The Choice Blindness Lab




Pärnamets, P., Johansson, P. & Hall, L. (2020). Letting rationalizations out of the box. Behavioral and brain sciences, 43, E41.
Journal paper: Cambridge University Press

Strandberg, T. (2020). The malleability of political attitudes: Choice blindness, confabulation and attitude change [Doctoral thesis, Lund University]. Lund University Cognitive Science, 179.
PhD thesis: LUCS


Strandberg, T., Olson, J., Hall, L., Woods, A. & Johansson, P. (2020). Depolarizing American voters: Democrats and Republicans are equally susceptible to false attitude feedback. PLoS ONE, 15(2): e022679. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0226799
Journal paper: PLoS ONE

Franken., M., Hartsuiker, R., Johansson, P., Hall, L., Wartenberger, T., & Lind, A. (2019). Does passive sound attenuation affect responses to pitch-shifted auditory feedback? The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 146(6):4108. DOI: 10.1121/1.5134449
Journal paper: Acoustical Society of America

Wong, S., Aardem, F., Giraldo-O’Meara, M., Hall, L., & Johansson, P. (2019). Choice blindness, confabulatory introspection, and obsessive-compulsive symptoms: Investigation in a clinical sample. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 44, 376–385. DOI: 10.1007/s10608-019-10066-3
Journal paper: Springer Link

Kusev, P., van Schaik, P., Martin, R., Hall, L., & Johansson, P. (2019). Preference reversals during risk elicitation. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 149(3), 585–589. DOI: 10.1037/xge0000655
Journal paper: APA PsycNet

Strandberg, T., Hall, L., Johansson, P., Björklund, F., & Pärnamets, P. (2019). Correction of manipulated responses in the choice blindness paradigm: What are the predictors? In A. Goel, C. Seifert, & C. Freksa (Eds.), Proceedings of the 41st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Montreal, CA.
Conference paper: LUCS


Strandberg, T., Sivén, D., Hall, L., Johansson, P., & Pärnamets, P. (2018). False beliefs and confabulation can lead to lasting changes in political attitudes. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 147(9), 1382-1399. [PDF]

Roszko, M., Hall, L., Johansson, P., & Pärnamets, P. (2018). The Phenomenology of Eye Movement Intentions and their Disruption in Goal-Directed Actions. In T.T. Rogers, M. Rau, X. Zhu, & C. W. Kalish (Eds.), Proceedings of the 40th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1-6). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. [PDF]

Trouche, E., Johansson, P., Hall, L., & Mercier, H. (2018). Vigilant conservatism in evaluating communicated information. PLoS ONE, 13(1), e0188825 [PDF]


Rachman, L., Liuni, M., Arias, P., Lind, A., Johansson, P., Hall, L., Richardson, D., Watanabe, K., Dubal., S., & Aucouturier, J-J. (2017). DAVID: An open-source platform for real-time emotional speech transformation. Behavioral Research Methods [PDF]


Sivén, D., Strandberg, T., Hall, L., Johansson, P., & Pärnamets, P. (2016). Lasting political attitude change induced by false feedback about own survey responses. In Papafragou, A., Grodner, D., Mirman, D., & Trueswell, J.C. (Eds.) (2016). Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. [PDF]

Aucouturier, J.J., Johansson, P., Hall, L., Segnini, R., Mercadiéf, L., & Watanabe, K. (2016). Covert digital manipulation of vocal emotion alter speakers’ emotional states in a congruent direction. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1506552113 . [Open Access Link]


Lind, A., Hall, L., Breidegard, B., Balkenius, C., & Johansson, P. (2015). Auditory Feedback Is Used for Self-Comprehension: When We Hear Ourselves Saying Something Other Than What We Said, We Believe We Said What We Hear. Psychological Science. doi:10.1177/0956797615599341 [PDF]

Trouche, E., Johansson, P., Hall, L., & Mercier, H. (2015). The Selective Laziness of Reasoning. Cognitive Science. [PDF]

Cheung, T., Junghans, A. F., Dijksterhuis, G. B., Kroese, F., Johansson, P., Hall, L., & De Ridder, D. T. D. (2015). Consumers’ Choice-Blindness to Ingredient Information. Appetite. [PDF]

Pärnamets, P., Johansson, R., Gidlöf, K., & Wallin, A. (2015). How Information Availability Interacts with Visual Attention during Judgment and Decision Tasks. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making. 10.1002/bdm.1902 [PDF]

Pärnamets, P., Hall, L., & Johansson, P. (2015). Memory distortions resulting from a choice blindness task. In D. C. Noelle, R. Dale, A. S. Warlaumont, J. Yoshimi, T. Matlock, C.D. Jennings, & P. P. Maglio (Eds.), Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1823-1828). Austin, TX : Cognitive Science Society. [PDF]

Pärnamets, P. (2015). A fixation dependent model of charitable choice. Lund University Cognitive Studies. 161. [PDF]

Pärnamets, P. (2015). Observing and manipulating preferences in real time. Lund University Cognitive Studies. 160. PhD Thesis. [PDF]

Pärnamets, P., Johansson, P., Hall, L., Balkenius, C., Spivey, M.J., & Richardson, D.C. (2015). Biasing moral decisions by exploiting the dynamics of eye gaze. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1415250112. [Open Access Link]


Lind, A., Hall, L., Breidegard, B., Balkenius, C., & Johansson, P. (2014). Speakers’ acceptance of real-time speech exchange indicates that we use auditory feedback to specify the meaning of what we say. Psychological Science. DOI: 10.1177/0956797614529797 [PDF]

Lind, A., Hall, L., Breidegard, B., Balkenius, C., & Johansson, P. (2014). Auditory feedback of one’s own voice is used for high-level, semantic monitoring: The “self- comprehension” hypothesis. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8, Article 166. DOI: 10.3389/fnhum.2014.00166 [PDF]

Pärnamets, P., Balkenius, C. & Richardson, D. C. (2014). Modelling moral choice as a diffusion process dependent on visual fixations. In Bello, P., Guarini, M., McShane, M. & Scassellati, B. (eds.) Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Cognitive Science Society, Austin, TX. [PDF]

Aardema, F, Johansson, P, Hall, L, Paradisis, S-M, Zidani, M and Roberts, S (2014) Choice Blindness, Confabulatory Introspection, and Obsessive-Compulsion Symptoms: A New Era of Investigation. International Journal of Cognitive Therapy, 7(1), 83-102 [PDF]


Johansson, P., Hall, L., Tärning, B., Sikström, S., & Chater, N. (2013). Choice Blindness and Preference Change: You Will Like This Paper Better If You (Believe You) Chose to Read It! Journal of Behavioral Decision Making. DOI:10.1002/bdm.1807. [PDF]

Hall, L., Strandberg, T., Pärnamets, P., Lind, A., Tärning, B. and Johansson, P. (2013). How the Polls Can Be Both Spot On and Dead Wrong: Using Choice Blindness to Shift Political Attitudes and Voter Intentions. PLoS ONE 8(4): e60554. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0060554. [Link]

Hall, L., Johansson, P., & de Léon, D. (2013). Recomposing the Will: Distributed motivation and computer mediated extrospection. In T. Vierkant, A. Clark & J. Kiverstein (Eds.) (2013). Decomposing the will. Oxford University Press: Philosophy of Mind Series. pp. 298-324. [PDF]


Hall, L., Johansson, P., & Strandberg, T. (2012). Lifting the veil of morality: choice blindness and attitude reversals on a self-transforming survey. PloS one, 7(9), e45457. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0045457 [PDF]


Chater, N., Johansson, P., & Hall, L. (2011). The non-existence of risk attitude. Frontiers in psychology, 2, 303. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2011.00303 [PDF]

Johansson, P., Hall, L., & Gärdenfors, P. (2011). Choice blindness and the nonunitary nature of the human mind. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 34(1), 28- 29.

Johansson, L., Hall, L., & Chater, N. (2011). Preference change through choice. In R. Dolan & T. Sharot (Eds.) (2011). Neuroscience of Preference and Choice. Elsevier Academic Press. pp. 121-141. [PDF]

– 2010

Hall, L., Johansson, P., Tärning, B., Sikström, S.,&Deutgen, T. (2010). Magic at the marketplace: Choice blindness for the taste of jam and the smell of tea. Cognition, 117(1), 54–61. doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2010.06.010 [PDF]

Hall, L & Johansson, P. (2009). Choice Blindness: You don’t know what you want. New Scientist, Issue 2704, 26‐27. [PDF]

Johansson, Hall & Sikström 2008 – From Change Blindness to Choice Blindness. Psychologia, 51, 142-155. [PDF]

Johansson, P., Hall, L., Gulz, A., Haake, M., & Watanabe, K. (2007). Choice blindness and trust in the virtual world. Technical report of Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers – Human Information Proceessing (IEICE-HIP), 107(60), 83-86. [PDF]

Johansson, P., Hall, L., Sikström, S., Tärning, B. & Lind, A. (2006). How something can be said about Telling More Than We Can Know. Consciousness and Cognition, 15, 673-692. [PDF]

Johansson, P., Hall, L., Sikström, S., & Olsson, A. (2005). Failure to detect mismatches between intention and outcome in a simple decision task. Science (New York, N.Y.), 310(5745), 116–9. doi:10.1126/science.1111709. [PDF]

The Choice Blindness Lab
is jointly led by Lars Hall and Petter Johansson. If you would like to know more about current directions of research at the lab or are interested in collaborating with us, please contact us.

Petter Johansson 
Lars Hall 

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