Matthew B Thompson TEDx


I am fascinated by perceptual expertise. I am Lecturer in Cognition at Murdoch University, and formerly a Research Scholar at UCLA, and Postdoctoral Fellow at The University of Queensland and at Harvard Medical School. I am a Fulbright Scholar, Young Tall Poppy, American-Australian Association Fellow, National Three Minute Thesis Winner, Smart Futures Scholar, and Endeavour Fellow.  I am working to reduce error in safety-critical decision making in forensics and medicine, and to better understand the nature and development of perceptual expertise.

Along with Jason Tangen, I run one of the most popular Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) on the planet—The Science of Everyday Thinkingon edX.

I travel and take pictures for fun, and am passionate about communicating science, especially to young people. You can read my latest news here, check out my research here, access my publications herefollow me on twitter, or peruse my Academic Curriculum Vitae.

Postdoctoral Fellow – Harvard Medical School
Postdoctoral Fellow – The University of Queensland
Former advisors: Dr Jason Tangen, Professor Penelope Sanderson, Professor William Thompson, Professor Jennifer Mnookin, Professor Jeremy Wolfe
Mobile: +61 401 204 295 (Australia)