Publications – Attention and Cognitive Control Laboratory



Grant, L.D., Cerpa, S., & Weissman, D.H. (in press). Rethinking attentional reset: Task sets determine the boundaries of adaptive control. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology.

Aabedi, A.A., kakaizada, S., Young, J.S., Kaur, J., Wiese, O., Valdivia, C., Krishna, S., Weyer-Jamora, C., Berger, M.S., Weissman, D.H., Brang, D., Hervey-Jumper, S.L. (2021). Convergence of heteromodal lexical retrieval in the lateral prefrontal cortex. Scientific Reports, 11, 6305.

Chamberlain, J., Gagnon, H., Lalwani, P., Cassady, K.E., Simmonite, M., Seidler, R.D., Taylor, S.F., Weissman, D.H., Park, D.C., Polk, T.A. (2021). GABA levels in ventral visual cortex decline with age and are associated with neural distinctiveness. Neurobiology of Aging, 102, 170-177.

Aabedi, A.A. kakaizada, S., Young, J.S., Ahn, E., Weissman, D.H., Berger, M., Brang, D. & Hervey-Jumper, S.L. (2021). Balancing Task Sensitivity with Reliability for Multimodal Language Assessments. Journal of Neurosurgery.


Memmini, A.K., Sun, X., Kim, J., Herzog, N.K., Islam, M.N., Weissman, D.H., Rogers, A.J., Kovelman, I., Borglio, S.P. (2020). Persistent alterations of cortical hemodynamic response in asymptomatic concussed patients. Concussion, 6, CNC84.

Weissman, D.H., Grant, L.D., & Jones, M. (2020). The congruency sequence effect in a modified prime-probe task indexes response-general control. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance.

Grant, L.D., Cookson, S.L., & Weissman, D.H. (2020). Task sets serve as boundaries for the congruency sequence effect. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 46, 798-812.

Cassady, K., Gagnon, H., Freiburger, E., Lalwani, P., Simmonite, M., Park, D., Peltier, S.,Taylor, S., Weissman, D.H., Seidler, R., and Polk, T.A. (2020). Network segregation varies with neural distinctiveness in sensorimotor cortex and predicts sensorimotor performance. NeuroImage, 212, 116663.

Weissman, D.H. (2020). Interacting congruency effects in the hybrid Stroop-Simon task prevent conclusions regarding the domain-specificity or generality of the congruency sequence effect. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 46, 945-967.


Weissman, D.H. (2019). Let your fingers do the walking: Finger force distinguishes competing accounts of the congruency sequence effect. Psychon Bull Rev, 26, 1619-26.

Russman Block, S, Weissman, D.H., Sripada, C., Angstadt, M. Duval, E.R., King, A.P., Liberzon, I. (2019). Neural Mechanisms of Spatial Attention Deficits in Trauma. Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging, 5:S2451-9022(19), 30142-9.

Lalwani, P., Gagnon, H., Cassady, K.E., Simmonite, M., Peltier, S.J., Seidler, R.D., Taylor, S., Weissman, D.H., Polk, T.A. (2019). Neural distinctiveness declines with age in auditory cortex and is associated with auditory GABA levels. NeuroImage, 201,116033.

Aabedi, A.A., Ahn, E., Kakaizada, S., Young, J.S., Hervey-Jumper, H., Zhang, E., Sagher, O., Weissman, D.H., Brang, D., Hervey-Jumper, S.L. (2019). Assessment of Wakefulness During Awake Craniotomy to Predict Intraoperative Language Performance. Journal of Neurosurgery, 31, 1-8.

Simmonite, M., Carp, J., Foerster, B., Ossher, L., Petrou, M., Weissman, D.H., & Polk, T.A. (2019). Age-related declines in occipital GABA are associated with reduced fluid processing ability. Academic Radiology, 26, 1053-1061.

Braem, S., Bugg, J.M., Schmidt, J.R., Crump, M.J.C., Weissman, D.H., Notebaert, W., Egner, T. (2019). Measuring adaptive control in conflict tasks. Trends Cogni Sci, 23, 769-783.

Gagnon, H. Simmonite, M., Cassady, K., Chamberlain, J., Freiburger, E., Lalwani, P., Kelly, S., Foerster, B., Park, D.C., Petrou, M., Seidler, R.D., Taylor, S.F., Weissman, D.H., Polk, T.A. (2019). Michigan Neural Distinctiveness (MiND) project: Investigating the scope, causes, and consequences of age-related neural dedifferentiation. BMC Neurology, 19:61.

Cassady, K. Gagnon, H., Lalwani, P., Simmonite, M., Foerster, B., Park, D., Petrou, M., Taylor, S.F., Weissman, D.H., Seidler, R.D., & Polk, T.A. (2019). Sensorimotor network segregation declines with age, is linked to GABA, and predicts sensorimotor performance. NeuroImage, 186, 234-244.

Grant, L.D. & Weissman, D.H. (2019). Turning distractors into targets increases the congruency sequence effect. Acta Psychologica, 192, 31-41.


Weissman, D.H., Drake, B., Colella, K., & Samuel, D. (2018). Perceptual load is not always a crucial determinant of early versus late selection. Acta Psychologica, 185, 125-135.


Bissett, P.G., Grant, L.D., & Weissman, D.H. (2017). Resisting distraction and response inhibition trigger similar enhancements of future performance. Acta Psychologica, 180, 40-51.

Van Steenbergen, H., Weissman, D.H., Stein, D.J., Malcolm-Smith, S., & van Honk, J. (2017). More pain, more gain: Blocking the opioid system boosts adaptive cognitive control. Psychoneuroendicrinology, 80, 99-103.

Grant, L.D. & Weissman, D.H. (2017). An attentional mechanism for minimizing cross-modal distraction. Acta Psychologica, 174, 9-16.

Weissman, D.H., Colter, K.M., Grant, L.D., & Bissett, P.G. (2017). Identifying stimuli that cue multiple responses triggers the congruency sequence effect independent of response conflict. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 43, 677-689.

Russman Block, S., King, A.P., Sripada, R.K., Weissman, D.H., Welsh, R., & Liberzon, I. (2017). Behavioral and neural correlates of disrupted orienting attention in posttraumatic stress disorder. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 17, 422-436.


Adelman, N., Chen, G., Reynolds, R., Frackman, A., Razdan, V., Weissman, D.H., Pine, D.S., & Leibenluft, E. (2016). Developmental differences in the neural correlates of trial-to-trial variance in reaction time. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 19, 248-257.

Harrivel, A.R., Weissman, D.H., Noll, D.C., Huppert, T., & Peltier, S.J. (2016). Dynamic filtering improves attentional state prediction with fNIRS. Biomedical Optics Express, 7, 979-1002.

Schmidt, J.R. & Weissman, D.H. (2016). Congruency sequence effects and previous response times: conflict adaptation or temporal learning? Psychological Research, 80, 590-607.

Larson, M.J., Clayson, P.E., Kirwan, C.B., & Weissman, D.H. (2016). Event-related potential indices of congruency sequence effects without feature integration or contingency learning confounds. Psychophysiology, 53, 814-822.

Weissman, D.H., Hawks, Z., & Egner, T. (2016). Different levels of learning shape the congruency sequence effect. Journal of Experimental Psychology: LMC, 42, 566-583.


Weissman, D.H., Colter, K., Drake, B., & Morgan, C. (2015). The congruency sequence effect transfers across different response modes. Acta Psychologica, 161, 86-94.

Schmidt, J.R. & Weissman, D.H. (2015). Contingent attentional capture triggers the congruency sequence effect. Acta Psychologica, 159, 61-68.

Weissman, D.H., Egner, T., Hawks, Z., & Link, J. (2015). The congruency sequence effect emerges when the distracter precedes the target. Acta Psychologica, 156, 8-21.


Schmidt, J.R., De Schryver, M.D., & Weissman, D.H. (2014). Removing the influence of feature repetitions on the congruency sequence effect: Why regressing out confounds from a nested design will often fall short. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 40(6), 2392-2402.

Weissman, D.H., Jiang, J., & Egner, T. (2014). Determinants of congruency sequence effects without learning and memory confounds. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 40(5), 2022-2037.

Schmidt, J.R. & Weissman, D.H. (2014). Congruency sequence effects without feature integration or contingency learning confounds. PLoS One. 9(7): e102337. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0102337.

Moore, K.S. & Weissman, D.H. (2014). A bottleneck model of set-specific capture. PLoS One.


Harrivel, A.R., Weissman, D.H., Noll, D.C., & Peltier, S.J. (2013). Monitoring attentional state with fNIRS. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7, 1-10.

Weissman, D.H. & Carp, J. (2013a). Congruency sequence effects are driven by previous-trial congruency, not previous-trial response conflict. Frontiers in Psychology, 4, 1-8.

Weissman, D.H. & Carp, J. (2013b). The congruency effect in the posterior medial frontal cortex is more consistent with time on task than with response conflict. PLoS One, 8(4):e62405.

Kim, K., Carp, J., Fitzgerald, K.D., Taylor, S.F. & Weissman, D.H. (2013). Neural congruency effects in the posterior medial frontal cortex vanish in healthy youth after controlling for conditional differences in mean RT. PLoS One, 8(4):e60710.


Liu, Y., Gehring, W.J., Weissman, D.H., Taylor, S.F., & Fitzgerald, K.D.  (2012). Trial-by-trial adjustments of cognitive control are altered in pediatric obsessive compulsive disorder. Frontiers in Child and Neurodevelopmental Psychiatry, 3:41.

Weissman, D.H. & Prado, J. (2012). Heightened activity in a key region of the ventral attention network is linked to reduced activity in a key region of the dorsal attention network during unexpected shifts of covert visual spatial attention. NeuroImage, 61, 798-804.

Orr, J.M., Carp, J., & Weissman, D.H. (2012).  The influence of response conflict on voluntary task switching: A novel test of the conflict monitoring model.  Psych. Research, 76, 60-73.

Carp, J., Fitzgerald, K.D., Taylor, S.F., Weissman, D.H. (2012). Removing the effect of response time on brain activity reveals developmental differences in conflict processing in the posterior medial prefrontal cortex. NeuroImage, 59, 853-860.


Visscher, K.M. & Weissman, D.H.  (2011). Would the field of cognitive neuroscience be advanced by sharing functional MRI data? BMC Medicine, 9:34.

Prado, J. & Weissman, D.H. (2011). Heightened interactions between a key default-mode region and a key task-positive region are linked to suboptimal current performance but to enhanced future performance. NeuroImage, 56, 2276-2282.

Moore, K.S. & Weissman, D.H. (2011). Set-specific contingent attentional capture can be reduced by preemptively occupying a limited-capacity focus of attention. Visual Cognition, 19, 417-44.

Orr, J. M. & Weissman, D.H. (2011). Succumbing to bottom-up biases during voluntary task choice predicts increased switch costs. Frontiers in Cognition, 2:31.

Prado, J. & Weissman, D.H. (2011). Spatial attention influences trial-by-trial relationships between response time and functional connectivity in the visual cortex. NeuroImage, 54, 465-473.

Prado, J., Carp, J.M., & Weissman, D.H. (2011). Variations of response time in a selective attention task are linked to variations of functional connectivity in the attentional network. NeuroImage, 54, 541-549.


Carp, J., Kim, K., Taylor, S.F., Fitzgerald, K.D., & Weissman, D.H. (2010). Conditional differences in mean reaction time explain effects of response congruency, but not accuracy, on posterior medial frontal cortex activity. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 4:231.

Moore, K.S. & Weissman, D.H. (2010). Involuntary transfer of a top-down attentional set into the focus of attention: Evidence from a contingent attentional capture paradigm.  Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics, 72, 1495-1509. 


Moore, K. S., Porter, C.B., & Weissman, D.H. (2009). Made you look! Irrelevant commands can hijack the attentional network. NeuroImage, 46, 270-279.

Orr, J.M. & Weissman, D.H. (2009). Anterior cingulate cortex makes two contributions to minimizing distraction. Cerebral Cortex, 19, 703-711.

Weissman, D.H., Warner, L.M., & Woldorff, M.G.  (2009). Momentary reductions of attention permit greater processing of irrelevant stimuli. NeuroImage, 48, 609-615.


Chee, M.W., Tan, J., Zagorodnov, V., Zheng, H., Weissman, D.H., Venkatraman, V., Dinges, D.F. (2008). Lapsing during sleep deprivation is associated with distributed changes in brain activation. The Journal of Neuroscience, 28, 5519-5528.

Weissman, D.H., Perkins, A.P., & Woldorff, M.G.  (2008). Cognitive control in social situations: A role for the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex. NeuroImage, 40, 955-962.


Slagter, H.A., Giesbrecht, B., Kok, A., Weissman, D.H., Kenemans, J.L., Woldorff, M.G., & Mangun, G. R. (2007). fMRI evidence for both generalized and specialized components of attentional control. Brain Research, 1177, 90-102.

Yoshizaki, K., Weissman, D.H., & Banich, M.T.  (2007). A hemispheric division of labor aids mental rotation. Neuropsychology, 21, 326-336.

Wu, C., Weissman, D.H., Roberts, K.C., & Woldorff, M.G.  (2007). The neural mechanisms underlying the top-down control of auditory spatial attention. Brain Research, 1134, 187-198. 

Lopez, M., Kosson, D., Weissman, D.H., & Banich, M.T. (2007). Interhemispheric integration in psychopathic offenders. Neuropsychology, 21, 82-93.


Slagter, H., Weissman, D.H., Giesbrecht, B., Kenemans, J.L., Mangun, G. R., Kok, A., & Woldorff, M.G.  (2006). Brain regions activated by endogenous preparatory set-shifting as revealed by fMRI. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 6, 175-189.

Weissman, D.H., Roberts, K.C., Visscher, K.M. & Woldorff, M.G.  (2006). The neural bases of momentary lapses in attention. Nature Neuroscience, 9, 971-978.   

Giesbrecht, B., Weissman, D.H., Woldorff, M.G., & Mangun, G.R.  (2006). Pre-target activity in visual cortex predicts behavioral performance on spatial and feature attention tasks. Brain Research, 1080, 63-72.


Weissman, D.H., & Woldorff, M.G. (2005). Hemispheric asymmetries for different components of global/local attention occur in distinct temporal-parietal loci. Cerebral Cortex, 15, 870-6.

Weissman, D.H., Gopalakrishnan, A., Hazlett, C.J., Woldorff, M.G.  (2005). Dorsal anterior cingulate cortex resolves conflict from distracting stimuli by boosting attention toward  relevant events. Cerebral Cortex, 15, 229-237.

Busse, L., Roberts, K.C., Crist, R.E., Weissman, D.H., & Woldorff, M.G. (2005). The spread of attention across modalities and space in a multisensory object. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 102, 18751-18756.


Weissman, D.H., Warner, L.M. & Woldorff, M.G.  (2004). The neural mechanisms for minimizing cross-modal distraction.  The Journal of Neuroscience, 24, 10941-10949.

Woldorff, M.G., Hazlett, C., Fichtenholtz, H.M., Weissman, D.H., Dale, A., Song, A.W.  (2004). Functional parcellation of attentional control regions in the brain. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 16, 149-165.


Weissman, D.H. & Compton, R.J. (2003). Practice makes a hemisphere perfect: The advantage of interhemispheric recruitment is eliminated with practice. Laterality, 8, 361-375.

Weissman, D.H., Giesbrecht, B., Song, A.W., Mangun, G.R., & Woldorff, M.G. (2003). Conflict monitoring in the human anterior cingulate cortex during selective attention to global and local object features. NeuroImage, 19, 1361-1368.

Cabeza, R., Dolcos, F., Prince, S., Rice, H., Weissman, D.H., & Nyberg, L.  (2003). Attention-related activity during episodic memory retrieval: Across-function fMRI Study. Neuropsychologia, 41, 390-399.


Weissman, D.H., Woldorff, M.G., Hazlett, C.J. & Mangun, G.R.  (2002). Effects of practice on executive control investigated with fMRI.  Cognitive Brain Research. 15 (1), 47-59.

Weissman, D.H., Mangun, G.R., Woldorff, M.G. (2002). A role for top-down attentional orienting during interference between global and local aspects of hierarchical stimuli.  NeuroImage. 17(3), 1266-1276.

Compton. R.J. & Weissman, D.H.  (2002). Hemispheric asymmetries in global-local perception. Effects of individual differences in neuroticism.  Laterality, 7, 333-350.


DiGirolamo, G. J., Kramer, A.F., Barad, V., Cepeda, N.J., Weissman, D. H., Milham, M.P., Wszalek, T.M., Cohen, N.J., Banich, M.T., Webb, A., Belopolsky, A.V., McAuley, E.  (2001). General and task-specific frontal lobe recruitment in older adults during executive processes: A fMRI investigation of task switching.  Neuroreport, 12, 2065-2071. 


Weissman, D.H. & Banich, M.T.  (2000). Cooperation between the cerebral hemispheres underlies the performance of complex but not simple tasks. Neuropsychology, 14, 41-59.

Weissman, D.H., Banich, M.T., & Puente, E.I.  (2000). An unbalanced distribution of inputs facilitates interhemispheric interaction.  J. International Neuropsychological Society, 6, 313-321.

Banich, M.T.  & Weissman, D.H.  (2000). One of twenty questions for the twenty-first century: how do brain regions interact?  Brain and Cognition, 42, 29-32.


Weissman, D.H. & Banich, M.T. (1999).  Global-local interference modulated by communication between the hemispheres.  Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 128, 283-307.

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