Wicha Lab: Brain, Language, and Cognition


Decoding the source of the arithmetic problem size effect: Electrophysiological indices reveal semantic memory use in typically developing children. Dickson, D.S., Grenier, A., Obinyan, B. & Wicha, N.Y.Y. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. (under review)

Children but not adults engage semantic processes to verify arithmetic facts: Evidence from the N400. Grenier, A.E., Dickson, D.S., Sparks, C. & Wicha, N.Y.Y. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. (under review)

The contributions of oral language to English reading outcomes among young bilingual students in the United States. Huang, B.H., Bedore, L.M., Niu, L., Wang, Y., & Wicha, N.Y.Y. International Journal of Bilingualism. 2020. DOI:10.1177/1367006920938136

P300 amplitude and latency reflect arithmetic skill: an ERP study of the problem size effect. Dickson, D.S. & Wicha, N.Y.Y. (2019) Biological Psychology. 2019. 107745. DOI:10.1016/j.biopsycho.2019.107745

Bilingual children access multiplication facts from semantic memory equivalently across languages: Evidence from the N400. Cerda VR, Grenier AE, Wicha NYY. Brain Lang. 2019. 198:104679. DOI:10.1016/j.bandl.2019.104679

Real time measures of the brain basis of multilingualism. Wicha, N.Y.Y., Moreno Montes, E.M. & Carrasco Ortiz, E.H. In: The Handbook of the Neuroscience of Multilingualism. Schwieter JW, editor. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell; 2019. Chapter 5; p.100-120. 880p. DOI:10.1002/9781119387725.ch5

When 2 x 4 is meaningful: the N400 and P300 reveal operand format effects in multiplication verification. Dickson DS, Cerda VR, Beavers RN, Ruiz A, Castañeda R, Wicha NYY. Psychophysiology. 2018 Aug 22:e13212. DOI:10.1111/psyp.13212. DOI:10.1111/psyp.13212

Children engage semantic processes to verify arithmetic facts: Evidence from the N400. Grenier, A.E., Cerda, V., Dickson, D.S., Obinyan, B.O., Momsen, J.P. & Wicha, N.Y.Y. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, Supplement. 2018.

Arithmetic in the bilingual brain. Wicha, Y.Y.N.; Dickson, D.S.; and Martinez-Lincoln, A. In: D. Berch, D. Geary and K. Mann Koepke, Eds. Language and Culture in Mathematical Cognition, Mathematical Cognition and Learning Series, Vol 4, Academic Press, 2018.

The role of language similarity in processing second language morphosyntax: Evidence from ERPs. Carrasco-Ortíz, H.; Herrera, A.V.; Jackson-Maldonado, D.; Ramírez, G.N.A.; Pereyra, J.S.; and Wicha, N.Y. International Journal of Psychophysiology 2017, 117, 91-110. DOI:10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2017.04.008

Arithmetic memory networks established in childhood are changed by experience in adulthood. Martinez-Lincoln A, Cortinas C, Wicha NY. Neurosci Lett. 2015 Jan 1; 584:325-30. DOI:10.1016/j.neulet.2014.11.010

Processing gap-filler dependencies in Chinese: What does it tell us about semantic processing? Ng, S; Wicha, NY. J Mem Lang. 2014 Jul 1; 74:16-35. DOI:10.1016/j.jml.2014.04.002

The fox and the cabra: an ERP analysis of reading code switched nouns and verbs in bilingual short stories. Ng, S; Gonzalez, C; Wicha, NY. Brain Res. 2014 Apr 4; 1557:127-40. DOI:10.1016/j.brainres.2014.02.009

Morphosyntax can modulate the N400 component: event related potentials to gender-marked post-nominal adjectives. Guajardo, LF; Wicha, NY. Neuroimage 2014 May 1; 91:262-72. DOI:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2013.09.077

Meaning first: a case for language-independent access to word meaning in the bilingual brain. Ng, S; Wicha, NY. Neuropsychologia 2013 Apr; 51(5):850-63. DOI:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2013.01.017

Acute stress and event-related potential correlates of attention to alcohol images in social drinkers. Ceballos, NA; Giuliano, RJ; Wicha, NY; Graham, R. J Stud Alcohol Drugs 2012 Sep; 73(5):761-71. DOI:10.15288/jsad.2012.73.761

Early learning shapes the memory networks for arithmetic: evidence from brain potentials in bilinguals. Salillas, E; Wicha, NY. Psychol Sci. 2012 Jul 1; 23(7):745-55. DOI:10.1177/0956797612446347

Cognitive and electrophysiological correlates of the bilingual stroop effect. Naylor, LJ; Stanley, EM; Wicha, NY. Front Psychol. 2012 Apr 2; 3:81. DOI:10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00081

Native experience with a tone language enhances pitch discrimination and the timing of neural responses to pitch change. Giuliano, RJ; Pfordresher, PQ; Stanley, EM; Narayana, S; Wicha, NY. Front Psychol. 2011 Aug 3; 2:146. DOI:10.3389/fpsyg.2011.00146

Why the white bear is still there: electrophysiological evidence for ironic semantic activation during thought suppression. Giuliano, RJ; Wicha, NY. Brain Res. 2010 Feb 26; 1316:62-74. DOI:10.1016/j.brainres.2009.12.041

Spoken verb processing in Spanish: An analysis using a new online resource. Rivera, SM; Bates, EA; Orozco-Figueroa, A; Wicha, NY. Appl Psycholinguist 2010 Jan; 31(1):29-57. DOI:10.1017/s0142716409990154


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