Christopher H. Ramey

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The empirical link between psychopathology and creativity is often correlational and fraught with suspiciously causal interpretations. In this paper, we review research in favor of the position that certain forms of psychopathology that profoundly affect the neural substrates for rule-based thought (e.g., schizophrenia, bipolar disorder) can significantly(More)
Age of acquisition (AoA) is a psycholinguistic construct that refers to the chronological age at which a given word is acquired. Contemporary theories of AoA have focused on lexical acquisition with respect to either the developing phonological or semantic systems. One way of testing the relative dominance of phonological or semantic contributions is(More)
Nachev and Hacker's conceptual analysis of the neural antecedents of voluntary action underscores the real danger of ignoring the meta-theoretical apparatus of cognitive neuroscience research. In this response, we temper certain claims (e.g., whether or not certain research questions are incoherent), consider a more extreme consequence of their argument(More)
Age of acquisition (AoA) is a psycholinguistic variable that may prove useful toward gauging the relative weighting of phonological, semantic, and morphological factors at different phases of language acquisition. We examined a large corpus of English nouns using AoA as the outcome variable in three multivariate regressions, encompassing different age(More)
The abstract concept of time has been described with respect to two space-to-time metaphorical systems: the ego-moving (EM) metaphor and the time-moving (TM) metaphor (e. In the EM metaphor the person moves toward a stationary event, whereas in the TM metaphor an event moves toward a stationary person. Recent research has demonstrated that primes of real,(More)
Import of the Modifier Interpretation of a conceptual combination (CC) in a relation-based approach involves establishing the thematic relation that links two concepts (e.g., the Competition Among Relations in Nominals [CARIN] model of Gagné & Shoben, 1997). Examples of relations include noun 'uses' modifier and modifier 'causes'. Gagné and Shoben found(More)
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