My current research primarily focuses on the neuroscience and psychology of visual attention and perception in humans. I am also involved in research on the cognitive electrophysiology of meditation. Across all my research projects, the role I generally fall into involves managing data, scientific programming, software engineering, conducting and reporting data analyses, and producing publication-quality data visualizations.
Topics I have researched:
Visual and cognitive illusions
Neural correlates of visual consciousness
Cognitive electrophysiology of meditation
Sudden unexpected death in children
Neurofibrillary tangles and temporal lobe epilepsy
Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy
Novel Epilepsy treatments
My paper, Scintillating Starbursts: Concentric Star Polygons Induce Illusory Ray Patterns. has been met with much attention. My article is currently in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric, the leader in measuring the quality and quantity of online attention of academic publications.
I am co-author of a paper that was chosen to be on the cover of the June 2020 volume of Neurology® – the world's most widely read and highly cited peer-reviewed neurology journal.
Karlovich MW, Wallisch P. Scintillating Starbursts: Concentric Star Polygons Induce Illusory Ray Patterns. i-Perception. June 2021. doi:10.1177/20416695211018720
Wallisch, P., Mackey, W., Karlovich, M., & Heeger, D. J., (2021). The Visible Gorilla: Fast-Moving Objects Override Endogenous Attention. arXiv preprint arXiv:1908.05736.
Preprint available. Revision currently in peer-review
Cihan, E., Hesdorffer, D.C., Brandsoy, M., Li, L., Fowler, D.R., Graham, J.K., Karlovich, M., Donner, E.J., Devinsky, O. & Friedman, D., (2020). Socioeconomic disparities in SUDEP in the US. Neurology 94, no. 24 (2020): e2555-e2566.
Cihan, E., Devinsky, O., Hesdorffer, D.C., Brandsoy, M., Li, L., Fowler, D.R., Graham, J.K., Karlovich, M.W., Yang, J.E., Keller, A.E. and Donner, E.J. & Friedman, D., (2020). Temporal trends and autopsy findings of SUDEP based on medico-legal investigations in the United States. Neurology, 95(7), e867-e877.
Wallisch, P. & Karlovich, M., (2019). Disagreeing about Crocs and socks: Creating profoundly ambiguous color displays. arXiv preprint arXiv:1908.05736
Preprint available. Revision accepted by Frontiers Psychology; in preparation for publication.
Tolete, P., Knupp, K., Karlovich, M., DeCarlo, E., Bluvstein, J., Conway, E., Friedman, D., Dugan, P. & Devinsky, O., (2018). Lorcaserin therapy for severe epilepsy of childhood onset: A case series. Neurology, 91(18), 837-839.