List of Publications

Journal Publications

Towler, A., Growns, B., Riberio, G., Martire, K., White, D., Ballantyne, K., Searston, R., Thompson, M., Tangen, J., Found, B., Edmond, G., (in press). Thinking forensics: Cognitive science for forensic practitioners. Science & Justice.

Edmond, G., Found, B., Martire, K., Ballantyne, K., Hamer, D., Searston, R., Thompson, M. B., Cunliffe, E., Kemp, R., San Roque, M., Tangen, J., Dioso-Villa, R., Ligertwood, A., Hibbert, B., White, D., Porter, G., & Roberts, A. (in press). Model forensic science: Reflections on ‘How to cross-examine forensic scientists’ for forensic practitioners and prosecutors.

Drew, T., Aizenman, A. M., Thompson, M. B.,  Kovacs, M. D., Trambert, M., Reicher, M., Wolfe, J. M. (2016). Image shuffling saves time in mammography. Journal of Medical Imaging, 3(1).

Thompson, M. B. & Tangen, J. M. (2014). The nature of expertise in fingerprint matching: Experts can do a lot with a little. PLOS ONE. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0114759

Edmond, G., Martire, K., Found, B., Kemp, R., Hamer, D., Hibbert, B., Ligertwood, A., Porter, G., San Roque, M., Searston, R., Tangen, J., Thompson, M., & White, D. (2014). How to cross-examine forensic scientists: A guide for lawyers. Australian Bar Review, 39. [PDF]

Thompson, M. B. & Tangen, J. M. (2014). Generalization in fingerprint matching experiments. Science & Justice.  doi: 10.1016/j.scijus.2014.06.008

Thompson, M. B., Tangen, J. M., & Searston, R. A. (2014). Understanding expertise and non-analytic cognition in fingerprint discriminations made by humans. Frontiers in Psychology. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00737 [PDF]

Edmond, G., Thompson, M. B., & Tangen, J. M. (2013). A guide to interpreting forensic testimony: Scientific approaches to fingerprint evidence. Law, Probability & Risk. doi: 10.1093/lpr/mgt011 [PDF]

Thompson, M. B., Tangen, J. M., & McCarthy, D. J. (2013). Human matching performance of genuine crime scene latent fingerprints. Law and Human Behavior38(1), 84–93. doi: 10.1037/lhb0000051 [PDF]

Thompson, M. B., Tangen, J. M., & McCarthy D. J. (2013). Expertise in fingerprint identification. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 58(6), 1519–1530. doi: 10.1111/1556-4029.12203 [PDF]

Tangen, J. M., Murphy, S. C., & Thompson, M. B. (2011). Flashed face distortion effect: Grotesque faces from relative spaces. Perception, 40, 628–630. doi: 10.1068/p6968
[Abstract] [Blog Post] [Movie 1] [Movie 2] [PDF]

Tangen, J. M., Thompson, M. B., & McCarthy D. J. (2011). Identifying fingerprint expertise. Psychological Science, 22(8), 995–997. doi: 10.1177/0956797611414729
[Video Abstract] [Press Release] [Blog Post] [PDF]

Sanderson, P. M., Thompson, C. L., Thompson, M. B., Watson, M. O., Muthukrishna, M., & Murphy, S. (accepted pending revisions). Auditory alarm effectiveness: Evaluation of alternative alarm sets with anesthesiologists. Anesthesia & Analgesia.

Thompson, C., Sanderson, P., Watson, M., Thompson, M., Muthukrishna, M., & Murphy, S. (2010). Testing auditory alarm effectiveness with three different alarm sets. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, 38(4), 769–769.

Thompson, M. B., Tear, M. J., & Sanderson, P. M. (2010). Multisensory integration with a head-mounted display: Role of mental and manual load. Human Factors, 52(1).
doi: 10.1177/0018720810367914 [PDF]

Harrison, W. J., Thompson, M. B., & Sanderson, P. M. (2010). Multisensory integration with a head-mounted display: Background visual motion and sound motion. Human Factors, 52(1).
doi: 10.1177/0018720810367790 [PDF]

Thompson, M. B., & Sanderson, P. M. (2008). Multisensory integration with a head-mounted display: Sound delivery and self-motion. Human Factors, 50(5), 789–800.
doi: 10.1518/ 001872008X312323 [PDF]

Conference Publications

Thompson, M. B., Tangen, J. M, & Edmond, G. (2015). How should forensic experts express evidence to the fact finder? Proceedings of The 5th International Conference on Evidence Law and Forensic Science. Adelaide, SA: 22–23 July 2015.

Thompson, M. B. & Tangen, J. M. (2015). Visual expertise and identification. Symposium presented at the Annual Meeting of The Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition. Victoria, British Columbia: 24–27 June 2015.

Thompson, M. B. & Tangen, J. M. (2015). The gist of a match: Fingerprint expert decision making in the blink of an eye. Proceedings of The 42nd Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference. Sydney, Australia: 8–11 April, 2015.

Thompson, M. B. (2015). Communicating visual expertise. Proceedings of the Unfamiliar Face Matching Research Meeting. Sydney, Australia: 17–18 February, 2015.

Drew, T., Aizenman, A. M., Thompson, M. B., Kovacs, M. D., Trambert, M., Reicher, M., & Wolfe, J. M. (2015). Image shuffling saves time in mammography. Proceedings of The Medical Image Perception Conference. Ghent, Belgium: 3–5 June, 2015.

Aizenman, A., Thompson, M. B., Ehinger, K. A., & Wolfe, J. M. (2015). Visual search through a 3D volume: Studying novices in order to help radiologists. Proceedings of The Vision Sciences Society Annual Meeting. Naples, Florida: 15–20 May, 2015.

Thompson, M. B. & Tangen, J. M. (2014). Diagnostics or Bayesian statistics? A contemporary model of forensic testimony based on non-analytic cognition in human fingerprint matching. Proceedings of The 55th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society. Long Beach, California: 20–23 November, 2014.

Tangen, J. M., Searston, R. A., & Thompson, M. B. (2014). Visual Expertise and Identification. Proceedings of The 55th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society. Long Beach, California: 20–23 November, 2014.

Thompson, M. B., Tangen, J. M., & McCarthy D. J. (2013). Decision making, expertise, and non-analytic cognition in human fingerprint matching. Proceedings of The 54th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society. Toronto, Canada: 14–18 November, 2013.

Thompson, M. B., Tangen, J. M., & McCarthy D. J. (2013). Expertise, memory, and non-analytic cognition in fingerprint matching: Experts can discriminate prints in noise, spaced in time, and in the blink of an eye. Proceedings of The 40th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference. Adelaide, Australia: 3–4 April, 2013. [PDF] [Slides]

Thompson, M. B., Tangen, J. M., & McCarthy, D. J. (2013). Evidence for expertise in fingerprint identification and the ramifications for the future study of forensic expertise. American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) Annual Meeting. Washington, DC: 18–23 February, 2013. [PDF] [Slides]

Thompson, M. B., Tangen, J. M., & McCarthy, D. J. (2012). Evidence for expertise and accuracy in fingerprint identification. Proceedings of the 21st International Symposium on the Forensic Sciences of the Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society (ANZFSS). Hobart, Australia: 23–27 September, 2012.
[Invited Discipline Keynote and Best Presentation Award Winner]

Thompson, M. B., Tangen, J. M., & McCarthy, D. J. (2012). Evidence for expertise in the matching performance of human fingerprint examiners. Proceedings of the 6th European Academy of Forensic Science Conference (EAFS). The Hague, the Netherlands: 20–24 August, 2012.

Thompson, M. B., Tangen, J. M., & McCarthy, D. J. (2012). Evidence for expertise in fingerprint identification. Proceedings of the 97th International Educational Conference of the International Association for Identification. Phoenix, Arizona: 22–28 July, 2012.

Tangen, J. M., Murphy, S. C., & Thompson, M. B. (2012). When pretty girls turn ugly: The flashed face distortion effect. The Best illusion of the Year Contest, 12th Annual Meeting of the Vision Science Society (VSS). Naples, Florida: 14 May, 2012.
[Second place for Best Illusion of the Year, 2012] [Nature News] [New Scientist TV] [Abstract] [Illusion 1] [Illusion 2]

Sung, B. C. Y., Thompson, M. B. & Tangen, J. M. (2012). When pretty girls turn ugly: The boundary conditions of the flashed face distortion effect. Proceedings of the 39th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference. Sydney, Australia: 12–15 April, 2012.

Tangen, J. M., Thompson, M. B., & McCarthy, D. J. (2011). Forensic reasoning and uncertainty: Identifying fingerprint expertise. Impressions and Expressions: Expert Opinion Evidence in Reports and Courts, AAFS Conference. Sydney, Australia: 3–4 December, 2011.

Thompson, M. B., Tangen, J. M., & McCarthy, D. J. (2011). Accuracy and expertise in human fingerprint identification. Proceedings of the 38th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference. Auckland, New Zealand: 28–30 April, 2011. [PDF]

Thompson, M. B., Tangen, J. M., & McCarthy, D. (2010). Enhancing performance in human decision making: The role of similarity in forensic identification. Proceedings of the 20th International Symposium on the Forensic Sciences of the Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society (ANZFSS). Sydney, Australia: 5–9 April.
[Awarded Best Paper in Management and Quality Assurance] [PDF]

Tangen, J. M., Thompson, M. B., McCarthy, D., & Tear, M. J. (2010). Ground truth: On certainty in forensic decision-making research. Proceedings of the 20th International Symposium on the Forensic Sciences of the Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society (ANZFSS). Sydney, Australia: 5–9 April.

Thompson, M. B., Tangen, J. M., Treloar, R., & Ivison, K. J. (2010). Humans matching fingerprints: Sequence and Size. Proceedings of the 54th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. San Francisco, CA: September 27–October 1.
[Awarded 3rd place for Best Student Paper in CEDM] [PDF]

Thompson, M. B., Tangen, J. M., Ivison, K. J., & Treloar, R. (2010). Expertise in matching fingerprints and faces. Proceedings of the 37th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference. Melbourne, Australia: 8–10 April. [PDF]

Tear, M. J., Thompson, M. B., & Tangen J. M. (2010). The importance of ground truth: An open-source biometric repository. Poster presented at the 54th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. San Francisco, CA: September 27–October 1. [PDF]

Thompson, C., Sanderson, P., Watson, M., Thompson, M., Muthukrishna, M., & Murphy, S. (2010). Testing auditory alarm effectiveness with three different alarm sets. Poster presented at the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists Annual Scientific Meeting (ANZCA ASM). Christchurch, NZ: 1–5 May 2010.
[Selected for reprinting in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, 38(4), 769–769.] [URL] [PDF]

Tear, M., Harrison, W., Thompson, M., & Sanderson, P. M. (2009). Head-mounted displays and multisensory integration: Replications and challenges. Proceedings of the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. San Antonio, TX: 19–23 October, 2009, 1131–1135
[Shortlisted for HFES Alphonse Chapanis Best Student Paper Award] [PDF]

Jenkins, S., Liu, D., Thompson, M. B., & Sanderson, P. M. (2009). Managing the risks of display evaluation studies in the OR. Abstract for Society for Technology in Anesthesia (STA2009) Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX: 14–17 January, 2009. [Poster] [Abstract]

Thompson, M. B., & Sanderson, P. (2008). Multisensory integration with a head-mounted display and auditory display. Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. New York, NY: 22–26 September, 2008, 1292–1296 [PDF]

Thompson, M., Lowe, S., & Sanderson, P. (2007). Role of motion and sound in use of head-mounted displays (Abstract). Proceedings of the 8th International Multisensory Research Forum (IMRF2007). Sydney, 5–7 July, 2007. [Abstract]

Other

Thompson, M. B. (2014). On expertise in fingerprint identification. Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. [PDF]

Thompson, M. B. (2007). Crossmodal integration with a head-mounted display and auditory display options: Is there cause for concern? Unpublished Honours Thesis, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.
[Awarded First Class Honours] [PDF]