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Stage 1 Registered Reports

Parker, A. J., Krishnan, S., Thompson, P. A., Watkins, K. E., & Bishop, D. (2021). Impact of stimulus variability on understanding of reversible sentences in children with Developmental Language Disorder: learning vs generalisation. Stage 1 Registered Report. Language Development Research.


Bains, A., Barber, A., Nell, T., Ripollés, P., & Krishnan, S. (2024). The role of intrinsic reward in adolescent word learning. Developmental Science, n/a(n/a), e13513.
Asaridou, S. S., Cler, G. J., Wiedemann, A., Krishnan, S., Smith, H. J., Willis, H. E., Healy, M. P., & Watkins, K. E. (2024). Microstructural Properties of the Cerebellar Peduncles in Children with Developmental Language Disorder. Neurobiology of Language, 1–35.
Bahar, N., Cler, G. J., Krishnan, S., Asaridou, S. S., Smith, H. J., Willis, H. E., Healy, M. P., & Watkins, K. E. (2024). Differences in Cortical Surface Area in Developmental Language Disorder. Neurobiology of Language, 1–27.


Krishnan, S., & Singh, S. (2023). Neuroscience: genes, brains, and reading variability. Communications Psychology, 1(1), 1–1.
Bains, A., Spaulding, C., Ricketts, J., & Krishnan, S. (2023). Providing choice enhances reading enjoyment and motivation. PsyArXiv.
Bains, A., Spaulding, C., Ricketts, J., & Krishnan, S. (2023). Using a willingness to wait design to assess how readers value text. Npj Science of Learning, 8(1), 17.


Krishnan, S., Cler, G. J., Smith, H. J., Willis, H. E., Asaridou, S. S., Healy, M. P., Papp, D., & Watkins, K. E. (2022). Quantitative MRI reveals differences in striatal myelin in children with DLD. ELife, 11, e74242.
Alderson-Day, B., Moffatt, J., Lima, C. F., Krishnan, S., Fernyhough, C., Scott, S. K., Denton, S., Leong, I. Y. T., Oncel, A. D., Wu, Y.-L., Gurbuz, Z., & Evans, S. (2022). Susceptibility to auditory hallucinations is associated with spontaneous but not directed modulation of top-down expectations for speech. Neuroscience of Consciousness, 2022(1), niac002.
Garvin, B., & Krishnan, S. (2022). Curiosity-driven learning in adults with and without dyslexia. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 75(1), 156–168.


Cler, G. J., Krishnan, S., Papp, D., Wiltshire, C. E. E., Chesters, J., & Watkins, K. E. (2021). Elevated iron concentration in putamen and cortical speech motor network in developmental stuttering. Brain, awab283.
Krishnan, S., Carey, D., Dick, F., & Pearce, M. T. (2021). Effects of statistical learning in passive and active contexts on reproduction and recognition of auditory sequences. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General.
Krishnan, S., Asaridou, S. S., Cler, G. J., Smith, H. J., Willis, H. E., Healy, M. P., Thompson, P. A., Bishop, D. V. M., & Watkins, K. E. (2021). Functional organisation for verb generation in children with developmental language disorder. NeuroImage, 226, 117599.



Krishnan, S., & Watkins, K. E. (2019). A challenge for the procedural deficit hypothesis: How should we measure sequential learning in childhood? Developmental Science, e12815.
Dick, F., & Krishnan, S. (2019). What underlies the emergence of stimulus- and domain-specific neural responses? Commentary on Hernandez, Claussenius-Kalman, Ronderos, Castilla-Earls, Sun, Weiss, & Young (2018). Journal of Neurolinguistics, 49, 235–236.


Krishnan, S., Lima, C. F., Evans, S., Chen, S., Guldner, S., Yeff, H., Manly, T., & Scott, S. K. (2018). Beatboxers and Guitarists Engage Sensorimotor Regions Selectively When Listening to the Instruments They can Play. Cerebral Cortex, 28(11), 4063–4079.
Krishnan, S., Sellars, E., Wood, Helena, Bishop, Dorothy V. M., & Watkins, Kate E. (2018). The influence of evaluative right/wrong feedback on phonological and semantic processes in word learning. Royal Society Open Science, 5(9), 171496.


Alderson-Day, B., Lima, C. F., Evans, S., Krishnan, S., Shanmugalingam, P., Fernyhough, C., & Scott, S. K. (2017). Distinct processing of ambiguous speech in people with non-clinical auditory verbal hallucinations. Brain, 140(9), 2475–2489.
Krishnan, S., Watkins, K. E., & Bishop, D. V. M. (2017). The effect of recall, reproduction, and restudy on word learning: a pre-registered study. BMC Psychology, 5, 28.
Krishnan, S., Alcock, K. J., Carey, D., Bergström, L., Karmiloff-Smith, A., & Dick, F. (2017). Fractionating nonword repetition: The contributions of short-term memory and oromotor praxis are different. PLOS ONE, 12(7), e0178356.
Carey, D., Krishnan, S., Callaghan, M. F., Sereno, M. I., & Dick, F. (2017). Functional and Quantitative MRI Mapping of Somatomotor Representations of Human Supralaryngeal Vocal Tract. Cerebral Cortex, 27(1), 265–278.
Bishop, D. V. M., Snowling, M. J., Thompson, P. A., Greenhalgh, T., & and the CATALISE-2 consortium. (2017). Phase 2 of CATALISE: a multinational and multidisciplinary Delphi consensus study of problems with language development: Terminology. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 58(10), 1068–1080.


Krishnan, S., Watkins, K. E., & Bishop, D. V. M. (2016). Neurobiological Basis of Language Learning Difficulties. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 20(9), 701–714.
Bishop, D. V. M., Snowling, M. J., Thompson, P. A., Greenhalgh, T., & CATALISE consortium. (2016). CATALISE: A Multinational and Multidisciplinary Delphi Consensus Study. Identifying Language Impairments in Children. PLOS ONE, 11(7), e0158753.
Lima, C. F., Krishnan, S., & Scott, S. K. (2016). Roles of Supplementary Motor Areas in Auditory Processing and Auditory Imagery. Trends in Neurosciences, 39(8), 527–542.


Krishnan, S., Leech, R., Mercure, E., Lloyd-Fox, S., & Dick, F. (2015). Convergent and Divergent fMRI Responses in Children and Adults to Increasing Language Production Demands. Cerebral Cortex, 25(10), 3261–3277.
Krishnan, S., Bergström, L., Alcock, K. J., Dick, F., & Karmiloff-Smith, A. (2015). Williams syndrome: A surprising deficit in oromotor praxis in a population with proficient language production. Neuropsychologia, 67, 82–90.
Carey, D., Rosen, S., Krishnan, S., Pearce, M. T., Shepherd, A., Aydelott, J., & Dick, F. (2015). Generality and specificity in the effects of musical expertise on perception and cognition. Cognition, 137, 81–105.


James, P. J., Krishnan, S., & Aydelott, J. (2014). Working memory predicts semantic comprehension in dichotic listening in older adults. Cognition, 133(1), 32–42.


Krishnan, S., Alcock, K. J., Mercure, E., Leech, R., Barker, E., Karmiloff-Smith, A., & Dick, F. (2013). Articulating Novel Words: Children’s Oromotor Skills Predict Nonword Repetition Abilities. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 56(6), 1800–1812.
Krishnan, S. (2013). A developmental perspective on the integration of language production and comprehension. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 36(4), 363–364.
Krishnan, S., Leech, R., Aydelott, J., & Dick, F. (2013). School-age children’s environmental object identification in natural auditory scenes: Effects of masking and contextual congruence. Hearing Research, 300, 46–55.