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Ruthruff, E., Faulks, M., Maxwell, J.W., & Gaspelin, N. (in press). Attentional dwelling and capture by color singletons. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics. [PDF]

Talcott, T.N.*, & Gaspelin, N. (in press). Prior target locations attract overt attention during search. Cognition. [PDF] [Supplement]

Adams, O.J.*, & Gaspelin, N. (in press). Assessing introspective awareness of attention capture. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics. [PDF]

Zhang, Z., Gaspelin, N., Carlisle, N.B. (in press). Probing early attention following negative and positive templates. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics. [LINK]


Gaspelin, N., Gaspar, J.M., & Luck, S.J. (2019). Oculomotor inhibition of salient distractors: Voluntary inhibition cannot override selection history. Visual Cognition, 27 (3-4), 227-246. [PDF]

Ruthruff, E., Kuit, D., Maxwell, J. W., & Gaspelin, N. (2019). Can capture by abrupt onsets be suppressed? Visual Cognition, 27 (3-4), 279-290.

Gaspelin, N., & Luck, S. J. (2019). Inhibition as a potential resolution to the attentional capture debate. Current Opinion in Psychology, 29, 12–18. [PDF]


Gaspelin, N., & Luck, S.J. (2018). Combined electrophysiological and behavioral evidence for the suppression of salient distractors. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. 30(9), 1265-1280. [PDF]

Gaspelin, N., & Luck, S. J. (2018). The role of inhibition in avoiding distraction by salient stimuli. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 22(1), 79–92. [PDF]

Gaspelin, N. & Luck, S.J. (2018). “Top-down” does not mean “voluntary.” [Commentary on "Visual selection: usually fast and automatic; seldom slow and volitional," by J. Theeuwes]. Journal of Cognition. [PDF]

Ruthruff, E., & Gaspelin, N. (2018). Immunity to attentional capture at ignored locations. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics. 80(2), 325-336. [PDF]

Gaspelin, N., & Luck, S.J. (2018). Distinguishing among potential mechanisms of suppression. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. 44(4), 626-644. [PDF] [Supplementary Materials]


Gaspelin, N., Leonard, C.J., & Luck, S.J. (2017). Suppression of overt attentional capture by salient-but-irrelevant color singletons. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 79(1), 45-62. [PDF] [Supplementary Materials] [Animated Gaze Plots]

Arexis, M., Maquestiaux, F., Gaspelin, N., Ruthruff, E., & Didierjean, A. (2017). Attention capture in driving displays. British Journal of Psychology, 108(2), 259-275. [PDF]

Luck, S.J. & Gaspelin, N. (2017). How to get statistically significant effects in any ERP experiment (and why you shouldn't). Psychophysiology, 54, 146-157. [PDF]


Gaspelin, N., Ruthruff, E., & Lien, M.C. (2016). The problem of latent attentional capture: Easy search conceals capture by task-irrelevant abrupt onsets. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 42(8), 1104-1120. [PDF]


Gaspelin, N., Leonard, C. J., & Luck, S. J. (2015). Direct evidence for active suppression of salient-but-irrelevant sensory inputs. Psychological Science, 22(11), 1740-1750. [PDF] [Featured in Attention, Perception, & Psychophysic's "News from the Field"]

Gaspelin, N., Margett-Jordan, T., & Ruthruff, E. (2015). Susceptible to distraction: Children lack top-down control over spatial attention capture. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 22(2), 461-468. [PDF]


Gaspelin, N., Ruthruff, E, & Jung, K. (2014). Slippage theory and the flanker paradigm: An early-selection account of selective attention failures. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 40(3), 1257–1273. [PDF]


Gaspelin, N., Ruthruff, E., & Pashler, H. (2013). Divided attention: An undesirable difficulty in memory retention. Memory & Cognition, 41(7), 978–988. [PDF]

Jung, K., Ruthruff, E., & Gaspelin, N. (2013). Automatic identification of familiar faces. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 75(7), 1438–1450. [PDF]


Gaspelin, N., Ruthruff, E., Lien, M.-C., & Jung, K. (2012). Breaking through the attentional window: Capture by abrupt onsets versus color singletons. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 75(7), 1438-1450. [PDF]

Gaspelin, N., Ruthruff, E., Jung, K., Cosman, J., & Vecera, S. (2012). Does low perceptual load enable capture by colour singletons? Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 24(6), 735–750. [PDF]

Jung, K., Ruthruff, E., Tybur, J. M., Gaspelin, N., & Miller, G. (2012). Perception of facial attractiveness requires some attentional resources: Implications for the “automaticity” of psychological adaptations. Evolution and Human Behavior, 33(3), 241–250. [PDF]

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