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    Preprints & In Press

    Itthipuripat, S., Chang, K., Bong, A., Serences, J.T. (preprint).

    Stimulus visibility controls the balance between attention-induced changes in contrast appearance and decision bias. [bioRxiv preprint]


    Itthipuripat, S., Cha, K., Byers, A., Serences, J.T. (2017).

    Two different mechanisms support selective attention at different phases of training. PLoS Biology. [pdf] [bioRxiv preprint]

    Rademaker, R., Serences, J. (2017).

    Pinging the brain to reveal hidden memories (News and Views on Wolff et al., same issue). Nature Neuroscience. [pdf]

    Vo, V.A., Sprague, T.C., Serences, J. (2017).

    Spatial tuning shifts increase the discriminability and fidelity of population codes in visual cortex. Journal of Neuroscience. [pdf] [OSF data & code] [bioRxiv preprint]

    Bullock, T., Elliott, J., Serences, J., Giesbrecht, B. (2017).

    Acute exercise modulates feature-selective responses in human cortex. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. [pdf]


    Serences, J. (2016).

    Neural mechanisms of information storage in visual short-term memory. Vision Research. [pdf]

    Ester, E., Sutterer, D., Serences, J., Awh, E. (2016).

    Feature-selective attentional modulations in human frontoparietal cortex. Journal of Neuroscience. [pdf] [OSF data & code]

    Sprague, T., Ester, E., & Serences, J. (2016).

    Restoring latent visual working memory representations in human cortex. Neuron. [pdf] [OSF data & code]

    Foster, J., Sutterer, D., Serences, J., Vogel, E., Awh, E. (2016).

    The topography of alpha-band activity tracks the content of spatial working memory. Journal of Neurophysiology. [pdf] [OSF data & code]


    Itthipuripat, S., Serences, J. (2015)

    Integrating levels of analysis in systems and cognitive neurosciences: selective attention as a case study. The Neuroscientist. [pdf]

    Itthipuripat, S., Cha, K., Rangsipat, N., Serences, J.T. (2015)

    Value-based attentional capture influences context dependent decision-making. Journal of Neurophysiology. [pdf] [data]

    Serences, J.T., Kastner, S. (2015)

    Representations of space and feature-based attentional priority in human visual cortex. Cognitive Neuroscience V. (editors: Michael Gazzaniga and George Mangun)

    Sprague, T.C., Serences, J.T. (2015)

    Using human neuroimaging to examine top-down modulations of visual perception. An introduction to model-based cognitive neuroscience. (editors: Birte Forstmann, E.J. Wagenmakers) [pdf]

    Ester E.F., Sprague T.C., Serences J.T. (2015)

    Parietal and frontal cortex encode stimulus-specific mnemonic representations during visual working memory. Neuron. [pdf]

    Sprague, T.C., Saproo, S. Serences, J.T. (2015)

    Visual attention mitigates information loss in small- and large-scale neural codes. Trends in Cognitive Sciences. [pdf] [Tutorial files]

    Ester, E.F., Zilber, E., Serences, J.T. (2015)

    Substitution and pooling in visual crowding induced by similar and dissimilar distractors. Journal of Vision. [pdf]


    Itthipuripat, S., Ester, E.F., Deering, S., Serences, J.T. (2014)

    Sensory gain outperforms efficient read-out mechanisms in predicting attention-related improvements in behavior. Journal of Neuroscience. [pdf]

    Sprague, T.C., Ester, E., Serences, J.T. (2014)

    Reconstructions of information in visual spatial working memory degrade with memory load. Current Biology. [pdf]

    Ester, E.F., Ho, T.C., Brown, S.D., Serences, J.T. (2014)

    Variability in visual working memory ability limits the efficiency of perceptual decision making. Journal of Vision. [pdf]

    Byers, A., Serences, J.T. (2014)

    Enhanced attentional gain as a mechanism for generalized perceptual learning in human visual cortex. Journal of Neurophysiology. [pdf]

    Saproo, S., Serences, J.T. (2014)

    Attention improves transfer of motion information between V1 and MT. Journal of Neuroscience. [pdf]

    Serences, J.T., Kastner, S. (2014)

    A multi-level account of selective attention. Oxford Handbook of Attention. (editors: Sabine Kastner and Kia Nobre) [pdf]

    Scolari, M., Ester, E.F., Serences, J.T. (2014)

    Feature- and Object-Based Attentional Modulation in the Human Visual System. Oxford Handbook of Attention. (editors: Sabine Kastner and Kia Nobre) [pdf]

    Itthipuripat, S., Garcia, J.O., Rungratsameetaweemana, N. Sprague, T.C., Serences, J.T. (2014)

    Changing the spatial scope of attention alters patterns of neural gain in human cortex. Journal of Neuroscience. [pdf]


    Bridwell, D.A., Hecker, E.A., Serences, J.T., Srinivasan, R. (2013)

    Individual differences in attention strategies during detection, fine discrimination, and coarse discrimination. Journal of Neurophysiology. [pdf]

    Postle, B., Awh, E., Serences, J.T., Sutterer, D., D'Esposito, M. (2013)

    The positional-specificity effect reveals a passive-trace contribution to visual short-term memory. PLoS One. [pdf]

    Sprague, T.C., Serences, J.T. (2013)

    Attention modulates spatial priority maps in human occipital, parietal, and frontal cortex. Nature Neuroscience. [pdf] [supplementary material] [source data]

    Itthipuripat, S., Garcia, J.O., Serences, J.T. (2013)

    Temporal dynamics of divided spatial attention. Journal of Neurophysiology. [pdf]

    Ester, E.F., Anderson, D.E., Serences, J.T., Awh, E. (2013)

    A Neural Measure of Precision in Visual Working Memory. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. [pdf]

    Garcia, J.O., Srinivasan, R., Serences, J.T. (2013)

    Measuring near real-time feature-selective neural modulation in human cortex. Current Biology. [pdf]


    Byers, A., and Serences, J.T. (2012)

    Exploring the Relationship Between Perceptual Learning and Top-Down Attentional Control. Vision Research. [pdf]

    Ho, TC., Brown, SD., Abuyo, N.A., Ku, EHJ., Serences, J.T. (2012)

    Perceptual consequences of feature-based attentional enhancement and suppression. Journal of Vision. [pdf]

    Ho, TC., Brown, SD., van Maanen L., Forstmann, BU., Wagenmakers, EJ., Serences, J.T. (2012)

    The optimality of sensory processing during the speed-accuracy tradeoff. Journal of Neuroscience. 32(23):7992-8003. [pdf]

    Scolari, M., Byers, A., Serences J.T. (2012)

    Optimal deployment of attention gain during fine discriminations. Journal of Neuroscience. 32(22):7723-7733. [pdf]

    Serences J.T., Saproo, S. (2012)

    Computational advances towards linking BOLD and behavior. Neuropsychologia. 50(4):435-46. [pdf]


    Forstmann BU, Wagenmakers EJ, Eichele T, Brown S, Serences JT. (2011)

    Reciprocal relations between cognitive neuroscience and formal cognitive models: opposites attract? Trends in Cognitive Sciences. 15(6):272-9. PMID: 21612972. [pdf]

    Serences, J.T. (2011)

    Mechanisms Of Selective Attention: Response Enhancement, Noise Reduction, And Efficient Pooling Of Sensory Responses. Neuron. 2011 Dec 8;72(5):685-7. (preview piece on a paper by Pestilli et al. in the same issue). [pdf]

    Van Maanen, L., Brown, S.D., Eichele, T, Wagenmakers, E.J., Ho, T.C., Serences, J.T., Forstmann., B. (2011)

    Neural correlates of trial-to-trial fluctuations in response caution. Journal of Neuroscience. 31(48):17488-17495. [pdf]


    Scolari, M., Serences J.T. (2010)

    Basing perceptual decisions on the most informative sensory neurons. Journal of Neurophysiology. 104(4):2266-73. [pdf]

    Saproo, S., Serences, J.T. (2010)

    Spatial attention improves the quality of population codes in human visual cortex. Journal of Neurophysiology. 104(2):885-95. [pdf]

    Serences, J.T. and Saproo, S. (2010)

    Population response profiles in early visual cortex are biased in favor of more valuable stimuli. Journal of Neurophysiology. 104(1):76-87. [pdf]

    Okada, K., Rong, F., Venezia, J., Matchin, W., Saberi, K., Serences, J.T., Hickok, G. (2010)

    Hierarchical organization of human auditory cortex: evidence from acoustic invariance in the response to intelligible speech. Cerebral Cortex. 20(10):2486-95. [pdf]

    Gál, V., Kóbor, I, Kozák, L.R., Bankó, E.M., Serences, J.T., Vidnyánszky, Z. (2010)

    Electrophysiological correlates of learning-induced modulation of visual motion processing in humans. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. Jan 6;3:69. [pdf]

    Greenberg, A., Esterman, M., Wilson, E., Serences, J.T., Yantis, S. (2010)

    Control of Spatial and Feature-Based Attention in Frontoparietal Cortex. Journal of Neuroscience. 30(43):14330-9. [pdf]


    Serences, J.T., Saproo, S., Scolari, M., Ho, T., Muftuler, T. (2009)

    Estimating the influence of attention on population response profiles. NeuroImage. Jan 1;44(1):223-31. [pdf]

    Serences, J.T., Ester, E., Vogel, E., Awh, E. (2009)

    Stimulus-specific delay activity in human primary visual cortex. Psychological Science. Feb; 20(2):207-14. [pdf]

    Hickok, G., Okada, K., Serences, J.T. (2009)

    Area Spt in the human planum temporale supports sensory-motor integration for speech processing. Journal of Neurophysiology. May; 101(5):2725-32. Epub 2009 Feb 18. [pdf]

    Gál, V., Kozák, K.L., Bankó, É., Kóbor, I., Serences, J.T., Vidnyánszky, Z. (2009)

    Learning to filter out visual distractors. European Journal of Neuroscience. Apr;29(8):1723-31. [pdf]

    Ho, T.C., Brown, S.D., Serences, J.T. (2009)

    Domain general mechanisms of perceptual decision making in human cortex. Journal of Neuroscience. Jul 8;29(27):8675-87. [pdf]

    Scolari, M., Serences, J.T. (2009)

    Adaptive allocation of attentional gain. Journal of Neuroscience. Sep 23;29(38):11933-42. [pdf]

    Ester, E.E., Serences, J.T., Awh, E. (2009)

    Spatially global representations in human primary visual cortex during working memory maintenance. Journal of Neuroscience. Dec 2;29(48):15258-65. [pdf]


    Kelley, T.A., Serences, J.T., Giesbrecht, B., Yantis, S. (2008)

    Cortical mechanisms for shifting and holding visuospatial attention. Cerebral Cortex. Jan;18(1):114-25. [pdf]

    Mednick, S., Drummond, S., Boynton, G.M., Awh, E., Serences, J.T. (2008)

    Sleep-dependent learning and practice-dependent deterioration in an orientation discrimination task. Behavioral Neuroscience. Apr; 122(2):267-72. [pdf]

    Casanova, R., Ryali, S., Serences, J., Laurienti, P.J., Maldjian, J. (2008)

    The impact of temporal regularization on estimates of the BOLD hemodynamic response function: a comparative analysis. NeuroImage. May 1;40(4):1606-18. [pdf]

    Serences, J.T., Scolari, M., Awh, E. (2008)

    On-line response-selection and the attentional blink: multiple-processing channels. Visual Cognition. [pdf]

    Serences, J.T. (2008)

    Value-based modulations in human visual cortex. Neuron. Dec 26; 60(6):1169-81. [pdf]


    Serences, J.T., Yantis, S. (2007)

    Spatially-selective representations of voluntary and stimulus-driven attentional priority in human occipital, parietal, and frontal cortex. Cerebral Cortex. Feb;17(2):284-93. [pdf]

    Serences, J.T., Boynton, G.M. (2007)

    Feature-based attentional modulations in the absence of direct visual stimulation. Neuron. Jul 19;55(2):301-12. [pdf]

    Dilks, D.D., Serences, J.T., Rosenau, B., Yantis, S., McCloskey, M. (2007)

    Human adult cortical reorganization and consequent visual distortion. Journal of Neuroscience. Sep 5;27(36):9585-94. [pdf]

    Serences, J.T., Boynton, G.M. (2007)

    The representation of behavioral choice for motion in human visual cortex. Journal of Neuroscience. Nov 21;27(47):12893-9. [pdf]


    Serences, J.T., Yantis, S. (2006)

    Selective visual attention and perceptual coherence. Trends in Cognitive Science. 10(1):38-45. [pdf]

    Roth, J.K., Serences, J.T., Courtney, S.M. (2006)

    Neural System for Controlling the Contents of Object Working Memory in Humans. Cerebral Cortex. Nov;16(11):1595-603. [pdf]

    Proulx, M, Serences, J.T. (2006)

    Searching for an oddball: Neural correlates of singleton detection mode in parietal cortex. Journal of Neuroscience. Dec 6;26(49):12631-2 (Brief Commentary Article) [pdf]


    Serences, J.T, Shomstein, S., Leber, A.B., Golay, X., Egeth, H.E., Yantis, S. (2005)

    Coordination of voluntary and stimulus-driven attentional control in human cortex. Psychological Science. 16(2):114-122 [pdf]

    Serences, J.T., Liu, T., Yantis, S. (2005)

    Parietal mechanisms of switching and maintaining attention to locations, features, and objects. Neurobiology of Attention. Eds. Laurent Itti, Geraint Rees, and John Tsotsos. San Diego, CA : Elsevier

    Lu, H., Basso, G., Serences, J.T., Yantis, S., Golay, X., van Zijl, P.C. (2005)

    Retinotopic mapping in the human visual cortex using vascular space occupancy-dependent functional magnetic resonance imaging. Neuroreport. 16(15):1635-1640


    Awh, E., Serences, J., Laurey, P., Dhaliwal, H., van der Jagt, T., Dassonville, P. (2004)

    Evidence against a central bottleneck during the attentional blink: Multiple channels for configural and featural processing. Cognitive Psychology. 48(1): 95-126.

    Serences, J.T. (2004)

    A comparison of methods for estimating the event-related BOLD signal in rapid fMRI. NeuroImage. 21(4):1690-1700

    Serences, J.T, Schwarzbach, J., Courtney, S.M., Golay, X., Yantis, S. (2004)

    Control of object based attention in human cortex. Cerebral Cortex. 14(12):1346-57.

    Serences, J.T., Yantis, S., Culberson, A., Awh, E. (2004)

    Preparatory activity in visual cortex indexes distractor suppression during covert spatial orienting. Journal of Neurophysiology. 92(6):3538-45.


    Yantis, S., Serences, J.T. (2003)

    Neural mechanisms of space-based and object based attentional control. Current Opinion in Neurobiology. 13, 187-193.

    Awh, E., Matsukura, M., Serences, J.T. (2003)

    Top-Down control of biased competition during covert spatial orienting. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. Vol. 29(1): 52.63.

    Liu, T., Slotnick, S., Serences, J.T., Yantis, S. (2003)

    Cortical mechanisms of feature-based attentional control. Cerebral Cortex. 2003 Dec;13(12):1334-43.


    Yantis, S., Schwarzbach, J., Serences, J.T., Carlson, R.L., Steinmetz, M.A., Pekar, J.J., Courtney, S.M. (2002)

    Transient neural activity in human parietal cortex during spatial attention shifts. Nature Neuroscience. 5(10): 995-1002.