Journal Articles

Development of Intersensory Perception

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. (2010). Infant perception of audio-visual speech synchrony. Developmental Psychology. PDF

Neil, P. A., Chee-Ruiter, C., Scheier, C., Lewkowicz, D. J., & Shimojo, S. (2006). Development of multisensory spatial integration and perception in humans. Developmental Science, 9, 454-464. PDF

Brookes, H., Slater, A., Quinn, P. C., Lewkowicz, D. J., Hayes, R. & Brown, E. (2001). Three-month-old infants learn arbitrary auditory-visual pairings between voices and faces. Infant and Child Development, 10, 75-82. PDF

Lewkowicz, D. J. (2000). Infants' perception of the audible, visible and bimodal attributes of multimodal syllables. Child Development, 71, 1241-1257. PDF

Lewkowicz, D. J., Karmel, B. Z. & Gardner, J. M. (1998). Effects of prenatal cocaine exposure on responsiveness to multimodal information in infants between 4 and 10 months of age. Cocaine: Effects on the developing brain. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, Vol. 846.

Lewkowicz, D. J. (1998). Infants' response to the audible and visible properties of the human face: II. Discrimination of differences between singing and adult-directed speech. Developmental Psychobiology, 32, 261-274. PDF

Lewkowicz, D. J. (1996). Perception of auditory-visual temporal synchrony in human infants. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 22, 1094-1106. PDF

Lewkowicz, D. J. (1996). Infants' response to the audible and visible properties of the human face: I. Role of lexical/syntactic content, temporal synchrony, gender, and manner of speech. Developmental Psychology, 32, 347-366. PDF

Lewkowicz, D. J. (1994). Reflections on infants' response to temporally based intersensory equivalence: Response to Spelke. Infant Behavior and Development, 17, 287-290. PDF

Lewkowicz, D. J. (1994). Limitations on infants' response to rate-based auditory-visual relations. Developmental Psychology, 30, 880-892. PDF

Lewkowicz, D. J. (1992). Infants' responsiveness to the auditory and visual attributes of a sounding/moving stimulus. Perception & Psychophysics, 52, 519-528. PDF

Lewkowicz, D. J. (1992). Infants' response to temporally-based intersensory equivalence: The effect of synchronous sounds on visual preferences for moving stimuli. Infant Behavior and Development, 15, 297-324. PDF

Lewkowicz, D. J. (1988). Sensory dominance in infants 2: Ten-month-old infants' response to auditory-visual compounds. Developmental Psychology, 24, 172-182. PDF

Lewkowicz, D. J. (1988). Sensory dominance in infants 1: Six-month-old infants' response to auditory-visual compounds. Developmental Psychology, 24, 155-171.  PDF

Lewkowicz, D. J. (1986). Developmental changes in infants' bisensory response to synchronous durations. Infant Behavior and Development, 9, 335-353. PDF

Gardner, J. M., Lewkowicz, D. J., Rose, S. A., & Karmel, B. Z. (1986). Effects of visual and auditory stimulation on subsequent visual preferences in neonates. International Journal of Behavioural Development, 9, 251-263. PDF

Lewkowicz, D. J. (1985). Bisensory response to temporal frequency in 4-month-old infants. Developmental Psychology, 21, 306-317. PDF

Lewkowicz, D. J. & Turkewitz, G. (1981). Intersensory interaction in newborns: Modification of visual preferences following exposure to sound. Child Development, 52, 827-832. PDF

Lewkowicz, D. J. & Turkewitz, G. (1980). Cross-modal equivalence in early infancy: auditory-visual intensity matching. Developmental Psychology, 16, 597-607. PDF

The Effects of Experience in Perceptual Development

Lewkowicz, D. J. & Ghazanfar, A. A. (2011). The development of the uncanny valley in infants. Developmental Psychobiology, PDF

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

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 PDF

Zangenehpour S., Ghazanfar A.A., Lewkowicz D.J and Zatorre R.J. (2009). Heterochrony and cross-species intersensory matching by infant vervet monkeys. PLoS ONE, Vol. 4 (1) pp. e4302. PDF

Lewkowicz, D. J., Sowinski, R., & Place, S. (2008). The decline of cross-species intersensory perception in human infants: Underlying mechanisms & its developmental persistence. Brain Research. PDF

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. PDF

Columbus, R. F., Sleigh, M. J., Lickliter, R., & Lewkowicz, D. J. (1998). Unimodal sensory experience interferes with responsiveness to the spatial contiguity of multimodal maternal cues in bobwhite quail chicks. Infant Behavior & Development, 21, 397-409. PDF

Lickliter, R., Lewkowicz, D. J., & Columbus, R. F. (1996). Intersensory experience and early perceptual development: The role of spatial contiguity in bobwhite quail chicks’ responsiveness to multimodal maternal cues. Developmental Psychobiology, 29, 403-416. PDF

Lickliter, R. & Lewkowicz, D. J. (1995). Intersensory experience and early perceptual development: Attenuated prenatal sensory stimulation affects postnatal auditory and visual responsiveness in bobwhite quail chicks. Developmental Psychology, 31, 609-618. PDF

Temporal Perception & Sequence Learning

Lewkowicz, D. J. & Berent, I. (2009). Sequence Learning in 4 Month-Old Infants: Do Infants Represent Ordinal Information? Child Development, 80, 1811-1823. PDF

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

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

Lewkowicz, D. J. & Marcovitch, S. (2006). Perception of audiovisual rhythm and its invariance in 4- to 10-month-old infants. Developmental Psychobiology, 48, 288-300. PDF

Lewkowicz, D. J. (2004). Serial order processing in human infants and the role of multisensory redundancy. Cognitive Processing. PDF

Lewkowicz, D. J. (2004). Perception of serial order in infants. Developmental Science. PDF (see MediaPlayer or Quicktime demo of stimuli used in the study).

Lewkowicz, D. J. (2003). Learning and discrimination of audiovisual events in human infants: The hierarchical relation between intersensory temporal synchrony and rhythmic pattern cues. Developmental Psychology, 39, 795-804. PDF

Lewkowicz, D. J. (1985). Developmental changes in infants' response to temporal frequency. Developmental Psychology, 21, 858-865. PDF

Review/Theoretical Papers

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. PDF

Stein, B. E., Burr, D., Constantinidis, C., Laurienti, P. J., Meredith, M. A., Perrault, T. J., Jr., Ramachandran, R., Röder, B., Rowland, B. A., Sathian, K., Schroeder, C. E., Shams, L., Stanford, R. R., Wallace, M. T., Yu, L., Lewkowicz, D. J. (2010). Semantic confusion regarding the development of multisensory integration: a practical solution. European Journal of Neuroscience. Vol. 31, pp. 1713–1720. PDF

Lewkowicz, D. J. & Ghazanfar, A. A. (2009). The emergence of multisensory systems through perceptual narrowing. Trends in Cognitive Sciences. PDF

Lewkowicz, D. J. (2010). Nature and nurture in perception. Sage Encyclopedia of Perception. PDF

Marcovitch, S. & Lewkowicz, D. J. (2004). U-Shaped functions: Artifact or hallmark of development? Journal of Cognition & Development, 5, 113-118. PDF.

Lewkowicz, D. J. (2002). Heterogeneity and heterochrony in the development of intersensory perception. Cognitive Brain Research, 14, 41-63. PDF 

Lewkowicz, D. J. (2001). The concept of ecological validity: What are its limitations and is it bad to be invalid? Infancy, 2(4), 437-450. PDF

Lewkowicz, D. J. & Scheier, C. (2001). Situating situated multimodal perception: The relevance of global arrays to development. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 24, 225-226.

Lewkowicz, D. J. (2001). Word comprehension and intersensory perception: Putting the cart before the horse? Developmental Science, 4, 19-21. PDF

Lewkowicz, D. J. (2000). Development of intersensory temporal perception: An epigenetic systems/limitations view. Psychological Bulletin, 126 (2), 281-308. PDF

Lewkowicz, D. J. (2000). Perceptual development in human infants. American Journal of Psychology, 113(3), 488-499. PDF

Lewkowicz, D. J. & Lickliter, R.(1995). A dynamic systems approach to the development of cognition and action: Book review. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 7, 512-514. PDF

Lewkowicz, D. J. (1993). Le rôle des indices spécifiques de modalité dans la perception des équivalences intermodales chez les bébés. Psychologie Française, 38(1), 33-40.

Illusions

Scheier, C., Lewkowicz, D. & Shimojo, S. (2003). Sound induces perceptual reorganization of an ambiguous motion display in human infants. Developmental Science, 6, 233-244.  PDF

Scheier, C., Lewkowicz, D. & Shimojo, S. (2003). To bounce or not to bounce: A reply to Slater. Developmental Science, 6, 243-244. PDF. (To see Slater's commentary please click here).

Development of Lateralization

Lewkowicz, D. J. & Turkewitz, G. (1982). Influence of hemispheric specialization in sensory processing on reaching in infants: Age and gender related effects. Developmental Psychology, 18, 301-308. PDF

Lewkowicz, D. J., Gardner, J., & Turkewitz, G. (1979). Lateral differences and head turning responses to somesthetic stimulation in premature human infants. Developmental Psychobiology, 12, 607-614. PDF

Gardner, J., Lewkowicz, D. J., & Turkewitz, G. (1977). Development of postural asymmetry in premature infants. Developmental Psychobiology, 10, 471-480. PDF

Miscellaneous

Lewkowicz, D. J., Karmel, B. Z. & Gardner, J. M. (1998). Effects of prenatal cocaine exposure on responsiveness to multimodal information in infants between 4 and 10 months of age. Cocaine: Effects on the developing brain. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, Vol. 846.

Freedland, R., Karmel, B. Z., Gardner, J.M., & Lewkowicz, D.J. (1998). Prenatal cocaine exposure and stimulus-seeking behaviors between 4- and 10-months: A continuation of poor arousal regulation as neonates. Cocaine: Effects on the developing brain. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, Volume 846.

Gorski, P.A., Huntington L., & Lewkowicz, D.J., (1990). Handling preterm infants in hospitals. Stimulating controversy about timing of stimulation. Clinical Perinatology, 17(1), 103-112.

Gorski, P. A., Lewkowicz, D. J., & Huntington, L.  (1987).  Advances in neonatal and infant behavioral assessment: toward a comprehensive evaluation of early patterns of development. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 8, 39-50.