Dr Kelly Grace Garner

Dr Kelly Grace Garner

School of Psychology

I am a Lecture in Computational Cognitive Science, working in the School of Psychology at UNSW.

My research focuses on 3 key interests; I am interested in how learning and expectation impacts upon attentional control, as I seek to understand how learning cultivates attentional idiosyncrasies. Second, I study the influence of extended practice on cognitive performance, with a view to understanding the relationship between expertise and knowledge generalisation. Last, I dabble in meta-science, seeking to quantify under what conditions our assumptions underlying statistical tests are borne out in experimental data, and the extent to which it matters.

I am passionate about equity in science and a cracking cup of tea.

  • Journal articles | 2022
    Garner KG; Lovell-Kane M; Carroll L; Dux PE, 2022, 'On the Influence of Spatial and Value Attentional Cues Across Individuals', Journal of Cognition, 5, http://dx.doi.org/10.5334/joc.229
    Journal articles | 2021
    Garner KG; Bowman H; Raymond JE, 2021, 'Incentive value and spatial certainty combine additively to determine visual priorities', Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics, 83, pp. 173 - 186, http://dx.doi.org/10.3758/s13414-020-02124-w
    Journal articles | 2021
    Gau R; Noble S; Heuer K; Bottenhorn KL; Bilgin IP; Yang YF; Huntenburg JM; Bayer JMM; Bethlehem RAI; Rhoads SA; Vogelbacher C; Borghesani V; Levitis E; Wang HT; Van Den Bossche S; Kobeleva X; Legarreta JH; Guay S; Atay SM; Varoquaux GP; Huijser DC; Sandström MS; Herholz P; Nastase SA; Badhwar AP; Dumas G; Schwab S; Moia S; Dayan M; Bassil Y; Brooks PP; Mancini M; Shine JM; O'Connor D; Xie X; Poggiali D; Friedrich P; Heinsfeld AS; Riedl L; Toro R; Caballero-Gaudes C; Eklund A; Garner KG; Nolan CR; Demeter DV; Barrios FA; Merchant JS; McDevitt EA; Oostenveld R; Craddock RC; Rokem A; Doyle A; Ghosh SS; Nikolaidis A; Stanley OW; Uruñuela E; Anousheh N; Arnatkeviciute A; Auzias G; Bachar D; Bannier E; Basanisi R; Basavaraj A; Bedini M; Bellec P; Benn RA; Berluti K; Bollmann S; Bollmann S; Bradley C; Brown J; Buchweitz A; Callahan P; Chan MY; Chandio BQ; Cheng T; Chopra S; Chung AW; Close TG; Combrisson E; Cona G; Constable RT; Cury C; Dadi K; Damasceno PF; Das S; De Vico Fallani F; DeStasio K; Dickie EW; Dorfschmidt L; Duff EP; DuPre E; Dziura S; Esper NB; Esteban O; Fadnavis S; Flandin G; Flannery JE; Flournoy J; Forkel SJ, 2021, 'Brainhack: Developing a culture of open, inclusive, community-driven neuroscience', Neuron, 109, pp. 1769 - 1775, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neuron.2021.04.001
    Journal articles | 2021
    Levitis E; Van Praag CDG; Gau R; Heunis S; Dupre E; Kiar G; Bottenhorn KL; Glatard T; Nikolaidis A; Whitaker KJ; Mancini M; Niso G; Afyouni S; Alonso-Ortiz E; Appelhoff S; Arnatkeviciute A; Atay SM; Auer T; Baracchini G; Bayer JMM; Beauvais MJS; Bijsterbosch JD; Bilgin IP; Bollmann S; Bollmann S; Botvinik-Nezer R; Bright MG; Calhoun VD; Chen X; Chopra S; Chuan-Peng H; Close TG; Cookson SL; Craddock RC; De La Vega A; De Leener B; Demeter DV; Di Maio P; Dickie EW; Eickhoff SB; Esteban O; Finc K; Frigo M; Ganesan S; Ganz M; Garner KG; Garza-Villarreal EA; Gonzalez-Escamilla G; Goswami R; Griffiths JD; Grootswagers T; Guay S; Guest O; Handwerker DA; Herholz P; Heuer K; Huijser DC; Iacovella V; Joseph MJE; Karakuzu A; Keator DB; Kobeleva X; Kumar M; Laird AR; Larson-Prior LJ; Lautarescu A; Lazari A; Legarreta JH; Li XY; Lv J; Mansour L. S; Meunier D; Moraczewski D; Nandi T; Nastase SA; Nau M; Noble S; Norgaard M; Obungoloch J; Oostenveld R; Orchard ER; Pinho AL; Poldrack RA; Qiu A; Raamana PR; Rokem A; Rutherford S; Sharan M; Shaw TB; Syeda WT; Testerman MM; Toro R; Valk SL; Van Den Bossche S; Varoquaux G; Váša F; Veldsman M; Vohryzek J; Wagner AS; Walsh RJ, 2021, 'Centering inclusivity in the design of online conferences - An OHBM-Open Science perspective', GigaScience, 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/gigascience/giab051
    Journal articles | 2020
    Garner KG; Garrido MI; Dux PE, 2020, 'Cognitive Capacity Limits Are Remediated by Practice-Induced Plasticity between the Putamen and Pre-Supplementary Motor Area.', eNeuro, 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1523/ENEURO.0139-20.2020
    Journal articles | 2016
    Garner KG; Lynch CR; Dux PE, 2016, 'Transfer of training benefits requires rules we cannot see (or hear).', J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform, 42, pp. 1148 - 1157, http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/xhp0000215
    Journal articles | 2016
    Verghese A; Garner KG; Mattingley JB; Dux PE, 2016, 'Prefrontal cortex structure predicts training-induced improvements in multitasking performance', Journal of Neuroscience, 36, pp. 2638 - 2645, http://dx.doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3410-15.2016
    Journal articles | 2015
    Garner KG; Dux PE, 2015, 'Training conquers multitasking costs by dividing task representations in the frontoparietal-subcortical system.', Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 112, pp. 14372 - 14377, http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1511423112
    Journal articles | 2014
    Garner KG; Tombu MN; Dux PE, 2014, 'The influence of training on the attentional blink and psychological refractory period.', Atten Percept Psychophys, 76, pp. 979 - 999, http://dx.doi.org/10.3758/s13414-014-0638-y
    Journal articles | 2012
    Garner K; Dux P, 2012, 'General and Specific Bottlenecks: Training Differentiates the Attentional Blink from the Psychological Refractory Period', Journal of Vision, 12, pp. 20 - 20, http://dx.doi.org/10.1167/12.9.20
    Journal articles | 2012
    Garner KG; Dux PE; Wagner J; Cummins TDR; Chambers CD; Bellgrove MA, 2012, 'Attentional asymmetries in a visual orienting task are related to temperament.', Cogn Emot, 26, pp. 1508 - 1515, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02699931.2012.666205
    Journal articles | 2012
    Wallace D; Eltiti S; Ridgewell A; Garner K; Russo R; Sepulveda F; Walker S; Quinlan T; Dudley S; Maung S; Deeble R; Fox E, 2012, 'Cognitive and physiological responses in humans exposed to a TETRA base station signal in relation to perceived electromagnetic hypersensitivity.', Bioelectromagnetics, 33, pp. 23 - 39, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/bem.20681
    Journal articles | 2011
    Fox E; Zougkou K; Ridgewell A; Garner K, 2011, 'The serotonin transporter gene alters sensitivity to attention bias modification: evidence for a plasticity gene.', Biol Psychiatry, 70, pp. 1049 - 1054, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsych.2011.07.004
    Journal articles | 2011
    Nandam LS; Hester R; Wagner J; Cummins TDR; Garner K; Dean AJ; Kim BN; Nathan PJ; Mattingley JB; Bellgrove MA, 2011, 'Methylphenidate but not atomoxetine or citalopram modulates inhibitory control and response time variability.', Biol Psychiatry, 69, pp. 902 - 904, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsych.2010.11.014
    Journal articles | 2010
    Wallace D; Eltiti S; Ridgewell A; Garner K; Russo R; Sepulveda F; Walker S; Quinlan T; Dudley S; Maung S; Deeble R; Fox E, 2010, 'Do TETRA (Airwave) base station signals have a short-term impact on health and well-being? A randomized double-blind provocation study.', Environ Health Perspect, 118, pp. 735 - 741, http://dx.doi.org/10.1289/ehp.0901416
  • Preprints | 2023
    Pearson D; Chong A; Garner K; Le Pelley M, 2023, Uncertainty-modulated attentional capture: Outcome variance increases attentional priority, , http://dx.doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/aenu7
    Preprints | 2023
    Wards Y; Ehrhardt SE; Filmer HL; Mattingley JB; Garner KG; Dux PE, 2023, Stimulating prefrontal cortex facilitates training transfer by increasing representational overlap, , http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/2023.11.23.568508
    Preprints | 2022
    Garner K; Nolan CR; Nydam A; Nott Z; Bowman H; Dux PE, 2022, Quantifying Error in Effect Size Estimates in Attention, Executive Function and Implicit Learning, , http://dx.doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/982mb
    Preprints | 2021
    Garner K; Butler J; Jones S; Dux PE, 2021, When learning hurts control: inducing cross-task-covariance causes multitasking costs, , http://dx.doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/89bf6
    Preprints | 2021
    Garner K; Lovell-Kane M; Carroll L; Dux PE, 2021, On the influence of spatial and value attentional cues across individuals, , http://dx.doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/t7jbe
    Preprints | 2021
    Smout C; Holford DL; Garner K; beyuma RMI; Martinez PA; Campbell MEJ; Khormi I; Gomes DGE; Bayer JMM; Bradley C; Schettino A; Sunami N; Mansour L. S; Coelho LP, 2021, An open code pledge for the neuroscience community, , http://dx.doi.org/10.31222/osf.io/vrwm7
    Preprints | 2021
    Suetani S; Baker A; Garner K; Cosgrove P; Mackay-Sim M; Siskind D; Murray G; Scott J; Kesby J, 2021, Impairments in goal-directed action and reversal learning in a proportion of individuals with psychosis: evidence for differential phenotypes in early and persistent psychosis, , http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/2021.08.31.21262937
    Preprints | 2020
    Garner K; Dux PE, 2020, The neural basis of multitasking, , http://dx.doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/jqxeb
    Preprints | 2019
    Garner KG; Garrido MI; Dux PE, 2019, Cognitive capacity limits are remediated by practice-induced plasticity between the Putamen and Pre-Supplementary Motor Area, , http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/564450
    Preprints | 2017
    Garner KG; Bowman H; Raymond JE, 2017, Incentive value and spatial certainty combine additively to determine visual priorities, , http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/188045
    Theses / Dissertations |
    Garner K, Training the multitasking brain, http://dx.doi.org/10.14264/uql.2015.199