Publications & Manuscripts

  • Schurgin, M. W., Wixted, J. T., & Brady, T. F. (2020). Psychophysical Scaling Reveals a Unified Theory of Visual Memory Strength. Nature: Human Behavior. [PDF]

  • Miner, A. E., Schurgin, M. W., & Brady, T. F. (2020). Is working memory inherently more ‘precise’ than long-term memory? Extremely high fidelity visual long-term memories for frequently encountered objects. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. [PDF]

  • Schurgin, M. W. & Brady, T. F. (2019). When “capacity” changes with set size: Ensemble representations support the detection of across-category changes in visual working memory. Journal of Vision, 19(5), 1-13. [pdf]

  • Schurgin, M. W., Cunningham, C. A., Egeth, H. E., & Brady, T. F. (2018). Visual Long-term Memory Can Replace Active Maintenance in Visual Working Memory. bioRxiv, 381848. [preprint available]

  • Schurgin, M. W., & Flombaum, J. I. (2018). Properties of Visual Episodic Memory Following Repeated Encounters with Objects. Learning & Memory, 25(7), 309-316. [pdf]

  • Schurgin, M. W. (2018). Visual Memory, The Long and the Short of it: A Review of Visual Working Memory and Long-Term Memory. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 80(5), 1035-1056. [pdf]

  • Schurgin, M. W., & Flombaum, J. I. (2018). Visual Working Memory is More Tolerant Than Visual Long-Term Memory. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 44(8), 1216-1227. [pdf]

  • Schurgin, M. W., & Flombaum, J. I. (2017). Exploiting Core Knowledge for Visual Object Recognition. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 146(3), 362-375. [pdf] *selected as best JEP:General paper of the year by editoral board

  • Petre, B., Tetrault, P. Mathur, V. A., Schurgin, M. W., Chiao, J. Y., Huang, L., & Apkarian, A. V. (2017). A central mechanism enhances pain perception of noxious thermal stimulus changes. Scientific reports, 7(1), 3894. [pdf]

  • Schurgin, M. W., & Flombaum, J. I. (2015). Visual long-term memory has weaker fidelity than working memory. Visual Cognition, 23(7), 859-862. [pdf]

  • Schurgin, M. W., Nelson, J., Iida, S., Ohira, H., Chiao, J. Y., & Franconeri, S. L. (2014). Eye movements during emotion recognition in faces. Journal of Vision, 14(13):14, 1-16. [pdf]

  • Schurgin, M. W., & Flombaum, J. I. (2014). How undistorted spatial memories can produce distorted responses. Attention Perception & Psychophysics, 76(5), 1371-1380. [pdf]

  • Schurgin, M. W., Reagh, Z. M., Yassa, M. A., & Flombaum, J. I. (2013). Spatiotemporal Continuity Alters Long-Term Representation of Objects. Visual Cognition, 21(6), 715-718. [pdf]

  • Schurgin, M. W. & Brady, T. F. (in prep). Isolating Visual Details in Episodic Memory.

  • Schurgin, M. W., Cunningham, C. A., & Flombaum, J. I. (in prep). Visual Search Abilities Dynamically Manage Performance Under Noisy Conditions.

  • Mathur, V. A., Schurgin, M. W., Saeed, S. W., Reber, P. J., Apkarian, A. V., Paice, J. A., Richeson, J., & Chiao, J. Y. (in prep). Race modulates neural sensitivity to own and other's pain.

Conference Presentations

  • Schurgin, M.W. & Kim, H. (2020). Lessons from Google Health: Research infrastructure in sensitive settings. Talk presented at the 3rd annual meeting of the UX Insight, Breda, Netherlands.

  • Chong, Y. H., Schurgin, M.W., & Brady, T. F. (2020). The role of object files in visual working memory: Facilitating integration over longer timescales for moving objects. Poster presented at the 20th annual meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, St. Pete Beach, FL.

  • Brady, T. F., Miner, A. E., Wixted, J. T., & Schurgin, M. W. (2019). Shared Constraints on the Precision of Visual Working vs. Visual Long-Term Memory. Talk to be presented at the 60th annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Montréal, Québec, Canada.

  • Schurgin, M.W., Wixted, J. T., & Brady, T. F. (2019). Unambiguous evidence in favor of a signal detection model of visual working memory. Poster presented at the 19th annual meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, St. Pete Beach, FL

  • Lam, K., Schurgin, M.W., & Brady, T.F. (2019). The contributions of visual details vs semantic information to visual long-term memory. Talk presented at the 19th annual meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, St. Pete Beach, FL.

  • Brady, T. F., Schurgin, M.W., & Wixted, J. T. (2019). The importance of distinguishing between subjective and objective guessing in visual working memory. Poster presented at the 19th annual meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, St. Pete Beach, FL.

  • Schurgin, M. W. & Brady, T. F. (2018). Isolating Visual Details in Memory via Texforms. Poster presented at the 59th annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, New Orleans, LA.

  • Brady, T. F., Schurgin, M.W., & Wixted, J. T. (2018). Psychological Scaling Reveals a Single Parameter Framework For Visual Working Memory. Talk presented at the 59th annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, New Orleans, LA.

  • Wixted, J. T., Schurgin, M.W., & Brady, T. F. (2018). "Guessing" in Working Memory and Long-Term Memory. Talk presented at the 59th annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, New Orleans, LA.

  • Schurgin, M. W., Wixted, J. T., & Brady, T. F. (2018). Psychological Scaling Reveals a Single Parameter Framework For Visual Working Memory. Poster presented at the 26th annual meeting on Object Perception, Attention and Memory (OPAM), New Orleans, LA.

  • Schurgin, M. W., Cunnginham, C. A., Egeth, H. E. & Brady, T. F. (2018). Episodic memory can substitute for active storage in visual working memory. Talk presented at the Nanosymposium on Working and Long-term Memory of the 48th annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA.

  • Schurgin, M. W., Wixted, J. T., & Brady, T. F. (2018). Psychological Scaling Reveals a Single Parameter Framework For Visual Working Memory. Poster presented at the 48th annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA.

  • Brady, T. F., Schurgin, M. W., & Wixted, J. T. (2018). No distinction between capacity and resolution: A single memory strength parameter explains the shape of visual working memory response distributions. Poster presented at the 18th annual meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, St. Pete Beach, FL.

  • Miner, A.E., Schurgin, M. W., & Brady, T. F. (2018). Repetitions allows for long-term memories that are as precise as the best working memories. Poster presented at the 18th annual meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, St. Pete Beach, FL.

  • Schurgin, M. W., Cunnginham, C. A., Egeth, H. E. & Brady, T. F. (2018). Episodic Memory Replaces Active Maintenance in Working Memory When Available. Talk presented at the 18th annual meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, St. Pete Beach, FL.

  • Brady, T. F., Schurgin, M. W., & Wixted, J. T. (2018). Perceptual factors explain a huge number of results from visual working memory and visual long-term memory. Talk presented at the Symposium on Visual Perception and Memory of the 18th annual meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, St. Pete Beach, FL.

  • Babic, Z., Schurgin, M. W., & Brady, T. F. (2018). Relationships between Visual Working Memory and Fluid Intelligence. Poster presented at the 25th annual Psychology Student Research Fair at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM), San Marcos, CA.

  • Schurgin, M. W., Cunnginham, C. A., Egeth, H. E. & Brady, T. F. (2017). The Effect of Episodic Memory on Active Storage in Visual Working Memory. Talk presented at the 25th annual meeting on Object Perception, Attention and Memory (OPAM), Vancouver, BC.

  • Flombaum, J. I., & Schurgin, M. W. (2016). Exploiting Core Knowledge for Visual Object Recognition. Talk presented at the 57th annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Boston, MA.

  • Schurgin, M. W., & Flombaum, J. I. (2016). First Impressions in Visual Long-Term Memory. Poster presented at the 24th annual meeting on Object Perception, Attention, and Memory (OPAM), Boston, MA.

  • Schurgin, M. W., & Flombaum, J. I. (2016). Visual Working Memory Has Greater Tolerance Than Visual Long-Term Memory. Poster presented at the 16th annual meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, St. Pete Beach, FL.

  • Schurgin, M. W., & Flombaum, J. I. (2015). Visual long-term memory has weaker fidelity than working memory. Talk presented at the 23rd annual meeting on Object Perception, Attention, and Memory (OPAM), Chicago, IL.

  • Schurgin, M. W., & Flombaum, J. I. (2015). Invariant Object Recognition Enhanced by Object Persistence. Poster presented at the 15th annual meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, St. Pete Beach, FL.

  • Schurgin, M. W., Reagh, Z. M., Yassa, M. A., & Flombaum, J. I. (2014). Building Tolerant Long-Term Memories Through (Object) Persistence. Poster presented at the 14th annual meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, St. Pete Beach, FL.

  • Schurgin, M. W., Reagh, Z. M., Yassa, M. A., & Flombaum, J. I. (2013). Spatiotemporal Continuity Alters Long-Term Memory Representation of Objects. Talk presented at the 21st annual meeting on Object Perception, Attention, and Memory (OPAM), Toronto, Canada. *selected as best talk of the conference

  • Schurgin, M. W., & Flombaum, J. I. (2013). Interactions between perception, fixation, and attention determine the endpoint of an action. Poster presented at the 13th annual meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, Naples, FL.

  • Schurgin, M. W., Levinthal, B. R., List, A., Sherman, A., Suzuki, S., Grabowecky, M., & Franconeri, S. L. (May 2011). Infinite X: Illusions of perpetual increases in magnitude. Demonstration presented at the 11th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, Naples, FL.

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