RIKEN BRAIN SCIENCE INSTITUTE (RIKEN BSI)

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Reiko  Mazuka

Reiko Mazuka, Ph.D.

Language Development / Senior Team Leader

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    Miyazawa K, Shinya T, Martin A, Kikuchi H, and Mazuka R: "Vowels in Infant-directed speech: More breathy and more variable, but not clearer", Cognition, in press (2017)

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    Hirose Y., and Mazuka R: "Exploiting pitch accent information in compound processing: A comparison between adults and 6- to 7-year-old children", Language Learning and Development, 1-20 (published online) (2017)

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    Hayashi A, and Mazuka R: "Emergence of Japanese infants’ prosodic preferences in Infant-directed vocabulary", Developmental Psychology, 53(1), 28-37 (2017)

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    Sugiura L, Toyota T, Matsuba-Kurita H, Iwayama Y, Mazuka R, Yoshikawa T, and Hagiwara H: "Age-dependent effects of Catechol-O-Methyltransferase(COMT) Gene Val158Met Polymorphism on language function in developing children", Cerebral Cortex, 27(1), 104-116 (2016)

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    Ludusan B, Cristia A, Martin A, Mazuka R, and Dupoux E: "Learnability of prosodic boundaries: Is infant-directed speech easier?", Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 140(2), 1239 (2016)

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    Tsuji S, Fikkert P, Yamane N, and Mazuka R: "Language-general biases and language-specific experience contribute to phonological detail in toddlers' word representations", Developmental Psychology , 52(3), 379-390 (2016)

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    Mazuka R, Igarashi Y, Martin A, and Utsugi A: "Infant-directed speech as a window into the dynamic nature of phonology", Laboratory Phonology, 6(3-4), 281-303 (2015)

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    Hawthorne K, Mazuka R, and Gerken L: "The acoustic salience of prosody trumps infants' acquired knowledge of language-specific prosodic patterns", Journal of Memory and Language, 82, 105-117 (2015)

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    Mazuka R: "Learning to become a native listener of Japanese", In M. Nakayama (Ed.), Handbook of Japanese Psycholinguistics, Chapter 2, 19-47 (2015)

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    Arai M, Nakamura C, and Mazuka R: "Predicting the unbeaten path through syntactic context", Journal of Experimental Psychology:Learning, Memory and Cognition, 41(2), 482-500 (2015)

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    Martin A, Schatz T, Versteegh M, Miyazawa K, Mazuka R, Dupoux E, and Cristia A: "Mothers speak less clearly to infants than to adults: A comprehensive test of the hyperarticulation hypothesis", Psychological Science, 26(3), 341-347 (2015)

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    Tsuji S, Mazuka R, Cristia A, and Fikkert P,: "Even at 4 months, a labial is a good enough coronal, but not vice versa", Cognition, 134(2015), 252-256 (2015)

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    Hirose Y, and Mazuka R: "Predictive processing of novel compounds: Evidence from Japanese", Cognition(2015), 350-358 (2014)

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    Matsuda YT, Ueno K, Cheng K, Konishi Y, Mazuka R, and Okanoya K: "Auditory observation of infant-directed speech by mothers: experience-dependent interaction between language and emotion in the basal ganglia.", Front Hum Neurosci, 8, 907 (2014)

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    Tsuji S., Bergmann C., and Cristia A.: "Community-augmented meta-analyses: Towards cumulative data assessment", Perspectives on Psychological Science, 9(6), 661-665 (2014)

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    Martin A, Utsugi A, and Mazuka R: "The multidimensional nature of hyperspeech: Evidence from Japanese vowel devoicing.", Cognition, 132(2), 216-228 (2014)

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    Jincho N, Feng G, and Mazuka R: "Development of text reading in Japanese: An eye movement study", Reading and Wrting: an interdisciplinary Journal, 27, 1437-1465 (2014)

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    Gonzalez-Gomez N, Hayashi A, Tsuji S, Mazuka R, and Nazzi T: "The role of the input on the development of the LC bias: A crosslinguistic comparison.", Cognition, 132(3), 301-311 (2014)

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    Mazuka R, Hasegawa M, and Tsuji S: "Development of non-native vowel discrimination: Improvement without exposure.", Developmental Psychobiology, 56, 192-209 (2013)

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    Sato Y, Utsugi A, Yamane N, Koizumi M, and Mazuka R: "Dialectal differences in hemispheric specialization for Japanese lexical pitch accent", Brain and Language, 127(3), 475–483 (2013)

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    Gervain J, Sebastian-Galles N, Diaz B, Laka I, Mazuka R, Yamane N, Nespor M, and Mehler J: "Word Frequency Cues Word Order in Adults: Cross-Linguistic Evidence.", Frontiers in Psychology, 4(689), doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00689. (2013)

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    Igarashi Y, Nishikawa K, Tanaka K, and Mazuka R: "Phonological theory informs the analysis of intonational exaggeration in Japanese infant-directed speech.", The Journal of Acoustical Society of America, 134(2), 1283-1294 (2013)

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    Arai M, and Mazuka R: "The development of Japanese passive syntax as indexed by structural priming in comprehension.", The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 67(1), 60-78 (2013)

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    Bion R. A. H, Miyazawa K, Kikuchi H, and Mazuka R: "Learning phonemic vowel length from naturalistic recordings of Japanese infant-directed speech. ", PLOS ONE, 8(2), e51594 (2013)

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    Minai U, Jincho N, Yamane N, and Mazuka R: "What hinders child semantic computation: Children's universal quantification and the development of cognitive control.", J Child Lang , 39(5), 919-956 (2012)

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    Zervakis J, and Mazuka R: "Effect of Repeated Evaluation and Repeated Exposure on Acceptability Ratings of Sentences.", J Psycholinguist Res (2012)

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    Tsuji S, Gonzalez GN, Medina V, Nazzi T, and Mazuka R: "The labial-coronal effect revisited: Japanese adults say pata, but hear tapa.", Cognition, 125(3), 413-428 (2012)

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    Nakamura C, Arai M, and Mazuka R: "Immediate use of prosody and context in predicting a syntactic structure.", Cognition, 125(2), 317-323 (2012)

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    Ito K, Jincho N, Minai U, Yamane N, and Mazuka R: "Intonation facilitates contrast resolution: Evidence from Japanese adults and 6-year olds.", Journal of Memory and Language, 66(1), 265-284 (2012)

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    Sato Y, Kato M, and Mazuka R: "Development of single/geminate obstruent discrimination by Japanese infants: Early integration of durational and non-durational cues.", Dev Psychol , 48(1), 18-34 (2012)

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    Mazuka R, Cao Y, Dupoux E, and Christophe A: "The development of a phonological illusion: a cross-linguistic study with Japanese and French infants.", Dev Sci, 14(4), 693-699 (2011)

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    Minagawa-Kawai Y, van der Lely H, Ramus F, Sato Y, Mazuka R, and Dupoux E: "Optical brain imaging reveals general auditory and language-specific processing in early infant development.", Cereb Cortex, 21(2), 254-261 (2011)

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    Matsuda Y-T, Ueno K, Waggoner R. A, Erickson D, Shimura Y, Tanaka K, Cheng K, and Mazuka R: "Processing of infant-directed speech by adults.", Neuroimage, 54(1), 611-621 (2011)

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    Sato Y, Mori K, Koizumi T, Minagawa-Kawai Y, Tanaka A, Ozawa E, Wakaba Y, and Mazuka R: "Functional lateralization of speech processing in adults and children who stutter.", Front Psychol, 2, 70 (2011)

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    Sato Y, Sogabe Y, and Mazuka R: "Development of hemispheric specialization for lexical pitch-accent in Japanese infants.", J Cogn Neurosci, 22(11), 2503-2513 (2010)

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    Yoshida KA, Iversen JR, Patel AD, Mazuka R, Nito H, Gervain J, and Werker JF: "The development of perceptual grouping biases in infancy: a Japanese-English cross-linguistic study.", Cognition, 115(2), 356-61 (2010)

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    Sato Y, Sogabe Y, and Mazuka R: "Discrimination of phonemic vowel length by Japanese infants.", Dev Psychol, 46(1), 106-19 (2010)

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    Takeda K, Shimoda N, Sato Y, Ogano M, and Kato H: "Reaction time differences between left- and right-handers during mental rotation of hand pictures", Laterality, 15(4), 415-425 (2010)

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    Mazuka R, Jincho N, and Oishi H: "Development of Executive Control and Language Processing", Language and Linguistic Compass, 3(1), 59-89 (2009)

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    Gervain J, Nespor M, Mazuka R, Horie R, and Mehler J: "Bootstrapping word order in prelexical infants: a Japanese-Italian cross-linguistic study.", Cogn Psychol, 57(1), 56-74 (2008)

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    Mazuka R, Kondo T, and Hayashi A: "Japanese mothers’ use of specialized vocabulary in infant-directed speech: infant-directed vocabulary in Japanese.", Origin of Language, 4, 39-58. Tokyo: Springer-Verlag (2008)

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    Jincho N, Namiki H, and Mazuka R: "Effects of verbal working memory and cumulative linguistic knowledge on reading comprehension.", Japanese Psychological Research, 50, 12-23 (2008)

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    Sato Y, Sogabe Y, and Mazuka R: "Brain responses in the processing of lexical pitch-accent by Japanese speakers.", Neuroreport, 18(18), 2001-4 (2007)

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    Imai M, and Mazuka R: "Language-relative construal of individuation constrained by universal ontology: revisiting language universals and linguistic relativity.", Cogn Sci, 31(3), 385-413 (2007)

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    Choi Y, and Mazuka R: "Young children's use of prosody in sentence parsing.", J Psycholinguist Res, 32(2), 197-217 (2003)

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    Misono Y, Mazuka R, Kondo T, and Kiritani S: "Effects and limitations of prosodic and semantic biases on syntactic disambiguation.", J Psycholinguist Res, 26(2), 229-45 (1997)

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    Mazuka R, Itoh K, and Kondo T: "Processing down the garden path in Japanese: processing of sentences with lexical homonyms.", J Psycholinguist Res, 26(2), 207-28 (1997)

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    Yokoyama H, Niwa S, Itoh K, and Mazuka R: "Fractal property of eye movements in schizophrenia.", Biol Cybern, 75(2), 137-40 (1996)

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    Kondo T, and Mazuka R: "Prosodic planning while reading aloud: on-line examination of Japanese sentences.", J Psycholinguist Res, 25(2), 357-81 (1996)

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    Lust B, and Mazuka R: "Cross-linguistic studies of directionality in first language acquisition: the Japanese data--a response to O'Grady, Suzuki-Wei & Cho 1986.", J Child Lang, 16(3), 665-84 (1989)