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.

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