Melcher Lab Publications

Latest Publications
Sharp P, Melcher D, & Hickey C (in press). Different effects of spatial and temporal attention on the integration and segregation of stimuli in time. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics.
Ronconi L, Busch N, Melcher D (2018). Alpha-band sensory entrainment alters the duration of temporal windows in visual perception. Scientific Reports, 8, 11810.
Drewes J, Zhu W, Melcher D, The edge of awareness: Mask spatial density, but not color, determines optimal temporal frequency for continuous flash suppression, Journal of Vision, January 2018, Vol.18, 12, doi:10.1167/18.1.12
Wutz A, Melcher D & Samaha J (2017), Frequency modulation of neural oscillations according to visual task demands, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1713318115.
Ronconi L, Oosterhof N N, Bonmassar C, & Melcher D. (2017), Multiple oscillatory rhythms determine the temporal organization of perception, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, doi:10.1073/pnas.1714522114.
Buonocore A, Fracasso A, Melcher D. (2017) Pre-saccadic perception: Separate time courses for enhancement and spatial pooling at the saccade target. PLoS One. 2017 Jun 14; 12(6):e0178902. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0178902.
Fairhall SL, Schwarzbach J, Lingnau A, Van Koningsbruggen M, Melcher D. Spatiotopic updating across saccades revealed by spatially-specific fMRI adaptation. Neuroimage, November 2016,
De Pisapia N, Bacci F, Parrott D & Melcher D (2016). Brain networks for visual creativity: a functional connectivity study of planning a visual artwork. Scientific Reports. DOI: 10.1038/srep39185.
Corbett JE, Venuti P and Melcher D (2016) Perceptual Averaging in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Front. Psychol. 7:1735. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01735.
Sengupta R, Bapiraju S, Melcher D. Big and small numbers: Empirical support for a single, flexible mechanism for numerosity perception (2016). Attention, Perception & Psychophysics. Available at Springer Nature SharedIt.
Zhu W,  Drewes J,  Peatfield N and Melcher D (2016). Differential visual processing of animal images, with and without conscious awareness, October 2016, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.; doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2016.00513.
Wutz A, Muschter E, van Koningsbruggen MG, Weisz N & Melcher D (2016). Temporal integration windows in neural processing and perception aligned to saccadic eye movements. Current Biology. DOI:10.1016/j.cub.2016.04.070.
Buonocore A, McIntosh RD, Melcher D (2015). Beyond the point of no return: effects of visual distractors on saccade amplitude and velocity. Journal of Neurophysiology. DOI: 10.1152/jn.00939.2015.
Drewes J, Zhu W, Wutz A & Melcher D (November 2015). Dense sampling reveals behavioral oscillations in rapid visual categorization. Scientific Reports 5, Article 16290.
Buonocore A & Melcher D (2015). Interference during eye movement preparation shifts the timing of peri-saccadic compression. Journal of Vision, Vol.15, 3. doi:10.1167/15.15.3.
Hartzell JF, Davis B, Melcher D et al. (2015). Brains of verbal memory specialists show anatomical differences in language, memory and visual systems. Neuroimage, Jul 15. pii: S1053-8119(15)00638-2 [Epub ahead of print].
Van Paaschen J, Bacci F & Melcher, D (2015). The Influence of Art Expertise and Training on Emotion and Preference Ratings for Representational and Abstract Artworks. PLoS One, 10(8): e0134241.
Wutz A, Shukla A, Bapi RS, Melcher D (2015), Expansion and Compression of Time Correlate with Information Processing in an Enumeration Task, PLoS One, Vol.10(8):e0135794.

Buonocore A & Melcher D (2015), Disrupting saccadic updating: visual interference prior to the first saccade elicits spatial errors in the secondary saccade in a double-step task. Experimental Brain Research, Vol. 233, Issue 6:1893-1905.

Fracasso A, Kaunitz L, Melcher D (2015). Saccade kinematics modulate perisaccadic perception. Journal of Vision, Mar 6;15(3), pii:4.

Melcher D & Morrone MC (2015). Non-retinotopic visual processing in the brain. Visual Neuroscience, 32, E017.
Recent publications also include:

Cavicchio F., Melcher D. & Poesio M. (2014). The effect of linguistic and visual salience in visual world studies. Frontiers in Psychology, 5:176.

Corbett, J.E. & Melcher, D. (2014). Stable statistical representations facilitate visual search. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception Performance, 40(5), 1915-25.

Corbett J. E., Melcher D. (2014). Characterizing ensemble statistics: Mean size is represented across multiple frames of reference. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics 76 (3), 746-58. Download here.

Drewes J, Zhu W, Melcher D (2014). Dissociation Between Spatial and Temporal Integration Mechanisms in Vernier Fusion. Vision Research.

Fairhall S.L., Albi A., Melcher D. (2014). Temporal Integration Windows for Naturalistic Visual Sequences. PLOS One.

Kaunitz L., Fracasso A., Skujevskis M., Melcher D.P. (2014). Waves of visibility: probing the depth of inter-ocular suppression with transient and sustained targets. Consciousness Research in Frontiers in Psychology.

Knops A., Piazza M., Sengupta R., Eger E. & Melcher D. (2014). A shared, flexible neural map architecture reflects capacity limits in both visual short term memory and enumeration. Journal of Neuroscience, 34(30), 9857-9866. Download here.

Lanzoni L., Melcher D., Miceli G., Corbett J.E. (2014). Global statistical regularities modulate the speed of visual search in patients with focal attentional deficits. Frontiers in Psychology.

Sengupta R., Surampudi B.R. and Melcher D. (2014). A visual sense of number emerges from the dynamics of a recurrent on-center off-surround neural network. Brain Research.

Subramanian R., Shankar D., Sebe N. & Melcher D. (2014). Emotion modulates eye movement patterns and subsequent memory for the gist and details of movie scenes. Journal of Vision, 14(3):31.

Wutz A., Weisz N., Braun C. & Melcher D. (2014). Temporal windows in visual processing: 'Pre-stimulus brain state' and 'post-stimulus phase reset' segregate visual transients on different temporal scales. Journal of Neuroscience, 34(4), 1554-65.n Download here.

Wutz A., Melcher D.P.(2014). The temporal window of individuation limits visual capacity. Perception Science in Frontiers in Psychology.

Wutz, A. & Melcher, D. (2013). Temporal buffering and visual capacity: the time course of object formation underlies capacity limits in visual cognition. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 75(5): 921-933. Download here.

Melcher, D. & Bacci F. (2013). Perception of emotion in abstract artworks: a multidisciplinary approach. Progress in Brain Research, 204:191-216.

Fracasso, A., Targher, S., Zampini, M. & Melcher D. (2013). Fooling the eyes: the influence of a sound-induced visual motion illusion on eye movements. PLoS One. 26;8(4):e62131.

Kaunitz, L., Fracasso, A., Lingnau, A. & Melcher D. (2013). Non-conscious processing of motion coherence can boost conscious access. PLoS One. 8(4):e60787.

Dempere-Marco, L., Melcher, D. & Deco, G. (2012). Effective visual working memory capacity : an emergent effect from the neural dynamics in an attractor network. PLoS One, 7(8): e42719

Wutz, A., Caramazza, A. & Melcher, D. (2012). Rapid enumeration within a fraction of a single glance : the role of visible persistence in object individuation capacity. Visual Cognition, 20(6): 717-32. Download here.

Melcher, D. & Fracasso, A. (2012). Remapping of the line motion illusion across eye movements. Experimental Brain Research, 218(4): 503-14.

Melcher, D. & Piazza, M. (2011). The role of attentional priority and saliency in determining capacity limits in enumeration and visual working memory. PLoS One, 6(12): e29296

Kaunitz, L.N., Fracasso, A. & Melcher, D. (2011). Unseen complex motion is modulated by attention and generates a visual aftereffect. Journal of Vision, 11(13), 10. DOI: 10.1167/11.13.10.

Melcher, D. & Murphy, B. (2011). The role of semantic interference in limiting memory for the details of visual scenes. Frontiers in Psychology. DOI :10.3389/fpsyg.2011.00262.

Kaunitz LN, Kamienkowski JE, Olivetti E, Murphy B, Avesani P, Melcher D. (2011). Intercepting the first pass: rapid categorization is suppressed for unseen stimuli. Frontiers in Psychology, 2:198.

Piazza M, Fumarola A, Chinello A, Melcher D. (2011). Subitizing reflects visuo-spatial object individuation capacity. Cognition, 121(1):147-53.

Melcher, D. (2011). Visual stability. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B., 366, 468-475.

Fracasso, A., Caramazza, A. & Melcher, D. (2010). Continuous perception of motion and shape across saccadic eye movements. Journal of Vision, 10(13):14, DOI:10.1167/10.13.14

Melcher, D. (2010). Accumulating and remembering the details of neutral and emotional scenes. Perception, 39(8), 1011-1025.

Melcher, D. (2010). The missing link for attentional pointers: comment on Cavanagh et al. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 14(11), 473, DOI:10.1016/j.tics.2010.08.007.

De Pisapia, N., Kaunitz, L. & Melcher, D. (2010). Backward masking and unmasking across saccadic eye movements. Current Biology, 20, 613-7.