Publications

1. Short-term picture comprehension and memory
2. Attention in search tasks: The Attentional Blink
3. Whole Report & Search Report
4. Detecting words in two streams at high rates
5. Comprehension of an object and its background
6. Conceptual short term memory (CSTM)
7. Repetition Blindness
8. Pictures and Words
9. Other

Short-term picture comprehension and memory

Potter, M.C., Wyble, B., Hagmann, C.E., & McCourt, E.S. (2014). Detecting meaning in RSVP at 13 ms per picture. Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics. [PDF]

Potter, M. C., & Fox, L. F. (2009). Detecting and remembering simultaneous pictures in RSVP. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 35, 28-38. [PDF]

Meng, M., & Potter, M. C. (2008). Detecting and remembering pictures with and without visual noise. Journal of Vision, 30, 8(9):7, 1-10 . [PDF]

Potter, M. C., Staub, A., & O'Connor, D. H. (2004). Pictorial and conceptual representation of glimpsed pictures. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 30, 478-489. [PDF]

Potter, M. C., Staub, A., Rado, J., & O'Connor, D. H. (2002). Recognition memory for briefly-presented pictures: The time course of rapid forgetting. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 28, 1163-1175. [PDF]

Potter, M.C. (1976). Short-term conceptual memory for pictures. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Learning and Memory, 2, 509-522. [PDF]

Potter, M.C. (1975). Meaning in visual search. Science, 187, 965-966. [PDF]

Potter, M.C., & Levy, E.I. (1969). Recognition memory for a rapid sequence of pictures. Journal of Experimental Psychology, 81, 10-15. [PDF]

Attention in search tasks: The Attentional Blink

Nieuwenstein, M. R., van de Burg, E., Theeuwes, J., Wyble, B., & Potter, M. C. (2009). Temporal constraints on conscious vision: On the ubiquitous nature of the attentional blink.Journal of Vision 9(9):1-14 [PDF]

Nieuwenstein, M. R., Potter, M. C., & Theeuwes, J. (2009). Unmasking the attentional blink. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 35, 159-169. [PDF]

Wyble B., Bowman H., & Potter M. (2009). Categorically Defined Targets Trigger Spatiotemporal Attention. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 35, 324-337. [PDF]

Wyble B., Bowman H., & Nieuwenstein M. (2009). The Attentional Blink provides Episodic Distinctiveness: Sparing at a Cost. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 35(3):787-807. [PDF]

Bowman H., & Wyble B. (2007). The simultaneous type, serial token model of temporal attention and working memory. Psychological Review,, 114(1):38-70. [PDF]

Nieuwenstein, M.R. (2006). Top-down controlled, delayed selection in the attentional blink. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 32, 973-985. [PDF]

Nieuwenstein, M.R., & Potter, M.C. (2006). Temporal limits of selection and memory encoding: A comparison of whole versus partial report in rapid serial visual presentation. Psychological Science,17(6),471-475. [PDF]

Nieuwenstein, M.R., Chun, M.M., Hooge, I.T.C., & Van der Lubbe, R.H.J. (2005). Delayed attentional engagement in the attentional blink. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. [PDF]

Chun, M. M., & Potter, M. C. (2001). The attentional blink and task-switching within and across modalities. In K. Shapiro (Ed.), The limits of attention: Temporal constraints on human information processing (pp. 20-35). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Potter, M. C., Chun, M. M., Banks, B. S., & Muckenhoupt, M. (1998). Two attentional deficits in serial target search: The visual attentional blink and an amodal task-switch deficit. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 24, 979-992. [PDF]

Chun, M.M., & Potter, M.C. (1995). A two-stage model for multiple target detection in rapid serial visual presentation. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 21, 109-127. [PDF]

Whole Report and Search Report

Potter,M. C., Nieuwenstein, M. R., & Strohminger, N. (2008). Whole report versus partial report in RSVP sentences. Journal of Memory and Language, 58, 907-915. [PDF]

Nieuwenstein, M.R., & Potter, M.C. (2006). Temporal limits of selection and memory encoding: A comparison of whole versus partial report in rapid serial visual presentation. Psychological Science,17(6),471-475. [PDF]

Detecting words in two streams at high rates

Potter, M. C., Dell'Acqua, R., Pesciarelli, F., Job, R., Peressotti, F., & O'Connor, D. H. (2005). Bidirectional semantic priming in the attentional blink. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. [PDF]

Davenport, J. L., & Potter, M. C. (2005). The locus of semantic priming in RSVP target search. Memory & Cognition. [PDF]

Potter, M. C. (2005). Competition for attention in space and time: The first 200 ms. In H. Ogmen & B. G. Breitmeyer (Eds.) The first half second: The microgenesis and temporal dynamics of unconscious and conscious visual processes. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. [PDF]

Potter, M. C., Staub, A., & O'Connor, D. H. (2002). The time course of competition for attention: Attention is initially labile. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 28, 1149-1162. [PDF]

Comprehension of an object and its background

Davenport, J. L. (2007). Consistency effects between objects in scene processing. Memory & Cognition, 35, 393-401. [PDF]

Davenport, J. L., & Potter, M. C. (2004). Scene consistency in object and background perception. Psychological Science, 15, 559-564. [PDF]

Conceptual Short Term Memory (CSTM)

Mary C. Potter (2010) Conceptual short term memory. Scholarpedia, 5(2):3334

O'Connor, K. J., & Potter, M. C. (2002). Constrained formation of object representations. Psychological Science, 13, 106-111. [PDF]

Potter, M. C. (1999). Understanding sentences and scenes: The role of Conceptual Short Term Memory. In V. Coltheart (Ed.), Fleeting memories: Cognition of brief visual stimuli (pp.13-46). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. [PDF]

Potter, M.C., & Lombardi, L. (1998). Syntactic priming in immediate recall of sentences. Journal of Memory and Language, 38, 265-282. [PDF]

Potter, M.C., Stiefbold, D., & Moryadas, A. (1998). Word selection in reading sentences: Preceding versus following contexts. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 24, 68-100. [PDF]

Potter, M.C. (1993). Very short-term conceptual memory. Memory & Cognition, 21, 156-161. [PDF]

Potter, M.C., Moryadas, A., Abrams, I., & Noel, A. (1993). Word perception and misperception in context. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 19, 3-22. [PDF]

Lombardi, L., & Potter, M.C. (1992). The regeneration of syntax in short term memory. Journal of Memory and Language, 31, 713-733. [PDF]

Potter, M.C., & Lombardi, L. (1990). Regeneration in the short-term recall of sentences. Journal of Memory and Language, 29, 633-654. [PDF]

Potter, M.C. (1990). Remembering. In D. Osherson & E. Smith (Eds.), An invitation to cognitive science. Vol. 3: Thinking (pp. 3-32). Cambridge, MA: Bradford/MIT Press. [PDF]

Potter, M.C. (1984). Rapid serial visual presentation (RSVP): A method for studying language processing. In D. Kieras & M. Just (Eds.), New methods in reading comprehension research (pp. 91-118). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum. [PDF]

Potter, M.C. (1983). Representational buffers: The eye-mind hypothesis in picture perception, reading, and visual search. In K. Rayner (Ed.), Eye movements in reading: Perceptual and language processes (pp. 423-437). New York: Academic Press. [PDF]

Potter, M.C., Kroll, J.F., & Harris, C. (1980). Comprehension and memory in rapid sequential reading. In R. Nickerson (Ed.), Attention and Performance VIII (pp. 395-418). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum. [PDF]

Repetition Blindness

Bavelier, D., & Potter, M.C. (1992). Visual and phonological codes in repetition blindness. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 18, 134-147. [PDF]

Kanwisher, N.G., & Potter, M.C. (1990). Repetition blindness: Levels of processing. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 16, 30-47. [PDF]

Kanwisher, N.G., & Potter, M.C. (1989). Repetition blindness: The effects of stimulus modality and spatial displacement. Memory & Cognition, 17, 117-124. [PDF]

Pictures and words

Potter, M. C., Staub, A., Rado, J., & O'Connor, D. H. (2002). Recognition memory for briefly-presented pictures: The time course of rapid forgetting. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 28, 1163-1175. [PDF]

Potter, M.C., & Kroll, J.F. (1987). Conceptual representation of pictures and words: Reply to Clark. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 116, 310-311. [PDF]

Potter, M.C., Kroll, J.F., Yachzel, B., Carpenter, E., & Sherman, J. (1986). Pictures in sentences: Understanding without words. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 115, 281-294. [PDF]

Von Eckardt, B., & Potter, M.C. (1985). Clauses and the semantic representation of words. Memory & Cognition, 13, 371-376. [PDF]

Potter, M.C., So, K.-F, Von Eckardt, B., & Feldman, L. (1984). Lexical and conceptual representation in beginning and proficient bilinguals. Journal of Verbal Learning and Verbal Behavior, 23, 23-38. [PDF]

Kroll, J.F., & Potter, M.C. (1984). Recognizing words, pictures, and concepts: A comparison of lexical, object, and reality decisions. Journal of Verbal Learning and Verbal Behavior, 23, 39-66. [PDF]

Potter, M.C. (1979). Mundane symbolism: The relations among objects, names, and ideas. In N.R. Smith & M. B. Franklin (Eds.), Symbolic functioning in childhood (pp. 41-65). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum. [PDF]

Potter, M.C., & Faulconer, B.A. (1979). Understanding noun phrases. Journal of Verbal Learning and Verbal Behavior, 18, 509-521. [PDF]

Potter, M.C., Valian, V.V., & Faulconer, B.A. (1977). Representation of a sentence and its pragmatic implications: Verbal, imagistic, or abstract? Journal of Verbal Learning and Verbal Behavior, 16, 1-12. [PDF]

Potter, M.C., & Faulconer, B.A. (1975). Time to understand pictures and words. Nature, 253, 437-438. [PDF]

Other

Potter, M. C., & O'Connor, D. H. (in prep). Recognizing a word in an RSVP stream: Against an early phonological route.

Xu, Y., Pollatsek, A., & Potter, M. C. (1999). The activation of phonology during silent Chinese word reading. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 25, 838-857. [PDF]

Potter, M.C., & Levy, E.I. (1968). Spatial enumeration without counting. Child Development, 39, 265-272. [PDF]

Potter, M.C. (1966). On perceptual recognition. In J.S. Bruner, R.A. Olver, & P.M. Greenfield (Eds.), Studies in cognitive growth (pp. 103-134). New York: Wiley.

Bruner, J.S., & Potter, M.C. (1964). Interference in visual recognition. Science, 144, 424-425. Reprinted in R.N. Haber (Ed.) (1968). Contemporary theory and research in visual perception, and in J.S. Bruner (1973), Beyond the information given. [PDF]