Julian Matthews

I am a cognitive scientist fascinated by the philosophical and behavioural study of consciousness. My work explores how psychophysics can be used to examine the complex relationship between metacognition, cognitive access, and phenomenal consciousness. This work is supervised by Jakob Hohwy, Nao Tsuchiya, and Jeroen van Boxtel with inspiration from predictive coding and philosophy of mind.

Prior to joining Monash University I was employed as a cognitive and clinical researcher. During this time I examined expertise, memory, and mental illness with a focus on schizophrenia and trauma recovery. Understanding whether and how consciousness might function to preside over our everyday lives remains a guiding principle for my work. It is my hope that the study of consciousness will lead to breakthroughs for improving this function in both normal and abnormal brains.

See my academic resume here.

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