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Department of Cognitive Science

Associate Professor Anina Rich

BSc Monash, MPsych/PhD Melb.

Anina Rich

ARC Research Fellow

Contact Details

Office : 3.505
Phone : +61 2 9850 9597
Fax : +61 2 9850 6059
email : anina.rich@mq.edu.au

External Address

Department of Cognitive Science
Australian Hearing Hub
16 University Avenue
Macquarie University NSW 2109

I also have a profile at the ARC Centre for Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders.

Profile

My research focuses primarily on two different aspects of sensory processing: the mechanisms and influences of selective attention, and the way in which the brain integrates information, including unusual occurrences of integration such as Synaesthesia.

I did my PhD at the University of Melbourne under the supervision of Prof. Jason Mattingley. I was then awarded a CJ Martin (NHMRC) / RG Menzies (Menzies Foundation) Postdoctoral Fellowship to work at the Visual Attention Laboratory, Brigham & Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School in Cambridge, USA, working with Professor Jeremy Wolfe and Dr Todd Horowitz on mechanisms of visual attention.

My research explores the way in which the brain maintains the delicate balance between voluntary deployments of attention towards a goal, and the involuntary shifts of attention caused by salient events in the environment. I am also interested in how we deploy attention in complex visual environments, and the role of attention in integrating different visual features or attributes (the 'binding problem'). I am exploring these aspects of visual attention using psychophysics and neuroimaging. I am also interested in the way in which the brain changes and adapts to injury or modified input.

My second stream of research focuses on synaesthesia, an unusual condition in which stimulation in one sensory modality generates an additional experience. For example, in 'sound-colour' synaesthesia, a sound elicits a colour experience; in 'grapheme-colour' synaesthesia, letters, digits and words each generate particular involuntary colours. Although unusual, synaesthesia is not a disorder; it can provide us with a unique view of the integration that underlies perception. We are currently conducting studies on grapheme-colour, sound-colour, and olfactory-colour synaesthesia.

As always, I am happy to hear from people who think they might have synaesthesia - check out our Synaesthesia Research page for more information.

External Appointments

  • President, Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Society. (2016)
  • President-elect, Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Society. (2015)
  • Member, Global Young Academy. (2015 - 2019)
  • Elected committee member, Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Society. (2013 - 2014)
  • Founding member, Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Society. (2012)
  • Commitee member, Scientific Committee, European Conference on Visual Perception. (2011)
  • Commitee member, Organising Committee, Australian Psychophysiology Society Cognitive Neuroscience Conference. (2011)

Awards

  • Selected Member, Global Young Academy (2015), Rich, A.
  • Academy of Social Sciences in Australia Paul Bourke Award for Early Career Research (2013), Rich, A.
  • Promotion to Associate Professor (Level D) (2012), Rich, A.
  • Finalist, Australian Museum Eureka Prizes People's Choice Award (2011), Rich, A.
  • Macquarie University Faculty of Human Sciences Early Career Researcher Grant Income Award (2010), Rich, A.
  • Macquarie University Early Career Researcher of the Year - Highly Commended (2010), Rich, A.
  • NSW Young Tall Poppy Science Award (2010), Rich, A. [Link]
  • Top 10 finalist L'Oreal Women in Science Fellowships (2010), Rich, A.N.
  • Dartmouth Summer Institute in Cognitive Neuroscience Fellowship (2006), Rich, A.N.
  • Australian Psychological Society Excellent PhD Thesis in Psychology Award (2005), Rich, A.N.
  • Cognitive Neuroscience Society graduate student award (2004), Rich, A.N.
  • Finalist in Australian Museum Eureka Prizes (2002), Rich, A.N., & Mattingley, J.B.
  • Finalist in Australian Museum Eureka Prizes (2001), Rich, A.N., & Mattingley, J.B.

Grants Awarded

  • ARC CCD Neural Markers Training Scheme (2016) “Unlocking voices: A neural marker for receptive language ability in minimally-verbal children with autism.” Woolgar, A., Badcock, N., Brock, J., Rich, A., & Nickels, L. ($9,972)
  • Macquarie University Research Infrastructure Block Grant [9201401556] (2015 - 2016) “High accuracy neural navigation to enhance research using brain stimulation.” Sowman, P., Rich, A., Woolgar, A., Yang, J., McCarthy-Jones, S., Coltheart, M., Cox, R., Johnson, B., Castles, A., Nickels, L., Thompson, W., Jackson, J., & Gelding, R. ($81,850)
  • Macquarie University Research Development Grant (2015 - 2016) "The causal role of frontoparietal cortex in selective attention: An investigation using simultaneous brain stimulation and neuroimaging." Woolgar, A., Carlson, T., Rich, A., Feredoes, E., & Mattingley, J. ($49,599)
  • Macquarie University Faculty of Human Sciences Open Access Journal Assistance Scheme (2015) "Flexible coding of task rules in frontoparietal cortex: An adaptive system for flexible cognitive control" (Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience). Woolgar, A., Rich, A., & Williams, M. ($1,698)
  • Macquarie University Faculty of Human Sciences Research Centre Scheme (2014 - 2017) "Perception in Action Research Centre (PARC)" Rich, A., Finkbeiner, M., Williams, M., Carlson, T., Sowman, P., Brooks, K., Coltheart, V., Curby, K., & Stevenson, R.J. ($30,000)
  • Macquarie University Faculty of Human Sciences Open Access Journal Assistance Scheme (2014) "The role of conceptual knowledge in understanding synaesthesia: Evaluating contemporary findings from a 'hub-and-spoke' perspective" (Frontiers in Psychology) (EU960). Rich, A.N., & Chiou, R. ($1,383)
  • Macquarie University Faculty of Human Sciences Open Access Journal Assistance Scheme (2013) "Beyond colour perception: Auditory-visual synaesthesia induces experiences of geometric objects in specific locations" (Cortex). Rich, A.N. ($2,375)
  • Macquarie University Faculty of Human Sciences Open Access Journal Assistance Scheme (2013) "Exploring the benefit of synaesthetic colours: Testing for "pop-out"" (Cognitive Neuropsychology). Rich, A.N. ($3,083)
  • Macquarie University Restart Grant (2013) "Untangling synaesthesia: Testing the role of conceptual binding in grapheme-colour synaesthesia using brain stimulation." Rich, A.N. ($19,780)
  • Macquarie University Strategic Infrastructure Scheme Grant (2013) "Magnetic resonance-compatible integrated audio-visual stimulus delivery system." Seymour, K., Woolgar, A., Rich, A.N., Williams, M.A., McMahon, C., Demuth, K., Magnussen, J., Carlson, T., Curby, K., & Zopf, R. ($40,621)
  • Macquarie University Research Infrastructure Block Grant (2013) "Portable eye tracker for clinical purposes." Williams, M.A., Graham, S., Rich, A.N., Woolgar, A., Savage, G., Zopf, R., Brock, J., & Finkbeiner, M. ($45,288)
  • NHMRC Project Grant [1028578] (2012 - 2014) "Seeing clearly: Examining the consequences of glaucoma for the human brain." Williams, M., Rich, A., & Graham, S. ($426,175)
  • ARC Discovery Project Grant [DP120102835] (2012 - 2014) "Making sense of the world: how does the brain process task-relevant information?" Woolgar, A., Rich, A.N., Williams, M.A., & Duncan, J. ($246,000)
  • Macquarie University Safety Net Grant (2011) "Processing the world around us: How is task-relevant information represented in the brain?". Rich, A.N. & Woolgar, A. ($25,000)
  • Macquarie University Research Infrastructure Block Grant (2011) "Eye monitoring and tactile stimulators for a magnetic resonance imaging environment". Rich, A.N., Graham, S., Williams, M.A., Morgan, M., Savage, G., Burianová, H., Magnussen, J., Finkbeiner, M., Marsh, P., & Rowe, D. ($50,000)
  • Macquarie University Research Infrastructure Block Grant Scheme (2010) "MEG-compatible eyetracker." Brock, J., Crain, S., Williams, M., Savage, G., Rich, A., McArthur, G., Sharma, M., Langdon, R., & Tesan, G. ($40,000)
  • Macquarie University Research Infrastructure Block Grants Scheme (2010) "High performance computational cluster for computational modelling and for complex analysis of neuroimaging data." Coltheart, M., Castles, A., Nickels, L., Biedermann, B., & Rich, A.N. ($70,000)
  • Macquarie University Return to Work after Parental Leave Grant (2010) "The role of attention in binding colour and form". Rich, A.N. ($14,964)
  • Macquarie University Safety Net Grant (2010) "Dealing with a complex world: How does the brain represent critical information?". Rich, A.N. ($7,222)
  • Macquarie University Safety Net Grant (2010) "Processing the world around us: How is task-relevant information represented in the brain?" Rich, A.N. & Williams, M.A. ($19,956)
  • Macquarie University Research Infrastructure Block Grant Scheme (2009) "Remote eyetracker for testing special populations." Crain. S., Brock, J., Thornton, R., Castles, A., McArthur, G., Thornton, R., Marsh, P., Brock, J., Savage, G., Rich, A., Cox, R., Rowe, D., A. Gamble, A., Langdon, R., Rapee, R., Hudson, J., Lyneham, H., & Porter, M. ($47,908)
  • Macquarie University Strategic Infrastructure Scheme Research Infrastructure Fund (2009) "MEG-compatible polygraphic equipment for measuring electromyography and other peripheral signals." Johnson, B., Coltheart, M., Crain, S., Thompson, B., Savage, G., Mannell, R., Cox, F., Williams, M.A., Rich, A., Finkbeiner, M., & Palermo, R. ($40,039)
  • ARC Discovery Project Grant (2009 - 2011) "Keeping track: The effect of distraction on attention to moving objects." Rich, A., & Horowitz, T. ($353,000)
  • NHMRC Project Grant (2009 - 2011) "Neurocognitive studies of brain plasticity associated with surgical treatment of arteriovenous malformations" Savage, G., Morgan, M.K., Williams, M.A., Rich, A., Maruff, P.T., & Baker, C.I. ($674,500)
  • Macquarie University Research Infrastructure Block Grant Scheme (2008) "Acquisition of a Storage Area Network (SAN)." Coltheart, M., Crain, S., Williams, M.A., Rich, A., Johnson, B., Barnier, A., Nickels, L., McArthur, G., Castles, A., Langdon, R., Palermo, R., Kinoshita, S., & Coltheart, V. ($63,000)
  • Macquarie University Safety Net Grant (2008) "The dangers of distraction: the impact of salient stimuli on the voluntary deployment of attention." Rich, A. ($20,000)
  • Macquarie University New Staff Grant (2008) "The role of V4 in colour and object perception." Rich, A. ($20,000)
  • Macquarie University Research Infrastructure Block Grant Scheme (2008) "64-Channel EEG acquire and analysis system and special MEG-compatable electrode caps and cable system." Rich, A., Williams, M.A., Johnson, B., Finkbeiner, M., Savage, G., & Crain, S. ($80,000)
  • NHMRC CJ Martin Travelling Postdoctoral Fellowship (2005 - 2009) "Visual search of heterogenous displays: The role of categorisation." Rich, A.N. ($303,762)
  • Menzies Foundation of Australia: R.G.Menzies Fellowship (2005 - 2009) Rich, A.N. ($20,000)

Media Engagement

Selected Publications

Books

  • Jenkins, R., Heilinger, J.-C., & Rich, A. (Eds.). (2016). Words of wisdom: Cherished advice from academic mentors around the world. Berlin, Germany: Global Young Academy.

Book Chapters

  • Rich, A.N., & Mattingley, J.B. (2013). The role of attention in synaesthesia. In J. Simner & E. Hubbard (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Synaesthesia (pp. 265-282). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Rich, A.N. (In Press). Synaesthesia: An unusual gift. In R. van der Zwan & A. Brooks (Eds.), Case Studies in Neuroscience Melbourne: Palgrave.
  • Rich, A.N., & Mattingley, J.B. (2005). Can attention modulate colour-graphemic synaesthesia. In L.C. Robertson & N. Sagiv (Eds.), Perspectives from Cognitive Neuroscience (pp. 108-123). New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Mattingley, J.B., & Rich, A.N. (2004). Behavioural and brain correlates of multisensory experience in synaesthesia. In G.Calvert, C.Spence, B.Stein (Eds.), Handbook of Multisensory Integration (pp. 851-866). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Periodicals

  • Burianová, H., Sowman, P.F., Marstaller, L., Rich, A.N., Williams, M.A., Savage, G., Al-Janabi, S., de Lissa, P., & Johnson, B.W. (2016). Adaptive motor imagery: A multimodal study of immobilization-induced brain plasticity. Cerebral Cortex, 26(3), 1072-1080. doi:10.1093/cercor/bhu287
  • Seymour, K.J., Williams, M.A., & Rich, A.N. (2016). The representation of color across the human visual cortex: Distinguishing chromatic signals contributing to object form versus surface color. Cerebral Cortex, 26(5), 1997-2005. doi:10.1093/cercor/bhv021
  • Weldon, K.B., Rich, A.N., Woolgar, A., & Williams, M. (2016). Disruption of foveal space impairs discrimination of peripheral objects. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 699. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00699
  • Burianová, H., Rich, A.N., Williams, M.A., Morgan, M., Marstaller, L., Maruff, P., Baker, C., & Savage, G. (2015). Long-term plasticity in adult somatosensory cortex: Functional reorganization after surgical removal of an arteriovenous malformation. Neurocase, 21(5), 618–627. doi:10.1080/13554794.2014.960429
  • Chiou, R., & Rich, A.N. (2015). Volitional mechanisms mediate the cuing effect of pitch on attention orienting: The influences of perceptual difficulty and response pressure. Perception, 44(2), 169-182. [Link]
  • Guimmarra, M.J., Fitzgibbon, B.M., Tsao, J.W., Gibson, S.J., Rich, A.N., Georgiou-Karistianis, N., Chou, M., Bradshaw, J.L., Alphonso, A.L., Tung, M.L., Drastal, C.A., Hanling, S., Pasquina, P.F., & Enticott, P.G. (2015). Symptoms of PTSD associated with painful and nonpainful vicarious reactivity following amputation. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 28(4), 330-338. doi:10.1002/jts.22030
  • Marstaller, L., Williams, M., Rich, A., Savage, G., & Burianová, H. (2015). Ageing and large-scale functional networks: White matter integrity, gray matter volume, and functional connectivity in the resting state. Neuroscience, 290, 369-378. doi:10.1016/j.neuroscience.2015.01.049
  • Russell, A., Stevenson, R., & Rich, A.N. (2015). Chocolate smells pink and stripy: Exploring olfactory-visual synesthesia. Cognitive Neuroscience, 6(2-3), 77-88. doi:10.1080/17588928.2015.1035245
  • Teichmann, A.L., Nieuwenstein, M., & Rich, A.N. (2015). Red, green, blue equals 1, 2, 3: Digit-color synesthetes can use structured digit information to boost recall of color sequences. Cognitive Neuroscience, 6(2-3), 100-110. doi:10.1080/17588928.2015.1056519
  • Woolgar, A., Afshar, S., Williams, M.A., & Rich, A.N. (2015). Flexible coding of task rules in frontoparietal cortex: An adaptive system for flexible cognitive control. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 27(10), 1895-1911. doi:10.1162/jocn_a_00827
  • Woolgar, A., Williams, M.A., & Rich, A.N. (2015). Attention enhances multi-voxel representation of novel objects in frontal, parietal and visual cortices. NeuroImage, 109, 429–437. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2014.12.083
  • Bullot, N.J., & Rich, A.N. (2014). The tracking and identification of human agents [Special Issue]. Topics in Cognitive Science, 6(4).
  • Chiou, R., & Rich, A.N. (2014). The role of conceptual knowledge in understanding synaesthesia: Evaluating contemporary findings from a ‘hub-and-spoke’ perspective. Frontiers in Psychology, 5, 105. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00105
  • Chiou, R., Sowman, P.F., Etchell, A., & Rich, A.N. (2014). A conceptual lemon: Theta burst stimulation to the left anterior temporal lobe untangles object representation and its canonical color. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 26(5), 1066-1074.
  • Rich, A.N., & Bullot, N.J. (2014). Keeping track: The tracking and identification of human agents (editorial preface). Topics in Cognitive Science, 6(4), 560-566. doi:10.1111/tops.12112
  • Burianová, H., Marstaller, L., Sowman, P., Tesan, G., Rich, A.N., Williams, M., Savage, G., & Johnson, B.W. (2013). Multimodal functional imaging of motor imagery using a novel paradigm. NeuroImage, 71, 50-58. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2013.01.001
  • Calleja, M.O., & Rich, A.N. (2013). Guidance of attention by information held in working memory. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 75(4), 687-699.
  • Chiou, R., Stelter, M., & Rich, A.N. (2013). Beyond colour perception: Auditory-visual synaesthesia induces experiences of geometric objects in specific locations. Cortex, 49(6), 1750–1763. doi:10.1016/j.cortex.2012.04.006
  • Koelewijn, L., Rich, A.N., Muthukumaraswamy, S.D., & Singh, K.D. (2013). Spatial attention increases high-frequency gamma synchronisation in human medial visual cortex. NeuroImage, 79, 295–303. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2013.04.108
  • Rich, A.N. & Karstoft, K.-I. (2013). Exploring the benefit of synaesthetic colours: Testing for “pop-out” in individuals with grapheme-colour synaesthesia. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 30, 1-16.
  • Zeman , A., Obst, O., Brooks, K.R., & Rich, A.N. (2013). The Müller-Lyer Illusion in a computational model of biological object recognition. PLoS ONE, 8(2), e56126. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0056126
  • Chiou, R., & Rich, A.N. (2012). Cross-modality correspondence between pitch and spatial location modulates attentional orienting. Perception, 41(3), 339–353.
  • Fitzgibbon, B.M., Enticott, P.G., Rich, A.N., Giummarra, M.J., Georgiou-Karistianis, N., & Bradshaw, J.L. (2012). Mirror-sensory synaesthesia: Exploring 'shared' sensory experiences as synaesthesia. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 36(1), 645-657. doi:10.1016/j.neubiorev.2011.09.006
  • Stevenson, R.J., Rich, A.N., & Russell, A. (2012). The nature and origin of cross-modal associations to odours. Perception, 41, 606-619.
  • Koelewijn, L., Dumont, J.R., Muthukumaraswamy, S.D., Rich, A.N., & Singh, K.D. (2011). Induced and evoked neural correlates of orientation selectivity in human visual cortex. NeuroImage, 54(4), 2983-2993. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2010.11.045
  • Vul, E. & Rich, A.N. (2010). Independent sampling of features enables conscious perception of objects. Psychological Science, 21(8), 1168-1175. doi:10.1177/0956797610377341
  • Fitzgibbon, B., Enticott, P., Rich, A., Giummarra, M., Georgiou-Karistianis, N., Tsao, J., Weeks, S. & Bradshaw, J. (2010). High incidence of 'synaesthesia for pain' in amputees. Neuropsychologia, 48(12), 3675-3678. doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2010.07.029
  • Kunar, M.A., Rich, A.N., & Wolfe, J.M. (2010). Spatial and temporal separation fails to counteract the effects of low prevalence in visual search. Visual Cognition. doi:10.1080/13506280903361988
  • Lindsey, D. T., Brown, A.M., Reijnen, E., Rich, A.N., Kuzmova, Y.I., & Wolfe, J.M. (2010). Color Channels, not Color Appearance or Color Categories, Guide Visual Search for Desaturated Color Targets. Psychological Science. doi:10.1177/0956797610379861
  • Rich, A.N. & Mattingley, J.B. (2010). Out of sight, out of mind: suppression of synaesthetic colours during the attentional blink. Cognition, 114, 320-328.
  • Rich, A.N., Kunar, M.A., Van Wert, M.J., Hidalgo-Sotelo, B., Horowitz, T.S., & Wolfe, J.M. (2008). Why do we miss rare targets? Exploring the boundaries of the low prevalence effect. Journal of Vision, 8, 1-17.
  • Edquist, J., Rich, A.N., Brinkman, C. & Mattingley, J.B. (2006). Do synaesthetic colours act as unique features in visual search? Cortex, 42, 222-231.
  • Mattingley, J.B., Payne, J.M., & Rich, A.N. (2006). Attentional load attenuates synaesthetic priming effects in grapheme-colour synaesthesia. Cortex, 42, 213-221.
  • Rich, A.N., Williams, M.A., Puce, A., Syngeniotis, A., Howard, M.A., McGlone, F., Mattingley, J.B. (2006). Neural correlates of imagined and synaesthetic colours. Neuropsychologia, 44, 2918-2925.
  • Rich, A.N., Bradshaw, J.L. & Mattingley, J.B. (2005). A systematic, large-scale study of synaesthesia: implications for the role of early experience in lexical-colour associations. Cognition, 98, 53-84.
  • Rich, A.N. (2003). The effects of stimulus competition and voluntary attention on colour-graphemic synaesthesia. NeuroReport, 14(14), 1793-1798.
  • Rich, A.N. & Mattingley, J.B. (2002). Anomalous perception in synaesthesia: a cognitive neuroscience perspective. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 3, 43-52.
  • Mattingley, J.B., Rich, A.N., Yelland, G., & Bradshaw, J.L. (2001). Unconscious priming eliminates automatic binding of colour and alphanumeric form in synaesthesia. Nature, 410, 580-582.

Published Abstracts

  • Ritchie, J.B., Wardle, S., Rich, A., Graham, S., & Williams, M. (2015). Decoding feedback to the lesion projection zone of V1 in individuals with glaucoma [Abstract]. Journal of Vision, 15(12), 1252. doi:10.1167/15.12.1252
  • Burianová, H., Marstaller, L., Rich, A., Williams, M., & Savage, G. (2014). Age-related compensation during motor imagery: A multimodal study [Abstract]. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 26(Suppl. 1), 60.
  • Seymour, K., Williams, M.A., & Rich, A.N. (2014). Representations of colour in human visual cortex: From chromatic signals on the retina to representations of object surfaces [Abstract]. Perception, 43(Suppl. ECVP), 69.
  • Burianová, H., Rich, A., Williams, M., Marstaller, L., Morgan, M., & Savage, G. (2013). Plasticity in adult somatosensory cortex: Comparison before and after brain surgery [Abstract]. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 25(Suppl. 1), 85.
  • Chiou, R., Sowman, P.F., Etchell, A.C., & Rich, A.N. (2013). How does the brain integrate banana with yellowness: The neural architecture of object colour knowledge requires left anterior temporal lobe [Abstract]. Journal of Vision, 13(9), 1008. doi:10.1167/13.9.1008
  • Rich, A.N., Reith, C., & Vul, E. (2013). Hierarchical binding in multi-part objects [Abstract]. Journal of Vision, 13(9), 146.
  • Rich, A.N., Russell, A.M.T., & Stevenson, R. (2013). Visually perceiving odour: Insights into olfactory synaesthesia [Abstract]. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience Conference Abstract: ACNS-2012 Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Conference. doi:10.3389/conf.fnhum.2013.212.00169
  • Seymour, K.J., Williams, M.A., & Rich, A.N. (2013). Binding colour to object surfaces in the human visual cortex [Abstract]. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience Conference Abstract: ACNS-2012 Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Conference. doi:10.3389/conf.fnhum.2013.212.00028
  • Woolgar, A., Afshar, S., Williams, M.A., & Rich, A.N. (2013). Flexible coding of task rules in frontoparietal cortex [Abstract]. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience Conference Abstract: ACNS-2012 Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Conference. doi:10.3389/conf.fnhum.2013.212.00161
  • Charmet-Mougey, L., Rich, A., & Williams, M. (2012). Mud sticks: How biographical knowledge influences facial expression perception [Abstract]. Perception, 41, 107.
  • Chiou, R., & Rich, A.N. (2012). Perceptual difficulty and speed pressure reveal different behavioural effects of voluntary and involuntary attention [Abstract]. Australasian Experimental.
  • Chiou, R., Sowman, P., Etchell, A., & Rich, A.N. (2012). Frontiers in Human Neuroscience Conference [Abstract]. ACNS-2012 Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Conference.
  • Chiou, R., Sowman, P., Etchell, A., & Rich, A.N. (2012). Beyond modality-specific brain regions: The neural implementation of object colour knowledge requires anterior temporal lobes [Abstract]. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience Conference Abstract: ACNS-2012 Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Conference.
  • Rich, A.N., Graham, S.L., Klistorner, A., & Williams, M.A. (2012). Neural ‘filling-in’? Increased response in deprived visual cortex when regions adjacent to a glaucomatous scotoma are stimulated [Abstract]. Australian Journal of Psychology.
  • Smith, F., Rich, A.N., Graham, S., de Lissa, P., Brooks, K., & Williams, M.A. (2012). ‘Filling-in’ of stimuli at the physiological blind spot reflects lateral connection rather than feedback [Abstract]. EEG and Clinical Neuroscience, 43(3), 246.
  • Williams, M.A., Awasthi, B., Sowman, P.F., Finkbeiner, M.S., & Rich, A.N. (2012). Atypical neural response to high and low spatial frequency stimuli in a rare case of visual perseveration [Abstract]. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. doi:10.3389/conf.fnhum.2012.208.00163
  • Williams, M.A., Finkbeiner, M.S., & Rich, A.N. (2012). Frontiers in human neuroscience [Abstract]. ACNS-2012 Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Conference.
  • Woolgar, A., Rich, A.N., & Williams, M.A. (2012). Attention enhances multi-voxel representation of objects in frontal, parietal and visual cortices [Abstract]. Combined Abstracts of 2012 Australian Psychology Conferences, CDROM.
  • Woolgar, A., Walther, A., Williams, M.A., Rich, A.N., & Kriegeskorte, N. (2012). Distinct reinstatement of multi-voxel patterns predicts memory for complex audio-visual stimuli [Abstract]. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience Conference Abstract: ACNS-2012 Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Conference. doi: 10.3389/conf.fnhum.2012.208.00161
  • Zeman , A., Obst, O., & Rich, A.N. (2012). Reproducing the Müller-Lyer illusion in a computational feed-forward object recognition model [Abstract]. Clinical EEG and Neuroscience, 43(3), 250. doi:10.1177/1550059412444821
  • Calleja, M.O., Coltheart, M., & Rich, A.N. (2011). Can semantic information influence the guidance of attention by working memory? [Abstract]. Journal of Vision, 11(11), 1318.
  • Chiou, R., & Rich, A.N. (2011). When attention meets metaphor: Auditory pitch modulates attention orienting [Abstract]. Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference, Australian Journal of Psychology.
  • Chiou, R., Stelter, M., & Rich, A.N. (2011). Beyond colour perception: Auditory synaesthesia elicits visual experience of colour, shape, and spatial location [Abstract]. Perception.
  • Graham, S.L., Rich, A.N., Klistorner, A., & Williams, M.A. (2011). Functional MRI reveals activation of visual cortex by adjacent stimuli in glaucomatous scotoma regions - perceptual fill-in? [Abstract]. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, 52, E1647.
  • Horowitz, T.S., & Rich, A.N. (2011). How do we search when things keep moving? Selection and segregation of dynamic displays in visual search [Abstract]. Journal of Vision, 11(11), 1301.
  • Koelewijn, L., Rich, A.N., Muthukumaraswamy, S.D., & Singh, K.D. (2011). Modulation of the orientation-induced gamma response by visuospatial attention [Abstract]. Perception, 40(Suppl. ECVP), 47.
  • Koelewijn, L., Rich, A.N., Muthukumaraswamy, S.D., & Singh, K.D. (2011). Neural processing of visual attention: modulation of the orientation-induced gamma response [Abstract]. Australasian Cognitive Neurosciences Conference, Clinical EEG and Neuroscience.
  • Rich, A.N., Chiou, R., Stelter, M., & Horowitz, T.S. (2011). The sight of sound: Interactions between audition and vision [Abstract]. Perception.
  • Williams, M.A., Rich, A.N., Klistorner, A., & Graham, S. (2011). Neural filling-in? Increased response in deprived visual cortex when regions adjacent to a glucomatous scotoma are stimulated [Abstract]. Perception, 40(Suppl. ECVP Abst), 50.
  • Woolgar, A., Rich, A.N., & Williams, M.A. (2011). Multi-voxel coding in frontal, parietal and visual cortices: the effect of top-down attention on the representation of novel objects [Abstract]. Australasian Cognitive Neurosciences Conference, Clinical EEG and Neuroscience.
  • Zeman , A., Obst, O., & Rich, A.N. (2011). Exploring mechanisms behind the Müller-Lyer illusion using an artificial feed-forward object recognition model [Abstract]. Perception.
  • Koelewijn, L., Dumont, J.R., Muthukumaraswamy, S.D., Rich, A.N., Singh, K.D., (2010). Orientation selectivity in primary visual cortex using MEG: an inverse oblique effect? [Abstract]. Journal of Vision, 10, 928. doi:10.1167/10.7.928
  • Rich, A., English, T., & Fencsik, D. (2010). Visual working memory for multiple feature changes: evidence from synaesthesia [Abstract]. Journal of Vision, 10(7), 773.
  • Calleja, M.O., Finkbeiner, M.S., & Rich, A.N. (2009). Kinematic measures of attentional capture [Abstract]. Combined Abstracts of 2009 Australian Psychology Conferences.
  • Rich, A.N. & Vul, E. (2009). Can feature binding be explained by certainty in space and time? [Abstract]. Combined Abstracts of 2009 Australian Psychology Conferences.
  • Kuzmova, Y., Wolfe, J.M., Rich, A.N., Brown, A.M., Lindsey, D., & Reijnen, E. (2008). Pink: the most colorful mystery in visual search [Abstract]. Journal of Vision, 8(6), 382a.
  • Rich, A.N. & Vul, E. (2008). Can feature binding be explained by certainty in space and time? [Abstract]. Perception, 37, 94.
  • Rich, A.N., Van Wert, M.J., Cohen, M.A., & Horowitz, T.S. (2008). Avoiding distraction: The effects of salient singletons on tracking moving objects [Abstract]. Australian Journal of Psychology, 60(1), 95.
  • Rich, A.N., Van Wert, M.J., Cohen, M.A., & Horowitz, T.S. (2008). Multiple object tracking is surprisingly robust to abrupt onsets [Abstract]. Journal of Vision, 8(6), 501a.
  • Rich, A.N., Van Wert, M.J., Cohen, M.A., & Horowitz, T.S. (2008). Avoiding distraction: The effects of salient singletons on tracking moving objects [Abstract]. Australian Journal of Psychology, 60, 95.
  • Rich, A.N., Van Wert, M.J., Cohen, M.A., & Horowitz, T.S. (2008). Multiple object tracking is surprisingly robust to abrupt onsets [Abstract]. Journal of Vision, 8(6), 501a.
  • Horowitz, T.S. & Rich, A.N. (2007). Efficient segregation of moving and stationary objects in visual search [Abstract]. Abstracts of the Psychonomic Society, 12, 12.
  • Reijnen, E., Rich, A.N., Van Wert, M., & Wolfe, J.M. (2007). The role of categorical boundaries in visual search for colour [Abstract]. Journal of Vision, 7(9), 681a.
  • Rich, A.N., Kunar, M.A., Van Wert, M., Hidalgo-Sotelo, B.H., & Wolfe, J.M. (2007). Do rare features pop out? Exploring the boundaries of the low prevalence effect [Abstract]. Journal of Vision, 7(3), 708a.
  • Wolfe, J.M., Rich, A.N., Brown, A.M., Lindsey, D. & Reijnen, E. (2007). Is pink special? Evidence from visual search [Abstract]. Abstracts of the Psychonomic Society, 12, 12.

Published Conference Proceedings

  • Williams, M.A. & Rich, A.N. (2010). Cognitive Neuroscience: spanning the void between cognitive science and neuroscience. In Christensen, W., Schier, E., & Sutton, J. (Eds.), ASCS09: Proceedings of the 9th Conference of the Australasian Society for Cognitive Science (pp. 362-365). Sydney: Macquarie Centre for Cognitive Science.
  • Rich, A.N., Mattingley, J.B., Yelland, G., & Bradshaw, J.L. (1999). Conscious and non-conscious information processing in synaesthesia: a cognitive neuroscience perspective. In C. Davis, T. van Gelder, R. Wales (Eds.), Proceedings of the Fifth Bienniel Australasian Cognitive Science Conference (CD). Australia: Causal Productions.

Conference Presentations, Colloquia, and other presentations

  • Petit, S., Woolgar, A., Badcock, N.A., Demody, N., Schmidt, E., Rich, A.N., Brock, J., & Nickels, N. (2016, May). Unlocking voices: Developing a neural marker for receptive language ability in minimally-verbal children with autism. Poster session presented at the CCD Developing Mind Series: Developmental Perspectives on Language Processing Workshop, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Hardwick, K., Keysers, C., Rich, A.N., & Williams, M.A. (2016, April). How disgusting! Exploring pathogen, moral and sexual disgust. Poster session presented at the 43rd Annual Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC), Melbourne.
  • Carrigan, A.J., Wardle, S.G., & Rich, A.N. (2015, November). Time course of target detection and localisation during rapid presentation of natural scenes. Poster session presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Annual Workshop, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Hardwick, K., Charmet-Mougey, L., Rich, A.N., & Williams, M.W. (2015, November). You disgust me! Exploring the neural correlates of moral and physical disgust using biographical memory. Poster session presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Annual Workshop, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Teichmann, L., Nieuwenstein, M., & Rich, A. (2015, November). Long term associations and serial recall: Using synaesthesia to probe memory for sequences. Poster session presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Annual Workshop, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Rich, A. (2015, October). Integrating information and the human brain: Insights from synesthesia. Keynote paper presented at the 11th Annual Conference of the American Synesthesia Association, Miami, USA.
  • Rich, A., Williams, M., Woolgar, A., & Zopf, R. (2015, August). Learning about the brain. Presentation given at the National Science Week primary school visit, Sydney.
  • Carrigan, A.J., Wardle, S.G., Mello-Thoms, C., & Rich, A.N. (2015, June). Expert detection and localisation in rapid presentation of mammograms. Paper presented at the 16th Medical Imaging Perception Society Conference (MIPS), Ghent, Belgium.
  • Ritchie, J.B., Wardle, S., Rich, A., Graham, S., & Williams, M. (2015, May). Decoding feedback to the lesion projection zone of V1 in individuals with glaucoma. Poster session presented at the 15th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society (VSS), St. Pete Beach, USA.
  • Carrigan, A.J., Wardle, S.G., & Rich, A.N. (2015, April). Time course of target detection and localisation during rapid presentation of natural scenes. Poster session presented at the 42nd Annual Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC), Sydney.
  • Seymour, K., Williams, M.A., & Rich, A.N. (2014, August). Representations of colour in human visual cortex: From chromatic signals on the retina to representations of object surfaces. Paper presented at the European Conference for Visual Perception (ECVP), Belgrade, Serbia.
  • Jackson, J., Rich, A.R., Williams, M., & Woolgar, A. (2014, July). Multivoxel coding of visual stimuli is flexible: Frontoparietal and visual cortices adapt to code the currently relevant distinction. Poster session presented at the 12th International Conference in Cognitive Neuroscience (ICON), Brisbane.
  • Rich, A.N. (2014, May). Selecting what’s crucial and ignoring the rest: Attention, integration, and the way we perceive the world. Colloquium at the Department of Cognitive Science 3M Research Fiesta, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Seymour, K., Williams, M.A., & Rich, A.N. (2013, November). Binding colour to object surfaces in the human visual cortex. Paper presented at the 4th Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Conference (ACNC), Melbourne.
  • Rich, A. (2013, August). Functional magnetic resonance imaging: Brimming with possibilities, but what should we look out for? Colloquium at the Critical Issues in Research Seminar Series, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Rich, A.N., & Woolgar, A. (2013, July). Critical issues in neuroimaging: Introduction. Colloquium at the Critical Issues in Research Seminar Series, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Rich, A. (2013, May). Hierarchical binding in multi-part objects. Poster session presented at the 13th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society (VSS), Naples, USA.
  • Chiou, R., Sowman, P., Etchell, A., & Rich, A.N. (2012, December). Beyond modality-specific brain regions: The neural implementation of object colour knowledge requires anterior temporal lobes. Poster session presented at the Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Conference (ACNS), Brisbane.
  • Williams, M., Awasthi, B., Sowman, P., Finkbeiner, M., & Rich, A. (2012, December). Atypical neural response to high and low spatial frequency stimuli in a rare case of visual perseveration. Paper presented at the Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Conference (ACNS), Brisbane.
  • Woolgar, A., Walther, A., Williams, M.A., Rich, A.N., & Kriegeskorte, N. (2012, December). Distinct reinstatement of multi-voxel patterns predicts memory for complex audio-visual stimuli. Paper presented at the Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Conference (ACNS), Brisbane.
  • Burianová, H., Morgan, M., Rich, A., Williams, M., & Savage, G. (2012, June). Brain reorganization of somatosensory function in a patient with deficient finger proprioception. Poster session presented at the 18th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Beijing, China.
  • Burianová, H., Savage, G., Sowman, P., Williams, M., Rich, A., Marstaller, L., & Johnson, B.W. (2012, April). Functional role of primary motor cortex in motor imagery measured with fMRI and MEG. Poster session presented at the 19th Annual Cognitive Neuroscience Meeting, Chicago, USA.
  • Chiou, R., & Rich, A.N. (2012, April). Perceptual difficulty and speed pressure reveal different behavioural effects of voluntary and involuntary attention. Poster session presented at the 39th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC), Sydney.
  • Rich, A.N., Graham, S.L., Klistorner, A., & Williams, M.A. (2012, April). Neural ‘filling-in’? Increased response in deprived visual cortex when regions adjacent to a glaucomatous scotoma are stimulated. Paper presented at the 39th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC), Sydney.
  • Woolgar, A., Rich, A.N., & Williams, M.A. (2012, April). Attention enhances multi-voxel representation of objects in frontal, parietal and visual cortices. Paper presented at the 39th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC), Sydney.
  • Chiou, R., Stelter, M., & Rich, A. N. (2011, December). Beyond colour perception: Auditory - visual synaesthesia induces experiences of geometric objects in specific locations. Poster session presented at the Australasian Cognitive Neurosciences Conference (ACNC), Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia..
  • Koelewijn, L., Rich, A.N., Muthukumaraswamy, S.D., & Singh, K.D. (2011, December). Neural processing of visual attention: Modulation of the orientation-induced gamma response. Paper presented at the Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Conference - 21st Meeting of the Australasian Society for Psychophysiology, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Zeman , A., Obst, O., & Rich, A. (2011, December). Reproducing the The Müller-Lyer illusion in a computational feed-forward object recognition model. Presentation given at the Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Conference - 21st Meeting of the Australasian Society for Psychophysiology, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Woolgar, A., Rich, A., & Williams, M. (2011, November). Top-down attention modulates multi-voxel representation of novel objects. Poster session presented at the Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Washington, DC.
  • Zeman , A., Obst, O., & Rich, A. (2011, November). The Müller-Lyer illusion in an artificial object recognition system. Presentation given at the Sydney Postgraduate Psychology Conference, Sydney, Australia.
  • Zeman , A., Obst, O., & Rich, A. (2011, October). The Müller-Lyer illusion in an artificial model of object recognition . Presentation given at the Second Australasian Workshop on Computation in Cyber-Physical Systems (CompCPS-2011), Sydney, Australia.
  • Chiou, R., Stelter, M., & Rich, A. N. (2011, August). Beyond colour perception: Auditory - visual synaesthesia induces experiences of geometric objects in specific locations. Poster session presented at the 34th European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP), Toulouse, France.
  • Koelewijn, L., Rich, A.N., Muthukumaraswamy, S.D., & Singh, K.D. (2011, August). Modulation of the orientation-induced gamma response by visuospatial attention. Paper presented at the 34th European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP), Toulouse, France.
  • Rich, A. (2011, August). In A. Rich (Chair), Synaesthesia in focus - Examining behaviour and the brain beyond colour perception. Keynote symposium conducted at the 34th European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP), Toulouse, France.
  • Rich, A., Chiou, R., Stelter, M., & Horowitz, T. (2011, August). The sight of sound: Interactions between audition and vision. Symposium conducted at the 34th European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP), Toulouse, France.
  • Chiou, R. & Rich, A. N. (2011, April). When attention meets metaphor: Auditory pitch modulates attention orienting. Paper presented at the 38th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Koelewijn, L., Dumont, J.R., Muthukumaraswamy, S.D., Rich, A.N., & Singh, K.D. (2010, July). Neuronal measures of orientation selectivity in human visual cortex: a MEG study. Presentation given at the 2010 Bristol-Cardiff Young Vision Researchers' Colloquium, Cardiff University, UK.
  • Koelewijn, L., Dumont, J.R., Muthukumaraswamy, S.D., Rich, A.N., Singh, K.D., (2010, May). Orientation selectivity in primary visual cortex using MEG: an inverse oblique effect? Poster session presented at the Vision Sciences Society Annual Meeting, Naples, USA.
  • Koelewijn, L., Dumont, J.R., Muthukumaraswamy, S.D., Rich, A.N., & Singh, K.D. (2010, January). Orientation selectivity in primary visual cortex using MEG: an inverse oblique effect. Presentation given at the MEG UK 2010 meeting, Cardiff University, UK.
  • Rich, A.N. (2009, December). Writing a good grant. Invited presentation given at the Human Communication Science Network Summer Festival skill session, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
  • Koelewijn, L., Rich, A.N., & Singh, K.D. (2009, November). The neural correlates of avoiding attentional capture. Presentation given at the Higher Degree Research Showcase 2009 via e-presentation platform, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.
  • Rich, A.N. (2008, December). Writing a good grant. Invited presentation given at the Human Communication Science Network Summer Festival skill session, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
  • Rich, A.N. (2008, November). A snapshot of perception: How colour guides attention. Invited presentation given at the Menzies Foundation Annual Meeting, Australia.
  • Rich, A.N. (2008, October). The fun of visual search. Invited presentation given at the Advanced Cognitive Processes, Honours in Psychology Program, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.
  • Rich, A.N. (2008, October). Cognitive Neuropsychology Invited presentation given at the Clinical Neuropsychology Program, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.
  • Kunar, M.A., Rich, A.N., Van Wert, M., Hidalgo-Sotelo, B., Horowitz, T., & Wolfe, J.M. (2008, September). Why do we often miss infrequent targets in a visual search task? Invited presentation given at the Annual British Psychological Society Conference, Southampton, UK.
  • Rich, A.N. & Vul, E. (2008, September). What is 'selected' in feature binding? Colloquium at the Department of Psychology, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.
  • Rich, A.N. (2008, August). The role of selective attention in synaesthesia. Colloquium at the Cardiff University Brain Imaging Centre, Cardiff University, Wales, UK.
  • Rich, A.N. & Vul, E. (2008, August). Can feature binding be explained by certainty in space and time? Invited presentation given at the VanRullen Laboratory, France.
  • Rich, A.N. & Vul, E. (2008, August). Can feature binding be explained by certainty in space and time? Poster session presented at the European Conference on Visual Perception, Utrecht, Netherlands.
  • Koelewijn, L., & Rich, A.N. (2008, July). Ignoring the obvious: the effects of top-down set on bottom-up saliency. Poster session presented at the Asia-Pacific Conference on Vision, Brisbane, Australia.
  • Rich, A.N. (2008, July). Synaesthesia: Unusual answers to critical questions? Symposium conducted at the Asia Pacific Conference on Vision, Brisbane, Australia.
  • Kuzmova, Y., Wolfe, J.M., Rich, A.N., Brown, A., Lindsey, D., & Reijnen, E. (2008, May). Pink: the most colorful mystery in visual search. Paper presented at the Vision Science Society, Florida, USA.
  • Rich, A.N. (2008, May). The role of attention and awareness in synaesthesia. Invited presentation given at the Workshop on philosophy and cognitive science, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.
  • Rich, A.N., Van Wert, M.J., Cohen, M.A., & Horowitz, T.S. (2008, May). Multiple object tracking is surprisingly robust to abrupt onsets. Poster session presented at the Vision Science Society, Florida, USA.
  • Koelewijn, L., & Rich, A.N. (2008, April). Balancing attentional demands: interactions between voluntary and involuntary mechanisms of attention. Poster session presented at the Mind the Brain: Neuroscience and Cognition Master Student Symposium, Utrecht University, The Netherlands.
  • Rich, A.N. (2008, April). The role of attention and awareness in synaesthesia: an ongoing debate. Colloquium at the Department of Psychology, University of Sydney, Australia.
  • Rich, A.N. (2008, April). Synaesthesia: An unusual perspective on perception. Colloquium at the MARCS, University of Western Sydney, Australia.
  • Rich, A.N., Van Wert, M.J., Cohen, M.A., & Horowitz, T.S. (2008, April). Avoiding distraction: The effects of salient singletons on tracking moving objects. Paper presented at the 35th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference, Fremantle, Australia.
  • Rich, A.N. (2008, March). Synaesthesia: Purple Mondays and Tasty Tuesdays. Invited presentation given at the Masters of Fine Arts Program, National Art School, Australia.