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John Serences

TitleResearcher
InstitutionUniversity of California San Diego
DepartmentPsychology
Address9500 Gilman Drive #0109
La Jolla CA 92093
Phone858-534-3686
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    Adaptive allocation of attentional gain
    NIH/NEI R01EY025872Dec 1, 2015 - Nov 30, 2020
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Oscillatory dynamics and sensory processing
    NIH/NEI R21EY024733Sep 1, 2014 - Aug 31, 2016
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Adaptive allocation of attentional gain
    NIH/NIMH R01MH092345Dec 15, 2010 - Nov 30, 2015
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Assessing space and feature based attention with fMRI and multivoxel pattern anal
    NIH/NIMH R21MH083902Feb 12, 2009 - Dec 31, 2010
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Role of attention and reward in selective perception
    NIH/NEI F32EY017261Aug 1, 2006 - Dec 31, 2006
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Itthipuripat S, Cha K, Deering S, Salazar AM, Serences JT. Having more choices changes how human observers weight stable sensory evidence. J Neurosci. 2018 Aug 24. PMID: 30143576.
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    2. Rungratsameetaweemana N, Itthipuripat S, Salazar A, Serences JT. Expectations do not alter early sensory processing during perceptual decision making. J Neurosci. 2018 May 17. PMID: 29773755.
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    3. Nobre AC, Serences JT. Building on a Solid Baseline: Anticipatory Biases in Attention. Trends Neurosci. 2018 Mar; 41(3):120-122. PMID: 29499772.
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    4. Sprague TC, Itthipuripat S, Vo VA, Serences JT. Dissociable signatures of visual salience and behavioral relevance across attentional priority maps in human cortex. J Neurophysiol. 2018 Feb 28. PMID: 29488841.
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    5. Nelli S, Itthipuripat S, Srinivasan R, Serences JT. Fluctuations in instantaneous frequency predict alpha amplitude during visual perception. Nat Commun. 2017 Dec 12; 8(1):2071. PMID: 29234068.
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    6. Cowell RA, Leger KR, Serences JT. Feature-coding transitions to conjunction-coding with progression through human visual cortex. J Neurophysiol. 2017 Dec 01; 118(6):3194-3214. PMID: 28931611.
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    7. Itthipuripat S, Cha K, Byers A, Serences JT. Two different mechanisms support selective attention at different phases of training. PLoS Biol. 2017 Jun; 15(6):e2001724. PMID: 28654635.
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    8. Rademaker RL, Serences JT. Pinging the brain to reveal hidden memories. Nat Neurosci. 2017 May 25; 20(6):767-769. PMID: 28542151.
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    9. Foster JJ, Sutterer DW, Serences JT, Vogel EK, Awh E. Alpha-Band Oscillations Enable Spatially and Temporally Resolved Tracking of Covert Spatial Attention. Psychol Sci. 2017 Jul; 28(7):929-941. PMID: 28537480.
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    10. Vo VA, Sprague TC, Serences JT. Spatial Tuning Shifts Increase the Discriminability and Fidelity of Population Codes in Visual Cortex. J Neurosci. 2017 Mar 22; 37(12):3386-3401. PMID: 28242794.
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    11. Bullock T, Elliott JC, Serences JT, Giesbrecht B. Acute Exercise Modulates Feature-selective Responses in Human Cortex. J Cogn Neurosci. 2017 Apr; 29(4):605-618. PMID: 27897672.
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    12. Serences JT. Neural mechanisms of information storage in visual short-term memory. Vision Res. 2016 11; 128:53-67. PMID: 27668990.
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    13. Ester EF, Sutterer DW, Serences JT, Awh E. Feature-Selective Attentional Modulations in Human Frontoparietal Cortex. J Neurosci. 2016 08 03; 36(31):8188-99. PMID: 27488638; PMCID: PMC4971365 [Available on 02/03/17].
    14. Sprague TC, Ester EF, Serences JT. Restoring Latent Visual Working Memory Representations in Human Cortex. Neuron. 2016 Aug 03; 91(3):694-707. PMID: 27497224; PMCID: PMC4978188 [Available on 08/03/17].
    15. Foster JJ, Sutterer DW, Serences JT, Vogel EK, Awh E. The topography of alpha-band activity tracks the content of spatial working memory. J Neurophysiol. 2016 Jan 01; 115(1):168-77. PMID: 26467522; PMCID: PMC4760461 [Available on 01/01/17].
    16. Itthipuripat S, Serences JT. Integrating Levels of Analysis in Systems and Cognitive Neurosciences: Selective Attention as a Case Study. Neuroscientist. 2016 06; 22(3):225-37. PMID: 26307043.
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    17. Ester EF, Sprague TC, Serences JT. Parietal and Frontal Cortex Encode Stimulus-Specific Mnemonic Representations during Visual Working Memory. Neuron. 2015 Aug 19; 87(4):893-905. PMID: 26257053.
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    18. Itthipuripat S, Cha K, Rangsipat N, Serences JT. Value-based attentional capture influences context-dependent decision-making. J Neurophysiol. 2015 Jul; 114(1):560-9. PMID: 25995350; PMCID: PMC4509404.
    19. Sprague TC, Saproo S, Serences JT. Visual attention mitigates information loss in small- and large-scale neural codes. Trends Cogn Sci. 2015 Apr; 19(4):215-26. PMID: 25769502; PMCID: PMC4532299.
    20. Ester EF, Zilber E, Serences JT. Substitution and pooling in visual crowding induced by similar and dissimilar distractors. J Vis. 2015 Jan 08; 15(1):15.1.4. PMID: 25572350; PMCID: PMC4288309.
    21. Itthipuripat S, Ester EF, Deering S, Serences JT. Sensory gain outperforms efficient readout mechanisms in predicting attention-related improvements in behavior. J Neurosci. 2014 Oct 01; 34(40):13384-98. PMID: 25274817; PMCID: PMC4180474.
    22. Sprague TC, Ester EF, Serences JT. Reconstructions of information in visual spatial working memory degrade with memory load. Curr Biol. 2014 Sep 22; 24(18):2174-2180. PMID: 25201683; PMCID: PMC4181677.
    23. Byers A, Serences JT. Enhanced attentional gain as a mechanism for generalized perceptual learning in human visual cortex. J Neurophysiol. 2014 Sep 01; 112(5):1217-27. PMID: 24920023; PMCID: PMC4122726.
    24. Anderson DE, Serences JT, Vogel EK, Awh E. Induced a rhythms track the content and quality of visual working memory representations with high temporal precision. J Neurosci. 2014 May 28; 34(22):7587-99. PMID: 24872563; PMCID: PMC4035520.
    25. Ester EF, Ho TC, Brown SD, Serences JT. Variability in visual working memory ability limits the efficiency of perceptual decision making. J Vis. 2014 Apr 02; 14(4). PMID: 24695991; PMCID: PMC3974583.
    26. Saproo S, Serences JT. Attention improves transfer of motion information between V1 and MT. J Neurosci. 2014 Mar 05; 34(10):3586-96. PMID: 24599458; PMCID: PMC3942576.
    27. Itthipuripat S, Garcia JO, Rungratsameetaweemana N, Sprague TC, Serences JT. Changing the spatial scope of attention alters patterns of neural gain in human cortex. J Neurosci. 2014 Jan 01; 34(1):112-23. PMID: 24381272; PMCID: PMC3866479.
    28. Postle BR, Awh E, Serences JT, Sutterer DW, D'Esposito M. The positional-specificity effect reveals a passive-trace contribution to visual short-term memory. PLoS One. 2013; 8(12):e83483. PMID: 24386212.
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    29. Sprague TC, Serences JT. Attention modulates spatial priority maps in the human occipital, parietal and frontal cortices. Nat Neurosci. 2013 Dec; 16(12):1879-87. PMID: 24212672; PMCID: PMC3977704.
    30. Anderson DE, Ester EF, Serences JT, Awh E. Attending multiple items decreases the selectivity of population responses in human primary visual cortex. J Neurosci. 2013 May 29; 33(22):9273-82. PMID: 23719796.
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    31. Bridwell DA, Hecker EA, Serences JT, Srinivasan R. Individual differences in attention strategies during detection, fine discrimination, and coarse discrimination. J Neurophysiol. 2013 Aug; 110(3):784-94. PMID: 23678013.
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    32. Garcia JO, Srinivasan R, Serences JT. Near-real-time feature-selective modulations in human cortex. Curr Biol. 2013 Mar 18; 23(6):515-22. PMID: 23477721.
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    33. Ester EF, Anderson DE, Serences JT, Awh E. A neural measure of precision in visual working memory. J Cogn Neurosci. 2013 May; 25(5):754-61. PMID: 23469889.
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    34. Itthipuripat S, Garcia JO, Serences JT. Temporal dynamics of divided spatial attention. J Neurophysiol. 2013 May; 109(9):2364-73. PMID: 23390315; PMCID: PMC3652224.
    35. Ho TC, Brown S, Abuyo NA, Ku EH, Serences JT. Perceptual consequences of feature-based attentional enhancement and suppression. J Vis. 2012 Aug 24; 12(8):15. PMID: 22923726; PMCID: PMC4503215.
    36. Byers A, Serences JT. Exploring the relationship between perceptual learning and top-down attentional control. Vision Res. 2012 Dec 01; 74:30-9. PMID: 22850344; PMCID: PMC3501545.
    37. Ho T, Brown S, van Maanen L, Forstmann BU, Wagenmakers EJ, Serences JT. The optimality of sensory processing during the speed-accuracy tradeoff. J Neurosci. 2012 Jun 06; 32(23):7992-8003. PMID: 22674274; PMCID: PMC3388609.
    38. Scolari M, Byers A, Serences JT. Optimal deployment of attentional gain during fine discriminations. J Neurosci. 2012 May 30; 32(22):7723-33. PMID: 22649250; PMCID: PMC3384562.
    39. Serences JT. Mechanisms of selective attention: response enhancement, noise reduction, and efficient pooling of sensory responses. Neuron. 2011 Dec 08; 72(5):685-7. PMID: 22153365; PMCID: PMC3385866.
    40. van Maanen L, Brown SD, Eichele T, Wagenmakers EJ, Ho T, Serences J, Forstmann BU. Neural correlates of trial-to-trial fluctuations in response caution. J Neurosci. 2011 Nov 30; 31(48):17488-95. PMID: 22131410.
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    41. Serences JT, Saproo S. Computational advances towards linking BOLD and behavior. Neuropsychologia. 2012 Mar; 50(4):435-46. PMID: 21840553; PMCID: PMC3384549.
    42. Forstmann BU, Wagenmakers EJ, Eichele T, Brown S, Serences JT. Reciprocal relations between cognitive neuroscience and formal cognitive models: opposites attract? Trends Cogn Sci. 2011 Jun; 15(6):272-9. PMID: 21612972; PMCID: PMC3384559.
    43. Greenberg AS, Esterman M, Wilson D, Serences JT, Yantis S. Control of spatial and feature-based attention in frontoparietal cortex. J Neurosci. 2010 Oct 27; 30(43):14330-9. PMID: 20980588; PMCID: PMC3307052.
    44. Scolari M, Serences JT. Basing perceptual decisions on the most informative sensory neurons. J Neurophysiol. 2010 Oct; 104(4):2266-73. PMID: 20631209; PMCID: PMC2957467.
    45. Saproo S, Serences JT. Spatial attention improves the quality of population codes in human visual cortex. J Neurophysiol. 2010 Aug; 104(2):885-95. PMID: 20484525; PMCID: PMC2934940.
    46. Serences JT, Saproo S. Population response profiles in early visual cortex are biased in favor of more valuable stimuli. J Neurophysiol. 2010 Jul; 104(1):76-87. PMID: 20410360; PMCID: PMC2904226.
    47. Okada K, Rong F, Venezia J, Matchin W, Hsieh IH, Saberi K, Serences JT, Hickok G. Hierarchical organization of human auditory cortex: evidence from acoustic invariance in the response to intelligible speech. Cereb Cortex. 2010 Oct; 20(10):2486-95. PMID: 20100898; PMCID: PMC2936804.
    48. Gál V, Kóbor I, Bankó EM, Kozák LR, Serences JT, Vidnyánszky Z. Electrophysiological correlates of learning-induced modulation of visual motion processing in humans. Front Hum Neurosci. 2010; 3:69. PMID: 20140270; PMCID: PMC2816176.
    49. Ester EF, Serences JT, Awh E. Spatially global representations in human primary visual cortex during working memory maintenance. J Neurosci. 2009 Dec 02; 29(48):15258-65. PMID: 19955378; PMCID: PMC2830793.
    50. Scolari M, Serences JT. Adaptive allocation of attentional gain. J Neurosci. 2009 Sep 23; 29(38):11933-42. PMID: 19776279; PMCID: PMC2775415.
    51. Ho TC, Brown S, Serences JT. Domain general mechanisms of perceptual decision making in human cortex. J Neurosci. 2009 Jul 08; 29(27):8675-87. PMID: 19587274; PMCID: PMC2719543.
    52. Gál V, Kozák LR, Kóbor I, Bankó EM, Serences JT, Vidnyánszky Z. Learning to filter out visual distractors. Eur J Neurosci. 2009 Apr; 29(8):1723-31. PMID: 19385991.
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    53. Hickok G, Okada K, Serences JT. Area Spt in the human planum temporale supports sensory-motor integration for speech processing. J Neurophysiol. 2009 May; 101(5):2725-32. PMID: 19225172.
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    54. Serences JT, Ester EF, Vogel EK, Awh E. Stimulus-specific delay activity in human primary visual cortex. Psychol Sci. 2009 Feb; 20(2):207-14. PMID: 19170936; PMCID: PMC2875116.
    55. Serences J, Scolari M, Awh E. Online response-selection and the attentional blink: Multiple-processing channels. Vis cogn. 2009; 17(4):531-554. PMID: 20485458.
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    56. Serences JT. Value-based modulations in human visual cortex. Neuron. 2008 Dec 26; 60(6):1169-81. PMID: 19109919; PMCID: PMC3384552.
    57. Serences JT, Saproo S, Scolari M, Ho T, Muftuler LT. Estimating the influence of attention on population codes in human visual cortex using voxel-based tuning functions. Neuroimage. 2009 Jan 01; 44(1):223-31. PMID: 18721888.
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    58. Mednick SC, Drummond SP, Boynton GM, Awh E, Serences J. Sleep-dependent learning and practice-dependent deterioration in an orientation discrimination task. Behav Neurosci. 2008 Apr; 122(2):267-72. PMID: 18410166; PMCID: PMC2744595.
    59. Casanova R, Ryali S, Serences J, Yang L, Kraft R, Laurienti PJ, Maldjian JA. The impact of temporal regularization on estimates of the BOLD hemodynamic response function: a comparative analysis. Neuroimage. 2008 May 01; 40(4):1606-18. PMID: 18329292; PMCID: PMC2432527.
    60. Serences JT, Boynton GM. The representation of behavioral choice for motion in human visual cortex. J Neurosci. 2007 Nov 21; 27(47):12893-9. PMID: 18032662.
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    61. Dilks DD, Serences JT, Rosenau BJ, Yantis S, McCloskey M. Human adult cortical reorganization and consequent visual distortion. J Neurosci. 2007 Sep 05; 27(36):9585-94. PMID: 17804619; PMCID: PMC2695877.
    62. Serences JT, Boynton GM. Feature-based attentional modulations in the absence of direct visual stimulation. Neuron. 2007 Jul 19; 55(2):301-12. PMID: 17640530.
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    63. Kelley TA, Serences JT, Giesbrecht B, Yantis S. Cortical mechanisms for shifting and holding visuospatial attention. Cereb Cortex. 2008 Jan; 18(1):114-25. PMID: 17434917; PMCID: PMC2150997.
    64. Proulx MJ, Serences JT. Searching for an oddball: neural correlates of singleton detection mode in parietal cortex. J Neurosci. 2006 Dec 06; 26(49):12631-2. PMID: 17152680.
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    65. Serences JT, Yantis S. Spatially selective representations of voluntary and stimulus-driven attentional priority in human occipital, parietal, and frontal cortex. Cereb Cortex. 2007 Feb; 17(2):284-93. PMID: 16514108.
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    66. Roth JK, Serences JT, Courtney SM. Neural system for controlling the contents of object working memory in humans. Cereb Cortex. 2006 Nov; 16(11):1595-603. PMID: 16357333.
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    67. Serences JT, Yantis S. Selective visual attention and perceptual coherence. Trends Cogn Sci. 2006 Jan; 10(1):38-45. PMID: 16318922.
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    68. Lu H, Basso G, Serences JT, Yantis S, Golay X, van Zijl PC. Retinotopic mapping in the human visual cortex using vascular space occupancy-dependent functional magnetic resonance imaging. Neuroreport. 2005 Oct 17; 16(15):1635-40. PMID: 16189469.
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    69. Serences JT, Shomstein S, Leber AB, Golay X, Egeth HE, Yantis S. Coordination of voluntary and stimulus-driven attentional control in human cortex. Psychol Sci. 2005 Feb; 16(2):114-22. PMID: 15686577.
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    70. Serences JT, Yantis S, Culberson A, Awh E. Preparatory activity in visual cortex indexes distractor suppression during covert spatial orienting. J Neurophysiol. 2004 Dec; 92(6):3538-45. PMID: 15254075.
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    71. Serences JT, Schwarzbach J, Courtney SM, Golay X, Yantis S. Control of object-based attention in human cortex. Cereb Cortex. 2004 Dec; 14(12):1346-57. PMID: 15166105.
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    72. Serences JT. A comparison of methods for characterizing the event-related BOLD timeseries in rapid fMRI. Neuroimage. 2004 Apr; 21(4):1690-700. PMID: 15050591.
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    73. Awh E, Serences J, Laurey P, Dhaliwal H, van der Jagt T, Dassonville P. Evidence against a central bottleneck during the attentional blink: multiple channels for configural and featural processing. Cogn Psychol. 2004 Jan; 48(1):95-126. PMID: 14654037.
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    74. Liu T, Slotnick SD, Serences JT, Yantis S. Cortical mechanisms of feature-based attentional control. Cereb Cortex. 2003 Dec; 13(12):1334-43. PMID: 14615298.
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    75. Yantis S, Serences JT. Cortical mechanisms of space-based and object-based attentional control. Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2003 Apr; 13(2):187-93. PMID: 12744972.
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    76. Awh E, Matsukura M, Serences JT. Top-down control over biased competition during covert spatial orienting. J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform. 2003 Feb; 29(1):52-63. PMID: 12669747.
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    77. Yantis S, Schwarzbach J, Serences JT, Carlson RL, Steinmetz MA, Pekar JJ, Courtney SM. Transient neural activity in human parietal cortex during spatial attention shifts. Nat Neurosci. 2002 Oct; 5(10):995-1002. PMID: 12219097.
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