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2008- | 2007-2005 | 2004-2002 |2001-1999 | 1998-1996 |
before 1995



2011 - present

Grubb, M., White, A., Heeger, D., & Carrasco, M. (2014). Interactions between voluntary and involuntary attention modulate the quality and temporal dynamics of visual processing. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, in press.

Szpiro, S., Wright, B., & Carrasco, M. (2014). Learning one task by interleaving practice with another task. Vision Research, 101, 118-124.
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Szpiro, S., Spering, M., & Carrasco, M. (2014). Perceptual learning modifies untrained pursuit eye movements. Journal of Vision, 14(8):8, 1-13.
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Carrasco, M. (2014). Spatial Attention: Perceptual modulation. The Oxford Handbook of Attention. Kastner, S. & Nobre, A.C. (Eds.), Oxford University Press, 183-230.
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Grubb, M., Behrmann, M., Egan, R., Minshew, N., Heeger, D., & Carrasco, M. (2013). Exogenous spatial attention: evidence for intact functioning in adults with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Vision, 13(14):9, 1-13.
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White, A., Lunau, R. & Carrasco, M. (2013, July 22). The attentional effects of single cues and color singletons on visual sensitivity. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, Advance online publication. doi: 10.1037/a0033775
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Pomplun, M., Garaas, T. & Carrasco, M. (2013). The effects of task difficulty on visual search strategy in virtual 3D displays. Journal of Vision, 13(3), 1-22.
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Rolfs, M., Lawrence, B.M. & Carrasco, M. (2013). Reach preparation enhances visual performance and appearance. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, 368, 1-8.
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Carrasco, M., Eckstein, M., Krauzlis, R. & Verghese, P. (2013). Editorial: Attentional modulation: Target selection, active search and cognitive processing. Vision Research, 85, 1-4.
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White, A., Rolfs, M. & Carrasco, M. (2013). Adaptive deployment of spatial and feature-based attention before saccades. Vision Research, 85, 26-35.
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Grubb, M., Behrmann, M., Egan, R., Minshew, N.J., Carrasco, M. & Heeger, D.J. (2013). Endogenous spatial attention: evidence for intact functioning in adults with autism. Autism Research, (6):108-118.
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Ferneyhough, E., Kim, M.K., Phelps, E.A. & Carrasco, M. (2013). Anxiety modulates the effects of emotion and attention on early vision. Cognition and Emotion, 27(1):166-176.
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Anton-Erxleben, K. & Carrasco, M. (2013). Attentional enhancement of spatial resolution: Linking behavioral and neurophysiological evidence. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 14, 188-200.
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Anton-Erxleben, K., Herrmann, K. & Carrasco, M. (2013). Independent effects of adaptation and attention on perceived speed. Psychological Science, 24(2), 150-159. [pdf]
Supplemental Material [pdf]

Carrasco, M., Eckstein, M., Krauzlis, R. & Verghese, P. (2012). Editorial: Vision Research special issue on "Visual Attention". Vision Research, 74, 1.
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Rolfs, M. & Carrasco, M. (2012). Rapid simultaneous enhancement of visual sensitivity and perceived contrast during saccade preparation. Journal of Neuroscience, 34(40), 13744-13752.
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Perini, F., Cataneo, L., Carrasco, M. & Schwarzbach, J.V. (2012). Occipital TMS has an activity-dependent suppressive effect. Journal of Neuroscience, 32(36), 12361-5.
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Barbot, A., Landy, M. S. & Carrasco, M. (2012). Differential effects of exogenous and endogenous attention on 2nd-order texture contrast sensitivity. Journal of Vision, 12(8):6, 1-15
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Raio, C., Carmel, D., Carrasco, M. & Phelps, E.A. (2012). Nonconscious fear is quickly acquired but swiftly forgotten. Current Biology, 22(12), R477-R479.
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Commentary in Current Biology: Associative Learning: Pavlovian Conditioning without Awareness.

Herrmann, K., Heeger, D.J. & Carrasco, M. (2012). Feature-based attention enhances performance by increasing response gain. Vision Research, 74, 10-20.
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Spering, M. & Carrasco, M. (2012). Similar effects of feature-based attention on motion perception and pursuit eye movements at different levels of awareness. Journal of Neuroscience, 32(22):7594-7601.
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Abrams, J., Nizam, A. & Carrasco, M. (2012). Isoeccentric locations are not equivalent: The extent of the vertical meridian asymmetry. Vision Research, 52(1), 70-8.
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Anton-Erxleben, K., Abrams, J. & Carrasco, M. (2011). Equality judgments cannot distinguish between attention effects on appearance and criterion: A reply to Schneider (2011). Journal of Vision, 11(13):8, 1-8.
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Pestilli, F., Carrasco, M., Heeger, D.J. & Gardner, J.L. (2011). Attentional enhancement via selection and pooling of early sensory responses in visual cortex. Neuron, 72, 832-846.
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Preview in Neuron.
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Corbett, J.E. & Carrasco, M. (2011). Visual performance fields: Frames of reference. PLoS ONE, 6(9), 1-10.
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Carrasco, M. (2011). Visual Attention: The past 25 years. Vision Research, 51, 1484-1525.
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White, A.L. & Carrasco, M. (2011). Feature-based attention involuntarily and simultaneously improves visual performance across locations. Journal of Vision, 11(6):15, 1-10.
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Barbot, A., Landy, M. S. & Carrasco, M. (2011). Exogenous attention enhances 2nd-order contrast sensitivity. Vision Research, 51, 1086-1098.
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Spering, M., Pomplun, M. & Carrasco, M. (2011). Tracking without perceiving: A dissociation between eye movements and motion perception. Psychological Science, 22(2), 216-225.
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News from the field in Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics:
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2008 - 2010

Herrmann, K., Montaser-Kouhsari, Carrasco, M. & Heeger, D.J. (2010). When size matters: attention affects performance by contrast or response gain. Nature Neuroscience, 13(12), 1554-1559.
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Online Methods [pdf]
Supplemental Material [pdf]
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Carrasco, M. (2010). Attention: Covert. Encyclopedia of Perception. In E.B. Goldstein (Ed.) SAGE Publications.

Carrasco, M. (2010). Attention: Effects on perception. Encyclopedia of Perception. In E.B. Goldstein (Ed.) SAGE Publications.

Anton-Erxleben, K., Abrams, J. & Carrasco, M. (2010). Evaluating comparative and equality judgments in contrast perception: Attention alters appearance. Journal of Vision, 10(11):6, 1-22.
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Abrams, J., Barbot, A. & Carrasco, M. (2010). Voluntary attention increases perceived spatial frequency. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 72(6), 1510-1521.
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Ferneyhough, E., Stanley, D.A., Phelps, E.A. & Carrasco, M. (2010). Cueing effects of faces are dependent on handedness and visual field. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 17(4), 529-535.
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Carrasco, M., Eckstein, M., Verghese, P., Boynton, G. & Treue, S. (2009). Editorial: Visual attention: Neurophysiology, psychophysics, and cognitive neuroscience. Vision Research, 49, 1033-1036.
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Carrasco, M. (2009). Cross-modal attention enhances perceived contrast. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 106(52), 22039-22040.
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Carrasco, M. & Yeshurun, Y. (2009). Covert Attention Effects on Spatial Resolution. In: Narayanan Srinivasan, editors: Progress in Brain Research, vol. 176, Attention. Narayanan Srinivasan. The Netherlands: Elsevier, pp. 65-86.
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Carrasco, M., Eckstein, M., Verghese, P., Boynton, G. & Treue, S. (2009). Visual attention: Neurophysiology, psychophysics and cognitive neuroscience. Vision Research, 49, 1033-1036.
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Fuller, S., Park, Y. & Carrasco, M. (2009). Cue contrast modulates the effects of exogenous attention on appearance.Vision Research, doi:10.1016/j.visres.2009.04.019.
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Giordano, A.M, McElree, B. & Carrasco, M. (2009). On the automaticity and flexibility of covert attention: A speed-accuracy trade-off analysis. Journal of Vision, 9(3):30, 1-10.
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Montagna, B., Pestilli, F. & Carrasco, M. (2009). Attention trades off spatial acuity. Vision Research, 49, 735-745.
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Montaser-Kouhsari, L. & Carrasco, M. (2009). Perceptual asymmetries are preserved in short-term memory tasks. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 71(8), 1782-1792.
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Fuller, S. & Carrasco, M. (2009). Perceptual consequences of visual performance fields: The case of the line motion illusion. Journal of Vision, 9(4):13, 1-17.
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Pestilli, F., Ling, S. & Carrasco, M. (2009). A population-coding model of attention's influence on contrast response: estimating neural effects from psychophysical data. Vision Research, 49, 1144-1153.
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Liu, T., Abrams, J. & Carrasco, M. (2009). Voluntary attention enhances contrast appearance. Psychological Science, 20(3), 354-362.
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Ling, S., Liu, T. & Carrasco, M. (2009) How spatial and feature-based attention affect the gain and tuning of population responses. Vision Research. 49, 1194-1204.
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Carrasco, M. (2009).  Attention: Psychophysical approaches.  In The Oxford Companion to Consciousness. (Eds.) T. Bayne, A. Cleeremans and P. Wilken. Oxford University Press.

Carrasco, M., Fuller, S. & Ling, S. (2008). Transient attention does increase perceived contrast of suprathreshold stimuli: A reply to Prinzmetal, Long and Leonhardt. Perception & Psychophysics, 70, 1151-1164.
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Yeshurun, Y., Carrasco, M. & Maloney, L. (2008) Bias and Sensitivity in two-interval forced choice procedures: Tests of the difference model. Vision Research, 48, 1837-1851.
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[corrigendum]

Carmel, D., & Carrasco, M. (2008).  Perceptual Learning and Dynamic Changes in Primary Visual Cortex. Neuron, 57, 799-801.
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Fuller, S., Rodriguez, R.Z. & Carrasco, M. (2008).  Apparent contrast differs across the vertical meridian: visual and attentional factors. Journal of Vision, 8(1), 1-16.
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Yeshurun, Y,. Montagna, B. & Carrasco, M. (2008). On the flexibility of sustained attention and its effects on a texture segmentation task. Vision Research, 48(1), 78-93.
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Yeshurun, Y. & Carrasco, M. (2008) The effects of transient attention on spatial resolution and the size of the attentional cue. Perception & Psychophysics, 70(1), 104-113.
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2005 - 2007

Ling, S. & Carrasco, M. (2007). Transient covert attention does alter appearance: A reply to Schneider (2006). Perception & Psychophysics, 69, 1051-1058.
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Liu, T., Larsson, J. & Carrasco, M. (2007) Feature-based attention modulates orientation-selective responses in human visual cortex. Neuron, 55, 313-323.
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Accompanying commentary in Neuron : Attending to features inside and outside the spotlight of attention.
Article in Scientific American : How we know where our lost keys are.

Pestilli, F., Viera, G. & Carrasco M. (2007) How do attention and adaptation affect contrast sensitivity? Journal of Vision, 7(7), 1-12.
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Liu, T., Stevens, S. T. & Carrasco, M. (2007) Comparing the time course and efficacy of spatial and feature-based attention. Vision Research, 47, 108-113.
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Liu, T., Heeger, D. J. & Carrasco, M. Neural correlates of visual vertical meridian asymmetry. (2006) Journal of Vision, 6(11), 1294-1306, http://journalofvision.org/6/11/12/.
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Carrasco, M. (2006). Covert attention increases contrast sensitivity: Psychophysical, neurophysiological, and neuroimaging studies. In "Visual Perception. Part I. Fundamentals of Vision: Low and Mid- Level Processes in Perception", Martinez-Conde S, Macknik SL, Martinez LM, Alonso JM, Tse PU (Eds). Progress in Brain Research, Elsevier, pp. 33-70.
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Liu, T., Fuller, S. & Carrasco, M. (2006). Attention alters the appearance of motion coherence. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 13, 1091-1096.
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Carrasco, M., Loula, F. & Ho, Y-X. (2006). How attention enhances spatial resolution: Evidence from selective adaptation to spatial frequency. Perception & Psychophysics, 68, 1004-1012.
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Fuller, S. & Carrasco, M. (2006). Exogenous attention and color perception: Performance and appearance of saturation and hue. Vision Research, 46, 4032-4047.
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Ling, S. & Carrasco, M. (2006). When sustained attention impairs perception. Nature Neuroscience, 9, 1243-1245.
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Research Highlight: Cognitive Neuroscience: pay attention now.

Montagna, B. & Carrasco, M. (2006). Transient covert attention and the perceived rate of flicker. Journal of Vision, 6(9), 955-965, http://journalofvision.org/6/9/8/, doi:10.1167/6.9.8.
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Carrasco, M., Giordano, A.M. & McElree, B. (2006). Attention speeds processing across eccentricity: Feature and conjuction searches. Vision Research, 46, 2028-2040.
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Phelps, E. A., Ling, S. & Carrasco, M. (2006). Emotion facilitates perception and potentiates the perceptual benefit of attention. Psychological Science, 17, 292-299.
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Ling, S. & Carrasco, M. (2006).Sustained and transient covert attention enhance the signal via different contrast response functions. Vision Research, 46, 1210-1220.
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Ballesteros, S., Reales, J.M., Garcia, E. & Carrasco, M. (2006). Selective attention affects implicit and explicit memory for familar pictures at different delay conditions. Psicothema, 18, 88-99.
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Gobell, J. & Carrasco, M. (2005). Attention alters the appearance of spatial frequency and gap size. Psychological Science, 16, 644-651.
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Pestilli, F. & Carrasco, M. (2005) Attention enhances contrast sensitivity at cued and impairs it at uncued locations. Vision Research, 45, 1867-1875.
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Liu, T., Pestilli, F. & Carrasco, M. (2005) Transient attention enhances perceptual performance and fMRI response in human visual cortex. Neuron, 45, 469-477.
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Carrasco, M. (2005) Transient covert attention increases contrast sensitivity and spatial resolution: Support for signal enhancement. In Neurobiology of Attention, (Eds.) L. Itti, G. Rees, & J. Tsotsos. San Diego, CA:Elsevier.

2002 - 2004

Baldassi, S., Burr, D., Carrasco, M., Eckstein, M. & Verghese, P. (2004). Editorial: Visual Attention. Vision Research, 44, 1189-1191.
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Carrasco, M., Ling, S. & Read, S. (2004). Attention alters appearance. Nature Neuroscience, 7, 308-313.
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News and Views article: Understanding awareness: one step closer
Research Focus: Perceptual enhancement of contrast by attention

Cameron, E.L., Tai, J.C., Eckstein, M.P. & Carrasco, M. (2004). Signal detection theory applied to three visual search tasks: Identification, Yes/No detection and localization. Spatial Vision, 17, 295-325.
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Talgar, C.P., Pelli, D. & Carrasco, M. (2004). Covert attention enhances letter identification without affecting
channel tuning. Journal of Vision, 4(1), 22-31.
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Carrasco, M., Giordano, A.M. & McElree, B. (2004). Temporal performance fields: Visual and attentional factors. Vision Research, 44, 1351-1365.
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Carrasco, M., McElree, B., Denisova, K. & Giordano, A.M. (2003). Speed of visual processing increases with eccentricity. Nature Neuroscience, 6(7), 669-670.
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Carrasco, M., Williams, P. E. & Yeshurun, Y. (2002). Covert attention increases spatial resolution with or without masks: Support for signal enhancement. Journal of Vision, 2(6), 467-479, DOI 10.1167/2.6.4,
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Cameron, E. L., Tai, J. C. & Carrasco, M. (2002). Covert attention affects the psychometric function of contrast sensitivity. Vision Research, 42, 949-967.
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Talgar, C.P. & Carrasco, M. (2002). Vertical meridian asymmetry in spatial resolution: Visual and attentional factors. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 9(4), 714-722.
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1999 - 2001

Carrasco M., Penpeci-Talgar C. & Cameron E.L. (2001) Characterizing visual performance fields: Effects of transient covert attention, spatial frequency, eccentricity, task and set size. Spatial Vision, 15: 61-75.
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Carrasco, M. & McElree, B. (2001). Covert attention accelerates the rate of visual information processing. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 98, 5363-5367.
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Carrasco, M. (2001). Atención y rendimiento visual. Investigación y Ciencia (Attention and visual performance. Spanish edition of Scientific American), 298, 31-33.

Yeshurun, Y. & Carrasco, M. (2000) The locus of attentional effects in texture segmentation. Nature Neuroscience, 3(6), 622-627.
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Carrasco, M., Penpeci-Talgar, C. & Eckstein, M. (2000). Spatial attention increases contrast sensitivity across the CSF: Support for signal enhancement. Vision Research, 40, 1203-1215.
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Pelli, D. & Carrasco, M. (2000). Visual search and low vision. Report for the National Academy of Sciences' National Research Council: Committee on disability determination for individuals with visual impairments.

McElree, B. & Carrasco, M. (1999). Temporal dynamics of visual search: A speed-accuracy analysis of feature and conjunction searches. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 25(6), 1517-1539.
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Yeshurun, Y. & Carrasco, M. (1999). Spatial attention improves performance in spatial resolution tasks. Vision Research, 39, 293-306.
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Seamon, J.G. & Carrasco, M. (1999). The effect of study time on priming possible and impossible figures in the object decision test. Psicothema, 11(4), 801-813.
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1996 - 1998

Carrasco, M., Ponte, D., Rechea, C. & Sampedro, M.J. (1998). "Transient structures": The effects of practice and distractor grouping ion within-dimension conjunction searches. Perception & Psychophysics, 60(7), 1243-1258.
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Yeshurun, Y. & Carrasco, M. (1998). Attention improves or impairs visual performance by enhancing spatial resolution. Nature, 396: 5 Nov. 72-75.
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Carrasco, M., McLean, T.L., Katz, S.M. & Frieder, K.S. (1998). Feature asymmetries in visual search: Effects of display duration, target eccentricity, orientation & spatial frequency. Vision Research, 38, 347-374.
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& Carrasco, M. & Yeshurun, Y. (1998). The contribution of covert attention to the set-size and eccentricity effects in visual search. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 24(2), 673-692.
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Ganor-Stern, D., Seamon, J.G. & Carrasco, M. (1998) The role of attention and study time in explicit and implicit memory for unfamiliar visual stimuli. Memory & Cognition, 26(6), 1187-1195.
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Carrasco, M. & Frieder, K.S. (1997). Cortical magnification neutralizes the eccentricity effect in visual search. Vision Research, 37(1), 63-82.
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Carrasco, M. & Seamon, J.G. (1996). Priming impossible figures in the object decision test: The critical importance of perceived stimulus complexity. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 3(3), 344-351.
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before 1995

Carrasco, M., Evert, D.L., Chang, I. & Katz, S.M. (1995). The eccentricity effect: Target eccentricity affects performance on conjunction searches. Perception & Psychophysics, 57(8), 1241-1261.
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Carrasco, M. & Chang, I. (1995). The interaction of objective and subjective organizations in a localization search task. Perception & Psychophysics, 57(8), 1134-1150.
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Carrasco, M. & Sekuler, E.B. (1993). An unreported size illusion. Perception, 22, 313-322.
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Stuart, D. & Carrasco, M. (1993). Semantic component of a cross-modal Stroop-like task. American Journal of Psychology, 106(3), 383-405.
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Carrasco, M. & Ridout, J.B. (1993). Olfactory perception and olfactory imagery: a multidimensional analysis. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 19(2): 287-301.
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Carrasco, M., Katz, S.M. & Winter, J. (1993). Multidimensional scaling and experimental aesthetics: Escher's prints as a case study. Empirical Studies of the Arts, ed. Colin Martindale. 11(1), 1-23.
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Carrasco, M. (1990). Visual space-time interactions: Effects of adapting to spatial frequencies on temporal sensitivity. Perception & Psychophysics, 48, 488-496.
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Carrasco, M., Kinchla, R.A. & Figueuroa, J.G. (1988). Visual letter-matching and the time course of visual and acoustic codes. Acta Psychologica, 69, 1-17.
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Carrasco, M., Figueroa & Willen, J.D. (1986). A test of the spatial-frequency explanation of the Muller-Lyer illusion. Perception, 15, 553-562.
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