Faculty & Labs


Marta Kutas

Distinguished Professor

Homepage: http://kutaslab.ucsd.edu/people/kutas/
Email: kutas@cogsci.ucsd.edu

Office: CSB 155
Phone: 858 534.7450

Research Interests

Normal and abnormal language processing, memory, information processing, aging.

Selected Publications

Urbach, T., Kutas, M. (2010). Quantifiers more or less quantify on-line: ERP evidence for partial incremental interpretation, Journal of Memory and Language, 63 (2), pp. 158-179.

Borovsky, A., Kutas, M. , Elman, J. (2010). Learning to use words: Event-related potentials index single-shot contextual word learning. Cognition, 116(2), pp. 289-296.

Olichney, J.M., Taylor, J.R., Chan, S., Yang, J.-C., Stringfellow, A., Hillert, D.G., Simmons, A.L., Salmon, D.P., Iragui-Madoz, V., Kutas, M. (2010). FMRI responses to words repeated in a congruous semantic context are abnormal in mild Alzheimer's disease. Neuropsychologia, 48(9), pp. 2476-2487.

Federmeier, K.D., Kutas, M., & Schul, R. (2010) Age-related and individual differences in the use of prediction during language comprehension. Brain & Language, 115(3), 149-161.

Marta Kutas and Kara D. Federmeier (2011) Thirty Years and Counting: Finding Meaning in the N400 Component of the Event-Related Brain Potential (ERP), Annual Review of Psychology Vol. 62: 621-647.

DeLong, K.A., Urbach, T.P., Groppe, D.M., & Kutas, M., Overlapping dual ERP responses to low cloze probability sentence continuations, Psychophysiology, 2011, pp. 1-5 (early view online version)

Kutas, M., DeLong, K.A., Smith, N.J., A look around at what lies ahead: Prediction and predictability in language processing, in Predictions in the Brain: Using Our Past to Generate a Future, Editor M. Bar, Oxford University Press, 2011, pp. 190-207.

Barber, Horacio A.1; Ben‐Zvi, Shir2; Bentin, Shlomo2; Kutas, Marta3Parafoveal perception during sentence reading? An ERP paradigm using rapid serial visual presentation (RSVP) with flankers. Psychophysiology. Vol 48(4), Apr 2011, pp. 523-531

Knoeferle, Pia1; Urbach, Thomas P.2; Kutas, Marta2 Comprehending how visual context influences incremental sentence processing: Insights from ERPs and picture‐sentence verification. Psychophysiology. Vol 48(4), Apr 2011, pp. 495-506

DeLong, K.A, Groppe, D.M., Urbach, T.P., Kutas, M., Thinking ahead or not? Natural aging and anticipation during reading, Brain and Language, 2012, DOI: 10.1016/j.bandl.2012.02.006

Metusalem, R., Kutas, M., Urbach, T.P., Hare, M., McRae, K., Elman, J.L., Generalized event knowledge activation during online sentence comprehension, Journal of Memory and Language, 2012, DOI: 10.1016/j.jml.2012.01.001

Kiang, M., Christensen, B.K., Kutas, M., Zipursky, R.B., Electrophysiological evidence for primary semantic memory functional organization deficits in schizophrenia, Psychiatry Research, 2012, DOI: 10.1016/j.psychres.2012.02.026

Ye, Z., Kutas, M., St. George, M., Sereno, M.I., Ling, F., Muente, T.F., Rearranging the world: Neural networks supporting the processing of temporal connectives, NeuroImage, 2012, 59 pp. 3662-3667

Borovsky, A., Elman, J., Kutas, M. Once is enough: N400 indexes semantic integration of novel word meaning, Language, Learning & Development, 2012, 8:3, pp. 278-302

Barber, H.A., van der Meij, M., Kutas, M. An electrophysiological analysis of contextual and temporal constraints on parafoveal word processing, Psychophysiology, 2013, 50(1):48-59

Ye, Z., Kutas, M., St. George, M., Sereno, M.I., Ling, F., Muente, T.F., Rearranging the world: Neural networks supporting the processing of temporal connectives, NeuroImage, 2012, 59 pp. 3662-3667

Amsel, B., Urbach, T.P., Kutas, M. Alive and grasping: Stable and rapid semantic access to an object category but not object graspability, NeuroImage, 2013, Vol. 77, pp. 1-13

Borovsky, A., Kutas, M., Elman, J. Getting it right: Word learning across the hemispheres, Neuropsychologia, 2013, 51(5) pp. 825-37

Urbach, T. P., DeLong, K. A., & Kutas, M. (2015). Quantifiers are incrementally interpreted in context, more than less. Journal of Memory and Language, 83, 79-96. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jml.2015.03.010