Below, you will find links to papers relevant to current projects:

Behavioral and Brain Mechanisms of Language, Learning, and Categorization in Infants and Adults

Aslin, R. N., Shukla, M., and Emberson, L. L. (2015).  Hemodynamic correlates of cognition in human infants.  Annual Review of Psychology, 66, 349–79. PDF

Emberson, L. L., Richards, J. E., and Aslin, R. N. (2015).  Top-down modulation in the infant brain: Learning-induced expectations rapidly affect the sensory cortex at 6 months.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112, 9585–9590PDF

Wu, R., Nako, R., Band, J., Shadravan, Y., Sherif, G., and Aslin, R. N. (2015). Rapid attentional selection of non-native visual stimuli.  Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 27, 2299-2307. PDF

Wu, R., Pruitt, Z., Runkle, M., Sherif, G., and Aslin, R. N. (2016).  A neural signature of rapid category based target selection as a function of intra-item perceptual similarity, despite inter-item dissimilarity.  Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 78, 749-760. PDF

Karuza, E. A., Li, P., Weiss, D. J., Bulgarelli, F., Zinszer, B., and Aslin, R. N.  (2016).  Sampling over non-uniform distributions: A neural efficiency account of the primacy effect in statistical learning.  Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 28, 484-500. PDF

Emberson, L. L., Boldin, A., Riccio, J. E., Guillet, R., & Aslin, R. N. (2017).  Deficits in top-down, sensory prediction in infants at-risk due to premature birth.  Current Biology, 27, 431-436PDF

Emberson, L. L., Zinszer, B. D., Raizada, R. D. S., and Aslin, R. N. (2017).  Decoding the infant mind: Multichannel Pattern Analysis (MCPA) using fNIRS.  PLoS ONE, April 20, 12(4): e0172500. PDF

Karuza, E. A., Emberson, L. L., Roser, M. E., Cole, D., Fiser, J., & Aslin, R. N.  (2017).  Neural signatures of spatial statistical learning: Characterizing the extraction of structure from complex visual scenes.  Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 29, 1963-1976. PDF

Zinszer, B. D., Bayet, L., Emberson, L. L., Raizada, R. D. S., & Aslin, R.N. (2017).  Decoding semantic representations from fNIRS signals.  Neurophotonics, 5(1), 011003. PDF

Bergelson, E. and Aslin, R. N. (2017).  Nature and origins of the lexicon in 6-mo-olds.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 114, 12916-12921. PDF

Bayet, L., Zinzser, B. D., Pruitt, Z., Aslin, R. N. & Wu, R.  (2018).  Dynamics of neural representations when searching for exemplars and categories of human and non-human faces.  Scientific Reports, 8:13277. PDF

Piantadosi, S. T., Palmeri, H., and Aslin, R. N. (2018).  Limits on composition of conceptual operations in 9-month-olds.  Infancy, 23, 310-324. PDF

Emberson, L. L., Boldin, A., Robertson, C., Cannon, G., & Aslin, R. N. (2019).  Expectation affects neural repetition suppression in infancy.  Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 37, 100597. PDF

Bayet, L., Zinszer, B., Reilly, E., Cataldo, J., Cataldo, J. K. Pruitt, Z., Cichy, R. M., Nelson, C. A., & Aslin, R. N. (2020).  Temporal dynamics of visual representations in the infant brain.  Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 45, 100860. PDF

Sanchez-Alonso, S. & Aslin, R. N. (2020).  Predictive modeling of neurobehavioral state and trait variation across development.  Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 45, 100855. PDF

Sanchez-Alonso, S., Rosenberg, M. D, & Aslin, R. N. (2021).  Comparing naturalistic viewing and rest reveals widespread neural differences in functional connectivity across development.  Neuroimage, 229, 117630. PDF

Wu, R., Kurum, E., Ahmed, C., Sain, D., & Aslin, R. N. (2021).  Categorization in infancy based on novelty and co-occurrence.  Infant Behavior and Development, 62, 101510. PDF

Aslin, R. N. & Wang, A. (in press, 2021).  A distributional perspective on the gavagai problem in early word learning.  Cognition. PDF

Arredondo, M. M., Aslin, R. N. & Werker, J. F. (2021). Bilingualism alters infants’ cortical organization for attentional orienting mechanisms. Developmental Science, e13172. PDF

The Development of Multisensory Perception & Its Role in the Development of Speech & Language

Lewkowicz, D. J. & Ghazanfar, A. A. (2009). The emergence of multisensory systems through perceptual narrowing. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 13(11), 470-478. PDF

Lewkowicz, D. J. (2010). Infant perception of audio-visual speech synchrony. Developmental Psychology, 46(1) pp. 66-77. PDF

Lewkowicz, D. J., Leo, I., & Simion, F. (2010). Intersensory perception at birth: Newborns match nonhuman primate faces and voices. Infancy, 15, 46-60. PDF

Lewkowicz, D. J. & Hansen-Tift, A. (2012). Infants deploy selective attention to the mouth of   a talking face when learning speech. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, 109(5), 1431-1436. PDF

Pons, F., Sanz-Torrent, M., Andreu, L., Buil, L., & Lewkowicz, D. J. (2013). Perception of audio-visual speech synchrony in children with and without specific language impairment. Journal of Child Language, 40, 687-700. PDF

Lewkowicz, D. J. & Pons, F. (2013). Recognition of amodal language identity emerges in infancy. Intl. J. of Behavioral Development, 37(2), 90-94. PDF

Durand, K., Baudouin, J-Y, Lewkowicz, D. J., Goubet, N., & Schaal. B. (2013). Eye-catching odors: Olfaction elicits sustained gazing to faces and eyes in 4 month-old infants. PLoS ONE, 8, e70677. PDF

Barenholtz, E., Lewkowicz, D. J., Davidson, M., & Mavica, L. (2014). Categorical congruence facilitates multisensory associative learning. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 1-7. PDF

Lewkowicz, D. J. & Flom, R. (2014). The audio-visual temporal binding window narrows in early childhood. Child Development, 85(2), 685-694. PDF

Lewkowicz, D. J. (2014). Early experience & multisensory perceptual narrowing. Developmental Psychobiology, 56(2), 292-315. PDF

Lewkowicz, D. J. & Minar, N. J. (2014). Infants are not sensitive to synesthetic cross-modality correspondences: A comment on Walker et al. (2010). Psychological Science, 25 (3), 832-834. PDF

Pons, F. & Lewkowicz, D. J. (2014). Infant perception of audio-visual speech synchrony in familiar and unfamiliar fluent speech. Acta Psychologica, 149, 142–147. PDF

Lewkowicz, D. J., Minar, N. J., Tift, A. H., & Brandon, M. (2015). Perception of the multisensory coherence of fluent audiovisual speech in infancy: Its emergence and the role of experience. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 130, 147–162. PDF

Hillairet de Boisferon, A., Dupierrix, E., Quinn, P. C., Lœvenbruck, H., Lewkowicz, D. J., Lee, K., & Pascalis, O. (2015). Perception of multisensory gender coherence in 6 and 9-month-old infants. Infancy. 20(6), 661–674. PDF

Pons, F., Bosch, L., & Lewkowicz, D. J. (2015). Bilingualism modulates infants’ selective attention to the mouth of a talking face. Psychological Science, 26(4), 490-498. PDF

Barenholtz, E., Mavica, L., & Lewkowicz, D. J. (2016). Language familiarity modulates relative attention to the eyes and mouth of a talker. Cognition, 147, 100-105. PDF

Hillairet de Boisferon, A., Tift, A.H., Minar, N. J., & Lewkowicz, D. J. (2016). Selective attention to a talker’s mouth in infancy: Role of audiovisual temporal synchrony and linguistic experience. Developmental Science. DOI: 10.1111/desc.12381. PDF

Murray, M. M., Lewkowicz, D. J., Amedi, A., & Wallace, M. T. (2016). Multisensory Processes: A Balancing Act across the Lifespan. Trends in Neurosciences. doi: 10.1016/j.tins.2016.05.003. PDF

Richoz, A. R., Quinn, P. C., Hillairet de Boisferon, A., Berger, C., Loevenbruck, H., Lewkowicz, D. J., Lee, K., Dole, M., Caldara, R., Pascalis, O. (2017). Audio-visual perception of gender by infants emerges earlier for adult-directed speech. PloS One, 12(1), e0169325. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0169325. PDF

Minar, N. & Lewkowicz, D. J. (2017). Overcoming the other-race effect in infancy with multisensory redundancy: 10–12-month-olds discriminate dynamic other-race faces producing speech. Developmental Science. DOI: 10.1111/desc.12604. PDF

Lewkowicz, D. J., Schmuckler, M. A., & Mangalindan, D. M. J. (2018). Hierarchical serial pattern learning in infancy. Developmental Psychobiology. doi:10.1002/dev.21614. PDF

Werchan, D. M., Baumgartner, H. A., Lewkowicz, D. J., & Amso, D. (2018). The origins of cortical multisensory dynamics: Evidence from human infants. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 34, DOI: 10.1016/j.dcn.2018.07.002. PDF

Hillairet de Boisferon, A., Tift, A. H., Minar, N. J., & Lewkowicz, D. J. (2018). The redeployment of attention to the mouth of a talking face in the second year of life. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. PDF

Birules, J., Bosch, L., Brieke, R., Pons, F., & Lewkowicz, D. J. (2018). Inside bilingualism: Language background modulates selective attention to a talker’s mouth. Developmental Science. e12755. doi:doi:10.1111/desc.12755. PDF

Pons, F., Bosch, L., & Lewkowicz, D. J. (2019). Twelve-month-old infants’ attention to the eyes of a talking face is associated with communication and social skills. Infant Behavior & Development, 54, 80-84. PDF

Durand, K., Schaal, B., Goubet, N., Lewkowicz, D. J., & Baudouin, J-Y. (2020). Does any mother’s body odor stimulate interest in mother’s face in 4‐month‐old infants? Infancy, 25 (2), 151-164. PDF

Birulés, J., Bosch, L., Pons, F., & Lewkowicz, D. J. (2020). Highly proficient L2 speakers still need to attend to a talker’s mouth when processing L2 speech. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 1-12. PDF

Lewkowicz, D. J., Schmuckler, & M., Agrawal, V.  (2021). The multisensory cocktail party problem in adults: Perceptual segregation of talking faces on the basis of audiovisual temporal synchrony. Cognition, 214, 104743. PDF

Lewkowicz, D. J. Masks can be detrimental to babies’ speech and language development: the good news is that parents can take action to compensate. Scientific American, Feb. 11, 2021 ( 

Santapuram, P., Feldman, J. I., Bowman, S. M., Raj, S., Suzman, E., Crowley, S., Kim, S. Y., Keceli-Kaysili, B., Bottema-Beutel, K., Lewkowicz, D. J., Wallace, M. T., Woynaroski, T. G. (2022). Mechanisms by which early eye gaze to the multisensory speech influences expressive communication development in infant siblings of children with and without autism. Mind, Brain, & Education. PDF

Chawarska, K., Lewkowicz, D. J., Feiner, H. , Macari, S., & Vernetti, A. (2022). Attention to audiovisual speech facilitates language acquisition in infants at low risk for but not in infants at high risk for autism. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.  PDF

Birulés, J., Martinez‐Alvarez, A., Lewkowicz, D. J., de Diego‐Balaguer, R., & Pons, F. (2022). Violation of non‐adjacent rule dependencies elicits greater attention to a talker’s mouth in 15‐month‐old infants. Infancy1-10. PDF

Lewkowicz, D. J., Schmuckler, & M., Agrawal, V.  (2022). The multisensory cocktail party problem in early childhood: Audiovisual temporal synchrony facilitates perceptual segregation of multiple talking faces in 3-7 year-old children. Cognition. PDF

Yates, T. S., & Lewkowicz, D. J. (2023). Robust holistic face processing in early childhood during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 105676.