I am a cognitive psychologist broadly interested in the link between attention and visual perception. In particular, my work focusses on two main lines of research: First, I am interested in how our behavioural goals (e.g., finding your keys) interact with properties of the visual environment (a cluttered room) to define what we consciously perceive and act upon. This topic relates to the control mechanisms of visual attention. In addition, I investigate to what extent prior experience shapes attentional processes and subsequent perception. My research mainly focuses on the question: Which internal and external properties decide where we look and what we attend to when we navigate through the world. Second, part of my research is focused on the fate and function of visual information that is not attended and does not get processed consciously. What happens to this information? Is it simply discarded by the visual system or does it serve a function, potentially facilitating perception? Both lines of research are intimately linked and concern the interplay between visual and attentional processing.
Newest selected publications
Munneke, J., Fahrenfort, JJ., Sutterer, D., Theeuwes, J. and Awh, E. (2020) 'Multivariate analysis of EEG activity indexes contingent attentional capture'. NeuroImage, 226. pp. 1 - 12. ISSN: 1053-8119 Open Access Link
Aldridge-Waddon, L., Vanova, M., Munneke, J., Puzzo, I. and Kumari, V. (2020) 'Atypical social reward anticipation as a transdiagnostic characteristic of psychopathology: A meta-analytic review and critical evaluation of current evidence'. Clinical Psychology Review, 82. pp. 1 - 13. ISSN: 0272-7358 Open Access Link
Munneke, J., Corbett, J. and Van der Burg, E. (2020) 'Learned prioritization yields attentional biases through selection history'. Attention, Perception and Psychophysics, 82 (5). pp. 2244 - 2256. ISSN: 0031-5117 Open Access Link
Corbett, JE. and Munneke, J. (2019) 'Statistical stability and set size exert distinct influences on visual search'. Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics, 82 (2). pp. 832 - 839. ISSN: 0031-5117 Open Access Link