— Motivated Cognition Lab


Barbaro, L., Peelen, M.V., & Hickey, C.  (2017). Valence, not utility, underlies reward-driven prioritization in human vision. Journal of Neuroscience, 37(43), 10438-10450. <link>

Pascucci, D., Hickey, C., Jovicich, J., & Turatto, M. (2017). Independent circuits in basal ganglia and cortex for the processing of reward and precision feedback. Neuroimage, 162, 56-64<link>

Infanti, E., Hickey, C, Menghi, N., & Turatto, M. (2017). Reward-priming impacts visual working memory maintenance: evidence from human electrophysiology. Visual Cognition. <link>

Schneider, D., Bonmassar, C., & Hickey, C. (2017). Motivation and short-term memory in visual search: Attention’s accelerator revisited. Cortex. <link>

Hickey, C. & Peelen, M.V. (2017). Reward selectively modulates the lingering neural representation of recently attended objects in natural scenes. Journal of Neuroscience, 37(31), 7297-7304. <link>

Weaver, M., Hickey, C. & van Zoest, W. (2017). The impact of salience and visual working memory on the monitoring and control of saccadic behaviour: An eye-tracking and EEG study. Psychophysiology, 54(4), 544-554. <link>

Weaver, M., van Zoest, W., & Hickey, C. (2017). A temporal dependency account of attentional inhibition in oculomotor control. Neuroimage, 147, 880-894.<link>


van Koningsbruggen, M.G., Ficarella, S.C., Battelli, L., & Hickey, C. (2016). Transcranial random noise stimulation of visual cortex potentiates value-driven attentional capture. Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 11(9), 1481 – 1488.<link>


Hickey, C. & Peelen, M.V. (2015). Neural mechanisms of incentive salience in naturalistic human vision. Neuron, 85, 512-518.<link>

Hickey, C., Kaiser, D., & Peelen, M.V. (2015). Reward guides attention to object categories in real-world scenes. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 144(1). <link>

Hickey, C. & Los, S. A. (2015). Reward-priming of temporal preparation. Visual Cognition. <link>

Infanti, E., Hickey, C., & Turatto, M. (2015). Reward associations impact both iconic and visual working memory. Vision Research, 107, 22-29. <link>


Hickey, C., Chelazzi, L. & Theeuwes, J. (2014). Reward priming of location in visual search. PLoS ONE, 9(7), e103372<link>

Braem, S., Hickey, C., Duthoo, W., & Notebaert, W. (2014). Reward determines the context-sensitivity of cognitive control. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 40(5), 1769-1778. <link>

Oliveira, F., Hickey, C., & McDonald, J. J. (2014). Proactive and reactive processes in the medial frontal cortex: An electrophysiological study. PLoS ONE, 9(1), e84351. <link>


Hickey, C. & van Zoest, W. (2013). Reward-associated stimuli capture the eyes in spite of strategic attentional set. Vision Research, 92, 67-74<link>

Rangel-Gomez, M., Hickey, C., van Amelsvoort, T., Bet, P., & Meeter, M. (2013). Dopamine  affects the brain’s sensitivity to novelty: Evidence from apomorphine’s impact on the ERP. PLoS ONE, 8(6), e66469. <link>


Hickey, C., & van Zoest, W. (2012). Reward creates oculomotor salience. Current Biology, 22(7), R219 – R220. <link>

Hilimire, M., Hickey, C. & Corballis, P. (2012). Target resolution in visual search involves the         direct suppression of distractors: Evidence from electrophysiology. Psychophysiology, 49, 504 – 509. <link>


Hickey, C. & Theeuwes, J. (2011). Context and competition in the capture of visual attention.  Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 73(7), 2053 – 2064. <link>

Hickey, C., Olivers, C.N.L., Meeter, M., & Theeuwes, J. (2011). Feature priming and the capture of visual attention: Linking two ambiguity resolution hypotheses. Brain Research, 1370, 175 – 184. <link>

Hickey, C., Chelazzi, L., & Theeuwes, J. (2011). Reward has a residual impact on target selection in visual search, but not on the suppression of distractors. Visual Cognition, 19(1), 117 – 128. <link>

Van der Burg, E., Talsma, D., Olivers, C.N.L., Hickey, C., & Theeuwes, J. (2011). Early multisensory interactions affect the competition among multiple visual objects. Neuroimage, 55, 1208 – 1218. <link>


Hickey, C., Chelazzi, L., & Theeuwes, J. (2010a). Reward changes salience in human vision via the anterior cingulate. Journal of Neuroscience, 30(33), 11096-11103. <link>

Hickey, C., Chelazzi, L., & Theeuwes, J. (2010b). Reward guides vision when it’s your thing: Trait reward-seeking in reward-mediated attentional priming. PLoS ONE, 5(11), e14087. <link>

Hickey, C., van Zoest, W. & Theeuwes, J. (2010). The time course of exogenous and endogenous control of covert attention. Experimental Brain Research, 201(4), 789 – 796. <link>

Olivers, C. N. L. & Hickey, C. (2010). Priming resolves perceptual ambiguity in visual search: Evidence from behaviour and electrophysiology. Vision Research, 50, 1362 – 1371. <link>

Chisholm, J., Hickey, C., Theeuwes, J. & Kingstone, A. (2010). Reduced attentional capture in action video game players. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 72, 667 – 671. <link>

Mathôt, S., Hickey, C., & Theeuwes, J. (2010). From reorienting of attention to biased competition: evidence from hemifield effects. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 72, 651 – 657. <link>


Hickey, C., Di Lollo, V., & McDonald, J. J. (2009). Electrophysiological indices of target and distractor processing in visual search. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 21(4), 760 – 775. <link>

McDonald, J. J., Hickey, C., Green, J., & Whitman, J. (2009). Inhibition of return reflects a bias against returning to recently attended locations. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 21(4), 725 – 733. <link>


Hickey, C., Di Lollo, V., & McDonald, J. J. (2008). Target and distractor processing in visual search: Decomposition of the N2pc. OPAM Proceedings – Visual Cognition, 16(1), 90 – 143. <link>

Hickey, C., McDonald, J. J., & Theeuwes, J. (2006). Electrophysiological evidence of the capture of visual attention. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 18(4), 604 – 613. <link>