Publications

Journal articles

Long, B.L., Störmer, V.S., & Alvarez, G.A. (in press). Mid-level perceptual features contain early cues to animacy. Journal of Vision.

Feng, W., Störmer, V.S., Martinez, A., McDonald, J.J.,& Hillyard, S.A. (2017). Involuntary orienting of attention to sounds elicits lateralized blocking of the occipital alpha rhythm that predicts visual discrimination accuracy. NeuroImage, 150, 318-328. | PDF

Brady T.F., Störmer, V.S., & Alvarez, G.A. (2016). Working memory is not fixed capacity: More active storage capacity for real-world objects than simple stimuli. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 113, 7459-7464. |PDF 

Störmer, V.S., & Alvarez, G.A. (2016). Attention alters perceived attractiveness. Psychological Science, 27(4), 563-571.| PDF 

Störmer, V.S., Feng, W., Martinez, A., McDonald, J.J.,& Hillyard, S.A. (2016). Salient, irrelevant sounds reflexively induce alpha rhythm desynchronization in parallel with slow potential shifts in visual cortex. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 28(3), 433-445. | PDF

Hillyard, S.A., Störmer, V.S., Feng, W., Martinez, A., & McDonald, J.J. (2015). Cross-modal orienting of visual attention. Neuropsychologia, 83, 170-178. | PDF

Störmer, V.S., & Alvarez, G.A. (2014). Feature-based attention elicits surround suppression in feature space. Current Biology, 24(17), 1985-1988. | PDF

Störmer, V.S., Alvarez, G.A., & Cavanagh, P. (2014). Within-hemifield competition in early visual areas limits the ability to track multiple objects with attention. The Journal of Neuroscience, 34(35), 11526-11533. | PDF

Feng, W., Störmer, V.S., Martinez, A., McDonald, J.J.,& Hillyard, S.A. (2014). Sounds activate visual cortex and improve visual discrimination. The Journal of Neuroscience, 34(29), 9817-9824. | PDF

Störmer, V.S., Eppinger, B., & Li, S.-C. (2014). Reward speeds up and increases consistency of visual selective attention: a lifespan comparison. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, 1-13. |PDF

McDonald, J.J., Störmer, V.S., Martinez, A., Feng, W., & Hillyard, S.A. (2013). Salient sounds activate human visual cortex automatically. The Journal of Neuroscience, 33(21), 9194-9201. | PDF

Störmer, V.S., Winther, G.N., Li, S.-C., & Andersen, S.K. (2013). Sustained multifocal attentional enhancement of stimulus processing in early visual areas predicts tracking performance. The Journal of Neuroscience, 33(12), 5346-5351. | PDF

Störmer, V.S., Li, S.-C., Heekeren, H.R., Lindenberger, U. (2013). Normative shifts of cortical mechanisms of encoding contribute to adult age differences in visual-spatial working memory.NeuroImage, 73, 167-175. | PDF

Störmer, V.S., Li, S.-C., Heekeren, H.R., Lindenberger, U., (2013). Normal aging delays and compromises early multifocal visual attention during object tracking. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 25(2), 188-202. | PDF

Störmer, V.S., Passow, S., Biesenack, J., Li, S.-C. (2012). Dopaminergic and cholinergic modulation of working memory and attention: insights from genetic research and implications for cognitive aging.Developmental Psychology, 48, 875-889. | PDF

Störmer, V.S., Li, S.-C., Heekeren, H.R., Lindenberger, U., (2011). Feature-based interference from unattended visual field during attentional tracking in younger and older adults. Journal of Vision, 11,1-12. | PDF

Gaschler, R., Mata, J., Störmer, V.S., Kühnel, A., & Bilalic, M. (2010). Change detection for new food labels. Food Quality and Preference, 21, 140-147. | PDF

Störmer, V.S., McDonald, J.J., & Hillyard, S.A. (2009). Cross-modal cueing of attention alters appearance and early cortical processing of visual stimuli. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 106, 22456-22461. | PDF 

Störmer, V.S., Green, J.J., & McDonald, J.J. (2009). Tracking the voluntary control of auditory spatial attention with event-related brain potentials. Psychophysiology, 46, 357-366. | PDF

Book Chapters

McDonald, J.J., Green, J.J., Störmer, V.S., & Hillyard, S.A. (2012). Cross-modal spatial cueing of attention influences visual perception. In M.M. Murray & M.T. Wallace (Eds.), Frontiers in the Neural Basis of Multisensory Processes, CRC Press. (p. 509-528). 

McDonald, J. J., Whitman, J., Störmer, V. S., & Hillyard, S. A. (2013). Involuntary cross-modal spatial attention influences visual perception. Invited chapter for Mangun, G. R. (ed.), Cognitive electrophysiology of attention: Signals of the mind. 

Manuscripts in revision and submitted

Brady, T. F., Störmer, V.S., & Alvarez, G. A. (submitted). The role of meaning in visual memory: The N170 predicts memory for ambiguous Mooney faces.

Manuscripts in preparation 

Störmer, V.S., Cohen, M., & Alvarez, G. A. (in prep). Tuning attention to high-level objects: Spatially global effects of attention to faces in visual processing. *conference abstract published in the Journal of Vision, 2015

Störmer, V.S., McDonald, J.J., & Hillyard, S.A. (in prep). Exogenous cueing of attention modulates early cortical processing of visual stimuli.