Language and Perception

Reading/Writing Direction Influences on Perception and Cognition


Tosun, S. & Vaid, J. (2014). What affects facing direction in profile drawing? A meta-analytic inquiry. Perception, 43(12), 1377-1392.

Vaid, J., Rhodes, R., Tosun, S., Eslami, Z. (2011). Script directionality affects depiction of depth in representational drawings. Social Psychology. 42(3), 241-248.

Vaid, J. (2011). Asymmetries in representational drawing: Alternatives to a laterality account. In Schubert, T.W. & Maass, A. (Eds.), Spatial Dimensions of Social Thought (pp. 231-255). Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.


Dittmer, E., Vaid, J., & Lopez, B. (2015, March). Perspective matters: Spatial biases in the illusion of movement. Poster, Student Research Week, Texas A&M.

Vaid, J., *Liew, K., & *Kim, K. (2014, Aug.). Spatial biases in mental models of ‘between-ness’ across languages: Reading habit and language structure effects. International Association for Applied Linguistics (AILA), Brisbane.

Linguistic Influences on Auditory Perception

Chalikia, M., Vaid, J. & Paterakis, L. (1998, Nov.) The tritone paradox as perceived by different linguistic groups. Poster presentation, Psychonomics Society, Dallas.

Chalikia, M. & Vaid, J. (1999, Nov.) Do bilinguals perceive the tritone paradox as monolinguals do? Poster presentation, Acoustical Society of America annual meeting, Columbus, OH.

Chalikia, M. & Vaid, J. (1999, Nov.) Perception of the tritone paradox by listeners in Texas: A re-examination of envelope effects. Poster presentation, Acoustical Society of America annual meeting,Columbus, OH.

Chalikia, M., Miller, K.J., & Vaid, J. (2001, August). The tritone paradox is perceived differently by Koreans and Americans. Paper presented at 109th annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco.

Chalikia, M. & Vaid, J. (2002, Nov.). What confidence judgments reveal about the perception of the tritone paradox. Poster, Auditory Perception, Cognition and Action Meeting, Kansas City.