Visual Cognition Lab

James E. Hoffman


see Dr. Hoffman’s Google Scholar Link for full list of publications


Tran, A., & Hoffman, J. E. (2016) Visual attention is required for multiple object tracking. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 42(12), 2103-2114.

Ferrara, K., Hoffman, J.E., O’Hearn, K., and Landau, B. (2016) Constraints on multiple object tracking: How atypical development can inform theories of visual processing. Journal of Cognition and Development, 17(4), 620-641.

Kennedy, B.L., Rawding, J., Most, S. & Hoffman, J.E. (2014). Emotion-induced blindness reflects competition at early and late processing stages: An ERP study. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 14, 1485-1498.

Skoranski, A., Most, S.B., Lutz-Stehl, M., Hoffman, J.E., Hassink, S.G., & Simons, R.F (2013). Response monitoring and cognitive control in childhood obesity. Biological Psychology, 92, 199-204.

O’Hearn, K., Hoffman, J. E., and Landau, B. (2011). Small subitizing range in people with Williams syndrome. Visual Cognition, 19(3), 289-312.

Landau, B. L., O’Hearn, K., & Hoffman, J. E. (2010). Tethering to the World, Coming Undone. Chapter in L. B. Smith (Ed.), Volume in Spatial Language Series, Indiana University Press.

Doran, M.M., & Hoffman, J.E. (2010b). Target enhancement and distractor suppression in multiple object tracking. In Brooks, J., Belopolsky, A., Matsukura, M.,& Palomares, M. Object Perception, Attention, and Memory (OPAM) 2009 Conference Report 17th Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, USA, Visual Cognition, 18, 126-129.

Doran, M. M., & Hoffman, J. E. (2010a). The role of visual attention in multiple object tracking: Evidence from ERPs. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 71(1), 33-52.

O’Hearn, K., Hoffman, J. E., and Landau, B. (2010). Developmental profiles for multiple object tracking and spatial memory: normally developing preschoolers and people with Williams syndrome. Developmental Science, 13:3, 430-440.

Quinn, P. C., Doran, M. M., Reiss, J. E., & Hoffman, J. E. (2010). Neural markers of subordinate-level categorization in 6- to 7-month-old infants. Developmental Science, 13, 499-507.

Quinn, P. C., Doran, M. M., Reiss, J. E., & Hoffman, J. E. (2009). Time course of visual attention in infant categorization of cats versus dogs: Evidence for a head bias as revealed through eye tracking. Child Development, 80, 151-161.

Doran, M., Hoffman, J. E., & Scholl, B. (2009 ). The Role of Eye Fixations in Concentration and Amplification Effects During Multiple Object Tracking. Visual Cognition, 17, 574-579.

Dilks, D. D., Hoffman, J. E., and Landau, B. L. (2008). Vision for perception and vision for action: normal and unusual development. Developmental Science, 11:4, 474 –486.

Reiss, J. E. & Hoffman, J. E. (2007). Disruption of Early Face Recognition Processes by Object Substitution Masking. Visual Cognition, 15 (7), 789-798.

Landau, B. L., &  Hoffman, J. E. (2007) Explaining selective spatial breakdown in Williams Syndrome: Four principles of normal spatial development and why they matter. In J. Plumert and J. Spencer (Eds.), Emerging landscapes of Mind:  Mapping the nature of change in spatial cognitive development. Pages 290-319. Oxford University Press.

Reiss, J. E. & Hoffman, J. E. (2006). Object Substitution Masking Interferes With Semantic Processing: Evidence From Event-Related Potentials. Psychological Science, 17, 1015-1020.

Elzer, S., Green, N., Carberry, S., & Hoffman, J. E. (2006). A Model of Perceptual Task Effort for Bar Charts and its Role in Recognizing Intention. User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction, 16 (1): 1-30. Winner of the 2006 James Chen Annual Award for Best User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction Paper.

Intraub, H., Hoffman, J. E., Wetherhold, J., & Stoehs, S. (2006). More than Meets the Eye: The Effect of Planned Fixations on Scene Representation. Perception and Psychophysics. 68(5): 759-769.

Landau, B., Hoffman, J. E., Reiss, J., Dilks, D.D., Lakusta, L., &  Chunyo, G. (2006)  Specialization and Breakdown in Spatial Cognition: Lessons from Williams syndrome. To appear in C. Morris, H. Lenhoff, & P. Wang (Eds.), Williams-Beuren Syndrome: Research and Clinical Perspectives.  Baltimore:  Johns Hopkins University Press.

Landau, B., Hoffman, J.E., & Kurz, N. (2006). Object recognition with severe spatial deficits in Williams syndrome: sparing and breakdown. Cognition, 100 (3): 483-510.

Reiss, J. E., Hoffman, J. E., & Landau, B. (2005). Motion processing specialization in Williams syndrome. Vision Research, 45(27), 3379-3390.

O’Hearn, K., Landau, B., & Hoffman, J. E. (2005). Multiple object tracking in people with Williams syndrome and in normally developing children. Psychological Science, 16(11), 905-912.

Landau, B., & Hoffman, J. E. (2005). Parallels between spatial cognition and spatial language: Evidence from Williams syndrome. Journal of Memory and Language, 53(2), 163-185.

Hoffman, J.E., Landau, B. & Pagani, B. (2003) Spatial Breakdown in Spatial Construction: Evidence from Eye Fixations in Children with Williams Syndrome. Cognitive Psychology, 45, 260-301.