Elizabeth A Simpson

Assistant Professor

  • 789 Citations
20072019
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Research Output 2007 2019

  • 789 Citations
  • 44 Article
  • 1 Chapter
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Face detection in 2- to 6-month-old infants is influenced by gaze direction and species

Simpson, E. A., Maylott, S. E., Mitsven, S. G., Zeng, G. & Jakobsen, K. V., Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Developmental science. e12902.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Head
Direction compound
1 Citation (Scopus)

Face detection in infants and adults: Effects of orientation and color

Simpson, E. A., Maylott, S. E., Leonard, K., Lazo, R. J. & Jakobsen, K. V., Oct 1 2019, In : Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. 186, p. 17-32 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Color

Infant rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta) personality and subjective well-being

Simpson, E. A., Robinson, L. M. & Paukner, A., Jan 1 2019, In : PloS one. 14, 12, e0226747.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Macaca mulatta
Personality
Macaca
assertiveness
Principal component analysis

Social touch alters newborn monkey behavior

Simpson, E. A., Maylott, S. E., Lazo, R. J., Leonard, K. A., Kaburu, S. S. K., Suomi, S. J., Paukner, A. & Ferrari, P. F., Nov 1 2019, In : Infant Behavior and Development. 57, 101368.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Touch
Haplorhini
Newborn Infant
Caregivers
Macaca
2018
4 Citations (Scopus)

EEG beta desynchronization during hand goal-directed action observation in newborn monkeys and its relation to the emergence of hand motor skills

Festante, F., Vanderwert, R. E., Sclafani, V., Paukner, A., Simpson, E. A., Suomi, S. J., Fox, N. A. & Ferrari, P. F., Apr 1 2018, In : Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. 30, p. 142-149 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Motor Skills
Haplorhini
Electroencephalography
Hand
Observation
3 Citations (Scopus)

Eliciting imitation in early infancy

Meltzoff, A. N., Murray, L., Simpson, E. A., Heimann, M., Nagy, E., Nadel, J., Pedersen, E. J., Brooks, R., Messinger, D. S., De Pascalis, L., Subiaul, F., Paukner, A. & Ferrari, P. F., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Developmental Science.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Citations (Scopus)

Interindividual differences in neonatal sociality and emotionality predict juvenile social status in rhesus monkeys

Wooddell, L. J., Simpson, E. A., Murphy, A. M., Dettmer, A. M. & Paukner, A., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Developmental Science. e12749.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Macaca mulatta
Social Class
Mothers
Peer Group
Temperament
16 Citations (Scopus)

Re-examination of Oostenbroek et al. (2016): evidence for neonatal imitation of tongue protrusion

Meltzoff, A. N., Murray, L., Simpson, E. A., Heimann, M., Nagy, E., Nadel, J., Pedersen, E. J., Brooks, R., Messinger, D. S., Pascalis, L. D., Subiaul, F., Paukner, A. & Ferrari, P. F., Jul 1 2018, In : Developmental Science. 21, 4, e12609.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Tongue
Research Design
Newborn Infant
Social Learning
Social Theory
1 Citation (Scopus)

Visual preferences for direct-gaze faces in infant macaques (Macaca mulatta) with limited face exposure

Simpson, E. A., Paukner, A., Pedersen, E. J., Ferrari, P. F. & Parr, L. A., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Developmental Psychobiology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Macaca
Macaca mulatta
Nurseries
Parturition
Social Environment
2017
12 Citations (Scopus)

Early rearing history influences oxytocin receptor epigenetic regulation in rhesus macaques

Baker, M., Lindell, S. G., Driscoll, C. A., Zhou, Z., Yuan, Q., Schwandt, M. L., Miller-Crews, I., Simpson, E. A., Paukner, A., Ferrari, P. F., Sindhu, R. K., Razaqyar, M., Sommer, W. H., Lopez, J. F., Thompson, R. C., Goldman, D., Heilig, M., Dee Higley, J., Suomi, S. J. & Barr, C. S., Oct 31 2017, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 114, 44, p. 11769-11774 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Oxytocin Receptors
Maternal Deprivation
Macaca mulatta
Epigenomics
History
7 Citations (Scopus)

Handling newborn monkeys alters later exploratory, cognitive, and social behaviors

Simpson, E. A., Sclafani, V., Paukner, A., Kaburu, S. S. K., Suomi, S. J. & Ferrari, P. F., 2017, (Accepted/In press) In : Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Exploratory Behavior
Social Behavior
Haplorhini
Newborn Infant
Touch
5 Citations (Scopus)

Preference for facial averageness: Evidence for a common mechanism in human and macaque infants

Damon, F., Méary, D., Quinn, P. C., Lee, K., Simpson, E. A., Paukner, A., Suomi, S. J. & Pascalis, O., Apr 13 2017, In : Scientific Reports. 7, 46303.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Macaca
Macaca mulatta
Primates
Haplorhini
6 Citations (Scopus)

Testing the arousal hypothesis of neonatal imitation in infant rhesus macaques

Paukner, A., Pedersen, E. J. & Simpson, E. A., Jun 1 2017, In : PLoS One. 12, 6, e0178864.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gestures
Macaca mulatta
Arousal
neonates
tongue
2016
20 Citations (Scopus)

Acute oxytocin improves memory and gaze following in male but not female nursery-reared infant macaques

Simpson, E. A., Paukner, A., Sclafani, V., Kaburu, S. S. K., Suomi, S. J. & Ferrari, P. F., Nov 11 2016, (Accepted/In press) In : Psychopharmacology. p. 1-10 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nurseries
Macaca
Oxytocin
Sex Characteristics
Cognition
9 Citations (Scopus)

Efficient human face detection in infancy

Jakobsen, K. V., Umstead, L. & Simpson, E. A., Jan 1 2016, In : Developmental Psychobiology. 58, 1, p. 129-136 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Aptitude
Interpersonal Relations
Efficiency
8 Citations (Scopus)

Evolutionary Relevance and Experience Contribute to Face Discrimination in Infant Macaques (Macaca mulatta)

Simpson, E. A., Suomi, S. J. & Paukner, A., Mar 14 2016, In : Journal of Cognition and Development. 17, 2, p. 285-299 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Macaca
Macaca mulatta
Matched-Pair Analysis
Controlled Environment
Newborn Infant
22 Citations (Scopus)

Experience-independent sex differences in newborn macaques: Females are more social than males

Simpson, E. A., Nicolini, Y., Shetler, M., Suomi, S. J., Ferrari, P. F. & Paukner, A., Jan 22 2016, In : Scientific Reports. 6, 19669.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Macaca
Sex Characteristics
Haplorhini
Controlled Environment
Interpersonal Relations
14 Citations (Scopus)

Face Detection and the Development of Own-Species Bias in Infant Macaques

Simpson, E. A., Jakobsen, K. V., Damon, F., Suomi, S. J., Ferrari, P. F. & Paukner, A., 2016, (Accepted/In press) In : Child Development.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Macaca
infant
trend
stimulus
experience
23 Citations (Scopus)

Neonatal face-to-face interactions promote later social behaviour in infant rhesus monkeys

Dettmer, A. M., Kaburu, S. S. K., Simpson, E. A., Paukner, A., Sclafani, V., Byers, K. L., Murphy, A. M., Miller, M., Marquez, N., Miller, G. M., Suomi, S. J. & Ferrari, P. F., Jun 14 2016, In : Nature Communications. 7, 11940.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

monkeys
Social Behavior
Macaca mulatta
Haplorhini
Primates
30 Citations (Scopus)

Neonatal imitation and early social experience predict gaze following abilities in infant monkeys

Simpson, E. A., Miller, G. M., Ferrari, P. F., Suomi, S. J. & Paukner, A., Feb 1 2016, In : Scientific Reports. 6, 20233.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Aptitude
Haplorhini
Social Environment
Interpersonal Relations
Parturition
13 Citations (Scopus)

Neonatal imitation predicts infant rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta) social and anxiety-related behaviours at one year

Kaburu, S. S. K., Paukner, A., Simpson, E. A., Suomi, S. J. & Ferrari, P. F., Oct 11 2016, In : Scientific Reports. 6, 34997.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Macaca mulatta
Anxiety
Gestures
Macaca
Grooming
31 Citations (Scopus)

Relations between infants' emerging reach-grasp competence and event-related desynchronization in EEG

Cannon, E. N., Simpson, E. A., Fox, N. A., Vanderwert, R. E., Woodward, A. L. & Ferrari, P. F., Jan 1 2016, In : Developmental Science. 19, 1, p. 50-62 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hand Strength
Mental Competency
Electroencephalography
Play and Playthings
Motor Skills
1 Citation (Scopus)

Who's my little monkey? Effects of infant-directed speech on visual retention in infant rhesus macaques

Slonecker, E. M., Simpson, E. A., Suomi, S. J. & Paukner, A., 2016, (Accepted/In press) In : Developmental Science.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Macaca mulatta
Haplorhini
Retention (Psychology)
Primates
Facial Expression
2015
9 Citations (Scopus)

Development of space perception in relation to the maturation of the motor system in infant rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta)

Sclafani, V., Simpson, E. A., Suomi, S. J. & Ferrari, P. F., Apr 1 2015, In : Neuropsychologia. 70, p. 429-441 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Space Perception
Motor Skills
Body Image
Macaca
Macaca mulatta
19 Citations (Scopus)

Early Social Experience Affects Neural Activity to Affiliative Facial Gestures in Newborn Nonhuman Primates

Vanderwert, R. E., Simpson, E. A., Paukner, A., Suomi, S. J., Fox, N. A. & Ferrari, P. F., Jul 22 2015, In : Developmental Neuroscience. 37, 3, p. 243-252 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gestures
Primates
Brain
Mothers
Nurseries
2014
186 Citations (Scopus)

Empathy: Gender effects in brain and behavior

Christov-Moore, L., Simpson, E. A., Coudé, G., Grigaityte, K., Iacoboni, M. & Ferrari, P. F., Oct 1 2014, In : Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews. 46, P4, p. 604-627 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Brain
Ethology
Social Psychology
Socialization
Neurosciences
6 Citations (Scopus)

Finding faces among faces: human faces are located more quickly and accurately than other primate and mammal faces

Simpson, E. A., Buchin, Z., Werner, K., Worrell, R. & Jakobsen, K. V., 2014, In : Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics. 76, 8, p. 2175-2183 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Primates
Mammals
animal
efficiency
experiment
53 Citations (Scopus)

Inhaled oxytocin increases positive social behaviors in newborn macaques

Simpson, E. A., Sclafani, V., Paukner, A., Hamel, A. F., Novak, M. A., Meyer, J. S., Suomi, S. J. & Ferrari, P. F., May 13 2014, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 111, 19, p. 6922-6927 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Social Behavior
Macaca
Oxytocin
Caregivers
Anti-Anxiety Agents
2 Citations (Scopus)

Neonatal imitation and an epigenetic account of mirror neuron development

Simpson, E. A., Fox, N. A., Tramacere, A. & Ferrari, P. F., 2014, In : Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 37, 2, p. 220 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

learning account
Mirror Neurons
demographic situation
imitation
Epigenomics
27 Citations (Scopus)

Neonatal imitation predicts how infants engage with faces

Paukner, A., Simpson, E. A., Ferrari, P. F., Mrozek, T. & Suomi, S. J., Nov 1 2014, In : Developmental Science. 17, 6, p. 833-840 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Macaca
Gestures
Tongue
Macaca mulatta
Mouth
5 Citations (Scopus)

The development of facial identity discrimination through learned attention

Simpson, E. A., Jakobsen, K. V., Fragaszy, D. M., Okada, K. & Frick, J. E., 2014, In : Developmental Psychobiology. 56, 5, p. 1083-1101 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sheep
Haplorhini
Primates
Mouth
67 Citations (Scopus)
Mirror Neurons
imitation
Individuality
Neurons
Plasticity
15 Citations (Scopus)

Visual attention during neonatal imitation in newborn macaque monkeys

Simpson, E. A., Paukner, A., Suomi, S. J. & Ferrari, P. F., 2014, In : Developmental Psychobiology. 56, 4, p. 864-870 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Macaca
Haplorhini
Tongue
Gestures
Macaca mulatta
8 Citations (Scopus)

Visual search efficiency is greater for human faces compared to animal faces

Simpson, E. A., Husband, H. L., Yee, K., Fullerton, A. & Jakobsen, K. V., 2014, In : Experimental Psychology. 61, 6, p. 439-456 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Primates
Mammals
Visual Search
Human Face
Animals
2013
12 Citations (Scopus)

Lipsmacking imitation skill in newborn macaques is predictive of social partner discrimination

Simpson, E. A., Paukner, A., Sclafani, V., Suomi, S. J. & Ferrari, P. F., Dec 18 2013, In : PLoS One. 8, 12, e82921.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Macaca
Gestures
neonates
Social Identification
Aptitude
14 Citations (Scopus)

Look Here! The Development of Attentional Orienting to Symbolic Cues

Jakobsen, K. V., Frick, J. E. & Simpson, E. A., Apr 2013, In : Journal of Cognition and Development. 14, 2, p. 229-249 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cues
Child Development
Learning
Research
1 Citation (Scopus)

Mirror neurons are central for a second-person neuroscience: Insights from developmental studies

Simpson, E. A. & Ferrari, P. F., Aug 2013, In : Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 36, 4, p. 438 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mirror Neurons
Neurosciences
neurosciences
Caregivers
caregiver
47 Citations (Scopus)

Mirror neurons through the lens of epigenetics

Ferrari, P. F., Tramacere, A., Simpson, E. A. & Iriki, A., Sep 2013, In : Trends in Cognitive Sciences. 17, 9, p. 450-457 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mirror Neurons
Epigenomics
Lenses
Developmental Biology
Social Environment
11 Citations (Scopus)

Sensitivity to first-order relations of facial elements in infant rhesus macaques

Paukner, A., Bower, S., Simpson, E. A. & Suomi, S. J., May 2013, In : Infant and Child Development. 22, 3, p. 320-330 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Macaca mulatta
Macaca
Haplorhini
Primates
Parturition
2011
31 Citations (Scopus)

Infants Experience Perceptual Narrowing for Nonprimate Faces

Simpson, E. A., Varga, K., Frick, J. E. & Fragaszy, D., May 2011, In : Infancy. 16, 3, p. 318-328 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Haplorhini
Sheep
Domestic Sheep
Matched-Pair Analysis
Aptitude

Understanding emotions in primates: In honor of Darwin's 200th birthday

Fragaszy, D. & Simpson, E. A., Jun 2011, In : American Journal of Primatology. 73, 6, p. 503-506 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

emotions
primate
Primates
2010
1 Citation (Scopus)

Can we really leave gender out of it? Individual differences and the Simulation of Smiles model

Simpson, E. A. & Fragaszy, D., Dec 2010, In : Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 33, 6, p. 459-460 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Individuality
Emotions
Sex Characteristics
Population
2008
3 Citations (Scopus)

Super-expressive voices: Music to my ears?

Simpson, E. A., Oliver, W. T. & Fragaszy, D., 2008, In : Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 31, 5, p. 596-597 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Music
Ear
Emotions
Brain
Neuroimaging
2007
36 Citations (Scopus)

Listen up! Processing of intensity change differs for vocal and nonvocal sounds

Schirmer, A., Simpson, E. A. & Escoffier, N., Oct 24 2007, In : Brain Research. 1176, 1, p. 103-112 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sex Characteristics
Evoked Potentials
Acoustics
Direction compound