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Publications

Brascamp, J.W., Becker, M.W., & Hambrick, D.Z. (2018).  Revisiting individual differences in the time course of binocular rivalry.  Journal of Vision, 18(7):3, 1-20.

Hao, R*., Becker, M. W., Ye, C.*, Liu, Q., & Liu, T. (2018). The bandwidth of VWM consolidation varies with the stimulus feature: Evidence from event-related potentials. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 44(5), 767-777.

Peltier, C.*, & Becker, M.W. (2017).  Eye movement feedback fails to improve visual search performance. Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications2(1), 47.

Peltier, C.*, & Becker M.W. (2017).  Target present guessing as a function of target prevalence and accumulated information in visual search.  Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 79(4),1064-1069.

Alzahabi, R.*, Becker, M.W., & Hambrick, D. Z. (2017)Investigating the relationship between media multitasking and processes involved in task-switching. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 43(11),1872-1894.  

Peltier, C.*, & Becker M.W. (2017).  Individual differences predict low prevalence visual search performance.  Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications, 2(1), 5. 

Peltier, C.*, & Becker M.W. (2017).  Working memory capacity predicts selectionand identification errors in visual search.  Perception, 46(1), 109-115.

Seo, D.C.*, Moslem, L.*, Brunk, E.**, Becker, M.W., & Bix, L. (2017).  Do healthcare professionals comprehend standardized symbols presented on medical device packaging?  Packaging Technology and Science, 30(3), 61-73

Peltier, C.*, Becker, M. W. (2016).  Decision processes in visual search as a function of prevalence. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 42(9), 1466-1476.

Bix, L., Seo, D.C*., Ladoni, M., Brunk, E.**, & Becker M.W., (2016). Evaluating varied label designs for use with medical devices:  Optimized labels outperform existing labels in the correct selection of devices and time to select.  PLoS ONE, 11(11): e0165002.

Becker, M.W., Sundar, R.P.*, Bello, N., Alzahabi, R.*, Weatherspoon, L., & Bix, L. (2016).  Assessing attentional prioritization of front-of-pack nutrition labels using change detection.  Applied Ergonomics, 54, 90-99.

Dehenau, C.*, Becker, M.W., Bello, N.M., Liu, S*., & Bix, L. (2016) Tallman Lettering as a strategy for differentiating look-alike, sound-alike drug names:  The role of familiarity in differentiating drug doppelgangers.  Applied Ergonomics, 52, 77-84.

Becker, M.W., Hemsteger, S.**, & Peltier, C.* (2015).  No templates for rejection:  A failure to configure attention to ignore task-irrelevant features. Visual Cognition, 23(9-10), 1150-1167.

Becker, M.W., Ravizza, SM, & Peltier, C* (2015).  An inability to set independent attentional control settings by hemifield.  Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 77(8), 2640-2652.

Becker, M.W., Bello, N.M., Sundar, R.P.*, Peltier, C.*, & Bix, L. (2015).  Front of pack labels enhance attention to nutrition information in novel & commercial brands.  Food Policy, 56, 76-86. 

Bix, L., Sundar, R.P*., Bello, N.M., Peltier, C*., Weatherspoon, L.J., & Becker, M.W. (2015). To see or not to see: Do front of pack nutrition labels affect attention tooverall nutrition information? , PLoS ONE10(10), e1029732.

Miller, J. R. **, Becker, M. W., & Liu, T. (2014). The bandwidth of consolidation into visual short-term memory depends on the visual feature. Visual Cognition, 22(7), 920-947.

Becker, M.W., Miller, J.R.**, Liu, T. (2013).  A severe capacity limit in the consolidation of orientation information into VSTM.  Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 75(3), 415-425.

Cárdenas, R.A.*, Harris, L.J., & Becker, M.W. (2013).  Sex differences in visual attention toward infant faces.  Evolution and Human Behavior, 34 (4), 280-287.

Alzahabi, R.*, & Becker, M.W. (2013).  The association between media multitasking, task-switching, and dual-task performance. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 39(5), 1485-1495.

Becker, M.W., Alzahabi, R.*, & Hopwood, C.J. (2013).  Media multitasking is associated with symptoms of depression and social anxiety.  Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking,16(2), 132-135.

Liu, T., & Becker, M.W. (2013).  Serial consolidation of orientation information into visual short-term memory.   Psychological Science, 24(6), 1044-1050.

Liu, T., Becker, M.W., & Jigo, M.**(2013).  Limited featured-based attention to multiple features.  Vision Research, 85, 36-44.

Becker, M.W. (2012).  Negative emotional photographs are identified more slowly than positive photographs.  Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 74(6), 1241-1251.

Sundar, R.P*., Becker, M.W., Bello, N.M., & Bix, L. (2012).  Quantifying age-related differences in information processing when viewing prescription drug labels.  PLoS ONE 7(6), e38819. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0038819.

Moser, J.S., Becker, M.W., & Moran, T.P.*  (2012). Enhanced attentional capture in trait anxiety.  Emotion, 12(2), 213-216.

Mance, I.**, Becker, M.W., & Liu, T. (2012). Parallel consolidation of simple features into visual short-term memory. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 38(2), 429-438.

Becker, M.W., & Leinenger, M.** (2011).  Attentional selection is biased toward mood-congruent stimuli.  Emotion, 11(5), 1248-1254.

Ingersoll, B., Meyer, K.*, & Becker, M.W. (2011). Increased rates of depressed mood in mothers of children with ASD associated with the presence of the broader autism phenotype. Autism Research, 4 (2), 143-148.

Becker, M.W. (2010). The effectiveness of a gaze cue depends on the facial expression of emotion: Evidence from simultaneous competing cues. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 72(7), 1814-1824.

Bix, L., Kosugi, W*., Bello, N., Sundar, R.*, & Becker, M.W. (2010). The use of change detection as a method of objectively evaluating labels. Packaging Technology and Science, 23(7), 393-401.

Becker, M.W., & Detweiler-Bedell, B. (2009).  Early detection and avoidance of threatening faces during passive viewing.  Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 62, 7, 1257-1264.

Becker, M.W. (2009).  Panic search: Fear produces efficient visual search for non-threatening objects.  Psychological Science, 20, 4, 435-437.

Becker, M.W., & Rasmussen, I.P. **(2008). The guidance of attention to objects and locations by long term memory of natural scenes. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 34(6), 1325-1338.

Becker, M.W., & Vera, S.** (2007).  Attentional filtering of transients allows for a recovery from change blindness.  Perception, 36, 1179-1190.

Becker, M.W., & Rasmussen, I.P. **(2007).  The rhythm aftereffect:  Support for time sensitive neurons with broad overlapping tuning curves.   Brain & Cognition, 64 (3), 274-281.

Becker, M.W.,  Pashler, H., & Lubin, J. (2007)  Object intrinsic oddities draw early saccades.  Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 33, 20-30.

Pashler, H., Ramachandran, V.S., & Becker, M.W. (2006).  Attending to a misoriented word causes the eyeball to rotate in the head.  Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 13 (6), 954-957.

Becker, M.W., & Pashler, H. (2005).  Awareness of the continuously visible: Information acquisition during preview.  Perception & Psychophysics, 67, 1391-1403.

Becker, M.W., & Anstis, S.  (2004).  Metacontrast masking is specific to luminance polarity.  Vision Research, 44, 2537-254.

Becker, M.W., & Pashler, H (2002). Volatile visual representations: Failing to detect changes in recently processed information. Psychonomics Bulletin & Review, 9, 744-750.

Becker, M.W., Pashler, H., & Anstis S.M (2000). The role of iconic memory in change detection tasks. Perception, 29, 273-286.

Invited:

Becker, M.W. (2013).  Change blindness.  In H. Pashler (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of the Mind.  Sage Publications Incorporated.