Wyble Lab



Michael Skocik, John Collins, Chloe Callahan-Flintoft, Howard Bowman, Brad Wyble (Preprint on bioRxiv) I TRIED A BUNCH OF THINGS: THE DANGERS OF UNEXPECTED OVERFITTING IN CLASSIFICATION. bioRxiv: 078816; doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/078816

Swan, Wyble & Chen (Preprint on PsyArxiv) Working memory representations persist in the face of unexpected task alterations, PsyArxiv: https://osf.io/z83xd/

In Press

Russo, Shea, LeBlanc & Wyble (in Press) Adults Blink More Deeply: A comparative study of the attentional blink across different age groups. Developmental Science

Wyble, B. & Chen, H. Memory consolidation of attended information is optional: A Commentary on Jiang, Shupe, Swallow & Tan


Chen & Wyble (2016) Attribute amnesia reflects a lack of memory consolidation for attended information. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 42(2), 225-234 http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/xhp0000133, Data archived at https://scholarsphere.psu.edu/collections/x346dx47x

Chen, H., Swan, G., & Wyble, B. (2016). Prolonged focal attention without binding: Tracking a ball for half a minute without remembering its color. Cognition, 147, 144-148. doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2015.11.014 Data Archived at: https://scholarsphere.psu.edu/collections/d791sg31t

Hagmann, C. E., Wyble, B., Shea, N., LeBlanc, M., Kates, W. R., & Russo, N. (2016). Children with Autism Detect Targets at Very Rapid Presentation Rates with Similar Accuracy as Adults. Journal of autism and developmental disorders, 46(5), 1762-1772.

Sustersic, J., Wyble, B.,Advan, S. , and Narayanan, V. (2016) "Towards a unified multiresolution vision model for autonomous ground robots." Robotics and Autonomous Systems 75 : 221-232, doi:10.1016/j.robot.2015.09.031

Swan, G., Collins, J., & Wyble, B. (2016). Memory for a single object has differently variable precisions for relevant and irrelevant features. Journal of vision, 16(3), 32-32, 10.1167/16.3.32, Data available at https://scholarsphere.psu.edu/collections/qv33rw66f

Wyble, B. & Rosenbaum, D. A. (2016) Are motor adjustments quick because they don’t require detection or because they escape competition? Motor Control: Commentary 20, 182-186

Wyble (2016) How to win friends and improve science: Notes from the first meeting of SIPS (the Society for the Improvement of Psychological Science) Atten Percept Psychophys (2016) 78:1529–1530 doi:10.3758/s13414-016-1180-x

Wyble, B., Swan, G., & Callahan-Flintoft, C. (2016). Measuring Visual Memory in Its Native Format. Trends in Cognitive Sciences.


Chen H. & Wyble, B. (2015) The location but not the features of visual cues are automatically encoded into working memory. Vision research, 107, 76-85. Data available at: https://scholarsphere.psu.edu/collections/5712mc169

Chen, H., & Wyble, B. (2015). Amnesia for object attributes: Failure to report attended information that had just reached conscious awareness. Psychological Science. 26(2) 203–210 0956797614560648 Data available at: https://nyu.databrary.org/volume/79 download

DellAcqua, Dux, Wyble, Doro, Sessa, Meconi, & Jolicœur (2015) The attentional blink impairs detection and delays encoding of visual information: Evidence from human electrophysiology Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 27(4):720-35. doi: 10.1162/jocn_a_00752

Su, Wyble, Zhou, Wang, Wang, Cheung, Bowman & Chan (2015) Schizophrenia Is Not Associated with an Attentional Blink But a Temporal Binding Deficit: Evidence from Clinical and Subclinical Samples. Scientific Reports 5

Tan, M., & Wyble, B. (2015). Understanding how visual attention locks on to a location: Toward a computational model of the N2pc component. Psychophysiology. doi: 10.1111/psyp.12324 Data and Methods available at: https://scholarsphere.psu.edu/collections/x346dw47q

Wyble, B., Bowman, H., & Nieuwenstein, M. (2015). On the interplay between working memory consolidation and attentional selection in controlling conscious access: parallel processing at a cost—a comment on ‘The interplay of attention and consciousness in visual search, attentional blink and working memory consolidation’. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 370(1661), 20140197.

Wyble, B., & Swan, G. (2015). Mapping the spatiotemporal dynamics of interference between two visual targets. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 77(7), 2331-2343, doi 10.3758/s13414-015-0938-x, Data archived at https://scholarsphere.psu.edu/collections/x346dj339


Bay, M., & Wyble, B. (2014). The benefit of attention is not diminished when distributed over two simultaneous cues. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 76 (5), 1287-1297

Dux, B., Wyble, B., Jolicoeur, P., Dell’Acqua (2014) On the Costs of Lag-1 Sparing Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance 40(1) 416-428.

Nieuwenstein, M.R., & Wyble, B. (2014). Beyond a mask and against the bottleneck: Retroactive dual-task interference during working memory consolidation of a masked visual target. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 143, 1409-1427

Potter, M. C., Wyble, B., Hagmann, C. E., & McCourt, E. S. (2014). Detecting meaning in RSVP at 13 ms per picture. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 76(2), 270-279.

Rosenbaum, Vaughan & Wyble, MATLAB For Behavioral Scientists (Second Edition) Taylor Routledge Press. download

Swan, G., & Wyble, B. (2014). The binding pool: A model of shared neural resources for distinct items in visual working memory. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 76(7) 2136-2157


Bowman, H., Wyble, B., Filetti, M., & Olivers C. (2013) Attention is more than prediction precision. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 36(3):206-8

Bowman H., Filetti M., Janssen D., Su L., Alsufyani A., et al. (2013) Subliminal Salience Search Illustrated: EEG Identity and Deception Detection on the Fringe of Awareness. PLoS ONE 8(1): e54258. download

Wyble, B. Folk, C., Potter, M. C. (2013) Contingent Capture by Conceptually Relevant Images. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance 39(3):861-71


DellAcqua, R., Dux, P, Wyble, B, Jolicoeur, P. (2012) Sparing from the attentional blink is not spared from structural limitations. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review 19(2):232-8

Lagroix, H. E. P., Spalek, T. M., Wyble, B., Jannati, A., Di Lollo, V., (2012) The root cause of the attentional blink: First-target processing or disruption of input control. Attention Perception & Psychophysics 74(8): 1606-1622

Wyble, B., Potter, M., & Mattar, M (2012) RSVP in Orbit: Identification of Single and Dual Targets in Motion, Attention, Perception & Psychophysics 74(3):553-62


Chennu, S., Wyble, B., Bowman, H. (2011) Fortunate Conjunctions Revived: Feature Binding with the 2f-ST2 Model, Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (refereed publication)

Potter, M. C., Wyble, B., Olejarczyk, J. (2011) Attention Blinks for Selection, Not Perception or Memory: Reading Sentences and Reporting Targets, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance 37(6):1915-23

Wyble, B., Potter, M. C., Bowman, H., Nieuwenstein, M. (2011) Attentional episodes in visual perception. Journal of Experimental Psychology, General. 140(3):488-505.


Chennu, S., Craston, P., Wyble, B., & Bowman, H. (2009) Attention Increases the Temporal Precision of Conscious Perception: Verifying the Neural-STST Model. PLOS Computational Biology 5(11) download

Craston, P., Wyble, B., Chennu, S., and Bowman H., (2009) The attentional blink reveals serial working memory encoding: Evidence from virtual & human event-related potentials. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 21(3):550-566.

Martens S., Wyble B., (2010) The attentional blink: past, present, and future of a blind spot in perceptual awareness. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews May;34(6):947-57.

Martens S., Dun M., Wyble B., Potter M. C. (2010) A Quick Mind with Letters Can Be a Slow Mind with Natural Scenes: Individual Differences in Attentional Selection. PLoS ONE 5(10): e13562

Nieuwenstein, M. R., van de Burg, E., Theeuwes, J., Wyble, B., & Potter, M. C. (2009). Temporal constraints on conscious vision: On the ubiquitous nature of the attentional blink. Journal of Vision 9(9):1-14 download

Potter M.C., Wyble B., Pandav, R., Olejarczyk, J. (2010) Picture detection in rapid serial visual presentation: Features or identity? Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance 36(6):1486-94

Wyble B, Bowman H, & Potter M. (2009). Categorically Defined Targets Trigger Spatiotemporal Attention. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. 35(2):324-37

Wyble B., Bowman H., & Nieuwenstein M. (2009) The Attentional Blink provides Episodic Distinctiveness: Sparing at a Cost Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. 35(3):787-807


Bowman, H., Wyble, B. Chennu, S., and Craston, P. (2008) A reciprocal relationship between bottom-up trace strength and the attentional blink bottleneck: Relating the LC-NE and ST² models. Brain Research, 1202:25-42.

Su, L., Bowman, H., Barnard, P., & Wyble, B. (2008) "Process Algebraic Modelling of Attentional Capture and Human Electrophysiology in Interactive Systems". Formal Aspects of Computing.

Wyble B., Sharma D., & Bowman H. (2008) Strategic regulation of cognitive control by emotional salience, a neural network model. Cognition and Emotion. 22(6) 1019-1051


Bowman H., & Wyble B. (2007) The simultaneous type, serial token model of temporal attention and working memory. Psychological Review, 114(1):38-70.

2006 and Earlier

Hasselmo M., Bodelon C., & Wyble B. (2002) A proposed function for hippocampal theta rhythm: separate phases of encoding and retrieval enhance reversal of prior learning. Neural Computation., Apr;14(4):793-817.

Hasselmo, M.E. and Wyble, B.P. (1997) Simulation of the effects of scopolamine on free recall and recognition in a network model of the hippocampus. Behavioural Brain Research. 89: 1-34.

Hasselmo M., Wyble B. & Wallenstein G. (1996) Encoding and retrieval of episodic memories: Role of cholinergic and GABAergic modulation in the hippocampus. Hippocampus, 6, pp.693-708.

Hyman, J.M., Wyble, B.P., Goyal, V., Rossi, C.A., Hasselmo, M.E. (2003) Stimulation in hippocampal region CA1 in behaving rats yields LTP when delivered to the peak of theta and LTD when delivered to the trough. Journal of Neuroscience. 23(37):11725-31.

Linster, C., Wyble, B. and Hasselmo, M.E. (1999) Electrical stimulation of the horizontal limb of the diagonal band of broca modulates population EPSPs in piriform cortex, Journal of Neurophysiology 81: 2737-2742.

Wyble B., Hyman J., Rossi C., & Hasselmo M. (2004) Analysis of theta power in hippocampal EEG during bar pressing and running behavior in rats during distinct behavioral contexts. Hippocampus, 14(5): 662-674.

Wyble B., Linster C., & Hasselmo M. (2000) Size of CA1-evoked synaptic potentials is related to theta rhythm phase in rat hippocampus. Journal of Neurophysiology., 83(4): 2138-44.

Technical Reports

Wyble B., Craston P., & Bowman. H. (2006). Electrophysiological feedback in adaptive human computer interfaces, Technical Report 8-06. Canterbury: Computing Lab, University of Kent.

Wyble B., Bowman H. & Craston P. (2006). Attentional capture in stimulus rich computer interfaces, Technical Report 7-06. Canterbury: Computing Lab, University of Kent.