language comprehension and memory

Representative Publications

* indicates student author

Luka, B. J. & Van Petten, C. (in press). Gradients versus dichotomies: How strength of semantic context influences event-related potentials and lexical decision times. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience. (Request a copy)

Luka, B. J. & *Choi, H. (2012). Dynamic grammar in adults: Incidental learning of natural syntactic structures extends over 48 hours. Journal of Memory and Language, 66, 345-360. (Request a copy)

Van Petten, C. & Luka, B. J. (2012). Prediction during language comprehension: Benefits, costs, and ERP components. International Journal of Psychophysiology. (Request a copy)

*Hoener, C., Stiles, W.B., Luka, B.J., & Gordon, R.A. (2012). Client experiences of agency in therapy. Person-Centered & Experiential Psychotherapies, 11(1), 64-82.

Luka, B. J. (2011). Autolexical Grammar and the neurological substrates of language processing: Mismatch and resolution of semantic and syntactic representations. In  E. Yuasa, E., T. Bagchi, and K. Beals (Eds.), Pragmatics and Autolexical Grammar. In honor of Jerry Sadock. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, pp. 315-335.

Luka, B., Nucz, E., Bova, P., & Katsman, A. (2010). Do Emotion Words Prime Figurative Meanings? An Investigation of Anger, Fear, Happiness, and Sadness. Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Cognitive Science. Tomsk, Russia: University of Tomsk, pp. 71-74.

Van Petten, C. & Luka, B. J. (2006). Neural localization of semantic context effect in electromagnetic and hemodynamic studies, Brain and Language, 97, 279-293. (Request a copy)

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 & Language, 52(3), 436-459. (Request a copy)

Luka, B.J. (2005). A cognitively plausible model of linguistic intuitions. In S. S. Mufwene, E. Francis, & R. Wheeler (Eds.), Polymorphous Linguistics: Jim McCawley's legacy. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, pp. 479-502.  (Request a copy)


Current Projects

Luka, B.J. & Rich, L. (in preparation).  Memory for syntactic structure: Comparing verbatim recognition with indirect measures.

*Maquilan, M. & Luka, B.J. (in revision). Differential perception of pitch-ambiguous stimuli in Filipino and American listeners: The Tritone Paradox with new methods of data analysis.


Luka's C.V. (PDF)