Publications

[all publications] [refereed journal articles only]

69 results
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[69] Barner, D., Athanasopoulou, A., Chu, J., Lewis, M. L., Marchand, E., Schneider, R. M., Frank, M. C. (). A one-year classroom-randomized trial of mental abacus instruction for first- and second-grade students.
[68] Brooks, N. B., Barner, D., Frank, M. C., Goldin-Meadow, S. (). The role of gesture in supporting mental representations: The case of mental abacus arithmetic. [pdf] [repository]
[67] Frank, M. C., Bergelson, E., Bergmann, C., Cristia, A., Floccia, C., Gervain, J., Hamlin, J. K., Hannon, E. E., Kline, M., Levelt, C., Lew-Williams, C., Nazzi, T., Panneton, R., Rabagliati, H., Soderstrom, M., Sullivan, J., Waxman, S., Yurovsky, D. (). A collaborative approach to infant research: Promoting reproducibility, best practices, and theory-building. [pdf]
[66] Frank, M. C., Emilsson, A. G., Peloquin, B., Goodman, N. D., Potts, C. (). Rational speech act models of pragmatic reasoning in reference games. [pdf] [repository]
[65] Hawkins, R. X. D., Smith, E. N., Students, P. 254, Frank, M. C. (). Improving the replicability of psychological science through pedagogy. [pdf] [repository]
[64] Horowitz, A. C., Schneider, R. M., Frank, M. C. (). The trouble with quantifiers: Explaining children's deficits in scalar implicature. [pdf] [repository]
[63] Lewis, M. L., Braginsky, M., Tsuji, S., Bergmann, C., Piccinini, P., Cristia, A., Frank, M. C. (). A quantitative synthesis of early language acquisition using meta-analysis. [pdf] [repository]
[62] MacDonald, K., Yurovsky, D., Frank, M. C. (). Social cues modulate the representations underlying cross-situational learning. [pdf] [repository]
[61] Nordmeyer, A. E., Frank, M. C. (). Uninformative negation is infelicitous to both adults and children. [pdf] [repository]
[60] Nordmeyer, A. E., Frank, M. C. (). Negation is only hard to process when it is pragmatically infelicitous. [pdf]
[59] Räsänen, O., Doyle, G., Frank, M. C. (). Pre-linguistic rhythmic segmentation of speech into syllabic units.
[58] Srinivasan, M., Wagner, K., Frank, M. C., Barner, D. (). The role of design and training in artifact expertise: The case of mental abacus and visual attention. [pdf] [repository]
[57] Yoon, E. J., Frank, M. C. (). Developmental gains in speed and accuracy in the processing of ad-hoc implicatures. [pdf] [repository]
in press
[56] Casillas, M. C., Frank, M. C. (). Cues to turn boundary projection in adults and preschoolers. Journal of Memory and Language. [pdf] [repository]
[55] Goodman, N. D., Frank, M. C. (). Pragmatic language interpretation as probabilistic inference. Trends in Cognitive Sciences. [pdf]
[54] Lewis, M. L., Frank, M. C. (). Understanding the effect of social context on learning: A replication of Xu and Tenenbaum (2007b). Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. [pdf] [repository]
[53] Meylan, S. C., Roy, B. C., Frank, M. C., Levy, R. (). The emergence of an abstract grammatical category in children's early speech. Psychological Science. [pdf] [repository]
[52] Ouyang, L., Boroditsky, L., Frank, M. C. (). Semantic coherence facilitates distributional learning of word meaning. Cognitive Science. [pdf] [repository]
[51] Sullivan, J., Frank, M. C., Barner, D. (). Intensive math training does not affect approximate number acuity: Evidence from a three-year longitudinal curriculum intervention. Journal of Numerical Cognition. [pdf]
[50] Yurovsky, D., Case, S., Frank, M. C. (). Preschoolers flexibly adapt to noisy linguistic input. Psychological Science. [pdf] [repository]
2016
[49] Anderson, C. J., Bahnik, S., Barnett-Cowan, M., Bosco, F. A., Chandler, J., Chartier, C. R., ..., Zuni, K. (). Response to a comment on "Estimating the reproducibility of psychological science". Science, 351, 1037. [pdf]
[48] Barner, D., Alvarez, G. A., Sullivan, J., Brooks, N. B., Srinivasan, M., Frank, M. C. (). Learning mathematics in a visuospatial format: A randomized, controlled trial of mental abacus instruction. Child Development. [pdf] [repository]
[47] Frank, M. C. (). Chasing the Rubicon? Review of "Chaser: Unlocking the Genius of the Dog Who Knows a Thousand Words". American Journal of Psychology, 129, 99-104. [pdf]
[46] Frank, M. C. (). Comment on "Math at home adds up to achievment in school". Science, 351, 1161. [pdf] [repository]
[45] Frank, M. C., Braginsky, M., Yurovsky, D., Marchman, V. A. (). Wordbank: An open repository for developmental vocabulary data. Journal of Child Language. [pdf]
[44] Frank, M. C., Sugarman, E., Horowitz, A. C., Lewis, M. L., Yurovsky, D. (). Using tablets to collect data from young children. Journal of Cognition and Development, 17, 1-17. [pdf] [repository]
[43] Horowitz, A. C., Frank, M. C. (). Children's pragmatic inferences as a route for learning about the world. Child Development, 87, 807-819. [pdf] [repository]
[42] Lewis, M. L., Frank, M. C. (). The length of words reflects their conceptual complexity. Cognition, 153, 182-195. [pdf] [repository]
[41] Lewis, M. L., Frank, M. C. (). Linguistic structure emerges through the interaction of memory constraints and communicative pressures. Commentary on M. Christiansen & N. Chater, The Now-or-Never Bottleneck: A Fundamental Constraint on Language. Behavioral and Brain Sciences. [pdf]
[40] Waskom, M. L., Frank, M. C., Wagner, A. D. (). Adaptive engagement of cognitive control in context-dependent decision-making. Cerebral Cortex. [pdf] [repository]
2015
[39] Goodman, N. D., Frank, M. C., Griffiths, T. L., Tenenbaum, J. B., Battaglia, P. W., Hamrick, J. B. (). Relevant and robust: A response to Marcus and Davis (2013). Psychological Science, 26, 539–541. [pdf]
[38] Hall, S. S., Frank, M. C., Pusiol, G. T., Farzin, F., Lightbody, A. A., Reiss, A. L. (). Quantifying naturalistic social gaze in fragile X syndrome using a novel eye tracking paradigm. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part B: Neuropsychiatric Genetics. [pdf]
[37] Horowitz, A. C., Frank, M. C. (). Young children's developing sensitivity to discourse continuity as a cue for inferring reference. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 129, 84–97. [pdf] [repository]
[36] Phillips, J., Ong, D. C., Surtees, A. D. R., Xin, Y., Williams, S., Saxe, R., Frank, M. C. (). A second look at automatic theory of mind: Reconsidering Kovács, Téglás, and Endress (2010). Psychological Science. [pdf] [repository]
[35] Potts, C., Lassiter, D., Levy, R., Frank, M. C. (). Embedded implicatures as pragmatic inferences under compositional lexical uncertainty. Journal of Semantics. [pdf] [repository]
[34] Roy, B. C., Frank, M. C., DeCamp, P., Miller, M., Roy, D. (). Predicting the birth of a spoken word. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112, 12663–12668. [pdf] [repository]
[33] Stiller, A. J., Goodman, N. D., Frank, M. C. (). Ad-hoc implicature in preschool children. Language Learning and Development, 11, 176–190. [pdf] [repository]
[32] Yurovsky, D., Frank, M. C. (). Beyond naïve cue combination: Salience and social cues in early word learning. Developmental Science. [pdf] [repository]
[31] Yurovsky, D., Frank, M. C. (). An Integrative Account of Constraints on Cross-Situational Learning. Cognition, 145, 53-62. [pdf] [repository]
[30] Open Science Collaboration (). Estimating the reproducibility of psychological science. Science, 349. [pdf]
2014
[29] Frank, M. C., Amso, D., Johnson, S. P. (). Visual search and attention to faces during early infancy. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 118, 13–26. [pdf]
[28] Frank, M. C., Goodman, N. D. (). Inferring word meanings by assuming that speakers are informative. Cognitive Psychology, 75, 80–96. [pdf] [repository]
[27] Nordmeyer, A. E., Frank, M. C. (). The role of context in young children's comprehension of negation. Journal of Memory and Language, 77, 25–39. [pdf] [repository]
[26] Rohde, H., Frank, M. C. (). Markers of Topical Discourse in Child-Directed Speech. Cognitive Science, 38, 1634–1661. [pdf]
[25] Yoon, J. M., Witthoft, N., Winawer, J., Frank, M. C., Everett, D. L., Gibson, E. (). Cultural differences in perceptual reorganization in US and Pirahã adults. PloS ONE, 9, e110225. [pdf]
2013
[24] Frank, M. C. (). Throwing out the bayesian baby with the optimal bathwater: Response to Endress (2013). Cognition, 128, 417–423. [pdf]
[23] Frank, M. C., Tenenbaum, J. B., Fernald, A. (). Social and discourse contributions to the determination of reference in cross-situational word learning. Language, Learning, and Development, 9, 1-24. [pdf]
[22] Frank, M. C., Tenenbaum, J. B., Gibson, E. (). Learning and long-term retention of large-scale artificial languages. PloS ONE, 8, e52500. [pdf] [repository]
[21] Kurumada, C., Meylan, S. C., Frank, M. C. (). Zipfian frequency distributions facilitate word segmentation in context. Cognition, 127, 439–453. [pdf]
[20] Luong, M. T., Frank, M. C., Johnson, M. (). Parsing entire discourses as very long strings: Capturing topic continuity in grounded language learning. Transactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics, 1, 315–326. [pdf]
2012
[19] Frank, M. C., Fedorenko, E., Lai, P., Saxe, R., Gibson, E. (). Verbal interference suppresses exact numerical representation. Cognitive Psychology, 64, 74–92. [pdf] [repository]
[18] Frank, M. C., Goodman, N. D. (). Predicting pragmatic reasoning in language games. Science, 336, 998. [pdf]
[17] Frank, M. C., Saxe, R. (). Teaching replication. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 7, 595–599. [pdf]
[16] Frank, M. C., Vul, E., Saxe, R. (). Measuring the development of social attention using free-viewing. Infancy, 17, 355–375. [pdf] [repository]
[15] Shafto, P., Goodman, N. D., Frank, M. C. (). Learning From Others: The Consequences of Psychological Reasoning for Human Learning. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 7, 341–351. [pdf]
[14] Open Science Collaboration (). An open, large-scale, collaborative effort to estimate the reproducibility of psychological science. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 7, 657–660. [pdf]
2011
[13] Frank, M. C., Barner, D. (). Representing exact number visually using mental abacus. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 141, 131–149. [pdf]
[12] Frank, M. C., Gibson, E. (). Overcoming memory limitations in rule learning. Language Learning and Development, 7, 130–148. [pdf]
[11] Frank, M. C., Tenenbaum, J. B. (). Three ideal observer models for rule learning in simple languages. Cognition, 120, 360–371. [pdf] [repository]
2010
[10] Frank, M. C., Goldwater, S., Griffiths, T. L., Tenenbaum, J. B. (). Modeling human performance in statistical word segmentation. Cognition, 117, 107–125. [pdf] [repository]
2009
[9] Fletcher-Watson, S., Leekam, S. R., Benson, V., Frank, M., Findlay, J. (). Eye-movements reveal attention to social information in autism spectrum disorder. Neuropsychologia, 47, 248–257. [pdf]
[8] Frank, M. C., Goodman, N. D., Tenenbaum, J. B. (). Using speakers' referential intentions to model early cross-situational word learning. Psychological Science, 20, 578–585. [pdf] [repository]
[7] Frank, M. C., Slemmer, J. A., Marcus, G. F., Johnson, S. P. (). Information from multiple modalities helps 5-month-olds learn abstract rules. Developmental Science, 12, 504–509. [pdf]
[6] Frank, M. C., Vul, E., Johnson, S. P. (). Development of infants' attention to faces during the first year. Cognition, 110, 160–170. [pdf]
[5] Johnson, S. P., Fernandes, K. J., Frank, M. C., Kirkham, N., Marcus, G., Rabagliati, H., Slemmer, J. A. (). Abstract rule learning for visual sequences in 8-and 11-month-olds. Infancy, 14, 2–18. [pdf]
2008
[4] Frank, M. C., Everett, D. L., Fedorenko, E., Gibson, E. (). Number as a cognitive technology: Evidence from Pirahã language and cognition. Cognition, 108, 819–824. [pdf] [repository]
[3] Johnson, S. P., Davidow, J., Hall-Haro, C., Frank, M. C. (). Development of perceptual completion originates in information acquisition. Developmental Psychology, 44, 1214. [pdf]
[2] Oppenheimer, D. M., Frank, M. C. (). A rose in any other font would not smell as sweet: Effects of perceptual fluency on categorization. Cognition, 106, 1178–1194. [pdf]
2007
[1] Winawer, J., Witthoft, N., Frank, M. C., Wu, L., Wade, A. R., Boroditsky, L. (). Russian blues reveal effects of language on color discrimination. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 104, 7780–7785. [pdf]