I joined Hull as a Lecturer in September 2014, following post-docs
working at the University of Dundee, and the University of York,
and a PhD at the University of Sussex.
My main teaching area is foundation and first year undergraduate
research methods and statistics.
For courses I teach, see canvas.
My research concerns the relationship of the language system
with perception, action, sleep and memory. I have a specialisation
in psycholinguistics and have conducted studies of language
learning, sub-lexical processing, lexical processing and semantics,
and discourse level processing. While psycholinguistics has been my
focus, my work is interdisciplinary. Its goal has been to
understand the embedding of the language system in its broader
context of a brain specialised for the goals of perception and
action, rather than seeing language as an isolated modular system.
This research has used behavioural measures, eye tracking and
cognitive neuroscience methods, including fMRI, TMS and
See my website for more
See my website for more
- Cairney, S. A., Lindsay, S., Sobczak, J. M., Paller, K. A.,
Gaskell, M. G. (in press). The
benefits of targeted memory reactivation for consolidation in sleep
are contingent on memory accuracy and direct cue-memory
associations.. Sleep, 39(5), DOI: pii: sp-00533-15
- Kamide, Y., Lindsay. S., Scheepers, C., & Kukona, A.
processing in the visual world: Projected motion paths during
spoken sentence comprehension.Journal of Experimental
Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition. 42(5),
- Tham, E., Lindsay, S., & Gaskell, M.G. (2015). Markers
of automaticity in sleep-associated consolidation of novel
words. Neuropsychologia, 71, 146-5. DOI:
- Satzuki, N., Lindsay, S., & Ota, M. (2015). A
prerequisite to L1 homophone effects in L2 spoken-word
recognition. Language Learning. 31(1), 29-52. DOI:
- Lindsay, S., Frost, R., Guest, J., Snowden, R., &
Stackhouse, A. (2014). Sleep
underpins the plasticity of phonotactic constraints in language
production. Psychological Science, 25(7), 1457-1465.
- Lindsay, S. (2014). Can
hyper-synchrony in meditation lead to seizures? Similarities in
meditative and epileptic brain states. Medical Hypotheses. 83(4),
- Krieger-Redwood, K., Gaskell, M.G., Lindsay, S., &
Jefferies, B. (2013). The
selective role of dorsal premotor cortex in speech perception: A
contribution to phoneme judgements but not speech
comprehension. Journal of Cognitive
Neuroscience, 25(12), 2179-2188.
- Lindsay, S., Scheepers, C., & Kamide, Y.
Dash or to Dawdle: Verb-Associated Speed of Motion Influences Eye
Movements during Spoken Sentence Comprehension. PLOS ONE, 8(6),
- Lindsay, S., & Gaskell, M. G. (2013). Lexical
integration of novel words without sleep. Journal of
Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 39(2),
- Lindsay, S., Sedin, L., & Gaskell, M. G.
novel words and their past tenses: Evidence from lexical effects on
phonetic categorisation. Journal of Memory and Language, 66(1),
- Lindsay, S. & Gaskell, M.G. (2012). Word
learning and lexical development across the lifespan. In N.
Seel (Ed.), Encyclopaedia of the Sciences of Learning (pp.
3465-3467), New York: Springer.
- Lindsay, S. & Gaskell, M. G. (2010). A
complementary systems account of word learning in L1 and L2.
Language Learning, 60, 45-63.
- Lindsay, S. & Gaskell, M. G. (2009). Spaced
learning and the lexical integration of novel words. In N.A.
Taatgen & H. van Rijn (Eds.), Proceedings of the 31st Annual
Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 2517-2522).
Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.
- Bergen, B., Lindsay, S., Matlock, T., & Narayanan, S.
and linguistic aspects of visual imagery in sentence
comprehension. Cognitive Science, 31, 733–764.