A selection of publications of our research work on infant development


Crucianelli, L., Whitley, L., Filippetti, M.L., Jenkinson, P.M., Kirk, E., Fotopoulou, A. (in press). The mindedness of maternal touch: An investigation of maternal mind-mindedness and mother-infant touch interactions. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. DOI 10.1016/j.dcn.2018.01.010

Filippetti, M.L., and Tsakiris, M. (in press). Just before I recognize myself: the role of featural and multisensory cues leading up to explicit mirror self-recognition. Infancy


Rigato, S., Banissy, M. J., Romanska, A., Thomas, R., van Velzen, J., & Bremner, A. J. (2017). Cortical signatures of vicarious tactile experience in four-month-old infants. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience.

Orioli, G., Filippetti, M. L., Gerbino, W., Dragovic, D., & Farroni, T. (2017). Trajectory discrimination and peripersonal space perception in newborns. Infancy.

Floccia, C., Sambrook, T.D., Delle Luche, C., et al. (2017). Vocabulary of 2-year-olds learning English and an Additional Language: Norms and effects of linguistic distance. Monographs of the Society for Research In Child Development.


Filippetti, M. L., Farroni, T., & Johnson, M. H. (2016). Five-month-old infants’ discrimination of visual–tactile synchronous facial stimulation. Infant and Child Development, 25(3), 317-322.

Delle Luche, C., Floccia, C., Granjon, L., & Nazzi, T. (2016). Infants’ first words are not phonetically specified: Own name recognition in 5-month-old British-English babies. Infancy.


Filippetti, M. L., Orioli, G., Johnson, M. H., & Farroni, T. (2015). Newborn body perception: sensitivity to spatial congruency. Infancy, 20(4), 455-465.

Delle Luche, C., Durrant, S., Poltrock, S., & Floccia, C. (2015). A methodological investigation of the Intermodal Preferential Looking paradigm: Methods of analyses, picture selection and data rejection criteria. Infant Behavior & Development, 40, 151-172. doi:10.1016/j.infbeh.2015.05.005


Filippetti, M. L., Lloyd-Fox, S., Longo, M. R., Farroni, T., & Johnson, M. H. (2014). Neural mechanisms of body awareness in infants. Cerebral Cortex, 25(10), 3779-3787.

Rigato, S., Begum Ali, J., van Velzen, J. & Bremner, A. (2014). The neural basis of somatosensory remapping develops in human infancy. Current Biology, 24, 1222-1226.

Delle Luche, C., Durrant, S., Floccia, C., & Plunkett, K. (2014). Implicit meaning in 18-month-old toddlers. Developmental Science, 17, 948-955. doi: 10.1111/desc.12164


Filippetti, M. L., Johnson, M. H., Lloyd-Fox, S., Dragovic, D., & Farroni, T. (2013). Body perception in newborns. Current Biology, 23(23), 2413-2416

Rigato, S., Bremner, A.J., Mason, L., Pickering, A., Davis, R. & van Velzen, J. (2013). The electrophysiological timecourse of somatosensory spatial remapping: Vision of the hands modulates effects of posture on somatosensory evoked potentials. European Journal of Neuroscience, 38, 2884-2892.<

Rigato, S., Menon, E., Di Gangi, V., George, N. & Farroni, T. (2013). The role of facial expressions in attention orienting in adults and infants. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 37, 154-159.

Bremner, A.J., Hill, E.L., Pratt, M., Rigato, S. & Spence, C. (2013). Bodily illusions in young children: Developmental change in visual and proprioceptive contributions to perceived hand position. PLoS ONE, 8, e51887. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0051887.

Rigato, S. & Farroni, T. (2013). The role of gaze in the processing of emotional facial expressions. Emotion Review, 5, 36-40.

Rigato, S., Menon, E., Farroni, T., & Johnson, M.H. (2013). The shared signal hypothesis: effects of emotion-gaze congruency in infant and adult visual preferences. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 31, 15-29.