(photo of JHU's Peabody Library, where we wish we held our lab meetings)


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  1. Lowet, A. S., Firestone, C., & Scholl, B. J. (in press). Seeing structure: Shape skeletons modulate perceived similarity. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics. [pdf]

  2. Firestone, C., & Scholl, B. J. (2017). Seeing and thinking in studies of embodied "perception": How (not) to integrate vision science and social psychology. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 12, 341-343. [pdf]
    - This is a reply to a target article by Schnall. See another reply by Durgin and a reply to those replies by Schnall in turn.

  3. Firestone, C., & Scholl, B. J. (2016). Cognition does not affect perception: Evaluating the evidence for 'top-down' effects. Behavioral & Brain Sciences, e229, 1-77. [pdf]

  4. Firestone, C., & Keil, F. C. (2016). Seeing the tipping point: Balance perception and visual shape. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 145, 872-881. [pdf]

  5. Firestone, C., (2016). Embodiment in perception: Will we know it when we see it? In H. Kornblith & B. McLaughlin (eds.), Alvin Goldman and his Critics (pp. 318-334). Wiley Blackwell. [pdf]
    - Reply by Goldman.

  6. Firestone, C., & Scholl, B. J. (2016). 'Moral perception' reflects neither morality nor perception. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 20, 75-76. [pdf]
    - Response (by Gantman & Van Bavel), and a rejoinder (by us) to that response.

  7. Firestone, C., & Scholl, B. J. (2015). When do ratings implicate perception vs. judgment? The "overgeneralization test" for top-down effects. Visual Cognition, 23, 1217-1226. [pdf]

  8. Firestone, C., & Scholl, B. J. (2015). Enhanced visual awareness for morality and pajamas? Perception vs. memory in top-down effects. Cognition, 136, 409-416. [pdf]

  9. Firestone, C., & Scholl, B. J. (2015). Can you experience top-down effects on perception? The case of race categories and perceived lightness. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 22, 694-700. [pdf]

  10. Firestone, C., & Scholl, B. J. (2014). "Please tap the shape, anywhere you like": Shape skeletons in human vision revealed by an exceedingly simple measure. Psychological Science, 25, 377-386. [pdf]

  11. Firestone, C., & Scholl, B. J. (2014). "Top-down" effects where none should be found: The El Greco fallacy in perception research. Psychological Science, 25, 38-46. [pdf]

  12. Firestone, C. (2013). On the origin and status of the "El Greco fallacy". Perception, 42, 672-674. [pdf]
    Some interesting source materials:
    - Original 'Astigmatismo Del Greco' pamphlet
    - 1914 Dutch news article on astigmatic El Greco theory

  13. Firestone, C. (2013). How 'paternalistic' is spatial perception? Why wearing a heavy backpack doesn't — and couldn't — make hills look steeper. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 8, 455-473. [pdf]
    - Proffitt (2013)
    - Witt (2015)