Awh Lab Publications

Recent Publications (2010 - Present)
Sutterer, D.W., Foster, J.J., Serences, J.T., Vogel, E.K., & Awh, E. (2019). Alpha-band oscillations track the retrieval of precise spatial representations from long-term memory. Journal of Neurophysiology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1152/jn.00268.2019. PubMed PMID: 31188708.
deBettencourt, M.T., Keene, P.A., Awh, E., & Vogel, E.K. (2019). Real-time triggering reveals concurrent lapses of attention and working memory. Nature Human Behaviour. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1038/s41562-019-0606-6. PubMed PMID: 31110335.
Sutterer, D.W., Foster, J.J., Adam, K.C.S., Vogel, E.K., & Awh, E. (2019). Item-specific delay activity demonstrates concurrent storage of multiple active neural representations in working memory. PLoS Biology, 17(4), e3000239doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.3000239. PubMed PMID: 31026274. PMCID: PMC6505953.
Hakim, N., Adam, K.C.S., Gunseli, E., Awh, E., & Vogel, E.K. (2019). Dissecting the neural focus of attention reveals distinct processes for spatial attention and object-based storage in visual working memory. Psychological Science, 30(4), 526-540doi: 10.1177/0956797619830384. PubMed PMID: 30817220; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6472178.
Scolari, M., & Awh, E. (2019). Object-based biased competition during covert spatial orienting. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics. Advance online publicationdoi: 10.3758/s13414-018-01656-6. PubMed PMID: 30684205. PMCID: NIHMS1519686.
Adam, K.C.S., Vogel, E.K., & Awh, E. (2018). Corrigendum to “Clear evidence for item limits in visual working memory” [Cogn. Psychol. 97 (2017) 79-97]. Cognitive Psychology, 107, 67doi: 10.1016/j.cogpsych.2018.10.002. PubMed PMID: 30401499.
Foster, J.J., & Awh, E. (2018). The role of alpha oscillations in spatial attention: limited evidence for a suppression account. Current Opinion in Psychology, 29, 34-40doi: 10.1016/j.copsyc.2018.11.001. PubMed PMID: 30472541. PMCID: PMC6506396.
Oberauer, K., Lewandowsky, S., Awh, E., Brown, G.D.A., Conway, A., Cowan, N., Donkin, C., Farrell, S., Hitch, G.J., Hurlstone, M.J., Ma, W.J., Morey, C.C., Nee, D.E., Schweppe, J., Vergauwe, E., & Ward, G. (2018). Benchmarks for models of short-term and working memory. Psychological Bulletin, 144(9), 885-958doi: 10.1037/bul0000153. PubMed PMID: 30148379.
Oberauer, K., Lewandowsky, S., Awh, E., Brown, G.D.A., Conway, A., Cowan, N., Donkin, C., Farrell, S., Hitch, G.J., Hurlstone, M.J., Ma, W.J., Morey, C.C., Nee, D.E., Schweppe, J., Vergauwe, E., & Ward, G. (2018). Benchmarks provide common ground for model development: Reply to Logie (2018) and Vandierendonck (2018). Psychological Bulletin, 144(9), 972-977doi: 10.1037/bul0000165. PubMed PMID: 30148382.
Feldmann-Wüstefeld, T., Vogel, E.K., & Awh, E. (2018). Contralateral delay activity indexes working memory storage, not the current focus of spatial attention. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 30(8):1185-1196doi: 10.1162/jocn_a_01271. PubMed PMID: 29694260. PMCID: PMC6283407.
van Moorselaar, D., Foster, J.J., Sutterer, D.W., Theeuwes, J., Olivers, C.N.L., & Awh, E. (2018). Spatially selective alpha oscillations reveal moment-by-moment trade-offs between working memory and attention. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 30(2), 256-266doi: 10.1162/jocn_a_01198. PubMed PMID: 29040014. PMCID: PMC6022736.
Huang, L., & Awh, E. (2018). Chunking in working memory via content-free labels. Scientific Reports, 8(1):23doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-18157-5. PubMed PMID: 29311568. PMCID: PMC5758528.
Foster, J.J., Bsales, E.M., Jaffe, R.J., & Awh, E. (2017). Alpha-band activity reveals spontaneous representations of spatial position in visual working memory. Current Biology, 27(20), 3216-3223.e6doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2017.09.031. PubMed PMID: 29033335. PMCID: PMC5661984.
Foster, J.J., Sutterer, D.W., Serences, J.T., Vogel, E.K., & Awh, E. (2017). Alpha-Band Oscillations Enable Spatially and Temporally Resolved Tracking of Covert Spatial Attention. Psychological Science, 28(7), 929-941doi: 10.1177/0956797617699167. PubMed PMID: 28537480. PMCID: PMC5675530.
Adam, K.C.S., Vogel, E.K., & Awh, E. (2017). Clear evidence for item limits in visual working memoryCognitive Psychology, 97, 79-97. doi: 10.1016/j.cogpsych.2017.07.001. PubMed PMID: 28734172. PMCID: NIHMS894313.
Foster, J.J., Sutterer, D.W., Serences, J.T., Vogel, E.K., & Awh, E. (2017). Alpha-band oscillations enable spatially and temporally resolved tracking of covert spatial attentionPsychological Science, 28(2), 929-941. doi: 10.1177/0956797617699167. PubMed PMID: 28537480. PMCID: NIHMS898842.
Oberauer, K., Awh, E., & Sutterer, D.W. (2017). The role of long-term memory in a test of visual working memory: Proactive facilitation but no proactice interference. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 43(1), 1-22. doi: 10.1037/xlm0000302. PubMed PMID: 27685018. PMCID: PMC5209290.
Olivers, C.N., Awh, E., & Van der Burg, E. (2016). The capacity to detect synchronous audiovisual events is severely limited: Evidence from mixture modeling. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 42(12): 2115-2124. doi: 10.1037/xhp0000280
Ester, E.F., Sutterer, D.W., Serences, J.T., & Awh, E. (2016). Feature-selective attentional modulations in human frontoparietal cortexJournal of Neuroscience, 36(31), 8188-99. doi: 10.1523/jneurosci.3935-15.2016. PubMed PMID: 27488638. PMCID: PMC4971365
Sutterer, D.W., & Awh, E. (2016). Retrieval practice enhances the accessibility but not the quality of memory. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 23(3), 831-41. doi: 10.3758/s13423-015-0937-x. PubMed PMID: 26404635. PMCID: PMC4808484
Luria, R., Balaban, H., Awh, E., & Vogel, E.K. (2016). The contralateral delay activity as a neural measure of visual working memoryNeuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 62, 100-8. doi: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2016.01.003. PubMed PMID: 26802451. PMCID: PMC4869985.
Belopolsky, A.V., & Awh, E. (2016). The role of context in volitional control of feature-based attentionJournal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 42(2), 213-24. doi: 10.1037/xhp0000135. PubMed PMID: 26348067. PMCID: PMC4878410.
Foster, J.J., Sutterer, D.W., Serences, J.T., Vogel, E.K., & Awh, E. (2016). The topography of alpha-band activity tracks the content of spatial working memoryJournal of Neurophysiology, 115(1), 168-77. doi: 10.1152/jn.00860.2015. PubMed PMID: 26467522. PMCID: PMC4760461.
Awh, E., & Vogel, E.K. (2015). Attention: feedback focuses a wandering mindNature Neuroscience, 18(3), 327-8. doi: 10.1038/nn.3962. PubMed PMID: 25710832. PMCID: PMC4476270.
Unsworth, N., Fukuda, K., Awh., E., & Vogel, E.K. (2015). Working memory delay activity predicts individual differences in cognitive abilitiesJournal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 27(5), 853-65. doi: 10.1162/jocn_a_00765. PubMed PMID: 25436671. PMCID: PMC4465247.
Unsworth, N., Fukuda, J., Awh, E., & Vogel, E.K. (2014). Working memory and fluid intelligence: Capacity, attentional control, and secondary memory retrievalCognitive Psychology, 71, 1-26. doi: 10.1016/j.cogpsych.2014.01.003. PubMed PMID: 24531497. PMCID: PMC4484859.
Van den Berg, R., Awh, E., & Ma, W.J. (2014). Conceptualizing and testing working memory models in a three-dimensional model spacePsychological Review, 121(1), 124-49. doi: 10.1037/a0035234. PubMed PMID: 24490791. PMCID: PMC4159389.
Ester, E.F., Fukuda, K., May, L.M., Vogel, E.K., & Awh, E. (2014). Evidence for a fixed capacity limit in attending multiple locationsCognitive Affective and Behavioral Neuroscience, 14(1):62-77. doi: 10.3758/s13415-013-0222-2. PubMed PMID: 24217849. PMCID: PMC3972270.
Ester, E.F., Klee, D., & Awh, E. (2014). Visual crowding cannot be wholly explained by pooling. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 40(3), 1022-33. doi: 10.1037/a0035377. PubMed PMID: 24364703. PMCID: PMC4038712.
Van der Berg, R., Awh, E., & Ma, W.J. (2014). Factorial comparison of working memory modelsPsychological Review, 121(1), 124-49. doi: 10.1037/a0035234. PubMed PMID: 24490791. PMCID: PMC4159389.
Postle, B.R., Awh, E., Serences, J.T., Sutterer, D.W., & D’Esposito, M. (2013). The positional-specificity effect reveals a passive-trace contribution to visual short-term memoryPLoS One, 8(12), e83483. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0083483. PubMed PMID: 24386212. PMCID: PMC3873305.
Ester, E.F., Anderson, D.E., Serences, J.T., & Awh, E. (2013). A neural measure of precision in visual working memoryJournal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 25(5), 754-761. doi: 10.1162/jocn_a_00357. PubMed PMID: 23469889. PMCID: PMC4041615.
Van der Burg, E., Awh, E., & Olivers, C.N.L. (2013). The capacity of audiovisual integration is limited to onePsychological Science, 24(3), 345-351. doi: 10.1177/0956797612452865. PubMed PMID: 23389426. PMCID: PMC4476285.
Awh, E., Belopolsky, A.V., & Theeuwes, J. (2012). Top-down versus bottom-up attentional control: A failed theoretical dichotomyTrends in Cognitive Sciences, 16(8), 437-443. doi: 10.1016/j.tics.2012.06.010. PubMed PMID: 22795563. PMCID: PMC3426354.
Ester, E.F., Drew, T.W., Klee, D., Vogel, E.K., & Awh, E. (2012). Neural measures reveal a fixed item limit in subitizingJournal of Neuroscience, 32(21), 7169-7177. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1218-12.2012. PubMed PMID: 22623661. PMCID: PMC3370889.
Stevens, A.A., Maron, L., Nigg, J.T., Cheung, D., Ester, E.F., & Awh, E.(2012). Increased sensitivity to perceptual interference in adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorderJournal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 18(3), 511-20. doi: 10.1017/S1355617712000033. PubMed PMID: 22433515. PMCID: PMC4321800.
Ester, E., Vogel, E.K., & Awh, E. (2012). Discrete resource limits in attention and working memory. In M.I. Posner (Ed.), Cognitive Neuroscience of Attention. New York, NY: Guilford Press.
Umemoto, A., Scolari, M., Vogel, E.K., & Awh, E. (2010). Statistical learning induces discrete shifts in the allocation of working memory resourcesJournal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 36(6), 1419-29. doi: 10.1037/a0019324. PubMed PMID: 20718564. PMCID: PMC2990794.
Fukuda, K., Vogel, E.K., Mayr, U., & Awh, E. (2010). Quantity not quality: The relationship between fluid intelligence and working memory capacityPsychonomic Bulletin and Review, 17(5), 673-679. doi: 10.3758/17.5.673. PubMed PMID: 21037165. PMCID: PMC3050565.
Umemoto, A., Drew, T., Ester, E., & Awh, E. (2010). A bilateral advantage for storage in visual working memoryCognition, 117(1), 69-79. doi: 10.1016/j.cognition.2010.07.001. PubMed PMID: 20659731. PMCID: PMC2934872.
Fukuda, K., Awh, E., Vogel, E.K. (2010). Discrete capacity limits in visual working memoryCurrent Opinion in Neurobiology, 20(2), 177-82. doi: 10.1016/j.conb.2010.03.005. PubMed PMID: 20362427. PMCID: PMC3019116.
Publications in the 2000s

Ester, E.F., Serences, J.T., & Awh, E. (2009). Spatially global representations in human primary visual cortex during working memory maintenanceJournal of Neuroscience, 29(48), 15258-15265. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.4388-09.2009. PubMed PMID: 19955378. PMCID: PMC2830793.

Williamson-Worden, K.; Scolari, M, Jeong, S., Kim, M., & Awh, E.(2009). Experience dependent changes in the topography of visual crowdingJournal of Vision, 9(11), 15.1-9. doi: 10.1167/9.11.15. PubMed PMID: 20053078. PMCID: PMC4476289.

Barton, B., Ester, E., & Awh, E. (2009). Discrete resource allocation in visual working memoryJournal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 35(5), 1359-1367. doi: 10.1037/a0015792. PubMed PMID: 19803642. PMCID: PMC2782709.

Serences, J., Ester, E., Vogel, E.K., & Awh, E. (2009). Stimulus-specific delay activity in human primary visual cortexPsychological Science, 20(2), 207-214. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9280.2009.02276.x. PubMed PMID: 19170936. PMCID: PMC2875116.

Mayr, U., & Awh, E. (2009). The elusive link between conflict and conflict adaptationPsychological Research, 73(6), 794-802. doi: 10.1007/s00426-008-0191-1. PubMed PMID: 19034501. PMCID: PMC4476291.

Serences, J., Scolari, M., & Awh, E. (2009). On-line response-selection and the attentional blink: multiple-processing channelsVisual Cognition, 17(4), 531-554. doi: 10.1080/13506280802102541. PubMed PMID: 20485458. PMCID: PMC2871338.

Vogel, E.K., & Awh, E. (2008). How to exploit diversity for scientific gain: Using individual differences to constrain cognitive theoryCurrent Directions in Psychological Science, 17(2), 171-176. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8721.2008.00569.x.

Mednick, S.C., Drummond, S.P., Boynton, G.M., Awh, E., & Serences, J. (2008). Sleep-dependent learning and practice-dependent deterioration in an orientation discrimination taskBehavioral Neuroscience, 122(2), 267-72. doi: 10.1037/0735-7044.122.2.267. PubMed PMID: 18410166. PMCID: PMC2744595.

Scolari, M., Vogel, E., & Awh, E. (2008). Perceptual expertise enhances the resolution but not the number of representations in working memoryPsychonomic Bulletin and Review, 15(1), 215-222. doi: 10.3758/PBR.15.1.215. PubMed PMID: 18605506.

Awh, E., & Vogel, E. (2008). The bouncer in the brainNature Neuroscience, 11(1), 5-6. doi: 10.1038/nn0108-5. PubMed PMID: 18160954.

Ester, E., & Awh E. (2008). The processing locus of interference from salient singleton distractorsVisual Cognition, 16(2-3), 166-181. doi: 10.1080/13506280701489510.

Awh, E., Barton, B., Vogel, E.K. (2007). Visual working memory represents a fixed number of items, regardless of complexityPsychological Science, 18(7), 622-628. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9280.2007.01949.x. PubMed PMID: 17614871.

Scolari, M., Kohnen, A. Barton, B., & Awh, E. (2007). Spatial attention, preview, and popout: Which factors influence critical spacing in crowded displays? Journal of Vision, 7(2):7, 1-23. doi: 10.1167/7.2.7. PubMed PMID: 18217822.

Stevens, C., & Awh, E. (2007). Commentary: Specificity, mechanisms, and timing in the study of spatial cognition. In J. Plumert & J.P. Spencer (Eds.), The Emerging Spatial Mind. Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189223.001.0001.

Awh, E., Armstrong, K.M. & Moore, T. (2006). Visual and oculomotor selection: links, causes and implications for spatial attentionTrends in Cognitive Sciences, 10(3), 124-130. doi: 10.1016/j.tics.2006.01.001. PubMed PMID: 16469523.

Awh, E., Vogel, E.K., & Oh, S.H. (2006). Interactions between attention and working memoryNeuroscience, 139(1), 201-8. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2005.08.023. PubMed PMID: 16324792.

Awh, E., Sgarlata, A.M., & Kliestik, J. (2005). Resolving visual interference during covert spatial orienting: Online attentional control through static records of prior visual experienceJournal of Experimental Psychology: General, 134(2), 192-206. doi: 10.1037/0096-3445.134.2.192. PubMed PMID: 15869345.

Mayr, U., Awh, E., & Keele, S.W. (Eds.) (2005). Developing Individuality in the Human Brain: A Tribute to Michael I. Posner. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Serences, J.T., Yantis, S., Culberson, A., & Awh, E. (2004). Preparatory activity in visual cortex indexes distractor suppression during covert spatial orientingJournal of Neurophysiology, 92(6), 3538-3545. doi: 10.1152/jn.00435.2004. PubMed PMID: 15254075.

Postle, B.R., Awh, E., Jonides, J., Smith, E.E., & D’Esposito, M. (2004). The where and how of attention-based rehearsal in spatial working memoryCognitive Brain Research, 20(2), 194-205. doi: 10.1016/j.cogbrainres.2004.02.008. PubMed PMID: 15183391.

Awh, E., Serences, J., Laurey, P., Dhaliwal, H., van der Jagt, T., & Dassonville, P. (2004). Evidence against a central bottleneck during the attentional blink: multiple channels for configural and featural processingCognitive Psychology, 48(1), 95-126. doi: 10.1016/S0010-0285(03)00116-6. PubMed PMID: 14654037.

Mayr, U., Awh, E., & Laurey, P. (2003). Conflict adaptation effects in the absence of executive controlNature Neuroscience, 6(5), 450-452. doi: 10.1038/nn1051. PubMed PMID: 12704394.

Awh, E., Matsukura, M., & Serences, J.T. (2003). Top-down control over biased competition during covert orientingJournal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 29(1), 52-63. doi: 10.1037/0096-1523.29.1.52. PubMed PMID: 12669747.

Jonides, J. & Awh, E. (2003). What Is The Source Of Activation For Working Memory? Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 26(6), 741–742. doi: 10.1017/S0140525X03350162.

Jonides, J., Sylvester, C-Y.C., Lacey, S.C., Wager, T.D., Nichols, T.E., & Awh E. (2002). Modules of working memory. In R.H. Kluwe, G. Luer, and F. Rosler (Eds.), Principles of Working Memory. Boston: Birkhaeuser Publishing Ltd.

Awh, E., & Jonides, J. (2001). Overlapping mechanisms of attention and working memoryTrends in Cognitive Sciences, 5(3), 119-126. doi: 10.1016/S1364-6613(00)01593-X. PubMed PMID: 11239812.

Awh, E., Dhaliwal, H., Christensen, S., & Matsukura, M. (2001). Evidence for two components of object-based selectionPsychological Science, 12(4), 329-334. PubMed PMID: 11476101.

Awh, E., Anllo-Vento, & Hillyard, S.A. (2000). The role of spatial selective attention in working memory for locations: evidence from event-related potentials. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 12(5), 840-847. doi: 10.1162/089892900562444. PubMed PMID: 11054925.

Awh, E., & Pashler, H. (2000). Evidence for split attentional fociJournal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 26(2), 834-846. doi: 10.1037/0096-1523.26.2.834. PubMed PMID: 10811179.

Publications in the 1990s

Awh, E., Jonides, J., Smith, E.E., Buxton, R.B., Frank, L.R., Love, T., Wong, E.C., & Gmeindl, L. (1999). Rehearsal in spatial working memory: Evidence from neuroimagingPsychological Science, 10(5), 443-437. doi: 10.1111/1467-9280.00182.

Awh, E., & Gehring, W.J. (1999). The anterior cingulate cortex lends a hand in response selectionNature Neuroscience, 2(10), 853-4. doi: 10.1038/13145. PubMed PMID: 10491598.

Awh, E., Jonides, J., & Reuter-Lorenz, P.A. (1998). Rehearsal in spatial working memoryJournal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 24(3), 780-790. doi: 10.1037/0096-1523.24.3.780. PubMed PMID: 9627416.

Jonides, J., Schumacher, E.H., Smith, E.E., Koeppe, R.A., Awh, E., Reuter-Lorenz, P.A., Marshuetz, C., & Willis, C.R. (1998). The role of parietal cortex in verbal working memoryThe Journal of Neuroscience, 18(13), 5026-5034. PubMed PMID: 9634568.

Awh, E., & Jonides, J. (1998). Spatial Selective Attention and Spatial Working Memory. In R. Parasuraman (Ed.), The Attentive Brain (pp. 353-380). Cambridge, Mass: M.I.T. Press.

Jonides, J., Schumacher, E. H., Smith, E. E., Lauber, E., Awh, E., Minoshima, S., & Koeppe, R.A. (1997). Verbal working memory load affects regional brain activations as measured by PETJournal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 9(4), 462-475. doi: 10.1162/jocn.1997.9.4.462. PubMed PMID: 23968211.

Schumacher, E.H., Lauber, E.J., Awh, E., Jonides, J., Smith, E.E., & Koeppe, R.A. (1996). PET evidence for an amodal verbal working memory systemNeuroImage, 3(2), 79-88. doi: 10.1006/nimg.1996.0009. PubMed PMID: 9345478.

Awh, E., Jonides, J., Smith, E.E., Schumacher, E.H., Koeppe, R.A., Katz, S. (1996). Dissociation of storage and rehearsal in verbal working memory: evidence from PETPsychological Science, 7(1), 25-31. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9280.1996.tb00662.x.

Jonides, J., Reuter-Lorenz, P.A., Smith, E.E., Awh, E., Barnes, L.L., Drain, M., Glass, J., Lauber, E., Patalano, A., & Schumacher, E.H. (1996). Verbal and Spatial Working Memory in Humans. In D. Medin (Ed.), The Psychology of Learning and Motivation, Volume 35 (pp. 43-88). doi: 10.1016/S0079-7421(08)60572-1.

Smith, E.E., Jonides, J., Koeppe, R.A., Awh, E., Schumacher, E.H., & Minoshima, S. (1995). Spatial vs. object working memory: PET investigationsJournal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 7(3), 337-356. doi: 10.1162/jocn.1995.7.3.337. PubMed PMID: 23961865.

Awh, E., Smith, E.E., Jonides, J. (1995). Human rehearsal processes and the frontal lobes: PET evidenceAnnals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 769, 97-117. doi: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1995.tb38134.x. PubMed PMID: 8595047.

Minoshima, S., Koeppe, R.A., Smith, E.E., Awh, E., & Jonides, J. (1994). PET investigations of working memory. Experimental Medicine, 12, 70-72.

Jonides, J., Smith, E. E., Koeppe R.A., Awh, E., Minoshima, S., and Mintun, M.A. (1993). Spatial working memory in humans as revealed by PETNature, 363(6430), 623-625. doi: 10.1038/363623a0. PubMed PMID: 8510752.