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Tal Makovski

 

Department of Psychology

University of Minnesota

75 East River Road, N504 Elliott Hall

Minneapolis, MN 55455

Phone: 612-625-2779 (office)

Email: tal.makovski@gmail.com

Web: http://jianglab.psych.umn.edu/

 

Academic Appointments

11/2005-6/2007        Postdoc associate, Department of Psychology, Harvard University (Supervisor: Yuhong Jiang)

7/2007- now             Postdoc associate, Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota (Supervisor: Yuhong Jiang)

 

Education

 

2001-2005

Doctoral studies (straight Ph.D. program), department. of psychology, Tel Aviv University. Under the supervision of Professor Yehoshua Tsal. PhD received in 2005.

2000-2004

M.A studies in Cognitive Psychology at Tel-Aviv University. Summa cum Laude (95)

1996-1999

B.A in Psychology and Philosophy, Bar Ilan University. Magna Cum Laude (90.3)

1990-1992

High-school:  Ben-Zvi, Kiriat-Ono, a scientific class - Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.

 

 

Employment

 

2004-2005

Teaching Assistant in "Experimental Psychology", Tel Aviv University.

 

Writer and reviewer of the MITAM test in the National Institute for Testing and Evaluation

           

1996-2003

            FedEx Israel, in charge of courier customs clearance.

 

 

 

Publications

 

1. Published or in press

 

Jiang, Y.V., Shim, W.M., & Makovski, T. (in press). Visual working memory for line orientations and face identities. Perception & Psychophysics>. (all authors contributed equally)

Makovski, T., Vazquez, G., & Jiang, Y.V. (2008). Visual learning in multiple object tracking. PLoS ONE, 5(3), e2228

Makovski, T., & Jiang, Y.V. (in press). Feature binding in attentive tracking of distinct objects. Visual Cognition.

Makovski, T., & Jiang, Y.V. (in press). Indirect assessment of visual working memory for simple and complex objects. Memory & Cognition

Makovski, T., Sussman R, & Jiang YV (2008). Orienting attention in visual working memory reduces interference from memory probes. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition, 34(2), 369-380.

Makovski, T., & Jiang, Y.V. (2008). Proactive interference from items previously stred in visual working memory. Memory & Cognition, 36(1), 43-52.

Jiang, Y.V., Makovski, T., & Shim, W.M. (to appear). Memory for features, conjunctions, objects, and locations. In J.R.Brockmole (Ed.), Memory for the Visual World. Psychology Press.

Makovski, T., & Jiang, Y.V. (2007). Distributing versus focusing attention in visual short-term memory. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 14(6), 1072-1078.

Makovski, T., Shim, W.M., & Jiang, Y.V. (2006). Interference from filled delays on visual change detection. Journal of Vision, 6, 1459-1470.

Makovski, T. & Tsal, Y. (accepted pending revision). On the precedence of features vs. dimensions: Features and dimensions are inherently inseparable. Perception & Psychophysics.

Rausei, V., Makovski, T., & Jiang, Y.V. (2007). Attention dependency in implicit learning of repeated search context. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 60(10), 1321-1328.

Tsal, Y., & Makovski, T. (2006). The attentional white bear phenomenon: the mandatory allocation of attention to expected distractor locations. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 32, 351-363.

 

2. Submitted

Makovski, T., & Jiang, Y.V. (submitted). The role of visual working memory in attentive tracking of unique objects.

Makovski, T., & Jiang, Y.V. (submitted). Interdependence of multiple attentional foci.

Shen, Y.J., Makovski, T., & Jiang, Y.V. (in prep). Short-term visual memory for motion path.

 

 

Academic awards   

 

2004    Dan David Prize scholarship.

2005    Dean Excellence scholarship. 

 

Professional membership

Vision Sciences Society; Psychonomic Society (Associate Member).