H-Index & Metrics Top Publications

H-Index & Metrics

Discipline name H-index Citations Publications World Ranking National Ranking
Neuroscience H-index 140 Citations 134,793 303 World Ranking 58 National Ranking 37
Psychology H-index 149 Citations 148,018 359 World Ranking 42 National Ranking 22

Research.com Recognitions

Awards & Achievements

2017 - Benjamin Franklin Medal, Franklin Institute

2008 - US President's National Medal of Science "For his innovative application of technology to the understanding of brain function, his incisive and accurate modeling of functional tasks, and his development of methodological and conceptual tools to help understand the mind and the development of brain networks of attention.", Presented by President Barack H. Obama in the East Room of the White House on October 7, 2009.

2001 - Grawemeyer Award in Psychology, University of Louisville

1999 - Robert J. and Claire Pasarow Foundation Medical Research Award

1998 - Karl Spencer Lashley Award, The American Philosophical Society Jointly, for their pioneering contributions to brain imaging

1989 - William James Fellow Award, Association for Psychological Science (APA)

1988 - Member of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM)

1986 - Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

1981 - Member of the National Academy of Sciences

1980 - APA Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Psychology, American Psychological Association

1979 - Fellow of John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation

1976 - Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

1975 - Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA)


What is he best known for?

The fields of study he is best known for:

  • Cognition
  • Neuroscience
  • Cognitive psychology

Michael I. Posner focuses on Cognitive psychology, Cognition, Developmental psychology, Neuroscience and Cognitive science. The Cognitive psychology study combines topics in areas such as Directed attention fatigue, Functional magnetic resonance imaging, Neuroimaging, Executive attention and Attentional control. His Directed attention fatigue research is multidisciplinary, relying on both Visual spatial attention and Shifting attention.

His research integrates issues of Visual perception, Psychometrics and Vigilance in his study of Cognition. His study in Developmental psychology is interdisciplinary in nature, drawing from both Cognitive development, Personality development, Stimulus, Temperament and Brain network. His research in Neuroscience focuses on subjects like Lesion, which are connected to Facilitation, Orienting system, Thalamus, Visual space and Audiology.

His most cited work include:

  • Orienting of attention (7505 citations)
  • The Attention System of the Human Brain (6140 citations)
  • Cognitive and emotional influences in anterior cingulate cortex (4979 citations)

What are the main themes of his work throughout his whole career to date?

Cognitive psychology, Cognition, Neuroscience, Cognitive science and Developmental psychology are his primary areas of study. Michael I. Posner has included themes like Control, Visual perception, Social cognition, Executive attention and Attentional control in his Cognitive psychology study. The concepts of his Cognition study are interwoven with issues in Neuroimaging and Vigilance.

Neuroscience is closely attributed to White matter in his work. He combines subjects such as Functional neuroimaging and Information processing with his study of Cognitive science. His Developmental psychology research integrates issues from Cognitive development and Temperament.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Cognitive psychology (42.29%)
  • Cognition (37.38%)
  • Neuroscience (20.09%)

What were the highlights of his more recent work (between 2010-2020)?

  • Neuroscience (20.09%)
  • Cognitive psychology (42.29%)
  • Developmental psychology (18.22%)

In recent papers he was focusing on the following fields of study:

Michael I. Posner mainly investigates Neuroscience, Cognitive psychology, Developmental psychology, Relaxation and Cognition. His Neuroscience research incorporates elements of White matter and Mindfulness. His Cognitive psychology research focuses on Control and how it relates to Consciousness.

His Developmental psychology study also includes fields such as

  • Temperament which connect with Diversity and Self-control,
  • Executive attention together with Brain mapping. His work deals with themes such as Stroop effect, Brain Structure and Function and Clinical psychology, Mood, which intersect with Relaxation. Michael I. Posner studies Cognitive neuroscience, a branch of Cognition.

Between 2010 and 2020, his most popular works were:

  • The attention system of the human brain: 20 years after. (1574 citations)
  • The neuroscience of mindfulness meditation (927 citations)
  • Attention and Performance XI (714 citations)

In his most recent research, the most cited papers focused on:

  • Cognition
  • Neuroscience
  • Cognitive psychology

His main research concerns Cognitive psychology, Neuroscience, Relaxation, Developmental psychology and Neuroimaging. Michael I. Posner has researched Cognitive psychology in several fields, including Orientation, Cognition, Cognitive science, Selection and Brain state. His Cognition research is multidisciplinary, relying on both Visual search and Anticipation.

In general Neuroscience, his work in Anterior cingulate cortex, Brain mapping and Human brain is often linked to Clustering coefficient linking many areas of study. His Developmental psychology research is multidisciplinary, incorporating elements of Temperament and Longitudinal study. His Neuroimaging research incorporates elements of Effects of sleep deprivation on cognitive performance, Mindfulness, Mindfulness meditation and Behavioral test.

This overview was generated by a machine learning system which analysed the scientist’s body of work. If you have any feedback, you can contact us here.

Top Publications

Orienting of attention

Michael I. Posner.
Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology (1980)

11692 Citations

The Attention System of the Human Brain

Michael I. Posner;Steven E. Petersen.
Annual Review of Neuroscience (1990)

10365 Citations

Cognitive and emotional influences in anterior cingulate cortex

George Bush;Phan Luu;Michael I. Posner.
Trends in Cognitive Sciences (2000)

7398 Citations

Attention and the detection of signals.

Michael I. Posner;Charles R. R. Snyder;Brian J. Davidson.
Journal of Experimental Psychology: General (1980)

4559 Citations

Components of visual orienting

M. I. Posner.
Attention and Performance (1984)

4084 Citations

Chronometric explorations of mind

Michael I. Posner.

4084 Citations

Testing the Efficiency and Independence of Attentional Networks

Jin Fan;Bruce D. McCandliss;Tobias Sommer;Amir Raz.
Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience (2002)

3785 Citations

Attention and cognitive control.

Michael I. Posner;Charles R. R. Snyder.
Information processing and cognition : The Layola symposium (1975)

3505 Citations

Positron emission tomographic studies of the cortical anatomy of single-word processing

Steven E. Petersen;P. T. Fox;Michael I. Posner;M. Mintun.
Nature (1988)

3193 Citations

Effects of parietal injury on covert orienting of attention

Michael I. Posner;John A. Walker;Frances J. Friedrich;Robert D. Rafal.
The Journal of Neuroscience (1984)

2815 Citations

Profile was last updated on December 6th, 2021.
Research.com Ranking is based on data retrieved from the Microsoft Academic Graph (MAG).
The ranking h-index is inferred from publications deemed to belong to the considered discipline.

If you think any of the details on this page are incorrect, let us know.

Contact us

Top Scientists Citing Michael I. Posner

Glyn W. Humphreys

Glyn W. Humphreys

University of Oxford

Publications: 181

Raymond M. Klein

Raymond M. Klein

Dalhousie University

Publications: 155

Jan Theeuwes

Jan Theeuwes

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Publications: 143

Juan Lupiáñez

Juan Lupiáñez

University of Granada

Publications: 125

Jay Pratt

Jay Pratt

University of Toronto

Publications: 118

Charles Spence

Charles Spence

University of Oxford

Publications: 113

Paolo Bartolomeo

Paolo Bartolomeo

Allen Institute for Brain Science

Publications: 109

Anna C. Nobre

Anna C. Nobre

University of Oxford

Publications: 107

Avishai Henik

Avishai Henik

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Publications: 100

Hermann J. Müller

Hermann J. Müller

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Publications: 99

Jin Fan

Jin Fan

City University of New York

Publications: 98

Stanislas Dehaene

Stanislas Dehaene

Collège de France

Publications: 97

Arthur F. Kramer

Arthur F. Kramer

Northeastern University

Publications: 95

Kenneth Hugdahl

Kenneth Hugdahl

Haukeland University Hospital

Publications: 94

Gereon R. Fink

Gereon R. Fink

University of Cologne

Publications: 91

Something went wrong. Please try again later.