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

    6009 Perth


  • 121 Citations
  • 6 h-Index

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Personal profile


My research is focused on emotion-attention interactions and how they change with age. Using behavioral, eyetracking, and neuroimaging techniques, I am interested in how our attention prioritizes emotional information over other information, how we may be able to overcome distraction from emotional stimuli, and how the way we prioritize emotional information changes with age.

Education/Academic qualification

Gerontology/Psychology, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Southern California


Psychology, PhD, University of New South Wales


Psychology, MA, University of Delaware


Psychology, BA, Marist College


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Research Output

  • 121 Citations
  • 6 h-Index
  • 12 Article
  • 1 Chapter

Isometric exercise facilitates attention to salient events in women via the noradrenergic system

Mather, M., Huang, R., Clewett, D., Nielsen, S. E., Velasco, R., Tu, K., Han, S. & Kennedy, B. L., 15 Apr 2020, In : NeuroImage. 210

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • Age Differences in Emotion-Induced Blindness: Positivity Effects in Early Attention

    Kennedy, B. L., Huang, R. & Mather, M., 12 Aug 2019, In : Emotion.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Neural mechanisms underlying age-related changes in attentional selectivity.

    Kennedy, B. L. & Mather, M., 24 Jun 2019, The aging brain: Functional adaptation across adulthood.. Samanez-Larkin, G. R. (ed.). American Psychological Association, p. 45-72 28 p. (The aging brain: Functional adaptation across adulthood.).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

  • Proactive Deprioritization of Emotional Distractors Enhances Target Perception

    Kennedy, B. L., Newman, V. E. & Most, S. B., 1 Oct 2018, In : Emotion. 18, 7, p. 1052-1061 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
  • 6 Citations (Scopus)