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Lively Z, Ng GJP, Buetti S, Lleras A. (2021). Irrelevant features of distractors in intervening visual search tasks cause active visual working memory interference - the more difficult the search task, the more interference it causes. Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics, 83(6):2410-2429. doi: 10.3758/s13414-021-02318-w. Epub 2021 May 11. PMID: 33977408.
Ng, G.J.P., Patel, T. N., Buetti, S., & Lleras, A. (2021). Prioritization in Visual Attention Does Not Work the Way You Think It Does. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human, Perception and Performance. 47(2):252-268. doi: 10.1037/xhp0000887. Epub 2020 Dec 14.
Xu, J., Lleras, A., Shao, Y., & Buetti, S. (2021). Distractor–distractor interactions in visual search for oriented targets explain the increased difficulty observed in nonlinearly separable conditions. Journal of Experiment Psychology: Human, Perception and Performance, 47(9), , 1274-1297.
Xu, Z., Lleras, A. & Buetti, S. Predicting how surface texture and shape combine in the human visual system to direct attention. Nature Scientific Reports, 11, 6170 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-85605-8


Buetti, S., Xue, F., Liu, Q., Hur, J., Ng, G. J. P., & Heller, W. (2020). Perceived control in the Lab and in Daily Life Impact Emotion-Induced Temporal Distortions. Timing & Time Perception. 1-35. https://doi.org/10.1163/22134468-bja10018
Dolcos, F., Bogdan, P., O’Brien, M., Iordan, A. D., Madison, A., Buetti, S., Lleras, A., & Dolcos, S. (2020). Look Away and Everything will be Okay: Behavioral and Eye-Tracking Effects of Focused Attention on Emotional Evaluation. Emotion. Advance online publication. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/emo0000895
Dolcos, F., Katsumi, Y., Bogdan, P., Shen, C., Jun, S., Buetti, S., Lleras, A., Bost, K., F., Weymar, M., & Dolcos, S., (2020). The Impact of Focused Attention on Subsequent Emotional Recollection: A Functional MRI Investigation. Neuropsychologia, 138, 107338. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2020.107338
Lleras, A., Wang. Z., Ng., G.J.P., Ballew, K., Xu, J., & Buetti, S. (2020). A target contrast signal theory of parallel processing in goal-directed search. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 82, 394-425. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13414-019-01928-9
Weldon, A.L., Liu, Q., Heller, W. & Buetti, S. (2020). Response interference by central foils is modulated by dimensions of depression and anxiety. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 82(4), 1818–1834 (2020). https://doi.org/10.3758/s13414-019-01933-y


Buetti, S., Xu, J., & Lleras, A. (2019). Predicting how color and shape combine in the human visual system to direct attention. Nature Scientific Reports, 9, 20258, doi:10.1038/s41598-019-56238-9
Lleras, A., Wang, Z., Madison, A., & Buetti, S. (2019). Predicting Search Performance in Heterogeneous Scenes: Quantifying the Impact of Homogeneity Effects in Efficient Search. Collabra: Psychology, 5(1), 2. DOI: http://doi.org/10.1525/collabra.151
Ng, G.J.P., Buetti, S., Dolcos, S., Dolcos, F., & Lleras, A. (2019). Distractor rejection in parallel search tasks takes time but does not benefit from context repetition. Visual Cognition, 27(5-8),609-625. https://doi.org/10.1080/13506285.2019.1676353


Madison, A., Lleras, A., & Buetti, S. (2108). The role of crowding in parallel search: Peripheral pooling is not responsible for logarithmic efficiency in parallel search. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 80(2), 352-373.
Ng, G. J. P., Lleras, A., & Buetti, S. (2018). Fixed-target efficient search has logarithmic efficiency with and without eye movements. Attention Perception & Psychophysics, 80(7), 1752:1762
Wang, Z., Lleras, A. & Buetti, S. (2018). Parallel, exhaustive processing underlies logarithmic search functions: Visual search with cortical magnification. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 25(4), 1343–1350.


Ahn, J., Patel, T. N., Buetti, S., & Lleras, A. (2017). Exploring the contributions of spatial and non-spatial working memory to priming of pop-out. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 79(4), 1012-1026.
Lleras, A., Chu, H., & Buetti, S. (2017). Can we ‘apply’ the findings of Forster and Lavie (2008)? On the generalizability of attentional capture effects under varying levels of perceptual load. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 23(2), 158-179.
Lleras, A., Cronin, D. A., Madison, A. M., Wang, Z., & Buetti, S. (2017). Oh the number of things you will process (in parallel)! Commentary on Hulleman & Olivers (in press). Behavioral & Brain Sciences, doi:10.1017/S0140525X16000169, e146
Wang, Z., Buetti, S., & Lleras, A. (2017). Predicting Search Performance in Heterogeneous Visual Search Scenes with Real-World Objects. Collabra: Psychology, 3(1), 6.
Zhou, L.-F., Buetti, S., Lu, S., & Cai, Y.-C. (2017, November 20). Attentional Effect on Contrast Appearance: From Enhancement to Attenuation. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. Advance online publication. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/xhp0000499


Buetti, S., & Lleras, A. (2016). Distractibility is a function of engagement, not task difficulty: Evidence from a new oculomotor capture paradigm. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 145(10),1382-1405
Buetti, S., Cronin, D. A., Madison, A. M., Wang, Z., & Lleras, A. (2016). Towards a better understanding of parallel visual processing in human vision: Evidence for exhaustive analysis of visual information. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 145(6), 672-707, DOI: 10.1037/xge0000163


Buetti, S., Lleras, A., & Moore, C. M. (2014). The flanker effect does not reflect the processing of “task-irrelevant” stimuli: Evidence from inattentional blindness. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 21(5), 1231-1237. DOI: 10.3758/s13423-014-0602-9
Lleras, A., & Buetti, S. (2014). Not all "distractor" tags are created equal: using a search asymmetry to dissociate the inter-trial effects caused by different forms of distractors. Frontiers in Psychology, 5:669. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00669.


Buetti, S., & Lleras, A. (2013). Vision. In E. Diener & R. Biswas-Diener (Eds), Noba textbook series: Psychology. Champaign, IL: DEF Publishers. DOI: www.nobaproject.com
Buetti, S., Tamietto, M., Hervais-Adelman, A., Kerzel, D., de Gelder, B., & Pegna, A. (2013). Dissociation between goal-directed and discrete response localization in a patient with bilateral cortical blindness. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 25(10) . doi:10.1162/jocn_a_00404
Lleras, A., Buetti, S., & Mordkoff, J. T. (2013). When Do the Effects of Distractors Provide a Measure of Distractibility? In B. H. Ross (Ed.), The Psychology of Learning and Motivation. Elsevier Inc.: Academic Press, 261–316


Adam, J., Buetti, S., Kerzel, D. (2012). Coordinated Flexibility: How Initial Gaze Position Modulates Eye-Hand Coordination and Reaching. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance.
Buetti, S. & Lleras, A. (2012). Perceiving control over aversive and fearful events can alter how we experience those events: an investigation of time perception in spider-fearful individuals. Front. Psychology 3:337. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00337
Buetti, S., Juan, E., Rinck, M. & Kerzel, D. (2012). Affective states leak into movement execution: Automatic avoidance of threatening stimuli in fear of spider is visible in reach trajectories. Cognition & Emotion, DOI:10.1080/02699931.2011.640662.
Kerzel, D., & Buetti, S. (2012). Approach and avoidance movements are unaffected by cognitive conflict: a comparison of Simon effect and stimulus-response compatibility. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review.doi: 10.3758/s13423-012-0246-6.


Buetti, S., & Kerzel, D. (2010). Effects of saccades and response type on the Simon effect: If you look at the stimulus, the Simon effect may be gone. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 63, 2172-1289.
Kerzel, D., Gauch, A., & Buetti, S. (2010). Involuntary attention with uncertainty: Peripheral cues improve perception of masked letters, but may impair perception of low-contrast letters. Journal of Vision, 10(12):12, 1-13.
Kerzel, D., Zarian, L., Gauch, A., & Buetti, S. (2010). Large effects of peripheral cues on appearance correlate with low precision. Journal of Vision, 10(11): 26, 1-14.


Buetti, S., & Kerzel, D. (2009). Conflicts during response selection affect response programming: Reactions towards the source of stimulation. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 35(3) 816-834.


Buetti, S., & Kerzel, D. (2008). Time course of the Simon effect in pointing movements for horizontal, vertical, and acoustic stimuli: Evidence for a common mechanism underlying the Simon effect. Acta Psychologica, 129(3), 420-428.

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