Publications

Publications

2019
May 1

Superior learning in synesthetes: Consistent grapheme-color associations facilitate statistical learning

Forest, T. A.*, Lichtenfeld, A.*, Alvarez, B., & Finn, A.S. (2019). Cognition, 186 (pp. 72-81).

In synesthesia activation in one sensory domain, such as smell or sound, triggers an involuntary and unusual secondary sensory or cognitive experience. In the present study, we ask whether the added sensory experience of synesthesia can aid statistical learning—the ability to track environmental regularities in order to segment continuous information. To investigate this ... [Read More]
2018
July 25

Attention Selectively Boosts Learning of Statistical Structure

Forest, T. A. & Finn, A.S. (2018). Proceedings of the 40th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. (pp. 1674-1680). Madison, WI: Cognitive Science Society.

While statistical learning (SL) has long been described as a learning mechanism that operates automatically across ages and modalities, there are a growing number of ... [Read More]
May 10

Planning to speak in L1 and L2

Konopka, A. E., Meyer, A., & Forest, T. A. (2018). Cognitive psychology, 102, 72-104.

The leading theories of sentence planning - Hierarchical Incrementality and Linear Incrementality - differ in their assumptions about the coordination of processes that map preverbal information onto language... [Read More]
2017
September 9

The Impact of Attention on People’s Ability to Learn Two Statistical Patterns Simultaneously

Forest, T. A. (2017). The Impact of Attention on People's Ability to Learn Two Statistical Patterns Simultaneously (Masters Thesis).

While statistical learning has long been described as a learning mechanism that operates automatically across ages and modalities, there are a growing number of cases in which automatic learning is not observed, and in which attention seems to impact learning... [Read More]