Curriculum Vitae: David C. Plaut


Personal Information

Birth: April 18, 1962. Park Ridge, IL. U.S. citizen
Work: Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890. Phone: +1-412-268-5145, Fax: -2798, Email: plaut@cmu.edu


Major Research Interests

Computational modeling of normal and impaired cognitive processes in high-level vision, reading and language, and semantics.


Degrees

1991 Ph.D., Computer Science, Department of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University.
Dissertation: Connectionist Neuropsychology: The Breakdown and Recovery of Behavior in Lesioned Attractor Networks (supervised by Dr. G. Hinton).
1984 B.A., Summa Cum Laude, Cognitive Science and Mathematics, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY.
Graduated with Highest Distinction in Cognitive Science and Distinction in Mathematics.
Senior dissertation: Visual Recognition of Simple Objects by a Connection Network (supervised by Dr. J. Feldman).


Positions Held

2003- Professor, Department of Psychology and the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, Carnegie Mellon University.
2006 Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Toronto.
1999-02 Associate Professor, Department of Psychology and the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, Carnegie Mellon University.
1995- Secondary appointment, Department of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University.
1994-99 Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology and the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, Carnegie Mellon University.
1991-94 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University.
Worked with Dr. J. McClelland on connectionist modeling of normal and impaired word reading.
1990 Visiting Researcher, Departments of Computer Science and Psychology, University of Toronto.
Worked with Prof. T. Shallice developing connectionist models of neuropsychological phenomena.
1984-85 Churchill Scholar, Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England.
Worked with Prof. O. Braddick on the psychophysics of low-level motion perception.


Honors and Awards

2016 Nu Rho Psi, Carnegie Mellon University.
2003 Troland Research Award, National Academy of Sciences.
2000 Fulbright Scholarship, Council for International Exchange of Scholars.
Lady Davis Fellowship, Hebrew University (declined).
1997 FIRST award, National Institutes of Health.
1985 R.K. Mellon Fellowship, Carnegie Mellon University.
1984 Churchill Scholar, University of Cambridge and the Winston Churchill Foundation.
1981 Kodak Scholar, University of Rochester and Eastman Kodak Company.
1983 Phi Beta Kappa, University of Rochester.
1980 Alumni Regional Scholar, University of Rochester.


Membership in Professional Societies


Research Grants

2015-19 IBSS: Understanding Social Diffusion Dynamics Among Networked Cognitive Systems
NSF award SMA-1520359
co-PI (Mark Orr, PD), 10% effort, Total direct costs: $73,137
2014-16 A Neurocomputational Investigation of Developmental Visual Recognition Disorders
NSF award BCS-1354350
co-PI (with M. Behrmann), 8% effort, Total direct costs: $299,673
2011-13 Computational Modeling of Reading Acquisition by Deaf Individuals
NSF Science of Learning Center (Visual Language and Visual Learning; L.-A. Petito and T. Allen, co-PDs)
Project PI, 11% effort, Total direct costs: $104,594
2009-13 Cognitive and Neural Mechanisms of Face and Word Processing: Common Principles
NSF award BCS-0923763
co-PI (with M. Behrmann), 17% effort, Total direct costs: $462,423
2011-12 Computational Modeling of Individual Health Behavior
NIH award HD067570 (R21)
co-PI (with M. Orr, Columbia), 11% effort, Total direct costs: $262,286
2002-08 Toward a Neurobiologically Informed Framework for Modeling Human Cognition
NIH award MH64445, Integrated Behavioral Science Center (J. McClelland, PD).
  • Project 1: Functional and Neural Organization of Semantic Memory
       PI, 20% effort, Total direct costs: $753,375
  • Project 2: Interactive Processes in Language: Lexical Processing
       Co-PI, 10% effort, Total direct costs: $798,400
  • Project 3: Interactive Processes in Language: Sentence Processing
       Co-PI, 10% effort, Total direct costs: $1,060,969
  • 2002-07 Modeling Normal and Impaired Lexical Processing
    NIH award MH55628
    PI, 35% effort, Total direct costs: $750,000
    2000-05 A Neuropsychological and Computational Investigation of Past Tense Verb Processing
    NSF award BCS-0079044
    PI, 10% effort, Total direct costs: $168,731
    1999-02 Research Computing Resource for the CMU/Pitt Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition
    NSF award 9977293
    Co-PI, 5% effort, Total direct costs: $314,779
    1996-01 Modeling Normal and Impaired Lexical Semantic Processing
    NIH FIRST award MH55628
    PI, 50% effort, Total direct costs: $347,120
    1997-02 Toward a Model of Normal and Disorder Cognition
    NIH Program Project MH47566
  • Part 1: Representation and Processing of Words and Sentences
       Co-PI, 25% effort, Total direct costs: $596,650
  • Core: Basic Theoretical Issues, Constraints from Other Approaches, and Computational Resources
       Co-Investigator, 8% effort, Total direct costs: $419,220
  • 1997-00 Intervention Strategies that Promote Learning: Their Basis and Use in Enhancing Literacy
    NSF grant 9720348
    Co-PI, 8% effort, Total direct costs: $846,883
    1996-97 Learning in Dynamic Decision-Making Tasks: A Computational and Empirical Study of Credit Collectors at Citicorp
    Citicorp Behavioral Sciences Research Council Grant
    Co-PI, 8% effort, Total direct costs: $90,000
    1995-96 Learning in Dynamic Decision-Making Tasks
    Citicorp Behavioral Sciences Research Council Grant
    Co-PI, 8% effort, Total direct costs: $14,200
    1991-96 Toward a Model of Normal and Disorder Cognition
    NIH Program Project MH47566
  • Part 1: Basic Aspects of Normal Cognition
       Co-Investigator, 30% effort, Total direct costs: $620,000
  • 1991-96 Connectionist Neuropsychology: Acquired Dyslexia in a Dual-Route Model of Reading
    McDonnell-Pew Cognitive Neuroscience Training Grant T89-01245-016
    PI, 50% effort, Total direct costs: $102,500
    1991-94 Semantic Representations in Reading
    NSF Training Grant ASC-9109215
    PI, 50% effort, Total direct costs: $36,000


    Publications

    Journal Articles Submitted or Under Revision

    Journal Articles

    1. Collins, E., Dundas, E., Gabay, Y., Plaut, D.C. and Behrmann, M. (in press). Hemispheric organization in disorders of development. Visual Cognition. doi:10.1080/13506285.2017.1370430
    2. Gabay, Y., Dundas, E., Plaut, D.C., and Behrmann, M. (2017). Atypical perceptual processing of faces in developmental dyslexia. Brain and Language, 173, 41-51. doi:10.1016/j.bandl.2017.06.004
    3. Robinson, A.K., Plaut, D.C., and Behrmann, M. (2017). Word and face processing engage overlapping distributed networks: Evidence from RSVP and EEG investigations. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 146, 943-961. doi:10.1037/xge0000302
    4. Plaut, D.C., and Vande Velde, A.K. (2017). Statistical learning of parts and wholes: A neural network approach. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 146, 318-336. doi:10.1037/xge0000262
    5. Cheyette, S.J. and Plaut, D.C. (2017). Modeling the N400 ERP component as transient semantic over-activation within a neural network model of word comprehension. Cognition, 162, 153-166. doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2016.10.016
    6. Vida, M.D., Nestor, A., Plaut, D.C., and Behrmann, M. (2017). The spatiotemporal dynamics of similarity-based neural representations of facial identity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science USA, 114, 388-393. doi:10.1073/pnas.1614763114
    7. Freud, E., Plaut, D.C., and Behrmann, M. (2016). "What" is happening in the dorsal visual pathway. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 20, 773-784. doi:10.1016/j.tics.2016.08.003
    8. Armstrong, B.C., and Plaut, D.C. (2016). Disparate semantic ambiguity effects from semantic processing dynamics rather than qualitative task differences. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 31, 940-996. doi:10.1080/23273798.2016.1171366
    9. Nestor, A., Plaut, D.C., and Behrmann, M. (2016). Feature-based face representations and image reconstruction from behavioral and neural data. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science USA, 113, 416-421. doi:10.1073/pnas.1514551112
    10. Chang, L.-Y., Plaut, D.C., and Perfetti C.A. (2015). Visual-orthographic complexity in learning to read: Modeling learning across writing system variations. Scientific Studies in Reading, 21, 64-85. doi:10.1080/10888438.2015.1104688
    11. Behrmann, M., and Plaut, D.C. (2015). A vision of graded hemispheric specialization. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1359, 30-46. doi:10.1111/nyas.12833
    12. Armstrong, B.C., Zugarramurdi, C., Cabana, A., Lisboa, J.V., and Plaut, D.C. (2015). Relative meaning frequencies for 578 homonyms in two Spanish dialects: A cross-linguistic extension of the English eDom norms. Behavior Research Methods. doi:10.3758/s13428-015-0639-3
    13. Dundas, E.M., Plaut, D.C., and Behrmann, M. (2015). Variable left-hemisphere language and orthographic lateralization reduces right-hemisphere face lateralization. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 27, 913-925. doi:10.1162/jocn_a_00757
    14. Behrmann, M., and Plaut, D.C. (2014). Bilateral hemispheric representation of words and faces: Evidence from word impairments in prosopagnosia and face impairments in pure alexia. Cerebral Cortex, 24, 1102-1118. doi:10.1093/cercor/bhs390
    15. Dundas, E.M., Plaut, D.C., and Behrmann, M. (2014). An ERP investigation of the co-development of hemispheric lateralization of face and word recognition. Neuropsychologia, 61, 315-323. doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2014.05.006
    16. Seidenberg, M.S., and Plaut, D.C. (2014). Quasiregularity and its discontents: The legacy of the past tense debate. Cognitive Science, 38, 1190-1228. doi:10.1111/cogs.12147
    17. Orr, M.G. and Plaut, D.C. (2014). Complex adaptive systems and health behavior change: Insights from cognitive science. American Journal of Health Behavior, 38, 404-413. doi:10.5993/AJHB.38.3.9
    18. Nestor, A., Plaut, D.C., and Behrmann, M. (2013). Face space architectures: Evidence for the use of independent color-based features. Psychological Science, 24, 1294-1300. doi:10.1177/0956797612464889
    19. Orr, M.G., Thrush, R., and Plaut, D.C. (2013). The theory of reasoned action as parallel constraint satisfaction: Towards a dynamic computational model of health behavior. PLoS ONE, 8(5), e62490. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0062490
    20. Behrmann, M., and Plaut, D.C. (2013). Distributed circuits, not circumscribed centers, mediate visual cognition. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 17, 210-219. doi:10.1016/j.tics.2013.03.007
    21. Dundas, E.M., Plaut, D.C., and Behrmann, M. (2013). The joint development of hemispheric lateralization for words and faces. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 142, 348-358. doi:10.1037/a0029503
    22. Nestor, A., Behrmann, M., and Plaut, D.C. (2013). The neural basis of visual word form processing: A multivariate investigation. Cerebral Cortex, 23, 1673-1684. doi:10.1093/cercor/bhs158
    23. Armstrong, B.C., Tokewicz, N., and Plaut, D.C. (2012). eDom: Norming software and relative meaning frequencies for 544 English homonyms. Behavior Research Methods, 44, 1015-1027. doi:10.3758/s13428-012-0199-8
    24. Armstrong, B.C., Watson, C.E., and Plaut, D.C. (2012). SOS! An algorithm and software for the stochastic optimization of stimuli. Behavior Research Methods, 44, 676-705. doi:10.3758/s13428-011-0182-9
    25. Laszlo, S., and Plaut, D.C. (2012). A neurally plausible parallel distributed processing model of event-related potential reading data. Brain and Language, 120, 271-281. doi:10.1016/j.bandl.2011.09.001
    26. Lambon Ralph, M.A., Patterson, K., and Plaut, D.C. (2011). Finite case series or infinite single-case studies? Comments on Schwartz & Dell in Cognitive Neuropsychology, 2010. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 28, 466-474. doi:10.1080/02643294.2012.671765
    27. Nestor, A., Plaut, D.C., and Behrmann, M. (2011). Unraveling the distributed neural code of facial identity through spatiotemporal pattern analysis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science USA, 108, 9998-10003. doi:10.1073/pnas.1102433108
    28. Plaut, D.C., and Behrmann, M. (2011). Complementary neural representations for faces and words: A computational exploration. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 28, 251-275. doi:10.1080/02643294.2011.609812
    29. Dilkina, K., McClelland, J.L., and Plaut, D.C. (2010). Are there mental lexicons? The role of semantics in lexical decision. Brain Research, 1365, 66-81. doi:10.1016/j.brainres.2010.09.057
    30. McClelland, J.L., Botvinick, M.M., Noelle, D.C., Plaut, D.C., Rogers, T.T., Seidenberg, M.S., and Smith, L.B. (2010). Letting structure emerge: Connectionist and dynamical systems approaches to understanding cognition. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 14, 348-356. doi:10.1016/j.tics.2010.06.002
    31. Plaut, D.C., and McClelland, J.L. (2010). Locating object knowledge in the brain: A critique of Bowers's (2009) attempt to revive the grandmother cell hypothesis. Psychological Review, 117, 284-290. doi:10.1037/a0017101
    32. Plaut, D.C., and Patterson, K. (2010). Beyond functional architecture in cognitive neuropsychology: A reply to Coltheart (2010). Topics in Cognitive Science, 2, 12-14. doi:10.1111/j.1756-8765.2009.01059.x
    33. Woollams, A., Lambon Ralph, M.A., Plaut, D.C., and Patterson, K. (2010). SD-squared revisited: Reply to Coltheart, Tree, and Saunders (2010). Psychological Review, 117, 273-283. doi:10.1037/a0017641
    34. Botvinick, M., and Plaut, D.C. (2009). Empirical and computational support for context-dependent representations of serial order: Reply to Bowers, Damian and Davis (2009). Psychological Review, 116, 998-1002. doi:10.1037/a0017113
    35. Patterson, K., and Plaut, D.C. (2009). "Shallow draughts intoxicate the brain": Lessons from cognitive science for cognitive neuropsychology. Topics in Cognitive Science, 1, 39-58. doi:10.1111/j.1756-8765.2008.01012.x
    36. Sibley, D.E., Kello, C.T., Plaut, D.C., and Elman, J.L. (2009). Sequence encoders enable large-scale lexical modeling: Reply to Bowers and Davis (2009). Cognitive Science, 33, 1187-1191. doi:10.1111/j.1551-6709.2009.01064.x
    37. Dilkina, K., McClelland, J.L., and Plaut, D.C. (2008). A single-system account of semantic and lexical deficits in five semantic dementia patients. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 25, 136-164. doi:10.1080/02643290701723948
    38. Sibley, D.E., Kello, C.T., Plaut, D.C., and Elman, J.L. (2008). Large-scale modeling of wordform learning and representation. Cognitive Science, 32, 741-754. doi:10.1080/03640210802066964
    39. Woollams, A., Lambon Ralph, M.A., Plaut, D.C., and Patterson, K. (2007). SD-squared: On the association between semantic dementia and surface dyslexia. Psychological Review, 114, 316-339. doi:10.1037/0033-295X.114.2.316
    40. Botvinick, M., and Plaut, D.C. (2006). Such stuff as habits are made on: A reply to Cooper and Shallice (2006). Psychological Review, 113, 917-928. doi:0.1037/0033-295X.113.4.917
    41. Botvinick, M., and Plaut, D.C. (2006). Short-term memory for serial order: A recurrent neural network model. Psychological Review, 113, 201-233. doi:10.1037/0033-295X.113.2.201
    42. Plaut, D.C., and Booth, J.R. (2006). More modeling but still no stages: Reply to Borowsky and Besner. Psychological Review, 113, 196-200. doi:10.1037/0033-295X.113.1.196
    43. Powell, D., Plaut, D.C., and Funnell, E. (2006). Does the PMSP connectionist model of single word reading learn to read in the same way as a child? Journal of Research in Reading, 29, 229-250.
    44. Kello, C.T., Sibley, D.E., and Plaut, D.C. (2005). Dissociations in performance on novel versus irregular items: Single-route demonstrations with input gain in localist and distributed models. Cognitive Science, 29, 627-654.
    45. Velan, H., Frost, R., Deustch, A., and Plaut, D.C. (2005). The processing of root morphemes in Hebrew: Contrasting localist and distributed accounts. Language and Cognitive Processes, 20, 169-206.
    46. Botvinick, M., and Plaut, D.C. (2004). Doing without schema hierarchies: A recurrent connectionist approach to normal and impaired routine sequential action. Psychological Review, 111, 395-429. doi:10.1037/0033-295X.111.2.395
    47. Gotts, S.J., and Plaut, D.C. (2004). Connectionist approaches to understanding aphasic perserveration. Seminars in Speech and Language, 25, 323-334.
    48. Kello, C.T., and Plaut, D.C. (2004). A neural network model of the articulatory-acoustic forward mapping trained on recordings of articulatory parameters. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 116, 2354-2364.
    49. Plaut, D.C. (2003). Interpreting double dissociations in connectionist networks. Cortex, 39, 138-141.
    50. Kello, C.T., and Plaut, D.C. (2003). Strategic control over rate of processing in word reading: A computational investigation. Journal of Memory and Language, 48, 207-232.
    51. Rohde, D.L.T., and Plaut, D.C. (2003). Connectionist models of language processing. Cognitive Studies, 10, 10-28.
    52. Botvinick, M., and Plaut, D.C. (2002). Representing task context: Insights from a connectionist model of action. Psychological Research, 66, 298-311.
    53. Gotts, S.J., and Plaut, D.C. (2002). The impact of synaptic depression following brain damage: A connectionist account of "access/refractory" and "degraded-store" semantic impairments. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 2, 187-213.
    54. Plaut, D.C. (2002). Graded modality-specific specialization in semantics: A computational account of optic aphasia. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 19, 603-639. doi:10.1080/02643290244000112
    55. Behrmann, M., and Plaut, D.C. (2001). The interaction of spatial reference frames and hierarchical object representations: Evidence from figure copying in hemispatial neglect. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, 1, 307-329.
    56. McLeod, P., Plaut, D., and Shallice, T. (2001). Connectionist modelling of word recognition. Synthese, 129, 173-183.
    57. Kello, C.T., and Plaut, D.C. (2000). Strategic control in word reading: Evidence from speeded responding in the tempo naming task. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 26, 719-750.
    58. Kello, C.T., Plaut, D.C., and MacWhinney, B. (2000). The task-dependence of staged versus cascaded processing: An empirical and computational study of Stroop interference on speech production. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 129, 340-360.
    59. McLeod, P., Shallice, T., and Plaut, D.C. (2000). Visual and semantic influences in word recognition: Converging evidence from acquired dyslexic patients, normal subjects, and a computational model. Cognition, 74, 91-114.
    60. Plaut, D.C., and Booth, J.R. (2000). Individual and developmental differences in semantic priming: Empirical and computational support for a single-mechanism account of lexical processing. Psychological Review, 107, 786-823. doi:10.1037/0033-295X.107.4.786
    61. Plaut, D.C., and Gonnerman, L.M. (2000). Are non-semantic morphological effects incompatible with a distributed connectionist approach to lexical processing? Language and Cognitive Processes, 15, 445-485. doi:10.1080/01690960050119661
    62. Plaut, D.C. (1999). A connectionist approach to word reading and acquired dyslexia: Extension to sequential processing. Cognitive Science, 23, 543-568.
    63. Rohde, D.L.T., and Plaut, D.C. (1999). Language acquisition in the absence of explicit negative evidence: How important is starting small? Cognition, 72, 67-109. doi:10.1016/S0010-0277(99)00031-1
    64. Behrmann, M., Plaut, D.C., and Nelson, J. (1998). A literature review and new data supporting an interactive account of letter-by-letter reading. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 15, 7-51.
    65. Seidenberg, M., and Plaut, D.C. (1998). Evaluating word reading models at the item level: Matching the grain of theory and data. Psychological Science, 9, 234-237.
    66. Gibson, F., Fichman, M., and Plaut, D.C. (1997). Learning in dynamic decision tasks: Computational model and empirical evidence. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 71, 1-35.
    67. Plaut, D.C. (1997). Structure and function in the lexical system: Insights from distributed models of word reading and lexical decision. Language and Cognitive Processes, 12, 767-808.
    68. Plaut, D.C. (1996). Relearning after damage in connectionist networks: Toward a theory of rehabilitation. Brain and Language, 52, 25-82.
    69. Plaut, D.C., McClelland, J.L., Seidenberg, M.S., and Patterson, K. (1996). Understanding normal and impaired word reading: Computational principles in quasi-regular domains. Psychological Review, 103, 56-115. doi:10.1037/0033-295X.103.1.56
    70. Seidenberg, M.S., Petersen, A., MacDonald, M.C., and Plaut, D.C. (1996). Pseudohomophone effects and models of word recognition. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 22, 48-62.
    71. Plaut, D.C. (1995). Double dissociation without modularity: Evidence from connectionist neuropsychology. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 17, 291-321.
    72. Seidenberg, M.S., Plaut, D.C., Petersen, A.S., McClelland, J.L., and McRae, K. (1994). Nonword pronunciation and models of word recognition. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 20, 1177-1196.
    73. Hinton, G.E., Plaut, D.C., and Shallice, T. (1993). Simulating brain damage. Scientific American, 269, 76-82.
    74. McClelland, J.L., and Plaut, D.C. (1993). Computational approaches to cognition: Top-down approaches. Current Opinion in Neurobiology, 3, 209-216.
    75. Plaut, D.C., and Shallice, T. (1993). Deep dyslexia: A case study of connectionist neuropsychology. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 10, 377-500. doi:10.1080/02643299308253469
    76. Plaut, D.C., and Shallice, T. (1993). Perseverative and semantic influences on visual object naming errors in optic aphasia: A connectionist account. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 5, 89-117.
    77. Plaut, D.C., and Farah, M.J. (1990). Visual object representation: Interpreting neurophysiological data within a computational framework. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 2, 320-343.
    78. Plaut, D.C., and Hinton, G.E. (1987). Learning sets of filters using back propagation. Computer Speech and Language, 2, 35-61.

    Conference Papers

    1. Armstrong, B.C., and Plaut, D.C. (2013). Simulating overall and trial-by-trial effects in response selection with a biologically-plausible connectionist network. Proceedings of the 35rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
    2. Armstrong, B.C., and Plaut, D.C. (2011). Inducing homonymy effects via stimulus quality and (not) nonword difficulty: Implications for models of semantic ambiguity and word recognition. Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
    3. Laszlo, S., and Plaut, D.C. (2011). Simulating event-related potential reading data in a neurally plausible parallel distributed processing model. Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
    4. Armstrong, B.C., Joordens, S., and Plaut, D.C. (2009). Yoked criteria shifts in decision system adaptation: Computational and behavioral investigations. Proceedings of the 31th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
    5. Armstrong, B.C., and Plaut, D.C. (2008). Settling dynamics in distributed networks explain task differences in semantic ambiguity effects: Computational and behavioral evidence. Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
    6. Thrush, R.L., and Plaut, D.C. (2008). A parallel distributed processing model of accessibility of attachment knowledge. Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
    7. Watson, C.E., and Plaut, D.C. (2008). A connectionist account of grammatical category deficits in aphasia. Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
    8. Kello, C.T., and Plaut, D.C. (2003). The interplay of perception and production in phonological development: Beginnings of a connectionist model trained on real speech. 15th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Barcelona, Spain.
    9. McGuire, S., and Plaut, D.C. (1997). Systematicity and specialization in semantics: A computational account of optic aphasia. Proceedings of the 19th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 502-507). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
    10. Rohde, D.L.T., and Plaut, D.C. (1997). Simple recurrent networks and natural language: How important is starting small?. Proceedings of the 19th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 656-661). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
    11. Gibson, F.P., and Plaut, D.C. (1995). A connectionist formulation of learning in dynamic decision-making tasks. Proceedings of the 17th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 512-517). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
    12. Ho, J.B.-H., Behrmann, M., and Plaut, D.C. (1995). The interaction of spatial reference frames and hierarchical object representations: A computational investigation of drawing in hemispatial neglect. Proceedings of the 17th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 148-153). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
    13. Plaut, D.C. (1995). Semantic and associative priming in a distributed attractor network. Proceedings of the 17th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 37-42). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
    14. Plaut, D.C., and McClelland, J.L. (1993). Generalization with componential attractors: Word and nonword reading in an attractor network. Proceedings of the 15th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 824-829). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
    15. Plaut, D.C. (1992). Relearning after damage in connectionist networks: Implications for patient rehabilitation. Proceedings of the 14th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 372-377). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
    16. Plaut, D.C., and Shallice, T. (1991). Effects of word abstractness in a connectionist model of deep dyslexia. Proceedings of the 13th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 73-78). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
    17. Hinton, G.E., and Plaut, D.C. (1987). Using fast weights to deblur old memories. Proceedings of the 9th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 177-186). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
    18. Derthick, M., and Plaut, D.C. (1986). Is distributed connectionism compatible with the Physical Symbol System Hypothesis? Proceedings of the 8th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 639-644). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

    Books

    1. Plaut, D.C., and Shallice, T. (1994). Connectionist modeling in cognitive neuropsychology: A case study. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

    Book Chapters

    1. Plaut, D.C. (in press). Neurocomputational principles of reading. To appear in Eden, G. (Ed.), The Wiley handbook on the cognitive neuroscience of dyslexia. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
    2. Watson, C.E., Armstrong, B.C., and Plaut, D.C. (2012). Connectionist modeling of neuropsychological deficits in semantics, language and reading. In M. Faust (Ed.), The handbook of the neuropsychology of language, Volume 1: Language processing in the brain: Basic science (pp. 103-124). New York: Wiley-Blackwell.
    3. Plaut, D.C. (2011). Connectionist perspectives on lexical representation In G. Gaskell and P. Zwitserlood (Eds.), Lexical representation: A multidisciplinary approach (pp. 149-170) Mouton de Gruyter: Berlin.
    4. Seidenberg, M.S., and Plaut, D.C. (2006). Progress in understanding word reading: Data fitting versus theory building. In S. Andrews (Ed.), From inkmarks to ideas: Current issues in lexical processing (pp. 25-49). Psychology Press: Hove, UK.
    5. Plaut, D.C. (2005). Connectionist approaches to reading. In M.J. Snowling and C. Hulme (Eds.), The science of reading: A handbook (pp. 24-38). Blackwell: Oxford.
    6. Botvinick, M., and Plaut, D.C. (2003). Constructive processes in immediate serial recall: A recurrent network model of the bigram frequency effect. In B. Kokinov and W. Hirst (Eds.) Constructive Memory (pp. 129-137). Sofia: New Bulgarian University.
    7. Plaut, D.C. (2003). Connectionist modeling of language: Examples and implications. In M.T. Banich and M. Mack (Eds.), Mind, brain, and language: Multidisciplinary perspectives (pp. 143-167). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
    8. Rohde, D.L.T., and Plaut, D.C. (2003). Less is less in language acqusition. In P. Quinlin (Ed.), Connectionist modelling of cognitive development (pp. 189-231). Hove, UK: Psychology Press.
    9. Rogers, T.T., and Plaut, D.C. (2002). Connectionist perspectives on category-specific deficits. In E. Forde and G.W. Humphreys (Eds.), Category-specificity in brain and mind (pp. 251-289). New York: Psychology Press.
    10. Plaut, D.C. (2001). A connectionist approach to word reading and acquired dyslexia: Extension to sequential processing. In M.H. Christiansen and N. Chater (Eds.), Connectionist psycholinguistics (pp. 244-278). Norwood, NJ: Ablex.
    11. Plaut, D.C. (2001). Models of normal cognitive functions and neuropsychological deficits. In N.J. Smelser and P.B. Baltes (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences (pp. 2114-2120). Oxford: Pergamon Press.
    12. Plaut, D.C. (2000). Connectionist modeling. In A.E. Kazdin, (Ed.), Encyclopedia of psychology, Volume 2 (pp. 265-268). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
    13. Plaut, D.C. (2000). Methodologies for the computer modeling of human cognitive processes. In F. Boller, J. Grafman and G. Rizzotti (Eds.), Handbook of neuropsychology, 2nd Edition, Volume 1. New York: Elsevier.
    14. Plaut, D.C. (1999). Computational modeling of word reading, acquired dyslexia, and remediation. In R. Klein and P.A. McMullen (Eds.), Converging methods in reading and dyslexia (pp. 339-372). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
    15. Plaut, D.C. (1999). Connectionist modeling of relearning and generalization in acquired dyslexic patients. In J. Grafman and Y. Christen (Eds.), Neuronal Plasticity: Building a bridge from the laboratory to the clinic (pp. 157-168). New York: Springer-Verlag.
    16. Plaut, D.C. (1999). Systematicity and specialization in semantics. In D. Heinke, G.W. Humphreys, and A. Olson (Eds.), Connectionist models in cognitive neuroscience: Proceedings of the Fifth Annual Neural Computation and Psychology Workshop. London: Springer-Verlag.
    17. Plaut, D.C., and Kello, C.T. (1999). The emergence of phonology from the interplay of speech comprehension and production: A distributed connectionist approach. In B. MacWhinney (Ed.), The emergence of language (pp. 381-415). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
    18. Patterson, K., Plaut, D.C., McClelland, J.L., Seidenberg, M.S., Behrmann, M., and Hodges, J.R. (1996). Connections and disconnections: A connectionist account of surface dyslexia. In J. Reggia, R. Berndt and E. Ruppin (Eds.), Neural modeling of cognitive and brain disorders (pp. 177-199). New York: World Scientific.
    19. Plaut, D.C. (1996). Connectionist modeling of the breakdown and recovery of reading via meaning. In J. Reggia, R. Berndt and E. Ruppin (Eds.), Neural modeling of cognitive and brain disorders (pp. 157-176). New York: World Scientific.
    20. Plaut, D.C. (1995). Lesioning attractor networks as models of neuropsychological deficits. In M.A. Arbib (Ed.), The handbook of brain theory and neural networks (pp. 540-543). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
    21. Plaut, D.C., McClelland, J.L., and Seidenberg, M.S. (1995). Reading exception words and pseudowords: Are two routes really necessary? In J.P. Levy, D. Bairaktaris, J. Bullinaria, and P. Cairns (Eds.), Connectionist models of memory and language (pp. 145-159). London: UCL Press.
    22. Plaut, D.C., and Shallice, T. (1994). Word reading in damaged connectionist networks: Computational and neuropsychological implications. In R. Mammone (Ed.), Artificial neural networks for speech and vision (pp. 294-323). London: Chapman and Hall.
    23. Shallice, T., and Plaut, D.C. (1992). From connectionism to neuropsychological syndromes. In J. Alegria, D. Holender, J. Junca de Morais, and M. Radeau (Eds.), Analytic approaches to human cognition (pp. 239-258). New York: Elsevier.

    Abstracts, Posters, Commentaries

    1. Powers, R.J., Rakison, D.H. and Plaut, D.C. (2017). Learning about goal-directed actions in infancy: A PDP model of the woodward paradigm [Poster]. Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development. Austin, TX.
    2. Powers, R.J., Rakison, D.H. and Plaut, D.C. (2016). Learning about actions in infancy without a rationality principle [Poster]. 6th International Conference on Development and Learning and on Epigenetic Robotics. Paris, France.
    3. Robinson, A., Plaut, D.C., and Behrmann, M. (2016). Face processing selectively interferes with word identification during rapid serial visual presentation [Poster]. Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. San Diego, CA.
    4. Robinson, A., Plaut, D.C., and Behrmann, M. (2016). Face processing interferes with word identification during rapid serial visual presentation [Poster]. Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society. Naples, FL.
    5. Zugarramurdi, C, Armstrong, B.C., Cabana, A., Valle Lisboa, J., and Plaut D.C. (2016). Relative meaning frequencies for homonyms in two Spanish dialects [Poster]. International Meeting of the Psychonomic Society. Granada, Spain.
    6. Nestor, A., Nemrodov, D., Plaut, D.C., and Behrmann, M. (2015). Feature derivation and facial image reconstruction from patterns of neural activation [Poster]. Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. Chicago, IL.
    7. Powers, R.J., and Plaut, D.C. (2015). A PDP account of transitions in conceptual development [Poster]. Proceedings of the 37rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
    8. Dundas, E.M., Behrmann, M., Collins, E., Gabay, Y., (2015). Electrophysiological profiles of word and face recognition in neurodevelopmental disorders [Poster]. Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. Chicago, IL.
    9. Dundas, E.M., Plaut, D.C., and Behrmann, M. (2014). Altered hemispheric specialization for faces and word in developmental dyslexia [Poster]. Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society. Naples, FL.
    10. Nestor, A., Plaut, D.C., and Behrmann, M. (2014). Facial identity: An investigation of neural encoding and image reconstruction [Poster]. Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society. Naples, FL.
    11. Plaut, D.C. and Behrmann, M. (2013). Response to Susilo and Duchaine: Beyond neuropsychological dissociations in understanding face and word representations. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 17, 546. 10.1016/j.tics.2013.09.010 [Susilo & Duchaine, 2013]
    12. Dundas, E.M., Plaut, D.C., and Behrmann, M. (2013). The joint development of hemispheric specialization for words and faces [Abstract]. Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Seattle WA.
    13. Nestor, A., Plaut, D.C., and Behrmann, M. (2012). Extrastriate cortex: Functional organization faces and objects [Abstract]. Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. New Orleans, LA.
    14. Plaut, D.C. (2012). Giving theories of reading a sporting chance. Commentary on R. Frost, "Towards a universal model of reading". Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 35, 301-302.
    15. Nestor, A., Plaut, D.C., and Behrmann, M. (2012). Face space---An investigation of its neural basis [Abstract]. Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. Washington, D.C.
    16. Nestor, A., Plaut, D.C., and Behrmann, M. (2012). An evaluation of face space architectures [Poster]. Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society. Naples, FL.
    17. Dundas, E.M., Plaut, D.C., and Behrmann, M. (2012). The joint hemispheric lateralization for words and faces [Poster]. Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association. Pittsburgh, PA.
    18. Nestor, A., Behrmann, M., and Plaut, D.C. (2011). Orthographic form processing---A multivariate investigation of its neural basis [Abstract]. Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. Washington, D.C.
    19. Nestor, A., Plaut, D.C., and Behrmann, M. (2011). An investigation of the neural basis of face individuation through spatiotemporal pattern analysis [Abstract]. Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society. Naples, FL.
    20. Nestor, A., Plaut, D.C., and Behrmann, M. (2010). Face individuation: An information-based brain mapping study [Abstract]. Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. San Diego, CA.
    21. Behrmann, M., Lorenzi, L., and Plaut, D.C. (2009). Faces versus words: Flip sides of the same brain? [Abstract] Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society. Naples, FL.
    22. Thrush, R., and Plaut, D.C. (2008). Connectionist modeling as a tool for contributing mechanistic-level explanations of attachment processes [Abstract]. Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.
    23. Gotts, S.J.., and Plaut, D.C. (2005). Positive and negative repetition priming through biased competition and synaptic plasticity [Abstract]. Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience.
    24. Gotts, S.J.., and Plaut, D.C. (2005). Neural mechanisms underlying positive and negative repetition priming [Abstract]. Cognitive Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting Abstract Program (supplement of the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience).
    25. Gotts, S.J.., and Plaut, D.C. (2004). Neural mechanisms underlying positive and negative repetition priming. Abstracts of the Psychonomic Society, 9, 35. Proceedings of the 45th Annual Meeting, Minnesota, MN.
    26. Plaut, D.C. (2004). Models are not answers: Connectionist modeling as theoretical exploration. Abstracts of the Psychonomic Society, 9, 6. Proceedings of the 45th Annual Meeting, Minnesota, MN.
    27. Botvinick, M., and Plaut, D.C. (2003). A recurrent neural network model of immediate serial recall. Abstracts of the Psychonomic Society, 8, 109. Proceedings of the 44th Annual Meeting, Vancouver, B.C., Canada.
    28. McClelland, J.L., Plaut, D.C., Gotts, S.J., and Maia, T.V. (2003). Developing a domain-general framework for cognition: What is the best approach? [Commentary on J.R. Anderson and C. Lebiere, The Newell test for a theory of cognition.] Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 26, 611-614.
    29. Kello, C.T., and Plaut, D.C. (2002). A connectionist approach to phonological development: Learning to map from articulation to acoustics[Abstract]. International Speech Communication Association Workship on Temporal Integration in the Perception of Speech, Aix-en-Provence, France.
    30. Rogers, T.T., Lambon Ralph, M.A., Plaut, D.C., Hodges, J.R., and Patterson, K. (2002). Domain differences in semantic dementia: Implications for theories of category-specific deficits [Abstract]. British/Belgium Experimental Psychological Society Meeting.
    31. Gotts, S.J., and Plaut, D.C. (2001). The impact of synaptic depression following brain damage: A connectionist account of "access/refractory" and "degraded-store" semantic impairments. [Abstract]. Neural Information Processing Systems Workshop on Computational Neuroscience, Whistler, B.C., Canada.
    32. McClellend, J.L., Vander Wyk, B., and Plaut, D.C. (2001). Differential deficits in reading and inflecting words: Contrasting theoretical perspectives. Abstracts of the Psychonomic Society, 6. Proceedings of the 42th Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL.
    33. McClellend, J.L., Vander Wyk, B., and Plaut, D.C. (2001). A phonological basis for deficits in regular past tense inflection in dysfluent aphasia. Paper presented at the 2001 Meeting of the Experimental Psychology Society, Manchester, England, UK.
    34. Plaut, D.C., and Frost, R. (2001). Does morphological structure in Hebrew reduce to surface structure? Abstracts of the Psychonomic Society, 6. Proceedings of the 42th Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL.
    35. Powell, D., Plaut, D.C., and Funnell, E. (2001). A developmental evaluation of the Plaut, McClelland, Seidenberg & Patterson (1996) connectionist model of single word reading. [Abstract]. Meeting of the British Psychological Society, Developmental and Education Sections, Worcester, U.K.
    36. Powell, D., Plaut, D.C., and Funnell, E. (2001). Does the Plaut, McClelland, Seidenberg and Patterson (1996) connectionist model of single word reading learn to read in the same way as a child? [Abstract]. Meeting of the British Experimental Psychology Society.
    37. Botvinick, M., and Plaut, D.C. (2000). Doing without schema hierarchies: A connectionist approach to routine sequential action and its pathologies [Abstract]. Cognitive Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting Abstract Program (supplement of the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience).
    38. Gonnerman, L., and Plaut, D.C. (2000). Semantic and morphological effects in masked priming [Abstract]. Cognitive Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting Abstract Program (supplement of the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience).
    39. Plaut, D.C., and McClelland, J.L. (2000). Stipulating versus discovering representations [Commentary on M. Page, Connectionist modeling in psychology: A localist manifesto]. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 23, 489-491.
    40. Gonnerman, L.M., Andersen, E.S., Seidenberg, M.S., and Plaut, D.C. (1999). Graded semantic and phonological effects in lexical processing: Implications for morphology. [Abstract 294]. Abstracts of the Psychonomic Society, 4, 44. Proceedings of the 40th Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA.
    41. Kello, C.T., Plaut, D.C., and MacWhinney, B. (1999). The task-dependence of staged versus cascaded processing in speech production. [Abstract 15]. Abstracts of the Psychonomic Society, 4, 3. Proceedings of the 40th Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA.
    42. Plaut, D.C., and Gonnerman, L.M. (1999). Are nonsemantic morphological effects incompatible with a distributed connectionist approach? [Abstract 360]. Abstracts of the Psychonomic Society, 4, 53. Proceedings of the 40th Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA.
    43. Rohde, D.L.T., and Plaut, D.C. (1999). Simple recurrent networks can distinguish non-occurring from ungrammatical sentences given appropriate task structure: Reply to Marcus. Cognition, 73, 297-300. [Commentary on Marcus, G.F. (1999). Langage acquisition in the absence of explicit negative evidence: Can simple recurrent networks obviate the need for domain-specific learning devices? Cognition, 73, 293-296.]
    44. Rohde, D.L.T., and Plaut, D.C. (1999). A connectionist model of sentence comprehension and production [Abstract]. Paper presented at the USC Sentence Production Conference, Los Angeles CA.
    45. McClelland, J.L., and Plaut, D.C. (1999). Does generalization in infant learning implicate abstract algebra-like rules? Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 3, 166-168. [Commentary on G.F. Marcus, S. Vijayan, S. Bandi Rao, and P.M. Vishton. (1999). Rule learning by seven-month-old infants. Science, 283, 77-80.] (Marcus' reply)
    46. Plaut, D.C., and Gotts, S. (1999). Integrating semantic information despite synaptic depression: A connectionist account of "access" and "degraded-store" semantic impairments [Abstract]. Cognitive Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting Abstract Program, p. 51 (supplement of the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience).
    47. Gotts, S., and Plaut, D.C. (1998). A connectionist account of semantic impairments and the access/degraded-store distinction [Abstract 92]. Abstracts of the Psychonomic Society, 3, 9. Proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX.
    48. Kello, C.T., and Plaut, D.C. (1998). Modulation of lexical effects in word reading without strategic control of pathways: Evidence from tempo naming [Abstract 73]. Abstracts of the Psychonomic Society, 3, 7. Proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX.
    49. Plaut, D.C., and Booth, J.R. (1997). Modulation of associative priming effects by age and perceptual ability: Empirical findings and a computational model [Abstract 383]. Abstracts of the Psychonomic Society, 1, 39. Proceedings of the 38th Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.
    50. McGuire, S., and Plaut, D.C. (1996). Systematicity and specialization in semantics: A computational account of optic aphasia [Abstract 321]. Abstracts of the Psychonomic Society, 2, 32. Proceedings of the 37th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.
    51. Plaut, D.C., and Behrmann, M. (1996). Spatial reference frames and hierarchical object representations: Evidence from drawing in hemispatial neglect [Abstract 259]. Abstracts of the Psychonomic Society, 2, 26. Proceedings of the 37th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.
    52. Patterson, K., Plaut, D.C., McClelland, J.L., Seidenberg, M.S., and Hodges, J.R. (1995, June). Connections and disconnections: A connectionist account of surface dyslexia [Abstract]. Proceedings of the Workshop on Neural Modeling of Cognitive and Brain Disorders. University of Maryland, College Park, MD.
    53. Plaut, D.C. (1995, June). Connectionist modeling of the breakdown and recovery of reading via meaning [Abstract]. Proceedings of the Workshop on Neural Modeling of Cognitive and Brain Disorders. University of Maryland, College Park, MD.
    54. Plaut, D.C. (1994). Parallel distributed processing challenges the strong modularity hypothesis, not the locality assumption [Commentary on M.J. Farah, Neuropsychological inference with an interactive brain: A critique of the ``locality'' assumption]. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 17, 77-78.
    55. Plaut, D.C., Behrmann, M., Patterson, K., and McClelland, J.L. (1993, November). Impaired oral reading in surface dyslexia: Detailed comparison of a patient and a connectionist network [Abstract]. Proceedings of the 34th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society (p. 48). Washington, D.C.
    56. Plaut, D.C., and Karmiloff-Smith, A. (1993). Representational development and theory-of-mind computations [Commentary on A. Gopnik, How we know our minds: The illusion of first-person knowledge of intentionality]. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 16, 70-71.
    57. Plaut, D.C., Seidenberg, M.S., McClelland, J.L., and McRae, K. (1993, November). Nonword pronunciation and models of word recognition [Abstract]. Proceedings of the 34th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society (p. 48). Washington, D.C.
    58. Plaut, D.C. (1992). Rehabilitating reading for meaning: Experiments in relearning after damage in connectionist networks [Abstract]. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 14, 49.
    59. Plaut, D.C., McClelland, J.L., and Seidenberg, M.S. (1992, November). Reading exception words and pseudowords: Are two routes really necessary? [Abstract]. Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society (p. 2). St. Louis, MO.
    60. Plaut, D.C. (1989). Neural networks and computational theory: Solving the right problem [Commentary on G.W. Strong and B.A. Whitehead, A solution to the tag-assignment problem for neural networks]. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 12(3), 411-412.

    Technical Reports

    1. Plaut, D.C., McClelland, J.L., Seidenberg, M.S., and Patterson, K. (1994). Understanding normal and impaired word reading: Computational principles in quasi-regular domains (Technical Report PDP.CNS.94.5). Pittsburgh, PA: Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University.
    2. Plaut, D.C., and Shallice, T. (1992). Perseverative and semantic influences on visual object naming errors in optic aphasia: A connectionist account (Technical Report PDP.CNS.92.1). Pittsburgh, PA: Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Psychology.
    3. Plaut, D.C. (1991). Connectionist neuropsychology: The breakdown and recovery of behavior in lesioned attractor networks (Technical Report CMU-CS-91-185). PhD thesis, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University.
    4. Plaut, D.C., and Shallice, T. (1991). Deep dyslexia: A case study of connectionist neuropsychology (Technical Report CRG-TR-91-3). Toronto, Ontario, Canada: University of Toronto, Department of Computer Science.
    5. Plaut, D.C., Nowlan, S.J., and Hinton, G.E. (1986). Experiments on learning by back propagation (Technical Report CMU-CS-86-126). Pittsburgh, PA: Carnegie-Mellon University, Computer Science Department. (NOTE: figures are not included in pdf file but can be found here)
    6. Plaut, D.C. (1984). Visual recognition of simple objects by a connection network (Technical Report TR-143). Rochester, NY: University of Rochester, Computer Science Department.


    Invited Presentations

    2015
    • Colloquium Speaker, Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh.
    2014
    • Invited Lecturer, ESCOP Summer School on Language, San Sebastian, Spain.
    2013
    • Invited Speaker, International Design Symposium, Kyoto, Japan (March).
    • Colloquium Speaker, Department of Psychology, Graduate School of Education, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan.
    2012
    • Invited Speaker, Department of Psychology, Graduate School of Education, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan.
    2011
    • Invited Speaker, 7th International Morphological Processing Conference, San Sebastian, Spain.
    2010
    • Invited Speaker, Computational Models of the Mind: Comparing Connectionist and Bayesian Perspectives on Cognition and Language, Stanford University.
    2009
    • Colloquium Speaker, Department of Neuroscience, Georgetown University, Washington DC.
    • Invited Speaker, Festschrift for Karalyn Patterson, MRC Cognitive and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge UK.
    • Invited Speaker, NIH Workshop on Patient Learning and Cognitive Stroke Rehabilitation, Washington DC.
    • Keynote Speaker, Perceptual Expertise Network Meeting, Banff, Canada.
    • Invited Speaker, Thirteenth International Conference on Cognitive and Neural Systems (ICCNS), Boston MA.
    2008
    • Workshop on Connecting Probabilistic Models of Cognition and Neural Networks, Berkeley, CA.
    • Plenary Speaker, Cognitive Science Conference, Washington DC.
    • Keynote Speaker, 11th Neural Computation and Psychology Workshop, Oxford, U.K.
    • International Neuropsychological Symposium, Tenerife, Spain.
    2006
    • Colloquium, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee WI.
    • Festschrift for Tim Shallice, Institute for Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London.
    2005
    • Three-day tutorial on connectionist modeling of language, Cognitive Science Program, Northwestern University.
    • Master Seminar on the Foundations of Cognitive Science, University of Arizona.
    • Colloquium, Cognitive Science Program, University of Arizona.
    2004
    • Research Working Group on Cognitive Rehabilitation, Northeast Cognitive Rehabilitation Research Network (NCRRN), Philadelphia, PA.
    2003
    • Workshop on morphological processing, Aix-en-Provence, France.
    • Keynote speaker, Clinical Aphasiology Conference, Orcas Island, WA.
    • Department of Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences, Brown University.
    • Department of Psychology, University of Montreal.
    2002
    • Institute for Research in Cognitive Science, University of Pennsylvania.
    • Brain and Language Group, University of Pennsylvania.
    • Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Duke.
    • Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, MIT.
    • Keynote speaker, Workshop on "Language and Motor Integration: Neuroimaging and Computational Modelling", Edinburgh, UK.
    • MRC Cognitive and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge, UK.
    • Keynote speaker, Conference on "Architectures and Mechansims for Language Processing" (AMLaP), Tenerife, Spain.
    • Keynote speaker, British Neuropsychological Society Spring Meeting, London, U.K.
    • Department of Communication Science and Disorders, University of Pittsburgh.
    2001
    • Center for Language and Speech Processing, Johns Hopkins University.
    • Symposium on "The Neural Basis Of Conceptual Knowledge: Insights from Cognitive Neuroscience," 3rd International Conference on Memory, Valencia, Spain.
    • Symposium on "Localist vs. Distributed Connectionist Modeling", British Experimental Psychology Society Meeting, Manchester, U.K.
    • Conference on "The Neurological Basis of Language," University of Groningen, The Netherlands.
    • Morphology workshop, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
    • Department of Psychology, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel.
    • Center for Neural Computation, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel.
    • Department of Behavioral Sciences, Ben-Gurion University, Be'er Sheva, Israel.
    • Workshop on "Bilingualism and Brain Plasticity," Sculoa Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA) [International School for Advanced Studies], Trieste, Italy.
    • Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel.
    • Department of Psychology, Bar-Ilan University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    • Institute of Information Processing and Decision Making, University of Haifa, Israel.
    • Workshop in "Computational/Mathematical Problems (and Solutions?) Arising from Neurophysiology," Rothschild Foundation, University of Haifa.
    2000
    • Department of Psychology, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel.
    • Department of Psychology, University of Haifa, Israel.
    • Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
    • Department of Psychology, Tel Aviv University, Israel.
    • Department of Psychology, University of California at Riverside.
    1999
    • Workshop on "Cross-Linguistic Perspectives on Morphological Processing," Aix-en-Provence, France.
    • Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, MIT.
    1998
    • Department of Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences, Brown University.
    • Department of Psychology, Stanford University.
    • Keynote speaker, Fifth Workshop on "Neural Computation and Psychology," University of Birmingham.
    • Second Workshop on "Neural Models of Brain and Cognitive Disorders," University of Maryland, College Park.
    • Conference on "Mind, Brain, and Language," University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
    • Department of Psychology, University of Chicago.
    • Symposium on "Principles of Computation in the Brain," Fifth Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society.
    1997
    • Five College Cognitive Science Colloquium Series, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
    • Department of Psychology, Yale University.
    • Department of Psychology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana PA.
    • Workshop on "Neuroplasticity: From the Laboratory to the Clinic," Ipsen Foundation, Paris, France.
    • Carnegie Symposium on ``Emergentism in Language,'' Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA.
    • Workshop on "Language Comprehension," Department of Psychology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
    • Workshop on Learning and Memory, CNBC/UCL Joint Meeting on Cognitive Neuroscience, London.
    • Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA.
    • Lake Ontario Visionary Establishment Meeting, Niagra Falls, Ontario, Canada.
    1996
    • McDonnell Foundation/NIH Workshop on "Towards a New Science of Cognitive Rehabilitation," St. Louis.
    • Department of Psychology, Washington University, St. Louis.
    • Symposium on "Connectionism and Psychology," International Congress of Psychology, Montreal, Canada.
    • Moss Rehabilitation Instutite, Philadelphia, PA.
    • International Neuropsychological Symposium, Santorini, Greece.
    • Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY.
    1995
    • Annual Retreat, Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, Pittsburgh, PA.
    • Third Sperlonga Meeting on "Cognitive Models of Speech Processing," Sperlonga, Italy.
    • Symposium on "Computational Approaches to Semantic Effects on Word Recognition," Meeting of the Canadian Brain Behaviour and Cognitive Science Society, Halifax, Canada.
    • Workshop on "Neural Modeling of Cognitive and Brain Disorders," University of Maryland, College Park.
    • School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA.
    • Symposium on "Connectionist Models in Cognitive Neuropsychology," Second Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society.
    • McDonnell-Pew Cognitive Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Tuscon, AZ.
    1994
    • Conference on "Converging Methods in Reading and Dyslexia," Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada.
    1993
    • Conference on "Basic and Applied Research in Cognitive Neuroscience," American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Anaheim CA.
    • Symposium on "Cognitive Neuroscience," Fifteenth Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Boulder, CO.
    • Fourth Connectionist Models Summer School, University of Colorado at Boulder.
    • Workshop on "Lexical Access Processes and their Disorders," International School for Advanced Studies, Trieste, Italy.
    • Workshop on "Modularity and the Brain," Institute for Advanced Studies, Hebrew University, Jerusalem.
    • Symposium on "Connectionist Modeling of Cognitive Disorders," TENNET Conference on Theoretical and Experimental Neuropsychology, Montreal, Canada.
    • Workshop on "Connectionism, Cognition and the New AI," Ninth Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour, University of Birmingham.
    • Department of Psychology, University of Manchester, Manchester, England.
    • Department of Psychology, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, England.
    • British Neuropsychological Society Meeting, London.
    1992
    • Workshop on "Neural Network Applications in Speech and Vision," Center for Computer Aids for Industrial Productivity, Rutgers University.
    • Symposium on "Computational Modeling and Neuropsychology," Twentieth Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychology Society, San Diego CA.
    1991
    • Conference on "Deep Dyslexia: Twelve Years On," Birkbeck College, University of London.


    Editorial/Advisory Activities

    Grant Initial Review Groups (study sections):
    NIH: Biobehavioral and Behavioral Processes (BBBP-3: Language) (1999-2003)
    NIH: Cognition, Perception, and Language Fellowships (ZRG1 F12A) (2003-2005)
    NIH: Ad hoc Special Emphasis Panels (SEPs) (2003-present)
    NSF: Perception, Action and Cognition (PAC) College of Reviewers (2015-present)
    Institute of Educational Sciences (2016-present)

    Associate Editor
    Cognitive Neuropsychology (1998-2005)
    Journal of Memory and Language (2005-2007)

    Editorial Boards
    Cognition (1996-2004)
    Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience (2000-present)
    Journal of Memory and Language (2007-2011)
    Language and Cognitive Processes (1993-present)
    Language Learning and Development (2003-2007)
    Psychological Review (2004-present)
    Psychonomic Bulletin & Review (2002-2005)

    Advisory Boards
    International Advisory Board, Kyoto Design School, Kyoto University (2013-present)

    Program Committees
    International Conference on Cognitive Modeling (2004)
    Cognitive Science Society Conference (2002-04)
    International Conference on Development and Learning (2002)
    Conference on Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing (2002)

    Ad Hoc Research Grant Reviewing
    Binational Science Foundation (US-Israel)
    Danish Council for Independent Research
    Economic and Social Research Council (UK)
    Gatsby Charitable Foundation (UK)
    International Human Frontier Science Program
    Israeli Science Foundation
    Leverhulme Trust (UK)
    Medical Research Council of Canada
    National Science Foundation
    Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
    Wellcome Trust (UK)

    Ad Hoc Journal Reviewing
    ACM Computing Serveys, Annual Review of Neuroscience, Aphasiology, BCM Neuroscience, Behavior Research Methods, Instruments, and Computers, Brain and Language, Cerebral Cortex, Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, Cognitive Brain Research, Cognitive Neuropsychology, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Science, Cognition, Connection Science, Developmental Psychology, Developmental Science, Journal of the Acoustical Societey of America, Journal of Child Language, Journal of Clinical and Experimental Psychology, Journal of Experimental and Clinical Neuropsychology, Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Psychophysics, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, Journal of Memory and Language, International Journal of Computer Vision, Language, Language and Cognitive Processes, Language Learning and Development, Memory & Cognition, Mind and Language, Neural Computation, Neural Networks, Neuropsychologia, Perception and Psychophysics, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA), Proceedings of the Royal Society of London (Series B), Psychological Bulletin, Psychological Review, Psychological Science, Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology (Section A), Scientific Studies of Reading, Topics in Cognitive Science, Trends in Cognitive Sciences


    Other Professional Activities

    1996
    • Delivered commencement address to graduates of the University of Rochester Cognitive Science Program, University of Rochester.
    1993
    • Faculty Member, Fourth Connectionist Models Summer School, University of Colorado at Boulder.
    • Faculty Member, Workshop on ``Lexical Access Processes and their Disorders,'' International School for Advanced Studies, Trieste, Italy.
    1991
    • Co-organized session on ``Computational Modeling of Deep Dyslexia'' with Prof. T. Shallice, Conference on Deep Dyslexia: Twelve Years On, Birkbeck College, University of London.
    1989
    • Organized and chaired Symposium on ``The Role of Attention in High-Level Vision: Cognitive Neuroscience Perspectives,'' Eleventh Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, University of Michigan.
    1988
    • Participated in First James S. McDonnell Summer Institute in Cognitive Neuroscience, Harvard University.
    1987
    • Delivered commencement address to graduates of the University of Rochester Cognitive Science Program, University of Rochester.
    1986
    • Participated in First Connectionist Models Summer School, Carnegie Mellon University.
    1984
    • Presented the status of the Undergraduate Cognitive Science Program to the University of Rochester Board of Trustees, University of Rochester, 1984.
    1983-84
    • Member, Committee on the Formation of an Undergraduate Degree in Cognitive Science, University of Rochester.


    Teaching

    1994-present   Introduction to Parallel Distributed Processing, Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University. Upper-level undergradute and graduate course.
    2011 Visual Cognition, Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University. Upper-level undergraduate and graduate course.
    2001 Foundations of Connectionist Modeling of Cognition. Department of Psychology, Hebrew University, Jerusalem. Graduate seminar.
    1997, 2012 The Mind, the Brain, and the Computer. Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University. Freshman seminar.
    1995 Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University. Mid-level undergraduate course.
    1994 An Examination of the Relevance of Connectionist Models to Cognitive Neuropsychology (with Dr. J. McClelland), Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University. Upper-level undergradute and graduate seminar.
    1991-present Guest lecturer, Departments of Psychology and Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University.


    Advising

    M.S. Students Field Completion Dissertation Title
    Sean McGuire Psychology May 1997 Systematicity and Specialization in Semantics: A Computational Account of Optic Aphasia
    Jennifer Brace Psychology May 2006 Clarification and Challenge of a Definition of "Task Set" Based on Task Switching
     
    Ph.D. Students Field Completion Dissertation Title
    Matt Botvinick Psychology Aug 2001 The Regulation of Control: Two Computational Studies
    Doug Rohde Computer Science Feb 2002 A Connectionist Model of Sentence Comprehension and Production
    Steve Gotts Psychology Aug 2002 Mechanisms Underlying Enhanced Processing Efficiency in Neural Systems
    Christine Watson Psychology Sep 2009 Computational and Behavioral Studies of Normal and Impaired Noun/Verb Processing
    Roxanne Thrush Psychology Jul 2010 Attachment Biases in Cardiovascular and Behavioral Responses to Stressors
    Blair Armstrong Psychology Aug 2012 The Temporal Dynamics of Word Comprehension and Response Selection: Computational and Behavioral Studies
    Robert (Bo) Powers Psychology Aug 2019 (est.)
     
    Post-Doctoral Research Fellows Dates Current Position
    Chris Kello 1996-98 Professor, University of California, Merced
    Laura Gonnerman 1999-01 Associate Professor, McGill University
    Mike Harm 1999-02 Research Scientist, Stanford Medical School
    Mark Orr 2002-04 Associate Professor, Virginia Polytechnic Institute
    Daisy Powell 2002-04 Research Scientist, Institute of Education, University of London
    Sarah Laszlo 2009-12 Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, SUNY Binghamton
    Adrian Nestor 2009-13 Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Toronto (Scarborough)
    Amanda Robinson 2015-

    David Plaut
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