M H Johnson

Summary

Affiliation: University of London
Country: UK

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Autism: demise of the innate social orienting hypothesis
    Mark H Johnson
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Henry Wellcome Building, Birkbeck, University of London, London WC1E 7HX, UK Electronic address
    Curr Biol 24:R30-1. 2014
  2. doi request reprint Executive function and developmental disorders: the flip side of the coin
    Mark H Johnson
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Department of Psychology, Birkbeck College, Henry Wellcome Building, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX, UK
    Trends Cogn Sci 16:454-7. 2012
  3. pmc Infant neural sensitivity to dynamic eye gaze is associated with later emerging autism
    Mayada Elsabbagh
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck College, University of London, London WC1E 7HX, UK
    Curr Biol 22:338-42. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Interactive specialization: a domain-general framework for human functional brain development?
    Mark H Johnson
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX, UK
    Dev Cogn Neurosci 1:7-21. 2011
  5. ncbi request reprint Processes of change in brain and cognitive development
    Mark H Johnson
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, School of Psychology, Birkbeck, University of London, London WC1E 7JL, UK
    Trends Cogn Sci 9:152-8. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Sensitive periods in functional brain development: problems and prospects
    Mark H Johnson
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck, University of London, London, England
    Dev Psychobiol 46:287-92. 2005
  7. pmc The emergence of the social brain network: evidence from typical and atypical development
    Mark H Johnson
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, School of Psychology, Birkbeck, University of London, UK
    Dev Psychopathol 17:599-619. 2005
  8. doi request reprint Face processing as a brain adaptation at multiple timescales
    Mark H Johnson
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck, University of London, London, UK
    Q J Exp Psychol (Hove) 64:1873-88. 2011
  9. ncbi request reprint Subcortical face processing
    Mark H Johnson
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck University of London, 32 Torrington Square, London WC1E 7JL, UK
    Nat Rev Neurosci 6:766-74. 2005
  10. doi request reprint Mapping functional brain development: Building a social brain through interactive specialization
    Mark H Johnson
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, University of London, UK
    Dev Psychol 45:151-9. 2009

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Publications92

  1. doi request reprint Autism: demise of the innate social orienting hypothesis
    Mark H Johnson
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Henry Wellcome Building, Birkbeck, University of London, London WC1E 7HX, UK Electronic address
    Curr Biol 24:R30-1. 2014
    ..Recent results contradict this hypothesis, suggesting a need to rethink. ..
  2. doi request reprint Executive function and developmental disorders: the flip side of the coin
    Mark H Johnson
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Department of Psychology, Birkbeck College, Henry Wellcome Building, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX, UK
    Trends Cogn Sci 16:454-7. 2012
    ..To the extent that this view is correct, it offers hope for remediation of some later emerging symptoms, as evidence from typical groups indicates that training programs for EF in preschoolers may be effective in improving skills...
  3. pmc Infant neural sensitivity to dynamic eye gaze is associated with later emerging autism
    Mayada Elsabbagh
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck College, University of London, London WC1E 7HX, UK
    Curr Biol 22:338-42. 2012
    ..ERP responses to eye gaze may help characterize developmental processes that lead to later emerging autism. Findings also elucidate the mechanisms driving the development of the social brain in infancy...
  4. doi request reprint Interactive specialization: a domain-general framework for human functional brain development?
    Mark H Johnson
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX, UK
    Dev Cogn Neurosci 1:7-21. 2011
    ..Finally, potential criticisms of the framework are addressed and challenges for the future presented...
  5. ncbi request reprint Processes of change in brain and cognitive development
    Mark H Johnson
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, School of Psychology, Birkbeck, University of London, London WC1E 7JL, UK
    Trends Cogn Sci 9:152-8. 2005
    ..In human development, integration between such streams of processing might occur through the mediation of language...
  6. ncbi request reprint Sensitive periods in functional brain development: problems and prospects
    Mark H Johnson
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck, University of London, London, England
    Dev Psychobiol 46:287-92. 2005
  7. pmc The emergence of the social brain network: evidence from typical and atypical development
    Mark H Johnson
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, School of Psychology, Birkbeck, University of London, UK
    Dev Psychopathol 17:599-619. 2005
    ..Finally, we discuss predictions based on the atypical emergence of the social brain network...
  8. doi request reprint Face processing as a brain adaptation at multiple timescales
    Mark H Johnson
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck, University of London, London, UK
    Q J Exp Psychol (Hove) 64:1873-88. 2011
    ..Different face-related systems are adapted to respond to survival pressures at different timescales, from millennia, to months, to microseconds...
  9. ncbi request reprint Subcortical face processing
    Mark H Johnson
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck University of London, 32 Torrington Square, London WC1E 7JL, UK
    Nat Rev Neurosci 6:766-74. 2005
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  10. doi request reprint Mapping functional brain development: Building a social brain through interactive specialization
    Mark H Johnson
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, University of London, UK
    Dev Psychol 45:151-9. 2009
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  11. ncbi request reprint Cognitive and perceptual development during infancy
    M H Johnson
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, School of Psychology, Birkbeck College, University of London, 32 Torrington Square, London WC1E 7JL, UK
    Curr Opin Neurobiol 11:213-8. 2001
    ..Results obtained using these methods have illuminated further the complex interactions between nature and nurture that underlie early postnatal development...
  12. ncbi request reprint Biological motion: a perceptual life detector?
    Mark H Johnson
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck, University of London, London WC1E 7JL, UK
    Curr Biol 16:R376-7. 2006
    ..Two new studies support the view that some vertebrates, including humans, have primitive brain systems for the visual detection of other legged vertebrates...
  13. ncbi request reprint Developing a social brain
    Mark H Johnson
    Birkbeck, University of London, London, WC1E 7HX, UK
    Acta Paediatr 96:3-5. 2007
    ..Conclusion: It is suggested that this new view of functional brain development can also be applied to other domains of typical and atypical human development...
  14. ncbi request reprint Face and gaze processing in Prader-Willi syndrome
    H Halit
    Birkbeck College, University of London, London, UK
    J Neuropsychol 2:65-77. 2008
    ..Thus, while the behavioural tests did not discriminate between the UPD and deletion forms of the syndrome, electrophysiological measures of face processing did differentiate the groups...
  15. ncbi request reprint Is high-spatial frequency information used in the early stages of face detection?
    H Halit
    Birkbeck College, University of London, UK
    Brain Res 1117:154-61. 2006
    ..Furthermore, this advantage occurred with an enhanced amplitude of the N170. Together, these findings refute the suggestion that high-spatial frequencies are redundant in face perception...
  16. ncbi request reprint ERP abnormalities of illusory contour perception in Williams syndrome
    Sarah J Grice
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, School of Psychology, Birkbeck College, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX
    Neuroreport 14:1773-7. 2003
    ..We conclude that, contrary to earlier claims, there is atypical neural processing during low-level visual perception in Williams syndrome...
  17. ncbi request reprint Neural correlates of saccade planning in infants: a high-density ERP study
    G Csibra
    Cognitive Development Unit, Medical Research Council, London, UK
    Int J Psychophysiol 29:201-15. 1998
    ..These results indicate that the frontal cortex already plays a role in action control by 6 months of age, while other aspects of cortical action planning may not yet be present in certain task situations...
  18. ncbi request reprint Rapid orienting toward face-like stimuli with gaze-relevant contrast information
    Przemyslaw Tomalski
    School of Psychology, Birkbeck College, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX, UK
    Perception 38:569-78. 2009
    ..These results suggest that primitive mechanisms underlying the orienting bias towards faces and eyes influence and modulate social cognition not just in infants but in adults as well...
  19. pmc Representing occluded objects in the human infant brain
    Jordy Kaufman
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, School of Psychology, Birkbeck College, University of London, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 270:S140-3. 2003
    ..We interpret this burst as being related to the infants' mental representation of the occluded object...
  20. ncbi request reprint Electrophysiological correlates of common-onset visual masking
    Eleni Kotsoni
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, School of Psychology, Birkbeck, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX, United Kingdom
    Neuropsychologia 45:2285-93. 2007
    ..We hypothesize that this re-activation of early visual areas reflects re-entrant feedback from higher to lower visual areas, providing converging evidence for re-entrance as an explanation for COVM...
  21. pmc Reduced neural sensitivity to social stimuli in infants at risk for autism
    S Lloyd-Fox
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 280:20123026. 2013
    ..Future work will determine whether these differences in infant neural responses to social stimuli predict either later autism or the broader autism phenotype frequently seen in unaffected family members...
  22. ncbi request reprint Cortical plasticity in normal and abnormal cognitive development: evidence and working hypotheses
    M H Johnson
    Birkbeck College, University of London, United Kingdom
    Dev Psychopathol 11:419-37. 1999
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  23. ncbi request reprint Ontogenetic constraints on neural and behavioral plasticity: evidence from imprinting and face processing
    M H Johnson
    Birkbeck College, University of London
    Can J Exp Psychol 53:77-91. 1999
    ..It is argued that these systems tutor, or bias the input to, the more plastic learning systems...
  24. ncbi request reprint The social cognitive neuroscience of infancy: illuminating the early development of social brain functions
    Mark H Johnson
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, School of Psychology, Birkbeck, London, UK
    Adv Child Dev Behav 36:331-72. 2008
  25. ncbi request reprint Common-onset visual masking in infancy: behavioral and electrophysiological evidence
    Eleni Kotsoni
    University of London, UK
    J Cogn Neurosci 18:966-73. 2006
    ..Electrophysiological data indicated that over posterior channels the masked condition elicited a larger amplitude positive wave around 300 msec after stimulus onset than trials in the unmasked condition...
  26. ncbi request reprint Cortical specialisation for face processing: face-sensitive event-related potential components in 3- and 12-month-old infants
    H Halit
    Birkbeck College, University of London, London, UK
    Neuroimage 19:1180-93. 2003
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  27. ncbi request reprint The development and temporal dynamics of spatial orienting in infants
    M H Johnson
    MRC Cognitive Development Unit, London, UK
    J Exp Child Psychol 63:171-88. 1996
    ..The results obtained were consistent with the hypothesis that infants get faster to shift attention to a spatial location with age...
  28. ncbi request reprint Gamma oscillations and object processing in the infant brain
    G Csibra
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, School of Psychology, Birkbeck College, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX, UK
    Science 290:1582-5. 2000
    ....
  29. ncbi request reprint Categorical perception of facial expressions by 7-month-old infants
    E Kotsoni
    Universite Catholique de Louvain, Louvain la Neuve, Belgium
    Perception 30:1115-25. 2001
    ..The results suggest that 7-month-old infants (i) show evidence of categorical perception of facial expressions of emotion, and (ii) show persistent interest in looking at fearful expressions...
  30. ncbi request reprint Preintegration lateral inhibition enhances unsupervised learning
    M W Spratling
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck College, London WC1E 7JL, U K
    Neural Comput 14:2157-79. 2002
    ..We thus argue that preintegration lateral inhibition has computational advantages over conventional neural network architectures while remaining equally biologically plausible...
  31. pmc Social perception in the infant brain: gamma oscillatory activity in response to eye gaze
    Tobias Grossmann
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck, University of London, UK
    Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 2:284-91. 2007
    ..These data demonstrate the use of gamma band oscillations in examining the development of social perception and suggest an early specialization of brain regions known to process eye gaze...
  32. pmc Predictive motor activation during action observation in human infants
    Victoria Southgate
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck, University of London, UK
    Biol Lett 5:769-72. 2009
    ..These results provide support for theories implicating the motor system in action prediction...
  33. pmc Early cortical specialization for face-to-face communication in human infants
    Tobias Grossmann
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, School of Psychology, Birkbeck, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 275:2803-11. 2008
    ..This pattern of results suggests an early specialization of the cortical network involved in the perception of facial communication cues, which is essential for infants' interactions with, and learning from, others...
  34. doi request reprint Featural and configural face processing differentially modulate ERP components
    Evelyne Mercure
    Birkbeck School of Psychology, University of London, London, UK
    Brain Res 1239:162-70. 2008
    ..Finally, modulation of the P300 confirmed that the tasks presented in Part 2 were successful in varying the attention focus on the features or configuration...
  35. pmc The shared signal hypothesis and neural responses to expressions and gaze in infants and adults
    Silvia Rigato
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, School of Psychology, Birkbeck College, University of London, London, UK
    Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 5:88-97. 2010
    ..Taken together, these results support the shared signal hypothesis in adults, but only to a lesser extent in infants, suggesting that experience could play an important role...
  36. doi request reprint Understanding the referential nature of looking: infants' preference for object-directed gaze
    Atsushi Senju
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, School of Psychology, Birkbeck College, University of London, London, UK
    Cognition 108:303-19. 2008
    ..These results indicate that infants at this age can encode eye direction in referential terms in the presence of communication cues and are biased to attend to scenes with object-directed gaze...
  37. pmc Selective prefrontal cortex responses to joint attention in early infancy
    Tobias Grossmann
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck, University of London, London, UK
    Biol Lett 6:540-3. 2010
    ..This suggests that the human infant is neurobiologically prepared for sharing attention with other humans, which may provide the basis for a wide variety of uniquely human social and cultural learning processes...
  38. doi request reprint Freeze-Frame: a new infant inhibition task and its relation to frontal cortex tasks during infancy and early childhood
    Karla Holmboe
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, School of Psychology, Birkbeck College, University of London, London WC1E 7HX, UK
    J Exp Child Psychol 100:89-114. 2008
    ..The results are discussed in terms of the validity of the Freeze-Frame task as an early measure of different components of inhibitory function...
  39. doi request reprint Ten-month-olds' selective use of visual dimensions in category learning
    Teodora Gliga
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, School of Psychology, Birkbeck, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX, UK
    Infant Behav Dev 31:287-93. 2008
    ..These results are discussed with reference to the development of selective feature processing in infancy...
  40. doi request reprint Neural correlates of eye gaze processing in the infant broader autism phenotype
    Mayada Elsabbagh
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, University of London, London, United Kingdom
    Biol Psychiatry 65:31-8. 2009
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  41. pmc Visual orienting in the early broader autism phenotype: disengagement and facilitation
    Mayada Elsabbagh
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck, University of London, London, UK
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 50:637-42. 2009
    ..In the current study we focused on a set of functions associated with visual attention, previously reported to be atypical in autism...
  42. doi request reprint Social perception in infancy: a near infrared spectroscopy study
    Sarah Lloyd-Fox
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck, University of London, London, United Kingdom
    Child Dev 80:986-99. 2009
    ..A significant increase in oxyhemoglobin was localized to 2 posterior temporal sites bilaterally, indicating that these areas are involved in the social brain network in young infants...
  43. doi request reprint Task-dependent activation of face-sensitive cortex: an fMRI adaptation study
    Kathrin Cohen Kadosh
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck College, London WC1E 7JL, UK
    J Cogn Neurosci 22:903-17. 2010
    ..These results contribute to our understanding of the functional anatomy of face processing and provide insights into possible compensatory mechanisms in face processing...
  44. doi request reprint Getting answers from babies about autism
    Mayada Elsabbagh
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck, University of London, Henry Wellcome Building, London, WC1E 7HX, UK
    Trends Cogn Sci 14:81-7. 2010
    ..As the search for early markers continues, infants at-risk present a persuasive model for gene by environment interactions leading to variable developmental pathways...
  45. doi request reprint The eye contact effect: mechanisms and development
    Atsushi Senju
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX, UK
    Trends Cogn Sci 13:127-34. 2009
    ..Specifically, we hypothesize that perceived eye contact is initially detected by a subcortical route, which then modulates the activation of the social brain as it processes the accompanying detailed sensory information...
  46. doi request reprint The development of spatial frequency biases in face recognition
    Hayley C Leonard
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, School of Psychology, Birkbeck, University of London, UK
    J Exp Child Psychol 106:193-207. 2010
    ..This suggests that specialization toward the mid-band for upright face recognition develops gradually during childhood and may relate to an advanced level of face expertise...
  47. doi request reprint IQ, fetal testosterone and individual variability in children's functional lateralization
    Evelyne Mercure
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck School of Psychology, University of London, United Kingdom
    Neuropsychologia 47:2537-43. 2009
    ..Possible explanations for these results are discussed along with ERP correlates of words and faces in school-age boys...
  48. doi request reprint Motor system activation reveals infants' on-line prediction of others' goals
    Victoria Southgate
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, School of Psychology, Birkbeck, Malet St, London WC1E 7HX, United Kingdom
    Psychol Sci 21:355-9. 2010
    ..This result provides evidence for on-line goal prediction in infancy, and our method offers a new way to explore infants' cognitive abilities...
  49. doi request reprint The neural basis of perceptual category learning in human infants
    Tobias Grossmann
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbek, University of London, UK
    J Cogn Neurosci 21:2276-86. 2009
    ..In C. Rovee-Collier & L. P. Lipsitt (Eds.), Advances in infancy research ( pp. 1-36). Norwood, NJ: Ablex, 1996] and accords with recent adult neural-level models of perceptual categorization...
  50. doi request reprint A cross-syndrome study of the development of holistic face recognition in children with autism, Down syndrome, and Williams syndrome
    Dagmara Annaz
    Developmental Neurocognition Lab, School of Psychology, Birkbeck College, University of London, London, UK
    J Exp Child Psychol 102:456-86. 2009
    ..We discuss the implications for theories of face recognition in both atypical and typical development, including the idea that part-whole and rotation manipulations may tap different aspects of holistic and/or configural processing...
  51. doi request reprint Atypical eye contact in autism: models, mechanisms and development
    Atsushi Senju
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX, UK
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 33:1204-14. 2009
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  52. ncbi request reprint Infants attribute goals even to biomechanically impossible actions
    Victoria Southgate
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, School of Psychology, Birkbeck, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX, United Kingdom
    Cognition 107:1059-69. 2008
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  53. ncbi request reprint Distinct processing of objects and faces in the infant brain
    Victoria Southgate
    Birkbeck, University of London, London, UK
    J Cogn Neurosci 20:741-9. 2008
    ..These data suggest markedly different processing of objects and faces in the infant brain and, furthermore, indicate that the representation underpinned by the posterior gamma increase may contain only spatiotemporal information...
  54. ncbi request reprint Face-sensitive cortical processing in early infancy
    Hanife Halit
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, School of Psychology, Birkbeck College, University of London, UK
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 45:1228-34. 2004
    ..Previous research with infants remains open to criticism regarding the control stimuli employed...
  55. pmc Educating executive attention
    Karla Holmboe
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck College, University of London, 32 Torrington Square, London WC1E 7JL, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:14479-80. 2005
  56. ncbi request reprint Infants perceiving and acting on the eyes: tests of an evolutionary hypothesis
    Teresa Farroni
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, School of Psychology, Birkbeck College, University of London, 32 Torrington Square, London WC1E 7JL, UK
    J Exp Child Psychol 85:199-212. 2003
    ..We suggest that evolution results in information-processing biases that shape and constrain the outcome of individual development to eventually result in adult adaptive specializations...
  57. ncbi request reprint Direct gaze modulates face recognition in young infants
    Teresa Farroni
    Dipartimento di Psicologia dello Sviluppo e della Socializzazione, University of Padua, Via Venezia 8, 35131 Padua, Italy
    Cognition 102:396-404. 2007
    ..Together, these results indicate that the direction of the gaze modulates face recognition in early infancy...
  58. ncbi request reprint The computational modeling of sensitive periods
    Michael S C Thomas
    School of Psychology, Birkbeck College, University of London, Malet Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7HX, UK
    Dev Psychobiol 48:337-44. 2006
  59. ncbi request reprint Factors influencing newborns' preference for faces with eye contact
    Teresa Farroni
    Dipartimento di Psicologia dello Sviluppo e della Socializzazione, University of Padua, Via Venezia 8, 35131 Padua, Italy
    J Exp Child Psychol 95:298-308. 2006
    ..Overall, these results further the view that relatively simple perceptual biases in newborns may be an essential foundation for later social-cognitive development...
  60. ncbi request reprint The "what" and "where" of object representations in infancy
    Denis Mareschal
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, School of Psychology, Birkbeck College, University of London, Malet Street, WC1E 7HX London, UK
    Cognition 88:259-76. 2003
    ..Our results suggest that it is the target's affordance for action that determines whether the dorsal or ventral information is selectively maintained during occlusion...
  61. pmc Eye contact detection in humans from birth
    Teresa Farroni
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, School of Psychology, Birkbeck College, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 99:9602-5. 2002
    ..The exceptionally early sensitivity to mutual gaze demonstrated in these studies is arguably the major foundation for the later development of social skills...
  62. pmc Polymorphisms in dopamine system genes are associated with individual differences in attention in infancy
    Karla Holmboe
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck, University of London, London, United Kingdom
    Dev Psychol 46:404-16. 2010
    ..These findings indicate that dopaminergic polymorphisms affect selective aspects of attention as early as infancy and further validate the Freeze-Frame task as a frontal cortex task...
  63. ncbi request reprint Infancy and autism: progress, prospects, and challenges
    Mayada Elsabbagh
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck College, University of London, Henry Wellcome Building, WC1E 7HX, London, UK
    Prog Brain Res 164:355-83. 2007
    ....
  64. ncbi request reprint Developing a cortex specialized for face perception
    Kathrin Cohen Kadosh
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck College, University of London, London WC1E 7JL, UK
    Trends Cogn Sci 11:367-9. 2007
    ..According to this developmental perspective, certain cortical regions become specialized for face perception in adults, partly as a result of a decade or more of experience and partly as a result of initial biases...
  65. ncbi request reprint The development of the social brain in human infancy
    Tobias Grossmann
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, School of Psychology, The Henry Wellcome Building, Torrington Square, Birkbeck College, London WC1E 7HX, UK
    Eur J Neurosci 25:909-19. 2007
    ..The findings illustrate that the human brain is fundamentally adapted to develop within a social context, and that this context contributes to many of the specializations seen in the adult cortex...
  66. doi request reprint Differential lateralization for words and faces: category or psychophysics?
    Evelyne Mercure
    Center for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck University of London, 32 Torrington Square, London, UK
    J Cogn Neurosci 20:2070-87. 2008
    ..These findings suggest that differential lateralization for words and faces, at least as measured by the N170, is influenced by spatial frequency (words), stimulus presentation time, and category...
  67. ncbi request reprint Mechanisms of eye gaze perception during infancy
    Teresa Farroni
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, School of Psychology, Birkbeck College, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX, UK
    J Cogn Neurosci 16:1320-6. 2004
    ..Our results support the previous finding that cortical processing of faces in infants is enhanced when accompanied by direct gaze. However, this effect is only found when eyes are presented within the context of an upright face...
  68. pmc Parsing eye-tracking data of variable quality to provide accurate fixation duration estimates in infants and adults
    S V Wass
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck College, University of London, London, WC1E 7HX, UK
    Behav Res Methods 45:229-50. 2013
    ..We conclude by discussing ways in which studying fixation durations during unconstrained orienting may offer insights into the relationship between attention and learning in naturalistic settings...
  69. ncbi request reprint Dendritic inhibition enhances neural coding properties
    M W Spratling
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck College, 32 Torrington Square, London WC1E 7JL, UK
    Cereb Cortex 11:1144-9. 2001
    ..We demonstrate, using a simple computational model, that such pre-integration lateral inhibition provides networks of neurons with useful representational and computational properties that are not provided by post-integration inhibition...
  70. ncbi request reprint A feedback model of visual attention
    M W Spratling
    Center for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck College, London, UK m spratling bbk ac uk
    J Cogn Neurosci 16:219-37. 2004
    ..This model thus suggests that a common mechanism, involving cortical feedback pathways, is responsible for a range of phenomena and provides a unified account of currently disparate areas of research...
  71. ncbi request reprint Recording and analyzing high-density event-related potentials with infants. Using the Geodesic sensor net
    M H Johnson
    Center for Brain and Cognitive Development, School of Psychology, Birkbeck College, London, England
    Dev Neuropsychol 19:295-323. 2001
    ..In the future, with improved source separation algorithms, we suggest that single-trial or single-subject analyses may become feasible...
  72. ncbi request reprint Functional brain development in infants: elements of an interactive specialization framework
    M H Johnson
    Center for Brain and Cognitive Development, School of Psychology, Birkbeck College, University of London, United Kingdom
    Child Dev 71:75-81. 2000
    ..Three specific hypotheses contribute to this framework, within which a variety of phenomena associated with the neural basis of perception and cognition in normal and abnormal development can be characterized...
  73. ncbi request reprint Neuroimaging of typical and atypical development: a perspective from multiple levels of analysis
    Mark H Johnson
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, School of Psychology, Birkbeck College, University of London, UK
    Dev Psychopathol 14:521-36. 2002
    ....
  74. ncbi request reprint Neural correlates of eye-gaze detection in young children with autism
    Sarah J Grice
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, School of Psychology, Birkbeck College, University of London, UK
    Cortex 41:342-53. 2005
    ..In contrast, the control group showed the same pattern as typical adults. These findings suggest that the neural correlates of gaze direction processing may be delayed in young children with autism...
  75. pmc Communication-induced memory biases in preverbal infants
    Jennifer M D Yoon
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, School of Psychology, Birkbeck, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:13690-5. 2008
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  76. ncbi request reprint Development of human brain functions
    Mark H Johnson
    Birbeck College, University of London, London, United Kingdom
    Biol Psychiatry 54:1312-6. 2003
    ..Some of these processes may also be characteristic of perceptual and motor skill learning in adults. Possible implications of these views for our understanding of developmental disorders are raised...
  77. pmc Failure to learn from feedback underlies word learning difficulties in toddlers at risk for autism
    R Bedford
    Centre for Research in Autism and Education, Department of Psychology and Human Development, Institute of Education, London, UK
    J Child Lang 40:29-46. 2013
    ..We propose that difficulties learning from social feedback, not lexical principles, limits vocabulary building during development in children at risk for autism...
  78. pmc Newborns' preference for face-relevant stimuli: effects of contrast polarity
    Teresa Farroni
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, School of Psychology, Birkbeck, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:17245-50. 2005
    ..This result is consistent with either sensitivity to the shadowed areas of a face with overhead (natural) illumination and/or to the detection of eye contact...
  79. ncbi request reprint Developing a brain specialized for face perception: a converging methods approach
    Michelle de Haan
    Institute of Child Health, University College London, Developmental Cognitive, Neurosciences Unit, The Wolfson Centre, Mecklenburgh Square, London WCIN ZAP, United Kingdom
    Dev Psychobiol 40:200-12. 2002
    ..In this way, cortical specialization for face processing is an emergent product of the interaction of factors both intrinsic and extrinsic to the developing child...
  80. ncbi request reprint Using "Bubbles" with babies: a new technique for investigating the informational basis of infant perception
    Kate Humphreys
    Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, Baker Hall, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Infant Behav Dev 29:471-5. 2006
    ..Vision Research, 41, 2261-2271) has been widely used to reveal the information adults use to make perceptual categorizations. We present, for the first time, an adapted form of Bubbles, suitable for use with young infants...
  81. doi request reprint Précis of neuroconstructivism: how the brain constructs cognition
    Sylvain Sirois
    School of Psychological Sciences, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL, United Kingdom
    Behav Brain Sci 31:321-31; discussion 331-56. 2008
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  82. ncbi request reprint Neuroconstructivism
    Gert Westermann
    Department of Psychology, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK
    Dev Sci 10:75-83. 2007
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  83. ncbi request reprint Eye gaze cueing facilitates neural processing of objects in 4-month-old infants
    Vincent M Reid
    Cultural Ontogeny Group, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Deutscher Platz 6, 04103 Leipzig, Germany
    Neuroreport 15:2553-5. 2004
    ..This result shows that the direction of eye gaze of another cannot only bias infant attention, but also lead to enhanced information processing of the objects concerned...
  84. ncbi request reprint Frames of reference for anticipatory action in 4-month-old infants
    Jordy Kaufman
    Birkbeck College, United Kingdom
    Infant Behav Dev 29:322-33. 2006
    ..The main difference between the two experiments was the degree to which the featural properties of the stimuli varied. The results shed light on the development of spatial representations for action in infancy...
  85. ncbi request reprint Spatial representation and attention in toddlers with Williams syndrome and Down syndrome
    Janice H Brown
    Department of Psychology, The Harry Pitt Building, University of Reading, Earley Gate, Reading RG6 6AL, UK
    Neuropsychologia 41:1037-46. 2003
    ..The findings are also discussed in relation to a possible attention disengagement deficit in WS toddlers. Our study highlights the importance of studying genetic disorders early in development...
  86. ncbi request reprint Neural correlates of the perception of goal-directed action in infants
    Vincent M Reid
    Neurocognition and Development Group, Center for Advanced Studies, University of Leipzig, Germany
    Acta Psychol (Amst) 124:129-38. 2007
    ..These results suggest that by 8 months infants are sensitive to the disruption of perceived goal-directed actions...
  87. ncbi request reprint Development of face-sensitive event-related potentials during infancy: a review
    Michelle de Haan
    Institute of Child Health, University College London, UK
    Int J Psychophysiol 51:45-58. 2003
    ..The theoretical importance of ERP studies of face processing in infants for debates about the origins and domain specificity of the adult cortical face processing system are discussed...
  88. ncbi request reprint Specialization of neural mechanisms underlying face recognition in human infants
    Michelle de Haan
    University College London, UK
    J Cogn Neurosci 14:199-209. 2002
    ..These findings suggest a process of gradual specialization of cortical face processing systems during postnatal development...
  89. pmc Oscillatory activity in the infant brain reflects object maintenance
    Jordy Kaufman
    Department of Psychology, University College London, 26 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AP, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:15271-4. 2005
    ..This effect occurs only after disappearance in a manner consistent with occlusion and the object's continued existence...
  90. ncbi request reprint Maternal personality and infants' neural and visual responsivity to facial expressions of emotion
    Michelle de Haan
    Institute of Child Health, University College London, UK
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 45:1209-18. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the potential role of experience in the development of the ability to process facial expressions of emotion...
  91. ncbi request reprint Cognitive development: at the crossroads?
    Mark H Johnson
    Trends Cogn Sci 9:91. 2005