Nicolas Fay

Dr, BSc Stir., PhD Glas.

  • The University of Western Australia (M304), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

  • 659 Citations
  • 14 h-Index
20002021
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Research Output 2000 2019

  • 659 Citations
  • 14 h-Index
  • 29 Article
  • 6 Conference paper
  • 1 Conference presentation/ephemera
  • 1 Doctoral Thesis
2019

Increasing population size can inhibit cumulative cultural evolution

Fay, N., De Kleine, N., Walker, B. & Caldwell, C. A., 2 Apr 2019, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 116, 14, p. 6726-6731 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Cultural Evolution
Population Density
Social Conditions
Learning
Artifacts
Open Access
Blogging
Social Media
Climate Change
Consensus
Blogs
2018
2 Citations (Scopus)

Applying the cultural ratchet to a social artefact: The cumulative cultural evolution of a language game

Fay, N., Ellison, T. M., Tylén, K., Fusaroli, R., Walker, B. & Garrod, S., May 2018, In : Evolution and Human Behavior. 39, 3, p. 300-309

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cultural Evolution
Artifacts
artifact
Language
Social Conditions
1 Citation (Scopus)

How to Create Shared Symbols

Fay, N., Walker, B., Swoboda, N. & Garrod, S., 1 May 2018, In : Cognitive Science. 42, p. 241-269 29 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Learning
Communication
Feedback
Interpersonal Relations
Experiments
1 Citation (Scopus)

Suicide risk assessment: Trust an implicit probe or listen to the patient?

Harrison, D. P., Stritzke, W. G. K., Fay, N. & Hudaib, A-R., Oct 2018, In : Psychological Assessment. 30, 10, p. 1317-1329

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Suicide
Suicidal Ideation
Self Report
Risk Management
Cognition
173 Downloads (Pure)

The sky is falling: evidence of a negativity bias in the social transmission of information

Bebbington, K. R., 2018, (Unpublished)

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

File
Anxiety

Universal Principles of Human Communication: Preliminary Evidence From a Cross-cultural Communication Game

Fay, N., Walker, B., Swoboda, N., Umata, I., Fukaya, T., Katagiri, Y. & Garrod, S., 1 Sep 2018, In : Cognitive Science. 42, 7, p. 2397-2413 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Communication
Interpersonal Relations
Linguistics
Communication systems
Repair
2017
1 Citation (Scopus)

How to create a human communication system a theoretical model

Lister, C. J. & Fay, N., 2017, In : Interaction Studies. 18, 3, p. 314-329 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
communications technology
communication (human)
communication system
Communication systems
language
28 Citations (Scopus)

The sky is falling: evidence of a negativity bias in the social transmission of information

Bebbington, K., MacLeod, C., Ellison, T. M. & Fay, N., 1 Jan 2017, In : Evolution and Human Behavior. 38, 1, p. 92-101 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Accidental Falls
Survival
Reproduction
Anxiety
anxiety
2016
1 Citation (Scopus)
83 Downloads (Pure)
File
Fear
Anxiety
Anecdotes
Students
Evaluation
4 Citations (Scopus)

Stick or switch: A selection heuristic predicts when people take the perspective of others or communicate egocentrically

Rogers, S. L. & Fay, N., 20 Jul 2016, In : PLoS One. 11, 7, p. 1-11

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
communication (human)
Communication
Switches
Cultural Evolution
communication skills
2014
35 Citations (Scopus)

Creating a communication system from scratch: Gesture beats vocalization hands down

Fay, N., Lister, C. J., Ellison, M. & Goldin-Meadow, S., 2014, In : Frontiers in Psychology. 5, APR, p. 12pp

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Gestures
Hand
Communication
Aptitude
Emotions
16 Citations (Scopus)
105 Downloads (Pure)

Cultural selection drives the evolution of human communication systems

Tamariz, M., Ellison, M., Barr, D. J. & Fay, N., Aug 2014, In : Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 281, 1788, 6 p., 20140488.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
communications technology
communication (human)
Communication systems
Communication
Cultural Evolution

Frequency-dependent Bias Affects the Spread of Human Communication Systems

Walker, B., Fay, N. & Ellison, T. M., 2014, The Evolution of Language: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference (EVOLANG10). USA: World Scientific Publishing, p. 549-550 2 p. (The Evolution of Language; vol. Talk first).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperConference paper

Copying
Communication systems
12 Citations (Scopus)

Iconicity: From sign to system in human communication and language

Fay, N., Ellison, T. M. & Garrod, S., 2014, In : Pragmatics and Cognition. 22, 2, p. 244-263

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

communication system
Communication systems
Language
Communication
communication
22 Citations (Scopus)

Probing the implicit suicidal mind: Does the death/suicide implicit association test reveal a desire to die, or a diminished desire to live?

Harrison, D., Stritzke, W., Fay, N., Ellison, M. & Hudaib, A. R., 2014, In : Psychological Assessment. 26, 3, p. 831-840

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Suicide
Cognition
Survival
Risk Management
Self Report

Representations are selected: they don;t just drift

Ellison, T. M., Fay, N., Tamiraz, M. & Barr, D., 2014, The Evolution of Language: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference. USA: World Scientific Publishing, p. 429-430 2 p. (The Evolution of Language; vol. Talk first).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperConference paper

Fitness
Predictors
Communication
2013
7 Citations (Scopus)

Audience Design through Social Interaction during Group Discussion

Rogers, S., Fay, N. & Maybery, M., 2013, In : PLoS One. 8, 2, p. 7pp

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
40 Citations (Scopus)

How to bootstrap a human communication system

Fay, N., Arbib, M. & Garrod, S., 2013, In : Cognitive Science. 37, 7, p. 1356-1367

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gestures
Communication systems
Communication
Language
Cognitive Science
24 Citations (Scopus)

The Cultural Evolution of Human Communication Systems in Different Sized Populations: Usability Trumps Learnability

Fay, N. & Ellison, M., 2013, In : PLoS One. 8, 8, p. 9pp

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Cultural Evolution
communications technology
communication (human)
Communication systems
Communication
2011
22 Citations (Scopus)
2010
43 Citations (Scopus)

Can iterated learning explain the emergence of graphical symbols?

Garrod, S., Fay, N., Rogers, S., Walker, B. & Swoboda, N., 2010, In : Interaction Studies. 11, 1, p. 33-50

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)

Listeners influence speakers' perceived communication effectiveness

Fay, N., Page, A. & Serfaty, C. J., 2010, In : Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. 46, p. 689-692

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Reliability of the Manual Segmentation of Pauses in Natural Speech

Oehmen, R., Kirsner, K. & Fay, N., 2010, Advances in Natural Language Processing. Loftsson, H., Rognvaldsson, E. & Helgadottir, S. (eds.). Reykjavik, Iceland ed. Germany: Springer, Vol. N/A. p. 263-268

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperConference paper

73 Citations (Scopus)

The Interactive Evolution of Human Communication Systems

Fay, N., Garrod, S., Roberts, L. L. & Swoboda, N., 2010, In : Cognitive Science. 34, p. 351-386

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2009

An Experimental Investigation of the Role of Collboration in the Evolution of communication Systems

Walker, B., Fay, N., Rogers, S. L. & Swoboda, N., 2009, CogSci 2009 Prooceedings. Taatgen, N. A. & Rijn, H. V. (eds.). Amsterdam ed. United States: Psychology Press, Vol. N/A. p. 1388-1393

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperConference paper

2008
7 Citations (Scopus)
202 Downloads (Pure)

Speaker overestimation of communication effectiveness and fear of negative evaluation: Being realistic is unrealistic

Fay, N., Page, A., Serfaty, C., Tai, H. W. & Winkler, C., 2008, In : Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. 15, 6, p. 1160-1165

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

File
Fear
Communication
Anxiety
Evaluation
Listeners
58 Citations (Scopus)

The fitness and functionality of culturally evolved communication systems

Fay, N., Garrod, S. & Roberts, L., 2008, In : Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. Biological Sciences. 363, 1509, p. 3553-3561

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

communications technology
communication (human)
Communication systems
Animal Communication
Communication
2007
110 Citations (Scopus)

Foundations of representation : where might graphical symbol systems come from?

Garrod, S., Fay, N., Lee, J., Oberlander, J. & Macleod, T., 2007, In : Cognitive Science. 31, 6, p. 961-987

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Communication
Electric grounding
Experiments
cyhalothrin
Feedback
2005

Design Adaptation and Convention: The Emergence of Higher Order Graphical Representations

Fay, N., Garrod, S., Macleod, T., Lee, J. & Oberlander, J., 2005, Proceedings of the Twenty-Sixth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Forbus, K., Genter, D. & Regier, T. (eds.). Chicago ed. United States: Erlbaum, Vol. N/A. p. 363-368

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperConference paper

2004

Understanding Interactive Graphical Communication

Fay, N., Garrod, S., Lee, J. & Oberlander, J., 2004, Proceedings of the 25th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Society, C. S. (ed.). Boston ed. United States: Erlbaum, Vol. N/A. p. N/A

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperConference paper

1 Citation (Scopus)

Using Graphics to Communicate Across Cultures

Fay, N., Swoboda, N., Fukaya, T., Umata, I. & Katagiri, Y., 2004. 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference presentation/ephemera

Communication
Linguistics
2002

Interactional Context in Graphical Communication

Healey, P. G. T., Garrod, S., Fay, N., Lee, J. & Oberlander, J., 2002, In : Cognitive Science. p. 441-446 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Language
Communication
Experiments
30 Citations (Scopus)

PERSPECTIVE IN STATEMENTS OF QUANTITY, WITH IMPLICATIONS FOR CONSUMER PSYCHOLOGY

Sanford, A. J., Fay, N., Stewart, A. & Moxey, L., 2002, In : Psychological Science. 13, 2, p. 130-134

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fats
Psychology
Language
2001
4 Citations (Scopus)

When being included is being excluded: A note on complement set focus and the inclusion relation

Sanford, A. J., Williams, C. & Fay, N., 2001, In : Memory and Cognition. 29, 8, p. 1096-1101

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2000
85 Citations (Scopus)

Group Discussion as Interactive Dialogue or as Serial Monologue: The Influence of Group Size

Fay, N., Garrod, S. & Carletta, J., 2000, In : Psychological Science. 11, 6, p. 481-486

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

29 Citations (Scopus)

Wechsler Subscale IQ and Subtest Profile of Early Treated Phenylketonuria

Griffiths, P. V., Demellweek, C., Fay, N., Robinson, P. H. & Davidson, D. C., 2000, In : Archives of Disease in Childhood. 82, 3, p. 209-215

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle