In press

  • Sjerps, M.J., & Chang E. F., (in press). The cortical processing of speech sounds in the temporal lobe. Book chapter in Hagoort (Ed.): Human Language: From Genes and Brains to Behavior. MIT Press.


  • Sjerps, M. J., Zhang, C., & Peng, G. (2017). Lexical tone is perceived relative to locally surrounding context, vowel quality to preceding context. Journal of Experimental Psychology. Human Perception and Performance.
  • Simon, E., & Sjerps, M. J. (2016). Phonological category quality in the mental lexicon of child and adult learners. International Journal of Bilingualism. more>
  • Bosker, H. R., Reinisch, E., & Sjerps, M. J. (2017). Cognitive load makes speech sound fast, but does not modulate acoustic context effects. Journal of Memory and Language, 94, 166-176. doi:10.1016/j.jml.2016.12.002. more >


  • Leonard, M. K., Baud, M. O., Sjerps, M. J., & Chang, E. F. (2016). Perceptual restoration of masked speech in human cortex. Nature Communications, 7. more>
  • Bosker, H. R., Reinisch, E., & Sjerps, M. J. (2016). Listening under cognitive load makes speech sound fast. In H. van den Heuvel, B. Cranen, & S. Mattys (Eds.), Proceedings of the Speech Processing in Realistic Environments [SPIRE] Workshop. Groningen. more >


  • Sjerps, M. J., & Meyer, A. S. (2015). Variation in dual-task performance reveals late initiation of speech planning in turn-taking. Cognition, 136, 304-324. doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2014.10.008. more >
  • Sjerps, M. J., & Reinisch, E. (2015). Divide and conquer: How perceptual contrast sensitivity and perceptual learning cooperate in reducing input variation in speech perception. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 41(3), 710-722. doi:10.1037/a0039028. more >


  • Simon, E., & Sjerps, M. J. (2014). Developing non-native vowel representations: a study on child second language acquisition. COPAL: Concordia Working Papers in Applied Linguistics, 5, 693-708. more >
  • Simon, E., Sjerps, M. J., & Fikkert, P. (2014). Phonological representations in children’s native and non-native lexicon. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition,17(1), 3-21. doi:10.1017/S1366728912000764. more >


  • Reinisch, E., & Sjerps, M. J. (2013). The uptake of spectral and temporal cues in vowel perception is rapidly influenced by context. Journal of Phonetics, 41, 101-116. doi:10.1016/j.wocn.2013.01.002. more >
  • Sjerps, M. J. (2013). [Contribution to NextGen VOICES survey: Science communication’s future]. Science, 340 (no. 6128, online supplement). Retrieved from more >
  • Sjerps, M. J., & Smiljanic, R. (2013). Compensation for vocal tract characteristics across native and non-native languages. Journal of Phonetics,41, 145-155. doi:10.1016/j.wocn.2013.01.005. more >
  • Sjerps, M. J., McQueen, J. M., & Mitterer, H. (2013). Evidence for precategorical extrinsic vowel normalization. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 75, 576-587. doi:10.3758/s13414-012-0408-7. more >


  • Benders, T., Escudero, P., & Sjerps, M. J. (2012). The interrelation between acoustic context effects and available response categories in speech sound categorization. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 131, 3079-3087. doi:10.1121/1.3688512. more >
  • Sjerps, M. J., McQueen, J. M., & Mitterer, H. (2012). Extrinsic normalization for vocal tracts depends on the signal, not on attention. In Proceedings of INTERSPEECH 2012: 13th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (pp. 394-397). more >
  • Sjerps, M. J., Mitterer, H., & McQueen, J. M. (2012). Hemispheric differences in the effects of context on vowel perception. Brain and Language, 120, 401-405. doi:10.1016/j.bandl.2011.12.012. more >


  • Sjerps, M. J. (2011). Adjusting to different speakers: Extrinsic normalization in vowel perception. PhD Thesis, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen.more >
  • Sjerps, M. J., Mitterer, H., & McQueen, J. M. (2011). Constraints on the processes responsible for the extrinsic normalization of vowels. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 73, 1195-1215. doi:10.3758/s13414-011-0096-8.more >
  • Sjerps, M. J., Mitterer, H., & McQueen, J. M. (2011). Listening to different speakers: On the time-course of perceptual compensation for vocal-tract characteristics. Neuropsychologia, 49, 3831-3846. doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2011.09.044. more >


  • Sjerps, M. J., & McQueen, J. M. (2010). The bounds on flexibility in speech perception. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 36, 195-211. doi:10.1037/a0016803. more >