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Pascucci, D., Tanrikulu, Ö.D., Ozkirli, A., Houborg, C., Ceylan, G., Zerr, P., Rafiei, M. & Kristjánsson, Á. (in press). Serial dependence in visual perception: A review. In the press in Journal of Vision.

Chetverikov, A. & Kristjánsson, Á. (2022). Probabilistic representations as building blocks for higher-level vision. Neurons, Behavior, Data analysis, and Theory. LINK

Pascucci, D., Ceylan, G. & Kristjánsson, Á. (2022). Feature distribution learning by passive exposure. Cognition. LINK

Valgeirsdóttir, V.V., Alexandersson, Á., Lechler, K., Jóhannesson, Ó.I. & Kristjánsson, Á. (in press). What a Knee Should Be: A Pilot Study on the Perspectives of Highly Active Prosthetic Users. Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics . https://doi: 10.1097/JPO.0000000000000449. LINK

Kristjánsson, Á. (2022). Priming of probabilistic attentional templates. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. LINK

Hansmann-Roth, S., Þorsteinsdóttir, S., Geng, J.J. & Kristjánsson, Á. (2022). Temporal integration of feature probability distributions. Psychological Research, 86, 2030-2044. LINK

Ævarsson, E.A., Ásgeirsdóttir, T., Pind, F., Kristjánsson, Á. & Unnthorsson, R. (2022). Vibrotactile Threshold Measurements at the Wrist Using Parallel Vibration Actuators. Transactions on Applied Perception, 19(3). LINK

Le. S.T.T., Kristjánsson, Á. & MacInnes, W.J. (2022). Bayesian approximations to the theory of visual attention (TVA) in a foraging task. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. LINK

Tünnermann, J., Kristjánsson, Á., Petersen, A., Schubö, A & Scharlau, I. (2022). Advances in TVA-based visual attention research: Moving towards more naturalistic stimuli and game-like tasks. Open Psychology. Link To Preprint

Tagu, J. & Kristjánsson, Á. (2022). The selection balance: contrasting value, proximity and priming in a multitarget foraging task. Cognition, 218, 104935LINK

Kristjánsson, T., Draschkow, D., Pálsson, Á., Haraldsson, D., Jónsson, P.O. & Kristjánsson, Á. (2022). Moving foraging into 3D: Feature versus conjunction-based foraging in virtual reality.  Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 75(2) ,313–327. – LINK

Thornton, I.M., Nguyen, T., Kristjánsson, Á. (2022). Foraging Tempo: Human run patterns in multiple target search are constrained by the rate of successive responses. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 75(2), 297–312. doi:10.1177/1747021820961640. – LINK

Tagu, J. & Kristjánsson, Á. (2022). Dynamics of attentional and oculomotor orienting in visual foraging tasks. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 75(2), 260–276LINK


Sigurdardottir, H.M., Arnardottir, A. & Halldorsdottir, E.T. (2021). Faces and words are both associated and dissociated as evidenced by visual problems in dyslexia. Scientific Reports, 11, 23000. LINK Link to Preprint Audio Version

Sigurdardottir, H. M., Ólafsdóttir, I. M., & Devillez, H. (2021). Words as visual objects: Neural and behavioral evidence for high-level visual impairments in dyslexia. Brain Sciences, 11(11):1427. (This article is an invited review and belongs to the Special Issue: Neurobiological Basis of Developmental Dyslexia, Academic Editor: John F. Stein). LINK Link to Audio Edition

Jozranjbar, B., Kristjánsson, Á. & Sigurdardottir, H. M. (2021). Featural and configural processing of faces and houses in matched dyslexic and typical readers. Neuropsychologia, 162, 108059. LINK

Jóhannesson, Ó.I, Kristjánsson, Á. & Tagu, J. (2021). Contrasting attentional biases in a saccadic choice task. Experimental Brain Research.  LINK

Tanrikulu, Ö.D., Chetverikov, A., Hansmann-Roth, S. & Kristjánsson, Á. (2021). What kind of empirical evidence is needed for probabilistic mental representations? An example from visual perception. Cognition, 217, 104903. – LINK

Sigurdardottir, H. M., Jonsdottir, I., Ulfarsson, L., & Birgisdottir, F. (2021). Reading fluency and ADHD symptoms: Initial testing of IS-FORM, IS-PSEUDO, and SWAN in a sample of Icelandic children. In Á. Kristjánsson, H. M. Sigurdardottir, & K. Árnason (Eds.). Sálubót: Afmælisrit til heiðurs Jörgen L. Pind (pp. 105-122). Háskólaútgáfan. LINK

Kristjánsson, Á. Sigurdardottir, H. M., & Árnason, K. (Eds.). (2021). Sálubót: Afmælisrit til heiðurs Jörgen L. Pind. Háskólaútgáfan.

Rafiei, M., Chetverikov, A., Hansmann-Roth, S. & Kristjánsson, Á. (2021). You see what you look for: Targets and distractors in visual search can cause opposing serial dependencies. Journal of Vision, 21, 3. – LINK

Tanrikulu, Ö.D., Chetverikov, A. & Kristjánsson, Á. (2021). Testing temporal integration of feature probability distributions using role-reversal effects in visual search. Vision Research, 188, 211-226. – LINK

Ólafsdóttir, I.M., Gestsdóttir, S. & Kristjánsson, Á. (2021). The development of foraging organization. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics. – LINK PREPRINT

Thornton, I.M., Tagu, J., Zdravkovic, S. & Kristjánsson, Á. (2021). The Predation Game: Does dividing attention affect patterns of human foraging? Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications, 6, 35. – LINK

Kristjánsson, Á. & Ásgeirsson, Á.G. (in press). The moment-by-moment attentional temperature: How do history effects influence attentional capture? In the press in Visual Cognition.

Hansmann-Roth, S., Kristjánsson, Á., Whitney, D. W. & Chetverikov, A. (2021). Dissociating implicit and explicit ensemble representations reveals the limits of visual perception and the richness of behavior. Scientific Reports, 11, 3899. – LINK

Jónasson, P., Kristjánsson, Á. & Jóhannesson,  Ó.I. (2021). Musical expertise, musical style, and visual attention. Psychology of Music. February 2021. doi:10.1177/0305735620988882 – LINK

Kristjánsson, Á. & Draschkow, D. (2021). Keeping it real: Looking beyond capacity limits in visual cognition. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, – LINK

Kristjánsson, Á., Helgadóttir, A. & Kristjánsson, T. (2021). Eating disorder symptoms and foraging for food related items. Journal of Eating Disorders, 9, 18 . – LINK

Valgeirsdóttir, V. V., Sigurðardóttir, J. S., Lechler, K., Tronicke, L., Jóhannesson, Ó. I., Alexandersson, Á., & Kristjánsson, Á. (2021). How do we measure success? A review of performance evaluations for lower-limb neuroprosthetics. JPO: Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics 

Valgeirsdóttir, V.V., Sigurdardottir, J.S., Jóhannesson, Ó.I., Alexandersson, Á. & Kristjánsson, Á. (2021). Multi-stakeholder perceptions on lower limb prosthetic user requirements and the development of neuroprostheses: A contextual inquiry.  Journal of Prosthetics & Orthotics, January 8, 2021 – doi: 10.1097/JPO.0000000000000354. – LINK


Ólafsdóttir, I.M., Gestsdóttir, S. & Kristjánsson, Á. (2020). Age differences in foraging and executive functions: A cross-sectional study. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 198, October 2020, 104910LINK PREPRINT

Tanrikulu, Ö. D., Chetverikov, A. & Kristjánsson, Á. (2020). Encoding perceptual ensembles during visual search in peripheral vision. Journal of Vision, 20(8):20. doi: – LINK

Rafiei, M., Hansmann-Roth, S., Whitney, D., Kristjánsson, Á & Chetverikov, A. (2020).Optimizing perception: Attended and ignored stimuli create opposing perceptual biases. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics. LINK

Kristjánsson, Á & Egeth, H. (2020). How feature integration theory integrated cognitive psychology, neurophysiology, and psychophysics. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 82, 7-23. – PDF File

MacInnes, W.J., Jóhannesson, Ó.I., Chetverikov, A. & Kristjánsson, Á. (2020). No Advantage for Separating Overt and Covert Attention in Visual Search. Vision, 4(2), 28.  – LINK

Thorudottir, S.*, Sigurdardottir, H. M.*, Rice, G. E., Kerry, S. J., Robotham, R. J., Leff, A. P., Starrfelt, R. (2020). The architect who lost the ability to imagine: The cerebral basis of visual imagery. Brain Sciences, 10(2):59. (This article belongs to the Special Issue Vividness, Consciousness, and Mental Imagery: Making the Missing Links across Disciplines and Methods) *These authors contributed equally to this work. – LINK

Brinkhuis, M., Kristjánsson, Á., Harvey, B.M. & Brascamp, J.W. (2020). Temporal characteristics of priming of pop-out are mirrored by BOLD response patterns in the frontoparietal attention network. Cerebral Cortex. – LINK

Chetverikov, A., Campana, G. & Kristjánsson, Á. (2020). Probabilistic rejection templates in visual working memory. Cognition. – LINK

Ólafsson, R. P., Emmelkamp, P. M., Olason, D. P., & Kristjánsson, Á. (2020). Disgust and Contamination Concerns: the Mediating Role of Harm Avoidance and Incompleteness. International journal of Cognitive Therapy. LINK

Kristjánsson, Á., Björnsson, A.S. & Kristjánsson, T. (2020). Foraging with Anne Treisman: Features versus conjunctions, patch leaving and memory for foraged locations.  Attention, Perception & Psychophysics.  PDF File

Kristjánsson, T., Thornton, I.M., Chetverikov, A. & Kristjánsson, Á. (2020). Dynamics of visual attention revealed in foraging tasks. Cognition, 194,  104032. – LINK

Sigurjónsdóttir, Ó., Bjornsson, A. S., Wessmann, I. D., & Kristjánsson, Á. (2020). Measuring Biases of Visual Attention: A Comparison of Four Tasks. Behavioral Sciences, 10(1), 28. PDF File

Ólafsson, R.P., Friðriksdóttir, A.E., Sveinsdóttir, S.Þ. & Kristjánsson, Á. (2020) . Evidence for an attention bias towards disgust in contamination fear.  Journal of Experimental Psychopathology. PDF File


Ásgeirsson, Á.G. & Kristjánsson, Á. (2019). Attentional priming does not enable observers to ignore salient distractors. Visual Cognition, 27(5-8), 595-608. – LINK  PDF File

Manassi, M., Kristjánsson, Á. & Whitney, D. (2019). Serial dependence in a simulated clinical visual search task. Scientific Reports, 9(1), 1-10.  – LINK

Hansmann-Roth, S., Chetverikov, A & Kristjánsson, Á. (2019).  Representing color and orientation ensembles: Can observers learn multiple feature distributions?  Journal of Vision, 19, 2. – LINK

Hoffmann, R., Brinkhuis, M. A. B., Unnthorsson, R. & Kristjánsson, Á. (2019). The Intensity Order Illusion: Temporal Order of Different Vibrotactile Intensity Causes Systematic Localization Errors. Journal of Neuophysiology. –  LINK   PDF File

Thornton, I.M., de’Sperati, C. & Kristjánsson, Á. (2019). The influence of selection modality, display dynamics and error feedback on 55 patterns of human foraging. Visual Cognition, 27(5-8), 626-648. – LINK  PDF File

Prpic, V., Kniestedt, I.,  Camilleri, E.,  Maureira, M.G., Kristjánsson, Á & Thornton, I.M. (2019). A serious game to explore human foraging in a 3D environment. PLoS One, 14(7). –  LINK 

Ásgeirsson, Á.G. & Nieuwenhuis, S. (2019). Effects of arousal on biased competition in attention and short-term memory. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics. PDF file

Sigurdardottir, H. M., Hjartarson, K. H., Gudmundsson, G. L., & Kristjánsson, Á (2019). Own-race and other-race face recognition problems without visual expertise problems in dyslexic readers. Vision Research, 158, 146-156. DOI: 10.1016/j.visres.2019.02.010. PDF file

Shurygina, O. Kristjánsson, Á. Tudge, L. & Chetverikov, A. (2019). Expectations and perceptual priming in a visual search task: Evidence from eye movements and behavior. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 45(4), 489-499PDF file

Kristjánsson, Á. & Ásgeirsson, Á.G. (2019). Attentional Priming: Recent insights and current controversies. Current Opinion in Psychology, 29,71-75.  PDF File

Ólafsdóttir, I.M., Gestsdóttir, S. & Kristjánsson, Á. (2019). Visual foraging and executive functions: A developmental perspective. Acta Psychologica, 193, 203-213. PDF file

Chetverikov, A., Hansmann-Roth, S., Tanrikulu, O.D. & Kristjánsson, Á. (2019). Feature distribution learning (FDL): a new method to study visual ensembles with priming of attention shifts. Springer Neuromethods. – PDF file

Sigurdardottir H.M., & Jozranjbar B. (2019). Laterality effect (face perception). In J. Vonk & T. Shackelford (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Animal Cognition and Behavior. Springer, Cham. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-47829-6_1780-1. –  PDF file

Kristjánsson, Á., Ólafsdóttir, I.M. & Kristjánsson, T. (2019). Visual foraging tasks provide new insights into the orienting of visual attention: Methodological considerations. Springer Neuromethods. – PDF file


Jóhannesson, Ó.I., Tagu, J. & Kristjánsson, Á. (2018). Asymmetries of the visual system and their influence on visual performance and oculomotor dynamics.  European Journal of Neuroscience. –  PDF file

Brinkhuis, M., Brascamp, J. & Kristjánsson, Á (2018). Bistable perception is biased by search items but not by search priming.  iPerception, 9(6), 2041669518812485. – LINK

Hoffmann, R., Valgeirsdóttir, V.V., Jóhannesson, Ó.I., Unnthorsson, R. & Kristjánsson, Á. (2018). Measuring relative vibrotactile spatial acuity: effects of tactor type, anchor points and tactile anisotropy. Experimental Brain Research. – PDF

Hoffmann, R., Brinkhuis, M. Kristjánsson, Á. & Unnthorsson, R. (2018). Introducing a New Haptic Illusion to Increase the Perceived Resolution of Tactile Displays. Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Computer-Human Interaction Research and Applications – Volume 1: CHIRA ,45-53, 2018, Seville, Spain. – PDF

Kristjánsson, T., Thornton, I.M., & Kristjánsson, Á. (2018). Time limits during visual foraging reveal flexible working memory templates. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 44(6), 827-835PDF

Hoffmann, R., Spagnol,S. Kristjánsson, Á. & Unnthorsson, R. (2018). Evaluation of an Audio-Haptic Sensory Substitution Device for Enhancing Spatial Awareness for the Visually Impaired. Optometry and Vision Science, 95(9), 757-765. –  PDF

Kristjánsson, T. & Kristjánsson, Á (2018).  Foraging through multiple target categories reveals the flexibility of visual working memory. Acta Psychologica, 183, 108-115. PDF

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. PDF 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. Experimental Brain Research, 236(5), 1251–1262. PDF

Sigurdardottir, H. M., & Garðarsdóttir, Ó. (2018). Backlash in gender equality? Fathers’ parental leave during a time of economic crisis. Journal of European Social Policy, 28(4), 342-356. PDF

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, 80, 844-859. PDF 


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. 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

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. (2015). Can a single short-term mechanism account for priming of pop-out? 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