By downloading these papers you agree to limit their use to personal academic purposes and not public dissemination.

Names in Red are York University Students.







PDF
Hassabis, D., Spreng, R. N., Rusu, A. A., Robbins, C. A., Mar, R. A. & Schacter, D. L. (in press). Imagine all the people: How the brain creates and uses personality models to predict behavior. Cerebral Cortex.






PDF
Moran, J. M., Rain, M., Page-Gould, E., & Mar, R. A. (2014). Do I Amuse You? Asymmetric predictors for humor appreciation and humor production. Journal of Research in Personality, 49, 8-13.
  [Request Stimuli, Analysis Script, & Data]






PDF
Chow, H. M., Mar, R. A., Xu, Y., Liu, S., Wagage, S., & Braun, A. R. (2014). Embodied comprehension of stories: Interactions between language regions and modality-specific neural systems. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 26, 279-295.






PDF
Fong, K., Mullin, J. B., & Mar, R. A. (2013). What you read matters: The role of fiction genres in predicting interpersonal sensitivity. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 7, 370-376.






PDF
Nagel, J., San Juan, V., & Mar, R. A. (2013). Authentic Gettier Cases: A reply to Starmans and Friedman. Cognition, 129, 666-669.






PDF
Nagel, J., San Juan, V., & Mar, R. A. (2013). Lay denial of knowledge for justified true beliefs. Cognition, 129, 652-661.






PDF
Xu, X., Mar, R. A., & Peterson, J. B. (2013). Does cultural exposure partially explain the association between personality and political orientation? Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 39, 1497-1517.






PDF
Mason, M. F., Brown, K., Mar, R. A. & Smallwood, J. (2013). Driver of discontent or escape vehicle: The affective consequences of mindwandering. Frontiers in Perception Science, 4, article 477.






PDF
Mar, R. A., Spreng, R. N., & DeYoung, C. G. (2013). How to produce personality neuroscience research with high statistical power and low additional cost. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 13, 674-685.






PDF
Hirsh, J. B., Mar, R. A., & Peterson, J. B. (2013). Personal narratives as the highest level of cognitive integration. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 36, 216-217.



 


PDF
Soibel, A., Fong, K., Mullin, J. B., Jenkins, G., & Mar, R. A. (2012). Is self-monitoring related to social comparison? It depends how you ask. Individual Differences Research, 4, 193-201.


   


PDF
Tackett, J. L., Slobodskaya, H. R., Mar, R. A., Deal, J., Halverson Jr., C. F., Baker, S. R., Pavlopoulos, V., Besevegis, E., & Wen, L. (2012). The hierarchical structure of childhood personality in five countries: Continuity from early childhood to early adolescence. Journal of Personality, 80, 1-33.


   


PDF
Oatley, K., Mar, R. A., & Djikic, M. (2012). The psychology of fiction: Present and future. In I. Jaen & J. Simon (Eds.), Cognitive Literary Studies: Current Themes and New Directions (pp. 235-249). Austin, TX: University of Texas Press.



 


PDF
Hirsh, J. B., Mar, R. A., & Peterson, J. B. (2012). Psychological entropy: A framework for understanding uncertainty-related anxiety. Psychological Review, 119, 304-320.



 


PDF
Mar, R. A., Mason, M. F., & Litvack, A. D. (2012). How daydreaming relates to life satisfaction, loneliness, and social support: The importance of gender and daydream content. Consciousness and Cognition, 21, 401-407.


   


PDF
Spreng, R. N. & Mar, R. A. (2012). I remember you: A role for memory in social cognition and the functional neuroanatomy of their interaction. Brain Research, 1428 , 43-50.



 


PDF
Fong, K. & Mar, R. A. (2011). Exposure to narrative fiction versus expository nonfiction: Diverging social and cognitive outcomes. In F. Hakemulder (Ed.), De stralende lezer; wetenschappelijk onderzoek naar de invloed van het lezen. [The radiant reader; scientific research concerning the influence of reading] (pp. 55-68). Delft, NL: Eburon Academic.


   


PDF
Mar, R. A., Oatley, K., Djikic, M., & Mullin, J. (2011). Emotion and narrative fiction: Interactive influences before, during, and after reading. Cognition & Emotion, 25, 818-833.


   


PDF
Mar, R. A., Peskin, J., & Fong, K. (2011). Literary Arts and the Development of the Life Story. In T. Habermas (Ed.), The Development of Autobiographical Reasoning, New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 131, 73-84.


   


PDF
Mar, R. A. (2011). Deconstructing empathy. Emotion Review, 3, 113-114.


   


PDF
Mar, R. A. (2011). The neural bases of social cognition and story comprehension. Annual Review of Psychology, 62, 103-134.


 


   


PDF
Rabin, J. S., Gilboa, A., Stuss, D. T., Mar, R. A., & Rosenbaum, R. S. (2010). Common and unique neural correlates of autobiographical memory and theory of mind. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 22, 1095-1111.


   


PDF
Mar, R. A., Tackett, J. L., & Moore, C. (2010). Exposure to media and theory-of-mind development in preschoolers. Cognitive Development, 25, 69-78


   


PDF
Peskin, J., Mar, R. A., & Bischoff, T. (2009). Advanced social cognition in the literary arts. In C. Milbraith & C. Lightfoot (Eds.), The Arts and Human Development (pp. 249-257). New York, NY: Routledge.


   


PDF
Mar, R. A., Oatley, K., & Peterson, J. B. (2009). Exploring the link between reading fiction and empathy: Ruling out individual differences and examining outcomes. Communications, 34, 407-428.


  PDF Supplementary Materials: Correlations between Big Five Personality and Exposure to Fiction and Nonfiction


   


PDF
Derrfuss, J. & Mar, R. A. (2009). Lost in localization: The need for a universal coordinate database. NeuroImage, 48, 1-7.(PDF includes 4 commentaries by Hamilton, Nielsen, Van Essen, Laird, Lancaster, and Fox.)


   


PDF 

Spreng, R. N., Mar, R. A., & Kim, A. S. N. (2009). The common neural basis of autobiographical memory, prospection, navigation, theory of mind and the default mode: a quantitative meta-analysis. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 21, 489-510.


   


PDF
Hynes, C. A. & Mar, R. A. (2009). A case study of long-term cognitive and social functioning following a right temporal lobectomy in infancy. NeuroCase, 15, 37-46.


   


PDF
Spreng, R. N., McKinnon, M. C., Mar, R. A., & Levine B. (2009). The Toronto Empathy Questionnaire: A factor-analytic solution to multiple empathy measures. Journal of Personality Assessment, 91, 62-71.


   


PDF
Mar, R. A., Oatley, K., & Djikic, M. (2008). Effects of reading on knowledge, social abilities, and selfhood: Theory and empirical studies. In S. Zyngier, M. Bortolussi, A. Chesnokova, & J. Auracher (Eds.). Directions in Empirical Literary Studies: In honor of Willie van Peer (pp. 127-137). Amsterdam, NL: John Benjamins. (uncorrected proof)


   

 


 

PDF

Mar, R. A. & Oatley, K. (2008). The function of fiction is the abstraction and simulation of social experience. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 3, 173-192.

   

Mar, R. A., Kelley, W. M., Heatherton, T. F., & Macrae, C. N. (2007). Detecting agency from the biological motion of veridical versus animated agents. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 2, 199-205.
   

Mar, R. A., & Macrae, C. N. (2006). Triggering the intentional stance. In G. Bock & J. Goode (Ed.). Empathy and Fairness. Novartis Symposium no. 278 (pp. 110-119, Discussion 119-132). Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons.
   

Mar, R. A., Oatley, K., Hirsh, J., dela Paz, J., & Peterson, J. B. (2006). Bookworms versus nerds: Exposure to fiction versus non-fiction, divergent associations with social ability, and the simulation of fictional social worlds. Journal of Research in Personality, 40, 694-712.

   

Mar, R. A., DeYoung, C. G., Higgins, D. M. & Peterson, J. B., (2006). Self-liking and self-competence separate self-evaluation from self-deception: Associations with personality, ability, and achievement. Journal of Personality, 74, 1047-1078

   

Oatley, K., & Mar, R. A. (2005). Evolutionary pre-adaptation and the idea of character in fiction. Culture and Evolutionary Psychology (Special Issue: Evolutionary perspectives on aesthetic and emotional processes; G. Cupchik, Ed.), 3, 181-196.
   

Mar, R. A. (2004). The neuropsychology of narrative: Story comprehension, story production and their interrelation. Neuropsychologia, 42, 1414-1434




||| If you would like a copy of any of our previous conference posters or papers, please send an e-mail |||