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Cunningham, E. C., Wang, R. F., & Beck, D. M. (in press). Effects of rhythmic auditory stimulation on vision: oscillations in performance can be enhanced, but not induced. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance.
Widdowson, C., & Wang, R. F. (in press). Human spatial learning strategies in wormhole virtual environments. Spatial Cognition & Computation, DOI: 10.1080/13875868.2022.2095277


Widdowson, C., & Wang, R. F. (2022). Human navigation in curved spaces. Cognition, 218, 104923.


Sampaio, C., & Wang, R. F. (2021). Preference for prior probabilities of positions under incongruent visual information. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1037/xlm0001022
Widdowson, C., Becerra, I., Merrill, C., Wang, R. F., & LaValle, S. (2021). Assessing postural instability and cybersickness through linear and angular displacement. Human factors, 63(2), 296-311.
Zukosky, M., & Wang, R. F. (2021). Spontaneous state alternations in the time course of mind wandering. Cognition, 212, 104689.


Bhattacharjee, S., MacPherson, B., Wang, R. F., & Gras, R. (2019). Animal communication of fear and safety related to foraging behavior and fitness: An individual-based modeling approach. Ecological Informatics, 54, 101011.
Sampaio, C., & Wang, R. F. (2019). Bayesian average or truncation at boundaries? The mechanisms underlying categorical bias in spatial memory. Memory & Cognition, 47(3), 473-484.
Yoon, H. J., Widdowson, C., Marinho, T., Wang, R. F., & Hovakimyan, N. (2019). Socially aware path planning for a flying robot in close proximity of humans. ACM Transactions on Cyber-Physical Systems, 3(4), 1-24.


Voss, M. J., Zukosky, M., & Wang, R. F. (2018). A new approach to differentiate states of mind wandering: Effects of working memory capacity. Cognition, 179, 202-212.


Holmes, R., Victora, M., Wang, R. F., & Kwiat, P. G. (2017). Measuring temporal summation in visual detection with a single-photon source. Vision Research, 140, 33-43.
Sampaio, C., & Wang, R. F. (2017). The cause of category-based distortions in spatial memory: A distribution analysis. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 43(12), 1988-1992.
Wang, R. F. (2017). Spatial updating and common misinterpretations of spatial reference frames. Spatial Cognition and Computation, 17(3), 222-249. (reprint: http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/GvJYdnRNIPmGRzTQh27R/full)
Yoon, H. U., Wang, R. F., Hutchinson, S. A., & Hur, P. (2017). Customizing haptic and visual feedback for assistive human–robot interface and the effects on performance improvement. Robotics and Autonomous Systems, 91, 258-269.


Marinho, T., Widdowson, C., Oetting, A., Lakshmanan, A., Cui, H., Hovakimyan, N., Wang, R. F., Kirlik, A., Laviers, A., & Stipanovic, D. (2016). Carebots: Prolonged elderly independence using small mobile robots. Mechanical Engineering, 138(9), 8-13. (https://asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/memagazineselect/article/138/09/S8/380412)
Ryskin, R. A., Wang, R. F., & Brown-Schmidt, S. (2016). Listeners use speaker identity to access representations of spatial perspective during online language comprehension. Cognition, 147, 75-84.
Street, W. N. & Wang, R. F. (2016). Examining reference frame interaction in spatial memory using a distribution analysis. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 23(1), 239-245.
Wang, R. F. (2016). Building a cognitive map by assembling multiple path integration systems. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 23(3), 692-702.


Fernandes, A. S., Wang, R. F., & Simons, D. J. (2015). Remembering the physical as virtual: source confusion and physical interaction in augmented reality. In Proceedings of the ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Applied Perception (pp. 127-130).


Street, W. N. & Wang, R. F. (2014). Differentiating spatial memory from spatial transformations. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition, 40(2), 602-608.
Wang, R. F. (2014). Can humans form four-dimensional spatial representations? In D. R. Montello, K. E. Grossner, & D. G. Janelle (Eds.) Space in Mind: Concepts and Ontologies for Spatial Education, pp.119-136. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
Wang, R. F. (2014). Human four-dimensional spatial judgments of hyper-volume. Spatial Cognition & Computation, 14(2), 91-113.
Wang, R. F. (2014). Stronger evidence for 4-D spatial representations: A reply to Frank. Spatial Cognition & Computation, 14(2), 121-123.
Yoon, H. U., Wang, R. F., & Hutchinson, S. A. (2014). Modeling user’s driving-characteristics in a steering task to customize a virtual fixture based on task-performance. Proceedings of 2014 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, May 31 - June 5, 2014, p. 625-630.


Wan, X., Wang, R. F. & Crowell, J. A. (2013). Effects of basic path properties on human path integration. Spatial Cognition & Computation, 13(1), 79-101.
Wang, R. F. & Street, W. N. (2013). What counts as the evidence for three-dimensional and four-dimensional spatial representations? Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 36(5), 567-568.
Zhang, H., Zhang, K., & Wang, R. F. (2013). The role of static scene information on locomotion distance estimation. Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 25(1), 73-83.


Burns, C., Wang, R. F., & Stipanović, D. M. (2012). Study of the impact of delay on human remote navigators with application to receding horizon control. Paladyn: Journal of Behavioral Robotics, 3(2), 63-74.
Sampaio, C., & Wang, R.F. (2012). The locus of the categorical bias in spatial memories. Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 24 (7), 781-788.
Wan, X., Wang, R. F. & Crowell, J. A. (2012). The effect of landmarks in human path integration. Acta Psychologica, 140(1), 7-12.
Wang, R. F. (2012). Theories of spatial representations and reference frames: What can configuration errors tell us? Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 19(4), 575-587.


Burns, C., Wang, R. F., and Stipanović, D. M. (2011). A Study of Human and Receding Horizon Controller Performance of a Remote Navigation Task with Obstacles and Feedback Delays. Paladyn: Journal of Behavioral Robotics, 2(1), 44-63.


Burns, C., Zearing, J., Wang, F.R., and Stipanović, D.M. (2010). “Autonomous and Semiautonomous Control Simulator,” in Proceedings of The 2010 AAAI Spring Symposium on Embedded Reasoning, Mar. 2010.
Higgins, J. S. & Wang, R. F. (2010). A landmark effect in the perceived displacement of objects. Vision Research, 50(2), 242-248.
Sampaio, C., & Wang, R.F. (2010). Overcoming default categorical bias in spatial memory. Memory & Cognition, 38(8), 1041-1048.
Wan, X., Wang, R. F., & Crowell, J. A. (2010). The effect of active selection in human path integration. Journal of Vision, 10(11):25, 1–11.


Ambinder, M. S., Wang, R. F., Crowell, J. A., Francis, G. K., & Brinkmann, P. (2009). Human four-dimensional spatial intuition in virtual reality. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 16(5), 818-823.
Higgins, J. S., Irwin, D. E., Wang, R. F., & Thomas, L. E. (2009). Visual direction constancy across eyeblinks. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 71(7), 1607-1617.
Sampaio, C., & Wang, R.F. (2009). Category-based errors and the accessibility of unbiased spatial memories: A retrieval model. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition, 35(5), 1331-1337.
Wan, X. I., Wang, R. F., & Crowell, J. A. (2009). Spatial updating in superimposed real and virtual environments. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 71, 42-51.
Wang, R. F. (2009). A case study on human learning of four-dimensional objects in virtual reality: Passive exploration and display techniques. Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Frontier of Computer Science and Technology, December 17-19, 2009, p 519 - 523.


Higgins, J. S., Wang, R. F., Irwin, D. E. (2007). The landmark effect in perceived object stability: A general mechanism. Visual Cognition, 15, 91-94.
Ross, B. H., Wang, R. F., Kramer, A. F., Simons, D. J., & Crowell, J. A. (2007). Action information from classification learning. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 14, 500-504.
Wang, R. F. (2007). Spatial processing and view-dependent representations. In F. Mast & L. Jancke (Eds.), Spatial Processing in Navigation, Imagery, and Perception, pp. 49-65. Springer Science + Business Media, Inc.
Wang, R. F. (2007). Spatial Updating. Scholarpedia, 2(10), 3839.


McCarley, J. S., Kramer, A. F., Boot, W. R., Peterson, M. S., Wang, R. F., & Irwin, D. E. (2006). Oculomotor behavior in visual search for multiple targets. Visual Cognition, 14, 685-703.
Thomas, L. E., Ambinder, M. S., Hsieh, B., Levinthal, B., Crowell, J. A., Irwin, D. E., Kramer, A. F., Lleras, A., Simons, D. J., & Wang, R. F. (2006). Fruitful visual search: Inhibition of return in a virtual foraging task. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 13, 891-895.
Wang, R. F. Learning Spatial Relationships in Complex Environments. In M. A. Vanchevsky (Ed), Focus on Cognitive Psychology Research, pp. 263-278. New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.
Wang, R. F., Crowell, J. A., Simons, D. J., Irwin, D. E., Kramer, A. F., Ambinder, M. S., Thomas, L. E., Gosney, J. L., Levinthal, B. R., & Hsieh, B. B. (2006). Spatial updating relies on an egocentric representation of space: Effects of the number of objects. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 13, 281-286.


Brockmole, J. R., & Wang, R. F. (2005). Spatial processing of environmental representations. In L. Itti, G. Rees, & J. Tsotsos (Eds.), Neurobiology of Attention, pp. 146-152. San Diego, CA: Elsevier.
Wang, R. F. (2005). Beyond imagination: Perspective change problems revisited. Psicologica, 26, 25-38.
Wang, R. F. (2005). Dissociation between verbal and pointing responding in perspective change problems. In L. A. Carlson & E. van der Zee (Eds.), Functional features in language and space: Insights from perception, categorization and development, pp. 39-53. Oxford: Oxford University Press.


Wang, R. F. (2004). Action, verbal response and spatial reasoning. Cognition, 94, 185-192.
Wang, R. F. (2004). Between reality and imagination: When is spatial updating automatic? Perception & Psychophysics, 66, 68-76.
Wang, R. F., & Cutting, J. E. (2004). Eye movements and an object-based model of heading perception. In L. M. Vaina, S. A. Beardsley & S. Rushton (Eds.), Optic Flow and Beyond, pp. 61-78. The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers.


Brockmole, J. R., & Wang, R. F. (2003). Changing perspective within and across environments. Cognition, 87, B59-B67.
Brockmole, J. R., & Wang, R. F. (2003). Integrating visual images and visual percepts across time and space. Visual Cognition, 10, 853-873.
Brockmole, J. R., Irwin, D. E., and Wang, R. F. (2003). The locus of spatial attention during the temporal integration of visual memories and visual percepts. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 10, 510-515.
Gilovich, T., Wang, R. F., Regan, D., & Nishina, S. (2003). Regrets of action and inaction across cultures. The Journal of Cross Cultural Psychology, 34, 61-71.
McCarley, J. S., Wang, R. F., Irwin, D. E., Kramer, A. F., & Peterson, M. S. (2003). How much memory does oculomotor search have? Psychological Science, 14, 422-426.
Wang, R. F. (2003). Spatial representations and spatial updating. In D. E. Irwin & B. H. Ross (Eds.), The Psychology of Learning and Motivation, 42, Advances in Research and Theory: Cognitive Vision, pp. 109-156. San Diego, CA: Academic Press.
Wang, R. F., & Brockmole, J. R. (2003). Human navigation in nested environments. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition, 29, 398-404.
Wang, R. F., & Brockmole, J. R. (2003). Simultaneous spatial updating in nested environments. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 10, 981-98
Wang, R. F., & Spelke, E. S. (2003). Comparative approaches to human navigation. In K. Jeffery (Ed.), The Neurobiology of Spatial Behaviour, pp119-143. Oxford University Press.


Brockmole, J. R., and Wang, R. F. (2002). Switching Between Environmental Representations in Memory. Cognition, 83, 295-316.
Brockmole, J. R., Wang, R. F., and Irwin, D. E. (2002). Temporal integration between visual images and visual percepts. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 28, 315-334.
Cutting, J. E., Readinger, W. O., & Wang, R. F. (2002). Walking, looking to the side, and taking curved paths. Perception & Psychophysics, 64, 415-425.
Simons, D. J., Wang, R. F., & Roddenberry, D. (2002). Object recognition is mediated by extraretinal information. Perception & Psychophysics, 64, 521-530.
Wang, R. F., & Spelke, E. S. (2002). Human Spatial Representation: Insights from Animals. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 6, 376-382.


Peterson, M. S., Kramer, A. F., Wang, R. F., Irwin, D. E., & McCarley, J. S. (2001). Visual Search Has Memory. Psychological Science, 12, 287-292.


Cutting, J. E., & Wang, R. F. (2000). Heading judgments in minimal environments: The value of a heuristic when invariants are rare. Perception & Psychophysics, 62, 1146-1159.
Cutting, J. E., Alliprandini, P. A. Z., & Wang, R. F. (2000). Seeking one’s heading through eye movements. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 7, 490-498.
Wang, R. F., & Spelke, E. S. (2000). Updating egocentric representations in human navigation. Cognition, 77, 215-250.


Cutting, J. E., Wang, R. F., Fluckiger, M., & Baumberger, B. (1999). Human heading judgments and object-based motion information. Vision Research, 39, 1079-1105.
Wang, R. F. (1999). Representing a stable environment by egocentric updating and invariant representations. Spatial Cognition and Computation, 1, 431-445.
Wang, R. F., & Cutting, J. E. (1999). A probabilistic model for recovering camera translation. Computer Vision and Image Understanding, 76, 205-212.
Wang, R. F., & Cutting, J. E. (1999). Where we go with a little, good information. Psychological Science, 10, 72-76.
Wang, R. F., & Simons, D. J. (1999). Active and passive scene recognition across views. Cognition, 70, 191-210.
Wang, R. F., Hermer, L., & Spelke, E. S. (1999). Mechanisms of reorientation and object localization by human children: a comparison with rats. Behavioral Neuroscience, 113, 475-485.


Simons, D. J., & Wang, R. F. (1998). Perceiving real-world viewpoint changes. Psychological Science, 9, 315-320.

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