Cai, Z. G., Gilbert, R. A., Davis, M. H., Gaskell, M. G., Farrar, L., Adler, S., & Rodd, J. M. (2017). Accent modulates access to word meaning: Evidence for a speaker-model account of spoken word recognition. Cognitive Psychology, 98, 73-101.

Poort, E. D., & Rodd, J. M. (2017). The cognate facilitation effect in bilingual lexical decision is influenced by stimulus list composition. Acta Psychologica, 180, 52-63.

Betts, H. N.Gilbert, R. A.Cai, Z. G.Okedara, Z. B., & Rodd, J. M. (2017, August 23). Retuning of lexical-semantic representations: Repetition and spacing effects in word-meaning priming [preprint]. Retrieved from

Rodd, J. M. (In press). Lexical Ambiguity. In Gaskell, M. G. & Rueschemeyer, S.-A. (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Psycholinguistics. Pre-print:

Poort, E. D., & Rodd, J. M. (2017, May 30). Studies of cross-lingual long-term priming [preprint]. Retrieved from

Rodd, J. M. & Davis, M. H. (2017). How to study spoken language understanding: a survey of neuroscientific methods. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience,  1-13.

Poort, E. D., & Rodd, J. M. (2017, May 9). The cognate facilitation effect in bilingual lexical decision is influenced by stimulus list composition [preprint]. Retrieved from

Rodd, J. M., Cai, Z. G., Betts, H. N., Hanby, B., Hutchinson, C., & Adler, A. (2016). The impact of recent and long-term experience on access to word meanings: Evidence from large-scale internet-based experimentsJournal of Memory and Language, 87, 16-37.

Poort, E. D., Warren, J. E., Rodd, J. M. (2016). Recent experience with cognates and interlingual homographs in one language affects subsequent processing in another language. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 19 (1), 206-212.

Wang, R., Fan, X., Liu, C., & Cai, Z. G. (2016). Cognitive control and word recognition speed influence the Stroop effect in bilinguals. International Journal of Psychology, 51 (2), 93-101.

Vitello, S. & Rodd, J. M. (2015). Resolving semantic ambiguities in sentences: Cognitive processes and brain mechanismsLanguage and Linguistics Compass, 9 (10), 391-405.

Rodd, J. M., Vitello, S., Woollams, A. M., & Adank, P. (2015). Localising semantic and syntactic processing in spoken and written language comprehension: An activation likelihood estimation meta-analysis. Brain and Language, 141, 89-102.

Johnsrude, I. S., & Rodd J. M. (2015). Factors that increase processing deamnds when listening to speech. In Hickok, G., & Small. S. (Eds.) Neurobiology of Language (pp4930502). Academic Press.

Cai, Z. G., & Connell, L. (2015). Space-time interdependence: Evidence against asymmetric mapping between time and space. Cognition, 136, 268-281.

Cai, Z. G., Pickering, M. J., Wang, R., & Branigan, H. P. (2015). It is there whether you hear it or not: Syntactic representations of missing arguments. Cognition, 136, 255-267.

Dulcinati, G., Mazzarella, D., Pouscoulou, N., & Rodd, J. M. (2014). Processing metaphor: The role of conventionality, familiarity and dominance. (UCL Working Papers in Linguistics). University College London.

Vitello, S., Warren, J. E., Devlin, J. T., & Rodd, J. M. (2014). Roles of frontal and temporal regions in reinterpreting semantically ambiguous sentences. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8 (JULY), 1-14.

Rodd J. M., Lopez Cutrin B., Kirsch H., Millar A., & Davis M. H. (2013) Long-term priming of the meanings of ambiguous words. Journal of Memory and Language, 68 (2), 180–198. PDF.

Rodd, J. M., Berriman, R., Landau, M., Lee, T., Ho. C., Gaskell M. G., & Davis, M. H. (2012) Learning new meanings for old words: effects of semantic relatedness. Memory and Cognition, 40 (7), 1095-1108. PDF.

Rodd, J. M.,  Johnsrude, I. S. & Davis, M. H. (2012). Dissociating frontotemporal contributions to semantic ambiguity resolution in spoken sentences. Cerebral Cortex, 22 (8), 1761-1773. PDF.

Tahmasebi A., Davis M. H., Wild, C., Rodd, J. M., Hakyemez, H., Abolmaesumi, P., & Johnsrude I. S. (2012). Is the link between anatomical structure and function equally strong at all cognitive levels of processing? Cerebral Cortex, 22 (7), 1593-1603.PDF.

Bekinschtein, T. A., Davis, M. H., Rodd, J. M., & Owen, A. M. (2011). Why clowns taste funny: The relationship between humor and semantic ambiguity. Journal of Neuroscience, 31 (26), 9665-9671. PDF.

Davis, M. H. and Rodd, J. M. (2011). Brain structures underlying lexical processing of speech: Evidence from brain imaging. In Gaskell, G. & Zwitserlood, P. (Eds), Lexical representation: A multidisciplinary approach (pp 197-230). Mouton de Gruyter. PDF.

Rodd, J. M., Davis, M. H. & Johnsrude, I. S. (2010) The role of domain-general frontal systems in language comprehension Evidence from dual-task interference and semantic ambiguity. Brain and Language, 115 (3), 182-188). PDF.

Rodd, J. M., Longe, O. A., Randall, B. & Tyler, L. K. (2010). The functional organisation of the front-temporal language system: evidence from syntactic and semantic ambiguity. Neuropsychologia, 48 (5), 1324-1335. PDF.

Coleman, M. R., Davis, M. H., Rodd, J. M., Robson, T., Ali, A., & Owen, A. M. (2009). Towards the routine use of functional magnetic resonance imaging to aid the clinical diagnosis of disorders of consciousness. Brain, 132, 2541-2552. PDF.

Davis, M. H., Coleman, M. R.,Absalom, A. R., Rodd, J. M., Johnsrude, I. S., Matta, B. F., Owen, A. M., & Menon, D. K. (2007). Dissociating speech perception and comprehension at reduced levels of awareness. PNAS, 104 (41), 16032-16037. PDF.

Coleman, M. R.*, Rodd, J. M.*, Davis, M. H. Johnsrude, I. S., Menon, D. K., Pickard, J. D., & Owen, A. M., (2007). Do vegetative patients retain aspects of language comprehension? Evidence from fMRI. Brain, 130, 2494-2507.(* These authors contributed equally to this work.) PDF.

Schwarzbauer, C., Davis, M. H., Rodd, J. M., & Johnsrude, I. (2006). Interleaved silent steady state (ISSS) imaging: A new sparse imaging method applied to auditory fMRI. Neuroimage, 29 (3), 774-782. PDF.

Owen, A. M., Coleman, M. R., Menon, D. K., Berry, E. L., Johnsrude, I. S., Rodd, J. M., Davis, M. H., & Pickard, J. D. (2005). Using a heirarchical approach to investigate residual auditory cognition in persistent vegetative state. Progress in Brain Research, 150, 457-471.

Owen, A. M., Coleman, M. R., Menon, D. K., Johnsrude, I. S., Rodd, J. M., Davis, M. H., Taylor, K., & Pickard, J. D. (2005). Residual auditory function in persistent vegetative state: A combined PET and fMRI study. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 15 (3/4), 290-306.

Rodd, J. M., Davis, M. H. & Johnsrude, I. S. (2005). The neural mechanisms of speech comprehension: fMRI studies of semantic ambiguity. Cerebral Cortex, 15, 1261-1269.

Moss, H. E., Rodd, J. M., Stamatakis, E. A., Bright, P. & Tyler, L. K. (2005). Anteromedial temporal cortex supports fine grained differentiation among objects. Cerebral Cortex, 15, 616-627. 

Rodd, J. M. (2004). When do leotards get their spots? Semantic activation of lexical neighbours in visual word recognition. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 11 (3), 434-439. PDF.

Rodd, J. M. (2004). The effect of semantic ambiguity on reading aloud: A twist in the tale. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 11 (3), 440-445.

Rodd, J. M., Gaskell, M. G. & Marslen-Wilson, W. D. (2004). Modelling the effects of semantic ambiguity in word recognition. Cognitive Science, 28 (1), 89-104.

Tyler, L. K., Stamatakis, E. A., Bright, P., Acres,K., Abdallah, S., Rodd, J. M., & Moss, H. E. (2004). Processing objects at different levels of specificity. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 16(3), 351-362.

Randall, B., Moss, H. E., Rodd, J. M., Greer, M. & Tyler, L. K. (2004). Distinctiveness and correlation in conceptual structure: Behavioural and computational studies. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning Memory and Cognition, 30 (2), 393-406.

Rodd, J. M., Gaskell, M. G. & Marslen-Wilson, W. D. (2002). Making sense out of ambiguity: Semantic competition in lexical access. Journal of Memory & Language, 46 (2), 245-266.