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Lawrence W. Barsalou

Online Articles

Recent articles from the last few years are included in the first section. All articles are then listed by topic. Articles relevant to multiple topics are listed more than once.

Recent Articles from the Last Few Years

Papies, E.K., Pronk, T.M., Keesman, M., & Barsalou, L.W. (in press). The benefits of simply observing: Mindful attention modulates the link between motivation and behavior. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

Papies, E.K., & Barsalou, L.W. (in press). Grounding desire and motivated behavior: A theoretical framework and review of empirical evidence. In W. Hofmann & L.F. Nordgren (Eds.), The psychology of desire. New York: Guilford Press.

Lebois, L.A.M., Wilson-Mendenhall, C.D., & Barsalou, L.W. (in press). Are automatic conceptual cores the gold standard of semantic processing? The context-dependence of spatial meaning in grounded congruency effects. Cognitive Science.

Wilson-Mendenhall, C.D., Barrett, L.F., & Barsalou, L.W. (in press). Variety in emotional life: Within-category typicality of emotional experiences is associated with neural activity in large-scale brain networks. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience.

Barrett, L.F., Wilson-Mendenthall, C.D., & Barsalou, L.W. (in press). The conceptual act theory: A road map. In L.F. Barrett & J.A. Russell (Eds.), The psychological construction of emotion. New York: Guilford.

Barrett, L. F., Wilson-Mendenhall, C. D., & Barsalou, L. W. (2014). A psychological construction account of emotion regulation and dysregulation: The role of situated conceptualizations. In J.J. Gross (Ed.), The Handbook of Emotion Regulation (2nd Ed, pp. 447-465). New York: Guilford.

Wilson-Mendenhall, C.D., Simmons, W.K., Martin, A., & Barsalou, L.W. (2013). Contextual processing of abstract concepts reveals neural representations of non-linguistic semantic content. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 25, 920-935.

Wilson-Mendenhall, C.D., Barrett, L.F., & Barsalou, L.W. (2013). Situating emotional experience. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7(164), 1-16.

Wilson-Mendenhall, C.D., Barrett, L.F., & Barsalou, L.W. (2013). Neural evidence that human emotions share core affective properties. Psychological Science, 24, 947-956.

Barsalou, L.W. (2013). Mirroring as pattern completion inferences within situated conceptualizations. Cortex, 49, 2951-2953.

Kiefer, M., & Barsalou, L.W. (2013). Grounding the human conceptual system in perception, action, and internal states. In W. Prinz, Miriam Beisert, & Arvid Herwig (Eds.), Action science: Foundations of an emerging discipline (pp. 381-407). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Pezzulo, G., Barsalou, L.W., Cangelosi, A., Fischer, M.A., McRae, K., Spivey, M. (2013). Computational grounded cognition: A new alliance between grounded cognition and computational modeling. Frontiers in Psychology, 3(612), 1-11.

Barsalou, L.W. (2012). The human conceptual system. In M. Spivey, K. McRae, & M. Joanisse (Eds.), The Cambridge handbook of psycholinguistics (pp. 239-258). New York: Cambridge University Press.

Papies, E.K., Barsalou, L.W., & Custers, R. (2012). Mindful attention prevents mindless impulses. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 3, 291-299.

Hasenkamp, W., & Barsalou, L.W. (2012). Effects of meditation experience on functional connectivity of distributed brain networks. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 6(38), 1-14.

Hasenkamp, W., Wilson-Mendenhall, C.D., Duncan, E., & Barsalou, L.W. (2012). Mind wandering and attention during focused meditation: A fine-grained temporal analysis of fluctuating cognitive states. NeuroImage, 59, 750-760. Supplemental Materials.

Gendron, M., Lindquist, K.A., Barsalou, L.W., & Barrett, L.F. (2012). Emotion words shape emotion percepts. Emotion, 12, 314-325.

Wilson-Mendenhall, C.D., Barrett, L.F., Simmons, W.K., & Barsalou, L.W. (2011). Grounding emotion in situated conceptualization. Neuropsychologia, 49, 1105-1127. Supplemental Materials.

Santos, A., Chaigneau, S.E., Simmons, W.K., & Barsalou, L.W. (2011). Property generation reflects word association and situated simulation. Language and Cognition, 3, 83-119.

Barsalou, L.W. (2011). Integrating Bayesian analysis and mechanistic theories in grounded cognition. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 34, 191-192.

Pezzulo, G., Barsalou, L.W., Cangelosi, A., Fischer, M.A., McRae, K., Spivey, M. (2011). The mechanics of embodiment: A dialogue on embodiment and computational modeling. Frontiers in Cognition, 2(5), 1-21.

Barsalou, L.W., Wilson, C.D., & Hasenkamp. (2010). On the vices of nominalization and the virtues of contextualizing. In B. Mesquita, L. Feldman Barrett, & E. Smith (Eds.), The mind in context (pp. 334-360). New York: Guilford Press.

Barsalou, L.W. (2010). Grounded cognition: Past, present, and future. Topics in Cognitive Science, 2, 716-724.

Emotion

Wilson-Mendenhall, C.D., Barrett, L.F., & Barsalou, L.W. (in press). Variety in emotional life: Within-category typicality of emotional experiences is associated with neural activity in large-scale brain networks. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience.

Barrett, L.F., Wilson-Mendenthall, C.D., & Barsalou, L.W. (in press). The conceptual act theory: A road map. In L.F. Barrett & J.A. Russell (Eds.), The psychological construction of emotion. New York: Guilford.

Barrett, L. F., Wilson-Mendenhall, C. D., & Barsalou, L. W. (2014). A psychological construction account of emotion regulation and dysregulation: The role of situated conceptualizations. In J.J. Gross (Ed.), The Handbook of Emotion Regulation (2nd Ed, pp. 447-465). New York: Guilford.

Wilson-Mendenhall, C.D., Barrett, L.F., & Barsalou, L.W. (2013). Situating emotional experience. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7(164), 1-16.

Wilson-Mendenhall, C.D., Barrett, L.F., & Barsalou, L.W. (2013). Neural evidence that human emotions share core affective properties. Psychological Science, 24, 947-956.

Gendron, M., Lindquist, K.A., Barsalou, L.W., & Barrett, L.F. (2012). Emotion words shape emotion percepts. Emotion, 12, 314-325.

Wilson-Mendenhall, C.D., Barrett, L.F., Simmons, W.K., & Barsalou, L.W. (2011). Grounding emotion in situated conceptualization. Neuropsychologia, 49, 1105-1127. Supplemental Materials.

Niedenthal, P.M., Barsalou, L.W., Winkielman, P., Krauth-Gruber, S., & Ric, F. (2005). Embodiment in attitudes, social perception, and emotion. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 9, 184-211.

Niedenthal, P.M., Barsalou, L.W., Ric, F., & Krauth-Gruber, S. (2005). Embodiment in the acquisition and use of emotion knowledge. In L. Feldman Barrett, P.M. Niedenthal, & P. Winkielman (Eds.), Emotion and consciousness (pp. 21-50). New York: Guilford.

Barsalou, L.W., Niedenthal, P.M., Barbey, A., & Ruppert, J. (2003). Social embodiment. In B. Ross (Ed.), The Psychology of Learning and Motivation, Vol. 43 (pp. 43-92). San Diego: Academic Press..

Contemplative Science

Papies, E.K., Pronk, T.M., Keesman, M., & Barsalou, L.W. (in press). The benefits of simply observing: Mindful attention modulates the link between motivation and behavior. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

Papies, E.K., Barsalou, L.W., & Custers, R. (2012). Mindful attention prevents mindless impulses. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 3, 291-299.

Hasenkamp, W., & Barsalou, L.W. (2012). Effects of meditation experience on functional connectivity of distributed brain networks. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 6(38), 1-14.

Hasenkamp, W., Wilson-Mendenhall, C.D., Duncan, E., & Barsalou, L.W. (2012). Mind wandering and attention during focused meditation: A fine-grained temporal analysis of fluctuating cognitive states. NeuroImage, 59, 750-760. Supplemental Materials.

Barsalou, L.W., Wilson, C.D., & Hasenkamp. (2010). On the vices of nominalization and the virtues of contextualizing. In B. Mesquita, L. Feldman Barrett, & E. Smith (Eds.), The mind in context (pp. 334-360). New York: Guilford Press.

Abstract Concepts

Wilson-Mendenhall, C.D., Simmons, W.K., Martin, A., & Barsalou, L.W. (2013). Contextual processing of abstract concepts reveals neural representations of non-linguistic semantic content. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 25, 920-935.

Wilson-Mendenhall, C.D., Barrett, L.F., Simmons, W.K., & Barsalou, L.W. (2011). Grounding emotion in situated conceptualization. Neuropsychologia, 49, 1105-1127. Supplemental Materials.

Barsalou, L.W., & Wiemer-Hastings, K. (2005). Situating abstract concepts. In D. Pecher and R. Zwaan (Eds.), Grounding cognition: The role of perception and action in memory, language, and thought (pp. 129-163) . New York: Cambridge University Press.

Barsalou, L.W. (1999). Perceptual symbol systems. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 22, 577-660.

Food Concepts and Eating

Papies, E.K., Pronk, T.M., Keesman, M., & Barsalou, L.W. (in press). The benefits of simply observing: Mindful attention modulates the link between motivation and behavior. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

Papies, E.K., & Barsalou, L.W. (in press). Grounding desire and motivated behavior: A theoretical framework and review of empirical evidence. In W. Hofmann & L.F. Nordgren (Eds.), The psychology of desire. New York: Guilford Press.

Papies, E.K., Barsalou, L.W., & Custers, R. (2012). Mindful attention prevents mindless impulses. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 3, 291-299.

Simmons, W.K., Martin, A., & Barsalou, L.W. (2005). Pictures of appetizing foods activate gustatory cortices for taste and reward. Cerebral Cortex, 15, 1602-1608.

Grounding the Conceptual System in the Brain's Modal Systems
Theory

Barsalou, L.W. (2013). Mirroring as pattern completion inferences within situated conceptualizations. Cortex, 49, 2951-2953.

Pezzulo, G., Barsalou, L.W., Cangelosi, A., Fischer, M.A., McRae, K., Spivey, M. (2013). Computational grounded cognition: A new alliance between grounded cognition and computational modeling. Frontiers in Psychology, 3(612), 1-11.

Barsalou, L.W. (2012). The human conceptual system. In M. Spivey, K. McRae, & M. Joanisse (Eds.), The Cambridge handbook of psycholinguistics (pp. 239-258). New York: Cambridge University Press.

Barsalou, L.W. (2011). Integrating Bayesian analysis and mechanistic theories in grounded cognition. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 34, 191-192.

Pezzulo, G., Barsalou, L.W., Cangelosi, A., Fischer, M.A., McRae, K., Spivey, M. (2011). The mechanics of embodiment: A dialogue on embodiment and computational modeling. Frontiers in Cognition, 2(5), 1-21.

Barsalou, L.W. (2009). Simulation, situated conceptualization, and prediction. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London: Biological Sciences, 364, 1281-1289.

Barsalou, L.W. (2008). Cognitive and neural contributions to understanding the conceptual system. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 17, 91-95.

Barsalou, L.W. (2005). Continuity of the conceptual system across species. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 9, 309-311.

Barsalou, L.W. (2005). Abstraction as dynamic interpretation in perceptual symbol systems. In L. Gershkoff-Stowe & D. Rakison (Eds.), Building object categories (389-431). Carnegie Symposium Series. Majwah, NJ: Erlbaum. [Note: this paper offers slightly more theoretical detail than the paper immediately below, and also applies the theory to a wider variety of phenomena at the end.]

Barsalou, L.W. (2003). Abstraction in perceptual symbol systems. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London: Biological Sciences, 358, 1177-1187.

Simmons, K., & Barsalou, L.W. (2003). The similarity-in-topography principle: Reconciling theories of conceptual deficits. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 20, 451-486. [Reprinted in A. Martin & A. Caramazza (Eds.), The organisation of conceptual knowledge in the brain: Neuropsychological and neuroimaging perspectives (pp. 451-486). East Sussex, UK: Psychology Press.].

Prinz, J.J., & Barsalou, L.W. (2000). Steering a course for embodied representation. In E. Dietrich & A. Markman (Eds.), Cognitive dynamics: Conceptual change in humans and machines (51-77). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Barsalou, L.W. (1999). Perceptual symbol systems. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 22, 577-660.

Barsalou, L.W., & Prinz, J.J. (1997). Mundane creativity in perceptual symbol systems. In T.B. Ward, S.M. Smith, & J. Vaid (Eds.), Creative thought: An investigation of conceptual structures and processes (pp. 267-307). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Barsalou, L.W., Yeh, W., Luka, B.J., Olseth, K.L., Mix, K.S., & Wu, L. (1993). Concepts and meaning. In K. Beals, G. Cooke, D. Kathman, K.E. McCullough, S. Kita, & D. Testen (Eds.), Chicago Linguistics Society 29: Papers from the parasession on conceptual representations (pp. 23-61). University of Chicago: Chicago Linguistics Society.

Barsalou, L.W. (1993). Flexibility, structure, and linguistic vagary in concepts: Manifestations of a compositional system of perceptual symbols. In A.C. Collins, S.E. Gathercole, & M.A. Conway (Eds.), Theories of memory (pp. 29-101). London: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Reviews of Empirical Literature

Kiefer, M., & Barsalou, L.W. (2013). Grounding the human conceptual system in perception, action, and internal states. In W. Prinz, Miriam Beisert, & Arvid Herwig (Eds.), Action science: Foundations of an emerging discipline (pp. 381-407). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Barsalou, L.W. (2010). Grounded cognition: Past, present, and future. Topics in Cognitive Science, 2, 716-724.

Barsalou, L.W. (2008). Grounded cognition. Annual Review of Psychology, 59, 617-645.

Barsalou, L.W. (2008). Grounding symbolic operations in the brain’s modal systems. In G.R. Semin & E.R. Smith (Eds.), Embodied grounding: Social, cognitive, affective, and neuroscientific approaches (pp. 9-42). New York: Cambridge University Press.

Barsalou, L.W., Pecher, D., Zeelenberg, R., Simmons, W.K., & Hamann, S.B. (2005). Multi-modal simulation in conceptual processing. In W. Ahn, R. Goldstone, B. Love, A. Markman, & P. Wolff (Eds.), Categorization inside and outside the lab: Essays in honor of Douglas L. Medin (pp. 249-270) . Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Barsalou, L.W. (2003). Situated simulation in the human conceptual system. Language and Cognitive Processes, 18, 513-562.[Reprinted in H. Moss & J. Hampton, Conceptual representation (pp. 513-566). East Sussex, UK: Psychology Press.]

Barsalou, L.W., Simmons, W.K., Barbey, A., & Wilson, C.D. (2003). Grounding conceptual knowledge in modality-specific systems. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 7, 84-91.

Goldstone, R., & Barsalou, L.W. (1998). Reuniting perception and conception. Cognition, 65, 231-262.

Barsalou, L.W., Solomon, K.O., & Wu, L.L. (1999). Perceptual simulation in conceptual tasks. In M.K. Hiraga, C. Sinha, & S. Wilcox (Eds.), Cultural, typological, and psychological perspectives in cognitive linguistics: The proceedings of the 4th conference of the International Cognitive Linguistics Association, Vol. 3 (209-228). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Empirical Reports

Lebois, L.A.M., Wilson-Mendenhall, C.D., & Barsalou, L.W. (in press). Are automatic conceptual cores the gold standard of semantic processing? The context-dependence of spatial meaning in grounded congruency effects. Cognitive Science.

Wilson-Mendenhall, C.D., Simmons, W.K., Martin, A., & Barsalou, L.W. (in press). Contextual processing of abstract concepts reveals neural representations of non-linguistic semantic content. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience.

Wu, L.L, & Barsalou, L.W. (2009). Perceptual simulation in conceptual combination: Evidence from property generation. Acta Psychologica, 132, 173-189.

Simmons, W.K., Hamann, S.B., Harenski, C.N., Hu, X.P., & Barsalou, L.W. (2008). fMRI evidence for word association and situated simulation in conceptual processing. Journal of Physiology – Paris, 102, 106-119.

van Dantzig, S., Pecher, D., Zeelenberg, R., & Barsalou, L.W. (2008). Perceptual processing affects conceptual processing. Cognitive Science, 32, 579-590.

Estes, Z., Verges, M., & Barsalou, L.W. (2008). Head up, foot down: Object words orient attention to the object’s typical location. Psychological Science, 19, 93-97.

Simmons, W.K., Ramjee, V., Beauchamp, M.S., McRae, K., Martin, A., & Barsalou, L.W. (2007). A common neural substrate for perceiving and knowing about color. Neuropsychologia, 45, 2802-2810.

Simmons, W.K., Martin, A., & Barsalou, L.W. (2005). Pictures of appetizing foods activate gustatory cortices for taste and reward. Cerebral Cortex, 15, 1602-1608.

Barsalou, L.W., & Wiemer-Hastings, K. (2005). Situating abstract concepts. In D. Pecher and R. Zwaan (Eds.), Grounding cognition: The role of perception and action in memory, language, and thought (pp. 129-163) . New York: Cambridge University Press.

Solomon, K.O., & Barsalou, L.W. (2004). Perceptual simulation in property verification. Memory & Cognition, 32, 244-259.

Pecher, D., Zeelenberg, R., & Barsalou, L.W. (2004). Sensorimotor simulations underlie conceptual representations: Modality-specific effects of prior activation. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 11, 164-167.

Pecher, D., Zeelenberg, R., & Barsalou, L.W. (2003). Verifying properties from different modalities for concepts produces switching costs. Psychological Science, 14, 119-124.

Kan, I.P., Barsalou, L.W., Solomon, K.O., Minor, J.K., & Thompson-Schill, S.L. (2003). Role of mental imagery in a property verification task: fMRI evidence for perceptual representations of conceptual knowledge. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 20, 525-540. [Reprinted in A. Martin & A. Caramazza (Eds.), The organisation of conceptual knowledge in the brain: Neuropsychological and neuroimaging perspectives (pp. 525-540). East Sussex, UK: Psychology Press.]

Richardson, D.C., Spivey, M.J., Barsalou, L.W., & McRae, K. (2003). Spatial representations activated during real-time comprehension of verbs. Cognitive Science, 27, 767-780.

Simmons, W.K., Pecher, D., Hamann, S.B., Zeelenberg, R., & Barsalou, L.W. fMRI evidence for modality-specific processing of conceptual knowledge on six modalities. Meeting of the Society for Cognitive Neuroscience, New York, March 2003.

Solomon, K.O., & Barsalou, L.W. (2001). Representing properties locally. Cognitive Psychology, 43, 129-169.

Language and Simulation

Santos, A., Chaigneau, S.E., Simmons, W.K., & Barsalou, L.W. (2011). Property generation reflects word association and situated simulation. Language and Cognition, 3, 83-119.

Barsalou, L.W., Santos, A., Simmons, W.K., & Wilson, C.D. (2008). Language and simulation in conceptual processing. In M. De Vega, A.M. Glenberg, & A.C. Graesser, A. (Eds.). Symbols, embodiment, and meaning (pp. 245-283). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Simmons, W.K., Hamann, S.B., Harenski, C.N., Hu, X.P., & Barsalou, L.W. (2008). fMRI evidence for word association and situated simulation in conceptual processing. Journal of Physiology – Paris, 102, 106-119.

Solomon, K.O., & Barsalou, L.W. (2004). Perceptual simulation in property verification. Memory & Cognition, 32, 244-259.

Kan, I.P., Barsalou, L.W., Solomon, K.O., Minor, J.K., & Thompson-Schill, S.L. (2003). Role of mental imagery in a property verification task: fMRI evidence for perceptual representations of conceptual knowledge. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 20, 525-540. [Reprinted in A. Martin & A. Caramazza (Eds.), The organisation of conceptual knowledge in the brain: Neuropsychological and neuroimaging perspectives (pp. 525-540). East Sussex, UK: Psychology Press.]

The Situated Nature of the Conceptual System

Theory and Review of Empirical Literature

Papies, E.K., & Barsalou, L.W. (in press). Grounding desire and motivated behavior: A theoretical framework and review of empirical evidence. In W. Hofmann & L.F. Nordgren (Eds.), The psychology of desire. New York: Guilford Press.

Barsalou, L.W. (in press). Mirroring as pattern completion inferences within situated conceptualizations. Cortex.

Barsalou, L.W., Wilson, C.D., & Hasenkamp. (2010). On the vices of nominalization and the virtues of contextualizing. In B. Mesquita, L. Feldman Barrett, & E. Smith (Eds.), The mind in context (pp. 334-360). New York: Guilford Press.

Barsalou, L.W. (2009). Simulation, situated conceptualization, and prediction. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London: Biological Sciences, 364, 1281-1289.

Barsalou, L.W. (2008). Situating concepts. In P. Robbins & M. Aydede (Eds.), Cambridge handbook of situated cognition (pp. 236-263). New York: Cambridge University Press.

Barsalou, L.W. (2008). Grounded cognition. Annual Review of Psychology, 59, 617-645.

Barsalou, L.W., Breazeal, C., & Smith, L.B. (2007). Cognition as coordinated non-cognition. Cognitive Processing, 8, 79-91.

Yeh, W., & Barsalou, L.W. (2006). The situated nature of concepts. American Journal of Psychology, 119, 349-384.

Barsalou, L.W. (2005). Continuity of the conceptual system across species. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 9, 309-311.

Barsalou, L.W. (2005). Situated conceptualization. In H. Cohen & C. Lefebvre (Eds.), Handbook of categorization in cognitive science (pp. 619-650). St. Louis: Elsevier.

Barsalou, L.W., Niedenthal, P.M., Barbey, A., & Ruppert, J. (2003). Social embodiment. In B. Ross (Ed.), The Psychology of Learning and Motivation, Vol. 43 (pp. 43-92). San Diego: Academic Press.

Barsalou, L.W. (2003). Situated simulation in the human conceptual system. Language and Cognitive Processes, 18, 513-562.[Reprinted in H. Moss & J. Hampton, Conceptual representation (pp. 513-566). East Sussex, UK: Psychology Press.]

Barsalou, L.W. (2002). Being there conceptually: Simulating categories in preparation for situated action. In N.L. Stein, P.J. Bauer, & M. Rabinowitz (Eds.), Representation, memory, and development: Essays in honor of Jean Mandler (pp. 1-19). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

Barsalou, L.W. (1999). Language comprehension: Archival memory or preparation for situated action? Discourse Processes, 28, 61-80.

Barsalou, L.W., Yeh, W., Luka, B.J., Olseth, K.L., Mix, K.S., & Wu, L. (1993). Concepts and meaning. In K. Beals, G. Cooke, D. Kathman, K.E. McCullough, S. Kita, & D. Testen (Eds.), Chicago Linguistics Society 29: Papers from the parasession on conceptual representations (pp. 23-61). University of Chicago: Chicago Linguistics Society.

Empirical Reports

Wilson-Mendenhall, C.D., Barrett, L.F., & Barsalou, L.W. (in press). Situating emotional experience. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.

Wilson-Mendenhall, C.D., Barrett, L.F., Simmons, W.K., & Barsalou, L.W. (2011). Grounding emotion in situated conceptualization. Neuropsychologia, 49, 1105-1127. Supplemental Materials.

Wu, L.L, & Barsalou, L.W. (2009). Perceptual simulation in conceptual combination: Evidence from property generation. Acta Psychologica, 132, 173-189.

Chaigneau, S.E., Barsalou, L.W., & Zamani, M. (2009). Situational information contributes to object categorization and inference. Acta Psychologica, 130, 81-94.

Barsalou, L.W., & Wiemer-Hastings, K. (2005). Situating abstract concepts. In D. Pecher and R. Zwaan (Eds.), Grounding cognition: The role of perception and action in memory, language, and thought (pp. 129-163) . New York: Cambridge University Press.

Simmons, W.K., Hamann, S.B., Harenski, C.N., Hu, X.P., & Barsalou, L.W. (2008). fMRI evidence for word association and situated simulation in conceptual processing. Journal of Physiology – Paris, 102, 106-119.

Barsalou, L.W., & Sewell, D.R. (1984). Constructing representations of categories from different points of view. Emory Cognition Project Technical Report #2, Emory University.

Barsalou, L.W. (1983). Ad hoc categories. Memory & Cognition, 11, 211-227.

Barsalou, L.W. (1982). Context-independent and context-dependent information in concepts. Memory & Cognition, 10, 82-93.

Function

Theory and Review

Chaigneau, S.E., Barsalou, L.W. (2008). The role of function in categories. Theoria et Historia Scientiarum, 8, 33-51.

Barsalou, L.W., Sloman, S.A, & Chaigneau, S.E. (2005). The HIPE theory of function. In L. Carlson & E. van der Zee (Eds.), Representing functional features for language and space: Insights from perception, categorization and development ( pp. 131-147). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Empirical Reports

Chaigneau, S.E., Barsalou, L.W., & Zamani, M. (2009). Situational information contributes to object categorization and inference. Acta Psychologica, 130, 81-94.

Chaigneau, S.E., Barsalou, L.W., & Sloman, S. (2004). Assessing the causal structure of function. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 133, 601-625.

Hale, C.R., & Barsalou, L.W. (1995). Explanation content and construction during system learning and troubleshooting. Journal of the Learning Sciences, 4, 385-436.

Social and Cultural Processes

Theory and Review of Empirical Literature

Parker, E.A., & Barsalou, L.W. (2007). Perspectiveless certainty in socio-cultural-political beliefs. In Òscar Vilarroya & Francesc Forn (Eds.), Social brain matters. Stances on the neurobiology of social cognition (pp. 59-67) . Amsterdam/New York: Editions Rodopi.

Niedenthal, P.M., Barsalou, L.W., Winkielman, P., Krauth-Gruber, S., & Ric, F. (2005). Embodiment in attitudes, social perception, and emotion. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 9, 184-211.

Niedenthal, P.M., Barsalou, L.W., Ric, F., & Krauth-Gruber, S. (2005). Embodiment in the acquisition and use of emotion knowledge. In L. Feldman Barrett, P.M. Niedenthal, & P. Winkielman (Eds.), Emotion and consciousness (pp. 21-50). New York: Guilford.

Barsalou, L.W., Barbey, A.K., Simmons, W.K., & Santos, A. (2005). Embodiment in religious knowledge. Journal of Cognition and Culture, 5, 14-57.

Barsalou, L.W., Niedenthal, P.M., Barbey, A., & Ruppert, J. (2003). Social embodiment. In B. Ross (Ed.), The Psychology of Learning and Motivation, Vol. 43 (pp. 43-92). San Diego: Academic Press.

Ad Hoc and Goal-Derived Categories

Theory and Review of Empirical Literature

Barsalou, LW. Ad hoc categories. (2010). In P.C. Hogan (Ed.), The Cambridge encyclopedia of the language sciences (pp. 87-88). New York: Cambridge University Press.

Barsalou, L.W. (2003). Situated simulation in the human conceptual system. Language and Cognitive Processes, 18, 513-562.[Reprinted in H. Moss & J. Hampton, Conceptual representation (pp. 513-566). East Sussex, UK: Psychology Press.]

Barsalou, L.W. (1991). Deriving categories to achieve goals. In G.H. Bower (Ed.), The psychology of learning and motivation: Advances in research and theory (Vol. 27, pp. 1-64). San Diego, CA: Academic Press. [Reprinted in A. Ram & D. Leake (Eds.), Goal-driven learning (1995, pp. 121-176). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press/Bradford Books]

Empirical Reports

Ratneshwar, S., Barsalou, L.W., Pechmann, C., & Moore, M. (2001). Goal derived categories: The role of personal and situational goals in category representation. Journal of Consumer Psychology, 10, 147-157.

Barsalou, L.W. (1985). Ideals, central tendency, and frequency of instantiation as determinants of graded structure in categories. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 11, 629-654.

Barsalou, L.W. (1983). Ad hoc categories. Memory & Cognition, 11, 211-227.

The Dynamic Nature of Concepts

Theory and Review of Empirical Literature

Barsalou, L.W. (1993). Flexibility, structure, and linguistic vagary in concepts: Manifestations of a compositional system of perceptual symbols. In A.C. Collins, S.E. Gathercole, & M.A. Conway (Eds.), Theories of memory (pp. 29-101). London: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Barsalou, L.W. (1989). Intraconcept similarity and its implications for interconcept similarity. In S. Vosniadou & A. Ortony (Eds.), Similarity and analogical reasoning (pp. 76-121). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Barsalou, L.W. (1987). The instability of graded structure: Implications for the nature of concepts. In U. Neisser (Ed.), Concepts and conceptual development: Ecological and intellectual factors in categorization (pp. 101-140). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Empirical Reports

Lebois, L.A.M., Wilson-Mendenhall, C.D., & Barsalou, L.W. (in press). Are automatic conceptual cores the gold standard of semantic processing? The context-dependence of spatial meaning in grounded congruency effects. Cognitive Science.

Barsalou, L.W. (1985). Ideals, central tendency, and frequency of instantiation as determinants of graded structure in categories. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 11, 629-654.

Barsalou, L.W., & Sewell, D.R. (1984). Constructing representations of categories from different points of view. Emory Cognition Project Technical Report #2, Emory University.

Barsalou, L.W. (1982). Context-independent and context-dependent information in concepts. Memory & Cognition, 10, 82-93.

Frames and the Structure of Knowledge

Barsalou, L.W. (1993). Flexibility, structure, and linguistic vagary in concepts: Manifestations of a compositional system of perceptual symbols. In A.C. Collins, S.E. Gathercole, & M.A. Conway (Eds.), Theories of memory (pp. 29-101). London: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Barsalou, L.W., & Hale, C.R. (1993). Components of conceptual representation: From feature lists to recursive frames. In I. Van Mechelen, J. Hampton, R. Michalski, & P. Theuns (Eds.), Categories and concepts: Theoretical views and inductive data analysis (97-144). San Diego, CA: Academic Press.

Barsalou, L.W. (1992). Frames, concepts, and conceptual fields. In E. Kittay & A. Lehrer (Eds.), Frames, fields, and contrasts: New essays in semantic and lexical organization (pp. 21-74). Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Barsalou, L.W., & Billman, D. (1989). Systematicity and semantic ambiguity. In D. Gorfein (Ed.), Resolving semantic ambiguity (pp. 146-203). New York: Springer-Verlag.

The Conceptual System

Barsalou, L.W. (2012). The human conceptual system. In M. Spivey, K. McRae, & M. Joanisse (Eds.), The Cambridge handbook of psycholinguistics (pp. 239-258). New York: Cambridge University Press.

Barsalou, L.W. (2008). Cognitive and neural contributions to understanding the conceptual system. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 17, 91-95.

Category Learning

Theory

Barsalou, L.W. (1995). Storage side effects: Studying processing to understand learning. In A. Ram & D. Leake (Eds.), Goal-driven learning (407-419). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press/Bradford Books.

Barsalou, L.W. (1990). On the indistinguishability of exemplar memory and abstraction in category representation. In T.K. Srull & R.S. Wyer (Eds.), Advances in social cognition, Volume III: Content and process specificity in the effects of prior experiences (pp. 61-88) Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Empirical Reports

Luka, B.J., & Barsalou, L.W. (2005). Structural facilitation: Mere exposure effects for grammatical acceptability as evidence for syntactic priming in comprehension. Journal of Memory and Language. 52, 436-459.

Barsalou, L.W., Huttenlocher, J., & Lamberts, K. (1998). Basing categorization on individuals and events. Cognitive Psychology, 36, 203-272.

Heit, E., & Barsalou, L.W. (1996). The instantiation principle in natural categories. Memory, 4, 413-451.

Barsalou, L.W., & Ross, B.H. (1986). The roles of automatic and strategic processing in sensitivity to superordinate and property frequency. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 12, 116-134.

Event Knowledge

Lancaster, J.S., & Barsalou, L.W. (1997). Multiple organisations of events in memory. Memory, 5, 569-599.

Hale, C.R., & Barsalou, L.W. (1995). Explanation content and construction during system learning and troubleshooting. Journal of the Learning Sciences, 4, 385-436.

Barsalou, L.W. (1988). The content and organization of autobiographical memories. In U. Neisser & E. Winograd (Eds.), Remembering reconsidered: Ecological and traditional approaches to the study of memory (pp. 193-243). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Barsalou, L.W., & Sewell, D.R. (1985). Contrasting the representation of scripts and categories. Journal of Memory and Language, 24, 646-665.

Other

Barsalou, L.W. (2010). Introduction to 30th anniversary perspectives on Cognitive Science: Past, present, and future. Topics in Cognitive Science, 2, 322-327.

Barbey, A.K., & Barsalou, L.W. (2009). Reasoning and problem solving: Models. In L. Squire (Ed.), Encyclopedia of neuroscience (pp. 35-43). Oxford: Academic Press.

Glushko, R.J., Maglio, P.P., Matlock, T., & Barsalou, L.W. (2008). Categorization in the wild. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 12, 129-135.

Loken, B., Barsalou, L.W., & Joiner, C. (2008). Categorization theory and research in consumer psychology: Category representation and category-based inference. In C.P. Haugtvedt, F. Kardes, & P. Herr (Eds.). Handbook of consumer psychology (pp. 133-163). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Barsalou, L.W. (2008). Representation and knowledge in long-term memory. In E.E. Smith & S.M. Kosslyn (Textbook authors). Cognitive psychology: Mind and brain (pp. 147-191). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall.

Barsalou, L.W. (2007). Continuing themes in the study of human knowledge: Associations, imagery, propositions, and situations. In M.A. Gluck, J.R. Anderson,, & S.M. Kosslyn (Eds.). Memory and mind: A Festschrift for Gordon H. Bower (pp. 209-227). New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Barsalou, L.W., & Smith, E.E. (1990). One pillar in the making of cognitive science. Review of W. Hirst (Ed.), The making of cognitive science, New York: Cambridge University Press, 1988. Contemporary Psychology, 35, 574-575.

Barsalou, L.W. & Bower, G.H. (1984). Discrimination nets as psychological models. Cognitive Science, 8, 1-26.

 

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