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  • 2020–Present

    Mihalache, D., Sokol-Hessner, P., Feng, H., Askari, F., Moody, E.J., Reyes, N., Mahoor, M., & Sweeny, T.D. (In press). Gaze perception from head and pupil rotations in 2D and 3D: Typical development and the impact of Autism Spectrum Disorder. PLOS One.

    Goldenberg, A., Schöne, J., Huang, Z., Sweeny, T.D., Levari, D., Ong, D., Zaki, J., Brady, T.F., Robinson, M.M., & Gross, J.J. (2022). Amplification in the evaluation of multiple emotional expressions over time. Nature Human Behavior.

    Mihalache, D., Lamer, S.A., Allen, J., Maher, M., & Sweeny, T.D. (2021). Anger bias in the evaluation of crowds. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General.

    Goldenberg, A., Weisz, E., Sweeny, T.D., Cikara, M., & Gross, J.J. (2021). The Crowd-Emotion-Amplification Effect. Psychological Science, 32(3), 437-450.

    Goldenberg, A., Sweeny, T.D., Shpigel, E., & Gross, J.J. (2020). Is this my group or not? The role of ensemble coding of emotional expressions in group categorization. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 149, 445–460.

    Sweeny, T.D., Bates, A., & Elias, E. (2020). Ensemble codes include information from multiple spatial scales. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics.

    Elias, E., & Sweeny, T.D. (2020). Integration and segmentation conflict during ensemble coding of shape. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 46, 593–609.

    Ji, L., Pourtois, G., & Sweeny, T.D. (2020). Averaging multiple facial expressions through subsampling. Visual Cognition, 28, 41–58.

    Mihalache, D., Feng, H., Askari, F., Sokol-Hessner, P., Moody, E.J., Mahoor, M., & Sweeny, T.D. (2020). Perceiving gaze from head and eye rotations: An integrative challenge for children and adults. Developmental Science, 23, 1–9. PDF

  • 2018–2019

    Braun, A., & Sweeny, T.D. (2019). Anisotropic visual awareness of shapes. Vision Research, 156, 17–27. PDF

    Lamer, S., Sweeny, T.D., Dyer, M., & Weisbuch, M. (2018). Rapid visual perception of interracial crowds: Racial category learning from emotional segregation. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 147, 683–701. PDF

    Elias, E., Padama, L., & Sweeny, T.D. (2018). Perceptual averaging of facial expressions requires visual awareness and attention. Consciousness and Cognition, 62,110–126. PDF

    Mihalache, D., Gaeddert, L., & Sweeny, T.D. (2018). Emergent perception of gaze direction across time. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 4, 703–715. PDF

    Mollahosseini, A., Abdollahi, H., Sweeny, T.D., Cole, R., & Mahoor, M. (2018). Role of embodiment and presence in human-robot face communication. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 116, 25–39. PDF

  • 2016–2017

    Elias, E., Dyer, M., & Sweeny, T.D. (2017). Ensemble perception of dynamic emotional groups. Psychological Science, 28(2), 193–203. PDF

    Lamer, S., Weisbuch, M., & Sweeny, T.D. (2017). Spatial cues influence the visual perception of gender. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 146, 1366–1371. PDF

    Sweeny, T.D., D'Abreu, L.C., Elias, E., & Padama, L. (2017). Object-substitution masking weakens but does not eliminate shape interactions. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 79, 2179–2189. PDF

    Sweeny, T.D., & Whitney, D. (2017). The center of attention: Metamers, sensitivity, and bias in the emergent perception of gaze. Vision Research, 131, 67–74. PDF

  • 2014–2015

    Sweeny, T.D., Wurnitsch, N., Gopnik, A., & Whitney, D. (2015). Ensemble perception of size in 4–5 year-old children. Developmental Science, 18(4), 556–558. PDF

    Sweeny, T.D., & Whitney, D. (2014). Perceiving crowd attention: Ensemble perception of a crowd's gaze. Psychological Science, 25(10), 1903–1914. PDF

    Whitney, D., Haberman, J., & Sweeny, T.D. (2014). From textures to crowds: multiple levels of summary statistical perception. In J.S. Werner & L.M. Chalupa (Eds.), The New Visual Neurosciences. MIT Press. PDF

  • 2012–2013

    Piazza, E., Sweeny, T.D., Wessel, D., Silver, M., & Whitney, D. (2013). Humans use summary statistics to perceive auditory sequences. Psychological Science, 24(8), 1389–1397. PDF

    Sweeny, T.D., Grabowecky, M., Paller, K.A., & Suzuki, S. (2013). Detecting and categorizing fleeting emotion in faces. Emotion, 13(1), 76–91. PDF

    Sweeny, T.D., Haroz, S., & Whitney, D. (2013). Perceiving group behavior: Sensitive ensemble coding mechanisms for biological motion of human crowds. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 39(2), 329–337. PDF

    Sweeny, T.D., Wurnitsch, N., Gopnik, A., & Whitney, D. (2013). Sensitive perception of a person's direction of walking by 4-year-old children. Developmental Psychology, 49(11), 2120–2124. PDF

    Sweeny, T.D., Guzman-Martinez, E., Ortega, L., Grabowecky, M., & Suzuki, S. (2012). Sounds exaggerate visual shape. Cognition, 124, 194–200. PDF

    Review of "Sounds exaggerate visual shape": Spence, C., & Deroy, O. (2012). Hearing mouth shapes: Sound symbolism and the reverse McGurk effect. i-Perception, 3(8), 550–552.

    Sweeny, T.D., Haroz, S., & Whitney, D. (2012). Reference repulsion in the categorical perception of biological motion. Vision Research, 64, 26–34. PDF

    Sherman, A., Sweeny, T.D., Grabowecky, M., & Suzuki, S. (2012). Laughter exaggerates happy and sad faces depending on visual context. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 19(2), 163–169. PDF

  • 2011 and Earlier

    Sweeny, T.D., Grabowecky, M., & Suzuki, S. (2011). Awareness becomes necessary between curvature and aspect-ratio processing. Psychological Science, 22(7), 943–950. PDF

    Sweeny, T.D., Grabowecky, M., Kim, Y.J., & Suzuki, S. (2011). Internal curvature noise and signal in low-and high-level vision. Journal of Neurophysiology, 105(3), 1236–1257. PDF

    Sweeny, T.D., Grabowecky, M., & Suzuki, S. (2011). Simultaneous shape repulsion and global-assimilation in the perception of aspect ratio. Journal of Vision, 11, 1–16. PDF

    Sweeny, T.D., Grabowecky, M., Suzuki, S., & Paller, K.A. (2009). Long-lasting effects of subliminal affective priming from facial expressions. Consciousness and Cognition, 18, 929–938. PDF

    Sweeny, T.D., Grabowecky, M., Paller, K.A., & Suzuki, S. (2009). Within-hemifield perceptual averaging of facial expressions predicted by neural averaging. Journal of Vision, 9(3):2, 1–11. PDF

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