Alejandro Lleras, Professor of Psychology, Charles Eriksen Professorial Scholar

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2020

A target contrast signal theory of parallel processing in goal-directed search

Lleras, A., Wang, Z., Ng, G. J. P., Ballew, K., Xu, J. & Buetti, S., Jan 1 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics.

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The impact of focused attention on subsequent emotional recollection: A functional MRI investigation

Dolcos, F., Katsumi, Y., Bogdan, P. C., Shen, C., Jun, S., Buetti, S., Lleras, A., Bost, K. F., Weymar, M. & Dolcos, S., Feb 17 2020, In : Neuropsychologia. 138, 107338.

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2019

Distractor rejection in parallel search tasks takes time but does not benefit from context repetition*

Ng, G. J. P., Buetti, S., Dolcos, S., Dolcos, F. & Lleras, A., Sep 14 2019, In : Visual Cognition. 27, 5-8, p. 609-625 17 p.

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Predicting how color and shape combine in the human visual system to direct attention

Buetti, S., Xu, J. & Lleras, A., Dec 1 2019, In : Scientific reports. 9, 1, 20258.

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Open Access

Predicting Search Performance in Heterogeneous Scenes: Quantifying the Impact of Homogeneity Effects in Efficient Search

Lleras, A., Wang, Z., Madison, A. & Buetti, S., Jan 8 2019, In : Collabra: Psychology. 5, 1, p. 2

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2018

Fixed-target efficient search has logarithmic efficiency with and without eye movements

Ng, G. J. P., Lleras, A. & Buetti, S., Oct 1 2018, In : Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics. 80, 7, p. 1752-1762 11 p.

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2017

Alpha, beta: The rhythm of the attentional blink

Shapiro, K. L., Hanslmayr, S., Enns, J. T. & Lleras, A., Dec 1 2017, In : Psychonomic Bulletin and Review. 24, 6, p. 1862-1869 8 p.

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Exploring the contributions of spatial and non-spatial working memory to priming of pop-out

Ahn, J. W., Patel, T. N., Buetti, S. & Lleras, A., May 1 2017, In : Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics. 79, 4, p. 1012-1026 15 p.

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Predicting search performance in heterogeneous visual search scenes with real-world objects

Wang, Z., Buetti, S. & Lleras, A., Jan 1 2017, In : Collabra: Psychology. 3, 1, 6.

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2016

Towards a better understanding of parallel visual processing in human vision: Evidence for exhaustive analysis of visual information

Buetti, S., Cronin, D. A., Madison, A. M., Wang, Z. & Lleras, A., Jun 1 2016, In : Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. 145, 6, p. 672-707 36 p.

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2014

Age-related differences in the distractor previewing effect with schematic faces of emotions

Wan, X., Tian, L. & Lleras, A., Jan 1 2014, In : Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition. 21, 4, p. 386-410 25 p.

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Modeling the effect of selection history on pop-out visual search

Tseng, Y. C., Glaser, J. I., Caddigan, E. & Lleras, A., Mar 3 2014, In : PloS one. 9, 3, e89996.

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Relative contributions of task-relevant and task-irrelevant dimensions in priming of pop-out

Michal, A. L., Lleras, A. & Beck, D. M., Jan 1 2014, In : Journal of vision. 14, 12, 14.

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The role of prediction in perception: Evidence from interrupted visual search

Mereu, S., Zacks, J. M., Kurby, C. A. & Lleras, A., Aug 2014, In : Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. 40, 4, p. 1372-1389 18 p.

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Trial history effects in the ventral attentional network

Scalf, P. E., Ahn, J. W., Beck, D. M. & Lleras, A., Dec 20 2014, In : Journal of cognitive neuroscience. 26, 12, p. 2789-2797 9 p.

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2013

Feelings of control restore distorted time perception of emotionally charged events

Mereu, S. & Lleras, A., Mar 2013, In : Consciousness and Cognition. 22, 1, p. 306-314 9 p.

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Rewarding context accelerates implicit guidance in visual search

Tseng, Y. C. & Lleras, A., May 6 2013, In : Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics. 75, 2, p. 287-298 12 p.

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2012
2011

Age-related effects in inter-trial inhibition of attention

Wan, X., Voss, M. & Lleras, A., Sep 1 2011, In : Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition. 18, 5, p. 562-576 15 p.

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Brief and rare mental "breaks" keep you focused: Deactivation and reactivation of task goals preempt vigilance decrements

Ariga, A. & Lleras, A., Mar 1 2011, In : Cognition. 118, 3, p. 439-443 5 p.

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Rapid resumption of interrupted search is independent of age-related improvements in visual search

Lleras, A., Porporino, M., Burack, J. A. & Enns, J. T., May 1 2011, In : Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. 109, 1, p. 58-72 15 p.

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2010

Brief and rare mental " breaks" keep you focused: Deactivation and reactivation of task goals preempt vigilance decrements

Ariga, A. & Lleras, A., Mar 16 2010, In : Developmental cell. 18, 3, p. 439-443 5 p.

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Rescuing stimuli from invisibility: Inducing a momentary release from visual masking with pre-target entrainment

Mathewson, K. E., Fabiani, M., Gratton, G., Beck, D. M. & Lleras, A., Apr 1 2010, In : Cognition. 115, 1, p. 186-191 6 p.

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Saccadic repulsion in pop-out search: How a target's dodgy history can push the eyes away from it

Caddigan, E. & Lleras, A., Dec 1 2010, In : Journal of vision. 10, 14, p. 1-9 9 p.

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The effect of feature discriminability on the intertrial inhibition of focused attention

Wan, X. & Lleras, A., Jun 1 2010, In : Visual Cognition. 18, 6, p. 920-944 25 p.

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2009

Covert shifts of attention function as an implicit aid to insight

Thomas, L. E. & Lleras, A., May 1 2009, In : Cognition. 111, 2, p. 168-174 7 p.

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Focused spatial attention is independent of rapid resumption of an interrupted search

Lleras, A. & Enns, J. T., Apr 2009, In : Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics. 71, 3, p. 565-577 13 p.

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Inhibitory tagging in an interrupted visual search

Thomas, L. E. & Lleras, A., Aug 1 2009, In : Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics. 71, 6, p. 1241-1250 10 p.

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Past rejections lead to future misses: Selection-related inhibition produces blink-like misses of future (easily detectable) events

Lleras, A., Kawahara, J. I. & Levinthal, B. R., Mar 27 2009, In : Journal of vision. 9, 3, 26.

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Swinging into thought: Directed movement guides insight in problem solving

Thomas, L. E. & Lleras, A., Aug 1 2009, In : Psychonomic Bulletin and Review. 16, 4, p. 719-723 5 p.

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2008

Context-free inhibition: Attentional biases transfer strongly across temporal and spatial search tasks

Levinthal, B. R. & Lleras, A., Nov 26 2008, In : Visual Cognition. 16, 8, p. 1119-1123 5 p.

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Electrophysiological evidence of feature-based inhibition of focused attention across consecutive trials

Shin, E., Wan, X. I., Fabiani, M., Gratton, G. & Lleras, A., Sep 1 2008, In : Psychophysiology. 45, 5, p. 804-811 8 p.

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Inter-trial inhibition of attention to features is modulated by task relevance

Levinthal, B. R. & Lleras, A., Nov 17 2008, In : Journal of vision. 8, 15, 12.

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Intertrial inhibition of focused attention in pop-out search

Lleras, A., Kawahara, J. I., Wan, X. I. & Ariga, A., Jan 1 2008, In : Perception and Psychophysics. 70, 1, p. 114-131 18 p.

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What's next? New evidence for prediction in human vision

Enns, J. T. & Lleras, A., Sep 1 2008, In : Trends in Cognitive Sciences. 12, 9, p. 327-333 7 p.

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2007

A negative compatibility effect in priming of emotional faces

Bennett, J. D., Lleras, A., Oriet, C. & Enns, J. T., Oct 2007, In : Psychonomic Bulletin and Review. 14, 5, p. 908-912 5 p.

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In sight, out of mind: The role of eye movements in the rapid resumption of visual search

Van Zoest, W., Lleras, A., Kingstone, A. & Enns, J. T., Oct 2007, In : Perception and Psychophysics. 69, 7, p. 1204-1217 14 p.

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Moving eyes and moving thought: On the spatial compatibility between eye movements and cognition

Thomas, L. E. & Lleras, A., Aug 2007, In : Psychonomic Bulletin and Review. 14, 4, p. 663-668 6 p.

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No-Onset Looming Motion Guides Spatial Attention

von Mühlenen, A. & Lleras, A., Dec 1 2007, In : Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. 33, 6, p. 1297-1310 14 p.

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The unique contributions of retinal size and perceived size on change detection

Levinthal, B. R. & Lleras, A., Jan 1 2007, In : Visual Cognition. 15, 1, p. 101-105 5 p.

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2006

Fruitful visual search: Inhibition of return in a virtual foraging task

Thomas, L. E., Ambinder, M. S., Hsieh, B., Levinthal, B., Crowell, J. A., Irwin, D. E., Kramer, A. F., Lleras, A., Simons, D. J. & Ranxiao, F. W., Oct 2006, In : Psychonomic Bulletin and Review. 13, 5, p. 891-895 5 p.

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