Aaron R Seitz

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Affiliation: Boston University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Seeing what is not there shows the costs of perceptual learning
    Aaron R Seitz
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, 64 Cummington Street, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:9080-5. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint Sound facilitates visual learning
    Aaron R Seitz
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Curr Biol 16:1422-7. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint Two cases requiring external reinforcement in perceptual learning
    Aaron R Seitz
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
    J Vis 6:966-73. 2006
  4. pmc Perceptual learning of motion leads to faster flicker perception
    Aaron R Seitz
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 1:e28. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Simultaneous and independent acquisition of multisensory and unisensory associations
    Aaron R Seitz
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, 64 Cummington Street, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Perception 36:1445-53. 2007
  6. pmc Spatial shifts of audio-visual interactions by perceptual learning are specific to the trained orientation and eye
    Melissa A Batson
    Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Seeing Perceiving 24:579-94. 2011
  7. doi request reprint Enhancement from targets and suppression from cues in fast task-irrelevant perceptual learning
    Virginie Leclercq
    Department of Psychology, University of California Riverside, 900 University Avenue, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
    Acta Psychol (Amst) 141:31-8. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Benefits of multisensory learning
    Ladan Shams
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Trends Cogn Sci 12:411-7. 2008
  9. doi request reprint Perceptual learning of oriented gratings as revealed by classification images
    Jonathan Dobres
    Department of Cognitive and Neural Systems, Center for Adaptive Systems, Center of Excellence for Learning in Education, Science, and Technology, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
    J Vis 10:8. 2010
  10. pmc The phenomenon of task-irrelevant perceptual learning
    Aaron R Seitz
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Riverside, Riverside, CA, USA
    Vision Res 49:2604-10. 2009

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Publications30

  1. pmc Seeing what is not there shows the costs of perceptual learning
    Aaron R Seitz
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, 64 Cummington Street, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:9080-5. 2005
    ..These results show that there are costs as well as benefits to perceptual learning and that performance enhancements for a specific feature also can be accompanied by misperceptions of the visual environment...
  2. ncbi request reprint Sound facilitates visual learning
    Aaron R Seitz
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Curr Biol 16:1422-7. 2006
    ..Our results show that multisensory interactions can be exploited to yield more efficient learning of sensory information and suggest that multisensory training programs would be most effective for the acquisition of new skills...
  3. ncbi request reprint Two cases requiring external reinforcement in perceptual learning
    Aaron R Seitz
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
    J Vis 6:966-73. 2006
    ..We conclude that while internal reinforcement is an important learning signal, the presence of easy exemplars is not sufficient to generate reinforcement signals...
  4. pmc Perceptual learning of motion leads to faster flicker perception
    Aaron R Seitz
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 1:e28. 2006
    ..Combined, these results show that CFFT relates to a specialized sensory process and bring into question that CFFT is a measure of high-level, or general, processes...
  5. ncbi request reprint Simultaneous and independent acquisition of multisensory and unisensory associations
    Aaron R Seitz
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, 64 Cummington Street, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Perception 36:1445-53. 2007
    ..Our results show that subjects acquire knowledge of visual-visual, audio-audio, and audio-visual stimulus associations and that the learning of these types of associations occurs in an independent manner...
  6. pmc Spatial shifts of audio-visual interactions by perceptual learning are specific to the trained orientation and eye
    Melissa A Batson
    Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Seeing Perceiving 24:579-94. 2011
    ..Our findings provide further support for recent anatomical and physiological findings that suggest relatively early interactions in cross-modal processing...
  7. doi request reprint Enhancement from targets and suppression from cues in fast task-irrelevant perceptual learning
    Virginie Leclercq
    Department of Psychology, University of California Riverside, 900 University Avenue, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
    Acta Psychol (Amst) 141:31-8. 2012
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  8. doi request reprint Benefits of multisensory learning
    Ladan Shams
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Trends Cogn Sci 12:411-7. 2008
    ..However, multisensory-training protocols can better approximate natural settings and are more effective for learning...
  9. doi request reprint Perceptual learning of oriented gratings as revealed by classification images
    Jonathan Dobres
    Department of Cognitive and Neural Systems, Center for Adaptive Systems, Center of Excellence for Learning in Education, Science, and Technology, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
    J Vis 10:8. 2010
    ..We conclude that classification image analysis is an important complement to traditional metrics of perceptual learning...
  10. pmc The phenomenon of task-irrelevant perceptual learning
    Aaron R Seitz
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Riverside, Riverside, CA, USA
    Vision Res 49:2604-10. 2009
    ..Where attentional learning is best to enhance (or suppress) processing of stimuli of known task relevance, TIPL serves to enhance perception of stimuli that are originally inadequately processed by the brain...
  11. ncbi request reprint Effect of spatial distance to the task stimulus on task-irrelevant perceptual learning of static Gabors
    Shigeaki Nishina
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Vis 7:2.1-10. 2007
    ..These findings give further insights into the mechanism of perceptual learning...
  12. ncbi request reprint Visual experience can substantially alter critical flicker fusion thresholds
    Aaron R Seitz
    Department of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School, 220 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Hum Psychopharmacol 20:55-60. 2005
    ..The results show that the perceptual experience of subjects can dramatically alter the CFF thresholds and should be an important consideration in the control of studies employing the CFF as a measure...
  13. pmc Unattended exposure to components of speech sounds yields same benefits as explicit auditory training
    Aaron R Seitz
    Center of Excellence for Learning in Education, Science and Technology, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Cognition 115:435-43. 2010
    ..These results suggest that in adults learning of speech parts can occur at least partially through implicit mechanisms...
  14. pmc Is task-irrelevant learning really task-irrelevant?
    Aaron R Seitz
    Department of Psychology, University of California Riverside, Riverside, California, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 3:e3792. 2008
    ..This is in line with our previously published model that suggests that task-irrelevant stimuli benefit from the spill-over of learning signals that are released due to processing of task-relevant stimuli...
  15. pmc Low-level sensory plasticity during task-irrelevant perceptual learning: evidence from conventional and double training procedures
    Praveen K Pilly
    Department of Cognitive and Neural Systems, Center for Adaptive Systems, Center of Excellence for Learning in Education, Science, and Technology, Boston University, 677 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Vision Res 50:424-32. 2010
    ..Taken together, these results suggest that TIPL for motion stimuli may occur at the stage of directional V1 simple cells. Finally, a theoretical explanation is provided to understand the data...
  16. pmc When attention interrupts learning: inhibitory effects of attention on TIPL
    Hoon Choi
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, 64 Cummington St, Boston, MA 02215
    Vision Res 49:2586-90. 2009
    ..We found no performance improvements for the direction on the attended side. These results suggest that while attention facilitates task-relevant learning, it can suppress TIPL...
  17. doi request reprint The impact of orienting attention in fast task-irrelevant perceptual learning
    Virginie Leclercq
    Department of Psychology, University of California Riverside, Riverside, CA, USA
    Atten Percept Psychophys 74:648-60. 2012
    ..Overall, our results demonstrate that attention operates in a beneficial manner in fast-TIPL, where the target-paired stimuli are relevant to a secondary task that subjects perform...
  18. pmc Fast-TIPL occurs for salient images without a memorization requirement in men but not in women
    Virginie Leclercq
    Department of Psychology, University of California Riverside, Riverside, California, USA
    PLoS ONE 7:e36228. 2012
    ..Our results also revealed a robust gender effect in fast-TIPL, where male subjects consistently show fast-TIPL, whereas the observation of fast-TIPL is inconsistent in female subjects...
  19. doi request reprint Fast task-irrelevant perceptual learning is disrupted by sudden onset of central task elements
    Virginie Leclercq
    Department of Psychology, University of California Riverside, Riverside, CA, USA
    Vision Res 61:70-6. 2012
    ..We conclude that fast-TIPL, with its rapid time-course, and its production of learning for supraliminally presented stimuli, shows great promise as an efficient paradigm through which to understand mechanisms of learning...
  20. pmc Retrograde interference in perceptual learning of a peripheral hyperacuity task
    Shao Chin Hung
    Department of Psychology, University of California Riverside, Riverside, California, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 6:e24556. 2011
    ..Furthermore, our results demonstrate the importance of eye-movement controls in studies of perceptual learning in the peripheral visual field...
  21. pmc Rewards evoke learning of unconsciously processed visual stimuli in adult humans
    Aaron R Seitz
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, 64 Cummington Street, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Neuron 61:700-7. 2009
    ..Results show that visual learning can be formed in human adults through stimulus-reward pairing in the absence of a task and without awareness of the stimulus presentation or reward contingencies...
  22. ncbi request reprint A common framework for perceptual learning
    Aaron R Seitz
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, 64 Cummington Street, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Curr Opin Neurobiol 17:148-53. 2007
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  23. ncbi request reprint Psychophysics: Is subliminal learning really passive?
    Aaron R Seitz
    Department of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Nature 422:36. 2003
  24. pmc What a difference a parameter makes: a psychophysical comparison of random dot motion algorithms
    Praveen K Pilly
    Department of Cognitive and Neural Systems, Center for Adaptive Systems, Boston University, 677 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02215, United States
    Vision Res 49:1599-612. 2009
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  25. pmc Benefits of stimulus congruency for multisensory facilitation of visual learning
    Robyn S Kim
    Department of Psychology, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA
    PLoS ONE 3:e1532. 2008
    ..However, multisensory interactions are ubiquitous in perception, even at early processing stages, and thus can potentially play a role in learning. Here, we examine the effect of auditory-visual congruency on visual learning...
  26. pmc Word-decoding as a function of temporal processing in the visual system
    Steven R Holloway
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 8:e84010. 2013
    ..The data suggests that the functional elements of the visual system involved with temporal modulation and spatial processing may affect the ease with which people read. ..
  27. doi request reprint Perceptual learning: stimulus-specific learning from low-level visual plasticity?
    Aaron R Seitz
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
    Curr Biol 21:R814-5. 2011
    ..A new study has found that changes in visual cortical processing account for behavioral perceptual learning, supporting the idea that stimulus-specific learning can result from low-level visual plasticity...
  28. doi request reprint Sensory learning: rapid extraction of meaning from noise
    Aaron R Seitz
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Riverside, 900 University Avenue, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
    Curr Biol 20:R643-4. 2010
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  29. pmc Task-irrelevant learning occurs only when the irrelevant feature is weak
    Yoshiaki Tsushima
    Curr Biol 18:R516-7. 2008
    ..These results provide a parsimonious explanation of why task-irrelevant learning is found in some studies but not others, and could give an important clue to resolving a long-standing controversy...
  30. pmc Task-specific disruption of perceptual learning
    Aaron R Seitz
    Department of Cognitive Neuroscience, ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories, 2 2 2 Hikaridai, Keihanna Science City, Kyoto 619 0288, Japan
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:14895-900. 2005
    ..This research shows that visual learning is susceptible to disruption and elucidates the processes by which the brain can consolidate learning and thus protect what is learned from being overwritten...