New paper: Remarks on multimodality

Multimodal Parallel Architecture

I’m really excited to announce that my 2022 is kicking off with a new paper! This one is written with my colleague Joost Schilperoord, Remarks on multimodality: Grammatical interactions in […]

New paper: Your brain on comics

I’m very excited to announce the publication of my newest paper,”Your brain on comics: A cognitive model of visual narrative comprehension” in Topics in Cognitive Science. This journal issue is […]

New paper: Listening beyond seeing

Our new paper has just been published in Brain and Language, titled “Listening beyond seeing: Event-related potentials to audiovisual processing in visual narrative.” My collaborator Mirella Manfredi carried out this […]

New paper: What’s your neural function, narrative conjunction?

I’m excited to announce that my new paper “What’s your neural function, narrative conjunction: Grammar, meaning, and fluency in sequential image processing” is now out in the open access journal […]

Dispelling myths of comics understanding

In reading through various works about comics understanding, I keep hearing several statements repeated over and over. But, several of these statements are not reflective of the way people actually […]

The Chinese Room

A few months back I got a request from my friend and colleague from Tufts, the philosopher Dan Dennett. Dan is the co-director of the Tufts Center for Cognitive Studies […]

A Caveat: misunderstanding comics and the brain

Via this article I stumbled onto this dissertation which promotes using comics in educational contexts (a topic I am very interested in). In one of the chapters of the thesis, […]

The Principle of Equivalence

An overarching theme across my research is the idea that the structure and cognition of drawing and sequential images is comparable to that of language. I have tried to formalize […]

Basic structures of visual language

One of the important basic tasks of doing research on the visual language used in comics is to identify the foundational components that go into our comprehension of sequential images. […]

Revisiting “visual language”

I’ve now had this website for over 10 years, and have been blogging for almost 6 years, so it may be worth revisiting the fundamental ideas of my research over […]