Snefjella, B., & Blank, I. (2020). Semantic norm extrapolation is a missing data problem. PsyArXiv preprint. doi:10.31234/


Snefjella, B. Lana, N. & Kuperman, V. (2020)  How emotion is learned: Semantic learning of novel words in emotional contexts. Journal of Memory and Language, 115. 104171. doi:

Snefjella, B., Généreux, M., & Kuperman, V. (2019). Historical evolution of concrete and abstract language revisited. Behavior research methods, 51(4), 1693-1705. doi:

Snefjella, B. Schmidtke, D. & Kuperman V. (2018) National character stereotypes mirror language use: A study of Canadian and American tweets. PLoS ONE 13(11). e0206188.

Snefjella, B. & Kuperman, V. (2016) It’s all in the delivery: Effects of context valence, arousal, and concreteness on visual word processing. Cognition, 156. 135-146. doi:

Snefjella, B. & Kuperman, V. (2015) Concreteness and Psychological Distance in Natural Language Use. Psychological Science, 26(9). 1449-1460. doi:

Conference Proceedings

Snefjella, B., Ichien, N., Holyoak, K., & Lu, H. (2022). Predicting Human Judgments of Relational Similarity: A Comparison of Computational Models Based on Vector Representations of Meaning. In Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (Vol. 44, No. 44).


Snefjella, B., & Blank, I. (2021 March). Computational Estimation of Lexical Semantic Norms:
A New Framework. 34th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing. Online

Snefjella, B., & Blank, I. (2020 October). Meaning, Megastudies, and Missing Data. Words in the World 2020. Online Conference.

Snefjella B. (2020, June). Giving Surveys to Dead People and Other Adventures in the Text as Data Movement. Presented at the Summer Institute in Computational Social Science, UCLA. Los Angeles, CA.

Snefjella B. (2019, February) Connecting Dots between Cognitive and Social Psycholinguistics. Presented at the Psychology of Language Preconference, Society for Personality and Social Psychology 2019 Annual Convention, Portland OR.

Snefjella B. (2018, May) Extrapolating Large Dictionaries For The Study Of Psychological Distance. Presented at the Distances in Organization Workshop, Montreal QC.

Snefjella, B. (2017, May). Words in the Wild: Strengthening  Psychological Science through Social Media. Presented at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB.

Snefjella, B., Kuperman, V. & Connolly, J. F. (2016, October) Mental Representation of Words is informed by the Valence, Arousal, and Concreteness of their Contexts. Presented at the Mental Lexicon 2016, Ottawa, ON.

Snefjella, B. & Kuperman, V. (2015, November). Contextual Valence, Arousal, and Concreteness Affect Word Recognition. Presented at the Pre-P’nomics Word Recognition Conference 2015, Chicago, IL.

Poster Presentations

Snefjella, B., & Blank, I. (2021, May). Computational Estimation of Lexical Semantic Norms: A
New Framework. Poster presented at the 4th annual California Meeting on Psycholinguistics, Online Conference.

Snefjella, B. (2018, November). Extrapolating Semantic Norms for Less-Studied Semantic Dimensions. Poster presented at the 59th annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, New Orleans, LA.

Snefjella, B., Généreux, M. & Kuperman, V. (2018, September). Generating a Historical Concreteness Lexicon. Poster Presented at the Mental Lexicon 2018, Edmonton, AB.

Snefjella, B., Schmidke, D. & Kuperman, V. (2017, January) National Character Stereotypes Correspond to a Nation’s Distinctive Words. Poster Presented at the SPSP 2017, San Antonio, TX.

Snefjella, B. & Connolly, J. F. (2016, November). Improving Random Effects Structures For Generalized Additive Mixed Models of ERPs. Poster presented at the 57th annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Boston, MA.

Snefjella, B. & Connolly, J. F. (2016, September). Searching for Neurophysiological Evidence for Semantic Prosody: An ERP study using generalized additive mixed models. Poster presented at the 18th World Congress of Psychophysiology, Havana, Cuba.

Snefjella, B. & Kuperman, V. (2015, November). Effects of Contextual Valence, Arousal, and Concreteness on Visual Word Recognition. Poster presented at the 56th annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Chicago, IL.

Snefjella, B. & Kuperman, V. (2014, November). A “Big Data” Study of Concreteness and Psychological Distance. Poster presented at the 55th annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Long Beach, CA.