Saul Sternberg

BA, Mathematics, Swarthmore College;
Ph.D., Social Psychology, Harvard University
Office Location: 
3720 Walnut St., Room D19
Research Interests: 
Memory and Learning
Sensation and Perception
Specific Research Areas: 

Human experimental and mathematical psychology: short-term dynamics of visual representation; brain and biomechanics in timing repeated movements; retrieval from active memory: reaction-time methods and information-processing models.

Selected Publications: 

Sternberg, S. (2023). Combining reaction-time distributions to conserve shape.  Behavior Research Methods.

Sternberg, S. (2021). Sex differences in the effects on the brain of early cognitive stimulation. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 38 (5), 336-348.

Sternberg, S. (2018). Some constraints on reaction-time distributions for sequential processes. In T. Lachmann & T. Weis (Eds.). Invariances in Human Information Processing. New York: Routledge. Pp. 101-116.
Sternberg, S. (2016). In defence of high-speed memory scanning. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 69, 2020-2075.

Sternberg, S. & Backus, B. T. (2015). Sequential processes and the shapes of reaction-time distributions. Psychological Review, 122,  830-837.

Sternberg, S. (2011). Modular processes in mind and brain. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 28, 156-208.

Sternberg, S. (2001). Separate modifiability, mental modules, and the use of pure and composite measures to reveal them. Acta Psychologica, 106, 147-246.

Scarborough, D. & Sternberg, S. (Eds.) (1998). Invitation to Cognitive Science, Volume 4: Methods, Models, and Conceptual Issues. MIT Press. Pp. 1-xiv, 1-950.

Sternberg, S. (1998). Discovering mental processing stages: The method of additive factors. In D. Scarborough & S. Sternberg (Eds.) op. cit., Pp. 703-863.

Roberts, S. & Sternberg, S. (1993). The meaning of additive reaction-time effects: Tests of three alternatives. In D. E. Meyer & S. Kornblum (Eds.) Attention and Performance XIV: Synergies in Experimental Psychology, Artificial Intelligence, and Cognitive Neuroscience. Cambridge, MA: M.I.T. Press. Pp. 611-653.

Sternberg, S., Knoll, R.L., & Turock, D.L. (1990). Hierarchical control in the execution of action sequences: Tests of two invariance  principles. In M. Jeannerod (Ed.) Attention and Performance XIII. Hillsdale, N.J.: Erlbaum, Pp. 3-55.

Sternberg, S., Knoll, R.L. Monsell, S. & Wright, C.E. (1988). Motor programs and hierarchical organization in the control of rapid speech. Phonetica, 45, 175-197.

Sternberg, S., Knoll, R.L. & Zukofsky, P. (1982). Timing by skilled musicians.  In D. Deutsch (Ed.) The psychology of music. New York: Academic Press. Pp. 181-239.

Sternberg, S. & Knoll, R. L. (1973). The perception of temporal order: Fundamental issues and a general model.  [Dedicated to the Memory of Robert R. Bush] In S. Kornblum (Ed.) Attention and performance IV. New York: Academic Press. Pp. 629-685.

Sternberg, S. (1969). Memory-scanning: Mental processes revealed by reaction-time experiments.  American Scientist, 57, 421-457.