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This page lists our members’ publications since the establishment of the LCE project in 2016 – many of which can be accessed online. 


Probability Designs Karin KukkonenKukkonen, Karin (2020). Probability Designs: Literature and Predictive Processing. Oxford University Press.  

Chance encounters, last-minute rescues, and coincidences launch Kukkonen's investigation of the literary manipulation of predictions. Through an enlightening blend of cognitive sciences and literary theory, Probability Designs enriches scholarly debates in literary studies and sheds light on how vital literature is for human thought. 

Available at Oxford University Press (external link)





  • Effe, A. (2021). Forms at Work in Testimony: A Cognitive New Formalist Approach. Forms at Work: New Formalist Approaches in the Study of Literature, Culture and Media. Edited by Elizabeth Kovach, Imke Polland, and Ansgar Nünning. Trier: WVT, 185–201. Print.
  • Østby, Y. et al. (2021). Cognition in adult patients with newly diagnosed non-lesional temporal lobe epilepsy. Epilepsy & Behavior. ISSN 1525-5050.116. Open Access.


  • Effe, A. (2020). Postcolonial Criticism and Cognitive Literary Studies: A New Formalist Approach to Antjie Krog's Country of My SkullJournal of Postcolonial Writing, 65(1), 97–109. Open Access.
  • Kukkonen, K. (2020). The speed of plot: Narrative Acceleration and Decleration. Orbis Litterarum, 75(2), 73–85. ISSN 0105-7510. Open Access.
  • Nadarevic, L., Reber, R., Helmecke, A. J., & Köse, D. (2020). Perceived truth of statements and simulated social media postings: An experimental investigation of source credibility, repeated exposure, and presentation format. Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications. Open Access.
  • Santos, D., Alves, D., Amaro, R., Branco, I. A., Fialho, O. et al. (2020). Leitura Distante em Portugues: Resumo do Primeiro Encontro (Distant Reading in Portuguese: A Summary of the First Meeting). MATLIT: Materialidades da Literatura (Materialities of Literature), 8(1). Open Access (in Portugese).
  • Šarić, L. (2020). Metaphorical conceptualization of hope (nada) in Croatian: A corpus-based study. Journal of Contemporary Philology3(2), 7–27. Open Access
  • Skaar, Ø. O., & Reber, R. (2020). The phenomenology of Aha-experiences. Motivation Science6(1), 49–60.


  • Auestad, R. A. (2019). The Affect that Disorients KokoroReview of Japanese Culture and Society, 29, 45–60.
  • Fabry, R. E., & Kukkonen, K. (2019) Reconsidering the Mind-Wandering Reader: Predictive Processing, Probability Designs, and Enculturation. Frontiers in Psychology, 9(2648). Open Access.
  • Fialho, O. (2019). What is literature for? The role of transformative reading. Contribution to a special issue The place of the cognitive in literary studies. Edited by K.Kukkonen, A. Kuzmičová, S. L. Christiansen, & M. Polvinen, Cogent Arts & Humanities, 6(1). Open Access
  • Fiske, A. P., Seibt, B., & Schubert, T. W. (2019). The sudden devotion emotion: Kama muta and the cultural practices whose function is to evoke it. Emotion Review, 11(1), 74–86. Open Access
  • Kukkonen, K. (2019). Exploring Inner Perceptions: Interoception, Literature and Mindfulness. Journal of Consciousness Studies.  ISSN 1355-8250.  26(1112), 107–132. Full text in Research Archive.
  • Reber, R. (2019). Making school meaningful: Linking psychology of education to meaning in life. Educational Review71(4), 445–465.
  • Schrijvers, M., Janssen, T., Fialho, O., De Maeyer, S., & Rijlaarsdam, G. (2019). Transformative dialogic literature teaching fosters adolescents’ insight into human nature. Learning and Instruction, 63, 1–15.
  • Schrijvers, M., Janssen, T., Fialho, O., & Rijlaarsdam, G. (2019). Toward the validation of a literature classroom intervention to foster adolescents' insights into human nature: an iterative design process. Contribution to the special issue Systematically designed literature classroom interventions: Design principles, development and implementation, edited by Marloes Schrijvers, Karen Murphy, and Gert Rijlaarsdam. In L1 - educational studies in language and literature. 19, 1–47. Open Access.
  • Schrijvers, M., Janssen, T., Fialho, O., & Rijlaarsdam, G. (2019). Gaining insight into human nature: A review of literature classroom intervention studies. Review of Educational Research, 89(1), 3–45. Open Access.
  • Zickfeld, J. H., Schubert, T. W., Seibt, B., Blomster, J. K., Arriaga, P., Basabe, N., … & Fiske, A. P. (2019). Kama Muta: Conceptualizing and Measuring the Experience often labelled Being Moved Across 19 Nations and 15 Languages. Emotion, 19, 402–424.
  • Zickfeld, J. H., Schubert, T. W., Seibt, B., & Fiske, A. P. (2019). Moving Through The Literature. What is the emotion often denoted being moved? Emotion Review, 11, 123–139.


  • Auestad, R. A. (2018) Tsushima Yuko and the Ethics of Cohabitation. The Asia Pacific Journal: Japan Focus, 16(12). Open Access.
  • Reber, R., Canning, E. A., & Harackiewicz, J. M. (2018). Personalized education to increase interest. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 27(6), 449–454.
  • Østby, Y. (2018). Kroppen, kunsten og maskinene. Tidsskrift for den Norske Lægeforening, 138(17). Open Access.


  • Fiske, A. P., Schubert, T. W., & Seibt, B. (2017). The best loved story of all time: Overcoming all obstacles to be reunited, evoking kama muta. Evolutionary Studies in Imaginative Culture, 1(1), 67–70.
  • Landwehr, J. R., Golla, B., & Reber, R. (2017). Processing fluency: An inevitable side effect of evaluative conditioning. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology70, 124–128.
  • Reber, R., & Greifeneder, R. (2017). Processing fluency in education: How metacognitive feelings shape learning, belief formation, and affect. Educational Psychologist52, 84–103.
  • Seibt, B., Schubert, T. W., Zickfeld, J. H., & Fiske, A. P. (2017). Interpersonal closeness and morality predict feelings of being moved. Emotion, 17(3), 389–394.
  • Seibt, B. S., Schubert, T. W., Zickfeld, J. H., Zhu, L., Arriaga, P., Simão, C., Nussinson, R., & Fiske, A. P. (2017). Kama muta: Similar emotional responses to touching videos across the US, Norway, China, Israel, and Portugal. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 49(3), 418–435. DOI:
  • Zickfeld, J. H., Schubert, T. W., Seibt, B., & Fiske, A. P. (2017). Empathic concern is part of a more general communal emotion. Frontiers in Psychology, 8(723). Open Access.


  • Auestad, R. A. 2016. Invoking affect in Kawakami Mieko's Chihi to ran (Breasts and Eggs, 2008): Higuchi Ichiyô, playful words and ludic gestures, Japan Forum, 28(4), 530–548.
  • Auestad, R. A. 2016. Rereading Sōseki: Three Early Twentieth-Century Japanese Novels. CEAS Reprint Series for Rare and Out of Print Publications at Yale University. Book 1. Open Access. 
  • Schrijvers, M., Janssen, T., Fialho, O., & Rijlaarsdam, G. (2016). The impact of literature education on students’ perceptions of self and others: Exploring personal and social learning experiences in relation to teacher approach. Contribution to a special issue The role of writing in literature education, edited by Tanja Janssen and Irene Pieper In L1 - educational studies in language and literature, 16(1), 1–37. Open Access.

Book chapters


  • Østby, Y. (2021) Alt man skal huske – om hukommelse hos barn og ungdom i hverdagslivet og i rettssystemet. In C. K. Tamnes, Nevrokognitiv utviklingspsykologi (pp. 127–145). Oslo: Gyldendal.


  • Kukkonen, K. (2020). Kognitiv litteraturforskning: Att se sig själv tänka. In S. S. Cullhed, A. Hedberg & J. Svedjedal (Eds.),  Litteraturvetenskap II. pp. 247–264. Studentlitteratur AB. ISBN 9789144136257.
  • van Peer, W., Sopcak, P., Castiglione, D., Fialho, O., Jacobs, A., & Hakemulder, F. Foregrounding. Living Handbook of Empirical Studies of Literature and Media. DeGruyter. Press.
  • Vervaet, S. (2020). Empathic Vision? War Photography, Ekphrasis, and Memory in Bosnian War Literature. In Charles Ivan Armstrong & Unni Langås (Eds.),  Terrorizing Images. Trauma and Ekphrasis in Contemporary Literature (pp. 117–136). Walter de Gruyter, ISBN 978-3-11-069403-1. Open Access.


  • Auestad, R. A. 2018. Colliding forms in literary history: A reading of Natsume Sôseki's Light and Dark. In May Hawas (ed.), Routledge Companion to World Literature and World History. ISBN 9781138921658. Link to publisher.


  • Fiske, A. P., Schubert, T. W., & Seibt, B. (2017). “Kama muta” or "being moved by love": A bootstrapping approach to the ontology and epistemology of an emotion. In J. Cassaniti & U. Menon (Eds.), Universalism without uniformity: Explorations in mind and culture (pp. 79–100). University of Chicago Press.