Justin Murphy

Does mindful attention impact processing of emotional stimuli?

Profile

Justin completed an undergraduate degree in Religious studies and Philosophy, then went on to complete a MSc in Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience in the CANLAB. His prior research has used experimental design and EEG (both wavelet analysis and ERPs) to examine the attentional processing of emotional stimuli. His doctoral research will examine whether mindfulness training alters the attentional processing of emotional stimuli and has an impact on the cognitive control of emotional distraction.

Qualifications

BA (Majors in Religious Studies and Philosophy),
GdipSc (Psychology)
MSc (Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience)

Research Interests

cognitive control, emotions, mindfulness

PhD topic

Does mindful attention impact processing of emotional stimuli?

Supervisor:

Labs

Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Lab (CAN LAB) - Directed by A/Prof Gina Grimshaw

In our lab, we study the thought processes and the brain mechanisms that allow us to think, feel, and act. We pursue two lines of research that often intersect. The first concerns how we perceive, interpret, and respond to emotional signals in our environment, and the second concerns how we create meaning when we encounter novel situations.