Matthew Bachman


I am a graduate student through Duke’s Cognitive Neuroscience Admitting Program and am now affiliated with the Psychology & Neuroscience department. I study how reward-processes interact with and use attentional processes to produce goal-directed behavior. One of my major research goals is to understand how these interactions occur across both vision and audition. Although I am interested in all forms of neuroimaging, I currently am primarily working with electroencephalography (EEG) to study both event-related potentials (ERP) and neural oscillations. I am co-mentored by Dr. Marty Woldorff and Dr. Scott Huettel.

Selected Grants

Rapid measurement of prefrontal cortical activity using parallelized diffuse correlation spectroscopy awarded by Air Force Office of Scientific Research (Graduate Student). 2021 to 2024

Bachman, Matthew D., et al. “Sequential gains and losses during gambling feedback: Differential effects in time-frequency delta and theta measures.Psychophysiology, July 2021, p. e13907. Epmc, doi:10.1111/psyp.13907. Full Text

Bachman, Matthew D., et al. “Physical Salience and Value-Driven Salience Operate through Different Neural Mechanisms to Enhance Attentional Selection.J Neurosci, vol. 40, no. 28, July 2020, pp. 5455–64. Pubmed, doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1198-19.2020. Full Text

Bachman, Matthew D., and Scott A. Huettel. “Motivated control as a bridge between neuroeconomics and cognitive neuroscience.Nature Human Behaviour, vol. 4, no. 4, Apr. 2020, pp. 332–33. Epmc, doi:10.1038/s41562-019-0794-0. Full Text

Allan, Nicholas P., et al. “Gender differences in the relation between the late positive potential in response to anxiety sensitivity images and self-reported anxiety sensitivity.Emotion (Washington, D.C.), vol. 19, no. 1, Feb. 2019, pp. 70–83. Epmc, doi:10.1037/emo0000420. Full Text

Bachman, Matthew D., and Edward M. Bernat. “Independent contributions of theta and delta time-frequency activity to the visual oddball P3b.International Journal of Psychophysiology : Official Journal of the International Organization of Psychophysiology, vol. 128, June 2018, pp. 70–80. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2018.03.010. Full Text

Watts, Adreanna T. M., et al. “Expectancy effects in feedback processing are explained primarily by time-frequency delta not theta.Biological Psychology, vol. 129, Oct. 2017, pp. 242–52. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.biopsycho.2017.08.054. Full Text

Harper, Jeremy, et al. “Stimulus sequence context differentially modulates inhibition-related theta and delta band activity in a go/no-go task.Psychophysiology, vol. 53, no. 5, May 2016, pp. 712–22. Epmc, doi:10.1111/psyp.12604. Full Text