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Ginther, MR, Bonnie, RJ, Hoffman, MB, Shen, FX, Simons, KW, Jones, OD, Marois, R. (2016) Parsing the behavioral and brain mechanisms of third-party punishment. J Neurosci.

Tamber-Rosenau, BJ, Marois, R. (2016) Central attention is serial, but midlevel and peripheral attention are parallel – A hypothesis. Atten Percept Psychophys.

Buckholtz, JW, Martin, JW, Treadway, MT, Jan, K, Zald, DH, Jones, OD, Marois, R. (2015) From blame to punishment: disrupting prefrontal cortex activity reveals norm enforcement mechanisms. Neuron.

Tamber-Rosenau, BJ, Fintzi, AR, Marois, R. (2015) Crowding in visual working memory reveals its spatial resolution and the nature of its representations. Psychological Science.

Tamber-Rosenau, B.J. & Marois, R. (in press) Attention capacity and limitations. In: Brain Mapping: An Encyclopedic Reference, Editors: A. Toga & R.A. Poldrack. Elsevier.

Marois, R. (in press). The neural basis of visual working memory: An evolving story. In: Mechanisms of Sensory Working Memory: Attention and performance XXV, Jolicoeur,P. and Martinez-Trujilo, J. (eds.).

Godwin, D, Barry, RL, Marois, R. (2015) Breakdown of the brain’s functional network modularity with awareness. Proc Natl Acad Sci.


Fougnie, DL., Zughni S., Godwin, D., & Marois, R (2015) Working memory storage is intrinsically domain-specific. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General.

Ginther, MR, Shen, FX, Bonnie, RJ, Hoffman, MB, Jones, OD, Marois, R & Simons, KW. (2014) The Language of Mens Rea. Vanderbilt Law Review.

Treadway, MT, Buckholtz, JW, Martin, JW, Jan, K, Asplund, CL, Ginther, MR, Jones, OD, Marois, R. (2014) Corticolimbic gating of emotion-driven punishment. Nature Neuroscience.

Han SW, Marois R. (2014) The effects of stimulus-driven competition and task set on involuntary attention. J. Vision.

Treadway MT, Buckholtz JW, Martin JW, Jan K, Asplund CL, Ginther MR, Jones OD, & Marois R. (2014) Cortolimbic Gating of Emotion-Driven Punishment. Nat. Neurosci. 17:1270-5.

Jones, O.D., Bucholtz, J.W., Schall, J.D., & Marois, R. (2014) Brain Imaging for Judges: An Introduction to Law and Neuroscience. Court Review, 50:44-51.


Han SW, Marois R. (2014). Functional fractionation of the stimulus-driven attention network. J. Neurosci. 34, 6958-6969. (pdf)


Asplund, C.L., Fougnie, D.L.; Zughni, S., Martin, J., & Marois, R. (2014)The attentional blink reveals the probabilistic nature of discrete conscious perception. Psychol. Sci. 25: 824-831 (pdf)

Filmer, H, Mattingley J, Marois R, and Dux PE (2013) Disrupting prefrontal cortex prevents performance gains from sensory-motor training. J Neurosci. 
33: 18654-60 (pdf)
Jones, OJ, Marois, R., Farah, M, & Greely, H. (2013) Law and Neuroscience, J Neurosci. 
33: 17624-30 (pdf)
Tamber-Rosenau B.J., Dux P.E., Tombu M.N., Asplund C.L., & Marois R. (2013) Amodal processing in human prefrontal cortex. J Neurosci. 33:11573-87. (pdf)

Han S.W., Marois R. (2013) The source of dual-task limitations: Serial or parallel processing of multiple response selections? Atten Percept Psychophys. Jul 18. [Epub ahead of print] 
Katwal, S.B., Gore, J.C., Marois, R, & Rogers, B.P. Unsupervised Spatiotemporal Analysis of FMRI Data Using Graph-based Visualizations of Self-organizing Maps (2013) IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering (TBME). [Epub ahead of print] 
Han, S.W., & Marois, R. (2012) Dissociation between process-based and data-based limitations for conscious perception in the human brain.Neuroimage, Epub 2012 Sep 14. 


Buckholtz, J. & Marois, R. (2012). The roots of modern justice: cognitive and neural foundations of social norms andtheir enforcement. Nature Neuroscience 15(5), 655-661. (pdf

Fougnie, D., & Marois, R. (2011). What limits working memory capacity? Evidence for modality-specific sources to the simultaneous storage of visual and auditory arrays. J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn (pdf) 

Todd, J. J., Han, S. W., Harrison, S., & Marois, R. (2011). The neural correlates of visual working memory encoding: a time-resolved fMRI study.J Neuropsychologia, 49(6), 1527-36 (pdf) 

Scalf, P. E., Dux, P. E., & Marois, R. (2011). Working memory encoding delays top-down attention to visual cortex. J Cognitive Neuroscience, 23(9), 2593-604 (pdf) 

Tombu M. N., Asplund C. L., Dux P. E., Godwin D., Martin J. W., & Marois, R. (2011). A Unified attentional bottleneck in the human brain. PNAS, 108(33), 13426-31. (pdf) 

Robitaille, N., Marois, R., Todd, J., Grimault, S., Cheyne, D., & Jolicoeur, P. (2010). Distinguishing between lateralized and nonlateralized brain activity associated with visual short-term memory: fMRI, MEG, and EEG evidence from the same observers. Neuroimage, 53(4), 1334-45. (pdf) 

Fougnie, D., Asplund, C. L., & Marois, R. (2010). What are the units of storage in visual working memory? Journal of Vision, 10(12):27, 1334-45. (pdf) 

Asplund, C. L., Todd, J. J., Snyder, A. P., & Marois, R. (2010). A central role for the lateral prefrontal cortex in goal-directed and stimulus-driven attention. Nature Neuroscience, 13(4), 507-512. (pdf) (supplemental information: pdf)

Harrison, A., Jolicoeur, P., & Marois, R. (2010). “What” and “where” in the intraparietal sulcus: An fMRI study of object identity and location in visual short-term memory. Cerebral Cortex.

Asplund, C. L., Todd, J. J., Snyder, A. P., Gilbert, C. M., & Marois, R. (2010). Surprise-induced Blindness: A stimulus-driven attentional limit to conscious perception. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance.

Dux, P. E. & Marois, R. (2009). The attentional blink: A review of data and theory. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 71(8), 1683-1700. (pdf)

Fougnie, D. L. & Marois, R. (2009). Dual-task interference in visual working memory: A limitation in storage capacity but not in encoding or retrieval.Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 71(8), 1831-1841. (pdf)

Ivanoff, J. I., Branning, P., & Marois, R. (2009). Mapping the pathways of information processing from sensation to action in four distinct sensorimotor tasks. Human Brain Mapping, 30(12), 4167-4186. (pdf)

Dux, P. E., Asplund, C. L., & Marois, R. (2009). Both exogenous and endogenous target salience manipulations support resource depletion accounts of the attentional blink: A reply to Olivers, Spalek, Kawahara, and Di

Lollo (2009). Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 16(1), 219-224. (pdf)

Dux, P. E., Tombu, M. N., Harrison, S., Rogers, B. P., Tong, F., & Marois, R. (2009). Training improves multitasking performance by increasing the speed of information processing in human prefrontal cortex. Neuron, 63(1), 127-138. (pdf)

Fougnie, D.L. & Marois, R. (2009). Attentive tracking disrupts feature binding in visual working memory. Visual Cognition, 17(1), 48-66. (pdf)

Buckholtz, J. W., Asplund, C. L., Dux, P. E., Zald, D. H., Gore, J. C., Jones, O. D., & Marois, R. (2008). The neural correlates of third-party punishment.Neuron, 60(5), 930-940. (pdf) (supplemental information: pdf)

Dux, P. E., Asplund, C. L., & Marois, R. (2008). An attentional blink for sequentially presented targets: Evidence in favor of resource depletion accounts. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 15, 809-813. (pdf)

Dux, P. E. & Marois, R. (2008). Distractor inhibition predicts individual differences in the attentional blink. PLoS ONE, 3, e3330. (open access article)

Ivanoff, J., Branning, P., & Marois, R. (2008). fMRI evidence for a dual process account of the speed-accuracy tradeoff in decision-making. PLoS ONE, 3, e2635. (open access article)

Fougnie, D. & Marois, R. (2007). Executive working memory load induces inattentional blindness. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 14(1), 142-147. (pdf)

Dux, P. E. & Marois, R. (2007). Repetition blindness is immune to the central bottleneck. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 14(4), 729-734. (pdf)

Dux, P. E., Ivanoff, J. G., Asplund, C. L., & Marois, R. (2006). Isolation of a central bottleneck of information processing with time-resolved fMRI.Neuron, 52(6), 1109-1120. (pdf) (supplemental information: pdf)

Fougnie, D. & Marois, R. (2006). Distinct capacity limits for attention and working memory: Evidence from attentive tracking and visual working memory paradigms. Psychological Science, 17(6), 526-534. (pdf)

Yi, D. J., Kelley, T. A., Marois, R., & Chun, M. M. (2006). Attentional modulation of repetition attenuation is anatomically dissociable for scenes and faces. Brain Research, 1080(1), 53-62. (pdf)

Todd, J. J., Fougnie, D., & Marois, R. (2005). Visual short-term memory load suppresses temporo-parietal junction activity and induces inattentional blindness. Psychological Science, 16(12), 965-972. (pdf)

Todd, J. J. & Marois, R. (2005). Posterior parietal cortex activity predicts individual differences in visual short-term memory capacity. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 5(2), 144-155. (pdf)

Marois, R., Larson, J. M., Chun, M. M., & Shima, D. (2005). Response-specific sources of dual-task interference in human premotor cortex.Psychological Research, November 11, 1-12. (pdf)

Marois, R. & Ivanoff, J. (2005). Capacity limits of information processing in the brain. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 9(6), 296-305. (pdf)

Marois, R. (2005). Two-timing attention. Nature Neuroscience, 8, 1285-1286. (pdf)

Marois, R. (2005). Capacity limits of information processing in the human brain. Phi Kappa Phi Forum, 85, 30-33.

Marois, R. (2005). The neural basis of the attentional blink. In L. Itti, G. Rees, & L. Tsotsos (Eds.). Neurobiology of Attention (pp. 383-388). Academic Press/Elsevier.

Blake, R., Palmeri, T. J., Marois, R., & Chai-Youn, K. (2005). In L. C. Robertson & N. Sagiv (Eds.). Synesthesia: perspectives from cognitive neuroscience (pp. 47-73). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Todd, J. J. & Marois, R. (2004). Capacity limit of visual short-term memory in human posterior parietal cortex. Nature, 428(6984), 751-754. (pdf)
Marois, R., Chun, M. M., Gore, J. C. (2004). A common parieto-frontal network is recruited under both low visibility and high perceptual interference. Journal of Neurophysiology, 92(5), 2985-2992. (pdf)

Marois, R., Yi., D. J., & Chun, M. M. (2004). The neural fate of perceived and missed events in the attentional blink. Neuron, 41(3), 465-472. (pdf)

Yi, D. J., Woodman, G. F., Widders, D., Marois, R., & Chun, M. M. (2004). The neural fate of ignored stimuli: Dissociable effects of perceptual and working memory load. Nature Neuroscience, 7(9), 992-996. (pdf)

Schultz, R. T., Grelotti, D. J., Klin, A., Kleinman, J., Van der Gaag, C., Marois, R., & Skudlarski, P. (2003). The role of the fusiform face area in social cognition: Implications for the pathobiology of autism. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London Series B: Biological Sciences, 358(1430), 415-427. (pdf)

Schultz, R. T., Grelotti, D. J., Klin, A., Kleinman, J., Van der Gaag, C., Marois, R., & Skudiarski, P. (2003). In U. Frith & E. Hill (Eds.). Autism: Mind and brain(pp. 267-293). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Shafritz, K. M., Gore, J. C., & Marois, R. (2002). The role of the parietal cortex in visual feature binding. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 99(16), 10917-10922. (pdf)

Palmeri, T. J., Blake, R., Marois, R., Flanery, M. A., & Whetsell, Jr., W. (2002). The perceptual reality of synesthetic colors. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 99(6), 4127-4131. (pdf)

Chun, M. M. & Marois, R. (2002). The dark side of visual attention. Current Opinion in Neurobiology, 12(2), 184-190. (pdf)

Marois, R. (2002). The cortical basis of motor planning: Does it take two to tango? Nature Neuroscience, 5(12), 1254-1255. (pdf)

Anderson, A. W., Marois, R., Colson, E. R., Peterson, B. S., Duncan, C. C., Ehrenkranz, R. A., Schneider, K. C., Gore, J. C., & Ment, L. C. (2001).
Neonatal auditory activation detected by functional magnetic resonance imaging. Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 19(1), 1-5. (pdf)

Marois, R., Chun, M. M., & Gore, J. C. (2000). Neural correlates of the attentional blink. Neuron, 28, 299-308. (pdf)

Marois, R., Leung, H. C., & Gore, J. C. (2000). A stimulus-driven approach to object identity and location processing in the human brain. Neuron, 25, 717-728. (pdf)