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Reasons to doubt the generalizability, reliability, and diagnosticity of fast mapping (FM) for rapid lexical integration (2019)
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Gaskell, M. G., & Lindsay, S. (2019). Reasons to doubt the generalizability, reliability, and diagnosticity of fast mapping (FM) for rapid lexical integration. Cognitive neuroscience, 10(4), 234-236. https://doi.org/10.1080/17588928.2019.1600487

The possibility of fast mapping (FM) promoting rapid lexical integration challenges complementary systems accounts of word learning. Here, we first question the diagnosticity of orthographic lexical competition prior to sleep as an indicator of lexic... Read More

Why would a special FM process exist in adults, when it does not appear to exist in children? (2019)
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O’Connor, R. J., Lindsay, S., Mather, E., & Riggs, K. J. (2019). Why would a special FM process exist in adults, when it does not appear to exist in children?. Cognitive neuroscience, 10(4), 221-222. https://doi.org/10.1080/17588928.2019.1574260

Cooper Greve, and Henson (this issue)  caution restraint before accepting that a fast mapping (FM) process exists in adults. We welcome this, but would also add that the original rationale for studying FM in adults is not currently supported by devel... Read More

Sleep preserves original and distorted memory traces (2017)
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Cairney, S. A., Lindsay, S., Paller, K. A., & Gaskell, M. G. (2018). Sleep preserves original and distorted memory traces. Cortex; a journal devoted to the study of the nervous system and behavior, 99, 39-44. doi:10.1016/j.cortex.2017.10.005

Retrieval facilitates the long-term retention of memories, but may also enable stored representations to be updated with new information that is available at the time of retrieval. However, if information integrated during retrieval is erroneous, fut... Read More

Mechanisms of memory retrieval in slow-wave sleep : memory retrieval in slow-wave sleep (2017)
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Cairney, S. A., Sobczak, J. M., Lindsay, S., & Gaskell, M. G. (2017). Mechanisms of memory retrieval in slow-wave sleep : memory retrieval in slow-wave sleep. SLEEP, 40(9), doi:10.1093/sleep/zsx114

Study Objectives: Memories are strengthened during sleep. The benefits of sleep for memory can be enhanced by re-exposing the sleeping brain to auditory cues; a technique known as targeted memory reactivation (TMR). Prior studies have not assessed th... Read More

The benefits of targeted memory reactivation for consolidation in sleep are contingent on memory accuracy and direct cue-memory associations (2016)
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Cairney, S. A., Lindsay, S., Sobczak, J. M., Paller, K. A., & Gaskell, M. G. (2016). The benefits of targeted memory reactivation for consolidation in sleep are contingent on memory accuracy and direct cue-memory associations. SLEEP, 39(5), 1139-1150. https://doi.org/10.5665/sleep.5772

Objectives: To investigate how the effects of targeted memory reactivation (TMR) are influenced by memory accuracy prior to sleep and the presence or absence of direct cue-memory associations. Methods: 30 participants associated each of 50 pictures w... Read More

Event processing in the visual world: Projected motion paths during spoken sentence comprehension (2016)
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Lindsay, S., Kamide, Y., Kukona, A., & Scheepers, C. (2016). Event processing in the visual world: Projected motion paths during spoken sentence comprehension. Journal of experimental psychology. Learning, memory, and cognition, 42(5), 804-812. https://doi.org/10.1037/xlm0000199

Motion events in language describe the movement of an entity to another location along a path. In two eye-tracking experiments we found that comprehension of motion events involves the online construction of a spatial mental model that integrates lan... Read More

Markers of automaticity in sleep-associated consolidation of novel words (2015)
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Tham, E. K. H., Lindsay, S., & Gaskell, M. G. (2015). Markers of automaticity in sleep-associated consolidation of novel words. Neuropsychologia, 71(May), 146-157. https://doi.org/10.1016...psychologia.2015.03.025

Two experiments investigated effects of sleep on consolidation and integration of novel form-meaning mappings using size congruity and semantic distance paradigms. Both paradigms have been used in previous studies to measure automatic access to word... Read More

Can hyper-synchrony in meditation lead to seizures? Similarities in meditative and epileptic brain states (2014)
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Lindsay, S. (2014). Can hyper-synchrony in meditation lead to seizures? Similarities in meditative and epileptic brain states. Medical hypotheses, 83(4), 465-472. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mehy.2014.07.015

Meditation is used worldwide by millions of people for relaxation and stress relief. Given sufficient practice, meditators may also experience a variety of altered states of consciousness. These states can lead to a variety of unusual experiences, in... Read More

Sleep underpins the plasticity of language production (2014)
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Gaskell, M. G., Warker, J., Lindsay, S., Frost, R., Guest, J., Snowdon, R., & Stackhouse, A. (2014). Sleep underpins the plasticity of language production. Psychological science : a journal of the American Psychological Society / APS, 25(7), 1457-1465. https://doi.org/10.1177/0956797614535937

The constraints that govern acceptable phoneme combinations in speech perception and production have considerable plasticity. We addressed whether sleep influences the acquisition of new constraints and their integration into the speech-production sy... Read More