Journal of Experimental Psychology Human Perception & Performance (J EXP PSYCHOL HUMAN)

Publisher: American Psychological Association, American Psychological Association

Journal description

The Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance publishes studies on perception, control of action, and related cognitive processes. All sensory modalities and motor systems are within its purview. The focus of the journal is on empirical studies that increase theoretical understanding of human perception and performance, but machine and animal studies that reflect on human capabilities may also be published. Occasional nonempirical reports, called Observations, may also be included. These are theoretical notes, commentary, or criticism on topics pertinent to the Journal's concerns.

Current impact factor: 3.36

Impact Factor Rankings

2016 Impact Factor Available summer 2017
2014 / 2015 Impact Factor 3.358
2013 Impact Factor 3.105
2012 Impact Factor 2.404
2011 Impact Factor 3.061
2010 Impact Factor 2.785
2009 Impact Factor 3.065
2008 Impact Factor 2.947
2007 Impact Factor 2.58
2006 Impact Factor 2.261
2005 Impact Factor 2.883
2004 Impact Factor 2.529
2003 Impact Factor 2.906
2002 Impact Factor 2.335
2001 Impact Factor 2.498
2000 Impact Factor 2.247
1999 Impact Factor 2.332
1998 Impact Factor 2.406

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 3.56
Cited half-life >10.0
Immediacy index 0.58
Eigenfactor 0.01
Article influence 1.35
Website Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance website
Other titles Journal of experimental psychology. Human perception and performance, Human perception and performance
ISSN 0096-1523
OCLC 2441505
Material type Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Journal / Magazine / Newspaper, Internet Resource

Publisher details

American Psychological Association

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    • APA will submit NIH author articles to PubMed Central, after author completion of form
  • Classification

Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: Two experiments explore the role of configural representations in contextual cuing of visual search. Repeating patterns of distractors (contexts) were trained incidentally as predictive of the target location. Training these repeating contexts in consistent configurations led to stronger contextual cuing than when contexts were trained in inconsistent configurations. Computational simulations with an elemental associative learning model of contextual cuing demonstrated that purely elemental representations could not account for the results. However, a configural model of associative learning was able to simulate the ordinal pattern of data.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2016 · Journal of Experimental Psychology Human Perception & Performance
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    ABSTRACT: Rapid automatized naming (RAN) is strongly related to literacy gains in developing readers, reading disabilities, and reading ability in children and adults. Because successful RAN performance depends on the close coordination of a number of abilities, it is unclear what specific skills drive this RAN-reading relationship. The current study used concurrent recordings of young adult participants' vocalizations and eye movements during the RAN task to assess how individual variation in RAN performance depends on the coordination of visual and vocal processes. Results showed that fast RAN times are facilitated by having the eyes 1 or more items ahead of the current vocalization, as long as the eyes do not get so far ahead of the voice as to require a regressive eye movement to an earlier item. These data suggest that optimizing RAN performance is a problem of scheduling eye movements and vocalization given memory constraints and the efficiency of encoding and articulatory control. Both RAN completion time (conventionally used to indicate RAN performance) and eye-voice relations predicted some aspects of participants' eye movements on a separate sentence reading task. However, eye-voice relations predicted additional features of first-pass reading that were not predicted by RAN completion time. This shows that measurement of eye-voice patterns can identify important aspects of individual variation in reading that are not identified by the standard measure of RAN performance. We argue that RAN performance predicts reading ability because both tasks entail challenges of scheduling cognitive and linguistic processes that operate simultaneously on multiple linguistic inputs. (PsycINFO Database Record
    No preview · Article · Dec 2015 · Journal of Experimental Psychology Human Perception & Performance
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    ABSTRACT: Representing temporally continuous objects across change (e.g., in position) requires integration of newly sampled visual information with existing object representations. We asked what consequences representational updating has for visual search. In this dynamic visual search task, bars rotated around their central axis. Observers searched for a single episodic target state (oblique bar among vertical and horizontal bars). Search was efficient when the target display was presented as an isolated static display. Performance declined to near chance, however, when the same display was a single state of a dynamically changing scene (Experiment 1), as though temporal selection of the target display from the stream of stimulation failed entirely (Experiment 3). The deficit is attributable neither to masking (Experiment 2), nor to a lack of temporal marker for the target display (Experiment 4). The deficit was partially reduced by visually marking the target display with unique feature information (Experiment 5). We suggest that representational updating causes a loss of access to instantaneous state information in search. Similar to spatially crowded displays that are perceived as textures (Parkes, Lund, Angelucci, Solomon, & Morgan, 2001), we propose a temporal version of the trees (instantaneous orientation information) being lost for the forest (rotating bars). (PsycINFO Database Record
    No preview · Article · Dec 2015 · Journal of Experimental Psychology Human Perception & Performance
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    ABSTRACT: Although much evidence suggests that the identification of phonetically ambiguous target words can be biased by preceding sentential context, interactive and autonomous models of speech perception disagree as to the mechanism by which higher level information affects subjects' responses. Some have suggested that the time course of context effects is incompatible with interactive models (e.g., TRACE). Two experiments examine this issue. In Experiment 1, subjects heard noun- and verb-biasing sentence contexts (e.g., Valerie hated the . . . vs. Brett hated to . . .), followed by stimuli from 2 voice-onset time continua: bay-pay (noun-verb) versus buy-pie (verb-noun). Consistent with prior research, identification of phonetically ambiguous targets was biased by the preceding context, and the size of this bias diminished in slower compared with faster responses. In Experiment 2, tokens from the same continua were embedded among filler target words beginning with /b/ or /p/ to elicit phonemically driven identification decisions and discourage word-level strategies. Results again revealed contextually biased responding, but this bias was as strong in slow as in fast responses. Together, these results suggest that phoneme identification decisions reflect robust, lasting top-down effects of lexical feedback on prelexical representations, as predicted by interactive models of speech perception. (PsycINFO Database Record
    No preview · Article · Dec 2015 · Journal of Experimental Psychology Human Perception & Performance
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    ABSTRACT: This research explored the relations between the predictability of musical structure, expressive timing in performance, and listeners' perceived musical tension. Studies analyzing the influence of expressive timing on listeners' affective responses have been constrained by the fact that, in most pieces, the notated durations limit performers' interpretive freedom. To circumvent this issue, we focused on the unmeasured prelude, a semi-improvisatory genre without notated durations. In Experiment 1, 12 professional harpsichordists recorded an unmeasured prelude on a harpsichord equipped with a MIDI console. Melodic expectation was assessed using a probabilistic model (IDyOM [Information Dynamics of Music]) whose expectations have been previously shown to match closely those of human listeners. Performance timing information was extracted from the MIDI data using a score-performance matching algorithm. Time-series analyses showed that, in a piece with unspecified note durations, the predictability of melodic structure measurably influenced tempo fluctuations in performance. In Experiment 2, another 10 harpsichordists, 20 nonharpsichordist musicians, and 20 nonmusicians listened to the recordings from Experiment 1 and rated the perceived tension continuously. Granger causality analyses were conducted to investigate predictive relations among melodic expectation, expressive timing, and perceived tension. Although melodic expectation, as modeled by IDyOM, modestly predicted perceived tension for all participant groups, neither of its components, information content or entropy, was Granger causal. In contrast, expressive timing was a strong predictor and was Granger causal. However, because melodic expectation was also predictive of expressive timing, our results outline a complete chain of influence from predictability of melodic structure via expressive performance timing to perceived musical tension. (PsycINFO Database Record
    No preview · Article · Nov 2015 · Journal of Experimental Psychology Human Perception & Performance