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Human Electrophysiology Lab

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In Press

Feng, W., Störmer, V. S., Martinez, A., McDonald, J. J., & Hillyard, S. A. (in press). Involuntary orienting of attention to a sound desynchronizes the occipital alpha rhythm and improves visual perception. NeuroImage

2017

Livingstone, A. C., Christie, G. J., Wright, R. D., & McDonald, J. J. (in press, 17-Oct-2016). Signal enhancement, not active suppression, follows the contingent capture of visual attention. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. [PDF

2016

Störmer, V. S., Feng, W., Martinez, A., McDonald, J. J., & Hillyard, S. A. (2016). Salient, irrelevant sounds reflexively induce alpha rhythm desynchronization in parallel with slow potential shifts in visual cortex. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 28, 433-445.

Hillyard, S. A., Störmer, V. S., Feng, W., Martinez, A., & McDonald, J. J. (2016). Cross-modal Orienting of Visual Attention. Neuropsychologia, 83, 170-178.

Gaspar, J. M., Christie, G. J., Prime, D. J., Jolicœur, P. & McDonald, J. J. (2016). Inability to suppress salient distractors predicts low visual working memory capacity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 113, 3693-3698.

2015

Jannati, A., McDonald, J. J., & Di Lollo, V. (2015). Individual differences in rate of encoding into visual short-term memory (VSTM) predict estimates of VSTM capacity (K). Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 69, 213-220.

Christie, G. J., Livingstone, A. C., & McDonald, J. J. (2015). Searching for inefficiency in visual search. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 27, 46-56. [PDF]

2014

Feng, W., Störmer, V. S., Martinez, A., McDonald, J. J., & Hillyard, S. A. (2014). Sounds activate visual cortex and improve visual discrimination. Journal of Neuroscience, 34, 9817-9824. [PDF]

Gaspar, J. M. & McDonald, J. J. (2014). Suppression of salient objects prevents distraction in visual search. Journal of Neuroscience, 34, 5658-5666. [PDF]

Oliveira, F. T., Hickey, C., & McDonald, J. J. (2014). Proactive and Reactive Processes in the Medial Frontal Cortex: An Electrophysiological Study. PloS one9, e84351. [PDF]

Pomerleau, V. J., Fortier-Gauthier, U., Corriveau, I., McDonald, J. J., Dell’Acqua, R., & Jolicœur, P. (2014). The attentional blink freezes spatial attention allocation to targets, not distractors: Evidence from human electrophysiology. Brain Research, 1559, 33-45.

 

2013

Jannati, A., Gaspar, J. M., & McDonald, J. J. (2013). Tracking target and distractor processing in fixed-feature visual search. J. Exper. Psychol. Hum. Percept. Perform., 39, 1713-1730.[PDF]

McDonald, J. J., Whitman, J., Störmer, V. S., & Hillyard, S. A. (2013). Involuntary cross-modal spatial attention influences visual perception. Invited chapter for Mangun, G. R. (ed.), Cognitive electrophysiology of attention. [PDF]

McDonald, J. J., Störmer, V. S., Martinez, A., Feng, W., & Hillyard, S. A. (2013). Salient sounds activate visual cortex automatically.  Journal of Neuroscience33, 9194-9201. [PDF]

McDonald, J. J., Green, J. J., Jannati, A. & Di Lollo. (2013). On the electrophysiological evidence for the capture of visual attention. J. Exper. Psychol. Hum. Percept. Perform., 39, 849-860.   [PDF]

2012

Fortier-Gauthier, U., Moffat, N., Dell'Acqua, R., McDonald, J. J., & Jolicoeur, P. (2012). Contralateral cortical organisation of information in visual short-term memory: Evidence from lateralized brain activity during retrieval. Neuropsychologia, 50, 1748-1758. 

Corriveau, I., Fortier-Gauthier, U., Pomerleau, V. J., McDonald, J. J., Dell’Acqua, R., & Jolicœur, P. (2012). Electrophysiological evidence of multitasking impairment of attentional deployment reflects target-specific processing, not distractor inhibition.  International Journal of Psychophysiology, 86, 152-159.

Doesburg, S. M., Green, J. J., McDonald, J. J., & Ward, L. M. (2012). Theta modulation of inter-regional gamma synchronization during auditory attention control. Brain Research, 1431, 77-85. [PDF]

2011

Green, J. J., Doesburg, S., Ward, L.M., & McDonald, J. J. (2011). Electrical neuroimaging of voluntary audio-spatial attention: Evidence for a supramodal attention control network. Journal of Neuroscience,  31, 3560-3564. [PDF]

McDonald, J. J., Green, J. J., Störmer, V. S., & Hillyard, S. A. (2011). Cross-modal spatial cueing of attention influences visual perception. In M. M. Murray and M. T. Wallace (eds.), Frontiers in the Neural Bases of Multisensory Processes. CRC Press: Boca Raton, FL.

2010

Green, J. J. & McDonald, J. J. (2010). The role of temporal predictability in the anticipatory biasing of sensory cortex during visuospatial shifts of attention. Psychophysiology, 47, 1057-1065. [PDF]

2009

Doesburg, S., Green, J.J., McDonald, J.J., & Ward, L.M. (2009). From local inhibition to long-range integration: a functional dissociation of alpha-band synchronization across cortical scales in visuospatial attention. Brain Research, 1303, 97-110. [PDF]

Doesburg, S., Green, J.J., McDonald, J.J., & Ward, L.M. (2009). Rhythms of consciousness: binocular rivalry reveals large-scale oscillatory network dynamics mediating visual perception. PLoS ONE, 4, e6142. [PDF]

Green, J. J., & McDonald, J. J. (2009). A practical guide to beamformer source reconstruction for EEG. In T. C. Handy (Ed.), Brain signal analysis: Advances in neuroelectric and neuromagnetic methods (pp. 79-98). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Hickey, C., & Di Lollo, V., & McDonald, J.J. (2009). Electrophysiological Indices of Target and Distractor Processing in Visual Search. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 21, 760-775. [PDF]

McDonald, J. J., Hickey, C., Green, J. J., & Whitman, J. C. (2009). Inhibition of return in the covert deployment of attention: Evidence from human electrophysiology. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 21, 725-733. [PDF]

Störmer, V.S., Green, J.J., & McDonald, J.J. (2009). Tracking the voluntary control of auditory spatial attention with event-related brain potentials. Psychophysiology, 46, 357-366. [PDF]

Störmer, V. S., McDonald, J. J., & Hillyard, S. A. (2009). Cross-modal cueing of attention alters appearance and early cortical processing of visual stimuli. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA106, 22456-22461. [PDF]

2008

Green, J. J. & McDonald, J. J. (2008). Electrical neuroimaging reveals timing of attentional control activity in human brain. PLoS Biology, 6, e81 doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060081 [PDF]

Green, J. J., Conder, J. A., & McDonald, J. J. (2008). Lateralized frontal activity elicited by attention-directing visual and auditory cues. Psychophysiology45, 579-587. [PDF]

Hickey, C., & Di Lollo, V., & McDonald, J. J. (2008). Target and distractor processing in visual search: Decomposition of the N2pc. Visual Cognition, 16:1, 110–113. [PDF]

McDonald, J. J., & Green, J. J. (2008). Isolating event-related potential components associated with voluntary control of visuo-spatial attention. Brain Research, 28, 96-109. [PDF]

Prime, D. J., McDonald, J. J., Green, J. J. & Ward, L. M. (2008). When crossmodal attention fails. Canadian J Experimental Psychology, 62, 192-197. [PDF]

2007

Oliveira, F.T.P., McDonald, J. J., & Goodman, D. (2007). Performance monitoring in anterior cingulate cortex is not all error related: Expectancy deviation and the representation of action-outcome associations. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 19, 1994-2004.

2006

Green, J.J., & McDonald, J.J. (2006). An event-related potential study of supramodal attentional control and crossmodal attention effects. Psychophysiology, 43, 161-171.

Hickey, C., McDonald, J. J., & Theeuwes, J. (2006). Electrophysiological evidence of the capture of attention. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 18, 604-613.

Teder-Sälejärvi, W. A., Di Russo, F., McDonald, J. J., & Hillyard, S. A. (2005). Audio–visual multimodal integration is affected by spatial congruity. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 17, 1396-1409.

Iarocci, G. & McDonald, J.J. (2006). Sensory Integration and the Perceptual Experience of Persons with Autism. J Autism & Developmental Disorders, 36, 77-90.

2005

Green, J. J., Teder-Sälejärvi, W. A., & McDonald, J. J. (2005). Control mechanisms mediating shifts of attention in visual and auditory space: A spatio-temporal ERP analysis.  Experimental Brain Research, 166, 358-369.

McDonald, J. J., Teder-Sälejärvi, W. A., Di Russo, F., & Hillyard, S. A. (2005). Neural basis of auditory-induced shifts in visual time-order perception. Nature Neuroscience, 8, 1197-1202.

pre 2005

McDonald, J. J., Teder-Sälejärvi, W. A., Di Russo, F., & Hillyard, S. A. (2003). Neural Substrates of perceptual enhancement by crossmodal spatial attention. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 15, 10-19.

Teder-Sälejärvi, W. A., McDonald, J. J., Di Russo, F., & Hillyard, S. A. (2002). An analysis of audio-visual crossmodal integration by means of event-related potential (ERP) recordings. Cognitive Brain Research, 14, 106-114.

Tata, M. S., Prime, D. J., McDonald, J. J., & Ward, L. M. (2001). Transient spatial attention modulates distinct components of the auditory ERP. NeuroReport, 12, 3679-3682.

McDonald, J. J., Teder-Sälejärvi, W. A., & Ward, L. M. (2001). Multisensory integration and cross-modal attention effects in the human brain. Science, 292, 1791.

McDonald, J. J., Teder-Sälejärvi, W. A., Heraldez, D., & Hillyard, S. A. (2001). Electrophysiological evidence for the “missing link” in crossmodal attention. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 55, 143-151.

McDonald, J. J., Teder-Sälejärvi, W. A., & Hillyard, S. A. (2000). Involuntary orienting to sound improves visual perception. Nature, 407, 906-908.

Ward, L. M., McDonald, J. J., & Lin, D. (2000). On asymmetries in crossmodal spatial attention orienting. Perception & Psychophysics, 62, 1258-1264.

McDonald, J. J., & Ward, L. M. (2000). Involuntary listening aids seeing: Evidence from Human Electrophysiology. Psychological Science, 11, 167-171.

McDonald, J. J., Ward, L. M., & Kiehl, K. A. (1999). An event-related brain potential study of inhibition of return. Perception & Psychophysics, 61, 1411-1423.

McDonald, J. J., & Ward, L. M. (1999). Spatial relevance determines facilitatory and inhibitory effects of auditory covert spatial orienting. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 25, 1234-1252.

Kiehl, K. A., Hare, R. D., McDonald, J. J., & Brink, J. (1999). Semantic and affective processing in psychopaths: An event-related potential (ERP) study. Psychophysiology, 36, 765-774.

Kiehl, K. A., Hare, R. D., Liddle, P. F., & McDonald, J. J. (1999). Reduced P300 responses in criminal psychopaths during a visual oddball task. Biological Psychiatry, 45, 1498-1507.

Wright, R. D., Richard, C. M., & McDonald, J. J. (1995). Neutral location cues and cost/benefit analysis of visual attention shifts. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 49, 540-548.

updated 04-Mar-13