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Department Faculty

Julie Golomb

My research explores the interactions between visual attention, memory, perception, and eye movements. I focus on the coordinate frames of visual representations, as well as how the brain represents object identity and location. Fundamental to my research is the question of visual stability: how our brains create such rich, seamless perceptual experiences from mere snapshots of visual input. For example, when we move our eyes to explore the world – as we do multiple times each second – the images sent to our brain are erratic snapshots, like a movie filmed by a jerky cameraman. Yet the world does not appear to “jump” with each eye movement. How do our brains achieve this feat? And what can we learn when it fails? I use a variety of tools in my research, including human psychophysics, gaze-contingent eye-tracking, fMRI, ERP, and TMS.

Julie obtained a B.S. in Neuroscience from Brandeis University, working with Art Wingfield and Mike Kahana. She completed a PhD in Neuroscience from Yale University with Marvin Chun and Jamie Mazer, and then was a post-doctoral research fellow with Nancy Kanwisher at MIT. She was recently selected as a 2014 Sloan Research Fellow in Neuroscience.

For more information about research in the OSU Vision & Cognitive Neuroscience Lab, please follow the link to the lab page at right.

Selected Publications

Finlayson, N.J., Zhang, X., and Golomb, J.D. (2017). Differential patterns of 2D location versus depth decoding along the visual hierarchy. NeuroImage. 147: 507-516. [pdf]

Shafer-Skelton, A., Kupitz, C.N, and Golomb, J.D. (2017). Object-location binding across a saccade: A retinotopic Spatial Congruency Bias. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics. OnlineFirst. [pdf]

Finlayson, N.J and Golomb, J.D. (2016). Feature-location binding in 3D: Feature judgments are biased by 2D location but not position-in-depth. Vision Research. 127: 49-56. [pdf]

Lescroart, M.D., Kanwisher, N., and Golomb, J.D. (2016). No evidence for automatic remapping of stimulus features or location found with fMRI. Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience. 10: 53. (Special Issue on Perisaccadic Vision.) [pdf]

Srinivasan, R., Golomb, J.D., and Martinez, A.M. (2016). A neural basis of facial action recognition in humans. Journal of Neuroscience. 36(16): 4434-4442. [pdf]

Tower-Richardi, S.M., Leber, A.B., and Golomb, J.D. (2016). Spatial priming in ecologically relevant reference frames. Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics. 78: 114-132. [pdf]

Golomb, J.D. (2015). Divided spatial attention and feature-mixing errors. Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics. 77: 2562-69. [pdf]

Golomb, J.D., Kupitz, C.N, and Thiemann, C.T. (2014). The influence of object location on identity: A "spatial congruency bias". Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. 143(6):2262-78. [pdf]

Golomb, J.D., L'Heureux, Z.E., and Kanwisher, N. (2014). Feature-binding errors after eye movements and shifts of attention. Psychological Science. 25(5): 1067-78. [pdf]

Turk-Browne, N.B., Golomb, J.D., and Chun, M.M. (2013). Complementary attentional components of successful memory encoding. NeuroImage. 66: 553-562. [pdf]

Golomb, J.D. and Kanwisher, N. (2012). Retinotopic memory is more precise than spatiotopic memory. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 109(5): 1796-1801. [pdf]

Golomb, J.D. and Kanwisher, N. (2012). Higher-level visual cortex represents retinotopic, not spatiotopic, object location. Cerebral Cortex. 22: 2794-2810. [pdf] [supp]

Chun, M.M., Golomb, J.D., and Turk-Browne, N.B. (2011). A taxonomy of external and internal attention. Annual Review of Psychology. 62: 73-101. [pdf]

Golomb, J.D., Nguyen-Phuc, A.Y., Mazer, J.A., McCarthy, G., and Chun, M.M. (2010). Attentional facilitation throughout human visual cortex lingers in retinotopic coordinates after eye movements. Journal of Neuroscience. 30(31), 10493-10506. [pdf]

Golomb, J.D., Chun, M.M., and Mazer, J.A. (2008). The native coordinate system of spatial attention is retinotopic. Journal of Neuroscience. 28(42), 10654-662. [pdf]


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