Integrative Neuroscience and Cognition Center - CNRS UMR 8002
CNRS, Université de Paris
45 Rue des Saints Pères
75270 Paris Cedex 06
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Dr. Kevin O’REGAN

DR CNRS
Perception, action, cognition: development and plasticity

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Recent Publications

Articles

  • Fagard J, Rat-Fischer L, Esseily R, Somogyi E, O’Regan JK. What does it take for an infant to learn how to use a tool by observation?. Frontiers in Psychology, 2016, pp.in press.
  • Degenaar J, O’Regan JK. Sensorimotor theory and enactivism. TOPOI, 2015.
  • Degenaar J, O’Regan JK. Sensorimotor theory of consciousness. Scholarpedia, 2015.
  • Somogyi E, Ara C, Gianni E, Rat-Fischer L, Fagard J, O’Regan K. The Roles of Observation and Manipulation in Learning to Use a Tool. Cognitive Development, 2015.
  • Fagard J, Florean C, Petkovic M, Rat-Fischer L, Fattori P, O’Regan JK. When do infants understand that they can obtain a desired part of a composite object by grasping another part?. Infant Behavior and Development, 2015.
  • Witzel C, Cinotti F, O’Regan J K. What determines the relationship between color naming, unique hues, and sensory singularities: Illuminations, surfaces, or photoreceptors?. Journal of Vision, 2015, 15, pp.1-32.
  • Esseily R, Rat-Fischer L, Somogyi E, O’Regan K, Fagard J. Humor (production) may enhance observational learning of a new tool use action in 18-month-old infants. Cognition and Emotion, 2015, DOI: 10.108.
  • Rat-Fischer L, O’Regan JK, Fagard J. Comparison of active and purely visual performance in a multiple-string means-end task in infants. Cognition, 2014.
  • Fagard J, Rat-Fischer L, O’Regan JK. The emergence of use of a rake-like tool: a longitudinal study in human infants. Frontiers in Psychology, 2014, in press.
  • O’Regan JK, Degenaar J. Predictive processing, perceptual presence, and sensorimotor theory. Cognitive Neuroscience, 2014.
  • Esseily R, Rat-Fischer L, O’Regan JK, Fagard J. Understanding the experimenter’s intention improves 16-month-olds’ observational learning in a novel tool use action. Cognitive Development, 2013, 28, pp.1-9.
  • Rat-Fischer L, O’Regan JK, Fagard J. Handedness in infants’ tool use. Developmental Psychobiology, 2012, in press.
  • Rat-Fischer L, O’Regan JK, Fagard J. The Emergence of tool use during the second year of life. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 2012, pp.in press.
  • O’Regan J Kevin. How to make a robot that is conscious and feels. Minds and Machines, 2012.
  • O’Regan JK, Block N. Discussion of J. Kevin O’Regan’s "Why red doesn’t sound like a bell: Understanding the feel of consciousness". The Review of Philosophy and Psychology, 2012, pp.in press.
  • Fagard J, Rat-Fischer L, O’Regan JK. Comment le bébé accède-t-il à la notion d’outil?. Enfance, 2012, 64, pp.73-84.
  • Valenzuela-Moguillansky C, Bouhassira D, O’Regan JK. The Role of Body Awareness in Pain: an Investigation Using the Rubber Hand Illusion. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 2011, 18, pp.110-142.
  • Heed T, Gründler M, Rinkleib J, Rudzik FH, Collins T, Cooke E, O’Regan JK. Visual information and rubber hand embodiment differentially affect reach-to-grasp actions. Acta Psychologica, 2011, 138, pp.263-271.
  • Philipona D, O’Regan J K. Reply to Johnson and Wright. Visual Neuroscience, 2008, 25, pp.225-226.
  • O’Regan JK. What is up? A reply to Bridgeman et al. Perception, 2008, 37, pp.815.
  • Pascal F, O’Regan JK. Commentary On Mossio and Taraborelli: is the enactive approach really sensorimotor?. Consciousness and Cognition: An International Journal, 2008, 17, pp.1341-1342.
  • Reeve P, Clark JJ, O’Regan JK. Convergent flash localization near saccades without equivalent ’compression’ of perceptual separation. Journal of Vision, 2008, 8, pp.1-19.
  • Auvray Malika, Hanneton Sylvain, O’Regan J Kevin. Learning to perceive with a visuo-auditory substitution system: Localisation and object recognition with ’The vOICe.’. Perception, 2007, 36, pp.416-430.
  • Auvray Malika, Philipona David, O’Regan J Kevin, Spence Charles. The perception of space and form recognition in a simulated environment: the case of minimalist sensory-substitution devices. Perception, 2007, 36, pp.1736-1751.
  • Myin E, O’Regan JK. Phenomenal Consciousness Lite: No Thanks!. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 2007, 30, pp.520-521.
  • Philipona David L, O’Regan J Kevin. Color naming, unique hues, and hue cancellation predicted from singularities in reflection properties. Visual Neuroscience, 2006, 23, pp.331-339.
  • Vidal Juan R, Chaumon Maximilien, O’Regan J Kevin, Tallon-Baudry Catherine. Visual Grouping and the Focusing of Attention Induce Gamma-band Oscillations at Different Frequencies in Human Magnetoencephalogram Signals. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 2006, 18, pp.1850-1862.
  • O’Regan JK, Myin E, Noë A. Skill, corporality and alerting capacity in an account of sensory consciousness. Progress in Brain Research, 2006, 150, pp.55-68.
  • Bompas A, O’Regan J K. More evidence for sensorimotor adaptation in color perception. Journal of Vision, 2006, 6, pp.145-153.
  • Bompas A, O’Regan J K. Evidence for a role of action in colour perception. Perception, 2006, 35, pp.65-78.
  • Auvray M, Hanneton S, Lenay C, O’Regan JK. There is something out there: Distal attribution in sensory substitution, twenty years later. Journal of Integrative Neuroscience, 2005, 4, pp.505-521.
  • O’Regan JK, Myin E, Noë A. Phenomenal consciousness explained (better) in terms of bodiliness and grabbiness. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, 2005, 4, pp.369-387.
  • Philipona D, O’Regan J K. Do sensorimotor constraints determine the sensation of color?. 2005, pp.sous presse.
  • O’Regan J K, Myin E, Noë A. Skill, corporality and alerting capacity in an account of sensory consciousness. Progress in Brain Research, 2005, pp.55-68.
  • Wascher E, Schneider WX, O’Regan JK. Posterior EEG-asymmetries (N2pc) and awareness. New evidence from an experimental visual extinction paradigm. Journal of Psychophysiology, 2005, 19, pp.152-152.
  • Bompas A, O’Regan J K. Color adaptation contingent on eye saccades. 2005.
  • Auvray M, Lenay C, O’Regan J K, Lefèvre J. Suppléance perceptive, immersion et informations proprioceptives. Arobase, 2005, 1, pp.94-114.
  • Vidal JR, Gauchou HL, Tallon-Baudry C, O’Regan J K. Relational information in visual short-term memory: The structural gist. Journal of Vision, 2005, 5, pp.244-256.
  • Philipona D, O’Regan J K, Nadal J-P. Perception of the structure of the physical world using unknown sensors and effectors. Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems, 2004, 16, pp.945-952.
  • Philipona D, O’Regan J K, Nadal J P, Coenen O J M. Perception of the structure of the physical world using unknown multimodal sensors and effectors. NIPS, 2003.
  • Auvray M, O’Regan J K. Voir avec les Oreilles. Enjeux de la substitution sensorielle. Pour la Science, 2003.
  • Auvray M, O’Regan J K. L’influence des facteurs sémantiques sur la cécité aux changements progressifs dans les scènes visuelles. L’Année Psychologique, 2003, 103, pp.9-32.
  • Auvray Malika, O’Regan J Kevin. Influence of semantic factors on blindness to progressive changes in visual scenes / L’influence des facteurs sémantiques sur la cécité aux changements progressifs dans les scènes visuelles. L’année Psychologique, 2003, 103, pp.9-32.
  • Auvray M, Hanneton S, O’Regan J K. Localisation and form recognition in sensory substitution(abstract). Perception, 2003, 32, pp.94-94.
  • Miranda J R V, O’Regan J K. Objects and inter-object relations in visual working memory(abstrat). Perception, 2003, 32, pp.92-92.
  • Bompas A, O’Regan J K. A sensory-motor approach of colour perception(abstract). Perception, 2003, 32, pp.64-64.
  • Noe A, O’Regan J K. On comprehending the sensory effects of movement: Toward a theory of perception and consciousness(abstract). Perception, 2003, 32, pp.33-33.
  • Philipona D, O’Regan J K, Nadal J P. Is there something out there? Inferring space from sensorimotor dependencies. Neural Computation, 2003, 15, pp.2029-49.
  • Myin E, O’Regan J K. Perceptual consciousness, access to modality and skill theories: A way to naturalize phenomenology?. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 2002, 9, pp.27-45.
  • Bompas A, Clark J J, O’Regan J K. Colour perception in the sensorimotor contingency theory(abstract). Perception, 2002, 31, pp.90-90.
  • Vitu F, McConkie GW, Kerr P, O’Regan J K. Fixation location effects on fixation durations during reading : an inverted optimal viewing position effect. Vision Research, 2001, 41, pp.3511-3531.
  • O’Regan J Kevin, Noe Alva. A sensorimotor account of vision and visual consciousness. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 2001, 24, pp.939-1031.
  • O’Regan J K, Noe A. Acting out our sensory experience - Response. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 2001, 24, pp.1011-1031.
  • O’Regan J K, Noe A. What it is like to see: A sensorimotor theory of perceptual experience. Synthèse, 2001, 129, pp.79-103.
  • O’Regan J K. The ’feel’ of seeing: an interview with J. Kevin O’Regan. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 2001, 5, pp.278-279.
  • O’Regan JK, Noë A. What it is like to see: A sensorimotor theory of visual experience. Synthèse, 2001, 129, pp.79-103.
  • Rensink Ronald A, O’Regan J Kevin, Clark James J. On the failure to detect changes in scenes across brief interruptions. Visual Cognition, 2000, 7, pp.127-145.
  • O’Regan J Kevin, Deubel Heiner, Clark James J, Rensink Ronald A. Picture changes during blinks: Looking without seeing and seeing without looking. Visual Cognition, 2000, 7, pp.191-211.
  • Gautier V, O’Regan J K, Le Gargasson J F. ’The-skipping’ revisited in French: programming saccades to skip the article ’les’. Vision Research, 2000, 40, pp.2517-31.
  • Noe Alva, O’Regan J Kevin. Perception, attention and the grand illusion. Psyche: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on Consciousness, 2000, 6, pp.No Pagination Specified.
  • Ninio Jacques, O’Regan J Kevin. Characterisation of the misalignment and misangulation components in the Poggendorff and corner-Poggendorff illusions. Perception, 1999, 28, pp.949-964.
  • O’Regan J Kevin, Rensink Ronald A, Clark James J. Change-blindness as a result of "mudsplashes.". Nature, 1999, 398, pp.34.
  • Clark James J, O’Regan J Kevin. Word ambiguity and the optimal viewing position in reading. Vision Research, 1999, 39, pp.843-857.
  • O’Regan JK. No evidence for neural filling in -Vision as illusion - Pinning down "enaction". Behavioural and Brain Sciences, 1998, 21.
  • Nazir Tatjana A, Jacobs Arthur M, O’Regan J Kevin. Letter legibility and visual word recognition. Memory and Cognition, 1998, 26, pp.810-821.
  • Reilly Ronan G, O’Regan J Kevin. Eye movement control during reading: A simulation of some word-targeting strategies. Vision Research, 1998, 38, pp.303-317.
  • Rensink Ronald A, O’Regan J Kevin, Clark James J. To see or not to see: The need for attention to perceive changes in scenes. Psychological Science, 1997, 8, pp.368-373.
  • Ninio Jacques, O’Regan J Kevin. The half-Zollner Illusion. Perception, 1996, 25, pp.77-94.
  • Vitu Francoise, O’Regan J Kevin, Inhoff Albrecht W, Topolski Richard. Mindless reading: Eye-movement characteristics are similar in scanning letter strings and reading texts. Perception & Psychophysics, 1995, 57, pp.352-364.
  • O’Regan JK. The world as an outside memory _ no strong internal metric means no problem of visual acuity. Behaviour Brain Sciences, 1994, 17, pp.270-271.
  • Guez J E, Marchal P, Le Gargasson J F, Grall Y, O’Regan J K. Eye fixations near corners: evidence for a centre of gravity calculation based on contrast, rather than luminance or curvature. Vision Research, 1994, 34, pp.1625-35.
  • Inhoff Albrecht W, Topolski Richard Vitu Francoise, O’Regan J Kevin. Attention demands during reading and the occurrence of brief (express) fixations. Perception & Psychophysics, 1993, 54, pp.814-823.
  • Guez Jean Eric, le Gargasson Jean Francois, Rigaudiere Florence, O’Regan J Kevin. Is there a systematic location for the pseudo-fovea in patients with central scotoma?. Vision Research, 1993, 33, pp.1271-1279.
  • Holmes V M, O’Regan J K. Reading derivationally affixed French words. Language and Cognitive Processes, 1992, 7, pp.163-192.
  • Grainger Jonathan, O’Regan J Kevin. A psychophysical investigation of language priming effects in two English^French bilinguals. European Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 1992, 4, pp.323-339.
  • Grainger Jonathan, O’Regan J Kevin, Jacobs Arthur M, Segui Juan. Neighborhood frequency effects and letter visibility in visual word recognition. Perception & Psychophysics, 1992, 51, pp.49-56.
  • O’Regan J Kevin. Solving the "real" mysteries of visual perception: The world as an outside memory. Canadian Journal of Psychology/Revue Canadienne de Psychologie, 1992, 46, pp.461-488.
  • O’Regan J K, Jacobs Arthur M. Optimal viewing position effect in word recognition: A challenge to current theory. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 1992, 18, pp.185-197.
  • Nazir Tatjana A, O’Regan J Kevin, Jacobs Arthur M. On words and their letters. Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society, 1991, 29, pp.171-174.
  • Nazir Tatjana A, O’Regan J Kevin. Some results on translation invariance in the human visual system. Spatial Vision, 1990, 5, pp.81-100.
  • Vitu F, O’Regan J K, Mittau M. Optimal landing position in reading isolated words and continuous text. Perception & Psychophysics, 1990, 47, pp.583-600.
  • Grainger Jonathan, O’Regan J Kevin, Jacobs Arthur M, Segui Juan. On the role of competing word units in visual word recognition: The neighborhood frequency effect. Perception & Psychophysics, 1989, 45, pp.189-195.
  • O’Regan J K, Humbert R. Estimating psychometric functions in forced-choice situations: Significant biases found in threshold and slope estimations when small samples are used. Perception & Psychophysics, 1989, 46, pp.434-442.
  • O’Regan J Kevin. Toward a new theory of eye guidance in reading / Vers une nouvelle theorie du guidage oculaire dans la lecture. Bulletin de Psychologie, 1988, 42, pp.544-548.
  • Tiberghien G, O’Regan JK. Initiation to psychopysics - french -. Année Psychologique., 1987, 87, pp.110-111.
  • O’Regan JK, Lévy-Shoen A. Eye-movement stategy and tactics in word recognition and reading. Attention & Performance., 1987, 12, pp.363-383.
  • Coeffe C, O’Regan J K. Reducing the influence of non-target stimuli on saccade accuracy: Predictability and latency effects. Vision Research, 1987, 27, pp.227-240.
  • Jacobs Arthur M, O’Regan J Kevin. Spatial and/or temporal adjustments of scanning behavior to visibility changes. Acta Psychologica, 1987, 65, pp.133-146.
  • Rayner K, O’Regan JK. Eye-movements in reading perceptual and language processes. Année Psychologique., 1986, 86, pp.129-130.
  • O’Regan J K, Pynte J, Coeffe C. How the eye explores an isolated word / Comment le regard explore un mot isole. Bulletin de Psychologie, 1985, 39, pp.429-432.
  • O’Regan JK, Lévy-Shoen A, Renault C. Is the underestimation of distances in peripheral-vision a sensory phenomenon, a mnemonic phenomenon,or is st caused by response factors?. Behaviour Brain Reseach., 1984, 12, pp.217-218.
  • O’Regan J K. Retinal versus extraretinal influences in flash localization during saccadic eye movements in the presence of a visible background. Perception & Psychophysics, 1984, 36, pp.1-14.
  • O’Regan J K, Levy-Schoen A, Pynte J, Brugaillère B. Convenient fixation location within isolated words of different length and structure. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 1984, 10, pp.250-257.
  • O’Regan J K, Levy-Schoen A, Pynte J, Brugaillière B. Convenient Fixation Location Within Isolated Words of Different Length and Structure: Correction. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 1984, 10, pp.393.
  • O’Regan JK, Lévy-ShoenA, JacobsA. The effect of visibility on eye movement parameters in reading. Perception & Psychophysics., 1983, 34, pp.457-464.
  • O’Regan J K, Levy-Schoen A. Integrating visual information from successive fixations: Does trans-saccadic fusion exist?. Vision Research, 1983, 23, pp.765-768.
  • HolmesV, O’Regan JK. Effects of syntactic structure on eye fixations during reading. Journal of Verbal Leaning and Verbal behavior., 1981, pp.417-430.
  • McClelland James L, O’Regan J K. Expectations increase the benefit derived from parafoveal visual information in reading words aloud. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 1981, 7, pp.634-644.
  • McClelland James L, O’Regan J K. On visual and contextual factors in reading: A reply to Rayner and Slowiaczek. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 1981, 7, pp.652-657.
  • Kapoula Z, O’Regan K, Levy-Schoen A. Fundamental processes in the reading and comprehension of written language: Study of the regulation of fixation duration in a simplified reading task / Processus fondamentaux en œuvre dans la lecture et la compréhension du langage écrit: Etude de la régul. Psychologie Française, 1981, 26, pp.102-109.
  • Holmes V M, O’Regan J K. Eye fixation patterns during the reading of relative-clause sentences. Journal of Verbal Learning and Verbal Behavior, 1981, 20, pp.417-430.
  • O’Regan JK. The control of saccade size and fixation duration in reading: the limits of linguistic control. Perception & Psychophysics, 1980, 28, pp.112-117.
  • O’Regan JK. Saccade size control in reading: Evidence for the linguistic control hypothesis. Perception & Psychophysics, 1979, 25, pp.501-509.
  • O’Regan JK, Levy-Schoen A. Eye movements during reading. L’année Psychologique, 1978, 78, pp.459-492.
  • O’Regan JK. A new horizontal eye movement calibration method: Subject-controlled "smooth pursuit" and "zero drift.". Behavior Research Methods & Instrumentation, 1978, 10, pp.393-397.
  • de Boysson-Bardies B, O’Regan JK. What children do in spite of adults’ hypotheses. Nature, 1973, 246, pp.531-534.

Books

  • J Kevin O\\’Regan. Why Red Doesn\\’t Sound Like a Bell. OUP USA, , pp.2112011.
  • O’Regan JK. Why Red Doesn’t Sound Like a Bell: Understanding the Feel of Consciousness. Oxford University Press, 2011.

Chapters

  • O’Regan JK, Rat-Fischer L, , Fagard J. Mechanisms leading to tool use: A longitudinal study in human infants. Front. Comput. Neurosci. Conference Abstract: IEEE ICDL-EPIROB 2011, 2011.
  • Rat-Fischer L, O’Regan JK, , Fagard J. Tool-use learning mechanisms at the end of the second year in human infants. Front. Comput. Neurosci. Conference Abstract: IEEE ICDL-EPIROB 2011, 2011.
  • Philipona D, , O’Regan J K. The Sensorimotor Approach in CoSy: The Example of Dimensionality Reduction. Cognitive Systems, H. I. Christensen G M. Kruijff, ,J. L. Wyatt (Eds - Springer, pp.95-130, 2010.
  • O’Regan JK. Explaining what people say about sensory qualia. Perception, Action, and Consciousness: Sensorimotor Dynamics and Two Visual Systems, N. Gangopadhyay M Madary F Spicer - OUP, 2010. (PDF)
  • O’Regan JK. Sensorimotor approach to (phenomenal) consciousness. Oxford Companion to Consciousness, Baynes T, Cleeremans A ,Wilken P - Oxford University Press, pp.588-593, 2009. (PDF)
  • Myin E, O’Regan JK. Situated perception and sensation in vision and other modalities: form an active to a sensorimotor account. Cambridge Handbook of Situated Cognition, P. Robbins, A. Aydede - Cambridge University Press, pp.185-200, 2008.
  • O’Regan JK. How to Build Consciousness into a Robot: The Sensorimotor Approach. 50 Years of Artificial Inteligence, M. Lungarella F Iida J Bongard ,R. Pfeifer (Eds.) - Springer, pp.333-347, 2007. (PDF)
  • Philipona D, , O’Regan JK. La perception de l’espace, identification d’une faculté sensorimotrice?. Agir dans l’espace, C. Thinus-Blanc ,J. Bullier - MSH, pp.151-165, 2005.
  • Philipona, D, , O’Regan J K. Perception multimodale de l’espace. Philosophie de la nature aujourd’hui, MSH, 2005.
  • O’Regan JK, Myin E, , Noë A. Towards an Analytic phenomenology: the concepts of "bodiliness" and "grabbiness". Seeing, thinking and knowing: Meaning and self-organisation in visual cognition and thought, Carsetti A - Kluwer, 2004.
  • Vitu F, , O’Regan J K. Les mouvements oculaires comme indice "on-line" des processus cognitifs: rêve ou réalité?. Psycholinguistique Cognitive, Essais en l’honneur de Juan Segui, L. Ferrand ,J. Grainger - De Boeck, 2004.
  • Philipona D, , O’Regan J K. Perception sensorimotorice de l’espace. Arobase, O. Gapenne - 2004.
  • O’Regan J K, Myin E, , Noe A. Towards an analytic phenomenology: The concepts of bodiliness and grabbiness. Seeing, Thinking and Knowing, Carsetti A - Kluwer, pp.103-114, 2004.
  • O’Regan J K. Change Blindness. Encyclopedia of Cognitive Science, Nadel L - Nature Publishing Group, 2003.
  • O’Regan JK, Noë A. The origin of. From animals to animats 7., B. Hallam D Floreano J Hallam G Hayes ,J-A. Meyer - MIT Press, pp.27-35, 2002.
  • Noe, Alva, , O’Regan J Kevin. On the brain-basis of visual consciousness: A sensorimotor account. Vision and mind: Selected readings in the philosophy of perception, Noe, AlvaThompson, Evan - MIT Press, pp.567-598, 2002.
  • O’Regan J K. Thoughts on change blindness. Visiion and Attention, Harris L R.Jenkin M - Springer Verlag, pp.281-302, 2001.
  • Deubel, Heiner, O’Regan J Kevin, , Radach, Ralph. Commentary on Section 2. Attention, information processing and eye movement control. Reading as a perceptual process, Kennedy, AlanRadach, RalphHeller, DieterPynte, - North-Holland / Elsevier Science Publishers, pp.355-374, 2000.
  • Vitu Francoise, O’Regan J Kevin. A challenge to current theories of eye movements in reading. Eye movement research: Mechanisms, processes and applications, Findlay, John M. Walker, Robin Kentridge, Robert W - Elsevier Science, pp.381-392, 1995.
  • O’Regan J K. Eye movements and reading. Eye movements and their role in visual and cognitive processes, Kowler E - Elsevier, pp.395-453, 1990.
  • O’Regan J Kevin. Visual acuity, lexical structure, and eye movements in word recognition. Working models of human perception, Elsendoorn, Ben A. G. Bouma, Herman - Academic Press Inc, pp.261-292, 1989.
  • O’Regan J K, , Levy-Schoen A. Eye movements: From physiology to cognition. Elsevier Science, 678 p, 1987.
  • O’Regan J K, , Levy-Schoen A. Eye-movement strategy and tactics in word recognition and reading. Attention and performance 12: The psychology of reading, Coltheart, Max - Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Inc, pp.363-383, 1987.