Vision & Cognitive Neuroscience Lab

McMaster University

Recent publications and presentations




 



Recent Publications

 

Effects of Aging on Identifying Emotions Conveyed by Point-Light Walkers

Spencer, J. M., Sekuler, A. B., Bennett, P. .J, Giese, M.A., & Pilz, K.S. (2016)

Psychology and Aging, 31(1)

 

On the time course of attentional focusing in older adults

Jefferies, L.N., Roggeveen, A.B., Enns, J.T., Bennett, P.J., Sekuler, A.B., & Di Lollo, V.  (2015)

Psychological research 79, 1 (28-41)

 

A robust and representative lower bound on object processing speed in humans

Bieniek, M.M., Bennett, P.J., Sekuler, A.B., & Rousselet G. A. (2015)

European Journal of Neuroscience

 

Regional electroencephalogram (EEG) alpha power and asymmetry in older adults: a study of short-term test–retest reliability

Matheson, K.J., Hashemi, A., Sheng, B., Sekuler, A.B., Bennett, P.J. ,& Schmidt, L.A. (2015)

Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience 7, 177

 

Contribution of coherent motion to the perception of biological motion among persons with Schizophrenia

Spencer, J. M., Sekuler, A. B., Bennett, P. J., & Christensen, B. K. (2013).

Frontiers in Psychology, 4, 507.

 

Aging and Audio-Visual and Multi-Cue Integration in Motion

Roudaia, E., Sekuler, A. B., Bennett, P. J., & Sekuler, R. W(2013)

Frontiers in psychology, 4, 267

 

Contour integration and aging: the effects of element spacing, collinearity and stimulus duration

Roudaia, E., Bennett, P. J., & Sekuler, A. B.(2013).

Frontiers in Psychology, 4, 356.

 

Noise as a mechanism of anomalous face processing among persons with Schizophrenia

Christensen, B. K., Spencer, J. M. Y., King, J. P., Sekuler, A. B., & Bennett, P. J. (2013)

Frontiers in Psychology, 4, 401.

 

Comparing face processing strategies between typically-developed observers and observers with autism using sub-sampled-pixels presentation in response classification technique

Nagai, M., Bennett, P. J., Rutherford, M. D., Gaspar, C. M., Kumada, T., & Sekuler, A. B. (2013)

Vision research, 79, 27-35.

 

The Influence of Aging on Audiovisual Temporal Order Judgments.

Fiacconi, C. M., Harvey, E. C., Sekuler, A. B., & Bennett, P. J. (2013)

Experimental aging research, 39(2), 179-193.

 

Sensitivity to information conveyed by horizontal contours is correlated with face identification accuracy

Pachai, M. V., Sekuler, A. B., & Bennett, P. J. (2013)

Frontiers in psychology, 4 Article 74

 

How prevelant is object-based attention?

KS Pilz, AB Roggeveen, SE Creighton, PJ Bennett & AB Sekuler (2012)

PLoS ONE, 7(2): e30693

 

The rapid emergence of stimulus specific perceptual learning

Hussain, Z., McGraw, P. V., Sekuler, A. B., & Bennett, P. J. (2012)

Frontiers in psychology, 3 Article 226

 

Versatile perceptual learning of textures after variable exposuresHussain, Z., Bennett, P. J., & Sekuler, A. B. (2012)

Vision Research, 61, 89-94.

 

Inhibition of target detection in apparent motion trajectory
S Hidaka, M Nagai, AB Sekuler, PJ Bennett & J Gyoba (2011)

Journal of Vision 2011, 11(10): Article 2.


Age-related changes in matching novel objects across viewpoints.
KS Pilz, Y Konar, QC Vuong, PJ Bennett & AB Sekuler (2011)
Vision Research [Epub ahead of print]

Superior identification of familiar visual patterns a year after learning.
Z Hussain, AB Sekuler & PJ Bennett (2011)

Psychological Science, 22(6): 724-30.

The effects of aging on contour discrimination in clutter.

E Roudaia, LE Farber, PJ Bennett & AB Sekuler (2011)

Vision Research, 51(9): 1022-32.

Spatiotemporal properties of apparent motion perception and aging.
E Roudaia, PJ Bennett, AB Sekuler & KS Pilz (2010)
Journal of Vision, 10(14): 5.

The effect of aging on the spatial frequency selectivity of the human visual system.
SW Govenlock, CP Taylor, AB Sekuler & PJ Bennett (2010)
Vision Research, 50(17): 1712-9.


House learning alters neural signatures of house processing, not FFA

JS Husk, LR Betts, KM O'Craven, PJ Bennett & AB Sekuler (submitted)

Effects of aging on biological motion discrimination

KS Pilz, PJ Bennett & AB Sekuler (2010)

Vision Research, 50(2): 211-9.

Holistic processing is not correlated with face identification accuracy

Y Konar, PJ Bennett & AB Sekuler (2010)

Psychological Science, 21(1): 38-43.

 

Healthy aging delays scalp EEG sensitivity to noise in face discimination task

Rousselet, G. A., Gaspar, C. M., Pernet, C. R., Husk, J. S., Bennett, P. J., & Sekuler, A. B. (2010)

Frontiers in psychology, 1.

 

How much practice is needed to produce perceptual learning?

Z Hussain, AB Sekuler & PJ Bennett (2009)

Vision Research, 49(21): 2624-34.

Vision and aging

AB Sekuler (in press)

In B Goldstein (Ed.), Sage Encyclopedia of Perception. Sage Publications, Inc.

Spatial frequency summation in visual noise

CP Taylor, PJ Bennett & AB Sekuler (2009)

Journal of the Optical Society A, 26(11): B84-B93 (special issue on Ideal Observers and Efficiency)

Age-related delay in information accrual for faces: Evidence from a parametric, single-trial EEG approach

GA Rousselet, JS Husk, CR Pernet, CM Gaspar, PJ Bennett & AB Sekuler (2009)

BMC Neuroscience, 10: 114.1-20

 

Perceptual learning modifies inversion effects for faces and textures

Z Hussain, AB Sekuler & PJ Bennett (2009)

Vision Research, 49: 2273-2284

 

Contrast-reversal abolishes pereptual learning

Z Hussain, AB Sekuler & PJ Bennett (2009)

Journal of Vision, 9(4): 20.1-8

 

Spatial characteristics of center-surround antagonism in younger and older adults

LR Betts, AB Sekuler & PJ Bennett (2009)

Journal of Vision, 9(1): 25.1-15

 

The effect of aging on the orientation selectivity of the human vision system

S Govenlock, CP Taylor, AB Sekuler & PJ Bennett (2009)

Vision Research, 49: 2273-2284

 

Spatial frequency tuning of upright and inverted face identification

CM Gaspar, AB Sekuler & PJ Bennett (2008)

Vision Research, 48(28): 2817-2826

 

Robust perceptual learning of faces in the absence of sleep

Z Hussain, AB Sekuler & PJ Bennett (2008)

Vision Research, 48(28): 2875-2792

 

Parametric study of EEG sensitivity to phase noise during face processing

GA Rousselet, CR Pernet, PJ Bennett & AB Sekuler (2008)

BMC Neuroscience, 9:98.1-45

 

The effect of aging on contour integration

E Roudaia, PJ Bennett & AB Sekuler (2008)

Vision Research, 48((28): 2767-2774

 

Time course and robustness of ERP object and face differences.

GA Rousselet, J Husk, PJ Bennett & AB Sekuler (2008)

Journal of Vision, 8(12):3.1-18

 

Exploration of vertical bias in perceptual completion of illusory contours: Threshold measures and response classification

M Nagai, PJ Bennett & AB Sekuler (2008)

Journal of Vision, 8(7):25.1-17

 

The effects of face inversion and contrast reversal on efficiency and internal noise

CM Gaspar, PJ Bennett & AB Sekuler (2008)

Vision Research, 48, 1084-1095

 

Houses and textures: Investigating the characteristics of inversion effects

JS Husk, PJ Bennett & AB Sekuler (2007)

Vision Research, 47, 3350-3359

 

Spatiotemporal templates for detecting orientation-defined targets

M Nagai , PJ Bennett & AB Sekuler (2007)

Journal of Vision, 7(8):11.1-16

 

Evidence of a divided attention advantage in autism

MD Rutherford, ED Richards, V Moldes & AB Sekuler (2007)

Cognitive Neuropsychology, 24, 505-515

 

Differences in discrimination of eye and mouth displacement in autism spectrum disorders

MD Rutherford, KA Clements & AB Sekuler (2007)

Vision Research, 47, 2099-2110

 

Single-trial EEG dynamics of object and face visual processing

GA Rousselet, JS Husk , PJ Bennett & AB Sekuler (2007)

Neuroimage, 36, 843-862

 

The effects of aging on orientation discrimination

LR Betts, AB Sekuler & PJ Bennett (2007)
Vision Research, 47, 1769-1780

 

The effects of aging on motion detection and direction identification

PJ Bennett, AB Sekuler & R Sekuler (2007)
Vision Research, 47, 799-809

 

Age related differences in learning with the useful field of view ED Richards, PJ Bennett & AB Sekuler (2006)
Vision Research, 46, 4217-4231

 

Neuroscience research has ramifications for older adults' performance in the real world
AB Sekuler (2005)
The Older LEARNer (Fall), American Society on Aging

 

Spatial scaling factors explain eccentricity effects on face ERPs
G Rousselet, J Husk, PJ Bennett & AB Sekuler (2005)
Journal of Vision , 5(10):755-764

 

The decay of short-term visual memory is deterministic
JM Gold, RF Murray, AB Sekuler, PJ Bennett & R Sekuler (2005)
Psychological Science , 16, 769-774

 

Aging reduces centre-surround antagonism in visual motion processing
LR Betts, CP Taylor, AB Sekuler & PJ Bennett (2005)
Neuron, 45, 361-366


Classification images predict absolute efficiency

RF Murray, PJ Bennett & AB Sekuler (2005)
Journal of Vision, 5(2):139-149

Inversion leads to quantitative, not qualitative, changes in face processing
AB Sekuler, CM Gaspar, JM Gold & PJ Bennett (2004)
Current Biology, 14, 391-396.

Characterizing perceptual learning with external noise
J Gold, AB Sekuler & PJ Bennett (2004)
Cognitive Science, 28, 167-207.

Temporal variations in visual completion: A reflection of spatial limits?
SE Guttman, AB Sekuler & PJ Kellman (2003)
Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 29, 1211-1227.

A linear cue combination framework for understanding selective attention
RF Murray, AB Sekuler & PJ Bennett (2003)
Journal of Vision, 3(2), 116-145
www.journalofvision.org/3/2/2/

Uncertainty in pigeons
LM Sole, SJ Shettleworth & PJ Bennett (2003)
Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 10, 738-745

Optimal methods for calculating classification images: Weighted sums
RF Murray, PJ Bennett & AB Sekuler (2002)
Journal of Vision, 2(1), 79-104
www.journalofvision.org/2/1/6/

Vision: Early psychological processes
PJ Bennett (2002)
In L Nadel (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Cognitive Science, London: Macmillan Publishers

Time course of amodal completion revealed by a shape discrimination task
RF Murray, AB Sekuler & PJ Bennett (2001)
Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 8(4), 713-720

The effects of occlusion and past experience on the allocation of object-based attention
J Pratt & AB Sekuler (2001)
Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 8(4), 721-727

Visual neuroscience: Resonating to natural images
AB Sekuler & PJ Bennett (2001)
Current Biology, 11, R733-R736

Critical flicker frequency responses in visual cortex
EF Wells, GM Bernstein, BW Scott, PJ Bennett & JR Mendelson (2001)
Experimental Brain Research, 139, 106-110

Generalized common fate: Grouping by common luminance changes
AB Sekuler & PJ Bennett (2001)
Psychological Science, 12, 437-444

The effects of aging on visual memory: Evidence for functional reorganization of cortical networks
PJ Bennett, AB Sekuler, R McIntosh & V Della-Maggiore (2001)
Acta Psychologica, 172, 249-273

The role of attentional set on attentional cueing and inhibition of return
J Pratt, AB Sekuler & J McAuliffe (2001)
Visual Cognition, 8, 33-46.

The spatial distribution of inhibition of return
PJ Bennett & J Pratt (2001)
Psychological Science, 12, 76-80.

Amodal completion: a case study in grouping
AB Sekuler & RF Murray (2001)
In TF Shipley & PJ Kellman (Eds.), From Fragments to Objects.

Visual completion of partly occluded objects: insights from behavioral studies
AB Sekuler, JM Gold, RF Murray & PJ Bennett (2000)
Neuro-Ophthalmology, 23(3-4), 165-168

Deriving behavioural receptive fields for visually completed contours
JM Gold, RF Murray, PJ Bennett & AB Sekuler (2000)
Current Biology, 10(11), 663-666

Effects of aging on the useful field of view
AB Sekuler, PJ Bennett & M. Mamelak (2000)
Experimental Aging Research, 26, 103-120

Teaching the brain to see
AB Sekuler & PJ Bennett (2000)
Neuron, 27, 8-10

Corticolimbic interactions associated with performance on a short-term memory task are modified by age
V Della-Maggiore, AB Sekuler, CL Grady, PJ Bennett, R Sekuler & AR McIntosh (2000)
Journal of Neuroscience, 20, 8410-8416

Interactions between symmetry and elongation in determining reference frames for object perception
AB Sekuler & MB Swimmer (2000)
C
anadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 54, 42-55

Vision and aging
R Sekuler & AB Sekuler (2000)
In A Kazdin (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Psychology, American Psychological Association and Oxford University Press

Visual perception and cognition
R Sekuler & AB Sekuler (2000)
In JG Evans, TF Williams, BL Beattie, J-P Michel, GK Wilcock (Eds.), Oxford Texbook of Geriatric Medicine, Second Edition, Oxford University Press: Oxford. pp. 753-756

Motion and shape in common fate
WR Uttal, L Spillmann, F Stuerzel, AB Sekuler (2000)
Vision Research, 40, 301-310

Effects of aging on calculation efficiency and equivalent noise
PJ Bennett, AB Sekuler & L Ozin (1999)
Journal of the Optical Society of America A, 16, 654-668

Signal but not noise changes with perceptual learning
J Gold, PJ Bennett & AB Sekuler (1999)
Nature, 402, 176-178

Recruitment of unique neural systems to support visual memory in normal aging
AR McIntosh, AB Sekuler, C Penpeci, MN Rajah, CL Grady, R Sekuler, PJ Bennett (1999)
Current Biology, 9, 1275-1278

Shape perception
AB Sekuler & PJ Bennett (1999)
In RA Wilson & FC Keil (Eds.), MIT Encyclopedia of Cognitive Science, MIT Press: Cambridge, MA

Collisions between moving visual targets: What controls alternative ways of seeing an ambiguous display?
AB Sekuler & R Sekuler (1999)
Perception, 28, 415-432