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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.

Schlesinger, M. & Amso, D. (in press). Image free-viewing as intrinsically-motivated exploration: Estimating the learnability of center-of-gaze image sequences in infants and adults. Frontiers in Cognitive Science.

Amso, D. Markant, J., Haas, S. (accepted pending minor revisions). Agents of developmental change in orienting to faces in cluttered natural scenes. PLOS One.

Amso, D., Tenenbaum, E., Haas, S., Markant, J., & Sheinkopf, S. (2013). Bottom-up attention orienting in Autism. Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders. Epub ahead of print.

Frank, M.C., Amso, D., & Johnson, S.P. (in press). Visual search ability predicts infants’ attention to faces during free-viewing. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology.

Markant, J. & Amso, D. (2013). Selective memories: Infants' encoding is enhanced in selection via suppression. Developmental Science. doi: 10.1111/desc.12084.

Markant, J. & Amso, D. (in review, Cognition). Leveling the playing field: Attention mitigates the effects of IQ on memory.

Tenenbaum, E., Amso, D., Abar, B., & Sheinkopf, S. (in review, Autism Research ). Attention and word learning in autistic, language delayed and typically developing children.

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.

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.

Amso & Markant (2012). Self-regulation: A comprehensive overview of an interdisciplinary topic. PsycCritiques (Daniel Wedding, Ed).

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-state-specific expression of anxiety-like behavior in female mice. Biological Psychiatry, 72(6), 449-504.

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.

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.

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.

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., & Johnson. S.P. (2011). Increasing spatial competition enhances visual prediction learning. In the Proceedings of the First Joint IEEE Conference on Development and Learning and on Epigenetic Robotics. IEEE, NY, NY.

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.

Amso, D., Fitgerald, M., Davidow, J.Y., Gilhooly, T., & Tottenham, N. (2010). Visual exploration strategies and the development of infants' facial emotion discrimination. Frontiers in Developmental Psychology.

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.

Amso, D. , (2009). A cohesive developmental social neuroscience: research, methods, and integration. [Review of the book Handbook of Developmental Social Neuroscience]. PsycCritiques-Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 54 (No. 40), Article 3.

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.

Casey BJ, Glatt, C., Tottenham. N, Soliman, F., Bath, K., Amso, D., Altemus, M., Pattwell., S., Jones, R., Levita, L., Mezey, J., Clark, A., Gunnar, M., Thomas, K.,Hempstead, B., McEwen, B., & Lee, F.S. (2009). Brain-derived neurotrophic factor as a Model System for examining Gene by Environment Interactions across Development. Neuroscience, 164, 108-120.

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-olds: Evidence from saccades to previously ignored locations. Infancy, 13(6), 675-686.

Diamond, A., & Amso, D. (2008). Contributions of neuroscience to our understanding of cognitive development. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 17(2), 136-141.

Johnson, S.P., Amso, D., Frank, M.C., & Shuwairi, S.M. (2008). Perceptual development in infancy as the foundation of event perception. To appear in T.F. Shipley & J. Zacks (Eds.), Understanding events: From perception to action. New York: Oxford University Press.

Shapiro, T., & Amso, D. (2008). School age development. In A. Tasman, M. Maj, M.B. First, J. Kay, & J.A. Lieberman (Eds.), Psychiatry, 3rd Edition, Volume 1. John Wiley & Sons.

Schlesinger, M., Amso, D., & Johnson, S.P. (2007). The neural basis for visual selective attention in young infants: A computational account. Adaptive Behvaior, 15, 135-148.

Schlesinger, M., Amso, D., & Johnson, S.P. (2007). Stimulating 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.

Amso, D., & Johnson, S.P. (2006). Learning by selection: Visual search and object perception in young infants. Developmental Psychology, 42(6), 1236-1245.

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.

Amso, D., & Johnson, S.P. (2006). Visual selection and object perception. Proceedings of The Fifth International Conference on Development & Learning. IEEE, NY, NY.

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.

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

Amso, D., Davidson, M.C., Johnson, S.P., & Casey, B.J. (2005). The contributions of the hippocampus and the striatum to simple association and frequency-based learning. NeuroImage, 27, 291-198.

Amso, D., & Johnson, S.P. (2005). Selection and inhibition in infancy: Evidence from the spatial negative priming paradigm. Cognition, 95(2), B27-B36.

Johnson, S.P., Hannon, E., & Amso, D. (2005). Perceptual development. In B. Hopkins (Ed.), The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Child Development. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press.

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.

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.

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.