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Morten H. Christiansen



Research Focus

  • Evolution, Acquisition and Processing of Language; Sequential Learning; Computational Models of Language and Sequential Learning; Neuroimaging of Sequential Learning and Language; Genetics of Language; Cognitive Science/Neuroscience


  • Cognitive Science Program
  • Psychology

Graduate Fields

  • Psychology
  • Cognitive Science


  • Onnis, L. & Christiansen, M.H. (in press). Lexical categories at the edge of the word. Cognitive Science.
  • Reali, F. & Christiansen, M.H. (in press). Processing of relative clauses is made easier by frequency of occurrence. Journal of Memory and Language.
  • Conway, C.M. & Christiansen, M.H. (2006). Statistical learning within and between modalities: Pitting abstract against stimulus specific representations. Psychological Science, 17, 905-912.
  • Farmer, T.A., Christiansen, M.H. & Monaghan, P. (2006). Phonological typicality influences on-line sentence comprehension. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 103, 12203-12208.
  • Conway, C. & Christiansen, M.H. (2005). Modality constrained statistical learning of tactile, visual, and auditory sequences. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory & Cognition, 31, 24-39.
  • Curtin, S., Mintz, T.H. & Christiansen, M.H. (2005). Stress changes the representational landscape: Evidence from word segmentation. Cognition, 96, 233-262.
  • Monaghan, P., Chater, N. & Christiansen, M.H. (2005). The differential role of phonological and distributional cues in grammatical categorisation. Cognition, 96, 143-182.
  • Reali, F. & Christiansen, M.H. (2005). Uncovering the richness of the stimulus: structure dependence and indirect statistical evidence. Cognitive Science, 29, 1007-1028.
  • Christiansen, M.H. & Kirby, S. (2003). Language evolution: Consensus and controversies. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 7, 300-307.
  • MacDonald, M.C. & Christiansen, M.H. (2002). Reassessing working memory: A comment on Just & Carpenter (1992) and Waters & Caplan (1996). Psychological Review, 109, 35-54.
  • Christiansen, M.H. & Chater, N. (2001). Connectionist psycholinguistics: Capturing the empirical data. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 5, 82-88.
  • Christiansen, M.H. & Chater, N. (1999). Toward a connectionist model of recursion in human linguistic performance. Cognitive Science, 23, 157-205.
  • Christiansen, M.H., Allen, J. & Seidenberg, M.S. (1998). Learning to segment speech using multiple cues: A connectionist model. Language and Cognitive Processes, 13, 221-268.