My work centers on the stage at which sensation becomes perception.
Jehee*, J.F.M, Ling*, S., Swisher, J., van Bergen, R., and Tong, F. (in press) Perceptual learning selectively refines orientation representations in early visual cortex. Journal of Neuroscience.
Ling, S. & Blake, R. (2012). Normalization regulates competition for visual awareness. Neuron. 75, 533–542.
Ling, S., Hubert-Wallander, B. & Blake, R. (2010). Detecting changes in invisible patterns during binocular rivalry. Vision Research.50(23), 2421-2429.
Ling, S. & Blake, R. (2009). Suppression during binocular rivalry broadens orientation tuning. Psychological Science. 20(11), 1348 - 1355.
Ling, S., Pearson, J. & Blake, R. (2009). Dissociation of neural mechanisms underlying orientation processing in humans. Current Biology. 19(17), 1458-1462.
Pestilli, F., Ling, S. & Carrasco, M. (2009). A population-coding model of attention's influence on contrast response: estimating neural effects from psychophysical data. Vision Research 49, 1144-1153.
Ling, S., Liu, T. & Carrasco, M. (2009). How spatial and feature-based attention affect the gain and tuning of population responses. Vision Research 49, 1194-1204.
Carrasco, M., Fuller, S. & Ling, S. (2008). Transient attention does increase perceived contrast of suprathreshold stimuli: A reply to Prinzmetal, Long and Leonhardt (2008). Perception & Psychophysics, 70. 1151-1164.
Ling, S. & Carrasco, M. (2007). Transient covert attention does alter appearance: a reply to Schneider (2006). Perception & Psychophysics.
Ling, S. & Carrasco, M. (2006). When sustained attention impairs perception. Nature Neuroscience. 9, 1243-1245.
Phelps, E., Ling, S. & Carrasco, M. (2006). Emotion facilitates perception and boosts the perceptual benefits of attention. Psychological Science 17(4), 292-299.
Ling, S. & Carrasco, M. (2006). Sustained and transient covert attention enhance the signal via different contrast response functions. Vision Research. 46, 1210-1220.
Carrasco, M., Ling, S. & Read, S. (2004). Attention alters appearance. Nature Neuroscience. 7, 308-313.
NIH NRSA Kirchstein Postdoctoral Fellowship, NEI (2009-prese
VVRC Training Grant, Vanderbilt University, NEI (2007-2009)
Psychological Sciences at Vanderbilt includes the Department of Psychology in the College of Arts and Science and the Department of Psychology and Human Development in Peabody College. Department of Psychology · Vanderbilt University · PMB 407817 · 2301 Vanderbilt Place · Nashville, TN 37240-7817 Department of Psychology and Human Development · Vanderbilt University · Peabody #552 · 230 Appleton Place · Nashville, TN 37203