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Alice Mason

Dr Alice Mason

Research Associate
Research Section (Psychology)

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Research Section (Psychology)
The University of Western Australia (M304)
35 Stirling Highway
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I completed my undergraduate degree in Experimental Psychology at the University of Bristol in 2011. I then went on to complete a PhD with the interdisciplinary Bristol Decision-Making Group. I worked for a year as a Senior Research Associate on a multidisciplinary project examining the food choice and decision-making in obesity.
Key research
My interests are in how we use memory and value to guide decision-making. I use a wide range of experimental techniques including eye-tracking, electroencephalography (EEG), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and some computational modelling.
Current research project include:
How do we use memory and updating in evaluation of value sequences?
How does reward impact memory consolidation in strategic and incidental learning?
What is the role of sleep in dopaminergic consolidation?
How does reward uncertainty influence memory consolidation?
How do memory and perceptual biases lead to risky choices and decisions?
Zimmerman A., Ferriday D., Martin A., Rogers P., Mason A., Brunstrom J. (2017). What time is my next meal? Impulsive individuals choose smaller portions under conditions of uncertainty. Appetite, 116, 284-290.
Mason, A., Farrell, S., Howard-Jones, P., & Ludwig, C. (2017). The role of reward and reward uncertainty in episodic memory. Journal of Memory and Language, 96, 62-77.
Mason, A., Ludwig, C., & Farrell, S. (2017). Adaptive scaling of reward in episodic memory: a replication study. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 70 (11), 2306-2318.
Mason, A. (2016). A brief introduction to using Bayesian statistics in your thesis. PsyPAG Quarterly, 98, 43-46.
Howard-Jones, P., Jay, T., Mason, A., & Jones, H. (2015). Gamification of learning deactivates the default mode network. Frontiers in Psychology, 6, 18-16.
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Previous positions
Senior Research Associate, University of Bristol (2016)
PhD Experimental Psychology, University of Bristol (2011-2016)
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