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I spent many years researching the hum

I have spent many years researching the human brain and how it generates the reality we ‘see’. I am fascinated by how our brains adapt and learn in different environments.
 
Following my PhD, I worked at the University of Melbourne as a Postdoctoral Scientist supervised by Professor Jason Mattingley for 2.5 years. Subsequently, I was awarded an NHMRC CJ Martin Postdoctoral Fellowship to go to Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) supervised by Professor Nancy Kanwisher for 2 years.

 

​I returned to Australia in September 2007 to complete the NHMRC Fellowship, taking up a research position at Macquarie Centre for Cognitive Science (MACCS), Macquarie University. In 2009, I was awarded an ARC Queen Elizabeth II Fellowship for 5 years.

 

​​In 2016, I started teaching a new course for 1st year students which is an introduction to cognitive and brain sciences. It has been very a popular course with over 600 students enrolled in 2019. I also started the Neuroscience for Kindy Kids program and got involved in several other outreach programs to primary and high schools.

See https://www.drmarkwilliams.com/ for more details.

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Projects 2005 2021

Research Outputs 2002 2019

Implicit violent imagery processing among fans and non-fans of music with violent themes

Sun, Y., Lu, X., Williams, M. & Thompson, W. F., 13 Mar 2019, In : Royal Society Open Science. 6, 3, p. 1-11 11 p., 181580.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Imagery
Music
Happiness
Lyrics
Percept

Curious kids: why are we ticklish?

Rich, A. N. & Williams, M., 28 Mar 2018, The Conversation. Academic rigour, journalistic flair.

Research output: Contribution to Newspaper/Magazine/WebsiteArticleResearch

Open Access
File

Moral violations and the experience of disgust and anger

Oaten, M., Stevenson, R. J., Williams, M. A., Rich, A. N., Butko, M. & Case, T. I., 22 Aug 2018, In : Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience. 12, p. 1-14 14 p., 179.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Anger
Emotions
Brain
Feces
Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Representing the location of manipulable objects in shape-selective occipitotemporal cortex: beyond retinotopic reference frames?

Zopf, R., Butko, M., Woolgar, A., Williams, M. & Rich, A. N., Sep 2018, In : Cortex. 106, p. 132-150 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Brain
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Bayes Theorem
Sample Size
Retina

Chroma structure affecting chroma perception

Woolfe, G. J., Bonnier, N. P. M. F., Pakulski, P. J., Perry, S. W., Rich, A. N., Williams, M. A. & Weldon, K., 19 Oct 2017, (Unpublished) IPC No. H04N9/68, Patent No. 2013276980, Priority date 24 Dec 2013

Research output: PatentResearch

image processing
method