Early Cognitive Development Lab


Below you will find PDF copies of publications from the lab. These articles are posted for individual, noncommericial use, for the purposes of disseminating scholarly work. Articles may not be reposted or disseminated without permission by the copyright holder. Copyright holders retain all rights as indicated within each article.

  • Developmental Research:

  • Loucks, J., Verrett, K., & Reise, B. (2020). Animates engender robust memory representations in adults and young children. Cognition, 201, 104284. PDF
  • Loucks, J., & Price, H. L. (2019). Memory for temporal order in action is slow developing, sensitive to deviant input, and supported by foundational cognitive processes. Developmental Psychology, 55,263-273. PDF
  • Loucks, J., & Sommerville, J. A. (2018). Developmental change in infants' action perception: Is motor experience the cause? Infancy, 1-19. PDF
  • Loucks, J., Mutschler, C., & Meltzoff, A. N. (2016). Childern's representation and imitation of events: How goal organization influences 3-year-old children's memory for action sequences. Cognitive Science, 40, 1-30. PDF
  • Loucks, J., & Sommerville, J. A. (2013). Attending to what matters: Flexibility in adults' and infants' action perception. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 116, 56-72. PDF
  • Loucks, J., & Meltzoff, A. N. (2013). Goals influence memory and imitation for dynamic human action in 36-month-old children. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 54, 41-50. PDF
  • Loucks, J., & Sommerville, J. A. (2012). The role of motor experience in understanding action function: The case of the precision grasp. Child Development, 83, 801-809. PDF
  • Loucks, J., & Sommerville, J. A. (2012). Developmental changes in the discrimination of dynamic human actions in infancy. Developmental Science, 15, 123-130. PDF
  • Adult Cognitive Research:

  • Loucks, J., Blakley, T., & Price, H. L. (2020). Memory for temporal order in novel sequential action. Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 32, 1-9. PDF
  • Loucks, J., & Nagel, N. (2018). Temporal perception is enhanced for goal-directed biological actions. Visual Cognition, 26, 530-544. PDF
  • Loucks, J., & Pechey, M. (2016). Human action perception is consistent, flexible, and orientation-dependent. Perception, 45, 1222–1239. PDF
  • Loucks, J. (2011). Configural information is processed differently in human action. Perception, 40, 1047-1062. PDF
  • Loucks, J., & Baldwin, D. (2009). Sources of information for discriminating dynamic human actions. Cognition, 111, 84-97. PDF