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Cambridge Language Sciences

Interdisciplinary Research Centre
 

Research

My work is interdisciplinary, combining diverse methodologies from cognitive neuroscience to investigate the neural mechanisms involved in spoken and written language comprehension. I work on a range of topics, including speech perception, lexical representation and processing, morphological and semantic aspects of language comprehension.

Publications

Key publications: 

Gagnepain, P., Henson, R.N., Davis, M.H. (2012) Temporal predictive codes for spoken words in human auditory cortex. Current Biology, 22(7), 615-621.

Sohoglu, E., Peelle, J.E., Carlyon, R.P. & Davis, M.H. (2012) Predictive top-down integration of prior knowledge during speech perception. Journal of Neuroscience, 32(25), 8443-8453.

Davis, M. H., Ford, M. A., Kherif, F., Johnsrude, I. S. (2011) Does semantic context benefit speech understanding through "top-down" processes? Evidence from time-resolved sparse fMRI. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 23(12), 3914-3932.

Coleman, M.R., Davis, M.H., Rodd J.M., Robson T., Ali A., Pickard J.D., Owen A,M. (2009) Towards the routine use of brain imaging to aid the clinical diagnosis of disorders of consciousness. Brain, 132, 2541-2552.

Davis, M.H. & Gaskell, M.G. (2009) A complementary systems account of word learning: neural and behavioural evidence. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 364(1536), 3773-3800.

Davis, M.H., Di Betta, A., Macdonald, M.J.E. & Gaskell, M.G. (2009). Learning and consolidation of novel spoken words. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 21(4), 803-820

Davis, M.H., Coleman M.R., Absalom A.R., Rodd J.M., Johnsrude I.S., Matta B.F., Owen A.M. & Menon D.K. (2007). Dissociating speech perception and comprehension at reduced levels of awareness. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 104(41), 16032-16037

Dais, M.H. & Johnsrude, I.S. (2007). Hearing speech sounds: Top-down influences on the interface between audition and speech perception. Hearing Research, 229(1-2), 132-147

Davis, M.H., Johnsrude, I.S., Hervais-Adelman, A.G., Taylor, K.J. & Mcgettigan, C. (2005). Lexical Information Drives Perceptual Learning of Distorted Speech: Evidence From the Comprehension of Noise-Vocoded Sentences. Journal of Experimental Psychology - General, 134(2), 222-241

Davis, M.H. & Johnsrude, I.S. (2003). Hierarchical Processing in Spoken Language Comprehension. Journal of Neuroscience, 23(8), 3423-3431

Hauk, O., Davis, M.H., Ford, M., Pulvermuller, F. & Marslen-Wilson, W.D. (2006). The time course of visual word-recognition as revealed by linear regression analysis of ERP data. Neuroimage, 30(4),1383-1400

Publications (from Symplectic)

Journal articles

2023

  • Zoefel, B., Gilbert, RA. and Davis, MH., 2023. Intelligibility improves perception of timing changes in speech. PLoS One, v. 18
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0279024
  • Pérez, A. and Davis, MH., 2023. Speaking and listening to inter-brain relationships. Cortex, v. 159
    Doi: 10.1016/j.cortex.2022.12.002
  • Robson, H., Thomasson, H. and Davis, MH., 2023. Designing remote synchronous auditory comprehension assessment for severely impaired individuals with aphasia. Int J Lang Commun Disord,
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1111/1460-6984.12972
  • Su, Y., MacGregor, LJ., Olasagasti, I. and Giraud, A-L., 2023. A deep hierarchy of predictions enables online meaning extraction in a computational model of human speech comprehension. PLoS Biol, v. 21
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.3002046
  • Smith, HJ., Gilbert, RA. and Davis, MH., 2023. Can speech perception deficits cause phonological impairments? Evidence from short-term memory for ambiguous speech. J Exp Psychol Gen,
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1037/xge0001522
  • MacGregor, LJ., Gilbert, RA., Balewski, Z., Mitchell, DJ., Erzinçlioğlu, SW., Rodd, JM., Duncan, J., Fedorenko, E. and Davis, MH., 2023. Erratum: "Causal Contributions of the Domain-General (Multiple Demand) and the Language-Selective Brain Networks to Perceptual and Semantic Challenges in Speech Comprehension". Neurobiol Lang (Camb), v. 4
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1162/nol_x_00103
  • Cope, TE., Sohoglu, E., Peterson, KA., Jones, PS., Rua, C., Passamonti, L., Sedley, W., Post, B., Coebergh, J., Butler, CR., Garrard, P., Abdel-Aziz, K., Husain, M., Griffiths, TD., Patterson, K., Davis, MH. and Rowe, JB., 2023. Temporal lobe perceptual predictions for speech are instantiated in motor cortex and reconciled by inferior frontal cortex. Cell Rep, v. 42
    Doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2023.112422
  • 2022

  • Zoefel, B., Gilbert, R. and Davis, M., 2022. Intelligibility improves perception of timing changes in speech
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1101/2022.05.18.492430
  • Pérez, A. and Davis, M., 2022. Speaking and listening to inter-brain relationships
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/wvqnd
  • Ekhtiari, H., Ghobadi-Azbari, P., Thielscher, A., Antal, A., Li, LM., Shereen, AD., Cabral-Calderin, Y., Keeser, D., Bergmann, TO., Jamil, A., Violante, IR., Almeida, J., Meinzer, M., Siebner, HR., Woods, AJ., Stagg, CJ., Abend, R., Antonenko, D., Auer, T., Bächinger, M., Baeken, C., Barron, HC., Chase, HW., Crinion, J., Datta, A., Davis, MH., Ebrahimi, M., Esmaeilpour, Z., Falcone, B., Fiori, V., Ghodratitoostani, I., Gilam, G., Grabner, RH., Greenspan, JD., Groen, G., Hartwigsen, G., Hauser, TU., Herrmann, CS., Juan, C-H., Krekelberg, B., Lefebvre, S., Liew, S-L., Madsen, KH., Mahdavifar-Khayati, R., Malmir, N., Marangolo, P., Martin, AK., Meeker, TJ., Ardabili, HM., Moisa, M., Momi, D., Mulyana, B., Opitz, A., Orlov, N., Ragert, P., Ruff, CC., Ruffini, G., Ruttorf, M., Sangchooli, A., Schellhorn, K., Schlaug, G., Sehm, B., Soleimani, G., Tavakoli, H., Thompson, B., Timmann, D., Tsuchiyagaito, A., Ulrich, M., Vosskuhl, J., Weinrich, CA., Zare-Bidoky, M., Zhang, X., Zoefel, B., Nitsche, MA. and Bikson, M., 2022. A checklist for assessing the methodological quality of concurrent tES-fMRI studies (ContES checklist): a consensus study and statement. Nat Protoc, v. 17
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1038/s41596-021-00664-5
  • Pérez, A., Davis, MH., Ince, RAA., Zhang, H., Fu, Z., Lamarca, M., Lambon Ralph, MA. and Monahan, PJ., 2022. Timing of brain entrainment to the speech envelope during speaking, listening and self-listening. Cognition, v. 224
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.cognition.2022.105051
  • Aller, M., Økland, HS., MacGregor, LJ., Blank, H. and Davis, MH., 2022. Differential Auditory and Visual Phase-Locking Are Observed during Audio-Visual Benefit and Silent Lip-Reading for Speech Perception. J Neurosci, v. 42
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2476-21.2022
  • MacGregor, LJ., Gilbert, RA., Balewski, Z., Mitchell, DJ., Erzinçlioğlu, SW., Rodd, JM., Duncan, J., Fedorenko, E. and Davis, MH., 2022. Causal Contributions of the Domain-General (Multiple Demand) and the Language-Selective Brain Networks to Perceptual and Semantic Challenges in Speech Comprehension. Neurobiol Lang (Camb), v. 3
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1162/nol_a_00081
  • 2021

  • Gilbert, RA., Davis, MH., Gaskell, MG. and Rodd, JM., 2021. The relationship between sentence comprehension and lexical-semantic retuning Journal of Memory and Language, v. 116
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jml.2020.104188
  • Pérez, A., Davis, M., Ince, R., Zhang, H., Fu, Z., Lamarca, M., Ralph, ML. and Monahan, P., 2021. Timing of brain entrainment to the speech envelope during speaking, listening and self-listening
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/tzhn4
  • Rastle, K., Lally, C., Davis, MH. and Taylor, JSH., 2021. The Dramatic Impact of Explicit Instruction on Learning to Read in a New Writing System. Psychol Sci, v. 32
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1177/0956797620968790
  • van Bree, S., Sohoglu, E., Davis, MH. and Zoefel, B., 2021. Sustained neural rhythms reveal endogenous oscillations supporting speech perception. PLoS Biol, v. 19
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.3001142
  • Wang, YC., Sohoglu, E., Gilbert, RA., Henson, RN. and Davis, MH., 2021. Predictive Neural Computations Support Spoken Word Recognition: Evidence from MEG and Competitor Priming. J Neurosci, v. 41
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1685-20.2021
  • 2020 (Accepted for publication)

  • Sohoglu, E. and Davis, M., 2020 (Accepted for publication). Rapid computations of spectrotemporal prediction error support perception of degraded speech eLife,
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1101/2020.04.22.054726
  • 2020

  • MacGregor, LJ., Rodd, JM., Gilbert, RA., Hauk, O., Sohoglu, E. and Davis, MH., 2020. The Neural Time Course of Semantic Ambiguity Resolution in Speech Comprehension. J Cogn Neurosci, v. 32
    Doi: 10.1162/jocn_a_01493
  • van Bree, S., Sohoglu, E., Davis, M. and Zoefel, B., 2020. Sustained neural rhythms reveal endogenous oscillations supporting speech perception
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1101/2020.06.26.170761
  • Wang, YC., Sohoglu, E., Gilbert, R., Henson, R. and Davis, M., 2020. Predictive Neural Computations Support Spoken Word Recognition: Evidence from MEG and Competitor Priming
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1101/2020.07.01.182717
  • Sohoglu, E. and Davis, MH., 2020. Rapid computations of spectrotemporal prediction error support perception of degraded speech. Elife, v. 9
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.7554/eLife.58077
  • 2019 (Published online)

  • Zoefel, B., Allard, I., Anil, M. and Davis, MH., 2019 (Published online). Perception of Rhythmic Speech Is Modulated by Focal Bilateral Transcranial Alternating Current Stimulation. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience,
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1162/jocn_a_01490
  • 2019

  • Davis, M., Evans, S., McCarthy, K., Evans, L., Giannakopoulou, A. and Taylor, J., 2019. Lexical learning shapes the development of speech perception until late adolescence
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/ktsey
  • Zoefel, B., Allard, I., Anil, M. and Davis, M., 2019. Perception of rhythmic speech is modulated by focal bilateral tACS
    Doi: 10.1101/647982
  • Gilbert, RA., Davis, M., Gaskell, G. and Rodd, J., 2019. The relationship between sentence comprehension and lexical-semantic retuning
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/qvaud
  • Taylor, JSH., Davis, MH. and Rastle, K., 2019. Mapping visual symbols onto spoken language along the ventral visual stream. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, v. 116
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1818575116
  • Zoefel, B., Davis, MH., Valente, G. and Riecke, L., 2019. How to test for phasic modulation of neural and behavioural responses. Neuroimage, v. 202
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2019.116175
  • 2018

  • Blank, H., Spangenberg, M. and Davis, MH., 2018. Neural Prediction Errors Distinguish Perception and Misperception of Speech. J Neurosci, v. 38
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3258-17.2018
  • Blank, H., Spangenberg, M. and Davis, MH., 2018. Neural Prediction Errors Distinguish Perception and Misperception of Speech The Journal of Neuroscience, v. 38
    Doi: 10.1523/jneurosci.3258-17.2018
  • Havas, V., Taylor, J., Vaquero, L., de Diego-Balaguer, R., Rodríguez-Fornells, A. and Davis, MH., 2018. Semantic and phonological schema influence spoken word learning and overnight consolidation. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, v. 71
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1080/17470218.2017.1329325
  • Zoefel, B., Archer-Boyd, A. and Davis, MH., 2018. Phase Entrainment of Brain Oscillations Causally Modulates Neural Responses to Intelligible Speech. Curr Biol, v. 28
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2017.11.071
  • Gilbert, RA., Davis, MH., Gaskell, MG. and Rodd, JM., 2018. Listeners and Readers Generalize Their Experience With Word Meanings Across Modalities Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning Memory and Cognition,
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1037/xlm0000532
  • Billig, AJ., Davis, MH. and Carlyon, RP., 2018. Neural Decoding of Bistable Sounds Reveals an Effect of Intention on Perceptual Organization. J Neurosci, v. 38
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3022-17.2018
  • 2017 (Accepted for publication)

  • Cope, TE., Sohoglu, E., Sedley, W., Patterson, K., Jones, PS., Wiggins, J., Dawson, C., Grube, M., Carlyon, RP., Griffiths, TD., Davis, MH. and Rowe, JB., 2017 (Accepted for publication). Evidence for causal top-down frontal contributions to predictive processes in speech perception Nature Communications, v. 8
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-017-01958-7
  • 2017

  • Quinn, C., Taylor, JSH. and Davis, MH., 2017. Learning and retrieving holistic and componential visual-verbal associations in reading and object naming. Neuropsychologia, v. 98
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2016.09.025
  • Zoefel, B. and Davis, MH., 2017. Transcranial electric stimulation for the investigation of speech perception and comprehension. Lang Cogn Neurosci, v. 32
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1080/23273798.2016.1247970
  • Rodd, JM. and Davis, MH., 2017. How to study spoken language understanding: a survey of neuroscientific methods Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, v. 32
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1080/23273798.2017.1323110
  • Cai, ZG., Gilbert, RA., Davis, MH., Gaskell, MG., Farrar, L., Adler, S. and Rodd, JM., 2017. Accent modulates access to word meaning: Evidence for a speaker-model account of spoken word recognition. Cognitive Psychology, v. 98
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.cogpsych.2017.08.003
  • Taylor, JSH., Davis, MH. and Rastle, K., 2017. Comparing and validating methods of reading instruction using behavioural and neural findings in an artificial orthography. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, v. 146
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1037/xge0000301
  • Rogers, JC. and Davis, MH., 2017. Inferior Frontal Cortex Contributions to the Recognition of Spoken Words and Their Constituent Speech Sounds. J Cogn Neurosci, v. 29
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1162/jocn_a_01096
  • 2016

  • Sohoglu, E. and Davis, MH., 2016. Perceptual learning of degraded speech by minimizing prediction error. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, v. 113
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1523266113
  • Blank, H. and Davis, MH., 2016. Prediction Errors but Not Sharpened Signals Simulate Multivoxel fMRI Patterns during Speech Perception. PLoS Biol, v. 14
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.1002577
  • 2015

  • Chen, Y., Davis, MH., Pulvermüller, F. and Hauk, O., 2015. Early Visual Word Processing Is Flexible: Evidence from Spatiotemporal Brain Dynamics. J Cogn Neurosci, v. 27
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1162/jocn_a_00815
  • Evans, S. and Davis, MH., 2015. Hierarchical Organization of Auditory and Motor Representations in Speech Perception: Evidence from Searchlight Similarity Analysis. Cereb Cortex, v. 25
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1093/cercor/bhv136
  • Tamminen, J., Davis, MH. and Rastle, K., 2015. From specific examples to general knowledge in language learning. Cogn Psychol, v. 79
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.cogpsych.2015.03.003
  • 2014

  • Taylor, JSH., Rastle, K. and Davis, MH., 2014. Distinct neural specializations for learning to read words and name objects. J Cogn Neurosci, v. 26
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1162/jocn_a_00614
  • Sohoglu, E., Peelle, JE., Carlyon, RP. and Davis, MH., 2014. Top-down influences of written text on perceived clarity of degraded speech. J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform, v. 40
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1037/a0033206
  • Adapa, RM., Davis, MH., Stamatakis, EA., Absalom, AR. and Menon, DK., 2014. Neural correlates of successful semantic processing during propofol sedation. Hum Brain Mapp, v. 35
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1002/hbm.22375
  • Adapa, RM., Davis, MH., Stamatakis, EA., Absalom, AR. and Menon, DK., 2014. Neural correlates of successful semantic processing during propofol sedation Human Brain Mapping, v. 35
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1002/hbm.22375
  • Taylor, JSH., Rastle, K. and Davis, MH., 2014. Interpreting response time effects in functional imaging studies. Neuroimage, v. 99
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2014.05.073
  • 2013

  • Peelle, JE., Gross, J. and Davis, MH., 2013. Phase-locked responses to speech in human auditory cortex are enhanced during comprehension. Cereb Cortex, v. 23
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1093/cercor/bhs118
  • Rodd, JM., Lopez Cutrin, B., Kirsch, H., Millar, A. and Davis, MH., 2013. Long-term priming of the meanings of ambiguous words Journal of Memory and Language, v. 68
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jml.2012.08.002
  • Billig, AJ., Davis, MH., Deeks, JM., Monstrey, J. and Carlyon, RP., 2013. Lexical influences on auditory streaming. Curr Biol, v. 23
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2013.06.042
  • Chen, Y., Davis, MH., Pulvermüller, F. and Hauk, O., 2013. Task modulation of brain responses in visual word recognition as studied using EEG/MEG and fMRI. Front Hum Neurosci, v. 7
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2013.00376
  • Kalm, K., Davis, MH. and Norris, D., 2013. Individual sequence representations in the medial temporal lobe. J Cogn Neurosci, v. 25
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1162/jocn_a_00378
  • Taylor, JSH., Rastle, K. and Davis, MH., 2013. Can cognitive models explain brain activation during word and pseudoword reading? A meta-analysis of 36 neuroimaging studies. Psychol Bull, v. 139
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1037/a0030266
  • 2012

  • Peelle, JE. and Davis, MH., 2012. Neural Oscillations Carry Speech Rhythm through to Comprehension. Front Psychol, v. 3
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00320
  • Wild, CJ., Yusuf, A., Wilson, DE., Peelle, JE., Davis, MH. and Johnsrude, IS., 2012. Effortful listening: the processing of degraded speech depends critically on attention. J Neurosci, v. 32
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1528-12.2012
  • Tamminen, J., Davis, MH., Merkx, M. and Rastle, K., 2012. The role of memory consolidation in generalisation of new linguistic information. Cognition, v. 125
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.cognition.2012.06.014
  • Szenkovits, G., Peelle, JE., Norris, D. and Davis, MH., 2012. Individual differences in premotor and motor recruitment during speech perception. Neuropsychologia, v. 50
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2012.02.023
  • Adank, P., Davis, MH. and Hagoort, P., 2012. Neural dissociation in processing noise and accent in spoken language comprehension. Neuropsychologia, v. 50
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2011.10.024
  • Wild, CJ., Davis, MH. and Johnsrude, IS., 2012. Human auditory cortex is sensitive to the perceived clarity of speech. Neuroimage, v. 60
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2012.01.035
  • Rodd, JM., Johnsrude, IS. and Davis, MH., 2012. Dissociating frontotemporal contributions to semantic ambiguity resolution in spoken sentences. Cereb Cortex, v. 22
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1093/cercor/bhr252
  • Tahmasebi, AM., Davis, MH., Wild, CJ., Rodd, JM., Hakyemez, H., Abolmaesumi, P. and Johnsrude, IS., 2012. Is the link between anatomical structure and function equally strong at all cognitive levels of processing? Cereb Cortex, v. 22
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1093/cercor/bhr205
  • Davis, MW., White, NJ., Priestley, KF., Baptie, BJ. and Tilmann, FJ., 2012. Crustal structure of the British Isles and its epeirogenic consequences Geophysical Journal International, v. 190
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-246X.2012.05485.x
  • Sohoglu, E., Peelle, JE., Carlyon, RP. and Davis, MH., 2012. Predictive top-down integration of prior knowledge during speech perception. J Neurosci, v. 32
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.5069-11.2012
  • Gagnepain, P., Henson, RN. and Davis, MH., 2012. Temporal predictive codes for spoken words in auditory cortex. Curr Biol, v. 22
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2012.02.015
  • Hervais-Adelman, AG., Carlyon, RP., Johnsrude, IS. and Davis, MH., 2012. Brain regions recruited for the effortful comprehension of noise-vocoded words Language and Cognitive Processes, v. 27
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1080/01690965.2012.662280
  • Mattys, SL., Davis, MH., Bradlow, AR. and Scott, SK., 2012. Speech recognition in adverse conditions: A review Language and Cognitive Processes, v. 27
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1080/01690965.2012.705006
  • Kalm, K., Davis, MH. and Norris, D., 2012. Neural mechanisms underlying the grouping effect in short-term memory. Hum Brain Mapp, v. 33
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1002/hbm.21308
  • Rodd, JM., Berriman, R., Landau, M., Lee, T., Ho, C., Gaskell, MG. and Davis, MH., 2012. Learning new meanings for old words: effects of semantic relatedness. Mem Cognit, v. 40
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.3758/s13421-012-0209-1
  • 2011

  • Bekinschtein, TA., Davis, MH., Rodd, JM. and Owen, AM., 2011. Why clowns taste funny: the relationship between humor and semantic ambiguity. J Neurosci, v. 31
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.5058-10.2011
  • Orfanidou, E., Davis, MH., Ford, MA. and Marslen-Wilson, WD., 2011. Perceptual and response components in repetition priming of spoken words and pseudowords. Q J Exp Psychol (Hove), v. 64
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1080/17470211003743794
  • Orfanidou, E., Davis, MH. and Marslen-Wilson, WD., 2011. Orthographic and semantic opacity in masked and delayed priming: Evidence from Greek LANG COGNITIVE PROC, v. 26
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1080/01690965.2010.509055
  • Merkx, M., Rastle, K. and Davis, MH., 2011. The acquisition of morphological knowledge investigated through artificial language learning. Q J Exp Psychol (Hove), v. 64
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1080/17470218.2010.538211
  • Hervais-Adelman, AG., Davis, MH., Johnsrude, IS., Taylor, KJ. and Carlyon, RP., 2011. Generalization of perceptual learning of vocoded speech. J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform, v. 37
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1037/a0020772
  • Davis, MH., Ford, MA., Kherif, F. and Johnsrude, IS., 2011. Does semantic context benefit speech understanding through "top-down" processes? Evidence from time-resolved sparse fMRI. J Cogn Neurosci, v. 23
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1162/jocn_a_00084
  • Heinrich, A., Carlyon, RP., Davis, MH. and Johnsrude, IS., 2011. The continuity illusion does not depend on attentional state: FMRI evidence from illusory vowels. J Cogn Neurosci, v. 23
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1162/jocn.2011.21627
  • Davis, MF., Kamel, F., Hoppin, JA., Alavanja, MCR., Freeman, LB., Gray, GC., Nelson, K. and Silbergeld, E., 2011. Neurologic symptoms associated with raising poultry and swine among participants in the Agricultural Health Study. J Occup Environ Med, v. 53
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1097/JOM.0b013e31820805d5
  • 2010

  • Peelle, JE., Johnsrude, IS. and Davis, MH., 2010. Hierarchical processing for speech in human auditory cortex and beyond. Front Hum Neurosci, v. 4
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2010.00051
  • Rodd, JM., Johnsrude, IS. and Davis, MH., 2010. The role of domain-general frontal systems in language comprehension: evidence from dual-task interference and semantic ambiguity. Brain Lang, v. 115
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.bandl.2010.07.005
  • Peelle, JE., Eason, RJ., Schmitter, S., Schwarzbauer, C. and Davis, MH., 2010. Evaluating an acoustically quiet EPI sequence for use in fMRI studies of speech and auditory processing. Neuroimage, v. 52
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2010.05.015
  • Yuen, I., Davis, MH., Brysbaert, M. and Rastle, K., 2010. Activation of articulatory information in speech perception. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, v. 107
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.0904774107
  • Eckstein, D., Norris, D., Davis, MH. and Henson, RNA., 2010. Invisible is better: Decrease of subliminal priming with increasing visibility Psyche, v. 15
  • Rastle, K., Davis, MH. and Brysbaert, M., 2010. Reply to Skoyles: Direct acoustic-to-articulatory links have functional significance and historical precedent Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, v. 107
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1003149107
  • Davis, MH. and Rastle, K., 2010. Form and meaning in early morphological processing: Comment on Feldman, O'Connor, and Moscoso del Prado Martin (2009). Psychon Bull Rev, v. 17
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.3758/PBR.17.5.749
  • Rastle, K., Davis, MH. and Brysbaert, M., 2010. Response to McGettigan et al.: Task-based accounts are not sufficiently coherent to explain articulatory effects in speech perception Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, v. 107
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1000982107
  • Ford, MA., Davis, MH. and Marslen-Wilson, WD., 2010. Derivational morphology and base morpheme frequency J MEM LANG, v. 63
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jml.2009.01.003
  • 2009

  • Hauk, O., Pulvermüller, F., Ford, M., Marslen-Wilson, WD. and Davis, MH., 2009. Can I have a quick word? Early electrophysiological manifestations of psycholinguistic processes revealed by event-related regression analysis of the EEG. Biol Psychol, v. 80
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsycho.2008.04.015
  • Eckstein, D., Norris, D., Davis, MH. and Henson, RNA., 2009. Invisible is better: Decrease of subliminal priming with increasing visibility Psyche (Pasadena), v. 15
  • Davis, MH. and Gaskell, MG., 2009. A complementary systems account of word learning: neural and behavioural evidence. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci, v. 364
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2009.0111
  • Davis, MH., Di Betta, AM., Macdonald, MJE. and Gaskell, MG., 2009. Learning and consolidation of novel spoken words. J Cogn Neurosci, v. 21
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1162/jocn.2009.21059
  • McCormick, SF., Rastle, K. and Davis, MH., 2009. Adore-able not adorable? Orthographic underspecification studied with masked repetition priming European Journal of Cognitive Psychology, v. 21
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1080/09541440802366919
  • Coleman, MR., Davis, MH., Rodd, JM., Robson, T., Ali, A., Owen, AM. and Pickard, JD., 2009. Towards the routine use of brain imaging to aid the clinical diagnosis of disorders of consciousness. Brain, v. 132
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1093/brain/awp183
  • 2008

  • Hauk, O., Davis, MH., Kherif, F. and Pulvermüller, F., 2008. Imagery or meaning? Evidence for a semantic origin of category-specific brain activity in metabolic imaging. Eur J Neurosci, v. 27
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1460-9568.2008.06143.x
  • Hauk, O., Davis, MH. and Pulvermüller, F., 2008. Modulation of brain activity by multiple lexical and word form variables in visual word recognition: A parametric fMRI study. Neuroimage, v. 42
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2008.05.054
  • Hervais-Adelman, A., Davis, MH., Johnsrude, IS. and Carlyon, RP., 2008. Perceptual learning of noise vocoded words: effects of feedback and lexicality. J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform, v. 34
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1037/0096-1523.34.2.460
  • Sarà, M., Pistoia, F., Cernera, G. and Sacco, S., 2008. The consciousness dilemma: feel or feel of feeling? Arch Neurol, v. 65
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1001/archneur.65.3.418-a
  • Rastle, K. and Davis, M., 2008. Morphological decomposition based on the analysis of orthography Language and Cognitive Processes, v. 23
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1080/01690960802069730
  • McCormick, SF., Rastle, K. and Davis, MH., 2008. Is there a 'fete' in 'fetish'? Effects of orthographic opacity on morpho-orthographic segmentation in visual word recognition Journal of Memory and Language, v. 58
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jml.2007.05.006
  • Heinrich, A., Carlyon, RP., Davis, MH. and Johnsrude, IS., 2008. Illusory vowels resulting from perceptual continuity: a functional magnetic resonance imaging study. J Cogn Neurosci, v. 20
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1162/jocn.2008.20069
  • 2007

  • Calder, AJ., Beaver, JD., Davis, MH., van Ditzhuijzen, J., Keane, J. and Lawrence, AD., 2007. Disgust sensitivity predicts the insula and pallidal response to pictures of disgusting foods. Eur J Neurosci, v. 25
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1460-9568.2007.05604.x
  • Bozic, M., Marslen-Wilson, WD., Stamatakis, EA., Davis, MH. and Tyler, LK., 2007. Differentiating morphology, form, and meaning: Neural correlates of morphological complexity J COGNITIVE NEUROSCI, v. 19
  • Davis, MH. and Johnsrude, IS., 2007. Hearing speech sounds: top-down influences on the interface between audition and speech perception. Hear Res, v. 229
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.heares.2007.01.014
  • Van Casteren, M. and Davis, MH., 2007. Match: a program to assist in matching the conditions of factorial experiments. Behav Res Methods, v. 39
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.3758/bf03192992
  • Davis, MH., Coleman, MR., Absalom, AR., Rodd, JM., Johnsrude, IS., Matta, BF., Owen, AM. and Menon, DK., 2007. Dissociating speech perception and comprehension at reduced levels of awareness. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, v. 104
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.0701309104
  • Coleman, MR., Rodd, JM., Davis, MH., Johnsrude, IS., Menon, DK., Pickard, JD. and Owen, AM., 2007. Do vegetative patients retain aspects of language comprehension? Evidence from fMRI. Brain, v. 130
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1093/brain/awm170
  • Owen, AM., Coleman, MR., Boly, M., Davis, MH., Laureys, S. and Pickard, JD., 2007. Using functional magnetic resonance imaging to detect covert awareness in the vegetative state. Arch Neurol, v. 64
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1001/archneur.64.8.1098
  • Boly, M., Coleman, MR., Davis, MH., Hampshire, A., Bor, D., Moonen, G., Maquet, PA., Pickard, JD., Laureys, S. and Owen, AM., 2007. When thoughts become action: an fMRI paradigm to study volitional brain activity in non-communicative brain injured patients. Neuroimage, v. 36
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2007.02.047
  • Owen, AM., Coleman, MR., Boly, M., Davis, MH., Laureys, S., Jolles, D. and Pickard, JD., 2007. Response to comments on "Detecting awareness in the vegetative state" SCIENCE, v. 315
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1126/science.1135583
  • 2006

  • Hauk, O., Davis, MH., Ford, M., Pulvermüller, F. and Marslen-Wilson, WD., 2006. The time course of visual word recognition as revealed by linear regression analysis of ERP data. Neuroimage, v. 30
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2005.11.048
  • Orfanidou, E., Marslen-Wilson, WD. and Davis, MH., 2006. Neural response suppression predicts repetition priming of spoken words and pseudowords. J Cogn Neurosci, v. 18
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1162/jocn.2006.18.8.1237
  • Beaver, JD., Lawrence, AD., van Ditzhuijzen, J., Davis, MH., Woods, A. and Calder, AJ., 2006. Individual differences in reward drive predict neural responses to images of food. J Neurosci, v. 26
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0350-06.2006
  • van Casteren, M. and Davis, MH., 2006. Mix, a program for pseudorandomization. Behav Res Methods, v. 38
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.3758/bf03193889
  • Gomot, M., Bernard, FA., Davis, MH., Belmonte, MK., Ashwin, C., Bullmore, ET. and Baron-Cohen, S., 2006. Change detection in children with autism: an auditory event-related fMRI study. Neuroimage, v. 29
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2005.07.027
  • Suckling, J., Davis, MH., Ooi, C., Wink, AM., Fadili, J., Salvador, R., Welchew, D., Sendur, L., Maxim, V. and Bullmore, ET., 2006. Permutation testing of orthogonal factorial effects in a language-processing experiment using fMRI. Hum Brain Mapp, v. 27
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1002/hbm.20252
  • Owen, AM., Coleman, MR., Boly, M., Davis, MH., Laureys, S. and Pickard, JD., 2006. Detecting awareness in the vegetative state. Science, v. 313
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1126/science.1130197
  • Schwarzbauer, C., Davis, MH., Rodd, JM. and Johnsrude, I., 2006. Interleaved silent steady state (ISSS) imaging: a new sparse imaging method applied to auditory fMRI. Neuroimage, v. 29
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2005.08.025
  • 2005

  • Rodd, JM., Davis, MH. and Johnsrude, IS., 2005. The neural mechanisms of speech comprehension: fMRI studies of semantic ambiguity. Cereb Cortex, v. 15
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1093/cercor/bhi009
  • Davis, MH., Johnsrude, IS., Hervais-Adelman, A., Taylor, K. and McGettigan, C., 2005. Lexical information drives perceptual learning of distorted speech: evidence from the comprehension of noise-vocoded sentences. J Exp Psychol Gen, v. 134
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1037/0096-3445.134.2.222
  • Owen, AM., Coleman, MR., Menon, DK., Berry, EL., Johnsrude, IS., Rodd, JM., Davis, MH. and Pickard, JD., 2005. Using a hierarchical approach to investigate residual auditory cognition in persistent vegetative state. Prog Brain Res, v. 150
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/S0079-6123(05)50032-3
  • Owen, AM., Coleman, MR., Menon, DK., Johnsrude, IS., Rodd, JM., Davis, MH., Taylor, K. and Pickard, JD., 2005. Residual auditory function in persistent vegetative state: a combined PET and fMRI study. Neuropsychol Rehabil, v. 15
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1080/09602010443000579
  • 2004

  • Davis, MH., Meunier, F. and Marslen-Wilson, WD., 2004. Neural responses to morphological, syntactic, and semantic properties of single words: an fMRI study. Brain Lang, v. 89
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/S0093-934X(03)00471-1
  • Rastle, K., Davis, MH. and New, B., 2004. The broth in my brother's brothel: morpho-orthographic segmentation in visual word recognition. Psychon Bull Rev, v. 11
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.3758/bf03196742
  • Davis, MH., 2004. Units of representation in visual word recognition. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, v. 101
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.0405788101
  • 2003

  • Davis, MH. and Johnsrude, IS., 2003. Hierarchical processing in spoken language comprehension. J Neurosci, v. 23
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.23-08-03423.2003
  • Davis, M., 2003. Hierarchical processing in spoken language comprehension: fMRI studies JOURNAL OF PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY, v. 17
  • 2002

  • Devlin, JT., Russell, RP., Davis, MH., Price, CJ., Moss, HE., Fadili, MJ. and Tyler, LK., 2002. Is there an anatomical basis for category-specificity? Semantic memory studies in PET and fMRI Neuropsychologia, v. 40
  • Rastle, K. and Davis, MH., 2002. On the complexities of measuring naming. J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform, v. 28
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1037//0096-1523.28.2.307
  • 2000

  • Devlin, JT., Russell, RP., Davis, MH., Price, CJ., Wilson, J., Moss, HE., Matthews, PM. and Tyler, LK., 2000. Susceptibility-induced loss of signal: comparing PET and fMRI on a semantic task. Neuroimage, v. 11
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1006/nimg.2000.0595
  • Rastle, K., Davis, MH., Marslen-Wilson, WD. and Tyler, LK., 2000. Morphological and semantic effects in visual word recognition: A time-course study LANG COGNITIVE PROC, v. 15
  • Devlin, JT., Davis, MH., McLelland, SA. and Russell, RP., 2000. Efficiency, information theory, and neural representations Behavioral and Brain Sciences, v. 23
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X00303351
  • 1999

  • Davis, MH., Moss, HE., Davies, PD. and Tyler, LK., 1999. Spot the difference: Investigations of conceptual structure for living things and artifacts using speeded word-picture matching BRAIN LANG, v. 69
  • Theses / dissertations

    2022 (No publication date)

  • Wang, Y., 2022 (No publication date). Mechanisms of Spoken Word Recognition and Memory Encoding Studied through Competitor Priming
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.17863/CAM.83495
  • Conference proceedings

    2022

  • Pérez, A. and Davis, MH., 2022. Using Earables Platforms to Study Verbal Communication: Introducing earables to psycholinguistic research UbiComp/ISWC 2022 Adjunct - Proceedings of the 2022 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2022 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers,
    Doi: 10.1145/3544793.3563414
  • 2016

  • Cope, T., Sohoglu, E., Patterson, K., Dawson, C., Grube, M., Sedley, W., Davis, M. and Rowe, J., 2016. MEG REVEALS SPEECH PROCESSING DELAY IN PROGRESSIVE NON FLUENT APHASIA JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGY NEUROSURGERY AND PSYCHIATRY, v. 87
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1136/jnnp-2016-315106.165
  • 2013

  • Garagnani, M., Shtyrov, Y. and Davis, M., 2013. EFFECTS OF SLEEP AND NUMBER OF REPETITIONS ON NOVEL SPOKEN WORD LEARNING: FMRI EVIDENCE JOURNAL OF COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE,
  • 2010

  • Carlyon, RP., Thompson, SK., Heinrich, A., Pulvermuller, F., Davis, MH., Shtyrov, Y., Cusack, R. and Johnsrude, IS., 2010. Objective Measures of Auditory Scene Analysis NEUROPHYSIOLOGICAL BASES OF AUDITORY PERCEPTION,
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-5686-6_47
  • 2009

  • Rogers, JC. and Davis, MH., 2009. Categorical perception of speech without stimulus repetition Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH,
  • Rogers, JC. and Davis, MH., 2009. Categorical perception of speech without stimulus repetition INTERSPEECH 2009: 10TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL SPEECH COMMUNICATION ASSOCIATION 2009, VOLS 1-5,
  • 2007

  • Boly, M., Coleman, M., Davis, M., Hampshire, A., Bor, D., Maquet, P., Pickard, J., Moonen, G., Owen, A. and Laureys, S., 2007. Measuring intentional mental imagery - and hence consciousness - in non-communicative brain injured patients using fMRI JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGY, v. 254
  • 2006

  • Absalom, A., Coleman, M., Davis, M., Rodd, J., Johnsrude, I., Owen, A. and Menon, D., 2006. An fMRI study of the influence of propofol sedation on neural correlates of speech perception and comprehension BRITISH JOURNAL OF ANAESTHESIA, v. 97
  • 2005

  • Davis, MH., Ford, MA. and Johnsrude, IS., 2005. Sentence-level meaning aids perception of speech in noise: An FMRI study JOURNAL OF COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE,
  • Gaskell, MG., Davis, MH., Dumay, N. and Macdonald, M., 2005. Sleep and the acquisition of spoken words: Neural and behavioral consequences JOURNAL OF COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE,
  • Orfanidou, E., Davis, MH. and Marslen-Wilson, W., 2005. Neural correlates of priming between verbs and derivatives: An EFMRI study of Greek derivational morphology JOURNAL OF COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE,
  • Rodd, JM., Davis, MH. and Johnsrude, IS., 2005. The timecourse of neural responses to ambiguous words in sentences: An FMRI study JOURNAL OF COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE,
  • Ford, MA., Hauk, O., Davis, MH. and Marslen-Wilson, WD., 2005. Parameters influencing visual word recognition: Evidence from multiple regression analysis of event related potentials. JOURNAL OF COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE,
  • 2002

  • Davis, MH., Marslen-Wilson, WD. and Gaskell, MG., 2002. Leading up the lexical garden path: Segmentation and ambiguity in spoken word recognition JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY-HUMAN PERCEPTION AND PERFORMANCE, v. 28
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1037//0096-1523.28.1.218
  • 2000

  • Devlin, JT., Russell, RP., Price, CJ., Davis, MH., Moss, HE. and Tyler, LK., 2000. Neuroimaging evidence for a unitary semantic system JOURNAL OF COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE,
  • 1997

  • Davis, MH., Marslen-Wilson, WD. and Gaskell, MG., 1997. Ambiguity and competition in lexical segmentation PROCEEDINGS OF THE NINETEENTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE COGNITIVE SCIENCE SOCIETY,
  • Davis, MH., Gaskell, MG. and Marslen-Wilson, W., 1997. Recognising embedded words in connected speech: Contest and competition 4TH NEURAL COMPUTATION AND PSYCHOLOGY WORKSHOP, LONDON, 9-11 APRIL 1997,
  • Internet publications

    2022

  • MacGregor, L., Gilbert, R., Balewski, Z., Mitchell, D., Erzinclioglu, S., Rodd, J., Duncan, J., Fedorenko, E. and Davis, M., 2022. Causal contributions of the domain-general (Multiple Demand) and the language-selective brain networks to perceptual and semantic challenges in speech comprehension
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1101/2022.04.12.487989
  • Book chapters

    2019

  • Davis, M. and Sohoglu, E., 2019. Three Functions of Prediction Error for Bayesian Inference in Speech Perception
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/qc4u6
  • 2016

  • Davis, MH., 2016. Chapter 44 The Neurobiology of Lexical Access
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/b978-0-12-407794-2.00044-4
  • Davis, MH. and Scharenborg, O., 2016. Speech perception by humans and machines
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.4324/9781315772110
  • 2015

  • Davis, MH., 2015. The Neurobiology of Lexical Access
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-407794-2.00044-4
  • 2011

  • Ford, MA., Marslen-Wilson, WD. and Davis, MH., 2011. Morphology and frequency: Contrasting methodologies
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1515/9783110910186.89
  • Davis, MH., van Casteren, M. and Marslen-Wilson, WD., 2011. Frequency effects in processing inflected Dutch nouns: A distributed connectionist account
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1515/9783110910186.427
  • 2003

  • Davis, MH., 2003. Connectionist modelling of lexical segmentation and vocabulary acquisition
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.4324/9780203494028
  • Rastle, K. and Davis, MH., 2003. Reading morphologically complex words: Some thoughts from masked priming
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.4324/9780203502846
  • Datasets

    2019

  • Zoefel, B., Allard, I., Anil, M. and Davis, MH., 2019. Research data supporting "Perception of rhythmic speech is modulated by focal bilateral transcranial alternating current stimulation"
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.17863/CAM.43617
  • 2017

  • Zoefel, B., Archer-Boyd, A. and Davis, MH., 2017. Research data supporting "Phase entrainment of brain oscillations causally modulates neural responses to intelligible speech"
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.17863/CAM.16677
  • Programme Leader in the Speech and Language Group, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit
    Dr Matt  Davis

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