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    What Does a Horgous Look Like? Nonsense Words Elicit Meaningful Drawings.Charles P. Davis, Hannah M. Morrow & Gary Lupyan - 2019 - Cognitive Science 43 (10):e12791.
    To what extent do people attribute meanings to “nonsense” words? How general is such attribution of meaning? We used a set of words lacking conventional meanings to elicit drawings of made‐up creatures. Separate groups of participants rated the nonsense words and the drawings on several semantic dimensions and selected what name best corresponded to each creature. Despite lacking conventional meanings, “nonsense” words elicited a high level of consistency in the produced drawings. Meaning attributions made to nonsense words corresponded with meaning (...)
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    Language as a mental travel guide.Charles P. Davis, Gerry T. M. Altmann & Eiling Yee - 2020 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 43.
    Gilead et al.'s approach to human cognition places abstraction and prediction at the heart of “mental travel” under a “representational diversity” perspective that embraces foundational concepts in cognitive science. But, it gives insufficient credit to the possibility that the process of abstraction produces a gradient, and underestimates the importance of a highly influential domain in predictive cognition: language, and related, the emergence of experientially based structure through time.
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    Language as a mental travel guide—ERRATUM.Charles P. Davis, Gerry T. M. Altmann & Eiling Yee - 2020 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 43.
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    Compounding matters: Event-related potential evidence for early semantic access to compound words.Charles P. Davis, Gary Libben & Sidney J. Segalowitz - 2019 - Cognition 184 (C):44-52.
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    Emergence of Covid‐19 as a Novel Concept Shifts Existing Semantic Spaces.Charles P. Davis - 2023 - Cognitive Science 47 (1):e13237.
    Conceptual knowledge is dynamic, fluid, and flexible, changing as a function of contextual factors at multiple scales. The Covid-19 pandemic can be considered a large-scale, global context that has fundamentally altered most people's experiences with the world. It has also introduced a new concept, COVID (or COVID-19), into our collective knowledgebase. What are the implications of this introduction for how existing conceptual knowledge is structured? Our collective emotional and social experiences with the world have been profoundly impacted by the Covid-19 (...)
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    Psychology of cleansing through the prism of intersecting object histories.Zachary Ekves, Yanina Prystauka, Charles P. Davis, Eiling Yee & Gerry T. M. Altmann - 2021 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 44.
    We link cleansing effects to contemporary cognitive theories via an account of event representation that provides an explicit, neurally plausible mechanism for encoding objects and their associations across time. It explains separation as resulting from weakening associations between the self in the present and the self in the past.
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