Julian Matthews


Julian is a cognitive scientist who graduated from the Cognition and Philosophy Lab in 2019. His work explores questions that lie at the intersection of cognitive neuroscience and philosophy of mind. Especially how consciousness is related to the brain’s capacity to monitor itself: metacognition. Julian employs psychophysics, neuroimaging, and best-practices in statistical modelling to examine the behavioural functions of metacognition and consciousness. Julian is currently a postdoc in the Lab for Human Cognition and Learning at RIKEN Center for Brain Science in greater Tokyo, Japan. 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.

See his academic CV here.

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