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Gao, T., Scholl, B. J., & McCarthy, G. (in press). Dissociating the detection of intentionality from animacy in the right posterior superior temporal sulcus. Journal of Neuroscience.

   

  

Scholl, B. J., & Gao, T.(in press). Perceiving animacy and intentionality: Visual processing or higher-level judgment? In M. D. Rutherford & V. A. Kuhlmeier (Eds.), Social perception: Detection and interpretation of animacy, agency, and intention. MIT press.[Download/view Acrobat (.pdf)]


  

Lee, S. M., Gao, T., & McCarthy, G. (in press). Attributing intentions to random motion engages the posterior superior temporal sulcus. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience.[Download/view Acrobat (.pdf)]


  

Gao, T., Gao, Z., Li, J., Sun, Z., & Shen, M. (2011). The perceptual root of object-based storage. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 37, 1803-1823.[Download/view Acrobat (.pdf)]


  

Gao, T., & Scholl, B. J. (2011). Chasing vs. Stalking: Interrupting the perception of animacy. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 37, 669-684. [Download/view Acrobat (.pdf), View demonstrations]


  

Gao, T., McCarthy, G., & Scholl, B. J. (2010). The wolfpack effect: Perception of animacy irresistibly influences interactive behavior. Psychological Science, 21, 1845-1853.[Download/view Acrobat (.pdf), View demonstrations]


  

Gao, T., Scholl, B. J. (2010). Are objects required for object files?: Roles of segmentation and spatiotemporal continuity in computing object persistence. Visual Cognition, 18, 82-100. [Download/view Acrobat (.pdf), View demonstrations]


  

Gao, T., Newman, G. E., & Scholl, B. J. (2009). The psychophysics of chasing: A case study in the perception of animacy. Cognitive Psychology, 59, 154-179. [Download/view Acrobat (.pdf), View demonstrations]


  

Shen, M., Zhou, J., Gao, T., Liang, J., & Shui, R. (2007). The perceived position of a moving object is not the results of position integration. Vision Research, 47, 3088-3099. [Download/view Acrobat (.pdf)]


  

Gao, T., Shen, M., Shui, R., & Gao, Z. (2007). Task set reconfiguration has no effect on the slope of feature search. Perception & Psychophysics, 69, 345-352. [Download/view Acrobat (.pdf)]

 

Manuscript

  

Gao, T., Scholl, B. J., & McCarthy, G. (under review). The perception of animacy pervades visual processing. Selective engagement of cortical regions associated with faces and motion.


  

Gao, T., New J. J., & Scholl, B. J. (under review). The wavering wolf: Perceived intentionality controls attentive tracking.


Conference

 

Gao, T. (2012). Modeling the visual roots of social cognition. Talk given at the Simons Center Lunch Series, MIT, 8/16/2012, Cambridge, MA.

Gao, T. (2012). Visual roots of social cognition. Invited talk given at the Vanderbilt Agency Workshop, 8/8/12, Nashville, TE.

Gao, T. (2011). Perceiving animacy and intentionality. Invited talk given at the Visual Attention Lab, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, 7/12/11, Cambridge, MA.

Gao, T., New, J. J., & Scholl, B. J. (2011). Perceived biological agency in a Slithering Snake animation. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, 5/10/11, Naples, FL.

Gao, T. (2011). Visual roots of social cognition: Perceiving animacy and intentionality. Invited talk given at the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, MIT, 2/8/11, Cambridge, MA. 

Gao, T., New, J. J., & Scholl, B. J. (2010). Perceived intentionality controls attentional tracking. Talk given at the annual meeting of Object Perception Attention and Memory (OPAM), 11/18/10, St. Louis, Mo.

Gao, T., Scholl, B. J., & McCarthy, G. (2010). Distinguishing intentionality from animacy in the posterior superior temporal sulcus. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, 11/16/10, San Diego, CA.

Gao, T. (2010). Itfs Alive! The perception of animate objects. Invited talk given at the Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 8/27/2010, Beijing, China.

Gao, T., McCarthy & Scholl, B. J. (2010). The wolfpack effect: Perception of animacy irresistibly influences interactive behavior. Talk given at the 7th International Conference on Cognitive Science, 8/20/2010, Beijing, China.

Gao, T., & Scholl, B. J. (2010). The temporal dynamics of perceived chasing. Talk given at the 6th annual Harvard-Yale Workshop on Social Cognitive Development, 5/14/2010, Boston, MA.

Gao, T., & Scholl, B. J. (2010). Chasing vs. stalking: Interrupting the perception of animacy. Talk given at the annual meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, 5/11/10, Naples, FL.

Gao, T., McCarthy, G., & Scholl, B. J. (2009). 'Directionality' as an especially powerful cue to perceived animacy: Evidence from 'wolfpack' manipulations. Talk given at the annual meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, 5/10/09, Naples, FL. [Abstract published in Journal of Vision, 9(8), 680a, http://journalofvision.org/9/8/680/.]

McCarthy, G., Gao, T., & Scholl, B. J. (2009). Processing animacy in the posterior superior temporal sulcus. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, 5/13/09, Naples, FL. [Abstract published in Journal of Vision, 9(8), 775a, http://journalofvision.org/9/8/775/.]

Gao, T., McCarthy, G., & Scholl, B. J. (2009). 'Directionality' as an especially powerful cue to perceived animacy: Evidence from 'wolfpack' manipulations. Talk given at the 5th annual Harvard-Yale Workshop on Social Cognitive Development, 4/19/2009, New Haven, CT.

Gao, T., Newman, G. E., & Scholl, B. J. (2008). The psychophysics of chasing. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, 5/10/08, Naples, FL. [Abstract published in Journal of Vision, 8(6), 314a, http://journalofvision.org/8/6/314/.]

Gao, T., & Scholl, B. J. (2008). It is alive! The psychophysics of chasing. Talk given at the 4th annual Harvard-Yale Workshop on Social Cognitive Development, 4/26/08, Boston, MA.

Gao, T., Shen, M., Gao Z., & Li, J. (2007). How representations are constructed in visual working memory. Talk given at the annual Object Perception Attention and Memory (OPAM) meeting, 11/15/2007, Long Beach, CA.

Gao, T., & Scholl, B. (2007). Are objects required for object-files? Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, 5/15/07, Sarasota, FL. [Abstract published in Journal of Vision, 7(9), 916a, http://journalofvision.org/7/9/916/.]

Gao, T., & Shen, M. (2004). The efficiency of feature search under dual-task conditions. Poster presented at the 28th International Congress of Psychology, 8/09/04, Beijing, China.

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