Jelena Ristic

Academic title(s): 

Associate Professor

William Dawson Scholar

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:

Basic mechanisms of human attention; Cognitive neuroscience of attention; Social cognition, social attention, and attentional development; Special populations; Functional neuroimaging.

Selected References:

Ristic, J. & Enns, J. T. (2015). The changing face of attentional development. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 24(1), 24-31

Boggia, J. & Ristic, J. (2015). Social event segmentation. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 68(4), 731-744.

Ristic J. & Landry, M. (2015). Combining attention: A novel way of understanding links between attention, sensory processing, and complex behavior. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 77(1), 36-49.

Ristic, J. & Enns, J. T. (2015). Attentional development. In Liben, L. S. and Mueller, U. (Eds.) Handbook of Child Psychology and Developmental Science, 7th Ed, Volume 2: Cognitive Processes (pp. 158-202). Hoboken, New Jersey: Wiley.

Hayward, D. A., & Ristic, J. (2013). The uniqueness of social attention revisited: Working memory load interferes with endogenous but not social orienting. Experimental Brain Research, 231, 405-414.

Ristic, J., & Kingstone, A. (2012). A new form of human spatial attention: Automated symbolic orienting. Visual Cognition, 20(3), 244-264

Ristic, J., Mottron, L., Friesen, C.K., larocci, G., Burack, J., & Kingstone, A. (2005). Eyes are special but not for everyone: The case of autism. Cognitive Brain Research, 24, 715-718.

Ristic, J., Friesen, C. K., & Kingstone, A. (2002). Are eyes special? It depends on how you look at it. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 9 (3), 507-513.

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