Davis, J.D., Winkielman, P. & Coulson, S. (2017). Sensorimotor simulation and emotion processing: Impairing facial action increases semantic retrieval demands. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience. doi:10.3758/s13415-017-0503-2. davisetal-2017


Coulson, S and Lai, VT (2016) Editorial: The Metaphorical Brain. Front. Hum. Neurosci. 9:699-702. Request Reprint


Coulson, S. (2015). Frame-shifting and frame semantics: Joke comprehension on the space structuring model. In: Brône, Geert, Feyaerts, Kurt, & Veale, Tony (Eds.), Cognitive Linguistics and Humor Research. Berlin, New York: Mouton de Gruyter, pp. 167-190. Request Reprint

Coulson, S., Davenport, T., Knoeferle, P., & Creel, S. (2015). Time Course of Metaphor Comprehension in the Visual World. In: Noelle, D. C., Dale, R., Warlaumont, A. S., Yoshimi, J., Matlock, T., Jennings, C. D., & Maglio, P. P. (Eds.) (2015). Proceedings of the 37th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society, pp. 465-470. Request Reprint

Davis, J. D., Winkielman, P., & Coulson, S. (2015). Facial Action and Emotional Language: ERP Evidence that Blocking Facial Feedback Selectively Impairs Sentence Comprehension. Journal of Cognitive NeuroscienceRequest Reprint

Wu, Y.C., Chinh, B., & Coulson, S. (2015). Visuo-spatial Working Memory and the Comprehension of Iconic Gestures. In: Noelle, D. C., Dale, R., Warlaumont, A. S., Yoshimi, J., Matlock, T., Jennings, C. D., & Maglio, P. P. (Eds.) (2015). Proceedings of the 37th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society, pp. 2673-2678. Request Reprint

Wu, Y. C., & Coulson, S. (2015). Iconic Gestures Facilitate Discourse Comprehension in Individuals With Superior Immediate Memory for Body Configurations. Psychological science, vol. 26 no. 11 1717-1727. Request Reprint


Bardolph, M., & Coulson, S. (2014). How vertical hand movements impact brain activity elicited by literally and metaphorically related words: an ERP study of embodied metaphor. Frontiers in human neuroscience, 8. Request Reprint

Coulson, S. & Wu, Ying Choon. (2014). 187. Multimodal Discourse Comprehension. In: Müller, Cornelia, Alan Cienki, Ellen Fricke, Silva H. Ladewig and David McNeill (eds.), Body – Language – Communication / Körper – Sprache – Kommunikation. Vol. 2. Handbücher zur Sprach- und Kom­munikationswissenschaft / Handbooks of Linguistics and Communication Science. Berlin, New York: Mouton de Gruyter. Request Reprint

Kemmer, L, Coulson, S, and Kutas, M. (2014). Grammatical number agreement processing using the visual half-field paradigm: An event-related brain potential study, International Journal of Psychophysiology, Available online 8 December 2013, ISSN 0167-8760, Reprint

Wu, Y. C., & Coulson, S. (2014). A Psychometric Measure of Working Memory Capacity for Configured Body Movement. PloS one, 9(1), e84834. Request Reprint

Wu, Y.C., & Coulson, S. (2014). Co-speech Iconic Gestures and Visuo-Spatial Working Memory. Acta Psychologica 153: 39-50. Request Reprint


Brang, D., Miller, L. E., McQuire, M., Ramachandran, V. S., & Coulson, S. (2013). Enhanced mental rotation ability in time-space synesthesia. Cognitive processing, 1-6. Request Reprint

Davenport, T., & Coulson, S. (2013). Hemispheric asymmetry in interpreting novel literal language an event-related potential study. Neuropsychologia 51: 907-921. Request Reprint


Coulson, S. (2012). Cognitive Neuroscience of Figurative Language. In M.J. Spivey, M. Joanisse, & K. McCrae (Eds.). The Cambridge Handbook of Psycholinguistics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 523-540. Request Reprint

Coulson, S. & Davenport, T. (2012). Cognitive neuroscience of creative language: The poetic and the prosaic. In M. Faust (Ed.), The Handbook of the Neuropsychology of Language. Berlin: Blackwell Publishing, pp. 386-405. Request Reprint


Brang, D, Teuscher, U, Miller, LE, Ramachandran, VS, & Coulson, S. (2011). Handedness and calendar orientations in time-space synesthesia. Journal of Neuropsychology. 5, p. 323–332. Request Reprint

Brang, D, Kanai, S, Ramachandran, VS, & Coulson, S. (2011). Contextual Priming in Grapheme-Color Synesthetes and Yoked Controls: 400 milliseconds in the life of a synesthete. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. 23, pp. 1681–1696. doi:10.1162/jocn.2010.21486 Request Reprint

Brang, D.,Rouw, R., Ramachandran, R. and Coulson, S. (2011) . Similarly shaped letters evoke similar colors in grapheme-color synesthesia. Neuropsychologia 49, p. 1355–1358. Request Reprint

Collins, J., Pecher, D., Zeelenberg, R., & Coulson, S. (2011). Modality switching in a property verification task: An ERP study of what happens when candles flicker after high heels click. Frontiers in Psychology 2. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2011.00010 Request Reprint

Davenport, T. & Coulson, S. (2011). Predictability and novelty in literal language comprehension: An event-related potential study. Brain Research 1418, 78-82. doi: 10.1016/j.brainres.2011.07.039. Request Reprint

Wu, YC & Coulson, S. (2011). Are depictive gestures like pictures? Commonalities and differences in semantic processing. Brain & Language 119, p. 184-195. Request Reprint


Boudreau, C., Coulson, S., and McCubbins, M.D. (2010). Pathways to persuasion: How neuroscience can inform the study of law. In Michael Freeman (Ed.), Law and Neuroscience. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 395-406. Request Reprint

Brang, D., Hubbard, EM, Coulson, S, Huang, M, Ramachandran, VS. (2010). Magnetoencephalography reveals early activation of V4 in grapheme-color synesthesia. NeuroImage 53, 268-274. Request Reprint

Brang, D, Teuscher, U, Ramachandran, VS, & Coulson, S. (2010). Temporal sequences, synesthetic mappings, and cultural biases: The geography of time. Consciousness & Cognition 19: 311-320. Request Reprint

Brone, G. & Coulson, S. (2010). Processing deliberate ambiguity in newspaper headlines: Double grounding. Discourse Processes 47, pp. 212 – 236. Request Reprint

Coulson, S. (2010). Language and communication – brain substrate. In: Koob G.F., Le Moal M. and Thompson R.F. (eds.) Encyclopedia of Behavioral Neuroscience, Vol 2, pp. 137–144. Oxford: Academic Press. Request Reprint

Coulson, S. & Brang, D. (2010). Sentence context affects the brain response to masked words. Brain & Language 113, pp. 149-155. Request Reprint

Coulson, S. & Lovett, C. (2010). Comprehension of non-conventional indirect requests: An event-related brain potential study. Italian Journal of Linguistics/Rivista di Linguistica 22, pp. 107-124. Request Reprint

Regel, S., Coulson, S, & Gunter, TC. (2010). The communicative style of a speaker can affect language comprehension? ERP evidence from the comprehension of irony. Brain Research 1311, pp. 121-135. Request Reprint

Teuscher, U., Brang, D., Ramachandran, V.S., & Coulson, S. (2010). Spatial cueing in time-space synesthetes: an event-related brain potential study. Brain & Cognition 74, pp. 35-46. Request Reprint

Wu, Y.C. & Coulson, S. (2010). Gestures modulate speech processing early in utterances. NeuroReport 21, pp 522-526. Request Reprint


Boudreau, C., McCubbins, M., & Coulson, S. (2009). Knowing when to trust others: An ERP study of decision-making after receiving information from unknown people. Social, Cognitive, and Affective Neurosciences 4: 23-34. Request Reprint

Coulson, S., & Cánovas, C. P. (2009). Understanding Timelines: Conceptual Metaphor and Conceptual Integration. Cognitive Semiotics, 5(1-2), 198-219. Request Reprint


Brang, D., Edwards, L., Ramachandran, V.S., & Coulson, S. (2008). Is the sky 2? Contextual priming in grapheme-color synaesthesia. Psychological Science 19: 421-428. Request Reprint

Coulson, S. (2008). Framing and blending in persuasive discourse. In Rema Rossini Favretti (Ed.), Frames, Corpora, and Knowledge Representation. Bologna: Bononia University Press, pp. 33-42. Request Reprint

Coulson, S. (2008). Metaphor comprehension and the brain. In R.W. Gibbs (Ed.) Metaphor and Thought, 3rd edition. Cambridge & New York: Cambridge University Press. Request Reprint

Oakley, T. & Coulson, S. (2008). Connecting the dots: Mental spaces and metaphoric language in discourse. In T. Oakley & A. Hougaard (Eds.) Mental Spaces in Discourse and Interaction. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, pp. 27-50. Request Reprint

Teuscher, U., McQuire, M., Collins, J., & Coulson, S. (2008). Congruity effects in time and space: Behavioral and ERP measures. Cognitive Science 32: 563-578. Request Reprint


Coulson, S. (2007). Electrifying Results: ERP Data and Cognitive Linguistics. In Gonzalez-Marquez, M, Mittelberg, I, Coulson, S, and Spivey, M. (Eds.), Methods in Cognitive Linguistics. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, pp. 400-427. Request Reprint

Coulson, S. & Severens, E. (2007). Hemispheric asymmetry and pun comprehension: When cowboys have sore calves. Brain & Language 100:172-187.Request Reprint

Coulson, S. & Van Petten, C. (2007). A special role for the right hemisphere in metaphor comprehension: An ERP Study. Brain Research 1146: 128-145. Request Reprint

Kiang, M., Light, G.A., Prugh, J., Coulson, S., Braff, D.L., & Kutas, M. (2007). Cognitive, neurophysiological, and functional correlates of proverb interpretation abnormalities in schizophrenia. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society. 13(4):653-663. Request Reprint

Wu, Y.C. & Coulson, S. (2007). How iconic gestures enhance communication: An ERP study. Brain & Language 101:234-245. Request Reprint

Wu, Y.C. & Coulson, S. (2007). Iconic gestures prime related concepts: An ERP study. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review 14:57-63. Request Reprint


Bergen, B. & Coulson, S. (2006). Frame-shifting humor in simulation-based language understanding. IEEE Intelligent Systems 21(2): 59-62. Request Reprint

Coulson, S. (2006). Conceptual Blending in Thought, Rhetoric, and Ideology. In G. Kristiansen & R. Dirven (Eds.), Cognitive Linguistics: Current Applications and Future Perspectives. Amsterdam: John H. Benjamins, pp. 187-210. Request Reprint

Coulson, S. (2006). Constructing meaning. Metaphor & Symbol 21: 245-266. Request Reprint

Coulson, S. (2006). Metaphor and Conceptual Blending. In Keith Brown (Editor-in-Chief), Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, 2nd Edition. Oxford: Elsevier, pp. 32-39. Request Reprint

Coulson, S. & Oakley, T. (2006).  Purple Persuasion: Conceptual Blending and Deliberative Rhetoric.  In J. Luchenbroers, (Ed.) Cognitive Linguistics: Investigations across languages, fields, and philosophical boundaries. Amsterdam: John H. Benjamins, pp. 47-65. Request Reprint

Coulson, S. & Pascual, E. (2006). For the sake of argument: Mourning the unborn and reviving the dead through conceptual blending. Annual Review of Cognitive Linguistics 4: 153-181. Request Reprint

Coulson, S., Urbach, TP, & Kutas, M. (2006). Looking back: Joke comprehension and the space structuring model. Humor 19(3): 229-250. Request Reprint

Flor, NV, Coulson, S, & Maglio, PP. (2006). Schema blending and stable structure in online social systems. International Journal of Web Based Communities 2(2): 143-159.  Request Reprint


Coulson, S. (2005). Extemporaneous blending: Conceptual integration in humorous discourse from talk radio. Style 39(2):107-122. Request Reprint

Coulson, S. (2005). The Literal/Nonliteral Distinction. In S. Coulson & B. Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk (Eds.) The Literal and the Nonliteral in Language and Thought. Berlin: Peter Lang, pp. 9-22.

Coulson, S. (2005). Sarcasm and the Space Structuring Model. In S. Coulson & B. Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk (Eds.) The Literal and the Nonliteral in Language and Thought. Berlin: Peter Lang, pp. 129-144. coulson05_SSM

Coulson, S. (2005). What’s so funny? Cognitive semantics and jokes. Cognitive Psychopathology/Psicopatologia cognitive 2(3): 67-78.

Coulson, S., Federmeier, K.D., Van Petten, C., & Kutas, M. (2005). Right hemisphere sensitivity to word- and sentence- level context: Evidence from event-related brain potentials. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition 31: 129-147. Request Reprint

Coulson, S. & Oakley, T. (2005). Blending and coded meaning: Literal and figurative meanings in cognitive semantics. Journal of Pragmatics 37: 1510-1536. Request Reprint

Coulson, S. & Matlock, T. (2005). Cognitive Science. Coulson, S. Entry in Handbook of Pragmatics. (Ed.) Jan Blommaert. Wilrijk, Belgium: International Pragmatics Research Center. Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins. Request Reprint

Coulson, S. & Williams, R.F. (2005). Hemispheric asymmetries and joke comprehension. Neuropsychologia 43:128-141Request Reprint

Coulson, S. & Wu, Y.C. (2005). Right Hemisphere Activation of Joke-Related Information: An Event-Related Brain Potential Study. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 17:494-506. Request Reprint

Wu, Y.C. & Coulson, S. (2005). Meaningful gestures: Electrophysiological indices of iconic gesture comprehension. Psychophysiology 42: 654-667. Request Reprint


Coulson, S. (2004). Electrophysiology and Pragmatic Language Comprehension. In I. Noveck and D. Sperber (Eds.), Experimental Pragmatics. Palgrave MacMillan, 187-206. Request Reprint

Coulson, S. & Lovett, C. (2004). Handedness, Hemispheric Asymmetry, and Joke Comprehension. Cognitive Brain Research 19: 275-288. Request Reprint

Kemmer, L., Coulson, S., De Ochoa, E., & Kutas, M. (2004). Syntactic processing with aging: An event-related potential study. Psychophysiology 41: 372-384. Request Reprint


Coulson, S. (2003). Reasoning and rhetoric: Conceptual blending in political and religious rhetoric. In (Eds.) Elzbieta Oleksy and Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk (Eds.), Research and Scholarship in Integration Processes. Lodz, Poland: Lodz University Press, pp. 59-88.

Coulson, S. (2003). Review of CONTEXTS OF METAPHOR by Michiel Leezenberg. Journal of Linguistics, 39: 704-706.

Coulson, S. & Oakley, T. (2003). Metonymy and Conceptual Blending. In Klaus-Uwe Panther & Linda L. Thornburg (Eds.), Metonymy and Pragmatic Inferencing. Amsterdam: John L. Benjamins, pp. 51-79. Request Reprint


Alac, Morana & Coulson, Seana. (2002). If you YOYO, are you on your own? Apparatur: Tidsskrift for Litteratur og Kultur 4/02: 42-50.

Alac, Morana & Coulson, Seana. (2002). The man, the key, or the car: Who or what is parked out back? Odense Working Papers in Linguistics, Vol. 2, 363-387.

Coulson, S. (2002). Review of FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE AND FIGURATIVE THOUGHT by Albert N. Katz, Cristina Cacciari, Raymond Gibbs, Jr., and Mark Turner. Journal of Pragmatics, 34: 335-340. Request Reprint

Coulson, S. & Van Petten, C. (2002). Conceptual Integration and Metaphor: An ERP Study. Memory & Cognition 30: 958-968. Reprinted in The Cognitive Linguistics Reader, Edited by Vyvyan Evans, Benjamin Bergen & Jorg Zinken (2007), pp. 106-124. Request Reprint


Coulson, S. & Kutas, M. (2001). Getting it: Human event-related brain response to jokes in good and poor comprehenders. Neuroscience Letters 316: 71-74. Request Reprint

Coulson, S. & Matlock, T. (2001). Metaphor and the space structuring model. Metaphor & Symbol 16(3): 295-316. Request Reprint


Coulson, S. & Oakley, T. (2000). Blending Basics. Cognitive Linguistics 11-3/4: 175-196. Request Reprint

Kutas, M., Federmeier, K., Coulson, S., King, J.W., Muente, T.F. (2000). Language. In J.T. Cacioppo, L.G. Tassinary, & G.G. Berntson (Eds.), Handbook of Psychophysiology, 2nd ed.   Cambridge University Press, pp. 576-601. Request Reprint


Coulson, S. & Fauconnier, G. (1999). Fake Guns and Stone Lions: Conceptual Blending and Privative Adjectives.  In B. Fox, D. Jurafsky, & L. Michaelis (Eds.) Cognition and Function in Language.  Palo Alto, CA: CSLI, pp. 143-158. Request Reprint

Grady, J., Oakley, T., & Coulson, S. (1999). Conceptual Blending and Metaphor.  In R. Gibbs (Ed.) Metaphor in Cognitive Linguistics.  Amsterdam & Philadelphia: John Benjamins, pp. 101-124. Reprinted in The Cognitive Linguistics Reader, Edited by Vyvyan Evans, Benjamin Bergen & Jorg Zinken (2007), pp. 420-440. Request Reprint

Van Petten, C., Coulson, S., Plante, E., Rubin, S., & Parks, M. (1999). Timecourse of word identification and semantic integration in spoken language. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition 25 (2): 394-417. Request Reprint


Coulson, S., King, J.W., Kutas, M. (1998a). Expect the unexpected: Event-related brain response to morphosyntactic violations.  Language and Cognitive Processes 13 (1): 21-58. Request Reprint

Coulson, S., King, J.W., Kutas, M. (1998b). ERPs and domain specificity: Beating a straw horse. Language and Cognitive Processes 13 (6): 653-672. Request Reprint


Coulson, S. (1996). The Menendez Brothers Virus: Analogical Mapping in Blended Spaces.  In Adele Goldberg (Ed.) Conceptual Structure, Discourse, and Language. Palo Alto, CA: CSLI, pp. 67-81.

Flor, N. & Coulson, S. (1996). Activity without intersubjectivity: A case study of side-by-side collaborative problem-solving. Cognitive Science Studies: Bulletin of the Japanese Cognitive Science Society 3: 63-76. Request Reprint


Coulson, S. (1995, 2003). Cognitive Science. Entry in Handbook of Pragmatics. (Ed.) Jan Blommaert. Wilrijk, Belgium: International Pragmatics Research Center. Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins. Request Reprint


Coulson, S. & Flor, N. (1994). Rational choice and framing devices: Argumentation and computer programmers. Proceedings of the sixteenth annual conference of the cognitive science society. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, pp. 219-224.


Valian, V. & Coulson, S. (1988). Anchor points in language learning: The role of marker frequency. Journal of Memory and Language 27 (1): 71-86. Request Reprint