Selected Publications and Presentations

Selvanayagam, J., Witte, V., Schmidt, L.A., Dwivedi, V.D. (2019). A preliminary investigation of dispositional affect, the P300 and sentence processing. Brain Research, 146309. doi: 10.1016/j.brainres.2019.146309. [PDF]

Dwivedi, V.D. (in press). Individual differences in processing of negative quantifiers: implications for bilinguals. In V. Deprez & M.T. Espinal (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Negation. Oxford University Press.

Dwivedi, V.D., Selvanayagam, J. (2019, March). N400, dispositional affect and sentence processing. Poster presentation for 26th annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco, USA.

Dwivedi, V. , Goertz, K. and Selvanayagam, J. (2018) Heuristics in Language Comprehension. Journal of Behavioral and Brain Science8, 430-446. doi: 10.4236/jbbs.2018.87027. [PDF]

Selvanayagam, J., Kozak, A., & Dwivedi, V.D.  (2018, May). P600 and dispositional affect. Poster presentation for 38th annual meeting of the Southern Ontario Neuroscience Association, University of Guelph, Canada.

Dwivedi, V.D., & Selvanayagam, J. (2018, May). N400 and dispositional affect. Poster presentation for 38th annual meeting of the Southern Ontario Neuroscience Association, University of Guelph,  Canada.

Dwivedi, V.D., Chan, H., Selvanayagam, J., & Gibson, E.A.  (2018, May).  The neural correlates of error perception in sentences.  Poster presentation for 38th annual meeting of the Southern Ontario Neuroscience Association, University of Guelph, Canada.

Selvanayagam, J., Witte, V., Schmidt, L., & Dwivedi, V.D. (2018, March). P300, dispositional affect and sentence processing. Poster presentation for 25th annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, Boston, USA.

Dwivedi, V.D., Witte, V., Selvanayagam, J., Chan, H., & Gibson, E.A. (2018, March). A noisy channel account of ERP differences in sentence comprehension.  Poster presentation for 25th annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, Boston, USA.

Dwivedi, V. D., Tarkowski, V., & Selvanayagam, J. (2017, May). Dispositional affect and sentence processing. Poster presentation for 37th annual meeting of the Southern Ontario Neuroscience Association, Brock Univeristy, St. Catharines, Canada.

Dwivedi, V. D., Witte, V., & Selvanayagam, J. (2017, May). Evidence from ERPs that positive individuals are sensitive to referential cues. Poster presentation for 37th annual meeting of the Southern Ontario Neuroscience Association, Brock University, St. Catharines, Canada.

Dwivedi, V. D., Witte, V., Selvanayagam, J., & Gibson, E. (2017, March). An electrophysiological investigation of noisy channel sentences. Poster presentation for 24th annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco, USA.

Dwivedi, V. D., Witte, V., Selvanayagam, J., & Gibson, E. (2017, February).  An ERP investigation of sentence processing and error. Poster presentation for 46th Lake Ontario Visionary Establishment, Niagara Falls, Canada.

Dwivedi, V. D., Curtiss, K., & Selvanayagam, J. (2017, February).  Numerical cognition and the activation of event knowledge. Poster presentation for 46th Lake Ontario Visionary Establishment, Niagara Falls, Canada.

Dwivedi, V. D., & Gibson, R. M. (2017). An ERP investigation of quantifier scope ambiguous sentences: Evidence for number in events. Journal of Neurolinguistics42, 63-82. [PDF]

De Almeida, R.G., Riven, L. Manouilidou, C., Dwivedi, V.D., Jarema, G., & Gillon, B. (2016). The neuronal correlates of indeterminate sentence comprehension: an fMRI study. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 10:614. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2016.00614.  [PDF]

Dwivedi, V. D., Witte, V., Selvanayagam, J., & Gibson, E. (2016, October). An ERP investigation of noisy channel sentence interpretation. Poster presentation for the 10th International Meeting on the Mental Lexicon. Ottawa, Canada.

Dwivedi, V. D. (2016, April). Understanding hypothetical events in discourse. Poster presentation for the 23rd annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society. New York City, USA. [Poster]

Dwivedi, V. D., Gibson, R., & Curtiss, K. (2016, February).  An ERP investigation of sentence processing: Evidence for number in events. Poster presentation for Lake Ontario Visionary Establishment, Niagara Falls, Canada.

Dwivedi, V. D. (2015, October).  Invited participation in the ABLE Workshop: Vision and Language in the Context of Brain, Evolution and Computation.Chicago, USA.

Dwivedi, V. D., Gibson, R., & Curtiss, K. (2015, October). ERP effects of sentential context in semantic number interpretation. Poster presentation for the Society of Neurobiology of Language, Chicago, USA.

Dwivedi, V. D., Rowland, L., & Curtiss, K. (2015, June). Heuristic mechanisms in sentence processing.   Poster presentation for the 25th annual meeting of the Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science. Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.

Dwivedi, V. D. (2015, May).  Individual differences in sentence interpretation.  Invited presentation, TESL Niagara Spring Conference, Niagara College, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada.

Dwivedi, V. D., Rowland, L. & Curtiss, K. (2015, March). Effects of semantic context on heuristic vs. algorithmic sentence processing. Poster presented at the 22nd annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society. San Fransisco, USA. [Poster]

Dwivedi, V. D. & Curtiss, K. (2014, October).  Number and the activation of event knowledge.  Poster presented at the Ninth International Conference of the Mental Lexicon. Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada. [Poster]

Dwivedi, V. D. (2014, August). Event structure in discourse processing. Invited presentation, Dept Psychology, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Canada.

Dwivedi, V. D., Rowland, L.,  Magnus, H.  &  Curtiss, K. (2014, May).  Attention in sentence processing: the effects of context vs. task. Poster presentation for the annual meeting of the Canadian Linguistics Association. Brock University, Canada. [Poster]

Dwivedi, V. D., & Curtiss, K. (2014, May).  The role of event knowledge in semantic interpretation.  Poster presentation for the annual meeting of the Canadian Linguistics Association. Brock University, Canada. [Poster]

Dwivedi, V. D. (2014, April).  Ecological rationality of heuristics in sentence processing.  Invited presentation, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, MIT, Cambridge, USA.

Dwivedi, V. D., Gibson, R., & Curtiss, K. (2014, April). Quantification, attention and the P300 effect.  Poster presentation for the  21st annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society. Boston, USA. [Poster]

Dwivedi, V. D. (2014, February).  Efficiency in language processing.  Invited presentation for Department of Linguistics and Applied Linguistics Lecture Series, York University, Toronto, Canada.

Dwivedi, V. D. (2013). Interpreting quantifier scope ambiguity: Evidence of heuristic first, algorithmic second processing. PLoS One, 8(11), 1-20[PDF].

Dwiveid, V. D. & Curtiss, K. (2013). The computation of meaning via event knowledge and number. Poster presentation at the 20th Annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society. San Francisco, USA.

Dwivedi, V. D., Gibson, R. & Desjardins, J. (2013). Evidence of competition for resources in number interpretation. Poster presentation at the 11th International Symposium for Psycholinguistics. Tenerife, Spain.

Dwivedi, V. D., Drury, J., Molnar, M., Phillips, N., Baum, S., & Steinhauer, K. (2010). ERPs reveal sensitivity to hypothetical contexts in spoken discourse. Neuroreport, 21, 791-795.[Abstract] [CNS 2009 poster]

Dwivedi, V. D., Phillips, N. Einagel, S., & Baum, S. (2010). The neural underpinnings of semantic ambiguity and anaphora. Brain Research, 1311, 93-109.[PDF] [CNS 2007 poster]

Dwivedi, V. D. & Goldhawk, M. (2009). Semantic underspecification and anaphora. In F. Mailhot (ed.) Proceedings of the 2009 Canadian Linguistics Association Annual Conference, 15pp.[PDF] [CUNY 2009 poster]

De Almeida, R. G. & Dwivedi, V. D. (2008). Coercion without lexical decomposition: Type-shifting effects revisited. Canadian Journal of Linguistics, 53, 301-326.[PDF]

Drury, J., Steinhauer, K., & Dwivedi, V. D. (2008). Logical semantics in language processing: An ERP study. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience supplement, 26. [PDF] [Poster]

Dwivedi, V. D., Phillips, N. Einagel, S., & Baum, S. (2008). The neurophysiology of scope ambiguity. Proceedings of the Canadian Linguistics Association, 15pp.[PDF] [Poster]

Dwivedi, V. D., Phillips, N. Einagel, S., & Baum, S. (2007). An ERP Study of Noun Phrase Interpretation. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience supplement, 25. [PDF] [Poster]

Dwivedi, V. D., Phillips, N.A., Lague-Beauvais, M., Baum, S. (2006). An electrophysiological investigation of mood, modal context and anaphora. Brain Research, 1117, 135-153.[PDF]

Dwivedi, V. D., Phillips, N.A., Einagel, S., & Baum, S. (2006) An EEG response to linguistic ambiguity. Psychophysiology, 43, Suppl. 1, S35. [PDF] [Poster]

Shah, A., Baum, S. and Dwivedi, V. D. (2006). Neural substrates of linguistic prosody: evidence from syntactic disambiguation in the productions of brain-damaged patients. Brain and Language, 96, 78-89. [PDF]

Dwivedi, V. D., Phillips, N., Lagu-Beauvais, M., and Baum, S. (2005). The interface of syntax, semantics and psycholinguistics: an investigation of operator scope. In J. Alderete et al., (Eds.) Proceedings of the 24th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics (pp. 112-119). Somerville, Mass.: Cascadilla Press. [PDF]

Baum, S., Dwivedi, V. D., and Shah, A. (2004). Prosodic production and domain sensitivity in brain-damaged patients. Brain and Language, 91, 56-57. [PDF]

Baum, S., & Dwivedi, V. (2003). Sensitivity to prosodic structure in left- and right-hemisphere-damaged individuals. Brain and Language, 91, 278-289. [PDF]

Dwivedi, V. D. (2003). The view from the periphery: Hindi right-adjoined relative. In J. Chilar et al., (Eds.) CLS 39-1 The Main Session Papers from the 39th Annual Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society (pp. 32-48). Bloomington: AuthorHouse. [PDF]

Dwivedi, V. D., & Hoover, M.L. (1998). Syntactic processing by skilled bilinguals. Language Learning, 48(1), 1-29.[PDF]

Dwivedi, V. D. (1996). Modality and discourse processing. In S. Montrul & M. Kessler Robb, (Eds.) McGill Working Papers in Linguistics, 12 (pp. 17-52). Montreal, QC: Department of Linguistics, McGill University. [PDF]