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For an updated list of publications, please see Dr. Simpson's Google Scholar.
Recent Selected Publications, * = student author

Simpson, E. A., *Maylott, S. E., *Leonard, K., *Lazo, R. J., & Jakobsen, K. V. (2019). Face detection in infants and adults: Effects of orientation and color. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 186, 17-32.

Simpson, E. A., Paukner, A., *Pedersen, E. J., Ferrari, P. F., & Parr, L. A. (2019). Visual preferences for direct gaze faces in infant macaques (Macaca mulatta) with limited face exposure. Developmental Psychobiology, 61(2), 228-238.

Simpson, E. A., Sclafani, V., Paukner, A. Kaburu, S. S. K., Suomi, S. J., & Ferrari, P. F. (2019). Handling newborn monkeys alters later exploratory, cognitive, and social behaviors. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 35, 12-19.

*Wooddell, L. J., Simpson, E. A., *Murphy, A. M., Dettmer, A. M., & Paukner, A. (2019). Interindividual differences in neonatal sociality and emotionality predict juvenile social status in rhesus monkeys. Developmental Science, 22(2), e12749.

Meltzoff, A. N., Murray, L., Simpson, E. A., Heimann, M., Nagy, E., Nadel, J., Pedersen, E. J., Brooks, R., Messinger, D., De Pascalis, L., Subiaul, F., Paukner, A., & Ferrari, P. F. (2019). Eliciting imitation in early infancy. Developmental Science, 22(2), e12738.

Festante, F., Vanderwert, R., Sclafani, V., Paukner, A., Simpson, E. A., Suomi, S. J., Fox, N. A., & Ferrari, P. F. (2018). EEG beta desynchronization during hand goal-directed action observation in newborn monkeys and its relation to the emergence of hand motor skills. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 30, 142-149.

*Slonecker, E., Simpson, E. A., Suomi, S. J., & Paukner, A. (2018). Who's my little monkey? Effects of infant-directed speech on visual retention in infant rhesus macaques. Developmental Science, 21(2), e1251.

Paukner, A., Pederson, E. J., & Simpson, E. A. (2017). Testing the arousal hypothesis of neonatal imitation in infant rhesus macaques. PLOS ONE,12(6), e0178864.

Damon, F., Meary, D., Quinn, P. C., Lee, K., Simpson, E. A., Paukner, A., Suomi, S. J., & Pascalis, O. (2017). Perception of facial averageness: Evidence for a common mechanism in human and macaque infants. Scientific Reports, 7, 46303.

Paukner, A., Pederson, E. J., & Simpson, E. A. (2017). Testing the arousal hypothesis of neonatal imitation in infant rhesus macaques. PLOS ONE,12(6), e0178864.
Damon, F., Meary, D., Quinn, P. C., Lee, K., Simpson, E. A., Paukner, A., Suomi, S. J., & Pascalis, O. (2017). Perception of facial averageness: Evidence for a common mechanism in human and macaque infants. Scientific Reports, 7, 46303.

Simpson, E. A., Paukner, A., Sclafani, V., Kaburu, S. S. K., Suomi, S. J., & Ferrari, P. F. (2017). Acute oxytocin improves memory and gaze following in male but not female nursery-reared infant macaques. Psychopharmacology, 234, 497.

Simpson, E. A., *Maylott, S. E., Heimann, M., Subiaul, F., Paukner, A., Suomi, S. J., & Ferrari, P. F. (2017). Animal studies help clarify misunderstandings about neonatal imitation. Commentary on Keven & Akins target article, Neonatal imitation in context: Sensory-motor development in the perinatal period. Behavioral and Brain Sciences.

Simpson, E. A., Jakobsen, K. V., *Damon, F., Suomi, S. J., Ferrari, P. F., & Paukner, A. (2017). Face detection and the development of own-species bias in infant macaques. Child Development, 88, 103-113. doi: 10.1111/cdev.12565

Kaburu, S. K., Paukner, A., Simpson, E. A., Suomi, S. J., & Ferrari, P. F. (2016). Neonatal imitation predicts infant rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta) social and anxiety-related behaviours at one year. Scientific Reports, 6, 34997. doi: 10.1038/srep34997

Dettmer, A. M., Kaburu, S. S. K., Simpson, E. A., Paukner, A., Sclafani, V., *Byers, K. L., *Murphy, A. M., *Miller, M., *Marquez, N., *Miller, G. M., Suomi, S. J., & Ferrari, P. F. (2016). Neonatal face-to-face interactions promote later social behaviour in infant rhesus monkeys. Nature Communications, 7, 11940. doi: 10.1038/NCOMMS11940

Gerson, S., Simpson, E. A., & Paukner, A. (2016). Drivers of social cognitive development in human and non-human primate infants. In J. Sommerville, & J. Decety (Eds.), Frontiers in Developmental Science Series: Social Cognition. Psychology Press, Taylor and Francis Group. pp. 98-128.

Simpson, E. A., *Miller, G. M., Ferrari, P. F., Suomi, S. J., & Paukner, A. (2016). Neonatal imitation and early social experience predict gaze following abilities in infant macaques. Scientific Reports, 6, 20233. doi: 10.1038/srep20233

Simpson, E. A., *Nicolini, Y., Shetler, 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. doi: 10.10138/srep19669

Simpson, E. A., Suomi, S. J., & Paukner, A. (2016). Evolutionary relevance and experience contribute to face discrimination in infant macaques (Macaca mulatta). Journal of Cognition and Development, 17(2), 285-299. doi: 10.1080/15248372.2015.1048863

Jakobsen, K. V., *Umstead, L., & Simpson, E. A. (2016). Efficient human face detection in infancy. Developmental Psychobiology, 58(1), 129-136. doi: 10.1002/dev.21338

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

Vanderwert, R. E., Simpson, E. A., Paukner, A., Suomi, S. J., Fox, N. A., & Ferrari, P. F. (2015). Early social experience affects neural activity to affiliative facial gestures in newborn nonhuman primates. Developmental Neuroscience, 37(3), 243-252.

*Sclafani, V., Simpson, E. 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.

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. 1-13. doi: 10.1111/desc.12295

Christov-Moore, L., Simpson, E. A., Coude, G., *Grigaityte, K., Iacoboni, M. & Ferrari, P. F. (2014). Empathy: Gender effects in brain and behavior. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 46(4), 604-627. doi: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2014.09.001

Simpson, E. A., *Buchin, Z., *Werner, K., *Worrell, R., & Jakobsen, K. V. (2014). Finding faces among faces: Human faces are located more quickly and accurately than other primate and mammal faces. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 76(8), 2175-2183. doi: 10.3758/s13414-014-0744-x

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(6), 833-840. doi: 10.1111/desc.12207

Simpson, E. A., *Sclafani, V., Paukner, A., *Hamel, A., Novak, M. A., Meyer, J. S., Suomi, S. J., & Ferrari, P. F. (2014). Inhaled oxytocin increases positive social behaviors in newborn macaques. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111(19), 6922-6927. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1402471111

Simpson, E. A., Murray, L., Paukner, A., & Ferrari, P. F. (2014). The mirror neuron system as revealed through neonatal imitation: Presence from birth, predictive power, and evidence of plasticity. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 369(1644), 1-12. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2013.0289

Simpson, E. A., Jakobsen, K. V., Fragaszy, D. M., Okada, K., & Frick, J. E. (2014). The development of facial identity discrimination through learned attention. Developmental Psychobiology, 56(5), 1083-1101. doi: 10.1002/dev.21194

Simpson, E. A., *Mertins, H. L., *Yee, K., *Fullerton, A., & Jakobsen, K.V. (2014). Visual search efficiency is greater for human faces compared to animal faces. Experimental Psychology, 61(6), 439-456. doi: 10.1027/1618-3169/a000263

Simpson, E. A., Paukner, A., Suomi, S. J., Ferrari, P. F. (2014). Visual attention during neonatal imitation in newborn macaque monkeys. Developmental Psychobiology, 56(4), 864-870. doi: 10.1002/dev.21146

Ferrari, P. F., *Tramacere, A., Simpson, E. A., & Iriki, A. (2013). Mirror neurons through the lens of epigenetics. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 17(9), 450-457. doi: 10.1016/j.tics.2013.07.003

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. doi: 10.1002/icd.1793

Jakobsen, K. V., Frick, J. E., & Simpson, E. A. (2013). Look here! The development of attentional orienting to symbolic cues. Journal of Cognition and Development, 14(2), 229-249. doi: 10.1080/15248372.2012.666772