Marc Joanisse, Ph.D.

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Recent Papers

Nichols, E.S. & Joanisse, M.F. (in press). Individual differences predict ERP signatures of second language learning of novel grammatical rules. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition. [Preprint]

Welcome, S. & Joanisse, M.F. (in press). ERPs reveal weaker effects of spelling on auditory rhyme decisions in children than in adults. Developmental Psychobiology.

Boyle, C., Bishop, D.V.M., Snowling, M., Thompson, P.A. & CATALISE-2 consortium (in press). CATALISE: a multinational and multidisciplinary Delphi consensus study of problems with language development. Phase 2. Terminology. Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry. [Web Link]

Lopata, J.A., Nowicki, E.A. & Joanisse, M.F. (2017). Creativity as a distinct trainable mental state: An EEG study of musical improvisation. Neuropsychologia, 99: 246-258. [Link]

Jared, D.J., Jouravlev, O. & Joanisse, M.F. (2017). The Effect of Semantic Transparency on the Processing of Morphologically Derived Words: Evidence from Decision Latencies and Event-Related Potentials Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition 43: 422-450. [Link]

Bishop, D. V., Snowling, M. J., Thompson, P. A., & Greenhalgh, T. & CATALISE consortium.(2016) CATALISE: a multinational and multidisciplinary Delphi consensus study. Identifying language impairments in children. PLoS One, 11(7) e0158753. [Fulltext Link]

Nichols, E.S. & Joanisse, M.F. (2016). Functional activity and white matter microstructure reveal the independent effects of age of acquisition and proficiency on second-language learning. NeuroImage. 143:15-25. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2016.08.053 [Fulltext Link]


Joanisse, M.F. & McClelland, J.L. (2015). Connectionist perspectives on language learning, representation and processing. WIREs Cognitive Science. doi: 10.1002/wcs.1340 [Fulltext Link]

Welcome, S.E., Pasquarella, A., Chen, X., Olson, D.R. & Joanisse, M.F. (2014). Preserved Mid-Fusiform Activation for Visual Words in a Patient with a Visual Word Recognition Impairment. Neuropsychologia. 65: 113?124. doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2014.10.012 [Fulltext Link]

Malins, J.G., Gao, D., Tao, R., Booth, J., Shu, H., Joanisse, M.F., Liu, L. & Desroches, A.S. (2014). Developmental differences in the influence of phonological similarity on spoken word processing in Mandarin Chinese. Brain and Language. 138: 38-50. doi:10.1016/j.bandl.2014.09.002. [Fulltext Link]

Joanisse, M.F. & Desouza, D.D. (2014) Sensitivity of human auditory cortex to rapid frequency modulation revealed by multivariate representational similarity analysis. Frontiers in Neuroscience. 8:306. doi:10.3389/fnins.2014.00306. [Fulltext Link]

Welcome S.E. & Joanisse M.F. (2014). Individual differences in white matter anatomy predict dissociable components of reading skill in adults. Neuroimage, 96: 261-75. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2014.03.069

Sheikh, H, Joanisse, M.F., Mackrell, S., Kryski, K., Smith, H., Singh, S. & Hayden, E. (2014). Links between white matter microstructure and cortisol reactivity to stress in early childhood: Evidence for moderation by parenting. NeuroImage: Clinical. 6, 77-85. DOI: 10.1016/j.nicl.2014.08.013. [PDF]

McNorgan, C. & Joanisse, M.F. (2014). A Connectionist Approach to Mapping the Human Connectome Permits Simulations of Neural Activity Within an Artificial Brain. Brain Connectivity, 4: (1): 40-52. doi:10.1089/brain.2013.0174 [PDF]

Andrew, K.N., Hoshooley, J. & Joanisse, M.F. (2014). Sign Language Ability in Young Deaf Signers Predicts Comprehension of Written Sentences in English. PLoS One 9(2): e89994. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0089994 [Web]

Archibald, L. M., Oram Cardy, J., Joanisse, M. F., & Ansari, D. (2013). Language, reading, and math learning profiles in an epidemiological sample of school age children. PloS one, 8(10), e77463.

Robertson, E.K., Joanisse, M.F., Desroches, A.S. & Terry, A. (2013). Past-Tense Morphology and Phonological Deficits in Children With Dyslexia and Children With Language Impairment. Journal of Learning Disabilities 46: 230-240.

Malins, J.G., Desroches, A.S., Robertson, E.K., Newman, R.L., Archibald, L.M.D. & Joanisse, M.F. (2013). ERPs Reveal the Temporal Dynamics of Auditory Word Recognition in Specific Language Impairment. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience 5: 134-148. [Web]

Desroches, A.S., Newman, R.L., Robertson, E.K. & Joanisse, M.F. (2013). Electrophysiological Indices of Phonological Impairments in Dyslexia. Journal of Speech-Language and Hearing Research 56: 250-264

Archibald, L.M.D. & Joanisse M.F. (2013). Domain-specific and domain-general constraints on word and sequence learning. Memory and Cognition. 41268-280. [Web]

Brown T.A., Joanisse M.F., Gati J.S., Hughes S.M., Nixon P.L., Menon R.S., & Lomber S.G. (2013). Characterization of the blood-oxygen level-dependent (BOLD) response in cat auditory cortex using high-field fMRI. Neuroimage. 64 458-465. [Web]

Sutton J.E., Twyman A.D., Joanisse M.F. & Newcombe N.S. (2012). Geometry Three Ways: An fMRI Investigation of Geometric Information Processing During Reorientation. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning Memory and Cognition. 38(6):1530-1541.

Archibald, L.M.D., & Joanisse, M.F. (2012). Atypical neural responses to phonological detail in children with developmental language impairments. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. 2, 139-151.

Welcome S.E. & Joanisse M.F. (2012). Individual differences in skilled adult readers reveal dissociable patterns of neural activity associated with component processes of reading. Brain and Language, 120 (3):360-71.

Malins, J.G. & Joanisse, M.F. (2012) Setting the Tone: An ERP Investigation of the Influences of Phonological Similarity on Spoken Word Recognition in Mandarin Chinese. Neuropsychologia, 50. 2032-2043.

Friesen, D. C. & Joanisse, M.F. (2012). Homophone Effects in Deaf Readers: Evidence from Lexical Decision. Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 25. 375-388.

Archibald, Lisa M.D. & Joanisse, M.F. (2011). Electrophysiological responses to coarticulatory and word level miscues. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 37. 1275-1291.

Welcome S.E., Paivio A., McRae K., Joanisse M.F. (2011). An electrophysiological study of task demands on concreteness effects: evidence for dual coding theory. Experimental Brain Research, 212 (3):347-58.

Archibald, L.M.D., Edmunds, A., & Joanisse, M.F. (2011). Specific language or working memory impairments: Are there observable differences? Child Language and Teaching Therapy, 27, 294-312.

Mirkovic, J., Seidenberg, M. S., & Joanisse, M. F. (2011). Probabilistic nature of inflectional structure: Insights from a highly inflected language. Cognitive Science. 35:4, 638-681.

Kielar A., Joanisse M.F. (2011). The role of semantic and phonological factors in word recognition: An ERP cross-modal priming study of derivational morphology. Neuropsychologia 49 (2), 161-177.

Slevc, L.R., Martin R.C., Hamilton A.C., Joanisse M.F. (2011). Speech perception, rapid temporal processing, and the left hemisphere: A case study of unilateral pure word deafness.Neuropsychologia 49 (2), 216-230.

Newman, R.L. & Joanisse, M.F. (2011). Modulation of brain regions involved in word recognition by homophonous stimuli: An fMRI study. Brain Research 1387, 250-264.[PDF]

Andres, A.J.D., Oram Cardy, J.D. & Joanisse, M.F. (2011). Congruency of Auditory Sounds and Visual Letters Modulates Mismatch Negativity and P300 Event-Related Potentials. International Journal of Psychophysiology. 79, 137-146 [PDF]

Sutton, J. E., Joanisse, M. F. & Newcombe, N. S. (2010). Spinning in the scanner: Neural correlates of virtual reorientation. JEP: Learning, Memory, and Cognition. 6, 1097-1107. [PDF]

Robertson & Joanisse. (2010).Spoken sentence comprehension in children with dyslexia and language impairment: The roles of syntax and working memory. Applied Psycholinguistics. 31, 141-165. [PDF]

Malins, J. G., & Joanisse, M. F. (2010). The roles of tonal and segmental information in Mandarin spoken word recognition: An eyetracking study. Journal of Memory and Language. 62, 407-420. [PDF]

Kielar, A., & Joanisse, M.F. (2010). Graded effects of regularity in language revealed by N400 indices of morphological priming. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. 22, 1373-1398. [PDF]


Woollams, A. M., Joanisse, M. F. & Patterson, K. (2009). Past-tense generation from form and meaning: Behavioural data and simulation evidence. Journal of Memory and Language. 61, 55-76. [PDF]

Archibald, L. M. D., Joanisse, M. F. & Gathercole, S (2009). Multisyllabic nonwords: More than a string of syllables. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 125, 1712-1722. [PDF]

Archibald, L. M. D., Joanisse, M. F. (2009). On the sensitivity and specificity of nonword repetition and sentence recall to language and memory Impairments in Children. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. 52, 899-914.

Robertson, E. K., Joanisse, M. F., Desroches, A. S. & Ng, S. (2009). Categorical speech perception deficits distinguish language and reading impairments in children. Developmental Science. 12, 753-767. [PDF]

Desroches, A. S., Newman, R. L. & Joanisse, M. F. (2009). Investigating the time course of spoken word recognition: Electrophysiological evidence for the influences of phonological similarity. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. 21,1893-1906

Arnell, K. M. Joanisse, M. F., Klein, R. S., Busseri, M. & Tannock, R. (2009). Decomposing the relation between Rapid Automatized Naming (RAN) and reading ability. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology. 63, 173-184. [PDF]

Poppenk, J., Walia, G., McIntosh, A. R., Joanisse, M., Klein, D. & Kohler, S. (2008). The neural substrates of the verbatim effect for auditorily apprehended information: revealed with fMRI. Hippocampus. 18, 909-918..

Archibald, L.M.D. Joanisse, M.F. & Shepherd, M. (2008) Associations Between Key Language-Related Measures in Typically Developing School-Age Children. Journal of Psychology, 216(3): 162-172. [PDF]

Kielar, A., Joanisse, M.F. & Hare, M.L. (2008) Priming English past tense verbs: Rules or statistics? Journal of Memory and Language 58(2):327-346. [PDF]

Frewen, P.A., Dozois, D.J.A., Joanisse, M.F & Neufeld, R.J. (2008). Selective attention to threat versus reward: Meta-analysis and neural-network modeling of the dot-probe task. Clinical Psychology Review, 28(2), 308-338. [PDF]

Joanisse, M.F., Zevin, J.D. & McCandliss, B.D. (2007). Brain mechanisms implicated in the preattentive categorization of speech sounds revealed using fMRI and short interval habituation trials. Cerebral Cortex 17 2084-2093; doi:10.1093/cercor/bhl124. [PDF]

Joanisse, M.F., Robertson, E.K. & Newman, R.L. (2007). Mismatch negativity measure of sensory vs. phonetic speech perception. NeuroReport 18 (9): 901-905. [PDF]

Joanisse, M.F. (2007). Phonological deficits and developmental language impairments. To appear in Neuroconstructivism Vol II: Perspectives and Prospects, (Eds. Mareschal, Sirois, Westermann and Johnson), Oxford University Press. Please email me for a PDF copy.

Arnell K.M., Howe A.E., Joanisse M.F. & Klein RM (2006). Relationships between attentional blink magnitude, RSVP target accuracy, and performance on other cognitive tasks. Memory and Cognition 34 (7): 1472-1483. [PDF]

Desroches, A.S, Joanisse, M.F. & Robertson, E.K. (2006). Specific phonological impairments in dyslexia revealed by eyetracking. Cognition, 100, B32-B42. [PDF]

Howe A.E., Arnell K.M., Klein RM, Joanisse, M.F. & Tannock, R. (2006). The ABCs of computerized naming: Equivalency, reliability, and predictive validity of a computerized rapid automatized naming (RAN) task. Journal of Neuroscience Methods 151 (1): 30-37.

Joanisse, M.F. & Seidenberg, M.S. (2005). Imaging the past: Neural activation in frontal and temporal regions during regular and irregular past tense processing. Cognitive, Affective and Behavioral Neuroscience, 5, 282-296. [PDF]


Joanisse, M.F. (2004). Specific Language Impairments in children: phonology, semantics and the english past tense. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 13,(4) 156-160. [PDF]

Seidenberg, M.S. & Joanisse, M.F (2003). Show us the model. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 7, 106-107

Joanisse, M.F., Gati, J. (2003). Overlapping neural regions for processing rapid temporal cues in speech and nonspeech signals. NeuroImage, 19, 64-79. [PDF]

Joanisse, M.F., Seidenberg, M.S. (2003). Phonology and syntax in Specific Language Impairments: Evidence from a connectionist model. Brain and Language, 86, 40-56. [PDF]

Joanisse, M.F., Manis, F.R., Keating, P. and Seidenberg, M.S. (2000). Language deficits in dyslexic children: Speech perception, phonology and morphology. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology 71, 30-60 [PDF]

Joanisse, M.F. (2000). Connectionist Phonology, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Southern California.


Joanisse, M.F., Seidenberg, M.S. (1999). Impairments In Verb Morphology Following Brain Injury: A Connectionist Model. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA. [PDF]

Joanisse, M.F. (1999). Exploring syllable structure in connectionist networks. Proceedings of the XIVth International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, (San Francisco CA, August 1-7 1999). [PDF]

Joanisse, M.F. & Haskell, T.R. (1999). The dual-mechanism model of inflectional morphology: A connectionist critique. (Commentary on Clahsen, 1999). Behavioral and Brain Sciences 22:6 (1026-1027) [Plain Text]

Joanisse, M.F., Seidenberg, M.S. (1998). Specific Language Impairment in children: An impairment in grammar or processing?. Trends in Cognitive Sciences 2(7) 240-246. [PDF]

Joanisse, M.F., Seidenberg, M.S. (1998). Functional bases of phonological universals: A connectionist approach. Proceedings of the 18th Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society. Berkeley, CA. [PDF]

Joanisse, M.F., Seidenberg, M.S. (1997). [i e a u] and Sometimes [o]: Perceptual and computational constraints on vowel inventories. Proceedings of the 15th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Stanford, CA. [PDF]