Cognitive Neuroimaging Laboratory

Research Overview

The implementation of cognitive control by the human brain is critical to a range of everyday activities, and the failure of this mechanism is believed to contribute to the symptom profile of a number of clinical conditions.

The aim of our research is to examine the psychological processes, and the neural mechanisms underlying them, which signal the requirement for implementation of greater cognitive control. Our research involves the study of these processes in both healthy adults (across the lifespan) and a range of clinical groups.


Dr. Daniel Upton
Sarah Rossiter
Dr. David O'Connor
Prof Rob Hester


Lisa Grech
Joyce Sim
David Munro (co-supervising with Dr Christian Nicholas and Prof. John Trinder)

Antoinette Poulton
Peter Evans
Evelyn Chen

Research Publications

See 'Download Research Publications' below for a complete listing (2004 - present) of Associate Professor Hester's publications.

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Research Projects

For project inquiries, contact our research group head.

Faculty Research Themes


School Research Themes

Cognitive Psychology and Behavioural Neuroscience

Key Contact

For further information about this research, please contact Laboratory Director Professor Rob Hester

Department / Centre

Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences

Unit / Centre

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