Dr. Michele Miozzo, Lab Director

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miozzom@newschool.edu

The research in our lab primarily focuses on language production. In particular, we investigate the brain mechanisms that allow speakers to successfully retrieve words while talking. Several of our studies have addressed this question by examining the selective speech impairments caused by different neuropathologies, such as aphasia, Alzheimer’s disease, and epilepsy. In collaborative studies, we have investigated this question using MEG and fMRI. We have also researched word production in writing and bilingual speakers. Additionally, the results from our work on aphasia have led to clinical treatments for speech impairments.

Our research has recently extended to sign language. We focus on the nature of the brain mechanisms supporting sign production and the effect of signing on cognitive functions.

Curriculum Vitae

Publications:

Navarrete, E., Peressotti, F., Lerose, L., & Miozzo, M. (2016). Activation Cascading in Sign Production. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 1-17. 

Miozzo, M., Williams, A. C., McKhann II, G. M., Hamberger, M., J. (2016). Topographical gradients of semantics and phonology revealed by temporal lobe stimulation. Human Brain Mapping, 0(0), 1-16. pdf

Hamberger, M. J., Miozzo, M., Shevon, C. A., Morrison, C., Carlson, C., Mehta, A. D., Klein, G. E., McKhann II, G. A., & Williams, A. C. (2016). Functional differences among stimulation-identified cortical naming sites in the temporal region. Epilepsy & Behavior, 60, 124-129. pdf

Miozzo, M., & Laeng, B. (in press). Why Saturday could be both green and red in synesthesia. Cognitive Processing. pdf

Miozzo, M., Petrova, A., Fisher-Baum, S., & Peressotti, F. (In press). Serial Position Encoding of Signs. Cognition. pdf

Fischer-Baum, S., Miozzo M., Laiacona, & Capitani, E. (in press). Perseveration during Verbal Fluency in Traumatic Brain Injury Reflect Impairments in Working Memory.Neuropsychology.

Hamberger, M. J., Miozzo, M., Schevon, C. A., Morrison, C., Carlson, C., Mehta, A. D., G. E., McKhann, G. M., Williams, A. C. (in press). Functional differences among stimulation-identified cortical naming sites in the temporal region. Epilepsy & Behavior.

Scaltritti, M., Peressotti, F., & Miozzo, M. Bilingual advantage and language switch: What’s the linkage? (in press). Bilingualism: Language and Cognition. pdf

Rapp, B., Fisher-Baum, S., & Miozzo, M. (2015). Modality and morphology: What we write may not be what we say. Psychological Science, 26, 892-902. pdf

Miozzo, M., Hauk, O., Pulvermüller, F. (2014). Early Parallel Activation of Semantics and Phonology in Picture Naming: Evidence from a Multiple-linear-regression MEG Study. Cerebral Cortex. pdf

Miozzo, M., & Hamberger, M. (2014). Preserved meaning in the context of impaired naming in temporal lobe epilepsy. Neuropsychology, 9, 274-281. pdf

Miozzo, M., Rawlins, K., & Rapp, B. (2014). How verbs and non-verbal categories navigate the syntax/semantics interface: Insights from cognitive neuropsychology. Cognition, 133, 621-640. pdf

Miozzo, M., Fisher-Baum, S., & Caccappolo-van Vliet, E. (2013). Perseverations in Alzheimer’s Disease: Memory slips? Cortex, 49, 2028-2039. pdf

Miozzo, M., & Buchwald, A. (2013). On the nature of sonority in spoken word production: Evidence from neuropsychology. Cognition, 128, 287-301. pdf

Cohen-Goldberg, A. M., Cholin, J., Miozzo, M., & Rapp, B. (2013). The interface between morphology and phonology: Exploring a morpho-phonological deficit in spoken production. Cognition, 127, 270-286. pdf

Buchwald, A., & Miozzo, M. (2012). Phonological and motor errors in individuals with acquired sound production impairment. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 55, 1573-1586). pdf

de Zubicaray, G. I., Miozzo, M., Johnson, K., Schiller, N. O., & McMahon, K. L. (2012). Independent distractor-frequency and age-of-acquisition effects in picture-word interference: fMRI evidence for post lexical and lexical accounts according to distractor type. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 24, 482-495. pdf

Buchwald, A., & Miozzo, M. (2011). Finding levels of abstraction in speech production: Evidence from sound-production impairment. Psychological Science, 22, 1113-1119. pdf

Laeng, B., Ørbo, M., Holmlund, T., & Miozzo, M. (2011). Pupillary Stroop effects. Cognitive Processing, 12, 13-21. pdf

Rapp, B., & Miozzo, M. (2011). Using neural data to investigate language production. Language and Cognitive Processes, 26, 869-877. pdf

Finocchiaro, C., Alario, X.-F., Schiller, N. O., Costa, A., Miozzo, M., & Caramazza, A. (2011). Gender congruency goes Europe: A cross-linguistic study of gender congruency in Romance and Germanic languages. Italian Journal of Linguistics, 23, 161-198.

Cholin, J., Rapp, B., & Miozzo, M. (2010). Under what circumstances do inflectional rules apply? Cognitive Neuropsychology, 27, 334-359. pdf

Miozzo, M., Fisher-Baum, S., & Postman, J. (2010). A selective deficit for inflection production. Neuropsychologia, 48, 2427-2436. pdf

Miozzo, M., Costa, A., Hernández, M., & Rapp, B. (2010). Lexical processing in the bilingual brain: Evidence from grammatical/morphological deficits. Aphasiology, 24, 262-284.

Colomé, A., & Miozzo, M. (2009). Which words are activated during bilingual production? Journal of Experimental Psychology. Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 36, 96-109. pdf

Miozzo, M., Fisher-Baum, S., & Postman, J. (2008). Knowing where but not what: Impaired thematic roles and spatial language. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 25, 853-873. pdf

Gordon, P., Miozzo, M. (2008). Can word formation be understood or understanded by semantics alone? Cognitive Psychology, 56, 30-72. pdf

Miozzo, M. (2008). The mental lexicon: An introduction. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 25, 459-462.

Cholin, J., Goldberg, A. M., Bertz, J. W., Rapp, B. & Miozzo, M. (2007). The nature of the processing distinction between regular and irregular verbs: Evidence from an English–German bilingual aphasic speaker. Brain and Language, 103, 61-62.

Goldberg, A. M., Cholin, J., Bertz, J. W., Rapp, B. & Miozzo, M. (2007). Evidence for morpho-phonological processes in spoken production. Brain and Language, 103, 162-163.

Fischer-Baum, S., Postman, J., & Miozzo, M. (2006). The dissociability of morphological processing and lexical access. Brain and Language, 99, 101-102.

Miozzo, M., & Caramazza, A. (2005). The representation of homophones: evidence from the distractor frequency effect. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 31, 1050-1061.

Miozzo, M., & Gordon, P. (2005). Facts, events, and inflection: when language and memory dissociate. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 17, 1074-1086.

Miozzo, M., Jacobs, M., & Singer, N. W. S. (2004). The representation of homophones: evidence from anomia. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 21, 840-866.

Caccappolo-van Vliet, E., Miozzo, M., & Stern (2004). Phonological dyslexia: a test case for reading models. Psychological Science, 9, 583-590.

Caccappolo-van Vliet, E., Miozzo, M., & Stern (2004). Phonological dyslexia without phonological impairment? Cognitive Neuropsychology, 21, 820-839.

Caramazza, A., Bi, Y., Costa, A., & Miozzo, M. (2004). What determines the speed of lexical access: homophone or specific-word frequency? Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 30, 278-282.

Miozzo, M. (2003). On the processing of regular and irregular forms of verbs and nouns: evidence from neuropsychology. Cognition, 87, 101-127.

Miozzo, M., & Caramazza, A. (2003). When more is less: a counterintuitive effect of distractor frequency in the picture-word interference paradigm. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 132, 228-258.

Caccappolo-van Vliet, E., Miozzo, M., Marder, K., & Stern (2003). Where do perseverations come from? Neurocase, 9, 297-307.

Morsella, E., & Miozzo, M. (2002). Evidence for a cascade model of lexical access in speech production. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 28, 555-563.

Miozzo, M., & De Bastiani, P. (2002). The organization of letter-form representations in written spelling: evidence from acquired dysgraphia. Brain and Language, 80, 366-392.

Miozzo, M., Caramazza, & A., Costa, A. (2002). The absence of a gender congruency effect in Romance languages: A matter of SOA? Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 28, 388-391.

Caramazza, A., Costa, A., Miozzo, M., Bi, Y. (2001). The representation of homophones: evidence from the frequency effect in picture naming. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 27, 1430-1450.

Costa, A., Sebastian-Galles, N., Miozzo, M., & Caramazza, A. (1999). The gender congruity effect: evidence from Spanish and Catalan. Language and Cognitive Processes, 14, 381-391.

Miozzo, M., & Caramazza, A. (1999). The selection of lexical-syntactic features in noun phrase production: evidence from the picture-word interference paradigm. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 25, 907-922.

Costa, A., Miozzo, M., & Caramazza, A. (1999). Lexical selection in bilinguals: Do words in bilingual’s lexicon compete for selection? Journal of Memory and Language, 41, 365-397.

Caramazza, A. & Miozzo, M. (1998). More is not always better: a response to Roelofs, Meyer, and Levelt. Cognition, 69, 231-241.

Miozzo, M., & Caramazza, A. (1998). Varieties of alexia: the case of failure to access graphemic representations. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 15, 203-238.

Caramazza, A., & Miozzo, M. (1997). The relation between syntactic and phonological knowledge in lexical access: evidence from the ‘tip-of-the-tongue’ phenomenon. Cognition, 64, 309-343.

Miozzo, M., & Caramazza, A. (1997). On knowing the auxiliary of a verb that cannot be named: evidence for the independence of grammatical and phonological aspects of lexical knowledge. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 9, 160-166.

Miozzo, M., & Caramazza, A. (1997). Retrieval of lexical-syntactic features in tip-of-the-tongue states. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 23, 1410-1423.

Badecker, W., Miozzo, M., & Zanuttini, R. (1995). The two-stage model of lexical retrieval: evidence from a case of anomia with selective preservation of grammatical gender. Cognition, 57, 193-216.

Job, R., Miozzo, M., & Sartori, G. (1994). Quando chiamare la sedia “tavolo” è rilevante per i modelli semantici. [When calling a chair “table” is relevant for models of semantic memory]. Archivio di Psicologia, Neurologia e Psichiatria, 55, 96-120.

Sartori, G., Job, R., Miozzo, M., Zago, S., & Marchiori, G. (1993). Category-specific form-knowledge deficit in a patient with herpes simplex virus encephalitis. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 15, 280-299.

Sartori, G., Miozzo, M., & Job, R. (1993). Category-specific naming impairments? Yes. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 46A, 489-504.

Job, R., Miozzo, M., & Sartori, G. (1993). On the existence of category-specific impairments: a reply to Parkin and Steward. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 46A, 511-516.

Books

Miozzo, M., Goldrick, & M., Ferreira, V. (Eds) (2014). Oxford Handbook of Language Production. Oxford University Press.

Book Chapters

Caramazza, A., Miozzo, M., Costa, A., Schiller, N., & Alario, X.-F. (2001). Lexical selection: a cross-language investigation of determiner production. In E. Dupoux (Ed.), Language, Brain and Cognitive Development: Essays in Honor of Jacques Mehler. Cambridge (MA): MIT Press.

Sartori, G., Miozzo, M., & Job, R. (1994). Rehabilitation of semantic memory impairments. In M. J., Riddoch & G. W. Humphreys (Eds.), Cognitive Neuropsychology and Cognitive Rehabilitation. Hove: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Caramazza, A., Hillis, A., Leek, E. C., & Miozzo, M. (1994). The organization of lexical knowledge in the brain: evidence from category- and modality-specific deficits. In L. A. Hirschfeld & S. A. Gelman (Eds.), Mapping the mind. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Sartori, G., Coltheart, M., Miozzo, M., & Job, R. (1994). Category specificity and informational specificity in neuropsychological impairments of semantic memory. In C. A. Umiltà & M. Moscovitch (Eds.), Attention & Performance XV. Cambridge (MA): MIT Press.

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