Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory

Research Overview

  • Behavioural and physiological responses to visual stimuli (msec reaction time, EEG, eye tracking, pupil responses)
  • Effects of electrophysiological stimulation on behavioural and physiological responses to visual stimuli
  • Modelling the relationship between visual input, and behavioural and physiological responses


Jacob M Paul, RA

Research Publications

  • Goodbourn PT, Forte JD. Spatial limitations of fast temporal segmentation are best modelled by V1 receptive fields. Journal of vision 2013; 13(13): 23.
  • Bode S, Sewell D, Lilburn S, Forte J.D, Smith PL, Stahl J. Predicting perceptual decision biases from early brain activity. The Journal of Neuroscience 2012; 32(36): 12488-12498.
  • Nicholls M, Thomas NAM, Loetscher T, Wignall SJ, Yates M, Forte J, et al. The relationship between vertical stimulation and horizontal attentional asymmetries. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology  2012; 65(12): 2384-2396. [10.1080/17470218.2012.688979]
  • Stanley J, Forte J, Cavanagh P, Carter O. Onset rivalry: the initial dominance phase is independent of ongoing perceptual alternations. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 2011; 5: 140.
  • Stanley J, Carter O, Forte J. Color and luminance influence, but cannot explain, binocular rivalry onset bias. PLoS ONE 2011; 6(5): e18978, 1-9.
  • Martin PR, Blessing EM, Buz├ís P, Szmajda BA, Forte JD. Transmission of colour and acuity signals by parvocellular cells in marmoset monkeys. Journal of Physiology 1, 589: 2795-812.
  • Nicholls M, Forte J, Loetscher T, Orr C, Yates M, Bradshaw J. Near, yet so far: The effect of pictorial cues on spatial attention. Brain and Cognition 2011; 76(3): 349-352. [10.1016/j.bandc.2011.04.006]
  • Josev E, Forte J, Nicholls M. Left of centre: Asymmetries for the horizontal vertical line illusion. Psychological Research 2011; 75(5): 435-443. [10.1007/s00426-010-0315-2]
  • Tailby C, Dobbie WJ, Solomon SG, Szmajda BA, Hashemi-Nezhad M, Forte JD, Martin PR. Receptive field asymmetries produce color-dependent direction selectivity in primate lateral geniculate nucleus. Journal of Vision 2010; 10(8): 1-18, doi:10.1167/10.8.1.
  • Morris AP, Liu CC, Cropper SJ, Forte JD, Krekelberg B, Mattingley JB. Summation of visual motion across eye movements reflects a nonspatial decision mechanism. Journal of Neuroscience 2010; 30(29): 9821-9830.

Research Projects

Currently no project details available

Research Themes


Key Contact

For further information about this research, please contact
Dr Jason Forte.

Department / Centre

Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences