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Department of Cognitive Science

Erika Contini

Erika Contini

Combined Masters/PhD Student

Contact Details

Office : 3.526
Phone : +61 2 9850 2958
Fax : +61 2 9850 6059
email : erika.contini@mq.edu.au
ORCID : http://orcid.org/0000-0003-4089-1285

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.

Thesis Details

The temporal dynamics of visual object processing.

  • Scholarship : MQRES
  • Workload : full time
  • Supervisors : Professor Mark Williams and Associate Professor Thomas Carlson

Awards

  • Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Society (ACNS) meeting PhD poster prize. (2015), Contini, E.

Grants Awarded

  • ARC CCD Neural Markers Training Scheme (2017) "Characterising the dynamics of remembered object representations in the posteromedial cortex during a visuospatial working memory task." Goddard, E., Irish, M., Contini, E., Carlson, T., & Piguet, O. ($7,940)
  • Macquarie University Postgraduate Research Fund (PGRF) (2013) Contini, E. ($5,000)

Selected Publications

Periodicals

  • Contini, E., Wardle, S.G., & Carlson, T.A. [Note: Shared senior authorship.] (In Press). Decoding the time-course of object recognition in the human brain: From visual features to categorical decisions. Neuropsychologia. doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2017.02.013
  • Zopf, R., Contini, E., Fowler, C., Mondraty, N., & Williams, M.A. (2016). Body distortions in anorexia nervosa: Evidence for changed processing of multisensory bodily signals. Psychiatry Research, 245, 473-481. doi:10.1016/j.psychres.2016.09.003
  • Draper, B., Ridley, N., Johnco, C., Withall, A., Sim, W., Freeman, M., Contini, E., & Lintzeris, N. (2015). Screening for alcohol and substance use for older people in geriatric hospital and community health settings. International Psychogeriatrics, 27(1), 157-166. doi:10.1017/S1041610214002014

Published Abstracts

  • Contini, E., Williams, M.A., Grootswagers, T., Goddard, E., & Carlson, T. (2016). Dichotomy versus continuum: Evidence for a more complex agency model of visual object categorisation [Abstract]. Journal of Vision, 16, 252. doi:10.1167/16.12.252
  • Contini, E.W., & McDonald, J.S. (2010). The effect of contour length on the perception of local perturbations [Abstract]. Proceedings of the Australian Neuroscience Society, 19(94).

Conference Presentations, Colloquia, and other presentations

  • Contini, E. (2016, August). Illusions demonstration. Presentation given at the Sydney Science Festival Opening Night, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney.
  • Polito, V., Zeman, A., Wardle, S., Contini, E., & Pritchard, S. (2016, August). Illusions demonstrations. Presentation given at the 'A Night of Illusions', Sydney Science Festival, 107 Projects, Sydney.
  • Zopf, R., Contini, E., Fowler, C., Mondraty, N., & Williams, M.A. (2016, June). Multisensory body perception in Anorexia Nervosa. Poster session presented at the 17th Annual Meeting of the International Multisensory Research Forum, Suzhou, China.
  • Contini, E., Williams, M.A., Grootswagers, T., Goddard, E., & Carlson, T. (2016, May). Dichotomy versus continuum: Evidence for a more complex agency model of visual object categorisation. Poster session presented at the 16th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, St Pete Beach, USA. [Link]
  • Contini, E., Carlson, T., Goddard, E., Grootswagers, T., & Williams, M. (2015, November). Dichotomy versus continuum: A pilot study evaluating the representational space of object categories in the brain. Poster session presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Annual Workshop, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Contini, E., Williams, M., Goddard, E., Grootswagers, T., & Carlson, T. (2015, November). Evaluating subcategory representations in visual object recognition using magnetoencephalography. Poster session presented at the 5th Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Society Conference, Auckland, NZ.
  • Zopf, R., Contini, E., Fowler, C., Mondraty, N., & Williams, M.A. (2015, November). Multisensory body perception for action in eating disorders. Poster session presented at the 5th Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Society Conference, Auckland, NZ.
  • Contini, E., Carlson, T., Goddard, E., Grootswagers, T., & Williams, M. (2015, July). Dichotomy versus continuum: A pilot study evaluating the representational space of object categories in the brain. Poster session presented at the Swinburne Brain Imaging Symposium 2015, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne.
  • Contini, E., Lagopoulos, J., Cockayne, N., Hickie, I., Williams, M., & Naismith, S.L. (2012, November). A pilot study assessing white matter tract integrity in those with mild cognitive impairment: Comparisons with neuropsychological test performance. Poster session presented at the 18th Annual Conference of the APS College of Clinical Neuropsychologists, Launceston, Tasmania.
  • Croot, K., Taylor, C. Nickels, L., Abel, S., Ruggero, L., Contini, E. , Savage, S., & Hodges, J.R. (2011, September). The right word at the right time: word retrieval treatment in progressive aphasia. Paper presented at the British Aphasiology Society Biennial International Conference, Reading, England.
  • Croot, K., Taylor, C., Nickels, L., Abel, S., Ruggero, L., Contini, E., Savage, S., & Hodges, J.R (2011, September). Word retrieval treatment for functionally relevant vocabulary in progressive aphasia. Paper presented at the 26th Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft fuer Neuropsychologie, Aachen, Germany.
  • Nickels, L., Taylor, C., Croot, K., Abel, S., Ruggero, L., Contini, E., Savage, S. & Hodges, J. (2011, September). Can retrieval of functionally relevant vocabulary be improved in progressive aphasia? Paper presented at the 12th International Science of Aphasia Conference, Barcelona.

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Telephone: (02) 9850 9599
Fax : (02) 9850 6059
Email : cogsci@mq.edu.au
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