Papers and Talks

 
 

Updated December 2009

Recent publications, working papers, lectures, conference presentations, and selected archival papers.


2009

Gernsbacher, M. A., Pew, R., Hough, L., & Pomerantz, J. (2011). Psychology and the real world: Essays illustrating fundamental contributions to society.  New York: Worth Publishers. http://bit.ly/bAVpk8

Pomerantz, J. R. & Gernsbacher, M. A. (2011).  Psychology and the Real World: An Introduction.  In Gernsbacher, M. A. et al.( Eds).  Psychology and the real world: Essays illustrating fundamental contributions to society.  New York: Worth Publishers

Stupina, A. I. & Pomerantz, J. R.  Simple Gestalts: Emergent Features in Two-line Space. Paper presented at the 50th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Boston , MA ( November 19-22, 2009 ).  StupinaPomerantzPsychonomics2009final.pdf

Pomerantz, J. R. & Portillo, M. C. (2009)  Perceptual Organization: Vision. In Goldstein, E. B. (Ed.),
The Encyclopedia of Perception.  New York: Sage Publications.  PercOrgVision-Pomerantz.pdf.

2008

Pomerantz, J. R. (Ed.) (2008) Topics in Integrative Neuroscience: From Cells to Cognition. Cambridge University Press (ISBN-13: 9780521869133)

Eidels, A., & Townsend, J. T., & Pomerantz, J. R. (2008). Where Similarity Beats Redundancy: The Importance of Context, Higher Order Similarity, and Response Assignment. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, Vol 34(6), Dec 2008, 1441-1463.

Portillo, M. & Pomerantz, J. R.  Evaluating Emergent Features and Topological Properties with Multiple Tools.  Paper presented at the 49th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Chicago , IL ( November 13-26, 2008).

 

2007

Portillo, M. C., Hammarsten, C.  Keshvari, S., Jewell, S. W., & Pomerantz, J. R.  The Perception of Four-Dot Configurations.  Paper presented at the 48th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Long Beach, California (November 15-18, 2007).

Pomerantz, J. R.  The Experience Error Revisited.  Paper presented at the 2nd Annual Meeting of the Configural Processing Consortium (CPC 2007), Long Beach, CA, November 14, 2007

Portillo, M.C. & Pomerantz, J. R. Search asymmetries with emergent features.  Poster presented at the 7th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, Sarasota, FL, May 2007.

Pomerantz, J. R. (2007) Piecemeal Perception and Hochberg’s Window: Grouping of Stimulus Elements over Distances. Chapter in Peterson, M. A., Gillam, B., Sedgwick, H. A. (2007). In the Mind's Eye: Julian Hochberg's Contributions to Our Understanding of the Perception of Pictures, Film, and the World. New York: Oxford University Press.

 

2006

Pomerantz, J. R. (2006), Color as a Gestalt: Pop out with basic features and with conjunctions.
 
Visual Cognition, 14, 619-628.

Portillo, M. C. & Pomerantz, J. R.  Visual Gestalts: Search Asymmetries with Emergent Features.  Paper presented at the 47th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Houston , TX ( November 16-19, 2006 ).

Pomerantz, J. R. Studying configural processing and Gestalts: What are the challenges?  Paper presented at the first meeting of the Configural Processing Consortium, Houston, TX, November 15, 2006

Eidels, A., Townsend, J. T., & Pomerantz, J. R. Systems Factorial Technology Analysis of Pomerantz’s Configural Figures: Where topology beats redundancy. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Experimental Psychologists,  University of California, San Diego (March 23-24, 2006)

Pomerantz, J. R. & Portillo, M. C.  Basic Gestalts: The Four Most Fundamental Emergent Features in Vision.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southwest Cognition Conference (Armadillo), Texas Tech University, Lubbock TX (October 20-21, 2006)

 

2005

Portillo, M. C., Pomerantz, J. R., & Zimmerman, S.  Evaluating grouping via emergent features: A systematic approach. Poster presented at the Fifth Annual Meeting of the Vision Science Society, Sarasota, FL (May 7, 2005).

Portillo, M. C., & Pomerantz, J. R.  Grouping via emergent features: A systematic approach.  Poster presented at the Object Perception and Memory (OPAM) Conference, Toronto, Ontario (November 10, 2005)

Pomerantz, J. R. and Portillo, M. C.  Varieties of emergent features in visual perceptual organization.  Paper presented at the 46th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Toronto , Ontario (November 10-13, 2005).

Eidels, A., & Townsend, J. T., & Pomerantz, J. R. (2005). Systems Factorial Technology Analysis of Pomerantz’s Configural Figures. In J. S. Monahan, S. M. Sheffert, & J. T. Townsend (Eds.). Fechner Day 2005 (pp. 89-92). Mt. Pleasant, MI. Annual meeting of the International Society for Psychophysics.


2004

False Pop Out. Pomerantz, J. R. & Portillo, M. C.   Paper presented at the 45th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Minneapolis, Minnesota (November 19-21, 2004)


2003

 The Genesis of Perceptual Organization: Basic Emergent Features in Vision.  Pomerantz, Portillo, Jewell, and Agrawal.  Paper presented at the 44th annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Vancouver, British Columbia, November 2003.

Pomerantz, J. R., Agrawal, A., Jewell, S. W.,  Jeong, M., Khan, H., and Lozano, S. C. (2003) Contour grouping inside and outside of facial contexts.  Acta Psychologica, 114, 3, 245-271.

Pomerantz, J. R. (2003) Wholes, holes, and basic features in visionTrends in Cognitive Sciences, 7, 11, 471-473 (November 2003)

Configural Superiority Effects and the Identification of Basic Features in Visual Processing.  Pomerantz, James R. Paper presented at the International Symposium on Visual Search, Munich, Germany, June, 2003.  (To appear in revised form with additional authors in Visual Cognition, 2004. Special Issue “Visual Search and Attention”, Guest Editors Hermann J. Müller & Joseph Krummenacher). 

2002

Perception: Overview.  Pomerantz, James R.   In Encyclopedia of Cognitive Science.  Hampshire, England: MacMillan/ Nature Publishing Group, 2002.

Several Strange Effects Arising from Perceptual Grouping in Vision.  Pomerantz, James R.  Paper presented at the 43rd annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Kansas City, Missouri, November 2002.

2001

BISCA Lecture Notes (Bolzano International School in Cognitive Analysis)
Bolzano, Italy, September 10 - 15, 2001

Lecture 1
Lectures 2 and 3

OPAM 2001 Poster: Garner Interference as a Diagnostic for Low-level Visual Grouping

2000

Psychonomics 2000 paper: How Can We Know When Selective Attention Fails?


Earlier papers of possible general interest:

Pomerantz, J. R., & Pristach, E. A. (1989).  Emergent features, attention and perceptual glue. 
Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 15, 635-649.

Pomerantz, J. R. (1983c).  The grass is always greener: An ecological analysis of an old aphorism.
  Perception, 12, 501-502
.

Pomerantz, J. R. (1983a).  The rubber pencil illusion. Perception & Psychophysics, 33, 365-368.

Kolers, P.A. & Pomerantz, J. R.(1971).  Figural change in apparent motion.  Journal of Experimental Psychology,
87, 1, 99-108.

Pomerantz, J. R. (1970).  Eye movements affect the perception of apparent (beta) movement.
  Psychonomic Science, 19, 193-194
.

 

Perception Lab: Other useful papers and documents

Rice Perception Lab Orientation

IRB Documents: Forms, approval

JW's Basic Features in Vision list

Steve Jewell's  All-purpose E-Prime Program (zip download)

 

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American Universities Under Scrutiny
    (Rice University Continuing Studies Course, Winter, 1998)

Seminar in Academic Computing, Snowmass Village, Colorado, August, 1998
     Background, Context, and Culture—How Technology Fits the University

Planning for an Uncertain Future
    (Brown University Graduate Commencement Address, May, 1997)

COGDOP 2000: Habits of Effective Department Chairs