= MAPlab student or staff

In the Pipeline

*Newman, V., Most, S.B., Begg, D.P., & Liddell, B.J. (under review). Trait levels of cognitive reappraisal influence stress reactivity.

*Le, L., Most, S.B., *Kennedy, B.L., & White, E.C.. (in revision). States of origin: Stimuli with emotional content and with learned affective value disrupt perception via different mechanisms.

*Kennedy, B.L. & Most, S.B. (in revision). Emotional stimuli disrupt visual awareness regardless of task goals.

*Zhao, J., Grimshaw, G.M., & Most S.B. (in revision). Temporal expectancies induce cognitive control of target but not distractor processing in emotion-induced blindness.

*Zhao, J. & Most, S.B. (in revision). Evidence for mutual inhibition between emotional stimuli: Multiple emotional distractors reduce emotion-induced blindness.

*Newman, V., Liddell, B.J., & Most, S.B. (in revision). Probing cognitive consequences and concomitants of emotion regulation.

2020 and in press

*Newman, V., Liddell, B.J., Beesley, T., & Most, S.B. (in press). Failures of attention when at a height: Negative height-related appraisals are associated with poor executive function during a virtual height stressor. Acta Psychologica.

*Watson, P., Pearson, D., Theeuwes, J., Most, S.B., & Le Pelley, M.E. (2020). Delayed disengagement of attention from distractors signalling reward. Cognition, 195, 104125.


*Watson, P., Pearson, D., Most, S.B., Theeuwes, J., Wiers, R.W., & Le Pelley, M.E. (2019). Attentional capture by Pavlovian reward-signalling distractors in visual search persists when rewards are removed. PLoS One, 14, e0226284.

*Watson, P., Pearson, D., Chow, M., Theeuwes, J., Wiers, R.W., Most, S.B., & Le Pelley, M.E. (2019). Capture and control: Working memory modulates attentional capture by reward-related stimuli. Psychological Science, 30, 1174-1185.

Guilbert, D., Most, S.B., & Curby, K.M. (in press). Real world familiarity does not reduce susceptibility to emotional disruption of perception: Evidence from two temporal attention tasks. Cognition & Emotion.

*Onie, S., *Gong, S., *Manwaring, E., *Webb, K., *Grageda, D., *Yuen, W., & Most, S. (2019, April 20). Validation of the Australian Beverage Picture Set: A Controlled Picture Set for Cognitive Bias Measurement and Modification Paradigms. PsyArXiv.

*Watson, P., Pearson, D., Most, S.B., Theeuwes, J., Wiers, R.W., & Le Pelley, M.E. (in press). Attentional capture by reward-signalling distractors persists when rewards are removed. Psychological Science.

Kimonis, E.R., Kidd, J., Most, S.B., Krynen, A., & Liu, C. (2019). An elusive deficit: Psychopathic personality traits and aberrant attention to emotional stimuli. Emotion. epub ahead of print. doi: 10.1037/emo0000601

*Onie, S., Notebaert, L., Clarke, P., & Most, S.B. (2019). Investigating the effects of inhibition training on attentional bias change: A simple Bayesian approach. Frontiers in Psychology. 9:2782. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.02782

Gutiérrez-Cobo, M.J., Luque, D., Most, S.B., Fernández-Berrocal, P., & Le Pelley, M.E. (2019). Reward and emotion influence attentional bias in rapid serial visual presentation. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. epub ahead of print. doi: 10.1177/1747021819840615


*Jin, M., *Onie, S., Curby, K.M., & Most, S.B. (2018). Aversive images cause less perceptual interference among violent video game players: Evidence from emotion-induced blindness. Visual Cognition, DOI: 10.1080/13506285.2018.1553223.

*Zhao, J.L. & Most, S.B. (2018). Manipulations of distractor frequency do not mitigate emotion-induced blindness. Cognition & Emotion. epub ahead of print. doi: 10.1080/02699931.2018.1459490

Le Pelley, M.E., *Watson, P., Pearson, D., *Aberwickrama, R., & Most, S.B. (2018). Winners and losers: Reward and punishment produce biases in temporal selection. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition. epub ahead of print. doi: 10.1037/xlm0000612

Berenbaum, H., Chow, P., Flores, L., Schoenleber, M., Thompson, R., & Most, S.B. (2018). A test of the initiation-termination model of worry. Journal of Experimental Psychopathology. epub:

*Kennedy, B.L., Pearson, D., *Sutton, D., Beesley, T., & Most, S.B. (2018). Spatiotemporal competition and task-relevance shape the spatial distribution of emotional interference during rapid visual processing: Evidence from gaze-contingent eye-tracking. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 80, 426-438.


Grootswagers, T., *Kennedy, B.L., Most, S.B., & Carlson, T.A. (2017). Neural signatures of dynamic emotion constructs in the human brain. Neuropsychologia. epub ahead of print. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2017.10.016

*Kennedy, B.L., *Newman, V.E., & Most, S.B. (2017). Proactive deprioritization of emotional distractors enhances target perception. Emotion. Advance online publication.

Most, S.B., *Kennedy, B.L., & *Petras, E.A. (2017). Evidence for improved memory from five minutes of immediate, post-encoding exercise in women. Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications, 2(33).

Le Pelley, M.E., Seabrooke, T., *Kennedy, B.L., Pearson, D., & Most, S.B. (2017). Miss it and miss out: Counterproductive nonspatial attentional capture by task-irrelevant, value-related stimuli. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 79, 1628-1642.

*Onie, S. & Most, S.B. (2017). Two roads diverged: Distinct mechanisms of attentional bias differentially predict negative affect and persistent negative thought. Emotion, 17, 884-894.


*Wang, L. & Most, S.B. (2016). The cost of seeing the meaning: Conceptual processing of distractors triggers localized target suppression. Visual Cognition, 24, 473-486.

Most, S.B. (2016). Beyond perceptual judgment: Categorization and emotion shape what we see. [Commentary] Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 39: e253. doi: 10.1017/S0140525X15002514.


*Kennedy, B.L. & Most, S.B. (2015). The rapid perceptual impact of emotional distractors. PLoS ONE, 10(6): e0129320. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0129320

*Kennedy, B.L. & Most, S.B. (2015). Affective stimuli capture attention regardless of categorical distinctiveness: An emotion-induced blindness study. Visual Cognition, 23, 105-117.

Pearson, D., Donkin, C., Tran, S.C., Most, S.B., & Le Pelley, M.E. (2015). Cognitive control and counterproductive oculomotor capture by reward-related stimuli. Visual Cognition, 23, 41-66.


Most, S.B. (2014). The regulation of vision: How motivation and emotion shape what we see. In J.P. Forgas & E. Harmon-Jones (Eds.), Motivation and its regulation: The control within (pp. 153-168). New York: Taylor & Francis.

*Kennedy, B.L., Rawding, J., Most, S.B., & Hoffman, J.E. (2014). Emotion-induced blindness reflects competition at early and late processing stages: An ERP study. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 14, 1485-1498.


Most, S.B. (2013). Setting sights higher: Category-level attentional set modulates sustained inattentional blindness. Psychological Research, 77, 139-146.

Kristjánsson, Á., Óladóttir, B., & Most, S.B. (2013). “Hot” facilitation of “Cool” processing: Emotional distraction can enhance priming of visual search. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 39, 298-306.

*Skoranski, A., Most, S.B., Simons, R.F., Hoffman, J.E., & Hassink, S. (2013). Response monitoring and cognitive control in childhood obesity. Biological Psychology, 92, 199-204.

Most, S.B. (2013). Inattentional blindness. In H. Pashler (Ed.), Encyclopedia of the Mind (pp. 403-406). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.


*Wang, L., *Kennedy, B.L., & Most, S.B. (2012). When emotion blinds: A spatiotemporal competition account of emotion-induced blindness. Frontiers in Psychology: Special Topic on Emotion and Cognition. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00438

*Kennedy, B.L., & Most, S.B. (2012). Perceptual, not memorial, disruption underlies emotion-induced blindness. Emotion, 12199-202.

Bredemeier, K., Berenbaum, H., Brockmole, J.R., Boot, W.R., Simons, D.J., & Most, S.B. (2012). A load on my mind: Evidence that depression is like multi-tasking. Acta Psychologica, 139, 137-145.


Piech, R.M., McHugo, M., Smith, S.D., Dukic, M.S., Meer, J.V.D., Abou-Khalil, B., Most, S.B., & Zald, D.H. (2011). Attentional capture by emotional stimuli is preserved in patients with amygdala lesions. Neuropsychologia, 493314-3319.

Bredemeier, K., Berenbaum, H., Most, S.B., & Simons, D.J. (2011). Links between neuroticism, emotional distress, and disengaging attention: Evidence from a single target RSVP task. Cognition & Emotion, 25, 1510-1519.

Most, S.B., & *Wang, L. (2011). Dissociating spatial attention and awareness in emotion-induced blindness. Psychological Science, 22, 300-305.


Most, S.B. (2010). What’s “inattentional” about inattentional blindness? Consciousness and Cognition, 19, 1102-1104.

Most, S.B., Laurenceau, J.P., Graber, E., Belcher, A., & Smith, C.V. (2010). Blind jealousy? Romantic insecurity increases emotion-induced failures of visual perception. Emotion, 10, 250-256.

Moser, J.S., Most, S.B., & Simons, R.F. (2010). Increasing negative emotions by reappraisal enhances subsequent attentional control: A combined behavioral and electrophysiology study. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 10, 195-207.


Most, S.B. (2009). Emotional influences on perception. In E.B. Goldstein (Ed.), The Sage Encyclopedia of Perception. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.

Most, S.B. (2009). Attention and emotion. In E.B. Goldstein (Ed.), The Sage Encyclopedia of Perception. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.


Most, S.B. & Jungé, J.A. (2008). Don’t look back: Retroactive, dynamic costs and benefits of emotional capture. Visual Cognition, 16, 262-278.


Most, S.B., Smith, S.D., Cooter, A.B., Levy, B.N., & Zald, D.H. (2007). The naked truth: Positive, arousing distractors impair rapid target detection. Cognition & Emotion, 21, 964-981.

Izard, C.E., Quinn, P.C., & Most, S.B. (2007). Many ways to awareness: A developmental perspective on cognitive access. [Commentary] Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 30, 506-507.

Most, S.B., Sorber, A.V., & Cunningham, J.G. (2007). Auditory Stroop reveals automatic gender associations in adults and children. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 43, 287-294.

Most, S.B., & Astur, R.S. (2007). Feature-based attentional set as a cause of traffic accidents. Visual Cognition, 15, 125-132.


Most, S.B., Chun, M.M., Johnson, M.R., & Kiehl, K.A. (2006). Attentional modulation of the amygdala varies with personality. NeuroImage, 31, 934-944.

Smith, S.D., Most, S.B., Newsome, L.A., & Zald, D.H. (2006). An “emotional blink” of attention elicited by aversively conditioned stimuli. Emotion, 6523-527.


Most, S.B., Chun, M.M., Widders, D.M., & Zald, D.H. (2005). Attentional rubbernecking: Cognitive control and personality in emotion-induced blindness. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 12, 654-661.

Most, S.B., Scholl, B.J., Clifford, E., & Simons, D.J. (2005). What you see is what you set: Sustained inattentional blindness and the capture of awareness. Psychological Review, 112, 217-242.

Gray, J.R., Schaefer, A., Braver, T.S., & Most, S.B. (2005). Affect and the resolution of cognitive control dilemmas. In L. Feldman Barret, P. Niedenthal, & P. Winkielman (Eds.), Emotion and Consciousness (pp. 67-94). New York: Guilford Press.


Most, S.B., Simons, D.J., Scholl, B.J., Jimenez, R., Clifford, E., & Chabris, C.F. (2001). How not to be seen: The contribution of similarity and selective ignoring to sustained inattentional blindness. Psychological Science, 12, 9-17.

Most, S.B. & Simons, D.J. (2001). Attention capture, orienting, and awareness. In C. Folk & B. Gibson (Eds), Attraction, distraction and action: Multiple perspectives on attentional capture (pp. 151-173). Amsterdam: Elsevier.

Most, S.B., Simons, D.J., Scholl, B.J., & Chabris, C.F. (2000). Sustained inattentional blindness: The role of location in the detection of unexpected dynamic events. Psyche, 6(14).