VASC Publications

Key to research groups: CAL - Cognition Across the Lifespan, LAN - Language, PaCT - Psychology and Communication Technology, VASC - Vision Action and Spatial Cognition

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Coventry, K. R.(in Press). On the mapping between spatial language and vision and action. In Y. Coello & A. Bartolo (Eds.), Language and Action in the Cognitive Neurosciences. Psychology Press

Ietswaart, M., Johnson, M., Dijkerman, H.C., Joice, S., Scott, C., MacWalter, S., & Hamilton, S. (in press). Mental practice with motor imagery in stroke recovery: randomised controlled trial of efficacy. Brain.

Taylor, L. J., & Zwaan, R. A.(in Press). Fault-tolerant comprehension. Language and Action in Cognitive Neuroscience

Tenbrink, T., Coventry, K. R. , & Andonova, E.(in Press). Spatial strategies in the description of complex configurations. Discourse Processes.,[link]


Cavina-Pratesi, C., Kuhn, G., Ietswaart, M.,& Milner, A.D. (2011). The magic grasp: motor expertise in deception. PlosONE, 6, e16568.

Coventry, K. R., Guijarro-Fuentes, P. , & Valdés, B.(2011). Spatial language and second language acquisition. In V. Cook & B. Bassetti (Eds.), Language and Bilingual Cognition, pp.262-286. Taylor Francis: Psychology Press.,[link]


Andonova, E., Tenbrink, T. , & Coventry, K. R.(2010). Function and context affect spatial information packaging at multiple levels. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 17(4), 575-580.,[link]

Bach, P., Griffiths, D., Weigelt, M., & Tipper, S. P. (2010). Gesturing meaning: non-action words activate the motor system. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 4 (214),[link]

Bracci, S., Ietswaart, M., Peeling, M.V., & Cavina-Pratesi, C. (2010). Dissociable neural responses to hands and non-hand body parts in human left extrastriate visual cortex. Journal of Neurophysiology, 103, 3389-3397.

Burigo, M. , & Coventry, K. R.(2010). Context affects scale selection for proximity terms. Spatial Cognition and Computation, 10, 292-312,[link]

Cavina-Pratesi, C., Ietswaart, M., Humphreys, G.W., Lestou, V., & Milner, A.D. (2010). Impaired grasping in a patient with optic ataxia: Primary visuomotor deficit or secondary consequence of misreaching? Neuropsychologia, 48, 226-234.

Coventry, K. R., Cangelosi, A., Newstead, S. N. , & Bugmann, D.(2010). Talking about quantities in space: Vague quantifiers, context and similarity. Language and Cognition, 2(2), 221-241.,[link]

Coventry, K. R., Lynott, D., Cangelosi, A., Monrouxe, L., Joyce, D. , & Richardson, D. C.(2010). Spatial language, visual attention, and perceptual simulation. Brain & Language, 112(3), 202-213. ,[link]

Coventry, K. R., Valdés, B. , & Guijarro-Fuentes, P.(2010). Thinking for speaking and immediate memory for spatial relations. In Z.-H. Han & T. Cadierno (Eds.), Linguistic Relativity in L2 Acquisition: Evidence of L1 Thinking for Speaking, pp.84-101. Clevedon: Multilingual Matters

Dijkerman, H.C., Ietswaart, M., & Johnston, M. (2010). Motor imagery and the rehabilitation of movement disorders: an overview. In: A. Guillot, C. Collet (Eds) The Neurophysiological foundations of mental and motor imagery. Oxford: Oxford University Press: 127-144

Johnson, A., Coventry, K. C., & Thompson, E.M.(2010). Investigating the Role of Goals and Environmental Structure on Memory for Distance and Time in Virtual Environments. International Conference Spatial Cognition.

Johnson, A., Coventry, K. R. , & Thomson, E.(2010). The role of goals and environmental structure on memory for distance and time in virtual environments. In C. Hölscher, T. E. Shipley, M. O. Belardinelli, J. A. Bateman, & N. S. Newcombe (Eds.), Spatial Cognition VII, pp.7-18. Springer Verlag.

Johnson,A., Thompson, E.M., & Coventry,K.R.(2010). Human Perception, Virtual Reality and the Built Environment. iv, pp.604-609, 2010 14th International Conference Information Visualisation

Taylor, L.J., & Zwaan, R.A. (2010). Grasping spheres, not planets. Cognition,[link]

Zwaan, R.A., Taylor, L.J., & de Boer, M.(2010). Motor resonance as a function of narrative time: further tests of the linguistic focus hypothesis. Brain and Language,[link]


Bayliss, A. P., Griffiths, D., & Tipper, S. P. (2009). Predictive gaze cues affect face evaluations: The effect of facial emotion. European Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 21(7): 1072 1084.,[link]

Coventry, K. R., Tenbrink, T. , & Bateman, J. (Eds.)(2009). Spatial Language and Dialogue. Oxford University Press. Oxford, UK.

Eshuis, R., Coventry, K. R. , & Vulchanova, M.(2009). Predictive eye movements are driven by goals, not by the mirror neuron system. Psychological Science, 20(4), 438-440

Griffiths, D., & Tipper, S. P.(2009). Priming of reach trajectory when observing actions: Hand-centred effects. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 62(12), 2450 2470.,[link]

Ietswaart, M., & Milner, A.D. (2009). Apraxia. In: A. Cleeremans, P. Wilken et al. (Eds) Oxford Companion to Consciousness. Oxford: Oxford University Press: 57-58

Johnson, A. (2009). Visualisation Techniques, Human Perception and the Built Environment. Built Environment Research Papers. (2) 2, 93-103.

Johnson, A., Coventry, K. C., & Thompson, E.M.(2009). The Effect of Goals on Memory for Human Mazes in Real and Virtual Space. In N.A. Taatgen & H. van Rijn (Eds.), Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, July 2009. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. 1752-1757.

Johnson, A., Coventry, K. R. , & Thompson, E. M.(2009). The effect of goals on memory for human mazes in real and virtual space. In N.A. Taatgen & H. van Rijn (Eds.), Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, Texas: Cognitive Science Society

Müller, K., Kleiser, R., Mechsner, F., , & Seitz, R.(2009). Perceptual dissociation of bimanual coordination: An fMRI study. The European Journal of Neuroscience, 30(1), 116-124

Schindler, I., McIntosh, R.D., Cassidy, T.P., Birchall, D., Benson, V., Ietswaart, M., & Milner, A.D(2009). The disengage deficit in hemispatial neglect is restricted to between-object shifts and is abolished by prism adaptation. Experimental Brain Research, 192, 499-510.

Taylor, L. J., & Zwaan, R. A. (2009). Action in cognition: The case of language. Language and Cognition,[link]


Andonova, E., Tenbrink, T. , & Coventry, K. R.(2008). Spatial description, function, and context. In B. C. Love, K. McRae, & V. M. Sloutsky (Eds.), Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, pp. 119-125. Austin, Texas; Cognitive Science Society. ,[link]

Bugmann, D. , & Coventry, K.R.(2008). Action and the representation of distance in cognitive maps acquired through imagined traversal: The development of a new methodology. Memory & Cognition, 36(3), 518-533,[link]

Coventry, K. R.(2008). Gambling and decision making: A dual process perspective. (Commentary on Redish, Jensen & Johnson). Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 31, 444-445.

Coventry, K. R. , & Guijarro-Fuentes, P.(2008). Spatial language learning and the functional geometric framework. In P. Robinson & N. Ellis (Eds.), Handbook of Cognitive Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition, pp.114-138. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates: Mahwah, NJ, USA

Coventry, K. R., Valdés, B., Castillo, A. , & Guijarro-Fuentes, P.(2008). Language within your reach. Near-far perceptual space and spatial demonstratives. Cognition, 108, 889-895,[link]

Hamilton, C.J.(2008). Cognition and Sex Differences. London, Palgrave Publishers

Holmes, J., Adams, J.W., & Hamilton, C.J.(2008). The relationship between visuo-spatial sketchpad capacity and children's mathematical skills. European Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 20(2), 272-289

Ietswaart, M., Milders, M., Crawford, J., Currie, D., & Scott, C.L. (2008). Longitudinal aspects of emotion recognition in patients with traumatic brain injury. Neuropsychologia, 46, 148-159.

Mechsner, F.(2008). A psychological approach to voluntary movements. in Morris, T., Terry, P., & Gordon, S. (Eds.) Sport and Exercise Psychology: International Perspectives. Morgantown, WA: Fitness Information Technology.

Milders, M., Ietswaart, M., Crawford, J., & Currie, D. (2008). Social behaviour following traumatic brain injury and its association with emotion recognition, understanding of intentions and cognitive flexibility. Journal of the International Society of Neuropsychology, 14, 318?326

O'Ceallaigh, R., & Coventry, K. R.(2008). Meaning construction, spatial language, and past history. In B. C. Love, K. McRae, & V. M. Sloutsky (Eds.), Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, pp. 1336-1341. Austin, Texas; Cognitive Science Society.

Taylor, L.J., & Zwaan, R.A. (2008). Motor resonance and linguistic focus. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology,[link]

Taylor, L.J., Lev Ari, S., & Zwaan, R.A. (2008). Inferences about action engage action systems. Brain and Language,[link]


Brookes, H., Neave, N., Hamilton, C. , & Fink, B.(2007). Digit ratio (2D:4D) and lateralisation for basic numerical quantification. Journal of Individual Differences, 28: 55-63

Bugmann, D., Coventry, K. R., & Newstead, S. E.(2007). Contextual cues and the retrieval of information from cognitive maps. Memory & Cognition, 35(3), 381-392,[link]

Mechsner, F.(2007). Beyond Cartesian solipsism: Is there a direct perception of another person?s feelings and intentions? Gestalt Theory, 29, 259-282.

Mechsner, F., Stenneken, P., Cole, J., Aschersleben, G. , & Prinz, W.(2007). Bimanual circling in deafferented patients: evidence for a role of visual forward models. Journal of Neuropsychology, 1, 259-282.

Moss, G., Hamilton, C., & Neave, N.(2007). Evolutionary factors in design preferences. The Journal of Brand Management, 14: 313-323.

Weigelt, M., Rieger, M., Mechsner, F., & Prinz, W.(2007). Target-related coupling in bimanual reaching movements. Psychological Research, 71, 438-441.