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Gregory Zelinsky Professor Psychology College of Arts and Sciences

Contact Information

240 Psychology B

Stony Brook, 11794

631/632-7827

Biography

Gregory Zelinsky's work attempts to integrate cognitive, computational, and neuroimaging techniques to better understand a broad range of visual cognitive behaviors, including search, object representation, working memory, and scene perception. He has extensive experience studying how people move their eyes as they search for familiar targets, such a favorite coffee mug, in addition to targets defined by only a category of object, such as a chair. He has built computer models describing both of these search behaviors.

Education

  • PhD, Brown University

Research Grants

Award Start End Sponsor Type Amount Status
Eye Movements During Real-World Visual Search 2002-08-01T00:00:00 2008-07-31T00:00:00 National Institute of Mental Health Federal 549982 Closed
A Neurocomputational Model of Real World Visual Search 2003-04-01T00:00:00 2007-01-31T00:00:00 US Army Research Office Federal 329958 Closed
Using Shared Gaze to Coordinate Time-Critical Collaborative Tasks 2005-09-01T00:00:00 2010-08-31T00:00:00 National Science Foundation Federal 742006 Closed
Participation in the Research Group "Competition and Priority Control in Mind and Brain: New Perspectives from Task-Driven Vision" 2013-02-15T00:00:00 2013-05-15T00:00:00 Zentrum fur Interdisziplinare Forschung at Universitat Bielefeld Nonfederal 29134 Closed
Eye Movements During Real-World Visual Search: A Behavorial and Computational Study 2009-03-19T00:00:00 2015-02-28T00:00:00 National Institute of Mental Health Federal 1313057 Closed
Using Gaze Cues to Build Partner Models for Collaborative Behavior 2011-08-01T00:00:00 2015-07-31T00:00:00 National Science Foundation Federal 749999 Closed

Publications

  1. Author Article Vision Research Effects of part-based similarity on visual search: The Frankenbear experiment 2012 54 20 - 30
  2. Author Article Vision Research Visual search guidance is best after a short delay 2011 51 6 535 - 545
  3. Author Article Journal of Vision Searching for target parts 2011 11 11 1321 - 1321
  4. Author Article Journal of Vision Cutting through the clutter: Searching for targets in evolving complex scenes 2011 11 14 7 - 7
  5. Author Article Journal of Vision Redundancy gains using real-world objects 2011 11 11 1332 - 1332
  6. Author Article Journal of Vision Visual similarity effects in categorical search 2011 11 8 9 - 9
  7. Author Article Journal of Vision ERP correlates of the target representation used to guide search 2011 11 11 1345 - 1345
  8. Author Article Journal of Vision The Evolution of Clutter Effects in Visual Search 2011 11 11 1331 - 1331
  9. Author Article Journal of Vision Searching aerial images: Evidence for scene constraints in the absence of global context 2010 9 8 1195 - 1195
  10. Author Article Journal of Vision Multi-object tracking in a realistic dR environment 2010 7 9 895 - 895
  11. Author Article Journal of Vision Fuzzy object file theory: A framework for understanding recency effects for objects in scenes 2010 3 9 644 - 644
  12. Author Article Journal of Vision How is eye gaze affected by cognitive load and visual complexity? 2010 6 6 363 - 363
  13. Author Article Journal of Vision Evidence for guidance in categorical visual search 2010 6 6 449 - 449
  14. Author Article Memory & Cognition Do object refixations during scene viewing indicate rehearsal in visual working memory? 2010 39 4 600 - 613
  15. Author Article Journal of Vision Is visual search a top-down or bottom-up process? 2010 6 6 447 - 447
  16. Author Article Journal of Vision Visual Similarity Predicts Categorical Search Guidance 2010 10 7 1316 - 1316
  17. Author Article Journal of Vision Visual search guidance is best shortly after target preview offset 2010 9 8 1183 - 1183
  18. Author Article Journal of Vision Cutting through the clutter: Searching for targets in evolving realistic scenes 2010 7 9 1056 - 1056
  19. Author Article Journal of Vision Explicitly marking rejected distractors in an overt visual search task 2010 3 9 158 - 158
  20. Author Article Journal of Vision Manipulating the availability of visual information in search 2010 7 9 715 - 715
  21. Author Article Journal of Vision Exploring set size effects in realistic scenes 2010 6 6 448 - 448
  22. Author Article Journal of Vision Searching for two objects: Does knowing their relational alignment produce greater search guidance? 2010 10 7 1310 - 1310
  23. Author Article Journal of Vision The role of "rescue saccades" in tracking objects through occlusions 2010 10 14 29 - 29
  24. Author Article Psychonomic Bulletin & Review Coordinating spatial referencing using shared gaze 2010 17 5 718 - 724
  25. Author Article Journal of Vision The Frankenbear experiment: Looking for part-based similarity effects on search guidance with complex objects 2010 9 8 1184 - 1184
  26. Author Article Journal of Vision Dividing the labor of search: It's not just space anymore 2010 7 9 1055 - 1055
  27. Author Article Perception Exploring the perceptual causes of search set-size effects in complex scenes 2010 39 6 780 - 794
  28. Author Article Vision Research Visual search is guided to categorically-defined targets 2009 49 16 2095 - 2103
  29. Author Article Attention, Perception & Psychophysics A new look at novelty effects: Guiding search away from old distractors 2009 71 3 554 - 564
  30. Author Article Visual Cognition An effect of referential scene constraint on search implies scene segmentation 2009 17 41432 1004 - 1028
  31. Author Article The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology Search guidance is proportional to the categorical specificity of a target cue 2009 62 10 1904 - 1914
  32. Author Article Psychological Review A theory of eye movements during target acquisition. 2008 115 4 787 - 835
  33. Author Article Cognition Coordinating cognition: The costs and benefits of shared gaze during collaborative search 2008 106 3 1465 - 1477
  34. Author Article Journal of Vision Visual search guidance increases with a delay between target cue and search 2008 8 6 317 - 317
  35. Author Article Journal of Vision An effect of WM load on visual search guidance: Evidence from eye movements and functional brain imaging 2008 8 6 316 - 316
  36. Author Article Visual Cognition An eye movement analysis of multiple object tracking in a realistic environment 2008 16 5 553 - 566
  37. Author Article Visual Cognition Exploring set size effects in scenes: Identifying the objects of search 2008 16 1 1 - 10
  38. Author Article Journal of Vision Eye can read your mind: Decoding eye movements to reveal the targets of categorical search tasks 2008 8 6 380 - 380
  39. Author Article Journal of Vision Visual memory or visual features coded verbally? An effect of working memory load on guidance during visual search 2007 7 9 686 - 686
  40. Author Article Computer Vision, 2007. ICCV 2007. IEEE 11th International Conference on Real-time Accurate Object Detection using Multiple Resolutions 2007 1 - 8
  41. Author Article Vision Research Memory for the search path: Evidence for a high-capacity representation of search history 2007 47 13 1745 - 1755
  42. Author Article Vision Research Real-world visual search is dominated by top-down guidance 2006 46 24 4118 - 4133
  43. Author Article Vision Research Scene context guides eye movements during visual search 2006 46 5 614 - 621
  44. Author Article Vision Research Searching for camouflaged targets: Effects of target-background similarity on visual search 2006 46 14 2217 - 2235
  45. Author Article Psychonomic Bulletin and Review Marking rejected distractors: A gaze-contingent technique for measuring memory during search 2005 12 6 1120 - 1126
  46. Author Article Journal of Vision Effects of scene-based contextual guidance on search 2005 5 8 414 - 414
  47. Author Article Perception and Psychophysics Eye movements serialize memory for objects in scenes 2005 67 4 676 - 690
  48. Author Article Journal of Vision Collaborative search using shared eye gaze 2005 5 8 700 - 700
  49. Author Article Journal of Vision Is memory during search memory for where we've been? 2004 4 8 681 - 681
  50. Author Article Journal of Vision Monitoring the use of target memory during visual search 2004 4 8 683 - 683
  51. Author Article Journal of Vision Searching for Camouflaged Real-World Objects 2004 4 8 335 - 335
  52. Author Article Journal of Vision How "visual" is visual search? Dissociating visual from categorical factors in a search task 2003 3 9 625 - 625
  53. Author Article Journal of Vision The "flicker" search task: A paradigm for investigating memory in visual search 2002 2 7 539 - 539
  54. Author Article Journal of Vision A theory of gaze behavior during real-world visual search 2002 2 7 726 - 726
  55. Author Article Journal of Vision Memory across eye-movements: 1/f Dynamic in visual search 2001 1 3 230 - 230
  56. Author Article Behavioral and Brain Sciences Driving and dish-washing: Failure of the correspondence metaphor for memory 1996 19 2 198

Courses

Term Role Course ID Description
Spring 2017 Primary Instructor PSY 368 Sensation and Perception
Spring 2017 Secondary Instructor PSY 584 Cognitive Science Seminar II
Spring 2017 Secondary Instructor PSY 584 Cognitive Science Seminar II
Spring 2017 Secondary Instructor PSY 584 Cognitive Science Seminar II
Spring 2017 Primary Instructor PSY 698 Research
Spring 2017 Primary Instructor PSY 698 Research
Spring 2017 Primary Instructor PSY 698 Research
Spring 2017 Primary Instructor PSY 699 Dissertation Resrch on Campus
Fall 2017 Primary Instructor CSE 523 Advanced Project in Computer S
Fall 2017 Primary Instructor PSY 273 Supervised Rsrch in Psychology
Fall 2017 Primary Instructor PSY 273 Supervised Rsrch in Psychology
Fall 2017 Primary Instructor PSY 273 Supervised Rsrch in Psychology
Fall 2017 Primary Instructor PSY 368 Sensation and Perception
Fall 2017 Primary Instructor PSY 583 Cognitive Science Seminar I
Fall 2017 Primary Instructor PSY 583 Cognitive Science Seminar I
Fall 2017 Primary Instructor PSY 698 Research
Fall 2017 Primary Instructor PSY 699 Dissertation Resrch on Campus
Spring 2016 Primary Instructor PSY 260 Survey in Cognition & Perceptn
Spring 2016 Primary Instructor PSY 273 Supervised Rsrch in Psychology
Spring 2016 Secondary Instructor PSY 584 Cognitive Science Seminar II
Spring 2016 Secondary Instructor PSY 584 Cognitive Science Seminar II
Spring 2016 Primary Instructor PSY 698 Research
Spring 2016 Primary Instructor PSY 699 Dissertation Resrch on Campus
Fall 2016 Primary Instructor PSY 273 Supervised Rsrch in Psychology
Fall 2016 Primary Instructor PSY 273 Supervised Rsrch in Psychology
Fall 2016 Primary Instructor PSY 513 Theories of Attention
Fall 2016 Primary Instructor PSY 583 Cognitive Science Seminar I
Fall 2016 Primary Instructor PSY 583 Cognitive Science Seminar I
Fall 2016 Primary Instructor PSY 698 Research
Fall 2016 Primary Instructor PSY 698 Research
Fall 2016 Primary Instructor PSY 699 Dissertation Resrch on Campus
Spring 2015 Primary Instructor PSY 273 Supervised Rsrch in Psychology
Spring 2015 Primary Instructor PSY 273 Supervised Rsrch in Psychology
Spring 2015 Primary Instructor PSY 273 Supervised Rsrch in Psychology
Spring 2015 Primary Instructor PSY 447 Readings in Psychology
Spring 2015 Primary Instructor PSY 487 Independent Rsrch in Psych
Spring 2015 Primary Instructor PSY 487 Independent Rsrch in Psych
Spring 2015 Primary Instructor PSY 584 Cognitive Science Colloquium I
Spring 2015 Primary Instructor PSY 584 Cognitive Science Colloquium I
Spring 2015 Primary Instructor PSY 584 Cognitive Science Colloquium I
Spring 2015 Primary Instructor PSY 584 Cognitive Science Colloquium I
Spring 2015 Primary Instructor PSY 698 Research
Summer 2015 Primary Instructor PSY 273 Supervised Rsrch in Psychology
Fall 2015 Primary Instructor PSY 273 Supervised Rsrch in Psychology
Fall 2015 Primary Instructor PSY 368 Sensation and Perception
Fall 2015 Primary Instructor PSY 583 Cognitive Science Colloquium I
Fall 2015 Primary Instructor PSY 698 Research
Fall 2015 Primary Instructor PSY 698 Research
Fall 2015 Primary Instructor PSY 699 Dissertation Resrch on Campus
Spring 2014 Primary Instructor PSY 273 Supervised Rsrch in Psychology
Spring 2014 Primary Instructor PSY 273 Supervised Rsrch in Psychology
Spring 2014 Primary Instructor PSY 273 Supervised Rsrch in Psychology
Spring 2014 Primary Instructor PSY 368 Sensation and Perception
Spring 2014 Primary Instructor PSY 487 Independent Rsrch in Psych
Spring 2014 Primary Instructor PSY 487 Independent Rsrch in Psych
Spring 2014 Primary Instructor PSY 698 Research
Spring 2014 Primary Instructor PSY 698 Research
Spring 2014 Primary Instructor PSY 698 Research
Fall 2014 Primary Instructor PSY 273 Supervised Rsrch in Psychology
Fall 2014 Primary Instructor PSY 273 Supervised Rsrch in Psychology
Fall 2014 Primary Instructor PSY 368 Sensation and Perception
Fall 2014 Primary Instructor PSY 487 Independent Rsrch in Psych
Fall 2014 Primary Instructor PSY 487 Independent Rsrch in Psych
Fall 2014 Primary Instructor PSY 513 Theories of Attention
Fall 2014 Primary Instructor PSY 583 Cognitive Science Colloquium I
Fall 2014 Primary Instructor PSY 583 Cognitive Science Colloquium I
Fall 2014 Primary Instructor PSY 583 Cognitive Science Colloquium I
Fall 2014 Primary Instructor PSY 698 Research
Fall 2014 Primary Instructor PSY 698 Research
Fall 2013 Primary Instructor PSY 273 Supervised Rsrch in Psychology
Fall 2013 Primary Instructor PSY 273 Supervised Rsrch in Psychology
Fall 2013 Primary Instructor PSY 273 Supervised Rsrch in Psychology
Fall 2013 Primary Instructor PSY 487 Independent Rsrch in Psych
Fall 2013 Primary Instructor PSY 487 Independent Rsrch in Psych
Fall 2013 Primary Instructor PSY 698 Research
Fall 2013 Primary Instructor PSY 698 Research
Fall 2013 Primary Instructor PSY 699 Dissertation Resrch on Campus

Scholarly Activities

Activity Title Date
Presentation/Paper at a conference Zelinsky, G. J., Peng, Y., Berg, A., & Samaras, D. (2012). Modeling guidance and recognition in categorical search: Bridging human and computer object detection. Program and Abstracts of the 12th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, 243. 2012-08-15
Colloquia TAM: A population-based model for selecting saccade targets during search. Columbia University, Department of Psychology Cognitive Lunch Talk Series. 2011-12-07
Presentation/Paper at a conference The evolution of clutter effects in visual search. Program and Abstracts of the 11th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, 283. 2011-08-10
Presentation/Paper at a conference Zelinsky, G. J., & Neider, M. B. (2011). Cutting through the clutter: Searching for targets in evolving complex scenes. Presentation at the 34th European Conference on Visual Perception 2011
Presentation/Paper at a conference Zelinsky, G. J. (2011). Categorical visual search. Symposium in honor of George W. McConkie, European Conference on Eye Movements, Marseille, France. 2011
Colloquia TAM: A population-based model for selecting saccade targets during search. University of Oklahoma, Department of Psychology Colloquium. 2010-12-10
Presentation/Paper at a conference Eye movements during multiple object tracking: The role of “rescue saccades”. 33rd European Conference on Visual Perception. Perception, 39, 78. 2010
Presentation/Paper at a conference Categorical visual search (Part of the symposium on Visual Knowledge) 2009-12-21
Presentation/Paper at a conference The role of “rescue saccades” in tracking objects through occlusions. 2009-08-05
Presentation/Paper at a conference Using eye movements to study working memory rehearsal for objects in visual scenes 2009

Professional Service

Service Title Date
Referee Psychological Science, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, Attention Perception & Performance, Journal of Vision, Visual Cognition, Psychological Research 2011 - 2012
Review Boards - Agency, Institute, Gov. National Science Foundation 2011 - 2012
Service on Editorial Boards Associate Editor: Frontiers in Perception Science 2011 - 2012
Service on Editorial Boards Consulting Journal Editor: Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics 2011 - 2012
Referee Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, Trends in Cognitive Science, Journal of Vision, Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, Visual Cognition, Vision Research 2010 - 2011
Review Boards - Agency, Institute, Gov. Army Research Office 2010 - 2011
Service on Editorial Boards Consulting Journal Editor for: Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics 2010 - 2011
Referee Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, Cognitive Science, Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, Journal of Vision, Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, Visual Cognition, Vision Research 2009 - 2010
Review Boards - Agency, Institute, Gov. Ad hoc grant reviewer: National Science Foundation (Robust Intelligence) 2009 - 2010
Review Boards - Agency, Institute, Gov. Panelist grant reviewer: National Institutes of Health (Special Emphasis Panel) 2009 - 2010

University Service

Service Title Date
Administrative Work Assignment Cluster Hire Proposal for Center for Computational Social and Behavioral Sciences (CCSBS), Stony Brook University 2011 - 2012
Administrative Work Assignment Cognitive Science Area Head 2011 - 2012
Departmental Committee Dissertation Committee, Joseph Schmidt 2011 - 2012
Departmental Committee First Year Research Committee, Justin Maxfield 2011 - 2012
Departmental Committee Graduate Committee 2011 - 2012
Departmental Committee Second Year Research Committee, Elizabeth Trimber 2011 - 2012
Departmental Committee Second Year Research Committee, Franco Amati 2011 - 2012
College/University Committee Graduate Council Awards Committee 2010 - 2011
Departmental Committee Dissertation Committee, Joseph Schmidt 2010 - 2011
Departmental Committee Graduate Committee 2010 - 2011
Departmental Committee Second Year Research Committee, Westri Stalder 2010 - 2011
Departmental Committee Specialties Committee, Robert Alexander 2010 - 2011
College/University Committee Computing & Communications Committee, University Senate 2009 - 2010
College/University Committee Graduate Council Awards 2009 - 2010
Departmental Committee Dissertation Committee, Hwamee Oh 2009 - 2010
Departmental Committee Dissertation Committee, Hyejin Yang 2009 - 2010
Departmental Committee First Year Research Committee, Westri Stalder 2009 - 2010
Departmental Committee Graduate Committee 2009 - 2010
Departmental Committee Second Year Research Committee, Julie Riederer 2009 - 2010
Departmental Committee Specialties Committee, Annmarie MacNamara 2009 - 2010
Departmental Committee Specialties Committee, Joseph Schmidt 2009 - 2010