Alex Provost





Position Graduate Student
Interests Spatial cognition
Signal processing 
Faculty / Division Faculty of Science and Information Technology
School of Psychology
Telephone +61 2 4926 1438
Location Aviation Building
Room AVLG08


In Press

Provost, A., Jamadar, S., Heathcote, A., Brown, S.D., & Karayanidis, F. (in press) Inter-trial RT variability affects level of target-related interference in cued task-switching. Psychophysiology.

Mullens, D., Woodley, J., Whitson, L., Provost, A., Heathcote, A., Winkler, I. & Todd, J. (2014) Altering the primacy bias - How does a prior task affect mismatch negativity (MMN). Psychophysiology   pdf

In Print


van Ravenzwaaij, D., Provost, A., and Brown, S.D. (2017) A Confirmatory Approach for Integrating Neural and Behavioral Data into a Single Model. Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 76, 131-141   pdf


Todd, J., Heathcote, A., Whitson, L. R., Mullens, D., Provost, A. & Winkler, I. (2014) Mismatch negativity (MMN) to pitch change is susceptible to order dependent bias. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 8, 180.   pdf

Whitson, L.R., Karayanidis, F., Fulham, R., Provost, A., Michie, P., Heathcote, A. & Hsieh, S. (2014) Reactive control processes contributing to residual switch cost and mixing cost in young and old adults. Frontiers in Psychology. [Abstract]


Provost, A., Johnson, B., Karayanidis, F., Brown, S. & Heathcote, A. (2013) Two routes to expertise in mental rotation. Cognitive Science, 37 (7) 13211342.   pdf

Todd, J., Heathcote, A., Mullens, D., Whitson, L., Provost, A. & Winkler, I. (2013) What controls gain in gain control? Mismatch negativity (MMN), priors and system biases. Brain Topography, 1-13.

Todd, J., Provost, A., Whitson, L., Cooper, G. & Heathcote, A. (2013) Not so primitive: Context sensitive meta-learning about unattended sound sequences. ournal of Neurophysiology, 109, 99-105.


Smith, J.L., Jamadar, S., Provost, A.L., Michie, P.T. (2012) Motor and non-motor inhibition in the Go/NoGo task: an ERP and fMRI study International Journal of Psychophysiology

Todd, J., Mullens, D., Woodley, J., Whitson, L., Provost, A., Cooper, G., Heathcote, A. (2012) When learning gets stuck: An automatic bias that alters probability sampling in the unattended auditory environment International Journal of Psychophysiology


Karayanidis, F., Provost, A., Brown, S.D., Paton, B., & Heathcote, A. (2011) Switch-specific and general preparation map onto different ERP components in a task-switching paradigm Psychophysiology, 48(4), 559-568.   pdf

Todd, J., Provost, A., & Cooper, G. (2011) Lasting first impressions: A conservative bias in automatic filters of the acoustic environment Neuropsychologia,49,3399-3405   pdf


Jamadar, S., Provost, A., Fulham, R., Michie, P., & Karayanidis, F. (2010) Multiple Sources Underlie ERP Indices of Task-Switching ASCS09: Proceedings of the 9th Conference of the Australasian Society for Cognitive Science (pp. 154-161). Sydney, Australia: Macquarie Centre for Cognitive Science.   pdf

Smith, J.L., Smith, E.A., Provost, A.L. & Heathcote, A. (2010) Sequence effects support the conflict theory of N2 and P3 in the Go/NoGo task International Journal of Psychophysiology, 75, 217-226   pdf  


Karayanidis, F., Mansfield, E. L., Galloway, K.L., Smith, J.L., Provost, A. & Heathcote, A. (2009) Anticipatory reconfiguration elicited by fully and partially informative cues that validly predict a switch in task. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 9, 202-215.   pdf