Matthew B. Thompson, PhD
|2014-2016||Psychology||University of Queensland, Saint Lucia, Queensland, Australia|
|2016-||School of Psychology and Exercise Science||Murdoch University, Murdoch, Western Australia, Australia|
I am fascinated by perceptual expertise. I am Lecturer in Cognition at Murdoch University, and formerly a Research Scholar at UCLA, and Postdoctoral Fellow at The University of Queensland and at Harvard Medical School. I am a Fulbright Scholar, Young Tall Poppy, American-Australian Association Fellow, National Three Minute Thesis Winner, Smart Futures Scholar, and Endeavour Fellow. I am working to reduce error in safety-critical decision making in forensics and medicine, and to better understand the nature and development of perceptual expertise.
Along with Jason Tangen, I run one of the most popular Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) on the planet—The Science of Everyday Thinking—on edX.
I travel and take pictures for fun, and am passionate about communicating science, especially to young people. You can read my latest news here, check out my research here, access my publications here, follow me on twitter, or peruse my Academic Curriculum Vitae.
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|Jennifer Mnookin||grad student||2012-2013||UCLA|
|William C. Thompson||grad student||2012-2013||UC Irvine|
|Penelope Sanderson||grad student||2009-2014||University of Queensland|
|Jason M. Tangen||grad student||2009-2014||University of Queensland|
|Jeremy M. Wolfe||post-doc||2104-2015||Harvard Medical School - Brigham and Women's Hospital|
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|Palada H, Searston RA, Persson A, et al. (2020) An evidence accumulation model of perceptual discrimination with naturalistic stimuli. Journal of Experimental Psychology. Applied|
|Searston RA, Thompson MB, Vokey JR, et al. (2019) How low can you go? Detecting style in extremely low resolution images. Journal of Experimental Psychology. Human Perception and Performance|
|Edmond G, Towler A, Growns B, et al. (2017) Thinking forensics: Cognitive science for forensic practitioners. Science & Justice : Journal of the Forensic Science Society. 57: 144-154|
|Drew T, Aizenman AM, Thompson MB, et al. (2016) Image toggling saves time in mammography. Journal of Medical Imaging (Bellingham, Wash.). 3: 011003|
|Thompson MB, Tangen JM. (2014) The nature of expertise in fingerprint matching: experts can do a lot with a little. Plos One. 9: e114759|
|Thompson MB, Tangen JM. (2014) Generalization in fingerprint matching experiments. Science & Justice : Journal of the Forensic Science Society. 54: 391-2|
|Thompson MB, Tangen JM, Searston RA. (2014) Understanding expertise and non-analytic cognition in fingerprint discriminations made by humans. Frontiers in Psychology. 5: 737|
|Thompson MB, Tangen JM, McCarthy DJ. (2014) Human matching performance of genuine crime scene latent fingerprints. Law and Human Behavior. 38: 84-93|
|Thompson MB, Tangen JM, McCarthy DJ. (2013) Expertise in fingerprint identification. Journal of Forensic Sciences. 58: 1519-30|
|Tangen JM, Murphy SC, Thompson MB. (2011) Flashed face distortion effect: grotesque faces from relative spaces. Perception. 40: 628-30|