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Berent, I. and Platt, M. (2022) Is Phonology Embodied? Evidence from Mechanical Stimulation. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research.


Berent, I. (2021). Can we get human nature right? Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 118 (39) e2108274118.

Berent, I. (2021). Can the mind command the body? Cognitive Science, 45(2), e13067.

Berent, I., de la Cruz-Pavía, I., Brentari, D., & Gervain, J. (2021). Infants differentially extract rules from language. Scientific Reports.

Berent, I., Platt, M., & Sandoboe, G. M. (2021). Empiricism is natural: it arises from the collision of Dualism and Essentialism. Oxford Studies in Experimental Philosophy, vol. 4.

Berent, I., & Platt, M. (2021). The true “me”—mind or body? Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 93, p. 104100.

Berent, I. (2021). On the matter of essence. Cognition, 213, p. 104701

Berent, I., & Platt, M. (2021). Laypeople’s misconceptions towards psychiatric disorders: Brain disorders are presumed innateCognitive Science (45), e12970.

Berent, I., Bat-El, O., Andan, Q., Brentari, D., & Vaknin-Nusbaum, V. (2021). Amodal phonology. Journal of Linguistics, 57, 199-529.

Sandoboe, G., & Berent, I. (2021). The seductive allure of the brain: Dualism and lay perceptions of neuroscience.. Cognitive Neuropsychology.

Berent, I., & Platt, M. (2021).Public misconceptions about dyslexia: the role of intuitive psychology. Plos One, 16(2), e0259019

Berent (2021). Is intuitive psychology bad for psychology? Reply to Krueger. The American Journal of Psychology, Vol. 134, 125-127.

Berent, I., Vaknin-Nusbaum, V., & Galaburda, A. (2021). Phonology and phonetics in dyslexia—linked, but distinct: Evidence from dyslexia. Radical: a journal of phonology.


Berent, I. (2020). Empiricist intuitions arise from an ontological dissonance: Reply to Carruthers. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 27, 220-229. 

Berent (2020). Is intuitive psychology bad for psychology? Reply to Krueger. American Psychologist.

Berent, I., Feldman Barrett, L., & Platt, M. (2020). Essentialists biases in reasoning about emotions. Frontiers In Psychology: Cognitive Science (23). doi:

Berent, I., Bat-el, O., Brentari, D., Andan, Q., Vaknin-Nusbaum, V. (2020) Amodal phonology. Journal of Linguistics. 

Berent I, Platt M, Theodore R, Balaban E, Fried PJ and Pascual-Leone A (2020) Speech Perception Triggers Articulatory Action: Evidence From Mechanical StimulationFront. Commun. 5:34. doi: 10.3389/fcomm.2020.00034

Berent, I., Bat-el, O., Brentari, D., Platt, M. (2020) Knowledge of language transfers from speech to sign: Evidence from doubling. Cognitive Science.


Berent, I. & Marcus, G. (2019). No integration without structured representations: Reply to Pater. Language, 95, e75-e86.

Berent, 1., Platt, M., & Sandoboe, G. M. (2019). People’s intuitions about innateness. Open Mind: Discoveries in Cognitive Sciences, 101-114


Berent, I. (2018). Is markedness a confused concept? Cognitive Neuropsychology, 7, 493-499.

Andan, Q, Bat-El, O., Brentari, D., & Berent, I. (2018). ANCHORING is amodal: evidence from a signed language. Cognition, 180, 279-283


Berent, I & Dupuis, A. (2017). The unbounded productivity of (sign) language: Evidence from the Stroop task. The Mental Lexicon, 12, 309 –341

Zhao, X., & Berent, I. (2017). The basis of the syllable hierarchy: articulatory pressures or universal phonological constraints? Journal of Psycholinguistic Research.

Berent, I, Bat-El, O & Vaknin-Nusbaum, V. (2017). The double identity of doubling: Evidence for the phonology/morphology split. Cognition.

Berent, I. (2017). On the origins of phonology. Current Directions in Psychological Science.


Zhao, X., & Berent, I. (2016). Universal Restrictions on Syllable Structure: Evidence From Mandarin Chinese. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 45, 795–811.

Berent, I. (2016). Evans’s (2014) modularity myths: A mental architecture digest. Language, 92, 195-197.

Berent, I. ( 2016). Commentary: An Evaluation of Universal Grammar and the phonological mind”—UG is still a viable hypothesis. Frontiers in Language Sciences. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01029

Berent, I. & Dupuis, A. (2016).  Where does (sign) language begin? Behavioral and Brain Sciences.

Berent, I., Zhao, X. , Balaban, E. & Galaburda, A. (2016). Phonology and phonetics dissociate in dyslexia evidence from adult English speakers Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 31, 1178-1192.

Berent, I., Bat-El, O., Brentari, D., Dupuis, A., & Vaknin-Nusbaum, V. (2016). The double identity of linguistic doubling. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 113, 13702-13707.


Dupuis, A., & Berent, I. (2015). Signs are symbols: evidence from the Stroop task.  Language, Cognition, Neuroscience, 11, 1-6.

Berent, I., & Goldin-Meadow, S. (2015). Language by mouth and by hand.  Frontiers in Psychology, 6, 78-78.

Berent, I., Brem, A.-K., Zhao, X., Seligson, E., Pan, H., Epstein, J., et al. (2015). Role of the motor system in language knowledge. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112, 1983-1988.


Lennertz, T., & Berent, I. (2014). On the sonority levels of fricatives and stopsThe Mental Lexicon, 10, 88–132.

Berent, I., Dupuis, A., & Brentari, D. (2014). Phonological reduplication in sign language: Rules rule.Frontiers in Language Sciences, 5, 560.

Berent, I. (2014). Rich languages from poor inputs ed. by Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini and Robert C. Berwick (review). Language, 90, 980-983.

Berent, I., Pan, H., Zhao, X., Epstein, J., Bennett, M. L., Deshpande, V., et al. (2014). Language universals engage Broca’s area.

Tamasi, K., & Berent, I. (2014). Sensitivity to phonological universals: The case of fricatives and stops.  Journal of Psycholinguisitc research.

Gómez, D. M., Berent, I., Benavides-Varela, S., Bion, R. A. H., Cattarossi, L., Nespor, M., Mehler, J.  (2014). Language universals at birth. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.


Berent, I., Vaknin-Nusbaum, V., Balaban, E., & Galaburda, A. (2013). Phonological generalizations in dyslexia: is the grammar impaired? Cognitive Neuropsychology, 30: 285-310.

Berent, I. (2013). The phonological mind. Trends In Cognitive Sciences, 17(7), 319-327.

Berent I, Dupuis A, Brentari D (2013) Amodal Aspects of Linguistic Design. PLoS ONE 8(4): e60617. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0060617.


Berent, I., Lennertz, T., & Rosselli, M. (2012). Universal linguistic pressures and their solutions: Evidence from Spanish. The Mental Lexicon, 13, 275-305.

Berent, I., Vaknin-Nusbaum, V., Balaban, E., & Galaburda, A., M., (2012). Dyslexia impairs speech recognition but can spare phonological competence. PLoS ONE, 7(9): p. e44875. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0044875.

Berent, I. (in press). The phonological mind. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Berent, I., Wilson, C., Marcus, G., & Bemis, D. (2012). On the role of variables in phonology: Remarks on Hayes and Wilson. Linguistic Inquiry, 43.

Gervain, J., Berent, I., & Werker, J. (in press). Binding at birth: Newborns detect identity relations and sequential position in speech. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience.


Berent, I., Lennertz, T., & Smolensky, P. (2011). Markedness and misperception: It’s a two-way street. In C. E. Cairns & E. Raimy (Eds.), Handbook of the Syllable (pp. 373-394). Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill.

Berent, I. (2011). Core phonology: Evidence from grammatical universals. In L. Carlson, C. Hoelscher & T. Shipley (Eds.), Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Boston, MA: Cognitive Science Society.

Berent, I., Balaban, E., & Vaknin-Nusbaum, V. (2011). How linguistic chickens help spot spoken-eggs: phonological constraints on speech identification. Frontiers in Language Sciences, 2, doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2011.00182.
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Berent, I., Harder, K., & Lennertz, T. (2011). Phonological universals in early childhood: Evidence from sonority restrictions. Language Acquistion, 18, 281–293.

Berent, I., Lennertz, T., & Balaban, E. (2011). Language universals and misidentification: A two way street. Language and Speech, 1-20.


Berent, I., Balaban, E., Lennertz, T. & Vaknin-Nusbaum, V. (2010). Phonological universals constrain the processing of nonspeech. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 139, 418-435.

Marom, M. & Berent, I. (2010). Phonological constraints on the assembly of skeletal structure in reading. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 39, 67-88.

Berent, I., & Lennertz, T. (2010). Universal constraints on the sound structure of language: Phonological or acoustic? Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 36, 212-223.


Lewkowicz, D. & Berent, I. (2009). Sequence Learning by 4 Month-Old Infants: Do infants represent ordinal information? Child Development, 80, 1811-1823.

Berent I. (2009). Unveiling phonological universals: A linguist who asks “why” is (inter alia) an experimental psychologist. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 32, 450-451.

Berent, I., Lennertz, T., & Smolensky, P. (2009). Listeners’ knowledge of phonological universals: Evidence from nasal clusters. Phonology, 26, 75-108.


Berent, I. (2008). Are phonological representations of printed and spoken language isomorphic? Evidence from the restrictions on unattested onsets. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 34, 1288-1304.

Berent, I., & Pinker, S. (2008). Compound formation is constrained by morphology: A reply to Seidenberg, MacDonald & Haskell. The Mental Lexicon.

Berent, I., Lennertz, T., Jun, J., Moreno, M., A., & Smolensky, P. (2008). Language universals in human brains. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 105, 5321-5325. (Supporting information)


Berent, I., & Pinker, S. (2007). The Dislike of Regular Plurals in Compounds: Phonological or Morphological? The Mental Lexicon, 2, 129-181.

Berent, I., Vaknin, V., & Marcus. G. (2007). Roots, stems, and the universality of lexical representations: Evidence from Hebrew. Cognition, 104, 254-286.

Berent, I., Lennertz, T, (2007). What we know about what we have never heard: Beyond Phonetics. Reply to Peperkamp. Cognition, 104, 638-643.

Berent, I., Steriade, D., Lennertz, T & Vaknin, V. (2007). What we know about what we have never heard: Evidence from perceptual illusions. Cognition, 104, 591-630.


Berent, I., Tzelgov, J. , & Bibi, U. (2006). The autonomous computation of morphophonological structure in reading: Evidence from the Stroop task. The Mental Lexicon, 1-2, 201-230.


Berent, I., Pinker, S., Tzelgov, J., Bibi, U., & Goldfarb, L. (2005). Computation of Semantic Number from Lexical, Morphological, and Conceptual Information. Journal of Memory and Language, 53, 342-358.

Berent, I. & Marom, M. (2005). The skeletal structure of printed words: Evidence from the Stroop task. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 31, 328-338.


Berent, I., Vaknin, V. & Shimron, J. (2004). Does a theory of language need a grammar? Evidence from Hebrew root structure. Brain and Language, 90 (1-3), 170-182.


Marcus, G. F., & Berent, I. (2003). Are there limits to statistical learning? Science, 300, 53-55.

Berent, I. & Van Orden, G. C. (2003). Do null phonemic masking effects reflect strategic control of phonology? Reading and Writing, 16(4), 349-376.

Berent, I. & Shimron, J. (2003). Co-occurrence restrictions on identical consonants in the Hebrew lexicon: Are they due to similarity? Journal of Linguistics, 39(1), 31-55.


Berent, I. (2002). [Review of the book The algebraic mind: Integrating connectionism and cognitive science, by Gary F. Marcus]. Language, 78(3), 569-571.

Berent, I., Pinker, S.& Shimron, J. (2002). The nature of Regularity and Irregularity: Evidence from Hebrew Nominal Inflection. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 31(5), 459-502.

Berent, I., Marcus, G. F., Shimron, J.& Gafos, A. I. (2002). The scope of linguistic generalizations: evidence from Hebrew word formation. Cognition, 83(2), 113-39.

Berent, I. (2002). Identity avoidance in the Hebrew lexicon: implications for symbolic accounts of word formation. Brain and Language, 81(1-3), 326-41.


Berent, I., Shimron, J.& Vaknin, V. (2001). Phonological constraints on reading: Evidence from the Obligatory Contour Principle. Journal of Memory and Language, 44(4), 644-665.

Berent, I., Everett, D. L. & Shimron, J. (2001). Do phonological representations specify variables? Evidence from the obligatory contour principle. Cognitive Psychology, 42(1), 1-60.

Berent, I., Bouissa, R. & Tuller, B. (2001). The effect of shared structure and content on reading nonwords: evidence for a CV skeleton. Journal of Experimental Psychology. Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 27(4), 1042-57.

Berent, I. (2001). Can connectionist models of phonology assembly account for phonology? Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 8(4), 661-76


Berent, I. & Van Orden, G. (2000). Homophone dominance modulates the phonemic-masking effect. Scientific studies of reading, 42, 133-167.


Berent, I., Pinker, S. & Shimron, J. (1999). Default nominal inflection in Hebrew: Evidence for mental variables. Cognition, 72, 1-44.


Berent, I. (1997). Phonological priming in the lexical decision task: Regularity effects are not necessary evidence for assembly. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 23, 1-16.

Berent, I. & Shimron, J. (1997). The representation of Hebrew words: Evidence from the Obligatory Contour Principle. Cognition, 64, 39-72.


Berent, I. & Perfetti, C. A. (1995). A rose is a REEZ: The two cycles model of phonology assembly in reading English. Psychological Review, 102, 146-184.


Berent, I. & Perfetti, C. A. (1993). An on-line method in studying music parsing. Cognition, 46, 203-222.