My research explores the neurocognitive processes involved in spoken language comprehension, using mainly MEG, EEG and behavioural methodologies.
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Bakker I, Macgregor LJ, Pulvermüller F, Shtyrov Y (2013), “Past tense in the brain's time: neurophysiological evidence for dual-route processing of past-tense verbs.” Neuroimage 71:187-95 Details
Featherstone CR, Morrison CM, Waterman MG, MacGregor LJ (2013), “Semantics, syntax or neither? A case for resolution in the interpretation of N500 and P600 responses to harmonic incongruities.” PLoS One 8(11):e76600 Details
MacGregor LJ, Shtyrov Y (2013), “Multiple routes for compound word processing in the brain: evidence from EEG.” Brain Lang 126(2):217-29 Details
Palmer SD, Macgregor LJ, Havelka J (2013), “Concreteness effects in single-meaning, multi-meaning and newly acquired words.” Brain Res 1538:135-50 Details
MacGregor LJ, Pulvermüller F, van Casteren M, Shtyrov Y (2012), “Ultra-rapid access to words in the brain.” Nat Commun 3:711 Details
Li L., & MacGregor, L.J. (2010), “Investigating the receptive vocabulary size of university-level Chinese learners of English: how suitable is the Vocabulary Levels Test? ” Language and Education 24: 239-249.
MacGregor LJ, Corley M, Donaldson DI (2010), “Listening to the sound of silence: disfluent silent pauses in speech have consequences for listeners.” Neuropsychologia 48(14):3982-92 Details
MacGregor LJ, Corley M, Donaldson DI (2009), “Not all disfluencies are are equal: The effects of disfluent repetitions on language comprehension.” Brain Lang 111(1):36-45 Details
Collard P, Corley M, MacGregor LJ, Donaldson DI (2008), “Attention orienting effects of hesitations in speech: evidence from ERPs.” J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn 34(3):696-702 Details
Corley M, MacGregor LJ, Donaldson DI (2007), “It's the way that you, er, say it: hesitations in speech affect language comprehension.” Cognition 105(3):658-68 Details