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Department of Cognitive Science

Professor Kathleen Rastle

PhD Macq.

Honorary Associate

Contact Details

Phone : +44 1784 443 716
Fax : +44 1784 434 347
email : kathy.rastle@rhul.ac.uk
Homepage : http://pure.rhul.ac.uk/portal/en/persons/kathy-rastle_b536d15d-f070-4b97-bf6e-004ed7e86c55.html

External Address

Department of Psychology
Royal Holloway, University of London, UK

I also have a profile at the ARC Centre for Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders.

Profile

My research aims to uncover the nature of the mental representations and computations that underlie aspects of human cognition, within a Cognitive Science perspective that includes Psychology (cognitive psychology and neuropsychology), Computer Science (computational modelling), and Linguistics (experimental phonetics). Within the broad area of human cognition, my primary interest lies in understanding fundamental aspects of the normal language system and how they become impaired as the result of brain damage or abnormal development. My work is funded by project grants from the BBSRC, ESRC, British Academy, and Leverhulme Trust.

Visits to Cognitive Science

  • 19th of October 2015 - 23rd of October 2015
  • 1st of December 2003 - 23rd of December 2003

External Appointments

  • Associate Editor, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. (2011 continuing)
  • Chair, ESRC grants assessment panel, Psychology, Linguistics, and Education in the UK. (2011 continuing)
  • Fellow, British Psychological Society. (2011 continuing)
  • Fellow, Royal Society of Arts. (2010 continuing)
  • Editorial Board, Language and Cognitive Processes. (2008 continuing)
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition . (2007 - 2012)
  • Guest Editor, Special Issue of Language and Cognitive Processes: Vol. 20, p1-415. (2005)
  • Editorial Board, Memory & Cognition. (2005 - 2007)
  • Editorial Board, European Journal of Cognitive Psychology. (2005 - 2009)
  • Editorial Board, Perception and Psychophysics. (2003 - 2008)
  • Associate Editor, Language and Cognitive Processes. (2002 - 2008)
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. (2002 - 2010)

Grants Awarded

  • British Academy (2015 - 2016) "Acoustic determinants of stress in speech perception." (9,529) Rastle, K., & Mousikou, P. ($20,000)
  • Leverhulme Trust Research Grant (2013 - 2016) "Moving beyond the monosyllable in models of skilled reading. (161,537). Rastle, K., Coltheart, M., Tree, J., & Mousikou, P. ($275,243)
  • ARC Discovery Project Grant [DP120100327] (2012 - 2014) "Building a model of the reading system: Computational and experimental studies." Coltheart, M., Rastle, K., Mulatti, C., & Besner, D. ($240,000)
  • ARC Special Research Centre Scheme (2000 - 2008) "Centre for Cognitive Science and Cognitive Neuropsychology." Coltheart, M., Beckman, M., Davies, M., Harrington, J., Coltheart, V., Kinoshita, S., Bates, T., Nickels, L., Perry, C., Rastle, K., Langdon, R., Lupker, S., Ziegler, J., Corballis, M., Aimola Davies, A., & Breen, N. ($6,991,066)

Media Engagement

Selected Publications

Book Chapters

  • Rastle, K. (2013). Visual word recognition. In H. Pashler (Ed.), Encyclopedia of the Mind [Vol. 22] (pp. 786-787). Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.
  • Rastle, K., & Merkx, M. (2011). Semantic constraints on morphological processing. In G. Gaskell, & P. Zwitserlood (Eds.), Lexical representation: a multidisciplinary approach. Berlin, Germany: De Gruyter Mouton.
  • Rastle, K., & Coltheart, M. (2006). Is there serial processing in the reading system; and are there local representations? In S. Andrews (Ed.), From Inmarks to Ideas: Current issues in lexical processing (pp. 3-24). Hove: Psychology Press.

Periodicals

  • Croot, K., Lalas, G., Biedermann, B., Rastle, K., Jones, K., & Cholin, J. (2017). Evidence for a syllabary of stored articulatory programs in English: Syllable frequency effects in immediate but not delayed syllable naming. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 32(9), 1119-1132. doi:10.1080/23273798.2017.1284340
  • Mousikou, P., Sadat, J., Lucas, R., & Rastle, K. (2017). Moving beyond the monosyllable in models of skilled reading: Mega-study of disyllabic nonword reading. Journal of Memory and Language, 93, 169-192. doi:10.1016/j.jml.2016.09.003
  • Ktori, M., Tree, J.J., Mousikou, P., Coltheart, M., & Rastle, K. (2016). Prefixes repel stress in reading aloud: Evidence from surface dyslexia. Cortex, 74, 191-205. doi:10.1016/j.cortex.2015.10.009
  • Mousikou, P., & Rastle, K. (2015). Lexical frequency effects on articulation: A comparison of picture naming and reading aloud [Special Issue]. Frontiers in Psychology, 6, 1571. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01571
  • Mousikou, P., Rastle, K., Besner, D., & Coltheart, M. (2015). The locus of serial processing in reading aloud: Orthography-to-phonology computation or speech planning? Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition, 41(4), 1076-1099. doi:10.1037/xlm0000090
  • Mousikou, P., Roon, K., & Rastle, K. (2015). Masked primes activate feature representations in reading aloud. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition, 41(3), 636-649. doi:10.1037/xlm0000072
  • Beyersmann, E., McCormick, S., & Rastle, K. (2013). Letter transpositions within morphemes and across morpheme boundaries. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 66(12), 2389-2410. doi:10.1080/17470218.2013.782326
  • Crepaldi, D., Rastle, K., Davis, C., & Lupker, S. (2013). Seeing stems everywhere: Position-independent identification of stem morphemes. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 39, 510-525.
  • Taylor, J , Rastle, K., & Davis, M.H. (2013). Can cognitive models explain brain activation during word and pseudoword reading? A meta-analysis of 36 neuroimaging studies. Psychological Bulletin, 139(4), 766-791. doi:10.1037/a0030266
  • Keuleers, E., Lacey, P., Rastle, K., & Brysbaert, M. (2012). The British Lexicon Project: Lexical decision data for 28,730 monosyllabic and disyllabic English words. Behavior Research Methods, 44, 287-304.
  • Lavric, A., Elchlepp, H., & Rastle, K. (2012). Tracking morphological decomposition using brain potentials. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 38, 811-816.
  • Rastle, K. (2012). Rethinking phonological theories of reading. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 5, 303-304.
  • Tamminen, J., Davis, M.H., Merkx, M., & Rastle, K. (2012). The role of memory consolidation in the generalisation of new linguistic information. Cognition, 125, 107-112.
  • Dufau, S., Dunabeitia, J. A., Moret-Tatay, C., McGonigal, A., Peeters, D., Alario, F., Balota, D. A., Brysbaert, M., Carreiras, M., Ferrand, L., Ktori, M., Perea, M., Rastle, K., Sasburg, O., Yap, M. J., Ziegler, J. C., & Grainger, J. (2011). Smart Phone, Smart Science: How the use of Smartphones can revolutionize research in cognitive science. PloS One, 6(9), e24974.
  • Lavric, A., Rastle, K., & Clapp, A. (2011). What do fully visible primes and brain potentials reveal about morphological decomposition? Journal of Psychophysiology, 48(5), 676-686.
  • Merkx, M., Rastle, K., & Davis, M. H. (2011). The acquisition of morphological knowledge investigated through artificial language learning. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 64, 1200-1220.
  • Rastle, K., McCormick, S. F., Bayliss, L., & Davis, C. J. (2011). Orthography influences the perception and production of speech. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition, 37(6), 1588 - 1594.
  • Crepaldi, D., Rastle, K., Coltheart, M. & Nickels, L. (2010). 'Fell' primes 'fall' but does 'bell' prime 'ball'? Masked priming with irregularly-inflected primes. Journal of Memory and Language, 63(1), 83-99.
  • Rastle, K., Havelka, J., Wydell, T.N., Coltheart, M. & Besner, D. (2009). The cross-script length effect: Further evidence challenging PDP models of reading aloud. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition, 35, 238-246.
  • Kinoshita, S., Lupker, S.J., & Rastle, K. (2005). Modulation of regularity and lexicality effects in reading aloud. Memory & Cognition, 32, 1255-1264.
  • Rastle, K., Croot, K., Harrington, J., & Coltheart, M. (2005). Characterizing the motor execution stage of speech production: Consonantal effects on delayed naming latency and onset duration. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 31(5), 1083-1095.
  • Rastle, K., Kinoshita, S., Lupker, S., & Coltheart, M. (2003). Cross-task strategic effects. Memory & Cognition, 31, 867-876.
  • Roberts, M., Rastle, K., Coltheart, M., & Besner, D. (2003). When parallel processing in visual word recognition is not enough: New evidence from naming. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 10, 405-414.
  • Rastle, K., & Davis, M. (2002). On the complexities of measuring naming. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 28, 307-314.
  • Rastle, K., Harrington, J., & Coltheart, M. (2002). 358,534 Nonwords: The ARC Nonword Database. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 55A, 1339-1362. [Link]
  • Coltheart, M., Rastle, K., Perry, C., Langdon, R., & Ziegler, J. (2001). The DRC model: A model of visual word recognition and reading aloud. Psychological Review, 108, 204 - 258.
  • Rastle, K., & Coltheart, M. (2000). Lexical and nonlexical print-to-sound translation of disyllabic words and nonwords. Journal of Memory and Language, 42, 342-364.
  • Rastle, K., & Coltheart, M. (2000). Serial processing in reading aloud: A reply to Zorzi. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 26, 1232-1235.
  • Rastle, K., Davis, M., Marslen-Wilson, W., & Tyler, L.K. (2000). Morphological and semantic effects in visual word recognition: A time course study. Language and Cognitive Processes, 15, 507-538.
  • Rastle, K., Harrington, J., Palethorpe, S., & Coltheart, M. (2000). Reading aloud begins when the computation of phonology is complete. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 26, 1178-1191.
  • Rastle, K., & Coltheart, M. (1999). Lexical and nonlexical phonological priming in reading aloud. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 25, 461-481.
  • Rastle, K., & Coltheart, M. (1999). Serial and strategic effects in reading aloud. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 25, 482-503.
  • Rastle, K., & Coltheart, M. (1998). Whammies and double whammies: The effect of length on nonword reading. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 5, 277-282.
  • Rastle, K., & Burke, D. (1996). Priming the tip of the tongue: Effects of prior processing on word retrieval in young and older adults. Journal of Memory and Language, 35, 586-605.
  • Coltheart, M., & Rastle, K. (1994). Serial processing in reading aloud: Evidence for dual-route models of reading. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 20, 1197-1211.
  • Ktori, M., Mousikou, P., & Rastle, K. (In Press). Cues to stress assignment in reading. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General.

Published Abstracts

  • Beyersmann, E., McCormick, S.F., & Rastle, K. (2013). Letter transpositions within and across morphemes [Abstract]. Proceedings of the 18th Meeting of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology.
  • Coltheart, M., & Rastle, K. (2006). On the P and D in PDP: Is processing always parallel, and are representations always distributed? [Abstract]. Australian Journal of Psychology, 58(Suppl. 1), 69.
  • Nickels, L.A., Rastle, K., Cole-Virtue, J.C. (2003). Effects of lexical stress on word production [Abstract]. Australian Journal of Psychology, 55(Suppl. 1), 87.
  • Croot, K., & Rastle, K. (2001). Apraxia of speech: Theoretical and clinical considerations in diagnosis [Abstract]. Australian Journal of Psychology.
  • Rastle, K., Harrington, J., & Croot, K. (2001). Effects of initial phoneme on naming latency: Where do they come from? [Abstract]. Australian Journal of Psychology.
  • Rastle, K., Harrington, J., Coltheart, M., & Palethorpe, S. (1998). Reading aloud begins when the computation of phonology is complete [Abstract]. 1998 Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Dallas.

Published Conference Proceedings

  • Mousikou, P., Strycharczuk, P., Turk, A., Rastle, K., & Scobbie, J.M. (2015). Morphological effects on pronunciation. In The Scottish Consortium for ICPhS 2015 (Ed.), Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. Glasgow, UK: University of Glasgow.

Conference Presentations, Colloquia, and other presentations

  • Rastle, K. (2016, September). Science Showoff: Brains and Language Special [Panel member]. Presentation given at the Science Showoff Event, University College London, London, UK.
  • Mousikou, P., & Rastle, K. (2016, May). Megastudy of sublexical cues to stress assignment in English: Behavioural and computational data. Paper presented at the International Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Granada, Spain.
  • Mousikou, P., Strycharczuk, P., Turk, A., Rastle, K., & Scobbie, J.M. (2015, September). Morphological effects on pronunciation. Paper presented at the 19th Conference of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology (ESCoP), Paphos, Cyprus.
  • Mousikou, P., Strycharczuk, P., Turk, A., Rastle, K., & Scobbie, J.M. (2015, August). Morphological effects on pronunciation. Paper presented at the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS), Glasgow, UK.
  • Sadat, J., Mousikou, P., Lucas, R., & Rastle, K. (2014, November). Moving beyond the monosyllable: Model comparisons and large-scale data from pseudoword reading. Paper presented at the 55th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Long Beach, California, USA.
  • Lalas, G., Croot, K., Biedermann, B., Rastle, K., & Cholin, J. (2014, July). Syllable frequency effects in immediate but not delayed syllable naming in English. Poster session presented at the 13th International Workshop on Language Production, Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Mousikou, P., Roon, K., & Rastle, K. (2014, July). Masked orthographic primes affect articulatory planning in reading aloud. Poster session presented at the 13th International Workshop on Language Production, Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Beyersmann, E., McCormick, S.F., & Rastle, K. (2013, August). Letter transpositions within and across morphemes. Poster session presented at the 18th Conference of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology (ESCoP), Budapest, Hungary.
  • Mousikou, P., Roon, K.D., & Rastle, K. (2013, August). Activation of phonetic features in masked priming. Paper presented at the 18th Conference of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology (ESCoP), Budapest, Hungary.
  • Mousikou, P., Roon, K.D., & Rastle, K. (2013, July). Activation of phonetic features in masked priming. Paper presented at the Meeting of the Experimental Psychology Society (EPS), Bangor, UK.
  • Croot, K., Palethorpe, S., Tree, J., Rastle, K., Yen, L., Deacon, B., Brunsdon, R., & Bakker, K. (2010, January). What we can learn about speech motor control from Foreign Accent Syndrome? Paper presented at the European Workshop on Cognitive Neuropsychology, Bressanone, Italy.
  • Crepaldi, D., Coltheart, M., Nickels, L., Rastle, K. (2008, November). Early morpho-orthographic segmentation and masked irregular priming. Presentation given at the Pre-psychonomic Symposium on Lexical Processing, Chicago, IL.
  • Crepaldi, D., Coltheart, M., Nickels, L., Rastle, K. (2008, November). Irregular morphological priming and early morpho-orthographic segmentation. Poster session presented at the 49th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Chicago.
  • Croot, K., Palethorpe, S., Tree, J., Rastle, K., Stephenson, L., Deacon, B., Brunsdon, R., & Bakker, K. (2006, June). What is the nature of the motor speech disorder in foreign accent syndrome? Paper presented at the International Conference on Speech Motor Control, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
  • Croot, K., Palethorpe, S., Tree, J., Rastle, K.,Stepehnson, L., Deacon, B., Brunsdon, R., & Bakker, K. (2006, June). What is the nature of the motor speech disorder in foreign accent syndrome? Paper presented at the 5th International Conference on Speech Motor Control, Nijmegen, Holland.

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