The documents distributed here have been provided as a means to ensure timely dissemination of scholarly and technical work on a noncommercial basis. Copyright and all rights therein are maintained by the authors or by other copyright holders, notwithstanding that they have offered their works here electronically. It is understood that all persons copying this information will adhere to the terms and constraints invoked by each author’s copyright. These works may not be reposted without the explicit permission of the copyright holder.
Werchan, D.M., Lynn, A., Baumgartner, H., Kirkham, N.Z., & Amso, D. (in press). The Emergence of Object-Based Visual Attention in Infancy: A Role for Family Socioeconomic Status and Competing Visual Features. Infancy. [pdf]
Al Sager, A., Dajani, R., & Amso, D. (in press). Cognitive development mechanisms underlying socioemotional learning. NISSEM Global Briefs. [pdf]
Tummeltshammer, K., Feldman, ECH., & Amso, D (in press). Using pupil dilation, eye-blink rate, and the value of mother to investigate reward learning in infancy. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. doi: 10.1016/j.dcn.2018.12.006 [pdf]
Tummeltshammer, K., & Amso, D. (in press). Infant visual attention. In Catherine Tamis Lemonda and Jeffrey Lockman (Eds). Cambridge Handbook of Infant Development.
Werchan, D., Baumgartner, H., Lewkowicz, D., & Amso, D. (2018). The origins of cortical multisensory dynamics: Evidence from human infants. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 34, 75-81. [pdf]
Amso, D., Salhi, C., & Badre, D. (2018). The relationship between cognitive enrichment and cognitive control: A systematic investigation of environmental influences on development through socioeconomic status. Developmental Psychobiology, 1-20. [pdf]
Righi, G., Tenenbaum, E., McCormick, C., Amso, D., & Sheinkopf, S. (2018). Sensitivity to audio-visual synchrony and its relation to language abilities in children with ASD. Autism Research, 11(4), 645-653. doi: 10.1002/aur.1918 [pdf]
Werchan, D.M., & Amso, D. (2017). A Novel Ecological Model of Prefrontal Cortex Functional Development. Psychological Review, 24(6), 720-739. [pdf]
Nussenbaum, K., Amso, D., & Markant, J. (2017). When increasing distraction helps learning: Distractor number and content interact in their effects on memory. Attention, Perception, Psychophysics, 1-14. doi: 10.3758/s13414-017-1399-1 [pdf]
Tummeltshammer, K. & Amso, D. (2017). Top-down contextual knowledge guides visual attention in infancy. Developmental Science, 1-9. doi: 10.1111/desc.12599 [pdf]
Amso, D., & Lynn, A. (2017). Distinctive mechanisms of adversity and socioeconomic inequality in child development: A review and recommendations for evidence-based policy. Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 1-8. [pdf]
Tenenbaum, E., Amso, D., Righi, G., & Sheinkopf, S. (2017). Attempting to increase intake from the input: Attention and word learning in children with Autism. Learning in Children with Autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 47(6), 1791-1805. [pdf]
Werchan, D., Collins, A., Frank, M., & Amso, D. (2016). Role of Prefrontal Cortex in Learning and Generalizing Hierarchical Rules in 8-Month-Old Infants. Journal of Neuroscience, 36(40), 10314-10322. [pdf]
Tummeltshammer, K., Amso, D., French, R., & Kirkham, N. (2016). Across space and time: Infants learn from backward and forward visual statistics. Developmental Science, 1-9. [pdf]
Unger, K., Ackerman, L., Chatham, C.H., Amso, D., & Badre, D., (2016). Working memory gating mechanisms explain developmental change in rule-guided behavior. Cognition, 155, 8-22. [pdf]
Haas, S., Amso, D., & Fox, N. (2016). The effects of emotion priming on visual search in socially anxious adults. Cognition and Emotion, 1-14. [pdf]
Tandon, P., Tovar, A., Jayasuriya, A., Welker, E., Schober, D., Copeland, K., Dev, D., May-Murriel, A., Amso, D., & Ward, D. (2016). The relationship between physical activity and diet and young children’s cognitive development: A systematic review. Preventative Medicine Reports, 3, 379-390. [pdf]
Markant, J. & Amso, D. (2016). The development of selective attention orienting is an agent of change in learning and memory efficacy. Infancy, 21(2), 154-76. [pdf]
Nussenbaum, K. & Amso, D. (2016). An attentional goldilocks effect for learning from digital media: evidence that an optimal amount of social interactivity promotes word learning. Journal of Cognitive Development, 17(1), 30-40. [pdf]
Markant, J., Oakes, L., & Amso, D. (2015). Attentional not racial bias underlies the other-race effect in infancy. Developmental Psychobiology, 58(3), 355-65. [pdf]
Amso, D. & Scerif G. (2015). The attentive brain: Unique insights from cognitive developmental neuroscience. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 16, 606-19. [pdf]
Markant, J., Ackerman, L., Nussenbaum, K., & Amso, D. (2015). Selective attention neutralizes the adverse effects of socioeconomic status on memory in 9 month-old infants. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 18, 26-33. [pdf]
Markant, J., Worden, M., & Amso, D. (2015). Not all attention orienting is created equal: Recognition memory is enhanced when attention orienting involves distractor suppression. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 120, 28-40. [pdf]
Werchan, D., Collins, A., Frank, M.J., & Amso, D. (2015). Eight-month-old infants spontaneously learn and generalize hierarchical rules. Psychological Science, 26(6), 805-15. [pdf]
Amso, D., Haas, S., McShane, L., & Badre, D. (2014). Working memory updating and the development of rule-guided behavior. Cognition, 133(1), 201-10. [pdf]
Amso, D., Haas, S., Tenenbaum, E., Markant, J., & Sheinkopf, S. (2014). Bottom-up attention orienting in young children with autism. Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders. 44(3), 664-73. [pdf]
Amso, D., Markant, J., & Haas, S. (2014). An eye tracking investigation of developmental change in orienting to faces in cluttered natural scenes. PLOS ONE. [pdf]
Markant, J. & Amso, D. (2014). Leveling the playing field: Attention mitigates the effects of IQ on memory. Cognition, 131(2), 195-204. [pdf]
Frank, M.C., Amso, D., & Johnson, S.P. (2014). Visual search and attention to faces. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 118, 13-26. [pdf]
Schlesinger, M., Johnson, S., & Amso, D. (2014). Prediction-learning in infants as a mechanism for gaze control during object exploration. Perception Science Topic: How humans recognize objects: Segmentation, categorization and individual identification. Frontiers in Psychology. [pdf]
Tenenbaum, E., Amso, D., Abar, B., & Sheinkopf, S. (2014). Attention and word learning in autistic, language delayed and typically developing children. Frontiers in Psychology. [pdf]
Blumstein, S. & Amso, D. (2013). Neural plasticity and dynamic functional organization: Insights from Functional Neuroimaging. Perspectives on Psychological Science. (Cacioppo, Kanwisher, Mather,Eds.), 8(1), 44-48. [pdf]
Hedges, J.H., Adolph, K.E.A., Amso, D., Bavelier, D., Fiez, J., et al. (2013). Play, attention, and learning: How do play and timing shape the development of attention and influence classroom learning? Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1292, 1-20. [pdf]
*Markant, J. & Amso, D. (2013). Selective memories: Infants’ encoding is enhanced in selection via suppression. Developmental Science, 16(6), 926-40. [pdf]
Schlesinger, M. & Amso, D. (2013). Image free-viewing as intrinsically-motivated exploration: Estimating the learnability of center-of-gaze image sequences in infants and adults. Frontiers in Psychology, 4, 802. [pdf]
Amso, D. & Davidow, J. (2012). The development of implicit learning from infancy to adulthood: Item relations, salience, & cognitive flexibility. Developmental Psychobiology, 54(6),664-73. [pdf]
Bath, K.G., Chuang, J., Spencer-Segal, J.L., Amso, D., Altemus, M., McEwen, B.S., & Lee, F.S. (2012). Variant BDNF (Val66Met) polymorphism contributes to developmental and estrous-stage-specific expression of anxiety-like behavior in female mice. Biological Psychiatry, 72(6), 449-504. [pdf]
Emberson, L. & Amso, D. (2012). Learning to sample: Eye tracking and fMRI indices of online changes in object perception. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 10, 2030-42. [pdf]
Schlesinger, M., Amso, D., & Johnson. S.P. (2012). Simulating the role of visual selective attention during the development of perceptual completion. Developmental Science, 15, 739-752. [pdf]
Schlesinger, M., Amso, D., Johnson, S.P., Hantehzadeh, N., & Gupta, L. (2012). Using the iCub simulator to study perceptual development: A case study. In M. Schlesinger, J. Movellan, C. Morrison, Y. Nagai, I. Fasel, & A. Morse (Eds.), Proceedings of the Second Joint IEEE Conference on Development and Learning and on Epigenetic Robotics. IEEE, NY, NY. [pdf]
Amso, D. (2011). The Developmental Process: Evidence from an Integrating Science. In Developmental Psychology (Johan Hakansson, Ed.). Nova Science Publishers. Pp.181-3.
Schlesinger, M., & Amso, D. (2011). Oculomotor Skill Supports the Development of Object Representations. A commentary on “Précis of: The Origin of Concepts”. Brain & Behavioral Sciences, 34, 113-167. [pdf]
Schlesinger, M., Amso, D., & Johnson. S.P. (2011). Increasing spatial competition enhances visual prediction learning. Proceedings of the First Joint IEEE Conference on Development and Learning and on Epigenetic Robotics. IEEE, NY, NY. [pdf]
Amso, D., Fitzgerald, M., Davidow, J.Y., Gilhooly, T., & Tottenham, N. (2010). Visual exploration strategies and the development of infants’ facial emotion discrimination. Frontiers in Developmental Psychology. [pdf]
Soliman, F., Glatt, C. E., Levita, L., Bath, K. G., Jones, R. M., Pattwell, S. S., Tottenham, N., Amso, D., Somerville, L., Voss, H. U., Glover, G., Ballon, D. J., Lee, F. S., & Casey, B. J.(2010). Genetic Variant BDNF (Val66Met) Polymorphism Alters Learning in Mouse and Human, Science, 13(1), 46-61. [pdf]
Amso, D. (2009). Perceptual development: Attention. In B. Goldstein (Ed.). Encyclopedia of Perception. SAGE Publications, Thousand Oaks, CA.
Amso, D. & Johnson, S.P. (2009). Building object knowledge from perceptual input. In B.M. Hood & L. Santos (Eds.). The origins of object knowledge. Oxford University Press, NY, NY.
Amso, D. & Casey, B.J. (2008). The development of cognitive control. In L. Squire (Ed.), The Encyclopedia of Neuroscience. Elsevier, San Diego, CA.
Amso, D. & Johnson, S.P. (2008). Development of visual selection in 3- to 9-month-old infants: Evidence from saccades to previously ignored locations. Infancy, 13(6), 675-686. [pdf]
Diamond, A., & Amso, D. (2008). Contributions of neuroscience to our understanding of cognitive development. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 17(2), 136-141. [pdf]
Johnson, S. P., Amso, D., Frank, M. C., & Shuwairi, S. M. (2008). Perceptual development in infancy as the foundation of event perception. In T. F. Shipley & J. Zacks (Eds.), Understanding events: From perception to action. Oxford University Press, NY, NY.
Shapiro, T., & Amso, D. (2008). School age development. In A. Tasman, J. Kay, J.A. Lieberman, M.B. First, & M. Maj (Eds.). Psychiatry, 3rd Edition, Volume 1. John Wiley & Sons, NY, NY.
Schlesinger, M., Amso, D., & Johnson, S.P. (2007). The neural basis for visual selective attention in young infants: A computational account. Adaptive Behavior, 15, 135-148. [pdf]
Schlesinger, M., Amso, D., & Johnson, S.P. (2007). Simulating infants’ gaze patterns during the development of perceptual completion. In L. Berthouze, C.G. Prince, M. Littman, H. Kozima, & C. Balkenius (Eds.), Proceedings of the Seventh International Workshop on Epigenetic Robotics: Modeling Cognitive Development in Robotic Systems. Sweden: Lund University Cognitive Studies. [pdf]
Amso, D., & Casey, B.J. (2006). Beyond what develops when: Neuroimaging may inform how cognition changes with development. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 15(1), 24-29. [pdf]
Amso, D., & Johnson, S.P. (2006). Learning by selection: Visual search and object perception in young infants. Developmental Psychology, 42(6), 1236-45. [pdf]
Amso, D., & Johnson, S.P. (2006). Visual selection and object perception. In Proceedings of The Fifth International Conference on Development & Learning. IEEE, NY, NY. [pdf]
Casey, B. J., Amso, D., & Davidson, M. C. (2006). Learning about learning and development with modern imaging technology. In Yuko Munakata & Mark H. Johnson (Eds.), Processes of Change in Brain and Cognitive Development, Attention & Performance XXI. Oxford University Press, NY, NY.
Davidson, M., Amso, D., Cruess, L., & Diamond, A. (2006). Development of cognitive control and executive functions from 4-13 Years: Evidence from manipulations of memory, inhibition, and task switching. Neuropsychologia, 44(11), 2037-2078. [pdf]
Amso, D., Davidson, M. C., Johnson, S. P., Casey, B. J. (2005). The contributions of the hippo campus and the striatum to simple association and frequency-based learning. NeuroImage, 27, 219-298. [pdf]
Amso, D. & Johnson, S. P. (2005). Selection and inhibition in infancy: Evidence from the spatial negative priming paradigm. Cognition, 95, 2, B27-B36. [pdf]
Johnson, S. P., Hannon, E., Amso, D. (2005). Perceptual Development. In Brian Hopkins (Ed.), The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Child Development, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK.
Johnson, S. P., Slemmer, J. A., & Amso, D. (2004). Where infants look determines how they see: Eye movements and object perception performance in 3-month-olds. Infancy, 6(2), 185-201. [pdf]
Johnson, S. P., Amso, D., Slemmer, J. A. (2003). Development of object concepts in infancy: Evidence for early learning in an eye tracking paradigm. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA), 100(18), 10568-10573. [pdf]
Diamond, A., Kirkham, N., & Amso, D. (2002). Conditions under which young children CAN hold two rules in mind and inhibit a prepotent response. Developmental Psychology, 38(3), 352-362. [pdf]