Department of Psychology

Dr Jan W de Fockert

Position held:
Reader in Psychology

Phone:
+44 (0)20 7717 2238

Fax:
+44 (0)20 7919 7873

Email:
j.de-fockert (@gold.ac.uk)

Address:
Room 1.16 Ben Pimlott Building
Psychology Department
Goldsmiths, University of London
New Cross, SE14 6NW

Summary of research

  • Selective attention.
  • Cognitive control of attention.
  • Visual averaging.
  • Visual cognition.
  • Individual differences in attention.
  • Functional neuroimaging of attention.

Academic qualifications

MSc PhD

Areas of supervision

I welcome undergraduate and postgraduate project students who are interested in attention or visual cognition in general. Students can either suggest their own project ideas, or choose one provided by the supervisor.

Research interests

Most of my research is in visual cognition, and my main research interest is human visual selective attention. I am specifically interested in the control of selective attention and the role of working memory in selective attention. I investigate individual differences (age, culture) in attention, and I use both behavioural and neuroimaging methods. In a separate line of research, I investigate the phenomenon that multiple items can be represented in the visual system in the form of a statistical summary, such as mean size.

Selected publications

Number of items: 39.

Article

Linnell, Karina J, Caparos, Serge, Fockert, Jan W. de and Davidoff, Jules B.. 2013. Urbanization decreases attentional engagement. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 39(5), pp. 1232-1247. ISSN 0096-1523 [Article]

Holmes, Amanda, Mogg, Karin, Fockert, Jan W. de, Nielsen, Maria and Bradley, Brendan. 2013. Electrophysiological evidence for greater attention to threat when cognitive control resources are depleted. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, xx-xx. [Article] (In Press)

Fockert, Jan W. de and Gautrey, Ben. 2013. Greater visual averaging of face identity for own-gender faces. Psychonomic bulletin & review, 20, pp. 468-473. [Article]

Doneva, Silviya and Fockert, Jan W. de. 2013. More conservative go/no-go response criterion under high working memory load. Journal of Cognitive Psychology, xx-xx. [Article] (In Press)

Avery, Rachel, Smillie, Luke and Fockert, Jan W. de. 2013. The Role of Working Memory in Achievement Goal Pursuit. Acta Psychologica, xx-xx. [Article] (In Press)

Fockert, Jan W. de and Theeuwes, Jan. 2012. Role of frontal cortex in attentional capture by singleton distractors. Brain and Cognition, 80, pp. 367-373. ISSN 0278-2626 [Article]

Murphy, S., Van Velzen, Jose L. and Fockert, Jan W. de. 2012. The role of perceptual load in action affordance by ignored objects. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, ---. ISSN 1069-9384 [Article]

Paul, R. and Fockert, Jan W. de. 2012. The effects of using ticks and crosses on academic self-concept. Educational Psychology, 32(4), pp. 467-474. ISSN 0144-3410 [Article]

Fockert, Jan W. de, Caparos, S., Linnell, Karina J and Davidoff, Jules B.. 2011. Reduced Distractibility in a Remote Culture. PLoS ONE, 6(10), e26337. ISSN 1932-6203 [Article]

Fockert, Jan W. de. 2010. Early top-down attentional modulation in visual processing. Acta Psychologica, 135(2), pp. 112-113. [Article]

Fockert, Jan W. de, Mizon, Guy A. and D'Ubaldo, Mariangela. 2010. No negative priming without cognitive control. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 36(6), pp. 1333-1341. ISSN 0096-1523 [Article]

Bergström, Zara M., Fockert, Jan W. de and Richardson-Klavehn, Alan. 2009. ERP and behavioural evidence for direct suppression of unwanted memories. NeuroImage, 48(4), pp. 726-737. ISSN 1053-8119 [Article]

Fockert, Jan W. de, Ramchurn, Anusha, Van Velzen, Jose L., Bergström, Zara M. and Bunce, David. 2009. Behavioral and ERP evidence of greater distractor processing in old age. Brain Research, 1282, pp. 67-73. ISSN 00068993 [Article]

Bergström, Zara M., Fockert, Jan W. de and Richardson-Klavehn, Alan. 2009. Event-related Potential Evidence that Automatic Recollection Can Be Voluntarily Avoided. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 21(7), pp. 1280-1301. ISSN 0898-929X [Article]

Fockert, Jan W. de and Wu, Si. 2009. High working memory load leads to more Ebbinghaus illusion. European Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 21(7), pp. 961-970. ISSN 0954-1446 [Article]

Marchant, Alexander and Fockert, Jan W. de. 2009. Priming by the mean representation of a set. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 62(10), pp. 1889-1895. ISSN 1747-0218 [Article]

Fockert, Jan W. de and Wolfenstein, Cecilia. 2009. Rapid extraction of mean identity from sets of faces. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 62(9), pp. 1716-1722. ISSN 1747-0218 [Article]

Hughes, Gethin, Velmans, Max and Fockert, Jan W. de. 2009. Unconscious priming of a no-go response. Psychophysiology, 46(6), pp. 1258-1269. ISSN 00485772 [Article]

Fockert, Jan W. de and Marchant, Alexander. 2008. Attention modulates set representation by statistical properties. Perception & Psychophysics, 70(5), pp. 789-794. ISSN 0031-5117 [Article]

Richardson-Klavehn, Alan, Bergström, Zara M., Fockert, Jan W. de and Velmans, Max. 2007. ERP evidence for successful voluntary avoidance of conscious recollection. Brain Research, 1151, pp. 119-133. ISSN 00068993 [Article]

Fockert, Jan W. de, Davidoff, Jules B., Fagot, J. and Goldstein, J.. 2007. More Accurate Size Contrast Judgments in the Ebbinghaus Illusion by a Remote Culture. Journal of Experimental Psychology Human Perception and Performance, 33(3), pp. 738-742. ISSN 00961523 [Article]

Lavie, Nilli and Fockert, Jan W. de. 2006. Frontal control of attentional capture in visual search. Visual Cognition, 14(4-8), pp. 863-876. ISSN 1350-6285 [Article]

Fockert, Jan W. de. 2005. Keeping priorities: the role of working memory and selective attention in cognitive aging. Science of Aging Knowledge Environment, 2005(44), p. 34. [Article]

Lavie, Nilli and Fockert, Jan W. de. 2005. The role of working memory in attentional capture. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 12(4), pp. 669-674. ISSN 1069-9384 [Article]

Lavie, N., Hirst, A., Fockert, Jan W. de and Viding, E.. 2004. Load Theory of Selective Attention and Cognitive Control. Journal of Experimental Psychology General, 133(3), pp. 339-354. ISSN 00963445 [Article]

Fockert, Jan W. de, Rees, Geraint, Frith, Chris and Lavie, Nilli. 2004. Neural Correlates of Attentional Capture in Visual Search. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 16(5), pp. 751-759. ISSN 0898-929X [Article]

Fockert, Jan W. de, Rees, Geraint, Frith, Christopher D. and Lavie, Nilli. 2004. Neural correlates of attentional capture in visual search. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 16(5), pp. 751-759. ISSN 0898-929X [Article]

Lavie, Nilli and Fockert, Jan W. de. 2003. Contrasting effects of sensory limits and capacity limits in visual selective attention. Perception & Psychophysics, 65(2), pp. 202-212. ISSN 0031-5117 [Article]

Fockert, Jan W. de, Rees, Geraint, Frith, Christopher D. and Lavie, Nilli. 2001. The role of working memory in visual selective attention. Science, 291, pp. 1803-1806. ISSN 0036-8075 (print) 1095-9203 (online) [Article]

Fox, Elaine and Fockert, Jan W. de. 2001. Inhibitory effects of repeating color and shape: Inhibition of return or repetition blindness? Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 27(4), pp. 798-812. ISSN 0096-1523 [Article]

Fox, Elaine and Fockert, Jan W. de. 1998. Negative priming depends on prime–probe similarity: Evidence for episodic retrieval. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 5, pp. 107-113. [Article]

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