Publications

Recent developmental research publications from the Rochester Baby Lab. For exhaustive lists, visit the Kidd lab website and email Aslin.

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Hemmer, P., Persaud, K., Kidd, C., & Piantadosi, S.T. (Under review.) Inferring the Tsimane' people's use of color categories from recognition memory.

Marti, L., Mollica, F., Piantadosi, S.T., & Kidd, C. (Under review.) Superficial cues determine human certainty.

Mintz, T.H., Walker, R.L., Welday, A., & Kidd, C. (Under review.) Infantsʼ universal sensitivity to vowel harmony and their use of vowel harmony as a cue for segmenting speech.

Pelz, M., & Kidd, C. (Under review.) Repetitive Play to Efficient Discovery: Quantifying changes in exploration across development.

Piantadosi, S.T., Mahowald, K., Kidd, C., Futrell, R., & Gibson, E. (Under review.) Lexical prescriptivism reduces communicative efficiency.

Sumner, E. DeAngelis, E., Hyatt, M., Goodman, N.D., & Kidd, C. (Under review.) Toddlers Get the Last Word: Recency drives children’s question answering.

Wade, S., & Kidd, C. (Under review.) Cross cultural differences in the influence of peers on exploration during play.

Wade, S., & Kidd, C. (Under review.) The Less You Know: Larger gaps in knowledge induce greater curiosity in human learners.

Azab, H., Ruskin, D., & Kidd, C. (In prep.) Adults’ guesses on probabilistic tasks reveal incremental representativeness biases.

Behrman, J.R., Emmett, S.D., Kidd, C., Piantadosi, S.T., Reyes-García, V., Sharma, A., Undurraga, E.A., Zhang, R., & Godoy, R.A. (In prep.) Childhood growth stunting is associated with weaker educational outcomes among native Amazonians in Bolivia.

Kidd, C., Blanchard, T., Aslin, R.N., & Hayden, B.Y. (In prep). Curious George: Intrinsic curiosity and information-seeking behavior in monkey learners.

Kidd, C., Blanchard, T., Aslin, R.N., & Hayden, B.Y. (In prep). Probabilistic expectations drive the visual behavior of human infant and monkey learners in the absence of reward reinforcement.

Kidd, C. & Aslin, R.N. (In prep). Infantsʼ rational use of social cues during word learning.

Macias, C. & Kidd, C. (In prep.) Evidence of strategic memory encoding capabilities in young children.

Macias, C., Yung, A., Hemmer, P., & Kidd, C. (In prep.) Memory strategically encodes externally unavailable information.

Pelz, M. & Kidd, C. (In prep.) The dynamics of attentional switching in a complex environment.

Wade, S., & Kidd, C. (In prep.) Almost knowing and curiosity independently enhance learning outcomes.

  2017

Aslin, R.N. (2017). Statistical learning: a powerful mechanism that operates by mere exposure. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science, 8(1-2), e1373

Emberson, L.L., Boldin, A.M., 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(3), 431–436.

Emberson, L.L., Cannon, G., Palmeri, H. Richards, J.E., & Aslin, R.N. (2017.) Using fNIRS to examine occipital and temporal responses to stimulus repetition in young infants: Evidence of selective frontal cortex involvement Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 23, 26–38.

Emberson, L.L., Rizzieri, A., & Aslin, R.N. (2017.) How visual is visual prediction? Infancy.

Emberson, L.L., Zinszer, B.D., Raizada, R.D.S., & Aslin, R.N. (2017.) Decoding the infant mind: Multivariate pattern analysis (MVPA) using fNIRS. PLOS ONE, 12(4), e0172500.

Mulak, K.E., Bonn, C.D. , Chládková, K., Aslin, R.N., & Escudero, P. (2017.) Indexical and linguistic processing by 12-month-olds: Discrimination of speaker, accent and vowel differences. PLOS ONE, 12(5), e0176762.

Ullman, T.D., Alonso-Diaz, S., Ferrigno, S., Zahid, S., & Kidd, C. (2017.) Weight matters: The role of physical weight in non-physical language across age and culture. Proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society.

  2016

Azab, H., Ruskin, D. & Kidd, C. (2016). Adults' guesses on probabilistic tasks reveal incremental representativeness biases. Proceedings of the 38th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 2831-2836).

Bankieris, K.R., & Aslin, R.N. (2016). Explicit associative learning and memory in synesthetes and nonsynesthetes. i-Perception, 7(5).

Goodwin, J.R., Cannaday, A.E., Palmeri, H.G., Di Costanzo, A., Emberson, L.L., Aslin, R.N., & Berger, A.J. (2016). Methodology for high-yield acquisition of functional near-infrared spectroscopy data from alert, upright infants. Neurophotonics, 3(3), 031415.

Kidd, C. (2016). The Importance of Conceptual Replications for Testing Computational Cognitive Theories. IEEE Cognitive and Developmental Systems (CDS) Newsletter, 13(2), 10-11.

Marti, L., Mollica, F., Piantadosi, S.T., & Kidd, C. (2016). What determines human certainty? Proceedings of the 38th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 698-703).

Oudeyer, P., Lopes, M., Kidd, C., & Gottlieb, J. (2016). Curiosity and intrinsic motivation for autonomous machine learning. European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM) News, 17, 34-35.

Piantadosi, S.T., & Kidd, C. (2016.) Extraordinary intelligence and the care of infants. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,113(25), 6874-6879.

Piantadosi, S.T., & Kidd, C. (2016.) Endogenous or Exogenous? The data don't say. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,113(20), E2764.

  2015

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

Hemmer, P., Persaud, K., Kidd, C., & Piantadosi, S.T. (2015.) Inferring the Tsimane’s use of color categories from recognition memory. Proceedings of the 37th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 896-901).

Jara-Ettinger, J., Gibson, E., Kidd, C., & Piantadosi, S.T. (2015). Native Amazonian children forego egalitarianism when they learn to count. Developmental Science.

Kidd, C., & Hayden, B.Y. (2015). The psychology and neuroscience of curiosity. Neuron, 88(3), 449-460.

Macias, C., Yung, A., Hemmer, P., & Kidd, C., (2015.) Memory strategically encodes externally unavailable information. Proceedings of the 37th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1458-1463).

Partridge, E., McGovern, M., Yung, A., & Kidd, C. (2015). Young children's self-directed information gathering on touchscreens. Proceedings of the 37th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1835-1840).

Pelz, M., Piantadosi, S.T., & Kidd, C. (2015). The dynamics of idealized attention in complex learning environments. Proceedings of the Fifth Joint IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning and on Epigenetic Robotics.

Pelz, M., Yung, A., & Kidd, C. (2015). Quantifying curiosity and exploratory play on touchscreen tablets. Proceedings of the IDC 2015 Workshop on Digital Assessment and Promotion of Children's Curiosity.

Sumner, E., DeAngelis, E., Hyatt, M., Goodman, N., & Kidd, C. (2015). Toddlers Always Get the Last Word: Recency biases in early verbal behavior. Proceedings of the 37th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 2296-2301).

Wade, S., & Kidd, C. (2015). Cross-cultural comparison of peer influence on discovery rate during play. Proceedings of the 37th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 2535-2540).

  2014

Aslin, R. N. (2014). Infant learning: Historical, conceptual, and methodological challenges. Infancy, 19, 2-27.

Aslin, R. N. (2014). Phonetic category learning and its influence on speech production. Ecological Psychology, 26, 4-15.

Aslin, R. N. & Newport, E. L. (2014). Distributional language learning: Mechanisms and models of category formation. Language Learning, 64: Cognitive Neuroscience Supplement 2, 86–105.

Brandone, A. C., Horwitz, S. R., Aslin, R. N., & Wellman, H. M. (2014). Infants' goal anticipation during failed and successful reaching actions. Developmental Science, 17, 23-34.

Kidd, C., Piantadosi, S.T., & Aslin, R.N. (2014). The Goldilocks effect in infant auditory cognition. Child Development, 85(5), 1795-804.

Piantadosi, S.T., Kidd, C., & Aslin, R.N. (2014). Rich analysis and rational models: Inferring individual behavior from infant looking data. Developmental Science, 17(3), 321-337.

  2013

Kidd, C., Palmeri, H., & Aslin, R.N. (2013). Rational Snacking: Young children's decision-making on the marshmallow task. Cognition, 26, 109-114.

  2012

Aslin, R.N. (2012). Infant eyes: A window on cognitive development. Infancy, 17(1), 126-140.

Aslin, R.N. (2012). Questioning the questions that have been asked about the infant brain using NIRS. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 29, 7-33.

Aslin, R.N. (2012). Language development: Revisiting Eimas et al.’s /ba/ and /pa/ study. In A. Slater & P. C. Quinn (Eds.), Developmental psychology: Revisiting the classic studies. London: SAGE (pp. 191-203).

Aslin, R. N. & Newport, E.L. (2012). Statistical learning: From acquiring specific items to forming general rules. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 21(3), 170-176.

Creel, S.C., Aslin, R.N., & Tanenhaus, M.K. (2012.) Word learning under adverse listening conditions: Context-specific recognition. Language and Cognitive Processes, 27, 1021-1038.

Kidd, C., Piantadosi, S.T., & Aslin, R.N. (2012). The Goldilocks effect: Human infants allocate attention to visual sequences that are neither too simple nor too complex. PLoS ONE, 7(5), e36399.

  2011

Aslin, R.N. (2011). Perceptual organization of visual structure requires a flexible learning mechanism. Infancy, 16(1), 39-44.

Cicchino, J.B., Aslin, R.N., & Rakison, D.H. (2011). Correspondences between what infants see and know about causal and self-propelled motion. Cognition, 118(2), 171-192.

Gervain, J., Mehler, J., Werker, J.F., Nelson, C.A., Csibra, G., Lloyd-Fox, S., Shukla, M., & Aslin, R.N. (2011). Near-Infrared Spectroscopy: A Report from the McDonnell Infant Methodology Consortium. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 1(1), 22-46.

Kidd, C., White, K.S., & Aslin, R.N. (2011). Toddlers use speech disfluencies to predict speakers' referential intentions. Developmental Science, 14(4), 925–934.

Kidd, C., White, K.S., & Aslin, R.N. (2011). Learning the Meaning of “Um”: Toddlers’ developing use of speech disfluencies as cues to speakers’ referential intentions. In I. Arnon & E.V. Clark (Eds.), Experience, Variation, and Generalization: Learning a First Language (Trends in Language Acquisition Research). Amsterdam: John Benjamins. (pp. 91–106).

Shukla, M., Wen, J., White, K.S., & Aslin, R.N. (2011). SMART-T: A system for fully automated anticipatory eye-tracking paradigms. Behavior Research Methods, 43(2), 384-398.

Shukla, M., White, K.S., & Aslin, R.N. (2011). Prosody guides the rapid mapping of auditory word forms onto visual objects in 6-month-old infants. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 108(15), 6038-6043.

White, K.S. & Aslin, R.N. (2011). Adaptation to novel accents in toddlers. Developmental Science, 14(2), 372-384.

  2010

Aslin, R. N. (2010). Perceptual constraints on implicit memory for visual features: Statistical learning in human infants. In L. Oakes, D. Rakison, M. Casasola, & C. Cashon (Eds.), Infant perception and cognition: Recent advances, emerging theories, and future directions (pp. 111-124). Oxford University Press.

Kidd, C., Piantadosi, S.T., & Aslin, R.N. (2010.) The Goldilocks Effect: Infantsʼ preference for visual stimuli that are neither too predictable nor too surprising. Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 2476-2481).

  2009

Aslin, R. N. (2009). How infants view natural scenes gathered from a head-mounted camera. Optometry and Vision Science, 86(6), 561-565.

Kidd, C., White, K. S., & Aslin, R. N. (2009). Children's Use of Disfluencies for Pragmatic Inference in Lexical Development. Proceedings of the 31st Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1494-1499).

Reeder, P.A., Newport, E.L., & Aslin, R. N. (2009). The Role of Distributional Information in Linguistic Category Formation. Proceedings of the 31st Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 2564-2569).