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Forster, S., & Lavie N. (2015). Establishing the Attention-Distractibility trait. Psychological Science. (In press).

Gupta, R., Hur, Y-J. & Lavie, N. (2015). Distracted by Pleasure: Effects of Positive Versus Negative Valence on Emotional Capture Under Load. Emotion pdf

Molloy, K., Griffiths, T.D., Chait, M., & Lavie, N. (2015). Inattentional Deafness: Visual load leads to time-specific suppression of Auditory evoked responses. Journal of Neuroscience, 35(49), 16046-16054 pdf

Raveh D. & Lavie, N. (2015). Load-induced inattentional deafness. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 77(2),  483-492, doi 10.3758/s13414-014-0776-2. pdf


Hodsoll, S., Lavie, N. & Viding, E.(2014). Emotional attentional capture in children with conduct problems: the role of callous-unemotional traits. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8, article 570, doi: 10.3389. pdf

Konstantinou, N., Beal, E. King, J-R, & Lavie, N. (2014) Working memory load and distraction: dissociable effects of visual maintenance and cognitive control. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 76 (7), 1985-1997 pdf

Remington, A., Cartwright-Finch, U., & Lavie, N. (2014). I can see clearly now: the effects of age and perceptual load on inattentional blindness. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 8:229. pdf

Stolte, M., Bahrami, B. & Lavie, N. (2014). High perceptual load leads to both reduced gain and broader orientation tuning. Journal of Vision 14(3):9, 1–10 pdf

Lavie, N., Beck, D. M. & Konstantinou, N. (2014). Blinded by the load: attention, awareness and the role of perceptual load. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 369: 20130205. pdf

Swettenham, J., Remington, A., Murphy P., Feuerstein, M. Grim, K. & Lavie, N (2014). Seeing the unseen: Autism involves reduced susceptibility to inattentional blindness. Neuropsychology, advance online publication doi: 10.1037/neu0000042   pdf

Forster S., Robertson, D. J. Jennings, A., Asherson P. & Lavie N.  (2014). Plugging the attention deficit: Perceptual load counters increased distraction in ADHD. Neuropsychology 28(1), 91–97. pdf


Lavie, N. & Dalton, P.  (2013). Load theory of attention and cognitive control. In S. Kastner & A. C. Nobre A. (Eds.). Handbook of Attention. Oxford University Press. Look inside

Thoma, V. & Lavie, N. (2013). Perceptual load effects on processing distractor faces indicate face-specific capacity limits. Visual Cognition,  21(8), 1053-1076. pdf

Forster, S. & Lavie N. (2013). Distracted by your mind? Individual differences in distractibility predict mind wandering. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 40(1), 251–260. pdf

Cashdollar, N., Lavie, N. & Duzel E. (2013). Alleviating Memory Impairment through Distraction. Journal of Neuroscience 33(48), 19012-19022. pdf

Konstantinou, N. & Lavie, N. (2013). Dissociable roles of different types of working memory load in visual detection. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and performance, 39(4), 919–924. pdf

Kelley, T. A.,  Rees, G. & Lavie, N.  (2013). The impact of distractor congruency on stimulus processing in retinotopic visual cortex. NeuroImage, 81, 158-163. pdf


Lavie, N. (2012). From the mother lode to load. From Perception to Consciousness: Searching with Anne Treisman. J. M. Wolfe and L. Robertson (Eds.). Oxford University Press. Look inside 

Konstantinou, N., Bahrami, B., Rees, G.  & Lavie, N. (2012). Visual Short-Term Memory Load Reduces Retinotopic Cortex Response to Contrast Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 24(11), 2199-2210. pdf

Carmel, D., Fairnie, J., & Lavie, N. (2012). Weight and see: loading working memory improves incidental identification of irrelevant faces. Frontiers in Psychology, 3, 286.  pdf

Remington, A.M., Swettenham, J.G., & Lavie, N. (2012). Lightening the load: perceptual load impairs visual detection in typical adults but not in autism. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 121, 2, 544-51. pdf


Forster, S. & Lavie, N. (2011). Entirely irrelevant distractors can capture and captivate attention. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review,   18(6), 1064-1070. pdf

Mulckhuyse, M., Kelley, T. A., Theeuwes, J., Walsh V. & Lavie N. (2011). Enhanced visual perception with occipital TMS.  European Journal of Neuroscience, 34 (8), 1320–1325. pdf

Carmel, D. Thorne, J. Rees, G. & Lavie, N. (2011). Perceptual load alters visual excitability. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and performance, 37(5), 1350-1360. pdf

Macdonald, J. & Lavie, N. (2011). Visual perceptual load induces inattentional deafness. Attention Perception & Psychophysics, 73(6), 1780-1789. pdf

Hodsoll, S. Viding, E. Lavie, N. (2011). Attentional capture by irrelevant emotional distractor faces. Emotion 11(2), 346-353. pdf



Carmel, D., Walsh, V., Lavie, N., Rees, G. (2010). Right parietal TMS shortens dominance durations in binocular rivalry. Curr Biol 20(18), R799-R800 doi:10.1016/j.cub.2010.07.036. pdf [supplementary info]

Cashdollar, N., Lavie, N., Duzel, E. (2010). Reply to Lee and Baxter: Perceptual deficits cannot explain impaired configural-relational maintenance in bilateral hippocampal injury. P NATL ACAD SCI USA 107(6), E22-E22 doi:10.1073/pnas.0914927107. pdf

Kelley, T. A., Lavie, N. (2010). Working Memory Load Modulates Distractor Competition in Primary Visual Cortex. Cereb Cortex 21(3), 659-665. pdf

Lavie, N. (2010). Attention, Distraction and Cognitive Control under Load. CURR DIR PSYCHOL SCI 19(3), 143-148. pdf

Lavie, N., Torralbo, A. (2010). Dilution: atheoretical burden or just load? A reply to Tsal and Benoni (2010). J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform 36(6), 1657-1664. pdf

Madrid, G. J., Lavie, N., Lavidor, M. (2010). Asymmetrical perceptual load in lateralised word processing. EUR J COGN PSYCHOL 22(7), 1066-1077. pdf


Cashdollar,N., Malecki,U., Rugg-Gunn,F.J., Duncan,J.S., Lavie,N., Duzel,D. (2009). Hippocampus dependent and independent theta-networks of active maintenance. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 106(48), 20493–20498. pdf

Dalton,P., Lavie,N., Spence,C. (2009). The role of working memory in tactile selective attention. The Quaterly Journal Of Experimental Psychology 62(4), 635-644 pdf

Forster,S., Lavie, N. (2009). Harnessing the wandering mind: The role of perceptual load. Cognition 111(3), 345-355. ISSN: 0010-0277 pdf

Lavie,N., Lin,Z., Zokaei,N., Thoma,V. (2009). The role of perceptual load in object recognition. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance 21(1), 42-57. ISSN: 0096-1523 pdf

Malecki,U., Stallforth,S., Heipertz,D., Lavie,N., Duzel,E. (2009). Neural generators of sustained activity differ for stimulus-encoding and delay maintenance. European Journal of Neuroscience 30(5), 924-933. pdf

Nasrallah,M., Carmel,D., Lavie,N. (2009). "Murder she wrote":Enhanced sensitivity to negative word valence. Emotion 9(5), 609-618. ISSN: 1528-3542 pdf

Ro,T., Friggel,A., Lavie,N. (2009). Attentional biases for faces and body parts. Visual Cognition 71(4), 671-674. ISSN: 1350-6285 pdf

Ro,T., Friggel,A., Lavie,N. (2009). Musical expertise modulates the effects of visual perceptual load. Perception and Psychophysics 71(4), 671-674. ISSN: 0031-5117 pdf

Silvanto,J., Muggleton,N., Lavie,N., Walsh,V. (2009). The perceptual and functional consequences of parietal top-down modulation on the visual cortex.Cerebral Cortex . ISSN: 1047-3211 pdf

Taya,S., Adams,W.J., Graph,E.W., Lavie,N. (2009). The fate of task-irrelevant visual motion: Perceptual load versus feature-based attention. Journal of Vision. pdf

Muggleton, N. Lamb, R., Walsh, V. & Lavie, N. (2008). Perceptual load modulates visual cortex excitability to magnetic stimulation. Journal of Neurophysiology,100(1), 516-519. pdf .

Silvanto, J. Lavie, N. Walsh V. (2008). The perceptual and functional consequences of parietal top-down modulation on the visual cortex. Cerebral Cortex. Advanced online accesss ISSN: 1047-3211. pdf

Bahrami,B., Carmel,D., Walsh,V., Rees,G., Lavie,N. (2008). Spatial attention can modulate unconscious orientation processing. Perception 37(10),1520-1528. pdf

Macdonald,J.S.P, Lavie,N. (2008). Load Induced Blindness. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance 34(5),1078-1091. ISSN: 0096-1523. pdf

Forster, S. & Lavie, N. (2008) Failures to Ignore Entirely Irrelevant Distractors: The Role of Load. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied 14, 73-83. pdf

Brand-D’Abrescia,M., Lavie,N. (2008). Task coordination between and within sensory modalities: Effects on distraction. Perception and Psychophysics 70(3), 508-515. ISSN: 0031-5117. pdf

Bahrami, B. Carmel, D. Walsh, V. Rees, G. & Lavie, N. (2008). Unconscious orientation processing depends on perceptual load. Journal of Vision8(3), 1–10. pdf


Carmel, D. V. Rees, G. & Lavie, N (2007). Perceptual load modulates conscious flicker perception. Journal of Vision, 7(14):14, 1-13. pdf

Silvanto, J. Cowey A , Lavie, N. Walsh V. (2007). Making the blindsighted see. Neuropsychologia, 45 (14), 3346-3350. pdf

Brand-D’Abrescia, M. & Lavie, N. (2007). Distractor effects during processing of words under load. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 14 (6) 1153–1157.pdf

Bahrami, B. Lavie, N. & Rees, G. (2007). Attentional load modulates responses of human primary visual cortex to invisible stimuli. Current Biology, 17(6), 509-513 pdf

Forster, S. & Lavie (2007). Attentional capture by entirely irrelevant distractors. Visual Cognition, 16, 200-214. pdf

Ro, T., Friggel, A. and Lavie, N. (2007) Attentional biases for faces and body parts. Visual Cognition, 15(3), 322-348. pdf

Forster, S. & Lavie, N. (2007). High perceptual load makes everybody equal: Eliminating individual differences in distractibility with load. Psychological Science, 18 (5), 377-382 pdf

Dalton, P. & Lavie, N. (2007). Overriding auditory attentional capture. Perception & Psychophysics, 69(2), 162-171. pdf

Watkins,S., Dalton,P., Lavie,N., Rees,G. (2007). Brain mechanisms mediating auditory attentional capture in humans. Cerebral Cortex 17(7), 1694-1700. pdf


Beck, D. Muggleton, N., Walsh, V. & Lavie N. (2006). Right parietal lobe plays a critical role in change blindness. Cerebral Cortex, 16, 712-717. pdf

Carmel , D. Lavie, N. & Rees, G. (2006) Conscious awareness of flicker in humans involves frontal and parietal cortex. Current Biology 16(9), 907-911. pdf

Cartwright-Finch, U. and Lavie N. (2006). The role of perceptual load in Inattentional Blindness. Cognition, 102(3), 321-340 pdf

Dalton , P. & Lavie, N. (2006) Temporal Attentional Capture: Effects of irrelevant singletons on rapid serial visual search. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 13 (5), 881-885 pdf

Lavie, N. (2006). The role of perceptual load in visual awareness. Brain Research, 1080(1), 91-100. pdf

Lavie N. (2006). Attention and consciousness. The Blackwell companion to consciousness. Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. Look inside

Lavie, N. & De Fockert, J. (2006) Frontal control of attentional Capture in visual search. Visual Cognition, 14 863-876. pdf

Silvanto, J., Lavie, N. & Walsh, V. (2006) Stimulation of the human frontal eye fields modulates sensitivity of extrastriate visual cortex. Journal of Neurophysiology, 96(2), 941-945. pdf


Beck, D. & Lavie, N. (2005). Look here but ignore what you see: effects of distractors at fixation. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance , 31, 592-607. pdf

Silvanto, J. Cowy, A., Lavie, N. & Walsh, V. (2005). Striate cortex (V1) activity gates awareness of motion. Nature Neuroscience, 8, 143-144. pdf

Silvanto, J. Lavie, N. & Walsh, V. (2005) Double dissociation of V1 and V5 activity in visual awareness. Cerebral Cortex, 15(11), 1736-1741(6) pdf

Lavie, N. (2005) Distracted and confused?: selective attention under load. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 9, 75-82 pdf

Lavie, N. & Defockert, J. W. (2005) The role of working memory in attentional capture. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review 12, 669-674. pdf


Jenkins, R., Lavie, N. & Driver, J. S. (2004). Recognition Memory for Distractor Faces Depends on Attentional Load at Exposure. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 12, 314-320. pdf

Dalton , P. & Lavie, N. (2004). Auditory attentional capture: Effects of singleton sounds. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 30, 180-193. pdf

De Fockert J. W., Rees, G., Frith, C. D. & Lavie, N. (2004). Neural correlates of attentional capture in visual search. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 16, 751-759. pdf

Lavie, N., Hirst, A., De Fockert, J. W. & Viding, E. (2004) Load theory of selective attention and cognitive control. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 133, 339-354. pdf


Lavie, N. & DeFockert J. W. (2003). Contrasting effects of sensory limits and capacity limits in visual selective attention. Perception & Psychophysics, 65, 202-212. pdf

Lavie, N., Ro, T. & Russell, C. (2003). The role of perceptual load in processing distractor faces. Psychological Science, 14, 510-515. pdf

Jenkins, R., Lavie, N. & Driver, J. S. (2003). Ignoring famous faces: category specific dilution of distractor interference Perception & Psychophysics,65, 298-309. pdf


Yardley, L. Papo, D., Bronstein, A., Gresty, M., Gardner, M., Lavie N. & Luxon, L. (2002). Attentional demands of continuously monitoring orientation using vestibular information. Neuropsychologia, 40, 373-383. pdf


Lavie, N. (2001). The role of capacity limits in selective attention: Behavioural evidence and implications for neural activity. J. Braun & C. Koch (Eds.).Visual Attention and Cortical Circuits. pp. 49-68. Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT press. pdf

Lavie, N. & Robertson I. (2001). The role of perceptual load in visual neglect: Rejection of ipsilesional distractors is facilitated with higher central load.Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 13 (7), 867-876. pdf

Beck , D. M. Rees, G. Frith, C. D. & Lavie, N. (2001). Neural correlates of change awareness and change blindness. Nature Neuroscience 4 (6) 645-650. pdf

De Fockert J. W., Rees, G., Frith, C. D. & Lavie, N. (2001). The role of working memory in visual selective attention. Science, 291 (5509), 1803-1806. pdf

Rees, G., Frith, C. D. & Lavie, N. (2001). Processing of irrelevant visual motion during performance of an auditory task. Neuropsychologia 39 (9) 937-949. pdf

Rees, G. & Lavie, N. (2001). What can functional imaging reveal about the role of attention in visual awareness? Neuropsychologia, 39, 1343-1353.pdf

Ro, T. Russell, C. & Lavie, N. (2001). Changing faces: a detection advantage in the flicker paradigm. Psychological Science, 12, 94-99. pdf


Lavie, N. (2000). Selective attention and cognitive control: dissociating attentional functions through different types of load. In S. Monsell & J. Driver (Eds.). Attention and performance XVIII, pp. 175-194. Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT press.Look inside

Lavie, N. & Fox, E. (2000). The role of perceptual load in negative priming. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 26, 1038-1052. pdf


Yardley, L., Gardner, M., Lavie N. & Gresty, M. (1999) Attentional demands of perception of passive self-motion in darkness. Neuropsychologia, 37,1293-1301. pdf

Yardley, L. Gardner, M. Leadbetter, A. & Lavie, N. (1999). Effect of articulatory and mental tasks on postural control. Neuroreport,10, 215-219. Abstract


Maylor, E. & Lavie N. (1998). The influence of perceptual load on age differences in selective attention. Psychology and Aging, 13, 563-573.
1997 pdf

Rees, G., Frith, C., & Lavie, N. (1997). Modulating irrelevant motion perception by varying attentional load in an unrelated task. Science, 278 (5343),1616-1619. pdf

Lavie, N. & Cox, S. (1997). On the efficiency of attentional selection: Efficient visual search results in inefficient rejection of distraction. Psychological Science, 8, 395-398. pdf

Solomon, J.A., Lavie, N. & Morgan, M.J. (1997). The contrast discrimination function: spatial cuing effects. Journal of the Optical Society of America, 14, 2443-2448. pdf

Lavie, N. (1997). Feature integration and selective attention: Response competition from unattended distractor features. Perception & Psychophysics, 59, 543-556. pdf


Lavie, N. & Driver J. (1996). On the spatial extent of attention in object-based visual selection. Perception & Psychophysics, 58, 1238-1251. pdf

Lavie, N. (1995). Perceptual load as a necessary condition for selective attention. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 21, 451-468. pdf

Lavie, N. & Tsal, Y. (1994). Perceptual load as a major determinant of the locus of selection in visual attention. Perception & Psychophysics, 56, 183-197. pdf

Tsal,Y., Meiran, N., & Lavie, N. (1994) The role of attention in Illusory conjunctions. Perception & Psychophysics, 55, 350-358. pdf

Tsal, Y. & Lavie, N. (1993). Location dominance in attending to color and shape. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 19, 131-139. pdf
Tsal, Y. & Lavie, N. (1990). The dominance of stimulus location in processing visual information: Extending the spotlight theory. In K. Benyaminy, A. Dolev, M. Amir, A. Cohen, & Y. M. Shlesinger (Eds.) Theory and Application in Psychology: Volume in memory of Israel Lieblich. Jerusalem: Magnes. (Hebrew)

Tsal, Y. & Lavie, N. (1988). Attending to color and shape: The special role of location in selective visual processing. Perception & Psychophysics, 44,15-21. pdf