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Publications of Agnieszka Wykowska

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Wykowska, A., Kajopoulos, J., Obando-Leitón, M., Cabibihan, J.J., Chauhan, S. & Cheng, G. (in review). Humans are well tuned to detecting agents among non-agents: Examining the sensitivity of human perception to behavioral characteristics of intentional agents.

Kajopoulos, J., Wykowska, A., Ramirez-Amaro, K., Cheng, G. (submitted). Autistic traits inversely correlate with implicit sensitivity to human-like behavior.

Perez-Osorio, J., Müller, H., Wiese, E. & Wykowska, A. (submitted). Gaze following in the context of complex action scenarios.


Wiese, E., Müller, H.J., & Wykowska, A. (accepted). Using a gaze-cueing paradigm to examine social cognitive mechanisms of individuals with autism observing robot and human faces. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence. [pdf]

Ehrlich, S., Wykowska, A., Ramirez-Amaro, K., Cheng. G. (accepted). When to engage in interaction - and how? EEG-based enhancement of robot’s ability to sense social signals in HRI. IEEE-RAS Humanoid Robots.

Wykowska, A., Chellali, R., Al-Amin, M., & Müller, H.J. (2014). Implications of observed robot actions for human perception – how do we represent robot actions. International Journal of Social Robotics 6 (3), 357-366. [pdf]

Wykowska, A.*, Wiese, E.*, Prosser, A. & Müller, H.J. (2014). Beliefs about the minds of others influence how we
process sensory information. PLoS ONE 9(4): e94339.* equal contribution [pdf]

Wiese, E., Wykowska, A., & Müller, H. (2014). What we observe is biased by what other people tell us: Beliefs about the reliability of gaze behavior modulate attentional orienting to gaze cues. PLoS ONE 9(4): e94529. [pdf]

Wykowska, A., & Arstila, V. (2014). On the flexibility of human temporal resolution. In: Arstila, V., & Lloyd, D. (eds.) Subjective Time. MIT Press, pp. 431-451.

Wykowska, A., & Rangelov, D. (2014). Book review: Brian Bruya (Ed.) Effortless Attention. A New Perspective in the Cognitive Science of Attention and Action. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, A Bradford Book, 2010. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 21, 209-215.


Leszczyński, M.*, Wykowska, A.*, Pérez-Osorio, J., Müller, H. (2013). Deployment of Spatial Attention towards Locations in Memory Representations. An EEG Study. PloS ONE 8 (12), e83856, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0083856, * equal contribution [pdf]

Wykowska, A., Anderl, C., Schubö, A., Hommel, B., Schubö, A. (2013). Motivation modulates visual attention: Evidence from pupillometry. Frontiers in Psychology, 4:59. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00059 [pdf]

Feldmann-Wüstefeld, T., Wykowska, A., Schubö, A. (2013). Context heterogeneity has a sustained impact on attention deployment: Behavioral and electrophysiological evidence. Psychophysiology, 50, 722-733.

Wiese, E., Wykowska, A., Müller, H. (2013). Making eyes with robots: Readiness to engage in Human-Robot-Interaction depends on the attribution of intentionality. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, 57, 1174-1178. [pdf]


Wykowska, A., Hommel, B., Schubö, A. (2012). Imaging when acting: picture but not word cues induce action-related biases of visual attention. Frontiers in Psychology, 3:388. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00388 [pdf]

Wykowska, A., Schubö, A. (2012). Action intentions modulate allocation of visual attention: electrophysiological evidence. Frontiers in Psychology, 3: 379. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00379 [pdf]

Wiese, E.*, Wykowska, A.*, Zwickel, J., Müller, H.J. (2012), I see what you mean: how attentional selection is shaped by ascribing intentions to others. PLoS ONE 7(9): e45391. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0045391; * equal contribution [pdf]

Wykowska, A., Chellali, R., Al-Amin, M., & Müller, H. (2012). Does observing artificial robotic systems influence human perceptual processing in the same way as observing humans? Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 7621, Springer, pp. 327–337. [pdf]

Wykowska, A., Schubö, A. (2012). Perception and action as two sides of the same coin. A review of the importance of action-perception links in humans for social robot design and research. International Journal of Social Robotics, 4, 5-14. doi: 10.1007/s12369-011-0127-6. [pdf]


Wykowska, A., Maldonado, A., Beetz, M., Schubö, A. (2011). How humans optimize their interaction with the environment: The impact of action context on human perception. International Journal of Social Robotics, 3, 223-231. doi: 10.1007/s12369-010-0078-3. [pdf]

Wykowska, A., Hommel, B., & Schubö, A. (2011). Action-induced effects on perception depend neither on element-level nor on set-level similarity between stimulus and response sets. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 73, 1034-1041. [pdf]

Wykowska, A., Schubö, A. (2011). Irrelevant singletons in visual search do not capture attention but can produce non-spatial filtering costs. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, Vol. 23, No. 3: 645–660. [pdf]


Wykowska, A., Schubö, A. (2010). On the temporal relation of top-down and bottom-up mechanisms during guidance of attention. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 22, 640-654. [pdf]

Wykowska, A., Schubö, A. (2010). Selecting when acting: how human perception is tuned to action goals and how robotics can benefit from that. In: Ge, S.S. et al. (Eds.) Social Robotics, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 6414, Springer, 275-285.


Wykowska, A., Schubö, A., Hommel, B. (2009). How you move is what you see: Action planning biases selection in visual search. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 35, 1755-1769. [pdf]

Earlier publications

Schubö, A., Wykowska, A., Müller, H. (2007). Detecting pop-out targets in contexts of varying homogeneity: Investigating homogeneity coding with event-related brain potentials (ERPs). Brain Research, 1138, 136-147. [pdf]

Wykowska, A. (2002), Czy uprawnione jest stanowisko materializmu nieredukcjonistycznego? (Is non-reductive materialism justified?). Cognitive Science and Media in Education, 6, 25-56, in Polish.


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