Univerity of Wisconsin-Madison

Jason Samaha

Psychology PhD Student

BA 2013, San Francisco State University

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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., Lupyan, G.(under review). How prior knowledge prepares perception: Prestimulus oscillations carry perceptual expectations and influence early visual responses.

Samaha, J., & Postle, B.R. (under review). Correlated individual differences suggest a common mechanism underlying metacognition in visual perception and visual short-term memory. 


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 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


Samaha, J., Sprague, T.C., Voytek, B., Gazzaley, A., & Postle, B.R. (2016). Preparatory encoding of the location and scope of human spatial attention. Society for Neuroscience nanosymposium. San Diego, CA

Samaha, J., Postle, B.R. (2016). Dissociating perceptual confidence from discrimination accuracy reveals no influence of metacognitive awareness on working memory. Symposium at the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness. Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Samaha, J., Postle., B.R. (2016). The role of alpha-band oscillations in temporal prediction and perception. Symposium at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society meeting. Chair: Samaha, J. Co-Chair: Ali Mazaheri

Samaha, J., & Postle B.R. (2015) Probing oscillatory networks for perception and attention with TMS-EEG. Neuronal Control & Interference Seminar, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. 

Samaha, J., & Postle B.R. (2015) The role of alpha oscillations in gating visual awareness and in the top-down control of temporal attention. Gazzaley Laboratory, University of California, San Francisco. 

Scott, R.B., Samaha, J., Chrisley, R., & Dienes, Z. (2014) How testing the limits of unconscious learning can assist in evaluating theories of consciousness. Oral presentation at the 3rd Seminar on Implicit Learning, Sait Petersburg, Russia.

Scott, R.B., Samaha, J., Chrisley, R., & Dienes, Z. (2013) Unconscious cross-modal binding: A challenge for Global Workspace Theory? Consciousness and Metacognition symposium at the 18th meeting of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology, Budapest, Hungary

Scott, R.B., Samaha, J., & Dienes, Z. (2013) Associative learning achieved without conscious perception. Symposium at the 1st seminar on implicit learning, Sopot, Poland


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