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Pitts, C. E., Onishi, K. H., & Vouloumanos, A. (2015). Who can communicate with whom? Language experience
affects infants’ evaluation of others as monolingual or multilingual. Cognition, 134, 185-192. [pdf]

Vouloumanos, A. (2015). Speech Perception. Emerging Trends in the Social and Behavioral Sciences: An Interdisciplinary, Searchable, and Linkable Resource, 1-7. [pdf]


Krehm, M., Onishi, K. H., & Vouloumanos, A. (2014). I see your point: Infants under 12 months understand that pointing is communicative. Journal of Cognition and Development, 15(4), 527-538. [pdf]

Shultz, S., Vouloumanos, A., Bennett, R. H., & Pelphrey, K. (2014). Neural specialization for speech in the first months of life. Developmental Science, 17, 766-774. [pdf]

Vouloumanos, A., & Curtin, S. (2014). Foundational tuning: How infants' attention to speech predicts language development. Cognitive Science, 38, 1675-1686. [pdf]

Vouloumanos, A., Martin, A., & Onishi, K. H. (2014). Do 6-month-olds understand that speech can communicate? Developmental Science, 17, 872-879. [pdf]

Vouloumanos, A., & Waxman, S. R. (2014). Listen up! Speech is for thinking during infancy. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 18(12), 642-646. [pdf]

Yoon, J. M. D., & Vouloumanos, A. (2014). When and how does autism begin? Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 18(6), 272-273. [pdf]


Curtin, S., & Vouloumanos, A. (2013). Speech preference is associated with autistic-like behavior in 18-month-olds at risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 43, 2114-2120. [pdf]

Droucker, D., Curtin, S., & Vouloumanos, A. (2013). Linking infant-directed speech and face preferences to language outcomes in infants at risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 56, 567-576. [pdf]

Ozturk, O., Krehm, M., & Vouloumanos, A. (2013). Sound symbolism in infancy: Evidence for sound-shape cross-modal correspondences in 4-month-olds. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 114, 173-186. [pdf]

Vouloumanos, A., & Gelfand, H. M. (2013). Infant perception of atypical speech signals. Developmental Psychology, 49, 815-824. [pdf]

Vouloumanos, A., & Onishi, K. H. (2013). Understanding the structure of communicative interactions in infancy. In J. Metcalfe & H. S. Terrace (Eds.), Agency and joint attention (pp. 165-177). New York, NY: Oxford University Press. [pdf]

Weikum, W. M., Vouloumanos, A., Navarra, J., Soto-Faraco, S., Sebastián-Gallés, N., & Werker, J. F. (2013). Age-related sensitive periods influence visual language discrimination in adults. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 7, 1-8. [pdf]


Krehm, M., Buchwald, A., & Vouloumanos, A. (2012). The effect of variation on phonetic category learning. In A. Biller, E. Chung, & A. Kimball (Eds.), Supplement to the Proceedings of the 36th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development, Boston, MA. [pdf]

Martin, A., Onishi, K. H., & Vouloumanos, A. (2012). Understanding the abstract role of speech in communication at 12 months. Cognition, 123, 50-60. [pdf]

Shultz, S., Vouloumanos, A., & Pelphrey, K. (2012). The superior temporal sulcus differentiates communicative and non-communicative auditory signals. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 24, 1224-1232. [pdf]

Vouloumanos, A., Brosseau-Liard, P. Balaban, E., & Hager, A. (2012). Are the products of statistical learning abstract or stimulus-specific? Frontiers in Psychology, 3, 1-11. [pdf]

Vouloumanos, A., Onishi, K. H., & Pogue, A. (2012). Twelve-month-old infants recognize that speech can communicate unobservable intentions. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 109(32), 12933-12937. [pdf]

Yoshida, K. A., Rhemtulla, M., & Vouloumanos, A. (2012). Exclusion constraints facilitate statistical word learning. Cognitive Science, 36, 933-947. [pdf]


Vouloumanos, A. (2011). Are U-shaped developmental trajectories illusory? Journal of Cognition and Development, 12, 154-158. [pdf]


Shultz, S., & Vouloumanos, A. (2010). Three-month olds prefer speech to other naturally occurring sounds. Language Learning and Development, 6(4), 241-257. [pdf]

Vouloumanos, A., Hauser, M. D., Werker, J. F., & Martin, A. (2010). The tuning of human neonates’ preference for speech. Child Development, 81(2), 517-527. [pdf]
Human speech sound samples.  Rhesus monkey sound samples.


Vouloumanos, A., Druhen, M. J., Hauser, M. D., & Huizink, A. T. (2009). Five-month-old infants’ identification of the sources of vocalizations. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, 106, 18867-18872. [pdf]

Vouloumanos, A. & Werker, J. F. (2009). Infants’ learning of novel words in a stochastic environment. Developmental Psychology, 45, 1611–1617. [pdf]


Vouloumanos, A. (2008). Fine-grained sensitivity to statistical information in adult word learning. Cognition, 107, 729-742. [pdf]


Soto-Faraco, S., Navarra, J., Weikum, W. M., Vouloumanos, A., Sebastián-Gallés, N., & Werker, J. F. (2007). Discriminating languages by speechreading. Perception & Psychophysics, 69, 218-231. [pdf]

Weikum, W. M., Vouloumanos, A., Navarra, J., Soto-Faraco, S., Sebastian-Galles, N., & Werker, J. F. (2007). Visual language discrimination in infancy. Science, 316, 1159. [pdf]

Vouloumanos, A., & Werker, J. F. (2007). Listening to language at birth: Evidence for a bias for speech in neonates. Developmental Science, 10, 159-164. [pdf]
Speech samples.  Sine-wave analogue samples.

Vouloumanos, A., & Werker, J. F. (2007). Why voice melody alone cannot explain neonates' preference for speech. Developmental Science, 10, 170-172. [pdf]


Fernandes, K. J., Marcus, G. F., DiNubila, J. A., & Vouloumanos, A. (2006). From semantics to syntax and back again: Argument structure in the third year of life. Cognition, 100, B10-20. [pdf]

Weinstein, S., Werker, J. F., Vouloumanos, A., Woodward, T. S., & Ngan, E. T. C. (2006). Do you hear what I hear? Neural correlates of thought disorder during listening to speech in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, 86(1-3), 130-137. [pdf]


Vouloumanos, A., & Werker, J. F. (2004). Tuned to the signal: The privileged status of speech for young infants. Developmental Science, 7, 270-276. [pdf]
Speech samples.  Sine-wave analogue samples.


Marcus, G. F., Vouloumanos, A., & Sag, I. A. (2003). Does Broca’s play by the rules? Nature Neuroscience, 6, 651-652. [pdf]

Ngan, E. T. C., Vouloumanos, A., Cairo, T., Laurens, K. R., Bates, A., Anderson, C. M., Werker, J. F., & Liddle, P. F. (2003). Abnormal processing of speech during oddball target detection in schizophrenia. NeuroImage, 20, 889-897. [pdf]


Vouloumanos, A., Kiehl, K. A., Werker, J. F., & Liddle, P. F. (2001). Detection of sounds in the auditory stream: Event-related fMRI evidence for differential activation to speech and non-speech. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 13, 994-1005. [pdf]

Werker, J. F., & Vouloumanos, A. (2001). Speech and language processing in infancy: A neurocognitive approach. In C. A. Nelson, M. Luciana, (eds.) Handbook of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, pp. 269-307, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.


Werker, J. F., & Vouloumanos, A. (2000). Who's got rhythm? Science, 288, 280-281. [pdf]