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Meera M. Sunny

Associate Professor
  • BA: Mahatma Gandhi University, 2005
  • MA: Allahabad University, 2007
  • PhD: University of Warwick, 2011
  • Email: m.m.sunny -AT- iitgn.ac.in
  • Office: 5/316 B
  • VOIP: 2430

Research Interests: Visual attention, Attention capture, Visual marking



Publications

  • Journal Articles
  • Papers Presented
  • Posters Presented
  • Sunny, Meera Mary and Mühlenen, Adrian von, “Attention capture by abrupt onsets: re-visiting the priority tag model”, Frontiers in Psychology, DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00958, vol. 4, Dec. 2013.
    Kumar, Neeraj; Manjaly, Jaison A. and Sunny, Meera Mary , "The relationship between action-effect monitoring and attention capture", Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, DOI: 10.1037/xge0000032, vol. 144, no. 1, pp. 18-23, Feb. 2015.
    Yoxon, Emma; Sunny, Meera Mary and Welsh, Timothy, “"There's something about offsets": Offset events cannot be associated with reaching movements ”, Journal of Vision, DOI: 10.1167/16.12.459 , vol. 16, no. 12, pp. 459, Sep. 2016.
    Sunny, Meera Mary and Mühlenen, Adrian von, “The role of flicker and abrupt displacement in attention capture by motion onsets”, Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, DOI: 10.3758/s13414-013-0587-x, vol. 76, no. 2, Feb. 2014.
    Singh, Divita and Sunny, Meera M., “Emotion induced blindness is more sensitive to changes in arousal as compared to valence of the emotional distractor”, Frontiers in Psychology, DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01381, vol. 8, Aug. 2017.
    Sunny, Meera and Thomas, Tony, “Slower attentional disengagement but faster perceptual processing near the hand”, Acta Psychologica, DOI: 10.1016/j.actpsy.2017.01.005, vol. 174, pp. 40-47, Jan. 2017.
    Thomas, Tony and Sunny, Meera Mary, “Situational determinants of Hand-proximity effects”, Collabra: Psychology, DOI: 10.1525/collabra.198, vol. 5, no. 1, Jun. 2019.
    Thomas, Tony and Sunny, Meera Mary, “Diminished distractor exclusion for magnocellular features near the hand”, Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, Dec. 2018.
    Thomas, Tony and Sunny, Meera Mary, “Altered visuo-spatial processing in the peri-personal space: a new look at the hand-proximity effects”, Journal of the Indian Institute of Science, DOI: 10.1007/s41745-017-0057-x, vol. 97, no. 4, pp. 443-450, Dec. 2017.
    George, Nithin and Sunny, Meera M., “Challenges to the modularity thesis under the Bayesian brain models”, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, DOI: 10.3389/fnhum.2019.00353, vol. 13, Oct. 2019.
    Thomas, Tony and Sunny, Meera Mary, “Diminished distractor exclusion for magnocellular features near the hand”, Experimental Brain Research, DOI: 10.1007/s00221-020-05752-8, vol. 238, no. 3, pp. 761-770, Feb. 2020.
  • Sunny, Meera M. and Mühlenen, Adrian von, "Conditions of capture: when and why an onset of motion captures attention” in XXII Annual Convention of the National Academy of Psychology, Bangalore, IN, and December 10-12, 2012.
    Thomas, Tony and Sunny, Meera Mary, "Hand proximity effect: the role of space, object and disengagement", in the European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP-2015), University of Liverpool, UK, Aug. 23-27, 2015.
    Thomas, Tony and Sunny, Meera Mary, "Stroop interference and spatial processing near the hands" in the 2nd Annual Conference on Cognitive Science (ACCS-2015), Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, IN, Jul. 5-8, 2015.
    Singh, Divita and Sunny, Meera M., "Lag-1 sparing in the attentional blink: Role of stimulus feature and visual working memory in integrating two events in a single attentional episode", in the International conference on Attention and Language, BITS Goa, IN, Mar. 03-04, 2017.
    Thomas, Tony and Sunny, Meera M., "Differential sensitivity to motion and color singletons in the proximal region of the hand", in the 4th International AttLis Workshop (AttLis-2017), BITS Pilani Goa Campus, Goa, In, Mar. 3-4, 2017.
    Thomas, Tony, Kumar, Neeraj and Sunny, Meera M., “The Role of Limb Proximity in Attentional Prioritization”, in International Conference on Cognition, Emotion and Action (CEA-2013), Ahmedabad, IN, Dec. 6-8, 2013 Poster no.S1- 1.
  • Thomas, Tony and Sunny, Meera M., "Hand Proximity Influences Attention Capture by a Feature Singleton", in the 1st Annual Conference on Cognitive Science (ACCS 2014) (ACCS-2014), New Delhi, IN, Mar. 3-5, 2014. Poster No. 62.
    Singh, Divita and Sunny, Meera M., “Emotion-induced Blindness: A Review”, in International Conference on Cognition, Emotion and Action (CEA-2013), Ahmedabad, IN, Dec. 6-8, 2013, Poster no. S3.
    Jagini, Kishore Kumar and Sunny, Meera Mary, "Understanding the role of action on attention capture", in the 3rd International Conference on Cognition, Brain and Computation, Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar, IN, Dec. 5-7, 2015.
    Nair, Vipul and Sunny, Meera Mary, "Feasibility study of Oculus Rift device in visual search experiments", in the 2nd Annual Conference on Cognitive Science (ACCS-2015), Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, IN, Jul. 5-8, 2015.
    Saxena, Pankhuri; George, Nithin and Sunny, Meera Mary, "Attentional consequences in uncertainty", in the 3rd International Conference on Cognition, Brain and Computation, Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar, IN, Dec. 5-7, 2015.
    Singh, Divita and Sunny, Meera Mary, "(No) Role of emotion in emotion induced blindness", in the European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP-2015), University of Liverpool, UK, Aug. 23 - 27, 2015.
    Singh, Divita and Sunny, Meera Mary, “Role of attentional window and perceptual load in visual search task” in the 2nd Annual Conference on Cognitive Science (ACCS-2015), Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, IN, Jul. 5-8, 2015.
    Sunny, Meera Mary; Manjaly, Jaison A. and Kumar, Neeraj, "Attention capture as a function of prediction error", in the European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP-2015), University of Liverpool, UK, Aug. 23-27, 2015.
    Zubair, Hamza Mohd and Sunny, Meera Mary, "Understanding parity: Is the odd-effect odd or even?", in the European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP-2015), University of Liverpool, UK, Aug. 23-27, 2015.
    Jagini, Kishore Kumar and Sunny, Meera Mary, "Role of action in modulating bottom-up attentional mechanisms", in the European Conference on Visual Perception, Barcelona, ES, Aug. 28- Sep. 1, 2016.
    Jagini, Kishore Kumar and Sunny, Meera Mary, "Role of action in modulating attentional mechanisms", in the Attentive listener in Visual World (Attlis-2017), BITS Goa, Goa, IN, Mar. 3-4, 2017.
    George, Nithin; Saxena, Pankhuri and Sunny, Meera Mary, "Attentional consequence of acting in uncertain environment", in the 8th International Conference on Brain Informatics and Health (BIH 2015), London, GB, Aug. 30 - Sep. 2, 2016.
    Chakravarthula, Lakshman Chakrav Nallan and Sunny, Meera M., “Reliable prediction errors in visual search increase distractor interference and eliminate contextual cost”, in the VI Annual Conference of Cognitive Science (ACCS - 2019), BITS Pilani KK Birla Goa Campus, Goa, IN, Dec. 10-12 2019.
    Sreekanth C.; EH, Vinaya; George, Nithin and Sunny, Meera M., “Effect of feature-based attention on sensory attenuation”, in the VI Annual Conference of Cognitive Science (ACCS - 2019), BITS Pilani KK Birla Goa Campus, Goa, IN, Dec. 10-12 2019.
    Bhanap, Ruhi and Sunny, Meera M., “The effect of hand proximity on attentional repulsion effect”, in the VI Annual Conference of Cognitive Science (ACCS - 2019), BITS Pilani KK Birla Goa Campus, Goa, IN, Dec. 10-12 2019.