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Books

Werning, M., Hinzen, W., & Machery, M. (Eds.). (2012).
The Oxford Handbook of Compositionality.
Oxford University Press, Oxford (ISBN 978-0-19-954107-2) [link]

Werning, M., Machery, E., & Schurz, G. (Eds.). (2005).
The Compositionality of Meaning and Content (Vol. I: Foundational Issues).
Ontos Verlag, Frankfurt (ISBN 3-937202-52-8). [link]

Machery, E., Werning, M., & Schurz, G. (Eds.). (2005).
The Compositionality of Meaning and Content (Vol. II: Applications to Linguistics, Psychology and Neuroscience).
Ontos Verlag, Frankfurt (ISBN 3-937202-53-6). [link]

 

Edited Journal Issues

Ben-Yami, H., Carston, R. & Werning, M. (2016).
Special Issue: Trends in Philosophy of Language and Mind.
Synthese. DOI:10.1007/s11229

Horn, C., Löbner, S., & Werning, M. (2012).
Special Issue: Semantic Contributions to a Theory of Concepts.
Journal of Semantics, Vol. 29(4).

Schurz, G. & Wening, M. (2009).
Special issue: Reliable Knowledge & Social Epistemology: The Philosophy of Alvin Goldman.
Grazer Philosophische Studien, Vol. 79.

 

Journal Articles (peer-reviewed)

Werning, M., & Cheng, S. (2017).
No need for meta-representation: How scenario construction explains the epistemic generativity and privileged epistemic status of episodic memory.
Behavioral and Brain Sciences (in press).

Cosentino, E., Baggio, G., Kontinen, J., & Werning, M. (2017).
The time-course of sentence meaning composition. N400 effects of the interaction between context-induced and lexically stored affordances.
Frontiers in Psychology. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00813

Reuter, K., Werning, M., Kuchinke, L, & Cosentino, E. (2016).
Reading Words Hurts: The impact of pain sensitivity on people’s ratings of pain-related words.
Language and Cognition, 1-15. DOI:10.1017/langcog.2016.29

Ben-Yami, H., Carston, R. & Werning, M. (2016).
Introduction to the 2nd Synthese Special Issue: Trends in Philosophy of Language and Mind.
Synthese. DOI:10.1007/s11229

Spychalska, M., Kontinen, J., & Werning, M. (2016).
Investigating Scalar Implicatures in a Truth-value Judgment Task: Evidence from Event-related Brain Potentials.
Language, Cognition and Neuroscience
31(6), 817–840. DOI 10.1080/23273798.2016.1161806 [>Free Download]

Cheng, S., Werning, M., & Suddendorf, T. (2016).
Dissociating Memory Traces and Scenario Construction in Mental Time Travel.
Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews 60: 82-89. DOI 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2015.11.011.

Cheng, S., & Werning, M. (2016).
What is Episodic Memory if it is a Natural Kind?
Synthese
193, 1345–1385. DOI 10.1007/s11229-014-0628-6

Cheng, S. & Werning, M. (2013).
Composition and Replay of Mnemonic Sequences: The Contributions of REM and Slow-wave Sleep to Episodic Memory.
Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 36: 610-1. [doi]

Horn, C., Löbner, S., & Werning, M. (2012).
Semantic Contributions to a Theory of Concepts - Preface
Journal of Semantics, 29(4), 439-43. [doi]

Mroczko-Wąsowicz, A. & Werning, M. (2012).
Synesthesia, sensory-motor contingency and semantic emulation: How swimming style-color synesthesia challenges the traditional view of synesthesia.
Fontiers in Psychology, 3(279). [doi]

Werning, M. (2010).
Complex first? On the evolutionary and developmental priority of semantically thick words.
Philosophy of Science, 77, 1096–1108. [link, local]

Werning, M. (2010).
Descartes discarded? Introspective self-awareness and the problems of transparency and compositionality.
Consciousness and Cognition, 19(3), 751–61. [doi, local]

Abraham, A., Rakoczy, H., Werning, M., von Cramon, D. Y., & Schubotz, R. I. (2010).
Matching mind to world and vice versa: Functional dissociations between belief and desire mental state processing.
Social Neuroscience, 5, 1-18. [doi]

Werning, M. (2009).
The evolutionary and social preference for knowledge: How to solve Menon’s problem within reliabilism.
Grazer Philosophische Studien, 79, 137-56. [link]

Schurz, G., Werning, M. (2009).
Introduction to reliable knowlesge and social epistemology - The philosophy of Alvin Goldman
Grazer Philosophische Studien, 79, vii-xiv. [link]

Abraham, A., Werning, M., Rakoczy, H., von Cramon, D. Y., & Schubotz, R. I. (2008).
Minds, persons, and space: An fMRI investigation into the relational complexity of higher-order intentionality.
Consciousness and Cognition, 17, 438–50. [doi] [local]

Werning, M. (2008).
The complex first paradox - Why do semantically thick concepts so early lexicalize as nouns?
Interaction Studies, 9(1), 67–83. [doi] [local]

Maye, A., & Werning, M. (2007).
Neuronal synchronization: From dynamic feature binding to object representations.
Chaos and Complexity Letters, 2(2/3), 315–25. [local]

Werning, M., & Maye, A. (2007).
The cortical implementation of complex attribute and substance concepts: Synchrony, frames, and hierarchical binding.
Chaos and Complexity Letters, 2(2/3), 435–52. [local]

Abraham, A., Werning, M., Rakoczy, H., von Cramon, D. Y., & Schubotz, R. I. (2007).
Intentionality and the brain: Unraveling the theory-of-mind network.
Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience,
(Suppl.), 236.


Werning, M. (2005).
The temporal dimension of thought: Cortical foundations of predicative representation.
Synthese, 146(1/2), 203–24. [doi] [local]

Werning, M. (2005).
The ‘complex first’ paradox: What’s needed to compose neurally distributed lexical meanings?
Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 28 (Online suppl.). [link]

Werning, M. (2004).
Compositionaltity, context, categories and the indeterminacy of translation.
Erkenntnis, 60, 145–78. [doi] [local]

Maye, A., & Werning, M. (2004).
Temporal binding of non-uniform objects.
Neurocomputing, 58–60, 941–8. [doi] [local]

Werning, M. (2003).
Ventral vs. dorsal pathway: the source of the semantic object/event and the syntactic noun/verb distinction.
Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 26, 299–300. [doi] [link]

Werning, M. (2002).
How to compose contents.
Psyche, 8(7). [local]

Werning, M. (2001).
Eine Brücke gesucht, aber keine in Sicht: Warum sich Psychoanalyse und Konnektionismus nicht verbinden lassen.
Ethik und Sozialwissenschaften, 12, 590–92.

Werning, M. (2000).
Synchronous oscillation and the transparency of consciousness.
Consciousness and Cognition, 9, S42–S43.

 

Articles in Books & Proceedings

Werning, M., & Cosentino, E. (2017).
The interaction of Bayesian pragmatics and lexical semantics in linguistic interpretation: Using event-related potentials to investigate hearers’ probabilistic predictions.
In G. Gunzelmann, A. Howes, T. Tenbrink, & E. Davelaar (Eds.), Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. [pdf]

Werning, M., & Cheng, S. (in press).
Taxonomy and Unity of Memory.
In: Bernecker, S., & Michaelian, K. (Eds.) Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Memory. London: Routledge. [pdf]

Werning, M., & Haase, V. (2015).
Kompositionalität.
In N. Kompa (Ed.), Handbuch Sprachphilosophie (pp. 326-333). Stuttgart: Verlag J. B. Metzler.

Cosentino, E., Werning, M., & Reuter, K. (2015).
Reading Words Hurts: The impact of pain sensitivity on people’s ratings of pain-related words.
In D. C. Noelle, R. Dale, A. S. Warlaumont, J. Yoshimi, T. Matlock, C. D. Jennings, & P. P. Maglio (Eds.), Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 453-458). Austin, TX
: Cognitive Science Society. [local]

Spychalska, M., Kontinen, J., Noveck, I., Rösch, L., & Werning, M. (2015).
Exploring the processing costs of the "exactly" and "at least" readings of bare numerals with event-related brain potentials.
In D. C. Noelle, R. Dale, A. S. Warlaumont, J. Yoshimi, T. Matlock, C. D. Jennings, & P. P. Maglio (Eds.), Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (2260- 2265). Austin, TX : Cognitive Science Society. [local]

Werning, M., & Cheng, S. (2014).
Is Episodic Memory a Natural Kind? - A Defense of the Sequence Analysis
In P. Bello et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 964-969). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. [local]

Cosentino, E., Baggio, G., Kontinen, J., Garwels, T., & Werning, M. (2014).
Lexicon in action: N400 contextual effect on affordances and telicity.
In P. Bello et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 2079-2084). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. [local]

Spychalska, M,. Kontinen, J., & Werning, M. (2014).
Electrophysiology of Pragmatic Processing: Exploring the Processing Cost of the Scalar Implicature in the Truth-Value Judgment Task.
In P. Bello et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp.1497-1502). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. [local]

Werning, M., Tacca, M., & Mroczko-Wasowicz, A. (2013).
High- vs Low-Level Cognition and the Neuro-Emulative Theory of Mental Representation.
In v. Gähde, U., Hartmann, S., & Wolf, J.H. (Eds.), Models, Simulations, and the Reduction of Complexity (pp. 141-152). Berlin: DeGruyter.

Rak, N., Kontinen, J., Kuchinke, L., & Werning, M., (2013).
Does the Semantic Integration of Emotion Words Depend on Emotional Empathy? N400, P600 and Localization Effects for Intentional and Proprioceptive Emotion Words in Sentence Contexts.
In M. Knauff, M. Pauen, N. Sebanz, & I. Wachsmuth (Eds.), Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive
Science Society
(pp. 1187-1192). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. [local]

Hinzen, W., Werning, M., & Machery, M., (2012).
Introduction.
In Werning, M., Hinzen, W., & Machery, M. (Eds.). The Oxford Handbook of Compositionality.
Oxford University Press, Oxford (pp.1-16).

Werning, M. (2012).
Non-symbolic Compositional Representation and Its Neuronal Foundation: Towards an Emulative Semantics.
In Werning, M., Hinzen, W., & Machery, M. (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Compositionality.
Oxford University Press, Oxford (pp. 633-654). [local]

Kunz, W., & Werning, M. (2009).
The Biological Species as a Gene-Flow Community. Species Essentialism Does Not Imply Species Universalism.
In: 2nd Conference of the European Philosophy of Science Association (Amsterdam, 21-24 October, 2009). PhilSci Archive, Chicago, IL. [philsci-archive.pitt.edu/5224] [local]

Kunz, W., & Werning, M. (2008).
The biological species as a gene flow community: Species essentialism does not imply species universalism.
In C. F. Gethmann (Ed.), Lebenswelt und Wissenschaft – XXI. Deutscher Kongress für Philosophie.
Universität Duisburg-Essen. [URL] [local]

Werning, M. (2008).
Die logische Intransparenz intentionaler Zustände – eine Einführung für Einsteiger.
In R. I. Schubotz (Ed.), Other minds: Die Gedanken und Gefühle Anderer (pp.191–6).
Mentis, Paderborn. [local]

Petersen, W., & Werning, M. (2007).
Conceptual fingerprints: Lexical decomposition by means of frames – a neuro-cognitive model.
In U. Priss, S. Polovina, & R. Hill (Eds.), Conceptual structures: Knowledge architectures for smart applications (LNAI 4604) (pp. 415–28).
Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg. [local]

Werning, M., & Maye, A. (2006).
The neural basis of the object concept in ambiguous and illusionary perception.
In R. Sun & N. Miyake (Eds.), Proceedings of the Twenty-eighth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 876–81).
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, London. [local]

Werning, M., Fleischhauer, J., & Beseoglu, H. (2006).
The cognitive accessibility of synaesthetic metaphors.
In R. Sun & N. Miyake (Eds.), Proceedings of the Twenty-eighth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 2365–70).
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, London. [local]

Werning, M. (2005).
Neuronal synchronization, covariation, and compositional representation.
In E. Machery, M. Werning, & G. Schurz (Eds.), The compositionality of meaning and content (Vol. II: Applications to Linguistics, Philosophy and Neuroscience, pp. 283–312).
Ontos Verlag, Frankfurt. [local]

Werning, M. (2005).
Time structure and the structure of perception.
In F. Stadler & M. Stöltzner (Eds.), Time and history: Contributions of the Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society (pp. 336–39).
Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society, Kirchberg am Wechsel. [local]

Werning, M. (2005).
Right and wrong reasons for compositionality.
In M. Werning, E. Machery, & G. Schurz (Eds.), The compositionality of meaning and content (Vol. I: Foundational Issues, pp. 285–309).
Ontos Verlag, Frankfurt. [local]

Machery, E., Schurz, G., & Werning, M. (2005).
Preface.
In M. Werning, E. Machery, & G. Schurz (Eds.), The compositionality of meaning and content (Vol. I: Foundational Issues, pp. 7–21).
Ontos Verlag, Frankfurt. [local]

Werning, M., & Maye, A. (2005).
Frames, coherency chains and hierarchical binding: The cortical implementation of complex concepts.
In B. G. Bara, L. Barsalou, & M. Bucciarelli (Eds.), Proceedings of the Twenty-seventh Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 2347–52).
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, London. [local]

Maye, A., Werning, M., König, P., & Engel, A. (2005).
Advancing dynamic binding theory: Implementation of complex concepts.
In H. Zimmermann & K. Krieglstein (Eds.), Proceedings of the 6th Meeting of the German Neuroscience Society / 30th Göttingen Neurobiology Conference (p. 36B).
Elsevier, Heidelberg (Suppl. to Neuroforum 2005). [local]

Werning, M., & Maye, A. (2004).
Implementing the (de-)composition of concepts: Oscillatory networks, coherency chains and hierarchical binding.
In S. D. Levy & R. Gayler (Eds.), Compositional connectionism in cognitive science (pp. 76–81).
AAAI Press, Menlo Park. [local]

Werning, M. (2004).
Self-awareness and imagination.
In J. Sáàgua (Ed.), A explicação da interpretação humana / The explanation of human interpretation (pp. 369–77).
Colibri, Lisbon. [local]

Werning, M. (2004).
On the possibiliy of self-awareness.
In R. Bluhm & C. Nimtz (Eds.), Selected papers from the Fifth international congress of the Society for Analytical Philosophy (pp. 470–478).
Mentis, Paderborn. [local]

Werning, M. (2003).
Synchrony and composition: Toward a cognitive architecture between classicism and connectionism.
In B. Löwe, W. Malzkorn, & T. Raesch (Eds.), Foundations of the Formal Sciences II: Applications of mathematical logic in philosophy and linguistics (pp. 255–272).
Kluwer, Dordrecht. [local]

Werning, M. (2001).
Synchronous oscillation and a neuronal theory of language understanding.
In L. Stowe (Ed.), The neurobiological basis of language (p. 36).
Groningen University Press, Groningen.

Werning, M. (2001).
How to solve the problem of compositionality by oscillatory networks.
In J. D. Moore & K. Stenning (Eds.), Proceedings of the Twenty-third Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1094–1099).
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, London.[local]

Werning, M. (2001).
How to solve the puzzle of compositionality by oscillatory networks.
In T. Arnold & C. Herrmann (Eds.), Cognitive systems & mechanisms (p. 75).
Leipziger Universitätsverlag, Leipzig.

 

Unpublished

Werning, M. (1997).
Master thesis: Erkenntnis und Schlußfolgerung.
Free University of Berlin, Berlin. [local]