Papers and Chapters

In press

Kline, M., Shamsudheen, R., & Broesch, T. (in press). Variation is the universal: Making cultural evolution work in developmental psychology. Philosophical Transcations of the Royal Society B.

Freundlieb, M., Kovacs, A., & Sebanz, N. (in press). Reading your mind while you are reading - Evidence for spontaneous visuospatial perspective-taking during a semantic categorization task. Psychological Science.

Mahr, J. & Csibra, G. (in press). Why do we remember? The communicative function of episodic memory. Behavioral and Brain Sciences.

2017

Freundlieb, M., Sebanz, N., Kovács, Á.M. (2017). Out of your sight, out of my mind: Knowledge about another person's visual access modulates spontaneous visuospatial perspective-taking. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 43, 1065-1072.

Hernik, M. & Shamsudheen, R. (2017). Learning Theories. In: B. Hopkins, E. Geangu & S. Linkenauger (Eds.), Cambridge Encyclopedia of Child Development, 2nd Edition (pp. 50-59). Cambridge University Press.

Tauzin, T., Csík, A, Lovas, K., Gergely, G., & Topál, J. (2017). The attribution of navigational- and goal-directed agency in dogs (Canis Familiaris) and human toddlers (Homo Sapiens). Journal of Comparative Psychology, 131(1), 1-9. 

Pomiechowska, B. & Csibra, G. (2017). Motor activation during action perception depends on action interpretation. Neuropsychologia, 105, 84-91. 

2016

Téglás, E., & Bonatti, L.L. (2016). Infants anticipate probabilistic but not deterministic outcomes. Cognition, 15, 227-236.

Kampis, D., Fogd, D., & Kovács, Á.M. (2016). Nonverbal components of Theory of Mind in typical and atypical development. Infant Behavior and Development, 48, 54-62. 

Kovács, Á.M., Téglás, E., Gergely, G. & Csibra, G. (2016). Seeing behind the surface: Communicative demonstration boosts category disambiguation in 12-month-olds. Developmental Science

de Klerk, C.C.J.M., Southgate, V., & Csibra, G. (2016). Predictive action tracking without motor experience in 8-month-old infants. Brain and Cognition, 109, 131-139. 

Csibra, G., Hernik, M., Mascaro, O., Tatone, D., & Lengyel, M. (2016). Statistical treatment of looking-time data. Developmental Psychology, 52(4), 521-536. 

Marno, H., Davelaar, E.J., & Csibra, G. (2016). An object memory bias induced by communicative reference. Acta Psychologica, 163, 88-96. 

2015

Téglás, E., Ibanez-Lillo, A., Costa, A., & Bonatti, L.L. (2015). Numerical representations and intuitions of probabilities at 12 months. Developmental Science, 18, 183-193. 

Kovács, Á.M. (2015). Cognitive adaptations induced by a multi-language input in early development. Current Opinion in Neurobiology, 35, 80-86.

Kovács, Á.M. (2015). Belief files in theory of mind reasoning. Review of Philosophy and Psychology, 7, 509-527.

Freundlieb, M., Kovács, Á.M., & Sebanz, N. (2015). When do humans spontaneously adopt another’s visuospatial perspective? Journal of Experimental Psychology: Humam Perception and Performance, 42, 401-412. 

Kampis, D., Parise, E., Csibra, G., & Kovacs, A.M. (2015). Neural signatures for sustaining object representations attributed to others in preverbal human infants. Proceedings of the Royal Society, London B, 282, 20151683. 

Salvadori, E. A., Blazsekova, T., Volein, A., Karap, Z., Tatone, D., Mascaro, O., & Csibra, G. (2015). Probing the strength of infants' preference for helpers over hinderers: Two replication attempts of Hamlin and Wynn (2011). PLoS ONE 10(11): e0140570.

Yin, J. & Csibra, G. (2015). Concept-based word learning in human infants. Psychological Science, 26(8), 1316-1324. 

Lloyd-Fox, S., Széplaki-Köllőd, B., Jin, Y., & Csibra, G. (2015). Are you talking to me? Neural activations in 6-month-old infants when being addressed during natural interactions. Cortex, 70, 35-48. 

Marno, H. & Csibra, G. (2015). Toddlers favor communicatively presented information over statistical reliability in learning about artifacts. PLoS ONE 10(3): e0122129. 

Tatone, D., Geraci, A., & Csibra, G. (2015). Giving and taking: Representational building blocks of active resource-transfer events in human infants. Cognition, 137, 47-62. 

Csibra, G. & Shamsudheen, R. (2015). Nonverbal generics: Human infants interpret objects as symbols of object kinds. Annual Review of Psychology, 68, 689-710. 

Hernik, M. & Csibra, G. (2015). Infants learn enduring functions of novel tools from action demonstrations. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 130, 176-192. 

2014

Kovács, Á.M. & Endress, A.D. (2014). Hierarchical processing in 7-month-olds. Infancy, 19, 409-425. 

Kovács, Á.M. (2014). Extracting regularities from noise: Do infants encode patterns based on same and different relations?. Language Learning, 64, 65–85. 

Kovács, Á.M., Tauzin, T., Téglás, E., Gergely, G., & Csibra, G. (2014). Pointing as epistemic request: 12-month-olds point to receive new information. Infancy, 19(6): 543-557. 

Kovács, Á.M., Kühn, S., Gergely, G., Csibra, G., & Brass, M. (2014). Are all beliefs are equal? Implicit belief attribution recruiting core brain regions of Theory of Mind. PLoS One, 9(9): e106558.

Hernik, M., Fearon, P., & Csibra, G. (2014). Action anticipation in human infants reveals assumptions about anteroposterior body-structure and action. Proceedings of the Royal Society, London B, 281(1781): 20133205.

Marno, H., Davelaar, E. J., & Csibra, G. (2014). Nonverbal communicative signals modulate attention to object properties. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 40(2), 752-762. 

Mascaro, O. & Csibra, G. (2014). Human infants' learning of social structures: The case of dominance hierarchy. Psychological Science, 25(1), 250-255. 

2013

Király, I., Csibra, G., & Gergely, G. (2013). Beyond rational imitation: Learning arbitrary means actions from communicative demonstrations. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 116(2), 471-486. 

Parise, E. & Csibra, G. (2013). Neural responses to multimodal ostensive signals in 5-month-old infants. PLoS ONE 8(8): e72360. 

Gergely, G. & Csibra, G. (2013). Natural pedagogy. In M. R. Banaji & S. A. Gelman (Eds.), Navigating the Social World: What Infants, Children, and Other Species Can Teach Us (pp. 127-132). Oxford University Press. 

Csibra, G. & Gergely, G. (2013). Teleological understanding of actions. In M. R. Banaji & S. A. Gelman (Eds.), Navigating the Social World: What Infants, Children, and Other Species Can Teach Us (pp. 38-43). Oxford University Press. 

2012

Cesana-Arlotti, N., Téglás, E., & Bonatti, L.L. (2012). The probable and the possible at 12 months: intuitive reasoning about the uncertain future. Advances in Child Development and Behavior, 43, 1-25. 

Hernik, M. & Southgate, V. (2012). Nine-months-old infants do not need to know what the agent prefers in order to reason about its goals: On the role of preference and persistence in infants’ goal-attribution. Developmental Science, 15, 714-722. 

Parise, E. & Csibra, G. (2012). Electrophysiological evidence for the understanding of maternal speech by 9-month-old infants. Psychological Science, 23(7), 728-733. 

Mascaro, O. & Csibra, G. (2012). Representation of stable dominance relations by human infants. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 109(18), 6862-6867. 

2011

Téglás, E., Vul, E., Girotto, V., Gonzalez, M., Tenenbaum, J.B., & Bonatti, L.L. (2011). Pure reasoning in 12-month-old infants as probabilistic inference. Science, 332, 1054-1059. 

Deligianni, F., Senju, A., Gergely, G., & Csibra, G. (2011). Automated gaze-contingent objects elicit orientation following in 8-month-old infants. Developmental Psychology, 47(6), 1499-1503. 

Senju, A., Southgate, V., Shape, C., Leonard, M., & Csibra, G. (2011). Do 18-month-olds really attribute mental states to others? A critical test. Psychological Science, 22(7), 878-880. 

Csibra, G. & Gergely, G. (2011). Natural pedagogy as evolutionary adaptation. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 366, 1149-1157. 

Gervain, J., Mehler, J., Werker, J. F., Nelson, C. A., Csibra, G., Lloyd-Fox, S., Shukla, M., & Aslin, R. N. (2011). Near-Infrared Spectroscopy: A Report from the McDonnell Infant Methodology Consortium. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 1(1), 22-46. 

2010

Kovács, Á.M, Téglás, E., & Endress, D.A. (2010). The social sense: susceptibility to others’ beliefs in human infants and adults. Science, 330, 1830-1834. 

Gergely, G. (2010). Kinds of Agents: The Origins of Understanding Instrumental and Communicative Agency. In: U. Goswami (Ed.), The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Childhood Cognitive Development, Second edition. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. 

Southgate, V., Chevallier, C., & Csibra, G. (2010). Seventeen-month-olds appeal to false beliefs to interpret others' referential communication. Developmental Science, 13(6), 907-912. 

Futó, J., Téglás, E., Csibra, G., & Gergely, G. (2010). Communicative function demonstration induces kind-based artifact representation in preverbal infants. Cognition, 117(1), 1-8.

Gliga, T., Volein, A., & Csibra, G. (2010). Verbal labels modulate perceptual object processing in one-year-old children. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 22(12), 2781-2789. 

Senju, A., Southgate, V., Miura, Y., Matsui, T., Hasegawa, T., Tojo, Y., Osanai, H., & Csibra, G. (2010). Absence of spontaneous action anticipation by false belief attribution in children with autism spectrum disorder. Development and Psychopathology, 22(2), 353-360. 

Csibra, G. (2010). Recognizing communicative intentions in infancy. Mind & Language, 25(2), 141-168. 

Holmboe, K., Nemoda, Z., Fearon, P. R. M., Csibra, G., Sasvari-Szekely, M., & Johnson, M. H. (2010). Polymorphisms in dopamine system genes are associated with individual differences in attention in infancy. Developmental Psychology, 46(2), 404-416. 

Southgate, V., Johnson, M. H., El Karoui, I., & Csibra, G. (2010). Motor system activation reveals infants’ on-line prediction of others’ goals. Psychological Science, 21(3), 355-359. 

2009

Kovács, Á.M. & Mehler, J. (2009). Flexible learning of multiple speech structures in bilingual infants. Science, 325, 611-612. 

Kovács, Á.M & Mehler, J. (2009). Cognitive gains in 7-month-old bilingual infants. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 106, 6556-6560. 

Kovács, Á.M. (2009). Early bilingualism enhances mechanisms of false-belief reasoning. Developmental Science, 12, 48-54.

Gergely, G., Topál J., & Kupán, K. (2009). Az emberi kommunikatív jegyek értelmezése csecsemők és kutyák esetében. Pszichológia, 29(3), 217-234.

Southgate, V., Johnson, M. H., Osborne, T., & Csibra, G. (2009). Predictive motor activation during action observation in human infants. Biology Letters, 5, 769-772. 

Southgate, V. & Csibra, G. (2009). Inferring the outcome of an ongoing novel action at 13 months. Developmental Psychology, 45, 1794-1798. 

Southgate, V., Chevallier, C., & Csibra, G. (2009). Sensitivity to communicative relevance tells young children what to imitate. Developmental Science, 12, 1013-1019. 

Tomalski, P., Johnson, M. H., & Csibra, G. (2009). Temporal-nasal asymmetry of rapid orienting to face-like stimuli. NeuroReport, 20, 1309-1312. 

Topál, J., Gergely, G., Erdőhegyi, A., Csibra, G., & Miklósi, A. (2009). Differential sensitivity to human communication in dogs, wolves and human infants. Science, 325, 1269-1272. 

Hernik, M. & Csibra, G. (2009). Functional understanding facilitates learning about tools in human children. Current Opinion in Neurobiology, 19, 34-38. 

Tomalski, P., Csibra, G., & Johnson, M. H. (2009). Rapid orienting toward face-like stimuli with gaze-relevant contrast information. Perception, 38, 569-578. 

Elsabbagh, M., Volein, A., Tucker, L., Holmboe, K., Csibra, G., Baron-Cohen, S., Bolton, P., Charman, T., Baird, G., & Johnson, M. H. (2009). Visual orienting in the early autism phenotype: Disengagement and facilitation. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 50, 637-642.

Csibra, G. & Gergely, G. (2009). Natural pedagogy. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 13, 148-153. 

Gliga, T. & Csibra, G. (2009). One-year-old infants appreciate the referential nature of deictic gestures and words. Psychological Science, 20, 347-353. 

Elsabbagh, M., Volein, A., Csibra, G., Holmboe, K., Garwood, H., Tucker, L., Krljes, S., Baron-Cohen, S., Bolton, P., Charman, T., Baird, G., & Johnson, M. H. (2009). Neural correlates of eye gaze processing in the infant broader autism phenotype. Biological Psychiatry, 65, 31-38. 

2008

Gergely, G., & Unoka, Z. (2008). Attachment, affect-regulation, and mentalization: The developmental origins of the representational affective self. In C. Sharp, P. Fonagy, & I. Goodyer (Eds.), Social Cognition and Developmental Psychopathology (pp. 305-342). 

Gergely, G. & Unoka, Z. (2008). The development of the unreflective self. In Mentalization: Theoretical Considerations, Research Findings, and Clinical Implications (pp. 57-102). The Analytic Press Taylor and Francis Group. 

Fonagy, P., Gergely, G., & Target, M. (2008). Psychoanalytic constructs and attachment theory and research. In J. Cassidy & P. R. Shaver (Eds.), Handbook of attachment: Theory, research, and clinical applications (pp. 783-810). New York: Guilford Press.

Southgate, V., Gergely, G., & Csibra, G. (2008). Does the mirror neuron system and its impairment explain human imitation and autism? In J. A. Pineda (Ed.), Mirror Neuron Systems: The Role of Mirroring Processes in Social Cognition (pp. 331-354). Humana Press.

Grossmann, T., Johnson, M. H., Lloyd-Fox, S., Blasi, A., Deligianni, F., Elwell, C., & Csibra, G. (2008). Early cortical specialization for face-to-face communication in human infants. Proceedings of the Royal Society, London B, 275, 2803-2811. 

Topál, J., Gergely, G., Miklósi, Á., Erdőhegyi, Á., & Csibra, G. (2008). Infant perseverative errors are induced by pragmatic misinterpretation. Science, 321, 1831-1834. 

Teinonen, T., Aslin, R. N., Alku, P., & Csibra, G. (2008). Visual speech contributes to phonetic learning in 6-month-old infants. Cognition, 108, 850-855. 

Yoon, J. M. D., Johnson, M. H., & Csibra, G. (2008). Communication-induced memory biases in preverbal infants. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 105, 13690-13695. 

Kushnerenko, E., Teinonen, T., Volein, A., & Csibra, G. (2008). Electrophysiological evidence of illusory audiovisual speech integration in human infants. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 105, 11442-11445. 

Senju, A., Csibra, G., & Johnson, M. H. (2008). Understanding the referential nature of looking: Infants' preference for object-directed gaze. Cognition, 108, 303-319. 

Holmboe, K., Fearon, R. M. P., Csibra, G., Tucker, L., & Johnson, M. H. (2008). Freeze-frame: A new infant inhibition task and its relation to frontal cortex tasks in infancy and early childhood. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 100, 89-114. 

Senju, A. & Csibra, G. (2008). Gaze following in human infants depends on communicative signals. Current Biology, 18, 668-671. 

Southgate, V., Johnson, M. H., & Csibra, G. (2008). Infants attribute goals to even biologically impossible actions. Cognition, 107, 1059-1069. 

Csibra, G. (2008). Goal attribution to inanimate agents by 6.5-month-old infants. Cognition, 107, 705-717. 

Southgate, V., Csibra, G., Kaufman, J., & Johnson, M. H. (2008). Distinct processing of objects and faces in the infant brain. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 20, 741-749. 

Csibra, G. & Volein, A. (2008). Infants can infer the presence of hidden objects from referential gaze information. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 26, 1-11.