Description: Description: YoramBonneh†† Yoram Bonneh

Department of Human Biology,
University of Haifa,
Haifa, Israel



MIB: Motion Induced Blindness

 Visual disappearance:

"Just then I happened to look down and I shuddered. My hands and feet had disappeared. What could have happened to them?"
Alexander Luria, The man with a shattered world. 

Research Interests:

Autism†† (perception, attention, speech)
Behavioral disorders and their rehabilitation using "neural retraining" techniques.
Amblyopia, Neglect, Dyslexia, Aging
Sensory disturbances in autism and SMD.

Perceptual awareness:Visual Disappearance, Binocular rivalry, Motion induced blindness
Visual spatial integration, Contrast detection and discrimination.
Visual evoked potentials.


Ph.D. Brain Research, The Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, 1998
MSc. Computer Science, Tel-Aviv University, 1992
BSc. Computer Science, Tel-Aviv University, 1981.

Try my MEDLINE list for abstracts.

Journal papers:

1.      Bonneh YS, Levanon Y, Dean-pardo O, Lossos L, Adini Y, Abnormal speech spectrum and increased pitch variability in young autistic children, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 2010; 4:237

2.      Bonneh YS, Donner TH, Sagi D,Fried M, Cooperman A, Heeger DJ, Arieli A, Motion-induced blindness and microsaccades: cause and effect, Journal of Vision, 2010;10(14):22

3.      Meirovithz E, Ayzenshtat I, Bonneh YS, Itzhack R, Werner-Reiss U, Population Response to Contextual Influences in the Primary Visual Cortex, Cerebral Cortex. 2010 Jun; 20(6):1293-304

4.      Sterkin A, Yehezkel O, Bonneh YS, Norcia A, Polat U., Backward masking suppresses collinear facilitation in the visual cortex. Vision Research, 2009 Apr 19.

5.      Censor N ,Bonneh YS, Arieli A, Sagi D., Early-vision brain responses which predict human visual segmentation and learning, Journal of Vision, 2009; 9(4):12, 1-9

6.      Belmonte MK, Bonneh YS, Adini Y, Iversen PE, Akshoomoff NA, Kenet T, Moore CI, Simon HJ, Houde JF, Merzenich MM, Autism overflows with syntheses.. Neuropsychol Rev. 2009 Jun;19(2):273-4.

7.      Bonneh YS, Belmonte MK, Pei F, Iversen PE, Kenet T, Akshoomoff N, Adini Y, Simon HJ, Moore CI, Houde JF, Merzenich MM.,†† Cross-modal extinction in a boy with severely autistic behavior and high verbal intelligence, Cognitive Neuropsychology 2008 Jul;25(5):635-52.

8.      Bonneh YS, Sagi D, Gorea A, Soroker N, Treger J, Pavlovskaya M, When they see, they see it almost right: Normal subjective experience of detected stimuli in spatial neglect, Neuroscience Letters 2008, 446(1):51-5

9.      Gilaie-Dotan S, Perry A, Bonneh YS, Malach R, Bentin S, Seeing with profoundly deactivated mid-level visual areas: Non-hierarchical functioning in the human visual cortex, Cereb Cortex. 2009 Jul;19(7):1687-703. .

10.  Donner TH, Sagi D, Bonneh YS, Heeger D, Opposite neural signatures of motion-induced blindness in human dorsal and ventral visual cortex, Journal of Neuroscience, 2008;28 10298-10310.

11.  Cheadle S, Bauer F, Parton A, Muller H, Bonneh YS, Usher M, Spatial structure affects temporal judgments: evidence for a synchrony binding code, Journal of Vision, 2008; 8(7):12, 1-12,

12.  Sterkin A, Yehezkel O, Bonneh YS, Norcia A, Polat U., Multi-component correlate for lateral collinear interaction in the human visual cortex as revealed by visual evoked potentials. Vision Research, 2008 Jul;48(15):1641-7.

13.  Bonneh YS, Sagi D, Polat U. Spatial and temporal crowding in amblyopia
Vision Research. 2007, , Jun;47(14):1950-62

14.  Pavlovskaya M, Soroker N, Bonneh Y. Extinction is not a natural consequence of unilateral spatial neglect: evidence from contrast detection experiments,
Neuroscience Letters, 2007, 15;420(3):240-4

15.    Caettaa F., Gorea S and Bonneh YS Sensory And Decisional Factors In Motion-Induced Blindness, Journal of Vision 2007, 7(7):4, 1-12

16.  Aviezer H, Landau AN, Robertson LC, Peterson MA, Soroker N, Sacher Y, Bonneh Y, Bentin S.
Implicit integration in a case of integrative visual agnosia,. Neuropsychologia. 2007 Feb 9

17.  Norcia AM, Pei F, Bonneh Y, Hou C, Sampath V, Pettet MW. Development of sensitivity to texture and contour information in the human infant.
Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. 2005 Apr;17(4):569-79.

18.  Norcia AM, McKee SP, Bonneh Y, Pettet MW. Suppression of monocular visual direction under fused binocular stimulation: evoked potential measurements. Journal of Vision, 2005 Jan 27;5(1):34-44.

19.  Polat U, Bonneh Y, Ma-Naim T, Belkin M, Sagi D. Spatial interactions in amblyopia: effects of stimulus parameters and amblyopia type.
Vision Research, 2005 May;45(11):1471-9.

20.  Bonneh YS, Sagi D, Polat U. Local and non-local deficits in amblyopia: acuity and spatial interactions., Vision Research, 2004 Dec;44(27):3099-110

21.  Bonneh YS, Pavlovskaya M, Ring H, Soroker N. Abnormal binocular rivalry in unilateral neglect: evidence for a non-spatial mechanism of extinction. Neuroreport 2004, Mar; 15(3):473-7.

22.  Bonneh YS, Cooperman A, Sagi D. Motion induced blindness in normal observers.
Nature. 2001 Jun 14; 411(6839) 798-801

23.  Popple, AV, Polat U, Bonneh Y. Collinear effects on 3-Gabor alignment as a function of spacing, orientation and detectability. Spatial Vision. . 2001 Jun;14(2):139-50.

24.    Polat U, Bonneh Y. Collinear interactions and contour integration.
Spatial Vision 2000;13(4):393-401.

25.  Bonneh Y, Sagi D, Karni A. A transition between eye and object rivalry determined by stimulus coherence. Vision Research, 2001 Apr;41(8):981-9.

26.    Bonneh Y, Sagi D .Contrast integration across space. Vision Research. 1999 Aug;39(16):2597-602.

27.  Bonneh Y, Sagi D. Configuration saliency revealed in short duration binocular rivalry.
Vision Research. 1999 Jan;39(2):271-81.

28.  Usher M, Bonneh Y, Sagi D, Herrmann M. Mechanisms for spatial integration in visual detection: a model based on lateral interactions. Spatial Vision. 1999;12(2):187-209.

29.  Bonneh Y, Sagi D .Effects of spatial configuration on contrast detection.
Vision Research, 1998 Nov;38(22):3541-53.

30.  Bonneh Y, Reisfeld D, Yeshurun Y. Quantification of local symmetry: application to texture discrimination. Spatial Vision. 1994;8(4):515-30.


Conference Abstracts:

1.      Bonneh YS, Romani S, Adini Y, TsodyksM, (2011) Synaptic Causes for Autistic Regression: A Neural Network Model, International Meeting on Autism Research (IMFAR)

2.      Bonneh YS, Adini Y, Fried M.,Arieli A (2011) An oculomotor trace of cognitive engagement, [Abstract]. Journal of Vision, 11(11):473

3.      Bonneh YS. Levanon Y, Dean-Pardo O, Lossos L. (2010) Increased pitch variability in young autistic children. International Meeting on Autism Research (IMFAR)

4.      Bonneh YS,Dean-Pardo O, Houde J. (2009) Treating speech impairments in autism with delayed and rewarding feedback: Preliminary investigation, International Meeting on Autism Research (IMFAR)

5.      Bonneh YS, Sagi D,Heeger D. Fried M.,Arieli A (2009) Motion-induced blindness and microsaccades: cause or effect?, [Abstract]. Journal of Vision, 9(8):289, 289a

6.      Bonneh YS,Adini Y, TsodyksM, (2008) Synaptic causes for hyper perception in autism: A model-driven approach, International Meeting on Autism Research (IMFAR)

7.      Donner TH, Sagi D, Bonneh YS, Heeger D, (2008) Distinct neural signatures of motion-induced blindness in human visual cortex, [Abstract]. Journal of Vision, 8(6):538, 538a.

8.      Bonneh YS, Popple A, Howitt D, Adini Y. (2007) Why do they suddenly cover their ears? Investigation of a case of ASD who reports intermittent auditory visual and crossmodal hyper states. International Meeting on Autism Research (IMFAR)

9.      Adini Y, Bonneh YS. Levanon Y, Dean-Pardo O, Lossos L. (2007) Abnormal speech spectrum in young autistic children. International Meeting on Autism Research (IMFAR)

10.  Bonneh, YS.., Cooperman, A., Sagi D (2007). Induced reappearance of invisible stimuli in motion induced blindness: uncovering interactions across the awareness boundary [Abstract]Journal of Vision, 7(9):1010, 1010a.

11.  Censor N., Bonneh Y. and Sagi D. (2007). Electrophysiological correlates of performance and learning in the backward-masked texture-discrimination task [Abstract] Journal of Vision, 7(9):795, 795a

12.  E Meirovithz, Y. Bonneh, U. Werner-Reiss, I. Ayzenshtat, G. Saban, H. Slovin. (2007) Voltage-sensitive dye imaging of collinear patterns in the visual cortex of a behaving monkey. [Abstract] Journal of Vision, 7(9):75, 75a

13.  Yehezkel O, Sterkin A, Bonneh YS, Norcia A, Polat U., (2007) Spatio-temporal tradeoff in neural processing of backward masking as revealed by visual evoked potentials. [Abstract] Journal of Vision, 7(9):599, 599a.

14.  Bonneh, Y., Polat U., Tsodyks M. (2006). Why do we see binocular rivalry: evidence from people who see it fused [Abstract] Journal of Vision, 6(6):42, 42a.

15.  Pavlovskaya M, Bonneh Y, Gorea A, Sagi D, Soroker N (2005), When they see, they see it right: normal perceived contrast in unilateral spatial neglect, [abstract] Society for Neuroscience.

16.  Bonneh YS, Adini Y, Yoran-Hegesh R, Sagi D (2005) A Failure of Cue Based Perception in Aspergerís Syndrome. In: International Meeting For Autism Research (IMFAR).

17.  Bonneh, Y., Sagi D.,Cooperman, A. (2005). Learning to ignore: Practice can increase disappearance in motion induced blindness [Abstract]. Vision Sciences Society.

18.  Sagi D., Judelman A., Bonneh, Y.. (2005). Contrast detection thresholds of gabor strings: Configuration dependency [Abstract] Journal of Vision, 5(8):223, 223a.

19.  Y. Tanaka, S. Nogai, S. Munetsuna, Y. Bonneh (2005), Improvement of visual contrast sensitivity by auditory cueing signals [Abstract] Perception 34 ECVP Abstract Supplement

20.        Landau AN, Aviezer H, Robertson LC., Peterson MA, Soroker N,Sacher Y,Bonneh Y, Bentin S. (2005) Implicit Object Recognition in Visual Integrative Agnosia: Patient SE [Abstract] Journal of Vision, 5(8):289, 289a.

21.  Bonneh, Y. S., Polat, U., & Sagi, D. (2004). Spatial and temporal crowding in amblyopia [Abstract]. Journal of Vision, 4(8), 761a

22.        Y Bonneh, F Pei, P Iverson, MM Merzenich (2003). Cross-modal extinction in autism: a case report. [Abstract] Perception 32 ECVP Abstract Supplement

23.  Bonneh, Y., & Cooperman, A. (2003). Motion induced blindness is affected by head-centered and object-centered mechanisms [Abstract] Journal of Vision, 3(9), 221a

24.        Bonneh, Y., Pavlovskaya, M., & Soroker, N. (2002). Slow binocular rivalry in hemispatial neglect [Abstract]. Journal of Vision, 2(7), 278a

25.  Pei, F., Bonneh, Y., Sampath, V., Hou, C., & Norcia, A. M. (2002). Texture detection in infants [Abstract]. Journal of Vision, 2(10), 88a

26.    Polat, U., Bonneh, Y., & Sagi, D. (2003). Lateral interactions and crowding in amblyopia [Abstract]. Journal of Vision,3(9):342,

27.  U.Polat, Y.Bonneh, T.Ma-Naim, D.Sagi (2002) Isotropic Contrast Summation Across Space In Amblyopia, ARVO abstract.

28.  Y.Bonneh, U.Polat, D.Sagi (2002) Inter-ocular Lateral Interactions Are Both Excitatory And Inhibitory, ARVO abstract.

29.  Y. Bonneh and S. Gepshtein, (2001). Rivalry between alternative percepts of motion occurs within objects [Abstract]. Journal of Vision, 1(3), 382a

30.  M. Pavlovskaya, Y. Bonneh, N. Soroker, D. Sagi, H. Ring, (2001) Perceptual Switching in Patients with Attention Deficit. Society for Neuroscience Abstract.

31.  Yoram Bonneh and Michael Merzenich (2000) Rapid and Focused Attention Develops as a Visual Skill through Reading. Cognitive Neuroscience Society [Abstract].


33.  Karni, Y. Bonneh, D. Manor, T. Kushnir, (1999) What V1 Sees in Textures - An fMRI Investigation of the Representation of Orientation Gradients in Visual Cortex. Fifth International Conference on Functional Mapping of the Human Brain. .


Yoram Bonneh, Ph.D.
Department of Human Biology,
University of Haifa,
Haifa, Israel

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