Publications

Submitted

Zhang, L., Pylkkanen, L. (submitted). The interplay of composition and concept specificity in the left anterior temporal lobe: An MEG study.

Blanco Elorrieta, E. & Pylkkänen, L. (submitted). Brain bases of language selection: MEG evidence from Arabic-English bilingual language production.

O'Connor, E., & Pylkkänen, L. (under review). When meaning is not informative: Dissociating semantic composition and information accrual in MEG.

Westerlund, M., Kastner, I., Al Kaabi, M., & Pylkkänen, L. (under revision). The LATL as locus of composition: MEG evidence from English and Arabic.


In Press

Leffel, T., Lauter, M., Westerlund, M., & Pylkkänen, L. (in press). Restrictive vs. non-restrictive composition: An MEG study. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience.


2014

Pylkkänen, L., Bemis, D. K., Blanco Elorrieta, E. (2014). Building phrases in language production: An MEG study of simple composition. Cognition, 133, 371-384. doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2014.07.001 [pdf]

Del Prato, P., & Pylkkänen, L. (2014). MEG evidence for conceptual combination but not numeral quantification in the left anterior temporal lobe during language production. Frontiers in Psychology 5(524). doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00524 [pdf]

Westerlund, M., & Pylkkänen, L. (2014). The role of the left anterior lobe in semantic composition vs. semantic memory. Neuropsychologia, 57, 59–70. doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2014.03.001 [pdf]

2013

Leiken, K. & Pylkkänen, L. (2013). MEG evidence that the LIFG effect of object extraction requires similarity-based interference. Language and Cognitive Processes. doi:10.1080/01690965.2013.863369. [pdf]

Linzen, T., Marantz, A. & Pylkkänen, L. (2013). Syntactic context effects in visual word recognition: An MEG study. The Mental Lexicon, 8(2), 117-139. doi:10.1075/ml.8.2.01lin. [pdf]

Bemis, D.K. & Pylkkänen, L. (2013). Flexible composition: MEG evidence for the deployment of basic combinatorial linguistic mechanisms in response to task demands. PLoS ONE, 8(9), e73949. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0073949 [pdf]

Bemis, D.K. & Pylkkänen, L. (2013). Combination across domains: An MEG investigation into the relationship between mathematical, pictorial, and linguistic processing. Frontiers in Psychology, 3, 583. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00583. [pdf]

2012

Poeppel, D., Emmorey, K., Hickok, G., & Pylkkänen, L. (2012). Towards a new neurobiology of language. Journal of Neuroscience, 32(41), 14125-31. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3244-12.2012. [pdf]

Dikker, S. & Pylkkänen, L. (2012). Predicting language: MEG evidence for lexical preactivation. Brain and Language, 127(1), 55-64. doi:10.1016/j.bandl.2012.08.004. [pdf]

Bemis, D.K. & Pylkkänen, L. (2012). Basic linguistic composition recruits the left anterior temporal lobe and left angular gyrus during both listening and reading. Cerebral Cortex, 23(8), 1859-1873. doi:10.1093/cercor/bhs179. [pdf]

Brennan, J. & Pylkkänen, L. (2012). The time-course and spatial distribution of brain activity associated with sentence processing. NeuroImage, 60(2), 1139-48. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2012.01.030. [pdf]

Rabagliati, H., Pylkkänen, L. & Marcus, G. F. (2012). Top-down influence in young children's lexical ambiguity resolution. Developmental Psychology, 49(6), 1076-1089. doi:10.1037/a0026918. [pdf]

2011

Rabagliati, H., Marcus, G. F. & Pylkkänen, L. (2011). Rules, Radical Pragmatics and Restrictions on Regular Polysemy. Journal of Semantics, 28(4), 485-512. doi:10.1093/jos/ffr005. [pdf]

Dikker, S. & Pylkkänen, L. (2011). Before the N400: effects of lexical-semantic violations in visual cortex. Brain and Language, 118(1-2), 23-28. doi:10.1016/j.bandl.2011.02.006. [pdf]

Bemis, D. K., & Pylkkänen, L. (2011). Simple Composition: An MEG investigation into the comprehension of minimal linguistic phrases. Journal of Neuroscience, 31(8), 2801-2814. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.5003-10.2011. [pdf]

2010

Pylkkänen, L., Brennan, J. & Bemis, D. K. (2010). Grounding the Cognitive Neuroscience of Semantics in Linguistic Theory. Language and Cognitive Processes, 26(9), 1317-1337. doi:10.1080/01690965.2010.527490. [pdf]

Rabagliati, H.A., Marcus, G.F., & Pylkkänen, L. (2010). Shifting senses in lexical semantic development. Cognition, 117(1), 17-37. doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2010.06.007. [pdf]

Pylkkänen, L., & Okano, K. (2010). The nature of abstract orthographic codes: Evidence from masked priming and magnetoencephalography. PLoS ONE, 5(5), e10793. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0010793 [pdf]

Brennan, J., Nir, Y., Hasson, U., Malach, R., Heeger, D., & Pylkkänen, L. (2010). Syntactic structure building in the anterior temporal activity during natural story listening. Brain and Language, doi:10.1016/j.bandl.2010.04.002. [pdf]

Brennan, J. & Pylkkänen, L. (2010). Processing Psych Verbs: Behavioral and MEG Measures of Two Different Types of Semantic Complexity. Language and Cognitive Processes, Volume 25, 777-807. doi:10.1080/01690961003616840 [pdf]

Dikker, S., Rabagliati, H., Farmer, T. A., & Pylkkänen, L. (2010). Early occipital sensitivity to syntactic category is based on form typicality. Psychological Science 1;21(5):629-34.doi: 10.1177/0956797610367751 [pdf]

2009

Pylkkänen, L., Oliveri, B. & Smart, A. (2009). Semantics vs. World Knowledge in Prefrontal Cortex. Language and Cognitive Processes, 24, 1313-1334. doi:10.1080/01690960903120176 [pdf]

Dikker, S., Rabagliati, H., & Pylkkänen, L. (2009). Sensitivity to Syntax in Visual Cortex. Cognition 110(3), 293-321. doi: 10.1016/j.cognition.2008.09.008 [pdf]

2008

Pylkkänen, L., Martin, A. E., McElree, B., & Smart, A. (2008).The Anterior Midline Field: Coercion or Decision Making Brain and Language, doi:10.1016/j.bandl.2008.06.006. [pdf]

Pylkkänen, L. (2008). Mismatching Meanings in Brain and Behavior. Language and Linguistics Compass 2/4, 712-738. doi:10.1111/j.1749-818x.2008.00073.x [pdf]

Brennan, J. & Pylkkänen, L. (2008). Processing Events: Behavioral and Neuromagnetic Correlates of Aspectual Coercion. Brain and Language 106, 132-143. doi:10.1016/j.bandl.2008.04.003 [pdf]

Zweig, E. & Pylkkänen, L. (2008). A visual M170 effect of morphological complexity. Language and Cognitive Processes. DOI: 10.1080/01690960802180420. [pdf]

2007

Harris, J., Pylkkänen, L., McElree, B. & Frisson, S. (2007). The cost of question concealment: Eye-tracking and MEG evidence. Brain and Language, doi:10.1016/j.bandl.2007.09.001. [pdf]

Pylkkänen, L. & McElree, B. (2007). An MEG Study of Silent Meaning. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 19, 1905-1921. doi:10.1162/jocn.2007.19.11.1905 [pdf]

2006

Pylkkänen, L. & McElree, B. (2006). The syntax-semantic interface: On-line composition of sentence meaning. In M. Traxler & M.A. Gernsbacher (eds.), Handbook of Psycholinguistics (2nd Ed) (pp. 537-577). NY: Elsevier. [pdf]

McElree, B., Pylkkänen, L., Pickering, M., & Traxler, M. (2006). A time course analysis of enriched composition. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 13 (1), 53-59.doi:10.3758/BF03193812 [pdf]

Pylkkänen, L., Llinás, R. & Murphy, G. (2006). Representation of polysemy: MEG evidence. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 18 (1), 1-13 doi:10.1162/089892906775250003 [pdf]

2004

Pylkkänen, L., Feintuch, S., Hopkins, E., & Marantz, A. (2004). Neural correlates of the effects of morphological family frequency and family size: an MEG study. Cognition, 91, B35-B45. doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2003.09.008 [pdf]

2003

Pylkkänen, L., & Marantz, A. (2003). Tracking the time course of word recognition with MEG. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 7, 187-189. doi:10.1016/S1364-6613(03)00092-5 [pdf]

2002

Pylkkänen, L., Stringfellow, A., & Marantz, A. (2002). Neuromagnetic evidence for the timing of lexical activation: An MEG component sensitive to phonotactic probability but not to neighborhood density. Brain and Language, 81, 666?678.doi:10.1006/brln.2001.2555 [pdf]

2001

Pylkkänen, L., Stringfellow, A., Flagg, E., & Marantz, A. (2001). A Neural Response Sensitive to Repetition and Phonotactic Probability: MEG Investigations of Lexical Access.Proceedings of Biomag2000. 363-367. [pdf]





Presentations

2014

AlKaabi, M., Pylkkänen, L. (2014, April). Building Phrases vs. Words: An MEG Investigation. Poster presented at the 21st Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, Boston, MA.

Leiken, K., Pylkkänen, L. (2014, April). Predictability and Gap-Filler Ordering in Dependency Formation: An MEG Study. Poster presented at the 21st Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, Boston, MA.

Zhang, L., Pylkkänen, L. (2014, April). The Role of the Left Anterior Temporal Lobe in Language Processing: The Interaction between Combination Effects and Concept Specificity Effects. Poster presented at the 21st Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, Boston, MA.

Leffel,T., Lauter,M., Westerlund,M., Pylkkänen, L. (2014, March). Restrictive vs. non-restrictive composition: An MEG study. Poster presented at the 27th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Columbus, OH.

Brodbeck, C., Gwilliams, L., Pylkkänen, L. (2014, February). Reference resolution and prediction in a visual world: MEG evidence from English and Arabic. Talk presented at the NYUAD Annual Research Conference 2014, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.

Kastner, I., Westerlund, M., AlKaabi, M., Pylkkänen, L. (2014, February). The Left Anterior Temporal Lobe as Locus of Combinatory Language Processing: MEG Evidence from English and Arabic. Talk presented at the NYUAD Annual Research Conference 2014, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.

2013

Del Prato, P., & Pylkkänen, L. (2013, November). Conceptual combination vs. numeral quantification in the left anterior temoral lobe: MEG evidence from a production task. Poster presented at the 5th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language, San Diego, CA.

Brooks, T., Cid D., Marantz, A., Pylkkänen, L. (2013, March). Combinatorial Effects within Compound Words during Visual Word Recognition. Poster presented at the 20th Annual Cognitive Neuroscience Society Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Leiken, K. & Pylkkänen, L. (2013, March). MEG evidence that the LIFG effect of object extraction requires similarity-based interference. Poster presented at the 26th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Columbia, SC.

Westerlund, M., Bemis, D., & Pylkkänen, L. (2013, March). The role of the left anterior temporal lobe in semantic memory vs. sentence processing. Poster presented at the 26th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Columbia, SC.

Brodbeck, C., Del Prato, P., & Pylkkänen, L. (2013, March). MEG evidence for immediate reference resolution within a visual world. Poster presented at the 26th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Columbia, SC.

2012

Linzen, T., Marantz, A. & Pylkkänen, L. (2012, October). Syntactic effects in single word recognition: evidence from MEG. Talk presented at the 8th Mental Lexicon Conference, Montreal, QC.

Westerlund, M. & Pylkkänen, L. (2012, October). The role of the left anterior temporal lobe in semantic memory vs. sentence processing. Poster presented at Neuroscience 2012, the Society for Neuroscience’s 42nd annual meeting, New Orleans, LA.

Westerlund, M. & Pylkkänen, L. (2012, March). MEG evidence for distinct sub-operations within semantic composition. Poster presented at the 25th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, New York, NY.

Leiken, K. & Pylkkänen, L. (2012, March). Increasing Combinatoric Complexity in MEG. Poster presented at the 25th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, New York, NY.

2011

Leiken, K. & Pylkkänen, L. (2011, November). Increasing Combinatoric Complexity in MEG. Poster presented at the Third Annual Neurobiology of Language Conference, Annapolis, MD.

Westerlund, M. & Pylkkänen, L. (2011, November). Characterizing the role of the left anterior temporal lobe in combinatory processes. Poster presented at the Third Annual Neurobiology of Language Conference, Annapolis, MD.

2010

Brennan, J., & Pylkkänen, L. (2010, November). Brain regions associated with rapid word-by-word sentence processing: An MEG study. Poster presented at The Second Annual Neurobiology of Language Conference, San Diego, CA.

Brennan, J., & Pylkkänen, L. (2010, October). Investigating the relationship between syntactic structure-building and semantic composition using MEG. Talk presented at The 41st Annual Meeting of North East Linguistic Society, Philadephia, PA.

Boylan, C., & Pylkkänen, L. (2010, November).Assessing the directionality of N400 and P600 effects with simultaneous EEG and MEG. Poster presented at The Second Annual Neurobiology of Language Conference, San Diego, CA.

Bemis, D., & Pylkkänen, L. (2010, March). Domain-General Mechanisms in the Construction of Meaning. Talk presented at The 23rd Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, New York, NY.

Rabagliati, H., Chestnut, E., Fine, R., Petashnick, L., Pylkkänen, L. (2010, March). Mechanisms of sense resolution in young children. Talk presented at The 23rd Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, New York, NY.

Livitz, I., & Pylkkänen, L. (2010, March).Singular Complexity: MEG Evidence that Plurals are Semantically Unmarked. Poster presented at The 23rd Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, New York, NY.

Brennan, J., & Pylkkänen, L. (2010, March). Teasing apart structure-building and semantic composition during story-reading with MEG. Poster presented at The 23rd Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, New York, NY.

Dikker, S., & Pylkkänen, L. (2010, March). Before the N400: Early visual effects of lexical-semantic predictions in MEG. Poster presented at The 23rd Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, New York, NY.

Boylan, C., & Pylkkänen, L. (2010, March). Assessing the directionality of N400 and P600 effects with MEG. Poster presented at The 23rd Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, New York, NY.

2009

Dikker, S., Rabagliati, H., Farmer, T., & Pylkkänen, L. (2009, October). Sensitivity to syntax in visual cortex: the role of form typicality. Poster presented at The First Neurobiology of Language Conference, Chicago, IL.

Bemis, D., & Pylkkänen L. (2009, October). The neural correlates of basic linguistic composition: An MEG investigation. Poster presented at The First Neurobiology of Language Conference, Chicago, IL.

Rabagliati, H., Gelfand, H., Marcus, G., & Pylkkänen, L. (2009, April). The acquisition of ontological shifts and the process of lexical semantic development. Talk presented at The 3rd Biennial Experimental Pragmatics Conference, Lyon, France.

Bemis, D., & Pylkkänen L. (2009, March). The neural correlates of basic linguistic composition: An MEG investigation. Poster presented at The 22nd Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Davis, CA.

Livitz, I., Wood, J., & Pylkkänen, L. (2009, March). The role of animacy information in syntactic processing: A case study of middle constructions. Poster presented at The 22nd Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Davis, CA.

Dikker, S., Rabagliati, H., Farmer, T. A., & Pylkkänen, L. (2009, March). Sensitivity to syntax in visual cortex: the role of phonological typicality. Poster presented at The 22nd Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Davis, CA.

2008

Rabagliati, H., Lin, T., Gelfand, H., Marcus, G.F., & Pylkkänen, L. (2008, September) Development at the syntax-semantics interface: when do children understand implicit ontological shifts? Talk presented at14th Annual Conference on Architectures & Mechanisms for Language Processing, Cambridge, UK.

Dikker, S., Rabagliati, H., Farmer, T. A., & Pylkkänen, L. (2008, September). Sensitivity to syntax in visual cortex: the role of phonological typicality. Poster presented at The 14th Annual Conference on Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing, Cambridge, UK.

Rabagliati, H., Dikker, S. & Pylkkänen, L. (2008, March). Sensitivity to syntax in visual cortex: A manipulation of prediction strength and morphological type. Poster presented at The 21st Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Chapel Hill, NC.

Brennan, J. & Pylkkänen, L. (2008, March). Semantic composition and inchoative coercion: An MEG study. Poster presented at The 21st Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Chapel Hill, NC.

2007

Rabagliati, H., Dikker, S., & Pylkkänen L. (2007, May). Sensitivity to syntax in visual cortex: An MEG study. Talk presented at The Cognitive Neuroscience Society 2007 Annual Meeting, New York, NY.

Brennan, J., Nir, Y., Hasson, U., Malach, R., Heeger, D., & Pylkkänen, L. (2007, May). Language in wonderland: Linguistic processing during natural story listening. Poster presented at The Cognitive Neuroscience Society 2007 Annual Meeting, New York, NY.

Zweig, E. & Pylkkänen L. (2007, May). The visual M170 and morphological decomposition. Poster presented at The Cognitive Neuroscience Society 2007 Annual Meeting. New York, NY.

Dikker, S., Rabagliati, H., & Pylkkänen L. (2007, March). Sensitivity to syntax in visual cortex: a magnetoencephalography study. Poster presented at The 20th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, San Diego, CA.

Brennan, J., & Pylkkänen L. (2007, March). Processing events: Neural correlates of aspectual coercion. Poster presented at The 20th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, San Diego, CA.

2006

Zweig, E., & Pylkkänen L. (2006, March). Early effects of morphological complexity in visual word processing: An MEG study. Poster presented at The 19th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, New York, NY.

Harris, J., Pylkkänen, L., McElree, B., & Frisson, S. (2006, March). Interpretation of concealed questions: MEG and eye-tracking data. Poster presented at The 19th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing,, New York, NY.

Zweig, E. & Pylkkänen L. (2006, January). Early effects of morphological complexity on visual evoked fields in MEG. LSA 2006 Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, NM.

2005

Zweig & L. Pylkkänen, L. (2005, April). The timecourse of morphological processing: an MEG study. Poster presented at The Cognitive Neuroscience Society 2005 Annual Meeting, New York, NY.

Pylkkänen, L., McElree, B., Murphy, G., Francis, J., Harris, J., Martin, A., & Llinas, R. (2005, April). The roles of the anterior midline field and right temporal cortex in semantic processing: MEG studies. Poster presented at The Cognitive Neuroscience Society 2005 Annual Meeting, New York, NY.

Pylkkänen, L., & McElree, B. (2005, March). Distinct effects of semantic plausibility and semantic structure building in MEG. Poster presented at the 18th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Tucson, AZ.

2004

Pylkkänen, L., Llinas, R., & McElree, B. (2004, August). Distinct effects of semantic plausibility and semantic structure building in MEG. Biomag 2004, Boston, MA.

Pylkkänen, L., Llina, R., & Murphy, G.L. (2004, August). MEG evidence for distinct processing of polysemy, homonymy and semantic relatedness bilaterally. Biomag 2004, Boston, MA.

Pylkkänen, L., McElree, B. (2004, March). Processing secondary predicates: does locality matter? Poster presented at The 17th Annual CUNY Sentence Processing Conference, College Park, MD.

Pylkkänen, L., McElree, B. (2004, January). Representation of secondary predication: reading time evidence. Linguistic Society of America 2004 Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.

Pylkkänen, L., Murphy, G. L. (2004, January). Sense competition and the representation of polysemy. Linguistic Society of America 2004 Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.

2003

Pylkkänen, L., Feintuch, S., Hopkins, E., & Marantz, A. (2003). Magnetoencephalographic indices of the effects of morphological family size and family frequency. Talk presented at Human Brain Mapping 2003, New York, NY.

Pylkkänen, L., Feintuch, S., Hopkins, E., & Marantz, A. (2003, March-April). When do morphological family size and family frequency affect processing? An MEG study. Poster presented at The Cognitive Neuroscience Society 2003 Annual Meeting, New York, NY.

Pylkkänen, L., Marantz, A. (2003, March). Morphological Families and Phonological Neighborhoods: who competes when? MEG evidence. Poster presented at The 22nd Annual West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics, San Diego, CA.

2002

Pylkkänen, L., Stringfellow, A., Gonnerman, L., & Marantz, A. (2002). Phonological and semantic factors affect the same MEG component in lexical decision. Poster presented at The Cognitive Neuroscience Society 2002 Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Pylkkänen, L., Marantz, A. (2002, January). Neural mechanisms of spoken word recognition: Onsets and inhibition. Linguistic Society of America 2002 Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

2001

Pylkkänen, L., Stringfellow, A., Gonnerman, L., & Marantz, A. (2001, April). Are inhibitory effects in lexical decision due to suppression of activation or competition: An MEG study. Poster presented at The Cognitive Neuroscience Society 2001 Annual Meeting. New York, NY.

Pylkkänen, L., Stringfellow, A. & Marantz, A. (2001). Neural mechanisms of spoken word recognition: MEG evidence for distinct sources of inhibition. Helsinki Summer Institute in Cognitive Neuroscience. Helsinki, Finland.

Marantz, A., & Pylkkanen, L. (2001). Morphological decomposition in derivation: MEG evidence. The Third Mediterranean Meeting on Morphology. Barcelona, Spain.

2000

Pylkkänen, L., Stringfellow, A., Flagg, E., & Marantz, A. (2000). A neural response sensitive to repetition and phonotactic probability. Biomag 2000: 12th International Conference on Biomagnetism. Espoo, Finland.

Pylkkänen, L., A. Stringfellow, E. Flagg, A. Marantz. (2000, April). A neural response sensitive to priming: An MEG study of lexical access. Poster presented at The Cognitive Neuroscience Society 2000 Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Pylkkänen, L., Stringfellow, A., Kelepir, M. & Marantz, A. (2000). Separating lexical access from decision: An MEG study. NELS 31: 31st Conference of the North East Linguistics Society, Washington, DC.

Pylkkänen, L., Stringfellow, A., Kelepir, M. & Marantz, A. (2000). Separating lexical access from decision: An MEG study. The Second International Conference on the Mental Lexicon, Montreal, QC.