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David Soto

David Soto

Ikerbasque Research Professor

Interplay between cognitive systems; Conscious and non-conscious processes during perceptual selection, learning and memory, language and metacognition, in typical and atypical populations

E-Mail: d.soto@bcbl.eu
Tel.: +34 943 309 300

Publications

  • Wedmore, F., Musil, S., & Soto, D., ( In Press ) How ageing changes the mnemonic bias of visual behaviour. Visual Cognition.
  • Soto, D., ( 2017 ) How do we keep information ‘on-line’? Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 21(2), 63-65. Doi: 10.1016/j.tics.2016.12.009
  • Soto, D., & Silvanto, J., ( 2016 ) Is conscious awareness needed for all working memory processes? Neuroscience of Consciousness, 2016 (1): niw009. DOI: 10.1093/nc/niw009
  • Rosenthal, C.R., Andrews, S., Antoniades, C.A., Kennard, C., & Soto, D., ( 2016 ) Learning and recognition of a non-conscious sequence of events in human primary visual cortex. Current Biology 26(6), 834–841, Doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2016.01.040
  • Olgiati, E., Russell, C., Soto, D., & Malhotra, P., ( 2016 ) Motivation and Attention following Hemispheric Stroke. Progress in Brain Research, 229, 343-366. Doi: 10.1016/bs.pbr.2016.06.011
  • Rosenthal, C., & Soto, D., ( 2016 ) The anatomy of non-conscious recognition memory. Trends in Neurosciences, 39 (11), 707–711. Doi: 10.1016/j.tins.2016.09.005
  • Li, K., Russell, C., Balaji, N., Saleh, Y., Soto, D., & Malhotra, P.A., ( 2016 ) The Effects of Motivational Reward on the Pathological Attentional Blink following Right Hemisphere Stroke. Neuropsychologia, 92, 190-196. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2016.03.037
  • Greene, C.M., Vidaki, K., Soto, D., ( 2015 ) Fractionating the neural substrates of incidental recognition memory. Learning and Memory, 22, 24-30.
  • Nigmatullina, Y., Arshad, Q., Wu, K., Seemungal, B.M., Bronstein, A.M., Soto, D., ( 2015 ) How imagery changes self-motion perception. Neuroscience, 291, 46-52
  • Jachs, B., Blanco, M.J., Grantham-Hill, S., Soto, D., ( 2015 ) On the independence of visual awarenessand metacognition: a signal detection theoretic analysis. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 41, 269-76.
  • Soto, D., Silvanto, D, ( 2015 ) Re-appraising the relationship between working memory and conscious awareness. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 18, 520-525.
  • Kiyonaga, A., Korb, F., Lucas, J., Soto, D., Egner, T., ( 2014 ) Dissociable causal roles for the left and right parietal cortices in controlling attentional biases from the contents of working memory. Neuroimage, 100, 200-5.
  • Greene, C.M., Flannery O., Soto, D., ( 2014 ) Distinct parietal sites mediate the influences of mood, arousal, and their interaction on human recognition memory. Cognitive Affective & Behavioral Neuroscience. 14,1327-39.
  • Greene, C.M., Soto, D., ( 2014 ) Functional connectivity between ventral and dorsal frontoparietal networks underlies stimulus-driven and working memory-driven sources of visual distraction. Neuroimage, 84, 290-8.
  • Dutta, A., Shah, K., Silvanto, J., Soto, D., ( 2014 ) Neural basis of non-conscious visual working memory. Neuroimage, 91, 336-43.
  • Soto, D., Rotshtein, P., Kanai, R. , ( 2014 ) Parietal structure and function explain human variation in working memory guidance of visual attention. Neuroimage, 89, 289-96.
  • Bourbon-Teles, J., Bentley, P., Koshino, S., Dutta, A., Shah, K., Malhotra, P., Egner, T., Husain, T., Soto, D., ( 2014 ) Thalamic control of human attention driven by memory and learning. Current Biology, 4, 993-9.
  • Pan, Y., Lin, B., Zhao, Y., Soto, D., ( 2014 ) Working memory biasing of visual perception without awareness. Atten Percept Psychophys. 76, 2051-62.
  • Bona, S., Cattaneo, Z., Vecchi, T., Soto, D., Silvanto, J., ( 2013 ) Metacognition of Visual Short-Term Memory: Dissociation between Objective and Subjective Components of VSTM. Front Psychol, Vol:4
  • Malhotra, P.A., Soto, D., Li K., Russell, C., ( 2013 ) Reward modulates spatial neglect. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry, 84, 366-9
  • Rinne, P., Hassan, M., Goniotakis, D., Chohan, K., Sharma, P., Langdon, D., Soto, D., Bentley, P. , ( 2013 ) Triple dissociation of attention networks in stroke according to lesion location. Neurology, 81, 812-20.
  • Soto, D. Humphreys, G.W., ( 2013 ) Working memory biases in human vision. In: A.C. Nobre & S. Kastner (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Attention, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Soto, D., Greene, C.M., Kiyonaga, A., Rosenthal, C.R., Egner, T., ( 2012 ) A parieto-medial temporal pathway for the strategic control over working memory biases in human visual attention. Journal of Neuroscience, 32, 17563-71.
  • Silvanto, J., Soto, D., ( 2012 ) Causal role of early visual cortex in percept-to-memory interference. Neuroimage, 59, 840-5.
  • Kiyonaga, A., Egner, T., Soto, D., ( 2012 ) Cognitive control over working memory biases of selection. Psychonomic Bulleting & Review. 9(4): 639-46.
  • Soto, D., Rotshtein, P., Hodsoll, J.P., Mevorach, C., & Humphreys, G.W., ( 2012 ) Common and distinct neural regions for visuo-verbal guidance of selection: Converging evidence from fMRI and rTMS. Human Brain Mapping, 33,105-20.
  • Soto, D., Greene, C., Chaudhary, A., Rotshtein, P., ( 2012 ) Competition in working memory reduces frontal guidance of visual selection. Cerebral Cortex, 22, 1159-69.
  • Soto, D., Llewelyn, D., Silvanto, J., ( 2012 ) Distinct causal mechanisms of attentional guidance by working memory and repetition priming in early visual cortex, Journal of Neuroscience, 32, 3447-3452.
  • Särkämö T., Soto, D., ( 2012 ) Music listening after stroke: beneficial effects and potential neural mechanisms. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 1252, 266-281
  • Greene, C.M., Soto, D., ( 2012 ) Neural Repetition Effects in the Medial Temporal Lobe Complex are Modulated by Previous Encoding Experience. Public Library of Science One. 7:e40870.
  • Soto, D., Mok, A., McRobbie, D., Quest, R., Waldman, A., & Rotshtein, P., ( 2011 ) Biasing visual selection: functional neuroimaging of the interplay between spatial cueing and feature memory guidance. Neuropsychologia, 49, 1537-1543.
  • Soto, D., Mannan, S., Malhotra, P., Rzeskiewicz, A., & Humphreys, G.W. , ( 2011 ) Distinguishing non-spatial from spatial biases in visual selection: Neuropsychological evidence. Acta Psychologica, 137: 226-234.
  • Balani, A., Soto, D., & Humphreys, G.W., ( 2011 ) Separating top-down and bottom up cueing of attention from response inhibition in utilization behaviour. Neurocase.
  • Rotshtein, P., Soto, D., Grecucci, A., Geng, J.J., & Humphreys, G.W., ( 2011 ) The role of the pulvinar in resolving competition between memory and visual selection: A functional connectivity study. Neuropsychologia, 49, 1544-1552.
  • Soto, D., Mäntylä, T., Silvanto, J. , ( 2011 ) Working memory without consciousness, Current Biology, 21, R912-3.
  • Mannan, S., Kennard, C., Potter, D., Pan, Y. & Soto, D. , ( 2010 ) Early oculomotor capture by new onsets driven by the contents of working memory. Vision Research, 50, 1590-1597.
  • Greene, C., Bahri, P., & Soto, D., ( 2010 ) Interplay between mood and arousal in recognition memory. Public Library of Science One, 5, e11739.
  • Grecucci, A., Soto, D., Humphreys, G.W., Rumiati, R.I. & Rotshtein, P., ( 2010 ) The inter-relations between verbal working memory and visual selection of emotional faces. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 22, 1189-200.
  • Pan, Y., Soto, D., ( 2010 ) The modulation of perceptual selection by working memory is dependent on the focus of spatial attention Vision Research, 50, 1437-44.
  • Rosenthal, C.R., Kennard, C., & Soto, D., ( 2010 ) Visuo-spatial sequence learning without seeing. Public Library of Science One, 5, e11906.
  • Balani, A., Soto, D., & Humphreys, G.W. , ( 2010 ) Working memory and semantic distractor effects on visual search. Memory and Cognition, 38, 1058-1076.
  • Soto, D., Wriglesworth, A. Bahrami-Balani, A., & Humphreys, G.W., ( 2010 ) Working memory enhances visual perception: evidence from a signal detection analyses. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning Memory and Cognition, 36, 441-56.
  • Soto, D., & Humphreys, G.W., ( 2009 ) Automatic selection of irrelevant object features through working memory: Evidence for top-down attentional capture. Experimental Psychology, 56,165-172.
  • Pan, Y., Xu, B., & Soto, D., ( 2009 ) Dimension-based working memory-driven capture of visual selection. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 62, 1123-1131.
  • Kumar, S., Soto, D., & Humphreys, G.W., ( 2009 ) Electrophysiological evidence for attentional guidance by the contents of working memory. European Journal of Neuroscience, 30, 307-317.
  • Soto, D. , ( 2009 ) Interplay between music, emotion and cognitive function in health and disease. Communicative and Integrative Biology, 2, 549 – 551.
  • Soto, D., Funes, M., Guzmán-García, A., Warbrick, T., & Humphreys, G.W., ( 2009 ) Pleasant music overcomes the loss of visual awareness in patients with visual neglect. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, 106, 6011-6016.
  • Soto, D., & Humphreys, G.W., ( 2009 ) Semantically-induced perceptual distortions of visual awareness in a patient with Balint’s syndrome. Cognition, 110, 237-241.
  • Balani, A., Soto, D., & Humphreys, G.W., ( 2009 ) Top-down and bottom-up cueing of attention in utilization disorder following stroke. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 26, 635-654.
  • Soto, D., Montoro, P. & Humphreys, G.W. , ( 2009 ) Transcranial magnetic stimulation of the primary motor cortex modulates response interference in a flanker task. Neuroscience Letters, 451, 261-265.
  • Blanco, M.J., & Soto, D., ( 2009 ) Unconscious perception of a flash can trigger line motion illusion. Experimental Brain Research, 192, 605-613.
  • Valle-Inclán, F., Blanco, M.J., Soto, D., & Leirós, L., ( 2008 ) A new method to assess eye dominance. Psicologica, 29, 55-64.
  • Soto, D., Hodsoll, J.P., Rotshtein, P. & Humphreys, G.W., ( 2008 ) Automatic guidance of attention from working memory. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 12, 342-348
  • Soto, D., & Humphreys, G.W. , ( 2008 ) Stressing the mind: The effect of verbal suppression and cognitive load on attentional guidance from working memory. Perception & Psychophysics, 70, 924–934.
  • Soto, D., & Humphreys, G.W. , ( 2007 ) Automatic guidance of visual attention from verbal working memory. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. 33, 730-737.
  • Soto, D., Humphreys, G.W. & Rotshtein, P. , ( 2007 ) Dissociating the neural mechanisms of memory-based guidance of visual selection. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, 104, 17186-91.
  • Soto, D., Humphreys, G.W. & Heinke, D.G., ( 2006 ) Dividing the mind: The necessary role of the frontal lobes in separating memory from search. Neuropsychologia, 44, 1282-1289.
  • Soto, D., & Humphreys, G.W., ( 2006 ) Seeing the content of the mind: Enhanced awareness through working memory in patients with visual extinction. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, 103, 4789-4792.
  • Soto, D., Humphreys, G.W. & Heinke, D.G., ( 2006 ) Working memory can guide pop-out search. Vision Research, 46, 1010-1018.
  • Soto, D., Heinke, D., Humphreys, G.W., & Blanco, M.J., ( 2005 ) Early, involuntary top-down guidance of attention from working memory. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 31, 248-261.
  • Soto, D., & Blanco, M.J., ( 2004 ) Spatial attention and object-based attention: a comparison within a single task. Vision Research, 44, 9-81.
  • Blanco, M.J., & Soto, D., ( 2003 ) Compensating small changes in luminance during performance of visual sustained attention tasks. Le Travail Humain, 66, 329-346.
  • Blanco, M. J., & Soto, D., ( 2002 ) Effects of spatial attention on detection and identification of oriented lines. Acta Psychologica, 109, 195-212.
  • Soto, D., & Blanco, M.J., ( 2001 ) Illusory and real motion of a line: a comparison within a flanker task. Cognitiva,13, 193-207.
  • Blanco, M. J., & Soto, D. , ( 2001 ) Measurement of sensitivity on vigilance experiments: statistical consequences from the use of indices based on signal detection theory. Psicologica, 22, 191-204.