Papers

Jafarpour, A., Piai, V., Lin, J.J., & Knight, R.T. (accepted). Human hippocampal pre-activation predicts behavior. Scientific Reports.

Piai, V., & Knight, R.T. (2017). Lexical selection with competing distractors: Evidence from left temporal lobe lesions. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review.

Piai, V., Meyer, L., Dronkers, N.F., & Knight, R.T. (in press). Neuroplasticity of language in left-hemisphere stroke: subsecond electrophysiology and structural connections. Human Brain Mapping, 38, 3151-3162.

Roelofs, A., & Piai, V. (2017). Distributional analysis of semantic interference in picture naming. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 70, 782-792.

Piai, V., Anderson, K.L., Lin, J.J., Dewar, C., Parvizi, J., Dronkers, N.F., & Knight, R.T. (2016). Direct brain recordings reveal hippocampal rhythm underpinnings of language processing. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 113, 11366–11371.

Roelofs, A., Piai, V., Garrido Rodriguez, G., & Chwilla, D. J. (2016). Electrophysiology of cross-language interference and facilitation in picture naming. Cortex, 76, 1-16

Piai, V., Riès, S.K., & Swick, D. (2016). Lesions to lateral prefrontal cortex impair interference control in word production. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 9, 721.

Piai, V. (2016). The role of electrophysiology in informing theories of word production: a critical standpoint. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 31, 471-473.

Piai, V., Roelofs, A., Rommers, J., Dahlslätt, K., & Maris, E. (2015). Withholding planned speech is reflected in synchronized beta-band oscillations. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 9, 549.

Piai, V., Roelofs, A., Rommers, J., & Maris, E. (2015). Beta oscillations reflect memory and motor aspects of spoken word production. Human Brain Mapping, 36, 2767–2780.

Piai, V., Roelofs, A., & Schriefers, H. (2015). Task choice and semantic interference in picture naming. Acta Psychologica, 157, 13-22.

Piai, V., Riès, S.K., & Knight, R.T. (2015). The electrophysiology of language production: what could be improved. Frontiers in Psychology, 5, 5160.

Piai, V., Dahlslätt, K., & Maris, E. (2015). Statistically comparing EEG/MEG waveforms through successive significant univariate tests: How bad can it be? Psychophysiology, 52, 440-443.

Piai, V., Roelofs, A., & Roete, I. (2015). Semantic interference in picture naming during dual-task performance does not vary with reading ability. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 68, 1758-1768.

Roelofs, A., & Piai, V. (2015). Aspects of competition in word production: Reply to Mahon and Navarrete. Cortex, 64, 420-424.

Piai, V., Roelofs, A., Jensen, O., Schoffelen, J.M., & Bonnefond, M. (2014). Distinct patterns of brain activity characterise lexical activation and competition in spoken word production. PLoS ONE, 9(2), e88674.

Piai, V., Roelofs, A., & Schriefers, H. (2014). Locus of semantic interference in picture naming: evidence from dual-task performance. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 40, 147-165.

Piai, V., Roelofs, A., & Maris, E. (2014). Oscillatory brain responses in spoken word production reflect lexical frequency and sentential constraint. Neuropsychologia, 53, 146-156.

Piai, V., Roelofs, A., Acheson, D. J., & Takashima, A. (2013). Attention for speaking: domain-general control from anterior cingulate cortex in spoken word production. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7, 832.

Piai, V., Meyer, L., Schreuder, R., & Bastiaansen, M.C.M. (2013). Sit down and read on: Working memory and long-term memory in particle-verb processing. Brain and Language, 127, 296-306.

Piai, V., & Roelofs, A. (2013). Working memory capacity and dual-task interference in picture naming. Acta Psychologica, 142, 332-342.

Roelofs, A., & Piai, V. (2013). Associative Facilitation in the Stroop Task: Comment on Mahon et al. (2012). Cortex, 49, 1767-1769.

Roelofs, A., Piai, V., & Schriefers, H. (2013). Context effects and selective attention in picture naming and word reading: Competition versus response exclusion. Language and Cognitive Processes, 28, 655-671.

Roelofs, A., Piai, V., & Schriefers, H. (2013). Selection by Competition in Word Production: Rejoinder to Janssen (2013). Language and Cognitive Processes, 28, 679-683.

Piai, V., Roelofs, A., & Schriefers, H. (2012). Distractor strength and selective attention in picture naming performance. Memory & Cognition, 40, 614-627.

Piai, V., Roelofs, A., & Van der Meij, R. (2012). Event-related potentials and oscillatory brain responses associated with semantic and Stroop-like interference effects in overt naming. Brain Research, 1450, 87-101.

Piai, V., Roelofs, A., & Schriefers, H. (2011). Semantic interference in immediate and delayed naming and reading: Attention and task decisions. Journal of Memory and Language, 64, 404-423.

Roelofs A., & Piai, V. (2011). Attention demands of spoken word planning: A review. Frontiers in Psychology, 2, 307.

Roelofs, A., Piai, V., & Garrido Rodriguez, G. (2011). Attentional inhibition in bilingual naming performance: Evidence from delta-plot analyses. Frontiers in Psychology, 2, 184.

Roelofs, A., Piai, V., & Schriefers, H. (2011). Selective attention and distractor frequency in naming performance: Comment on Dhooge and Hartsuiker (2010). Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 37, 1032-1038.

Work in progress

Piai, V., Rommers, J., & Knight, R.T. (submitted). Evidence for a causal link between left posterior alpha-beta power decreases and context-driven word production.

Talks and posters

Piai, V., Meyer, L., Dronkers, N.F., & Knight, R.T. [talk]. Neuroplasticity of language in left-hemisphere stroke: evidence linking subsecond electrophysiology and structural connectivity. 54th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Aphasia. Llandudno, Wales. October, 2016.

Piai, V., Meyer, L., Dronkers, N.F., & Knight, R.T. [poster]. Neuroplasticity of language in left-hemisphere stroke: evidence linking subsecond electrophysiology and structural connectivity. Eighth Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language. London, UK. August, 2016.

Piai, V., Dronkers, N.F., & Knight, R.T. [poster]. Priming and competition of associated memory representations: A comparison between response times and event-related potentials following lesions to left temporal cortex. 53rd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Aphasia. Tucson, USA. October, 2015.

Piai, V., Riès, S.K., & Swick, D. [poster]. Lesions to lateral prefrontal cortex impair control over response selection in word production. Seventh Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language. Chicago, USA. October, 2015.

Piai, V., Anderson, K.L., Lin, J.J., Dronkers, N.F., & Knight, R.T. [poster] Context-driven word retrieval is reflected in hippocampal theta oscillations. Organization for Human Brain Mapping Annual Meeting. Hawaii, USA. June 2015.

Piai, V., Roelofs, A., Rommers, J., & Maris, E. [poster] Beta oscillations reflect memory and motor aspects of spoken word production. 22nd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society. San Francisco, USA. March, 2015.

Piai, V., Roelofs, A., Rommers, J., & Maris, E. [poster] Planning of word production but not predicting in comprehension engages the cortical network for language production. 55th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society. Long Beach, USA. November, 2014.

Mulatti, C., Piai, V., & Job, R. [poster] Picture and word processing streams compete for limited resources in picture-word interference. 55th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society. Long Beach, USA. November, 2014.

Piai, V., Roelofs, A., Rommers, J., & Maris, E. [poster] Beta desynchronisation in the language production network during spoken word planning. 8th International Workshop on Language Production. Geneva, Switzerland. July, 2014.

Piai, V., Roelofs, A., Acheson, D., & Takashima, A. [poster] Attention for speaking: domain-general control from anterior cingulate cortex in spoken word production. Society for the Neurobiology of Language. San Diego, USA. November, 2013.

Piai, V., Roelofs, A., Jensen, O., Schoffelen, J.M., & Bonnefond, M. [poster] Distinct patterns of brain activity characterize lexical activation and competition in speech production. 20th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society. San Francisco, USA. March, 2013.

Piai, V., Roelofs, A., Jensen, O., Schoffelen, J.M., & Bonnefond, M. [talk] Cortical dynamics of spreading activation and lexical competition during naming investigated with MEG. 18th Annual Conference on Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing (AMLaP 2012). Riva del Garda, Italy. September, 2012.

Piai, V., Roelofs, A., Jensen, O., Schoffelen, J.M., & Bonnefond, M. [poster] Cortical dynamics of spreading activation and lexical competition during naming investigated with MEG. 7th International Workshop on Language Production. New York, USA. July, 2012.

Piai, V., Roelofs, A., Jensen, O., Schoffelen, J.M., & Bonnefond, M. [talk] Oscillatory activity in left inferior frontal gyrus during interference in overt picture naming: an MEG study. Psycholinguistics in Flanders. Nijmegen, the Netherlands. June, 2012.

Piai, V., Roelofs, A., & Van der Meij, R. [poster] Electrophysiological evidence for a common lexical locus of semantic and Stroop-like interference effects in overt naming performance. 13th Winter Conference of the Dutch Psychonomic Society. Egmond aan Zee, the Netherlands. December, 2011

Piai, V., Roelofs, A., & Van der Meij, R. [poster] Electrophysiological evidence for a common lexical locus of semantic and Stroop-like interference effects in overt naming performance. 2nd IMPRS NeuroCom Summer School. London, UK. July, 2011.

Piai, V., Roelofs, A., & Van der Meij, R. [talk] Electrophysiological evidence for a common lexical locus of semantic and Stroop-like interference effects in overt naming performance. 10th International Symposium of Psycholinguistics. San Sebastián, Spain. April, 2011

Piai, V., Roelofs, A., & Schriefers, H. [talk]. Attention, distractor strength, and semantic effects in object naming performance: Insights from response time distributional analyses. 16th Annual Conference on Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing (AMLaP 2010). York, UK. September, 2010.

Piai, V., Roelofs, A., & Schriefers, H. [poster]. Semantic interference in immediate and delayed word production: Role of attentional control. 6th International Workshop on Language Production. Edinburgh, UK. September, 2010.

Piai, V., Roelofs, A., & Schriefers, H. [talk] Semantic interference in immediate and delayed word production: Role of attentional control. Psycholinguistics in Flanders. Ghent, Belgium. May, 2010.

Piai, V., Roelofs, A., & Schriefers, H. [talk]. Still semantic interference with distractor masking. Presentation to the Workshop on Competition Effects in Language Production. Nijmegen, the Netherlands. March, 2010.

Piai, V., Roelofs, A., & Schriefers, H. [talk]. No semantic interference in delayed naming. Presentation to the Workshop on Competition Effects in Language Production. Nijmegen, the Netherlands. March, 2010.

Piai, V., Bastiaansen, M., & Schreuder, R. [talk] Comprehending Particle Verbs: an EEG approach. 30th TABU Dag. The Netherlands, 2009.

Piai, V., & Kuperman, V. [talk]. Visual processing of Dutch Phrasal Verbs: An Experimental Approach. Presentation to the Dutch Linguistic Society. Amsterdam, the Netherlands. February, 2008.

Invited talks

Context-driven word production: Cortical and hippocampal oscillatory signatures and neuroplasticity. International Symposium on Neural Oscillations in Speech and Language Processing. Harnack Haus of the Max Planck Society, Berlin, Germany. May, 2017.

Context-driven word production. Department of Neuropsychology, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany. October, 2016.

Context-driven word production in the healthy and stroke populations. Introduction to International Max Planck Research School PhD students. Nijmegen, the Netherlands. September, 2016.

Language production and acquired language disorders. Radboud Summer School. Nijmegen, the Netherlands. August, 2016.

Electrophysiology measured over the scalp and intracranially: examples from context-driven word production. Summer School - Human Language: From Genes and Brains to Behaviour. Berg en Dal, the Netherlands. July, 2016.

Where language production meets memory (or how). Center for Mind and Brain, Davis, USA. February, 2016.

The N450 in picture-word interference tasks. Donders Discussion. Nijmegen, the Netherlands. October, 2011.

Comprehending particle verbs. Experimental Linguistics Talks Utrecht, Utrecht, the Netherlands. October, 2009.