amit yashar

senior lecturer
faculty of education
university of haifa

See my work Dr. Amit Yashar sitting on a rock in a trip

research

i have always been puzzled by the phenomenon of seeing: particularly how the brain integrates fragmented visual information coming from the eyes into coherent objects, a process that is at the core of basic perceptual and cognitive functions such as reading and face recognition. my research lies at the intersection of cognition and perception. i apply behavioral, psychophysical and computational methods to explore how learning and attention can enhance visual perception. my long-term goal as a researcher is to expand our understanding of the links between attention, memory and visual perception, and to translate the findings from this basic research into clinical and neurorehabilitation applications in disorders of vision and attention.
i am a senior lecturer at the University of Haifa. i did my postdoc in the labs of marisa carrasco. i received my ph.d. from Tel-Aviv University, advised by dominique lamy.

recent publications

Front page of published article 1

feature reliability determines specificity and transfer of perceptual learning in orientation search

Front page of published article 2

priming of feature singleton facilitates selection but does not modulate attentional shifts

Front page of published article 3

rapid and long-lasting learning of feature binding


publications list

Yashar, A., Wu, X., Chen, J., & Carrasco, M. (In Press). Crowding and Binding: Not All Feature Dimensions Behave in the Same Way. Psychological Science. pdf
Yashar, A., & Denison, R. (2017). Feature reliability explains specificity and transfer of perceptual learning in orientation search. PLoS Computational Biology, 13(12), e1005882. pdf

Yashar, A., White, A., Fang, M., & Carrasco, M. (2017). Priming of feature singleton facilitates selection but does not modulate attentional shifts. Journal of Vision. 17(9), 1–18. pdf

Yashar, A., & Carrasco, M. (2016). Rapid and long-lasting learning of feature binding. Cognition, 154, 130-138. pdf

Yashar, A., Chen, J., & Carrasco, M. (2015). Rapid and long-lasting reduction of crowding through training. Journal of Vision, 15(10), 1-15. pdf

Amunts, L., Yashar, A., & Lamy, D. (2014). Inter-trial priming does not affect attentional priority in asymmetric visual search. Frontiers in Psychology, 5, 957. pdf

Yashar, A., Makovski, T., & Lamy, D. (2013). The role of motor response in implicit encoding: Evidence from intertrial priming in pop-out search. Vision Research, 93, 80-87. pdf

Yashar, A., & Lamy, D. (2013). Temporal position priming: memory traces of recent experience bias the allocation of attention in time. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 39(5), 1443–1456. pdf

Lamy, D., Yashar, A., & Ruderman, L. (2013). Orientation search is mediated by distractor suppression: Evidence from priming of pop-out. Vision Research, 81, 29–35. pdf

Yashar, A., & Lamy, D. (2011). Refining the dual-stage account of PoP: Does motor response or response feature matter? Attention, Perception and Psychophysics, 73(7), 2160-2167. pdf

Lamy, D., ZIvony, A., & Yashar, A. (2011). The response-based component of priming of pop-out is contingent on low target-distractor discriminability. Vision Research, 51(19), 2099-2109. pdf

Yashar, A., & Lamy, D. (2010). Intertrial repetition affects perception: The role of focused attention. Journal of Vision, 10(14), 3. pdf

Yashar, A., & Lamy, D. (2010). Intertrial repetition facilitates selection in time: Common mechanisms underlie spatial and temporal search. Psychological Science, 21(2), 243-251. pdf

Lamy, D., Yashar, A. & Ruderman, L. (2010). A dual-stage account of inter-trial priming effects. Vision Research, 14(25), 1396-1401. pdf

Lamy, D., & Yashar, A. (2008). Intertrial target-feature changes do not lead to more distraction by singletons: Target uncertainty does. Vision Research, 48(10), 1274-1279. pdf