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Does seeing an Asian face make speech sound more accented?
(Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 2017)
Prior studies have reported that seeing an Asian face makes American English sound more accented. The current study investigates whether this effect is perceptual, or if it instead occurs at a later decision stage. We ...
Contextual diversity facilitates learning new words in the classroom
(PLoS ONE, 2017)
In the field of word recognition and reading, it is commonly assumed that frequently repeated words create more accessible memory traces than infrequently repeated words, thus capturing the word-frequency effect. ...
Contrasting functional imaging parametric maps: The mislocation problem and alternative solutions
In the field of neuroimaging, researchers often resort to contrasting parametric maps to identify differences between conditions or populations. Unfortunately, contrast patterns mix effects related to amplitude and ...
Semantic Integration and Age of Acquisition Effects in Code-Blend Comprehension
(Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2016)
Semantic and lexical decision tasks were used to investigate the mechanisms underlying code-blend facilitation: the finding that hearing bimodal bilinguals comprehend signs in American Sign Language (ASL) and spoken ...
Sign language serial verb constructions fit into the bigger picture.
(Sign Language & Linguistics, 2016)
Basic Composition and Enriched Integration in Idiom Processing: An EEG Study
(Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 2017)
We investigated the extent to which the literal meanings of the words forming literally plausible idioms (e.g., break the ice) are semantically composed and how the idiomatic meaning is integrated in the unfolding sentence ...
Language Switching Across Modalities: Evidence From Bimodal Bilinguals.
(Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition, 2017)
This study investigated whether language control during language production in bilinguals generalizes across modalities, and to what extent the language control system is shaped by competition for the same articulators. ...
High-resolution magnetic resonance imaging reveals nuclei of the human amygdala: manual segmentation to automatic atlas
The amygdala is composed of multiple nuclei with unique functions and connections in the limbic system and to the rest of the brain. However, standard in vivo neuroimaging tools to automatically delineate the amygdala into ...
Improved memory for information learnt before alcohol use in social drinkers tested in a naturalistic setting
(Scientific Reports, 2017)
Alcohol is known to facilitate memory if given after learning information in the laboratory; we aimed to investigate whether this effect can be found when alcohol is consumed in a naturalistic setting. Eighty-eight social ...
Brain-to-brain entrainment: EEG interbrain synchronization while speaking and listening
(Scientific Reports, 2017)
Electroencephalographic hyperscanning was used to investigate interbrain synchronization patterns in dyads of participants interacting through speech. Results show that brain oscillations are synchronized between listener ...