Biological Substrates for Language:

Chiarello, C., Kacinik, N., Manowitz, B., Otto, R., & Leonard, C. (2004). Cerebral asymmetries for language: Evidence for structural-behavioral correlations. Neuropsychology, 18, 219-231.

Leonard, C.M., Towler, S., Welcome, S., Halderman, L.K., Otto, R., Eckert, M.A., & Chiarello, C. (2008). Size matters: Cerebral volume influences sex differences in neuroanatomy. Cerebral Cortex, 18, 2920-2931.

Chiarello, C., Welcome, S.E., Halderman, L.K., Towler, S., Julagay, J., Otto, R., Leonard, C.M. (2009). A large-scale investigation of lateralization in cortical anatomy and word reading: Are there sex differences? Neuropsychology, 23, 210-222.

Chiarello, C., Welcome, S.E., Halderman, L.K., & Leonard, C.M. (2009). Does degree of asymmetry relate to performance? An investigation of word recognition and reading in consistent and mixed handers. Brain and Cognition, 69, 521-530.

Welcome, S.E., Chiarello, C., Towler, S., Halderman, L.K., Otto, R., & Leonard, C.M. (2009). Behavioral correlates of corpus callosum size: Anatomical/behavioral relationships vary across sex/handedness groups. Neuropsychologia, 47, 2427-2435.

Leonard, C.M., Towler, S.D., Welcome, S., & Chiarello, C. (2009). Paracingulate asymmetry in anterior and midcingulate cortex: sex differences and the effect of measurement technique. Brain Structure and Function, 213, 553-569.

Chiarello, C., Welcome, S.E., & Leonard, C.M. (2012). Individual differences in reading skill and language lateralization: A cluster analysis. Laterality, 17, 225-251.

Chiarello, C., Welcome, S.E., & Leonard, C.M. (2012). Individual differences in brain organization for language. In M. Faust (Editor), Handbook of the Neuropsychology of Language. Blackwell-Wiley.

Chiarello, C., Vazquez, D., Felton, A., & Leonard, C.M. (in press). Structural asymmetry of the insula: Behavioral correlates and individual differences.


Right Hemisphere Role in Language Processing:

Chiarello, C. (1991). Interpretation of word meanings by the cerebral hemispheres: One is not enough. In: P. Schwanenflugel (Ed.), The psychology of word meanings, (pp. 251-278). Hillsdale: Erlbaum.

Chiarello, C., Richards, L., and Pollock, A. (1992). Semantic additivity and semantic inhibition: Dissociable processes in the cerebral hemispheres? Brain and Language, 42, 52-76.

Chiarello, C., and Richards, L. (1992). Another look at categorical priming in the cerebral hemispheres. Neuropsychologia, 30, 381-392.

Chiarello, C., Maxfield, L, and Kahan, T. (1995). Initial right hemisphere activation of subordinate word meanings is not due to homotopic callosal inhibition. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 2, 375-380.

Burgess, C., and Chiarello, C. (1996). Neurocognitive mechanisms underlying metaphor comprehension and other figurative language. Metaphor & Symbolic Activity, 11, 67-84.

Beeman, M., and Chiarello, C. (Eds.) (1998). Right hemisphere language comprehension: Perspectives from cognitive neuroscience. Mahwah, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Faust, M., and Chiarello, C. (1998). Constraints on sentence priming in the cerebral hemispheres: Effects of intervening words in sentences and lists. Brain and Language, 63, 219-236.

Faust, M., & Chiarello, C. (1998). Sentence context and lexical ambiguity resolution by the two hemispheres. Neuropsychologia, 36, 827-836.

Beeman, M.J., & Chiarello, C. (1998). Complementary left and right hemisphere language comprehension. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 7, 2-8.

Chiarello, C., Hasbrooke, R., & Maxfield, L. (1999). Orthographic and phonological facilitation from unattended words: Evidence for bilateral processing. Laterality, 4, 97-125.

Chiarello, C., Liu, S., & Faust, M. (1999). Cerebral asymmetries in sentence priming and the influence of semantic anomaly. Brain and Cognition, 40, 75-79.

Liu, S., Chiarello, C., & Quan, N. (1999). Hemispheric sensitivity to grammatical cues: Evidence for bilateral processing of number agreement in noun phrases. Brain and Language, 70, 421-436.

Chiarello, Liu, S., & Faust, M. (2001). Bihemispheric sensitivity to sentence anomaly. Neuropsychologia, 39, 1451-1463.

Faust, M., Bar-lev, A., & Chiarello, C. (2003). Sentence priming effects in the two cerebral hemispheres: Influences of lexical relatedness, word order, and sentence anomaly. Neuropsychologia, 41, 480-492.

Chiarello, C., Liu, S., Shears, C., Quan, N., & Kacinik, N. (2003). Priming of strong semantic relations in the left and right visual fields: A time course investigation. Neuropsychologia, 41, 721-732.

Chiarello, C. (2003). Parallel systems for processing language: Hemispheric complementarity in the normal brain. In Banich, M.T., & Mack, M. (Eds.), Mind, Brain, & Language: Multidisciplinary Perspectives. Mahwah, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Halderman, L.K., & Chiarello, C. (2005). Cerebral asymmetries in early orthographic and phonological reading processes: Evidence from backward masking. Brain and Language, 95, 342-352.

Chiarello, C., Kacinik, N.A., Shears, C., Arambel, S., Halderman, L.K., & Robinson, C.S. (2006). Exploring cerebral asymmetries for the verb generation task. Neuropsychology. 20, 88-104.

Arambel, S., & Chiarello, C. (2006). Priming nouns and verbs: Differential influences of semantic and grammatical cues in the two cerebral hemispheres. Brain and Language, 97, 12-24.

Faust, M., Barak, O., & Chiarello, C. (2006). The effects of multiple script priming on word recognition by the two cerebral hemispheres: Implications for discourse processing. Brain and Language, 99, 247-257.

Kacinik, N.A., & Chiarello, C. (2007). Understanding metaphors: Is the right hemisphere uniquely involved? Brain and Language, 100, 188-207.


Behavioral and Neuroanatomical Features of Reading Skill:

Chiarello, C., Lombardino, L.J., Kacinik, N.A., Otto, R., & Leonard, C.M. (2006). Neuroanatomical and behavioral asymmetry in an adult compensated dyslexic. Brain and Language, 98, 169-181.

Welcome, S.E., Chiarello, C., Halderman, L.K., & Leonard, C.M. (2009). Lexical processing skill in college-age resilient readers. Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 22, 353-371.

Chiarello, C., Welcome, S.E., Halderman, L.K., & Leonard, C.M. (2009). Does degree of asymmetry relate to performance? An investigation of word recognition and reading in consistent and mixed handers. Brain and Cognition, 69, 521-530.

Welcome, S.E., Leonard, C.M., and Chiarello, C. (2010). Alternate reading strategies and variable asymmetry of the planum temporale in adult resilient readers. Brain and Language, 113, 73-83.

Welcome, S.E., Chiarello, C., Thompson, P.M., & Sowell, E.R. (2011). Reading skill is related to individual differences in brain structure in college students. Human Brain Mapping, 32, 119-1205.

Other Publications:

Chiarello, C., Maxfield, L., Richards, L., and Kahan, T. (1995). Activation of lexical codes for simultaneously presented words: Modulation by attention and pathway strength. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 21, 776-808.

Chiarello, C., and Maxfield, L.(1996). Varieties of interhemispheric inhibition, or how to keep a good hemisphere down. Brain and Cognition, 30, 81-108.

Richards, L., and Chiarello, C. (1997). Activation without selection: Parallel right hemisphere roles in language and intentional movement? Brain and Language, 57, 151-178.

Chiarello, C., Shears, C., & Lund, K.(1999). Imageability and distributional typicality measures of nouns and verbs in contemporary English. Behavior Research Methods, Instruments, & Computers, 31, 603-637.

Chiarello, C., Liu, S., & Shears, C.(2001). Does global context modulate cerebral asymmetries? A review and new evidence on word imageability effects. Brain and Language, 79, 360-378.

Shears, C., & Chiarello, C.(2004). Knowledge-based inferences are not general.Discourse Processes, 38, 31-55.

Welcome, S.E., and Chiarello, C. 2008). How dynamic is interhemispheric interaction? Effects of task switching on the across-hemisphere advantage. Brain and Cognition, 67, 69-75.

Chiarello, C., Halderman, L., Welcome, S.E., & Leonard, C.M. (2011). Does degree of asymmetry relate to performance? A reply to Boles and Barth. Brain and Cognition, 77, 135-137.

Cognitive Neuroscience Lab
Department of Psychology
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521