Thomas J. Palmeri, Ph.D.


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Faculty Appointments
Professor of Psychology Professor of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Ph.D., Cognitive Psychology, Indiana University, Bloomington, IndianaB.S., Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Office Address
507 Wilson Hall
301 Wilson Hall
Nashville, TN
Research Keywords
human learning and memory, perceptual categorization, conceptual representation, computational modeling, functional brain imaging
Palmeri TJ, Gauthier I. Visual object understanding. Nat. Rev. Neurosci. 2004 Apr; 5(4): 291-303. PMID: 15034554, PII: nrn1364, DOI: 10.1038/nrn1364, ISSN: 1471-003X.

Palmeri, TJ, Wong, ACN, & Gauthier, I. Computational approaches to the development of perceptual expertise. Trends in Cognitive Science. 2004.

Blake, RB, Palmeri, TJ, Marois, R, & Kim, CY. On the perceptual reality of synesthetic color. In L. Robertson & N. Sagiv (Eds.), Attention on Synesthesia: Cognition, Development, and Neurobiology. 2004.

Gauthier I, Palmeri TJ. Visual neurons: categorization-based selectivity. Curr. Biol. 2002 Apr 4/16/2002; 12(8): R282-4. PMID: 11967168, PII: S0960982202008011, ISSN: 0960-9822.

Palmeri TJ, Blake R, Marois R, Flanery MA, Whetsell W. The perceptual reality of synesthetic colors. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2002 Mar 3/19/2002; 99(6): 4127-31. PMID: 11904456, PMCID: PMC122659, PII: 99/6/4127, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.022049399, ISSN: 0027-8424.

Johansen, MK, Palmeri, TJ. Are there representational shifts during category learning?. Cognitive Psychology. 2002; 45: 482-553.

Viken, RJ, Treat, TA, Nosofsky, RM, McFall, RM, & Palmeri, TJ. Modeling individual differences in perceptual and attentional processes related to bulimic symptoms. Journal of Abnormal Psychology. 2002; 111: 598-609.

Palmeri, TJ, Noelle, D. Concept learning. In M.A. Arbib (Ed.), The Handbook of Brain Theory and Neural Networks, MIT Press. 2002.

Palmeri, TJ. Automaticity. In L. Nadel et al. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Cognitive Science, Nature Publishing Group, London. 2002.

Palmeri, TJ, Blake, RB, Marois, R. What is synesthesia?. Scientific American On-Line. 2002.

Palmeri, TJ, Flanery, MA. Memory systems and perceptual categorization. In B.H. Ross (Ed.), The Psychology of Learning and Motivation (Volume 41), Academic Press. 2002.

Palmeri, T.J. Memory systems in categorization. 2001.

Palmeri, TJ, Blalock, C. The role of background knowledge in speeded perceptual categorization. Cognition. 2000; 77: B45-B57.

Palmeri, T.J. Theories of automaticity and the power law of practice. 1999.

Palmeri, T.J., & Flanery, M.A. Learning about categories in the absence of training: Profound amnesia and the relationship between perceptual categorization and recognition memory. 1999.

Palmeri, TJ. Learning hierarchically structured categories: A comparison of category learning models. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. 1999; 6: 495-503.

Nosofsky, RM, Palmeri, TJ. A rule-plus-exception model for classifying objects in continuous-dimension spaces. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. 1998; 5: 345-69.

Palmeri TJ. Exemplar similarity and the development of automaticity. J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn. 1997 Mar; 23(2): 324-54. PMID: 9080007, ISSN: 0278-7393.

Nosofsky, R.M., & Palmeri, T.J. An exemplar-based random walk model of speeded classification. 1997.

Palmeri, T.J. Exemplar similarity and the development of automaticity. 1997.

Nosofsky, RM, Palmeri, TJ. Comparing exemplar-retrieval and decision-bound models of speeded perceptual classification. Perception & Psychophysics. 1997; 59: 1027-48.

Nosofsky, RM, Palmeri, TJ. Learning to classify integral-dimension stimuli. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. 1996; 3: 222-6.

Palmeri, T.J., & Nosofsky, R.M. Recognition memory for exceptions to the category rule. 1995.

Nosofsky, RM, Palmeri, TJ, McKinley, SC. Rule-plus-exception model of classification learning. Psychological Review. 1994; 101: 53-79.

Nosofsky, RM, Gluck, M, Palmeri, TJ, McKinley, SC, Glauthier, P. Comparing models of rule-based classification learning: A replication and extension of Shepard, Hovland, and Jenkins (1961). Memory & Cognition. 1994; 22: 352-69.

Palmeri, TJ, Goldinger, SD, & Pisoni, DB. Episodic encoding of voice attributes and recognition memory for spoken words. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition. 1993; 19: 309-28.

Kim, CY, Blake, R, Palmeri, TJ. Perceptual interaction between real and synesthetic colors. Cortex.