Professor Stephen Monsell
Professor of Cognitive Psychology

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Key publications



Elchlepp H, Best M, Lavric A, Monsell S (In Press). Shifting attention between visual dimensions as a source of the task switch cost. Psychological Science Full text.
Monsell S (2017). Task Set Regulation. In  (Ed) The Wiley Handbook of Cognitive Control, Wiley-Blackwell, 29-49.  Abstract.
Elchlepp H, Lavric A, Monsell S (2015). A change of task prolongs early processes: evidence from ERPs in lexical tasks. J Exp Psychol Gen, 144(2), 299-325. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text. DOI.
Monsell S (2015). Task-Set Control and Task Switching. In Fawcett JM, Risko EF, Kingstone A (Eds.) The Handbook of Attention, Cambridge MA: MIT Press, 139-172.
Longman CS, Lavric A, Munteanu C, Monsell S (2014). Attentional inertia and delayed orienting of spatial attention in task-switching. J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform, 40(4), 1580-1602. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text. DOI.
Forrest CLD, Monsell S, McLaren IPL (2014). Is performance in task-cuing experiments mediated by task set selection or associative compound retrieval?. J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn, 40(4), 1002-1024. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text. DOI.

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Books

Monsell S, Driver J (eds)(2000). Control of cognitive processes: Attention and Performance XVIII. Cambridge MA, MIT Press.

Journal articles

Elchlepp H, Best M, Lavric A, Monsell S (In Press). Shifting attention between visual dimensions as a source of the task switch cost. Psychological Science Full text.
Longman CS, Lavric A, Monsell S (2017). Self-paced preparation for a task switch eliminates attentional inertia but not the performance switch cost. J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn, 43(6), 862-873. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text. DOI.
Longman CS, Lavric A, Monsell S (2016). The coupling between spatial attention and other components of task-set: a task switching investigation. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology Abstract.  Full text.
Elchlepp H, Lavric A, Monsell S (2015). A change of task prolongs early processes: evidence from ERPs in lexical tasks. J Exp Psychol Gen, 144(2), 299-325. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text. DOI.
van 't Wout F, Lavric A, Monsell S (2015). Is it harder to switch among a larger set of tasks?. J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn, 41(2), 363-376. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text. DOI.
Longman CS, Lavric A, Munteanu C, Monsell S (2014). Attentional inertia and delayed orienting of spatial attention in task-switching. J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform, 40(4), 1580-1602. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text. DOI.
Forrest CLD, Monsell S, McLaren IPL (2014). Is performance in task-cuing experiments mediated by task set selection or associative compound retrieval?. J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn, 40(4), 1002-1024. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text. DOI.
van 't Wout F, Lavric A, Monsell S (2013). Are stimulus-response rules represented phonologically for task-set preparation and maintenance?. J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn, 39(5), 1538-1551. Abstract.  Author URL. DOI.
Longman C, Lavric A, Monsell S (2013). More attention to attention? an eye-tracking investigation of selection of perceptual attributes during a task switch. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 39(4), 1142-1151. Full text. DOI.
Monsell S, Filmer HL (2013). TMS to V1 spares discrimination of emotive relative to neutral body postures. Neuropsychologia, 51(13), 2485-2491. DOI.
Elchlepp H, Lavric A, Mizon G, Monsell S (2012). A brain-potential study of preparation for and execution of a task-switch with stimuli that afford only the relevant task. Human Brain Mapping, 33, 1137-1154. Abstract. DOI.
Monsell S (2012). The chronometrics of task-set control. Measuring the Mind Speed, control, and age, 9780198566427
Lavric A, Mizon, G.A. Monsell, S. (2008). Neurophysiological signature of effective anticipatory task-set control: a task-switching investigation. European Journal of Neuroscience, 28, 1016-1029. DOI.
Monsell S, Mizon GA (2006). Can the task-cueing paradigm measure an endogenous task-set reconfiguration process?. Journal of Experimental Psychology Human Perception and Performance, 32(3), 493-516. DOI.
Tree JJ, Hirsh KW, Monsell S (2005). Inhibitory semantic priming: Does syntactic class play a role in determining competitor status?. Journal of Neurolinguistics, 18(6), 443-460. Abstract. DOI.
Aron A, Monsell S, Sahakain B, Robbins TW (2004). A componential analysis of task-set switching deficits associated with lesions of left and right frontal cortex. Brain, 127(7), 1561-1573. DOI.
Monsell S, Yeung N (2003). Switching between tasks of unequal familiarity: the role of stimulus-attribute and response-set selection. Journal of Experimental Psychology Human Perception and Performance, 29(2), 455-469. DOI.
Monsell S (2003). Task switching. TRENDS IN COGNITIVE SCIENCES, 7(3), 134-140. Author URL. DOI.
Monsell S (2003). Task-set reconfiguration processes do not imply a control homunuculus: Reply to Altmann. Trends Cogn Sci, 7(8), 341-342. Author URL.
Monsell S, Sumner P, Waters H (2003). Task-set reconfiguration with predictable and unpredictable task switches. Mem Cognit, 31(3), 327-342. Abstract.  Author URL.
Aron AR, Watkins, L. Sahakian, B.J. Monsell, S. Barker BA, Robbins TW (2003). Task-set switching deficits in early-stage Huntington's disease: Implications for basal ganglia function. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 15, 629-642.
Yeung N, Monsell S (2003). The effects of recent practice on task switching. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 29, 919-936.
Nieuwenhuis S, Monsell, S. (2002). Residual costs in task switching: Testing the "failure to engage" hypothesis. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 9, 86-92.
Monsell S, Taylor, T.J. Murphy, K. (2001). Naming the color of a word: is it responses or task-sets that compete?. Memory and Cognition, 29, 137-151.
Monsell S, Driver J (2000). Banishing the control homunculus. Attention and Performance, 18, 1-32. Abstract.
Monsell S, Yeung, N. Azuma, R. (2000). Reconfiguration of task-set: is it easier to switch to the weaker task?. Psychological Research, 63, 250-264.
Shafiullah, M. & Monsell, S. (1999). The cost of switching between Kanji and Kana while reading Japanese. Language and Cognitive Processes, 14, 567-607.
Monsell, S. & Hirsh, K. W. (1998). Competitor priming in spoken word recognition. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 24, 1495-1520.
Jones-Chesters MH, Monsell S, Cooper PJ (1998). The disorder-salient stroop effect as a measure of psychopathology in eating disorders. Int J Eat Disord, 24(1), 65-82. Abstract.  Author URL.
Rogers RD, Monsell S (1995). Costs of a Predictable Switch Between Simple Cognitive Tasks. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 124(2), 207-231. Abstract.
Hall G, Monsell S (1995). Editorial. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology Section B, 48(1). DOI.
Hall G, Monsell S (1995). Editorial. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology Section A, 48(1). DOI.
Monsell S (1994). Editorial. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology Section A: Human Experimental Psychology, 47(1), 1-3. DOI.
Wheeldon LR, Monsell S (1994). Inhibition of Spoken Word Production by Priming a Semantic Competitor. Journal of Memory and Language, 33(3), 332-356. Abstract. DOI.
Monsell S, Patterson KE, Graham A, Hughes CH, Milroy R (1992). Lexical and Sublexical Translation of Spelling to Sound: Strategic Anticipation of Lexical Status. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 18(3), 452-467. Abstract.
Monsell S, Matthews GH, Miller DC (1992). Repetition of lexicalization across languages: a further test of the locus of priming. Q J Exp Psychol A, 44(4), 763-783. Abstract.  Author URL.
Wheeldon LR, Monsell S (1992). The locus of repetition priming of spoken word production. Q J Exp Psychol A, 44(4), 723-761. Abstract.  Author URL.
MONSELL S (1990). FREQUENCY-EFFECTS IN LEXICAL TASKS - REPLY. JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY-GENERAL, 119(3), 335-339. Author URL. DOI.
Monsell S, Doyle MC, Haggard PN (1989). Effects of frequency on visual word recognition tasks: where are they?. J Exp Psychol Gen, 118(1), 43-71. Abstract.  Author URL.
STERNBERG S, KNOLL RL, MONSELL S, WRIGHT CE (1988). MOTOR PROGRAMS AND HIERARCHICAL ORGANIZATION IN THE CONTROL OF RAPID SPEECH. PHONETICA, 45(2-4), 175-197. Author URL.
MONSELL S (1987). NONVISUAL ORTHOGRAPHIC PROCESSING AND THE ORTHOGRAPHIC INPUT LEXICON. ATTENTION AND PERFORMANCE(12), 299-323. Author URL.
Monsell S (1986). Programming of complex sequences: Evidence from the timing of rapid speech and other productions. Experimental Brain Research, SUPPL. 15, 72-86.
MONSELL S (1984). COMPONENTS OF WORKING MEMORY UNDERLYING VERBAL SKILLS - a DISTRIBUTED CAPACITIES VIEW - a TUTORIAL REVIEW. ATTENTION AND PERFORMANCE, 10, 327-350. Author URL.
MONSELL S (1981). REPRESENTATIONS, PROCESSES, MEMORY MECHANISMS - THE BASIC COMPONENTS OF COGNITION. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR INFORMATION SCIENCE, 32(5), 378-390. Author URL. DOI.
Monsell S (1978). Recency, immediate recognition memory, and reaction time. Cognitive Psychology, 10(4), 465-501. Abstract. DOI.

Chapters

Monsell S (2017). Task Set Regulation. In  (Ed) The Wiley Handbook of Cognitive Control, Wiley-Blackwell, 29-49.  Abstract.
Monsell S (2015). Task-Set Control and Task Switching. In Fawcett JM, Risko EF, Kingstone A (Eds.) The Handbook of Attention, Cambridge MA: MIT Press, 139-172.
Monsell S. (2004). The chronometrics of task set control. In Duncan, J, Phillips, L & McLeod, P (Eds) Measuring the mind: Speed, control and age. In  (Ed) , Oxford University Press.
Monsell S, Driver J (2000). Banishing the control homunculus. In Monsell S, Driver J (Eds.) Control of Cognitive Processes: Attention and Performance XVIII, Cambridge MA: M I T PRESS, 3-32.  Abstract.

Conferences

Stevens T, Monsell S, Lavric A (2014). THE FUNCTIONAL NEURO-ANATOMY OF TASK-SET SWITCHING AND PREPARATION: AN FMRI META-ANALYSIS.  Author URL.
Forrest CLD, Elchlepp, Monsell, McLaren IPL (2012). Task switching without knowledge of the tasks. Cognitive Science. Sapporo, Japan. 1st - 1st Jan 2012. Full text.

Publications by year



In Press

Elchlepp H, Best M, Lavric A, Monsell S (In Press). Shifting attention between visual dimensions as a source of the task switch cost. Psychological Science Full text.

2017

Longman CS, Lavric A, Monsell S (2017). Self-paced preparation for a task switch eliminates attentional inertia but not the performance switch cost. J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn, 43(6), 862-873. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text. DOI.
Monsell S (2017). Task Set Regulation. In  (Ed) The Wiley Handbook of Cognitive Control, Wiley-Blackwell, 29-49.  Abstract.

2016

Longman CS, Lavric A, Monsell S (2016). The coupling between spatial attention and other components of task-set: a task switching investigation. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology Abstract.  Full text.

2015

Elchlepp H, Lavric A, Monsell S (2015). A change of task prolongs early processes: evidence from ERPs in lexical tasks. J Exp Psychol Gen, 144(2), 299-325. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text. DOI.
van 't Wout F, Lavric A, Monsell S (2015). Is it harder to switch among a larger set of tasks?. J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn, 41(2), 363-376. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text. DOI.
Monsell S (2015). Task-Set Control and Task Switching. In Fawcett JM, Risko EF, Kingstone A (Eds.) The Handbook of Attention, Cambridge MA: MIT Press, 139-172.

2014

Longman CS, Lavric A, Munteanu C, Monsell S (2014). Attentional inertia and delayed orienting of spatial attention in task-switching. J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform, 40(4), 1580-1602. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text. DOI.
Forrest CLD, Monsell S, McLaren IPL (2014). Is performance in task-cuing experiments mediated by task set selection or associative compound retrieval?. J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn, 40(4), 1002-1024. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text. DOI.
Stevens T, Monsell S, Lavric A (2014). THE FUNCTIONAL NEURO-ANATOMY OF TASK-SET SWITCHING AND PREPARATION: AN FMRI META-ANALYSIS.  Author URL.

2013

van 't Wout F, Lavric A, Monsell S (2013). Are stimulus-response rules represented phonologically for task-set preparation and maintenance?. J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn, 39(5), 1538-1551. Abstract.  Author URL. DOI.
Longman C, Lavric A, Monsell S (2013). More attention to attention? an eye-tracking investigation of selection of perceptual attributes during a task switch. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 39(4), 1142-1151. Full text. DOI.
Monsell S, Filmer HL (2013). TMS to V1 spares discrimination of emotive relative to neutral body postures. Neuropsychologia, 51(13), 2485-2491. DOI.

2012

Elchlepp H, Lavric A, Mizon G, Monsell S (2012). A brain-potential study of preparation for and execution of a task-switch with stimuli that afford only the relevant task. Human Brain Mapping, 33, 1137-1154. Abstract. DOI.
Forrest CLD, Elchlepp, Monsell, McLaren IPL (2012). Task switching without knowledge of the tasks. Cognitive Science. Sapporo, Japan. 1st - 1st Jan 2012. Full text.
Monsell S (2012). The chronometrics of task-set control. Measuring the Mind Speed, control, and age, 9780198566427

2008

Lavric A, Mizon, G.A. Monsell, S. (2008). Neurophysiological signature of effective anticipatory task-set control: a task-switching investigation. European Journal of Neuroscience, 28, 1016-1029. DOI.

2006

Monsell S, Mizon GA (2006). Can the task-cueing paradigm measure an endogenous task-set reconfiguration process?. Journal of Experimental Psychology Human Perception and Performance, 32(3), 493-516. DOI.

2005

Tree JJ, Hirsh KW, Monsell S (2005). Inhibitory semantic priming: Does syntactic class play a role in determining competitor status?. Journal of Neurolinguistics, 18(6), 443-460. Abstract. DOI.

2004

Aron A, Monsell S, Sahakain B, Robbins TW (2004). A componential analysis of task-set switching deficits associated with lesions of left and right frontal cortex. Brain, 127(7), 1561-1573. DOI.
Monsell S. (2004). The chronometrics of task set control. In Duncan, J, Phillips, L & McLeod, P (Eds) Measuring the mind: Speed, control and age. In  (Ed) , Oxford University Press.

2003

Monsell S, Yeung N (2003). Switching between tasks of unequal familiarity: the role of stimulus-attribute and response-set selection. Journal of Experimental Psychology Human Perception and Performance, 29(2), 455-469. DOI.
Monsell S (2003). Task switching. TRENDS IN COGNITIVE SCIENCES, 7(3), 134-140. Author URL. DOI.
Monsell S (2003). Task-set reconfiguration processes do not imply a control homunuculus: Reply to Altmann. Trends Cogn Sci, 7(8), 341-342. Author URL.
Monsell S, Sumner P, Waters H (2003). Task-set reconfiguration with predictable and unpredictable task switches. Mem Cognit, 31(3), 327-342. Abstract.  Author URL.
Aron AR, Watkins, L. Sahakian, B.J. Monsell, S. Barker BA, Robbins TW (2003). Task-set switching deficits in early-stage Huntington's disease: Implications for basal ganglia function. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 15, 629-642.
Yeung N, Monsell S (2003). The effects of recent practice on task switching. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 29, 919-936.

2002

Nieuwenhuis S, Monsell, S. (2002). Residual costs in task switching: Testing the "failure to engage" hypothesis. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 9, 86-92.

2001

Monsell S, Taylor, T.J. Murphy, K. (2001). Naming the color of a word: is it responses or task-sets that compete?. Memory and Cognition, 29, 137-151.

2000

Monsell S, Driver J (2000). Banishing the control homunculus. Attention and Performance, 18, 1-32. Abstract.
Monsell S, Driver J (2000). Banishing the control homunculus. In Monsell S, Driver J (Eds.) Control of Cognitive Processes: Attention and Performance XVIII, Cambridge MA: M I T PRESS, 3-32.  Abstract.
Monsell S, Driver J (eds)(2000). Control of cognitive processes: Attention and Performance XVIII. Cambridge MA, MIT Press.
Monsell S, Yeung, N. Azuma, R. (2000). Reconfiguration of task-set: is it easier to switch to the weaker task?. Psychological Research, 63, 250-264.

1999

Shafiullah, M. & Monsell, S. (1999). The cost of switching between Kanji and Kana while reading Japanese. Language and Cognitive Processes, 14, 567-607.

1998

Monsell, S. & Hirsh, K. W. (1998). Competitor priming in spoken word recognition. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 24, 1495-1520.
Jones-Chesters MH, Monsell S, Cooper PJ (1998). The disorder-salient stroop effect as a measure of psychopathology in eating disorders. Int J Eat Disord, 24(1), 65-82. Abstract.  Author URL.

1995

Rogers RD, Monsell S (1995). Costs of a Predictable Switch Between Simple Cognitive Tasks. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 124(2), 207-231. Abstract.
Hall G, Monsell S (1995). Editorial. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology Section B, 48(1). DOI.
Hall G, Monsell S (1995). Editorial. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology Section A, 48(1). DOI.

1994

Monsell S (1994). Editorial. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology Section A: Human Experimental Psychology, 47(1), 1-3. DOI.
Wheeldon LR, Monsell S (1994). Inhibition of Spoken Word Production by Priming a Semantic Competitor. Journal of Memory and Language, 33(3), 332-356. Abstract. DOI.

1992

Monsell S, Patterson KE, Graham A, Hughes CH, Milroy R (1992). Lexical and Sublexical Translation of Spelling to Sound: Strategic Anticipation of Lexical Status. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 18(3), 452-467. Abstract.
Monsell S, Matthews GH, Miller DC (1992). Repetition of lexicalization across languages: a further test of the locus of priming. Q J Exp Psychol A, 44(4), 763-783. Abstract.  Author URL.
Wheeldon LR, Monsell S (1992). The locus of repetition priming of spoken word production. Q J Exp Psychol A, 44(4), 723-761. Abstract.  Author URL.

1990

MONSELL S (1990). FREQUENCY-EFFECTS IN LEXICAL TASKS - REPLY. JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY-GENERAL, 119(3), 335-339. Author URL. DOI.

1989

Monsell S, Doyle MC, Haggard PN (1989). Effects of frequency on visual word recognition tasks: where are they?. J Exp Psychol Gen, 118(1), 43-71. Abstract.  Author URL.

1988

STERNBERG S, KNOLL RL, MONSELL S, WRIGHT CE (1988). MOTOR PROGRAMS AND HIERARCHICAL ORGANIZATION IN THE CONTROL OF RAPID SPEECH. PHONETICA, 45(2-4), 175-197. Author URL.

1987

MONSELL S (1987). NONVISUAL ORTHOGRAPHIC PROCESSING AND THE ORTHOGRAPHIC INPUT LEXICON. ATTENTION AND PERFORMANCE(12), 299-323. Author URL.

1986

Monsell S (1986). Programming of complex sequences: Evidence from the timing of rapid speech and other productions. Experimental Brain Research, SUPPL. 15, 72-86.

1984

MONSELL S (1984). COMPONENTS OF WORKING MEMORY UNDERLYING VERBAL SKILLS - a DISTRIBUTED CAPACITIES VIEW - a TUTORIAL REVIEW. ATTENTION AND PERFORMANCE, 10, 327-350. Author URL.

1981

MONSELL S (1981). REPRESENTATIONS, PROCESSES, MEMORY MECHANISMS - THE BASIC COMPONENTS OF COGNITION. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR INFORMATION SCIENCE, 32(5), 378-390. Author URL. DOI.

1978

Monsell S (1978). Recency, immediate recognition memory, and reaction time. Cognitive Psychology, 10(4), 465-501. Abstract. DOI.