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Language Augmented Cognition (reviews and position papers)
Learning from Language – Distributional Models etc.
Theory and Review: Predictive Coding and Cognitive Penetrability of Perception
Language, Categorization, and Memory
Language and Perception / Top-down effects on perception
Language as an adaptive system / Linguistic Niche Hypothesis
Iconicity and Sound Symbolism
Misc. commentaries and reviews
For full list, please see Gary Lupyan’s Vitae
Lupyan, G., Lewis, M. (2017). From words-as-mappings to words-as-cues: The role of language in semantic knowledge Language, Cognition, and Neuroscience. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, DOI: 10.1080/23273798.2017.1404114.
Lupyan, G. (2016). The centrality of language in human cognition. Language Learning. 66(3): 516-553
Lupyan, G. & Bergen, B. (2015). How language programs the mind. Topics in Cognitive Science. New Frontiers in Language Evolution and Development. 10.1111/tops.12155
Perry, L.K. & Lupyan, G. (2013). What the online manipulation of linguistic activity can tell us about language and thought. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience. doi: 10.3389/fnbeh.2013.00122
Lupyan, G., (2012). What do words do? Toward a theory of language-augmented thought. In B. H. Ross (Ed.), The Psychology of Learning and Motivation (Vol. 57, pp. 255–297). Academic Press.
Lupyan, G. (2012). Linguistically modulated perception and cognition: the label feedback hypothesis. Frontiers in Cognition, 3(54). doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00054
Lewis, M., Borkenhagen, M., Converse, E., Lupyan, G., Seidenberg, M. (2021). What might books be teaching young children about gender? Psychological Science. DOI: 10.1177/09567976211024643
Thompson, B., Roberts, S. G., & Lupyan, G. (2020). Cultural influences on word meanings revealed through large-scale semantic alignment. Nature Human Behaviour, 1–10. doi.org/10.1038/s41562-020-0924-8
Lewis, M., & Lupyan, G. (2020). Gender stereotypes are reflected in the distributional structure of 25 languages. Nature Human Behaviour, 1–8. doi.org/10.1038/s41562-020-0918-6
Ahn, S., Zelinsky, G., & Lupyan, G. (2021). Use of superordinate labels yields more robust and human-like visual representations in convolutional neural networks. Journal of Vision 21:13 doi:https://doi.org/10.1167/jov.21.13.13
Lupyan, G., Rahman, R. A., Boroditsky, L., & Clark, A. (2020). Effects of Language on Visual Perception. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 24(11), 930–944. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tics.2020.08.005
Lupyan, G. (2017). How reliable is perception? Philosophical Topics 45(1): 81-106.
Lupyan, G. (2017). Changing what you see by changing what you know: the role of attention. Frontiers in Psychology.
Lupyan, G. (2012) Language augmented prediction. Frontiers in Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00422
Lupyan, G. & Clark, A. (2015). Words and the World: Predictive coding and the language-perception-cognition interface.. Current Directions in Psychology. 24(4) (279–284). DOI:10.1177/0963721415570732
Lupyan, G. (2015). Cognitive penetrability of perception in the age of prediction: Predictive systems are penetrable systems In Review of Philosophy and Psychology. DOI 10.1007/s13164-015-0253-4
Suffill, E., Schonberg, C., Vlach, H., Lupyan, G. (2022). Children’s knowledge of superordinate words predicts subsequent inductive reasoning. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology.
Rissman, L., & Lupyan, G. (2021). A Dissociation Between Conceptual Prominence and Explicit Category Learning: Evidence from Agent and Patient Event Roles. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. DOI:10.1037/xge0001146
Zettersten, M. & Lupyan, G. (2019). Finding categories through words: More nameable features improve category learning. Cognition. 196:104135 DOI: 10.1016/j.cognition.2019.104135
Perry, L.K. & Lupyan, G. (2016). Recognizing a zebra from its stripes and the stripes from “zebra”: the role of verbal labels in selecting category relevant information. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience. 10.1080/23273798.2016.1154974
Lupyan, G. (2015). The paradox of the universal triangle: concepts, language, and prototypes. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. DOI 10.1080/17470218.2015.1130730
Edmiston, P. & Lupyan, G. (2015). What makes words special? Words as unmotivated cues. Cognition. 143. (93-100). Open materials.
Perry, L. & Lupyan, G. (2014). The role of language in multi-dimensional categorization: Evidence from transcranial direct current stimulation and exposure to verbal labels. Brain & Language, 135: 66-72
Lupyan, G. (2013). The difficulties of executing simple algorithms: why brains make mistakes computers don’t. Cognition. 129(3), 615-636
Lupyan, G. & Mirman, D. (2012) Linking language and categorization: evidence from aphasia. Cortex
Lupyan, G., Mirman, D., Hamilton, R., Thompson-Schill, S.L., (2012). Categorization is modulated by transcranial direct current stimulation over left prefrontal cortex. Cognition, 124(1), 36–49. doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2012.04.002
Lupyan, G., Thompson-Schill, S.L. (2012). The evocative power of words: Activation of concepts by verbal and nonverbal means. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. 141(1), 170-186.
Lupyan, G. (2009). Extracommunicative Functions of Language: Verbal Interference Causes Selective Categorization Impairments. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. 16(4), 711-718. doi:10.3758/PBR.16.4.711
Lupyan, G. (2008). From Chair To “Chair:” A Representational Shift Account Of Object Labeling Effects On Memory Journal of Experimental Psychology: General137(2): 348-369
Lupyan, G., Rakison, D.H., & McClelland, J.L. (2007). Language is not just for talking: labels facilitate learning of novel categories. Psychological Science 18(12): 1077-1083.
Lupyan, G (2005). Carving Nature at its Joints and Carving Joints into Nature: How Labels Augment Category Representations. In A. Cangelosi, G. Bugmann & R. Borisyuk (Eds.) Modelling Language, Cognition and Action: Proceedings of the 9th Neural Computation and Psychology Workshop. Singapore: World Scientific.
Forder, L., Lupyan, G. (2017). Hearing Words Changes Color Perception: Facilitation of Color Discrimination by Verbal and Visual Cues Journal of Experimental Psychology: Generalhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1037/xge0000560 Open materials
Samaha, J., Boutonnet, B., Postle, B. & Lupyan, G. (2018). How prior knowledge prepares perception: Prestimulus oscillations carry perceptual expectations and influence early visual responses. Scientific Reports 6606.
Lupyan, G. (2017). Objective Effects of Knowledge on Visual Perception. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. 43(4):794-806. doi: 10.1037/xhp0000343
Lupyan, G. (2015). Object knowledge changes visual appearance: Semantic effects on color afterimages. Acta Psychologica161, 117–130
Wood, A., Lupyan, G., Sherrin, S., Niedenthal, P. (2015). Altering sensorimotor feedback disrupts visual discrimination of facial expressions. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, doi: 10.3758/s13423-015-0974-5.
Boutonnet, B. & Lupyan, G. (2015). Words jump-start vision: a label advantage in object recognition.. Journal of Neuroscience. 32(25), 9329-9335.
Kranjec, A., Lupyan, G., & Chatterjee, A. (2014). Categorical Biases in Perceiving Spatial Relations PLoS ONE
Lupyan, G. & Ward, E.J. (2013) Language can boost otherwise unseen objects into visual awareness. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 110(35) 1419-201. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1303312110
Lupyan, G., Swingley, D., (2011). Self-directed speech affects visual processing Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, DOI:10.1080/17470218.2011.647039
Lupyan, G., Thompson-Schill, S.L., Swingley, D. (2010). Conceptual Penetration of Visual Processing Psychological Science. 21(5), 682-691.
Lupyan, G. & Spivey, M.J. (2010). Redundant spoken labels facilitate perception of multiple items. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 72(8), 2236-2253. doi:10.3758/APP.72.8.2236
Lupyan, G. & Spivey, M.J. (2010). Making the invisible visible: Verbal but not visual cues enhance visual detection. PLoS One 5(7), e11452. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0011452
Lupyan, G. (2009). Cognitive Influences on Attention. Ed. B. Goldstein, The Sage Encyclopedia of Perception
Lupyan, G. & Spivey, M.J. (2008). Ascribing meaning to unfamiliar items facilitates visual processing. Current Biology., 18: R410-R412
Lupyan, G. (2008). The Conceptual Grouping Effect: Categories Matter (and named categories matter more). Cognition, 108: 566-577
Lupyan, G., Dale, R.A.C. (2016). Why are there different languages? The role of adaptation in linguistic diversity. Trends in Cognitive Sciences. 20(9), 649–660. https://doi.org/http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tics.2016.07.005
Lupyan, G. & Dale, R.A.C. (2015). The role of adaptation in understanding linguistic diversity. In The Shaping of Language. R. LaPolla & R. De Busser (Eds.).
Dale, R.A.C., & Lupyan. G. (2012). Understanding the origins of morphological diversity: The linguistic niche hypothesis. Advances in Complex Systems 15(3): 1150017-1-1150017-16
Lupyan, G. & Dale, R.A.C. (2010). Language Structure is Partly Determined by Social Structure.. PLoS ONE: 5(1): e8559. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0008559
Ćwiek, Fuchs, Draxler, Asu, Dediu, Hiovain, Kawahara, Koutalidis, Krifka, Lippus, Lupyan, Oh1, Paul Petrone, Ridouane, Reiter, Schümchen, Szalontai, Ünal-Logacev, Zeller, Perlman, Winter. (2021). The bouba/kiki effect is robust across cultures and writing systems. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 377(1841): 20200390 DOI:10.1098/rstb.2020.0390
Perlman, M., Paul, J. Z., & Lupyan, G. (2021). Vocal communication of magnitude across language, age, and auditory experience. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. 10.1037/xge0001103
Ćwiek, A., Fuchs, S., Draxler, C. et al. (2021) Novel vocalizations are understood across cultures. Scientific Reports Reports 11, 10108. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-89445-4
Thompson, W., Perlman, M., Lupyan, G., Sevcikova, Z.S., & Emmorey, K. (2020). A Data-driven Approach to the Semantics of Iconicity in American Sign Language and English. Language and Cognition 12(1) 182-202 https://doi.org/10.1017/langcog.2019.52
Davis, C.P., Morrow, H.M., & Lupyan, G. (2019). What does a horgous look like? Nonsense words elicit meaningful drawings. Cognitive Science. https://doi.org/10.1111/cogs.12791
Lupyan, G., & Winter, B. Language is more abstract than you think, or, why aren’t languages more iconic? (2018). Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 373: 20170137.
Perlman, M., Lupyan, G. (2018). The potential for iconicity in vocalization. Scientific Reports. doi: doi:10.1038/s41598-018-20961-6
Perry, L.K., Perlman, M., Winter, B., Massaro, D., Lupyan, G. (2017). Iconicity in the speech of children and adults. Developmental Science. doi: 10.1111/desc.12572
Winter, B., Perlman, M., Perry, L., Lupyan, G. (2017). Which words are most iconic? Iconicity in English sensory words. Interaction Studies, 18(3) 433–454.
Dingemanse, M.; Blasi, D.E.; Lupyan, G.; Christiansen, M.H.; Monaghan, P. (2015) Arbitrariness, iconicity and systematicity in language. Trends in Cognitive Sciences. 19(10), 603–615
Perry, L. K., Perlman, M., & Lupyan, G. (2015). Iconicity in English and Spanish and Its Relation to Lexical Category and Age of Acquisition. PLoS ONE, 10(9), e0137147.
Perlman, M., Dale, R.A.C., & Lupyan, G. (2015). Iconicity can ground the creation of vocal symbols. Royal Society Open Science.
Lupyan, G. & Casasanto, D. (2014). Meaningless words promote meaningful categorization Language & Cognition, 7(2): 167-193 doi:10.1017/langcog.2014.21
Lupyan, G. (2022). There is no such thing as culture-free intelligence. Commentary on Uchiyama, Spicer, and Muthukrishna. Behavioral and Brain Sciences.
Zettersten, M., Schonberg, C., & Lupyan, G. (2020). What does a radical exemplar view not predict? A commentary on Ambridge (2020). First Language, doi.org/10.1177/0142723720903895
Lupyan, G., (2019). Language as a source of abstract concepts: Comment on “Words as social tools: Language, sociality and inner grounding in abstract concepts” by Anna M. Borghi et al. Physics of Life Reviews. 10.1016/j.plrev.2019.05.001
Lewis, M., Zettersten, M., & Lupyan, G. (2019). Distributional Semantics as a Source of Visual Knowledge. Commentary on Kim, Elli, and Bedny (2019). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Open Materials
Perry, L.K. & Lupyan, G. (2017). Clarifying the label-categorization link. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience. 10.1080/23273798.2017.1328124
Lupyan, G. (2016). Not even wrong. The “it’s just X” fallacy. Commentary on Firestone & Scholl, Cognition does not affect perception: evaluating the evidence for ‘top-down’ effects. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 39 https://doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X15002721
Casasanto, D. & Lupyan, G. (2015). All Concepts are Ad Hoc Concepts. In Concepts: New Directions. E. Margolis & S. Laurence (Eds.) Cambridge: MIT Press.
Lupyan, G. (2014). Language Augments Cognition and Perception by Providing High-Level Hypotheses IEEE 11:1, pp. 7-8. Commentary on Katerina Pastra’s Autonomous Acquisition of Sensorimotor Experiences: Any Role for Language?
Mayor, J., Gomez, P., Chang, F., & Lupyan, G. (2014). Connectionism coming of age: legacy and future challenges.. Frontiers in Psychology , 5:, 187. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00187. Introduction to the Research Topic: 50 years after the perceptron, 25 years after PDP: Neural computation in language sciences
Lupyan, G. (2008). Taking symbols for granted? Is the discontinuity between human and non-human minds the product of external symbol systems? Commentary on Penn, Povinelli, & Holyoak. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 31: 140-141. doi:10.1017/S0140525X0800366X.
Rakison D.H. & Lupyan, G. (2008). The development of modeling or the modeling of development? Commentary on Rogers, & McClelland. Semantic Cognition. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 31(6): 726
Lupyan, G. & Vallabha, G. (2005). Processing is shaped by multiple tasks: There is more to rules and similarity than Rules-to-Similarity Commentary on Pothos. The Rules versus Similarity Distinction. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 28 (5)
McClelland, J.L. & Lupyan, G. (2002). Double dissociations never license simple inferences about underlying brain organization, especially in developmental cases. Commentary on Thomas & Karmiloff-Smith. Are developmental disorders like cases of adult brain damage? Implications from connectionist modelling. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 25(6): 763-764.
Goldstone, R.L. & Lupyan, G. (2016). Discovering Psychological Principles by Mining Naturally Occurring Data Sets.. Topics in Cognitive Science, 8(3), 548–568. https://doi.org/10.1111/tops.12212
Rakison, D.H. & Lupyan, G. (2008). Developing object concepts in infancy: An associative learning perspective. Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development. 73(1): 1-110.