2021

Berent, I., de la Cruz-Pavía, I., Brentari, D., & Gervain, J. (2021). Infants differentially extract rules from language. Scientific Reports, 11, 20001.

Benavides-Varela, S., Reoyo-Serrano, N. (2021). Small-range numerical representations of linguistic sounds in 9- to 10-month-old infants. Cognition.

Gemignani, J., Gervain, J. (2021). Comparing different pre-processing routines for infant fNIRS data. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 48, 100943.

Calignano, G., Dispaldro, M., Russo, S., & Valenza, E. (2021). Attentional engagement during syllable discrimination: The role of salient prosodic cues in 6- to 8-month-old infants. Infant Behavior and Development, 62,101504.

2020

Di Giorgio, E., Lunghi, M., Vallortigara, G., & Simion, F. (2020). Newborns’ sensitivity to speed changes as a building block for animacy perception. Scientific Reports.

Lunghi, M., Di Giorgio, E., Benavides-Varela, S., & Simion, F. (2020). Covert orienting of attention in 3-month-old infants: The case of biological motion. Infant Behavior and Development, 58, 101422.

2019

Bartha-Doering, L., Alexopoulos, J., Giordano, V., Stelzer, L., Kainz, T., Benavides-Varela, S., & Berger, A. (2019). Absence of neural speech discrimination in preterm infants at term-equivalent age. Developmental cognitive neuroscience, 39, 100679.

Buiatti, M., Di Giorgio, E., Piazza, M., Polloni, C., Menna, G., Taddei, F., Baldo, E., & Vallortigara, G. (2019). A cortical route for face-like patter processing in human newborns. PNAS, 116, 4625-4630.

Di Giorgio, E., Lunghi, M., Rugani, R., Regolin, L., Dalla Barba, B., Vallortigara, G., & Simion, F. (2019). A mental number line in human newborns. Developmental Science, e12801.

Santolin, C., Russo, S., Calignano, G., Saffran, J.R., & Valenza, E. (2019). The role of prosody in infants’ preference for speech: A comparison between speech and birdsong. Infancy, 24, 827-833.

2018

Hochmann, J. R., Benavides‐Varela, S., Fló, A., Nespor, M., & Mehler, J. (2018). Bias for Vocalic Over Consonantal Information in 6‐Month‐Olds. Infancy, 23(1), 136-151.

Todeschini, M., Micheletto, L. & Benavides-Varela, S. (2018). “Conoscere le Forme”: un percorso di potenziamento delle abilità visuo-spaziali per gli apprendimenti in geometria rivolto a bambini della scuola maternal. DIM- Difficoltà in matematica. 15(1), 75-89.

2017

Benavides-Varela, S., & Gervain, J. (2017). Learning word order at birth: A NIRS study. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience.

Benavides-Varela, S., Siugzdaite, R., Gómez, D. M., Macagno, F., Cattarossi, L., & Mehler, J. (2017). Brain regions and functional interactions supporting early word recognition in the face of input variability. PNAS: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 114(29), 7588-7593.

Di Giorgio, E., Loveland, J.L., Mayer, U., Rosa-Salva, O., Versace, E., & Vallortigara, G. (2017). Filial responses as predisposed and learned preferences: Early attachment in chicks and babies. Behavioral and Brain Research, 325 Part B, 90-104.
Di Giorgio, E., Lunghi, M., Simion, F., & Vallortigara, G. (2017). Visual cues of motion that trigger animacy perception at birth: the case of self-propulsion. Developmental Science, 20, e12394.

2016

Benavides-Varela, S, Butterworth, B., Burgio, F., Arcara, G., Lucangeli, D., Semenza, C. (2016). Numerical activities and information learned at home link to the exact numeracy skills in 5 to 6 years-old children. Front. Psychol. 7:94.

Benavides-Varela, S., Butterworth, B., Burgio, F., Arcara, G., Lucangeli, D., Semenza, C. (2016). Le attività con l’uso dei numeri
e le informazioni apprese in casa si correlano alle abilità di calcolo esatto nei bambini di 5/6 anni. DIM- Difficoltà in matematica. 13(1), 9-34.

Di Giorgio, E., Frasnelli, E., Rosa Salva, O., Scattoni, M. L., Puopolo, M., Tosoni, D., NIDA- Network, Simion, F., & Vallortigara, G. (2016). Difference in visual social predispositions between newborns at low- and high-risk for autism. Scientific Reports, 6, 26395.

Galderisi, A., Brigadoi, S., Cutini, S., Moro, S. B., Lolli, E., Meconi, F., Benavides-Varela, S., Baraldi, E., Amodio, P., Cobelli, C., Trevisanuto, D. & Dell’Acqua, R. (2016). Long-term continuous monitoring of the preterm brain with diffuse optical tomography and electroencephalography: a technical note on cap manufacturing. Neurophotonics, 3(4), 045009-045009.

Lorusso, R., Sciarra, D., Pegorer, S., Benavides-Varela, S., Lucangeli, D. (2016). Crescere i problem solvers di domani. DIM- Difficoltà in matematica. 13(1), 37-53.

Zanini, C., Benavides-Varela, S., Lorusso, R., & Franzon, F. (2016). Mass is more: The conceiving of (un) countability and its encoding into language in 5-year-old-children. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 1-11.

2015

Bardi, L., Di Giorgio, E., Lunghi, M., Troje, N. H., & Simion, F. (2015). Walking direction triggers visuo-spatial orienting in 6-month-old infants and adults: an eye tracking study. Cognition, 141, 112-120.

Benavides-Varela, S. & Mehler, J. (2015). Verbal Positional Memory in 7-month-olds. Child Development. 86(1), 209-223.

Simion, F., & Di Giorgio, E. (2015). Face perception and processing in early infancy: Inborn predispositions and developmental changes. Frontiers in Psychology, 6:969.

2014

Dupierrix, E., de Boisferon, A. H., Méary, D., Di Giorgio, E., Simion, F., Lee, K., Quinn, P. C., Tomonaga, M., & Pascalis, O. (2014). Preference for human eyes in human infants. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 123, 138-146.

Gómez, D. M., Berent, I., Benavides-Varela, S., Bion, R. A., Cattarossi, L., Nespor, M., & Mehler, J. (2014). Language universals at birth. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111(16), 5837-5841.

2013

Di Giorgio, E., Meary, D., Pascalis, O., & Simion, F. (2013). The face perception system becomes species-specific at three months: An eye-tracking study. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 37, 95-99.

2012

Benavides-Varela, S., Hochmann, J.R., Macagno, F., Nespor, M., & Mehler, J. (2012). Newborns' Brain Activity Signals the Origin of Word Memories. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science USA.109 (44):17908-17913.

Di Giorgio, E., Leo, I., Pascalis, O., & Simion, F. (2012). Is the face perception system human-specific at birth? Developmental Psychology, 48, 1083-1090.

Di Giorgio, E., Turati, C., Altoè, G., & Simion, F. (2012). Face detection in complex visual displays: An eye-tracking study with 3-and 6-month-old infants and adults. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 113, 66-77.

2011

Benavides-Varela, S., Gómez. D.M., Macagno, F., Bion, R., Peretz, I., & Mehler, J. (2011). Memory in the neonate brain. PlosOne 6(11).

Benavides-Varela, S., Gómez, D.M., & Mehler, J. (2011). Studying neonates’ language and memory capacities with functional near-infrared spectroscopy. Frontiers in Psychology, 2:64.

Bion, R.A.; Benavides-Varela, S. Nespor, M. (2011) Acoustic markers of prominence influence infant’s and adults’ segmentation of speech sequences. Language and Speech 54(1): 123-140.

Hochmann, J.R., Benavides-Varela, S., Nespor, M., & Mehler, J. (2011). Consonants and Vowels, Different Roles in Early Language Acquisition. Developmental Science 14(6): 1445-1448.

Simion, F., Di Giorgio E., Leo I., & Bardi, L. (2011). The processing of social stimuli in early infancy: From faces to biological motion perception. In Olivier Braddick, Janette Atkinson and Giorgio M. Innocenti, editors: Progress in Brain Research, Vol. 189. Burlington: Academic Press, pp. 173-193.

2010

Turati, C., Di Giorgio, E., Bardi, L., & Simion, F. (2010). Holistic Face Processing in newborns, 3-month-old infants and adults: Evidence from the Composite Face Effect. Child Development, 81, 1894-1905.

2008

Di Giorgio, E., Leo, I., & Simion, F. (2008). Le caratteristiche percettive che determinano la preferenza per il volto alla nascita e a tre mesi di vita. Psicologia Clinica dello Sviluppo, 3, 553-564.