Publications

Works I have published as an author.

Laakso, A. (2011). Embodiment and development in cognitive science. Cognition, Brain, Behavior, 15(4), 409-425.

Maouene, J., Sethuraman, N., Laakso, A., & Maouene, M. (2011). The body region correlates of concrete and abstract verbs in early child language. Cognition, Brain, Behavior 15(4), 449-484.

Laakso, A., & Calvo, P. (2011). How many mechanisms are needed to analyze speech? A connectionist simulation of structural rule learning in artificial language acquisition. Cognitive Science, 35(7), 1243-1281.

Sethuraman, N., Laakso, A., & Smith, L. B. (2011). Verbs and syntactic frames in children’s elicited actions: A comparison of Tamil- and English-speaking children. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 40(4), 241-252.

Maouene, J., Laakso, A., & Smith, L. B. (2011). Object associations of early-learned light and heavy English verbs. First Language, 31(1), 109-132.

Maouene, J., Laakso, A., Maouene, M., & Smith, L. B. (2010). Distribution of object types of “light’ and “heavy” early-learned English verbs. Proceedings of the 9th IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning (ICDL-2010): IEEE.

Nutten, T. M., & Laakso, A. (2010). Meaning and understanding of messages received in face-to-face and computer-mediated communication. Meeting of Minds: Journal of Undergraduate Research, 12, 169-174.

Laakso, A. (2009). Development and learning. In J. Symons & P. Calvo (Eds.), The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Psychology (pp. 430-449). New York: Routledge.

Laakso, A. & Calvo, P. (2008). A connectionist simulation of structural rule learning in language acquisition. In B. C. Love, K. McRae & V. M. Sloutsky (Eds.), Proceedings of the 30th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 709-714). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

Calvo Garzón, P., Laakso, A., & Gomila, T. (2008). Dynamics and psychology. In P. Calvo Garzón, A. Laakso & T. Gomila (Eds.), New Ideas in Psychology, Special Issue: Dynamics and Psychology (Vol. 26, pp. 143-145).

Laakso, A., & Smith, L. B. (2007). Pronouns and verbs in adult speech to children: A corpus analysis. Journal of Child Language, 34, 725-763.

Laakso, A. & Cottrell, G. W. (2006). Churchland on Connectionism. In Brian Keeley (Ed.) Paul Churchland: Contemporary Philosophy in Focus. Cambridge University Press.

Laakso, A. & Smith, L. B. (2004). On a possible role for pronouns in the acquisition of verbs. In W. G. Sakas (Ed.) Proceedings of the Workshop “Psycho-Computational Models of Human Language Acquisition” 20th International Conference on Computational Linguistics.

Laakso, A. & Smith, L. B. (2004). Pronouns predict verb meanings in child-directed speech. In K. Forbus, D. Gentner & T. Regier (Eds.), Proceedings of the 26th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 767-772). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.

Laakso, A. & Smith, L. B. (2004). A preliminary model of pronoun/verb cooccurrences in child-directed speech. In M. Lovett, C. Schunn, C. Lebiere & P. Munro (Eds.), Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Cognitive Modeling (pp. 136-141). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.

Laakso, A. (2004). Review of What is Thought? by Eric B. Baum. Metapsychology.

Laakso, A. & Cottrell, G. W. (2000). Content and cluster analysis: Assessing representational similarity in neural systems. Philosophical Psychology 13(1): 47-76.

Laakso, A. & Cottrell, G. W. (1998). How can I know what you think? Assessing representational similarity in neural systems. In Proceedings of the Twentieth Annual Cognitive Science Conference, Madison, WI, Mahwah: Lawrence Erlbaum (pp. 591-596).

Laakso, A. (1996). Has Hardcastle Located Consciousness? (Review of Valerie Gray Hardcastle (1995) Locating Consciousness Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company). Psycoloquy 7(42).

Laakso, A. (1994). Review of Cultivating Consciousness by K. Ramakrishna Rao (Ed.). Canadian Philosophical Reviews 14(3): 206-8.

Laakso, A. (1994). Review of The Body/Mind Conceptual Framework and the Problem of Personal Identity by Albert Shalom. Canadian Philosophical Reviews 14(2): 137-9.

Laakso, A. (1993). Pigeons and the Problem of Other Minds. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 16(4): 652-3.

Laakso, A. (1993). Language Equals Mimesis plus Speech. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 16(4): 765-6.