Journal Club

We are part of the UQ Centre for Perception and Cognitive Neuroscience (CPCN) and have fortnightly reading seminars every second Friday, 3-4pm in room 201 of the McElwain Building. What we usually do is to critically discuss a research article.
Everyone is welcome to attend and to propose articles to read in the next reading seminar(s) !!!
Also, you are welcome to bring some data and discuss articles in relation to your own work.

If you would like to be included on the emailing list for the reading seminar, please contact Stefanie Becker s.becker(at)

Previous Papers:
Bae, G. Y., & Flombaum, J. I. (2013). Two items remembered as precisely as one: How integral features can improve visual working memory. Psychological Science, 24(10), 2038-2047.
Yee, E., Chrysikou, E.G., Hoffman, E., & Thompson-Schill, S.L. (2013). Manual experience shapes object representations. Psychological Science, 24(6), 909-919.
Eagleman, D.M. & Pariyadath, V. (2009). Is subjective duration a signature of coding efficiency? Phil. Trans. R. Soc., 364, 1841-1851.
Zhao, J., McKendrick, R., & Turk-Browne, N.B. (2011). Mutual interference between statistical summary perception and statistical learning. Psychological Science, 22(9), 1212-1219.
van Wassenhove, V., Buonomano, D.V., Shimojo, S., & Shams, L. (2008). Distortions of subjective time perception within and across senses. PLoSone, 3(1), 1-13.
Firestone,C. & Scholl, B.J. (In Press). “Top-down” effects where none should be found: The El Greco fallacy in perception research. Psychological Science.
Norman, L.J., Heywood, C.A., & Kentridge, R.W. (2013). Object-based attention without awareness. Psychological Science, OnlineFirst, April 9.
Horikawa, T., Tamaki, M., Miyawaki, Y., & Kamitani, Y. (2013). Neural decoding of visual imagery during sleep. Sciencepress, 1-6.
Dijksterhuis et al. (2006). On making the right choice: The deliberation-without-attention effect. Science, 311, 1005-1007.
Nieuwenstein, M. & van Rijn, H. (2012). The unconscious thought advantage : Further replication failures from a search for confirmatory evidence. Judgment and Decision Making, 7(6), 779-798.
Pais-Vieira, M., Lebedev, M., Kunicki, C., Wang, J., & Nicolelis, M.A.L. (2013). A Brain-to-Brain Interface for Real-Time Sharing of Sensorimotor Information. Scientific Reports, 3(1319), 1-10.
Hendrickx, H., De Houwer, J., Baeyens, F., Eelen, P., & Van Avermaet, E. (1997). Hidden covariation detection might be very hidden indeed. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 23(1), 201-220.
Tsushima, Y., Seitz, A.R., & Watanabe, T. (2008). Task0irrelevant learning occurs only when the irrelevant feature is weak. Current Biology, 18(12), R516-517.
Roelfsema, P.R., Ooyen, A.v., & Watanabe, T. (2010). Perceptual learning rules based on reinforcers and attention. Trends in Cognitive Science, 14(2), 64-71.
Ahissar, M. & Hochstein, S. (2004). The reverse hierarchy theory of visual perceptual learning. Trends in Cognitive Science, 8(10), 457-464.
Beck, D.M. & Kastner, S. (2009). Top-down and bottom-up mechanisms in biasing competition in the human brain. Vision Research, 49(10), 1154-1165.
Cho, D. & Proctor, R.W. (2011). Correspondence Effects for Objects With Opposing Left and Right Protrusions. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 37(3), 737-749
Watanabe, M., Cheng, K., Murayama, Y., Ueno, K., Asamizuya, T., Tanaka, K., & Logothetis, N. (2011). Attention but not awareness modulates the BOLD signal in the human V1 during binocular suppression. Science, 334, 829-831.
Levinthal, B.R. & Franconeri, S.L. (2011). Common-Fate Grouping as Feature Selection. Psychological Science, 22(9), 1132-1137.
Anderson, B. (2011). There is no such thing as attention. Frontiers in Psychology, 2(246), 1-8.
Pelli, D.G., & Tillman, K.A. (2008). The uncrowded window of object recognition. Nature Neuroscience, 1129-1135.
Deubel, H., & Schneide, W.X. (1996). Saccade target selection and object recognition: Evidence for a common attentional mechanism. Vision Research, 36(12), 1827-1837.
Hsieh, P-J., Colas, J., & Kanwisher, N. (2011). Unconscious pop-out: Attentional capture by unseen feature singletons only when top-down attention is available. Journal of Vision, 11(11).