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  1. Raymond W. Gibbs (2013). Artistic Understanding as Embodied Simulation. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 36 (2):143 - 144.
    Bullot & Reber (B&R) correctly include historical perspectives into the scientific study of art appreciation. But artistic understanding always emerges from embodied simulation processes that incorporate the ongoing dynamics of brains, bodies, and world interactions. There may not be separate modes of artistic understanding, but a continuum of processes that provide imaginative simulations of the artworks we see or hear.
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  2. Raymond W. Gibbs Jr & Nathaniel Clark (2012). No Need for Instinct: Coordinated Communication as an Emergent Self Organized Process. Pragmatics and Cognition 20 (2):241-262.
    Language serves many purposes in our individual lives and our varied interpersonal interactions. Daniel Everett's claim that language primarily emerges from an “interactional instinct“ and not a classic “language instinct“ gives proper weight to the importance of coordinated communication in meeting our adaptive needs. Yet the argument that language is a “cultural tool“, motivated by an underlying “instinct“, does not adequately explain the complex, yet complementary nature of both linguistic regularities and variations in everyday speech. Our alternative suggestion is that (...)
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  3. Raymond W. Gibbs & Guy van Orden (2012). Pragmatic Choice in Conversation. Topics in Cognitive Science 4 (1):7-20.
    How do people decide what to say in context? Many theories of pragmatics assume that people have specialized knowledge that drives them to utter certain words in different situations. But these theories are mostly unable to explain both the regularity and variability in people’s speech behaviors. Our purpose in this article is to advance a view of pragmatics based on complexity theory, which specifically explains the pragmatic choices speakers make in conversations. The concept of self-organized criticality sheds light on how (...)
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  4. Raymond W. Gibbs (2010). Stability and Variability in Linguistic Pragmatics. Pragmatics and Society 1 (1):32-49.
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  5. Raymond W. Gibbs & Marcus Perlman (2010). Language Understanding is Grounded in Experiential Simulations: A Response to Weiskopf. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 41 (3):305-308.
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  6. Raymond W. Gibbs Jr (2008). Images Schemas in Conceptual Development: What Happened to the Body? Philosophical Psychology 21 (2):231 – 239.
    Mandler's target article claims that infants' capacity to abstract certain kinds of information from perceptual ldisplays occurs through a special mechanism of 'perceptual meaning analysis', which generates abstract, 'image-schemas' that are analogical representations summarizing spatial relations and movement in space. Under this view, perceptual processes give input to forming conceptual representations, but higher-order concepts are disembodied, symbolic representations that are stripped of their embodied roots. My alternative argument is that bodily experience has an enduring role in early conceptual development, and (...)
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  7. Raymond Gibbs (2008). Images Schemas in Conceptual Development: What Happened to the Body? Philosophical Psychology 21 (2):231-239.
    Mandler's target article claims that infants' capacity to abstract certain kinds of information from perceptual ldisplays occurs through a special mechanism of ?perceptual meaning analysis?, which generates abstract, ?image-schemas? that are analogical representations summarizing spatial relations and movement in space. Under this view, perceptual processes give input to forming conceptual representations, but higher-order concepts are disembodied, symbolic representations that are stripped of their embodied roots. My alternative argument is that bodily experience has an enduring role in early conceptual development, and (...)
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  8. Raymond W. Gibbs & Gregory A. Bryant (2008). Striving for Optimal Relevance When Answering Questions. Cognition 106 (1):345-369.
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  9. Raymond W. Gibbs (2007). Why Irony Sometimes Comes to Mind: Paradoxical Effects of Thought Suppression. Pragmatics and Cognition 15 (2):229-251.
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  10. Nicole L. Wilson & Raymond W. Gibbs (2007). Real and Imagined Body Movement Primes Metaphor Comprehension. Cognitive Science 31 (4):721-731.
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  11. Raymond W. Gibbs Jr (2006). Embodied Simulation in Metaphor Interpretation. Mind and Language 21:434-458.
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  12. Raymond W. Gibbs Jr (2006). Metaphor Interpretation as Embodied Simulation. Mind and Language 21 (3):434–458.
    Cognitive theories of metaphor understanding are typically described in terms of the mappings between different kinds of abstract, schematic, disembodied knowledge. My claim in this paper is that part of our ability to make sense of metaphorical language, both individual utterances and extended narratives, resides in the automatic construction of a simulation whereby we imagine performing the bodily actions referred to in the language. Thus, understanding metaphorical expressions like ‘grasp a concept’ or ‘get over’ an emotion involve simulating what it (...)
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  13. Raymond W. Gibbs Jr & Markus Tendahl (2006). Cognitive Effort and Effects in Metaphor Comprehension: Relevance Theory and Psycholinguistics. Mind and Language 21 (3):379–403.
    This paper explores the trade-off between cognitive effort and cognitive effects during immediate metaphor comprehension. We specifically evaluate the fundamental claim of relevance theory that metaphor understanding, like all utterance interpretation, is constrained by the presumption of optimal relevance (Sperber and Wilson, 1995, p. 270): the ostensive stimulus is relevant enough for it to be worth the addressee's effort to process it, and the ostensive stimulus is the most relevant one compatible with the communicator's abilities and preferences. One important implication (...)
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  14. Raymond W. Gibbs (2006). Embodiment and Cognitive Science. New York ;Cambridge University Press.
    This book explores how people's subjective, felt experiences of their bodies in action provide part of the fundamental grounding for human cognition and language. Cognition is what occurs when the body engages the physical and cultural world and must be studied in terms of the dynamical interactions between people and the environment. Human language and thought emerge from recurring patterns of embodied activity that constrain ongoing intelligent behavior. We must not assume cognition to be purely internal, symbolic, computational, and disembodied, (...)
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  15. Raymond W. Gibbs (2006). Metaphor Interpretation as Embodied Simulation. Mind Language 21 (3):434-458.
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  16. Raymond W. Gibbs & Markus Tendahl (2006). Cognitive Effort and Effects in Metaphor Comprehension: Relevance Theory and Psycholinguistics. Mind Language 21 (3):379-403.
  17. Raymond W. Gibbs Jr (2005). Marcelo Dascal, Interpretation and Understanding. Pragmatics and Cognition 13 (2):405-413.
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  18. Robert L. Goldstone, John R. Anderson, Nick Chater, Andy Clark, Shimon Edelman, Kenneth Forbus, Dedre Gentner, Raymond W. Gibbs Jr, James Greeno & Robert A. Jacobs (2004). Journal of The Cognitive Science Society. Cognitive Science 28 (3).
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  19. Luc Ciompi, John Cogan, Carrie Figdor, Nicholas Georgalis, Raymond W. Gibbs Jr, Guy C. Van Orden, Rhawn Joseph, John A. Lambie, Kevin L. Baker & Jason L. Megill (2003). ERPs (Event-Related Potentials), Semantic Attribution, and Facial Expression of Emotions 63–80 Michela Balconi and Uberto Pozzoli Reflections on the Role of Emotions in Consciousness and Subjectivity, From the Perspective of Affect-Logic 181–196. [REVIEW] Consciousness and Emotion 4 (2):341-342.
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  20. Gregory A. Bryant & Raymond W. Gibbs (2002). You Don't Say: Figurative Language and Thought. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 25 (6):678-679.
    Carruthers has proposed a novel and quite interesting hypothesis for the role of language in conceptual integration, but his treatment does not acknowledge work in cognitive science on metaphor and analogy that reveals how diverse knowledge structures are integrated. We claim that this body of research provides clear evidence that cross-domain conceptual connections cannot be driven by syntactic processes alone.
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  21. Raymond Gibbs Jr (2002). Marcelo Dascal and the Literal Meaning Debates. Manuscrito 25 (2).
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  22. Teenie Matlock & Raymond C. Gibbs (2001). Conceptual Knowledge and Polysemy: Psycholinguistic Studies on the Meanings of Make. Communication and Cognition. Monographies 34 (3-4):231-256.
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  23. Raymond Gibbs (2000). Metarepresentations in Staged Communicative Acts. In Dan Sperber (ed.), Metarepresentations. Oxford University Press.
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  24. Raymond W. Gibbs (1999). Speakers' Intuitions and Pragmatic Theory. Cognition 69 (3):355-359.
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  25. Raymond W. Gibbs & Eric A. Berg (1999). Embodied Metaphor in Perceptual Symbols. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 22 (4):617-618.
    We agree with Barsalou's claim about the importance of perceptual symbols in a theory of abstract concepts. Yet we maintain that the richness of many abstract concepts arises from the metaphorical mapping of recurring patterns of perceptual, embodied experience to provide essential structure to these abstract ideas.
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  26. Raymond W. Gibbs Jr (1998). Cognitive Science Meets Metaphor and Metaphysics. Minds and Machines 8 (3):433-436.
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  27. Raymond W. Gibbs (1998). Cognitive Science Meets Metaphor and Metaphysics. Minds and Machines 8 (3):433-436.
  28. Raymond W. Gibbs Jr & Jessica F. Moise (1997). Pragmatics in Understanding What is Said. Cognition 62 (1):51-74.
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  29. Raymond W. Gibbs Jr & Gregory L. Murphy (1997). Why Many Concepts Are Metaphorical (Cognition, Vol. 61, No. 3 (1996) 309–319). Cognition 62 (1):99-108.
     
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  30. Raymond W. Gibbs (1996). Why Many Concepts Are Metaphorical. Cognition 61 (3):309-319.
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  31. Raymond W. Gibbs, Dinara A. Beitel, Michael Harrington & Paul E. Sanders (1994). Taking a Stand on the Meanings of Stand: Bodily Experience as Motivation for Polysemy. Journal of Semantics 11 (4):231-251.
    This paper reports four experiments designed to examine the role that recurring bodily experiences have in motivating people's understandings of different senses of the polysemous word stand. Different patterns of recurring bodily experiences, called image schemas, emerge throughout sensorimotor activity and from our perceptual understanding of actions and events in the real world. The present claim is that each use of stand is motivated by a complex pattern of different image schemas. Experiment 1 revealed five major image schemas that are (...)
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  32. Raymond W. Gibbs Jr (1993). The Intentionalist Controversy and Cognitive Science. Philosophical Psychology 6 (2):181 – 205.
    What role do speakers'/authors' communicative intentions play in language interpretation? Cognitive scientists generally assume that listeners'/readers' recognitions of speakers'/authors' intentions is a crucial aspect of utterance interpretation. Various philosophers, literary theorists and anthropologists criticize this intentional view and assert that speakers'/authors' intentions do not provide either the starting point for linguistic interpretation or constrain how texts should be understood. Until now, cognitive scientists have not seriously responded to the current challenges regarding intentions in communication. My purpose in this article is (...)
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  33. Raymond W. Gibbs (1993). The Intentionalist Controversy and Cognitive Science. Philosophical Psychology 6 (2):181-205.
    Abstract What role do speakers'/authors? communicative intentions play in language interpretation? Cognitive scientists generally assume that listeners'/readers? recognitions of speakers'/authors? intentions is a crucial aspect of utterance interpretation. Various philosophers, literary theorists and anthropologists criticize this intentional view and assert that speakers'/authors? intentions do not provide either the starting point for linguistic interpretation or constrain how texts should be understood. Until now, cognitive scientists have not seriously responded to the current challenges regarding intentions in communication. My purpose in this article (...)
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  34. Raymond W. Gibbs & Jennifer E. O'Brien (1990). Idioms and Mental Imagery: The Metaphorical Motivation for Idiomatic Meaning. Cognition 36 (1):35-68.
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  35. Raymond W. Gibbs (1989). Understanding and Literal Meaning. Cognitive Science 13 (2):243-251.
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  36. Raymond W. Gibbs (1988). How Do You Know When You Have Understood? Psycholinguistic Criteria for Understanding Verbal Communication. Communication and Cognition 21 (2):201-225.
     
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  37. Raymond W. Gibbs (1987). The Relevance of Relevance for Psychological Theory. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 10 (4):718.
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  38. Raymond W. Gibbs & Gayle P. Gonzales (1985). Syntactic Frozenness in Processing and Remembering Idioms. Cognition 20 (3):243-259.
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  39. Raymond W. Gibbs (1984). Literal Meaning and Psychological Theory. Cognitive Science 8 (3):275-304.
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