Publications

Preprints

Chapman, A.F. & Störmer, V.S. (2018). Feature-based attention is not confined by object boundaries: spatially global enhancement of irrelevant features. PsyArXiv. | Preprint 

Asp, I.E., Störmer, V.S., and Brady, T.F. (2019). Greater visual working memory capacity for visually-matched stimuli when they are recognized as meaningful. PsyArXiv. | Preprint


Journal articles

Amadeo, M.B., Störmer, V.S., Campus, C., & Gori, M. (2019). Peripheral sounds elicit stronger activity in contralateral occipital cortex in blind than sighted individuals. Nature Scientific Reports, 911637. open access link

Störmer, V.S. (2019). Orienting spatial attention to sounds enhances visual processing. Current Opinion in Psychology, 29, 193-198PDF

Störmer, V.S., McDonald, J.J., & Hillyard, S.A. (2019). Involuntary orienting of attention to sight or sound relies on similar neural biasing mechanisms in early visual processing. Neuropsychologia, 132, 107122. PDF

Störmer, V.S., Cohen, M.A. & Alvarez, G.A. (2019). Tuning attention to object categories: Spatially global effects of attention to faces in visual processing. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 31(7), 937-947.PDF

Brady, T. F., Alvarez, G. A. & Störmer, V.S. (2019). The role of meaning in visual memory: Face-selective brain activity predicts memory for ambiguous face stimuli. Journal of Neuroscience, 39(6), 1100-1108. | PDF

Long, B.L., Störmer, V.S., & Alvarez, G.A. (2017). Mid-level perceptual features contain early cues to animacy. Journal of Vision, 17(6), 1-20. | open access link

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

Brady, T.F., Störmer, V.S., Shafer-Skelton, A., Williams, J.R., Chapman, A.F., Schill, H. (in press). Scaling up visual attention and visual working memory to the real world. Psychology of Learning and Motivation, 70. |PDF

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.