Infant Cognition Lab

David Rakison DPhil | Carnegie Mellon University

Edited Books


Oakes, L.M., & Rakison, D.H. (forthcoming). Developmental Cascades. Oxford University Press.

Oakes, L.M., Cashon, C.H., Casasola, M., & Rakison, D. H. (Eds.) (2011). Infant perception and cognition: Recent advances, emerging theories, and future directions. New York: Oxford University Press. Contributors: Richard N. Aslin, Marianella Casasola, Cara H. Cashon, Leslie B. Cohen, John Colombo, Judy DeLoache, Scott P. Johnson, Rachel Keen, Kelly L. Madole, Lisa M. Oakes, Kim Plunkett, David H. Rakison, John Richards, Thomas Schultz , Alan Slater, Mark S. Strauss, Janet Werker, Barbara A. Younger.

Gershkoff-Stowe, L., & D. H. Rakison, (Eds.), (2005). Building object categories in developmental time. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum Contributors: Woo-Kyoung Ahn, Lawrence Barsalou, Melissa Bowerman, Lisa Gershkoff-Stowe, Dedre Gentner, Frank Keil, David Klahr, Scott Johnson, Charles Nelson, Brian MacWhinney, Jay McClelland, Paul Quinn, David H. Rakison, Philippe Schyns, Robert Siegler, Linda Smith, Fei Xu.

Rakison, D.H., & Oakes, L.M. (Eds.), (2003). Early category and concept development: Making sense of the blooming buzzing confusion. New York: Oxford University Press. Contributors: Leslie B. Cohen, Eliana Colunga, Susan Gelman, Robert Goldstone, Alison Gopnik, Peter Jusczyk, Vikram Jaswal, Mark Johansen, Frank Keil, Melissa Koenig, Ellen Markman, Kelly Madole, Denis Mareschal, Carolyn Mervis, Thierry Nazzi, Lisa Oakes, Paul Quinn, David H. Rakison, Linda B. Smith, Sandra Waxman, Hanako Yoshida, Barbara Younger, Monographs

Rakison, D. H., & Lupyan, G. (2008). Developing object concepts in infancy: An associative learning perspective. Monographs of SRCD, 73(1): 1-110.


Publications

In Press

Rakison, D. H., Ali, A., & Smith, G. (in press). How infants learn about the identity of objects in a causal chain. Developmental Psychology.

Yermolayeva, Y. & Rakison, D. H (in press). Seeing the unseen: Second-order correlation learning in 7- to 11-month-olds. Cognition.


2011 ~ 2015

Lawson, C., Fisher, A. & Rakison, D. H. (2015). The ins and outs of early categorization: A microgenetic study of 2-year-olds’ categorization of living kinds. Journal of Cognition and Development, 16 (2), 236-251.

Yermolayeva, Y., & Rakison, D. H. (2014). Connectionist modeling of developmental changes in infancy: Approaches, challenges, and contributions. Psychological Bulletin, 140 (1), 224. PDF

Lawson, C., & Rakison, D. H. (2013). Expectations about single event probabilities in the first year of life. Infancy, 18 (6), 961-982. PDF

LoBue, V. & Rakison. D. H. (2013). What we fear most: A developmental advantage for threat-relevant stimuli. Developmental Review. 33, 285–303. PDF

Rakison, D. H. & Lawson, C. (2013). Categorization. In P. Zelazo (Ed.), Oxford Handbook of Developmental Psychology. Oxford University Press.

Rakison, D. H. & Krogh, L. (2012). Does causal action facilitate causal perception in infants younger than 6 months of age? Developmental Science, 15, 43-54.

Carter, E. J., Rakison, D. H., Hodgins, J. K. (2011). Exploring the neural correlates of goal-directed action and intention understanding. NeuroImage, 54, 1634–1642. PDF

Cicchino, J. B., Aslin, R. N., & Rakison, D. H. (2011). Correspondences between what infants see and know about causal and self-propelled motion. Cognition, 118, 171–192. PDF

Rakison, D. H., & Yermolayeva, Y. (2011). How to identify a domain-general learning mechanism when you see one. Journal of Cognition and Development. (Target article with commentaries), 12 (2), 134-153. PDF

Wu, R., Mareschal, D., & Rakison, D. H. (2011). Attention to multiple cues during spontaneous object labeling. Infancy, 16, 545–55. PDF


2006 ~ 2010

LoBue, V, Rakison. D. H., & DeLoache, J. S. (2010).Threat perception across the life span: Evidence for multiple converging pathways. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 19, 375-379. PDF

Rakison, D. H., & Yermolayeva, Y. (2010). Infant categorization. Wiley Interdisciplinary reviews: Cognitive Science. 6, 894–905. PDF

Rakison, D. H. (2010). Perceptual categorisation and concepts. In G. Bremner, & T. D. Wachs (Eds.), Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Infant Development: 2nd Edition, pp 243-270. Blackwell Publishing, Hove, UK.

Yermolayeva, Y., & Rakison, D. H. (2010). Developing without concepts. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 33, 229-230. PDF

Madole, K.M., Oakes, L.M., & Rakison, D. H. (2010). Mechanisms of categorization in infancy: The role of features and function. In L.M Oakes, C.H. Cashon, M. Casasola, & D. H. Rakison (Eds.), Infant perception and cognition: Recent advances, emerging theories, and future directions. New York: Oxford University Press.

Rakison, D. H., & Cicchino, J. B. (2009). Induction in infancy. In S. Johnson (Ed.) A neo-constructivist approach to early development. New York: Oxford University Press.

Rakison, D. H. (2009). Does women’s greater fear of snakes and spiders originate in infancy? Evolution and Human Behavior, 30, 438-444. PDF

Rakison, D. H., & Derringer, J. L. (2008). Do infants possess an evolved spider-detection mechanism? Cognition, 107, 381-393. PDF

Rakison, D.H. & Lupyan, G. (2008). Developing object concepts in infancy: An associative learning perspective. Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development. 73(1): 1-110. PDF

Rakison, D. H., & Woodward, A. L. (2008). New perspectives on the effects of action on perceptual and cognitive development. Developmental Psychology, 44, 1209-1213. PDF

Cicchino, J. B., & Rakison, D. H. (2008). Producing and processing self-propelled motion in infancy. Developmental Psychology, 44, 1232-1241.

Rakison, D. H., & Lupyan, G. (2008). The development of modeling or the modeling of development? Brain and Behavioral Sciences. 31, 726-726. PDF

Rakison, D. H. (2007). Fast Tracking: Infants learn rapidly about object trajectories. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 11, 140-142. PDF

Rakison, D. H., & Simard, C. (2007). Evolution, development, and the magic of Harry Potter. In N. McHolland (Ed.), The Psychology of Harry Potter: The Boy Who Lived. Benbella Books.

Rakison, D. H. (2007). Is consciousness in its infancy in infancy? Journal of Consciousness Studies, 14, 66-89.

Rakison, D. H., Cicchino, J. B, & Hahn, E. R. (2007). Infants’ knowledge of the identity of rational goal-directed entities. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 25, 461–470.

Lupyan, G., Rakison, D. H., & McClelland, J. L. (2007). Language is not just for talking: redundant labels facilitate learning of novel categories. Psychological Science, 18, 1077–1083. PDF

Rakison, D. H. (2007). Inductive categorization: A new methodology to examine the contents of concepts in infancy. Cognition, Brain, and Behavior, 4, 773-790. PDF

Rakison, D. H. (2006). Make the first move: How infants learn the identity of self-propelled objects. Developmental Psychology, 42, 900-912. PDF

Lupyan, G. & Rakison, D.H. (2006). What Moves in a Mysterious Way? A domain-general account of learning about animacy and causality. In Proceedings of The 28th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. (pp. 525-530) Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum. PDF

Johnson, C., & Rakison, D. H. (2006). Early categorization of animate/inanimate concepts in young children with autism. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 18, 73-89. PDF


2001 ~ 2005

Rakison, D.H. (2005). The perceptual to conceptual shift in infancy and early childhood: A surface or deep distinction? In L. Gershkoff-Stowe, & D. H. Rakison, (Eds.), (forthcoming). Building object categories in developmental time. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

Rakison, D.H. (2005). Developing knowledge of motion properties in infancy. Cognition, 96, 183-214. PDF

Rakison, D. H. (2005). A secret agent? How infants learn about the identity of objects in a causal scene. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 91, 271-296. PDF

Rogers, T. T., Rakison, D. H., & McClelland, J.M. (2004). U-shaped curves in development: A PDP approach. Journal of Cognition and Development, 5, 137-145. PDF

Rakison, D. H. (2004). Infants’ sensitivity to correlations among static and dynamic features in a category context. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 89, 1-30. PDF

Rakison, D. H., & Cicchino, J. B. (2004). Is an infant a people person? Cognition, 94, 105-107.

Rakison, D.H.. & Hahn, E. (2004). The mechanisms of early categorization and induction: Smart or Dumb Infants? In R. Kail (Ed.), Advances in Child Development and Behavior. Vol. 32. New York: Academic Press.

Rakison, D.H. (2004). Infant Perception and Cognition: An Evolutionary Perspective on Early Learning. In D. Bjorkland, & B. Ellis (Eds.), Origins of the Social Mind: Evolutionary Psychology and Child Development. New York: Wiley.

Rakison, D.H. (2003). Parts, categorization, and the animate-inanimate distinction in infancy. In D. Rakison, & L.M. Oakes, (Eds.), Early concept and category development: Making sense of the blooming buzzing confusion. New York: Oxford University Press.

Oakes, L.M., & Rakison, D.H. (2003). Issues in infant categorization: An introduction. In D. Rakison, & L. Oakes, (Eds.), Early concept and category development: Making sense of the blooming buzzing confusion. New York: Oxford University Press.

Rakison, D.H. (2003). Free association? Why the development of ontological categories require more. Developmental Science, 6, 20-22.

Rakison, D.H., & Poulin-Dubois, D. (2002). You go this way and I’ll go that way: Developmental changes in infants’ detection of correlations among static and dynamic features in motion events. Child Development, 73, 682-699. PDF

Rakison, D.H., & Poulin-Dubois, D. (2001). The developmental origin of the animate-inanimate distinction. Psychological Bulletin, 2, 209-228. PDF


~ 2000

Rakison, D.H. (2000). When a Rose is just a Rose: The illusion of taxonomies in infant categorization. Infancy, 1, 77-90. PDF

Quinn, P.C., Johnson, M., Mareschal, D., Rakison, D.H., & Younger, B. (2000). Response to Mandler and Smith: A dual process framework for understanding early categorization? Infancy, 1, 111-122. PDF

Rakison, D.H., & Cohen, L. B., (1999). Infants’ use of functional parts in basic-like categorization. Developmental Science, 2, 423-432.

Poulin-Dubois, D.H., & Rakison, D.H. (1999). A developmental theory of implicit and explicit knowledge? Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 22 (5), 782. PDF

Rakison, D.H., & Butterworth, G. (1998a). Infants’ use of parts in early categorization. Developmental Psychology, 34, 49-62. PDF

Rakison, D.H., & Butterworth, G. (1998b). Infant attention to object structure in early categorization. Developmental Psychology, 34, 1310–1325. PDF