Selected Papers

[Reed students in bold]

Cogitate et al. (2023). An adversarial collaboration to critically evaluate theories of consciousness. bioRxiv. [LINK]

Cohen, M., Dembski, C., Ortego, K., Steinhilber, C., & Pitts, M. (2023). A novel signature of visual awareness independent of post-perceptual processing. bioRxiv. [LINK]

Melloni, L., Mudrik, L., Pitts, M. et al. (2023). An adversarial collaboration protocol for testing contrasting predictions of global neuronal workspace and integrated information theory. PLoS ONE 18(2):
e0268577. [LINK]

Hatamimajoumerd, E., Murty, N., Pitts, M., & Cohen, M. (2022). Decoding perceptual awareness across the brain with a no-report fMRI masking paradigm. Current Biology, 32, 1-11. [LINK]

Yaron, I., Melloni, L., Pitts, M., & Mudrik, L. (2022). The ConTrSt database for analyzing and comparing empirical studies of consciousness theories. Nature Human Behavior, 6, 593-604. [LINK]

Kronemer et al. (2022). Human visual consciousness involves large scale cortical and subcortical networks independent of task report and eye movement activity. Nature Communications, 13:7342, 1-17. [LINK]

Dellert, T., Muller-Bardorff, M., Schlossmacher, I., Pitts, M., Hofmann, D., Bruchmann, M., & Straube, T. (2021). Dissociating the neural correlates of consciousness and task relevance in face perception using simultaneous EEG-fMRI. The Journal of Neuroscience, 41(37), 7864-7875. [LINK]

Dembski, C., Koch, C., & Pitts, M. (2021). Perceptual awareness negativity: A physiological correlate of sensory consciousness. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 25(8), 660-670. [LINK]

Melloni, L., Mudrik, L., Pitts, M., & Koch, C. (2021). Making the hard problem of consciousness easier: Championing open science, an adversarial collaboration aims to unravel the footprints of consciousness. Science, 372(6545), 911-912. [LINK]

Cohen, M., Ortego, K., Kyroudis, A., & Pitts, M. (2020). Distinguishing the neural correlates of perceptual awareness and post-perceptual processing. The Journal of Neuroscience, 40(25), 4925-4935. [LINK]

Schlossmacher, I., Dellert, T., Pitts, M., Bruchmann, M., & Straube, T. (2020). Differential effects of awareness and task relevance on early and late ERPs in a no-report visual oddball paradigm. The Journal of Neuroscience, 40(14), 2906-2913. [LINK]

Pitts, M. & Ortego, K. (2019). Why "no report" paradigms are an important tool for consciousness research. Commentary on Michel & Morales "Minority reports: Consciousness and the prefrontal cortex." Mind & Language Symposium. [LINK]

Pitts, M., Lutsyshyna, A.L., & Hillyard, S. (2019). Reply to Montemayor & Haladjian. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 374:20190003. [PDF]

Pitts, M., Lutsyshyna, A.L., & Hillyard, S. (2018). The relationship between attention and consciousness: An expanded taxonomy and implications for "no report" paradigms. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 373:20170348. [PDF]

Graulty, C., Papaioannou, O., Bauer, P., Pitts, M., & Canseco-Gonzalez, E. (2018). Hearing Shapes: Event-related potentials reveal the time course of auditory-visual sensory substitution. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 30:4, 498-513. [PDF]

Baumgartner, H., Graulty, C., Hillyard, S., & Pitts, M. (2018). Does spatial attention modulate the earliest component of the visual evoked potential? Cognitive Neuroscience, 9:1-2, 4-19. [PDF]

Baumgartner, H., Graulty, C., Hillyard, S., & Pitts, M. (2018). Does spatial attention modulate the C1 component? The jury continues to deliberate. Cognitive Neuroscience, 9:1-2, 34-37. [PDF]

Pitts, M. & Hillyard, S. (2018). Still wanted: A reproducible demonstration of a genuine C1 attention effect. Cognitive Neuroscience, 9:1-2, 68-70. [PDF]

Schelonka, K., Graulty, C., Canseco-Gonzalez, E., & Pitts, M. (2017). ERP signatures of conscious and unconscious word and letter perception in an inattentional blindness paradigm. Consciousness & Cognition, 54, 56-71. [PDF]

Jackson-Nielsen, M., Cohen, M., & Pitts, M. (2017). Perception of ensemble statistics requires attention. Consciousness & Cognition, 48, 149-160. [PDF]

Sandberg, K., Frässle, S., & Pitts, M. (2016). Future directions for identifying the neural correlates of consciousness. Nature Reviews Neuroscience. [PDF]

Open Science Collaboration (2015). Estimating the reproducibility of psychological science. Science, 349(621). [PDF] (individual contribution: Lewis, M. & Pitts, M.

Shafto, J. & Pitts, M. (2015). Neural signatures of conscious face perception in an inattentional blindness paradigm. The Journal of Neuroscience, 35(31), 10940-10948. [PDF]

Yiu, L., Pitts, M. & Canseco-Gonzalez, E. (2015). Electrophysiological assessment of the time course of bilingual visual word recognition: Early access to language membership. Neuropsychologia, 75, 349-367. [PDF]

Snyder, J., Yerkes, B., & Pitts, M. (2015). Testing domain-general theories of perceptual awareness with auditory brain responses. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 19(6), 295-297. [PDF]

Pitts, M. Metzler, S., & Hillyard, S. (2014). Isolating neural correlates of conscious perception from neural correlates of reporting one's perception. Frontiers in Psychology, 5:1078, 1-16. [PDF]

Pitts, M., Padwal, J., Fennelly, D., Martinez, A., & Hillyard, S. (2014). Gamma band activity and the P3 reflect post-perceptual processes, not visual awareness. NeuroImage, 101, 337-350. [PDF]

Davidson, G. & Pitts, M. (2014). Auditory event-related potentials associated with perceptual reversals of bistable pitch motion. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8:572, 1-10. [PDF]

Ryskin, R., Brown-Schmidt, S., Canseco-Gonzalez, C., Yiu, L.,  & Nguyen, E. (2014). Visuospatial perspective-taking in conversation and the role of bilingual experience. Journal of Memory and Language, 74, 46-76. [PDF]

Pitts, M. & Martinez, A. (2014). Contour integration: Sensory, perceptual, and attention-based ERP Components, In G.R. Mangun (Ed.), Cognitive Electrophysiology of Attention: Signals of the Mind (pp. 178-189). Elsevier.

Open Science Collaboration (2014).  The Reproducibility Project: A model of large-scale collaboration for empirical research on reproducibility. In V. Stodden, F. Leisch, & R. Peng (Eds.), Implementing Reproducible Computational Research (A Volume in The R Series) (pp. 299-323). New York, NY: Taylor & Francis. [PDF]

Pitts, M., Martinez, A., & Hillyard, S. (2012). Visual processing of contour patterns under conditions of inattentional blindness. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 24(2), 287-303. [PDF]

Feng, W., Martinez, A., Pitts, M., Luo, Y., & Hillyard, S. (2012). Spatial attention modulates early face processing. Neuropsychologia, 50(14), 3461-3468. [PDF]

The Open Science Collaboration (2012). An open, big science effort to estimate the reproducibility of psychological science. Perspectives in Psychological Science, 7, 657-660. [PDF]

Pitts, M. & Britz, J. (2011). Insights from intermittent binocular rivalry and EEG. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 5:107, 1-6. [PDF]

Britz, J. & Pitts, M. (2011). Perceptual reversals during binocular rivalry: ERP components and their concomitant source differences. Psychophysiology, 48, 1489-1498. [PDF]

Pitts, M., Martinez, A., Brewer, J., & Hillyard, S. (2011). Early stages of figure-ground segregation during perception of the face-vase. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 23:4, 880-895. [PDF]

Britz, J., Pitts, M., & Michel, C. (2011). Right parietal brain activity precedes perceptual alternation during binocular rivalry. Human Brain Mapping, 32(9), 1432-1442. [PDF]

Canseco-Gonzalez, E., Brick, C., Brehm, L., Brown-Schmidt, S., Fischer, K., & Wagner, K. (2010). Carpet or Cárcel: The effect of age of acquisition and language mode on bilingual lexical access. Language and Cognitive Processes, 25, 5, 669-705. [PDF]

Pitts, M., Martinez, A., & Hillyard, S. (2010). When and where is binocular rivalry resolved in the visual cortex? Journal of Vision 10(14):25, 1-11. [PDF]

Pitts, M., Martinez, A., Stalmaster, C., Nerger, J., & Hillyard, S. (2009). Neural generators of ERPs linked with Necker cube reversals. Psychophysiology. 46, 694-702. [PDF]

Pitts, M., Gavin, W., & Nerger, J. (2008). Early top-down influences on bistable perception revealed by event-related potentials. Brain and Cognition, 67(1), 11-24. [PDF]

Pitts, M., Nerger, J., & Davis, T. (2007). Electrophysiological correlates of perceptual reversals for three different types of multi-stable images. Journal of Vision, 7(1):6, 1-14. [PDF]

Brown-Schmidt, S., & Canseco-Gonzalez, E. (2004). Who do you love, your mother or your horse? An event-related brain potential analysis of tone processing in Mandarin Chinese. J. of Psycholinguistic Research. [PDF]

Canseco-Gonzalez, E. (2000). Using the recording of event-related brain potentials in the study of sentence processing. In: Y. Grodzinsky., L. Shapiro., & D. Swinney (Eds.), Language and the Brain. Representation and Processing (pp. 229-266). Academic Press.

Gibson,E., Pearlmutter,N., Canseco-Gonzalez,E., & Hickok, G. (1996). Recency preference in the human sentence processing mechanism. Cognition, 59, 23-59. [PDF]