In my research, I combine explicit computational models and empirical (neuroscientific) evidence in research on language and meaning.
Rabovsky, M., Hansen, S.S., & McClelland, J.L. (in revision). I like coffee with cream and dog? Change in an implicit probabilistic representation captures meaning processing in the brain. Manuscript in revision for Nature Human Behavior. Preprint published on bioRxiv.
Rabovsky, M., Hansen, S.S., & McClelland, J.L. (2016). N400 amplitudes reflect change in a probabilistic representation of meaning: Evidence from a connectionist model. Proceedings of the 38th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, pp 2045-2050. Cognitive Science Society: Austin: TX.
Rabovsky, M., Schad, D.J., & Abdel Rahman, R. (2016). Language production is facilitated by semantic richness, but inhibited by semantic density: Evidence from picture naming. Cognition, 146, 240-244.
Rabovsky, M., Stein, T., & Abdel Rahman, R. (2016). Access to awareness for faces during continuous flash suppression is not modulated by affective knowledge. PLOS ONE, 11(4):e0150931.
Rabovsky, M. & McRae, K. (2014). Simulating the N400 ERP component as semantic network error: Insights from a feature-based connectionist attractor model of word meaning. Cognition, 132(1), 68-89.
Suess, F., Rabovsky, M., & Abdel Rahman, R. (2014). Perceiving emotions in neutral faces: expression processing is biased by affective person knowledge. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 1-6.
Rabovsky, M., Sommer, W. & Abdel Rahman, R. (2012). Implicit word learning benefits from semantic richness: Electrophysiological and behavioral evidence. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition, 38(4), 1076-1083.
Rabovsky, M., Sommer, W. & Abdel Rahman, R. (2012). Depth of conceptual knowledge modulates visual processes during word reading. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 24(4), 990-1005.
Rabovsky, M., Sommer, W. & Abdel Rahman, R. (2012). Time course of semantic richness effects in visual word recognition. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 6:11.
Rabovsky, M., Álvarez, C. J., Hohlfeld, A. & Sommer, W. (2008). Is lexical access autonomous? Evidence from combining overlapping tasks with recording event-related brain potentials. Brain Research, 1222, 156-165.