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Language Augmented Cognition (reviews and position papers)
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. (in press). The centrality of language in human cognition. Language Learning.
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
Lupyan, G. (to Appear). 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
Perry, L.K. & Lupyan, G. (in press). 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.
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.
Samaha, J., Boutonnet, B., Lupyan, G. (2017). How prior knowledge prepares perception: Prestimulus oscillations carry perceptual expectations and influence early visual responses. BioRxiv Preprint. doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/076687
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
Perlman, M., Lupyan, G. (2017). The potential for iconicity in vocalization. BioRxiv Preprint. doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/148841
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, Available on CJO 2014 doi:10.1017/langcog.2014.21
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.