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Below are titles of the Institute’s Technical Reports produced by our members. This gives a sampling of some of the research, both in the past and ongoing, that is available by request. Some of the more recent Technical Reports will be available on-line as Adobe Acrobat PDF files. To read the Technical Reports, you will need to have Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. Acrobat reader can be downloaded for free from by clicking on the icon above.

Please contact Vonda Evans at the Institute for copies of the reprints that are not available in PDF form.


No. 10-01. Making Heat Work: The Thermodynamics of Groups by K.B. Henry and H. Arrow


No. 04-1. What are Values? A Folk-Conceptual Investigation by B.F. Malle and Eric Edmondson
No. 04-2. The Moral Dimension of Intentionality Judgments by Bertram F. Malle


No. 03-1. The Representation of Conversation in Episodic Memory: Information Vs. Interaction by M. Barker and T. Givón
No. 03-2. Toward a Neuro-Cognitive Interpretaton of ‘Context’ by T. Givon


No. 02-1. From Attributions to Folk Explanations: An Argument in 10 (or so) Steps by B.F. Malle
No. 02-2. People’s Praise and Blame for Intentions and Actions: Implications of the Folk Concept of Intentionality by B.F. Malle and Ruth E. Bennett
No. 02-3. The Relation Between Language and Theory of Mind in Development and Evolution by B.F. Malle
No. 02-4. F.EX A Coding Scheme for Folk Explanations of Behavior by B.F.Malle
No. 02-5. The Role of Orienting Attention for Learning Novel Phonetic Categories by S.G. Guion and E. Pederson
No. 02-6. Shiwiar Health Risk and the Evolution of Health Care Provisioning by L.S. Sugiyama


No. 01-1. Anatomy of the N400: Brain Electrical Activity in Propositional Semantics by G.A. Frishkoff and D.M. Tucker
No. 01-2. On The Pre-Linguistic Origins of Language Processing Rates by T. Givón and Mitzi Barker
No. 01-3. Toward a Neuro-Cognitive Interpretation of ‘Context’ by T. Givón
No. 01-4Embodied Meaning: An Evolutionary-Developmental Analysis of Adaptive Semantics by D.M. Tucker
No. 01-5. Implications of Pathology Risk and Disability Care for Human Life History Evolution: Evidence from Shiwiar Forager-Horticulturalists by L. Sugiyama



No. 00-1

Superiors’ Emotional, Behavioral and Cognitive Responses on Their Subordinate’s Face-Work and Performance

by Byungjune Chun


No. 00-2

Cooperation and Inter-Personal Manipulation in the Society of Intimates

by T. Givón and Phil Young


No. 00-3

The Role of Grammar in Discourse Processing

by T. Givón






No. 99-1

Social Poker: A Paradigm for Studying the Formation of Self-Organized Groups

by Holly Arrow, Ruth Bennett, Scott Crosson and John Orbell


No. 99-2

An Implicit Measure of Undetected Change

by Ian M. Thornton and Diego Fernandez-Duque


No. 99-3

Processing of Object Identity, Location and Change in the Absence of Focused Attention

by Diego Fernandez-Duque





No. 98-1

“Internal Reconstruction: As Method, As Theory”

by T. Givón


No. 98-2

“The Functional Approach to Grammar”

by T. Givón


No. 98-3

“The Cognitive and Neural Architecture of Sequence Representation”

by Steven W. Keele, Richard B. Ivry, Eliot Hazeltine, Ulrich Mayr and Herbert Heuer


No. 98-4

“Acquiring Linguistic Cues to Identify AGENT: Evidence From Children Learning Japanese as a Second Language”

by Patricia L. Rounds and Ruth Kanagy


No. 98-5

“Change Detection Without Awareness: Do Explicit Reports Underestimate the Representation of Change in the Visual System?”

by Diego Fernandez-Duque and Ian Thornton


No. 98-6

“The Usual Suspects: The Grammar of Perspective in Narrative Fiction”

by T. Givón


No. 98-7

“On the Co-Evolution of Language, Mind and Brain”

by T. Givón


No. 98-8

“Evaluation of Attention Process Training in Persons with Acquired Brain Injury”

by Mckay Sohlberg, Karen McLaughlin, Antonella Pavese, Anke Heidrich and Michael Posner


No. 98-9

“Memory Judgments”

by Douglas L. Hintzman


No. 98-10

“Pathologies of Attentional Networks Following Traumatic Brain Injury”

by Antonella Pavese, Anke Heidrich, Mckay Moore Sohlberg, Karen A. McLaughlin and Michael I. Posner


No. 98-11

“The Representation and Transfer of Sequence Learning”

by Benjamin A. Clegg


No. 98-12

“The Compulsive Brain: The Neurophysiology of OCD”

by Edward B. Cutrell





No. 97-1

“Toward a Functional Analysis of the Basal Ganglia”

by Amy E. Hayes, Matthew C. Davidson, Steven W. Keele and Robert Rafal


No. 97-2

“Brain Mechanisms of Cognitive Skills”

by Michael I. Posner, Gregory J. DiGirolamo and Diego Fernandez-Duque


No. 97-3

“Retrieval Dynamics in Recognition and List Discrimination: Further Evidence of Separate Processes of Familiarity and Recall”

by Douglas L. Hintzman, David A. Caulton and Daniel J. Levitin


No. 97-4

“Event-Related Brain Potential Imaging of Semantic Encoding During Processing Single Words”

by Yalchin G. Abdullaev and Michael I. Posner


No. 97-5

“Negative Priming and Stages of Selection: The Effect of Perceptual Discriminability and Response Congruency”

by Antonella Pavese


No. 97-6

“Iconic Memory Has Neural Shadows”

by Brent A. Field


No. 97-7

“Generativity and Variation: The Notion ‘Rule of Grammar’ Revisited”

by T. Givón


No. 97-8

“Toward a Neuro-Cognitive Interpretation of ‘context'”

by T. Givón


No. 97-9

“Literacy and Grammar”

by T. Givón





No. 96-1

“Recognition Memory and Modality Judgments: A Comparison of Retrieval Dynamics”

by Douglas L. Hintzman and David A. Caulton


No. 96-2

“Conflict, Target Detection and Cognitive Control”

by Michael I. Posner and Gregory J. DiGirolamo


No. 96-3

“The Time Course of Parietal Activation in Single-Digit Multiplication: Evidence from Event-Related Potentials”

by Markus Kiefer and Stanislas Dehaene


No. 96-4

“Anatomy, Circuitry and Plasticity of Word Reading”

by Michael I. Posner, Yalchin G. Abdullaev, Bruce D. McCandliss and Sara C. Sereno


No. 96-5

“Time Course of Activating Brain Areas in Generating Verbal Associations”

by Yalchin G. Abdullaev and Michael I. Posner


No. 96-6

“Emotional Expectancy: Patterns of Brain Electrical Activity as Depressives Consider Life Events”

by Phan Luu, Don M. Tucker and Lynn McDougal


No. 96-7

“Vertical Integration of Neurolinguistic Mechanisms”

by Phan Luu and Don M. Tucker


No. 96-8

“Comparing Conditions for Learning Syntactic Patterns: Attentional, Nonattentional and Aware”

by J. Schachter, P.L. Rounds, S. Wright and T. Smith


No. 96-9

“On the Role of Metaphors in Science: Metaphors of Attention in the History of Psychology”

by Diego Fernandez-Duque and Mark L. Johnson


No. 96-10

“2-D Center-Surround Effects on 3-D Structure-From-Motion”

by Margaret E. Sereno and Martin I. Sereno


No. 96-11

“Interaction Among Depth Cues in Structure-From-Motion”

by Margaret E. Sereno and Martin I. Sereno


No. 96-12

“Sequential Representation and the Neural Basis of Motor Skills”

by Steven W. Keele, Matthew Davidson and Amy Hayes





No. 95-1

“Brain Plasticity in Learning Visual Words”

by Bruce D. McCandliss


No. 95-2

“The Evolution of Human Language and the Primate Visual Processing System”

by T. Givón


No. 95-3

“The Effect of the Interlocutor on Episodic Recall: An Experimental Study”

by Connie Dickinson and T. Givón


No. 95-4

“Principal Components Analysis of the N400 Effect: Superimposed Brain Electrical Fields During Semantic Processing”

by Joseph Dien and Don M. Tucker


No. 95-5

“On the Modularity of Sequence Learning Systems in Humans”

by Steven W. Keele and Tim Curran


No. 95-6

“Hyperacuity in Early Vision: A Bayesian Reentrant Neuromorphic Model”

by Gerald S. Russell


No. 95-7

“Memory for Musical Tempo: Additional Evidence that Auditory Memory is Absolute”

by Daniel J. Levitin and Perry R. Cook


No. 95-8

“Comparing Retrieval Dynamics in Recognition Memory and Lexical Decision”

by Douglas Hintzman and Tim Curran


No. 95-9

“Neuronal Activity of Human Caudate Nucleus in Cognitive Tasks”

by Yalchin G. Abdullaev and Konstantin V. Melnichuk


No. 95-10

“Difference Testing with DiffTest 3.8”

by Gil Osgood


No. 95-11

“A Review of Biological Factors in Autism: Implications for Cognitive and Social Development”

by Gina Gerardi


No. 95-12

“Attention and Representational Momentum”

by Amy Hayes and Jennifer F. Freyd





No. 94-1

“Evidence of Incomplete Motor Programming in Parkinson’s Disease”

by Peggy J. Jennings


No. 94-2

“Emotional Expectancy: Mood-Congruent Bias in Anticipating the Outcomes of Life Events”

by Paula West, Don M. Tucker, Geoffrey Chung, Geoffrey F. Potts and Phan Luu


No. 94-3

“Tracking the Acquisition of L2 Grammar: Memory Measures”

by Lynne Yang and Tom Givón


No. 94-4

“Attention and Automaticity in Number Processing”

by Stanislas Dehaene


No. 94-5

“The Organization of Brain Activations in Number Comparison: Event-Related Potentials and the Additive-Factors Method”

by Stanislas Dehaene


No. 94-6

“Speed and Cerebral Correlates of Syllable Discrimination in Infants”

by Ghislaine Dehaene-Lambertz and Stanislas Dehaene


No. 94-7

“Limitations of the Kolmogorov-Smirnov Test: The Need for Circular Statistics in Psychology”

by Daniel J. Levitin


No. 94-8

“Interacting Neural Systems of Regulation and Representation: Evidence from the N1 and Selection Negativity of the Event-Related Potential During Visual Attention”

by Geoffrey F. Potts, Mario Liotti, Don M. Tucker and Michael I. Posner


No. 94-9

“An Expanded Table of Probability Values for Rao’s Spacing Test”

by Gerald S. Russell and Daniel J. Levitin


No. 94-10

“On the Robustness of Cognitively Simple Judgment”

by John Orbell, Audun Runde and Tom Morikawa


No. 94-11

“The Advantage of Being Moderately Cooperative”

by Tomonori Morikawa, John M. Orbell and Audun S. Runde


No. 94-12

“Individual Experience and the Fragmentation of Societies”

by John Orbell, Langche Zeng and Matthew Mulford


No. 94-13

“Spatial Attention and Implicit Sequence Learning: Evidence for Independent Learning of Spatial and nonspatial Sequences”

by Ulrich Mayr


No. 94-14

“Typicality, Category-Exemplar Relations and Stereotyping”

by Myron Rothbart, N. Sriram and Carene Davis-Stitt


No. 94-15

“Self-Anchoring and Differentiation Processes in the Minimal Group Paradigm”

by Mara Rosaira Cadinu and Myron Rothbart


No. 94-16

“Social Categories and Decision Making: How Much Differentiation do we Need?”

by Myron Rothbart and Robert Mauro





No. 93-1

“Retrieval Dynamics of Recognition and Frequency Judgments: Evidence for Separate Processes of Familiarity and Recall”

by Douglas L. Hintzman and Tim Curran


No. 93-2

“Affective Regulation of Perception and Comprehension: Amplification and Semantic Priming”

by Shinobu Kitayama and Susan Howard


No. 93-3

“Creature Motion”

by Jennifer J. Freyd and Geoffrey F. Miller


No. 93-4

“Spatial Sampling of Head Electrical Fields: A Best Fit Spherical model of the Braincase”

by Michael Worden, Don M. Tucker, Gerald S. Russell, Daren Jackson and Michael Murias


No. 93-5

“Constructing Neuronal Theories of Mind”

by Michael I. Posner and Mary K. Rothbart


No. 93-6

“Processing of Emotional Speech: Improvement and Attenuation of Incidental Memory by Emotional Voice”

by Shinobu Kitayama


No. 93-7

“Social Welfare, Cooperators’ Advantage, and the Option of Not Playing the Game”

by John M. Orbell and Robyn M. Dawes


No. 93-8

“Cognitive Factors in Learning About Structured Sequences: Applications to Syntax”

by Thomas H. Carr and Tim Curran


No. 93-9

“Sources of Violations of Probability Theory”

by Deborah Frisch and John Sabini


No. 93-10

“Retrieval Constraints and the Mirror Effect”

by Douglas L. Hintzman, David A. Caulton and Tim Curran


No. 93-11

“Tracking the Acquisition of L2 Vocabulary: The Keki Language Experiment”

by Lynne Yang and Tom Givón


No. 93-12

“Attention in Cognitive Science and SLA”

by Russell S. Tomlin and Victor Villa


No. 93-13

“Static Patterns Moving in the Mind”

by Jennifer J. Freyd and Teresa M. Pantzer


No. 93-14

“Representational Momentum for a Spiral Path”

by Jennifer J. Freyd and Kristine T. Jones





No. 92-1

“The Impact of Learning to Read on the Functional Anatomy of Language Processing”

by Thomas H. Carr and Michael I. Posner


No. 92-2

“Topography of the N400: Brain Electrical Activity Reflecting Semantic Expectation”

by Tim Curran, Don Tucker and Michael Posner


No. 92-3

“Attentional and Nonattentional Forms of Sequence Learning”

by Tim Curran and Steven W. Keele


No. 92-4

“On the Modularity of Sequence Representation”

by Steven W. Keele, Peggy Jennings, Steven Jones and Asher Cohen


No. 92-5

“Emotional Voice quality and Emotional Verbal Content in Speech Perception: An Exploration With a Stroop Task”

by Shinobu Kitayama and Cynthia M. Ferguson


No. 92-6

“Basal Ganglia Function in the Control of Visuospatial Attention: A Neural-Network Model”

by Stephen Jackson an George Houghton


No. 92-7

“Attentional Regulation: From Mechanism to Culture”

by Michael I. Posner and Mary K. Rothbart


No. 92-8

“Spatial Sampling of Head Electrical Fields: The Geodesic Electrode Net”

by Don M. Tucker


No. 92-9

“Sequence Structure and Sequential Learning Reconsidered: Evidence From Aging”

by Georgina M. Jackson and Stephen Jackson


No. 92-10

“Precision Toolbox Timing on the Macintosh Personal Computer Family”

by David A. Caulton


No. 92-11

“Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A Look Through the History of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual and Recommendations for Future Editions”

by C. Raßl Collazo


No. 92-12

“The Significance of the Basal Ganglia in Suppressing Hyper-Reflexive Orienting”

by Stephen Jackson and Marek Lees





No. 91-1

“Mathematical Constraints and the Tulving-Wiseman Law”

by Douglas L. Hintzman


No. 91-2

“Attention in the Representation of Sequence: Experiment and Theory”

by Steven W. Keele and Peggy J. Jennings


No. 91-3

“Impairment of Perception by Positive and Negative Affect”

by Shinobu Kitayama


No. 91-4

“Two Modes of Consciousness in Visual Perception”

by Syoichi Iwasaki


No. 91-5

“Lexical Access and the Brain: Anatomical Constraints on Cognitive Models of Word Recognition”

by Michael I. Posner and Thomas H. Carr


No. 91-6

“Enhancement and Impairment of Perception by Affect”

by Shinobu Kitayama


No. 91-7

Some Thoughts on the Cognitive-Psychodynamic Self From a Cultural Perspective


No. 91-8

“Studies From the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience of Attention”

Published in Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 3, 1991


No. 91-9

“Five Hunches About Perceptual Processes and Dynamic Representations”

by Jennifer J. Freyd


No. 91-10

“Focal Attention, Voice and Word Order: An Experimental, Cross-Linguistic Study”

by Russell S. Tomlin


No. 91-11

“The Electrophysiological Graphical Imaging System: Part II: Programming with EGIS”

by Gil Osgood


No. 91-12

“Effects of Similarity and Repetition on Memory: Registration Without Learning?”

by Douglas L. Hintzman, Tim Curran, and Brian Oppy


No. 91-13

“The Effects of Drawing Method on the Discriminability of Characters”

by Michael L. DeKay and Jennifer J. Freyd


No. 91-14

“Image Enhancement Filters Significantly Improve reading Performance for Low Vision Observers”

by Teri B. Lawton


No. 91-15

“Visual Attention”

by Michael I. Posner, Peter G. Grossenbacher and Paul E. Compton


No. 91-16

“Interaction of Arousal and Selection in the Posterior Attention Network”

by Michael I. Posner


No. 91-17

“Self-Other Similarity Judgments Depend on Culture”

by Shinobu Kitayama





No. 90-1

“Regulatory Mechanisms in Infant Development”

by Mary K. Rothbart, Michael I. Posner and Anne Boylan


No. 90-2


by Michael I. Posner and Kevin Briand


No. 90-3

“Natural Language Learning and Organized Language Teaching”

by T. Givón


No. 90-4

“The Processing of Second Language Vocabulary: From Attended to Automated Word-Recognition”

by T. Givón, L. Yang and M. A. Gernsbacher


No. 90-5

“A Computational Model of Attentional Requirements in Sequence Learning”

by Peggy J. Jennings and Steven W. Keele


No. 90-6

“Motivated Attention: Anxiety and the Frontal Executive Functions”

by Don Tucker and Douglas Derryberry


No. 90-7

“Isomorphism in the Grammatical Code: Cognitive and Biological Considerations”

by T. Givón


No. 90-8

“Markedness in Grammar: Distributional, Communicative and Cognitive Correlates of Syntactic Structure”

by T. Givón


No. 90-9

“The Electrophysiological Graphical Imaging System: Part I”

by Gil Osgood


No. 90-10

“Why are Formal Models Useful in Psychology?”

by Douglas L. Hintzman


No. 90-11

“25 Years of Learning and Memory: Was the Cognitive Revolution a Mistake?”

by Douglas L. Hintzman


No. 90-12

“Assessing the Accuracy of Decisions”

by Deborah Frisch and Steve Jones


No. 90-13

“Reasons for Framing Effects”

by Deborah Frisch


No. 90-14

“Category Labels and Social Reality: Do we View Social Categories as Natural Kinds?”

by Marjorie Taylor and Myron Rothbart


No. 90-15

“Permastore or Grade Inflation? Adjusting Bahrick’s Data for Changes in Academic Standards”

by Douglas L. Hintzman


No. 90-16

“On Interpreting Text-Distributional Correlations: Some Methodological Issues”

by T. Givón


No. 90-17

“Attentional Mechanisms and Conscious Experience”

by Michael I. Posner and Mary K. Rothbart


No. 90-18

“Components of Visual Orienting in Early Infancy: Contingency Learning, Anticipatory Looking and Disengaging”

by Mark H. Johnson, Michael I. Posner and Mary K. Rothbart





No. 89-1

Serial Verbs and the Mental Reality of ‘Event’: Grammatical vs. Cognitive Packaging

by T. Givón


No. 89-6

Does the Cerebellum Provide a Common Computation for Diverse Tasks: A Timing Hypothesis

by Steven W. Keele and Richard Ivry


No 89-7

The Grammar of Referential Coherence as Mental Processing Instructions

by T. Givón


No. 89-12

The Management of Reference in Mandarin Discourse”

by Russell S Tomlin and Ming Ming Pu


No. 89-13

Functionalism in Second Language Acquisition

by Russell S. Tomlin


No. 88-3a

The Role of Attention in Normal Development and Psychopathology

by Mark K, Rothbart, Douglas Derryberry, James M. Swanson, Steven G. Potkin, Terrence S. Early and Eric M. Reiman


No. 88-3b

The Multi-Media Comprehension Battery

by Morton S. Gernsbacher and Kathy R. Varner





No. 87-1

Illusory Conjunctions as a Function of Distance Between Objects Inside and Outside the Focus of Attention

by Asher Cohen and Richard B. Ivry




No. 86-1

Sequencing and Timing in Skilled Perception and Action: An Overview

by Steven W. Keele


No. 86-2

The Concept of Energy in Psychological Theory

by Michael I. Posner and Mary K. Rothbart


No. 86-3

Isolating Attention Systems: A Cognitive-Anatomical Analysis

by Michael I. Posner, Albrecht W. Inhoff, Frances J. Friedrich and Asher Cohen


No. 86-4

Force Control and its Relation to Timing

by Steven W. Keele, Richard I. Ivry and Robert A. Pokorny


No. 86-5

Selective Attention and Cognitive Control

by Michael I. Posner and David E. Presti


No. 86-6

Processes in the Resolution of Ambiguous Words: Towards a Model of Selective Inhibition

by Penny L. Yee


No. 86-10

Recognition and Recall in Minerva 2: Analysis of the ‘Recognition Failure’ Paradigm

by Douglas L. Hintzman


No. 86-11

Judgments of Frequency and Recognition Memory in a Multiple-Trace Memory Model

by Douglas L. Hintzman


No. 85-1

Hierarchical Distributed Networks in the Neuropsychology of Selective Attention

by Michael I. Posner


No. 85-3

The Tracking of Referents in Discourse: Automated Vs. Attended Processes

by T. Givón