Associate Professor Paul Dux is a cognitive neuroscientist with research interests in the cognitive and neural underpinnings of capacity limits of human information processing and brain training. Dux was awarded a PhD in cognitive science from Macquarie University in 2005. After postdoctoral training at Vanderbilt University, Dux joined The University of Queensland School of Psychology in 2009 and was the recipient of an ARC Future Fellowship for research into multitasking and training in 2012.
The ability to selectively attend to important information plays a vital role in learning and classroom performance. In addition, attention is impaired in a range of groups who are characterised as having learning difficulties. Dux’s research employs psychophysics, brain imaging and stimulation and patient work to understand the cognitive and neural underpinnings of attentional capacity limitations and how these can be reduced with training.