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Wass, S.V., Whitehorn, M., Marriot Haresign, I., Phillips, E., Leong, V. (pre-print) Interpersonal neural synchrony and responsivity during early learning interactions. Link.

Wass, S.V., Smith, C.G., Stubbs, L., Clackson, K., Mirza, F.U. (pre-print) Physiological stress, sustained attention and cognitive engagement in 12-month-old infants growing up in urban environments. Link.
Wass, S.V., Smith, C.G., Clackson, K., Gibb, C., Eitzenberger, J., Mirza, F. U. (in press). Parents mimic and influence their infant’s autonomic state through dynamic affective state matching. Current Biology

Wass, S.V., Smith, C.G., Daubney, K.R., Suata, Z.M., Clackson, K., Begum, A., Mirza, F.U. (2019) Influences of household noise on autonomic function in 12-month-old infants: understanding early common pathways to atypical emotion regulation and cognitive performance. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. 60(12):1323-1333 Link.

Leong.V., Noreika,V., Clackson, K., Georgieva, S., Santamaria, L., Brightman, L., Nutbrown, R., Fujita, S., Neale, D., Wass, S.V. (pre-print) Parent-infant interpersonal neural connectivity predicts infants’ social learning Link.

Smith, C. G., Jones, E. J. H., Charman, T., Clackson. K, Mirza, F. U., Wass, S. V. (pre-print) Anxious parents show higher physiological synchrony with their infants Link.

Noreika, V., Georgieva, S., Wass, S.V. & Leong, V. (under review) 14 challenges for conducting social neuroscience and longitudinal EEG research with infants. Manuscript under review

Kostyrka-Allchorne, K., Wass, S.V. & Sonuga-Barke, E.J.S. (under review) Do parent ratings of infant reactivity and self-regulation predict psychopathology in childhood and adolescence? A systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective longitudinal studies. Manuscript under review

Wass., S.V., Smith, C.G., Clackson, K., Gibb, C., Eitzenberger, J., Mirza, F. U. (2019). Parents mimic and influence their infant’s autonomic state through dynamic affective state matching. Current Biology 29(14), 2415-2422.

Kostyrka-Allchorne, K., Holland, A., Cooper, N.R., Marrow, R.K., Ahamed, W., & Simpson, A. What helps children learn difficult tasks: A teacher’s presence may be worth more than a screen. Accepted by Trends in Neuroscience & Education

Kostyrka-Allchorne, K., Cooper, N.R., Kennett, S., Nestler, S. & Simpson, A., (2019). The short-term effect of video editing pace on children’s inhibition and N2 and P3 ERP components during visual go/no-go task, Developmental Neuropsychology, 44, 385-396. 

Kostyrka-Allchorne, K., Cooper, N.R., & Simpson, A. (2019). Disentangling the effects of video pace and story realism on children’s attention and response inhibition. Cognitive Development, 49, 94-104.

Patterson, A.S.J., Perra, O., Rushe, T., Wass, S.V. & Papageorgiou, K.A. (under review) A Systematic Literature Review of Eye-Tracking and Executive Dysfunction in Children with Neurodevelopmental and Psychiatric Disorders. Manuscript under review.

Perra, O.; Wass, S.V.; McNulty, A.; Sweet, D.; Papageorgiou, K.; Johnston, M.; Patterson, A.; Bilello, D.; Alderdice, F. (under review) Training attention control of very preterm infants: protocol for a feasibility study of the Attention Control Training (ACT). Manuscript under review.

Clackson, K., Wass, S.V., […], Leong, V. (under review) Do helpful mothers help? The effects of maternal responsiveness on infants’ performance on an object search task. Manuscript under review.

Covarrubias, L.S., Noreika, V., Georgieva, S., Clackson, K., Wass, S.V. , Leong, V. (in press). Emotional valence modulates the topology of the parent-infant inter-brain network. Neuroimage

Georgieva, S., Lester, S., Yilmaz, M.N., Wass, S.V. & Leong, V. (under review). Topographical and spectral signatures of infant and adult movement artifacts in naturalistic EEG.

Sørensen, L., Wass, S.V., Osnes, B., Schanche, E., Adolfsdottir, S.,  Svendsen, J.L., Visted, E., Eilertsen, T., Jensen, D., Nordby, H., Fasmer, O.B., Binder, P.-E., & Sonuga-Barke, E. (under review). The psychophysiology of stimulus conflict detection: Does resting state cardiac vagal tone predict orienting-executive control interactions? Physiology and Behaviour.

Koenig, J., Sørensen, L., Wass, S.V., & Sonuga-Barke, E. (2019). Too Fast, Too Furious: Short-Lived Phasic Influences, Resting Cardiac Vagal Activity and the Importance of Time: A response to Sylvain Laborde. Physiology and Behaviour, 112691.

Kostyrka-Allchorne, K. (2018). Is a lack of sleep harming adolescents' academic prospects in the digital age? Jornal de Pediatria, doi.org/10.1016/j.jped.2018.07.007

Wass, S.V., Noreika, V., Georgieva, S., Clackson, K., Brightman, L., Nutbrown, R.,Santamaria, L., Leong, V. (2018) Parental neural responsivity to infants’ visual attention: how mature brains scaffold immature brains during social interaction. PLoS Biology. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.2006328

Wass, S.V., Daubney, K., Golan, J., Logan, F. & Kushnerenko, E. (2018) Elevated physiological arousal is associated with larger but more variable neural responses to small acoustic change in children during a passive auditory attention task. Manuscript in press, Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dcn.2018.12.010

Wass, S.V., Clackson, K. & Leong, V. (2018). Increases in arousal are more long-lasting than decreases in arousal: on homeostatic failures during emotion regulation in infancy. Infancy 23 (5), 628-649.

Wass, S.V., Clackson, K., Georgieva, S.D., Brightman, L., Nutbrown, R., & Leong, V. (2018). Infants’ visual sustained attention is higher during joint play than solo play: is this due to increased endogenous attention control or exogenous stimulus capture? Developmental Science. https://doi.org/10.1111/desc.12667

Wass, S.V. (2018). How orchids concentrate? The relationship between physiological stress reactivity and cognitive performance during infancy and early childhood. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews. 90, 34-49.

Wass, S.V., de Barbaro, K., Clackson, K. & Leong, V. (2018). New meanings of thin-skinned: the contrasting attentional profiles of typical 12-month-olds who show high, and low, stress reactivity. Developmental Psychology. 54(5), 816-828.

Kostyrka-Allchorne, K., Cooper, N.R., Gossmann, A.M., Barber, K.J., & Simpson, A. (2017). Differential effects of film on preschool children's behaviour dependent on editing pace. Acta Paediatrica, 106, 831-836. DOI:10.1111/apa.13770

Kostyrka-Allchorne, K., Cooper, N.R., & Simpson, A. (2017). The relationship between television exposure and children’s cognition and behaviour: A systematic review. Developmental Review, 44, 19-58. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dr.2016.12.002

Kostyrka-Allchorne, K., Cooper, N.R., & Simpson, A. (2017). Touchscreen generation: children’s current media use, parental supervision methods and attitudes towards contemporary media. Acta Paediatrica, 106, 654-662. DOI:10.1111/apa.1370

Constantinescu, M., Moore, D., Johnson, S, & Hines, M. (2017). Early Contributions to Infants’ Mental Rotation Abilities. Developmental Science, 2017. DOI: 10.1111/desc.12613.

Leong, V., Byrne, E., Clackson, K., Lam, S. & Wass, S.V. (2017). Speaker gaze increases information coupling between infant and adult brains. Proceedings of the National Academy of the Sciences. 114 (50), 13290–13295, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1702493114

Wass, S.V., Cook, C. & Clackson, K. (2017). Changes in behaviour and salivary cortisol following targeted cognitive training in typical 12-month-old infants. Developmental Psychology. 53(5), 815-825.

Forssman, L. & Wass, S.V. (2017). Training basic visual attention leads to changes in responsiveness to social communicative cues in 9-month- old infants. Child Development. 89 (3) 199-213

De Barbaro, K., Clackson, K. & Wass, S.V. (2016). Infant attention is dynamically modulated with changing arousal levels. Child Development. 88(2), 629-639.

De Barbaro, K., Clackson, K. & Wass, S.V. (2016). Stress reactivity speeds basic encoding processes in infants. Developmental Psychobiology. 58(5), 546-555.

Kung, K.T.F., Constantinescu, M., Browne, W.V., Noorderhaven, R. & Hines, M. (2016). No relationship between early postnatal testosterone concentrations and autistic traits in 18 to 30-month-old children. Molecular Autism 7(15). DOI: 10.1186/s13229-016-0078-8. 

Hines, M., Kung, K.T.F., Spencer, D., Browne, W.V., Constantinescu, M. & Noorderhaven, R. (2016). The early postnatal period, mini-puberty, provides a window on the role of testosterone in human neurobehavioural development. Current Opinion in Neurobiology 38: 69-73. 

Kung, K.T.F., Browne, W.V., Constantinescu, M., Noorderhaven, R. & Hines, M. (2016). Early Postnatal Testosterone Predicts Sex-Related Differences in Early Expressive Vocabulary. Psychoneuroendocrinology 68: 111-116. 

Wass, S.V. & Leong, V. (2016). Developmental Psychology: How Social Context Influences Infants’ Attention. Current Biology 26, R357-359.

Wass, S.V., Clackson, K., de Barbaro, K. (2016). Temporal dynamics of arousal and attention in infants. Developmental Psychobiology. 58(5), 623-639.
Hines, M., Constantinescu, M. & Spencer, D. (2015). Early androgen exposure and human gender development. Biology of Sex Differences 6(3). DOI: 10.1186/s13293-015-0022-1. 

Constantinescu, M. & Hines, M. (2012). Approaches to studying early hormonal influences on the development of sex-related variability in human behaviour. Child Development Perspectives 6(4): 407-413.

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Using eye-tracking technology with babies to address socio-economic status associated educational disadvantages -- A final report on projects exploring early screening and training of infants in children’s centres in East London.

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