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Peterson, M. A., Mojica, A. J., Salvagio, E., & Kimchi, R. (2017). Figural properties are prioritized for search under conditions of uncertainty: Setting boundary conditions on claims that figures automatically attract attention. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 79, 180–199, doi: 10.3758/s13414-016-1223-3. [PDF]

Rashal, E., Kimchi, R., & Yeshurun, Y. (2017). The time course of the competition between grouping organizations. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, Vol. 43(3), 608–618, doi:10.1037/xhp0000334. [PDF]

Kimchi, R., Yeshurun, Y., Spehar, B., & Pirkner, Y. (2016). Perceptual organization, visual attention, and objecthood. Vision Research. 126, 34-51, doi:10.1016/j.visres.2015.07.008 [PDF]

Kimchi, R., & Pirkner, Y. (2015). Multiple level crowding: Crowding at the object parts level and at the object configural level. Perception, Vol. 44(11), 1275-1292, doi: 0.1177/0301006615594970. [PDF]

Kimchi, R. (2015). The perception of hierarchical structure. In J. Wagemans (Ed.), Oxford Handbook of Perceptual Organization (pp. 129-149). Oxford University Press: Oxford, UK. Online Publication Date: Jul 2014. [PDF]

Behrmann, M., Richler, J. J., Avidan, G., & Kimchi, R. (2015). Holistic face perception. In J. Wagemans (Ed.), Oxford Handbook of Perceptual Organization (pp. 758-774). Oxford University Press: Oxford, UK. Online Publication Date: Jul 2014. [PDF]

Baruch, O., Kimchi, R., & Goldsmith, M. (2014). Attention to Distinguishing Features in Object Recognition. Visual Cognition, 22:9-10, 1184-1215. [PDF]

Kimchi, R., & Pirkner Y. (2014). Surface features congruency effects in the object-reviewing paradigm are dependent on task memory demands. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 21(4), 1019-25. [PDF]

Peterson, M. A., & Kimchi, R. (2013). Perceptual organization in vision. In D. Reisberg (Ed.), Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Psychology (pp. 9-31). New York: Oxford University Press. [PDF]

Kimchi, R., Behrmann, M., Avidan, G., & Amishav, R. (2012). Perceptual separability of featural and configural information in congenital prosopagnosia. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 29:5-6, 447-463. [PDF]

Wagemans, J., Feldman, J., Gepshtein, S., Kimchi, R., Pomerantz, J. R., van der Helm, P. A., & van Leeuwen, C. (2012). A century of Gestalt psychology in visual perception: II. Conceptual and theoretical foundations. Psychological Bulletin, 138(6), 1218-1252. [PDF]

Kimchi, R. (2012). Ontogenesis and microgenesis of visual perceptual organization. In J. A. Burack, J. T. Enns, & N. A. Fox (Eds.), Cognitive Neuroscience, Development, and Psychopathology (pp. 101-131). New York: Oxford University Press. 

Pirkner, Y., & Kimchi, R. (2011). Surface features do not guide object continuity even when spatiotemporal information is ambiguous. In D. Algom, D. Zakay, E. Chajut, S. Shaki, Y. Mama, & V. Shakuf (Eds.). Fechner Day 2011 (pp.299-304). Raanana, Israel: International Society for Psychophysics. [PDF]

Kimchi, R., & Amishav, R. (2010). Faces as perceptual wholes: The interplay between component and configural properties in face processing. Visual Cognition, 18(7), 1034-1062. [PDF]

Amishav, R., & Kimchi, R. (2010). Perceptual integrality of componential and configural information in face processing. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 17(5),743-748. [PDF]

Shomstein, S., Kimchi, R., Hammer, M., & Behrmann, M. (2010). Perceptual grouping operates independently of attentional selection. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 72(3), 607-618. [PDF]

Behrmann, M., Shomstein, S., & Kimchi, R. (2010). Conscious awareness of methodological choices: A reply to Milberg and McGlinchey. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 72(3), 622-627. [PDF]

Kimchi, R. (2009). Perceptual organization and visual attention. Progress in Brain Research, 176, 15-33. [PDF]

Yeshurun, Y., Kimchi, R., Sha’shoua, G., & Carmel, T. (2009). Perceptual objects capture attention. Vision Research, 49, 1329-1335. [PDF]

Kimchi, R., Amishav, R., & Sulitzeanu-Kenan, A. (2009). Gender differences in global-local perception? Evidence from orientation and shape judgments. Acta Psychologica, 130,64-71. [PDF]

Scherf, K. S., Behrmann, M., Kimchi, R., & Luna, B. (2009). Emergence of global shape processing continues through adolescence. Child Development, 80, 162-177. [PDF]

Kimchi, R., & Peterson, M. A. (2008). Figure-ground segmentation can occur without attention. Psychological Science, 19(7), 660-668. [PDF]

Hadad, B., & Kimchi, R. (2008). Time course of grouping of shape by perceptual closure: Effects of spatial proximity and collinearity. Perception & Psychophysics, 70, 818-827. [PDF]

Scherf, K. S., Luna, B., Kimchi, R., Minshew, N., & Behrmann, M. (2008). Missing the big picture: Impaired development of global shape processing in autism. Autism Research, 1, 114-129. [PDF]

Amishav, R., & Kimchi, R. (2008). Perceptual interactions between facial properties. Visual Cognition, 16, 1093-1097. [PDF]

Kimchi, R., Yeshurun Y., & Cohen-Savransky, A. (2007). Automatic, stimulus-driven attentional capture by objecthood. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 14(1), 166-172. [PDF]

Razpurker-Apfeld, I., & Kimchi, R. (2007). Time course of perceptual grouping: The role of segregation and shape formation. Perception & Psychophysics, 69, 732-743. [PDF]

Hadad, B. & Kimchi, R. (2006). Developmental trends in utilizing closure for grouping of shape: Effects of spatial proximity and collinearity. Perception & Psychophysics, 68(8), 1264-1273. [PDF]

Behrmann M., Avidan, G., Leonard, G. L., Kimchi, R., Luna, B., Humphreys, K., & Minshew, N. (2006). Configural processing in autism and its relationship to face processing. Neuropsychologia, 44, 1, 110-129. [PDF]

Behrmann, M., Avidan, G., Marotta, J. J., & Kimchi, R. (2005). Detailed exploration of face-related processing in congenital prosopagnosia: 1. Behavioral findings. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 17:7, 1130-1149. [PDF]

Kimchi, R., & Hadad, B., Behrmann, M., & Palmer, S. (2005). Microgenesis and ontogenesis of perceptual organization: Evidence from global and local processing of hierarchical patterns. Psychological Science, 16, 282-290. [PDF]

Kimchi, R., & Razpurker-Apfeld, I. (2004). Perceptual grouping and attention: Not all groupings are equal. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 11, 687-696. [PDF]

Navon, D., & Kimchi, R. (2004). The Beck effect is back, now in color: A demonstration. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 11, 98-103. [PDF]

Kimchi, R., Behrmann, M., & Olson, C. (Eds.) (2003). Perceptual organization in vision: Behavioral and neural perspectives. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

Behrmann, M., & Kimchi, R. (2003). Visual perceptual organization: Lessons from lesions. In R. Kimchi, M. Behrmann, & C. R. Olson (Eds.), Perceptual organization in vision: Behavioral and neurobiological perspectives (pp. 337-375). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum. [PDF]

Kimchi, R. (2003). Visual perceptual organization: A microgenetic analysis. In R. Kimchi, M. Behrmann, & C. R. Olson (Eds.), Perceptual organization in vision: Behavioral and neurological perspectives (pp. 117-153). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum. [PDF]

Kimchi, R. (2003). Relative dominance of holistic and component properties in perceptual organization of visual objects. In M. Peterson, & G. Rhodes (Eds.), Perception of faces, objects, and scenes: Analytic and holistic processes. Oxford University Press. [PDF]

Behrmann, M., & Kimchi, R. (2003). What does visual agnosia tell us about perceptual organization and its relationship to object perception? Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 29, 19-42. [PDF]

Kimchi, R., & Hadad, B. (2002). Influence of past experience on perceptual grouping. Psychological Science, 13, 41-47. [PDF]

Meinecke, C., & Kimchi, R., & Grandegger, C. (2002). A reversal in the direction of detection asymmetry: Effects of spatial density, spatial regularity, and retinal eccentricity. Perception & Psychophysics, 64, 829-843. [PDF]

Kimchi, R. (2000). Perceptual organization of visual objects: A microgenetic analysis. Vision Research, 40, 1333-1347. [PDF]

Kimchi, R., & Navon, D. (2000). Relative judgment seems to be the key: Revisiting the Beck effect. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 26, 789–805. [PDF]

Kimchi, R., & Bloch, B. (1998). Dominance of configural properties in visual form perception. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 5, 135-139. [PDF]

Kimchi, R. (1998) Uniform connectedness and grouping in the perceptual organization of hierarchical patterns. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 24, 1105-1118. [PDF]

Kimchi, R. (1995). Concept. In Encyclopedia Hebraica (M. Feldman, Ed.). Tel Aviv: Sifriyat Poalim. (Hebrew).

Kimchi, R., Trainin, O., & Gopher, D. (1995). Can attention be directed voluntarily to an eye? Acta Psychologica, 89, 229-238. [PDF]

Kimchi, R. (1994). The role of wholistic/configural properties versus global properties in visual form perception. Perception, 23, 489-504. [PDF]

Kimchi, R. (1993). Basic-level categorization and part-whole perception in children. Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society, 31, 23-26. [PDF]

Kimchi, R., Gopher, D., Rubin, Y., & Raij, D. (1993). Performance under dichoptic and binocular viewing conditions: Effects of attention and task requirements. Human Factors, 35, 35-55. [PDF]

Kimchi, R. (1992). Primacy of wholistic processing and global/local paradigm: A critical review. Psychological Bulletin, 112, 24-38. [PDF]

Kimchi, R., & Goldsmith, M. (1992). Structure and process in perceptual organization. In B. Burns (Ed.), Percepts, concepts, and categories: The representation and processing of information (pp. 76-105). Amsterdam: Elsevier Science Publications. [PDF]

Kimchi, R., & Goldsmith, M. (1992). Commentary on Essock. In B. Burns (Ed.), Percepts, concepts, and categories: The representation and processing of information (pp. 37-38). Amsterdam: Elsevier Science Publications.

Gopher, D., Kimchi, R., Seagull, J., Catz, I., & Trainin, O. (1992). Flying with dichoptic displays: The interplay between display characteristic and attention control. Proceedings of the Human Factors Society, 2, 1469-1573.

Koriat, A., Norman, J., & Kimchi, R. (1991). The recognition of rotated letters: Extracting transformational invariance across successive and simultaneous stimuli. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 17, 444-457. [PDF]

Kimchi, R., & Merhav, I. (1991). Hemispheric processing of global form, local form, and texture. Acta Psychologica, 76, 133-147. [PDF]

Kimchi, R. (1990). Children's perceptual organization of hierarchical visual patterns. The European Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 2, 133-149. [PDF]

Gopher, D. Grunwald, A. Straucher, Z., & Kimchi, R. (1990). Tracking and letter classification under dichoptic and binocular conditions. Proceedings of the Human Factors Society, 2, 1557-1561.

Kimchi, R., Rubin, Y., Gopher, D., & Raij, D. (1989). Attention in dichoptic and binocular vision. Proceedings of the Human Factors Society, 2, 1435-1439.

Gopher, D., & Kimchi, R. (1989). Engineering psychology. Annual Review of Psychology, 40, 431-455. [PDF]

Kimchi, R. (1988). Selective attention to global and local levels in the comparison of hierarchical patterns. Perception & Psychophysics, 43, 189-198. [PDF]

Raij, D., Gopher, D., & Kimchi, R. (1987). Perceptual and motor determinants of efficient data entry. Proceedings of the Human Factors Society, 2, 820-824.

Palmer, S. E., & Kimchi, R. (1986). The information processing approach to cognition. In T. J. Knapp & L. Robertson (Eds.), Approaches to cognition: Contrasts and controversies (pp. 37-77). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum. [PDF]

Kimchi, R., & Palmer, S. E. (1985). Separability and integrality of global and local levels of hierarchical patterns. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 11, 673-688. [PDF]

Kimchi, R., & Palmer, S. E. (1982). Form and texture in hierarchically constructed patterns. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 8, 521-535. [PDF]

Kimchi, R. (1982). Mental effort and task interference in auditory attention. Perception & Psychophysics, 32, 473-480. [PDF]

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