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Bruno G. Breitmeyer, Ph.D.

Bruno Breitmeyer

Director of Visual Cognition Lab
Developmental, Cognitive, & Behavioral Neuroscience
Center for Neuro-Engineering & Cognitive Science
Ph.D., Stanford University

Heyne Building, Room 229E

Research Interests

  • Visual selective attention
  • Perception of Motion
  • Visual masking explorations of the dynamics of unconscious and conscious form perception
  • Parallel pathways in visual processing
  • Visual function in schizophrenia


  • Research methods and design
  • Visual perception
  • Visual perception and visual art
  • Biological basis of behavior

Selected Publications

Breitmeyer, B. G. (2010). Blindspots: The Many Ways We Cannot See. New York: Oxford University Press.

Tapia, E., & Breitmeyer. B. G. (2010). Role of task-directed attention in nonconscious and conscious response priming by form and color. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 36, 74-87.

Ansorge., U., Becker, S., & Breitmeyer, B. (2009). Revisiting the metacontrast dissociation: Comparing sensitivity across different measures. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 62, 286-309.

Breitmeyer, B. G. (2009). Visual masking. In P. Wilken, T. Bayne & A. Cleeremans (Eds.), The Oxford Companion of Consciousness, pp. 418-421. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Breitmeyer, B. G. (2009), Perception: Unconscious influences on perceptual interpretation. In: W. P. Banks (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Consciousness, Vol. 2, pp. 159-173. Oxford: Elsevier.

Kafalıgönül, H., Breitmeyer, B. & Öğmen, H. (2009). Effects of contrast polarity in paracontrast masking. Attention, Perception & Psychphophysics, 71, 1576-1587.

Breitmeyer, B. G., & Hanif, W. (2008). "Change of mind" within and between nonconscious (masked) and conscious (unmasked) visual processing. Consciousness and Cognition, 17, 254-266.

Breitmeyer, B. G., Herzog, M. H., & Öğmen, H. (2008). Motion, not masking, provides the medium for feature attribution. Psychological Science, 19, 823-829.

Breitmeyer. B. G., Koç, A., Öğmen, H., & Ziegler, R. (2008). Functional hierarchies of nonconscious visual processing. Vision Research, 48, 1509–1513.

Breitmeyer, B. G., Tapia, T., Kafalıgönül, H., & Öğmen, H. (2008). Metacontrast masking and stimulus contrast polarity. Vision Research 48, 2433-2438.