Matthew Heath, PhD

Matthew Heath


Room 3G10, AHB
519 661-2111 x80498


  • PhD (Waterloo)
  • MSc (McMaster)

Academic Appointments

Supervising Graduate Students

  • Integrative Biosciences
  • Psychological Basis of Kinesiology

Research Interests

  • The neural mechanisms regulating eye and limb movements
  • Multisensory interactions between visual and proprioception information
  • Cerebral laterality and movement dysfunction arising from neurodegenerative disease and genetic disorders

Additional Information

Featured Publications

Recent Publications

  • DeSimone JC, Everling S & Heath M. (2015).  The antisaccade task: visual distractors elicit a location-independent planning ‘cost’.  Pubic Library of Science: ONE. 10(4), e0122345. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0122345
  • Heath M, Starrs F, Macpherson E & Weiler J. (2015).  Task-switching effects for visual and auditory pro- and antisaccades: Evidence for a task-set inertia.  Journal of Motor Behavior, 13, 1-9.
  • Weiler J, Hassall CD, Krigolson OE & Heath M. (2015). The unidirectional prosaccade switch-cost: Electroencephalographic evidence of task-set inertia in oculomotor control. Behavioural Brain Research, 278, 323-329.
  • Gillen C & Heath M. (2014). Target frequency influences antisaccade endpoint bias: Evidence for perceptual averaging. Vision Research, 105, 151-158.
  • Weiler J & Heath M. (2014). Oculomotor task switching: alternating from a nonstandard to a standard response yields the unidirectional prosaccade switch-cost.  Journal of Neurophysiology, 112, 2176-2184.

Research Affiliations

Teaching Areas

  • Introduction to Psychomotor Behaviour
  • Movement Neuroscience
  • Cortical Control of Human Movement