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Professor Ken Forster

BA Melb, MA Melb, PhD Illinois.

Ken Forster

Associate Investigator

Contact Details

Phone : +61 2 9850
email : ken.forster@mq.edu.au

External Address

Department of Cognitive Science
Macquarie University

Recent Grants Awarded

  • ARC CCD Cross Program Support Scheme (2018) "When bilingualism meets biliteracy: the role of morphological knowledge in spoken language in learning to read." Wang, H.-C., Xu, N., Demuth, K., Hsieh, M., Forster, K., Li , L., & Castles, A. ($8,510)
  • ARC CCD Neural Markers Training Scheme (2017) "Investigating lexical representation using masked onset priming and electromagnetic articulography." Coltheart, M., Proctor, M., Cox, F., Forster, K., & Ratko, L. ($7,598)

Selected Publications

Book Chapters

  • Forster, K.I. (2012). A parallel activation model with a sequential twist. In J.S. Adelman (Ed.), Visual Word Recognition (pp. 52-69). Hove, UK: Psychology Press.
  • Castles, A., Davis, C. & Forster, K.I. (2003). Word recognition development in children: Insights from masked priming. In Kinoshita. S. & Lupker, S. (Eds.), Masked Priming: State of the Art (pp. 345-360). London, UK: Psychology Press.
  • Forster, K.I. (1979). Levels of processing and the structure of the language processor. In W.E. Cooper & E. Walker (Eds.), Sentence Processing: Psycholinguistic Essays Presented to Merrill Garrett. Hillsdale: N.J.: Erlbaum.
  • Forster, K.I. (1976). Accessing the mental lexicon. In R.J. Wales & E. Walker (Eds.), New Approaches to Language Mechanisms. Amsterdam: North-Holland.

Periodicals

  • Adelman, J.S., Johnson, R.L., McCormick, S.F., McKague, M., Kinoshita, S., Bowers, J.S., Perry, J.R., Lupker, S.J., Forster, K.I., Cortese, M.J., Scaltritti, M., Aschenbrenner, A.J., Coane, J.H., White, L., Yap, M.J., Davis, C., Kim, J., & Davis, C.J. (2014). A behavioral database for masked form priming. Behavior Research Methods, 46(4), 1052-1067. doi://10.3758/s13428-013-0442-y
  • Witzel, J., & Forster, K. (2014). Lexical co-occurrence and ambiguity resolution. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 29(2), 158-185. doi:10.1080/01690965.2012.748925
  • Forster, K.I. (2013). How many words can we read at once? More intervenor effects in masked priming. Journal of Memory and Language, 69(4), 563-573. doi:10.1016/j.jml.2013.07.004
  • Qiao, X., & Forster, K.I. (2013). Novel word lexicalization and the prime lexicality effect. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 39(4), 1064-1074. doi:10.1037/a0030528
  • Witzel, J., Cornelius, S., Witzel, N., Forster, K.I., & Forster, J.C. (2013). Testing the viability of webDMDX for masked priming experiments. The Mental Lexicon, 8(3), 421-449. doi:10.1075/ml.8.3.07wit
  • Qiao, X., Shen, L., & Forster, K. (2012). Relative clause processing in Mandarin: Evidence from the maze task. Language and Cognitive Processes, 27(4), 611-630. doi:10.1080/01690965.2011.578394
  • Witzel, N., & Forster, K.I. (2012). How L2 words are stored: The episodic L2 hypothesis. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 38(6), 1608-1621. doi:10.1037/a0028072
  • Witzel, N., Witzel, J., & Forster, K. (2012). Comparisons of online reading paradigms: Eye tracking, moving-window, and maze. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 41(2), 105-128. doi:10.1007/s10936-011-9179-x
  • Kinoshita, S., Mozer, M.C., & Forster, K.I. (2011). Dynamic adaptation to history of trial difficulty explains the effect of congruency proportion on masked priming. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 140, 622-636.
  • Witzel, N., Qiao, X., & Forster, K. (2011). Transposed letter priming with horizontal and vertical text in Japanese and English readers. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 37(3), 914-920. doi:10.1037/a0022194
  • Forster, K.I. (2010). Using a maze task to track lexical and sentence processing. The Mental Lexicon, 5(3), 347-357. doi:10.1075/ml.5.3.05for
  • Wang, X., & Forster, K.I. (2010). Masked translation priming with semantic categorization: Testing the Sense Model. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 13(3), 327-340. doi:10.1017/S1366728909990502
  • Forster, K.I. (2009). The intervenor effect in masked priming: How does masked priming survive across an intervening word? Journal of Memory and Language, 60(1), 36-49. doi:10.1016/j.jml.2008.08.006
  • Forster, K.I., Guerrera, C., & Elliot, L. (2009). The maze task: Measuring forced incremental sentence processing time. Behavior Research Methods, 41(1), 163-171. doi:10.3758/BRM.41.1.163
  • Qiao, X., Forster, K., & Witzel, N. (2009). Is 'banara' really a word? Cognition, 113(2), 254-257. doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2009.08.006
  • Finkbeiner, M., & Forster, K.I. (2008). Attention, intention and domain-specific processing. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 12, 59-64.
  • Guerrera, C., & Forster, K. (2008). Masked form priming with extreme transposition. Language and Cognitive Processes, 23(1), 117-142. doi:10.1080/01690960701579722
  • Kinoshita, S., Forster, K.I., & Mozer, M.C. (2008). Unconscious cognition isn't that smart: Modulation of masked repetition effect in the naming task. Cognition, 107, 623-649.
  • Murray, W.S., & Forster, K.I. (2008). The rank hypothesis and lexical decision: A reply to Adelman and Brown (2008). Psychological Review, 115(1), 240-251. doi:10.1037/0033-295X.115.1.240
  • Castles, A., Davis, C., Cavalot, P. & Forster, K. I. (2007). Tracking the acquisition of orthographic skills in developing readers: masked form priming and transposed-letter effects. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 97, 165-182.
  • Finkbeiner, M., Forster, K.I., Nicol, J. & Nakumura, K. (2004). The role of polysemy in masked semantic and translation priming. Journal of Memory and Language, 51, 1-22.
  • Forster, K.I. (1999). The microgenesis of priming effects in lexical access. Brain and Language, 68, 5-15.
  • Gollan, T.H., Forster, K.I., & Frost, R. (1997). Translation priming with different scripts: Masked priming with cognates and noncognates in Hebrew-English bilinguals. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition, 20, 1122-1139.
  • Forster, K.I. (1994). Computational modeling and elementary process analysis in visual word recognition. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 20, 1292-1310.
  • Savage, G.R., Bradley, D.C., & Forster, K.I. (1990). Word frequency and the pronunciation task: The contribution of articulatory fluency. Language and Cognitive Processes, 5, 203-236.
  • Forster, K.I., & Davis, C. (1984). Repetition priming and frequency attenuation in lexial access. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition, 10, 680-698.
  • Taft, M., & Forster, K.I. (1975). Lexical storage of prefixed words. Journal of Verbal Learning and Verbal Behavior, 14, 638-647.
  • Forster, K.I., & Chambers, S.M. (1973). Lexical access and naming time. Journal of Verbal Learning and Verbal Behavior, 12, 627-635.
  • Forster, K.I. (1970). Visual perception of rapidly presented word sequences of varying complexity. Perception & Psychophysics, 8, 215-221.
  • Wallace, G., Coltheart, M., & Forster, K.I. (1970). Reminiscence in recognition memory for faces. Psychonomic Science, 18, 335-336.

Published Abstracts

  • Castles, A., Davis, C., Cavalot, P. & Forster, K.I. (2007). Tracking the acquisition of orthographic skills in developing readers: masked priming effects [Abstract]. Australian Journal of Psychology, 59(Suppl. 1), 23.

Conference Presentations, Colloquia, and other presentations

  • Castles, A., Anandakumar, T., Nation, K., & Forster, K.I. (2012, April). The prime lexicality effect in developing readers. Paper presented at the 39th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC), Sydney.
  • Kinoshita, S., Mozer, M., & Forster, K.I. (2011, February). Dynamic adaptation to history of trial difficulty explains the effect of congruency proportion on masked priming. Paper presented at the Australasian Mathematical Psychology Conference, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Castles, A., Davis, C., Cavalot, P. & Forster, K.I. (2007, July). Tracking the acquisition of orthographic skills in developing readers. Paper presented at the 14th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading (SSSR), Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Castles, A., Davis, C., Cavalot, P. & Forster, K.I. (2007, April). Tracking the acquisition of orthographic skills in developing readers: masked priming effects. Paper presented at the 34th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference, Canberra.
  • Finkbeiner, M., & Forster, K.I. (2002, November). Masked translation priming. Paper presented at the 3rd Annual Lexical Processing Workshop, Tuscan, Arizona.

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