The Open University of Israel

Prof. Tal Makovski

                                                                                               Department of Education and Psychology


Updated: November, 2017

    
 

Personal

Tel: 972-9-7781714
Fax: 972-9-7780632

E-mail: talmak@openu.ac.il

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Education


2000-2005 Ph.D., M.A.  Tel Aviv University
Cognitive Psychology, (Summa Cum Laude)
Advisor: Prof. Yehoshua Tsal
Title: "On the precedence of features vs. dimensions: Features and dimensions are inherently inseparable" 
1996-1999 B.A.   Bar-Ilan University
Psychology and  Philosophy, (Magna Cum Laude)
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Fields of Research

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Academic Positions

2013-2015 Visiting Faculty,  The Open University of Israel
2011-2013 Senior Lecturer,  The College of Management Academic Studies
2007-2011 Research Associate,  University of Minnesota
2005-2007 Postdoctoral Associate, Harvard University

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Academic Awards

2005 Tel  Aviv University Dean Excellence scholarship  
2004 Dan David Prize graduate scholarship  
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List of Publications

Articles in Refereed Journals

       •    Makovski, T. (in press). Meaning in learning: Contextual cueing relies on objects' visual features and not on objects' meaning. Memory & Cognition.


      •    Makovski, T. (2017). The open-object illusion: Size perception is greatly influenced by object boundaries. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 79(5), 1282-1289.  [see demo]


      •     Makovski,T. (2017). Learning "what" and "where" in visual search. Japanese  Psychological Research. Special issue: "Search: A new perspective to understand      cognitive dynamics".  59(2), 133-143.

      

       •    Makovski, T. (2016). What is the context of contextual cueing? Psychonomic Bulletin and Review. 23(6), 1982-1988.


•    Makovski, T. (2016). Does proactive interference play a significant role in visual working   memory tasks? Journal of  Experimental Psychology; Learning, Memory & Cognition,          2(10), 1664-1672.

•    Makovski, T. & Pertzov, Y. (2015). Attention and memory protection: Interactions between retrospective attention cueing and interference. Quarterly Journal of  Experimental Psychology, 68, 1735-1743.

•   Makovski, T. & Lavidor., M. (2014). Stimulating  occipital cortex enhances visual working memory consolidation.  Behavioral Brain Research, 275, 84-87.

•    Makovski, T., Jiang, Y.V. & Swallow, K.M. (2013). How do observer's responses affect visual long-term memory? Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition, 39, 1097-1105.

•    Yahsar, A.,  Makovski, T., &  Lamy, D. (2013).  The role of motor response in implicit encoding: Evidence from intertrial priming in pop-out search.Vision Research, 93, 80-87.

•    Swallow, K.M., Makovski, T., & Jiang, Y.V. (2012). The selection of events in time enhances activity throughout early visual cortex. Journal of Neurophysiology, 108, 3239-3252.

•    Makovski, T. (2012). Are multiple visual short-term memory storages necessary to explain the retro-cue effect? Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 19, 470-476.

•    Lahav, A. Makovski, T., & Tsal, Y. (2012).  White bear everywhere: Exploring the boundaries of the attentional white bear phenomenon. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 74, 661-673.

•    Makovski, T., Swallow, K.M., & Jiang, Y.V. (2011). Attending to unrelated targets boosts short term memory for color arrays. Neuropsychologia, 49, 1498-1505.

•    Makovski, T. & Jiang, Y.V. (2011). Investigating the role of response in spatial context learning. Quarterly Journal of  Experimental Psychology, 64, 1563-1579.

•    Makovski, T., Watson, L.M., Koutstaal, W., & Jiang, Y.V. (2010). Method matters: Systematic effects of testing procedure on  visual working memory sensitivity. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning,Memory, & Cognition, 36, 1466-1479.

•    Makovski, T., Swallow, K.M., & Jiang, Y.V. (2010). The visual attractor illusionJournal of Vision, 10, 1-16. [see demo]

•    Makovski, T., & Jiang, Y.V. (2010). Contextual cost: When a visual-search target is not where it should be. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 63, 216-225.

•    Makovski , T., & Jiang, Y.V. (2009). The role of visual working memory in attentive tracking of unique objects.Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 35, 1687-1697.

•    Mednick, S.C., Makovski, T., Cai, D. & Jiang, Y.V. (2009). Sleep and rest facilitate implicit memory in a  visual search task. Vision Research, 49, 2557-2565.

•    Makovski , T., & Jiang, Y.V. (2009). Feature binding in attentive tracking of distinct objects. Visual  Cognition, 17, 180-194.

•    Jiang, Y.V., Shim, W.M., & Makovski, T. (2008). Visual working memory for line orientations and face  identities. Perception & Psychophysics, 70(8), 1581-1591.

•    Makovski, T., & Jiang, Y.V. (2008). Indirect assessment of visual working memory for simple and complex objects.Memory & Cognition, 36(6), 1132-1143.

•    Makovski , T., Vázquez , G.A., & Jiang, Y.V. (2008). Visual learning in multiple object tracking. Public  Library of Science ONE, 3(5), e2228. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0002228.

•    Makovski, T., Sussman, R, & Jiang, Y.V. (2008). Orienting attention in visual working memory reduces  interference from memory probes. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition,  34(2), 369-380.

•    Makovski, T., & Jiang, Y.V. (2008). Proactive interference from items previously stored in visual working memory. Memory & Cognition, 36(1), 43-52.

•    Makovski, T., & Jiang, Y.V. (2007). Distributing versus focusing attention in visual short-term memory.Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 14, 1072-1078.

•    Rausei, V., Makovski, T., & Jiang, Y.V. (2007). Attention dependency in implicit learning of repeated search context. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 60(10), 1321-1328.

•    Tsal, Y., & Makovski, T. (2006). The attentional white bear phenomenon: the mandatory allocation of attention to expected  distractor locations. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 32, 351-363.

•    Makovski, T., Shim, W.M., & Jiang, Y.V. (2006). Interference from filled delays on visual change detection. Journal of Vision, 6, 1459-1470.


Chapters in Books

Jiang, Y.V., Makovski, T., & Shim, W.M. (2009). Visual memory for features, conjunctions, objects, and  locations. in  J.R.Brockmole (Ed.), The Visual World in Memory (pp. 33-65). Hove, UK: Psychology Press.

Editorial 

Makovski, T., Hommel, B. & Humphreys, G. (2014).  Early and late selection: Effects of load dilution and salience. Introduction to a Research Topic  in Frontiers  in Psychology: Cognition.

Open University books and courses

Makovski, T. (2016). Visual Cognition, a student's guide (in Hebrew). 



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Papers at Scientific Conferences


•    Makovski, T. (2017). The open-object illusion: Size inflation effects in perception and in visual short-term memory. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Vancouver, Canada.

•    Sahar, T. & Makovski, T. (2017). Grab that face, hammer or line: No effect of hands position on visual memory. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Vancouver, Canada.

•    Sahar, T. & Makovski, T. (2017). Grab that face, hammer or line: No effect of hands position on visual memory. Paper presented at Object Perception, Attention and Memory (OPAM), Vancouver, Canada.

•     Makovski, T. (2017). The open-object illusion: Object boundaries greatly influence size. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Israeli Society of Cognitive Psychology, Akko, Israel.

•    Sahar, T &  Makovski, T. (2017). Grab that face: The near-hands effect and visual memory. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Israeli Society of Cognitive Psychology, Akko, Israel.

•     Michael, S., Makovski, T., & Chajut, E.  (2017).How do emotional stimuli alter the way the visual field is processed?  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Israeli Society of Cognitive Psychology, Akko, Israel.

•    Ravreby, I., Makovski, T., & Ben-Yehuda, G. (2017).Are you sure?  Memory and confidence level for  defenitive vs. uncertain answers.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Israeli Society of Cognitive Psychology, Akko, Israel.

•    Makovski, T. (2016). No meaning in learning: Contextual cueing relies on objects' visual features and not semantics. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Boston, MA.
 
•     Makovski, T. (2016). What is the context of contextual cueing?  Paper presented at the International Congress of Psychology, Yokohama, Japan.

•    Makovski, T. (2016). On the role of proactive interference in visual working memory tasks. Paper presented at the international meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Granada, Spain.

•     Makovski, T. (2016). What is the context of contextual cueing?  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the  Israeli Society of Cognitive Psychology, Akko, Israel.

•    Ravreby, I., Makovski, T. & Ben-Yehuda, G. (2016).Are categories of answers remembered differently? Memory and confidence level of defenitive vs. uncertain answers.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Israeli Society of Cognitive Psychology, Akko, Israel.

•    Makovski, T.  (2015)."What " and "where in visual context learning. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, St. Pete Beach, FL.

•    Makovski, T.  (2015)."What " and "where in visual context learning. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Vision Science

•    Makovski, T.  (2015)."What " and "where in visual context learning. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, NYC, NY.

•    Makovski, T.  (2015).Working memory and long-term memory: A two-way street. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the  Israeli Society of Cognitive Psychology, Akko, Israel.

•    Makovski, T. & Lavidor, M. (2014). Stimulating  occipital cortex enhances visual working memory consolidation.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Israel Society for Neuroscience, Eilat, Israel.

 •    Makovski, T. & Pretzov, Y. (2014). Modeling the effects of interference and attention on visual working memory.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the  Psychonomic Society, Long beach, California.

•    Makovski, T. & Pretzov, Y. (2014). Modeling the effects of attention on visual working memory.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the  Israeli Society of Cognitive Psychology, Akko, Israel.

•    Makovski, T. Jiang,Y.V., & Swallow, K.M. (2013). How do observer's responses affect visual long-term memory?  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Toronto, Canada

•   Yashar, A., Makovski, T., & Lamy, D. (2012). The role of motor response during feature repetition priming: Evidence for automatic encoding of search relevant information.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, Naples, FL.

•     Swallow, K.M., Makovski, T., & Jiang Y.V. (2011). Goal-relevant auditory events enhance activity in primary visual cortex. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Washington, D.C.

•    Swallow, K.M., Makovski, T., & Jiang Y.V. (2011). Detecting goal-relevant events boosts activity in primary visual cortex.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, Naples, FL.

•    Makovski, T., Watson, L.M., Koutstaal, W., & Jiang, Y.V. (2010). Method matters: Systematic effects of testing procedure on visual working memory sensitivity. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, St. Louis, MO.

•    Swallow, K.M., Makovski, T., & Jiang Y.V. (2010). Tracking the attentional boost effect in high-level visual areas.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, St. Louis, MO.

•    Makovski, T. Swallow, K.M., & Jiang Y.V. (2010). The visual attractor illusion.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, Naples, FL.

•    Makovski, T. Swallow, K.M., & Jiang Y.V. (2009). The visual attractor illusion.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Boston, MA.

•    Makovski, T. Swallow, K.M., & Jiang Y.V. (2009). The role of attention in the visual attractor illusion.  Paper presented at the workshop in Object Perception, Attention and Memory (OPAM), Boston, MA.

•    Makovski, T. & Jiang Y.V. (2009). Contextual cost: When the target is not where it should be.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, Naples, FL.

•    Mednick, S.C., Makovski, T., Cai, D. & Jiang, Y.V. (2009). Hippocampal-dependent implicit visual memory improves with practice, not sleep. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, Naples, FL.

•    Swallow, K., Makovski, T. & Jiang Y.V. (2009). The attentional boost effect. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, Naples, FL.

•    Makovski, T. & Jiang Y.V. (2008). Feature binding in attentive tracking of distinct objects.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Chicago, Illinois.

•    Makovski, T. & Jiang Y.V. (2008) Unique surface features are held in visual working memory to facilitate attentive tracking.  Paper presented at the workshop in Object Perception, Attention and Memory (OPAM), Chicago, Illinois.

•    Makovski, T. & Jiang Y.V. (2008). The interdependence between multiple attentional foci in attentive tracking. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, Naples, FL.

•    Jiang, Y.V., Vázquez, G.A., & Makovski, T. (2008). Visual learning in multiple object tracking. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, Naples, FL.

•    Makovski, T. & Jiang Y.V. (2007). Indirect assessment of visual working memory for simple and complex objects. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Long beach, California.

•    Jiang, Y.V., Shim, W.M. & Makovski, T.  (2007). Dissecting effects of complexity and similarity on visual working memory. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Long beach, California.

•    Makovski, T. & Jiang Y.V. (2007). Proactive interference from items previously stored in visual short term memory. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Vision Sciences  Society,  Sarasota, FL.

•    Makovski, T. & Jiang Y.V. (2006). Orienting attention to objects in visual short term memory. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Houston, Texas.

•    Shen, Y.J., Makovski, T. & Jiang, Y. (2006). Short-term visual memory for motion paths. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, Sarasota, FL.

•    Makovski, T. (2004). Features and dimensions are inherently inseparable. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Israeli Society for Cognitive Psychology, Bar-Ilan, Israel.

•    Makovski, T. & Tsal, Y (2004). Features and dimensions are inherently inseparable. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

•    Tsal, Y. & Makovski, T. (2004). Uncertainty of distractors locations reduces interference: The attentional white bear hypothesis. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Minneapolis, Minnesota.