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    Prediction, explanation, and the role of generative models in language processing.Thomas A. Farmer, Meredith Brown & Michael K. Tanenhaus - 2013 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 36 (3):211-212.
    We propose, following Clark, that generative models also play a central role in the perception and interpretation of linguistic signals. The data explanation approach provides a rationale for the role of prediction in language processing and unifies a number of phenomena, including multiple-cue integration, adaptation effects, and cortical responses to violations of linguistic expectations.
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    Tracking the Continuity of Language Comprehension: Computer Mouse Trajectories Suggest Parallel Syntactic Processing.Thomas A. Farmer, Sarah A. Cargill, Nicholas C. Hindy, Rick Dale & Michael J. Spivey - 2007 - Cognitive Science 31 (5):889-909.
    Although several theories of online syntactic processing assume the parallel activation of multiple syntactic representations, evidence supporting simultaneous activation has been inconclusive. Here, the continuous and non‐ballistic properties of computer mouse movements are exploited, by recording their streaming x, y coordinates to procure evidence regarding parallel versus serial processing. Participants heard structurally ambiguous sentences while viewing scenes with properties either supporting or not supporting the difficult modifier interpretation. The curvatures of the elicited trajectories revealed both an effect of visual context (...)
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    Dynamic competition account of men’s perceptions of women’s sexual interest.Jodi R. Smith, Teresa A. Treat, Thomas A. Farmer & Bob McMurray - 2018 - Cognition 174:43-54.
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    Individual Differences in Verb Bias Sensitivity in Children and Adults With Developmental Language Disorder.Jessica E. Hall, Amanda Owen Van Horne & Thomas A. Farmer - 2019 - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 13.