Publications

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Attentional Control and Capture

Vatterott, D. N., Mozer, M. C., & Vecera, S. P. (under revision). Rejecting salient distractors: Generalization from experience.

Wyland, H., & Vecera, S. P. (2017). Goal-directed attentional selection: Limitations from input variables, not imprecision. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 43(1), 169-180. doi:10.1037/xhp0000287

Cosman, J. D., Mordkoff, J. T., & Vecera, S. P. (2016). Stimulus recognition occurs under high perceptual load: Evidence from correlated flankers. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 42(12), 2077-2083. doi:10.1037/xhp0000278

Roper, Z. J. J., & Vecera, S. P. (2016). Funny money: The attentional role of feedback detached from expected value. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 78(7), 2199-2212. doi: 10.3758/s13414-016-1147-y

Roper, Z. J. J., Vecera, S. P., & Vaidya, J. G. (2014). Value-driven attentional capture in adolescence. Psychological Science, 25(11), 1987-1993. doi: 10.1177/0956797614545654

Vecera, S. P., Cosman, J. D., Roper, Z. J. J., & Vatterott, D. B. (2014). The control of visual attention: Toward a unified account. Psychology of Learning and Motivation, 60, 303-347. doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-800090-8.00008-1

Zhao, L., Cosman, J. D., Vatterott, D. B., Gupta, P., & Vecera, S. P. (2014). Visual statistical learning can drive object-based attentional selection. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 76(8), 2240-2248. doi: 10.3758/s13414-014-0708-1

Bush, W. S., & Vecera, S. P. (2014). Differential effect of one versus two hands on visual processing. Cognition, 133(1), 232–237. doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2014.06.014

Cosman, J. D., & Vecera, S. P. (2014). Establishment of an attentional set via statistical learning. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 40, 1-6. doi: 10.1037/a0034489

Cosman, J. D., & Vecera, S. P. (2013). Context-dependent control over attentional capture. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 39, 836-848. doi: 10.1037/a0030027

Cosman, J. D., & Vecera, S. P. (2013). Learned control over distraction is disrupted in amnesia. Psychological Science, 24(8), 1585-1590. doi: 10.1177/0956797613475632

Roper, Z. J. J., Cosman, J. D., & Vecera, S. P. (2013). Perceptual load corresponds with factors known to influence visual search. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 39, 1340-1351. doi: 10.1037/a0031616

Roper, Z. J. J., & Vecera, S. P. (2014). Visual short-term memory load strengthens selective attention. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. 21(2), 549-556. doi: 10.3758/s13423-013-0503-3

Roper, Z. J. J., & Vecera, S. P. (2013). Response terminated displays unload selective attention. Frontiers in Psychology, 4, 967. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00967

Vatterott, D. B., & Vecera, S. P. (2013). Prolonged disengagement from distractors near the hand. Frontiers in Psychology, 4, 533. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00533

Roper, Z. J. J., & Vecera, S. P. (2012). Searching for two things at once: Establishment of multiple attentional control settings on a trial-by-trial basis. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 19(6), 1114-1121. doi: 10.3758/s13423-012-0297-8  

Vatterott, D. B, & Vecera, S. P. (2012). Experience dependent attentional tuning of distractor rejection.  Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 19(5), 871-878. doi: 10.3758/s13423-012-0280-4

Attention, Driver Distraction, and Attentional Disengagement

Lester, B. D, & Vecera, S. P. (2017). Active listening delays attentional disengagement and saccadic eye movements. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. doi: 10.3758/s13423-017-1310-z

Rusch, M. L., Schall, M. C., Gavin, P., Lee, J. D., Dawson, J. D., Vecera, S., & Rizzo, M. (2013). Directing driver attention with augmented reality cues. Transportation Research. Part F, Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 16, 127–137. doi:10.1016/j.trf.2012.08.007

Cosman, J. D., Lees, M. N., Lee, J. D., Rizzo, M., & Vecera, S. P. (2012). Age-related useful field of view impairments are associated with an inefficient ability to disengage attention. Journals of Gerontology: Psychological Science. doi: 10.1093/geronb/gbr116

Object-Based Attention

Vatterott, D. B., & Vecera, S. P. (2015). The attentional window configures to object and surface boundaries. Visual Cognition. doi: 10.1080/13506285.2015.1054454

Cosman, J. D., & Vecera, S. P. (2012). Object-based attention overrides perceptual load to modulate visual distraction. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 38, 576-579. doi: 10.1037/a0027406  

Lee, H., Mozer, M. C., Kramer, A. F., & Vecera, S. P. (2012). Object-based control of attention is sensitive to recent experience. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 38(2), 314-325. doi: 10.1037/a0025597

Hollingworth, A., Maxcey-Richard, A. M., & Vecera, S. P. (2012). The spatial distribution of attention within and across objects. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 38(1), 135-151. doi: 10.1037/a0024463

Richard, A. M., Lee, H., & Vecera, S. P. (2008). Attentional spreading in object-based attention. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 34(4), 842-853.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0096-1523.34.4.842

Figure-Ground Assignment and Perceptual Organization

Ross-Sheehy, S., Perone, S., Vecera, S. P., & Oakes, L. M. (2016). The relationship between sitting and the use of symmetry as a cue to figure-ground assignment in 6.5-month-old infants. Frontiers in Psychology, 7:759. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00759

Hecht, L. N., Cosman, J. D., & Vecera, S. P. (2016). Enhanced spatial resolution on figures versus grounds. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 78(5), 1444-1452. doi: 10.3758/s13414-016-1099-2

Hecht, L. N., & Vecera, S. P. (2014). Temporal resolution of figures and grounds. Acta Psychologica, 147, 147-151. doi:10.1016/j.actpsy.2013.06.010