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Richard M. Shiffrin

Ricahrd M. ShiffrinLuther Dana Waterman Professor, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences

Office: Psychology 350
TEL: 855-4972


  • Ph.D., Stanford University, 19768

Research Interests

  • Short and long term memory
  • attention stages of information processing
  • retrieval and forgetting
  • mathematical computer simulation
  • neural network models

Representative Publications

  • in press - Gold, J.M., Cohen, A.L., and Shiffrin, R.M. Visual noise reveals category representations. Psychological Bulletin & Review.
  • in press - Criss, A.H. and Shiffrin, R.M. List discrimination and representation in associative recognition. Journal of Experimental Psychology, Learning, Memory & Cognition.
  • 2006 - Gold, J.M., Shiffrin, R.M., Elder, J., & Gallant, J. (Eds.) Finding visual features: Using stochastic stimuli to discover internal representations. Introduction to Special Issue: Journal of Vision.
  • 2005 - Schooler, L.J., & Shiffrin, R.M. Efficiently measuring recognition performance with sparse data. Behavior Research Methods, Instruments & Computers, 37, 3 - 10.
  • 2005 - Weidemann, C. T., Huber, D. E., & Shiffrin, R. M.. Confusion and compensation in visual perception: Effects of spatiotemporal proximity and selective attention. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 31, 322-336.
  • 2005 - Malmberg, K. J. & Shiffrin, R. M.. The "one-shot" hypothesis for context storage. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 31, 322-336.
  • 2004 - Criss, A. H. & Shiffrin, R. M.. Pairs do not suffer interference from other types of pairs or single items in associative recognition. Memory & Cognition, 32, 1284 - 1297.
  • 2004 - Cousineau, D., & Shiffrin, R. M.. Termination of a visual search with large display size effects. Spatial Vision, 17, 327-352.
  • 2004 - Criss, A. H. & Shiffrin, R. M.. Context noise and item noise jointly determine recognition memory: A comment on Dennis & Humphreys. Psychological Review, 111, 800-807.
  • 2004 - Wagenmakers, E. J. M., Steyvers, M., Raaijmakers, J. G. W., Shiffrin, R. M., van Rijn, H., & Zeelenberg, R.. A model for evidence accumulation in the lexical decision task. Cognitive Psychology, 48, 332-367.
  • 2004 - Sanborn, A., Malmberg, K, &Shiffrin, R. M.. High-level effects of masking on perceptual identification. Vision Research, 44, 1427-1436.
  • 2004 - Malmberg, K. J., Zeelenberg, R., & Shiffrin, R. M.. Turning up the noise or turning down the volume? On the nature of the impairment of episodic recognition memory by Midazolam. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 30, 540-549.
  • 2004 - Malmberg, K. J., Holden, J. E., &Shiffrin, R. M.. Modeling the effects of repetitions, similarity, and normative word frequency on old-new recognition and judgments of frequency. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 30, 319-331.