• The University of Western Australia (M304), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • 14 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
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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.

Previous positions

Senior Research Associate, University of Bristol (2016)
PhD Experimental Psychology, University of Bristol (2011-2016)


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?

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Projects 2018 2018

Research Output 2016 2017

  • 14 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
  • 5 Article
1 Citations

Adaptive scaling of reward in episodic memory: a replication study

Mason, A. M., Ludwig, C. & Farrell, S. A., 2017, In : Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. 70, 11, p. 2306-2318 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Episodic Memory
Brain Mapping
Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Like a TARDIS in your head, memory helps you travel through time

Mason, A., 2017, The Conversation

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

3 Citations

The role of reward and reward uncertainty in episodic memory

Mason, A., Farrell, S., Howard-Jones, P. & Ludwig, C. J. H., 1 Oct 2017, In : Journal of Memory and Language. 96, p. 62-77 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Episodic Memory
2 Citations

“What time is my next meal?” delay-discounting individuals choose smaller portions under conditions of uncertainty

Mason, A., Zimmerman, A., Martin, A., Ferriday, D., Rogers, P., Davies, S. & Brunstrom, J., 2017, In : Appetite. p. 284-290

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Citations

Gamification of learning deactivates the default mode network

Howard-Jones, P., Jay, T., Mason, A. & Jones, H., 2016, In : Frontiers in Psychology. 6, JAN, 1891

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access