Won Mok Shim
PhD, Harvard University, 2005
Office: (603) 646-3660, Moore 445
Lab: Moore 336-339
My research combines techniques from vision sciences, cognitive psychology, and cognitive neuroscience to investigate the cognitive and neural mechanisms that underlie human vision. My research focuses on how top-down processing in vision serves to gate the entry of information into visual attention and working memory, alter visual information about object location and identity, and create new representations at early stages of processing. The goal of my research is to understand how the human visual system gives rise to visual perception and experience, and specifically how top-down influences contribute to this process.
Shim, W. M., Alvarez, G. A., Vickery, T. J., & Jiang, Y. V. (in press). The number of attentional foci and their precision are dissociated in the posterior parietal cortex. Cerebral Cortex.
Shim, W. M., Alvarez, G.A., Vickery, T. J., & Jiang, Y. V. (2010). The number of attentional foci and their precision are dissociated in the posterior parietal cortex. Cerebral Cortex, 20, 1342-1349.
Vickery, T. J., Shim, W. M., Chakravarthi, R., Jiang, Y. V., & Luedman, R. (2009). Supercrowding: Weakly masking a target expands the range of crowding, Journal of Vision, 9:12, 1-15.
Jiang, Y. V., Shim, W. M., & Makovski, T. (2008). Dissecting object complexity from object similarity on visual working memory, Perception & Psychophysics. 70, 1581-1591(equal contribution of all authors).
Shim, W. M., Alvarez, G. A., & Jiang, Y. V. (2008). Spatial separation between targets constrains maintenance of attention on multiple objects, Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. 15, 390-397.
Williams, M. A., Baker, C. I., Op de Beeck, H. P., Shim, W. M., Dang, S., Triantafyllou, C., & Kanwisher, N. (2008). Feedback of visual object information to foveal retinotopic cortex, Nature Neuroscience, 11, 1439-1445.
Shim, W. M., & Cavanagh, P. (2006) Bi-directional illusory position shifts toward the end point of apparent motion, Vision Research. 46, 3214-3222.
Shim, W. M., & Cavanagh, P. (2005) Attentive tracking shifts the perceived location of a nearby flash, Vision Research, 45, 3253-3261.
Shim, W. M., & Cavanagh, P. (2004). Illusory displacement of flash location depends on the perceived direction of bistable quartet motion, Vision Research, 44, 2393-2401.
Last Updated: 9/10/12