John Serences

Summary

Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Computational advances towards linking BOLD and behavior
    John T Serences
    Department of Psychology, University of California, San Diego, CA 92093, USA
    Neuropsychologia 50:435-46. 2012
  2. pmc Population response profiles in early visual cortex are biased in favor of more valuable stimuli
    John T Serences
    Perception and Cognition Lab, Department of Psychology and Graduate Program in Neuroscience, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093 0109, USA
    J Neurophysiol 104:76-87. 2010
  3. pmc Value-based modulations in human visual cortex
    John T Serences
    Department of Psychology, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093 0109, USA
    Neuron 60:1169-81. 2008
  4. doi request reprint Estimating the influence of attention on population codes in human visual cortex using voxel-based tuning functions
    John T Serences
    Department of Cognitive Sciences, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697 5100, USA
    Neuroimage 44:223-31. 2009
  5. pmc Spatially global representations in human primary visual cortex during working memory maintenance
    Edward F Ester
    Department of Psychology, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon 97403, USA
    J Neurosci 29:15258-65. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint Top-down control over biased competition during covert spatial orienting
    Edward Awh
    Department of Psychology, University of Oregon, Eugene 97403 1227, USA
    J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform 29:52-63. 2003
  7. ncbi request reprint Feature-based attentional modulations in the absence of direct visual stimulation
    John T Serences
    Department of Cognitive Sciences, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697 5100, USA
    Neuron 55:301-12. 2007
  8. pmc Basing perceptual decisions on the most informative sensory neurons
    Miranda Scolari
    Department of Psychology, University of California, 9500 Gilman Dr 0109, La Jolla, CA 92093 0109, USA
    J Neurophysiol 104:2266-73. 2010
  9. pmc Spatial attention improves the quality of population codes in human visual cortex
    Sameer Saproo
    Perception and Cognition Laboratory, Department of Psychology and Graduate Program in Neuroscience, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093 0109, USA
    J Neurophysiol 104:885-95. 2010
  10. pmc Adaptive allocation of attentional gain
    Miranda Scolari
    Department of Psychology, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, 92093 0109, USA
    J Neurosci 29:11933-42. 2009

Detail Information

Publications17

  1. pmc Computational advances towards linking BOLD and behavior
    John T Serences
    Department of Psychology, University of California, San Diego, CA 92093, USA
    Neuropsychologia 50:435-46. 2012
    ....
  2. pmc Population response profiles in early visual cortex are biased in favor of more valuable stimuli
    John T Serences
    Perception and Cognition Lab, Department of Psychology and Graduate Program in Neuroscience, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093 0109, USA
    J Neurophysiol 104:76-87. 2010
    ..This sharpening in the population response profile could theoretically improve the probability of correctly discriminating high-value stimuli from low-value alternatives...
  3. pmc Value-based modulations in human visual cortex
    John T Serences
    Department of Psychology, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093 0109, USA
    Neuron 60:1169-81. 2008
    ..Finally, subregions of frontal and parietal cortex represent the differential value of competing alternatives and may provide signals to bias spatially selective visual areas in favor of more valuable stimuli...
  4. doi request reprint Estimating the influence of attention on population codes in human visual cortex using voxel-based tuning functions
    John T Serences
    Department of Cognitive Sciences, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697 5100, USA
    Neuroimage 44:223-31. 2009
    ....
  5. pmc Spatially global representations in human primary visual cortex during working memory maintenance
    Edward F Ester
    Department of Psychology, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon 97403, USA
    J Neurosci 29:15258-65. 2009
    ..This spatially global recruitment may enhance memory precision by facilitating robust population coding of the stored information...
  6. ncbi request reprint Top-down control over biased competition during covert spatial orienting
    Edward Awh
    Department of Psychology, University of Oregon, Eugene 97403 1227, USA
    J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform 29:52-63. 2003
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Feature-based attentional modulations in the absence of direct visual stimulation
    John T Serences
    Department of Cognitive Sciences, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697 5100, USA
    Neuron 55:301-12. 2007
    ..This spread of feature-based attention to empty regions of space may facilitate the perception of behaviorally relevant stimuli by increasing sensitivity to attended features at all locations in the visual field...
  8. pmc Basing perceptual decisions on the most informative sensory neurons
    Miranda Scolari
    Department of Psychology, University of California, 9500 Gilman Dr 0109, La Jolla, CA 92093 0109, USA
    J Neurophysiol 104:2266-73. 2010
    ..Instead, relying on the output of the most informative sensory neurons may represent a general, and optimal, strategy for efficiently computing perceptual decisions...
  9. pmc Spatial attention improves the quality of population codes in human visual cortex
    Sameer Saproo
    Perception and Cognition Laboratory, Department of Psychology and Graduate Program in Neuroscience, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093 0109, USA
    J Neurophysiol 104:885-95. 2010
    ..Increased encoding precision in early visual areas may then enhance the speed and accuracy of perceptual decisions computed by higher-order neural mechanisms...
  10. pmc Adaptive allocation of attentional gain
    Miranda Scolari
    Department of Psychology, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, 92093 0109, USA
    J Neurosci 29:11933-42. 2009
    ....
  11. pmc Sleep-dependent learning and practice-dependent deterioration in an orientation discrimination task
    Sara C Mednick
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, Research Service, VA San Diego Healthcare System, USA
    Behav Neurosci 122:267-72. 2008
    ..e., produces learning), but does not prevent over-practice deterioration effects. Likewise, over-practice deterioration does not influence the magnitude of overnight learning on this task...
  12. pmc Domain general mechanisms of perceptual decision making in human cortex
    Tiffany C Ho
    Perception and Cognition Laboratory, Department of Psychology, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093, USA
    J Neurosci 29:8675-87. 2009
    ..Our data thus raise the possibility that a modality-independent representation of sensory evidence may guide activity in effector-specific cortical areas before the initiation of a behavioral response...
  13. ncbi request reprint Evidence against a central bottleneck during the attentional blink: multiple channels for configural and featural processing
    Edward Awh
    Department of Psychology, 1227 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403 1227, USA
    Cogn Psychol 48:95-126. 2004
    ..These results suggest that all stimuli do not compete for access to a single resource for visual perception. We propose a multi-channel account of interference in the AB paradigm...
  14. pmc Hierarchical organization of human auditory cortex: evidence from acoustic invariance in the response to intelligible speech
    Kayoko Okada
    Center for Cognitive Neuroscience and Department of Cognitive Sciences, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697, USA
    Cereb Cortex 20:2486-95. 2010
    ..This finding provides direct evidence for a hierarchical organization of human auditory cortex and clarifies the cortical pathways supporting the processing of intelligible speech...
  15. ncbi request reprint The representation of behavioral choice for motion in human visual cortex
    John T Serences
    Department of Cognitive Sciences and Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, California 92697 5100, USA
    J Neurosci 27:12893-9. 2007
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  16. doi request reprint Area Spt in the human planum temporale supports sensory-motor integration for speech processing
    Gregory Hickok
    Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Cognitive Sciences, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697, USA
    J Neurophysiol 101:2725-32. 2009
    ..This result suggests that just as the PPC supports sensorimotor integration for eye and limb movements, area Spt forms part of a sensory-motor integration circuit for the vocal tract...
  17. pmc Stimulus-specific delay activity in human primary visual cortex
    John T Serences
    Department of Psychology, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093 0109, USA
    Psychol Sci 20:207-14. 2009
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Research Grants1

  1. Adaptive allocation of attention during perception, working memory, and decision
    John Serences; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..This knowledge will aid in the development of more objective tests for common disorders of attention - such as attention deficit disorder - so that diagnosis can proceed with greater precision and interventions can be started earlier. ..