I am interested broadly in the evolution of vocal communication, psycholinguistics, and pragmatics. Below are selected publications:


Bryant G. A., Fessler, D. M. T., Fusaroli, R., et al. (2016). Detecting affiliation in colaughter across 24 societies. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. PDF

Bryant, G. A. (2015). Evolved computers with culture: Commentary on Barrett et al. Frontiers in Psychology 6, 1-2. PDF

Broesch, T., & Bryant, G. A. (2015). Prosody in infant-directed speech is similar across western and traditional cultures. Journal of Cognition and Development, 16(1), 31-43. PDF

Gibbs, R. W., Bryant, G. A., & Colston, H. L. (2014). Where is the humor in verbal irony? Humor: International Journal of Humor Research, 27(4), 575-595. PDF

Holbrook, C., Galperin, A., Fessler, D. M. T., Johnson, K. L., Bryant, G. A., & Haselton, M. G. (2014). If looks could kill: Anger judgments are intensified by affordances for doing harm. Emotion, 14(3), 455-461. PDF

Bryant, G. A., & Aktipis, C. A. (2014). The animal nature of spontaneous human laughter. Evolution and Human Behavior, 35(4), 327-335. PDF

Bryant, G. A. (2013). Animal signals and emotion in music: Coordinating affect across groups. Frontiers in Psychology, 4, 990, 1-13. PDF

Bryant, G. A. (2013). Review of “Curious Behavior: Yawning, Laughing, Hiccupping, and Beyond” by Robert Provine. The Quarterly Review of Biology, 88(4), 348-349. PDF

Flamson, T. J., & Bryant, G. A. (2013). Signals of humor: Encryption and laughter in social interaction. In M. Dynel (Ed.). Developments in linguistic humour theory (pp. 49-74). Amsterdam: John Benjamins. PDF

Manson, J. E., Bryant, G. A., Gervais, M., & Kline, M. (2013). Convergence of speech rate in conversation predicts cooperation. Evolution and Human Behavior, 34(6), 419-426. PDF

Bryant, G. A. (2012). Is verbal irony special? Language and Linguistics Compass, 6(11), 673-685. PDF

Blumstein, D., Bryant, G. A., & Kaye, P. (2012). The sound of arousal in music is context dependent. Biology Letters, 8, 744-747. PDF

Bryant, G. A., Liénard, P., & Barrett, H. C. (2012). Recognizing infant-directed speech across distant cultures: Evidence from Africa. Journal of Evolutionary Psychology, 10(2), 147-159. PDF

Flamson, T., Bryant, G. A., & Barrett, H. C. (2011). Prosody in spontaneous humor: Evidence for encryption. Pragmatics and Cognition, 19(2), 248-267. PDF

Bryant, G. A. (2011). Verbal irony in the wild. Pragmatics and Cognition, 19(2), 291-309. PDF

Sell, A., Bryant, G. A., Cosmides, L., Tooby, J., Sznycer, D., von Rueden, C., Krauss, A., & Gurven, M. (2010). Adaptations in humans for assessing physical strength from the voice. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 277. PDF

Bryant, G. A. (2010). Prosodic contrasts in ironic speech. Discourse Processes, 47(7), 545-566. PDF

Phillips-Silver, J., Aktipis, A., & Bryant, G. A. (2010). The ecology of entrainment: Foundations of coordinated rhythmic movement. Music Perception, 28(1), 3-14. PDF

Haselton, M. G., Bryant, G. A., Wilke, A., Frederick, D. A., Galperin, A., Frankenhuis, W. E., & Moore, T. (2009). Adaptive rationality: An evolutionary perspective on cognitive bias. Social Cognition, 27(5), 733-763. PDF

Bryant, G. A., & Haselton, M. G. (2009). Vocal cues of ovulation in human females. Biology Letters, 5, 12-15. PDF

Bryant, G. A., & Barrett, H. C. (2008). Vocal emotion recognition across disparate cultures. Journal of Cognition and Culture, 8, 135-148. PDF

Gibbs, R. W., & Bryant, G. A. (2008). Striving for optimal relevance when answering questions.  Cognition, 106(1), 345-369. PDF

Bryant, G. A., & Barrett, H. C. (2007). Recognizing intentions in infant-directed speech: Evidence for universals.  Psychological Science, 18(8), 746-751. PDF

Bryant, G. A. (2006). On hasty generalization about evolutionary psychology. Review of “Adapting Minds” By David J. Buller. American Journal of Psychology, 19(3), 481-487. PDF

Bryant, G. A. (2006). Review of “Figurative language comprehension: Social and cultural influences” by H. L. Colston & A. N. Katz (Eds.). Metaphor and Symbol, 21(1), 61-65. PDF

Cosmides, L., Tooby, J., Fiddick, L., & Bryant, G. A. (2005). Detecting cheaters. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 9(11), 505-506. PDF

Bryant, G. A., & Fox Tree, J. E. (2005). Is there an ironic tone of voice?  Language and Speech, 48(3), 257-277. PDF

Hagen, E. H., & Bryant, G. A. (2003). Music and dance as a coalition signaling system. Human Nature, 14(1), 21-51. PDF

Bryant, G. A., & Fox Tree, J. E. (2002). Recognizing verbal irony in spontaneous speech. Metaphor and Symbol, 17(2), 99-117. PDF

Bryant, G. A., & Gibbs, R. W. (2002). You don't say: Figurative language and thought. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 25(6), 678-679. PDF