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Dalton, P. Lavie, N. & Spence, C. (2008). The role of working memory in tactile selective attention. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology in press.

Muggleton, N. Lamb, R., Walsh, V. & Lavie, N. (2008). Perceptual load modulates visual cortex excitability to magnetic stimulation. Journal of Neurophysiology,100(1), 516-519. pdf .

Silvanto, J. Lavie, N. Walsh V. (2008). The perceptual and functional consequences of parietal top-down modulation on the visual cortex. Cerebral Cortex. Advanced online accesss ISSN: 1047-3211. pdf

Bahrami, B. Carmel, D. Walsh, V. Rees, G. & Lavie, N. (2008) Spatial attention can modulate unconscious orientation processing Perception (in press)

Macdonald J. & Lavie N. (2008). Load induced blindness. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and performance. (in press)

Forster, S. & Lavie, N. (2008) Failures to Ignore Entirely Irrelevant Distractors: The Role of Load. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied 14, 73-83. pdf

Brand -D’Abrescia, M. & Lavie N. (2008). Task coordination between and within sensory modalities:  Effects on distraction. Perception & Psychophysics (in press).

Bahrami, B. Carmel, D. Walsh, V. Rees, G. & Lavie, N. (2008). Unconscious orientation processing depends on perceptual load. Journal of Vision 8(3), 1–10. pdf


Carmel, D. V. Rees, G. & Lavie, N (2007). Perceptual load modulates conscious flicker perception. Journal of Vision, 7(14):14, 1-13. pdf

Silvanto, J. Cowey A , Lavie, N. Walsh V. (2007). Making the blindsighted see. Neuropsychologia, 45 (14), 3346-3350. pdf

Brand-D’Abrescia, M. & Lavie, N. (2007). Distractor effects during processing of words under load. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 14 (6) 1153–1157.pdf

Bahrami, B. Lavie, N. & Rees, G. (2007). Attentional load modulates responses of human primary visual cortex to invisible stimuli. Current Biology,17(6), 509-513 pdf 

Forster, S. & Lavie (2007). Attentional capture by entirely irrelevant distractors. Visual Cognition, 16, 200-214. pdf

Ro, T., Friggel, A. and Lavie, N. (2007) Attentional biases for faces and body parts. Visual Cognition, 15(3), 322-348. pdf

Forster, S. & Lavie, N. (2007). High perceptual load makes everybody equal: Eliminating individual differences in distractibility with load. Psychological Science, 18 (5), 377-382 pdf

Dalton, P. & Lavie, N. (2007). Overriding auditory attentional capture. Perception & Psychophysics, 69(2),  162-171. pdf

Watkins,S., Dalton,P., Lavie,N., Rees,G. (2007). Brain mechanisms mediating auditory attentional capture in humans. Cerebral Cortex 17(7), 1694-1700. ISSN: 1047-3211 pdf


Beck, D. Muggleton, N., Walsh, V. & Lavie N. (2006). Right parietal lobe plays a critical role in change blindness. Cerebral Cortex, 16, 712-717. pdf

Carmel , D. Lavie, N. & Rees, G. (2006) Conscious awareness of flicker in humans involves frontal and parietal cortex. Current Biology 16(9), 907-911. pdf

Cartwright-Finch, U. and Lavie N. (2006). The role of perceptual load in Inattentional Blindness.   Cognition, 102(3), 321-340  pdf  

Dalton , P. & Lavie, N. (2006) Temporal Attentional Capture: Effects of irrelevant singletons on rapid serial visual search. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 13 (5), 881-885  pdf

Lavie, N. (2006). The role of perceptual load in visual awareness. Brain Research, 1080(1), 91-100. pdf  

Lavie N. (2006). Attention and consciousness. The Blackwell companion to consciousness. Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK.

 Lavie, N. & De Fockert, J. (2006) Frontal control of attentional Capture in visual search. Visual Cognition,  14 863-876. pdf

Silvanto, J., Lavie, N. & Walsh, V. (2006) Stimulation of the human frontal eye fields modulates sensitivity of extrastriate visual cortex. Journal of Neurophysiology, 96(2), 941-945. pdf

Watkins, S. Dalton , P. Lavie, N, & Rees, G. (2006) Neural correlates of auditory attentional capture Cerebral Cortex Sept 21 [Epub ahead of print]. pdf


Beck, D. & Lavie, N. Look here but ignore what you see: effects of distractors at fixation. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance , 31, 592-607. pdf  

Silvanto, J. Cowy, A., Lavie, N. & Walsh, V. (2005). Striate cortex (V1) activity gates awareness of motion. Nature Neuroscience, 8, 143-144. pdf

Silvanto, J. Lavie, N. & Walsh, V. (2005) Double dissociation of V1 and V5 activity in visual awareness. Cerebral Cortex, 15(11), 1736-1741(6) pdf  

Lavie, N. (2005) Distracted and confused?: selective attention under load. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 9, 75-82 pdf

Lavie, N. & Defockert, J. W. (2005) The role of working memory in attentional capture Psychonomic Bulletin & Review 12, 669-674. pdf


Jenkins, R., Lavie, N. & Driver, J. S. (2004). Recognition Memory for Distractor Faces Depends on Attentional Load at Exposure. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 12, 314-320. pdf

Dalton , P. & Lavie, N. (2004). Auditory attentional capture: Effects of singleton sounds. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 30, 180-193. pdf

De Fockert J. W., Rees, G., Frith, C. D. & Lavie, N. (2004). Neural correlates of attentional capture in visual search. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 16, 751-759. pdf

Lavie N. (2006). Attention and consciousness. The Blackwell companion to consciousness. Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford , England .

Lavie, N., Hirst, A., De Fockert, J. W. & Viding, E. (2004) Load theory of selective attention and cognitive control. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 133, 339-354. pdf


Lavie, N. & DeFockert J. W. (2003). Contrasting effects of sensory limits and capacity limits in visual selective attention. Perception & Psychophysics, 65, 202-212.  pdf

Lavie, N., Ro, T. & Russell, C. (2003). The role of perceptual load in processing distractor faces. Psychological Science, 14, 510-515. pdf

Jenkins, R., Lavie, N. & Driver, J. S. (2003). Ignoring famous faces: category specific dilution of distractor interference Perception & Psychophysics, 65, 298-309. pdf


Yardley, L. Papo, D., Bronstein, A., Gresty, M., Gardner, M., Lavie N. & Luxon, L. (2002). Attentional demands of continuously monitoring orientation using vestibular information. Neuropsychologia, 40, 373-383. pdf


Lavie, N. (2001). The role of capacity limits in selective attention: Behavioural evidence and implications for neural activity. J. Braun & C. Koch (Eds.). Visual Attention and Cortical Circuits. pp. 49-68. Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT press. pdf

Lavie, N. & Robertson I. (2001). The role of perceptual load in visual neglect: Rejection of ipsilesional distractors is facilitated with higher central load. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 13 (7), 867-876. pdf

Beck , D. M. Rees, G. Frith, C. D. & Lavie, N. (2001). Neural correlates of change awareness and change blindness. Nature Neuroscience 4 (6) 645-650. pdf

De Fockert J. W., Rees, G., Frith, C. D. & Lavie, N. (2001). The role of working memory in visual selective attention. Science, 291 (5509), 1803-1806. pdf

Rees, G., Frith, C. D. & Lavie, N. (2001). Processing of irrelevant visual motion during performance of an auditory task. Neuropsychologia 39 (9) 937-949.  pdf

Rees, G. & Lavie, N. (2001). What can functional imaging reveal about the role of attention in visual awareness? Neuropsychologia, 39, 1343-1353. pdf

Ro, T. Russell, C. & Lavie, N. (2001). Changing faces: a detection advantage in the flicker paradigm. Psychological Science, 12, 94-99. pdf


Lavie, N. (2000). Selective attention and cognitive control: dissociating attentional functions through different types of load. In S. Monsell & J. Driver (Eds.). Attention and performance XVIII, pp. 175-194. Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT press.

Lavie, N. & Fox, E. (2000). The role of perceptual load in negative priming.
Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 26, 1038-1052. pdf


Yardley, L., Gardner, M., Lavie N. & Gresty, M. (1999) Attentional demands of perception of passive self-motion in darkness. Neuropsychologia, 37, 1293-1301. pdf

Yardley, L. Gardner, M. Leadbetter, A. & Lavie, N. (1999). Effect of articulatory and mental tasks on postural control. Neuroreport,10, 215-219.


Maylor, E. & Lavie N. (1998). The influence of perceptual load on age differences in selective attention. Psychology and Aging, 13, 563-573.


Rees, G., Frith, C., & Lavie, N. (1997). Modulating irrelevant motion perception by varying attentional load in an unrelated task. Science, 278 (5343), 1616-1619. pdf

Lavie, N. & Cox, S. (1997). On the efficiency of attentional selection: Efficient visual search results in inefficient rejection of distraction. Psychological Science, 8, 395-398. pdf

Solomon, J.A., Lavie, N. & Morgan, M.J. (1997). The contrast discrimination function: spatial cuing effects. Journal of the Optical Society of America, 14, 2443-2448.

Lavie, N. (1997). Feature integration and selective attention: Response competition from unattended distractor features. Perception & Psychophysics, 59, 543-556.


Lavie, N. & Driver J. (1996). On the spatial extent of attention in object-based visual selection. Perception & Psychophysics, 58, 1238-1251.

Lavie, N. (1995). Perceptual load as a necessary condition for selective attention. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 21, 451-468. pdf

Lavie, N. & Tsal, Y. (1994). Perceptual load as a major determinant of the locus of selection in visual attention. Perception & Psychophysics, 56, 183-197. pdf

Tsal,Y., Meiran, N., & Lavie, N. (1994) The role of attention in Illusory conjunctions. Perception & Psychophysics, 55, 350-358.

Tsal, Y. & Lavie, N. (1993). Location dominance in attending to color and shape. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 19, 131-139.

Tsal, Y. & Lavie, N. (1990). The dominance of stimulus location in processing visual information: Extending the spotlight theory. In K. Benyaminy, A. Dolev, M. Amir, A. Cohen, & Y. M. Shlesinger (Eds.) Theory and Application in Psychology: Volume in memory of Israel Lieblich. Jerusalem: Magnes. (Hebrew)

Tsal, Y. & Lavie, N. (1988). Attending to color and shape: The special role of location in selective visual processing. Perception & Psychophysics, 44, 15-21.