+: Recommended reading if you are new to our lab and our research.

^Hofree, G., ^Urgen, B.A., Winkielman, P., Saygin, A.P. (2015). Observation and imitation of actions performed by humans, androids, and robots: an EMG study. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 9 :364. doi:10.3389/fnhum.2015.00364. ^: Joint first authors  HTML

Gilaie-Dotan, S., Saygin, A.P., Lorenzi, L.J., Rees, G., Behrmann, M. (2015). Ventral aspect of the visual form pathway is not critical for the perception of biological motion. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA. In press.   PDF

Li, A.X., Florendo, M., Miller, L.M., Saygin, A.P. (2015) Robot form and motion influences social attention. 10th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2015). [23% acceptance rate]  HTML/PDF @ ACM Digital Library  PDF

+ Urgen, B. A. and Miller, L. E. (2015). Towards an empirically grounded predictive coding account of action understanding. Journal of Neuroscience, 35 (12), 4789-91.  PDF

Miller, L.E, Longo, M.R., Saygin, A.P. (2014). Tool morphology constrains the effects of tool use on body representations. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 40(6):2143-53.  PDF

Troyer, M., Curley, L.B., Miller, L.E., Saygin, A.P., Bergen, B.K. (2014). Action verbs are processed differently in metaphorical and literal sentences depending on the semantic match of visual primes. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8:982. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2014.00982

Saygin, A.P., Dick. F. (2014). The emergence of mirror-like response properties from domain-general principles in vision and audition. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 37(2):219.

Gilaie-Dotan, S., Saygin, A.P., Lorenzi, L., Egan, R., Rees, G., Behrmann, M. (2013) The role of human ventral visual cortex in motion perception. Brain. 136(9): 2784-98. PDF Supplementary Materials

+ Urgen, B.A., Plank, M., Ishiguro, H., Poizner, H., Saygin, A.P. (2013) EEG Theta and Mu oscillations during perception of human and robot actions. Frontiers in Neurorobotics, 7:19. doi:10.3389/fnbot.2013.00019. HTML PDF

+ Miller, L.E. & Saygin, A.P. (2013) Intersubject variability in the perception of biological motion: Links to social cognition and motor imagery. Cognition, 128(2):140-148. PDF

Gilaie-Dotan, S., Kanai, R., Bahrami, B., Rees, G., Saygin, A.P. (2013) Structural neural correlates of biological motion detection ability. Neuropsychologia, 51(3):457-63. PMID: 23211992. PDF

+ van Kemenade, B.M., Muggleton, N., Walsh, V., Saygin, A.P. (2012) The effects of TMS over STS and premotor cortices on the perception of biological motion. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 24(4): 896–904; PMID: 22264195. PDF

+ Saygin, A.P., Chaminade, T., Ishiguro, H., Driver, J. & Frith, C. (2012) The thing that should not be: Predictive coding and the uncanny valley in perceiving human and humanoid robot actions. Social Cognitive Affective Neuroscience, 7(4):413-22; PMID: 21515639. PDF Press Release San Diego Union Tribune CNN

Saygin, A.P. & Stadler. W. (2012) The role of visual appearance in action prediction. Psychological Research, 76(4): 388-94; PMID: 22371203. PDF

+ Saygin, A.P. (2012). Biological motion perception and the brain: Neuropsychological and neuroimaging studies. In K. Johnson & M. Shiffrar (Eds.) People Watching: Social, Perceptual, and Neurophysiological Studies of Body Perception. Oxford Series in Visual Cognition, Oxford University Press. PDF

McCullough, S., Saygin, A.P., Korpics, F. & Emmorey, K. (2012) Motion-sensitive cortex and motion semantics in American Sign Language. Neuroimage, 63(1): 111-8; PMID: 22750056. PDF

+ Saygin, A.P. (2012) What can the brain tell us about interactions with artificial agents and vice versa? 34th Annual Meeting of Cognitive Science Society, Workshop on Teleoperated Androids, Sapporo, Japan. PDF

Urgen, B.A., Plank, M., Ishiguro, H., Poizner, H., Saygin, A.P. (2012). Temporal dynamics of action perception: The role of biological appearance and motion kinematics. 34th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Sapporo, Japan.

De-Wit, L., Lefevre, C., Kentridge, R., Rees, G. & Saygin, A.P. (2011) Investigating the status of biological stimuli as objects of attention in multiple object tracking. PLoS One, 31;6(3):e16232; PMID: 21483844. HTML/PDF

Gilaie-Dotan, S., Bentin, S., Harel, A., Rees, G. & Saygin, A.P. (2011) Normal form from biological motion despite impaired ventral stream function. Neuropsychologia, 49(5), 1033-43; PMID: 21237181. PDF

Leech, R. & Saygin, A.P. (2011) Distributed processing and cortical specialization for speech and environmental sounds in human temporal cortex. Brain and Language, 116(2): 83-90; PMID: 21167584. PDF

Saygin, A.P. (2010) A computational analysis of interaction patterns in the acquisition of Turkish. Research on Language and Computation, 8(4): 239–253. DOI: 10.1007/s11168-011-9072-7

Saygin, A.P., Cook, J., Blakemore, S-J. (2010) Unaffected perceptual thresholds for biological and non-biological form-from-motion perception in Autism Spectrum Conditions. PLoS ONE, 5(10): e13491; PMID: 21167584. HTML/PDF

Saygin, A.P., McCullough, S. Alac, M & Emmorey, K. (2010) Modulation of BOLD response in motion sensitive lateral temporal cortex by real and fictive motion sentences. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 22(11), 2480-90; PMID: 19925197. PDF

Tibber, M., Saygin, A.P., Grant, S., Melmoth, D., Rees, G., & Morgan, M.J. (2010). The neural correlates of visuospatial perceptual and oculomotor extrapolation. PLoS ONE. 5(3): e9664; PMID: 20300627. HTML/PDF

Saygin, A.P., Leech, R., & Dick, F. (2010) Nonverbal auditory agnosia with lesion to Wernicke’s area. Neuropsychologia, 48: 107-113; PMID: 19698727. PDF

Cook, J., Saygin, A.P., Swain, R., & Blakemore, S.J. (2009) Reduced sensitivity to minimum-jerk biological motion in autism spectrum conditions. Neuropsychologia, 47(14): 3275-8; PMID: 19632248. PDF

Cummings, A., Saygin, A.P., Bates, E., & Dick, F. (2009) Infants’ recognition of meaningful verbal and nonverbal sounds. Language Learning and Development, 5: 172–190. PMID: 20228882.

Saygin, A.P. & Sereno, M.I. (2008) Retinotopy and attention in human occipital, temporal, parietal and frontal cortex. Cerebral Cortex, 18(9): 2158-68. PDF

Saygin, A.P., Driver, J., de Sa, V.R. (2008) In the footsteps of biological motion and multisensory perception: Judgments of audio-visual temporal relations are enhanced for upright walkers. Psychological Science, 19(5): 469-75; PMID: 18466408. PDF

Cummings, A., Ceponiene, R., Dick, F., Saygin, A.P., Townsend, J. (2008) A developmental ERP study of verbal and non-verbal semantic processing. Brain Research, 1208C: 137-149; PMID: 18387601.

+ Saygin, A.P. (2007) Superior temporal and premotor brain areas necessary for biological motion perception. Brain, 130: 2452-2461. PDF

Borovsky, A., Saygin, A.P., Dronkers, N., Bates. E. (2007) Lesion correlates of conversational speech production deficits. Neuropsychologia, 45(11): 2525-33.

Dick, F., Saygin, A.P., Galati, G., Pitzalis, S., Bentrovato, S., D’Amico, S., Wilson, S., Bates, E., Pizzamiglio, L. (2007) What is involved and what is necessary for complex linguistic and non-linguistic auditory processing: evidence from fMRI and lesion data. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 19(5): 799-816.

Hagler Jr, D.J., Saygin, A.P., & Sereno, M.I. (2006) Smoothing and cluster thresholding for cortical surface-based group analysis of fMRI data. Neuroimage, 33: 1093-1103. PDF

Cummings, A., Ceponiene, R., Koyama, A., Saygin, A.P. & Dick, F. (2006) Auditory semantic networks for words and natural sounds. Brain Research, 1115: 92-107.

Saygin, A.P., Dick, F. & Bates, E. (2005) An online task for contrasting auditory processing in the verbal and nonverbal domains and norms for younger and older adults. Behavior Research Methods, 37(1): 99-110. PDF Website

Bates, E., Saygin, A.P., Moineau, S., Marangolo, P. & Pizzamiglio, L. (2005) Analyzing aphasia data in a multidimensional symptom space. Brain and Language, 92: 106-116.

Arevalo, A., Moineau, S., Saygin, A.P., Ludy, C., & Bates, E. (2005) In search of Noun-Verb dissociations in aphasia across three processing tasks. Center for Research in Language Newsletter, 17(1): 3-17.

+ Saygin, A.P., Wilson, S.M., Hagler Jr., D.J., Bates, E., & Sereno, M.I. (2004) Point-light biological motion perception activates human premotor cortex. Journal of Neuroscience, 24: 6181 – 6188. PDF

Saygin, A.P., Wilson, S.M. Dronkers, N. & Bates, E. (2004) Action comprehension in aphasia: Linguistic and non-linguistic deficits and their lesion correlates. Neuropsychologia, 42: 1788-1804. PDF

Wilson, S.M., Saygin, A.P., Sereno, M.I., & Iacoboni, M. (2004) Listening to speech activates motor areas involved in speech production. Nature Neuroscience, 7: 701 – 702. PDF

Dick, F., Saygin, A.P., Moineau, S., Aydelott, J., & Bates, E. (2004) Language in an embodied brain: The role of animal models. Cortex, 40: 226-227.

Wilson, S.M. & Saygin, A.P. (2004) Grammaticality judgment in aphasia: Deficits are not specific to syntactic structures, aphasic syndromes or lesion sites. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 16 (2): 238-52. PDF

Bates, E., Appelbaum, M., Salcedo, J., Saygin, A.P., Pizzamiglio, L. (2003) Quantifying dissociations in neuropsychological research. Journal of Experimental and Clinical Neuropsychology, 25(8), 1128-1153.

Bates, E., Wilson, S.M., Saygin, A.P., Dick, F., Sereno, M.I., Knight, R., Dronkers, N. (2003) Voxel-based lesion-symptom mapping. Nature Neuroscience, 6(5), 448-450. PDF

Saygin, A.P., Dick, F., Wilson, S.M., Dronkers, N.F. & Bates, E. (2003) Neural resources for processing language and environmental sounds: Evidence from aphasia. Brain, 126(4): 928-945. PDF

Dick, F., Bussiere, J. & Saygin, A.P. (2002) The effects of linguistic mediation on the identification of environmental sounds. Center for Research in Language Newsletter, 14(3): 3-9.

Saygin, A.P. & Cicekli, I. (2002) Pragmatics in human-computer conversation. Journal of Pragmatics, 34(3): 227-258. PDF

+ Saygin, A.P., Cicekli, I., & Akman, V. (2000) Turing Test: 50 years later. Minds and Machines, 10(4): 463-518. PDF