[visionlist] Presenting publication of Current Opinion in Psychology: Attention and Perception special issue

Sarah Shomstein shom at gwu.edu
Thu Nov 21 10:56:33 -04 2019

Dear Colleagues,

Joy Geng, Andrew Leber, and I are pleased to present a special issue
of *Current
Opinion in Psychology: Attention and Perception*, which covers some of the
newest and most exciting developments in the field. Although studies of
attention were amongst the earliest experimental investigations focused on
uncovering psychological mechanisms, the field has expanded considerably
over the decades. This expansion reflects the many ways in which the
mechanisms of attention are central to perception and cognition. However,
it has been a mixed blessing. On the one hand, it speaks to the rich
contribution of attentional mechanisms in information processing. On the
other hand, it has led to a state in which the word “attention” has come to
mean different things to different subfields. In this special issue, we
present 40 articles that illustrate the breadth of research in which
attention is thought to play a critical role.

We approached this issue with two major purposes. First, for those who are
new to the study of attention, this issue will introduce recent approaches
to studying this central cognitive function that showcase the sophisticated
convergent methodologies used for this line of inquiry. Second, for those
who are expert in this field, the breadth of articles in this issue will
offer new, interesting, and provocative ideas for future research. Below we
describe clusters of these reviews and highlight the original bedrock
topics in attention from which they developed. We believe that these
reviews reflect the extent of methodological practices and current state of
the art for various attentional mechanisms and as such serves as a
catalogue for the scope of attentional processing. [Read more of the

Full list of the 40 articles can be accessed here
Also, below is a full list of publications:

*Thomas Parr and Karl J Friston. *Attention or salience?

*Ian Krajbich. *Accounting for attention in sequential sampling models of
decision making

*Nicholas Gaspelin and Steven J Luck. *Inhibition as a potential resolution
to the attentional capture debate

*Jeremy M Wolfe and Igor S Utochkin. *What is a preattentive feature?

*Brian A Anderson. *Neurobiology of value-driven attention

*Joshua J Foster and Edward Awh. *The role of alpha oscillations in spatial
attention: limited evidence for a suppression account

*Paresh A. Malhotra. *Impairments of attention in Alzheimer’s disease

*JD Knotts, Brian Odegaard, Hakwan Lau and David Rosenthal. *Subjective
inflation: phenomenology’s get-rich-quick scheme

*Marisa Carrasco and Antoine Barbot. *Spatial attention alters visual

*Yuhong V Jiang and Caitlin A Sisk. *Habit-like attention

*Árni Kristjánsson and Árni Gunnar Ásgeirsson. *Attentional priming: recent
insights and current controversies

*Yaffa Yeshurun. *The spatial distribution of attention

*Randolph F Helfrich, Assaf Breska and Robert T Knight. *Neural entrainment
and network resonance in support of top-down guided attention

*Paolo Bartolomeo and Tal Seidel Malkinson. *Hemispheric lateralization of
attention processes in the human brain

*Jan Theeuwes. *Goal-driven, stimulus-driven, and history-driven selection

*Martin Sarter and Cindy Lustig. *Cholinergic double duty: cue detection
and attentional control

*James W Bisley and Koorosh Mirpour.  *The neural instantiation of a
priority map

*Michelle R Kramer, Courtney L Porfido and Stephen R Mitroff.  *Evaluation
of strategies to train visual search performance in professional populations

*Joy J Geng and Phillip Witkowski. *Template-to-distractor distinctiveness
regulates visual search efficiency

*Donatas Jonikaitis and Tirin Moore. *The interdependence of attention,
working memory and gaze control: behavior and neural circuitry

*Leonardo Chelazzi, Francesco Marini, David Pascucci, and Massimo Turatto.
*Getting rid of visual distractors: the why, when, how, and where

*Jie Sui and Pia Rotshtein. *Self-prioritization and the attentional systems

*Sarah Shomstein, George L Malcolm and Joseph C Nah. *Intrusive effects of
task-irrelevant information on visual selective attention: semantics and
size <https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352250X18301763>

*Heinrich René Liesefeld and Hermann J Müller. *Distractor handling via
dimension weighting

*Adrien Chopin, Benoit Bediou and Daphne Bavelier. *Altering perception:
the case of action video gaming

*Michael Esterman and David Rothlein. *Models of sustained attention

*Nuttida Rungratsameetaweemana and John T Serences. *Dissociating the
impact of attention and expectation on early sensory processing

*Taosheng Liu. *Feature-based attention: effects and control

*Viola S Störmer. *Orienting spatial attention to sounds enhances visual

*Preeti Verghese, Suzanne P McKee and Dennis M Levi. *Attention deficits in

*Melissa Le-Hoa Võ, Sage EP Boettcher and Dejan Draschkow. *Reading scenes:
how scene grammar guides attention and aids perception in real-world

*Julie D. Golomb. *Remapping locations and features across saccades: a
dual-spotlight theory of attentional updating

*Na Yeon Kim and Sabine Kastner. *A biased competition theory for the
developmental cognitive neuroscience of visuo-spatial attention.

*Rosanne M. Van Diepen, John J Foxe and Ali Mazaheri. *The functional role
of alpha-band activity in attentional processing: the current zeitgeist and
future outlook

*James A Brissenden and David C Somers. *Cortico–cerebellar networks for
visual attention and working memory

*Anna V Fisher. *Selective sustained attention: a developmental foundation
for cognition

*Nir Shalev, Anna-Katharina R Bauer and Anna C Nobre. *The tempos of

*Joo-Hyun Song. *The role of attention in motor control and learning

*Anne C Mennen, Kenneth A Norman and Nicholas B Turk-Browne. *Attentional
bias in depression: understanding mechanisms to improve training and

*Andrew B Leber and Jessica L Irons. *A methodological toolbox for
investigating attentional strategy


Joy, Andy, and Sarah


Sarah Shomstein, Ph.D.

Thelma Hunt Professor and Chair

Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences

George Washington University


Phone: (202) 994-5957
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