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  1. Krishnan, S., Smith, H., Willis, H., Bishop, D.V.M., & Watkins, K. E. (accepted in principle). Stage 1 Registered Report. Functional organisation for verb generation in developmental language disorders. NeuroImage. https://osf.io/r2fc5/ 
  2. Krishnan, S., & Watkins, K.E. (2019). A challenge for the procedural deficit hypothesis: how should we measure sequential learning in childhood? Developmental Sciencehttps://doi.org/10.1111/desc.12815
  3. Krishnan, S., Carey, D., Dick, F., & Pearce, M. (2019). Effects of statistical learning in passive and active contexts on reproduction and recognition of auditory sequences. PsyArXiv. https://psyarxiv.com/vbem8/
  4. Krishnan, S., Evans, S., Lima, C., Chen, S., Guldner, S., Manly, T., & Scott, S.K. (2018). Beatboxers and guitarists engage sensorimotor fields when listening to the instruments they can play. Cerebral Cortexhttps://doi.org/10.1093/cercor/bhy208
  5. Krishnan, S., Sellars, E., Wood, H., Bishop, D. V. M., & Watkins, K. E.. (2018). The influence of feedback on phonological and semantic components in word learning. Royal Society Open Science. http://doi.org/10.1098/rsos.171496
  6. Dick, F. & Krishnan, S. (2018). What underlies the emergence of stimulus- and domain-specific neural responses? Commentary on Hernandez et al. (2018). Journal of Neuroliguistics.
  7. Krishnan, S., Watkins, K.E., & Bishop, D.V.M. (2017). The role of recall, reproduction, and restudy in word learning: a pre-registered study. BMC Psychology. 5(28), 1-14. http://rdcu.be/uLoj
  8. Alderson-Day, B., Lima, C., Evans, S., Krishnan, S., Shamulingham, P., Fernyhough, C., & Scott, S.K. (2017). Distinct Processing of Ambiguous Speech in People with Non-Clinical Auditory Verbal Hallucinations. Brainhttps://doi.org/10.1093/brain/awx206
  9. Carey, D., Krishnan, S., Callaghan, M. F., Sereno, M. I., & Dick, F. (2017). Functional and quantitative MRI mapping of somatomotor representations of human supralaryngeal vocal tract. Cerebral Cortex, 27(1), 265-278. https://doi.org/10.1093/cercor/bhw393
  10. Krishnan, S., Alcock, K. J., Carey, D., Bergström, L., Karmiloff-Smith, A., & Dick, F. (2017). Fractionating nonword repetition: The contributions of short-term memory and oromotor praxis are different. PLoS One, 12(7), e0178356. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0178356
  11. Krishnan, S., Watkins, K. E., & Bishop, D.V.M. (2016). Neurobiological basis of language learning difficulties. Trends in Cognitive Sciences. 20(9), 701-714.  doi: 10.1016/j.tics.2016.06.012
  12. Lima, C., Krishnan, S., & Scott, S.K. (2016). Roles of the supplementary motor areas in auditory processing and imagery. Trends in Neurosciences. 39(8), 527-542. doi: 10.1016/j.tins.2016.06.003
  13. Krishnan, S., Leech, R., Mercure E., Lloyd-Fox, S., & Dick, F. (2015). Convergent and divergent fMRI responses in children and adults to increasing language production demands. Cerebral Cortex. 25(10), 3261-3277. doi:10.1093/cercor/bhu120
  14. Carey, D., Rosen, S., Krishnan, S., Pearce, M.T., Shepherd, A.,  Aydelott, J., & Dick, F. (2015). Generality and specificity in the effects of musical expertise on perception and cognition. Cognition. 137, 81-105. [PDF]
  15. Krishnan, S., Bergstrom, L., Alcock, K.J., Dick, F. & Karmiloff-Smith, A. (2015). Williams syndrome: a surprising deficit in oromotor praxis in a population with proficient language production. Neuropsychologia, 67, 82-90doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2014.11.032
  16. James, P.J., Krishnan, S., & Aydelott, J. (2014). Working memory predicts semantic comprehension in dichotic listening in older adults. Cognition, 133(1), 32-42. doi: 10.1016/j.cognition.2014.05.014 [PDF]
  17. Krishnan, S., Alcock. K.J., Mercure, E., Leech, R., Barker, E., Karmiloff-Smith, A., & Dick, F. (2013). Articulating novel words: Oromotor contributions to individual differences in nonword repetition. J Speech Lang Hear Res, 56(6), 1800-1812. doi: 10.1044/1092-4388(2013/12-0206). [Final accepted version available here]
  18. Krishnan, S., Leech, R., Aydelott, J., & Dick, F., (2013) School-age children’s and adults’ identification of environmental sound objects in natural auditory scenes. Hearing Research, 300, 46-55. doi: 10.1016/j.heares.2013.03.003
  19. Krishnan, S. (2013). A developmental perspective on the integration of language production and comprehension. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 35 -36. doi: 10.1017/S0140525X12001495

Book chapters 

  1. Dick, F., Krishnan, S., Leech, R., Curtin, S. (2015). Language Development. In G. Hickok & S. Small (Eds.). Neurobiology of Language, 1st Edition. Academic Press. [PDF]
  2. Dick, F., Krishnan, S., Leech, R., & Saygin, A. (2015). Environmental Sounds. In G. Hickok & S. Small (Eds.). Neurobiology of Language, 1st Edition. Academic Press. [PDF]

Consortium publications

  1. Bishop, D. V., Snowling, M. J., Thompson, P. A., Greenhalgh, T., & the CATALISE-2 consortium (2017). Phase 2 of CATALISE: a multinational and multidisciplinary Delphi consensus study of problems with language development: Terminology. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. [as a member of the CATALISE2 consortium]  doi:10.1111/jcpp.12721
  2. Bishop, D.V.M., Snowling, M.J., Thompson, P.A., Greenhalgh, T., & the CATALISE consortium (2016). CATALISE: a multinational and multidisciplinary Delphi consensus study. Identifying language impairments in children. PloS One. 11(7), e0158753. [as a member of the CATALISE consortium]  https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0158753


  1. Krishnan, S. & Johnson, M.H. (2014). A review of behavioural and brain development in the early years: the “toolkit” for later book-related skills. Commissioned Review for Booktrust. Appears on www.booktrust.org

Science Writing

  1. Krishnan, S. (2013).  Summer School in Manhattan: A review of “Plasticity and learning, from molecule to bedside”. The PsyPAG Quarterly. Available online here.
  2. Krishnan, S., & Carey, D. (2014). What have we learnt about learning? Reflections from Developmental Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience. Einstein Journal of Biology and Medicine, 29, 26-31. [Editor’s Highlight] Available online here.