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James Andrew DANCKERT

Citizenship: Canadian and Australian

Phone: (519) 888 4567 x37014

Fax:        (519) 746 8631



Full Professor – Cognitive Neuroscience Area, Department of Psychology, University of Waterloo, 2013 – present.

Adjunct Professor, Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience, University of Waterloo, 2007 – present.

Adjunct Professor, Research Institute for Aging, University of Waterloo, 2006 – present.


Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Waterloo, 2002 – 2012. 

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Waterloo, 2007 – 2013.

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Waterloo, 2002 – 2007.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, CIHR Group on Action and Perception, University of Western Ontario (Supervisor: Dr. Melvyn Goodale), 1999 – 2002.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, INSERM Unite 534 (Supervisor: Dr. Yves Rossetti), Lyon, France, November 2000 – April 2001.

Sessional Lecturer, Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia 1997 – 1998.

Clinical Neuropsychologist – Alcohol Related Brain Injury Accommodation and Support (ARBIAS),  September 1997 – May 1999.

Neuropsychologist responsible for CIBIC (Clinician’s Interview Based Impression of Change) assessments on a Donepezil drug trial in moderate to moderately-severe Alzheimer’s disease, October 1997 – September 1998.

Locum Neuropsychologist at Caulfield Rehabilitation Hospital, December 1997 – March 1999.


PhD (Neuropsychology) La Trobe University. Awarded 2000.  Thesis title:  Investigating the role of attention as selection for action.

Master of Psychology (Clinical Neuropsychology) Degree La Trobe University. Awarded 1997.  Thesis title:  Voluntary control of reflexive covert orienting in healthy subjects and patients with dementia of the Alzheimer’s type.

Masters Preliminary Course: La Trobe University. Awarded 1994.  Thesis title:  Express disengagement of covert visual spatial attention. (awarded the Australian Psychology Society’s prize for excellence at fourth year level)

Bachelor of Arts Degree: (majors: Psychology and English Literature), University of Melbourne.  Awarded 1993.


2008: Member of the Waterloo Region Record's Top 40 Under 40 List.

2007: Early Researcher Award – Ontario Innovation Trust.

2002: Howard Florey Centennial Fellowship – National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia Postdoctoral Award (awarded but declined to accept).

2002: LaTrobe University Postdoctoral Award – (awarded but declined to accept).

2000: Postdoctoral Bourse awarded by the City of Lyon – November 2000 to March 2001

1998: Young Scientist Award – awarded for excellence in scientific research by the organisers of the 9th Biennial Winter Workshop on Schizophrenia held in Davos, Switzerland.

1996: Australian Postgraduate Award Scholarship - awarded for Ph.D. degree.

1995: La Trobe University Postgraduate Award - awarded for Master of Psychology degree.

1994: Australian Psychology Society Prize in the Faculty of Science and Technology  -  awarded for excellence in the study of psychology at fourth year level.


Current Funding     
Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario (HSF) Grant-in-Aid (GIA) $64,218 p.a 2014–2017
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Discovery Grant $50,000 p.a 2013-2017
Previous Funding    
International Research Partenership Grant  $11,708 2015

HSF Grant-in-Aid

$46,593 p.a 2012-2015
UW CIHR Seed grant $8,000 2014
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Operating Grant* $86,174 p.a 2010-2012
UW-CIHR Incentive Fund $8,000 2010
HSF GIA $94,036 2010-2012

Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) / Ontario Research Foundation (ORF)

Equipment Grant
$923,204 2008
NSERC Canada Research Chair (CRC Tier II) $100,000 p.a. 2007-2012
NSERC CRC Tier II $100,000 p.a. 2002-2007
CFI/ORF   2002-2007
NSERC RTI*         $90,500 2008

* co-investigator (all other funding is as principle investigator)


Peer reviewed journal articles (*=equal contribution from final two authors)

1. Danckert, J. (in press) Understanding engagement: mind-wandering, boredom and attention. Experimental Brain Research. IF=2.37

2. Filipowicz, A., Valadao, D., & Anderson, B., & Danckert, J.* (in press). Rejecting outliers: Surprising changes do not always improve belief updating. Decision.

3. Isacescu, J., Struk, A., & Danckert, J. (in press). Cognitive and affective predictors of boredom proneness. Cognition & Emotion. IF=3.15

4. Isacescu, J., & Danckert, J. (in press). Exploring the relationship between boredom and self-control in TBI. Experimental Brain Research Special Topic on Boredom and Mind-wandering (Guest Editor: J. Danckert). IF=2.37

5. Danckert, J., & Merrifield, C. (in press). Boredom, sustained attention and the default mode network. Experimental Brain Research Special Topic on Boredom and Mind-wandering (Guest Editor: J. Danckert). January, 2016. IF=2.37

6. Struk, A.A., Carriere, J., Cheyne, J.A., & Danckert, J. (2017). A short Boredom Proneness Scale (sBPS): Psychometric properties and validation. Assessment, 24, 346–359. IF=3.56

7. Filipowicz,A., Anderson, B., & Danckert, J.* (2016). Adapting to change: The role of the right hemisphere in mental model building and updating. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 70, 201–218. IF=1.47 August, 2015: Note: This was an invited submission by the organizers of the BASICS conference where I presented this work in May, 2015.

8. Stöttinger, E., Sepahvand, N.M., Danckert, J., Anderson, B.* (2016). Assessing perceptual change with an ambiguous figures task: Normative data for 40 standard picture sets. Behavior Research Methods, 48, 201–222. IF=4.98

9. Cheyne, J.A., Bonin, T., Wright, C., Carriere, J.S.A., Danckert, J., & Smilek, D. (2016). “You’re on ten, where can you go from there?” Tufnel problems in repeated experiential judgements. Consciousness and Cognition, 42, 311–324. IF=2.43

10. Danckert, J., & Anderson, B. (2015). Updating representations of temporal intervals.  Experimental Brain Research, 233, 3517–3526. IF=2.62

11. Struk, A.A., Scholer, A.A., & Danckert, J.* (2015). Self-regulatory approach to understanding boredom proneness. Cognition and Emotion, 29, 1–14. IF=3.25

12. Stöttinger, E., Filipowicz, A., Valadao, D., Culham, J.C., Goodale, M.A., Anderson, B., & Danckert, J.* (2015). A cortical network that marks the moment that conscious representations are updated. Neuropsychologia, 79, 113–122. IF=4.49

13. Striemer, C.L., Cantelmi, D., Cusimano, M.D., Danckert, J., & Schweizer, T.A.* (2015) Deficits in reflexive covert attention following cerebellar damage. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 9, 428; doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2015.00428. IF=3.27

14. Anderson, B., Soliman, S., O’Malley, S., Danckert, J., & Besner, D.* (2015). Control over the strength of connections between modules: A double dissociation between stimulus format and task revealed by Granger causality mapping in fMRI. Frontiers in Cognitive Science, 6, 321; doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00321. IF=2.8

15. Leigh, S., Danckert, J., & Eliasmith, C. (2015).* Modeling the differential effects of prisms on perception and action in neglect. Experimental Brain Research, 233, 751–766.

16. Valadao, D., Anderson, B., & Danckert, J. (2015). Examining the influence of working memory on statistical learning. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 68, 1442–1456.

17. Stöttinger, E., Filipowicz, A., Danckert, J., & Anderson, B.* (2014). The effects of prior learned strategies on updating an opponent’s strategy in the rock, paper, scissors game. Cognitive Science, 37, 1482–1492.

18. Filipowicz, A., Anderson, B., & Danckert, J.* (2014). Learning what from where: Effects of spatial regularity on non-spatial sequence learning and updating. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 67, 1447–1456.

19. Stöttinger, E., Filipowicz, A., Mirandi, E., Danckert, J., & Anderson, B.* (2014). Statistical and perceptual updating: Correlated impairments in right brain injury. Experimental Brain Research, 232, 1971-1987.

20. Sepahvand, N.M., Stöttinger, E., Danckert, J., & Anderson. B. (2014). Sequential decisions: A computational comparison of observational and reinforcement accounts. PLOS One, 9(4): e94308. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0094308.

21. Merrifield, C., & Danckert, J. (2014). Characterising the psychophysiological signature of boredom.  Experimental Brain Research, 232, 481–491.

22. Carson, L., Millard, M., Quehl, N. & Danckert, J. (2014). Polygon-based drawing accuracy analysis and positive/negative space. Art & Perception, 2, 213–236.

23. Carson, L., Quehl, N., Aliev, I., & Danckert, J. (2014). Angle-based drawing accuracy analysis and mental models of three-dimensional space. Art & Perception, 2, 183–212.

24. Goldberg, Y., & Danckert, J. (2013). Traumatic brain injury, boredom and depression. Behavioural Sciences, 3, 434–444; doi:10.3390/bs3030434.

25. Danckert, J. (2013) Descent of the doldrums. Scientific American MIND, July issue, 54–59.

26. Striemer, C., Ferber, S., & Danckert, J. * (2013). Can spatial working memory training rehabilitate neglect? Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2013.00334

27. Striemer, C., & Danckert, J. (2013). The influence of prism adaptation on perceptual and motor components of neglect: A reply to Saevarsson and Kristjansson. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, April 2013. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2013.00044

28. Shaqiri, A., Anderson, B., & Danckert, J.* (2013). Statistical learning as a possible tool for rehabilitation in spatial neglect. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2013.00224

29. Watling, R., Danckert, J., Linnell, K.J., & Cocchini, G. (2013). Extinction and anti-extinction: the 'attentional waiting' hypothesis. Neuropsychology, 27, 275–279.

30. Stöttinger, E., Anderson, B., Danckert, J., Freuhholz, B., & Wood, G. (2012). Spatial bias in number line bisection tasks due to a cognitive illusion of length. Experimental Brain Research, 220, 147–152.

31. Malkovsky, E., Merrifield, C., Goldberg, Y. & Danckert, J. (2012). Exploring the cognitive correlates of the subjective experience of boredom. Experimental Brain Research, 221, 59-67.

32. Danckert, J., Stöttinger, E., Quehl, N., & Anderson, B. (2012). Right hemisphere brain damage impairs strategy updating. Cerebral Cortex, 22, 2745-2760.

33. Cavézian, C., Valadao, D., Hurwitz, M., Saoud, M., & Danckert, J. (2012). Finding centre: ocular and fMRI investigations of bisection. Cognitive Brain Research, 1437, 89-103.

34. Stöttinger, E., Pfusterschmied, J., Wagner, H., Danckert, J., Anderson, B., & Perner, J. (2012). Getting a grip on illusions: replicating Stöttinger et al [Exp Brain Res (2010) 202:79–88] results with 3D objects?’ Exp Brain Res (2010) 202:79–88. Experimental Brain Research, 216, 155-157.

35. Hurwitz, M., Valadao, D., & Danckert, J. (2011). Functional MRI of dynamic judgements of spatial extent. Experimental Brain Research, 214, 61-72.

36. Cavézian, C., Michel, C., Rossetti, Y., Danckert, J., d’Amato, T., & Saoud, M. (2011). Visuospatial processing in schizophrenia : Does it share common mechanisms with pseudoneglect ? Laterality, 16, 433-461.

37. Skakoon-Sparling, S.P., Vasquez, B., Hano, K., & Danckert, J. (2011). Impairments in tactile search following superior parietal damage. Brain & Cognition, 76, 341-348.

38. Goldberg, Y., Eastwood, J., LaGuardia, J., & Danckert, J. (2011). Boredom: an emotional experience distinct from apathy, anhedonia or depression. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 30, 646-665.

39. Hurwitz, M., Valadao, D., & Danckert, J. (2011). Dynamic judgments of spatial extent: dissociating hand-centered and gaze-centered reference frames. Experimental Brain Research, 209, 271-286.

40. Valadao, D., Hurwitz, M., & Danckert, J. (2010). Examining the influence of ‘noise’ on judgments of spatial extent. Experimental Brain Research, 207, 157-164.

41. Merrifield, C., Hurwitz, M., & Danckert, J. (2010). Multimodal Temporal Perception Deficits in a Patient with Left Spatial Neglect. Cognitive Neuroscience, 1(4), 244-253.

42. Striemer, C., & Danckert, J. (2010). Through a prism darkly: re-evaluating prisms and neglect. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 14, 308-316.

43. Danckert, J., & Culham, J.C. (2010). Reflections on blindsight: Neuroimaging and behavioural explorations clarify a case of reversed localisation in the blind field of a patient with hemianopia.  Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 64, 86-101.

44. Striemer, C., & Danckert, J. (2010). Dissociating perceptual and motor effects of prism adaptation in spatial neglect. NeuroReport, 21, 436-441.

45. Locklin, J., Bunn, L., Roy, E.A., & Danckert, J. (2010). Measuring Deficits in Visually Guided Action Post-Concussion. Sports Medicine, 40, 183-187.

46. Danckert, J., Goldberg, L., & Broderick, C. (2009). Damage to superior parietal cortex impairs pointing in the sagittal plane. Experimental Brain Research, 195, 183-191.

47. Striemer, C., Locklin, J., Blangero, A., Rossetti, Y., Pisella, L., & Danckert, J.* (2009). Attention for action? Examining the link between attention and visuomotor control deficits in a patient with optic ataxia. Neuropsychologia, 47, 1491-1499.

48. Striemer, C., Blangero, A., Rossetti, Y., Boisson, D., Rode, G., Salemme, R., Vighetto, A., Pisella, L., Danckert, J.* (2008). Bilateral parietal lesions disrupt the beneficial effects of prism adaptation: Evidence from a patient with optic ataxia. Experimental Brain Research, 187,295-302.

49. Danckert, J., Ferber, S., & Goodale, M.A. (2008). Direct effects of prismatic lenses on visuomotor control: an event-related functional MRI study. European Journal of Neuroscience, 28, 1696-1704.

50. Vasquez, B., & Danckert, J. (2008). Direction specific costs to spatial working memory from saccadic and spatial remapping. Neuropsychologia, 46, 2344-2354.

51. Danckert, J., Ferber, S., Pun, C., Broderick, C., Striemer, C., Rock, S., & Stewart, D. (2007). Neglected time: Impaired temporal perception of multisecond intervals in unilateral neglect. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 19, 1706-1720.

52. Cavézian, C., Danckert, J., Lerond, J., Dalery, J., d’Amato, T., & Saoud, M. (2007). Visual-perceptual abilities in healthy controls, depressed patients and schizophrenia patients. Brain & Cognition, 64, 257-264.

53. Striemer, C., Blangero, A., Rossetti, Y., Boisson, D., Rode, G., Vighetto, A., Pisella, L., & Danckert, J.* (2007). Deficits in peripheral visual attention in patients with optic ataxia. NeuroReport, 18, 1171-1175.

54. Danckert, J., Mirsatarri, S., Bihari, F., Danckert, S., Allman, A-A., & Janzen, L. (2007). Functional MRI characteristics of a region of focal cortical malformation not associated with seizure onset. Epilepsy and Behaviour, 10, 615-625.

55. Coello, Y., Danckert, J., Blangero, A., & Rossetti, Y. (2007). Do visual illusions probe the visual brain? Neuropsychologia, 45, 1849-1858. 

56. Striemer, C., & Danckert, J. (2007). Prism adaptation reduces the disengage deficit in right brain damage patients. NeuroReport, 18, 99-103.

57. Cavézian, C., Rossetti, Y., Danckert, J., d’Amato, T., & Dalery, J. (2007). Exaggerated leftward bias in the mental number line of patients with schizophrenia. Brain and Cognition, 63, 85-90.

58. Cavézian, C., Striemer, C., Saoud, M., Rossetti, Y., & Danckert, J. (2006). Schizophrenia and the neglect syndrome: parallel deficits of parietal cortex. Current Psychiatry Reviews, 2, 439-451.

59. Striemer, C., Sablatnig, J., & Danckert, J. (2006). Differential influences of prism adaptation on reflexive and voluntary covert attention. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 12, 337-349.

60. Schweizer, T.A., Vogel-Sprott, M., Danckert, J., Roy, E.A., Skakum, A., & Broderick, C. (2006). Neuropsychological profile of acute alcohol intoxication during ascending and descending blood alcohol concentrations. Neuropsychopharmacology, 31, 1301-1309.

61. Danckert, J., & Ferber, S. (2006). Revisiting unilateral neglect. Neuropsychologia, 44, 987-1006.

62. Ferber, S., & Danckert, J. (2006). Lost in space – the fate of memory representations for non-neglected stimuli. Neuropsychologia, 44, 320-325.

63. Danckert, J., & Allman, A-A. (2005). Time flies when you’re having fun: temporal estimation and the experience of boredom. Brain and Cognition, 59, 236-245.

64. Danckert, J., & Rossetti, Y.  (2005). Blindsight in action – what does blindsight tell us about the control of visually guided actions? Neuroscience and Biobehavioural Reviews, 29, 1035-1046.

65. Rossetti, Y., McIntosh, R., Revol, P., Pisella, L., Rode, G., Danckert, J., Tilikete, C., Dijkerman, H.C., Boisson, D., Vighetto, A., Michel, F., & Milner, A.D. (2005). Visually guided reaching : bilateral posterior parietal lesions cause a switch from fast to slow cognitive control. Neuropsychologia, 43, 162-177.

66. Danckert, J., Saoud, M., & Maruff, P.  (2004). Attention, motor control and motor imagery in schizophrenia: implications for the role of the parietal cortex. Schiziophrenia Research, 70, 241-261.

67. Danckert, J., Mirsitari, S., Danckert, S., Wiebe, S., Blume, W., Menon, R., & Goodale, M.  (2004). Spared somatomotor and cognitive functions in a patient with a large porencephalic cyst revealed by fMRI. Neuropsychologia, 42, 405-418.

68. Ferber, S., Danckert, J., & Joanisse, M., Goltz, H., & Goodale, M.  (2003). Eye movements tell only half the story:  Analysing scan paths to chimeric faces in a patient with neglect pre and post prism adaptation.  Neurology, 60, 1826-1829.

69. Danckert, J., Revol, P., Pisella, L., Vighetto, A., Goodale, M., & Rossetti, Y.  (2003). Measuring unconscious actions:  Exploring the kinematics of pointing movements to targets in the blind field of two patients with hemianopia.  Neuropsychologia, 41, 1068-1081.

70. Yucel, M., Volker, C., Collie, A., Maruff, P., Danckert, J., Velakoulis, D., & Pantelis, C. (2002). Impairments of response conflict monitoring and resolution in schizophrenia.  Psychological Medicine, 32, 1251-1260.

71. Danckert, J., Ferber, S., Doherty, T., Steinmetz, H., Nicolle, D., & Goodale, M.A.  (2002).  Selective, non-lateralised impairment of motor imagery following right parietal damage.  NeuroCase, 8, 194-204.

72. Danckert, J., Rossetti, Y, d’Amato, T., Dalery, J., & Saoud, M.  (2002). Exploring imagined movements in patients with schizophrenia.  NeuroReport, 13 (5), 605-609.

73. Westwood, D., Danckert, J., Servos, P., & Goodale, M.A.  (2002). Grasping 2D and 3D objects in visual form agnosia.  Experimental Brain Research, 144, 262-267.

74. Danckert, J., Sharif, N., Haffenden, A., & Goodale, M. (2002). A temporal analysis of grasping in the Ebbinghaus illusion:  Planning versus on-line control. Experimental Brain Research, 144, 275-280.

75. Danckert, J., & Goodale, M.A. (2001). Superior performance for visually guided movements in the inferior visual field.  Experimental Brain Research, 137, 303-308.

76. Collie, A., Maruff, P., Yucel, M., Danckert, J., & Currie, J. (2000). Spatiotemporal distribution of facilitation and inhibition of return arising from the reflexive orienting of covert attention.  Journal of Experimental Psychology:  Human Perception and Performance, 26, 1733-1745.

77. Danckert, J., Maruff, P., Ymer, C., Yucel, M., Kinsella, G., de Graaff, S., & Currie, J. (2000). Goal directed selective attention and response competition monitoring: Evidence from unilateral parietal and anterior cingulate lesions. Neuropsychology, 14, 16-28.

78. Maruff, P., Danckert, J., Camplin, G., & Currie, J. (1999). Behavioural goals constrain the selection of visual information. Psychological Science, 10 (6), 522-525.

79. Maruff, P., Yucel, M., Danckert, J., Stuart, G.W., & Currie, J. (1999). Facilitation and inhibition arising from the exogenous orienting of covert attention depends on the temporal properties of spatial cues and targets.  Neuropsychologia, 37 (6), 731-744.

80. Danckert, J., Maruff, P., Kinsella, G., de Graaff, S & Currie, J. (1999). Attentional modulation of implicit processing of information in neglect.  NeuroReport, 10, 1077-1083.

81. Danckert, J., Maruff, P., Kinsella, G., de Graaff, S., & Currie, J. (1998). Investigating form and colour perception in blindsight using an interference task. NeuroReport, 9 (13), 2919-2925.

82. Maruff, P., Danckert, J., Pantelis, C., & Currie, J. (1998). Saccadic and attentional abnormalities in patients with schizophrenia.  Psychological Medicine, 28, 1091-1100.

83. Danckert, J., Maruff, P., Crowe, S. & Currie, J. (1998). Inhibitory control of covert visual orienting in patients with Alzheimer’s Disease.  Neuropsychology, 12 (2), 1-17.

84. Danckert, J. & Maruff, P. (1997). Manipulating the Disengage Operation of Covert Visual Spatial Attention. Perception and Psychophysics59 (4), 500-508.

85. Maruff, P., Pantelis, C., Danckert, J., Smith, D. & Currie, J.  (1996). Deficits in the Endogenous Redirection of Covert Visual Attention in Chronic Schizophrenia.  Neuropsychologia, 34 (11), 1079-1084.

Book chapters and opinion pieces

1. Danckert, J. (2014). Blindsight. In Eds. B.C. Auday, M.A. Buratovich, G.F. Marrocco, & P. Moglia. Salem Health Magill’s Medical Guide, 7th Edition. Grey House Publishing, Ipswich, Massachusetts. Pp. 285-286.

2. Danckert, J. (2013). Spatial neglect: not simply disordered attention. In Schweizer, T. and MacDonald, R.L. (Eds.) The Behavioural Consequences of Stroke. Springer, New York; USA.

3. Danckert, J., & Mirsattarri, S. (2012). Neuroimaging of single cases: benefits and pitfalls. In P. Bright (Ed.) Neuroimaging - Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience, Volume 3, pp. 47-68; ISBN: 978-953-51-0606-7, InTech, doi. 10.5772/22983. Available from:

4. Danckert, J., Stöttinger, E., & Anderson, B. (2012). Neglect as a disorder of representational updating. In Spiteri, Y., & Galea, E.M. (Eds.) Psychology of Neglect, NOVA Science Publishers, New York; pp. 1-28.

5. Pisella, L., Striemer, C., Blangero, A., Gaveau, V., Revol, P., Salemme, R., Danckert, J., Rossetti, Y. (2007). Perceptual deficits in optic ataxia? In Attention         & Performance: Sensorimotor foundations of higher cognition. Y. Rossetti, M. Kawato, & P. Haggard., Eds. Oxford University Press, pp. 47 – 72.

6. Danckert, J. (2009) Peer Commentary on de Gelder B, Vroomen J, Pourtois G, Weiskrantz L. (1999). Non-conscious recognition of affect in the absence of striate cortex. Neuroreport. 10(18):3759-63. In Roche, R., & Commins, S. (Eds.) Pioneering Studies in Cognitive Neuroscience. pp. 89 – 93. McGraw Hill.

7. Danckert, J., & Goodale, M.A.  (2003)  Ups and downs in the visual control of action.  In Taking Action: Cognitive Neuroscience Perspectives on Intentional Acts. S. H. Johnson (Ed.) MIT Press, Cambridge Massachusetts (pp. 29 – 64).

8. Danckert, J. & Goodale M.A. (2000) A conscious route to unconscious vision.  Current Biology, 10, R64 – R67.

9. Danckert, J., Maruff, P., Kinsella, G., de Graaff, S., & Currie, J. (2000). Form and colour processing in a patient with a striate lesion:  Action without perception.  In K.M.B. Bennett & S.J. Gregory (Eds.) Perception and Cognition for Action:  Proceedings from the III Annual Perception for Action Conference, (pp. 75 – 93). Cleveland Digital Printing; Melbourne.

10. Maruff, P., Sanbach, J., Danckert, J., Yucel, M., & Currie, J. (1996). Dissociation between perceptual awareness and goal directed action.  Evidence from hemianopia.  Conference Proceedings for the First Annual Perception and Action Conference.

Book Reviews

1. From the novel to the familiar - searching for symbiosis in the right and left frontal lobes. Book review of “The Executive Brain” by Elkhonon Goldberg. (2005) Cortex, 41, 87–89.

2. Common Mechanisms in Perception and Action:  Attention and Performance XIX. W. Prinz and B. Hommel (Eds.)  Neuropsychologia, (2003), 41, 115 – 116.

3. Cognitive contributions to the perception of spatial and temporal events.  G. Aschersleben, T. Bachmann and J. Müsseler (Eds.)  Neuropsychologia, (2001), 39, 103 – 104.


1. I’m bored – fix it! Goal pursuit, self-regulation and effort in boredom proneness. University of Toronto Scarborough Campus, June, 2017.

2. Boredom and goal pursuit: Can performance on foraging tasks explain boredom? Conference on Neglected Emotions, University of Lousiville, April, 2017.

3. Symposium presented at the International Conference on Psychological Science, Vienna, March, 2017.

4. Spatial neglect, mental models, and the insula cortex. Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, March, 2017.

5. Boredom and self-control: Insight from foraging and children’s games. Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, March, 2017.

6. Bored out of my skull: Cognitive, genetic and neuroimaging explorations of boredom. University of Salzburg, March, 2017.

7. From spatial neglect to mental models. Keynote Speaker: Epilepsy Research Day, Western University, November, 2016.

8. Boredom and goal pursuit: can performance on foraging tasks explain boredom? Invited Speaker for Workshop on “Neglected Emotions.” University of Louisville, Kentucky, April 2017.

9. Spatial neglect, mental models and the insula cortex. Ludwig-Maximillian University of Munich, March 2017.

10. Boredom and self-control: Insights from foraging and children’s games. Ludwig-Maximillian University of Munich, March 2017.

11. Bored out of my skull: Cognitive, genetic and neuroimaging explorations of boredom. University of Salzburg, March, 2017.

12. I’m bored – fix it! Goal pursuit, self-regulation and effort in boredom proneness. Invited colloquium, University of Toronto Scarborough, June, 2017.

13. Is the resting state scan just a measure of boredom? Engaging the Wandering Mind. Workshop held at UW, October, 2015.

14. Mental models in the brain: Representing salience and surprise. Banff Annual Seminar in Cognitive Science, May, 2015.

15. Out of my head: Cognitive, Psychophysiological and Neuroimaging Investigations of Boredom. Neuroscience and Mental Health Institute, University of Alberta, Edmonton, May, 2015.

16. Converging methods to understand model building in the brain. Integrative Neuroscience Society of UWaterloo, October, 2014.

17. Understanding the brain through games. University of Toronto Scarborough Campus, September, 2014.

18. Rehabilitating Visual Neglect: Training working memory skills. Heart and Stroke Foundation Volunteer Appreciation Event, Kitchener, April, 2015.

19. Playing games to understand the brain: building mental representations of statistical regularities. Southern Ontario Neuroscience Association. Western University, May, 2014.

20. Rehabilitation approaches to right hemisphere stroke. Extended Learning Opportunities, Erin, Ontario, October, 2013

21. Updating mental models following right hemisphere brain damage. Swinburne University, Melbourne Australia, November, 2013

22. Deficits in representational updating following right hemisphere brain damage. Queensland Brain Institute, Brisbane, Australia, December, 2013

23. Rehabilitating unilateral neglect - working memory could be the key. Freeport Rehabilitation Hospital, November, 2012

24. Neglect is not a disorder of spatial attention. Brain and Mind Institute, University of Western Ontario, August, 2012.

25. Neglect, prism adaptation and updating mental models. Colloquia given at North Dakota State University, October, 2011.

26. Rehabilitating neglect: prisms influence dorsal but not ventral stream functions. Presentation made at the "Neuroanatomical and Cognitive Underpinning of Higher-order Movement Disorders. From Basic Neuroscience Towards Neurorehabilitation" session of the Science, Technology, Higher Education and Society in the Conceptual-Age, Krakow, Poland, July, 2011

27. Rehabilitating neglect: actions benefit more than perception. Presentation given to staff at Freeport Rehabilitation Hospital, May, 2011.

28. Illusions and the brain. Presentation to the Arts Student Union, Magic Club. Waterloo, February 2009.

29. Unilateral neglect, prism adaptation and functional MRI. Presentation to the Visual Imaging Group (Dr. D. Clausi, Systems Design Engineering, University of Waterloo). Waterloo, January, 2009.

30. Right parietal cortex, the neglect syndrome and schizophrenia. Invited Symposium at the 1st Schizophrenia International Research Society Conference, Venice, Italy. June 2008.

31. Functional MRI in single case studies. Presentation to CogState Research Office, Melbourne, Australia, December, 2007.

32. Time perception and spatial working memory in neglect – what’s at the core of the disorder? Ebbinghaus Talk, University of Toronto, February, 2007.

33. Spatial working memory, temporal perception and the neglect syndrome. Dalhousie University, September, 2006.

34. Neglected time: deficits of subsecond and multisecond temporal perception in neglect. University of Melbourne, April, 2006.

35. Temporal and spatial working memory deficits in neglect. York Centre for Vision Research, February, 2006.

36. Neglected time: temporal perception in unilateral neglect.  Rotman Research Institute, Toronto, January, 2006.

37. Neglect in time: temporal perception at the multisecond level in unilateral neglect patients. Leverhulme Interchange Meeting, Durham, UK, 2005.

38. Shifting attention after prisms. Leverhulme Interchange Meeting, London Ontario, 2004.

39. Covert orienting and prism adaptation. Leverhulme Interchange Meeting, Lyon, France, 2003.

40. Attentional control in patients with schizophrenia:  Evidence from covert orienting and anti-saccades.  Hopital de Psychiatrie, Bron, France, February 2001.

41. Motor imagery in a patient with neglect.  Espace et l’Action Unite 534 INSERM, Bron France, December 2000.

42. Goal directed ‘selection for action’ and implicit processing in neglect.  College of Clinical Neuropsychologists.  Melbourne, Australia, July 1998.

43. Selective attentional mechanisms in patients with neglect.  Monash University, Clayton Australia, September 1998.

44. The effect of behavioural goals in the flanker task:  Perception vs. response.  University College, London, UK, November 1998.


1. Struk, A., Mugon, J., Sokolowski, M., Scholer, A., & Danckert, J. (2017). Brain-derived neurotrophin factor  gene variant predicts self-regulation differences. Association for Psychological Science, Boston, USA.

2. Struk, A., Mugon, J., Scholer, A., & Danckert, J. (2017). Characterising individual differences in foraging behaviour. Psychonomics Society, Vancouver, Canada.

3. Mugon, J., Struk, A., Scholer, A., Sokolowski, M., & Danckert, J. (2017). Variations in the PRKG1 gene predict differences in human goal-directed behaviour. Psychonomics Society, Vancouver, Canada.

4. Striemer, C.L., Craig, B.T., Anderson, B., & Danckert, J. (2017). Cerebellar contributions to reflexive and voluntary covert visual attention: Preliminary findings. Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco, USA.

5. Struk, A., Seli, P., & Danckert, J. (2016). Don’t touch that! Constraints on environmental engagement increase reports of boredom. Psychonomics Society, Boston.

6. Filipowicz, A., Danckert, J., Koechlin, E., Domenech, P., & Anderson B. (2016). Updating impairments after right brain damage are due to inefficient exploration of hypothesis space. Society for Neuroscience, San Diego.

7. Filipowicz, A., Koechlin, E., Domenech, P., Danckert, J., & Anderson, B (2016). Updating impairments following right brain damage may be caused by inefficient exploration. The Neuroscience of Decision Making, Montreal, Canada.

8. Stöttinger, E., Rafetseder, E., Anderson, B., & Danckert, J. (2016). The picture morphing task – an efficient and quick means to measure updating. Vision Sciences Society, Florida.

9. Struk, A. (2016). Foraging, self-regulation and boredom proneness. Delivered as part of a symposium titled “On the function of boredom”, co-chairs Scholer, A., & Danckert, J. Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, 2016.

10. Mugon, J., Struk, A., & Danckert, J. (2016). Non-fit between self-regulatory profiles and goal pursuit predicts boredom proneness. Association for Psychological Science, Chicago.

11. Struk, A., Mugon, J., Scholer, A., & Danckert, J. (2015). Boredom proneness is associated with a distinct spatial foraging style. Engaging the Wandering Mind. Workshop held at UW, October, 2015.

12. Mugon, J., Struk, A., & Danckert, J. (2015). Boredom and foraging in a cognitive space. Engaging the Wandering Mind. Workshop held at UW, October, 2015.

13. Isacescu, J. & Danckert, J. (2015). Boredom in traumatic brain injury: A problem of self-regulation. Engaging the Wandering Mind. Workshop held at UW, October, 2015.

14. Struk, A., Scholer, A., & Danckert, J. (2015). Perceived control predicts engagement and diminished boredom. Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science, Ottawa.

15. Struk, A., Isacescu, J., Scholer, A., & Danckert, J. (2015). The importance of self-regulation in managing boredom. Engage Boredom Conference, Queens University, April, 2015.

16. Mugon, J., Ren, M., & Danckert, J. (2015). Does boredom lead to more creative potential? Engage Boredom Conference, Queens University, April, 2015.

17. Filipowicz, A., Stöttinger, E., Willms, A., Anderson, B., & Danckert, J. (2015). Difficulties with exploratory behavior following right brain damage. Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science, Ottawa.

18. Filipowicz, A., Stöttinger, E., Willms, A., Anderson, B., & Danckert, J. (2015). Updating impairments in right brain damage: A failure of exploration. Symposium on the Biology of Decision Making, Paris

19. Stöttinger, E., Sephavand, N.M., Quehl, N., Danckert, J., & Anderson, B. (2014). Normative data for a morphing picture measure of updating. Vision Sciences Society, Florida.

20. Filipowicz, A., Valadao, D., Anderson, B., & Danckert, J. (2014). PLINKO: A spatial probability task to measure learning and updating. Vision Sciences Society, Florida.

21. Filipowicz, A., Danckert, J., & Anderson, B. (2014). Mental model updating depends on the salience of environmental change. Symposium on the Biology of Decision Making, Paris.

22. Filipowicz, A., Valadao, D., Anderson, B., & Danckert, J. (2014). Measuring the influence of prior beliefs on probabilistic estimations. In P. Bello, M. Guarini, M. McShane, & B. Scassellati (Eds.), Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 2198–2203). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

23. Stöttinger, E., Filipowicz, A., Valadao, D., Anderson, B., & Danckert, J. (2014). Neural correlates of updating mental models in a picture morphing task. Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science, Toronto, Canada.

24. Struk, A., & Danckert, J. (2014). A self-regulatory approach to understanding boredom proneness.  Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science, Toronto, Canada.

25. Isacescu, J., Struk, A., Merrifield, C., & Danckert, J. (2014). Boredom, aggression, and mind wandering. Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science, Toronto, Canada. (oral presentation)

26. Anderson, B., Shaqiri, A., Stöttinger, E., Sephavand, N., & Danckert, J. (2014). Decision making and updating impairments in right and left hemisphere damaged patients. Symposium on the Biology of Decision Making, Paris.

27. Danckert, J. (2013) What do failures of prism adaptation tell us about neglect? Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. Conference Abstract: ACNS-2013 Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Society Conference. doi: 10.3389/conf.fnhum.2013.212.00134

28. Besner, D., O’Malley, S., Solman, S., Danckert, J., & Anderson, A. (2013). A double dissociation between alphabetic/logographic formats and tasks (reading aloud/parity) as revealed by Granger analysis of fMRI data. CSBBCS, Calgary.

29. Filipowicz, A., Anderson, B., & Danckert, J. (2013). The influence of task irrelevant spatial regularities on statistical learning. Vision Sciences Society, Naples, Florida.

30. Stöttinger, E., Danckert, J., & Anderson, B. (2013). Right brain damage failures of perceptual updating in ambiguous figures. Vision Sciences Society, Naples, Florida.

31. Valadao, D., Anderson, B., & Danckert, J. (2013). Examining the neural correlates of updating mental representations. Vision Sciences Society, Naples, Florida.

32. Carson, L., Millard, M., Quehl, N. & Danckert, J. (2012). Drawing accuracy measured using polygons. Proceedings of the 2013 IS&T/SPIE Conference on Human Vision and Electronic Imaging.

33. Carson, L., Millard, M., Quehl, N. & Danckert, J. (2012). Getting the shape right: drawings focus on proportion in the positive space. Visual Science of Art Conference, Alghero, Italy.

34. Carson, L., Millard, M., Quehl, N., & Danckert, J. (2012). Drawing expertise predicts not just quality but also accuracy. European Conference on Vision and Perception, Sardinia.

35. Valadao, D., Anderson, B.A., & Danckert, J. (2012). Paradoxical influence of working memory on building and updating mental models. Cognitive Neuroscience Society, Chicago.

36. Filipowicz, A., Stöttinger, E., Anderson, B.A. & Danckert, J. (2012). Strategy updating under different regimes: Keeping it simple may be the best way. Cognitive Neuroscience Society, Chicago.

37. Stöttinger, E., Filipowicz, A., Anderson, B.A., & Danckert, J. (2012). Hemispheric effects on strategy updating. Cognitive Neuroscience Society, Chicago.

38. Danckert, J. (2012). Bored to death: Exploring agitated and apathetic subtypes of boredom proneness. Cognitive Neuroscience Society, Chicago.


Undergraduate Courses

Human Neuropsychology

Physiological Psychology

Classic Cases in Human Neuropsychology

Research Methods in Attention

Graduate Courses

Attention and the Brain

Functional magnetic resonance imaging

Fundamentals of Human Neuroscience

Neuroimaging of Cognition


National and Provincial Committees

1. Research Advisory Committee, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario: 2014 – present.

2. CIHR invited committee member, 2012

3. NSERC Biological Systems and Functions Evaluation Group (EG 1502): 2009 – 2011

4. Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario Grant Allocation Subcommittee: 2009, 2010, 2016–2018

Internal Committees

1. Chair, Cognitive Neuroscience Area, 2007 – 2013, 2014 – present

2. Department Tenure and Promotion Committee, 2014 – 2015

3. Executive Committee Department of Psychology (5 separate terms)

4. International Research Committee – 2008-2009

5. Undergraduate Evaluation Committee – 2003

Grant reviewing as external

NSERC; CIHR; CFI; PREA; HSF; Canada Research Chair; Manitoba Health Council; Wellcome Trust; Health Sciences Foundation of New Zealand; University of Padova (Italy); National Research Council of Romania; Agence Nationale de la Recherche: Blue Sky - JCJC Program (France); Swiss National Science Foundation (Switzerland); Australian National Health and Medical Research Council Project Grant (Australia).

Co-editor on Editorial board for Experimental Brain Research (4 year term).

Editor for Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience 2017 – present.


Cognitive Neuroscience Society

Vision Sciences Society

Society for Neurosciences