 February 2011: David Painter gets a talk at VSS this year - well done!

11 January 2011: Devastating floods hit Brisbane, the lab and its members are all okay, but our thoughts and prayers are with those affected.

5 January 2011: Claire Naughtin joins the lab as a part time research assistant.

5 January 2011: Happy 2nd birthday lab!

16 December 2010: Huge news, hot off the presses, Kelly Garner will join the lab next year as a PhD student having received a prestigious UQ international student scholarship paying both her tuition fees and a living stipend!

13 December 2010: Postdoc position (from ARC grant) to work in the lab with Paul and Jason Mattingley is advertised. See link on the home page for details.

11 December 2010: René Marois leaves, thanks for a great visit!

8 December 2010: Paul and the cognitive neuroscience gang from psychology win a UQ Major Equipment and Infrastructure Grant ($90,000). New eye-trackers and TMS neuro-navigation system here we come!

2-3 December 2010: First annual UQ Centre for Perception and Cognitive Neuroscience Workshop is held. Thanks to everyone for a great meeting!

2 December 2010: René Marois visits the lab.

1 December 2010: Congratulations to Ashleigh Kelly and Claire Naughtin who both received first class honours working in the lab this year.

15 November 2010: Paul receives an Early Career Research Grant from UQ for $20,000 (2011).

5 November 2010: Steph wins the award for best talk at the inaugural UQ School of Psychology Research Higher Degree Day! Another one for the trophy cabinet - well done!

5 November 2010: Eminent cognitive scientist Max Coltheart visits lab the lab and gave a great talk on his amazing career!

25 October 2010: BIG NEWS! Paul and Jason Mattingley receive a discovery grant from the Australian Research Council (ARC) for $382,000 (2011-2013). 

22 October 2010: Paul gives School of Psychology Seminar at University of Sydney.

20 October 2010: Steph and Paul, along with lab buddies Troy Visser and Ottmar Lipp, have a paper accepted at Cognition demonstrating that semantic processing survives object substitution masking.

16 October 2010: Steph arrives back from Yale! Welcome home!

13 October 2010: Ashleigh, Claire and Philip all submit their honours theses. Well done team!

14 October 2010: Paul, along with old buddies René Marois and Paige Scalf, has a paper accepted at Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience demonstrating with time-resolved fMRI that working memory load delays information processing in visual cortex.

14 September 2010: Steph leaves for her lab stay at Yale. Have a great trip!

10 September 2010: Paul joins the editorial board for the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance (starting 2011).

4 September 2010: Paul joins the editorial board for the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General (starting 2011).

16 August 2010: Paul receives the Research and Innovation Award from the SBS faculty at UQ.

19 June 2010: Paul joins the editorial board of Frontiers in Cognition.

10 May 2010: Paul and Steph both gave talks at VSS and the research was well received. Well done team!

24 April 2010: Paul leaves for the US for two weeks at Vanderbilt University prior to the VSS meeting.

15 April 2010: Paul gives comments in Scientific American on new paper in Science by the Koechlin group.

15 April 2010: Congratulations to Stephanie Goodhew who won a student presentation prize at the this year's EPC meeting - this is back-to-back years for Steph!

8 March 2010: A big well done to Dana Schneider who just got a full scholarship (tuition and living stipend) to do a PhD in the lab.

7 March 2010: Welcome to Claire Naughtin who will be in the lab working on her fMRI honours project.

1 March 2010: Old buddy Chris Asplund stops in for a visit.

1 March 2010: Welcome honours students Ashleigh Kelly and Philip Witowski to the lab. 

21 February 2010: Paul and Steph, along with lab buddies Troy and Ottmar, have a paper accepted at Psychological Science....Paul is very happy about this one!

11 February 2010: Dux lab has two talks (Paul and Steph) at VSS this year...very exciting!

5 January 2010: New paper on distractor inhibition and object processing in RSVP by Harris, Benito & Dux accepted for publication at JEP:HPP!

5 January 2010: Lab is one year old.

20 December 2009: Paul interviewed on ABC radio about multitasking by James O'Lochlin.

20 December 2009: Congratulations to Carly Mayberry who just had her first paper accepted at PBR. Not bad for someone who just finished her Honours degree!

4 December 2009: Congratulations to Carly, Christina and Dana for all being awarded first class honours! Well done guys, a fantastic outcome after lots of hard work!

21 November 2009: Congratulations to Steph Goodhew who just had her first paper published in JEP:HPP - a great result!

1 November 2009: Paper by Dux et al. on training, multitasking and the brain discussed in Scientific American Mind.

28 October 2009: Paul joins the editorial board of the European Journal of Cognitive Psychology.

26 October 2009: Paul receives the APS early career research award.

14 October 2009: Well done Carly, Christina and Dana on submitting your honours theses!

27 August 2009: Well done Steph on winning the student presentation prize at the this year's EPC meeting!

7 August 2009: Jason Jones heads back to UCSD. Thanks for a great visit!

16 July 2009: Paper by Dux et al. published in the latest issue of Neuron. Check out a Nature News article on the project.

15 July 2009: Welcome to David Painter who joins the lab as a PhD student (well done on the scholarship David!)

29 June 2009: Blake Butler returns to the US after completing his semester long visit. Thanks for a great lab stay.

10 June 2009: Detailed review on the attentional blink, in press at APP, now available for download from the publications page.

4 June 2009: Welcome to Stephanie Goodhew who officially joins the lab as a PhD student.

25 May 2009: Paper on how the brain changes with training to allow efficient multitasking has been accepted for publication at Neuron! Stay tuned for the paper.

2 Mar 2009: Welcome Christina Kordatou and Carly Mayberry who join the lab as honour students and Blake Butler, from Washington University (USA), who joins as a visiting student.  

5 Jan 2009: Lab is officially open for business!

15 October 2008: Paul receives a discovery grant from the Australian Research Council (ARC) (including research fellowship) for $334,000 (2009-2012)!