Selected publications related to learning and plasticity

  • Bäckman, L., Nyberg, L., Soveri, A., Johansson, J., Andersson, M., Dahlin, E., Neely, A.S., Virta, J., Laine, M., & Rinne, J.O. (2011) Effects of working-memory training on striatal dopamine release. Science, 333, 718.
  • François, C., Cunillera, T., Garcia, E., Laine, M., & Rodriguez-Fornells, A. (in press) Neurophysiological evidence for the interplay of speech segmentation and word-referent mapping during novel word learning. Neuropsychologia.
  • Havas, V., Waris, O., Vaquero, L., Rodríguez-Fornells, A., & Laine, M. (2015) Morphological learning in a novel language: a cross-language comparison. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 68, 1426-1441.
  • Hultén, A., Karvonen, L., Laine, M., & Salmelin, R. (2014) Producing speech with a newly learned morphosyntax and vocabulary: An Magnetoencephalography study. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 26, 1721-1735.
  • Jylkkä, J., Soveri, A., Wahlström, J., Lehtonen, M., Rodríguez-Fornells, A., & Laine, M. (in press) Relationship between language switching experience and executive functions in bilinguals: an Internet-based study. Journal of Cognitive Psychology.
  • Karlsson, L.C., Soveri, A., Räsänen, P., Kärnä, A., Delatte, S., Lagerström, E., Mård, L., Steffansson, M., Lehtonen, M., & Laine, M. (2015) Bilingualism and performance on two widely used developmental neuropsychological test batteries. PLoS ONE 10(4): e0125867, 1-11. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0125867
  • Laine, M., Polonyi, T., & Kálmán, A. (2014) More than words: fast acquisition and generalization of orthographic regularities during novel word learning in adults. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 43, 381-396.
  • Lehtonen, M., Hultén, A., Rodríguez-Fornells, A., Cunillera, T., Tuomainen, J., & Laine, M. (2012) Differences in word recognition between early bilinguals and monolinguals: behavioral and ERP evidence. Neuropsychologia, 50, 1362-1371.
  • Martin, N., Laine, M. & Harley, T.A. (2015) How can connectionist cognitive models of language inform models of language rehabilitation? In A.E. Hillis (Ed.) Handbook on Adult Language Disorders. Second Edition. New York: Psychology Press (pp. 405-434).
  • Peñaloza, C., Benetello, A., Tuomiranta, L., Heikius, I.-M., Järvinen, S., Majos, M.C., Cardona, P., Juncadella, M., Laine, M., Martin, N., & Rodríguez-Fornells, A. (2015) Speech segmentation in aphasia. Aphasiology, 29, 724-743.
  • Soveri, A., Antfolk, J., Karlsson, L.C., Salo, B., & Laine, M. (in press) Working memory training revisited: a multi-level meta-analysis of n-back training studies. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review.
  • Soveri, A., Lehtonen, M., Karlsson, L.C., Lukasik, K., Antfolk, J. & Laine, M. (2016). Test-retest reliability of five frequently used executive tasks in healthy adults. Applied Neuropsychology: Adult. doi: 10.1080/23279095.2016.1263795
  • Soveri, A., Rodríguez-Fornells, A., & Laine, M. (2011) Is there a relationship between language switching and executive functions in bilingualism? Introducing a within-group analysis approach. Frontiers in Psychology, 2, 183, 1-8. doi 10.3389/fpsyg.2011.00183.
  • Soveri, A., Tallus, J., Laine, M., Nyberg, L., Bäckman, L., Hugdahl, K., Tuomainen, J., Westerhausen, R., & Hämäläinen, H. (2013) Modulation of auditory attention by training: Evidence from dichotic listening. Experimental Psychology, 60, 44-52.
  • Soveri, A., Waris, O., & Laine, M. (2013) Set shifting training with categorization tasks. PLoS One 8, e81693, 1-10. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0081693.
  • Tallus, J., Soveri, A., Hämäläinen, H., Tuomainen, J., & Laine, M. (2015) Effects of auditory attention training with the dichotic listening task: Behavioural and neurophysiological evidence. PLoS ONE, 1-14. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0139318
  • Tuomiranta, L.M., Càmara, E., Walsh, S.F., Ripollés, P., Saunavaara, J.P., Parkkola, R., Martin, N., Rodríguez-Fornells, A., & Laine, M. (2014) Hidden word learning capacity through orthography in aphasia. Cortex, 50, 174-191.
  • Tuomiranta, L., Grönroos, A.-M., Martin, N., & Laine, M. (2014) Vocabulary acquisition in aphasia: Modality can matter. Journal of Neurolinguistics, 32, 42-58.
  • Waris, O., Soveri, A., & Laine, M. (2015) Transfer after working memory updating training. PLoS ONE, 1-19. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0138734


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