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Pearson J. (In Press). The Human Imagination: The cognitive neuroscience of visual mental imagery. Nature Reviews Neuroscience.

Koenig-Robert, R., & Pearson, J. (2019). Decoding the contents and strength of imagery before volitional engagement. Scientific Reports

Kwok, E. L.*, Leys, G.*, Koenig-Robert, R & Pearson, J. (Accepted). Measuring Thought Control Failure: Sensory Mechanisms and Individual Differences. Psychological Science.

Pearson, J. & Keogh, R. (Accepted). Redefining visual working memory: A cognitive strategy, brain region approach. Current Directions in Psychological Science.

Chiou, R., Rich, A. N., Rogers, S. & Pearson, J. (Accepted). Exploring the nature of synaesthetic experience: dissociations from colour perception and imagery. Cognition.

Vlassova, A. & Pearson, J. (Accepted). Unconscious decisional learning improves unconscious information        processing. Cognition.

Keogh, R., & Pearson, J. (Accepted). The blind mind: No sensory visual imagery in aphantasia. Cortex.

Chang, S., & Pearson, J. (Accepted). The functional effects of prior motion imagery and motion perception. Cortex.

Atasoy, S., Deco, G. Kringelbach, M. L. & Pearson, J. (2017). Harmonic brain modes: a unifying framework for linking space and time in brain dynamics. The Neuroscientist.

Keogh, R., & Pearson, J. (2017, March 3). The blind mind: No sensory imagery in aphantasia. PsyArXiv

Keogh, R., & Pearson, J. (2017). The perceptual and phenomenal capacity of mental imagery. Cognition.

Keogh, R., Bergmann, J., & Pearson, J. (2016). Cortical excitability controls the strength of mental imagery. bioRxiv.

Koenig-Robert, R., & Pearson, J. (2016). Decoding the nonconscious dynamics of thought generation. bioRxiv.

Pearson, J., Chiou, R., Rogers, R., Wicken, M., Heitmann, S., & Ermentrout, B. (2016). Sensory dynamics of visual hallucinations in the normal population. eLife 2016;5:e17072 [Business Insider] [LiveScience] [Science alert] [Daily Mail] - watch Joel Pearson talking about this research here

Payzan-LeNestour, E., Balleine, B. Berrada,T & Pearson, J. (2016). Variance after-effects distort risk perception in humans. Current Biology.

Lulfityanto, G., Donkin, C. & Pearson, J. (2016). Measuring Intuition: Non-conscious Emotional Information Boosts Decision Accuracy and Confidence. Psychological Science. [Sydney Morning Herald press] [The Huffington Post] [LiveScience] [The Juice Daily] PDF of original paper

Atasoy, S. Donnelly, I. & Pearson, J. (2016). Human brain networks function in connectome specific harmonic waves. Nature Communications. 7.

Bergmann, J., Pilatus, U., Genç, E., Kohler, A., Singer, W. & Pearson, J. (2016). V1 surface size predicts GABA concentration in medial occipital cortex. NeuroImage. 124A, 654–662.

Pearson, J., Naselaris, T., Holmes E.A., & Kosslyn S. M., (2015). Mental imagery: Functional mechanisms and clinical applications. Trends in Cognitive Sciences. 19(10), 590-602.

Bergmann, J., Genç, E., Kohler, A., Singer, W. & Pearson, J. (2015).  Smaller primary visual cortex is associated with stronger, but less precise mental imagery. Cerebral Cortex. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhv186

Pearson, J. & Kosslyn S.M. (2015). The Heterogeneity of Mental Representation: Ending the Imagery Debate. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Dieter, K.C., Tadin, D. & Pearson, J. (2015). Motion-induced blindness continues outside visual awareness and without attention. Scientific Reports.5, 11841.

Pearson, J & Westbrook, F. (2015). Phantom perception: voluntary and involuntary non-retinal vision. Trends in Cognitive Sciences. 19(5), 278–284. 

Wassell, J. Rogers, S. Felmingam, K.L. Bryant, R.A. & Pearson, J. (2015). Sex hormones predict the sensory strength and vividness of mental imagery. Biological Psychology. 107, 61–68.

Shine J., Keogh, R., O’Callaghan, C. Muller, A., Lewis, S. Pearson, J. (2015). Imagine that: Elevated sensory mental imagery in individuals with Parkinson’s disease and visual hallucinations. Proceedings of Royal Society: B. 282: 20142047.

Vlassova, A., Donkin, C. & Pearson, J. (2014). Unconscious information changes decision accuracy but not confidence. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.


Khuu, S. K., Chung, C.Y.L., Lord, S. & Pearson, J. (2014). Unconscious local motion alters global image motion. PLoS One. 9(12): e112804.

Wassell, J. Rogers, S. Felmingam, K.L. Pearson, J. & Bryant, R.A. (2014). Progesterone and Mental Imagery Interactively Predict Emotional Memories. Psychoneuroendocrinology.

Keogh, R. & Pearson, J. (2014). The sensory strength of voluntary visual imagery predicts visual working memory capacity. Journal of Vision. 14 (12):7, 1-13.

Bergmann, J., Genç, E., Kohler, A., Singer, W.A. & Pearson, J. (2014). Neural anatomy of primary visual cortex limits visual working memory. Cerebral Cortex.

Pearson, J. (2014). New directions in mental imagery research: the binocular rivalry technique and decoding fMRI patterns. Current Directions in Psychological Science. 23(3), 178-183.

De Zilva*, D., Vu*, L., Newell, B.R. & Pearson, J. (2013). Exposure is not enough: Suppressing stimuli from awareness can abolish the mere exposure effect. PLoS ONE. 8(10): e77726.

Chang, S., Lewis, D.E. & Pearson, J. (2013). The Functional Effects of Colour Perception and Colour Imagery. Journal of Vision, 13(10):4, 1-10.

Vlassova, A. & Pearson, J. (2013). Look before you leap: sensory memory improves decision-making. Psychological Science. 24(9), 1635-1643.

Lewis, D. O’reilly, M, Khuu, S. & Pearson, J. (2013). Conditioning the mind’s eye: Associative learning with voluntary mental imagery. Clinical Psychological Science. 1(4) 390-400.

Lewis, D.E., Pearson J., Khuu S.K. (2013) The Color “Fruit”: Object Memories Defined by Color. PLoS ONE 8(5): e64960

Pearson J., & Kosslyn, S.M.  (2013). Mental Imagery. Frontiers Perception science and Frontiers In Neuroscience. 4:198.

Bradley, C. & Pearson, J. (2012). The sensory components of high-capacity iconic memory and visual working memory. Front. Psychology 3:355.

Ashley, S. & Pearson, J. (2012). When more equals less: overtraining inhibits perceptual learning owing to lack of wakeful consolidation. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. Sydney Morning Herald press

Rademaker, R. & Pearson, J. (2012). Training visual imagery: Improvements of metacognition, but not imagery strength. Frontiers in Perception Science.

Pearson, J. (2012). Sates of Consciousness. In Passer, M. & Smith, R. (Eds),  Psychology: The science of mind and behaviour. Australian ed. Only. (pp. 173-212). McGraw-Hill. Aus.

Pearson, J. (2012). Associative Learning: Pavlovian Conditioning Without Awareness. Current Biology, 22, 12, R495-R496.

Keogh, R. & Pearson, J. (2011). Mental Imagery and visual working memory. PLoS ONE 6(12) e2922.

Pearson, J. Rademaker, R. & Tong, F. (2011). Evaluating the mind’s eye: The metacognition of visual imagery. Psychological Science. 22, 1535-1542.

Knapen, T., Brascamp, J., Pearson, J., van Ee, R & Blake R. (2011). The role of frontal and parietal                     areas in bistable perception. Journal of Neuroscience. 31(28), 10293-10301.

Sherwood R, & Pearson J (2010). Closing the Mind's Eye: Incoming Luminance Signals
         Disrupt Visual Imagery. PLoS ONE 5(12): e15217. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0015217.

Pearson, J. (2010). Inner VIsion: Seing the minds eye. Psyche, 16 (1).

Ling, S., Pearson, J. & Blake, R. (2009). Dissociation of neural mechanisms underlying
          orientation processing in humans. Current Biology. 19, 1458-1462.

Brascamp,J., Pearson,J., Blake, R. &  van den Berg, A. (2009). Intermittent ambiguous
          stimuli: implicit memory causes periodic perceptual alternations. Journal of Vision,
          9(3), 3, 1-23.

Pearson, J., Clifford, CWG. & Tong F. (2008). The functional impact of mental imagery    
         on conscious perception. Current Biology. 18, 982-986.

Pearson, J. & Brascamp, J. (2008). Sensory memory for ambiguous vision. Trends in
            Cognitive Sciences. 12, 334-341.

Pearson, J., Tadin, D. & Blake, R. (2007). The effects of transcranial magnetic
            stimulation on visual rivalry. Journal of Vision, 7(7):2, 1-11,

Tong, F. & Pearson, J. (2007). Vision. In B. Baars (Ed.) Cognition, Brain and    
         Consciousness. Elsevier press.

Pearson, J. & Clifford, C.W.G. (2005). Suppressed patterns alter vision during binocular
          rivalry Current Biology, 15, 2142-2148.

Pearson, J. & Clifford, C.W.G. (2005). Mechanisms Selectively engaged in rivalry:
            normal vision habituates, rivalrous vision primes Vision Research. 45, 707-714.

Pearson, J. & Clifford, C.W.G. (2005). When your brain decides what you see: Grouping
         across monocular, binocular, and stimulus rivalry. Psychological Science.  16, 516

Pearson, J. & Clifford  C.W.G. (2004). Determinants of visual awareness following
            interruptions during rivalry. Journal of Vision, 4(3), 196-202,
  , doi:10.1167/4.3.6.

Watson, T.L. Pearson, J. &  Clifford, C. W. G. (2004). Perceptual grouping of
            biological motion promotes binocular rivalry. Current Biology. 14, 1670-1674.

Clifford, C.W.G., Spehar, B. & Pearson, J. (2004). Motion Transparency Promotes
            Synchronous Perceptual Binding. Vision Research. 44, 3073-3080.

Clifford, C.W.G., Holcombe, A. & Pearson, J. (2004). Dynamics of binding Global form.
            Journal of Vision. 4(12), 1090-1101,,

Clifford, C.W.G, Pearson, J., Forte, J.D., & Spehar, B. (2003). Colour and
            Luminance Selectivity of Spatial and Temporal Interactions in Orientation
            Perception. Vision Research. 43, 2885–2893.

Clifford, C.W.G., Arnold, D.H. & Pearson, J. (2003). A paradox of temporal
          perception revealed by a stimulus oscillating in colour and orientation, Vision
          Research. 43,  2245–2253.