experimental and computational approaches to language and cognition

structured representations in minds, brains, and machines

Andrea E. Martin

andrea.martin (at) [mpi.nl]

twitter: andrea_e_martin

Current Position

2018 - Present Senior Investigator, Max-Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

MPI personal website

Education and Experience

2016 - 2017 Staff Scientist, PoL, MPI

2012 - 2017 Lecturer (US Assistant Professor), Department of Psychology

School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences,

University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Maternity leave in 2014

2010 - 2012 Postdoctoral researcher,

Basque Center on Cognition, Brain, and Language (BCBL)

Donostia-San Sebasti√°n, Spain

2010 Ph.D. Experimental Psychology, New York University,

New York, NY, USA.

2006 M.A. General Psychology, New York University,

New York, NY, USA.

2004 B.A. Cognitive Science, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA, USA.

1999-2000 Columbia University, New York, NY, USA.

1997-1999 Massachusetts Academy of Math and Science

Preprints

Foraker, S., Cunnings, I., & Martin, A. E. (2018). Speed-accuracy tradeoff modeling and its interface with experimental syntax. [.pdf]

Martin, A. E. & Doumas, L. A. A. (2018). Predicate learning in neural systems: Discovering latent generative structures. [.pdf]

Martin, A. E. (2018). A compositional architecture for language based on neural oscillations. [psyarxiv .pdf]

Doumas, L. A. A., Puebla, G. & Martin, A. E. (2018). Human-like generalization in a machine through predicate learning. [arxiv .pdf]

Doumas, L. A. A., Puebla, G., & Martin, A. E. (2017). How we learn things we didn't know already: A theory of learning structured representations from experience. [biorxiv .pdf]

Meyer, L., Sun, Y., & Martin, A. E. (2018). Entrainment in Disguise: the Endogenous and Exogenous Cortical Rhythms of Speech and Language Processing. [psyarxiv .pdf]

Publications [.pdfs for personal use only]

2018

Martin, A. E. (2018). Cue integration during sentence comprehension: Electrophysiological evidence from ellipsis. Accepted at PLoS ONE [ .pdf]

Doumas, L. A. A., & Martin, A. E. (2018). Learning structured representations from experience. Psychology of Learning and Motivation, 69, 165-203. [.pdf]

Lakens, D. et al. (Martin, A. E. is author no. 57) (2018). Justify your alpha: A Response to "Redefine Statistical Significance." In press at Nature Human Behavior. [.pdf] pre-print on PsyArXiv [.pdf]

Martin, A. E., & McElree, B. (2018). Retrieval cues and syntactic ambiguity resolution: Speed-accuracy tradeoff evidence. In press at Language, Cognition and Neuroscience [.pdf]

2017

Doumas, L. A. A., Hamer, A., Puebla, G., & Martin, A. E. (2017). A theory of the detection and learning of stimulus similarity and magnitude. In Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. [.pdf]

Ito, A., Martin, A. E., & Nieuwland, M. S. (2017). Why the A/AN prediction effect may be hard to replicate: A rebuttal to Delong, Urbach, & Kutas (2017). Language, Cognition, and Neuroscience, 32(8), 974-983. [.pdf]

Martin, A. E., Huettig, F., & Nieuwland, M. S. (2017). Can structural priming answer the important questions about language? Comment on target article "An experimental approach to linguistic representation" by Branigan & Pickering. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 40: e304. [.pdf]

Martin, A. E., & Doumas, L. A. A. (2017). A mechanism for the cortical computation of hierarchical linguistic structure. PLoS Biology, 15(3), e2000663. [.pdf; simulations runnable at: OSF and github ]

Nieuwland, M. S., & Martin, A. E. (2017). Neural oscillations and a nascent cortico-hippocampal theory of reference. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 29:5, 896-910. [.pdf]

Ito, A., Martin, A. E., & Nieuwland, M. S. (2017). On predicting form and meaning in a second language. Advanced online publication at the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, Cognition, 43(4), 635-652. [.pdf]

2016

Doumas, L. A. A., & Martin, A. E. (2016). Abstraction in time: Finding hierarchical linguistic structure in a model of relational processing. In Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. [.pdf]

Ito, A., Martin, A. E., & Nieuwland, M. S. (2016). How robust are prediction effects in language comprehension? Failure to replicate article-elicited N400 effects. Language, Cognition, and Neuroscience, Advance online publication. doi:10.1080/23273798.2016.1242761. [.pdf]

Martin, A. E.*, Monahan, P. J.*, & Samuel, A. G. (2016). Interplay between agreement prediction and phonetic overlap shapes sublexical identification. Advanced online publication at Language and Speech. doi:10.1177/0023830916650714. [.pdf ] *equal authorship contribution, alphabetical listing

Martin, A. E. (2016). Language processing as cue integration: Grounding the psychology of language in perception and neurophysiology. Frontiers in Psychology: Language Sciences, 7:120. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00120. [.pdf]

Ito, A., Corley, M., Pickering, M., Martin, A. E., & Nieuwland, M. S. (2016). Predicting form and meaning: Evidence from brain potentials. Journal of Memory and Language, 86, 157-171. [.pdf]

2014

Martin, A. E., Nieuwland, M. S., & Carreiras, M. (2014). Agreement attraction during comprehension of grammatical sentences: ERP evidence from ellipsis. Brain and Language, 135, 42-51. [.pdf]

2013

Davidson, D. J., & Martin, A. E. (2013). Modelling accuracy as a function of response time with the generalized linear mixed effects model. Acta Psychologica, 44, 83-96. [.pdf]

Nieuwland, M. S., Martin, A. E., & Carreiras, M. (2013). Event-related brain potential evidence for animacy processing asymmetries during sentence comprehension. Brain and Language, 26, 151-158. [.pdf]

2012

Martin, A. E., Nieuwland, M. S., & Carreiras, M. (2012). Event-related brain potentials index cue-based retrieval interference during sentence comprehension. NeuroImage, 59, 1859-1869. [.pdf]

Nieuwland, M. S., & Martin, A. E. (2012). If the real-world were irrelevant, so to speak: The role of propositional truth-value in counterfactual sentence comprehension. Cognition, 122, 102-109. [.pdf]

Nieuwland, M. S., Martin, A. E., & Carreiras, M. (2012). Brain regions that process case: Evidence from Basque. Human Brain Mapping, 33, 2509-2520. [.pdf]

2011

Martin, A. E., & McElree, B. (2011). Direct-access retrieval during sentence comprehension: Evidence from Sluicing. Journal of Memory and Language, 64, 327-343. [.pdf]

2009

Martin, A. E., & McElree, B. (2009). Memory operations that support language comprehension: Evidence from verb-phrase ellipsis. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, Cognition, 35, 1231-1239. [.pdf]

Pylkkänen, L., Martin, A. E., McElree, B., & Smart, A. (2009). The Anterior Midline Field: Coercion or Decision Making? Brain and Language, 108,184-190. [.pdf]

2008

Martin, A. E., & McElree, B. (2008). A content-addressable pointer mechanism underlies comprehension of verb-phrase ellipsis. Journal of Memory and Language, 58, 879-906. [.pdf]

Ashby, J., & Martin, A. E. (2008). Prosodic phonological representations in early visual word recognition. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 34, 224-236. [.pdf]

Grants

  • VIDI research grant "The rhythms of computation: A combinatorial mechanism for language production and comprehension" Dutch Science Foundation (NWO; 2019-2024).
  • Research Project Grant "Integration of Information in Reading," The Leverhulme Trust, UK. (2017-2019; Co-PI with Dr. Patrick Sturt).
  • Future Research Leaders Fellowship and Research Grant "Brain-to-brain coupling during dialogue: What sentence fragments can reveal about 'joint' mental representations," Economic and Social Research Council, UK. (2013-2017; 2014 Maternity leave).
  • Juan de la Cierva fellowship, Spanish Science and Innovation Ministry (MICINN). (2012-2015; declined from June 2012 onward)
  • Graduate Research Fellowship, National Science Foundation of the United States of America (NSF). (2006-2009)

Keynote lectures

The 31st annual CUNY Human Sentence Processing Conference, UC Davis, California. March, 2018. [video]

Brain Rhythms and Cortical Computation. University of Geneva, Switzerland. October, 2017.

The Neural Oscillations of Speech and Language Processing. Berlin, Germany, May 2017. [video]

Research Interests

"structured representations in minds, brains, and machines"

cognitive science, computational models of language and cognition, cognitive neuroscience, neural oscillations, compositionality, psycholinguistics, neural architectures and mechanisms for language, sentence processing, perceptual inference, parsing, ellipsis, memory, cue integration

Teaching Interests

cognitive science, cognitive neuroscience, neural networks, psycholinguistics, sentence processing, memory, linguistics, cognitive psychology, scientific method, statistics

(c) 2018. Andrea E. Martin