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Preprints and Manuscripts Under Review
Smith-Flores, A.S., Herrera-Guevara, I.A., & Powell, L.J. (submitted). Infants expect friends, but not rivals, to be happy for each other when they succeed.
Smith-Flores, A.S. & Powell, L.J. (under review). Joint reasoning about social affiliation and emotion.
Pesowski, M.L., Powell, L.J., Cikara, M. & Schachner, A. (under review). Interpersonal utility and children's social inferences from imitation. https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=4096065
Powell, L.J., Herrera, L., & Saxe, R. (in prep). Neural signatures of distinct motives for infant looking.
Powell, L.J. (2020). Robust and automated motion correction for real infant fNIRS data. psyarxiv.com/yxcnb/
Powell, L.J. & Spelke, E.S. (2017). The role of perceptual access in infants’ third party evaluation of imitation. psyarxiv.com/63tyq/
Schuwerk, T., Kampis, D., Baillargeon, R., Biro, S., ...Powell, L.J., ...Frank, M.C., & Rakoczy, H. (Stage 1 Registered Report). Action anticipation based on an agent’s epistemic state in toddlers and adults.
Powell, L.J. (in press). Adopted utility calculus: Origins of a concept of social affiliation. Perspectives on Psychological Science. https://psyarxiv.com/kuwgf
Richardson, H., Taylor, J., Kane-Grade, F., Powell, L., Bosquet Enlow, M., & Nelson, C.A. (2021). Preferential responses to faces in superior temporal and medial prefrontal cortex in three-year-old children. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience.
Shah, A.M., Grotzinger, H., Kaczmarzyk, J.R., Powell, L.J., Yücel, M.A., Gabrieli, J.D. & Hubbard, N.A. (2020). Fixed and flexible: Dynamic prefrontal activations and working memory capacity relationships vary with memory demand. Cognitive Neuroscience, 11, 175-180.
Powell, L.J. & Spelke, E.S. (2018). Third party preferences for imitators in preverbal infants. Open Mind, 2, 61-71 PDF
Poulin-Dubois, D., Rakoczy, H., Burnside, K., Crivello, C., Dörrenberg, S., Edwards, K., Krist, H., Kulke, L., Liszkowski, U., Low, J., Perner, J., Powell, L., Priewasser, B., Rafetseder, E. & Ruffman, T. (2018). Do infants understand false beliefs? We don’t know yet - a commentary on Baillargeon, Buttelmann and Southgate’s commentary. Cognitive Development, 48, 302-315. PDF
Powell, L.J., Kosakowski, H.L. & Saxe, R. (2018). Social origins of cortical face areas. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 22, 752-763. PDF
Powell, L.J., Hobbs, K., Bardis, A., Carey, S. & Saxe, R. (2018). Replication of implicit theory of mind tasks with varying representational demands. Cognitive Development, 46, 40-50. PDF
Powell, L.J., Deen, B. & Saxe, R. (2018). Using individual functional channels of interest to study cortical development with fNIRS. Developmental Science, 21, e12595. PDF
Powell, L.J. & Spelke, E.S. (2018). Human infants’ understanding of social imitation: Inferences of affiliation from third party observations. Cognition, 170, 31-48. PDF
Powell, L.J. & Carey, S. (2017). Executive function depletion and its impact on theory of mind. Cognition, 164, 150-162. PDF
Bascandziev, I., Powell, L.J., Harris, P. & Carey, S. (2016). A role for executive functions in explanatory understanding of the physical world. Cognitive Development, 29, 71-85. PDF
Powell, L.J. & Spelke, E.S. (2013). Preverbal infants expect members of social groups to act alike. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 110, E3965-E3972. PDF
Skerry, A.E., Lambert, E., Powell, L.J., & McAuliffe, K. (2013). The origins of pedagogy: Developmental and evolutionary perspectives. Evolutionary Psychology, 11, 550-573. PDF
Powell, L.J., Macrae, C.N., Cloutier, J., Metcalfe, J., & Mitchell, J.P. (2009). Dissociable neural substrates for agentic versus conceptual representations of self. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 22, 2186-2197. PDF
Saxe, R., Jamal, N., & Powell, L. (2006). My body or yours? The effect of visual perspective on cortical body representations. Cerebral Cortex, 16, 178-182. PDF
Saxe, R. & Powell, L.J. (2006). It’s the thought that counts: specific brain regions for one component of theory of mind. Psychological Science, 17, 692-699. PDF
Commentaries & Editorials
Qi, W., Vul, E., Schachner, A. & Powell, L.J. (in press). Triadic "conflict" primitives can be reduced to welfare tradeoff ratios. Behavioral and Brain Sciences. (Commentary on target article by David Pietraszewski.)
Powell, L.J. (2021). Individual differences provide new insight into infant looking. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 25, 925-926.
Powell, L.J. (2019). Imitation: Neither instinct nor gadget, but a cultural starting point? Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 42. (Commentary on Précis of Cognitive Gadgets, by Cecilia Heyes.)