Wei Ji Ma, Ph.D. - Publications

Center for Neural Science and Department of Psychology New York University, New York, NY, United States 
perception, decision-making, cognition

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Year Citation  Score
2023 Kuperwajs I, Schütt HH, Ma WJ. Using deep neural networks as a guide for modeling human planning. Scientific Reports. 13: 20269. PMID 37985896 DOI: 10.1038/s41598-023-46850-1  0.782
2023 Walker EY, Pohl S, Denison RN, Barack DL, Lee J, Block N, Ma WJ, Meyniel F. Studying the neural representations of uncertainty. Nature Neuroscience. PMID 37814025 DOI: 10.1038/s41593-023-01444-y  0.483
2023 van Opheusden B, Kuperwajs I, Galbiati G, Bnaya Z, Li Y, Ma WJ. Expertise increases planning depth in human gameplay. Nature. PMID 37258667 DOI: 10.1038/s41586-023-06124-2  0.745
2023 Lee JL, Denison R, Ma WJ. Challenging the fixed-criterion model of perceptual decision-making. Neuroscience of Consciousness. 2023: niad010. PMID 37089450 DOI: 10.1093/nc/niad010  0.515
2023 Schütt HH, Yoo AH, Calder-Travis J, Ma WJ. Point estimate observers: A new class of models for perceptual decision making. Psychological Review. PMID 36809000 DOI: 10.1037/rev0000402  0.802
2023 van den Berg R, Zou Q, Li Y, Ma WJ. No effect of monetary reward in a visual working memory task. Plos One. 18: e0280257. PMID 36649241 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0280257  0.517
2021 Lee JL, Ma WJ. Point-estimating observer models for latent cause detection. Plos Computational Biology. 17: e1009159. PMID 34714835 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1009159  0.52
2021 Li HH, Sprague TC, Yoo AH, Ma WJ, Curtis CE. Joint representation of working memory and uncertainty in human cortex. Neuron. PMID 34525327 DOI: 10.1016/j.neuron.2021.08.022  0.772
2021 Yoo AH, Acerbi L, Ma WJ. Uncertainty is maintained and used in working memory. Journal of Vision. 21: 13. PMID 34369970 DOI: 10.1167/jov.21.8.13  0.782
2020 van Opheusden B, Acerbi L, Ma WJ. Unbiased and efficient log-likelihood estimation with inverse binomial sampling. Plos Computational Biology. 16: e1008483. PMID 33362195 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1008483  0.772
2020 Calder-Travis J, Ma WJ. Explaining the effects of distractor statistics in visual search. Journal of Vision. 20: 11. PMID 33331851 DOI: 10.1167/jov.20.13.11  0.811
2020 Zhou Y, Acerbi L, Ma WJ. The role of sensory uncertainty in simple contour integration. Plos Computational Biology. 16: e1006308. PMID 33253195 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1006308  0.78
2020 Li HH, Ma WJ. Confidence reports in decision-making with multiple alternatives violate the Bayesian confidence hypothesis. Nature Communications. 11: 2004. PMID 32332712 DOI: 10.1038/s41467-020-15581-6  0.529
2020 Honig M, Ma WJ, Fougnie D. Humans incorporate trial-to-trial working memory uncertainty into rewarded decisions. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. PMID 32229572 DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1918143117  0.564
2020 Walker EY, Cotton RJ, Ma WJ, Tolias AS. A neural basis of probabilistic computation in visual cortex. Nature Neuroscience. 23: 122-129. PMID 31873286 DOI: 10.1038/S41593-019-0554-5  0.815
2019 Ma WJ. Bayesian Decision Models: A Primer. Neuron. 104: 164-175. PMID 31600512 DOI: 10.1016/j.neuron.2019.09.037  0.302
2019 Norton EH, Acerbi L, Ma WJ, Landy MS. Human online adaptation to changes in prior probability. Plos Computational Biology. 15: e1006681. PMID 31283765 DOI: 10.1371/Journal.Pcbi.1006681  0.749
2019 Song M, Bnaya Z, Ma WJ. Publisher Correction: Sources of suboptimality in a minimalistic explore-exploit task. Nature Human Behaviour. 3: 407-408. PMID 30971798 DOI: 10.1038/S41562-019-0564-Z  0.77
2019 Song M, Bnaya Z, Ma WJ. Sources of suboptimality in a minimalistic explore-exploit task. Nature Human Behaviour. 3: 361-368. PMID 30971784 DOI: 10.1038/S41562-018-0526-X  0.8
2018 Adler WT, Ma WJ. Comparing Bayesian and non-Bayesian accounts of human confidence reports. Plos Computational Biology. 14: e1006572. PMID 30422974 DOI: 10.1371/Journal.Pcbi.1006572  0.824
2018 Yoo AH, Klyszejko Z, Curtis CE, Ma WJ. Strategic allocation of working memory resource. Scientific Reports. 8: 16162. PMID 30385803 DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-34282-1  0.703
2018 Mihali A, Young AG, Adler LA, Halassa MM, Ma WJ. A Low-Level Perceptual Correlate of Behavioral and Clinical Deficits in ADHD. Computational Psychiatry (Cambridge, Mass.). 2: 141-163. PMID 30381800 DOI: 10.1162/cpsy_a_00018  0.769
2018 Shen S, Ma WJ. Variable precision in visual perception. Psychological Review. PMID 30335411 DOI: 10.1037/Rev0000128  0.313
2018 Adler WT, Ma WJ. Limitations of Proposed Signatures of Bayesian Confidence. Neural Computation. 1-28. PMID 30314423 DOI: 10.1162/Neco_A_01141  0.81
2018 Denison RN, Adler WT, Carrasco M, Ma WJ. Humans incorporate attention-dependent uncertainty into perceptual decisions and confidence. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. PMID 30297430 DOI: 10.1073/Pnas.1717720115  0.812
2018 van den Berg R, Ma WJ. A resource-rational theory of set size effects in human visual working memory. Elife. 7. PMID 30084356 DOI: 10.7554/eLife.34963  0.518
2018 Acerbi L, Dokka K, Angelaki DE, Ma WJ. Bayesian comparison of explicit and implicit causal inference strategies in multisensory heading perception. Plos Computational Biology. 14: e1006110. PMID 30052625 DOI: 10.1371/Journal.Pcbi.1006110  0.753
2017 Shin H, Zou Q, Ma WJ. The effects of delay duration on visual working memory for orientation. Journal of Vision. 17: 10. PMID 29234786 DOI: 10.1167/17.14.10  0.613
2017 Devkar D, Wright AA, Ma WJ. Monkeys and humans take local uncertainty into account when localizing a change. Journal of Vision. 17: 4. PMID 28877535 DOI: 10.1167/17.11.4  0.355
2017 Shin H, Ma WJ. Visual short-term memory for oriented, colored objects. Journal of Vision. 17: 12. PMID 28813568 DOI: 10.1167/17.9.12  0.619
2017 van den Berg R, Yoo AH, Ma WJ. Fechner's law in metacognition: A quantitative model of visual working memory confidence. Psychological Review. 124: 197-214. PMID 28221087 DOI: 10.1037/rev0000060  0.673
2017 Mihali A, van Opheusden B, Ma WJ. Bayesian microsaccade detection. Journal of Vision. 17: 13. PMID 28114483 DOI: 10.1167/17.1.13  0.764
2016 Peters MA, Ma WJ, Shams L. The Size-Weight Illusion is not anti-Bayesian after all: a unifying Bayesian account. Peerj. 4: e2124. PMID 27350899 DOI: 10.7717/Peerj.2124  0.598
2016 Shen S, Ma WJ. A Detailed Comparison of Optimality and Simplicity in Perceptual Decision Making. Psychological Review. PMID 27177259 DOI: 10.1037/Rev0000028  0.334
2016 Shin H, Ma WJ. Crowdsourced single-trial probes of visual working memory for irrelevant features. Journal of Vision. 16: 10. PMID 26974056 DOI: 10.1167/16.5.10  0.601
2016 Bhardwaj M, van den Berg R, Ma WJ, Josić K. Do People Take Stimulus Correlations into Account in Visual Search? Plos One. 11: e0149402. PMID 26963498 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0149402  0.513
2016 Wang X, Lang L, Yan P, Wang G, Li H, Ma W, Hua T. Aeolian processes and their effect on sandy desertification of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau: A wind tunnel experiment Soil and Tillage Research. 158: 67-75. DOI: 10.1016/j.still.2015.12.004  0.394
2015 Cai MB, Eagleman DM, Ma WJ. Perceived duration is reduced by repetition but not by high-level expectation. Journal of Vision. 15: 19. PMID 26401626 DOI: 10.1167/15.13.19  0.658
2015 Bhardwaj M, Carroll S, Ma WJ, Josić K. Visual Decisions in the Presence of Measurement and Stimulus Correlations. Neural Computation. 1-36. PMID 26378875 DOI: 10.1162/NECO_a_00778  0.302
2015 Mihali A, van Opheusden B, Ma WJ. A Bayesian model for microsaccade detection. Journal of Vision. 15: 1275. PMID 26326963 DOI: 10.1167/15.12.1275  0.781
2015 Shin H, Ma WJ. Visual working memory of irrelevant features in multi-feature objects. Journal of Vision. 15: 541. PMID 26326229 DOI: 10.1167/15.12.541  0.59
2015 Ma WJ, Shen S, Dziugaite G, van den Berg R. Requiem for the max rule? Vision Research. PMID 25584425 DOI: 10.1016/J.Visres.2014.12.019  0.548
2014 van den Berg R, Ma WJ. "Plateau"-related summary statistics are uninformative for comparing working memory models. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics. 76: 2117-35. PMID 24719235 DOI: 10.3758/s13414-013-0618-7  0.53
2014 van den Berg R, Awh E, Ma WJ. Factorial comparison of working memory models. Psychological Review. 121: 124-49. PMID 24490791 DOI: 10.1037/a0035234  0.519
2014 Acerbi L, Ma WJ, Vijayakumar S. A framework for testing identifiability of Bayesian models of perception Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems. 2: 1026-1034.  0.697
2013 Magnotti JF, Ma WJ, Beauchamp MS. Causal inference of asynchronous audiovisual speech. Frontiers in Psychology. 4: 798. PMID 24294207 DOI: 10.3389/Fpsyg.2013.00798  0.341
2013 Qamar AT, Cotton RJ, George RG, Beck JM, Prezhdo E, Laudano A, Tolias AS, Ma WJ. Trial-to-trial, uncertainty-based adjustment of decision boundaries in visual categorization. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 110: 20332-7. PMID 24272938 DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1219756110  0.814
2013 Pouget A, Beck JM, Ma WJ, Latham PE. Probabilistic brains: knowns and unknowns. Nature Neuroscience. 16: 1170-8. PMID 23955561 DOI: 10.1038/nn.3495  0.794
2013 Mazyar H, van den Berg R, Seilheimer RL, Ma WJ. Independence is elusive: set size effects on encoding precision in visual search. Journal of Vision. 13. PMID 23576114 DOI: 10.1167/13.5.8  0.797
2013 Keshvari S, van den Berg R, Ma WJ. No evidence for an item limit in change detection. Plos Computational Biology. 9: e1002927. PMID 23468613 DOI: 10.1371/Journal.Pcbi.1002927  0.795
2012 Berens P, Ecker AS, Cotton RJ, Ma WJ, Bethge M, Tolias AS. A fast and simple population code for orientation in primate V1. The Journal of Neuroscience : the Official Journal of the Society For Neuroscience. 32: 10618-26. PMID 22855811 DOI: 10.1523/Jneurosci.1335-12.2012  0.609
2012 Keshvari S, van den Berg R, Ma WJ. Probabilistic computation in human perception under variability in encoding precision. Plos One. 7: e40216. PMID 22768258 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0040216  0.816
2012 Mazyar H, van den Berg R, Ma WJ. Does precision decrease with set size? Journal of Vision. 12: 10. PMID 22685337 DOI: 10.1167/12.6.10  0.792
2012 van den Berg R, Shin H, Chou WC, George R, Ma WJ. Variability in encoding precision accounts for visual short-term memory limitations. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 109: 8780-5. PMID 22582168 DOI: 10.1073/Pnas.1117465109  0.718
2012 Beck JM, Ma WJ, Pitkow X, Latham PE, Pouget A. Not noisy, just wrong: the role of suboptimal inference in behavioral variability. Neuron. 74: 30-9. PMID 22500627 DOI: 10.1016/J.Neuron.2012.03.016  0.785
2012 van den Berg R, Ma WJ. Robust averaging during perceptual judgment is not optimal. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 109: E736; author reply R. PMID 22362885 DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1119078109  0.449
2012 van den Berg R, Vogel M, Josic K, Ma WJ. Optimal inference of sameness. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 109: 3178-83. PMID 22315400 DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1108790109  0.538
2012 Ma WJ, Beck J, Pouget A. A Neural Implementation of Optimal Cue Integration Sensory Cue Integration. DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387247.003.0021  0.558
2011 Ma WJ, Navalpakkam V, Beck JM, Berg Rv, Pouget A. Behavior and neural basis of near-optimal visual search. Nature Neuroscience. 14: 783-90. PMID 21552276 DOI: 10.1038/nn.2814  0.796
2010 Ma WJ, Pouget A. Population Codes: Theoretic Aspects Encyclopedia of Neuroscience. 749-755. DOI: 10.1016/B978-008045046-9.01401-7  0.505
2009 Ma WJ, Huang W. No capacity limit in attentional tracking: evidence for probabilistic inference under a resource constraint. Journal of Vision. 9: 3.1-30. PMID 20053066 DOI: 10.1167/9.11.3  0.34
2009 Ma WJ, Zhou X, Ross LA, Foxe JJ, Parra LC. Lip-reading aids word recognition most in moderate noise: a Bayesian explanation using high-dimensional feature space. Plos One. 4: e4638. PMID 19259259 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0004638  0.52
2009 Beierholm UR, Körding KP, Shams L, Ma WJ. Comparing Bayesian models for multisensory cue combination without mandatory integration Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 20 - Proceedings of the 2007 Conference 0.762
2008 Beck JM, Ma WJ, Kiani R, Hanks T, Churchland AK, Roitman J, Shadlen MN, Latham PE, Pouget A. Probabilistic population codes for Bayesian decision making. Neuron. 60: 1142-52. PMID 19109917 DOI: 10.1016/j.neuron.2008.09.021  0.81
2008 Ma WJ, Pouget A. WITHDRAWN: Linking neurons to behavior in multisensory perception: A computational review. Brain Research Reviews. PMID 19070906 DOI: 10.1016/j.brainresrev.2008.04.009  0.522
2008 Ma WJ, Beck JM, Pouget A. Spiking networks for Bayesian inference and choice. Current Opinion in Neurobiology. 18: 217-22. PMID 18678253 DOI: 10.1016/j.conb.2008.07.004  0.804
2008 Ma WJ, Pouget A. Linking neurons to behavior in multisensory perception: a computational review. Brain Research. 1242: 4-12. PMID 18602905 DOI: 10.1016/j.brainres.2008.04.082  0.597
2007 Beck J, Ma WJ, Latham PE, Pouget A. Probabilistic population codes and the exponential family of distributions. Progress in Brain Research. 165: 509-19. PMID 17925267 DOI: 10.1016/S0079-6123(06)65032-2  0.812
2007 Körding KP, Beierholm U, Ma WJ, Quartz S, Tenenbaum JB, Shams L. Causal inference in multisensory perception. Plos One. 2: e943. PMID 17895984 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0000943  0.812
2006 Ma WJ, Beck JM, Latham PE, Pouget A. Bayesian inference with probabilistic population codes. Nature Neuroscience. 9: 1432-8. PMID 17057707 DOI: 10.1038/nn1790  0.798
2005 Shams L, Ma WJ, Beierholm U. Sound-induced flash illusion as an optimal percept. Neuroreport. 16: 1923-7. PMID 16272880 DOI: 10.1097/01.wnr.0000187634.68504.bb  0.781
2004 Wilken P, Ma WJ. A detection theory account of change detection. Journal of Vision. 4: 1120-35. PMID 15669916 DOI: 10:1167/4.12.11  0.805
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