Dr Julian Matthews is a cognitive scientist and JSPS Research Fellow at RIKEN Center for Brain Science in greater Tokyo, Japan. Julian’s work explores questions that lie at the intersection of neuroscience and philosophy of mind. Especially how our memories and beliefs contribute to the sense of confidence we hold when making decisions.
Prior to working in Japan, Julian completed a PhD in neuroscience and philosophy at Monash University, and a BA in cognitive psychology at the University of Queensland.
Julian is an author on several peer-reviewed articles published in journals such as Nature Human Behaviour, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, and Cognition. He has written for The Conversation and has made several radio appearances on 2SER, the ABC, and Radio National.
Postdoctoral research scientist, RIKEN Center for Brain Science
Research officer, Monash University
Monash University, PhD
University of Queensland, First Class Honours - Bachelor of Arts
The availability of non-instrumental information increases risky decision-making, Psychonomic Bulletin & Review
Computational mechanisms underlying the dynamics of physical and cognitive fatigue, Cognition
Changes in multisensory integration following brief state induction and longer-term training with body scan meditation, Mindfulness
The confidence database, Nature Human Behaviour
Raised visual contrast thresholds with intact attention and metacognition in functional motor disorder, Cortex
Sustained conscious access to incidental memories in RSVP , Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics
Conscious access in the near absence of attention: critical extensions on the dual-task paradigm, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
Repetition in visual word identification: Benefits and costs, The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology