Fields of interest are memory and language:

Phonological similarity effects in short term verbal memory.

Phonological short term memory and language acquisition.

The role of cues in encoding and retrieval.

Reaction time studies of interhemispheric communication.




Lian, A. (1988). Writing, Time and Memory in the Perspective of sociocultural Evolution. In R. Säljö (ed): The written World. Studies in literate Thought and Action. Berlin: Springer Verlag.


Lian, A. & Bjørklund, R.A. (1995). Crossed-uncrossed difference (CUD) on reaction and movement time in three two-choice experiments. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 36, 208-224.


Lian, A. Glass, A.L., & Raanaas, R.K. (1998). Item-specific effects in recognition

failure: Reasons for rejection of the Tulving-Wiseman fuinction. Memory & Cognition, 26, 692-707.



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