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  1. Sterling Hutchinson & Max Louwerse (2013). Language Statistics and Individual Differences in Processing Primary Metaphors. Cognitive Linguistics 24 (4):667-687.
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  2. Max M. Louwerse & Nick Benesh (2012). Representing Spatial Structure Through Maps and Language: Lord of the Rings Encodes the Spatial Structure of Middle Earth. Cognitive Science 36 (8):1556-1569.
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  3. Max M. Louwerse, Rick Dale, Ellen G. Bard & Patrick Jeuniaux (2012). Behavior Matching in Multimodal Communication is Synchronized. Cognitive Science 36 (8):1404-1426.
    A variety of theoretical frameworks predict the resemblance of behaviors between two people engaged in communication, in the form of coordination, mimicry, or alignment. However, little is known about the time course of the behavior matching, even though there is evidence that dyads synchronize oscillatory motions (e.g., postural sway). This study examined the temporal structure of nonoscillatory actions—language, facial, and gestural behaviors—produced during a route communication task. The focus was the temporal relationship between matching behaviors in the interlocutors (e.g., facial (...)
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  4. Max Louwerse & Sterling Hutchinson (2012). Neurological Evidence Linguistic Processes Precede Perceptual Simulation in Conceptual Processing. Frontiers in Psychology 3.
    There is increasing evidence from response time experiments that language statistics and perceptual simulations both play a role in conceptual processing. In an EEG experiment we compared neural activity in cortical regions commonly associated with linguistic processing and visual perceptual processing to determine to what extent symbolic and embodied accounts of cognition applied. Participants were asked to determine the semantic relationship of word pairs (e.g., sky – ground) or to determine their iconic relationship (i.e., if the presentation of the pair (...)
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  5. Max M. Louwerse (2011). Symbol Interdependency in Symbolic and Embodied Cognition. Topics in Cognitive Science 3 (2):273-302.
    Whether computational algorithms such as latent semantic analysis (LSA) can both extract meaning from language and advance theories of human cognition has become a topic of debate in cognitive science, whereby accounts of symbolic cognition and embodied cognition are often contrasted. Albeit for different reasons, in both accounts the importance of statistical regularities in linguistic surface structure tends to be underestimated. The current article gives an overview of the symbolic and embodied cognition accounts and shows how meaning induction attributed to (...)
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  6. Max Louwerse & Louise Connell (2011). A Taste of Words: Linguistic Context and Perceptual Simulation Predict the Modality of Words. Cognitive Science 35 (2):381-398.
    Previous studies have shown that object properties are processed faster when they follow properties from the same perceptual modality than properties from different modalities. These findings suggest that language activates sensorimotor processes, which, according to those studies, can only be explained by a modal account of cognition. The current paper shows how a statistical linguistic approach of word co-occurrences can also reliably predict the category of perceptual modality a word belongs to (auditory, olfactory–gustatory, visual–haptic), even though the statistical linguistic approach (...)
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  7. Max M. Louwerse & Adrian Bangerter (2010). Effects of Ambiguous Gestures and Language on the Time Course of Reference Resolution. Cognitive Science 34 (8):1517-1529.
    Two eye-tracking experiments investigated how and when pointing gestures and location descriptions affect target identification. The experiments investigated the effect of gestures and referring expressions on the time course of fixations to the target, using videos of human gestures and human voice, and animated gestures and synthesized speech. Ambiguous, yet informative pointing gestures elicited attention and facilitated target identification, akin to verbal location descriptions. Moreover, target identification was superior when both pointing gestures and verbal location descriptions were used. These findings (...)
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  8. Max M. Louwerse & Patrick Jeuniaux (2010). The Linguistic and Embodied Nature of Conceptual Processing. Cognition 114 (1):96-104.
    Recent theories of cognition have argued that embodied experience is important for conceptual processing. Embodiment can be contrasted with linguistic factors such as the typical order in which words appear in language. Here, we report four experiments that investigated the conditions under which embodiment and linguistic factors determine performance. Participants made speeded judgments about whether pairs of words or pictures were semantically related or had an iconic relationship. The embodiment factor was operationalized as the degree to which stimulus pairs were (...)
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  9. Max Louwerse, King-Ip Lin, Amanda Drescher & Gün Semin (2010). Linguistic Cues Predict Fraudulent Events in a Corporate Social Network. In S. Ohlsson & R. Catrambone (eds.), Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Cognitive Science Society.
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  10. Jeffrey Loewenstein, Chip Heath, Steven Sloman, Aron K. Barbey, Jared M. Hotaling, Max M. Louwerse, Rolf A. Zwaan, Sabine Stoll, Kirsten Abbot-Smith & Elena Lieven (2009). Subject Index to Volume 33. Cognitive Science 33:1526-1531.
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  11. Max M. Louwerse & Rolf A. Zwaan (2009). Language Encodes Geographical Information. Cognitive Science 33 (1):51-73.
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  12. Max M. Louwerse & Patrick Jeuniaux (2008). How Fundamental is Embodiment to Language Comprehension? Constraints on Embodied Cognition. In B. C. Love, K. McRae & V. M. Sloutsky (eds.), Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Cognitive Science Society. 1313--1318.
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