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Embodied Attention & Learning

Summaries of our research

D’Souza, D., Brady, D., Haensel, J. X., & D’Souza, H. (2021). Early bilingual experience is associated with change detection ability in adults. Scientific Reports11(1), 1-9.

D’Souza, D., Brady, D., Haensel, J. X., & D’Souza, H. (2020). Is mere exposure enough? The effects of bilingual environments on infant cognitive development. Royal Society Open Science7(2), 180191.

D’Souza, D., D’Souza, H., Horváth, K., Plunkett, K., & Karmiloff-Smith, A. (2020). Sleep is atypical across neurodevelopmental disorders in infants and toddlers: A cross-syndrome study. Research in Developmental Disabilities97, 103549.

D’Souza, D., D’Souza, H., Jones, E. J., & Karmiloff‐Smith, A. (2020). Attentional abilities constrain language development: A cross‐syndrome infant/toddler study. Developmental Science, e12961.

D’Souza, H., Lathan, A., Karmiloff-Smith, A., & Mareschal, D. (2020). Down syndrome and parental depression: A double hit on early expressive language development. Research in Developmental Disabilities100, 103613.

D’Souza, H., Mason, L., Mok, K. Y., Startin, C. M., Hamburg, S., Hithersay, R., … Thomas, M. S. C. (2020). Differential associations of apolipoprotein E ε4 genotype with attentional abilities across the life span of individuals with Down syndrome. JAMA Network Open3(9), e2018221.

Farran, E., Bowler, A., D'Souza, H., Mayall, L., Karmiloff-Smith, A., Sumner, E., ... & Hill, E. L. (2020). Is the motor impairment in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) a co-occurring deficit or a phenotypic characteristic?. Advances in Neurodevelopmental Disorders4, 253-270.

Glennon, J. M., D’Souza, H., Mason, L., Karmiloff-Smith, A., & Thomas, M. S. C. (2020). Visuo-attentional correlates of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in children with Down syndrome: A comparative study with children with idiopathic ASD. Research in Developmental Disabilities104, 103678.

Mayall, L. A., D’Souza, H., Hill, E. L., Karmiloff-Smith, A., Tolmie, A., & Farran, E. K. (2020). Motor Abilities and the Motor Profile in Individuals with Williams Syndrome. Advances in Neurodevelopmental Disorders, 1-15.

Startin, C. M., D’Souza, H., Ball, G., Hamburg, S., Hithersay, R., Hughes, K. M., ... & LonDownS Consortium. (2020). Health comorbidities and cognitive abilities across the lifespan in Down syndrome. Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders12(1), 4.

Thomas, M. S. C., Alfageme, O. O., D’Souza, H., Patkee, P. A., Rutherford, M. A., Mok, K. Y., ... & LonDownS Consortium. (2020). A multi-level developmental approach to exploring individual differences in Down syndrome: genes, brain, behaviour, and environment. Research in Developmental Disabilities104, 103638.

D’Souza, D., & D’Souza, H. (2019). Emergent and constrained: Understanding brain and cognitive development. Journal of Neurolinguistics49, 228-231.

Farran, E. K., Bowler, A., Karmiloff-Smith, A., D’Souza, H., Mayall, L., & Hill, E. L. (2019). Cross-domain associations between motor ability, independent exploration and large-scale spatial navigation; Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Williams syndrome and typical development. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience13, 225.

D’Souza, D., D’Souza, H., & Karmiloff-Smith, A. (2017). Precursors to language development in typically and atypically developing infants and toddlers: The importance of embracing complexity. Journal of Child Language, 44(3), 591-627.

D’Souza, H., Cowie, D., Karmiloff-Smith, A., & Bremner, A. J. (2017). Specialization of the motor system in infancy: From broad tuning to selectively specialized purposeful actions. Developmental Science20(4), e12409.

D’Souza, H., & Karmiloff-Smith, A. (2017). Neurodevelopmental disorders. WIREs Cognitive Science8(1-2), e1398.

D’Souza, H., & Bremner, A. J. (2016). Calling for a developmental perspective on action-based consciousness. Behavioral and Brain Sciences39, e174.

D’Souza, D., & D’Souza, H. (2016). Bilingual language control mechanisms in anterior cingulate cortex and dorsolateral prefrontal cortex: A developmental perspective. Journal of Neuroscience, 36(20), 5434-5436.

D’Souza, D., D’Souza, H., Johnson, M. H., & Karmiloff-Smith, A. (2016). Audio-visual speech perception in infants and toddlers with Down syndrome, fragile X syndrome, and Williams syndrome. Infant Behavior and Development44, 249-262.

Karmiloff-Smith, A., Al-Janabi, T., D’Souza, H., Groet, J., Massand, E., Mok, K., ... & Strydom, A. (2016). The importance of understanding individual differences in Down syndrome. F1000Research5

Soukup Ascençao, T., D’Souza, D., D’Souza, H., & Karmiloff-Smith, A. (2016). Parent-child interaction as a dynamic contributor to learning and cognitive development in typical and atypical development. Infancia y Aprendizaje, 39(4), 694-726.

D’Souza, D., Cole, V., Farran, E. K., Brown, J. H., Humphreys, K., Howard, J., Rodic, M., Dekker, T. M., D’Souza, H., & Karmiloff-Smith, A. (2015). Face processing in Williams syndrome is already atypical in infancy. Frontiers in Psychology6, 760.

D’Souza, D., D’Souza, H., Johnson, M. H., & Karmiloff-Smith, A. (2015). Concurrent relations between face scanning and language: a cross-syndrome infant study. PLOS ONE10(10), e0139319.