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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. 



The cover of a book, The Autofictional
Photo: Palgrave Macmillan

Effe, Alexandra. The Autofictional: Approaches, Affordances, Forms. Edited together with Hannie Lawlor. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2022.

Open access.


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Reber, Rolf. Psychologie: Grundlagen, Methoden, Therapien. C.H.Beck Wissen.

The book Psychologie – Grundlagen, Methoden, Theorien is a brief introduction to psychology in German. Starting from everyday examples, the book introduces the various approaches to psychology, such as behaviorism, cognitive psychology, motivation and emotion, and biological approaches.

Available at C.H.Beck Wissen (external link)


Book cover for Probability Designs. Light creme background with yellow and pink overlapping lines/squares.

Kukkonen, Karin. 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)


Book cover for The Power of the Wandering Mind. Light gray background with coloured triangles forming an abstract figure.Eifring, Halvor, editor. The Power of the Wandering Mind: Nondirective Meditation in Science and Philosophy. Dayde Press.

In fifteen chapters, experts in neuroscience, medicine, psychology, philosophy and the humanities share groundbreaking perspectives on how nondirective meditation interacts with brain and body, mind and culture.

Available at Dyade Press (external link)





Book cover for Psychology. White circle surrounded by multicoloured human figures.

Reber, Rolf. Psychology: The Basics. Routledge.

In everyday life we often ask why people act the way that they do, especially when we encounter or hear about puzzling behavior. Psychology: The Basics introduces the core areas of cognitive, developmental, and social psychology as well as behaviorism, the human brain, our emotions, personality and individual differences, and psychological disorders.

Available at Routledge (external link). 






Book cover for "Slike Jezika", photograph of a child making a funny face.Šarić, Ljiljana & Maja Brada-Vukanović. Slike jezika: Temeljne kognitivnolingvisticke teme / Key Topics in Cognitive Linguistics. Jesenski i Turk.

The book discusses the key topics of contemporary cognitive linguistics: construal and image schemas, prototypes and categorisation, metaphor, metonymy, and conceptual blending, including a comprehensive overview of cognitive linguistics in Croatia. The book is aimed at a broad audience interested in the connection between language and thought, and how meaning is created in communication.

Available in Croatian at Jesenski i Turk (external link)


Book cover for Asian Traditions of Meditations. Dark background with a gold figure in lotus positionEifring, Halvor, editor. Asian Traditions of Meditation. University of Hawai'i Press.

Asian Traditions of Meditation delves deeply into the individual Asian traditions of meditation while viewing each of them from a global perspective, examining both historical and generic connections between meditative practices from numerous historical periods and different parts of the Eurasian continent.

Available at Hawai'i University Press (external link)

Eifring's chapters "What Is Meditation?" and "Types of Meditation" are available as public full-texts (external link).




Book cover for Critical Feeling. Light green/blue background with a tree in the shape of a brain. Reber, Rolf. Critical Feeling: How to Use Feelings Strategically. Cambridge University Press.

How can teachers make their lessons interesting? In what ways can consumers avoid undue influence? How do we acquire refined tastes, or come to believe what we want to believe? Addressing these issues and providing an account for tackling personal and societal problems, Rolf Reber combines insights from psychology, philosophy, and education to introduce the concept of "critical feeling."

Available at Cambridge University press (external link)





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Østby, Ylva & Hilde. Adventures in Memory: The Science and Secrets of Remembering and Forgetting. Greystone Books.

What makes us remember? Why do we forget? And what, exactly, is a memory? With playfulness and intelligence, Adventures in Memory (Norwegian: Å dykke etter sjøhester) answers these questions and more, offering an illuminating look at one of our most fascinating faculties. The book was originally published in 2016, followed by an English translation in 2018.

Available at Greystone Books (external link)

Available in Norwegian at Cappelen Damm (external link)




  • Bär, Silvio Friedrich. “THE SECOND DIVINE COUNCIL AT ODYSSEY 5.1–42 RECONSIDERED”. Akroterion, vol. 66 (2021), pp. 1–16. DOI: <>. (Open access)
  • Effe, Alexandra. “Autofiction, Emotions, and Humour: A Playfully Serious Affective Mode.” Special issue of Life Writing 19.1 (2022). Edited together with Arnaud Schmitt.
  • Eriksen, Stefka. “Cancel Culture in the Middle Ages: Projecting and Negating Minds in Old Norse Literature”, European Journal of Scandinavian Studies, vol. 52, no. 1, 2022, pp. 59–80. DOI: <>.
  • Guth, Stephan. “Morpho-semantic Evidence of Emerging Subjectivity in the Language of the Nahḍa – A Proposal”. Oriente Moderno, 101 (2021): 221–252. DOI: <10.1163/22138617-12340263>.
  • Trasmundi, Sarah Bro, Camille Munk Holmstedt & Jacob Godsk Nielsen. “Den fantasifulde læser: uddannelsesmæssige implikationer” i Viden om literacy, vol. 31, 2022, pp. 18–26. [Published under SDU]
  • Trasmundi, Sarah Bro, Juan Toro & Anne Mangen. “Human Pacemakers and Experiential Reading”. In Frontiers in Communication, vol. 7, 2022, pp. 1–15. DOI: <10.3389/fcomm.2022.897043>


  • 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.
  • Igl, N. (2021). Multisensorische Lektüren: Zur Rezeption und Meta-Ästhetik multimodaler Gegenwartsromane. In Haefs, W., Brückl, S., & Wimmer, M. (Eds.). META-Fiktionen. Der experimentelle Roman seit den 1960er Jahren. NeoAvantgarden 12. München: edition text+kritik, 331–363. 
  • Laeng, B., Flaaten, C. B., Walle, K. M. Hochkeppler, A., & Specht, K. (2021). "Mickey Mousing" in the Brain: Motion-Sound Synesthesia and the Subcortical Substrate of Audio-Visual Integration. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. ISSN 1662-5161.  15. Open Access.

  • Laeng, B. Garvija, L., Løseth, G. E., Eikemo, M., Ernst, G., & Leknes, S. (2021). 'Defrosting' music chills with naltrexone: The role of endogenous opioids for the intensity of musical pleasure. Consciousness and Cognition. ISSN 1053-8100. 90.

  • Nahon, L. S., Teige-Mocigemba, S., Reber, R., & Greifeneder, R. (2021). Truth feels easy: Knowing information is true enhances experienced processing fluency. Cognition 215 (104819).

  • Pianzola, F., Riva, G., Kukkonen, K., & Mantovani, F. (2021). Presence, flow, and narrative absorption: an interdisciplinary theoretical exploration with a new spatiotemporal integrated model based on predictive processing. Open Science Europe.  ISSN 2732-5121. Open Access.

  • Selboe, T. (2021). The phenomenology of marriage: History, sympathy and morality in George Eliot’s Middlemarch. Norsk litteraturvitenskapelig tidsskrift, 24(1), 22–41. Open Access (in Norwegian).

  • Zickfeld, J. H., van de Ven, N., Pich, O., Schubert, T., Vuoskoski, J. K., Ad J.J.M., V., et al. (2021). Tears evoke the intention to offer social support: A systematic investigation of the interpersonal effects of emotional crying across 41 countries. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. 95 (104137). Full text in Research Archive.

  • Balint Bjørke, A., 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.


  • Blomster, J. K, Thomsen, L., & Seibt, B. (2020). Moved by Observing the Love of Others: Kama Muta Evoked Through Media Fosters Humanization of Out-Groups. Frontiers in Psychology. ISSN 1664-1078. 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). Does Cognition Translate? Predictions, Plot and World Literature. Poetics Today. ISSN 0333-5372.  41(2), 243–260.Full text in Research Archive.

  • Kukkonen, K. (2020). The speed of plot: Narrative Acceleration and Decleration. Orbis Litterarum, 75(2), 73–85. ISSN 0105-7510. Open Access.
  • Lobben, M., Bochynska, A., Tanggaard, S., & Laeng, B. (2020). Classifiers in non-European languages and semantic impairments in western neurological patients have a common cognitive structure. Lingua. ISSN 0024-3841. 244C. 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.
  • Zickfeld, J. H., Arriaga, P., Vilar, S. S., Schubert, T. & Seibt, B. (2020). Tears of joy, aesthetic chills and heartwarming feelings: Physiological correlates of Kama Muta. Psychophysiology, 57(12). Open Access


  • Auestad, R. A. (2019). The Affect that Disorients KokoroReview of Japanese Culture and Society, 29, 45–60.
  • Eifring, H. (2019). Spontaneous thought and early Chinese ideas of ‘non-action’ and ‘emotion’. Asian Philosophy 29(3), 177–200. Full text in Research Archive.
  • 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. (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
  • Igl, N. (2018). Poetics of perception. The cognitive linguistic foundation of narrativity and the "aesthetics of observation" in German avant-garde literature. In Csábi, S. (Ed.), Expressive Minds and Artistic Creations: Studies in Cognitive Poetics (pp. 181–202). Oxford: Oxford UP, ISBN: 9780190457747. Link to publisher.
  • 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 Review, 71(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.
  • Steinnes, K. K., Blomster, J. K.,; Seibt, B.,; Zickfeld, J. H., & Fiske, A. P. (2019). Too Cute for Words: Cuteness Evokes the Heartwarming Emotion of Kama Muta. Frontiers in Psychology. 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.
  • Kukkonen, K. (2018). A moving target – cognitive narratology and feminism. Textual Practice. ISSN 0950-236X. 32(6), 973–989. Full text in Research Archive.

  • 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.
  • Schubert, T.Seibt, B., Z., J. H., Blomster, J. K, & Fiske, A. P. (2017). Being moved is a positive emotion, and emotions should not be equated with their vernacular labels. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 40(e374).

  • 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., 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.
  • Stocker, K., & Laeng, B. (2017). Analog and Digital Windowing of Attention in Language, Visual Perception, and the Brain. Cognitive Semantics.  ISSN 2352-6408. 3, pp. 158–181.

  • 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. 
  • Eifring, Halvor. (2016). Dream of the Red Chamber. Oxford Bibliographies in Chinese Studies.
  • Laeng, B., Eidet, L. M.,; Sulutvedt, U., & Panksepp, J. (2016). Music chills: The eye pupil as a mirror to music’s soul. Consciousness and Cognition. ISSN 1053-8100. 44, pp 161–178 . Open Access.

  • Miozzo, M., & Laeng, B. (2016). Why Saturday could be both green and red in synesthesia. Cognitive Processing.  ISSN 1612-4782.  pp. 1–19. 

  • 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.
  • Schubert, T., Zickfeld, J. H., Seibt, B., & Fiske, A. P. (2016). Moment-to-moment changes in feeling moved match changes in closeness, tears, goosebumps, and warmth: time series analyses. Cognition & Emotion, 32(1), 174–184.

Book chapters


  • Effe, Alexandra. “A Cognitive Perspective on Autofictional Writing, Texts, and Reading.” The Autofictional: Approaches, Affordances, Forms. Ed. Alexandra Effe and Hannie Lawlor. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2022. 61–81. Co-authored with Alison Gibbons.
  • Guth, Stephan. “A Century of Utopian Writing in the Middle East: Three Key Texts”. In Crossroads of Liberty, ed. A. Bednarczyk, M. Kubarek [et al.], Warszawa: Dom Wydawniczy Elipsa, 2021, pp. 107–121.
  • Guth, Stephan. “ʿĪsà ʿUbayd’s Programmatic Preface to “Miss Ihsan”: a Manifesto of Early adab qawmī – Introduction and Translation”. In Qamariyyāt: oltre ogni frontiera tra letteratura e traduzione, Studi in onore di Isabella Camera d’Afflitto, ed. M. Avino, A. Barbaro, and M. Ruocco, Roma: Istituto per l’Oriente C.A. Nallino, 2020, pp. 293–315.
  • Riege, A., & Reber, R. (2022). “Availability”. In R. F. Pohl (ed.), Cognitive Illusions: Intriguing Phenomena in Thinking, Judgment, and Memory (pp.175–190). Routledge. 
  • Selboe, Tone. “Situations of Sympathy: Eroding Emotions and Everyday Life in the Realist Novel.” In (ed. Svend Erik Larsen, Steen Bille Jørgensen and Margaret Higonnet), Landscapes of Realism: Rethinking literary realism in comparative perspectives. Volume II: Pathways through realism, John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2022, pp 151–67.


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


  • Kukkonen, K. (2020). Kognitiv litteraturforskning: Att se sig själv tänka. In Cullhed, S.S., Hedberg, A., & Svedjedal, J. (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 C. I. Armstrong & U. Langås (Eds.), Terrorizing Images. Trauma and Ekphrasis in Contemporary Literature (pp. 117–136). Walter de Gruyter, ISBN 978-3-11-069403-1. Open Access.


  • Igl, N. (2019). Framing the narrative: The "fictive publisher" as a bridge builder between intra- and extratextual world. In Neurohr, B., & Stewart-Shaw, L. (Eds.): Experiencing Fictional Worlds (Linguistic Approaches to Literature 32). Chapter 6, pp. 97–117. Amsterdam, Philadelphia: John Benjamins, Full text in Research Archive.


  • Auestad, R. A. (2018). Colliding forms in literary history: A reading of Natsume Sôseki's Light and Dark. In M. Hawas (ed.), Routledge Companion to World Literature and World History, Section 3: Transformations. RoutledgeISBN 9781138921658. Link to publisher.
  • Eifring, H. (2018). Spontaneous Thought in Contemplative Traditions. In Fox, K. C. R. & Christoff, K. (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Spontaneous Thought: Mind Wandering, Creativity, and Dreaming. Chapter 38. Oxford UP, ISBN 9780190464745. 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190464745.001.0001 

  • Guth, S. (2018). Arab(ic) Emotions – Back to the Roots! In Edzard L., Borgland J., & Hüsken U. (Eds.), Reading Slowly: A Festschrift for Jens E. Braarvig (pp. 199-220). Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag. Full text in Research Archive.
  • Kukkonen, K. (2018). The Fully Extended Mind. In Dinnen, Z., & Warhol, R. (Eds.), The Edinburgh Companion for Contemporary Narrative Theory (pp. 56–66)Edinburgh UP, ISBN 9781474424745. Full text in Research Archive.


  • Fiske, A. P., Schubert, T., & 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.