Attention

Bressler DW, Fortenbaugh FC, Robertson LC, Silver MA (2013) Visual spatial attention enhances the amplitude of positive and negative fMRI responses to visual stimulation in an eccentricity-dependent manner. Vision Research 85:104-112. pdf

Gratton C, Sreenivasan KK, Silver MA, D'Esposito M (2013) Attention selectively modifies the representation of individual faces in the human brain. Journal of Neuroscience 33:6979-6989. pdf

Hutchinson JB, Uncapher MR, Weiner KS, Bressler DW, Silver MA, Preston AR, Wagner AD (2013) Functional heterogeneity in posterior parietal cortex across attention and episodic memory retrieval. Cerebral Cortex, in press. pdf

Bressler DW, Silver MA (2010) Spatial attention improves reliability of fMRI retinotopic mapping signals in occipital and parietal cortex. NeuroImage 53:526-533. pdf supplementary materials

Silver MA, Landau AN, Lauritzen TZ, Prinzmetal W, Robertson LC (2010) "Isolating human brain functional connectivity associated with a specific cognitive process", in Human Vision and Electronic Imaging XV, edited by B.E. Rogowitz and T.N. Pappas, Proceedings of SPIE, Volume 7527, pp. 75270B-1 to 75270B-9. pdf

Lauritzen TZ, D'Esposito M, Heeger DJ, Silver MA (2009) Top-down flow of visual spatial attention signals from parietal to occipital cortex. Journal of Vision 9(13):18:1-14. pdf supplementary materials

Silver MA, Kastner S (2009) Topographic maps in human frontal and parietal cortex. Trends in Cognitive Sciences 13:488-495. pdf


Visual processing in schizophrenia

Rokem A, Yoon JH, Ooms RE, Maddock RJ, Minzenberg MJ, Silver MA (2011) Broader visual orientation tuning in patients with schizophrenia. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 5:127. pdf

Yoon JH, Maddock RJ, Rokem A, Silver MA, Minzenberg MJ, Ragland JD, Carter CS (2010) GABA concentration is reduced in visual cortex in schizophrenia and correlates with orientation-specific surround suppression. Journal of Neuroscience 30:3777-3781. pdf

Yoon JH, Rokem AS, Silver MA, Minzenberg MJ, Ursu S, Radland JD, Carter CS (2009) Diminished orientation-specific surround suppression of visual processing in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Bulletin 35:1078-1084. pdf

Yoon JH, Sheremata S, Rokem A, Silver MA (2013) Windows to the soul: vision science as a tool for studying biological mechanisms of information processing deficits in schizophrenia. Frontiers in Psychology 4:681.


Cholinergic pharmacology

Rokem A, Silver MA (2013) The benefits of cholinergic enhancement during perceptual learning are long-lasting. Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience 7:66. pdf

Kosovicheva AA, Sheremata SL, Rokem A, Landau AN, Silver MA (2012) Cholinergic enhancement reduces orientation-specific surround suppression but not visual crowding. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience 6:61. pdf

Rokem A, Landau AN, Garg D, Prinzmetal W, Silver MA (2010) Cholinergic enhancement increases the effects of voluntary attention but does not affect involuntary attention. Neuropsychopharmacology 35:2538-2544. pdf

Rokem A, Silver MA (2010) Cholinergic enhancement augments magnitude and specificity of visual perceptual learning in healthy humans. Current Biology 20:1723-1728. pdf supplementary materials

Silver MA, Shenhav A, D'Esposito M (2008) Cholinergic enhancement reduces spatial spread of visual responses in early visual cortex. Neuron 60:904-914. pdf supplementary materials


Binocular rivalry

Bressler DW, Denison RN, Silver MA (2013) "High-level modulations of binocular rivalry: effects of stimulus configuration, spatial and temporal context, and observer state", pp. 253-280. In: The Constitution of Visual Consciousness: Lessons from Binocular Rivalry, edited by S.M Miller. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: John Benjamins.

Denison RN, Silver MA (2012) Distinct contributions of the magnocellular and parvocellular visual streams to perceptual selection. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 24:246-259. pdf supplementary materials

Denison RN, Piazza EA, Silver MA (2011) Predictive context influences perceptual selection during binocular rivalry. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 5:166. pdf


Perceptual learning

McDevitt EA, Rokem A, Silver MA, Mednick SC (2013) Sex differences in sleep-dependent perceptual learning. Vision Research, in press.


Dopaminergic pharmacology

Rokem A, Landau AN, Prinzmetal W, Wallace DA, Silver MA, D'Esposito M (2012) Modulation of inhibition of return by the dopamine D2 receptor agonist bromocriptine depends on individual DAT1 genotype. Cerebral Cortex 22:1133-1138. pdf


Perception of visual space

Fortenbaugh FC, Sanghvi S, Silver MA, Robertson LC (2012) Exploring the edges of visual space: The influence of visual boundaries on peripheral localization. Journal of Vision 12(2):19:1-18. pdf


Auditory perception

Piazza EA, Sweeny TD, Wessel D, Silver MA, Whitney D (2013) Humans use summary statistics to perceive auditory sequences. Psychological Science 24:1389-1397. pdf


Motion perception

Rokem A, Silver MA (2009) A model of encoding and decoding in V1 and MT accounts for motion perception anisotropies in the human visual system. Brain Research 1299:3-16. pdf