The Spatial Coding Model

Davis, C. J. (2010). The spatial coding model of visual word identification. Psychological Review, 117, 713-758. PDF.


To run simulations using the spatial coding model, download the simulator.

After downloading the zip file, extract it to a folder of your choice and run the executable (SCM_Simulator.exe).

The current version of the manual is here.


Some other relevant papers

McCormick, S. F., Davis, C. J., & Brysbaert, M. (in press). Embedded words in visual word recognition: Does the left hemisphere see the rain in brain? Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition.

Crepaldi, D., Rastle, K., & Davis, C. J. (2010). Morphemes in their place: Evidence for position specific identification of suffixes. Memory & Cognition, 38, 312-321.

Davis, C. J. (2010). SOLAR versus SERIOL revisited. European Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 22, 695-724.PDF

Bowers, J.S., Damian, M. F., & Davis, C.J. (2009a). A fundamental limitation of conjunctive codes in PDP models of cognition: Comments on Botvinick and Plaut (2006). Psychological Review, 116, 986-997.

Bowers, J. S. & Davis, C. J. (2009). Learning representations of wordforms with recurrent networks: Comment on Sibley, Kello, Plaut, & Elman (2009). Cognitive Science, 33, 1183-1186.

Davis, C. J., Perea, M., & Acha, J. (2009). Re(de)fining the orthographic neighbourhood: The role of addition and deletion neighbours in lexical decision and reading. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 35, 1550-1570.

Lupker, S. J., & Davis, C. J. (2009). Sandwich priming: A method for overcoming the limitations of masked priming by reducing lexical competitor effects. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition, 35, 618-639.

Van der Haegen, L., Brysbaert, M., & Davis, C. J. (2009). How does interhemispheric communication work in visual word recognition? Deciding between early and late integration accounts of the split fovea theory. Brain and Language, 108, 112-21.

Lupker, S. J., Perea, M. & Davis, C. J. (2008). Transposed-letter effects: Consonants, vowels and letter frequency. Language & Cognitive Processes, 23, 93-116.

Perry, J., Lupker, S. J., & Davis, C. J. (2008). An evaluation of the interactive-activation model using masked partial-word priming. Language & Cognitive Processes. 23, 36-68.

Davis, C. J. & Bowers, J. S. (2006). Contrasting five theories of letter position coding. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 32, 535-557.

Davis, C. J. & Lupker, S. J. (2006). Masked inhibitory priming in English: Evidence for lexical inhibition. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 32, 668-687.

Bowers, J. S., Davis, C. J., & Hanley, D. A. (2005a). Automatic semantic activation of embedded words: Is there a 'hat' in 'that'? Journal of Memory and Language, 52, 131-143.

Bowers, J. S., Davis, C. J., & Hanley, D. A. (2005b). Interfering neighbours: The impact of novel word learning on the identification of visually similar words. Cognition, 97, 45-54.

Davis, C. J. & Taft, M. (2005). More words in the neighborhood: Interference in lexical decision due to deletion neighbors. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 12, 904-910.

Davis, C. J. (2005). N-Watch: A program for deriving neighborhood size and other psycholinguistic statistics. Behavior Research Methods, 37, 65-70.

Davis, C. J. & Bowers, J. S. (2004). What do letter migration errors reveal about letter position coding in visual word recognition? Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 30, 923-941.

Andrews, S., & Davis, C. J. (1999). Interactive activation accounts of morphological decomposition: Finding the trap in mousetrap?, Brain and Language, 68, 355-361.

Davis, C. J. (2006). Orthographic input coding: A review of behavioural data and current models. In S. Andrews (Ed.), From inkmarks to ideas: Current issues in lexical processing. Hove, UK. Psychology Press.

Davis, C. J. (2003). Factors underlying masked priming effects in competitive network models of visual word recognition In S. Kinoshita & S. J. Lupker (Eds), Masked Priming: The State of the Art. Philadelphia: Psychology Press.



Colin J. Davis, August 2010

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