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Hsieh, S., Change, C-C, & Meiran, N. (in press).  Episodic retrieval and decaying inhibition in the competitor-rule suppression phenomenon.  Acta Psychologica. PDF

Meiran, N., Dimov, E. & Ganel, T. (online first, probably 2012).  Selective attention to perceptual dimensions and switching between dimensions.  Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. PDF

Rahamim, O., Bar-Anan, Y., Shahar, G., & Meiran, N. (in press). Task switching methodology: A platform for indirect measures of evaluation and evaluative personality processes.  Journal of Psychology. PDF



Abdu, R., Shinar, D. & Meiran, N. (2012).  Situational anger and driving. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 15, 575-580. PDF

Greenberg, J., Reiner, K., Meiran, N. (2012) “Mind the trap”: Mindfulness practice reduces cognitive rigidity. PLoS ONE 7(5): e36206. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0036206. LINK

Meiran, N. & Cohen-Kdoshay, O. (2012). Working memory load but not multitasking eliminates the prepared reflex: Further evidence from the adapted flanker paradigm.  Acta Psychologica, 109, 309-313. .PDF

Meiran, N., Cole, M.W., & Braver, T.S. (2012). When planning results in loss of control: Intention-based reflexivity and working-memory. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 6:104. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2012.00104. LINK

Rahamim, O., Meiran, N., Ostro, S., & Shahar, G. (2012).  Recalling intimacy leads to automatic negative categorization of disliked persons in individuals with Histrionic Personality Disorder features: A state-trait interaction analysis.  Personality and Individual Differences, 52, 788-793..PDF

 Tzur-Bitan, D., Meiran, N., Steinberg, D., & Shahar, G. (2012). Is the looming maladaptive coping style a central mechanism in the (Generalized) Anxiety - (Major) Depression comorbidity? An intraindividual, time series study. International Journal of Cognitive Therapy, 5, 170-185..PDF


Ellenbogen, R. & Meiran, N. (2011). Objects and events as determinants of parallel processing in dual tasks: Evidence from the backward compatibility effect.  Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 37, 152-167. PDF

ErEl, H. & Meiran, N. (2011).  Mindset changes lead to drastic impairments in rule finding.  Cognition, 119, 149-165. PDF

Hareuveny, R., Eliyahu, I., Luria, R., Meiran, N., & Margaliot, M. (2011). Cognitive effects of cellular phones: A possible role of non-radiofrequency radiation factors.  Bioelectromagnetics, 32, 585-588. PDF

Maayan, I & Meiran N. (2011). Anger and the speed of full body approach and avoidance reactions.  Frontiers in Psychology (Frontiers in Emotion Science),  doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2011.00022.  LINK

Meiran, N. & Dimov, E. (2011). Selective attention to perceptual dimensions and switching between dimensions.  In Algom, D. Zakay, E. Chajut, S. Shaki, Y. Mama, & V. Shakuf (Eds.).  Fechner Day 2011. Raanana, Israel: International Society for Psychophysics. PDF

Meiran, N., Hsieh, S. & Chang, C-C. (2011). “Smart inhibition”: Electrophysiological evidence for the suppression of conflict-generating task rules during task-switching. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, 11, 299-308. PDF


Braverman, A. & Meiran, N. (2010). Task conflict effect in task switching.  Psychological Research, 74, 568-578. PDF

Colzato, L. S., van Beest, I., van den Wildenberg, W., Scorolli, C., Dorchin, S., Meiran, N., Borghi, A., & Hommel, B. (2010). God, Do I have your attention? Cognition. PDF

Katzir, M., Eyal, T., Meiran, N., & Kessler, Y. (2010). Imagined positive emotions and inhibitory control: The differentiated effect of pride versus happiness.  Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition, 36 1314-1320. PDF

Kessler, Y. & Meiran, N. (2010). The reaction-time task-rule congruency effect is not affected by working memory load: Further support for the activated long-term memory hypothesis.  Psychological Research, 74, 388-399. PDF

Meiran, N. (2010).  Task switching: Mechanisms underlying rigid vs. flexible self control.  In R. Hassin, K. Ochsner, & Y. Trope (Eds.) Self control in society, mind and brain (pp. 202-220). NY: Oxford University Press. PDF

Meiran, N., Hsieh, S., & Dimov, E. (2010).Resolving task rule incongruence during task switching by competitor rule suppression.  Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 36, 992-1002. PDF

Meiran, N., Diamond, G. M., Todder, D. & Nemets, B. (2010).  Cognitive rigidity in unipolar depression and obsessive compulsive disorder: examination of task switching, Stroop, working-memory updating and post-conflict adaptation.  Psychiatry Research. PDF

Sheppes, G., Meiran, N., Spivak, O., & Shahar, G. (2010). An indirect measure of negative self reference interacts with academic failure to predict enduring depressive symptomatology.  Journal of Research in Personality. PDF

Tzur-Bitan, D., Meiran, N., & Shahar, G. (2010). The importance of modeling comorbidity using an intra-individual, time-series approach. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 33, 172-173 (Commentary). PDF


Cohen-Kdoshay, O., & Meiran, N. (2009).  The representation of instructions operates like a prepared reflex: Flanker compatibility effects that are found in the first trial following S-R instructions.  Experimental Psychology, 56, 128-133. PDF

Kessler, Y., Shenkar, Y. & Meiran, N. (2009).  Choosing to switch: Spontaneous task switching despite associated behavioral costs.  Acta Psychologica, 131, 120-128. PDF

Ruge, H., Braver, T., & Meiran, N. (2009).  Attention, intention and strategy in preparatory control.  Neuropsychologia, 47, 1670-1685. PDF

Sheppes, G., Catran, E., & Meiran, N. (2009). Reappraisal (but not distraction) is going to make you sweat: Physiological evidence for self control effort.  International Journal of Psychophysiology, 71, 91-96. PDF


Ellenbogen, R. & Meiran, N. (2008).  Working memory involvement in dual task performance: Evidence from the backward compatibility effect.  Memory & Cognition, 36, 968-978. PDF

Kessler, Y. & Meiran, N. (2008). Two dissociable updating processes in working memory.  Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory & Cognition, 34, 1339-1348. PDF

Luria, R., Eliyahu, I., Hareuveny, R., Margaliot, M., & Meiran, N. (2008). Cognitive effects of radiation emitted by cellular phones – The influence of exposure side and time.  Bioelectromagnetics, 30, 198-204. PDF

Meiran, N. (2008).  The dual implication of dual affordance: Stimulus-task binding and attentional focus changing during task preparation.  Experimental Psychology, 55, 251-259.PDF

Meiran, N. & Kessler, Y. (2008). The task rule congruency effect in task switching reflects activated long term memory.  Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 34, 137-157.PDF

Meiran, N., Kessler, Y. & Adi-Japha, E. (2008).  Control by Action Representation and Input Selection (CARIS): A theoretical framework for task switching.  Psychological Research, 72, 473-500.  PDF

Sheppes, G., & Meiran N. (2008). Divergent cognitive costs for online forms of reappraisal and distraction. Emotion, 8, 870-874. PDF

Sheppes, G., Meiran, N., Gilboa-Schechtman, E., & Shahar, G. (2008). Cognitive mechanisms underlying implicit negative self concept in dysphoria.  Emotion, 8, 386-394.PDF

Soref, A., Dar, R., Argov, G., & Meiran, N. (2008).  Obsessive-compulsive tendencies are associated with a focused information processing strategy.  Behavior Research and Therapy, 45, 1295-1299. PDF

Yehene, E. & Meiran, N., & Soroker, N.  (2008). Basal ganglia play a unique role in task switching within the frontal-sub-cortical circuits: Evidence from patients with focal lesions.  Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 20, 1079-1093. PDF


Cohen-Kdoshay, O. & Meiran, N. (2007). The representation of instructions in working memory leads to autonomous response activation: Evidence from the first trials in the flanker paradigm.  Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 60, 1140-1154.  PDF

Schweizer, T. A., Oriet, C., Meiran, N., Alexander, M. P., Cusimano, M., & Stuss, D. T. (2007). The cerebellum mediates conflict resolution.  Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 19, 1974-1982.   PDF

Sheppes, G. & Meiran, N. (2007).  Better late than never? On the dynamics of online regulation of sadness using distraction and cognitive reappraisal.  Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 33, 1518-1532. PDF

Yehene, E. & Meiran, N.  (2007). Is there a general task switching ability? Acta Psychologica, 120, 169-195.  PDF


Cohen-Servi, A., Meiran, N., & Kessler, Y. (2006).  Event based prospective memory for unattended events.  Experimental Psychology, 53, 301-307.  PDF

Eliyahu, I., Luria, R.., Hareuveny, R., Margaliot, M., Meiran, N. & Shani, G. (2006).  Effects of radiofrequency radiation emitted by cellular telephones, on the cognitive functions of humans. Bioelectromagnetics, 27, 119-126. PDF

Kessler, Y., & Meiran, N.  (2006). All updateable objects in working memory are updated whenever any of them is modified:  Evidence from the memory updating paradigm.  Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition, 32, 570-585.  PDF

Kofman, O., Meiran, N., Greenberg, E., Balas, M., Cohen, H. (2006).  Enhanced performance on executive function tasks associated with examination stress: Evidence from task switching and Stroop paradigms.  Cognition and Emotion, 20, 577-595. PDF

Luria, R. & Meiran, N. (2006).  Dual route for subtask order control: Evidence from the Psychological Refractory Period paradigm.  Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology: Section A, 59, 720-744.  PDF

Luria, R., Meiran, N., & Dekel-Cohen, C. (2006).  Stimulus cued completion of reconfiguration and retroactive adjustment as causes for the residual switching cost in multi-step tasks.  European Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 18, 652-668.  PDF


Berger, A., Sadeh, M., Tzur, G., Shuper, A., Kornreich, L., Inbar, D., Cohen, I. J., Michowiz, Sh., Yaniv, I, Constantini, Sh., Kessler, Y., &  Meiran, N. (2005). Task switching after cerebellar damage. Neuropsychology, 19, 362-370. PDF

Hochman, E. Y. & Meiran, N. (2005).  Central interference in error processing.  Memory & Cognition, 33, 635-643.  PDF

Luria, R. & Meiran, N. (2005).  Increased control demand results in serial processing: Evidence from dual task performance.  Psychological Science, 16, 833-840. PDF

Meiran, N. (2005). Task rule congruency and Simon-like effects in switching between spatial tasks.  Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology: Section A, 58, 1023-1041. PDF

Meiran, N. & Chorev, Z. (2005).  Phasic alertness and the residual task-switching cost.  Experimental Psychology, 52, 109-124. PDF

Meiran, N. & Daichman, A. (2005).  Advance task preparation reduces task error rate in the cueing task-switching paradigm.  Memory and Cognition, 33, 1272-1288. PDF

Rubin, O. & Meiran, N. (2005).  On the origins of the task mixing cost in the cuing task switching paradigm.  Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition, 31, 1477-1491. PDF

Ruge, H., Brass, M., Koch, I., Rubin, O., Meiran, N., & von Cramon, D Y., (2005).  Advance preparation and stimulus induced interference in cued task switching:  Further insights from BOLD fMRI.  Neuropsychologia, 43, 340-355. PDF

Yehene, E., Meiran, N., & Soroker, N. (2005).  Task alternation cost without task alternation: Measuring intentionality.  Neuropsychologia, 43, 1858-1869.  PDF


Meiran, N., Friedman, G., & Yehene, E. (2004).  Parkinson's Disease is associated with goal setting deficits during task switching.  Brain and Cognition, 54, 260-262. PDF


Brass, M., Ruge, H., Meiran, N., Rubin, O., Koch, I, Zysset, S., Prinz, W., & von Cramon, D. Y. (2003). When the same response has different meaning: Recoding the response meaning in the lateral prefrontal cortex.  NeuroImage,20, 1026-1031. PDF

Gotler, A., Meiran, N., & Tzelgov, J. (2003). Nonintentional task-set activation: Evidence from implicit task sequence learning. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 10, 890-896. PDF

Koch, I, Ruge, H., Brass, M., Rubin, O., Meiran, N., & Prinz, W. (2003).  Equivalence of cognitive processes in brain-imaging and behavioral studies: Evidence from task switching.  NeuroImage, 20, 572-577. PDF

Luria, R. & Meiran, N. (2003) Online order control in the psychological refractory period paradigm.  Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 29, 556-574. PDF

Morein-Zamir, S. & Meiran, N.  (2003). Individual stopping times and cognitive control: Converging evidence for the stop signal task from a continuous tracking paradigm. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology: Section A, 56, 469-490. PDF


Meiran, N., Hommel, B, Bibi, U. & Lev, I.  (2002). Consciousness and control in task switching.  Consciousness and Cognition, 11, 10-33. PDF

Meiran, N., & Marciano, H. (2002). Limitations in advance task preparation: Switching the relevant stimulus dimension in speeded same-different comparisons.  Memory and Cognition, 30, 540-550. PDF


Gotler, A., & Meiran, N. (2001). Cognitive processes underlying a frontally-mediated component of task-switching.  Brain and Cognition 47, 142-146.  PDF

Meiran, N. (2001). Event coding, executive control and task-switching.  Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 24, 893. (commentary). PDF

Meiran, N. & Gotler, A. (2001).  Modeling cognitive control in task-switching and aging.  European Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 13, 165-186. PDF

Meiran, N., Gotler, A. & Perlman, A.  (2001). Old is associated with a pattern of relatively impaired and relatively intact task-set switching abilities. The Journals of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 56B, P88-P102. PDF


Meiran, N. (2000). Modeling cognitive control in task-switching.  Psychological Research, 63. 234-249. [special issue on executive processing, R. Kluwe & G. D. Logan, Eds.] PDF

Meiran, N. (2000). Reconfiguration of stimulus task-sets and response task-sets during task-switching. In S. Monsell and  J. Driver (Eds.), Control of cognitive processes: Attention and Performance XVIII. (pp. 377-400). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. PDF

Meiran, N., Chorev, Z., & Sapir, A. (2000).  Component processes in task switching.  Cognitive Psychology, 41.  211-253. PDF   CORRECTION FOR TABLE 2 IN THE PAPER

Meiran, N., Levine, J., Meiran, N. & Henik, A. (2000).  Task-set switching in schizophrenia.  Neuropsychology, 14, 471-482. PDF

Older papers

Moulden, D. J. A., Picton, T. W., Meiran, N., Stuss, D. T., Riera, J. J. & Valdes-Sosa, P. (1998).  Event related potentials when switching of attention between task sets. Brain and Cognition, 37, 186-190. PDF

Meiran, N. (1996). Reconfiguration of processing mode prior to task performance.  Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory & Cognition, 22, 1423-1442. PDF

Meiran, N., Israeli, A., Levi, H., & Grafi, R. (1994). Individual differences in self reported cognitive failures: The attention hypothesis revisited. Personality and Individual Differences, 17, 727-739. PDF

Meiran, N., Stuss, D. T. Guzman, D. A., Lafleche, G. & Willmer, J. (1996). The diagnosis of dementia: Methods for the interpretation of tests scores of five neuropsychological tests.  Archives of Neurology, 53, 1043-1054. PDF

Stuss, D. T., Meiran, N. Guzman, D. A., Lafleche, G. & Willmer, J. (1996). Do long tests yield a more accurate diagnosis of dementia than short tests?: A comparison of five neuropsychological tests. Archives of Neurology, 53, 1033-1039. PDF



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