Kristjánsson, T. & Kristjánsson, Á (in press).  Foraging through multiple target categories reveals the flexibility of visual working memory. Acta Psychologica.

Kristjánsson, T., Thornton, I.M., & Kristjánsson, Á. (in press). Time limits during visual foraging reveal flexible working memory templates. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance.

Sigurdardottir, H. M., Fridriksdottir, L.E.*, Gudjonsdottir, S.*, & Kristjánsson, Á. (2018). Specific problems in visual cognition of dyslexic readers: Face discrimination deficits predict dyslexia over and above discrimination of scrambled faces and novel objects. Cognition, 175, 157-168. *These authors contributed equally and are listed in alphabetical order. LINK

Johannesson, Ó.I., Edelman, J., Sigurþórsson, B.D. & Kristjánsson, Á. (2018). Effects of saccade training on express saccade proportions, saccade latencies and peak velocities: An investigation of nasal/temporal differences. In the press in Experimental Brain Research. 

Sigurdardottir, H. M., & Garðarsdóttir, Ó. (2018). Backlash in gender equality? Fathers’ parental leave during a time of economic crisis. Journal of European Social Policy.

Chetverikov, A., Kuvaldina, M., MacInnes, W. J., Jóhannesson, Ó. I., & Kristjánsson, Á. (2018). Implicit processing during change blindness revealed with mouse-contingent and gaze-contingent displays. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics


Chetverikov, A., Campana, G. & Kristjánsson, Á (2017). Set size manipulations reveal the boundary conditions of perceptual ensemble learning. Vision Research, 140, 144-156. LINK

Sigurdardottir, H. M., Danielsdottir, H. B.*, Gudmundsdottir, M.*, Hjartarson, K. H.*, Thorarinsdottir, E. A.*, & Kristjánsson, Á. (2017). Problems with visual statistical learning in developmental dyslexia. Scientific Reports, 7(1), 606. *These authors contributed equally and are listed in alphabetical order. PDF file

Chetverikov, A., Campana, G. & Kristjánsson, Á. (2017). Representing color ensembles. Psychological Science.  DOI: 10.1177/0956797617713787 PDF file

Ásgeirsson, Á. G., & Nieuwenhuis, S. (2017). No arousal-biased competition in focused visuospatial attention. Cognition168, 191-204. DOI: 10.1016/j.cognition.2017.07.001 PDF file

Kristjánsson, Á., Chetverikov, A., & Brinkhuis, M. (2017). How functional are functional viewing fields?. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 40. PDF file

Jóhannesson*, Ó. I., Hoffmann*, R., Valgeirsdóttir, V. V., Unnþórsson, R., Moldoveanu, A., & Kristjánsson, Á. (2017). Relative vibrotactile spatial acuity of the torso. Experimental Brain Research, 1-11. PDF file

Chetverikov, A., Campana, G., & Kristjánsson, Á. (2017). Learning features in a complex and changing environment: A distribution-based framework for visual attention and vision in general. Progress in Brain Research. PDF file

Carlisle, N. B., & Kristjánsson, Á. (2017). How visual working memory contents influence priming of visual attention. Psychological Research, 1-7. PDF file

Spagnol, S., Hoffmann, R., Kristjánsson, Á., & Avanzini, F. (2017). Effects of stimulus order on auditory distance discrimination of virtual nearby sound sources. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 141(4), EL375-EL380. PDF file

Sigurdardottir, H. M. (2017). Lateral intraparietal region (LIP). In J. Vonk & T. K. Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Animal Cognition and Behavior. New York: Springer. PDF file

Jóhannesson, Ó.I., Kristjánsson, Á. & Thornton, I.M. (2017). Are foraging patterns in humans related to working memory and inhibitory control? Japanese Psychological Research, 59, 152-166. doi: 10.1111/jpr.12152 PDF file

Chetverikov, A., Campana, G. & Kristjánsson, Á. (2017). Rapid learning of visual ensembles. Journal of Vision, 17(2):21, 1-15. DOI: 10.1167/17.2.21 PDF file


Ólafsdóttir, I.M., Kristjánsson, T., Gestsdóttir, S., Jóhannesson, Ó.I., Kristjánsson, Á. (2016). Understanding visual attention in childhood: Insights from a new visual foraging task. Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications. LINK  PDF file

Kristjánsson, Á., Moldoveanu, A., Jóhannesson, Ó.I., Balan, O., Spagnol, S., Valgeirsdóttir, V.V. & Unnthorsson, R. (2016). Designing sensory-substitution devices: Principles, pitfalls and potential. In the press in Restorative Neurology & NeuroscienceLINK PDF file

Chetverikov, A., Campana, G. & Kristjánsson, Á. (2016). Building ensemble representations: How the shape of preceding distractor distributions affects visual search. Cognition, 153(2016), 196-210. PDF file

Chetverikov, A. & Kristjánsson, Á. (2016). On the joys of perceiving: Affect as feedback for perceptual predictions. Acta Psychologica, 169(2016), 1-10.  PDF file

Csapo A., Nagy H., Kristjánsson Á., Wersenyi, G. “Evaluation of human-Myo gesture control capabilities in continuous search and select operations”, 7th IEEE International Conference on Cognitive Infocommunications, Wroclaw Poland, 18-20 Oct. 2016, pp. 415-420, DOI: 10.1109/CogInfoCom.2016.7804585 – PDF file

Jóhannesson, Ó. I., Balan, O., Unnthorsson, R., Moldoveanu, A., & Kristjánsson, Á. (2016). The Sound of Vision Project: On the Feasibility of an Audio-Haptic Representation of the Environment, for the Visually Impaired. Brain Sciences, 6(3), 20. LINK PDF file

Spagnol, S., Saitis, C.,  Bujacz, M., Johannesson, O.I., Kalimeri, K., Moldoveanu, A., Kristjansson, Á. & Unnthorsson, R. (2016). Model-based Obstacle Sonification for the Navigation of Visually Impaired Persons. Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects (DAFx-16)PDF file   

Kristjánsson, Á. (2016). Priming of visual search facilitates attention shifts: Evidence from object-substitution masking. Perception, 45(3)255-264. PDF file

Jóhannesson, Ó. I., Thornton, I. M., Smith, I. J., Chetverikov, A., & Kristjánsson, Á. (2016). Visual Foraging With Fingers and Eye Gaze. i-Perception7(2), 2041669516637279. LINK PDF file


Ásgeirsson, Á. G., Nordfang, M., & Sørensen, T. A. (2015). Components of Attention in Grapheme-Color Synesthesia: A Modeling Approach. Plos One10(8), e0134456. PDF file 

Sigurdardottir, H. M., and Gauthier, I. (2015). Expertise and object recognition. In A. W. Toga (Ed.), Brain Mapping (pp. 523-527). Oxford, UK: Elsevier. PDF file

Sigurdardottir, H. M., Ivarsson, E.*, Kristinsdottir, K.*, and Kristjansson, A. (2015). Impaired recognition of faces and objects in dyslexia: Evidence for ventral stream dysfunction? Neuropsychology, 29(5) 739-750. *These authors contributed equally and are listed in alphabetical order.   PDF file

Sigurdardottir, H. M. and Sheinberg, D. L. (2015). The effects of short-term and long-term learning on the responses of lateral intraparietal neurons to visually presented objects. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 27(7) 1360-1375.  PDF file

Kristjánsson, Á. (2015). Reconsidering Visual Search. i-Perception6(6), 2041669515614670. LINK PDF file

Brinkhuis, M. A. B., Kristjánsson, Á., & Brascamp, J. W. (2015). Evidence for distinct mechanisms underlying attentional priming and sensory memory for bistable perception. Journal of Vision15(11), 1-15. LINK PDF file

Ásgeirsson, Á. G., Kristjánsson, Á., & Bundesen, C. (2015). Repetition priming in selective attention: A TVA analysis. Acta Psychologica160, 35-42.  PDF file

Sigurdardottir, H.M, Ívarsson, E., Kristinsdóttir, K. & Kristjánsson, Á. (2015). Impaired Recognition of Faces and Objects in Dyslexia: Evidence for Ventral Stream Dysfunction? In the press in NeuropsychologyPDF file

Sævarsson, S. & Kristjánsson, Á. (2015). Voluntary movement deficits of eyes and limbs: Neuroanatomy and diagnosis. In (D. Emmans, A. Laihinen, eds.), Comparative Neuropsychology and Brain Imaging (pp. 133-151). Zurich: LIT Verlag.  LINK PDF file

Kruijne, W., Brascamp, J.W., Kristjánsson, Á. & Meeter, M. (in press). Can a single short-term mechanism account for priming of pop-out? In the press in Vision ResearchLINK PDF file

Chetverikov, A., & Kristjánsson, Á. (2015). History effects in visual search as reflected in reaction times, choice biases, and liking. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 77, 402-412. – PDF file

Sigurjónsdóttir, Ó., Sigurðardóttir, S., Björnsson, A.S. & Kristjánsson, Á. (2015). Barking up the wrong tree in attentional bias modification? Comparing the sensitivity of four tasks to attentional biases. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 48, 9-16. – PDF file

Chetverikov, A., Jóhannesson, Ó., & Kristjánsson, Á. (2015). Blaming the victims of your own mistakes: How visual search accuracy influences evaluation of stimuli. Cognition & Emotion, 29, 1091-1106. –  PDF file

Sigurjónsdóttir, Ó., Björnsson, A.S., Ludvigsdottir,  & Kristjánsson, Á. (2015). Money talks in attention bias modification: Reward in a dot-probe task affects attentional biases. Visual Cognition, 23, 118-132. – PDF file


Brooks, D. I.*, Sigurdardottir, H. M.*, and Sheinberg, D. L. (2014). The neurophysiology of attention and object recognition in visual scenes. In K. Kveraga & M. Bar (Eds.), Scene Vision: Making Sense of What We See. Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press. *These authors contributed equally and are listed in alphabetical order.  PDF file

Sigurdardottir, H. M., Michalak, S. M., and Sheinberg, D. L. (2014). Shape beyond recognition: Form-derived directionality and its effects on visual attention and motion perception. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 143(1), 434-454.  PDF file

Kristjánsson, Á. & Jóhannesson, Ó.I. (2014). How priming in visual search affects response time distributions: Analyses with ex-Gaussian fits. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics 76 (8), 2199-2211. – PDF file

Ólafsson, R.P., Snorrason, Í., Bjarnason, R.K., Emmelkamp, P.M.G, Ólason, D.Þ., & Kristjánsson, Á. (2014). Replacing intrusive thoughts: Investigating thought control in relation to OCD symptoms. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 46, 506-515. – PDF file

Kristjánsson, Á., Jóhannesson, Ó.I. & Thornton, I.M. (2014). Common Attentional Constraints in Visual Foraging. PLOS ONE 9 (6), e100752. – LINK PDF file

Ásgeirsson, Á.G., Kristjánsson, Á. & Bundesen, C. (2014). Independent priming of location and color in identification of briefly presented letters. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 76, 40-48. – PDF file

Kristjánsson, T., Thorvaldsson, T.P. & Kristjánsson, Á. (2014). Divided Multimodal Attention: Sensory Trace and Context Coding Strategies in Spatially Congruent Auditory and Visual Presentation. Multisensory Research, 27, 91-110. – PDF file

Ásgeirsson, Á. G., & Kristjánsson, Á. (2014). Random reward priming is task-contingent: the robustness of the 1-trial reward priming effect. Frontiers in Psychology5309. – LINK PDF file


Jóhannesson, Ó., Ingvarsdóttir, K.Ó. & Kristjánsson, Á. (2013). Searching for bumps and ellipses on the ground and in the sky: No advantage for the ground plane. Vision Research, 92, 26-32. – PDF file

Kristjánsson, Á., Heimisson, P.R., Róbertsson, G.F. & Whitney, D. (2013). Attentional priming releases crowding. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics. 75(7), 1323-1329. – PDF file

Lamy, D. & Kristjánsson, Á. (2013). Is goal-directed attentional guidance just intertrial priming? A review. Journal of Vision, 13(3): 14. – PDF file

Antoniades, C., Ettinger, U., Gaymard, B., Gilchrist, I., Kristjánsson, Á., Kennard, C., Leigh, J., Noorani, I., Pouget, P., Smyrnis, N., Tarnowski, A., Zee, D. & Carpenter, R.H.S. (2013). An internationally standardised antisaccade protocol for clinical use. Vision Research, 84, 1-5. – PDF file

Jóhannesson, Ó & Kristjánsson, Á. (2013). Violating the main sequnce: asymmetries in saccadic peak velocitiesfor saccades into the temporal versus nasal hemifields. Experimental Brain Research, 227101-110. – PDF file

Kristjánsson, Á., Saevarsson, S. & Driver, J. (2013). The boundary conditions of priming of visual search: From passive viewing through task-relevant working memory load. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 20, 514-521– PDF file

Jóhannesson, Ó. I., Haraldsson, H.M., & Kristjánsson, Á. (2013). Modulation of antisaccade costs through manipulation of target-location probability: Only under decisional uncertainty. Vision research93, 62-73. PDF file

Kristjánsson, Á.  (2013). The case for causal influences of action videogame play upon vision and attention. Attention, Perception and Psychophysics, 75, 667-672– PDF file

Ólafsson, R.P., Arngrímsson, J.B., ÁrnasonP. Kolbeinsson, T., Emmelkamp, P.M.G., Kristjánsson, Á. & Ólason, D.T. (2013). The Icelandic version of the Dimensional Obsessive Compulsive Scale (DOCS) and its relationship with obsessive beliefs. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, 2, 149-156. – PDF file

Kristjánsson, Á., Óladóttir, B. & Most, S.B. (2013). “Hot” facilitation of “cool” processing: Emotional distraction can enhance priming of visual search. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 39, 298-306. – PDF file

Ólafsson, R.P., Emmelkamp, P.M.G., Gunnarsdóttir, E.R., Snæbjörnsson, T., Olason, D.T. & Kristjánsson, Á. (2013). Suppressing disgust related thoughts and performance on a subsequent behavioural avoidance task: Implications for OCD. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 51, 152-160. – PDF file

Saevarsson, S. & Kristjánsson, Á. (2013). A note on Striemer and Danckert’s theory of prism adaptation in unilateral neglect. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7(44), 1-3. – LINK PDF file


Jóhannesson, Ó.I., Ásgeirsson, Á.G. & Kristjánsson, Á. (2012). Saccade performance in the temporal and nasal hemifields. Experimental Brain Research, 219, 107-120PDF file

Kristjánsson, Á. (2012). Dynimic coding of temporal luminance variation. Journal of the Optical Society of America, A: Optics, Image Science and Vision, 29, 1180-1187. PDF file

Saevarsson, S., Kristjánsson, Á., Bach, M. & Heinrich, S.P. (2012). P300 in neglect. Clinical Neurophysiology, 123, 496–506.– PDF file


Brascamp, J.W., Blake, R. & Kristjánsson, Á. (2011). Deciding where to attend: priming of pop-out drives target selection. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 37, 1700-1707. – PDF file

Rorden, C., Kristjánsson, Á., Pirog-Revill, K. & Saevarsson, S. (2011). Neural Correlates of Inter-trial Priming and Role-Reversal in Visual Search. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 5, 151. – PDF file

Kristjánsson, Á. (2011). The intriguing interactive relationship between visual attention and saccadic eye movements. In S. Everling, I.D. Gilchrist & S. Liversedge (eds), The Oxford Handbook on Eye Movements. Oxford: Oxford University Press. – LINK

Brascamp, J.W., Pels, E. & Kristjánsson, Á. (2011). Priming of pop-out on multiple time scales during visual search. Vision Research, 51, 1972-1978. – PDF file

Ásgeirsson, Á.G. & Kristjánsson, Á. (2011). Episodic retrieval and feature facilitation in intertrial priming of visual search. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 73, 1350-1360. – PDF file

Kristjánsson, Á. (2011). The Functional Benefits of Tilt Adaptation. Seeing and Perceiving, 24, 37-51.  – PDF file

Saevarsson, S., Halsband, U. & Kristjánsson, Á. (2011). Designing rehabilitation programs for neglect: Could 1+1 be more than 2? Applied Neuropsychology, 18, 95-106. – PDF file


 Kristjánsson, Á., Eyjólfsdóttir, K.Ó., Jónsdóttir, A. & Arnkelsson, G.B. (2010). Temporal consistency is currency in shifts of transient attention. PLoS ONE, 5, e13660. – LINK PDF file

Kristjánsson, Á., Sigurjónsdóttir, Ó. & Driver, J. (2010). Fortune and reversals of fortune in visual search: Reward contingencies for pop-out targets affect search efficiency and target repetition effects. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 721229-1236. – PDF file

Kristjánsson, Á. (2010). Priming in visual search: A spanner in the works for Theeuwes’s bottom-up sweeps. Acta Psychologica, 135, 114-116. – PDF file

 Saevarsson, S., Kristjánsson, Á. & Halsband, U. (2010). Strength in numbers: Combining neck vibration and prism adaptation produces additive therapeutic effects in unilateral neglect. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 20704–724. – PDF file

Kristjánsson, Á. & Vuilleumier, P. (2010). Disruption of spatial memory in visual search in the left visual field in patients with hemispatial neglect. Vision Research, 50, 1426-1435. –  PDF file

Kristjánsson, Á. & Campana, G. (2010). Where perception meets memory: A review of priming in visual search. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 72, 5-18. – PDF file


Kristjánsson, Á., Bjarnason, A., Hjaltason, Á.B. & Stefánsdóttir, B.G. (2009). Priming of luminance defined motion direction in visual search. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 711027-1041PDF file

Kristjánsson, Á. (2009). Learning in shifts of transient attention improves recognition of parts of ambiguous figure-ground displays. Journal of Vision, 9(4), 21, 1-11. PDF file

Saevarsson. S., Kristjánsson, Á., Hildebrandt, H. & Halsband, U. (2009). Prism adaptation improves visual search in hemispatial neglect. Neuropsychologia, 47717-725. PDF file

Kristjánsson, Á (2009). Independent and additive repetition priming of motion direction and color in visual search. Psychological Research, 73158-166. PDF file


Sigurðardóttir, H.M., Kristjánsson, Á. & Driver, J. (2008). Repetition streaks increase perceptual sensitivity in brief visual search displays. Visual Cognition, 16643-658. PDF file

Kristjánsson, Á. & Sigurðardóttir, H.M. (2008). On the benefits of transient attention across the visual field. Perception, 37747-764. PDF file

Kristjánsson, Á., Ingvarsdóttir, Á. & Teitsdóttir, U.D. (2008). Object- and feature-based priming in visual search, Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 15, 378-384. PDF file

Saevarsson, S., Jóelsdóttir, S., Hjaltason, H. & Kristjánsson, Á. (2008). Repetition of distractor sets improves visual search performance in hemispatial neglect. Neuropsychologia, 451161-1169. PDF file

Kristjánsson, Á (2008). “I know what you did on the last trial” – a selective review of research on priming in visual search. Frontiers in Bioscience, 13, 1171-1181. – PDF file

Kristjánsson, Á & Driver, J. (2008). Priming in visual search: Separating the effects of target repetition, distractor repetition and role-reversal. Vision Research, 48, 1217-1232. PDF file


Ruff, C.C., Kristjánsson, Á. & Driver, J. (2007). Readout from iconic memory  involves similar neural processes as selective spatial attention. Psychological Science, 18901-909. – PDF file

Kristjánsson, Á., Vuilleumier, P., Schwartz, S., Macaluso, E. & Driver, J. (2007). Neural basis for priming of pop-out revealed with fMRI. Cerebral Cortex, 171612-1624.  – PDF file

Edelman, J., Kristjánsson, Á. & Nakayama, K. (2007). The influence of object-relative visuomotor set on express saccades. The Journal of Vision, 7(6):12, 1-13. – PDF file

Kristjánsson, Á. (2007). Saccade landing point selection and the competition account of pro- and antisaccade generation: The involvement of visual attention – A review. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 4897-113. – PDF file


Geng, J.J., Eger, E., Ruff, C., Kristjánsson, Á., Rothsthein, P. & Driver, J. (2006). On- line attentional selection from competing stimuli in opposite visual fields: Effects on human visual cortex and control processes. Journal of Neurophysiology, 96, 2601-2612. – PDF file

Kristjánsson, Á. (2006). Surface assignment modulates object-formation for visual short-term memory. Perception, 35, 865-881. – PDF file

Kristjánsson, Á. (2006). Simultaneous priming along multiple dimensions in visual search task. Vision Research, 46, 2554–2570. –  PDF file

Kristjánsson, Á. (2006). Rapid learning in attention shifts – A review. Visual Cognition, 13324-362. – PDF file


Kristjánsson, Á., Vuilleumier, P., Malhotra, P., Husain, M., & Driver, J. (2005). Priming of color and position during visual search in unilateral spatial neglect. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 17859-873. – PDF file

Wang, D., Kristjánsson, Á, & Nakayama, K. (2005). Efficient visual search without top-down or bottom-up guidance. Perception & Psychophysics, 67, 239-253. – PDF file


Kristjánsson, Á., Vandenbroucke, M. og Driver, J. (2004). When pros become cons for anti versus prosaccades. Experimental Brain Research, 155, 231-244.- PDF file

Nakayama, K., Maljkovic, V. & Kristjánsson, Á. (2004) Short term memory for the rapid deployment of visual attention. Í M.S. Gazzaniga (ritstj.), The Cognitive Neurosciences, 3rd editionCambridge, MA, USA: MIT Press. – PDF file


Kristjánsson Á. & Nakayama K. (2003). A primitive memory system for the deployment of transient attention. Perception & Psychophysics, 65711-724. – PDF file


Kristjánsson, Á. & Nakayama K. (2002). The attentional blink in space and time. Vision Research, 422039-2050. – PDF file

Kristjánsson, Á., Wang, D. & Nakayama K. (2002). The role of priming in conjunctive visual search. Cognition, 8537-52. – PDF file


Kristjansson, Á., Chen, Y. & Nakayama, K. (2001). Less attention is more in the preparation of antisaccades, but not prosaccades. Nature Neuroscience, 41037-1042. – PDF file

Kristjansson, Á., Mackeben, M. & Nakayama, K. (2001). Rapid, object based learning in the deployment of transient attention. Perception, 201375-1387 – PDF file

Kristjansson, Á. (2001) Increased sensitivity to speed changes during adaptation to first-order, but not to second-order motion. Vision Research, 411825-1832. – PDF file

Kristjansson, Á. & Tse, P.U. (2001). Curvature discontinuities are cues for rapid shape analysis.
Perception & Psychophysics, 63390-403. – PDF file

Wang D.L., A. Kristjansson, and K. Nakayama (2001). Efficient visual search without top-down or bottom-up guidance: A putative role for perceptual organization. Technical Report 26, Center for Cognitive ScienceThe Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA. – PDF file


Kristjansson, Á. (2000). In search of remembrance: Evidence for memory in visual search.
Psychological Science, 11328-332. – PDF file