experimental and computational approaches to language and cognition

language and structured representations in minds, brains, and machines

Andrea E. Martin

andrea.martin (at) [mpi.nl]

a.martin (at) [donders.ru.nl]

Current Position

Principal Investigator, Language and Computation in Neural Systems Group

Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging (DCCN), Radboud University


Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Education and Experience

2018 - 2019 Senior Investigator, Psychology of Language Department (PoL), MPI

2016 - 2017 Staff Scientist, PoL, MPI

2012 - 2017 Lecturer (US Assistant Professor) in Psychology,

School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences, The University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Maternity leave in 2014

2010 - 2012 Postdoctoral researcher

Basque Center on Cognition, Brain, and Language (BCBL), Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain

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

2006 M.A. General Psychology, NYU

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

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

Publications [.pdfs personal use only]

*indicates a trainee-led paper


2020

Meyer, L., Sun, Y., & Martin, A. E. (2020). "Entraining" to speech, generating language?. Accepted at Language, Cognition, and Neuroscience.

Guest, O. & Martin, A. E. (2020). How computational modeling can force theory building in psychological science. Accepted at Perspectives on Psychological Science. [psyarxiv]

*Puebla, G., Martin, A. E., Doumas, L. A. A. (2019). The relational processing limits of classic and contemporary neural network models of language processing. Accepted at Language, Cognition, and Neuroscience. [arxiv]

Brennan, J. R. & Martin, A. E. (2020). Phase synchronization varies systematically with linguistic structure composition. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. [.pdf]

*Cutter, M. G., Martin, A. E., & Sturt, P. (2020). Readers detect an low-level phonological violation between two parafoveal words. Accepted at Cognition.

*Cutter, M. G., Martin, A. E., & Sturt, P. (2020). The Activation of Contextually Predictable Words in Syntactically Illegal Positions. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. [.pdf]

Martin, A. E. (2020). A compositional neural architecture for language. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. [.pdf]

Martin, A. E. & Baggio, G. (2020). Modeling meaning composition from formalism to mechanism. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. [.pdf]

Martin, A. E. & Doumas, L. A. A. (2020). Tensors and compositionality in neural systems. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. [.pdf]


2019

*Kaufeld, G., Naumann, W., Meyer, A. S., Bosker, H. R., & Martin, A. E. (2019). Contextual speech rate influences morphosyntactic prediction and integration. Language, Cognition, and Neuroscience. [.pdf]

Meyer, L., Sun, Y., & Martin, A. E. (2019). Synchronous, but not Entrained: Exogenous and Endogenous Cortical Rhythms of Speech and Language Processing. Language, Cognition, and Neuroscience. [uncorrected proof] [link to OA .pdf]

*Cutter, M. G., Martin, A. E., & Sturt, P. (2019). Capitalization Interacts with Syntactic Complexity. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition. [.pdf]

*Kaufeld, G., Ravenschlag, A., Meyer, A. S., Martin, A. E., & Bosker, H. R. (2019). Knowledge-based and signal-based cues are weighted flexibly during spoken language comprehension. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition. [.pdf]

Martin, A. E. & Doumas, L. A. A. (2019a). Predicate learning in neural systems: Using oscillations to discover latent structure. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences [.pdf]


2018

Martin, A. E. (2018). Cue integration during sentence comprehension: Electrophysiological evidence from ellipsis. 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." 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. 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. 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. 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. 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]


Preprints

*Kaufeld, G., Bosker, H. R., Alday, P. M., Meyer, A. S., & Martin, A. E. (2019) Linguistic structure and meaning organize neural oscillations into a content-specific hierarchy. [biorxiv]

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

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

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]

Grants

Aspasia, Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (2019).

Max Planck Independent Research Group "Language and Computation in Neural Systems" (Max Planck Society; 2020-2024).

VIDI Research Grant "The rhythms of computation: A combinatorial mechanism for language production and comprehension" Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO; 2019-2023).

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).


Fellowships

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

Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing (AMLaP), Potsdam, Germany. September, 2020.

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

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

Teaching Interests

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

(c) 2020. Andrea E. Martin