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Christiansen, M.H. (in press). Implicit-statistical learning: A tale of two literatures. Topics in Cognitive Science.

Poletiek, F., Conway, C.M., Ellefson, M.R., Lai, J., Bocanegra, B.R. & Christiansen, M.H. (in press). Under what conditions can recursion be learned? Effects of starting small in artificial grammar learning of recursive structure. Cognitive Science.

Trecca, F., McCauley, S.M., Andersen, S.R., Bleses, D., Basbøll, H., Højen, A., Madsen, T.O., Ribu, I.S.B. & Christiansen, M.H. (in press). Segmentation of highly vocalic speech via statistical learning: Insights from a cross-linguistic study of Danish, Norwegian, and English. Language Learning.

Weber, K., Christiansen, M.H., Indefrey, P. & Hagoort, P. (in press). Primed from the start: Syntactic priming during the first days of language learning. Language Learning.

Heimbauer, L.A., Conway, C.M., Christiansen, M.H., Beran, M.J. & Owren, M.J. (2018). Visual Artificial grammar learning by rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta): Exploring the role of grammar complexity and sequence length. Animal Cognition, 21, 267-284.

Isbilen, E.S., Frost, R.L.A, Monaghan, P. & Christiansen, M.H. (2018). Bridging artificial and natural language learning: Comparing processing- and reflection-based measures of learning. In T.T. Rogers, M. Rau, X. Zhu, & C. W. Kalish (Eds.), Proceedings of the 40th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1856-1861). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

Milne, A. E., Wilson, B. & Christiansen, M.H. (2018). Structured sequence learning across sensory modalities in humans and nonhuman primates. Current Opinion in Behavioural Sciences, 21, 39-48.

Armstrong, B.C., Frost, R. & Christiansen, M.H. (2017). The long road of statistical learning research: Past, present and future. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 372, 20160047.

Cornish, H., Dale, R., Kirby, S. & Christiansen, M.H. (2017). Sequence memory constraints give rise to language-like structure through iterated learning. PLoS ONE 265-280.

Fitneva, S.A. & Christiansen, M.H. (2017) Developmental changes in cross-situational word learning: The inverse effect of initial accuracy. Cognitive Science, 41 (Suppl.), 141-161.

Isbilen, E.S., McCauley, S.M., Kidd, E. & Christiansen, M.H. (2017). Testing statistical learning implicitly: A novel chunk-based measure of statistical learning. In G. Gunzelmann, A. Howes, T. Tenbrink, & E.J. Davelaar (Eds.), Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 564-569). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

Siegelman, N., Bogaerts, L., Christiansen, M.H. & Frost, R. (2017). Towards a theory of individual differences in statistical learning. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 372, 20160059.

Frost, R.L.A., Monaghan, P. & Christiansen, M.H. (2016). Using statistics to learn words and grammatical categories: How high frequency words assist l anguage acquisition. In A. Papafragou, D. Grodner, D. Mirman, & J.C. Trueswell (Eds.), Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 81-86). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

Jost, E. & Christiansen, M.H. (2016). Statistical learning as a domain-general mechanism of entrenchment. In H.-J. Schmid (Ed.), Entrenchment, memory and automaticity: The psychology of linguistic knowledge and language learning (pp. 227-244). Boston: APA and Walter de Gruyter.

Vuong, L.C., Meyer, A.S. & Christiansen, M.H. (2016). Concurrent learning of adjacent and nonadjacent dependencies. Language Learning, 66, 8-30.

Weber, K., Christiansen, M.H., Petersson, K., Indefrey, P. & Hagoort, P. (2016). fMRI syntactic and lexical repetition effects reveal the initial stages of learning a new language. Journal of Neuroscience, 36, 6872-6880.

Caldwell-Harris, C., Ladd, R., Dediu, D., Biller, A. & Christiansen, M.H. (2015) Factors influencing sensitivity to lexical tone in an artificial language: Implications for L2 learning. Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 37, 335-357.

Frost, R., Armstrong, B.C., Siegelman, N. & Christiansen, M.H. (2015). Domain generality vs. modality specificity: The paradox of statistical learning. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 19, 117-125.

Onnis, L., Destrebecqz, A., Christiansen, M.H., Chater, N. & Cleeremans, A. (2015). Implicit learning of non-adjacent dependencies: A graded, associative account. To appear in P. Rebuschat (Ed.), Implicit and explicit learning of languages (pp. 213-245). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Hsu, H.J., Tomblin, J.B. & Christiansen, M.H. (2014). Impaired statistical learning of non-adjacent dependencies in adolescents with specific language impairment. Frontiers in Psychology, 5:175. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00175.

Mitchel, A.D., Christiansen, M.H. & Weiss, D.J. (2014). Multimodal integration in statistical learning: Evidence from the McGurk illusion. Frontiers in Psychology, 5: 407. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00407.

Christiansen, M.H., Conway, C.M & Onnis, L. (2012). Similar neural correlates for language and sequential learning: Evidence from event-related brain potentials. Language and Cognitive Processes, 27, 231-256.

de Vries, M.H., Geukes, S., Zwitserlood, P., Petersson, K.M. & Christiansen, M.H. (2012). Processing multiple non-adjacent dependencies: Evidence from sequence learning. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 367, 2065-2076.

Heimbauer, L.A., Conway, C.M., Christiansen, M.H., Beran, M.J. & Owren, M.J. (2012). A Serial Reaction Time (SRT) task with symmetrical joystick responding for nonhuman primates. Behavior Research Methods, 44, 733–741.

Misyak, J.B. & Christiansen, M.H. (2012). Statistical learning and language: An individual differences study. Language Learning, 62, 302-331.

Misyak, J.B., Goldstein, M.H. & Christiansen, M.H. (2012). Statistical-sequential learning in development. In P. Rebuschat & J. Williams (Eds.), Statistical learning and language acquisition (pp. 13-54). Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

Van den Bos, E., Christiansen, M.H. & Misyak, J.B. (2012). Statistical learning of probabilistic nonadjacent dependencies by multiple-cue integration. Journal of Memory and Language, 67, 507-520.

de Vries, M.H., Christiansen, M.H. & Petersson, K.M. (2011). Learning recursion: Multiple nested and crossed dependencies. Biolinguistics, 5, 10-35.

Emberson, L.L., Conway, C.M. & Christiansen, M.H. (2011). Timing is everything: Changes presentation timing have opposite effects on auditory and visual implicit statistical learning. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 64, 1021-1040.

Finley, S. & Christiansen, M.H. (2011). Multimodal transfer of repetition patterns in artificial grammar learning. In L. Carlson, C. Hölscher, & T. Shipley (Eds.), Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 330-335). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

Fitneva, S.A. & Christiansen, M.H. (2011). Looking in the wrong direction correlates with more accurate word learning. Cognitive Science, 35, 367-380.

Vuong, L.C., Meyer, A.S. & Christiansen, M.H. (2011). Simultaneous online tracking of adjacent and non-adjacent dependencies in statistical learning. In L. Carlson, C. Hölscher, & T. Shipley (Eds.), Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 964-969). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

Christiansen, M.H., Kelly, M.L., Shillcock, R.C & Greenfield, K. (2010). Impaired artificial grammar learning in agrammatism. Cognition, 116, 382–393.

Misyak, J.B. & Christiansen, M.H. (2010). When ‘more’ in statistical learning means ‘less’ in language: Individual differences in predictive processing of adjacent dependencies. In R. Catrambone & S. Ohlsson (Eds.), Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Cognitive Science Society Conference (pp. 2686- 2691). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

Misyak, J.B., Christiansen, M.H. & Tomblin, J.B. (2010). On-line individual differences in statistical learning predict language processing. Frontiers in Psychology. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2010.00031.

Misyak, J.B., Christiansen, M.H. & Tomblin, J.B. (2010). Sequential expectations: The role of prediction-based learning in language. Topics in Cognitive Science, 2, 138-153.

Conway, C.M. & Christiansen, M.H. (2009). Seeing and hearing in space and time: Effects of modality and presentation rate on implicit statistical learning. European Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 21, 561-580.

Misyak, J.B., Christiansen, M.H. & Tomblin, J.B. (2009). Statistical learning of nonadjacencies predicts on-line processing of long-distance dependencies in natural language. In N. Taatgen, H. van Rijn, J. Nerbonne & L. Schomaker (Eds.), Proceedings of the 31st Annual Cognitive Science Society Conference (pp. 177-182). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

Reali, F. & Christiansen, M.H. (2009). Sequential learning and the interaction between biological and linguistic adaptation in language evolution. Interaction Studies, 10, 5-30.

Wells, J., Christiansen, M.H., Race, D.S., Acheson, D. & MacDonald, M.C. (2009). Experience and sentence processing: Statistical learning and relative clause comprehension. Cognitive Psychology, 58, 250-271.

Christiansen, M.H., Conway, C.M. & Onnis, L. (2007). Overlapping neural responses to structural incongruencies in language and statistical learning point to similar underlying mechanisms. In D. S. McNamara & J. G. Trafton (Eds.), Proceedings of the 29th Annual Cognitive Science Society Conference (pp. 173-178). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

Conway, C.M., Goldstone, R.L. & Christiansen, M.H. (2007). Spatial constraints on visual statistical learning of multi-element scenes. In D. S. McNamara & J. G. Trafton (Eds.), Proceedings of the 29th Annual Cognitive Science Society Conference (pp. 185-190). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

Misyak, J.B. & Christiansen, M.H. (2007). Extending statistical learning farther and further: Long- distance dependencies, and individual differences in statistical learning and language. In D. S. McNamara & J. G. Trafton (Eds.), Proceedings of the 29th Annual Cognitive Science Society Conference (pp. 1307-1312). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

Conway, C.M. & Christiansen, M.H. (2006). Statistical learning within and between modalities: Pitting abstract against stimulus specific representations. Psychological Science, 17, 905-912.

Snyder, J.S., Hannon, E.E., Large, E.W. & Christiansen, M.H. (2006). Synchronization and continuation tapping to complex meters. Music Perception, 24, 135-146.

Conway, C. & Christiansen, M.H. (2005). Modality constrained statistical learning of tactile, visual, and auditory sequences. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory & Cognition, 31, 24-39.

Conway, C.M. & Christiansen, M.H. (2005). Statistical learning within and across modalities: Abstract versus stimulus-specific representations. In Proceedings of the 27th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 488-493). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Curtin, S., Mintz, T.H. & Christiansen, M.H. (2005). Stress changes the representational landscape: Evidence from word segmentation. Cognition, 96, 233-262.

Reali, F., Dale, R. & Christiansen, M.H. (2005). Colorless green ideas sleep furiously revisited: A statistical perspective. In Proceedings of the 27th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1821-1826). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Dale, R. & Christiansen, M.H. (2004). Active and passive statistical learning: Exploring the role of feedback in artificial grammar learning and language. In Proceedings of the 26th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 262-267). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Onnis, L., Monaghan, P., Christiansen, M.H. & Chater, N. (2004). Variability is the spice of learning, and a crucial ingredient for detecting and generalizing in nonadjacent dependencies. In Proceedings of the 26th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1047-1052). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Conway, C.M., Ellefson, M.R. & Christiansen, M.H. (2003). When less is less and when less is more: Starting small with staged input. In Proceedings of the 25th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 270-275). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Onnis, L. Christiansen, M., Chater, N. & Gomez, R. (2003) Reduction of uncertainty in human sequential learning: Evidence from artificial language learning. Proceedings of The 25th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. (pp. 886-891). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Christiansen, M.H., Dale, R., Ellefson, M.R., & Conway, C.M. (2002). The role of sequential learning in language evolution: Computational and experimental studies. In A. Cangelosi & D. Parisi (Eds.) Simulating the evolution of language (pp.165-187). London: Springer-Verlag.  

Christiansen, M.H. & Ellefson, M.R. (2002). Linguistic adaptation without linguistic constraints: The role of sequential learning in language evolution. In A. Wray (Ed.), Transitions to language (pp. 335-358). Oxford, U.K.: Oxford University Press.  

Conway, C. & Christiansen, M.H. (2002). Sequential learning through touch, vision and audition. In Proceedings of the 24th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 220-225). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Conway, C.M., & Christiansen, M.H. (2001). Sequential learning in non-human primates. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 5, 539-546.

Christiansen, M.H. (2000). Using artificial language learning to study language evolution: Exploring the emergence of word universals. J. L. Dessalles & L. Ghadakpour (Eds.), The Evolution of Language: 3rd International Conference (pp. 45-48). Paris, France: Ecole Nationale Superieure des Telecommunications.

Ellefson, M.R. & Christiansen, M.H. (2000a). The evolution of subjacency without universal grammar: Evidence from artificial language learning. In J. L. Dessalles & L. Ghadakpour (Eds.), The Evolution of Language: 3rd International Conference (pp. 98-101). Paris, France: Ecole Nationale Superieure des Telecommunications.

Ellefson, M.R. & Christiansen, M.H. (2000b). Subjacency constraints without universal grammar: Evidence from artificial language learning and connectionist modeling. In The Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 645-650). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Christiansen, M.H. & Curtin, S.L. (1999). Transfer of learning: Rule acquisition or statistical learning? Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 3, 289-290.

Christiansen, M.H. & Curtin, S.L. (1999). The power of statistical learning: No need for algebraic rules. In The Proceedings of the 21st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 114-119). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.


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