New and exciting! I’ve just started a podcast about science with my pal Matt Krause. You can go to the podcast’s site at this link, or find it on iTunes here. It’s still a bit rough around the edges, but hopefully we’ll get more polished over time.

In other podcast news, I’ve just released the video podcasts and course material for my class “Programming for Psychologists” to the general public. It’s not quite professional / iTunes University quality, but I think people would still find it helpful. It teaches programming in Python and Matlab for people with no prior programming experience, with a focus on designing psychology / cognitive neuroscience experiments using PsychoPy and Psychtoolbox.

  • Video of the first lecture/podcast is here.
  • The YouTube channel with all the lectures/podcasts is here.
  • The class Google Drive folder (with code from lectures, problem sets, and other materials) is here.
  • Hope you enjoy and find it helpful! Feedback welcome. I’d love to do a second, more polished edition at some point if I ever find the time…

You can find PDFs of many of my publications on my PhD supervisor Marcia Johnson’s website – personal and academic use only, please. (If you have somehow figured out a way to use my work for commercial purposes, I would dearly love for you to tell me what it is.)

Links below are to selected publications – for the full list, please check out my CV on the CV page.

  • My first publication, on working memory abnormalities in schizophrenia (Biological Psychiatry, 2006; link goes to PubMed but you can probably find a PDF on Google Scholar, hint hint…).
  • My 2007 NeuroImage paper showing that reflective attention can modulate activity in category-selective extrastriate visual areas such as FFA and PPA.
  • My 2009 Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience paper following that result up by demonstrating that reflective attention to one representation can actually suppress activity in extrastriate visual areas selective for competing representations. (In semi-layman’s terms, if you are holding a face and a scene in memory and think of the face, activity in visual areas that represent scenes may be suppressed.)
  • A late draft of Marcia’s and my book chapter from 2009 (you can find the whole book at Amazon).
  • My 2013 Psychological Science paper describing a behavioral inhibition-of-return-like effect that occurs as a result of reflective attention.
  • My 2014 Frontiers in Human Neuroscience paper demonstrating successful decoding of individual scene stimuli during mental imagery based on fMRI activity in scene-selective visual brain regions. (Link goes to the abstract page but you can download the PDF for free from that page.)
  • Also, here’s a draft of a chapter I wrote (PDF) — a short primer on some of my work, in somewhat more simplified language than typical academic articles.

I will try to post more links soon, as I have more time/and or do more things worth linking to — stay tuned.


3 thoughts on “Links

  1. Dear Dr. Johnson,
    Just to say Thanks for extremely helpful stuff you share!
    My name is Chen Rosner Or-Bach, a Phd candidate at Gonda multidisciplinary center for brain research, pursuing a research project that involves psychtoolbox programming.
    I encountered your psychtoolbox lectures on youtube, and now found your google drive with all relevant materials – awesome!
    Thanks a lot and good luck,

  2. HI Sir!!!!!

    I can’t believe I found this website – I was tinkering around trying to find your podcasts from your Programming Lectures (all those years back), and I came across this website…. and now I’m just like Woah!

    Anyway, thanks AGAIN for coming to the rescue with your awesome stuff!

    (from like a gazillion years ago)

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