In Press, submitted, and under review

Howard, L.H., & Woodward, A. L. (submitted). The effects of agency on sequential memory in 3-year-olds. Cognitive Psychology.

Simpson, E.A., Paukner, A., Suomi, S.J., & Ferrari, P.F. (in Press). Neonatal imitation and its sensory-motor mechanism. In: Ferrari P.F. and Rizzolatti G. (Eds.), New Frontiers in Mirror Neurons Research. Oxford University Press, UK.

Tramacere A., Pievani T., Ferrari P.F. (under review). Mirror neurons in the tree of life: mosaic evolution, plasticity and exaptation of sensorimotor matching responses

Yoo, K. H. & Fox, N. A. (In press). The mirror neuron system and the mu rhythm. In P. F. Ferrari   & G. Rizzolatti (Eds.), New Frontiers in Mirror Neuron Research. Oxford: Oxford University Press.


Bowman, L.C., Thorpe, S.G., Cannon, E.N., & Fox, N.A. (2016). Action mechanisms for social cognition: Behavioral and neural correlates of developing theory of mind. Developmental Science.  

Coudé G., Festante F., Cilia A., Bimbi M., Fogassi L., Ferrari P.F. (2016). Mirror neurons of ventral premotor cortex are modulated by social cues provided by other’ gaze. Journal of Neuroscience, 36(11), 3145-3156.

Fox, N.A., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M., Yoo, K., Bowman, L. C., Cannon, E.N., Vanderwert, R., Ferrari, P., & van IJzendoorn, M. (2016). Assessing Human Mirror Neuron Activity with EEG Mu Rhythm: A Meta-Analysis. Psychological Bulletin, 142(3), 291-313. 

Filippi, C., Cannon, E.N., Fox, N.A., Ferrari P.F., Thorpe, S., & Woodward, A.L. (2016). Motor system activation predicts goal imitation in 7-month-old infants. Psychological Science 27(5). 

Krogh-Jespersen, S., & Woodward, A.L. (2016). Infant origins of social cognition.  In L. Balter & C. Tamis-Lamonda (Eds.) Child Psychology: A Handbook of Contemporary Issues, Third Edition. Psychology Press. 

Simpson E.A., Ferrari P.F., Suomi S.J., Paukner A. (2016) Face detection and the development of own-species bias in infant macaques. Child Development.

Simpson E.A., Nicolini, Y., Sisk M., Suomi, S.J., Ferrari P.F., Paukner A. (2016). Experience-independent sex differences in newborn macaques: Females are more social than males. Scientific Reports, 6(19669).

Simpson E.A., Maloney G., Ferrari P.F. Suomi S.J., Paukner A. (2016). Neonatal imitation and social experience predict gaze following in infant macaques. Scientific Reports, 6(20233). 

Yoo, K. H., Cannon, E. N., Thorpe, S. G., & Fox, N. A. (2016). Desynchronization in EEG during perception of means-end actions and relations with infants’ grasping skill. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 34(1), 24-37. 


Cannon, E.N., Simpson, E.A., Fox, N.A., Vanderwert, R.E., Woodward, A.L., & Ferrari, P.F. (2015). Relations between infants’ emerging reach-grasp competence and event-related desynchronization in EEG. Developmental Science, epub.

Filippi, C. & Woodward, A. L. (2015) Mirroring and the ontogeny of social cognition. In P.F. Ferrari & G. Rizzolatti (Eds.) New Frontiers in Mirror Neurons Research (315-328). Oxford University Press. 

Gerson, S., Mahajan, N. & Sommerville , J. A., Eisenband-Matz, L., & Woodward, A. L., (2015). Shifting goals: Effects of active and observational experience on infants' understanding of higher-order goals. Frontiers in Psychology, 6(310), 1-13. 

Howard, L. H., Henderson, A.M.E., Carrazza, C., & Woodward, A. (2015). Infants’ and young children’s imitation of linguistic ingroup and outgroup informants. Child Development, 86(1), 259-275.

Krogh-Jespersen, S., Liberman, Z. & Woodward, A.L. (2015). Think fast! The relationship between goal prediction speed and social competence in infants. Developmental Science, 18(5) 815-823. 

Novack, M.A., Goldin-Meadow, S., Woodward, A.L. (2015). Learning from gesture: How early does it happen? Cognition, 142, 138-147. 

Sclafani V., Paukner A., Suomi S.J., Ferrari P.F. (2015) Imitation promotes affiliation in infant macaques at risk for impaired social behaviors. Developmental Science. 18, 614-621. 

Sclafani V., Simpson E.A., Paukner A., Suomi S.J., Ferrari P.F. (2015) Development of space perception in relation to the maturation of the motor system in infant rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta). Neuropsychologia. 70, 429-441.

Simpson E.A., Paukner S., Suomi S.J., Ferrari P.F. (2015). Neonatal imitation and its sensorimotor mechanism. In: Ferrari PF & Rizzolatti G (Eds.), New Frontiers in Mirror Neurons Research. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 296-314.

Thorpe, S.G., Cannon, E.N. & Fox, N.A. (2015). Spectral and source structural development of mu and alpha rhythms from infancy through adulthood. Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology.

Tramacere, S., Ferrari, P.F., & Iriki, A. (2015). Epigenetic regulation of mirror neuron development, and related evolutionary hypotheses. In: Ferrari PF & Rizzolatti G (Eds.), New Frontiers in Mirror Neurons Research. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 222-244.

Vanderwert, R.E., Simpson, E.A., Paukner, A., Sclafani, V., Suomi, S.J., Fox, N.A., & Ferrari, P.F. (2015). Early experience affects neural activity to affiliative facial gesturing in a newborn nonhuman primate model. Developmental Neuroscience, 37, 243-252. 


Cannon, E.N., Yoo, K.H., Vanderwert, R.E., Ferrari, P.F., Woodward, A.L., & Fox, N.A., (2014). Action experience, more than observation, influences mu rhythm desynchronization. PLoS ONE, 9, e92002. 

Christov-Moore, L., Simpson, E.A., Coudé, G., Grigaityte, K., Iacoboni, M., & Ferrari P.F. (2014). Empathy: gender effects on brain and behaviour. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews.  PMID: 25236781, PMCID- as supplied by publisher.

Coudé, G., Vanderwert, R.E., Thorpe, S., Festante, F., Bimbi, M., Fox, N.A. & Ferrari, P.F. (2014). Frequency and topography in monkey electroencephalogram during action observation: possible neural correlates of the mirror neuron system. Phil Trans Royal Soc B, 369(1644), 20130415. 

Cuevas, K., Cannon, E.N., Yoo, K., & Fox, N.A.  (2014). The infant EEG mu rhythm: Methodological considerations and best practices.  Developmental Review, 34, 26-43. 

Ferrari, P.F. (2014). The Neuroscience of Social Relations. A Comparative-based Approach to Empathy and to the Capacity of Evaluating Others’ Action Value. Behaviour, 151, 297-313.

Ferrari, P.F., & Rizzolatti, G. (2014). Mirror neurons research. The past and the future. Phil Trans Royal Soc B, 369(1644), 20130169. 

Gerson, S. A. & Woodward, A. L. (2014). Labels facilitate infants’ comparison of action goals. Journal of Cognition and Development, 15(2), 197-212. 

Gerson. S. A. & Woodward, A. L. (2014). Learning from their own actions: The unique effect of producing actions on infants' action understanding. Child Development, 85(1), 264-277. 

Gerson, S. & Woodward, A. L. (2014). The joint role of trained, untrained, and observed actions at the origin of goal recognition. Infant Behavior and Development, 37(1), 94-10.

Howard, L.H. Carrazza, C. & Woodward, A. L. (2014). Neighborhood linguistic diversity predicts infants’ social learning. Cognition, 133(2), 474-479 .

Krogh-Jespersen, S., Filippi, C. & Woodward, A. L. (2014). A developmental perspective on action and social cognition. Commentary, Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 37(2), 208-209.

Krogh-Jespersen, S., & Woodward, A. L. (2014). Making smart social judgments takes time: Infants’ use of goal information when generating on-line action predictions. PLoS ONE 9(5): e98085. 

Paukner A., Simpson E.A., Ferrari P.F., Mrozek T., Suomi S.J. (2014). Neonatal Imitation Predicts How Infants Engage with Faces. Developmental Science. 17, 833-840.

Sclafani, V., Paukner, A., Suomi, S.J., & Ferrari P.F. (2014) Imitation promotes affiliation in infant macaques at risk for impaired social behaviors. Developmental Science.

Simpson, E.A., Sclafani, V., Paukner, A., Hamel, A.F., Novak, M.A., Meyerc, J.C., Suomi, S.J., & Ferrari, P.F. (2014). Inhaled oxytocin increases positive social behaviors in newborn macaques. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of USA, 111(19), 6922-6927. 

Simpson, E.A., Fox, N.A., Tramacere, A., & Ferrari, P.F. (2014). Neonatal imitation and an epigenetic account to mirror neuron development. Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 37(2), 220.      

Simpson, E.A., Murray, L., Paukner, A., & Ferrari, P.F. (2014). Neonatal imitation and the development of the mirror neuron system: Presence from birth, predictive power, and evidence of plasticity. Phil Trans Royal Soc B., 369(1644), 20130289.

Woodward, A. L. & Gerson, S. A. (2014). Mirroring and the development of action understanding. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. 369, 20130181.


Ammaniti, M., & Ferrari, P.F. (2013). Vitality affects in Daniel Stern’s thinking – a psychological and neurobiological perspective. Infant Mental Health Journal, 40, 367-375. 

Ferrari, P.F., Tramacere, A., Simpson, E.A., & Iriki, A. (2013). Mirror neurons through the lens of epigenetics. Trends in Cognitive Science, 17(9), 450-457.

Gerson, S. & Woodward, A. (2013). The goal trumps the means:  Cueing goals is more beneficial than cueing means in means-end training. Infancy, 18(2), 289–302. 

Henderson, A.M.E., Wang, Y., Eisenband Matz, L., & Woodward, A. (2013). Active experience shapes 10-month-old infants' understanding of collaborations. Infancy, 18(1), 10-39. 

Mancini, G., Ferrari, P.F., & Palagi, E. (2013). In play we trust. Rapid facial mimicry predicts the duration of playful interactions in geladas. PLoS One, 8(6), e66481. 

Mancini, G., Ferrari, P.F., & Palagi, E. Rapid Facial Mimicry in Gelada Baboons. (2013). Scientific Reports, 3, 1527. 

Paukner, A., Bower, S., Simpson, E. A., & Suomi, S. J. (2013). Sensitivity to first-order relations of facial elements in infant rhesus macaques. Infant and Child Development, 22(3), 320-330. 

Simpson, E.A., & Ferrari, P.F. (2013). Commentary - Mirror neurons are central for a second-person neuroscience: insights from developmental studies utilizing second-person perspective. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 36, 438. 

Simpson, E.A., Paukner, A., Sclafani, V., Suomi, S.J., & Ferrari P.F. (2013). Lipsmacking imitation skill in newborn macaques is predictive of social partner discrimination. PLoS One, 8(12), e82921. 

Simpson, E., Paukner, A., Suomi, S. J., & Ferrari, P. F. (2013). Visual attention during neonatal imitation in newborn macaque monkeys. Developmental Psychobiology, 56(4), 864-870.

Woodward, A.L. (2013). Infant foundations of intentional understanding. In M.R. Banaji & S.A. Gelmen (Eds). Navigating the Social World: A Developmental Perspective (pp.75-80). Oxford University Press.

Woodward, A. L. & Cannon, E. (2013). On-line action analysis: Infants and adults' anticipation of others' actions. In M. Rutherford & V. Kuhlmeier (eds.) Social Perception. MIT Press.

Vanderwert, R.E., Fox, N.A., & Ferrari, P.F. (2013). The mirror mechanism and mu rhythm in social development. Neuroscience Letters, 540, 15-20. 


Cannon, E., & Woodward, A.L. (2012). Infants generate goal-based action predictions. Developmental Science, 15, 292-298. 

Cannon, E., Woodward, A., Gredebäck, G., von Hofsten, C., & Turek, C. (2012). Action production influences 12-month-old infants' attention to others' actions.  Developmental Science, 15, 35-42. 

Ferrari, P.F. & Fogassi, L. (2012). The mirror neuron system in monkeys and its implications for social cognitive functions. In De Waal F.B., Ferrari P.F (eds.). The primate mind: built to connect with other minds. Harvard University Press. pp. 13-31.

Ferrari, P.F., Vanderwert, R.E., Paukner, A., Bower, S., Suomi, S.J., & Fox, N.A. (2012). Distinct EEG amplitude suppression to facial gestures as evidence for a mirror mechanism in newborn monkeys. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 24(5), 1-8. 

Gentili, R.J., Oh, H., Molina, J., Reggia, J.A., & Contreras-Vidal, J.L. (2012). Cortex inspired model for inverse kinematics computation for a humanoid robotic finger. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2012, 2012, 3052-5. 

Gerson, S. & Woodward, A. (2012). A claw is like my hand: Comparison supports goal analysis in infants. Cognition, 122, 181-192.

Oh, H., Gentili, R.J., Reggia, J.A., & Contreras-Vidal, J.L. (2012). Modeling of visuospatial perspectives processing and modulation of the fronto-parietal network activity during action imitation. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2012, 2012, 2551-4.

Morrill, R.J., Paukner, A., Ferrari, P.F., Ghazanfar, A.A. (2012). Monkey lipsmacking develops like the human speech rhythm. Developmental Science, 15, 557-558. 

Rozzi, S., Buccino, G., & Ferrari, P.F. (2012). Mirror neurons and Imitation. In: Gollhofer A., Taube W., Nielsen J.B. (eds.) Routledge Handbook of motor control and motor learning. Routledge, New York. pp. 175-194.

Vanderwert, R.E., Ferrari, P.F., Paukner, A., Bower, S.B., Fox, N.A., & Suomi, S.J. (2012). Spectral characteristics of the newborn rhesus macaque EEG reflect functional cortical activity. Physiology & Behavior, 107, 787-791.

Vanderwert R.E., Fox N.A., Ferrari P.F. (2012). The Mirror Mechanism and Mu-Rhythm in Social Development. Neuroscience Letters, 540, 15-20.