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John Serences


Contact Information

Professor
Phone: (858) 534-3686
Office: McGill 5338
Email: jserences@ucsd.edu
Web: serenceslab.ucsd.edu

Research Interests

I am interested in understanding how behavioral goals and other attentional factors influence perception, memory and decision making. We use an integrative approach involving psychophysics, computational modeling, EEG, and fMRI to examine these issues. 

Selected Publications

  • Itthipuripat, S., Ester, E.F., Deering, S., Serences, J.T. (2014) Sensory gain outperforms efficient read-out mechanisms in predicting attention-related improvements in behavior.Journal of Neuroscience. [pdf]
  • Sprague, T.C., Ester, E., Serences, J.T. (2014) Reconstructions of information in visual spatial working memory degrade with memory load. Current Biology. [pdf]
  • Itthipuripat, S., Garcia, J.O., Rungratsameetaweemana, N. Sprague, T.C., Serences, J.T. (2014) Changing the spatial scope of attention alters patterns of neural gain in human cortex. Journal of Neuroscience. [pdf]
  • Sprague, T.C., Serences, J.T. (2013) Attention modulates spatial priority maps in human occipital, parietal, and frontal cortex. Nature Neuroscience. [pdf] [supplementary material] [source data]

Updated Jan 2015