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Perception, Action, Cognition
Advisor: Eiling Yee
Anticipated Graduation: 2021
Education: MS Psychological Sciences, University of Connecticut
BA Psychology (minor Philosophy), Brock University
I am a cognitive scientist interested in understanding the cognitive and neural bases of semantic memory and its relation to language processing and representation. Broadly, how do we know what things mean, how does the brain give rise to those meanings, and how does language help us to access and organize those meanings?
Davis, C. P. & Yee, E. (2021). Building semantic memory from distributional language and embodied experience. WIREs Cognitive Science .
Davis, C. P., Joergensen, G., Boddy, P., Dowling, C., & Yee, E. (2020). Making it harder to “see” meaning: The more you see something, the more its conceptual representation is susceptible to visual interference. Psychological Science.
Davis, C. P., Altmann, G. T. M., & Yee, E. (2020). Language as a mental travel guide. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 43 , E125.
Botvinik-Nezer, R., Holzmeister, F., Camerer, C. F., Dreber, A. Huber, J., … Davis, C. P., … Poldrack, R., & Schonberg, T. (2020). Variability in the analysis of a single neuroimaging dataset by many groups. Nature.
Davis, C. P., Altmann, G. T. M., & Yee, E. (2020). Situational systematicity: A role for schema in understanding the differences between abstract and concrete concepts. Cognitive Neuropsychology.
Davis, C. P., Morrow, H. M., & Lupyan, G. (2019). What does a horgous look like? Nonsense words elicit meaningful drawings. Cognitive Science.
Davis, C. P., Libben, G., & Segalowitz, S. J. (2019). Compounding matters: The P100 as an index of semantic access to compound words. Cognition.
Davis, C. P., & Yee, E. (2018). Features, labels, space, and time: Factors supporting taxonomic relationships in the anterior temporal lobe and thematic relationships in the angular gyrus. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience.
Davis, C – CV