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Prof. Denis MareschalDenis Mareschal

Professor of Psychology

Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development
School of Psychology, Birkbeck College
Mail: Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX
Office: Henry Wellcome Building, Rm. 103
Phone: +44 (0)20 7079 0751
Fax: +44 (0)20 7631 6587
Email: d dot mareschal at bbk dot ac dot uk

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Research interests

I am interested in all aspects of perceptual and cognitive development in infancy and childhood.The real challenge for developmental psychology is to explain HOW one level of competence is transformed into the next level of competence. A mechanistic account of development is required to answer this question. Computer modelling provides a tool for exploring how different candidate mechanisms can account for the developmental profiles observed in infants and children. Connectionist networks are particularly well suited for modelling development because they develop their own internal representations in response to environmental pressures. Moreover, they provide a bridge between the neuroscience descriptions of development and the traditional (behavioural) descriptions of cognitive development.

My research involves a blend of (connectionist) computational modelling and empirical studies with infants and children. Research projects with children have included: the development of seriation abilities, the development of metaphor comprehension, and the developing basis for inductive reasoning. Research projects with infants have included: the search for occluded and visible objects, the perception of object unity, categorisation of visually presented stimuli, and the determinants of visual pursuit.

The common theme that underlies these projects is the exploration of how the computational properties of a learning systems (e. g., a connectionist autoencoder network or a 3-month-old infant) interact with the distribution of meaningful features in the environment to cause the observed patterns of development in children and infants.

Publications

Books:

Mareschal, D., Butterworth, B. & Tolmie, A. (2013). Educational Neuroscience. Oxford, UK: Wiley Blackwell.

Mareschal, D., Quinn, P. C. & Lea, S. E. G. (2010). The making of human concepts. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Mareschal, D., Johnson, M.H., Sirois, S., Spratling, M., Thomas, M. & Westermann, G. (2007). Neuroconstructivism, Vol. I: How the brain constructs cognition. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Mareschal, D., Sirois, S., & Westermann, G. (2007). Neuroconstructivism, Vol. II: Perspectives and Prospects. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Journal Articles:

Addyman, C., Rocha, S. & Mareschal, D. (in press)  Mapping the Origins of time: Scalar errors in infant time estimation. Developmental Psychology.

Forrester, G. S., Pegler, R., Thomas, M. S.C. & Mareschal, D. (in press) Handedness as a marker of cerebral lateralization in children with and without Autism. Behavioural Brain Research.

Tummeltshammer, K. S., Mareschal, D., & Kirkham, N. Z. (in press) Infants’ selective attention to reliable visual cues in the presence of salient distracters. Child Development

Althaus, N. & Mareschal, D. (2013) Modeling cross-modal interactions in early word learning. IEEE Transactions on Autonomous Mental Development, 5, 288-297.

Westermann, G. & Mareschal, D. (2013) From perceptual to language-mediated categorization. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 369: 201220391

Dekker, T. M. & Mareschal, D. (2013) Object processing for action across childhood. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 31, 425-435.

Cooper, R. P., Ruh, N., & Mareschal, D. (2013). The Goal Circuit Model: A hierarchical multi-route model of the acquisition and control of routine sequential action in humans. Cognitive Science. DOI: 10.1111/cogs.12067

Addyman, C. & Mareschal, D. (2013) Local redundancy governs infants’ spontaneous orienting to visual-temporal sequences . Child Development, 84, 1137-1144.

Nardini, M.,  Begus, K., & Mareschal, D. (2013). Multisensory uncertainty reduction for hand localization in children and adults. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 39, 773-787.

Thomas, M. S. C., Purser, H. R. M. & Mareschal, D. (2013) Is the mystery of thought demystified by context-dependent categorisation? Towards a new relation between language and thought. Mind and Language, 27, 595-618.

Westermann, G. & Mareschal, D. (2013) Mechanisms of developmental change in infant categorization. Cognitive Development, 27, 367-392.

Forrester, G. S., Quaresmini, C.,  Leavens, D. A.,  Mareschal, D. &Thomas, M. S.C. (2013) Human handedness: an inherited evolutionary trait. Behavioural Brain Research, 237, 200-206.

Purser, H., Thomas, M.S.C., Tomlinson, S. & Mareschal, D. (2012) Are imaging and lesioning convergent methods for assessing functional specialisation? Investigations using an artificial neural network. Brain and Cognition 78, 38-49

French, R. M., Addyman, C. & Mareschal, D. (2011) TRACX: A recognition-based connectionist framework for sequence segmentation and chunk extraction. Psychological Review, 118, 614-636.

Althaus, N. & Mareschal, D. (2012) Using saliency maps to separate competing processes in infant visual cognition. Child Development, 83, 1122-1128.

Dekker, T., Mareschal, D. Sereno, M. I. & Johnson, M. H. (2011) Dorsal and Ventral Stream Activation Patterns and Object Recognition Performance in School-Age Children. Neuroimage, 57, 659-670.

Purser, H. R. M., Thomas, M. S. C., Snoxall, S., Mareschal, D., & Karmiloff-Smith, A. (2011). Definitions versus categorisation: Assessing the development of lexico-semantic knowledge in Williams syndrome. International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 46, 361-373.

Wu, R., Mareschal, D. & Rakison, D. (2010) Attention to multiple cues during spontaneous labelling. Infancy,16, 545-556.

Nardini, M., Bedford, R., &  Mareschal, D. (2010). Fusion of visual cues is not mandatory in children. Proceedings of the  National Academy of  Science U. S. A. 107(39), 17041-17046

Thomas, R., Nardini, M. & Mareschal, D. (2010). Interactions between "light-from-above" and convexity priors in visual development. Journal of Vision, 10(8):6, 1-7

Addyman, C. & Mareschal, D. (2010) The perceptual origins of the abstract Same/Different concept in human infants Animal Cognition, 13, 817-833.

Thomas, M. S. C., Van Duuren, M., Purser, H., Mareschal, D., Ansari, D & Karmiloff-Smith, A. (2010). The development of metaphorical language comprehension in typical development and in Williams syndrome. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 106, 99-114.

Mareschal, D. (2010) Computational perspectives on cognitive development. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews, 1, 696-708.

Ruh, N., Cooper, R. P., & Mareschal, D. (2010). Action selection in complex routinized sequential behaviors. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 106, 99-114.

Purser, H., Thomas, M. S. C., & Snoxall, S. & Mareschal, D. (2009) The development of similarity: Testing the prediction of a computational model of metaphor comprehension. Language and Cognitive Processes, 24, 1406-1430.

Grossmann, T., Gliga, T., Johnson, M.H. & Mareschal, D. (2009) The neural basis of perceptual category learning in human infants. The Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 21: 2276-2286. pdf format

Mareschal, D. & Tan S. H. (2008) The Role of Context in the Categorization of Hybrid Toy Stimuli by Eighteen-Month-Olds.  Infancy 13: 620-639.

Gliga, T., Mareschal, D. & Johnson, M.H. (2008). Ten-months-olds' selective use of visual dimensions in category learning.  Infant Behaviour and Development 31, 287-293. pdf format

Leech, R., Mareschal, D. & Cooper, R. (2008) Analogy as relational priming: A developmental and computational perspective on the origins of a complex cognitive skill. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 31, 357-414. pdf format

Sirois, S., Spratling, M.W., Thomas, M.S.C. and Westermann, G., Mareschal, D., and Johnson, M.H. (2008) Precis of Neuroconstructivism: How the Brain Constructs Cognition. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 31, 321-356. pdf format

Bremner, A.J., Mareschal, D., Fox, S. & Spence, C. (2008). Spatial localization of touch in the first year of life: Early influence of a visual code and the development of remapping across changes in limb position. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General 137, 149-162. pdf format

Gliga, T. & Mareschal, D. (2007) What can neuroimaging tell us about the early development of visual categories. Cogniþie, Creier, Comportament [Cognition, Brain, Behavior], 10, 757-772. pdf format

Leech, R., Mareschal, D. & Cooper, R. (2007). Relations as transformations: Implications for analogical reasoning. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology 60, 897-908. pdf format

Bremner, A.J., Bryant, P.E., Mareschal, D. & Volein, A. (2007). Complex object representation in early infancy. Visual Cognition 1-31 pdf format

Kotsoni, E., Csibra, G., Mareschal, D. & Johnson, M.H. (2007). Electrophysiological evidence of re-entrant processing in common onset visual masking. Neuropsychologia 45, 2285-2293. pdf format

Westermann, G., Mareschal, D., Johnson, M.H., Sirois, S., Spratling, M.W. & Thomas, M.S.C. (2007). Neuroconstructivism. Developmental Science 10, 75-83. pdf format

Bremner, A.J., Mareschal, D., Destrebecqz, A. & Cleermans, A. (2007). Cognitive control of sequential knowledge at 2 years of age: Evidence from an incidental sequence learning and generation task. Psychological Science 18, 261-266. pdf format

Mareschal, D. & Tan, S.H. (2007). Flexible and context-dependent categorisation by eighteen-month-olds. Child Development 78, 19-37. pdf format

Mareschal, D. & Thomas, M.S.C. (2007). Computational modeling in developmental psychology. IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation (Special Issue on Autonomous Mental Development) 11, 137-150. pdf format

Westermann, G., Sirois, S., Shultz, T.R. & Mareschal, D. (2006). Modeling developmental cognitive neuroscience. Trends in Cognitive Sciences 10, 227-232. pdf format

Kotsoni, E., Csibra, G., Mareschal, D. & Johnson, M.H. (2006). Common-onset visual masking in infancy: Behavioral and electrophysiological evidence. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 18, 1-8. pdf format

Bremner, A.J., Bryant, P.E. & Mareschal, D. (2006). Object-centred spatial reference in 4-month-old infants. Infant Behavior and Development 29, 1-10. pdf format

Mareschal, D., Powell, D.A., Westermann, G. & Volein, A. (2005). Evidence of rapid correlation-based perceptual categorisation in 4-month-olds. Infant and Child Development 14.

Sirois, S. & Mareschal, D. (2004).  An interacting systems model of infant habituation. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 16, 1352-1362. pdf format

French, R. M., Mareschal, D., Mermillod, M. & Quinn, P.C. (2004). The role of bottom-up processing in perceptual categorization by 3- to 4-month old infants: Simulations and data. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General 133, 382-397. pdf format

Westermann, G. & Mareschal, D. (2004).  From parts to wholes: Mechanisms of development in infant visual object processing. Infancy 5(2), 131-151.

Kaufman, J., Mareschal, D. & Johnson, M. H. (2003). Graspability and object processing in infants. Infant Behaviour and Development, 26, 516-528. pdf format

Mareschal, D., Powell, D. & Volein, A. (2003) Basic-level category discrimination by 7- and 9-month-olds in an object examination task. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology 86, 87-107.

Mareschal, D. & Johnson, M. H. (2003). The "What" and "Where" of infant object representations. Cognition 88, 259-76. pdf format

Sirois, S. & Mareschal, D. (2002) Models of infant habituation. Trends in Cognitive Sciences 6, 293-98.

Mareschal, D., Quinn, P. C. & French, R. M. (2002). Asymmetric interference in 3- to 4-month-olds' sequential category learning. Cognitive Science 26, 377-89. pdf format

Mareschal, D. & Johnson, S. P. (2002) Learning to perceive object unity: A connectionist account. Developmental Science 5, 151-172. pdf format

Johnson, M. H. & Mareschal, D. (2001) Cognitive and perceptual development during infancy. Current Opinion in Neurobiology 11, 213-218. pdf format

Schafer, G. & Mareschal, D. (2001). Modeling infant speech sound discrimination using simple associative networks. Infancy 2, 7-28.

Thomas, M. S. C. & Mareschal, D. (2001) Metaphor as categorisation: A connectionist implementation. Metaphor and Symbol 16, 5-27.

Mareschal, D. (2000). Infant object knowledge: Current trends and controversies. Trends in Cognitive Science 4, 408-416.

Mareschal, D., French, R. M., Quinn, P. (2000). A connectionist account of asymmetric category learning in infancy. Developmental Psychology 36, 635-645. pdf format

Mareschal, D. & French, R. M. (2000). Mechanisms of categorisation in infancy. Infancy 1, 59-76.

Quinn, P. C., Johnson, M. H., Mareschal, D., Rakinson, D. H., & Younger, B.A. (2000). Understanding early categorization: One process or two: A response to Mandler and Smith. Infancy 1, 111-122.

Mareschal, D. & Shultz, T. R. (1999). Children's seriation: a connectionist approach. Connection Science 11, 153-188. pdf format

Mareschal, D., Plunkett, K. & Harris, P. (1999). A computational and neuropsychological account of object-oriented behaviours in infancy. Developmental Science 2, 306-317.

Mareschal, D. (1998). Cognitive neuroscience and connectionist models of infancy. Early Development and Parenting 7, 147-151.

Mareschal, D., Harris, P. & Plunkett, K. (1997). The effect of linear and angular velocity on 2-, 4-, and 6-month-olds' visual pursuit behaviors. Infant Behavior and Development 20, 435-448.

Shultz, T. R., & Mareschal, D. (1997). Rethinking innateness, learning, and constructivism. Cognitive Development 12, 563-586.

Refereed Conference Proceedings:

Addyman, C., French, R. M., Marechal, D. & Thoms, E. (2011). Learning to perceive time: A connectionist, memory-decay model of the development of interval timing in infants In Proceedings of the 30th International Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Boston, MA: USA.

Ruh, N., Cooper, R. P., & Mareschal, D. (2008). The hierarchies and systems that underlie routine behaviour: Evidence from an experiment in virtual gardening. In Sloutsky, V., Love, B., & McRae, K. (Eds.), Proceedings of the 30th International Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 339-344). Washington, DC, USA.

Ruh, N., Cooper, R. & Mareschal, D. (2005). The time course of routine action. In B. Bara (Ed.), Proceedings of the twenty-seventh annual conference of the Cognitive Science Society. London: LEA.

Ruh, N., Cooper, R. & Mareschal, D. (2005). Combining familiarity and goal orientedness. In J.J. Bryson, T.J. Prescott & A.K. Seth (Eds.), Proceedings of the Workshop on Modelling Natural Action Selection. 174-179. Edinburgh, UK: AISB Press.

Ruh, N., Cooper, R. & Mareschal, D. (2005). A reinforcement model of routine sequential action. In T. Honkela, V. Koenoenen, M. Poellae & O. Simula (Eds.), Proceedings of the International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Adaptive Knowledge Representation and Reasoning. 65-70. Helsinki, Finland: Helsinki University of Technology Press.

Mermillod, M., French, R. M.,  Quinn, P.C., & Mareschal, D. (2003).  The importance of long-term memory in infant perceptual categorization. In R. Altman & D. Kirsh (Eds.), Proceedings of the twenty -fifth annual conference of the Cognitive Science Society. 804-809. London: LEA.

Leech, R., Mareschal, D. & Cooper, R. (2003). A connectionist account of analogical development. In R. Altman & D. Kirsch (Eds.), Proceedings of the twenty-fifth annual conference of the Cognitive Science Society. 710-715. London: LEA. pdf format

French, R. M., Mermillod, M., Chauvin, A., Quinn, P.C., & Mareschal, D. (2002).  The importance of starting blurry: Simulating improved basic-level category learning in infants due to weak visual acuity. In Proceedings of the twenty -fourth annual conference of the Cognitive Science Society. London: LEA

French, R. M., Mermillod, M., Quinn, P.C., Mareschal, D. (2001). Reversing category exclusivities in infant perceptual categorisation: Simulation and data. In J. D. Moore & K. Stenning (Eds), Proceedings of the twenty-third annual conference of the Cognitive Science Society. 307-312. London: LEA. pdf format

Thomas, M. S. C., Mareschal, D., & Hinds, A. C. (2001), A connectionist account of the emergence of the literal-metaphorical-anomalous distinction in young children. In Proceedings of the twenty-third annual conference of the Cognitive Science Society. 1042-1047. London: LEA. pdf format

Loose, J. & Mareschal, D. (1999), Inductive Reasoning Revisited: Children's reliance on category labels and appearance. In Hahn & S. C. Stone (Eds.), Proceedings of the twenty-first annual conference of the Cognitive Science Society. 320-325. London: LEA.

Mareschal, D. & Johnson, S. P (1999). Mechanisms of development in the perception of object unity. In Hahn, M. & Stoness, S.C. (Eds.), Proceedings of the twenty-first annual conference of the Cognitive Science Society. 343-348. London: LEA.

Mareschal, D. & French, R. M. (1999) A connectionist account of perceptual category-learning in infants. In Hahn, M. & Stoness, S.C. (Eds.), Proceedings of the twenty-first annual conference of the Cognitive Science Society. 337-342. London: LEA.

Thomas, M. S. C., & Mareschal, D. (1999). Metaphor as categorisation: A connectionist implementation. In Proceedings of the AISB'99 Symposium on Metaphor, Artificial Intelligence, and Cognition. 1-10.

French, R. M. & Mareschal, D. (1998), Could category-specific semantic deficits reflect differences in the distribution of features within a unified semantic memory? In Gernsbacher, M. A. & Derry, S. J. (Eds.), Proceedings of the twentieth annual conference of the Cognitive Science Society. 374-379. London: LEA. pdf format

Loose, J. & Mareschal, D. (1998). Inductive reasoning tasks revisited: Object labels aren't always the basis of inference within taxonomic domains. In Gernsbacher, M. A. & Derry, S. J. (Eds.), Proceedings of the twentieth annual conference of the Cognitive Science Society. 627-632. London: LEA.

Rudling, P. J. & Mareschal, D. (1998). A connectionist investigation of developmental effects in Stroop interference. In Gernsbacher, M. A. & Derry, S. J. (Eds.), Proceedings of the twentieth annual conference of the Cognitive Science Society. 905-910. London: LEA.

Loose, J. J. & Mareschal, D. (1997).When a word is worth a thousand pictures: A connectionist account of the percept to label shift in children's inductive reasoning. In Proceedings of the nineteenth annual conference of the Cognitive Science Society. 454-459. London: LEA.

Mareschal, D. & French, R.M. (1997). A connectionist account of interference effects in early infant memory and categorization. In Proceedings of the nineteenth annual conference of the Cognitive Science Society. 484-489. London: LEA. pdf format

Thomas, M. S. C and Mareschal, D. (1997). Connectionism and psychological notions of similarity. In Proceedings of the nineteenth annual conference of the Cognitive Science Society. 757-762. London: LEA. pdf format

Thomas, M. S. C. & Mareschal, D. (1996) A connectionist model of metaphor by pattern completion. In Cottrell, G.W. (E .), Proceedings of the Eighteenth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. 696-701. London: LEA.

 

Book Chapters:

Mareschal, D. Westermman, & Althaus (2012) In search of the developmental mechanisms of multi-sensory integration. In A. J. Bremner, D. Lewkowicz & C. Spence (eds) Multisensory Development (pp.342-359) Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Mareschal D. & Kaufman, J. (2012) Infant cognitive development II--Violation of expectancy: Beyond Baillargeon’s drawbridge study In A Slater & P. C. Quinn (eds) Refreshing Developmental Psychology: Beyond the Classic Studies (pp. 86-100) London, UK: Sage.

Althaus, N. & Mareschal, D. (2011) Early language as multimodal learning. In E. Davelaar (ed) Proceedings of the 12th Neural Computation and Psychology Workshop (pp. 110-123). London, UK: World Scientific.

Mareschal, D. & Westermann, G. (2009) Mixing the Old with the New and the New with the Old: Combining Prior and Current Knowledge in Conceptual Change. In S. P. Johnson (ed.) Neoconstructivism: The new science of cognitive development (pp. 213-232). New York: Oxford University Press.

Mareschal, D
. & Althaus, N. (2009): Connectionism. In: Windhorst, U., Binder, M. and Hirokawa, N. (eds.), Encyclopedia of Neuroscience. Berlin: Springer.

Mareschal, D., Leech, R., & Cooper, R., P., (2009). Connectionist and dynamic systems models of development : Two sides of the same coin? The Case of analogical completion. In J. Spencer, M. S. C. Thomas, & J L McClelland (Eds.) Dynamical and Connectionist models of Development (pp. 203-217).  UK, Oxford: Oxford University Press

Johnson, M.H., Mareschal, D., & Csibra, G. (2008). The development and integration of the dorsal and ventral visual pathways in object processing.  In C.A. Nelson & M. Luciana (Eds.) The Handbook of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience (2nd Ed), pp. 467-498. Cambridge, MA: MIT press.

Ruh, N., Cooper, R. P., & Mareschal, D. (2008). A Connectionist Approach to Modelling the Flexible Control of Routine Activities In R. M. French & E. Thomas (Eds.), From Associations to Rules: Connectionist Models of Behavior  and Cognition, pp. 3-15. London: World Scientific.

Westermann, G. & Mareschal, D. (2008). A dual-memory model of categorization in infancy. In French, R.M. and Thomas, E. (eds.), From Associations To Rules: Connectionist Models of Behavior and Cognition, pp 127-138. London: World Scientific.

Mareschal, D. & Bremner, A. J. (2006). When do 4-month-olds remember the “what” and “where” of hidden objects? In Johnson, M. H. & Munakata, Y. (Eds.) Attention & Performance XXI: Processes of Change in Brain and Cognitive Development. 427-447. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Westermann, G. & Mareschal, D. (2005). Connectionist modelling. In Hopkins, B., Barr, R. G., Michel, G. F., & Rochat, P. (Eds.) Cambridge Encyclopaedia of Child Development. 305-308. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Leech, R., Mareschal, D. & Cooper, R. (2004) A temporal attractor framework for the development of analogical completion. In Howe, P. & Labouise, C. (Eds.) Connectionist models of cognition and perception II: Proceedings of the Eighth Neural Computation and Psychology Workshop (NCPW8). 201-210. London, UK: World Scientific.

Westermann, G. &, Mareschal, D. (2004) Modelling asymmetric infant categorization with the representational acuity hypothesis. In Howe, P. & Labouise, C. (Eds.) Connectionist models of cognition and perception II: Proceedings of the Eighth Neural Computation and Psychology Workshop (NCPW8). 95-104. London, UK: World Scientific.

Mareschal. D., Johnson, M.H. & Grayson, A. (2004). Brain and Cognitive Development in Children. In Oates, J.M. & Grayson, A. (Eds), Cognitive and Language Development in Children. Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishers Ltd.

Mareschal, D. (2003). Connectionist models of learning and development in infancy. In Quinlan, P. (Ed.), Connectionist Models of Development. 43-82. Hove, UK: Psychology Press.

Mareschal, D. (2003). Computational Models of Cognitive Development.  In Nadel, L. (Ed.), Encyclopaedia of Cognitive Science. 533-39.  London, UK: Macmillan.

Mareschal, D. (2003).  The acquisition and use of implicit categories in early development. In Rankinson, D. & Oakes, L. (Eds.), Early Category and Concept Development: Making Sense of the Blooming, Buzzing Confusion. 360-383. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Sirois, S. & Mareschal, D. (2002). Infant habituation: a review of current computational models and a new proposal.  In Bullinaria, J. (Ed. ), Proceedings of the Seventh Neural Computation and Psychology Workshop (NCPW7). 51-63. London, UK: World Scientific Press.

Mareschal, D. (2002).  Connectionist methods in infancy research. In Fagen, J. & Hayne, H. (Eds.), Progress in Infancy Research, Vol. 2. 71-119. Erlbaum. (Formerly Advances in Infancy Research).

Mareschal, D. & Thomas, M. S. C. (2001). Self-organisation in normal and abnormal cognitive development. In Kalverboer, A. F. & Gramsbergen, A. (Eds.), Brain and Behaviour in Human Development: A source book. 743-766. Kluwer Academic Press.

Johnson, M. H., Mareschal, D. & Csibra, G. (2001). The functional development and integration of the dorsal and ventral visual pathways: A neurocomputational approach. In Nelson, C. A. & Luciana, M. (Eds.) The Handbook of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. 339-351. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Mareschal, D. (2000). Connectionist modelling and infant development. In Muir, D. and Slater, A.M. (Eds). Essential Readings in Psychology: Infant Development. 55-65. Oxford and Massachusetts: Blackwell Publishers Ltd.

Shultz, T.R., Schmidt, W.C., Buckingham, D. & Mareschal, D. (1995). Modeling cognitive development with a generative connectionist algorithm. In Simon, T. & Halford, G. (Eds.), Developing Cognitive Competence: New Approaches to Process Modeling. 347-362. Hillsdale, NJ: LEA.

Grant funding:

These and other projects are currently funded by: The Royal Society, The British Academy, ESRC (UK), EU Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Framework , The Sackler Institute (USA), and NSERC (Canada). Professor Mareschal is the recipient of a Royal Society-Wolfson research merit award.