Some of the peer-reviewed publications from contributors to The Magnet

in press

Yang, J.F., Shu, H., McCandliss, B.D., & Zevin, J.D. (in press) Orthographic influence on division of labor in learning to read Chinese and English: Insights from computational modeling. Bilingualism: Language & Cognition.

Zevin, J.D., Datta, H. & Skipper, J.I. (in press) Sensitive periods for language and recovery from stroke: Conceptual and practical parallels. Developmental Psychobiology.

Zevin, J.D. (in press) A sensitive period for shibboleths: The long tail and changing goals of speech perception over the course of development. Developmental Psychobiology.


Archila, P., Zevin, J.D. & Hernandez, A.E. (2012) Sensorimotor and higher-cognitive processing in nonnative speech perception. Bilingualism, Language & Cognition, 15, 190-201.

Yang, J.F., Wang, X.J., Shu, H., & Zevin, J.D. (2012) Task by stimulus interactions in brain responses during Chinese character processing. NeuroImage, 60, 979–990. PDF


Tottenham, N., Hare, T.A., Millner, A., Gilhooly, T., Zevin, J.D. & Casey, B.J. (2011) Elevated amygdala response to faces following early deprivation. Developmental Science, 14, 190-204.

Wang, X.J., Yang, J.F., Shu, H. & Zevin, J.D. (2011) Left fusiform BOLD responses are inversely related to word-likeness in a one-back task. NeuroImage, 55, 1346-1356. PDF

Yang, J.F., Wang, X.J., Shu, H. & Zevin, J.D. (2011) Brain networks associated with sublexical properties of Chinese characters. Brain & Language, 119, 68-79.979-990. PDF


Yoncheva, Y.N., Zevin, J.D., Maurer, U. & McCandliss, B.D. (2010) Auditory selective attention to speech modulates activity in the visual word form area. Cerebral Cortex, 20, 622-632.

Zevin, J.D., Yang, J., Skipper, J.I., & McCandliss, B.D. (2010) Domain general change detection accounts for “dishabituation” effects in temporal-parietal regions in fMRI studies of speech perception. Journal of Neuroscience, 22, 946-958. PDF

Zevin, J.D., Datta, H., Maurer, U., Rosania, K.A., & McCandliss, B.D. (2010) Native language experience influences the topography of the mismatch negativity to speech. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2010.00212  Open Access!


Colombo, L. & Zevin, J.D. (2009) Stress Priming in Reading and the Selective Modulation of Lexical and Sub-Lexical Pathways. PLoS One, 4, e7219.

Yang, J., McCandliss, B.D., Shu, H. & Zevin, J.D. (2009) Simulating language-specifc and language-general effects in a statistical learning model of Chinese reading. Journal of Memory and Language, 61, 238-257.


Maurer U., Zevin, J.D. & McCandliss, B.D. (2008). Left-lateralized N170 effects of visual expertise in reading: Evidence from Japanese syllabic and logographic scripts. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 20, 1878-1891.


Joanisse, M.F., Zevin, J.D., & McCandliss, B.D. (2007) Brain mechanisms implicated in the preattentive categorization of speech sounds revealed using fMRI and a short-interval habituation trial paradigm. Cerebral Cortex: doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhl124


Treiman, R., Kessler, B., Zevin, J.D., Bick, S. & Davis, M. (2006) Influence of consonantal context on the reading of vowels: Evidence from children. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 93, 1-24

Zevin, J.D. & Seidenberg, M. . (2006) Simulating consistency effects and individual differences in nonword naming.  Journal of Memory and Language, 54, 145-160.


Zevin, J.D. & McCandliss, B.D. (2005) Dishabituation of the BOLD response to speech sounds. Behavioral and Brain Functions, 1:4.


Zevin, J.D. & Seidenberg, M.S. (2004) Age of acquisition effects in reading aloud: Tests of cumulative frequency and frequency trajectory Memory and Cognition, 32, 31-38.

Zevin, J.D., Seidenberg, M.S. & Bottjer, S. W. (2004) Limits on reacquisition of song in adult zebra finches exposed to white noise. Journal of Neuroscience, 24, 5849 – 5862.


Zevin, J.D. & Seidenberg, M.S. (2002) Age of acquisition effects in word reading and other tasks  Journal of Memory and Language, 47, 1-29.


Zevin, J.D. & Balota, D.A. (2000) Priming and attentional control of lexical and sublexical processes during naming. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning Memory and Cognition, 26, 121-135.

Balota, D.A., Law, M.B. & Zevin, J.D. (2000) The attentional control of lexical processing pathways: Reversing the word-frequency effect. Memory & Cognition, 28, 1081-1089.

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