Jelena Ristic

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Contact Information:


Office: Stewart Biology Building, N7/13
Phone: 514.398.2091
Email: jelena.ristic[at]


Mailing Address:
Department of Psychology
1205 Dr Penfield Avenue
Montreal, QC
H3A 1B1


Jelena Ristic

Research Areas:

Cognition & Cognitive Neuroscience | Developmental Science

Research Summary:

Social attention, Interactive cognition, Eye tracking, Complex behavior, EEG, Individual differences

Selected References:

Ristic, J. & Capozzi, F. (2022). Mechanisms for individual, group, and crowd-based attention to social information. Nature Reviews Psychology. doi: 10.1038/s44159-022-00118-z.

McCrackin, S. D., Provencher, S., Mendell, E., & Ristic, J. (2022). Transparent masks facilitate understanding of emotional states but not sharing them with others. Cognitive Research Principles and Implications, 7(1), 1-13. 

McCrackin, S. D., Capozzi, F., Mayrand, F. & Ristic, J. (in press). Face masks impair basic emotion recognition: Group effects and individual variability. Social Psychology (Special issue on Understanding others in moments of crisis).

Capozzi, F. & Ristic, J. (2021). Attentional gaze dynamics in group interactions. Visual Cognition, 1-16.

Capozzi, F. & Ristic, J. (2020). Attention AND mentalizing? Reframing a debate on social orienting of attention. Visual Cognition, 28(2), 97-105.

Latif, N., Capozzi, F., & Ristic, J. (2019). Taking it out of context: Coherent context does not influence social event segmentation but modulates perceptual reliance. Attention Perception & Psychophysics, 81(6), 2003-2013.

Pereira, E. J., Birmingham, E. & Ristic, J. (2019). The eyes don't have it after all? Attention is not biased towards faces or eyes. Psychological Research, 1(2), 1-17.

Capozzi, F. & Ristic, J. (2018). How attention gates social interactions. Annals of the New York Academy of Science, 1426, 179-198.

Capozzi, F., Baylis, A. & Ristic, J. (2018). Gaze following in multi-agent contexts: Evidence for a quorum-like principle. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 25(6), 2260-2266.

Hayward, D. A., Pereira, E. J., Otto, A. R. & Ristic, J. (2017). Smile! Social reward drives attention. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 44(2), 206-214.

Ristic, J. & Enns, J. T. (2015). The changing face of attentional development. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 24(1), 24-3

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