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2022 and in press

2021

2020

2019

  • Jones, E., Mason, L., Begum Ali, J., van den Boomen, C., Braukmann, R., Cauvet, E., Demurie, E., Hessels, R., Ward, E., Hunnius, S., Bölte, S., Tomalski, P., Kemner, C., Warreyn, P., Roeyers, H., Buitelaar, J., Falck-Ytter, T., Charman, T., & Johnson, M (2019). Eurosibs: Towards robust measurement of infant neurocognitive predictors of autism across Europe. Infant Behavior and Development, 57, 101316.
  • Kayhan, E., Heil, L., Kwisthout, J., van Rooij, I., Hunnius, S. & Bekkering, H. (2019). Young children integrate current observations, priors and agent information to predict others’ actions. PLOS One, 14: e02009.
  • Kayhan, E., Hunnius, S., O’Reilly, J.X., & Bekkering, H. (2019). Infants differentially update their internal models of a dynamic environment. Cognition, 186, 139-146.
  • Kayhan, E., Meyer, M., O’Reilly, J. X., Hunnius, S., & Bekkering, H. (2019). Nine-month-old infants update their predictive models of a changing environment. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 38: 100680.
  • Krause, F., Meyer, M., Bekkering, H., Hunnius, S., & Lindemann, O. (2019). Interaction between perceptual and motor magnitudes in early childhood. Cognitive Development, 49, 11-19.
  • Meyer, M., Endedijk, H.M, van Ede, F., & Hunnius, S. (2019). Theta oscillations in 4-year-olds are sensitive to task engagement and task demands. Scientific Reports, 9:6049.
  • Monroy, C.D., Gerson, S.A., Dominguez, E., Kaduk, K., Hunnius, S., & Reid, V. (2019). Sensitivity to structure in action sequences: An infant event-related potential study. Neuropsychologia, 126, 92-101.
  • Monroy, C.D., Meyer, M., Schroer, L., Gerson, S.A., & Hunnius, S. (2019). The infant motor system predicts actions based on visual statistical learning. NeuroImage, 185, 947-954.
  • Sacheli, L.M., Meyer, M., Hartstra, E., Bekkering, H., & Hunnius, S. (2019). How preschoolers and adults represent their joint action partner’s behavior. Psychological Research, 83, 863–877.
  • Schutter, D.J.L.G., Hunnius, S., & Rommelse, N. (2019). Transcutaneous electric currents to target the peripheral and central nervous system in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Clinical Neurophysiology, 130, 2005-2007.
  • Vacaru, V.S., van Schaik, J.E., & Hunnius, S. (2019). The modulation of facial mimicry by attachment tendencies and their underlying affiliation motives in 3-year-olds: An EMG study. PLOS ONE, 14(7), e0218676.
  • Zaadnoordijk, L., Besold, T.R., & Hunnius, S. (2019). A match does not make a sense: On the sufficiency of the comparator model for explaining the sense of agency. Neuroscience of Consciousness, 1, niz006.

2018

  • Braukmann, R., Lloyd-Fox, S., Blasi, A., Johnson, M.H., Bekkering, H., Buitelaar, J.K., & Hunnius, S. (2018). Diminished socially selective neural processing in 5-month-old infants at high familial risk for autism. European Journal of Neuroscience, 47, 720 – 728.
  • Braukmann, R., Ward, E., Hessels, R.S., Bekkering, H., Buitelaar, J.K., & Hunnius, S. (2018). Action prediction in 10-month-old infants at high and low familial risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 49, 34-46.
  • van Renswoude, D., Raijmakers, M., Koornneef, A., Johnson, S.P., Hunnius, S., & Visser, I. (2018). Gazepath: An eye-tracking analysis tool that accounts for individual differences and data quality. Behavior Research Methods, 50, 834-852.
  • Zaadnoordijk, L., Otworowska, M., Kwisthout, J., & Hunnius, S. (2018). Can infants’ sense of agency be found in their behavior? Insights from babybot simulations of the mobile-paradigm. Cognition, 181, 58-64.
  • Braukmann, R., Lloyd-Fox, S., Blasi, A., Johnson, M.H., Bekkering, H., Buitelaar, J.K., & Hunnius, S. (2018). Diminished socially selective neural processing in 5-month-old infants at high familial risk for autism. European Journal of Neuroscience, 47, 720 – 728.
  • van Schaik, J.E. & Hunnius, S. (2018). Modulating mimicry: Exploring the roles of inhibitory control and social understanding in 5-year-olds’ behavioral mimicry. PLOS One, 13(3), e0194102.
  • Hunnius, S. (2018). Action. In M.H. Bornstein, M.E. Arterberry, K. L. Fingerman, & J.E. Lansford (Eds), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Lifespan Human Development (pp. 21-22). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.
  • Monroy, C.D., Gerson, S.A., & Hunnius, S. (2018). Translating visual information into action predictions: Statistical learning in action and non-action contexts. Memory and Cognition, 46, 600-613.

2017

  • Monroy, C.D., Gerson, S.A., & Hunnius, S. (2017). Infants’ motor proficiency and statistical learning for actions. Frontiers in Psychology, 8, 2174.
  • Stapel, J.C., van Wijk, I.C., Bekkering, H. & Hunnius, S. (2017). Eighteen-month-old infants show distinct electrophysiological responses to their own faces. Developmental Science, 20, e12437.
  • Braukmann, R., Bekkering, H., Hidding, M., Poljac, E., Buitelaar, J. & Hunnius, S. (2017). Predictability of action sub-steps modulates motor system activation during the observation of goal-directed actions. Neuropsychologia, 103, 44-53.
  • Endedijk, H.M., Meyer, M., Bekkering, H., Cillessen, A.H.N., & Hunnius, S. (2017). Neural mirroring and social interaction: Motor system involvement during action observation relates to early peer cooperation. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 24, 33-41.
  • Gerson, S.A., Bekkering, H., & Hunnius, S. (2017). Do you do as I do? Young toddlers prefer and copy toy choices of similarly acting others. Infancy, 22, 5-22.
  • Gerson, S.A., Meyer, M., Hunnius, S., & Bekkering, H. (2017). Unravelling the contributions of motor experience and conceptual knowledge in action perception: A training study. Scientific Reports, 7:46761.
  • Monroy, C.D., Gerson, S.A., & Hunnius, S. (2017). Toddlers’ action prediction: Statistical learning of continuous action sequences. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology , 157, 14-28.
  • Monroy, C.D., Meyer, M., Gerson, S.A., & Hunnius, S. (2017). Stati
  • stical learning in social action contexts. PLOS ONE, 12(5), e0177261.

2016

  • van Schaik, J.E. & Hunnius, S. (2016). Little chameleons: The development of social mimicry during early childhood. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 147, 71-81.
  • Meyer, M., van der Wel, R.P.R.D., & Hunnius, S. (2016). Planning my actions to accommodate yours: Joint action development during early childhood. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 371, 20150371.
  • Meyer, M., Braukmann, R., Stapel, J.C., Bekkering, H., & Hunnius, S. (2016). Monitoring others’ errors: The role of the motor system in early childhood and adulthood. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 34, 66–85.
  • Stapel, J.C., Hunnius, S., Meyer, M., & Bekkering, H. (2016). Motor system contribution to action prediction: Temporal accuracy depends on motor experience. Cognition, 148, 71–78.
  • Gerson, S.A., Bekkering, H., & Hunnius, S. (2016). Social context influences advance planning in three-year-olds. Cognitive Development, 40, 120-131. van Schaik, J.E., Endedijk, H.M., Stapel, J.C., & Hunnius, S. (2016). Young children’s motor interference is influenced by novel group membership. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 00321.
  • van Schaik, J.E., Endedijk, H.M., Stapel, J.C., & Hunnius, S. (2016). Young children’s motor interference is influenced by novel group membership. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 00321.

2015

  • Endedijk, H. M., Ramenzoni, V. C. O., Cox, R. F. A., Cillessen, A. H. N., Bekkering, H., & Hunnius, S. (2015). Development of interpersonal coordination between peers during a drumming task. Developmental Psychology, 51, 714-721.
  • Gerson, S.A., Schiavio, A., Timmers, R., & Hunnius, S. (2015). Active drumming experience increases infants’ sensitivity to audiovisual synchrony during observed drumming actions. PLOS ONE, 10(6): e01.
  • Gerson, S.A., Bekkering, H., & Hunnius, S. (2015). Short-term motor training, but not observational training, alters neurocognitive mechanisms of action processing in infancy. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 27, 1207-1214.
  • Dolscheid, S., Hunnius, S., & Majid, A. (2015). When high pitches sound low: Children’s acquisition of space-pitch metaphors. In D.C. Noelle, R. Dale, A.S. Warlaumont, J. Yoshimi, T. Matlock, C.D. Jennings, & P.P. Maglio (Eds.), Proceedings of the 37th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci 2015) (pp. 584-598). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.
  • Endedijk, H.M., Cillessen, A.H.N., Cox, R.F.A., Bekkering, H., & Hunnius, S. (2015). The role of child characteristics and peer experiences in the development of peer cooperation. Social Development, 24, 521-540.
  • Hitzert, M.M., van Geert, P.L.C., Hunnius, S., Van Braeckel, K.N.J.A., Bos, A.F., & Geuze, R.H. (2015). Associations between developmental trajectories of movement variety and visual attention in fullterm and preterm infants during the first six months postterm. Early Human Development, 91, 89-96.
  • Meyer, M., Bekkering, H., Haartsen, R., Stapel, J.C., & Hunnius, S. (2015). The role of action prediction and inhibitory control for joint action coordination in toddlers. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 139, 203–220.
  • Stapel, J.C., Hunnius, S., & Bekkering, H. (2015). Fifteen-month-old infants use velocity information to predict others’ action targets. Frontiers in Psychology, 6, 01092.
  • Stapel, J.C., Hunnius, S., Bekkering, H., & Lindemann, O. (2015). The development of numerosity estimation: Evidence for a linear number representation early in life. Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 27, 400-412.

2014

  • Dolscheid, S., Hunnius, S., Casasanto, D., & Majid, A. (2014). Prelinguistic infants are sensitive to space-pitch associations found across cultures. Psychological Science, 25, 1256-1261.
  • Hunnius, S. & Bekkering, H. (2014). What are you doing? How active and observational experience shape infants’ action understanding. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 369.
  • Meyer, M., Bekkering, H., Janssen, D.J.C., de Bruijn, E.R.A., & Hunnius, S. (2014). Neural correlates of feedback processing in toddlers. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 26, 1519-1520.
  • Hitzert, M.M., Van Braeckel, K.N.J.A., Bos, A.F., Hunnius, S., & Geuze, R.H. (2014). Early visual attention in preterm and fullterm infants in relation to cognitive and motor outcomes at school age: an exploratory study. Frontiers in Pediatrics, 2, 16.

2013

  • Paulus, M., Hunnius, S., & Bekkering, H. (2013). Neurocognitive mechanisms underlying social learning in infancy: Infants’ neural processing of the effects of others’ actions. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 8, 774-779.
  • Stolk, A., Hunnius, S., Bekkering, H., & Toni, I. (2013). Early social experience predicts referential communicative adjustments in five-year-old children. PLOS ONE, 8(8), e72667.
  • Gerson, S. A., Hunnius, S. & Bekkering, H. (2013). Playing for us: The influence of joint action on planning in three-year-olds. In M. Knauff, M. Pauen, N. Sebanz, & I. Wachsmuth (Eds), Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 2380-2385). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.
  • van Schaik, J.E., van Baaren, R., Bekkering, H., & Hunnius, S. (2013). Evidence for nonconscious behavior-copying in young children. In M. Knauff, M. Pauen, N. Sebanz, & I. Wachsmuth (Eds), Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1516-1521). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.
  • Meyer, M., van der Wel, R.P.R.D., & Hunnius, S. (2013). Higher-order action planning for individual and joint object manipulations. Experimental Brain Research, 225, 579-588.
  • Paulus, M., Hunnius, S., & Bekkering, H. (2013). Examining functional mechanisms of imitative learning in infancy: Does teleological reasoning affect infants’ imitation beyond motor resonance?. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 116, 487–498.

2012

  • Paulus, M., Hunnius, S., van Elk, M., & Bekkering, H. (2012). How learning to shake a rattle affects 8-month-old infants’ perception of the rattle’s sound: Electrophysiological evidence for action-effect binding in infancy. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 2, 90-96.
  • Dolscheid, S., Hunnius, S., Casasanto, D., & Majid, A. (2012). The sound of thickness: Prelinguistic infants’ associations of space and pitch. In N. Miyake, D. Peebles, & R. P. Cooper (Eds), CogSci 2012: Proceedings of the 34th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 306-311). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.
  • Stapel, J.C., Hunnius, S., & Bekkering, H. (2012). Online prediction of others’ actions: the contribution of target object, action context, and movement kinematics. Psychological Research, 76, 434-445.
  • van Dijk, M.W.G, Hunnius, S., & van Geert, P.L.C (2012). The dynamics of feeding during the introduction to solid food. Infant Behavior and Development, 35, 226-239.

2011

  • Paulus, M., Hunnius, S., van Wijngaarden, C., Vrins, S., van Rooij, I., & Bekkering, H. (2011). The role of frequency information and teleological reasoning in infants’ and adults’ action prediction. Developmental Psychology, 47, 976-983.
  • Paulus, M., Hunnius, S., Vissers, M., & Bekkering, H. (2011). Imitation in infancy: Rational or motor resonance? Child Development, 82, 1047-1057.
  • Hunnius, S., de Wit, T.C.J., Vrins, S., & von Hofsten, C. (2011). Facing threat: Infants’ and adults’ visual scanning of faces with neutral, happy, sad, angry, and fearful emotional expressions. Cognition and Emotion, 25, 193-205.
  • Meyer, M., Hunnius, S., van Elk, M., van Ede, F., & Bekkering, H. (2011). Joint action modulates motor system involvement during action observation in 3-year-olds. Experimental Brain Research, 211, 581-592.
  • Paulus, M., Hunnius, S., & Bekkering, H. (2011). Can 14- to 20-month-old children learn that a tool serves multiple purposes? A developmental study on children’s action goal prediction. Vision Research, 51, 955-960.
  • Paulus, M., Hunnius, S., Vissers, M., & Bekkering, H. (2011). Bridging the gap between the other and me: The functional role of motor resonance and action effects in infants’ imitation. Developmental Science, 14, 901-910.
  • Paulus, M., van Dam, W., Hunnius, S., Lindemann, O., & Bekkering, H. (2011). Action-effect binding by observational learning. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 18, 1022-1028.
  • Vrins, S., Hunnius, S., & van Lier, R. (2011). Volume completion in 4.5-month-old infants. Acta Psychologica, 138, 92-99.

2010

  • Hunnius, S., & Bekkering, H. (2010). The early development of object knowledge: A study on infants’ visual anticipations during action observation. Developmental Psychology, 46, 446-454.
  • Meyer, M., Bekkering, H., Paulus, M., & Hunnius, S. (2010). Joint action coordination in 2½- and 3-year-old children. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 4, 220.
  • Stapel, J.C., Hunnius, S., van Elk, M., & Bekkering, H. (2010). Motor activation during observation of unusual versus ordinary actions in infancy. Social Neuroscience, 5, 451-460.

2009

  • Hunnius, S., Bekkering, H., & Cillessen, A.H.N. (2009). The association between intention understanding and peer cooperation in toddlers. European Journal of Developmental Science, 3, 368–388.
  • van Dijk, M.W.G., Hunnius, S., & van Geert, P.L.C. (2009). Variability in eating behavior throughout the weaning period. Appetite, 52, 766-770.

2008

  • van Elk, M., van Schie, H.T., Hunnius, S., Vesper, C., & Bekkering, H. (2008). You’ll never crawl alone: Neurophysiological evidence for experience-dependent motor resonance in infancy. Neuroimage, 43, 808-814.
  • Hunnius, S., Geuze, R.H., Zweens, M.J., & Bos, A.F. (2008). Effects of preterm experience on the developing visual system: A longitudinal study of shifts of attention and gaze in early infancy. Developmental Neuropsychology, 33, 1-15

2007

2006

  • Hunnius, S., Geuze, R.H., & van Geert, P.L.C. (2006). Associations between the developmental trajectories of visual scanning and disengagement of attention in infants. Infant Behavior and Development, 29, 108-125.

2004

  • Hunnius, S., Geuze, R.H., & van Geert, P.L.C. (2006). Associations between the developmental
  • Hunnius, S., & Geuze, R.H. (2004). Gaze shifting in infancy: A longitudinal study using dynamic faces and abstract stimuli. Infant Behavior and Development, 27, 397-416. [pdf]
  • Hunnius, S., & Geuze, R.H. (2004). Developmental changes in visual scanning of dynamic faces and abstract stimuli in infants: A longitudinal study. Infancy, 6, 231-255. [pdf]

PhD Theses

Emma K. Ward: Predictive Processing accounts of autism and early development
2021 [pdf]

Stefania Vacaru: To affiliate or not to affiliate: Investigating facial mimicry in early development
2021 [pdf]

Lorijn Zaadnoordijk: Discovering structure in the confusion: An interdisciplinary approach to studying the sense of agency and its development (awarded cum laude, VNOP Dissertation Award)
2020 [pdf]

Ezgi Kayhan: How young learners adapt to change
2018 [pdf]

Ricarda Braukmann: Social-cognitive processing and familial risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder
2018 [pdf]

Claire Monroy: Neurocognitive mechanisms of action sequence processing
2017 [pdf]

Johanna van Schaik: Little chameleons: An investigation into the development and mechanisms of behavioral mimicry
2017 [pdf]

Hinke Endedijk: Peer Interaction Under Construction
2017 [pdf]

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Janny Stapel: Action prediction and the development thereof
2015 [pdf]

Marlene Meyer: The developing brain in action. Individual and joint action processing (VNOP Dissertation Award)
2014 [pdf]

Markus Paulus: Development of action perception: Neurocognitive mechanisms underlying children’s processing of others’ actions (awarded cum laude, George Butterworth Young Scientist Award)
2011 [pdf]