D J Simons

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Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Gorillas in our midst: sustained inattentional blindness for dynamic events
    D J Simons
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Perception 28:1059-74. 1999
  2. ncbi request reprint Change blindness in the absence of a visual disruption
    D J Simons
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, 33 Kirkland Street, 820, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Perception 29:1143-54. 2000
  3. ncbi request reprint Evidence for preserved representations in change blindness
    Daniel J Simons
    Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA
    Conscious Cogn 11:78-97. 2002
  4. pmc New objects do not capture attention without a sensory transient
    Andrew Hollingworth
    Department of Psychology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242 1407, USA
    Atten Percept Psychophys 72:1298-310. 2010
  5. ncbi request reprint Do new objects capture attention?
    Steven L Franconeri
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, 33 Kirland St, 7th Floor, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Psychol Sci 16:275-81. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Functional topography of corticothalamic feedback enhances thalamic spatial response tuning in the somatosensory whisker/barrel system
    Simona Temereanca
    Department of Neurobiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Neuron 41:639-51. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Searching for stimulus-driven shifts of attention
    Steven L Franconeri
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA
    Psychon Bull Rev 11:876-81. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Moving and looming stimuli capture attention
    Steven L Franconeri
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA
    Percept Psychophys 65:999-1010. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint The importance of information localization in scene gist recognition
    Lester C Loschky
    Department of Psychology, Kansas State University, Manhattan 66506 5302, USA
    J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform 33:1431-50. 2007
  10. pmc Rapid changes in thalamic firing synchrony during repetitive whisker stimulation
    Simona Temereanca
    Department of Neurobiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15261, USA
    J Neurosci 28:11153-64. 2008

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Publications49

  1. ncbi request reprint Gorillas in our midst: sustained inattentional blindness for dynamic events
    D J Simons
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Perception 28:1059-74. 1999
    ..We discuss the implications of these results for visual representations and awareness of our visual environment...
  2. ncbi request reprint Change blindness in the absence of a visual disruption
    D J Simons
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, 33 Kirkland Street, 820, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Perception 29:1143-54. 2000
    ..The findings are discussed in the context of metacognitive beliefs about change detection and the strategic decisions those beliefs entail...
  3. ncbi request reprint Evidence for preserved representations in change blindness
    Daniel J Simons
    Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA
    Conscious Cogn 11:78-97. 2002
    ..The results of these real-world change detection studies are discussed in the context of broader claims about change blindness...
  4. pmc New objects do not capture attention without a sensory transient
    Andrew Hollingworth
    Department of Psychology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242 1407, USA
    Atten Percept Psychophys 72:1298-310. 2010
    ..Together, these data suggest that luminance transient signals are necessary for attention capture by new objects...
  5. ncbi request reprint Do new objects capture attention?
    Steven L Franconeri
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, 33 Kirland St, 7th Floor, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Psychol Sci 16:275-81. 2005
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  6. ncbi request reprint Functional topography of corticothalamic feedback enhances thalamic spatial response tuning in the somatosensory whisker/barrel system
    Simona Temereanca
    Department of Neurobiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Neuron 41:639-51. 2004
    ..Our findings demonstrate that somatosensory cortex can selectively regulate thalamic spatial response tuning by engaging topographically specific excitatory and inhibitory mechanisms in the thalamus...
  7. ncbi request reprint Searching for stimulus-driven shifts of attention
    Steven L Franconeri
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA
    Psychon Bull Rev 11:876-81. 2004
    ..In both cases, dynamic events still received search priority, suggesting that some dynamic stimuli capture attention in a stimulus-driven fashion...
  8. ncbi request reprint Moving and looming stimuli capture attention
    Steven L Franconeri
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA
    Percept Psychophys 65:999-1010. 2003
    ..Although the sorts of dynamic events that capture attention do not fit neatly into a single category, we speculate that stimuli that signal potentially behaviorally urgent events are more likely to receive attentional priority...
  9. ncbi request reprint The importance of information localization in scene gist recognition
    Lester C Loschky
    Department of Psychology, Kansas State University, Manhattan 66506 5302, USA
    J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform 33:1431-50. 2007
    ..Moreover, the ability to recognize the gist of a target image was influenced by mask recognizability, suggesting that conceptual masking occurs even at the earliest stages of scene processing...
  10. pmc Rapid changes in thalamic firing synchrony during repetitive whisker stimulation
    Simona Temereanca
    Department of Neurobiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15261, USA
    J Neurosci 28:11153-64. 2008
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  11. ncbi request reprint The relationship between change detection and recognition of centrally attended objects in motion pictures
    Bonnie L Angelone
    Department of Psychology, Kent State University, PO Box 5190, Kent, OH 44242 0001, USA
    Perception 32:947-62. 2003
    ..Despite large differences in the detectability of changes across conditions, those observers who missed the change did not vary in their ability to recognize the changing object...
  12. ncbi request reprint What you see is what you set: sustained inattentional blindness and the capture of awareness
    Steven B Most
    Department of Psychology, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA
    Psychol Rev 112:217-42. 2005
    ..The authors conclude that many--but not all--aspects of attention capture apply to inattentional blindness but that these 2 classes of phenomena remain importantly distinct...
  13. ncbi request reprint How not to be seen: the contribution of similarity and selective ignoring to sustained inattentional blindness
    S B Most
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Psychol Sci 12:9-17. 2001
    ..Together, the results suggest that inattentional blindness for ongoing dynamic events depends both on the similarity of the unexpected object to the other objects in the display and on the observer's attentional set...
  14. doi request reprint The effects of video game playing on attention, memory, and executive control
    Walter R Boot
    Beckman Institute, Department of Psychology, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Acta Psychol (Amst) 129:387-98. 2008
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  15. ncbi request reprint Change blindness: past, present, and future
    Daniel J Simons
    Department of Psychology, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL 61820, USA
    Trends Cogn Sci 9:16-20. 2005
    ..In doing so, we clarify the genuine contributions of change blindness research to our understanding of visual perception and awareness, and provide a glimpse of some ways in which change blindness might shape future research...
  16. ncbi request reprint Object recognition is mediated by extraretinal information
    Daniel J Simons
    Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
    Percept Psychophys 64:521-30. 2002
    ..Models of object recognition need to consider other information available to an observer in addition to the retinal projection in order to fully understand object recognition in the real world...
  17. ncbi request reprint The siren song of implicit change detection
    Stephen R Mitroff
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, USA
    J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform 28:798-815. 2002
    ..Even if observers do represent more of the scene than previously thought, change detection might occur only through explicit comparisons...
  18. ncbi request reprint Memory for centrally attended changing objects in an incidental real-world change detection paradigm
    Daniel T Levin
    Department of Psychology, Kent State University, Kent, OH 44242 0001, USA
    Br J Psychol 93:289-302. 2002
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  19. ncbi request reprint Fruitful visual search: inhibition of return in a virtual foraging task
    Laura E Thomas
    Department of Psychology, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign 61820, USA
    Psychon Bull Rev 13:891-5. 2006
    ..The experiment also constitutes the first use of a fully immersive virtual reality display in the study of IOR...
  20. ncbi request reprint Nothing compares 2 views: change blindness can occur despite preserved access to the changed information
    Stephen R Mitroff
    Department of Psychology, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    Percept Psychophys 66:1268-81. 2004
    ..Even when unaware of changes, observers still retained information about both the pre- and postchange objects on the same trial...
  21. ncbi request reprint Processing of periodic whisker deflections by neurons in the ventroposterior medial and thalamic reticular nuclei
    Jed A Hartings
    Department of Neurobiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15261, USA
    J Neurophysiol 90:3087-94. 2003
    ..Rt inhibition is likely to act in concert with actions of neuromodulators in optimizing thalamic temporal signaling of high-frequency whisker movements...
  22. ncbi request reprint Whisker trimming begun at birth or on postnatal day 12 affects excitatory and inhibitory receptive fields of layer IV barrel neurons
    Michael Shoykhet
    Department of Neurobiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PA 15261, USA
    J Neurophysiol 94:3987-95. 2005
    ..Sensory deprivation during this time affects development of both excitatory and inhibitory receptive fields of barrel neurons and likely impairs cortical integration of sensory information from multiple whiskers...
  23. ncbi request reprint Local field potentials and the encoding of whisker deflections by population firing synchrony in thalamic barreloids
    Simona Temereanca
    Department of Neurobiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15261, USA
    J Neurophysiol 89:2137-45. 2003
    ..Together with previous results, these findings underscore a critical role for thalamic firing synchrony in the encoding of small but rapidly changing perturbations of specific whiskers in particular directions...
  24. ncbi request reprint Angularly nonspecific response suppression in rat barrel cortex
    Vivek Khatri
    Department of Neurobiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Cereb Cortex 17:599-609. 2007
    ..The dominance of angularly nonspecific suppression suggests that barrel neurons interact largely in an angularly nonspecific manner to reinforce stimulus preferences encoded by their synchronously firing thalamic inputs...
  25. ncbi request reprint Texture discrimination and unit recordings in the rat whisker/barrel system
    Thomas Prigg
    Department of Neurobiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 15261, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Physiol Behav 77:671-5. 2002
    ..In some cases, temporal firing patterns differed, although not in a consistent way across recording sites...
  26. ncbi request reprint Layer- and cell-type-specific effects of neonatal whisker-trimming in adult rat barrel cortex
    Soo Hyun Lee
    Department of Neurobiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15261, USA
    J Neurophysiol 97:4380-5. 2007
    ..Layer 4 synapses onto supragranular neurons may be permanently depressed as a result of neonatal sensory deprivation...
  27. ncbi request reprint Thalamocortical conduction times and stimulus-evoked responses in the rat whisker-to-barrel system
    Daniel J Simons
    Department of Neurobiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, E1452 Biomedical Science Tower, 200 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    J Neurophysiol 98:2842-7. 2007
    ..Early arrival of highly responsive TC inputs, thought to contact inhibitory barrel neurons preferentially, could prime the cortical network, rendering it more selective for later-arriving signals...
  28. ncbi request reprint Action information from classification learning
    Brian H Ross
    Beckman Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, Illinois 61801, USA
    Psychon Bull Rev 14:500-4. 2007
    ..In both experiments, consistent movements were facilitated relative to inconsistent movements, suggesting that arbitrary action information is incorporated into the representations...
  29. ncbi request reprint Development of thalamocortical response transformations in the rat whisker-barrel system
    Michael Shoykhet
    Department of Neurobiology, Univiversity of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15261, USA
    J Neurophysiol 99:356-66. 2008
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  30. ncbi request reprint Feedforward mechanisms of excitatory and inhibitory cortical receptive fields
    Randy M Bruno
    Department of Neurobiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15261, USA
    J Neurosci 22:10966-75. 2002
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  31. ncbi request reprint Cortical damping: analysis of thalamocortical response transformations in rodent barrel cortex
    David J Pinto
    Department of Neuroscience, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Cereb Cortex 13:33-44. 2003
    ..Neurons outside the barrel layer respond more heterogeneously, possibly reflecting diverse networks and multiple transformations within the cortical output layers...
  32. pmc The role of thalamic inputs in surround receptive fields of barrel neurons
    Ernest E Kwegyir-Afful
    Program in Neuroscience and Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, USA
    J Neurosci 25:5926-34. 2005
    ..Response magnitude decreased only for inhibitory neurons. All of these findings are consistent with the hypothesis that AW responses are determined primarily by direct thalamic inputs and not by intracortical interactions...
  33. ncbi request reprint Attention capture is modulated in dual-task situations
    Walter R Boot
    Beckman Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 405 N Mathews, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Psychon Bull Rev 12:662-8. 2005
    ..These results challenge the hypothesis that attention capture by irrelevant features is stimulus driven. Instead, prioritization depends on and is modulated by the availability of resources...
  34. ncbi request reprint Angular tuning and velocity sensitivity in different neuron classes within layer 4 of rat barrel cortex
    Soo Hyun Lee
    Department of Neurobiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15261, USA
    J Neurophysiol 91:223-9. 2004
    ..Unexpectedly, septal RSUs and FSUs are largely similar to their barrel counterparts despite available evidence suggesting that they receive different afferent inputs and are embedded within different local circuits...
  35. pmc Robust temporal coding in the trigeminal system
    Lauren M Jones
    Program in Neuroscience and Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Science 304:1986-9. 2004
    ..These predictions are significantly improved by integrating responses from neurons with opposite angular preferences...
  36. ncbi request reprint State-dependent processing of sensory stimuli by thalamic reticular neurons
    Jed A Hartings
    Department of Neurobiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15261, USA
    J Neurosci 23:5264-71. 2003
    ..In awake animals, burst and tonic firing in RT, as in thalamocortical relay nuclei, may reflect sensory processing strategies appropriate for different behavioral and attentional states...
  37. ncbi request reprint Thalamocortical angular tuning domains within individual barrels of rat somatosensory cortex
    Randy M Bruno
    Department of Cell Physiology, Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
    J Neurosci 23:9565-74. 2003
    ..Angular tuning domains are established by convergent inputs from thalamocortical cells with corresponding angular preferences. Processing within such domains may depend on local connectivity among vertically aligned barrel neurons...
  38. ncbi request reprint Protracted development of responses to whisker deflection in rat trigeminal ganglion neurons
    Michael Shoykhet
    Department of Neurobiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, 15261, USA
    J Neurophysiol 90:1432-7. 2003
    ..Thus normal developmental changes in sensory input may influence functional development of cortical circuits...
  39. ncbi request reprint Imaging implicit perception: promise and pitfalls
    Deborah E Hannula
    University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 603 East Daniel Street, Champaign, Illinois 61820, USA
    Nat Rev Neurosci 6:247-55. 2005
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  40. ncbi request reprint Whisker plucking alters responses of rat trigeminal ganglion neurons
    Pranav Shetty
    Department of Neuroscience, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    Somatosens Mot Res 20:233-8. 2003
    ..These results indicate that whisker plucking exerts a long-term effect on responses of trigeminal ganglion neurons to peripheral stimulation...
  41. pmc Precise temporal responses in whisker trigeminal neurons
    Lauren M Jones
    Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Program in Neuroscience, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 685 W Baltimore St, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    J Neurophysiol 92:665-8. 2004
    ..We show that all classes of trigeminal ganglion neurons respond with highly reproducible temporal spike patterns to transient stimuli. Such a robust coding mechanism may allow rapid perception of complex tactile features...
  42. ncbi request reprint Response properties of whisker-associated trigeminothalamic neurons in rat nucleus principalis
    Brandon S Minnery
    Department of Neurobiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15261, USA
    J Neurophysiol 89:40-56. 2003
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  43. ncbi request reprint Better than average: alternatives to statistical summary representations for rapid judgments of average size
    Kristoffer Myczek
    University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Champaign, Illinois 61820, USA
    Percept Psychophys 70:772-88. 2008
    ..Although our evidence does not eliminate the possibility that people do perceive the average size of all the objects in a display, it suggests that simpler mechanisms can accommodate the existing data...
  44. ncbi request reprint Serotonin and whisking
    Daniel J Simons
    Department of Neurobiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Neuron 39:197-9. 2003
    ..During active touch, motor cortex could regulate whisking frequency by controlling the rate of firing of the serotonergic neurons...
  45. ncbi request reprint Adaptation of trigeminal ganglion cells to periodic whisker deflections
    George Fraser
    Department of Neurobiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Somatosens Mot Res 23:111-8. 2006
    ..Such effects are likely to vary depending on the nature of the whisker stimuli and physiological states that affect skin viscoelasticity...
  46. ncbi request reprint The dynamic events that capture visual attention: A reply to Abrams and Christ (2005)
    Steven L Franconeri
    University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia
    Percept Psychophys 67:962-6. 2005
    ..Finally, we outline what is known about the set of dynamic events that capture attention...
  47. ncbi request reprint Visual sensing IS seeing: why "mindsight," in hindsight, is blind
    Daniel J Simons
    University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 603 E Daniel Street, Champaign, IL 61820, USA
    Psychol Sci 16:520-4. 2005
    ..Provocative claims merit rigorous scrutiny. We rebut the existence of a mindsight mechanism by supporting a more mundane explanation: Some subjects take time to verify their initial conscious detection of changes...
  48. ncbi request reprint Response transformation and receptive-field synthesis in the lemniscal trigeminothalamic circuit
    Brandon S Minnery
    Department of Neurobiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15261, USA
    J Neurophysiol 90:1556-70. 2003
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