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Dr Paul Hoffman - publications

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  • Hoffman, P., Binney, R. J., & Lambon Ralph, M. A. (2015). Differing contributions of inferior prefrontal and anterior temporal cortex to concrete and abstract conceptual knowledge. Cortex, 63, 250-266. eScholarID:233424 | DOI:10.1016/j.cortex.2014.09.001


  • Hoffman, P. Meteyard, L., & Patterson, K. (2014). Broadly speaking: Vocabulary in semantic dementia shifts towards general, semantically diverse words. Cortex, 55, 30-42. eScholarID:181057 | DOI:10.1016/j.cortex.2012.11.004
  • Hoffman, P., Evans, G. A. L. & Lambon Ralph, M. A. (2014). The anterior temporal lobes are critically involved in acquiring new conceptual knowledge: Evidence for impaired feature integration in semantic dementia. Cortex, 50(1), 19-31. eScholarID:211194 | DOI:
  • Woollams, A. M., Hoffman, P., Roberts, D. J., Lambon Ralph, M. A., & Patterson, K. (2014). What lies beneath: A comparison of reading aloud in Pure Alexia and Semantic Dementia. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 2014(5-6), 461-481. eScholarID:216775 | DOI:10.1080/02643294.2014.882300
  • Sadeghi, Z., McClelland, J. L., & Hoffman, P. (2014). You shall know an object by the company it keeps: An investigation of semantic representations derived from object co-occurrence in visual scenes. Neuropsychologia, in press, eScholarID:232485 | DOI:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2014.08.031


  • Hoffman, P., Jones, R. W. and Lambon Ralph, M. A. (2013). Be concrete to be comprehended: Consistent imageability effects in semantic dementia for nouns, verbs, synonyms and associates. Cortex, 49(5), 1206-1218. eScholarID:161051 | DOI:10.1016/j.cortex.2012.05.007
  • Hoffman, P., Jefferies, E., Haffey, A., Littlejohns, T., & Lambon Ralph, M. A. (2013). Domain-specific control of semantic cognition: A dissociation within patients with semantic working memory deficits. Aphasiology, 27(6), 740-764. eScholarID:181672 | DOI:10.1080/02687038.2012.751578
  • Hoffman, P., Lambon Ralph, M. A. & Rogers, T. T. (2013). Semantic diversity: A measure of semantic ambiguity based on variability in the contextual usage of words. Behavior Research Methods, 45(3), 718-730. eScholarID:170847 | DOI:10.3758/s13428-012-0278-x
  • Hoffman, P. & Lambon Ralph, M. A. (2013). Shapes, scents and sounds: Quantifying the full multi-sensory basis of conceptual knowledge. Neuropsychologia, 51(1), 14-25. eScholarID:181073 | DOI:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2012.11.009


  • Hoffman, P., Jefferies, E., Ehsan, S., Jones, R. W., & Lambon Ralph, M. A. (2012). How does linguistic knowledge contribute to short-term memory? Contrasting effects of impaired semantic knowledge and executive control. Aphasiology, 26(3-4), 383-403. eScholarID:121805 | DOI:10.1080/02687038.2011.581798
  • Hoffman, P., Pobric, G., Drakesmith, M., & Lambon Ralph, M. A. (2012). Posterior middle temporal gyrus is involved in verbal and non-verbal semantic cognition: Evidence from rTMS. Aphasiology, 26(9), 1119-1130. eScholarID:127767 | DOI:10.1080/02687038.2011.608838
  • Hoffman, P., Jones, R. W., & Lambon Ralph, M. A. (2012). The degraded concept representation system in semantic dementia: Damage to pan-modal hub, then visual spoke. Brain, 135(12), 3770-3780. eScholarID:170050 | DOI:10.1093/brain/aws282


  • Hoffman, P., Jefferies, E., & Lambon Ralph, M. A. (2011). Explaining semantic short-term memory deficits: Evidence for the critical role of semantic control. Neuropsychologia, 49(3), 368-381. eScholarID:101972 | DOI:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2010.12.034
  • Hoffman, P., Jefferies, E., & Lambon Ralph, M. A. (2011). Remembering ‘zeal’ but not ‘thing’: Reverse frequency effects as a consequence of deregulated semantic processing. Neuropsychologia, 49(3), 580-584. eScholarID:101969 | DOI:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2010.12.036
  • Hoffman, P. and Lambon Ralph, M. A. (2011). Reverse Concreteness Effects Are Not a Typical Feature of Semantic Dementia: Evidence for the Hub-and-Spoke Model of Conceptual Representation. Cerebral Cortex, 21(9), 2103-2112. eScholarID:100377 | DOI:10.1093/cercor/bhq288
  • Hoffman, P., Rogers, T. T., Lambon Ralph, M. A. (2011). Semantic Diversity Accounts for the “Missing” Word Frequency Effect in Stroke Aphasia: Insights Using a Novel Method to Quantify Contextual Variability in Meaning. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 23(9), 2432-2446. eScholarID:94284 | DOI:10.1162/jocn.2011.21614


  • Hoffman, P., Jefferies, E., Lambon Ralph, M. A. (2010). Ventrolateral Prefrontal Cortex Plays an Executive Regulation Role in Comprehension of Abstract Words: Convergent Neuropsychological and Repetitive TMS Evidence. Journal of Neuroscience, 30(46), 15450-15456. eScholarID:94286 | DOI:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3783-10.2010


  • Hoffman, P., Jefferies, E., Ehsan, S., Hopper, S., Lambon Ralph, M. A. (2009). Selective short-term memory deficits arise from impaired domain-general semantic control mechanisms. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition, 35(1), 137-156. eScholarID:75442 | DOI:10.1037/a0013985
  • Hoffman P, Elizabeth Jefferies, Ehsan S, Roy W. Jones, Lambon Ralph MA. (2009). Semantic memory is key to binding phonology: Converging evidence from immediate serial recall in semantic dementia and healthy participants. Neuropsychologia, 47, 747-760. eScholarID:1d18483 | DOI:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2008.12.001


  • Jefferies, E., Hoffman, P., Jones, R., Lambon Ralph, M. A. (2008). The impact of semantic impairment on verbal short-term memory in stroke aphasia and semantic dementia: A comparative study. Journal of Memory and Language, 58(1), 66-87. eScholarID:78262 | DOI:10.1016/j.jml.2007.06.004