Eileen Kowler
Distinguished Professor
Department of Psychology
Rutgers University
152 Frelinghuysen Road,
Piscataway, NJ 08854
telephone: 848-445-8910; -8922
fax: 732-445-2263
email: eileen.kowler@rutgers.edu


HONORS:

Elected fellow, AAAS, 2014
Davida Teller Award, Vision Sciences Society, 2013
Elected fellow, Society for Experimental Psychologists, 2013
Warren E. Susman Award for Teaching, 2009
Elected fellow, Association for Psychological Science


Other Rutgers affiliations:

Center for Cognitive Science
Graduate Faculty of Biomedical Engineering

Education:
B.A., Queens College, New York, 1972, Psychology
Ph.D., University of Maryland at College Park, 1978, Psychology
NIH Postdoctoral fellow, 1978-1980, New York University.

PUBLICATIONS:

Edited books and journal issue:
Burr, D., Kowler, E., Reeves, A. and Verghese, P. (2004) Visual attention.  Special issue of Vision Research, Volume 44, May.

Kowler, E., Erkelens, C.J. and Spekreijse, H. (2001) Eye Movements and Vision in the Natural World. Special issue of Vision Research, Volume 41 (Nov-Dec).

Kowler, E. (1990). (Ed.) Eye Movements and their Role in Visual and Cognitive Process. Volume 4 in Reviews of Oculomotor Research, Elsevier Science Publishers, Amsterdam.

Papathomas, T., Chubb, C., Gorea, A. and Kowler, E. (1995) (Eds.) Early Vision and Beyond. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA.

Articles:
Kowler, E., Aitkin, C.D., Ross, N.M., Santos, E.M. & Zhao, M. (2014). The importance of prediction and anticipation in the control of smooth pursuit eye movements. Journal of Vision, 14(5):10, 1-16. link

Aitkin, C.D., Santos, E. & Kowler, E. (2013) Anticipatory smooth eye movements in autism spectrum disorder. PLoS One. 8(12):e83230, 1-11. link

Wu, C-C & Kowler, E. (2013) Timing of saccadic eye movements during visual search for multiple targets. Journal of Vision. 13(11). link

Kowler, E. & Pavel, M. (2013) Strategies of saccadic planning. In: Human Information Processing: Vision, Memory and Attention. (Editors C. Chubb, B.A. Dosher, Z-L. Lu & R.M. Shiffrin). Washington DC: APA Press. pp 133-147.

Ross, N.M. & Kowler, E. (2013) Eye movements while viewing narrated, captioned and silent videos. Journal of Vision, 13(4): 1, 1-19. link

Zhao, M., Gersch, T.M., Schnitzer, B.S., Dosher, B.A., & Kowler, E. (2012) Eye movements and attention: The role of pre-saccadic shifts of attention in perception, memory and the control of saccades. Vision Research, 74, 40-60. link

Santos, E.M., Gnang, E.K. & Kowler, E. (2012) Anticipatory smooth eye movements with random dot kinematograms. Journal of Vision, 12 (11): 1, 1-20. link

Kowler E. (2011) Eye movements: The past 25 years Vision Research 51, 1457-1483. link

Kibbe M.M. and Kowler E. (2011) Visual search for category sets: Tradeoffs between exploration and memory. Journal of Vision, 11(3), 14, 1-21. link

Kowler, E. and Collewijn, H. (2010) Eye movements: Behavior. In Sage Encyclopedia of Perception.

Wu, C-C., Kwon, O-S., and Kowler, E. (2010) Fitts’s Law and speed/accuracy trade-offs during sequences of saccades: Implications for strategies of saccadic planning. Vision Research, 50, 2142-2157. link

Kowler E. and Collewijn H. (2010) The eye on the needle (news and views). Nature Neuroscience, 13(12), 1443-1444. link

Gersch, T.M., Kowler, E., Schnitzer, B.S., and Dosher, B. (2009) Attention during sequences of saccades along marked and memorized paths.  Vision Research, 49, 1256-1266. link

Wilder, J.D., Kowler, E., Schnitzer, B.S., Gersch, T.M., and Dosher, (2009) B.A. Attention during active visual tasks:  Counting, pointing and simply looking.  Vision Research, in press. pdf

Kowler, E.  (2008) Attention and eye movements.  In:  The New Encyclopedia of Neuroscience.  (Volume editor: R. Krauzlis).  Elsevier, Amsterdam.pdf

Collewijn, H. and Kowler, E.  (2008) The significance of microsaccades for vision and oculomotor control.  Journal of Vision, 8(14):20, 1-21. (http://journalofvision.org/8/14/20/, doi:10.1167/8.14.20)  link

Gersch, T.M., Kowler, E., Schnitzer, B.S., and Dosher, B.  (2008) Visual memory during pauses between successive saccades.  Journal of Vision, 8(16):16, 1-18.  (http://journalofvision.org/8/16/15/, doi:10.1167/8.16.15)  link

Cohen, E.H., Schnitzer, B.S, Gersch, T.M., Singh, M., and Kowler, E. (2007) The relationship between spatial pooling and attention in saccadic and perceptual tasks.  Vision Research, 47, 1907-1923. pdf
Denisova, K. , Singh, M. and Kowler, E. (2006) The role of part structure in the perceptual localization of a shape.  Perception, 35, 1073-1087.link

Schnitzer, B.S., and Kowler, E. (2006)  Eye movements during multiple readings of the same text.  Vision Research, 46, 1611-1632.  link

Gersch, T.M., Schnitzer, B.S., Sanghvi, P.S., Dosher, B. and Kowler, E. (2006) Attentional enhancement along the path of a sequence of saccades.  Visual Cognition, 14, 104-107.  pdf

Gersch, T.M., Kowler, E. and Dosher, B. (2004) Dynamic allocation of visual attention during the execution of sequences of saccades.  Vision Research, 44, 1469-1483. link

Vishwanath, D. and Kowler, E. (2004) Saccadic localization in the presence of cues to three-dimensional shape.  Journal of Vision, 4, 445-458. link

Vishwanath, D. and Kowler, E. (2003) Localization of shapes:  Eye movements and perception compared.  Vision Research, 43, 1637-1653.link

Araujo, C., Kowler, E. and Pavel, M. (2001) Eye movements during visual search: The costs of choosing the optimal path. Vision Research, 41, 3613-3625. link

Melcher, D. and Kowler, E. (2001) Visual scene memory and the guidance of saccadic eye movements. Vision Research, 41, 3597-3611. link

Vishwanath, D., Kowler, E. and Feldman, J. (2000) Saccadic localization of occluded targets. Vision Research, 40, 2797-2811.link

Bahcall, D.O. and Kowler, E. (2000) The control of saccadic adaptation: Implications for the scanning of natural visual scenes. Vision Research, 40, 2779-2796. link

Melcher, D. and Kowler, E. (1999) Shape, surfaces and saccades. Vision Research, 39, 2929-2946. link

Bahcall, D.O. and Kowler, E. (1999) Illusory shifts in perceived visual direction accompany adaptation of saccadic eye movements. Nature, 400, 864-866. link

Bahcall, D.O. and Kowler, E. (1999) Attentional interference at small spatial separations. Vision Research, 39, 71-86. link

Kowler, E. (1999) Eye movements and visual attention. In: MIT Encyclopedia of Cognitive Science.

McGowan, J., Kowler, E., Sharma, A. and Chubb, C. (1998) Saccadic localization of random dot targets. Vision Research, 38, 895-909. link

Epelboim, J., Steinman, R.M., Kowler, E., Pizlo, Z., Erkelens, C.J., and Collewijn, H. (1997) Gaze shift dynamics in two kinds of sequential looking tasks. Vision Research, 37, 2597-2607. link

Kowler, E. and Blaser, E. (1995) The accuracy and precision of saccades to small and large targets. Vision Research, 35, 1741-1754. link

Kowler, E., Anderson, E., Dosher, B. and Blaser, E. (1995) The role of attention in the programming of saccades. Vision Research, 35, 1897-1916. link

Epelboim, J., Steinman, R.M., Kowler, E., Edwards, M., Pizlo, Z., Erkelens, C.J. and Collewijn, H. (1995) The function of visual search and memory in sequential looking tasks. Vision Research, 35, 3401-3422. link

Epelboim, J., Kowler, E., Steinman, R.M., Collewijn, H., Erkelens, C.J., and Pizlo, Z. (1995) When push comes to shove: Compensation for passive perturbations of the head during natural gaze shifts. Journal of Vestibular Research, 5, 421-442.pdf

Kowler, E. (1995) Cogito ergo moveo: Cognitive control of eye movement. In Exploratory Vision: The active eye. (Edited by Landy, M., Maloney, L. and Pavel, M.) Springer-Verlag.

Kowler, E. (1995) Eye movement. In: Invitation to Cognitive Science, Vol. 2. (Edited by Kosslyn, S.). MIT Press.

Epelboim, J. and Kowler, E. (1993). Slow control with eccentric targets: Evidence against a position-corrective model. Vision Research, 33, 361-380. pdf

Collewijn, H., Steinman, R.M., Erkelens, C.J., Pizlo, Z., Kowler, E., and Van der Steen, J. (1992). Binocular gaze control under free-head conditions. In Vestibular and Brain Stem Control of Eye, Head and Body Movements. (Edited by Shimazu, H. and Shinoda, Y.) Japan Scientific Society, Tokyo and S. Karger, Basel. pp 203-220.

He, P. and Kowler, E. (1992). The role of saccades in the perception of texture patterns. Vision Research, 32, 2151-2163. pdf

Kowler, E. (1991). The stability of gaze and its implications for vision. In: Eye Movements (Volume 9 of Vision and Visual Dysfunction) (Edited by Carpenter, R.H.S.). Macmillan Press, London. pdf

He, P. and Kowler, E. (1991). Saccadic localization of eccentric forms. Journal of the Optical Society of America, A, 8, 440-449.pdf

Kowler, E. (1990). The role of visual and cognitive processes in the control of eye movement. In Eye Movements and Their Role in Visual and Cognitive Processes. (Edited by Kowler, E.) Elsevier, Amsterdam.pdf

Steinman, R.M., Kowler, E. and Collewijn, H. (1990). New directions for oculomotor research. Vision Research, 30, 1845-1864.

Kowler, E., Pizlo, Z., Zhu, G.L., Erkelens, C., Steinman, R.M., and Collewijn, H. (1991). Coordination of head and eyes during the performance of natural (and unnatural) visual tasks. In The Head-Neck Sensory Motor System, (Edited by Berthoz, A., Graf, W., and Vidal, P.P.) Oxford University Press, N.Y.

He, P. and Kowler, E. (1989). The role of location probability in the programming of saccades: Implications for "center-of-gravity" tendencies. Vision Research, 29, 1165-1181.pdf

Kowler, E. (1989). Cognitive expectations, not habits, control anticipatory smooth oculomotor pursuit. Vision Research, 29, 1049-1057. pdf

Kowler, E. and Anton, S. (1987). Reading twisted text: Implications for the role of saccades. Vision Research, 27, 45-60. pdf

Kowler, E. and McKee, S. M. (1987). Sensitivity smooth eye movements to small differences in target velocity. Vision Research, 27, 993-1015. pdf

Zingale, C. and Kowler, E. (1987). Planning sequences of saccades. Vision Research, 27, 1327-1341. pdf

Khurana, B. and Kowler, E. (1987). Shared attentional control of smooth eye movements and perception. Vision Research, 27, 1603-1618. pdf

Martins, A. J., Kowler, E. and Palmer, C. (1985). Smooth pursuit of small amplitude sinusoidal motion. Journal of the Optical Society of America, A, 2, 234-242.

Kowler, E., and Zingale, C. (1985). Smooth eye movements as indicators of selective attention. In Attention and Performance XI (Eds. Posner, M. I. and Marin, O. S.M.) L. Erlbaum, Hillsdale, NJ.

Kowler, E., Martins, A. J., and Pavel, M. (1984). The effect of expectations on slow oculomotor control--IV: Anticipatory smooth eye movements depend on prior target motions. Vision Research, 24, 197-210. pdf

Kowler, E., van der Steen, J., Tamminga, E. P., and Collewijn, H. (1984). Voluntary selection of the target for smooth eye movements in the presence of superimposed, full-field stationary and moving stimuli, Vision Research, 24, 1789-1798. pdf

Kowler, E. and Sperling, G. (1983). Abrupt onsets do not aid visual search. Perception and Psychophysics, 34, 307-313.

Kowler, E. and Martins, A. J. (1983). Eye movements of preschool children (Technical comment). Science, 222, 75-77.

Kowler, E. and Martins, A. J. (1982). Eye movements of preschool children. Science, 215, 997-999. pdf

Kowler, E. and Steinman, R. M. (1981). The effect of expectations on slow oculomotor control-III: Guessing unpredictable target displacements. Vision Research, 21, 191-203. pdf

Kowler, E. and Steinman, R. M. (1980). Small saccades serve no useful purpose. Vision Research, 20, 273-276. pdf

Kowler, E. and Sperling, G. (1980). Transient stimulation does not aid visual search: Implications for the role of saccades. Perception and Psychophysics, 27, 1-10.

Kowler, E. and Steinman, R. M. (1979). Miniature saccades: Eye movements that do not count. Vision Research, 19, 105-108.pdf

Kowler, E. and Steinman, R. M. (1979). The effect of expectations on slow oculomotor control--I: Periodic target steps. Vision Research, 19, 619-632. pdf

Kowler, E. and Steinman, R. M. (1979). The effect of expectations on slow oculomotor control--II: Single target displacements. Vision Research, 9, 633-646. pdf

Kowler, E., Murphy, B. J. and Steinman, R. M. (1978). Velocity matching during smooth pursuit of different targets on different backgrounds. Vision Research, 18, 603-605.

Kowler, E. and Steinman, R. M. (1977). The role of small saccades in counting. Vision Research, 17, 141-146.pdf

Murphy, B. J., Kowler, E. and Steinman, R. M. (1975). Slow oculomotor control in the presence of moving backgrounds. Vision Research, 15, 1263-1268. pdf







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