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Journal articles (Please email me or go here for PDF reprints)

Balota, D. A., Yap, M. J., Cortese, M. J., & Watson, J. M. (2008). Beyond mean response latency: Response time distributional analyses of semantic priming. Journal of Memory & Language, 59, 495-523.

Balota, D. A., Yap, M. J., Cortese, M. J., Hutchison, K. A., Kessler, B., Loftis, B., Neely, J. H., Nelson, D. L., Simpson, G. B., & Treiman, R. (2007). The English Lexicon Project. Behavior Research Methods, 39. 445-459. 

Balota, D. A., Cortese, M. J., Sergent-Marshall, S., Spieler, D. H., & Yap, M. J. (2004). Visual word recognition of single syllable words. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 133, 336-345.

Castel, A. D., Balota, D. A., Hutchison, K. A., Logan, J. M., & Yap, M. J. (2007). Spatial attention and response control in healthy younger and older adults and individuals with Alzheimer's disease: Evidence for disproportionate selection impairments in the Simon task. Neuropsychology, 21, 170-182.

Goh, W. D., Suárez, L., Yap, M. J., & Tan, S. H. (2009). Distributional analyses in auditory lexical decision: Neighborhood density and word-frequency effects. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 16, 882-887.

Kang, S. H. K., Balota, D. A., & Yap, M. J. (2009). Pathway control in visual word processing: Converging evidence from recognition memory. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 16, 692-698.

McAuley, T., Yap, M., Christ, S. E., & White, D. A. (2006). Revisiting inhibitory control across the life span: Insights from the Ex-Gaussian distribution. Developmental Neuropsychology, 29, 447-458.

Tse, C-S., Balota, D. A., Yap, M. J., Duchek, J. M., & McCabe, D. P. (2010). Effects of healthy aging and early-stage dementia of the Alzheimer's type on components of response time distributions in three attention tasks. Neuropsychology, 24, 300-315.

Yap, D. F., So, W. C., Yap, M. J., Tan, Y. Q., & Teoh, R. L. S. (in press). Iconic gestures prime words. Cognitive Science.

Yap, M. J., & Balota, D. A. (2007). Additive and interactive effects on response time distributions in visual word recognition. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition, 33, 274-296.

Yap, M. J., & Balota, D. A. (2009). Visual word recognition of multisyllabic words. Journal of Memory & Language, 60, 502-529.

Yap, M. J., Balota, D. A., Cortese, M. J., & Watson, J. M. (2006). Single versus dual process models of lexical decision performance: Insights from RT distributional analysis. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 32, 1324-1344.

Yap, M. J., Balota, D. A., Tse, C.-S., & Besner, D. (2008). On the additive effects of stimulus quality and word frequency in lexical decision: Evidence for opposing interactive influences revealed by RT distributional analyses. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition, 34, 495-513.

Yap, M. J., Rickard Liow, S. J., Jalil, S. B., & Faizal, S. S. B. (in press). The Malay lexicon project: A database of lexical statistics for 9,592 words. Behavior Research Methods.

Yap, M. J., Tse, C.-S., & Balota, D. A. (2009). Individual differences in the joint effects of semantic priming and word frequency: The role of lexical integrity. Journal of Memory & Language, 61, 303-325.

Yarkoni, T., Balota, D. A., & Yap, M. J. (2008). Beyond Coltheart's N: A new measure of orthographic similarity. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 15, 971-979.

Book chapters

Balota, D. A., & Yap, M. J. (2005). Visual word recognition. In K. Brown (Ed.), The Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics (2nd Edition). Oxford, UK: Elsevier.

Balota, D. A., & Yap, M. J. (2006). Attentional control and flexible lexical processing: Explorations of the magic moment of word recognition. In S. Andrews (Ed.), From inkmarks to ideas: Current issues in lexical processing (pp.229-258). New York: Psychology Press.

Balota, D., Yap, M. J., & Cortese, M. J. (2006). Visual word recognition: The journey from features to meaning (A travel update). In M. Traxler & M. A. Gernsbacher (Eds.) Handbook of psycholinguistics (2nd edition) (pp. 285-375). Amsterdam: Academic Press.

Balota, D. A., Yap, M. J., Hutchison, K.A., & Cortese, M. J. (in press). Megastudies: Large scale analysis of lexical processes. In James S. Adelman (Ed). Visual word recognition.