Chris Olivers PhD

Associate Professor

VU University

Location
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Discipline
Psychology
Interests
perception attention working memory
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About

Chris was born in the south east of the Netherlands. He studied psychology in Nijmegen, and completed his PhD in Birmingham (UK). He teaches at the VU University Amsterdam and conducts research on visual attention. He lives with wife and children in Utrecht, the Netherlands.
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Publications

  • Different states in visual working memory: when it guides attention and when it does not.

    Olivers C, Peters J, Houtkamp R, Roelfsema P

    Trends in Cognitive Sciences (2011)

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  • Long-term visual associations affect attentional guidance.

    Olivers C

    Acta psychologica (2010)

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  • Visual search and visual world: Interactions among visual attention, language, and working memory (introduction to the special issue).

    Hartsuiker R, Huettig F, Olivers C

    Acta psychologica (2011)

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  • The sparing is far from spurious: Reevaluating within-trial contingency effects in the attentional blink.

    Olivers C, Hulleman J, Spalek T, Kawahara J, Di Lollo V

    Journal of experimental psychology. Human perception and performance (2010)

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  • Early multisensory interactions affect the competition among multiple visual objects.

    Van der Burg E, Talsma D, Olivers C, Hickey C, Theeuwes J

    NeuroImage (2010)

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  • Abrupt onsets capture attention independent of top-down control settings II : Additivity is no evidence for filtering

    Schreij D, Theeuwes J, Olivers C

    Attention, Perception & Psychophysics (2010)

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  • Efficient visual search from synchronized auditory signals requires transient audiovisual events.

    Van der Burg E, Cass J, Olivers C, Theeuwes J, Alais D

    PloS one (2010)

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  • Audiovisual semantic interference and attention: evidence from the attentional blink paradigm.

    Van der Burg E, Brederoo S, Nieuwenstein M, Theeuwes J, Olivers C

    Acta psychologica (2010)

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  • The role of spatial and nonspatial information in visual selection.

    Theeuwes J, Van der Burg E

    Journal of experimental psychology. Human perception and performance (2007)

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  • Irrelevant onsets cause inhibition of return regardless of attentional set

    Amsterdam V

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  • Priming resolves perceptual ambiguity in visual search: Evidence from behaviour and electrophysiology.

    Olivers C, Hickey C

    Vision research (2009)

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  • Looking, language, and memory: Bridging research from the visual world and visual search paradigms

    Huettig F, Olivers C, Hartsuiker R

    Acta Psychologica (2011)

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  • Prioritization in visual search: Visual marking is not dependent on a mnemonic search.

    Olivers C, Humphreys G, Heinke D, Cooper A

    Perception & psychophysics (2002)

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  • Visual marking : Using time as well as space in visual Selection

    Watson D, Humphreys G, Olivers C

    Trends in Cognitive Sciences (2003)

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  • Separating distractor rejection and target detection in posterior parietal cortex—an event-related fMRI study of visual marking

    Pollmann S

    NeuroImage (2003)

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  • Attentional guidance by salient feature singletons depends on intertrial contingencies.

    Olivers C, Humphreys G

    Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance (2003)

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  • When Visual Marking Meets the Attentional Blink: More Evidence for Top-Down, Limited-Capacity Inhibition

    Olivers C, Humphreys G

    Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance (2002)

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  • Prioritizing new over old: an fMRI study of the preview search task.

    Olivers C, Smith S, Matthews P, Humphreys G

    Human Brain Mapping (2005)

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  • Parieto-occipital areas involved in efficient filtering in search: A time course analysis of visual marking using behavioural and funcitonal imaging procedures

    Humphreys G, Kyllingsbaek S, Watson D, Olivers C, Law I, Paulson O

    Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology (2006)

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  • The beneficial effect of concurrent task-irrelevant mental activity on temporal attention.

    Olivers C, Nieuwenhuis S

    Psychological Science (2005)

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  • Spatiotemporal segregation in visual search: evidence from parietal lesions.

    Olivers C, Humphreys G

    Journal of experimental psychology. Human perception and performance (2004)

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  • An analysis of the time course of attention in preview search.

    Humphreys G, Stalmann B, Olivers C

    Perception & psychophysics (2004)

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  • Although we labeled this the “listen to music” condition, “music” may have been too much honor for the sample we used. As reported in O&N2005, it consisted of a continuously repeated two bar hip hop style beat with, in one condition, an occasional yell. T

    Group (2005)

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  • Holography does not account for goodness: A critique of van der Helm and Leeuwenberg (1996).

    Olivers C, Chater N, Watson D

    Psychological review (2004)

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  • Visual marking: using time in visual selection

    Watson D

    Trends in Cognitive Sciences (2003)

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  • Visual marking inhibits singleton capture

    Olivers C

    Cognitive Psychology (2003)

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  • Visual Marking of Locations and Feature Maps : Evidence from Within -dimension Defined Conjunctions

    Olivers C, Watson D, Humphreys G

    Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology (1999)

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  • Blink and shrink: the effect of the attentional blink on spatial processing.

    Olivers C

    Journal of experimental psychology. Human perception and performance (2004)

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  • Proneness to psychosis and selection of objects of visual attention: individual differences in visual marking

    Mason O, Booth H, Olivers C

    Personality and Individual Differences (2004)

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  • Remembering a location makes the eyes curve away.

    Theeuwes J, Olivers C, Chizk C

    Psychological science : a journal of the American Psychological Society / APS (2005)

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  • An onset advantage without a preview benefit: neuropsychological evidence separating onset and preview effects in search.

    Humphreys G, Olivers C, Yoon E

    Journal of cognitive neuroscience (2006)

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  • On the dissociation between compound and present/absent tasks in visual search: Intertrial priming is ambiguity driven

    Olivers C, Meeter M

    Visual Cognition (2006)

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  • Target uncertainty does not lead to more distraction by singletons: intertrial priming does.

    Pinto Y, Olivers C, Theeuwes J

    Perception & psychophysics (2005)

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  • When is search for a static target among dynamic distractors efficient?

    Pinto Y, Olivers C, Theeuwes J

    Journal of experimental psychology. Human perception and performance (2006)

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  • The beneficial effects of additional task load, positive affect, and instruction on the attentional blink.

    Olivers C, Nieuwenhuis S

    Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance (2006)

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  • Contributions from cognitive neuroscience to understanding functional mechanisms of visual search

    Humphreys G, Hodsoll J, Olivers C, Young Yoon E

    Visual Cognition (2006)

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  • The preview search task: Evidence for visual marking

    Olivers C, Humphreys G, Braithwaite J

    Visual Cognition (2006)

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  • Intertrial priming stemming from ambiguity: A new account of priming in visual search

    Meeter M, Olivers C

    Visual Cognition (2006)

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  • Input control processes in rapid serial visual presentations: target selection and distractor inhibition.

    Olivers C, Watson D

    Journal of Experimental Psychology. Human Perception and Performance (2006)

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  • Feature-based memory-driven attentional capture: Visual working memory content affects visual attention.

    Olivers C, Meijer F, Theeuwes J

    Journal of experimental psychology. Human perception and performance (2006)

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  • The time course of attention: It is better than we thought

    Olivers C

    Current Directions in Psychological Science (2007)

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  • Spreading the sparing: against a limited-capacity account of the attentional blink.

    Olivers C, van Der Stigchel S, Hulleman J

    Psychological Research (2007)

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  • The absence of an auditory-visual attentional blink is not due to echoic memory.

    Van der Burg E, Olivers C, Bronkhorst A, Koelewijn T, Theeuwes J

    Perception & psychophysics (2007)

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  • Interactions between visual working memory and visual attention

    Olivers C

    Frontiers in Bioscience (2008)

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  • Feature priming in visual search does not depend on the dimensional context

    Olivers C, Meeter M

    Visual Cognition (2007)

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  • NRC-NEXT_1nov2007.PDF

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  • Concavities count for less in symmetry perception.

    Hulleman J, Olivers C

    Psychonomic bulletin & review (2007)

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  • Olivers_DePsycholoog(2007).PDF

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  • Feature priming in visual search does not depend on the dimensional context

    Olivers C, Meeter M

    Visual Cognition (2007)

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  • Pip and pop: nonspatial auditory signals improve spatial visual search.

    Van der Burg E, Olivers C, Bronkhorst A, Theeuwes J

    Journal of experimental psychology. Human perception and performance (2008)

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  • The detection of temporally defined objects does not require focused attention.

    Pinto Y, Olivers C, Theeuwes J

    Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology (2008)

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  • The role of the magnocellular and parvocellular pathways in the attentional blink.

    Nieuwenhuis S, Jepma M, La Fors S, Olivers C

    Brain and cognition (2008)

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  • Bleeping you out of the blink: Sound saves vision from oblivion.

    Olivers C, Van Der Burg E

    Brain Research (2008)

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  • Audiovisual events capture attention: Evidence from temporal order judgments

    Burg E, Olivers C, Bronkhorst A, Theeuwes J

    Journal of Vision (2008)

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  • Static items are automatically prioritized in a dynamic environment

    Pinto Y, Olivers C, Theeuwes J

    Visual Cognition (2007)

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  • Subitizing requires attention

    Olivers C, Watson D

    Visual Cognition (2008)

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  • To point a finger: attentional and motor consequences of observing pointing movements.

    Belopolsky A, Olivers C, Theeuwes J

    Acta psychologica (2008)

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  • A boost and bounce theory of temporal attention.

    Olivers C, Meeter M

    Psychological review (2008)

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  • Selecting from dynamic environments : Attention distinguishes between blinking and moving

    Amsterdam V

    Perception (2008)

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  • The attentional blink: increasing target salience provides no evidence for resource depletion. A commentary on Dux, Asplund, and Marois (2008).

    Olivers C, Spalek T, Kawahara J, Di Lollo V

    Psychonomic Bulletin & Review (2009)

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  • Poke and pop: tactile-visual synchrony increases visual saliency.

    Van der Burg E, Olivers C, Bronkhorst A, Theeuwes J

    Neuroscience letters (2009)

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  • What drives memory-driven attentional capture? The effects of memory type, display type, and search type.

    Olivers C

    Journal of experimental psychology. Human perception and performance (2009)

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  • The attentional blink and lag 1 sparing are nonspatial

    Stigchel V, Lollo D

    Perception (2010)

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  • Interactions between working memory, attention and eye movements.

    Theeuwes J, Belopolsky A, Olivers C

    Acta psychologica (2009)

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  • Abrupt onsets capture attention independent of top-down control settings II: Additivity is no evidence for filtering

    Schreij D, Theeuwes J, Olivers C

    Attention, Perception & Psychophysics

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  • Object representations maintain attentional control settings across space and time.

    Schreij D, Olivers C

    Cognition (2009)

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  • Long-term visual associations affect attentional guidance.

    Olivers C

    Acta psychologica (2011)

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  • Prior entry explains order reversals in the attentional blink

    Olivers C, Hilkenmeier F, Scharlau I

    Attention, Perception & Psychophysics (2010)

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  • The time course of color- and luminance-based salience effects

    Dombrowe I, Olivers C, Donk M

    Frontiers in Psychology (2010)

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  • The time course of working memory effects on visual attention

    Dombrowe I, Olivers C, Donk M

    Visual Cognition (2010)

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Professional experience

Associate Professor

VU University

May 2008 - Present

Assistant Professor

VU University

May 2002 - May 2008 (6 years)

Visiting lecturer

Bishop Barham University College

September 2001 - March 2002 (6 months)

Research Associate (Postdoc)

University of Birmingham

May 2001 - September 2001 (4 months)

Research Assistant (while doing PhD)

University of Birmingham

January 1998 - April 2001 (3 years 3 months)

Research Trainee

University of Nijmegen

August 1996 - December 1997 (1 year 4 months)

Education history

University of Birmingham

PhD

January 1998 - April 2001 (3 years 3 months)

University of Nijmegen

MSc

September 1992 - August 1996 (3 years 11 months)