The University of Iowa

Larissa Samuelson

Larissa Samuelson
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Indiana University, 2000
E123 SSH
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Word learning and category formation; dynamic systems theory; neural field and connectionist models of word learning and development; role of domain-general processes in cognitive development

Representative Publications: 

McMurray, B.A, Horst, J.S., & Samuelson L.K. (in press). Using Your Lexicon at Two Timescales: Investigating the interplay of word learning and recognition. Psychological Review.

Samuelson L.K. , Smith L.B. , Perry L.K. , Spencer J.P. (2011), Grounding Word Learning in Space. PLoS ONE 6(12): e28095. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0028095


Perry, L.K. & Samuelson, L.K. (2011). The Shape of the Vocabulary Predicts the Shape of the Bias. Frontiers in Psychology,2:345. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2011.00345


Spencer, J. P., Perone, S., Smith, L. B., & Samuelson, L.K. (2011). Learning words in space and time: Probing the mechanisms behind the suspicious-coincidence effect.Psychological Science, 22(8), 1049-1057.