A public lecture of mine is hosted on PBS. It gives a good overview of my academic research on visual awareness.


Barnas, A. J. & Ward, E. J. (2022). Metacognitive judgements of change detection predict change blindness. Cognition, 227, 105208. PDF|SI

Lim, C., Ward, E. J., Vickery, T., & Johnson, M. M. (2019). Not-so-working memory: Drift in fMRI pattern representations during maintenance predicts errors in a visual working memory task. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 1-15. PDF

Ward, E. J., Isik, L., & Chun, M. M. (2018). General transformations of object representations in human visual cortex. Journal of Neuroscience, 38, 8526-8537. PDF [Faculty Opinions Recommended Article (Link)]

Ward, E. J. (2018). Downgraded Phenomenology: How conscious overflow lost its richness. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B, 373:20170355. PDF

Ward, E. J., Bear, A., & Scholl, B. J. (2016). Can you perceive ensembles without perceiving individuals?: The role of statistical perception in determining whether awareness overflows access. Cognition, 152, 78-86. PDF

Chekroud, A. M.*, Ward, E. J.*, Rosenberg, M. D., & Holmes, A. J. (2016). Patterns in the human brain mosaic discriminate males from females. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, pii: 201523888. PDF

Ward, E. J. & Chun, M. M. (2016). Neural discriminability of object features predicts perceptual organization. Psychological Science, 27, 3-11. PDF

Ward, E. J. & Scholl, B. J. (2015). Stochastic or systematic?: Seemingly random perceptual switching in bistable events triggered by transient unconscious cues. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance. 41, 929-939. PDF

Ward, E. J. & Scholl, B. J. (2015). Inattentional blindness reflects limitations on perception, not memory: Evidence from repeated failures of awareness. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 22, 722-727. PDF

Ward, E. J., Chun, M. M., & Kuhl, B. A. (2013). Repetition suppression and multi-voxel pattern similarity differentially track implicit and explicit visual memory. Journal of Neuroscience, 33(37): 14749-14757. PDF

Lupyan, G. & Ward, E.J. (2013). Language can boost otherwise unseen objects into visual awareness. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, doi:10.1073/pnas.1303312110. PDF | SI

Ward, E.J., MacEvoy, S.P., & Epstein, R.A. (2010). Eye-centered encoding of visual space in scene-selective regions. Journal of Vision, 10(14):6, 1-12. PDF

Epstein, R.A. & Ward, E. J. (2010). How reliable are visual context effects in the parahippocampal place area? Cerebral Cortex, 20(2): 294-303. PDF