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Matt Davis - Publications

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Speech Perception and Spoken Language Comprehension:

Davis, M.H., Di Betta, A., Macdonald, M.J.E., and Gaskell, M.G. (in press) "Learning and consolidation of novel spoken words." Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. PDF.

Heinrich, A., Carlyon, R.P., Davis, M.H., Johnsrude, I.S. (in press) "Illusory vowels resulting from perceptual continuity: An fMRI study" Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience.

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. PDF.

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. PDF. Supporting Information. 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. PDF. 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. PDF.

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. PDF. 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. PDF.

Davis, M. H. & Johnsrude, I. S. (2003) "Hierarchical Processing in Spoken Language Comprehension" Journal of Neuroscience, 23(8), 3423-3431. Abstract. PDF. Example Sentences.

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. PDF

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. Abstract. PDF.

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. PDF paper and an A4-sized pdf copy of the poster.

Davis, M. H. (2000) "Lexical segmentation in spoken word recognition". Unpublised PhD thesis, Birkbeck College, University of London. Abstract. PDF. Cartoon (thanks to Calvin and Hobbes).

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. Abstract. PDF.

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. Abstract. PDF

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 Reading aloud:

Hauk, O., Davis, M.H., Pulvermuller, F. (in press) Modulation of brain activity by multiple lexical and word form variables in visual word recognition: A parametric fMRI study. NeuroImage

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

McCormick, S.F., Rastle, K.G., and Davis, M.H. (in press) Adore-able not Adorable? Orthographic underspecification studied with masked repetition priming. European Journal of Cognitive Psychology

Rastle, K.G., & Davis, M.H. (in press) Morphological decomposition is based on the analysis of orthography. Language and Cognitive Processes. PDF.

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. PDF.

McCormick, S.F., Rastle, K.G., 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. PDF.

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. PDF.

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. PDF.

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. PDF.

Rastle, K. G., 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. PDF.

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. Abstract. PDF.

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. Abstract. PDF.

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. PDF.

Rastle, K. G. & 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. PDF.

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. PDF.

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. PDF.

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. PDF Abstract. Poster (in power point format).

Methods for fMRI and Behavioural Studies:

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 PDF. Download Software

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

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:

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. PDF.

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. PDF

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. PDF

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. html

Last updated: 27/06/07