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Research output

In past, I conducted research in cognitive neuroscience, focusing on language processing by the brain. I investigated predictive language processing, composition of meanings of words, and perception of physical magnitudes in relation to language processing. I collected data using electroencephalography (EEG) and magnetoencephalography (MEG) as well as behavioral methods. In 2020, I obtained a PhD after completing a joint project at the Institute for Logic, Language, and Computation, University of Amsterdam and Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition, and Behaviour, Radboud University Nijmegen.

In every research project I worked on, I tried to work as reproducibly as possible and make as much as possible publicly available. Therefore, below you can find not only my published scientific articles but also links to materials, data, and code produced in each project. I welcome any re-use of the data and code I produced. Do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.

My profiles: Google Scholar | Open Science Framework | ORCID

Get in touch with me: arnold.kochari (animal) gmail.com

Journal articles

Szymanik, J., Kochari, A., & Bremnes, H. S. (2023). Questions About Quantifiers: Symbolic and Nonsymbolic Quantity Processing by the Brain. Cognitive Science.
DOI: 10.1111/cogs.13346

Kochari, A., & Schriefers, H. (2021). Processing symbolic magnitude information conveyed by number words and by scalar adjectives. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology.
DOI: 10.1177/17470218211031158
[pdf] [data and analyses]

Kochari, A., Lewis, A., Schoffelen, J. M., & Schriefers, H. (2021). Semantic and syntactic composition of minimal adjective-noun phrases in Dutch: an MEG study. Neuropsychologia, 155.
DOI: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2021.107754
[pdf] [preprocessed data and analyses] [raw data]

Kochari, A., van Rooij, R., Schulz, K.* (2020) Generics and alternatives. Frontiers in Psychology, 11.
DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.01274.
[pdf] [data and analyses]
* alphabetical order of authors

Kochari, A. (2019). Conducting web-based experiments for numerical cognition research. Journal of Cognition, 2(1): 39, 1-21.
DOI: 10.5334/joc.85
[pdf] [data and analyses]

Kochari, A., & Flecken, M. (2019). Lexical prediction in language comprehension: a replication study of grammatical gender effects in Dutch. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 34(2), 239-253.
DOI: 10.1080/23273798.2018.1524500
[pdf] [data and analyses]

van Rooij, R., & Kochari, A. (2019). Grounding a pragmatic theory of vagueness on experimental data: Semi-orders and Weber’s Law. In R. Dietz (Ed.), Vagueness & Rationality in Language Use and Cognition. Springer International Publishing.
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-15931-3

PhD Thesis

Kochari, A. (2020). Perceiving and communicating magnitudes: Behavioral and electrophysiological studies. ILLC dissertation series DS-2020-10. PhD Thesis, Institute for Logic, Language and Computation, University of Amsterdam.


Kochari, A., Ostarek, M. (2018). Introducing a replication-first rule for PhD projects. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 41.
DOI: 10.1017/S0140525X18000730

Conference proceedings

Talmina, N., Kochari A., & Szymanik, J. (2017) Quantifiers and verification strategies: connecting the dots. Proceedings of the 21st Amsterdam Colloquium.