Publications

Representative Publications

Articles and Chapters

Learning Mechanisms

Jeste, S. S., Kirkham, N., Senturak, D., Hasenstab, K., Sugar, C., Kupelian, C., Baker, E., Sanders, A., Shimizu, C., Norona, A., Paparella, T., Freeman, S. F. N., & Johnson, S. P. (in press).  Electrophysiological evidence of heterogeneity in visual statistical learning in young children with ASD.  Developmental Science.

Krogh, L., Vlach, H. A., & Johnson, S. P. (2013). Statistical learning across development: Flexible yet constrained. Frontiers in Language Sciences, 3:598. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00598 View Abstract

Vlach, H. A., & Johnson, S. P. (2013). Memory constraints on infants’ cross-situational statistical learning. Cognition, 127, 375-382. View Abstract

Marcus, G. F., Fernandes, K. J., & Johnson, S. P. (2012). The role of association in early word-learning. Frontiers in Developmental Psychology, 3:283.  doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00283 View Abstract

Rabagliati, H., Senghas, A., Johnson, S. P., & Marcus, G. F. (2012). Infant rule learning: Advantage language, or advantage speech?  PLoS ONE, 7, e40517. View Abstract

Bulf, H., Johnson, S. P., & Valenza, E. (2011). Visual statistical learning in the newborn infant. Cognition, 121, 127-132. View Abstract

Johnson, S. P. (2010). How infants learn about the visual world. Cognitive Science, 34, 1158-1184. View Abstract

Special Issue of Cognitive Science. Mechanisms of Cognitive Development: Domain-General or Domain-Specific Constraints? (Vladimir Sloutsky, Ed.)

Frank, M. C., Slemmer, J. A., Marcus, G. F., & Johnson, S. P. (2009). Information from multiple modalities helps 5-month-olds learn abstract rules. Developmental Science, 12, 504-509. View Abstract

Johnson, S. P., Fernandes, K. J., Frank, M. C., Kirkham, N. Z., Marcus, G. F., Rabagliati, H., & Slemmer, J. A. (2009). Abstract rule learning for visual sequences in 8- and 11-month-olds. Infancy, 14, 2-18. View Abstract

Kirkham. N. Z., Slemmer, J. A., Richardson, D. C., & Johnson, S. P. (2007). Location, location, location: Development of spatiotemporal sequence learning in infancy.  Child Development, 78, 1559-1571. View Abstract

Marcus, G. F., Fernandes, K. J., & Johnson, S. P. (2007). Infant rule learning facilitated by speech. Psychological Science, 18, 387-391. View Abstract

Amso, D., Davidson, M. C., Johnson, S. P., Glover, G., & Casey, BJ. (2005). Contributions of the hippocampus and the striatum to simple association and frequency-based learning. NeuroImage, 27, 291-298. View Abstract

Hannon, E. E., & Johnson, S. P. (2005). Infants use meter to categorize rhythms and melodies: Implications for musical structure learning. Cognitive Psychology, 50, 354-377. View Abstract

Kirkham, N. Z., Slemmer, J. A., & Johnson, S. P. (2002). Visual statistical learning in infancy: Evidence for a domain general learning mechanism. Cognition, 83, B35-B42. View Abstract

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Social Perception

Kim, H. I., & Johnson, S. P.  (in press).  Detecting "infant-directedness" in face and voice.  Developmental Science. View Abstract

del Rosario, M., Gillespie-Lynch, K., Johnson, S. P., Sigman, M., & Hutman, T.  (2014).  Parent-reported temperament trajectories among infant siblings of children with autism.  Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 44, 381-393. View Abstract

Frank, M. C., Amso, D., & Johnson, S. P.  (2014).  Visual search and attention to faces in early infancy.  Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 118, 13-26. View Abstract

Escudero, P., Robbins, R. A., & Johnson, S. P. (2013). Sex-related preferences for real and doll's faces versus real and toy objects in young infants and adults. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 116, 367-379. View Abstract

Frankenhuis, W. E., House, B., Barrett, C., & Johnson, S. P.  (2013).  Infants’ perception of chasing.  Cognition, 126, 224-233. View Abstract

Gillespie-Lynch, K., Elias, R., Escudero, P., Hutman, T., & Johnson, S. P.  (2013).  Atypical gaze following in autism:  A comparison of three potential mechanisms.  Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 43, 2779-2792. View Abstract

Gluckman, M., & Johnson, S. P.  (2013).  Attentional capture by social stimuli in young infants.  Frontiers in Developmental Psychology, 4:527. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00527 View Abstract

Kim, H., & Johnson, S. P.  (2013).  Do young infants prefer an infant-directed face or a happy face?  International Journal of Behavioral Development, 37, 125-130. View Abstract

Gaither, S. E., Pauker, K., & Johnson, S. P. (2012). Biracial and monoracial infant own-race face perception: An eye tracking study. Developmental Science, 15, 775-782. View Abstract

Navab, A., Gillespie-Lynch, K., Johnson, S. P., Sigman, M., & Hutman, T. (2012). Eye tracking as a measure of responsiveness to joint attention in infants at risk for autism. Infancy, 17, 416-431. View Abstract

Frank. M. C., Vul, E., & Johnson, S. P. (2009). Development of infants' attention to faces during the first year. Cognition, 110, 160-170. View Abstract

Slater, A., Bremner, G., Johnson, S. P., Sherwood, P., Hayes, R., & Brown, E. (2000). Newborn infants' preference for attractive faces: The role of internal and external facial features. Infancy, 1, 265-274. View Abstract

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Object Tracking

Bremner, J. G., Slater, A. M., Mason, U. C., Spring, J., & Johnson, S. P.  (2013).  Trajectory perception and object continuity:  Effects of shape and color change on 4-month-olds’ perception of trajectory identity.  Developmental Psychology, 49, 1021-1026. View Abstract

Johnson, S. P., Bremner, J. G., Slater, A. M., Shuwairi, S. M., Mason, U., Spring, J., & Usherwood, B. (2012). Young infants’ perception of the trajectories of two- and three-dimensional objects.  Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 113, 177-185. View Abstract

Bremner, J. G., Slater, A. M., Johnson, S. P., Mason, U. C., & Spring. J. (2012a). The effects of auditory information on 4-month-olds’ perception of trajectory continuity. Child Development, 83, 954-964. View Abstract

Bremner, J. G., Slater, A. M., Johnson, S. P., Mason, U. C., & Spring. J. (2012b). Illusory contour figures are perceived as occluding contours by 4-month-old infants. Developmental Psychology, 48, 398-405. View Abstract

Kirkham, N. Z., Wagner, J., Swan, K., & Johnson, S. P. (2012). Sound support: Intermodal information facilitates infants’ perception of an occluded trajectory. Infant Behavior & Development, 35, 174-178. View Abstract

Slater, A. M., Bremner, J. G., Johnson, S. P., Hayes, R. A. (2010). The role of perceptual and cognitive processes in addition-subtraction studies with 5-month-old infants. Infant Behavior & Development, 33, 685-688. View Abstract

Johnson, S. P., & Shuwairi, S. M. (2009). Learning and memory facilitate predictive tracking in 4-month-olds. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 102, 122-130. View Abstract

Hall-Haro, C., Johnson, S. P., Price, T. A., Vance, J. A., & Kiorpes, L. (2008).  Development of object concepts in macaque monkeys. Developmental Psychobiology, 50, 278-287. View Abstract

Bremner, J. G., Johnson, S. P., Slater, A., Mason, U., Cheshire, A., & Spring, J. (2007). Conditions for young infants' failure to perceive trajectory continuity. Developmental Science,10, 613-624. View Abstract

Shuwairi, S. M., Curtis, C. E., & Johnson, S. P.  (2007).  Neural substrates of dynamic object occlusion.  Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 19, 1275-1285. View Abstract

Bremner, J. G., Johnson, S. P., Slater, A. M., Mason, U., Foster, K., Cheshire, A., & Spring, J. (2005). Conditions for young infants' perception of object trajectories. Child Development, 74, 1029-1043. View Abstract

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, 10568-10573. View Abstract

Johnson, S. P., Bremner, J. G., Slater, A., Mason, U., Foster, K., & Cheshire, A. (2003). Infants' perception of object trajectories. Child Development, 74, 94-108. View Abstract

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Perceptual Completion

Soska, K. C., & Johnson, S. P.  (2013).  Development of three-dimensional completion of complex objects.  Infancy, 18, 325-344. View Abstract

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. View Abstract

Soska, K. C., Adolph, K. E., & Johnson, S. P. (2010). Systems in development: Motor skills acquisition facilitates 3D object completion. Developmental Psychology, 46, 129-138. View Abstract

Johnson, S. P., Davidow, J., Hall-Haro, C., & Frank, M. C. (2008). Development of perceptual completion originates in information acquisition.  Developmental Psychology, 44, 1214-1224. View Abstract

Soska, K. C., & Johnson, S. P. (2008). Development of 3D object completion in infancy. Child Development, 79, 1230-1236. View Abstract

Johnson, S. P. (2004). Development of perceptual completion in infancy. Psychological Science, 15, 769-775. View Abstract

Johnson, S. P., Cohen, L. B., Marks, K. H., & Johnson, K. L. (2003). Young infants' perception of object unity in rotation displays. Infancy, 4, 285-295. View Abstract

Smith, W. C., Johnson, S. P., & Spelke, E. S. (2003). Motion and edge sensitivity in perception of object unity. Cognitive Psychology, 46, 31-64. View Abstract

Johnson, S. P., Bremner, J. G., Slater, A., Mason, U., & Foster, K. (2002). Young infants' perception of unity and form in occlusion displays.  Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 81, 358-374. View Abstract

Mareschal, D., & Johnson, S. P. (2002). Learning to perceive object unity: A connectionist account. Developmental Science, 5, 151-185. View Abstract

Johnson, S. P., Bremner, J. G., Slater, A., & Mason, U. (2000). The role of good form in young infants' perception of partly occluded objects. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 76, 1-25. View Abstract

Jusczyk, P. W., Johnson, S. P., Spelke, E. S., & Kennedy, L. J. (1999). Synchronous change and perception of object unity: Evidence from adults and infants. Cognition, 71, 257-288. View Abstract

Johnson, S. P. (1997).  Young infants' perception of object unity: Implications for development of attentional and cognitive skills.  Current Directions in Psychological Science, 6, 5-11. View Abstract

Johnson, S. P., & Aslin, R. N. (1996). Perception of object unity in young infants: The roles of motion, depth, and orientation. Cognitive Development, 11, 161-180. View Abstract

Johnson, S. P., & Aslin, R. N. (1995). Perception of object unity in 2-month-old infants. Developmental Psychology, 31, 739-745. View Abstract

Johnson, S. P., & Náñez, J. E. (1995). Young infants' perception of object unity in two-dimensional displays. Infant Behavior & Development, 18, 133-143. View Abstract

Slater, A., Johnson, S. P., Brown, E., & Badenoch, M. (1996). Newborn infants' perception of partly occluded objects. Infant Behavior and Development, 19, 145-148. View Abstract

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Perceptual Development

Shuwairi, S. M., & Johnson, S. P. (2013). Oculomotor exploration of impossible figures in early infancy. Infancy, 18, 221-232. View Abstract

Kirkham, N. Z., Richardson, D. C., Wu, R., & Johnson, S. P. (2012). The importance of "what": Infants use featural information to index objects. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 113, 430-439. View Abstract

Morgante, J. D., Zolfaghari, R., & Johnson, S. P. (2012). A critical test of temporal and spatial accuracy of the Tobii T60XL eye tracker. Infancy, 17, 9-32. View Abstract

Bremner, J. G., Slater, A. M., Johnson, S. P., Mason, U. C., Spring, J., & Bremner, M. E. (2011). Two- to 8-month-old infants’ cross-modal perception of dynamic auditory-visual spatial co-location. Child Development, 82, 1210-1223. View Abstract

Moore, D. S., & Johnson, S. P. (2011). Mental rotation of dynamic, three-dimensional stimuli by 3-month-old infants. Infancy, 16, 435-445. View Abstract

Morgante, J. D., & Johnson, S. P. (2011). Infants’ perception of object-surface interplays. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 29, 999-1005. View Abstract

Johnson, S. P. (2010). Development of visual perception. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science. doi: 10.1002/wcs.128 View Abstract

Shuwairi, S. M., Tran, A., DeLoache, J. S., & Johnson, S. P. (2010). Infants' response to pictures of impossible objects. Infancy, 15, 636-649. View Abstract

Gredebäck, G, Johnson, S. P., & von Hofsten, C. (2010). Eye tracking in infancy research. Developmental Neuropsychology, 35, 1-19. View Abstract

Walker, P., Bremner, J. G., Mason, U., Spring, J., Mattock, K., Slater, A., & Johnson, S. P. (2010). Preverbal infants’ sensitivity to synaesthetic cross-modality correspondences. Psychological Science, 21, 21-25. View Abstract

Amso, D., & Johnson, S. P. (2008). Development of visual selection in 3- to 9-month-olds: Evidence from saccades to previously ignored locations. Infancy, 13, 675-686. View Abstract

pdf Moore, D. S., & Johnson, S. P. (2008). Mental rotation in human infants: A sex difference. Psychological Science, 19, 1063-1066. View Abstract

pdf 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. View Abstract

Shuwairi, S. M., Albert, M., & Johnson, S. P. (2007). Discrimination of possible and impossible objects in infancy. Psychological Science, 18, 303-307. View Abstract

Amso, D., & Johnson, S. P. (2006). Learning by selection: Visual search and object perception in young infants. Developmental Psychology, 42, 1236-1245. View Abstract

Amso, D., & Johnson, S. P. (2005). Selection and inhibition in infancy: Evidence from the spatial negative priming paradigm. Cognition, 95, B27-B36. View Abstract

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, 185-201. View Abstract

Johnson, S. P., & Mason, U. (2002). Perception of kinetic illusory contours by 2-month-old infants. Child Development, 73, 22-34. View Abstract

Johnson, S. P. (2001). Visual development in human infants: Binding features, surfaces, and objects. Visual Cognition, 8, 565-578. View Abstract

Johnson, S. P., & Aslin, R. N. (2000). Infants' perception of transparency. Developmental Psychology, 36, 808-816. View Abstract

Johnson, S. P., & Johnson, K. L. (2000). Early perception-action coupling: Eye movements and the development of object perception. Infant Behavior and Development, 23, 461-483. View Abstract

Johnson, S. P., & Aslin, R. N.  (1998). Young infants' perception of illusory contours in dynamic displays. Perception, 27, 341-353. View Abstract

Aslin, R. N., & Johnson, S. P. (1996).  Suppression of the optokinetic reflex in human infants: Implications for stable fixation and shifts of attention.  Infant Behavior and Development, 19, 233-240. View Abstract

Johnson, S. P. (1996). Habituation patterns and object perception in young infants.  Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 14, 207-218. View Abstract

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Book chapters etc.

Johnson, S. P., & Hannon, E. H.  (in press).  Perceptual development.  In R. M. Lerner (Series Ed.) & L. Liben & U. M. Müller (Vol. Eds), Handbook of child psychology and developmental science: Vol. 2: Cognitive development (7th ed.).  New York:  Wiley.

Johnson, S. P.  (2013).  Development of the visual system.  In P. Rakic & J. Rubenstein (Series Eds.) & H. Tager-Flusberg (Section Ed.), Comprehensive Developmental Neuroscience: Neural Circuit Development and Function in the Brain (Vol. 3, pp. 249-269).  Oxford, UK:  Elsevier.

Johnson, S. P. (2013). Object perception. In P. D. Zelazo (Ed.), Handbook of developmental psychology (Vol. 1, pp. 371-379). New York: Oxford University Press.

Frankenhuis, W. E., Barrett, H. C., & Johnson, S. P. (2013). Developmental origins of biological motion perception. In K. L. Johnson & M. Shiffrar (Eds.), Visual perception of the human body in motion (pp. 121-138). New York: Oxford University Press.

Johnson, S. P. (2011). A constructivist view of object perception in infancy. In L. M. Oakes, C. H. Cashon, M. Casasola, & D. H Rakison (Eds.), Infant perception and cognition: Recent advances, emerging theories, and future directions (pp. 51-68). New York: Oxford University Press.

Slater, A. M., Bremner, J. G., Johnson, S. P., & Hayes, R. (2011). The role of perceptual processes in infant addition/subtraction events. In L. M. Oakes, C. H. Cashon, M. Casasola, & D. H Rakison (Eds.), Infant perception and cognition: Recent advances, emerging theories, and future directions (pp. 85-110). New York: Oxford University Press.

Amso, D., & Johnson, S. P. (2010). Building object knowledge from perceptual input. In B. Hood & L. Santos (Eds.), The origins of object knowledge (pp. 211-226). New York: Oxford University Press.

Johnson, S. P. (2010). Perceptual completion in infancy. In S. P. Johnson (Ed.), Neoconstructivism: The new science of cognitive development (pp. 45-60). New York: Oxford University Press.

Kim, H., & Johnson, S. P. (2010). Infant perception. In B. Goldstein (Ed.), Encyclopedia of perception (pp. 496-501) . Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

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: How humans see, represent, and act on events (pp. 65-95). New York: Oxford University Press.

Johnson, S. P. (2008). Developmental origins of object perception. In A. Woodward & A. Needham (Eds.), Learning and the infant mind (pp. 47-65). New York: Oxford University Press.

Johnson, S. P., & Soska, K. C. (2008). Object concept. In M. M. Haith and J. B. Benson (Eds.), Encyclopedia of infant and early child development (pp. 469-478). San Diego, CA: Elsevier.

Johnson, S. P., & Slater, A. (2006). The development of intelligence in infancy. In A. Slater & M. Lewis (Eds.), Introduction to infant development (2nd ed., pp. 103-118). New York: Oxford University Press.

Johnson, S. P. (2005). Building knowledge from perception in infancy. In L. Gershkoff-Stowe & D. Rakison (Eds.), Building object categories in developmental time: 32nd Carnegie symposium on cognition (pp. 33-62). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

Johnson, S. P., Hannon, E. E., & Amso, D. (2005). Perceptual development. In B. Hopkins (Ed.), Cambridge encyclopedia of child development (pp. 210-216). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Johnson, S. P. (2003). Development of fragmented vs. holistic object perception. In G. Schwarzer & H. Leder (Eds.), The development of face processing (pp. 3-17). Cambridge, MA: Hogrefe & Huber.

Johnson, S. P. (2003). The nature of cognitive development. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 7, 102-104. View Abstract

Johnson, S. P. (2003). Theories of development of the object concept. In J. G. Bremner and A. M. Slater (Eds.), Theories of infant development (pp. 174-203). Cambridge, MA: Blackwell.

Johnson, S. P. (2001). Neurophysiological and psychophysical approaches to visual development. In A. F. Kalverboer & A. Gramsbergen (Series Eds.) & J. B. Hopkins (Section Ed.), Handbook of brain and behaviour in human development: IV. Development of perception and cognition (pp. 653-675). Amsterdam: Elsevier. View Abstract

Johnson, S. P. (2000).  The development of visual surface perception: Insights into the ontogeny of knowledge. In C. Rovee-Collier, L. Lipsitt, & H. Hayne (Eds.), Progress in infancy research (Vol. 1, pp. 113-154). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum. View Abstract

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Books

Johnson, S. P. (Ed.) (2010). Neoconstructivism: The new science of cognitive development. New York: Oxford University Press.

Hopkins, B., & Johnson, S. P., Eds. (2005). Prenatal development of postnatal functions. Westport, CT:  Praeger.

Hopkins, B., & Johnson, S. P., Eds. (2003). Neurobiology of infant vision. Westport, CT: Praeger.

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