Demonstrations: Multiple Object Tracking
This page contains links to stimuli and movies relating to our recent experiments on the nature of visual cognition and attention, as studied with the phenomenon of multiple object tracking (MOT).

A simple proximity heuristic for tracking through occlusion
Franconeri, S. L., Pylyshyn, Z. W., & Scholl, B. J. (2012). A simple proximity heuristic allows tracking of multiple objects through occlusion. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 74(4), 691-702.

Eye fixations during concentration/amplification effects in MOT
Doran, M. M., Hoffman, J. E., & Scholl, B. J. (2009). The role of eye fixations in concentration and amplification effects during multiple object tracking. Visual Cognition, 17(4), 574-597.

Attentional highbeams in tracking through occlusion during MOT
Flombaum, J. I., Scholl, B. J., & Pylyshyn, Z. W. (2008). Attentional resources in visual tracking through occlusion: The high-beams effect. Cognition, 107(3), 904-931.

Attentional concentration and amplification with MOT
Alvarez, G. A., & Scholl, B. J. (2005). How does attention select and track spatially extended objects?: New effects of attentional concentration and amplification. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 134(4), 461-476.

Tracking objects vs. substances
vanMarle, K., & Scholl, B. J. (2003). Attentive tracking of objects vs. substances. Psychological Science, 14(5), 498-504.

What counts as an object in MOT?
Scholl, B. J., Pylyshyn, Z. W., & Feldman, J. (2001). What is a visual object? Evidence from target merging in multiple object tracking. Cognition, 80(1/2), 159-177.

Tracking through occlusion
Scholl, B. J., & Pylyshyn, Z. W. (1999). Tracking multiple items through occlusion: Clues to visual objecthood. Cognitive Psychology, 38, 259-290.

The basic MOT paradigm
Sample displays illustrating the generic MOT paradigm/phenomenon.