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My publications list is grouped into the following topics:

* Speech: perception, comprehension and short term memory

* Visual word recognition and learning

* Methods for fMRI and behavioural studies

* Functional imaging of vegetative patients

* Miscellaneous

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Speech: Perception, Comprehension and Short Term Memory:

Sohoglu, E., Davis, M.H. (2016 / in press) Perceptual learning of degraded speech by minimizing prediction error. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA(early edition)

Davis, M.H., Scharenborg, O. (in press) Speech perception by humans and machines. In Gaskell & Mirkovic (Eds) Speech Perception and Spoken Word Recognition. Psychology Press.

Evans, S. Davis, M.H. (2015) Hierarchical organization of auditory and motor representations in speech perception: evidence from searchlight similarity analysis. Cerebral Cortex, 25(12), 4772-4788.

Tamminen, J., Davis, M.H., Rastle, K. (2015). From specific examples to general knowledge in language learning. Cognitive Psychology, 79, 1-39.

Adapa, R.M., Davis, M.H., Stamatakis, E.A., Absalom, A.R., Menon, D.K. (2014) Neural correlates of successful semantic processing during propofol sedation. Human Brain Mapping, 35(7),2935-2949

Sohoglu, E., Peelle, J.E., Carlyon, R.P., Davis, M.H. (2014) Top-down influences of written text on perceived clarity of degraded speech. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 40(1),186-199

Davis, M.H. (2013) "The cohort model of spoken word recognition" in Pashler, H. (Ed) "The Encyclopedia of Mind".

Kalm, K, Davis, M.H., Norris, D. (2013) Neural representations of item order during sequence learning, Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 25(7), 1111-1121

Peelle, J.E., Gross, J., Davis, M.H. (2013) Phase-locked responses to speech in human auditory cortex are enhanced during comprehension. Cerebral Cortex.

Rodd, J.M., Lopez Cutin, B., Millar, A., Kirsch, H., Davis, M.H. (2013) Long-term priming of the meanings of ambiguous words. Journal of Memory and Language.

Adank, P, Davis, M.H., Hagoort, P. (2012). Neural dissociations in processing noise and accent in spoken language comprehension. Neuropsychologia, 50(1), 77-84.

Gagnepain, P., Henson, R.N., Davis, M.H. (2012) Temporal predictive codes for spoken words in human auditory cortex. Current Biology, 22(7), 615-621. Supplemental Information. Summary.

Hervais-Adelman, A. G., Carlyon, R. P., Johnsrude, I. S., Davis, M. H. (2012) Brain regions recruited for effortful comprehension of noise-vocoded words: evidence from fMRI. Language and Cognitive Processes, 27(7/8), 1145-1166.

Kalm, K., Davis, M.H., Norris, D. (2012) Neural mechanisms underlying the temporal grouping effect in short-term memory. Human Brain Mapping, 33(7), 1634-1647

Mattys, S. Davis, M.H., Bradlow, A., Scott, S.K. (2012) Speech reception in adverse conditions: A review. Language and Cognitive Processes, 27(7/8), 953-978.

Peelle, J.E., Davis, M.H. (2012) Neural oscillations carry speech rhythm through to comprehension. Frontiers in Language Sciences, 3, 320.

Rodd, J.M., Johnsrude, I.S., Davis, M.H. (2012) Dissociating fronto-temporal contributions to semantic ambiguity resolution in spoken sentences. Cerebral Cortex, 22(8), 1761-1773.

Sohoglu, E., Peelle, J.E., Carlyon, R.P. & Davis, M.H. (2012) Predictive top-down integration of prior knowledge during speech perception. Journal of Neuroscience, 32(25), 8443-8453.

Szenkovits, G., Peelle, J.E., Norris, D. and Davis, M.H. (2012) Individual differences in premotor and motor recruitment during speech perception. Neuropsychologia, 50(7), 1380-1392.

Tahmesabi, A., Davis, M.H., Hakyemez, H., Wild, C., Rodd, J., Johnsrude, I.S. (2012) Is the link between anatomical macrostructure and function equally strong at all cognitive levels of processing? Cerebral Cortex, 22(7), 1593-1603.

Tamminen, J., Davis, M.H., Merkx, M., Rastle, K. (2012) The role of memory consolidation in generalisation of new linguistic information. Cognition, 125(1), 107-112.

Wild, C., Davis, M.H. and Johnsrude, I.S. (2012) The perceptual clarity of speech modulates activity in primary auditory cortex: fMRI evidence of interactive processes in speech perception. NeuroImage, 60, 1490-1502.

Wild, C., Yusuf, A., Wilson, D.E., Peelle, J.E., Davis, M.H. and Johnsrude, I.S. (2012) Effortful Listening: The Processing of Degraded Speech Depends Critically on Attention. J. Neuroscience, 32(40). 14010-14021.

Davis, M. H., Ford, M. A., Kherif, F., Johnsrude, I. S. (2011) Does semantic context benefit speech understanding through "top-down" processes? Evidence from time-resolved sparse fMRI. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 23(12), 3914-3932.

Heinrich, A., Carlyon, R., Davis, M.H., Johnsrude, I.S. (2011) The continuity illusion does not depend on attentional state: fMRI evidence from illusory vowels. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 23(10), 2675-2689.

Hervais-Adelman, A., Davis, M.H., Taylor, K., Johnsrude, I.S., Carlyon, R.P (2011) "Generalization of perceptual learning of vocoded speech." Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 37(1), 283-295.

Orfanidou, E., Davis, M.H., Ford, M.A., Marslen-Wilson, W.D. (2011) Perceptual and response components in repetition priming of spoken words and pseudowords. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 64(1) 96-121.

Rodd, J.M., Johnsrude, I.S., Davis, M.H. (2010) The role of domain-general frontal systems in language comprehension: Evidence from dual-task interference and semantic ambiguity. Brain and Language, 115, 182-188.

Peelle, J.E., Johnsrude, I.S. & Davis, M.H. (2010). Hierarchical processing for speech in human auditory cortex and beyond. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 4, 51,

Yuen, I., Davis, M.H., Brysbaert, M., & Rastle, K. (2010) Activation of articulatory information in speech perception. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences: USA, 107(2), 592-597.

Davis, M.H., Di Betta, A., Macdonald, M.J.E., Gaskell, M.G. (2009) "Learning and consolidation of novel spoken words." Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 21(4), 803-820. Lay Summary.

Davis, M.H. & Gaskell, M.G. (2009) A complementary systems account of word learning: neural and behavioural evidence. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 364(1536), 3773-3800.

Rogers, J. C. & Davis, M. H. (2009) Categorical perception of speech without stimulus repetition in Proceedings of the Interspeech meeting, Brighton, UK.

Heinrich, A., Carlyon, R.P., Davis, M.H., Johnsrude, I.S. (2008) "Illusory vowels resulting from perceptual continuity: An fMRI study" Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 20(10), 1737-1752.

Hervais-Adelman, A., Davis, M.H., Johnsrude, I.S., Carlyon, R.P (2008) "Perceptual learning of noise vocoded words: effects of feedback and lexicality." Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance 34(2), 460-474.

Davis M.H., Coleman M.R., Absalom A.R., Rodd J.M., Johnsrude I. S., Matta B. F., Owen A.M., Menon D.K. (2007) "Dissociating speech perception and comprehension at reduced levels of awareness". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, 104(41), 16032-16037. Supporting Information and news reports.

Davis, M.H., Johnsrude, I.S. (2007) "Hearing speech sounds: Top-down influences on the interface between audition and speech perception." Hearing Research, 229(1-2), 132-147. Example Sounds.

Orfanidou, E., Marslen-Wilson, W.D., Davis, M.H. (2006) "Neural response suppression predicts repetition priming of spoken words and pseudowords " Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 18(8), 1232-1257.

Davis, M. H., Johnsrude, I. S., Hervais-Adelman, A., Taylor, K., McGettigan, C. (2005) "Lexical information drives perceptual learning of distorted speech: evidence from the comprehension of noise-vocoded sentences" Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 134(2), 222-241. Example Sentences.

Rodd, J. M., Davis, M.H. & Johnsrude, I.S. (2005) The neural mechanisms of speech comprehension: fMRI studies of semantic ambiguity. Cerebral Cortex, 15(8), 1261-1269.

Davis, M. H. & Johnsrude, I. S. (2003) "Hierarchical Processing in Spoken Language Comprehension" Journal of Neuroscience, 23(8), 3423-3431. Online information and examples.

Davis, M. H. (2003) "Connectionist modelling of lexical segmentation and vocabulary acquisition" in Quinlan, P. (Ed) Connectionist models of development: Developmental processes in real and artificial neural networks. Psychology Press, Hove, UK.

Davis, M. H., Marslen-Wilson, W. D. and Gaskell, M. G. (2002) "Leading up the lexical garden-path: Segmentation and ambiguity in spoken word recognition." Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 28(1), 218-244.

Davis, M.H., Marslen-Wilson, W.D. and Gaskell, M.G. (2000) "Lexical segmentation and ambiguity: Investigating the recognition of onset-embedded words." in Cutler, McQueen, Zondervan Proceedings of the workshop on Spoken Word Access Processes, Nijmegen, Holland. Paper in proceedings or Poster

Davis, M. H. (2000) "Lexical segmentation in spoken word recognition". Unpublised PhD thesis, Birkbeck College, University of London. Further information.

Davis, M. H., Marslen-Wilson, W. D. and Gaskell, M. G. (1997) "Ambiguity and competition in lexical segmentation" in Proceedings of the Nineteenth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. M.G. Shafto and P.Langley (Eds) Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

Davis, M. H., Gaskell, M. G. and Marslen-Wilson, W. D. (1997) "Recognising embedded words in connected speech: Context and competition" in Proceedings of the Fourth Neural Computation and Psychology Workshop: Connectionist Representations. John A. Bullinaria, David W. Glasspool & George Houghton (Eds). London: Springer-Verlag.

Davis, M. H., Gaskell, M. G. and Marslen-Wilson, W. D. (1997) "Learning to recognize embedded words in connected speech". Presented at the First Computational Psycholinguistics Workshop. Berkeley, CA. Abstract.

Visual Word Recognition and Learning:

Chen Y., Davis M.H., Pulvermüller F., Hauk O. (2015) Early visual word processing is flexible: evidence from spatiotemporal brain dynamics. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 27(9), 1738-1751.

Taylor, J.S.H., Rastle, K., Davis, M.H. (2014) Distinct neural specialisations for learning to read words and name objects. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 26(9), 2128-2154

Taylor, J.S.H., Rastle, K., Davis, M.H. (2014) Interpreting response time effects in functional imaging studies. Neuroimage, 99, 419-433

Chen, Y., Davis, M.H., Pulvermüller, F., Hauk, O. (2013) Task modulation of brain responses in visual word recognition as studied using EEG/MEG and fMRI. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience (JUN)

Taylor, J. S. H., Rastle, K., Davis. M.H. (2013) Can cognitive models explain brain activation during single-word reading? A meta-analysis of 36 neuroimaging studies. Psychological Bulletin, 139(4), 766-791.

Rodd, J.M., Berriman, R., Landau, M., Lee, T., Ho, C., Gaskell, M.G., Davis, M.H. (2012) Learning new meanings for old words: effects of semantic relatedness. Memory & Cognition, 40(7), 1095-1108.

Merkx, M. M., Rastle, K., Davis, M.H. (2011) The acquisition of morphological knowledge investigated through artificial language learning. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 64(6),1200-1220.

Orfanidou, E., Davis, M.H., and Marslen-Wilson, W.D. (2011) Orthographic and semantic opacity in masked and delayed priming: Evidence from Greek. Language and Cognitive Processes, 26(4-6), 530-557.

Davis, M. H, & Rastle, K. (2010) Form and meaning in early morphological processing: Comment on Feldman, O'Connor and Moscoso del Prado Martin. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 17(5), 749-755.

Ford, M.A., Davis, M.H., and Marslen-Wilson, W.D. (2010) Derivational Morphology and Base Morpheme Frequency. Journal of Memory and Language, 63, 117-130.

Eckstein, D., Norris, D., Davis, M.H., Henson, R. (2009). Invisible is Better: Decrease of Subliminal Priming with Increasing Visibility. Psyche, 15(2).

Hauk, O., Pulvermuller, F., Marslen-Wilson, W., Ford, M.A., and Davis, M.H. (2009) Can I have a quick word? Early electrophysiological manifestations of psycholinguistic processes revealed by event-related regression analysis of the EEG. Biological Psychology, 80(1), 64-74.

McCormick, S.F., Rastle, K., and Davis, M.H. (2009) Adore-able not Adorable? Orthographic underspecification studied with masked repetition priming. European Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 21(6), 813-836.

Hauk, O., Davis, M.H., Kherif, F., & Pulvermuller, F. (2008) Imagery or Meaning? Evidence for a semantic origin of category-specific brain activity in metabolic imaging. European Journal of Neuroscience, 27, 1856-1866.

Hauk, O., Davis, M.H., Pulvermüller, F. (2008) Modulation of brain activity by multiple lexical and word form variables in visual word recognition: A parametric fMRI study. NeuroImage, 42(3), 1185-1195

McCormick, S.F., Rastle, K., Davis, M.H. (2008) "Is there a 'fete' in 'fetish'? Effects of orthographic opacity on morpho-orthographic segmentation in visual word recognition." Journal of Memory and Language, 58, 307-326.

Rastle, K., & Davis, M.H. (2008) Morphological decomposition is based on the analysis of orthography. Language and Cognitive Processes, 23(7/8), 942-971.

Bozic, M., Marslen-Wilson, W.D., Stamatakis, E., Davis, M.H., Tyler, L.K. (2007) "Differentiating morphology, form and meaning: Neural correlates of morphological complexity" Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 19(9), 1464-1475.

Chou, T, Davis, M.H., Marslen-Wilson, W.D. & Booth, J.R. (2006) "Phonological Priming in Visual Word Recognition: an Event-Related Functional MRI Study" Chinese Journal of Psychology, 48(4), 1-18

Hauk O., Davis M.H., Ford M., Pulvermüller F., Marslen-Wilson W.D. (2006) "The time course of visual word-recognition as revealed by linear regression analysis of ERP data", Neuroimage, 30(4), 1383-1400.

Davis, M. H. (2004) "Units of representation in visual word recognition." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, 101(41), 14687-14688.

Rastle, K. , Davis, M.H., & New, B. (2004) The broth in my brother's brothel: Morpho-orthographic segmentation in visual word recognition. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 11(6), 1090-1098.

Davis, M. H., Meunier, F., and Marslen-Wilson, W.D. (2004) "Neural responses to morphological, syntactic and semantic properties of single words: an fMRI study." Brain and Language, 89, 439-449.

Davis, M. H., van Casteren, M., Marslen-Wilson, W. D. (2003) "Frequency effects in processing inflected Dutch nouns: A distributed connectionist account" in Baayen, R. H. & Schreuder R. (Eds) Morphological Structure in Language Processing. Mouton de Gruyter, Berlin, p.427-462.

Ford, M., Marslen-Wilson, W. D. & Davis, M. H. (2003) "Morphology and frequency: contrasting methodologies" in Baayen, R. H. & Schreuder R. (Eds) Morphological Structure in Language Processing. Mouton de Gruyter, Berlin. P. 89-124.

Rastle, K. & Davis, M. H. (2003) "Reading morphologically complex words: Some thoughts from masked priming" in Kinoshita, S. & Lupker, S.J. (Eds.) Masked priming: State of the art. Psychology Press, Hove, UK.

Rastle, K. and Davis, M.H. (2002) "On the complexities of measuring naming" Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 28(2), 307-314.

Rastle, K., Davis, M.H., Tyler, L.K., and Marslen-Wilson, W.D. (2000) "Morphological and semantic effects in visual word recognition: A time-course study" Language and Cognitive Processes, 15(4/5), 507-537.

Davis, M. H., Marslen-Wilson W. D. and Hare, M. (1996) "Representing regularity: The English past tense" in Proceedings of the Eighteenth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. G.W. Cottrell (Ed) Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

Methods for fMRI and Behavioural Studies:

Peelle, J.E., Eason, R.J., Schmitter, S., Schwarzbauer, C., Davis, M.H. (2010) Evaluating an acoustically-quiet EPI sequence for use in fMRI studies of speech and auditory processing. NeuroImage.

van Casteren, M., Davis, M.H. (2007) Match: a program to assist in matching the conditions of factorial experiments Behavior Research Methods, 39(4), 973-978 Download Software

van Casteren, M., Davis, M.H. (2006) "Mix: A program for pseudo-randomisation" Behavior Research Methods 38(4), 584-589. Download Software

Schwarzbauer, C., Davis, M.H., Rodd, J.M., Johnsrude, I.S. (2006) "Sparse imaging with interleaved, silent steady state (ISSS)" Neuroimage, 25(3), 774-782.

Suckling J., Davis, M.H., Ooi, C., Wink, A.M., Fadili, J., Salvador, R., Welchew, D., Sendur, L., Maxim, V., Bullmore, E.T. (2006) "Orthogonal Contrasts and Randomisation Inference of the FIAC Dataset" Human Brain Mapping, 27(5), 425-33.

Functional Imaging of Vegetative State Patients:

Coleman, M.R., Davis, M.H., Rodd J.M., Robson T., Ali A., Pickard J.D., Owen A,M. (2009) Towards the routine use of brain imaging to aid the clinical diagnosis of disorders of consciousness. Brain, 132, 2541-2552.

Boly, M., Coleman, M.R., Davis, M.H., Hampshire, A., Bor, D., Moonen, G., Maquet, P.A., Pickard, J.D., Laureys, S., Owen, A.M. (2007) "When thoughts become action: an fMRI paradigm to study volitional brain activity in non-communicative brain injured patients" Neuroimage, 36(3), 979-992.

Coleman M.R., Rodd J.M., Davis M.H., Johnsrude I. S., Menon D.K. Owen A.M. (2007) "Do vegetative patients retain aspects of language comprehension? Evidence from fMRI." Brain, 130, 2494-2507.

Owen, A.M, Coleman, M.R., Boly, M., Davis, M.H., Laureys, S., Pickard, J.D. (2007) "Using fMRI to detect covert awareness in the vegetative state" Archives of Neurology, 64(8), pp. 1098-1102.

Owen, A.M, Coleman, M.R., Boly, M., Davis, M.H., Laureys, S., Pickard, J.D. (2006) "Detecting awareness in vegetative patients" Science, 313(5792), 1402.

Owen, A.M., Coleman, M.R, Menon,D.K., Johnsrude, I.S., Rodd, J.M., Davis, M.H., Taylor, K., Pickard J.D. (2005) Residual auditory function in persistent vegetative state: A combined PET and fMRI study. Neuropsychologyical Rehabilitation, 15(3/4), 290-306

Owen A.M, Coleman, M.R., Menon, D.K., Berry, E.L., Johnsrude, I.S., Rodd, J.M., Davis, M.H., Pickard J.D. (2005) Using a hierarchical approach to investigate residual auditory cognition in persistent vegetative state. Progress in Brain Research, 150, 457-71


Calder, A.J., Beaver, J.D., Davis, M.H., Van Ditzhuijzen, J., Keane, J. and Lawrence, A.D. (2007). Individual Differences in Disgust Sensitivity predict the Insular Response to Disgusting Foods. European Journal of Neuroscience, 25(11), 3422-3428

Beaver, J.D., van Ditzhuijzen, J., Lawrence, A.D., Davis, M.H., Woods, A., Calder, A.J. (2006) Disgust and desire at the sight of foods: Individual differences predict neural responses, Journal of Neuroscience, 26(19), 5160 –5166.

Gomot, M., Bernard, F.A., Davis, M.H., Belmonte, M.K., Ashwin, C., Bullmore, E.T., Baron-Cohen, S. (2006), Change detection in children with autism: an auditory event-related fMRI study. Neuroimage, 25(2), 475-484.

Devlin, J. T., Russell, R. P., Davis, M. H., Price, C. J., Moss, H. E., Fadili, J., and Tyler, L. K. (2002) Is there an anatomical basis for category specificity? Semantic memory studies in PET and fMRI. Neuropsychologia, 40, 54-75.

Devlin, J. T., Russell, R. P., Davis, M. H., Price, C. J., Moss, H. E., Matthews, P. M., and Tyler, L. K. (2000) Comparing PET and fMRI on a semantic task: Applying fMRI to the temporal lobes. Neuroimage, 11(6), 589-600.

Davis, M.H., Moss, H.E., de Mornay Davies, P. and Tyler L.K. (1999) "Spot the difference: Investigations of conceptual structure for living things and artifacts using speeded word-picture matching". Brain and Language, 69(3), 411-414.