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Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics

Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics

Editor-in-Chief: Michael D. Dodd

ISSN: 1943-3921 (print version)
ISSN: 1943-393X (electronic version)

Journal no. 13414

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Reports on the broad span of research in sensory processes, attention and psychophysics

  • Spans all areas of research in sensory processes, perception, attention and psychophysics
  • Founded in 1966
  • A publication of the Psychonomic Society


A Special Issue of Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics

in Honor of the Contributions of Anne Treisman

Submission deadline:  Nov 1, 2018


Guest Editors:  Jeremy Wolfe (Harvard Medical School), Nancy Kanwisher (MIT), Sabine Kastner (Princeton), Hermann Mueller (Ludwig-Maximilians U, Munich), Yuhong Jiang (U. Minnesota)


Anne Treisman (1935-2018) had a profound impact on research in attention and adjacent fields. Whether you agreed or disagreed with her theories, you could not ignore them. Moreover, whether you agreed or disagreed with her, she would be insightful, supportive, and gracious in response.  The year 2020 will mark the 40th anniversary of her seminal paper on Feature Integration Theory. To honor that milestone and to honor her memory, Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics will publish a Special Issue to which we invite your contribution.


At the core of Treisman’s Feature Integration Theory was the idea that there were fundamental features that could be identified in parallel across the visual field. However, if you wanted to identify an object on the basis of the way that those features were combined, it would be necessary to attend to that object. She argued that the selective attention that enables the “binding” of features and the recognition of objects operates in a serial fashion. At any moment, only one or maybe a very small number of objects can be attended. These and other ideas from Feature Integration Theory have generated extensive debate and research. The 1980 paper has almost 12,000 citations (Google Scholar). From its publication to 2008, the paper was cited by 274 papers in what was then Perception & Psychophysics. In 2009, the journal became Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics and, since that time, almost 10% of papers in the journal have cited Treisman and Gelade (1980).


            For this special issue, we welcome submissions that have a connection to Feature Integration Theory, broadly conceived.  Contributions related to other aspects of Anne Treisman’s work (e.g. her work on auditory attention) may be appropriate as well. Empirical papers, theoretical papers, and integrative reviews will be considered. Behavioral, imaging, and neurophysiological approaches are all encouraged. If you have any question about a possible submission, please send a note to one of the guest editors. We recommend an inquiry in the case of proposed theoretical papers and review articles. All submissions will undergo normal, full peer review, maintaining the same high editorial standards as for regular submissions to Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics. Manuscripts should be submitted using the electronic submission portal (http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/pandp) on or before November 1, 2018 and should state in a covering letter to the editor that the submission should be considered for the special issue honoring Anne Treisman.​ Because this is a journal special issue, not an edited book, the deadline is firm; our intention is to publish the special issue 6-8 months after the submission deadline. Revisions invited by the guest editors will be expected within two months of receipt of the editorial decision letter and reviews.

The journal Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics is an official journal of the Psychonomic Society.   It spans all areas of research in sensory processes, perception, attention, and psychophysics. Most articles published are reports of experimental work; the journal also presents theoretical, integrative, and evaluative reviews.  Founded in 1966 as Perception & Psychophysics, the journal assumed its present name in 2009.

The journal also encourages studies with a neuroscientific perspective that enhance our understanding of attention, perception, and psychophysics.

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Attention Perception & Psychophysics , a journal of The Psychonomic Society, is committed to upholding principles of integrity in scientific publishing and practice. As a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), the journal will follow COPE guidelines concerning procedures for handling potential acts of professional misconduct. 

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