Publications

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Preprints and Manuscripts Under Review

  • Schuwerk, T., Kampis, D., Baillargeon, R., Biro, S., ...Powell, L.J., ...Frank, M.C., & Rakoczy, H. (invited revision). Action anticipation based on an agent’s epistemic state in toddlers and adults.

  • 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/

Peer-Reviewed Articles

  • 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

  • Powell, L.J. (in press). Individual differences provide new insight into infant looking. Trends in Cognitive Sciences.

  • 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.

  • 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.)