Journal articles

Crinnion, A.M., Luthra, S., Gaston, P., & Magnuson, J. (2024). Resolving competing predictions in speech: how qualitatively different cues and cue reliability contribute to phoneme identification. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics

Magnuson, J., Crinnion, A.M., Luthra, S., Gaston, P., & Grubb, S. (2024). Contra assertions, feedback improves word recognition: How feedback and lateral inhibition sharpen signals over noise. Cognition, 242, 1056610.

Brodbeck, C., Das, P., Gillis, M., Kulasingham, J., Bhattasali, S., Gaston, P., Resnik, P., & Simon, J.Z. (2023). Eelbrain: A Python toolkit for time-continuous analysis with temporal response functions. eLife 12:e85012.

Gaston, P.*, Brodbeck, C.*, Phillips, C., & Lau, E. (2022). Auditory word comprehension is less incremental in isolated words. Neurobiology of Language, 4(1), 29-52. *denotes equal contribution.

Gaston, P., Stockall, L., Van Wagenen, S. & Marantz, A. (2021). Memory for affixes in a long-lag priming paradigmGlossa: a journal of general linguistics, 6(1).

Matchin, W., Liao, C., Gaston, P., & Lau, E. (2019). Same words, different structures: An fMRI investigation of argument relations and the angular gyrus. Neuropsychologia, 125, 116-128.

Gaston, P. & Marantz, A. (2017). The time course of contextual cohort effects in auditory processing of category-ambiguous words: MEG evidence for a single “clash” as noun or verb. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 33(4), 402-423. [stimuli]

Meyer, L., Henry, M. J., Schmuck, N., Gaston, P., & Friederici, A. D. (2016). Linguistic bias modulates interpretation of speech via neural delta-band oscillationsCerebral Cortex, 27(9), 4293-4302.

Meyer, L., Grigutsch, M., Schmuck, N., Gaston, P., & Friederici, A. D. (2015). Frontal–posterior theta oscillations reflect memory retrieval during sentence comprehensionCortex71, 205-218.

In progress

Gaston, P., Lau, E., & Phillips, C. How does(n’t) syntactic context guide auditory word recognition?

Muller, H., Gaston, P., Dickerson, B., Liter, A., Durvasula, K., Goodhue, D., Hirzel, M., Hitczenko, K., Kandel, M., Lyskawa, P., Nelligan, J., Parrish, A., & Perkins, L. Gender bias in representation and publishing rates across subfields of linguistics.


Magnuson, J., Grubb, S., Crinnion, A.M., Luthra, S., & Gaston, P. (2022). How feedback in interactive activation improves perception. Proceedings of the 44th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society.

Gaston, P., Lau, E., & Phillips, C. (2019). Syntactic category does not inhibit lexical competition. Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on the Mental Lexicon 2018.


Gaston, P., Huang, N., & Phillips, C. (2017). The logic of syntactic priming and acceptability judgments (commentary on target article by Branigan and Pickering). Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 40, E289.

Book chapters

Phillips, C., Gaston, P., Huang, N. & Muller, H. (2021). Theories all the way down: remarks on “theoretical” and “experimental” linguistics. Cambridge Handbook of Experimental Syntax.


Gaston, P. The role of syntactic prediction in auditory word recognition