Dr Kelly Grace Garner

Dr Kelly Grace Garner

Lecturer
Science
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.

  • Book Chapters | 2022
    Garner KG; Dux PE, 2022, 'The Neural Basis of Simultaneous Multitasking', in Handbook of Human Multitasking, pp. 233 - 273, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-04760-2_6
  • Journal articles | 2024
    Renton AI; Dao TT; Johnstone T; Civier O; Sullivan RP; White DJ; Lyons P; Slade BM; Abbott DF; Amos TJ; Bollmann S; Botting A; Campbell MEJ; Chang J; Close TG; Dörig M; Eckstein K; Egan GF; Evas S; Flandin G; Garner KG; Garrido MI; Ghosh SS; Grignard M; Halchenko YO; Hannan AJ; Heinsfeld AS; Huber L; Hughes ME; Kaczmarzyk JR; Kasper L; Kuhlmann L; Lou K; Mantilla-Ramos YJ; Mattingley JB; Meier ML; Morris J; Narayanan A; Pestilli F; Puce A; Ribeiro FL; Rogasch NC; Rorden C; Schira MM; Shaw TB; Sowman PF; Spitz G; Stewart AW; Ye X; Zhu JD; Narayanan A; Bollmann S, 2024, 'Neurodesk: an accessible, flexible and portable data analysis environment for reproducible neuroimaging', Nature Methods, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41592-023-02145-x
    Journal articles | 2023
    Garner KG; Dux PE, 2023, 'Knowledge generalization and the costs of multitasking', Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 24, pp. 98 - 112, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41583-022-00653-x
    Journal articles | 2023
    Wards Y; Ehrhardt SE; Filmer HL; Mattingley JB; Garner KG; Dux PE, 2023, 'Neural substrates of individual differences in learning generalization via combined brain stimulation and multitasking training', Cerebral Cortex, 33, pp. 11679 - 11694, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cercor/bhad406
    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 | 2022
    Suetani S; Baker A; Garner K; Cosgrove P; Mackay-Sim M; Siskind D; Murray GK; Scott JG; Kesby JP, 2022, 'Impairments in goal-directed action and reversal learning in a proportion of individuals with psychosis', Cognitive, Affective and Behavioral Neuroscience, 22, pp. 1390 - 1403, http://dx.doi.org/10.3758/s13415-022-01026-8
    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, pp. 1 - 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1523/ENEURO.0139-20.2020
    Journal articles | 2018
    Verghese A; Mattingley JB; Garner KG; Dux PE, 2018, 'Decision-making training reduces the attentional blink', Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 44, pp. 195 - 205, http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/xhp0000454
    Journal articles | 2016
    Bender AD; Filmer HL; Garner KG; Naughtin CK; Dux PE, 2016, 'On the relationship between response selection and response inhibition: An individual differences approach', Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics, 78, pp. 2420 - 2432, http://dx.doi.org/10.3758/s13414-016-1158-8
    Journal articles | 2016
    Garner KG; Lynch CR; Dux PE, 2016, 'Transfer of training benefits requires rules we cannot see (or hear)', Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 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 frontoparietalsubcortical system', Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 112, pp. 14372 - 14377, http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1511423112
    Journal articles | 2015
    Garner KG; Matthews N; Remington RW; Dux PE, 2015, 'Transferability of training benefits differs across neural events: Evidence from ERPs', Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 27, pp. 2079 - 2094, http://dx.doi.org/10.1162/jocn_a_00833
    Journal articles | 2014
    Garner KG; Tombu MN; Dux PE, 2014, 'The influence of training on the attentional blink and psychological refractory period', Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics, 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', Cognition and Emotion, 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', Biological 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', Biological 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', Environmental Health Perspectives, 118, pp. 735 - 741, http://dx.doi.org/10.1289/ehp.0901416
  • Preprints | 2024
    Chow J; Garner K; Pearson D; Heber J; Le Pelley M, 2024, Effects of instructed and experienced uncertainty on attentional priority, , http://dx.doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/n62z8
    Preprints | 2024
    Garner K; Leow L-A; Uchida A; Nolan CR; Jensen O; Garrido M; Dux PE, 2024, Assessing the influence of dopamine and mindfulness on the formation of routines in visual search, , http://dx.doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/2rd8n
    Preprints | 2023
    Ghafari T; Mazzetti C; Garner K; Gutteling T; Jensen O, 2023, Modulation of alpha oscillations by attention is predicted by hemispheric asymmetry of subcortical regions, , http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/2023.07.03.547019
    Preprints | 2023
    Pearson D; Chong A; Garner K; Theeuwes J; 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 S; Filmer H; Mattingley J; Garner K; Dux P, 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 | 2022
    Renton A; Dao TT; Abbott D; Amos T; Bollmann S; Botting A; Campbell M; Chang J; Chang J; Civier O; Civier O; Close T; Eckstein K; Egan G; Evas S; Flandin G; Garner K; Garrido M; Ghosh S; Grignard M; Hannan A; Huber R; Hughes M; Johnstone T; Kaczmarzyk J; Kasper L; Kuhlmann L; Lou K; Lyons P; Mantilla-Ramos Y-J; Mattingley J; Morris J; Narayanan A; Pestilli F; Puce A; Ribeiro F; Rogasch N; Rorden C; Schira M; Shaw T; Slade B; Spitz G; Stewart A; Sullivan R; White D; Ye X; Zhu J; Narayanan A; Bollmann S, 2022, Neurodesk: An accessible, flexible, and portable data analysis environment for reproducible neuroimaging, , http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/2022.12.23.521691
    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