Visual Cognition Lab



Gaspelin, N., Lamy, D. et al. (in press). The PD Component and the Inhibition of Distracting Stimuli. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience.

Lamy, D. & Micher, N. (in press). What is Conscious Vision Good For? Debunking the Devil from the Details. In Perspectives on Consciousness, MIT Press.

Ramgir, A., & Lamy, D. (2023). Distractor’s salience does not determine feature suppression: A commentary on Wang and Theeuwes (2020). Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 49 (6), 852–861

Wirth, B. E., Ramgir, A., & Lamy, D. (2023). Feature intertrial priming biases attentional priority: Evidence from the capture-probe paradigm. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 49 (8), 1145–1157

Mazor, M., Demertzi, A., Fahrenfort, J., Faivre, N., Francken, J., Lamy, D., … & Lubianker, N. (2023). The scientific study of consciousness cannot, and should not, be morally neutral. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 2023, Vol. 18(3) 535–543.

Golan, A., & Lamy, D. (2023). Attentional guidance by target-location probability cueing is largely inflexible, long-lasting, and distinct from inter-trial priming. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition.

Sasi, M., Friedman, S., & Lamy, D. (2023). The go no-go reviewing paradigm: A reliable method for measuring perceptual object-file updating. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics85(1), 140-151.



Darnell, M., & Lamy, D. (2022). Spatial cueing effects do not always index attentional capture: Evidence for a Priority Accumulation Framework. Psychological Research86(5), 1547-1564.

Golan, A., & Lamy, D. (2022). Is Statistical Learning of a Salient Distractor’s Color Implicit, Inflexible and Distinct From Inter-Trial Priming?. Journal of cognition5(1).

Maimon, N. B., Lamy, D., & Eitan, Z. (2022). Do Picardy thirds smile? Tonal hierarchy and tonal valence: explicit and implicit measures. Music Perception: An Interdisciplinary Journal39(5), 443-467.



Yaron, I., & Lamy, D. (2021). Spatial cueing effects are not what we thought: On the timing of attentional deployment. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance47(7), 946.

Zivony, A., & Lamy, D. (2021). What processes are disrupted during the attentional blink? An integrative review of event-related potential research. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 1-21.

Darnell, M., & Lamy, D. (2021). Spatial cueing effects do not always index attentional capture: Evidence for a Priority Accumulation Framework. Psychological Research, 1-18.

Lamy, D. (2021). The attentional capture debate: the long-lasting consequences of a misnomer. Visual Cognition, 1-4.

Ramgir, A., & Lamy, D. (2021). Does feature intertrial priming guide attention? The jury is still out. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 1-25.

Mazor, M., Demertzi, A., Fahrenfort, J., Faivre, N., Francken, J., Lamy, D., … & Lubianker, N. (2021). The scientific study of consciousness cannot, and should not, be morally neutral.

Maimon, N. B., Molcho, L., Intrator, N., & Lamy, D. (2021, March). Novel Single-Channel EEG Features Correlate with Working Memory Load. In 2021 IEEE 3rd Global Conference on Life Sciences and Technologies (LifeTech) (pp. 471-472). IEEE.


Maimon, N. B., Lamy, D., & Eitan, Z. (2020). Crossmodal Correspondence Between Tonal Hierarchy and Visual Brightness: Associating Syntactic Structure and Perceptual Dimensions Across Modalities, Multisensory Research, 33(8), 805-836. 

Ophir, E. A., Hesselmann, G., & Lamy, D. (2020). The attentional blink unveils the interplay between conscious perception, spatial attention and working memory encoding. Consciousness and Cognition, 85, 103008. 


Gabbay, C., Zivony, A. & Lamy, D. (2019). Splitting the spotlight? Evidence for attentional capture. Visual Cognition, 1-19. Gabbay_Zivony_Lamy_2019

Avneon, M., & Lamy, D. (2019). Do semantic priming and retrieval of stimulus-response associations depend on conscious perception? Consciousness and Cognition 69, 36-51. Avneon_Lamy_2019

Lamy. D., Ophir, E.A., & Avneon, M. (in press). Studying the benefits and costs of conscious perception with the liminal prime paradigm. In “Transitions between consciousness and unconsciousness”. Overgaard and Hesselmann, Eds. 

Lamy, D., Darnell, M., Levi, A., & Bublil, C. (2018). Testing the Attentional Dwelling Hypothesis of Attentional Capture. Journal of Cognition, 1(1). Lamy_Darnell_Levi_Bublil_2019

Lamy, D.Darnell_Lamy_preprint Maimon_Lamy_Eitan_2020 Ophir_Hesselmann_Lamy_preprint Selection history and attentional guidance Yaron_Lamy_preprint et al. (2019). “Correction: Testing the Attentional Dwelling Hypothesis of Attentional Capture.” Journal of Cognition 2.1 

Hilchey, M.D.., Pratt, J & Lamy, D. (2019). Is attention really biased toward the last target location in visual search? Attention, response rules, distractors and eye movements. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 1-9. Hilchey_Pratt_Lamy_2019

Hilchey, M. D., Antinucci, V., Lamy, D., & Pratt, J. (2019). Is attention really biased toward the last target location in visual search? Attention, response rules, distractors, and eye movements. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 1-9. Hilchey_Antinucci_Lamy_Pratt_2019

Michel, Beck, Block, Blumenfeld, Brown, Carmel, Carrasco, Chirimuuta, Chun, Cleeremans, Dehaene, Fleming, Frith, Haggard, He, Heyes, Goodale, Irvine, Kawato, Kentridge, King, Knight, Kouider, Lamme, Lamy, Lau, Laureys, LeDoux, Lin, Liu, Macknik, Martinez-Conde, Mashour, Melloni, Miracchi, Mylopoulos, Naccache, Owen, Passingham, Pessoa, Peters, Rahnev, Ro, Rosenthal, Sasaki, Sergent, Solovey, Schiff, Seth, Catherine Tallon-Baudry, Tamietto, Tong, van Gaal, Vlassova, Watanabe, Weisberg, Yan, and Yoshida. (2019). Opportunities and Challenges for a Maturing Science of Consciousness. Nature. Human Behavior, 3 (2), 104. Michel_et_2019


Avneon, M., & Lamy, D. (2018). Reexamining unconscious response priming: A liminal-prime paradigm. Consciousness and Cognition, 59, 87-103.

Lamy, D., Darnell, M., Levi, A., & Bublil, c. (2018). Testing the Attentional Dwelling Hypothesis of Attentional Capture. Journal of cognition, 43, 1-16. 

Lamy, D., & Zivony, A. (2018). Target activation and distractor inhibition underlie priming of pop-out: A response to Dent.  Vision Research.

Ophir, E.A., Sherman, E., & Lamy, D. (2018). An attentional blink in the absence of spatial attention: a cost of awareness? Psychological Research, 1-17.

Zivony, A., Allon, A.S., Luriaa, R., & Lamy, D. (2018). Dissociating between the N2pc and attentional shifting: An attentional blink study. Neuropsychologia, 121, 153-163.

Zivony, A., & Lamy, D. (2018). Contingent Attentional Engagement: Stimulus- and Goal-Driven Capture Have Qualitatively Different Consequences. Psychological Science, 1-12.

Zivony, A., Shanny, S., & Lamy, D. (2018). Perceptual Processing is Not Spared During the Attentional Blink. Journal of cognition, 18, 1-14. 



Lamy, D., Carmel, T. & Peremen, Z. (2017). Prior conscious experience enhances conscious perception but does not affect response priming.Cognition, 160, 62-81.

Biderman, D., Biderman, N., Zivony, A., & Lamy, D. (2017). Contingent Capture Is Weakened in Search for Multiple Features From Different Dimensions. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human perception and Performance.

Glickman, M., & Lamy, D. (2017). Attentional capture by irrelevant emotional distractor faces is contingent on implicit attentional settings. Cognition and Emotion, 1-12.



Zivony, A., & Lamy, D. (2016). Attentional Capture and Engagement During the Attentional Blink: A “Camera” Metaphor of Attention. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 11, 1886 –1902. 

Zivony, A., & Lamy, D. (2016). The Role of Dimension Relevance in Features’ Access to Response-Selection Mechanisms. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 11, 1873–1885.



Lamy, D. Alon, L., Carmel, T. & Shalev, N. (2015). The role of conscious perception in attentional capture and object-file updating. Psychological Science.


Carmel, T., & Lamy, D. (2015). Towards a Resolution of the Attentional-Capture Debate. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance.


Zivony, A., & Lamy, D. (2015). There and back again: Revisiting the on-time effect. Vision research, 113, 11–21. 


Lamy, D., Alon, L., Carmel, T., & Shalev, N. (2015). The role of conscious perception in attentional capture and object-file updating. Psychological science, 26, 48-57.



file_pdfAmunts, L., Yashar, A. & Lamy, D. (2014). Inter-trial priming does not affect attentional priority in a symmetric visual search. Frontiers in Psychology: Cognition, 5.

file_pdfCarmel, T., & Lamy, D. (2014). The Same-Location Cost Is Unrelated to Attentional Settings: An Object-Updating Account. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance.

file_pdfMudrik, L., Shalgi, S., Lamy, D. & Deouell, L. Y. (2014). Synchronous contextual irregularities affect early scene processing: Replication and extension. Neuropsychologia, 56, 447-458.

file_pdfPeremen, P. & Lamy, D. (2014). Do conscious perception and unconscious processing rely on independent mechanisms? A meta-contrast study. Consciousness and Cognition, 24, 22–32.

file_pdfPeremen, P. & Lamy, D. (2014). Comparing unconscious processing during continuous flash suppression and meta-contrast masking just under the limen of consciousness.  Frontiers in Psychology: Consciousness research, 5, 969-.

file_pdfZivony, A. & Lamy, D. (2014). Attentional engagement is not sufficient to prevent spatial capture. Attention, Perception and Psychophysics, 76, 19-31.



file_pdfYashar, A. & Lamy, D. (2013). Temporal position priming: Memory traces of recent experience bias the allocation of attention in time. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 1443-1456.

file_pdfLamy, D., Yashar, A. & Ruderman, L. (2013). Orientation search is mediated by distractor suppression: Evidence from priming of pop-out. Vision Research, 81, 29-35.

file_pdfPeremen, Z., Hilo, R. & Lamy, D. (2013). Visual consciousness and inter-trial feature priming. Journal of Vision, 13(5), 1-12.

file_pdfLamy, D., Kristjֳ¡nsson, A. (2013). Is goal-directed attentional guidance just inter-trial priming? A review. Journal of Vision, 14, 1-19.

file_pdfYashar, A., Makovski, T. & Lamy, D. (2013). The role of motor response in implicit encoding: Evidence from intertribal priming in pop-out  search. Vision Research, 93, 80-87.



file_pdfSalti, M., Bar-Haim, Y., & Lamy, D. (2012). The P3 component of the ERP reflects conscious perception,  not confidence.ֲ Consciousness and Cognition, 21, 961-968.

file_pdfRuderman, L., & Lamy, D. (2012). Emotional context influences access of visual stimuli to anxious individuals’ awareness. Consciousness and Cognition, 21, 900-914.

file_pdfLamy, D., Leber, A. B., & Egeth, H.E. (2012). Selective Attention. In A. F. Healy & R. W. Proctor (Eds.), Experimental Psychology. Volume 4 of the Comprehensive Handbook of Psychology, Fourth Edition, Editor-in-Chief: I. B. Weiner. New York: Wiley, pp. 265-294.

Lamy, D., and Peremen, Z. (2012). What has TMS taught us about the role of V1 in conscious and unconscious processing? In S. Kreitler and O. Maimon (Eds.), Consciousness: Its nature and functions.

Mudrik, L., Deouell, L. Y. & Lamy, D. (2012). Novelty, not integration: Finding the function of conscious awareness. In S. Kreitler and O. Maimon (Eds.), Consciousness: Its nature and functions.



file_pdfMudrik, L., Deouell, L. Y.ֲ  & Lamy, D. (2011). Scene congruency biases binocular rivalry.Consciousness and Cognition, 20, 756-767.

file_pdfMudrik, L., Breska, A.,  Lamy, D. & Deouell, L. Y.   (2011). Integration without awareness: expanding the limits of unconscious processing. Psychological Science, 22, 764-770.

file_pdfYashar, A. & Lamy, D. (2011). Refining the dual-stage account of intertrial feature priming: Does motor response or response feature matter? Attention, Perception and Psychophysics, 73, 7, 2160-2167.

file_pdfLamy, D., Zivony, A. & Yashar, A. (2011). The role of search difficulty in intertrial feature priming.Vision Research, 51, 2099-2109.

file_pdfSalomon, R., Szpiro-Grinberg, S. & Lamy, D. (2011). Self motion holds a special status in visual Processing, PLOS ONE, 6, 10, e24347.



file_pdfLamy, D. (2010). Reevaluating the disengagement hypothesis. Acta Psychologica, 135, 2, 77-99. 


file_pdfEldar, S.,Yankelevitch,R., Lamy, D., & Bar-Haim, Y. (2010). Enhanced neural reactivity and selective attention to threat in anxiety. Biological Psychology,  85, 2, 252-257. 

file_pdfYashar, A. & Lamy, D. (2010). Intertrial Repetition Affects Perception:The Role of Focused Attention.Journal of Vision, 10, 14, 3, 1 – 8.


Lamy, D., Yashar, A. & Ruderman, L. (2010). A dual-stage account of inter-trial priming effects.Vision Research, 48, 1274-1279.

file_pdfBar-Haim, Y., Kerem, A. , Lamy, D. & Zakay, D. (2010). When time slows down: the influence of threat on time perception in anxiety. Cognition and Emotion, 24, 255-263.

file_pdfMudrik, L., Lamy, D. & Deouell, L. Y.ֲ  (2010). ERP evidence for context congruity effects during simultaneous object-scene processing. Neuropsychologia, 48, 507-517.

file_pdfYashar, A. & Lamy, D. (2010). Intertrial repetition facilitates selection in time: Common mechanisms underlie spatial and temporal search. Psychological Science, 1-9.



file_pdfSalomon, R., Malach, R., & Lamy, D. (2009) Involvement of the Intrinsic/Default System in Movement-Related Self Recognition. PLoS ONE, 4, 10: e7527

file_pdfLamy, D., & Zoaris, L. (2009). Task-irrelevant stimulus salience affects visual search. Vision Research, 49 , 1472 – 1480.

file_pdfLamy, D., Salti, M. & Bar-Haim, Y. (2009). Neural Correlates of Subjective Awareness and Unconscious Processing: An ERP Study. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 21, 1435 – 1446.



file_pdfLamy, D., Kosover, A., Aviani, N.,ֲ  Harari, H. & Levkovitz, H. (2008). Implicit memory for spatial context in depression and schizophrenia. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 117, 954 – 961.

file_pdfLamy, D., Bar-Anan, Y. & Egeth, H. E. (2008). The role of within-dimension singleton priming in visual search . Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 34,268 – 285.

file_pdfLamy, D., Amunts, L., & Bar-Haim, Y. (2008). Emotional Priming of Pop-out in Visual Search.Emotion, 8, 151-161.

file_pdfLamy, D., Antebi, C., Aviani, N. & Carmel, T. (2008). Priming of Pop-out provides reliable measures of target activation and distractor inhibition in selective attention. Vision Research, 48, 30-41.

file_pdfLamy, D., Mudrik, L. & Deouell, L. (2008). Unconscious auditory information can prime visual word processing: A process-dissociation procedure study. Consciousness and Cognition, 17, 688-698.

file_pdfLamy, D. & Yashar, A. (2008). Intertrial target-feature changes do not lead to more distraction by singletons: Target uncertainty does. Vision Research, 48, 1274-1279.

file_pdfFrenkel, T. I., Lamy, D., Algom, D., & Bar-Haim, Y. (2008). Individual Differences in Perceptual Sensitivity and Response Bias in Anxiety: Evidence from Emotional Faces. Cognition and Emotion, 22, 1-13.



file_pdfBar-Haim, Y., Lamy, D.,ֲ  Pergamin, L., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M. J., & van Ijzendoorn, M. (2007). Threat-Related Attentional Bias in Anxious and Nonanxious Individuals: A Meta-Analytic Study. Psychological Bulletin, 133, 1-24. 

file_pdfBar-Haim,Y., Ziv, T., Lamy, D., & Hodes, R. M. (2006). Nature and nurture in own-race face processing. Psychological Science, 17, 159-163.

file_pdfBar-Haim, Y., Shulman, C., Lamy, D., & Reuveni, A. (2006). Attention to eyes and mouth in high-functioning children with autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 36, 131-137.

file_pdfLamy, D., Segal, H., & Ruderman, L. (2006). Grouping does not require attention. Perception and Psychophysics, 68, 17-31.

file_pdfLamy, D., Bar-Anan, Y., Egeth, H. E., & Carmel, T. (2006). Effects of top-down guidance and singleton priming on visual search. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 13, 287-293.

file_pdfLamy, D., Carmel, T., Egeth, H. & Leber, A. (2006). Effects of search mode and inter-trial priming on singleton search. Perception and Psychophysics, 68, 919-932.

file_pdfArie, M., Henkin, Y., Lamy, D., Tetin-Schneider, S., Apter, A., Sadeh, A., & Bar-Haim, Y. (2006). Reduced auditory processing capacity during vocalization in children with selective mutism.Biological Psychiatry, 61, 419 – 421.

file_pdfBar-Haim, Y., Lamy, D., & Glickman, S. (2005). Attentional Bias in Anxiety: A Behavioral and ERP Study. Brain and Cognition, 59, 11-22.

file_pdfLamy, D. (2005). Temporal expectations modulate attentional capture. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 12, 1112 – 1119. 



file_pdfLamy, D., Leber, A. B., & Egeth, H. E. (2004). Effects of Task Relevance and Stimulus-Driven Salience in Feature-Search Mode. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 30, 1019-1031. 

file_pdfLamy, D., Tsal, Y. & Egeth, H.E (2003). Does a salient distractor capture attention early in processing? Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 10 , 621-629.

file_pdfLamy, D. & Egeth, H. E. (2003). Attentional Capture in Singleton-Detection and Feature-Search Modes. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 29, 1003-1020.

file_pdfEgeth, H. E & Lamy, D. (2003). Attention. In A. F. Healy & R. W. Proctor (Eds.), Experimental Psychology (pp. 269-292). Volume 4 of the Comprehensive Handbook of Psychology, Editor-in-Chief: I. B. Weiner. New York: Wiley.

file_pdfLevkovitz, Y., Lamy, D., Treves, I., & Fennig, S. (2002). Perception of dyadic relationship and emotional states in patients with affective disorders. Journal of affective disorders, 75, 19-28. 

file_pdfLamy, D., & Egeth, H. E. (2002). Object-based selection: the role of attentional shifts. Perception & Psychophysics, 64, 52-66. 


Before 2001

file_pdfLamy, D. & Tsal, Y. (2001). On the status of location in visual attention. European Journal of Psychology, 13, 305-342.

file_pdfLamy, D. (2000). Object-based selection and focused attention: A failure to replicate. Perception and Psychophysics, 62, 1272-1279.

file_pdfLamy, D. & Tsal, Y. (2000). Object features, object locations and object-files: which does attention select and when? Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 26, 1387-1400.

file_pdfTsal, Y. & Lamy, D. (2000). Attending to an object’s color entails attending to its location: Support for location-special views of visual attention. Perception & Psychophysics, 62, 960-968.

file_pdfLamy, D. & Tsal, Y. (1999). A salient distractor does not disrupt conjunction search. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 6, 93-98.

file_pdf Tsal, Y., Meiran, N., and Lamy, D. (1995). Towards a resolution theory of visual attention. Visual Cognition , 2 (2/3) , 313-330. 


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