Jelena Ristic

Assistant Professor

William Dawson Scholar

Stewart Biological Sciences Bldg.
Room N7/13, 398- 2091
jelena.ristic at

Laboratory for Attention and Social Cognition (

Research Areas

Cognition, Language and Perception; Developmental Science

Research Summary

Basic mechanisms of human attention; Cognitive neuroscience of attention; Social cognition, social attention, and attentional development; Special populations; Functional neuroimaging.

Selected References

Ristic, J., & Kingstone, A. (2012). A new form of human spatial attention: Automated symbolic orienting. Visual Cognition. 20(3), 244-264

Hayward, D., A., Shore, D.I., Ristic, J., Kovshoff, H, Iarocci, G., Mottron, L., & Burack, J.A. (2012). Flexible visual processing in young adults with autism: The effects of implicit learning in a global-local task. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. DOI 10.1007/s10803-012-1485-0. 

Ristic, J. & Giesbrecht, B. (2011). Electrophysiological evidence for spatiotemporal flexibility in the ventrolateral attention network. PLoS One, 6(9), e24436.

Ristic, J. & Kingstone A. (2009). Rethinking attentional development: Reflexive and volitional orienting in children and adults. Developmental Science, 12, 298-296.

Ristic, J. & Kingstone, A. Attention to arrows: Pointing to a new direction (2006). Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 59, 1921-1930.

Ristic, J., Mottron, L., Friesen, C. K., Iarocci, G., Burack, J., & Kingstone, A. (2005). Eyes are special but not for everyone: The case of autism. Cognitive Brain Research, 24, 715-718.

Updated: October 1, 2012
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