Marisa Carrasco

Summary

Affiliation: New York University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Covert attention increases spatial resolution with or without masks: support for signal enhancement
    Marisa Carrasco
    Psychology and Center for Neural Science, New York University, New York, NY, USA
    J Vis 2:467-79. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Temporal performance fields: visual and attentional factors
    Marisa Carrasco
    Department of Psychology, New York University, 6 Washington Place, New York, NY 10003 6634, USA
    Vision Res 44:1351-65. 2004
  3. pmc Attention speeds processing across eccentricity: feature and conjunction searches
    Marisa Carrasco
    Department of Psychology, New York University, New York, NY 10003, USA
    Vision Res 46:2028-40. 2006
  4. pmc Visual attention: the past 25 years
    Marisa Carrasco
    Psychology and Neural Science, New York University, NY, NY, United States
    Vision Res 51:1484-525. 2011
  5. pmc Attention alters appearance
    Marisa Carrasco
    Department of Psychology, New York University, 6 Washington Place, New York, New York 10003, USA
    Nat Neurosci 7:308-13. 2004
  6. pmc Speed of visual processing increases with eccentricity
    Marisa Carrasco
    Department of Psychology New York University, 4 Washington Place, New York, New York 10003, USA
    Nat Neurosci 6:699-70. 2003
  7. ncbi request reprint How attention enhances spatial resolution: evidence from selective adaptation to spatial frequency
    Marisa Carrasco
    New York University, New York, New York, USA
    Percept Psychophys 68:1004-12. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Characterizing visual performance fields: effects of transient covert attention, spatial frequency, eccentricity, task and set size
    M Carrasco
    Psychology and Neural Science, New York University, New York 10003, USA
    Spat Vis 15:61-75. 2001
  9. doi request reprint Covert attention effects on spatial resolution
    Marisa Carrasco
    Department of Psychology and Center for Neural Science, New York University, New York, NY, USA
    Prog Brain Res 176:65-86. 2009
  10. pmc Transient attention does increase perceived contrast of suprathreshold stimuli: a reply to Prinzmetal, Long, and Leonhardt (2008)
    Marisa Carrasco
    Department of Psychology, New York University, New York, NY 10003, USA
    Percept Psychophys 70:1151-64. 2008

Research Grants

  1. Effects of covert attention on early vision
    Marisa Carrasco; Fiscal Year: 2006
  2. Effects of covert attention on early vision
    Marisa Carrasco; Fiscal Year: 2007
  3. Attention and Perceptual Learning
    Marisa Carrasco; Fiscal Year: 2010

Detail Information

Publications71

  1. ncbi request reprint Covert attention increases spatial resolution with or without masks: support for signal enhancement
    Marisa Carrasco
    Psychology and Center for Neural Science, New York University, New York, NY, USA
    J Vis 2:467-79. 2002
    ..Furthermore, because performance in the Landolt-square task indexes resolution, this attentional benefit indicates that transient attention can produce signal enhancement through finer spatial resolution...
  2. ncbi request reprint Temporal performance fields: visual and attentional factors
    Marisa Carrasco
    Department of Psychology, New York University, 6 Washington Place, New York, NY 10003 6634, USA
    Vision Res 44:1351-65. 2004
    ..N>S>intercardinal>E&W). Hence, the compensatory effect of attention eliminated the temporal asymmetries across isoeccentric locations...
  3. pmc Attention speeds processing across eccentricity: feature and conjunction searches
    Marisa Carrasco
    Department of Psychology, New York University, New York, NY 10003, USA
    Vision Res 46:2028-40. 2006
    ..Interestingly, in contrast to the compensatory effect of covert attention on information processing at iso-eccentric locations (temporal performance fields), covert attention did not eliminate speed differences across eccentricity...
  4. pmc Visual attention: the past 25 years
    Marisa Carrasco
    Psychology and Neural Science, New York University, NY, NY, United States
    Vision Res 51:1484-525. 2011
    ..The emphasis of this review is on psychophysical studies, but relevant electrophysiological and neuroimaging studies and models regarding how and where neuronal responses are modulated are also discussed...
  5. pmc Attention alters appearance
    Marisa Carrasco
    Department of Psychology, New York University, 6 Washington Place, New York, New York 10003, USA
    Nat Neurosci 7:308-13. 2004
    ..These behavioral results are consistent with neurophysiological findings suggesting that attention changes the strength of a stimulus by increasing its 'effective contrast' or salience...
  6. pmc Speed of visual processing increases with eccentricity
    Marisa Carrasco
    Department of Psychology New York University, 4 Washington Place, New York, New York 10003, USA
    Nat Neurosci 6:699-70. 2003
    ..At the same eccentricity, larger stimuli are processed more slowly. These temporal differences are greater than expected from neurophysiological constraints...
  7. ncbi request reprint How attention enhances spatial resolution: evidence from selective adaptation to spatial frequency
    Marisa Carrasco
    New York University, New York, New York, USA
    Percept Psychophys 68:1004-12. 2006
    ..These results indicate that the CPD is primarily due to the dominance of high spatial frequency responses and that covert attention enhances spatial resolution by shifting sensitivity to higher spatial frequencies...
  8. ncbi request reprint Characterizing visual performance fields: effects of transient covert attention, spatial frequency, eccentricity, task and set size
    M Carrasco
    Psychology and Neural Science, New York University, New York 10003, USA
    Spat Vis 15:61-75. 2001
    ..A vertical meridian asymmetry (VMA) became more pronounced as spatial frequency and eccentricity increased. We conclude that performance fields are determined by visual, rather than by transient attentional, constraints...
  9. doi request reprint Covert attention effects on spatial resolution
    Marisa Carrasco
    Department of Psychology and Center for Neural Science, New York University, New York, NY, USA
    Prog Brain Res 176:65-86. 2009
    ..The enhanced resolution at the attended location comes about at the expense of lower resolution at the unattended locations...
  10. pmc Transient attention does increase perceived contrast of suprathreshold stimuli: a reply to Prinzmetal, Long, and Leonhardt (2008)
    Marisa Carrasco
    Department of Psychology, New York University, New York, NY 10003, USA
    Percept Psychophys 70:1151-64. 2008
    ..Consistent with our previous studies, the present data support the claim that attention does alter the contrast appearance of suprathreshold stimuli...
  11. pmc Attentional enhancement via selection and pooling of early sensory responses in human visual cortex
    Franco Pestilli
    Gardner Research Unit, RIKEN Brain Science Institute, 2 1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 315 0198, Japan
    Neuron 72:832-46. 2011
    ..We tested and confirmed this prediction. We conclude that attention enhanced behavioral performance predominantly by enabling efficient selection of the behaviorally relevant sensory signals...
  12. pmc How spatial and feature-based attention affect the gain and tuning of population responses
    Sam Ling
    Department of Psychology, New York University, New York, 10003, USA
    Vision Res 49:1194-204. 2009
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  13. pmc Feature-based attention enhances performance by increasing response gain
    Katrin Herrmann
    Department of Psychology, New York University, United States
    Vision Res 74:10-20. 2012
    ..These results for feature-based attention clearly differ from results of analogous experiments with spatial attention, yet both support key predictions of the normalization model of attention...
  14. pmc A population-coding model of attention's influence on contrast response: Estimating neural effects from psychophysical data
    Franco Pestilli
    Department of Neuroscience, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Vision Res 49:1144-53. 2009
    ..Model results show that whereas endogenous (sustained, voluntary) attention changes population contrast-response via contrast gain, exogenous (transient, involuntary) attention changes population contrast-response via response gain...
  15. pmc Feature-based attention modulates orientation-selective responses in human visual cortex
    Taosheng Liu
    Department of Psychology and Center for Neural Science, New York University, New York, NY 10027, USA
    Neuron 55:313-23. 2007
    ....
  16. pmc Cue contrast modulates the effects of exogenous attention on appearance
    Stuart Fuller
    Department of Psychology, New York University, 6 Washington Pl, NY, NY 10003, USA
    Vision Res 49:1825-37. 2009
    ..Although exogenous attention is triggered automatically and involuntarily, the attentional effect is gradual...
  17. pmc Similar effects of feature-based attention on motion perception and pursuit eye movements at different levels of awareness
    Miriam Spering
    Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1L8, Canada
    J Neurosci 32:7594-601. 2012
    ..These results suggest that attention affects perception and pursuit similarly even though only the former reflects awareness. The eyes can track an attended feature even if observers do not perceive it...
  18. pmc Transient attention enhances perceptual performance and FMRI response in human visual cortex
    Taosheng Liu
    Department of Psychology, New York University, New York, New York 10003 Center for Neural Science, New York University, New York, NY 10003, USA
    Neuron 45:469-77. 2005
    ..These results provide evidence regarding the retinotopically specific neural correlate for the effects of transient attention on early vision...
  19. pmc On the automaticity and flexibility of covert attention: a speed-accuracy trade-off analysis
    Anna Marie Giordano
    Department of Psychology, New York University, New York, NY 10003, USA
    J Vis 9:30.1-10. 2009
    ..These results provide compelling time-course evidence that whereas endogenous attention can be flexibly allocated according to cue validity, exogenous attention is automatic and unaffected by cue validity...
  20. ncbi request reprint Attention enhances contrast sensitivity at cued and impairs it at uncued locations
    Franco Pestilli
    Department of Psychology, New York University, 6 Washington Place, 8th Fl, New York, NY 10003 6634, USA
    Vision Res 45:1867-75. 2005
    ..These results are consistent with the idea of limited resources, and indicate that transient attention helps control the expenditure of cortical computation...
  21. pmc Reach preparation enhances visual performance and appearance
    Martin Rolfs
    Department of Psychology, New York University, 6 Washington Place, New York, NY 10003, USA
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 368:20130057. 2013
    ..Yet akin to saccade preparation, this study reveals that overall reach preparation enhances both visual performance and appearance. ..
  22. pmc Cuing effects of faces are dependent on handedness and visual field
    Emma Ferneyhough
    Psychology Department, New York University, 6 Washington Place, New York, NY 10003, USA
    Psychon Bull Rev 17:529-35. 2010
    ..Our results reveal that attention modulation by face cues critically depends on handedness and visual hemifield. These previously unreported interactions suggest that such lateralized systems may be functionally connected...
  23. pmc Attention trades off spatial acuity
    Barbara Montagna
    Department of Psychology, New York University, New York, NY 10003, USA
    Vision Res 49:735-45. 2009
    ..These trade-off findings support the idea that limited processing resources affect early vision, even when the display is impoverished and there is no location uncertainty. There was no benefit without a cost...
  24. pmc Neural correlates of the visual vertical meridian asymmetry
    Taosheng Liu
    Department of Psychology and Center for Neural Science, New York University, New York, NY, USA
    J Vis 6:1294-306. 2006
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  25. ncbi request reprint Comparing the time course and efficacy of spatial and feature-based attention
    Taosheng Liu
    Department of Psychology, New York University, 6 Washington Place, 8th Floor, NY 10003, USA
    Vision Res 47:108-13. 2007
    ..Results indicate that attention is a flexible mechanism allowing us to efficiently select task-relevant information based on either spatial or feature dimensions, but that spatial attention exert its effects faster...
  26. pmc When sustained attention impairs perception
    Sam Ling
    Department of Psychology, New York University, 6 Washington Place, New York, New York 10003, USA
    Nat Neurosci 9:1243-5. 2006
    ..We found that attention initially enhances contrast sensitivity, but that over time sustained attention can actually impair sensitivity to an attended stimulus...
  27. pmc Endogenous spatial attention: evidence for intact functioning in adults with autism
    Michael A Grubb
    Department of Psychology, New York University, New York, New York, USA
    Autism Res 6:108-18. 2013
    ..These results provide evidence of intact endogenous spatial attention function in high-functioning adults with ASD, suggesting that atypical endogenous attention cannot be a latent characteristic of autism in general...
  28. pmc Adaptive deployment of spatial and feature-based attention before saccades
    Alex L White
    Department of Psychology, New York University, 6 Washington Place, New York, NY 10003, USA
    Vision Res 85:26-35. 2013
    ..Therefore, implicit cognitive processes permeate pre-saccadic attention, so that-contingent on recent experience-it flexibly distributes resources to potentially relevant locations and features...
  29. pmc Isoeccentric locations are not equivalent: the extent of the vertical meridian asymmetry
    Jared Abrams
    Department of Psychology, New York University, New York, NY, USA
    Vision Res 52:70-8. 2012
    ..This pattern of results is consistent with early anatomical properties of the visual system and reflects constraints that are critical to our understanding of visual information processing...
  30. pmc Perceptual consequences of visual performance fields: the case of the line motion illusion
    Stuart Fuller
    Department of Psychology, New York University, USA
    J Vis 9:13.1-17. 2009
    ..We conclude that the low-level motion explanation accounts for the majority of the canonical example of the ILM (line preceded by a single dot) effect used in our study...
  31. pmc Perceptual asymmetries are preserved in short-term memory tasks
    Leila Montaser-Kouhsari
    Department of Psychology, New York University, 6 Washington Place, Room 957, New York, NY 10003, USA
    Atten Percept Psychophys 71:1782-92. 2009
    ..These results suggest that perceived spatial frequency may mediate performance differences in VSTM tasks across the visual field, implying that the quality with which we encode information affects VSTM...
  32. pmc How do attention and adaptation affect contrast sensitivity?
    Franco Pestilli
    Department of Psychology, New York University, New York, NY, USA
    J Vis 7:9.1-12. 2007
    ..Attention can overcome adaptation to restore contrast sensitivity...
  33. ncbi request reprint Vertical meridian asymmetry in spatial resolution: visual and attentional factors
    Cigdem P Talgar
    New York University, New York, New York, 10003, USA
    Psychon Bull Rev 9:714-22. 2002
    ..Thus, we conclude that the VMA for spatial resolution is determined by visual, not transient covert attentional, constraints...
  34. pmc When size matters: attention affects performance by contrast or response gain
    Katrin Herrmann
    Department of Psychology, New York University, New York, New York, USA
    Nat Neurosci 13:1554-9. 2010
    ..Our results support important predictions of the normalization model of attention and reconcile previous, seemingly contradictory findings on the effects of visual attention...
  35. ncbi request reprint Attention alters the appearance of spatial frequency and gap size
    Joetta Gobell
    Department of Psychology, New York University, NY 10003, USA
    Psychol Sci 16:644-51. 2005
    ..Transient attention not only affects basic visual processing-it changes what one experiences...
  36. ncbi request reprint Covert attention enhances letter identification without affecting channel tuning
    Cigdem P Talgar
    Department of Psychology, New York University, New York, NY, USA
    J Vis 4:22-31. 2004
    ..We find that directing attention to the target location halves threshold energy without affecting the channel's spatial frequency tuning...
  37. pmc Voluntary attention increases perceived spatial frequency
    Jared Abrams
    New York University, New York, New York, USA
    Atten Percept Psychophys 72:1510-21. 2010
    ..Thus, this study establishes that voluntary attention increases perceived spatial frequency. This phenomenological consequence links behavioral and neurophysiological studies on the effects of attention...
  38. ncbi request reprint Covert attention increases contrast sensitivity: Psychophysical, neurophysiological and neuroimaging studies
    Marisa Carrasco
    Department of Psychology and Center for Neural Science, New York University, 6 Washington Pl 8th Floor, New York, NY 10003, USA
    Prog Brain Res 154:33-70. 2006
    ..I suggest possible research directions and ways to strengthen the interaction among different levels of analysis to further our understanding of visual attention...
  39. pmc Rapid simultaneous enhancement of visual sensitivity and perceived contrast during saccade preparation
    Martin Rolfs
    Department of Psychology, New York University, New York, New York 10003, USA
    J Neurosci 32:13744-52a. 2012
    ..Our results link the dynamics of saccade preparation, visual performance, and subjective experience and show that upcoming eye movements alter visual processing by increasing the signal strength...
  40. pmc Apparent contrast differs across the vertical meridian: visual and attentional factors
    Stuart Fuller
    Department of Psychology, New York University, New York, NY, USA
    J Vis 8:16.1-16. 2008
    ....
  41. pmc Exogenous attention enhances 2nd-order contrast sensitivity
    Antoine Barbot
    Department of Psychology, New York University, New York, NY 10003, United States
    Vision Res 51:1086-98. 2011
    ..Thus, exogenous attention affects 2nd-order contrast sensitivity at both attended and unattended locations...
  42. ncbi request reprint Transient covert attention and the perceived rate of flicker
    Barbara Montagna
    Department of Psychology, New York University, New York, NY 10003 6634, USA
    J Vis 6:955-65. 2006
    ..A control experiment, in which observers reported the orientation of the Gabor that flickered slower, ruled out a cue bias explanation. We conclude that transient attention increases perceived flicker rate...
  43. pmc Evaluating comparative and equality judgments in contrast perception: attention alters appearance
    Katharina Anton-Erxleben
    Psychology and Neural Science, New York University, New York, NY, USA
    J Vis 10:6. 2010
    ..We demonstrate several methodological limitations of the equality paradigm. Nevertheless, both paradigms capture shifts in PSE due to physical and perceived changes in contrast and show that attention enhances apparent contrast...
  44. pmc Sustained and transient covert attention enhance the signal via different contrast response functions
    Sam Ling
    Department of Psychology, New York University, New York, NY 10003 6634, USA
    Vision Res 46:1210-20. 2006
    ..These findings suggest that whereas sustained attention operates strictly via contrast gain, transient attention may be better described by a mixture of response gain and contrast gain...
  45. ncbi request reprint Signal detection theory applied to three visual search tasks--identification, yes/no detection and localization
    E Leslie Cameron
    Department of Psychology and Center for Neural Science, New York University, New York, NY 10003, USA
    Spat Vis 17:295-325. 2004
    ..These results provide support for distracter exclusion, and suggest that signal enhancement may also be a mechanism by which covert attention can impose its effect...
  46. pmc Independent effects of adaptation and attention on perceived speed
    Katharina Anton-Erxleben
    New York University, Department of Psychology, New York, NY 10003, USA
    Psychol Sci 24:150-9. 2013
    ..Moreover, the finding that attention can alter perceived speed after adaptation indicates that adaptation is not merely a by-product of neuronal fatigue...
  47. pmc Visual performance fields: frames of reference
    Jennifer E Corbett
    Departments of Psychology and Center for Neural Science, New York University, New York, New York, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 6:e24470. 2011
    ..These results show that performance fields shift in-line with egocentric referents, corresponding to the retinal location of the stimulus...
  48. ncbi request reprint Covert attention affects the psychometric function of contrast sensitivity
    E Leslie Cameron
    Department of Psychology, New York University, 6 Washington Place, 8th Floor, New York 10003, USA
    Vision Res 42:949-67. 2002
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  49. ncbi request reprint Exogenous attention and color perception: performance and appearance of saturation and hue
    Stuart Fuller
    Department of Psychology, New York University, New York, NY, USA
    Vision Res 46:4032-47. 2006
    ..The results indicate that attention increases apparent saturation, but does not change apparent hue, notwithstanding the fact that it improves orientation discrimination for both saturation and hue stimuli...
  50. pmc Voluntary attention enhances contrast appearance
    Taosheng Liu
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    Psychol Sci 20:354-62. 2009
    ..Thus, this study establishes that voluntary attention enhances perceived contrast. This phenomenological consequence links behavioral and neurophysiological studies on the effects of attention...
  51. doi request reprint Attentional enhancement of spatial resolution: linking behavioural and neurophysiological evidence
    Katharina Anton-Erxleben
    Psychology and Neural Science, Meyer Building, 6 Washington Place, Room 970, New York University, New York, New York 10003, USA
    Nat Rev Neurosci 14:188-200. 2013
    ....
  52. pmc Emotion facilitates perception and potentiates the perceptual benefits of attention
    Elizabeth A Phelps
    Department of Psychology and Center for Neural Science, New York University, NY 10003, USA
    Psychol Sci 17:292-9. 2006
    ..This study provides the first behavioral evidence that (a) emotion enhances contrast sensitivity irrespective of attention and (b) emotion potentiates the effect of attention on contrast sensitivity...
  53. ncbi request reprint Attention alters the appearance of motion coherence
    Taosheng Liu
    Department of Psychology, New York University, 6 Washington Pl, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10003, USA
    Psychon Bull Rev 13:1091-6. 2006
    ..Our results are consistent with those of neurophysiological studies showing that attention modulates motion processing and provide evidence of a subjective perceptual correlate of attention, with a concomitant effect on performance...
  54. pmc Spatial covert attention increases contrast sensitivity across the CSF: support for signal enhancement
    M Carrasco
    Department of Psychology, New York University, 6 Washington Place, New York, NY 1003 6634, USA
    Vision Res 40:1203-15. 2000
    ..Given that attentional benefits occurred under conditions that exclude all variables predicted by the external noise reduction model, these results support the signal enhancement model of attention...
  55. pmc Covert attention accelerates the rate of visual information processing
    M Carrasco
    Departments of Psychology and Neural Science, New York University, New York, NY 10003, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 98:5363-7. 2001
    ..Here, we show that covert attention not only improves discriminability but also accelerates the rate of information processing...
  56. pmc The temporal dynamics of visual search: evidence for parallel processing in feature and conjunction searches
    B McElree
    Department of Psychology, New York University, New York 10003, USA
    J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform 25:1517-39. 1999
    ..The authors concluded that both features and conjunctions are detected in parallel. Implications for the role of attention in visual processing are discussed...
  57. ncbi request reprint Cortical magnification neutralizes the eccentricity effect in visual search
    M Carrasco
    Department of Psychology, New York University, New York 10003 6634, USA
    Vision Res 37:63-82. 1997
    ..We stress the importance of analyzing data by target position to minimize the confound of the set size effect and retinal/field eccentricity. An alternative theory of orientation asymmetries is offered...
  58. ncbi request reprint The contribution of covert attention to the set-size and eccentricity effects in visual search
    M Carrasco
    Department of Psychology, New York University, New York 10003 6634, USA
    J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform 24:673-92. 1998
    ..The conjunction set-size effect was reduced but not eliminated. This questions serial-search models that attribute a major role to covert attention in visual search...
  59. ncbi request reprint Feature asymmetries in visual search: effects of display duration, target eccentricity, orientation and spatial frequency
    M Carrasco
    Department of Psychology, New York University, NY 10003, USA
    Vision Res 38:347-74. 1998
    ..We conclude that stimulus size, orientation and spatial frequency influence the extent of the eccentricity effect and the efficiency of search performance...
  60. ncbi request reprint "Transient structures": the effects of practice and distractor grouping on within-dimension conjunction searches
    M Carrasco
    Department of Psychology, New York University, NY 10003 6634, USA
    Percept Psychophys 60:1243-58. 1998
    ....
  61. pmc Transient covert attention does alter appearance: a reply to Schneider (2006)
    Sam Ling
    New York University, New York, New York 10003, USA
    Percept Psychophys 69:1051-8. 2007
    ..Moreover, we found that the black cue and the white cue had the same effect, thus ruling out the alternative explanation proposed by Schneider. Transient attention does alter contrast appearance...
  62. pmc Anxiety modulates the effects of emotion and attention on early vision
    Emma Ferneyhough
    Psychology Department, University of California at Berkeley, 3210 Tolman Hall 1650, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    Cogn Emot 27:166-76. 2013
    ..This indicates that increasing anxiety exacerbates threat-related attentional costs to visual perception, hampering processing at non-threat-related locations...
  63. pmc Nonconscious fear is quickly acquired but swiftly forgotten
    Candace M Raio
    Department of Psychology, New York University, 6 Washington Place, New York, NY 10003, USA
    Curr Biol 22:R477-9. 2012
    ..Here, we investigated nonconscious fear acquisition and how it may differ from conscious learning using classical fear conditioning, and found that conscious and unconscious fear acquisition both occur, but evolve differently over time...
  64. pmc Tracking without perceiving: a dissociation between eye movements and motion perception
    Miriam Spering
    Department of Psychology and Center for Neural Science, New York University, NY 10003, USA
    Psychol Sci 22:216-25. 2011
    ..Observers almost never perceived pattern motion. This dissociation implies the existence of visual-motion signals that guide eye movements in the absence of a corresponding conscious percept...
  65. pmc Perceptual learning and dynamic changes in primary visual cortex
    David Carmel
    Psychology and Neural Science, New York University, New York, NY 10003, USA
    Neuron 57:799-801. 2008
    ..use fMRI to show that stimuli presented at the location used in training initially evoke greater activation in primary visual cortex than stimuli presented elsewhere, but this difference disappears once learning asymptotes...
  66. ncbi request reprint The attentional effects of single cues and color singletons on visual sensitivity
    Alex L White
    Department of Psychology, New York University
    J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform 40:639-52. 2014
    ..Thus, this is the first study to demonstrate that cueing by color singletons, like single cues, can enhance sensory signals at an early stage of processing...
  67. ncbi request reprint Visual attention
    Stefano Baldassi
    Vision Res 44:1189-91. 2004
  68. ncbi request reprint Selective attention affects implicit and explicit memory for familiar pictures at different delay conditions
    Soledad Ballesteros
    Facultad de Psicologia, Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia, Madrid, Spain
    Psicothema 18:88-99. 2006
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  69. ncbi request reprint The effects of transient attention on spatial resolution and the size of the attentional cue
    Yaffa Yeshurun
    Department of Psychology, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
    Percept Psychophys 70:104-13. 2008
    ..These results indicate that transient attention cannot adapt its operation on spatial resolution on the basis of the size of the attentional cue...
  70. pmc On the flexibility of sustained attention and its effects on a texture segmentation task
    Yaffa Yeshurun
    Department of Psychology and Institute of Information Processing and Decision Making, University of Haifa, Haifa 31905, Israel
    Vision Res 48:80-95. 2008
    ..These findings indicate that sustained attention is a more flexible mechanism that can optimize performance at all eccentricities in a task where performance is constrained by spatial resolution...
  71. doi request reprint Bias and sensitivity in two-interval forced choice procedures: Tests of the difference model
    Yaffa Yeshurun
    Department of Psychology, University of Haifa, 31905 Haifa, Israel
    Vision Res 48:1837-51. 2008
    ..We find little evidence supporting the claims that 2-IFC is unbiased and that it does not alter sensitivity and we also reject the two claims associated with the Difference Model as a model of performance in our own experiment...

Research Grants4

  1. Effects of covert attention on early vision
    Marisa Carrasco; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The findings have implications for human factors, as well as for our understanding of many neuropsychological conditions, e.g. unilateral neglect, schizophrenia, and ADHD. ..
  2. Effects of covert attention on early vision
    Marisa Carrasco; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The findings have implications for human factors, as well as for our understanding of many neuropsychological conditions, e.g. unilateral neglect, schizophrenia, and ADHD. ..
  3. Attention and Perceptual Learning
    Marisa Carrasco; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....