Recht, S., Li, C., Yang, Y., & Chiu, K. (2024). Adaptive curiosity about metacognitive ability. PsyArXiv, DOI: 10.31234/ | PDF | Supplementary Material | Data

Recht, S., & Yeung, N. (2024). Knowability predicts curiosity and learning. PsyArXiv, DOI: 10.31234/ | PDF | Data


Sarı, İ. D., Recht, S., & Lunghi, C. (2024). Learning to discriminate the eye-of-origin during continuous flash suppression. European Journal of Neuroscience. DOI: 10.1111/ejn.16373 | PDF | Data

Zheng, Y. , Recht, S., & Rahnev, D. (2023). Common computations for metacognition and meta-metacognition. Neuroscience of Consciousness, DOI: 10.1093/nc/niad023 | PDF | Supplementary Material | Data

Recht, S., Mamassian, P., & de Gardelle, V. (2023). Metacognition tracks sensitivity following involuntary shifts of visual attention. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, DOI: 10.3758/s13423-022-02212-y | PDF | Supplementary Material | Data Exp 1 / Data Exp 2

Recht, S.*, Jovanovic, L.*, Mamassian P. & Balsdon T. (2022). Confidence at the limits of human nested cognition. Neuroscience of Consciousness, 2022(1), niac014 | PDF | Supplementary Material | Data

Recht, S., de Gardelle, V. , & Mamassian, P. (2021). Metacognitive blindness in temporal selection during the deployment of spatial attention. Cognition, 216:104864, DOI: 10.1016/j.cognition.2021.104864 | PDF | Supplementary Material | Data

Rahnev et al. (2020). The confidence database. Nature Human Behaviour, 4(3):317-325, DOI: 10.1038/s41562-019-0813-1 | PDF | Data

Recht, S., Mamassian, P., & de Gardelle, V. (2019). Temporal attention causes systematic biases in visual confidence. Scientific Reports, 9:11622 , DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-48063-x | PDF | Supplementary Material | Data

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Conference proceedings and posters

Recht S., Vacher J., Busch N.A. and Dugué L. (2022). Sub-second dynamics of precision and confidence following voluntary shifts of spatial attention. 44rd European Conference on Visual Perception, Nijmegen, NL.

Michel, R., Balestrieri, E., Recht, S., Dugué, L. & Busch, N.A. (2022). The impact of analytic choices on detectability of behavioral oscillations in dense sampling studies. Vision Sciences Society – 22th Annual Meeting, St Pete Beach, FL, USA.

Kono, M., Barbir, M., Tatsumi, Y., Recht, S., Mazuka, R., & Tsuji, S. (2021). 自然な環境下での話者の顔情報の有無による子どもの言語習得の違い (The role of facial cues for infants’ language acquisition in everyday environments). 21st日本赤ちゃん学会 (Japanese Society for Infant Studies Conference), Tokyo, Japan.

Güneysu, A., Recht, S., Gargot, T. (2020). The imitation game: A perception-action loop based, imitation activity with tangible robots for children with ASD. The 33rd European College of Neuropsychopharmacology Congress, Vienna, Austria.

Barbir, M. Havron, N., Recht, S., A., Fievet, A. C. & Christophe, A. (2019), When one learning method is both a propeller and an obstacle: The effect of translation on second language acquisition in children. The 44th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development, Boston, USA.

Recht, S., Jovanovic, L., Balsdon, T., & Mamassian, P. (2019), Meta-meta-meta-perception . 42st European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP), Bruxelles, Belgium.

Recht, S., de Gardelle, V., & Mamassian, P.  (2019), Metacognition of time estimates during spatial orienting of attention. Vision Sciences Society – nineteenth Annual Meeting, St Pete Beach, FL, USA

Recht, S., Mamassian, P., & de Gardelle, V. (2018), Metacognition during spatial orienting of attention. 41st European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP), Trieste, Italy.

Recht, S., Mamassian, P., & de Gardelle, V. Confidence blinks before attention (2018), Vision Sciences Society – eighteenth Annual Meeting, St Pete Beach, FL, USA.

Recht, S., de Gardelle, V., & Mamassian, P.  (2017), Exogenous cues and visual confidence. Vision Sciences Society – seventeenth Annual Meeting, St Pete Beach, FL, USA.

Doctoral thesis


Adaptive decision-making requires precise monitoring of decision quality in light of both sensory uncertainty and the variability inherent in cognitive functions. Such monitoring, or metacognitive reasoning, can be assessed by relating subjective confidence in a perceptual decision to objective accuracy. Selective attention is a known modulator of sensory processing, and reliable metacognitive access to attention may be the key to cope with the variability of the environment. The present dissertation investigates the temporal construction of visual confidence during and after the allocation of selective attention either to a point in time (temporal attention) or to a point in space (spatial attention). In both the temporal and spatial domain, we observe that attention constrains metacognitive ability, both during and after allocation. The robust temporal binding observed in the present thesis between attention and metacognition induces dissociations between confidence and accuracy when attention is misallocated. The empirical results presented in this work highlight a systematic inability to integrate the temporal dynamics of selective attention into metacognitive judgments.

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