Univerity of Wisconsin-Madison

Jason Samaha

Psychology PhD Student

BA 2013, San Francisco State University

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

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Department of Psychology
438E W.J. Brogden Hall
1202 W Johnson St 
Madison, WI 53706 
(608) 265-3888


Samaha, J., Boutonnet, B., Postle, B.R., Lupyan, G.(under review). How prior knowledge prepares perception: Alpha-band oscillations carry perceptual expectations and influence early visual responses.


Wutz, A*., Melcher, D., Samaha, J*. (in press) Frequency modulation of neural oscillations according to visual task demands. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences *Equal contribution.

Scott, R.B., Samaha, J., Chrisley, R., Dienes, Z. (forthcoming) Prevailing theories of consciousness are challenged by novel cross-modal associations acquired between subliminal stimuli. Cognition

Samaha, J., & Postle, B.R. (2017). Correlated individual differences suggest a common mechanism underlying metacognition in visual perception and visual short-term memory. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences

Samaha, J., Iemi, L., & Postle, B.R. (2017). Prestimulus alpha-band power biases visual discrimination confidence, but not accuracyConsciousness and Cognition. 

Samaha, J., Gosseries, O., & Postle, B.R (2017). Distinct oscillatory frequencies underlie excitability of human occipital and parietal cortexJournal of Neuroscience.
Lapate, R.C., Samaha, J., Rokers, B., Hamzah, H., Postle, B.R., Davidson, R.J. (2017) Inhibition of lateral prefrontal cortex produces emotionally biased first impressions: A transcranial magnetic stimulation and electroencephalography study Psychological Science

Votyek, B., Samaha, J., Rolle., C.E., Greenberg, Z., Gill, N., Porat, S., Kader, R., Rahman, S., Malzyner, R., & Gazzaley, A (2017). Preparatory encoding of the fine scale of human spatial attention. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience.
Reveley, C., Gruslys, A., Ye, F.Q., Glen, D., Samaha, J., Russ, B.E., Saad, Z., Seth, A.K., Leopold, D.A., & Saleem K.S. (2016). Three-dimensional digital template atlas of the macaque brainCerebral Cortex.

Samaha, J., Barrett, J.J., Sheldon, A.S., LaRocque, J.J., & Postle, B.R. (2016). Dissociating perceptual confidence from discrimination accuracy reveals no influence of metacognitive awareness on working memory. Frontiers in Psychology.

Samaha, J., Sprague, T.C., & Postle, B.R. (2016). Decoding and reconstructing the focus of spatial attention from the topography of alpha-band oscillations. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience.

Samaha, J., Bauer, P., Cimaroli, S., & Postle, B.R. (2015). Top-down control of the phase of alpha-band oscillations as a mechanism for temporal prediction. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112(27), 8439-8444 doi: 10.1073/pnas.1503686112

SamahaJ. (2015) How best to study the function of consciousness? Frontiers in Psychology. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00604


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