Professor Paul Dux

Professor and Deputy Head of School

School of Psychology
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
+61 7 336 56885


Prof Paul E. Dux is a psychologist and neuroscientist who received his PhD from Macquarie University and then undertook a postdoctoral fellowship at Vanderbilt University. He has been faculty in the School of Psychology at The University of Queensland since 2009. Dux leads a group that uses cutting edge techniques to study the cognitive and neural underpinnings of human information-processing capacity limitations in health and disease. Specific interests are the mechanisms of attention and executive function and the efficacy of cognitive training and brain stimulation and how they change the brain to improve performance. Dux has published widely, received several research awards and attracted funding from both the ARC and NHMRC.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Macquarie University


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Book Chapter

  • Garner, Kelly G. and Dux, Paul E. (2022). The Neural Basis of Simultaneous Multitasking. Handbook of Human Multitasking. (pp. 233-273) Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-031-04760-2_6

  • Buckholtz, Joshua W., Asplund, Christopher L., Dux, Paul E., Zald, David H., Gore, John C., Jones, Owen D. and Marois, René (2011). The neural correlates of third-party punishment. Law and neuroscience: current legal issues. (pp. 115-139) edited by Michael Freeman. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599844.003.0008

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