Publications (see CV for full list)

Language Development

Kobaş, M.,Aktan-Erciyes, A., Göksun, T. (2021).Fine motor abilities and parental input of spatial features predict object word comprehension of Turkish-learning children. Infant and Child Development.

Ger, E. Stuber, L., Küntay, A., Göksun, T. ,& Stoll, S., & Daum, M. M.(2021).Influence of causal language on causal reasoning: A comparison of Swiss-German and Turkish. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 210, 105182.

Clingey-Silvey, S., Nelson, P., Göksun, T. ,& Demir-Lira, E. (2021). Spatial thinking in term and preterm-born preschoolers: Relations to parent-child speech and gesture. Frontiers in Psychology, 19, 923.
(In .pdf format: Demir-Lira2021)

Söğüt, M. Göksun, T. ,& Altan-Atalay, A. (2021). The role of numerical ability on the Wisconsin Card Sorting Task performances of 5- to 8-year-old children. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 39, 231-246.

Turan, E., Kobaş, M.,& Göksun, T. . (2021). Spatial language and mental transformation in preschoolers: Does relational reasoning matter? Cognitive Development, 57, 100980.

Demir-Lira, E., Kanero, J., Oranç, C., Koşkulu, S., Franko, İ., & Göksun, T. , Küntay, A. (2020). L2 vocabulary teaching by social robots: The role of gestures and on-screen cues as scaffolds. Frontiers in Education.
(In .pdf format: Demir-Lira2020)

Kızıldere, E., Aktan-Erciyes, A., Tahiroğlu, D.,& Göksun, T. . (2020). A multidimensional investigation of pretend play and language competence: Concurrent and longitudinal relations in preschoolers. Cognitive Development, 54, 100870.

Aktan-Erciyes, A., Göksun, T. , Tekcan, A., & Aksu-Koç, A. (2020). Thinking-for-Speaking in Bilingual and Monolingual Children Bidirectional Effects of L1-Turkish and L2-English. Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism, 10.

Kartalkanat, H. & Göksun, T. (2020). The effects of observing different gestures during storytelling on the recall of path and event information in 5-year-olds and adults Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 189, 104725.

Aktan-Erciyes, A., & Göksun, T. (2019). Early event understanding predicts later verb comprehension and motion event lexicalization. Developmental Psychology, 55, 2249-2262.

Kısa, Y. D., Aktan-Erciyes, A., Turan, E., & Göksun, T. (2019). Parental use of spatial language and gestures in early childhood. British Journal of Developmental Psychology,37 149-167.
(In .pdf format: Kisa2019)

Demir-Lira, E., Aktan-Erciyes, A., & Göksun, T. (2019). New insights from children with early brain injury: Lessons to be learned from examining STEM-related skills. Developmental Psychobiology, 61, 477-490.
(In .pdf format: Demir-Lira2019)

Vogt, P., van den Berghe, R., de Haas, M., … Göksun, T., ... (2019). Second language tutoring using social robots: A large scale study Human-Robot Interaction Conference Proceedings.
(In .pdf format: Vogt2019)

George, N., Göksun, T., Hirsh-Pasek, K., & Golinkoff, R. M. (2019). Any way the wind blows: Children’s inferences about force and motion events. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 177, 119-131.
(In .pdf format: George2019)

Kanero, J., Geçgin, V. , Oranç, C., Mamus, E., Küntay, A.,& Göksun, T. (2018). Social robots for early language learning: Current evidence and future directions. Child Development Perspectives, 12, 146-151.
(In .pdf format: Kaneroinpress)

Belpaeme, T., Vogt, P., van den Berghe, R., Bergmann, K. Göksun, T., de Haas, M., Kanero, J. et al.(2018). Guidelines for designing social robots as second language tutors International Journal of Social Robotics, 10, 325-341.
(In .pdf format: Belpaemeinpress)

Göksun, T., , Aktan-Erciyes, A.,Hirsh-Pasek, K. & Golinkoff, R. M.(2017). Event perception and language learning: Early interactions between language and thought. In N. Ketrez, A. C. Kuntay, S. Ozcaliskan, & A. Ozyurek (Eds) Social Environment and Cognition in Language Development: Studies in honor of Ayhan Aksu-Koc (pp. 179-198). Trends in Language Acquisition Research (TiLAR) Series, John Benjamins.
(In .pdf format: Goksun2017)

Kon, M.,Göksun, T., Bağcı, A., & Arunachalam, S. (2016). Verb acquisition in English and Turkish: The role of processing. Proceedings of the 40th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development.
(In .pdf format: Kon2016)

Belpaeme, T., Kennedy, J., Baxter, P., Vogt, P., Krahmer, E.E.J., Kopp, S., Bergmann, K., Leseman, P., Küntay, A.C.,Göksun, T., Pandey, A.K., Gelin, R., Koudelkova, P., & Deblieck, T. (2015). L2TOR – Second Language Tutoring using Social Robots. Proceedings of 1st International Workshop on Educational Robotics at ICSR 2015
(In .pdf format: Belpaeme et al._2015)

George, N. Göksun, T., Hirsh-Pasek, K., & Golinkoff, R. M. (2014). Carving the world for language learning: How neuroscientific research can enrich the study of first and second language learning. Developmental Neuropsychology, 39, 262-284.
(In .pdf format: George et. al._2014)

Göksun, T., George, N., Hirsh-Pasek, K., & Golinkoff, R. M. (2013). Forces and Motion: Causal understanding of preschoolers. Child Development, 84, 1285-1295.
(In .pdf format: Goksun et al._force dynamics_2013)

Roseberry, S., Göksun, T., Hirsh-Pasek,K, & Golinkoff, R. M. (2012). Infants carve categories in a continuous world: Infants discriminate categorical changes before distance changes in dynamic events. Spatial Cognition and Computation, 12, 231-251.
(In .pdf format: Roseberry et al._2012)

Pruden, S. M., Roseberry, S., Göksun, T., Hirsh-Pasek, K, & Golinkoff, R. M. (2013). Infant categorization of path relations during dynamic events. Child Development, 84, 331-345.
(In .pdf format: PrudenPath2013)

Pruden, S. M., Göksun, T., Roseberry, S., Hirsh-Pasek, K, & Golinkoff, R. M. (2012). Find your manners: How do infants detect the invariant manner of motion in dynamic events? Child Development, 83, 977-991.
(In .pdf format: Pruden et al_2012.pdf)

Göksun, T., Hirsh-Pasek, K, Golinkoff, R. M., Imai, M., Konishi, H., & Okada, H. (2011). Who is crossing where?: Infants’ discrimination of figures and grounds in events. Cognition, 121, 176-195.
(In .pdf format: Goksun et al._FG_2011.pdf)

Göksun, T., Roeper, T., Hirsh-Pasek, K, & Golinkoff, R. M. (2011).From nounphrase ellipsis to verbphrase ellipsis: The acquisition pathfrom context to abstract reconstruction. In J. Harris and M. Grant,(Eds.) University of Massachusetts Occasional Working Papers in Linguistics Vol 38: Processing Linguistic Structure, (pp. 53-74). Amherst, MA: GLSA.
(In .pdf format: Goksun et al._ellipsis.pdf)

Göksun, T., Hirsh-Pasek, K., & Golinkoff, R. M. (2010). How do preschoolers express cause in gesture and speech? Cognitive Development, 25, 56-68.
(In .pdf format: Goksun et al._Gesture&Causality_2010.pdf)

Göksun, T., Hirsh-Pasek, K., & Golinkoff, R. M. (2010). Trading Spaces: Carving up events for learning language. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 5, 33-42.
(In .pdf format: GoksunHirsh-PasekGolinkoff_2010.pdf)

Göksun, T., Hirsh-Pasek, K., & Golinkoff, R. M. (2009). Processing figures and grounds in dynamic and static events. In J. Chandlee, M. Franchini, S. Lord, & G. Rheiner(Eds.), Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development, (pp. 199-210). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.
(In .pdf format: Goksun et al._Figure&Ground_2009.pdf)

Göksun, T., Küntay, A., & Naigles, L. (2008). Turkish children use morphosyntactic bootstrapping in interpreting verb meaning. Journal of Child Language, 35, 291-323.
(In .pdf format: GoksunKuntayNaigles_2008.pdf)

Naigles, L., Küntay A., Göksun, T, & Lee, J. (2006). Language specific properties influence children’s acquisition of argument structure. In D. Bamman, T. Magnitskaia, &C. Zaller (Eds.). Proceedings of the 30th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (pp. 388-398). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.
(In .pdf format: Naigles et al._Argument structure paper.pdf)

Language & Thought

Kanero, J., Tunalı, E. T., Oranç, C., Göksun, T., & Küntay, A. C.(2021). When even a robot tutors zoom: A study of embodiment, attitudes, and impressions. Frontiers in Robotics and AI.
(In .pdf format: Kanero2021)

Kanero, J., Oranç, C., Koşkulu, S., Kumkale, T., Göksun, T., & Küntay, A. C.(2021). Are robots for everyone? The influence of attitudes, anxiety, and personality on robot-led language learning. nternational Journal of Social Robotics.

Arslan, B. & Göksun, T.(2021). Aging, working memory, and mental imagery: Understanding gestural communication in younger and older adults. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 74, 29-44.

Özer, D,& Göksun, T.(2020). Gesture use and processing: A review on individual differences in cognitive resources. Frontiers in Psychology.
(In .pdf format: Ozer2020)

Callizo, C., Tutnjevic, S., Pandza, M., Ouellet, M., Kranjec, A., Ilic, S., Gu, Y., & Göksun, T., Chahboun, S., Casasanto, D., & Santiago, J. (2020). Temporal focus and time spatialization across cultures. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 26, 1247-1258.

Akbıyık, S,Göksun, T., & Balcı, F. (2020). Cathodal tDCS stimulation of left anterior temporal lobe eliminates cross-category color discrimination response time advantage. Behavioral Brain Research, 391, 112682.

Özer, D,& Göksun, T.(2020). Visual-spatial and verbal abilities differentially affect processing of gestural vs. spoken expressions. Language, Cognition, and Neuroscience, 35, 896-914.

Çatak, E. N., Açık, A.,& Göksun, T.(2018). The relationship between handedness and valence: A gesture study Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 71, 2615-2626.
(In .pdf format: Catakinpress)

Özer, D., Tansan, M., Özer, E. E., Malykhina, K., Chatterjee, A., & Göksun, T., (2017). The effects of gesture restriction on spatial language in young and elderly adults. Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.
(In .pdf format: Ozer2_2017)

Özer, D., Kranjec, A., Balcı, F., & Göksun, T., (2017). The effects of duration words and spatial-temporal metaphors on perceived duration Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.
(In .pdf format: Ozer1_2017)

Akhavan, N., Nozari, N. B., & Göksun, T. (2017). Expression of motion events in Farsi. Language, Cognition, and Neuroscience, 32, 792-804.
(In .pdf format: Akhavan2017)

Bostan, İ., Börütecene, A., Özcan, O., & Göksun, T., (2016). Temporal expressions in speech and gesture Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.
(In .pdf format: Bostan2016)

Akhavan, N., Göksun, T., & Nozari, N.(2016). Disfluency in gesture and speech. Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.
(In .pdf format: Akhavan2016)

Akhavan, N., Nozari, N. B., & Göksun, T. (2015). Motion event expressions in language and gesture: Evidence from Persian. Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.
(In .pdf format: AAkhavan2015)

Nozari, N. B.,Göksun, T., Thompson-Schill, S., & Chatterjee, A. (2015). Phonological similarity affects production of gestures, even in the absence of speech. Frontiers in Psychology.
(In .pdf format: ozari et al._2015)

Göksun, T., Goldin-Meadow, S., Newcombe, N.,& Shipley, T. (2013). Individual differences in mental rotation: What does gesture tell us?. Cognitive Processing (Special Issue on Spatial Learning and Reasoning), 14, 153-162.
(In .pdf format: GoksunGestureMR2013)

Neuropsychology of Language

Özer, D., Göksun, T., & Chatterjee, A.(2019). Differential roles of gestures on spatial language in speakers with and without speech problems Cognitive Neuropsychology, 36, 282-299.

Akbıyık, S., Karaduman, A., Göksun, T., & Chatterjee, A.(2018). The relationship between gesture use and macrolinguistic discourse abilities in people with focal brain injury. Neuropsychologia, 117, 440-453.
(In .pdf format: Akbiyik2018)

Akhavan, N., Göksun, T., & Nozari, N.(2018). The integrity and function of gestures in aphasia. Aphasiology, 32, 1310-1335.
(In .pdf format: Akhavaninpress)

Karaduman, A., Göksun, T., & Chatterjee, A.(2017). Narratives of focal brain-injured individuals: A macro-level analysis. Neuropsychologia, 99, 314-325.
(In .pdf format: Karaduman et al._2017)

Göksun, T., Lehet, M., Malykhina, K, & Chatterjee, A. (2015). Spontaneous gesture and spatial language: Evidence from focal brain-injury. Brain and Language, 150, 11-13.
(In .pdf format: Goksun_PM-gesture_2015)

Göksun, T., Lehet, M., Malykhina, K, & Chatterjee, A. (2013). Naming and gesturing spatial relations: Evidence from focal brain-injured individuals. Neuropsychologia, 51, 1518-1527.
(In .pdf format: Goksun et al gesture)

Designing tools for Children's Learning

Baykal, G.E.,van Mechelen, M. Göksun, T., & Yantaç, A.E.(2019). Embedded figures in stories (EFiS): A method to observe preschoolers’ interactions with spatial manipulatives. International Journal of Child-Computer Interaction, 21, 121-129.

Beşevli, C., Salman, E., Göksun, T., , Ürey, H., & Özcan, O.(2019). MaR-T: Designing a Projection Based Mixed Reality System for Nonsymbolic Math Development of Preschoolers. Proceedings of the Interaction Design and Children Conference (IDC’19.)
(In .pdf format: Besevli2019)

Sabuncuoğlu, A., Erkaya, M., Buruk, O.T., & Göksun, T. (2018). CodeNotes:Designing a low-cost tangible coding tool for/with children In Proceedings of the Interaction Design and Children Conference (IDC).
(In .pdf format: Sabuncuoglu2018)

Baykal, G.E., van Mechelen, M., Göksun, T., & Yantaç, A.E.(2018). Designing with and for preschoolers:Adapting methods to observe tangible interactions with spatial manipulatives. In Proceedings of the FabLearn.
(In .pdf format: Baykal2018_2)

Baykal, G.E., Veryeri Alaca, I., Yantaç, A.E.,& Göksun, T.,(2018). A review on complementary natures of tangible user interfaces (TUIs) and early spatial learning International Journal of Child-Computer Interaction, 16, 104-113.
(In .pdf format: Baykalinpress)

Baykal, G.E., Göksun, T., & Yantaç, A.E.(2018). Customizing Developmentally Situated Design (DSD) Cards: Informing Designers about Preschoolers’ Spatial Learning. In Proceedings of the CHI 2018.
(In .pdf format: Baykal2018)

Baykal, G.E., Veryeri Alaca, I., Yantaç, A.E., & Göksun, T., (2016). Developing Transmedia Puzzle Play to Facilitate the Spatial Skills of Preschoolers. Proceedings of the 15th Interaction Design and Children Conference.
(In .pdf format: Baykal et al._2016)


Balcı, F., Baykal, G. E.,Göksun, T. ,& Kisbu-Sakarya, Y., & Yantaç, E. (in press). My Creative World (MCW): Improving creative thinking in elementary school-aged children. Creativity Research Journal.

Özcan, M. Ş., Çetinkaya, E., Göksun, T. ,& Kisbu-Sakarya, Y. (2021). Does learning coding influence cognitive skills of elementary school children? Findings from a randomized experiment. British Journal of Educational Psychology.

Börütecene, A., Bostan, İ., Akyürek, E., Sabuncuoğlu, A., Temuzkusu, İ., Genç, Ç., Göksun, T., & Özcan, O.(2018). Through the Glance Mug: A Familiar Artefact to Support Opportunistic Search in Meetings. 12th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interactions (TEI).
(In .pdf format: Borutecene2018)

Göksun, T., Kranjec, A. & Chatterjee, A. (2014). The development of visual art preferences. Proceedings of the 23rd International Association of Empirical Aesthetics.
(In .pdf format: Goksun-Kranjec-Chatterjee_IAEAProceeding)

Göksun, T., Woods, A. J., Chatterjee, C., Zeloniss, S., Glass, L., & Smith, S. (2013). Elementary school children's attentional biases in physical and numerical space. European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 10, 433-448.
(In .pdf format: GoksunEJDP2013)

Woods, A.J.,Göksun, T., Chatterjee, A. Zelonis, S. J., Glass, L., Mehta, A. & Smith, S. (2013). The development of organized visual search. Acta Psychologica, 143, 191-199.
(In .pdf format: Woods et al._2013)

Matlen, B. J., Atit, K., Göksun, T., Rau, M. A., & Ptouckina, M. (2012). Representing space: Exploring the relationship between gesturing and geoscience understanding in children. In C. Stachniss, K. Schill, & D. Uttal (Eds.), Proceedings of the Spatial Cognition VIII: International Conference on Spatial Cognition (pp. 405-415). Berlin: Springer
(In .pdf format: Matlen et al._in press.pdf)