David J. Lewkowicz
Ph.D., City University of New York 1979
Research Area: Perceptual & Cognitive Development

Contact Information:
Office: 212 Behavioral Science
Telephone: (561) 297-1276
e-mail: lewkowic@fau.edu


General Research Interests:

My laboratory investigates early perceptual and cognitive development in infancy and early childhood. Current projects investigate the development of intersensory perception, temporal processing, sequence perception and learning, and multisensory perceptual narrowing. Our empirical work is guided by a developmental/epigenetic systems perspective that considers experience to play a key role in the developmental emergence of perceptual and cognitive skills.

Representative Publications:

Lewkowicz, D. J. & Hansen-Tift, A. (2012). Infants deploy selective attention to the mouth of a talking face when learning speech. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. doi/10.1073/pnas.1114783109.

Lewkowicz, D. J. (2011). The biological implausibility of the nature-nurture dichotomy and what it means for the study of infancy. Infancy, 16(4), 331-367.

Lewkowicz, D. J., Leo, I., & Simion, F. (2010). Intersensory perception at birth: Newborns match non-human primate faces & voices. Infancy, 15(1), 46-60.

Lewkowicz, D. J. (2010). Infant perception of audio-visual speech synchrony. Developmental Psychology, 46(1), 66-77.

Lewkowicz, D. J., & Ghazanfar, A. A. (2009). The emergence of multisensory systems through perceptual narrowing. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 13(11), 470-478.

Pons, F., Lewkowicz, D. J., Soto-Faraco, S., & Sebastián-Gallés, N. (2009). Narrowing of intersensory speech perception in infancy. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 106(26), 10598-10602.

Zangenehpour, S., Ghazanfar, A. A., Lewkowicz, D. J., & Zatorre, R. J. (2009). Heterochrony and cross-species intersensory matching by infant vervet monkeys. PLOS One, 4(1), e4302.

Lewkowicz, D. J., & Berent, I. (2009). Sequence learning in 4 month-old infants: Do infants represent ordinal information? Child Development, 80(6), 1811-1823.

Marcovitch, S., & Lewkowicz, D. J. (2009). Sequence learning in infancy: The independent contributions of conditional probability and pair frequency information. Developmental Science, 12(6), 1020-1025.

Lewkowicz, D. J. (2008). Perception of dynamic & static audiovisual sequences in 3- and 4-month-old infants. Child Development, 79, 1538-1554.

Lewkowicz, D. J. & Ghazanfar, A. A. (2006). The decline of cross-species intersensory perception in human infants. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA,103, 6771-6774.

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