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Professor Gert Westermann

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  1. 2021
  2. Forthcoming

    Under-resourced or overloaded? Rethinking working memory deficits in developmental language disorder

    Jones, S. & Westermann, G., 27/09/2021, (Accepted/In press) In: Psychological Review.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  3. Forthcoming

    Infants learn to follow gaze in stages: Evidence confirming a robotic prediction

    Silverstein, P., Feng, J., Westermann, G., Parise, E. & Twomey, K., 27/08/2021, (Accepted/In press) In: Open Mind.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  4. E-pub ahead of print

    Children's scale errors and object processing: Early evidence for cross-cultural differences

    Ishibashi, M., Twomey, K. E., Westermann, G. & Uehara, I., 30/11/2021, In: Infant Behavior and Development. 65, 12 p., 101631.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  5. Published

    Origins of dissociations in the English past tense: A synthetic brain imaging model

    Westermann, G. & Jones, S., 2/07/2021, In: Frontiers in Psychology. 12, 16 p., 688908.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  6. Published
  7. Forthcoming

    Curiosity and Exploration

    Bazhydai, M., Twomey, K. & Westermann, G., 31/03/2021, (Accepted/In press) Encyclopedia of Infant and Early Childhood Development. Benson, J. B. (ed.). 2nd ed. ed. Elsevier

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter (peer-reviewed)peer-review

  8. Published

    Predictive processing and developmental language disorder

    Jones, S. & Westermann, G., 14/01/2021, In: Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. 64, 1, p. 181-185 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  9. 2020
  10. Published

    From Curiosity, to Wonder, to Creativity: a Cognitive Developmental Psychology Perspective

    Bazhydai, M. & Westermann, G., 4/09/2020, Wonder, education, and human flourishing: Theoretical, empirical, and practical perspectives. Schinkel, A. (ed.). Amsterdam: VU University Press, p. 144-182 39 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter (peer-reviewed)peer-review

  11. Published

    “I don’t know but I know who to ask”: 12-month-olds actively seek information from knowledgeable adults

    Bazhydai, M., Westermann, G. & Parise, E., 1/09/2020, In: Developmental Science. 23, 5, 10 p., e12938.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  12. Published

    Two-year old children preferentially transmit simple actions but not pedagogically demonstrated actions

    Bazhydai, M., Silverstein, P., Parise, E. & Westermann, G., 1/09/2020, In: Developmental Science. 23, 5, 13 p., e12941.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  13. Published

    Children as active teachers: Do toddlers transmit generalisable or specific information?

    Karadag, D., Bazhydai, M. & Westermann, G., 26/08/2020, p. 43. 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to conference - Without ISBN/ISSN Posterpeer-review

  14. Published

    Neurocomputational models capture the effect of learned labels on infants' object and category representations

    Capelier-Mourguy, A., Twomey, K. E. & Westermann, G., 1/06/2020, In: IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems. 12, 2, p. 160-168 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  15. Published

    Predictive processing and developmental language disorder

    Jones, S. D. & Westermann, G., 15/05/2020, In: PsyArXiv.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  16. Published

    The limits of infants’ early word learning

    Taxitari, L., Twomey, K., Westermann, G. & Mani, N., 1/03/2020, In: Language Learning and Development. 16, 1, p. 1-21 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  17. 2019
  18. Published

    The Encyclopedia of Child and Adolescent Development, Vol 3: Cognition in Childhood

    Harris, M. (ed.) & Westermann, G. (ed.), 20/12/2019, Wiley.

    Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

  19. Published

    New evidence for learning-based accounts of gaze following: Testing a robotic prediction

    Silverstein, P., Westermann, G., Parise, E. & Twomey, K., 30/09/2019, 2019 Joint IEEE 9th International Conference on Development and Learning and Epigenetic Robotics (ICDL-EpiRob). IEEE, p. 302-306 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNConference contribution/Paperpeer-review

  20. Published

    The effect of interpersonal behavioural synchrony on children’s learning.

    Bazhydai, M., Ke, H., Thomas, H. & Westermann, G., 22/08/2019.

    Research output: Contribution to conference - Without ISBN/ISSN Posterpeer-review

  21. Published

    Taking their eye off the ball: How shyness affects children’s attention during word learning

    Hilton, M., Twomey, K. & Westermann, G., 1/07/2019, In: Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. 183, p. 134-145 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  22. Published

    Creativity manifestations in early childhood: explorative and innovative actions during social learning.

    Bazhydai, M., Silverstein, P., Thomas, H., Parise, E. & Westermann, G., 22/05/2019.

    Research output: Contribution to conference - Without ISBN/ISSN Posterpeer-review

  23. Published

    Building the foundations of language: mechanisms of curiosity-driven learning.

    Twomey, K. & Westermann, G., 13/05/2019, International Handbook of Language Acquisition. Horst, J. & Torkildsen, J. V. K. (eds.). Oxford, New York: Routledge, p. 102-114 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

  24. Published

    Probing communication-induced memory biases in preverbal infants: Two replication attempts of Yoon, Johnson and Csibra (2008)

    Silverstein, P., Gliga, T., Westermann, G. & Parise, E., 1/05/2019, In: Infant Behavior and Development. 55, p. 77-87 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  25. Published

    Epistemic curiosity in social learning: Infants’ active information seeking in situations of referential uncertainty

    Bazhydai, M., Thomas, H., Westermann, G. & Parise, E., 9/03/2019.

    Research output: Contribution to conference - Without ISBN/ISSN Posterpeer-review

  26. Published

    12-month-olds actively seek information from a more knowledgeable social partner

    Bazhydai, M., Westermann, G. & Parise, E., 2019.

    Research output: Contribution to conference - Without ISBN/ISSN Posterpeer-review

  27. Published
  28. 2018
  29. Unpublished

    How Perceived Emotions Infuence Toddlers' Word Learning

    Ma, L., Twomey, K. & Westermann, G., 6/09/2018, (Unpublished).

    Research output: Contribution to conference - Without ISBN/ISSN Poster

  30. Published

    The effect of labelling and object handling on children’s novel object exploration.

    Loucaides, M., Westermann, G. & Twomey, K., 2/07/2018.

    Research output: Contribution to conference - Without ISBN/ISSN Poster

  31. Published

    Curiosity-based learning in infants: A neurocomputational approach

    Twomey, K. E. & Westermann, G., 1/07/2018, In: Developmental Science. 21, 4, 13 p., e12629.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  32. Published

    Different novelties revealed by infants’ pupillary responses

    Chen, Y-C. & Westermann, G., 22/06/2018, In: Scientific Reports. 8, 8 p., 9533.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  33. Published

    All the Right Noises: Background Variability Helps Early Word Learning

    Twomey, K. E., Ma, L. & Westermann, G., 1/05/2018, In: Cognitive Science. 42 Suppl 2, Suppl. 2, p. 413-438 26 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  34. Published

    From altered synaptic plasticity to atypical learning: a computational model of Down syndrome

    Tovar Y Romo, A. E., Westermann, G. & Torres, A., 1/02/2018, In: Cognition. 171, p. 15-24 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  35. Published

    Learned labels shape pre-speech infants’ object representations

    Twomey, K. E. & Westermann, G., 31/01/2018, In: Infancy. 23, 1, p. 61-73 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  36. Published

    Pedagogical cues and action complexity modulate transmission of information in two-year-old children

    Bazhydai, M., Silverstein, P., Westermann, G. & Parise, E., 5/01/2018.

    Research output: Contribution to conference - Without ISBN/ISSN Posterpeer-review

  37. Published

    Investigating the association between children’s screen media exposure and vocabulary size in the UK

    Taylor, G., Monaghan, P. & Westermann, G., 1/01/2018, In: Journal of Children and Media. 12, 1, p. 51-65 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  38. 2017
  39. Published

    Computational models of word learning

    Westermann, G. & Twomey, K. E., 10/11/2017, Early Word Learning. Westermann, G. & Mani, N. (eds.). Routledge, p. 138-154 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

  40. Published

    Early Word Learning

    Westermann, G. (ed.) & Mani, N. (ed.), 10/11/2017, London: Routledge. 161 p.

    Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

  41. Published

    The effect of shyness on children's formation and retention of novel word–object mappings

    Hilton, M. & Westermann, G., 11/2017, In: Journal of Child Language. 44, 6, p. 1394-1412 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  42. Published

    A Neurocomputational Approach to Trained and Transitive Relations in Equivalence Classes

    Tovar, A. E. & Westermann, G., 18/10/2017, In: Frontiers in Psychology. 8, 15 p., 1848.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  43. Published

    The role of ostensive and referential cues in infant object memory

    Silverstein, P., Westermann, G., Gliga, T. & Parise, E., 26/08/2017.

    Research output: Contribution to conference - Without ISBN/ISSN Posterpeer-review

  44. Published

    Computational Exploration of Lexical Development in Down Syndrome

    Tovar Y Romo, A. E. & Westermann, G., 20/07/2017, Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Gunzelmann, G., Howes, A., Tenbrink, T. & Davelaar, E. (eds.). London: Cognitive Science Society, p. 1199-1204 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNConference contribution/Paperpeer-review

  45. Published

    Extraneous visual noise facilitates word learning

    Twomey, K. E., Ma, L. & Westermann, G., 20/07/2017, Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Gunzelmann, G., Howes, A., Tenbrink, T. & Davelaar, E. (eds.). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society, p. 3404-3409 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNConference contribution/Paperpeer-review

  46. 2016
  47. Published

    Labels constructively shape object categories in 10-month-old infants

    Althaus, N. & Westermann, G., 11/2016, In: Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. 151, p. 5-17 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  48. Published

    Neurocomputational models of cognitive development and processing: 14th Neural Computation and Psychology Workshop Lancaster University, UK, 21 – 23 August 2014

    Twomey, K. E. (ed.), Smith, A. C. (ed.), Westermann, G. (ed.) & Monaghan, P. J. (ed.), 11/2016, Singapore: World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte Ltd. 152 p. (Progress in Neural Processing; vol. 22)

    Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

  49. Published

    Semantic processing of actions at 9 months is linked to language proficiency at 9 and 18 months

    Kaduk, K., Bakker, M., Juvrud, J., Gredebäck, G., Westermann, G., Lunn, J. & Reid, V. M., 11/2016, In: Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. 151, p. 96-108 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issuepeer-review

  50. Published

    ERP correlates of two separate top-down mechanisms in visual categorization

    Linnert, S., Reid, V. M. & Westermann, G., 10/2016, In: International Journal of Psychophysiology. 108, p. 83 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting abstractpeer-review

  51. Published

    A learned label modulates object representations in 10-month-old infants

    Twomey, K. E. & Westermann, G., 3/08/2016, Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Papafragou, A., Grodner, D., Mirman, D. & Trueswell, J. C. (eds.). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society, p. 680-685 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNConference contribution/Paperpeer-review

  52. Published

    A neurocomputational model of the effect of learned labels on infants’ object representations

    Capelier-Mourguy, A., Twomey, K. E. & Westermann, G., 3/08/2016, Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.. Papafragou, A., Grodner, D., Mirman, D. & Trueswell, J. C. (eds.). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society, p. 337-341 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNConference contribution/Paperpeer-review

  53. Published

    Pupillometry in infancy research

    Hepach, R. & Westermann, G., 06/2016, In: Journal of Cognition and Development. 17, 3, p. 359-377 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  54. Published

    Infants’ information seeking in a category exploration task

    Twomey, K. E. & Westermann, G., 28/05/2016.

    Research output: Contribution to conference - Without ISBN/ISSN Speech

  55. Published

    Experience-dependent brain development as a key to understanding the language system

    Westermann, G., 04/2016, In: Topics in Cognitive Science. 8, 2, p. 446-458 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  56. Published

    Dissociating associative and motor aspects of action understanding: processing of dual-ended tools by 16-month-old infants.

    Ní Choisdealbha, A., Westermann, G., Dunn, K. & Reid, V., 03/2016, In: British Journal of Developmental Psychology. 34, 1, p. 115-131 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

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