Dr Julian Matthews is a cognitive scientist at RIKEN Center for Brain Science in greater Tokyo, Japan. Julian’s work explores questions that lie at the intersection of cognitive neuroscience and philosophy of mind. Especially how attention and memory relate to our sense of awareness and trust for the things we experience, and how this is reflected in everyday behaviour.
Julian is currently employed as a Postdoctoral Researcher in the ‘Lab for Human Cognition and Learning’. He and his colleagues examine how we see, how we decide, and how we change through experience, with an emphasis on conscious and unconscious processing.
Julian is first-author on several peer-reviewed journal articles and has written for The Conversation and The Brain Dialogue. He has made radio appearances on 2SER, the ABC, and Radio National.