Research in BLIP is ongoing, and we will use this page to update our research outputs when new publications arise.

Selected Publications

Turoman N & Styles SJ (2017). Glyph Guessing for ‘ee’ and ‘oo’: Spatial frequency information and sound symbolic matching in ancient and unfamiliar scripts. Royal Society Open Science, 4(170882), 1-14. Open Access:

Styles SJ & Gawne L (2017). When does maluma/takete fail? Two key failures and a meta-analysis suggest that phonology and phonotactics matter. i-Perception, 8(4), 1-17. Ope Access:

Ković V, Sučević J & Styles SJ (2017). To call a cloud ‘cirrus’: Sound symbolism in names for categories or items. PeerJ, 5(e3466), 1-18. Open Access:

Hung SM, Styles SJ & Hsieh PJ (2017). Can a word sound like a shape before you have seen it? Sound-shape mapping prior to conscious awareness. Psychological Science, 28(3), 263-275.

Styles, SJ (2016). The language of dance: Testing a model of cross-modal communication in the performing arts. ICMA Array, Lindborg PM & Styles SJ (Eds.) Special Issue: Proceedings of Si15, Singapore August 2015, 35-42. doi: 10.6084/m9.figshare.3437279

Sučević J, Savić, A, Popović A, Styles SJ & Ković V (2015). Balloons and bavoons vs spikes and shikes: ERPs reveal shared neural processes for shape-sound-meaning congruence in words, and shape-sound congruence in pseudowords. Brain & Language, 145-146, 11-22.

Styles SJ, Plunkett K & Duta MD (2015). Infant VEPs reveal neural correlates of implicit naming: Lateralized differences between lexicalized versus name-unknown pictures. Neuropsychologia, 77, 177-84. (Open Access link)

Ilic O, Kovic V, & Styles SJ (2013). In the Absence of Animacy: Superordinate Category Structure Affects Subordinate Label Verification. PLoS ONE 8(12): e83282 doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0083282. (Open Access link)

Duta MD, Styles SJ & Plunkett K (2012). ERP correlates of unexpected word forms in a picture-word study of adults and infants. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 2, 223-234. (Link)

Styles SJ & Plunkett K, (2011). ‘Early Links in the Early Lexicon’, in G Gaskell & P Zwitzerlood (eds) Lexical representation: a multi-disciplinary approach (pp.51-88). Mouton de Gruyter: Berlin. (Pre-press pdf)

Styles SJ & Plunkett K (2009). How do infants build a semantic system? Language and Cognition 1(1),1-24. (Pre-press pdf)

Styles SJ & Plunkett K (2009). What is ‘word understanding’ for the parent of a one-year-old? Matching the difficulty of a lexical comprehension task to parental CDI report, Journal of Child Language, 36, 895-908. (Pre-press pdf)

Styles SJ, Arias-Trejo N & Plunkett K (2008). Lexical priming and interference in infancy, In Love BC, McRae K & Sloutsky VM, (Eds.), Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society, 651-656.