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*Publications since 2015*

  • Cosgrove, A.L., Kenett, Y.N., Beaty, R.E., & & Diaz, M.T. (In Press). Quantifying flexibility in thought: The resiliency of semantic networks differs across the lifespan. Cognition.
  • Diaz, M.T., Karimi, H., Troutman, S.B.W., Gertel, V.H., Cosgrove, A.L., & Zhang, H. (2021). Neural sensitivity to phonological characteristics is stable across the lifespan. Neuroimage. 2. 
  • Frith, E., Kane, M. J., Welhaf, M. S., Christensen, A. P., Silvia, P. J., & Beaty, R. E. (2021).  Keeping Creativity under Control:  Contributions of Attention Control and Fluid Intelligence to Divergent Thinking.  Creativity Research Journal, 1-20.
  • Gerver C. R., Overman, A. A., Babu, Harini J., Hultman, Chloe E., & Dennis, N.A. (2020). Examining the neural basis of congruent and incongruent configural contexts during associate retrieval. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. 32(9): 1796-1812.
  • Griffin, J.W., Bauer, R., & Scherf, K.S. (in press). A quantitative meta-analysis of face recognition deficits in autism: 40 years of research. Psychological Bulletin.

  • Bulgarelli, F., Weiss, D., & Dennis, N.A. (2020). Cross-situational statistical learning in younger and older adults. Aging, Neuropsychology, & Cognition. DOI: 10.1080/13825585.2020.1759502

  • Gertel, V.H., Zhang, H., & Diaz, M.T. (2020). Stronger right hemisphere functional connectivity supports executive aspects of language in older adults. Brain & Language, 206. NIHMSID: 1583813. 

    Zhang, H., Gertel, V.H., Cosgrove, A.L., & Diaz, M.T. (2020). Age-related differences in resting state and task-based network measures and cognition. Neurobiology of Aging.

  • Frith, E., Elbich, D. B., Christensen, A. P., Rosenberg, M. D., Chen, Q., Kane, M. J., Seli, P., & Beaty, R. E. (2020). Intelligence and creativity share a common cognitive and neural basis.  Journal of Experimental Psychology:  General.

  • Griffin, J.W., & Scherf, K.S. (2020). Does decreased visual attention to faces underlie difficulties interpreting eye gaze cues in autism? Molecular Autism, 11(1), 60.

  • Bill, G., Whyte, E.M., Griffin, J.W., & Scherf, K.S. (2020). Measuring sensitivity to eye gaze cues in naturalistic scenes: Presenting the eye gaze FoCuS database. International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research. e1833.

  • Griffin, J.W. & Motta-Mena, N.V. (2020). Face Recall. In: Shackelford, T. & Weekes-Shacklelford, V.A. (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science. Springer, Cham.

  • Griffin, J.W. (2020)Quantifying the face inversion effect in nonhuman primates: a phylogenetic meta-analysis. Animal Cognition, 23237–249.

  • Gertel, V.H., Karimi, H., Dennis, N.A., Neely, K.A., & Diaz, M.T. (In Press). Lexical frequency affects functional activation and accuracy in word naming among older and younger adults. Psychology & Aging

  • Weiss, D. J., Schwob, N. & Lebkuecher, A. L. (2020). Bilingualism and statistical learning: Lessons from studies using artificial languages. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition

  • Gerver, C. R., Neely, K. A., Kurkela, K. A., Diaz, M. T., Goodman, J. T., Blouch, S. L., Samimy, S., & Dennis, N. A. (2019). Shared neural recruitment across working memory and motor control tasks as a function of task difficulty and age. Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition
  • Clement, A., O'Donnell, R. E., & Brockmole, J. R. (2019). The functional arrangement of objects biases gaze direction. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 26(4), 1266-1272.
  • Griffin, J.W. & Motta-Mena, N.V. (2019). Face and Object Recognition. In: Shackelford, T. & Weekes-Shacklelford, V.A. (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science. Springer, Cham.

  • Webb, C. E., & Dennis, N. A. (2019). Memory for the usual: the influence of schemas on memory for non-schematic information in younger and older adults. Cognitive neuropsychology, 1-17.
  • Dennis, N. A., & Overman, A. A., Gerver, C. R., McGraw, K., Rowley, M. A., & Salerno, J. M. (2019). Different types of associative encoding evoke differential processing in both younger and older adults: evidence from univariate and multivariate analyses. Neuropsychologia, 135.   
  • Urqueta, A., Meinz, P., Morash, V., Lei, D., Kronberg, J., Lara, D., Jian, S., Moore, M. (2019). Applicability and attachment findings of the Strange Situation Paradigm in infants with visual impairment. Infant Mental Health Journal, 40:835–849
  • Lei, D., Stepien-Bernabe, N. N., Morash, V. S., & MacKeben, M. (2019). Effect of modulating braille dot height on reading regressions. PloS One, 14(4), e0214799.
  • Stepien-Bernabe, N. N., Lei, D., McKerracher, A., & Orel-Bixler, D. (2019). The impact of presentation mode and technology on reading comprehension among blind and sighted Individuals. Optometry and Vision Science, 96(5), 354.
  • Troutman, S.B.W., Diaz, M.T. (2019). White matter disconnection is related to age-related phonological deficits. Brain Imaging and Behavior.
  • Elbich, D. B., Molenaar, P. C. M., Scherf, K. S. (2019). Evaluating the organizational structure and specificity of network topology within the face processing system. Human Brain Mapping.
  • Bulgarelli, F., Bosch, L., Weiss, D. J. (2019). Multi-pattern visual statistical learning in monolinguals and bilinguals. Frontiers in Psychology.
  • Fernandez, C. B., Litcofsky, K. A., & Van Hell, A. (2019). Neural correlates of intra-sentential code-switching in the auditory modality. Journal of Neurolinguistics, 51, 17-41.
  • Bowman, C. R., Chamberlain, J. D., & Dennis, N. A. (2019). Sensory representations supporting memory specificity: Age effects on behavioral and neural discriminability. Journal of Neuroscience, 2022–18.
  • Li, P., Zhang, F., Yu, A., Zhao, X. (2019). Language History Questionnaire (LHQ3): An enhanced tool for assessing multilingual experience. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition” in any publications that report data based on LHQ 3.0
  • Zhang, H., Eppes, A., & Diaz, M.T. (2019). Task difficulty modulates age-related differences in the behavioral and neural bases of language production. Neuropsychologia. 
  • Griffin, J.W. & Gavett, B. E. (2018). Third party observer effect: Application to autistic traits in the normal population. Developmental Neuropsychology, 43(1), 36-51;
  • Potts, C. A., Pastel, S., & Rosenbaum, D. A. (2018). How are cognitive and physical difficulty compared?. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 80(2), 500-511. 
  • Yu, A., Chen, M., Cherodath, S., Hung, D., Tzeng, O., Wu, D., (2018). Neuroimaging evidence for sensitivity to orthography-to-phonology conversion in native readers and foreign language learners of Chinese. Journal of Neurolinguistics,
  • Callahan-Flintoft, C., Chen, H., & Wyble, B. (2018). A hierarchical model of visual processing simulates neural mechanisms underlying reflexive attention. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 147(9), 1273.
  • Scherf KS, Griffin JW, Judy B, et al. (2018). Improving sensitivity to eye gaze cues in autism using serious game technology: study protocol for a phase I randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open.
  • Potts, C. A., Callahan-Flintoft, C., & Rosenbaum, D. A. (2018). How do reaching and walking costs affect movement path selection?. Experimental Brain Research, 236(10), 2727-2737.
  • Diaz, M.T., Johnson, M.A., Burke, D.M., Truong, T., & Madden, D.M. (2018). Age-related differences in the influence of task-irrelevant information on the neural bases of phonological and semantic processes. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience  
  • Zhang, H., Eppes, A., Beatty-Martinez, A., Navarro-Torres, C., & Diaz, M.T. (2018). Task difficulty modulates brain-behavior correlations in language production and cognitive control: Behavioral and fMRI evidence from a phonological Go – No-Go picture naming paradigm. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 18 (5), 964–981. NIHMSID: 976572 DOI:  
  • Zhuang, J., Madden, D.J., Duong-Fernandez, X., Chen, N., Cousins, S.W., Potter, G.G., Diaz, M.T., Whitson, H.E. (2018). Language processing in age-related macular degeneration associated with unique functional connectivity signatures in the right hemisphere. Neurobiology of Aging, 63, 65-74.  PMCID: PMC5801145 DOI: 
  • Gilmore, R.O., Diaz, M.T., Wyble, B.A., & Yarkoni, T. (2017). Progress toward openness, transparency, and reproducibility in cognitive neuroscience. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1396(1), 5–18. PMCID: PMC5545750, NIHMSID: NIHMS878076 DOI: 10.1111/nyas.13325 
  • Rizio, A.A., Moyer, K.J., & Diaz, M. T. (2017). Neural evidence for phonologically-based language production deficits in older adults: An fMRI investigation of age-related differences in picture-word interference. Brain and Behavior, 15:7(4), 1-19. PMCID: PMC5390840 DOI: 10.1002/brb3.660 
  • Legault, J., Fang, S., Lan, Y., & Li, P. (2018). Structural brain changes as a function of second language vocabulary training: Effects of learning context.  Brain and Cognition.
  • Li, P., Zhang, F., Yu, A., & Zhao, X. (2018). Language History Questionnaire (LHQ3): An enhanced tool for assessing multilingual experience. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition.
  • Scherf, K. S., Griffin, J. W., Judy, B., Whyte, E. M., Geier, C. F., Elbich, D., & Smyth, J. M. (2018). Improving sensitivity to eye gaze cues in autism using serious game technology: study protocol for a phase I randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open, 8(9), e023682. 
  • Bulgarelli, F., Lebkuecher, A.L., & Weiss, D.J. (2018). Bilingualism and statistical learning. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools

  • Ross, L. A., Webb, C. E., Whitaker, C. W., Hicks, J. M., Schmidt, E. L., Samimy, S., & Dennis, N. A. (2018). The effect of useful field of view training on brain activity and connectivity. The Journals of Gerontology: Series B.

  • Webb, C.E. & Dennis, N.A. (2018). "Differentiating true and false schematic memories in older adults.” Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences.

  • McCormick-Huhn, J.M., Bowman, C.R.Dennis, N.A. (2018). Repeated study of items with and without repeated context: aging effects on memory discriminability. Memory.

  • McCormick-Huhn, J.M., Hui, C., Wyble, B.P., & Dennis, N.A. (2018). Using attribute amnesia to test the limits of hyper-binding and associative deficits in working memory. Psychology and Aging.

  • Overman, A.A., McCormick-Huhn, J.M.Dennis, N.A., Salerno, J.M., Giglio, A.P. (2018). Older adults’ associative memory is modified by manner of presentation at encoding and retrieval. Psychology and Aging.

  • Dennis, N.A. & Turney, I.C. (2018). The influence of perceptual similarity and individual differences on false memories in aging. Neurobiology of Aging. 62:221-230.

  • Overman, A.A., McCormick-Huhn, J.M., Dennis, N.A., Steinsiek, A.B., & Cesar, L.B. (2017). Same face, same place, different memory: Manner of presentation modulates the associative deficit in older adults. Aging, Neuropsychology, & Cognition.

  • Ahmad, J., Swan, G., Bowman, H., Wyble, B., Nobre, A. C., Shapiro, K. L., & McNab, F. (2017). Competitive interactions affect working memory performance for both simultaneous and sequential stimulus presentation. Scientific reports, 7(1), 4785.

  • Callahan-Flintoft, C., & Wyble, B. (2017) Non-singleton colors are not attended faster than categories, but they are encoded faster: A combined approach of behavior, modeling and ERPs, Vision Research. Volume 140, Pages 106-119.

  • Bowman, C.R. Sine, S. & Dennis, N.A. (2017). Modulation of target recollection and recollection rejection networks due to retrieval facilitation and interference. Learning & Memory. 24:607–611.

  • Van Hell, J. G., Fernandez, C., Kootstra, G. J., Litcofsky, K. A., & Ting, C.Y. (2017). Electrophysiological and experimental-behavioral approaches to the study of intra-sentential code-switching. Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism

  • Grey, S. E., Tanner, D., & Van Hell, J. G. (2017). How right is left? Handedness modulates neural responses during morphosyntactic processing. Brain Research, 1669, 27-43.

  • Sherf, K. S., Elbich, D. E., Motta-Mena, N. V. (2017). Investigating the influence of biological sex on the behavior and neural basis of face recognition. ENeuro 0104-17.2017

  • Swan, G., Wyble, B., Chen, H (2017). Working memory representations persist in the face of unexpected task alterations. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics

  • Fairchild, S., & Van Hell, J. G. (2017). Determiner-noun code-switching in Spanish-English heritage speakers. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 20 (1), 150-161.
  • Tanner, D., Grey, S. E., & Van Hell, J. G. (2017). Dissociating retrieval interference and reanalysis in the P600 during sentence comprehension. Psychophysiology, 54(2), 248-259.
  • Litcofsky, K. A. & van Hell, J. G. (2017). Neural correlates of intra-sentential codeswitching: Switching direction affects switching costs. Neuropsychologia97, 112-139.

  • Grey, S. E., & Van Hell, J. G. (2017). Foreign-accented speaker identity affects neural correlates of language comprehension. Journal of Neurolinguistics, 42, 93-108.

  • Elbich, D. B., & Scherf, S. (2017). Beyond the FFA: Brain-behavior correspondences in face recognition abilities. NeuroImage147, 409-422.

  • Weiss, D. J., Bulgarelli, F., Navarro-Torres, C., & Morales, J., (2017). Translating research to practice in the language sciences. Translational Issues in Psychological Science, 3(1), 1.

  • Turney, I.C., Dennis, N.A. Maillet, D., & Rajah, M.N. (2017). Exploring the influence of encoding format on subsequent memory. Memory.

  • Fairchild, S., & van Hell, J. G. (2017). Determiner-noun code-switching in Spanish-English heritage speakers. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition.

  • Turney, I.C. & Dennis, N.A. (2017). Elucidating the neural correlates of related false memories using a systematic measure of perceptual relatedness. NeuroImage, 146: 940-950.

  • Gilmore, R.O., Thomas, A.L., & Fesi, J.D. (2016). Children’s brain responses to optic flow vary by pattern type and motion speed. PLoS ONE. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0157911. Materials on Databrary at

  • Litcofsky, K.A., Tanner, D., & van Hell, J.G. (2016). Effect of language proficiency, use, and cognitive function on bilingual word production and comprehension. International Journal of Bilingualism.

  • Webb, C.E., Turney, I.C., & Dennis, N.A. (2016). What's the Gist? The influence of schemas on the neural correlates underlying true and false memories. Neuropsychologia, 93: 61-75.

  • Wyble, B., Swan, G., Callahan-Flintoft, C. (2016). Measuring Visual Memory in Its Native Format. Trends in cognitive sciences

  • Van Hell, J. G., Cohen, C., & Grey, S. (2016). Testing tolerance for lexically-specific factors in Gradient Symbolic Computation. Commentary. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 19, 897-899.

  • Litcofsky, K.A., Tanner, D., & van Hell, J.G. (2016). Effect of language proficiency, use, and cognitive function on bilingual word production and comprehension. International Journal of Bilingualism, 20 (6), 666-683

  • Motta‐Mena, N. V., & Scherf, K. S. (2016). Pubertal development shapes perception of complex facial expressions. Developmental Science. DOI: 10.1111/desc.12451

  • Huhn, J. M., Potts, C. A., & Rosenbaum, D. A. (2016). Cognitive framing in action. Cognition151, 42-51.

  • Bowman, C.R.Dennis, N.A. (2016). The neural basis of recollection rejection: increases in hippocampal-prefrontal connectivity in the absence of a shared recall-to-reject and target recollection network. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. 28(8): 1194-1209.

  • Grant, A.Dennis, N.A. (2016). Increased processing speed in young adult bilinguals:evidence from source memory judgments. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition.

  • Poepsel, T. J., & Weiss, D. J. (2016). The influence of bilingualism on statistical word learning. Cognition152, 9-19.

  • Karuza, E., Li, P., Weiss, D.J., Bulgarelli, F., Zinszer, B. & Aslin, R.N. (2016) Neural substrates underlying the primacy effect in statistical learning Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience

  • Grant, A. & Dennis, N.A. (2016). Increased processing speed in young adult bilinguals: evidence from source memory judgments. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition

  • Swan, G., Collins, J., & Wyble, B. (2016). Memory for a single object has differently variable precisions for relevant and irrelevant features, Journal of Vision 

  • Bulgarelli, F., Weiss, D.J. (2016). Anchors aweigh: The impact of overlearning on entrenchment effects in statistical learning, Journal of Experimental Psychology:Language, Memory and Cognition

  • Rizio, A. & Dennis, N.A. (2016). Recollection after inhibition: The effects of intentional forgetting on the neural correlates of retrieval. Cognitive Neuroscience. doi: 10.1080/17588928.2016.1154522.

  • Chen, H., Swan, G., Wyble, B. (2016). Prolonged focal attention without memory: Tracking a ball for half a minute without remembering its color, Cognition, 144-8

  • Li, P., & Grant, A. (2015). Second language learning success revealed by brain networks. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition. (in press).

  • Li, P., & Grant, A. (2015). Identifying the causal link: Two approaches toward understanding the relationship between bilingualism and cognitive control, Cortex.

  • Li, P., Chaby, L., Legault, J., & Braithwaite, V. (2015). Brain3M – A new approach to learning about brain, behavior, and cognition. In:Proceedings of the Annual Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age.

  • Wyble, B., & Swan, G. (2015). Mapping the spatiotemporal dynamics of interference between two visual targets. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 1-13. 

  • Wilkinson, K.M., Dennis, N.A., Webb, C.E., Therrien, M., Stadtman, M., Farmer, J., Leach, R.,Warrenfeltz, M., Zeuner, C. (2015). Neural Activity Associated with Visual Search for Line Drawings on AAC Displays: An Exploration of the Use of fMRI.Augmentative and Alternative Communication, 31(4), 310-24. doi: 10.3109/07434618.2015.1100215.

  • Bowman, C. R. & Dennis, N. A. (2015). Age differences in the neural correlates of novelty processing: The effects of item-relatednessBrain Research, 1612: 2-15.doi: 10.1016/jbrainres.2014.08.006.
  • Bowman, C. R. & Dennis, N. A. (2015). The neural correlates of correctly rejecting lures during memory retrieval: The role of item-relatedness. Experimental Brain Research, 233: 1963-1975. doi: 10.1007/s00221-015-4268-y.

  • Dennis, N. A., Turney, I. C., Webb, C. E., & Overman, A. A. (2015). The effects of item familiarity on the neural correlates of successful associative memory encoding.Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience. doi: 10.3758/s13415-015-0359-2.

  • Dennis, N. A., Bowman, C. R., & Turney, I. (2015). Neural correlates of false memories. In Audrey Duarte, Donna Rose Addis, & Morgan Barense (Eds.), The Cognitive Neuroscience of Human Memory. Wiley-Blackwell. 
  • Garcia, N. V., & Scherf, K. S. (2015). Emerging Sensitivity to Socially Complex Expressions: A Unique Role for Adolescence?. Child Development Perspectives9(2), 84-90.

  • van Hell, J.G, Litcofsky, K. A., Ting, C. Y. (2015). Sentential code-switching: cognitive and neural approaches. In J. W. Schwieter (Ed.), The Cambridge Handbook of Bilingual Processing (pp 459-482). Cambridge University Press.

  • Whyte, E. M., Behrmann, M., Minshew, N. J., Garcia, N. V., & Scherf, K. S. (2015). Animal, but not human, faces engage the distributed face network in adolescents with autism. Developmental science.

  • Scherf, K.S., Elbich, D., Minshew, N., & Behrmann, M. (2015). Individual Differences in Symptom Severity and Behavior Predict Neural Activation During Face Processing in Adolescents with Autism.NeuroImage: Clinical, 7, 53-67.
  • Venkatesan, U.M.Dennis, N. A., & Hillary, F. (2015). Chronology and chronicity of altered resting-state functional connectivity after traumatic brain injury. Journal of Neurotrauma. 32(4):252-64. PMCID:  PMC4347859

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