Poster for VSS2012 is here:  Effect of Occlusion and Landmarks on Single Object Tracking During Disrupted Viewing


PUBLICATIONS (and PREPUBLICATIONS) *For actual reprints for papers marked with * please email the author

Pylyshyn, Z. W. (2009). Perception, Representation and the World: The FINST that binds. In D. Dedrick & L. M. Trick (Eds.), Computation, Cognition and Pylyshyn. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

The empirical case for bare demonstratives in vision.  In R.J. Stainton, C. Viger (Eds.) Compositionality, Context and Semantic Values: Essays in Honour of Ernie Lepore, Springer (2008).

(With S. Franconeri, J.Y.Lin, B.Fisher, A.T.Enns). Evidence against a speed limit in Multiple Object Tracking.  Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 2008, 15(4), 802-808.

(With H. Haladjian, C. King & J.Reilly) Selective nontarget inhibition in Multiple Object Tracking (MOT). Visual Cognition,  16(8), 1011-1021

(With D. Dulin, Y. Hatwell, and S. Chokron). Effects of peripheral and central visual impairment on mental imagery capacity.  Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews,  32 (8),  1396-1408.

Imagery. In Gregory, Richard. Oxford Companion to the Mind (Second Edition, 2006) Oxford University Press

(With V Annan) Dynamics of Target Selection in Multiple Object Tracking (MOT) (Spatial Vision, 19(6), 485-504)

Some puzzling findings in multiple object tracking (MOT): I. Tracking without keeping track of object identities Visual Cognition, 2004, 11(7), 801-822

Some puzzling findings in multiple object tracking (MOT): II. Inhibition of moving nontargets Visual Cognition, 2006, 14(2), 175-198

(With Brian Keane) Is motion extrapolation employed in multiple object tracking? Tracking as a low-level, non-predictive function Cognitive Psychology , 2006, 52(4), 346-368

Return of the mental image: Are there really pictures in the head? Trends in Cognitive Science, 2003, 7(3), 113-118

Mental Imagery: In search of a theory Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 2002, 25(2), 157-237 

Is the "imagery debate" over? If so, what was it about? Cognition: a critical look. Advances, questions and controversies in honor of J. Mehler. E. Dupoux (Ed). Cambridge, MA, MIT Press. 

(With E. Blaser and A.O. Holcombe) Tracking an Object Through Feature Space, Nature, 2000, 408(Nov 9), 196-199 [PDF]

Visual Indexes, Preconceptual Objects, and Situated Vision Cognition, 2001, 80 (1/2) (PDF file).

(With B. Scholl & J. Feldman) What is a visual object: Evidence from target-merging in multiple-object tracking Cognition, 80 (1/2) 159-177 (PDF file).

(With B. Scholl & S. Franconeri) The relationship between property-encoding and object-based attention: Evidence from multiple-object tracking. (Unpublished: If you would like a copy of the manuscript, write to one of the authors).

Situating vision in the world Trends in Cognitive Science, 4(5), May 2000, pp 197-207 (PDF File)

Is vision continuous with cognition? The case for Cognitive impenetrability of visual perception. [pdf file] In Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Vol 22, No 3, Jan 1999, p341-423 or click here for the long reprint file of the entire article (including commentaries)

(with C.R. Sears) Multiple object tracking and Attentional Processing. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology. 2000, 54(1), 1-14 [PDF file]

(with B. Scholl) Tracking multiple items through occlusion: Clues to visual objecthood. Cognitive Psychology, 1999, 38(2), 259-290. [PDF file]

The role of Visual Indexes in Spatial Vision and Imagery. In R. Wright, Visual Attention. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998. [PDF File]

What's in Your Mind?. In: E. Lepore & Z. Pylyshyn (Eds), What is Cognitive Science? [PDF File]

(with J.A. Burkell) Searching through subsets: A test of the visual indexing hypothesis. Spatial Vision, 1997, 11(2), 225-258.

Computing in Cognitive Science. In Posner, M. Foundations of Cognitive Science. Cambridge: MIT Press (A Bradford Book), 1989.

Computers and the Symbolization of Knowledge. In Morelli, Anselmi, Brown, Haberlandt & Lloyd (Eds.) Minds, Brains and Computers: Perspectives in Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence. Ablex, 1993)

(with Burkell, Fisher, Sears, Schmidt & Trick) Multiple parallel access in visual attention.. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 1994, 48(2), 260-283.

Primitive Mechanisms of Spatial Attention.. Cognition, 1994, 50, 363-384.

The role of location indexes in spatial perception: A sketch of the FINST spatial-index model.Cognition, 1989, 32, 65-97.

(with R. Storm) Tracking multiple independent targets: evidence for a parallel tracking mechanism. Spatial Vision, 1988, 3(3), 1-19. (formulae under construction)

Rules and Representations: Chomsky and Representational Realism. In A. Kashir (Ed.), The Chomskian Turn. Oxford:Basic Blackwell, 1991.

Connectionism and Cognitive Architecture (with J. Fodor) Cognition, 1988, 28, 3-71

How direct is visual perception? Some reflections in Gibson's `Ecological Approach' (with J. Fodor) Cognition, 1981, 9, 139-196