Mark Johnson

Associate Director

Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development
School of Psychology, Birkbeck College
Henry Wellcome Building
Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX
Phone: +44 (0)20 3926 1061
Fax: +44 (0)20 7631 6587


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Research interests

The focus of my research is Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, the study of functional brain development over the first years of life. The key questions that motivate my research concern how specialized cognitive functions emerge within particular brain regions (such as the cerebral cortex) during development. Within this approach my research focuses on the perception and cognition of the social and physical world over the early years. We adopt an "interactive specialisation" framework for thinking about human functional brain development (see my book “Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience”, Blackwell, 2005, for a summary of this). Much of this research is conducted collaboratively with other members of the Centre for Brain & Cognitive Development, though we also collaborate with other labs in the US, Europe, and Japan.

The development of the social brain

Within this topic, we study face perception, eye-gaze perception and eye-gaze cued action, and the perception of human action. Through imaging (ERP, NIRS) and behavioural testing methods, our goal is understand the typical and atypical development of the human social brain network.

Developing an understanding of the physical world

Within this area we study object processing and action in the dorsal and ventral streams, object-centred attention, visual masking, perceptual binding, and the representation of occluded objects. In addition to conventional brain correlates of perception, we study event-related oscillations (ERO).

The development of prefrontal cortex function

It is often assumed that the prefrontal cortex (the part of the brain most associated with higher cognitive functions) is "functionally silent" for the first year after birth. However, recent evidence reveals activation of this area from at least the first months. We are conducting longitudinal individual differences studies to trace the early emergence of functions attributed to PFC.

Infants at-risk for autism

A longstanding research interest has concerned how Autism develops over the first year of life. It is possible that overt behavioural symptoms of Autism only emerge toward the end of the first year of life. We are studying groups of infants at-risk for autism (such as the younger siblings of children already diagnosed) to trace the earliest brain and cognitive signs of autism. In the longer term, early identification may lead to better intervention strategies. For more information about the Autism Baby Siblings Research Program, please click here.

The core funding for my laboratory comes from the UK Medical Research Council.


Curriculum vitae

I chose to conduct my undergraduate studies at the University of Edinburgh, since I could combine courses from basic biology with those on psychology. During these studies I became particularly fascinated with developmental biology and developmental psychology. I was struck, however, with how separate these two disciplines were at that time. As a PhD student at the University of Cambridge, under the supervision of Gabriel Horn and Pat Bateson, I found a natural home for my interest in relating brain development, and early experience, to behavioural development. I also learned about the necessity of using multiple converging methodologies from genetics, neuroscience, and psychology, to address these issues. After completing my PhD I was fortunate to join the newly formed MRC Cognitive Development Unit in London, under the Directorship of John Morton. Here I developed my interest in studying human infants, and enjoyed the freedom of postdoctoral years to develop and expand theoretical ideas on the development of perception, especially face processing. A logical consequence of this work was to understand the mechanisms that underlie the looking-time based behavioural measures used to study human infants. This took me to spend an enjoyable year (spread over two) with Mike Posner and Mary Rothbart at the University of Oregon, Eugene. This productive time advanced my interest in the development of visual orienting and attention, and further reinforced to me the importance of interdisciplinary approaches to development.

In 1991 I joined the faculty at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) as Associate Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, and was fortunate to recruit Leslie Tucker from Oregon as my lab manager. Over the ensuing years, Leslie’s role has expanded with the size of the research group to her present position at Birkbeck of Centre Co-ordinator. At CMU my growing interest in neural network and connectionist models was nourished, and I benefited from some outstanding colleagues and students. In 1994 I returned to London to re-join the MRC Cognitive Development Unit as a Senior Research Scientist. At this time we were keen to establish an infant ERP/EEG lab, and we were fortunate to recruit Gergely Csibra from Budapest to lead this. Gergo’s unique combination of technical and theoretical skills allowed us to become one of the first few labs in the world to undertake high-density ERP studies in young infants. In 1997 I took up the chair of Psychology at Birkbeck, University of London, and shortly after the lab moved to "our" building, 32 Torrington Square, to form the new "Centre for Brain & Cognitive Development" (CBCD) along with Denis Mareschal.

Since 1997 the CBCD has expanded rapidly and includes many excellent new colleagues such as Michael Thomas, Fred Dick, Jennifer Aydelott, Annette Karmiloff-Smith, Natasha Kirkham, and Angelica Ronald. In 2006 some members of the CBCD moved into a new purpose-built building (the Henry Wellcome Building), designed around our scientific needs.  Also in 2006 we, along with Martin Eimer, were awarded the Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher Education.  In 2008 I was awarded the British Psychological Society President's Award for distinguished contributions to psychological knowledge, and in 2009 the Experimental Psychology Society Mid-Career Award. More recently, in 2011, I was elected as Fellow of the British Academy (FBA) and in 2012 I was elected as Fellow of the Cognitive Science Society.

I am also on Neurotree.

You can also follow this Link to download a recent interview with Current Biology.





Gui, Anna and Jones, Emily J.H. and Wong, C. and Meaburn, Emma and Baocong, X. and Pasco, G. and Lloyd-Fox, Sarah and Charman, T. and Bolton, P. and Johnson, Mark H. (2019) Leveraging epigenetics to examine differences in developmental trajectories of social attention: a proof-of-principle study of DNA methylation in infants with older siblings with autism. Infant Behavior and Development , ISSN 0163-6383. (In Press)

Parsons, Janet P. and Bedford, Rachael and Jones, Emily J.H. and Charman, T. and Johnson, Mark H. and Gliga, Teodora (2019) Gaze following and attention to objects in infants at familial risk for ASD.Frontiers in Psychology 10 , p. 1799. ISSN 1664-1078.

Jones, Emily J.H. and Mason, Luke and Begum Ali, J. and van den Boomen, C. and Braukmann, R. and Cauvet, E. and Demurie, E. and Hessels, R.S. and Ward, E.K. and Hunnius, S. and Bolte, S. and Tomalski, P. and Kemner, C. and Warreyn, P. and Roeyers, H. and Buitelaar, J. and Falck-Ytter, T. and Charman, T. and Johnson, Mark H. (2019) Eurosibs: towards robust measurement of infant neurocognitive predictors of Autism across Europe. Infant Behavior and Development 57 , p. 101316. ISSN 0163-6383.

Shephard, E. and Tye, C. and Ashwood, K.L. and Azadi, B. and Johnson, Mark H. and Charman, T. and Asherson, P. and McLoughlin, G. and Bolton, P.F. (2019) Oscillatory neural networks underlying resting-state, attentional control and social cognition task conditions in children with ASD, ADHD and ASD+ADHD. Cortex 117 , pp. 96-110. ISSN 0010-9452.

Busso, G. and Jones, Emily J.H. and Charman, T. and Johnson, Mark H. and Buitelar, J. (2019) Latent trajectories of adaptive behaviour in infants at high and low familial risk for autism spectrum disorder. Molecular Autism 10 , p. 13. ISSN 2040-2392.

Pote, I. and Wang, S. and Sethna, V. and Blasi, Anna and Daly, E. and Kuklisova-Murgasova, M. and Lloyd-Fox, Sarah and Mercure, E. and Busuulwa, P. and Stoencheva, V. and Charman, T. and Williams, S.C.R. and Johnson, Mark H. and Murphy, D.G.M. and McAlonan, G.M. (2019) Familial risk of autism alters subcortical and cerebellar brain anatomy in infants and predicts the emergence of repetitive behaviors in early childhood. Autism Research , ISSN 1939-3792. (In Press)

Haartsen, Rianne and Jones, Emily J.H. and Orekhova, Elena V. and Charman, T. and Johnson, Mark H. (2019) Functional EEG connectivity in infants associates with later restricted and repetitive behaviours in autism; a replication study. Translational Psychiatry 9 (1), ISSN 2158-3188.

Kolesnik, Anna and Begum Ali, Jannath and Gliga, Teodora and Guiraud, J. and Charman, T. and Johnson, Mark H. and Jones, Emily J.H. (2019) Increased cortical reactivity to repeated tones at 8 months in infants with later ASD. Translational Psychiatry 9 (1), p. 46. ISSN 2158-3188.


Ganea, Natasa and Hudry, K. and Vernetti, Angelina and Tucker, Leslie and Charman, T. and Johnson, Mark H. and Senju, Atsushi (2018) Development of adaptive communication skills in infants of blind parents. Developmental Psychology 54 (12), pp. 2265-2273. ISSN 0012-1649.

Mercure, E. and Quiroz, I. and Goldberg, L. and Bowden-Howl, H. and Coulson, K. and Gliga, Teodora and Filippi, R. and Bright, P. and Johnson, Mark H. and MacSweeney, M. (2018) Impact of language experience on attention to faces in infancy: evidence from unimodal and bimodal bilingual infants. Frontiers in Psychology 9 , p. 1943. ISSN 1664-1078.

Mercure, E. and Kushnerenko, E. and Goldberg, L. and Bowden-Howl, H. and Coulson, K. and Johnson, Mark H. and MacSweeney, M. (2018) Language experience influences audiovisual speech integration in unimodal and bimodal bilingual infants. Developmental Science , e12701. ISSN 1363-755X.

Pirazzoli, Laura and Lloyd-Fox, Sarah and Braukmann, R. and Johnson, Mark H. and Gliga, Teodora (2018) Hand or spoon? Exploring the neural basis of affective touch in 5-month-old infants.Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience 35 , pp. 28-35. ISSN 1878-9293.

Shephard, Elizabeth and Bedford, R. and Milosavljevic, B. and Gliga, Teodora and Jones, Emily J.H. and Pickles, A. and Johnson, Mark H. and Charman, T. (2018) Early developmental pathways to childhood symptoms of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, anxiety and autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry , ISSN 0021-9630.

Holmboe, K. and Bonneville-Roussy, A. and Csibra, Gergely and Johnson, Mark H. (2018) Longitudinal development of attention and inhibitory control during the first year of life. Developmental Science 21 (6), e12690. ISSN 1363-755x.

Vernetti, Angelina and Ganea, Natasa and Tucker, Leslie and Charman, T. and Johnson, Mark H. and Senju, Atsushi (2018) Infant neural sensitivity to eye gaze depends on early experience of gaze communication. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience 34 , pp. 1-6. ISSN 1878-9293.

Nyström, P. and Gliga, Teodora and Nilsson Jobs, E. and Gredebäck, G. and Charman, T. and Johnson, Mark H. and Bölte, S. and Falck-Ytter, T. (2018) Enhanced pupillary light reflex in infancy is associated with autism diagnosis in toddlerhood. Nature Communications 9 (1), p. 1678. ISSN 2041-1723.

Doherty, B. and Charman, T. and Johnson, Mark H. and Scerif, G. and Gliga, Teodora (2018) Visual search and autism symptoms: what young children search for and co-occurring ADHD matter.Developmental Science 21 (5), e12661. ISSN 1363-755x.

Mares, Ines and Smith, Marie L. and Johnson, Mark H. and Senju, Atsushi (2018) Revealing the neural time-course of direct gaze processing via spatial frequency manipulation of faces. Biological Psychology 135 , pp. 76-83. ISSN 0301-0511.

Salomone, E. and Shephard, Elizabeth and Milosavljevic, B. and Johnson, Mark H. and Charman, T. (2018) Adaptive behaviour and cognitive skills: stability and change from 7 months to 7 years in siblings at high familial risk of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders , ISSN 0162-3257.

Braukmann, R. and Lloyd-Fox, Sarah and Blasi, Anna and Johnson, Mark H. and Bekkering, H. and Buitelaar, J.K. and Hunnius, S. (2018) Diminished socially selective neural processing in 5-month-old infants at high familial risk of autism. European Journal of Neuroscience 47 (6), pp. 720-728. ISSN 0953-816X.

Bussu, G. and Jones, Emily J.H. and Charman, T. and Johnson, Mark H. and Buitelaar, J.K. (2018) Prediction of Autism at 3 years from behavioural and developmental measures in high-risk infants: a longitudinal cross-domain classifier analysis. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 48 (7), pp. 2418-2433. ISSN 1573-3432.

Bussu, G. and Jones, Emily J.H. and Charman, T. and Johnson, Mark H. and Buitelaar, J.K. (2018) Prediction of Autism at 3 Years from Behavioural and Developmental Measures in High-Risk Infants: A Longitudinal Cross-Domain Classifier Analysis. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders , ISSN 0162-3257.

Hendry, Alexandra and Jones, Emily J.H. and Bedford, Rachael and Gliga, Teodora and Charman, Tony and Johnson, Mark H. (2018) Developmental change in look durations predicts later effortful control in toddlers at familial risk for ASD. Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders 10 (3), ISSN 1866-1955.

Hakuno, Y. and Pirazzoli, L. and Blasi, Anna and Johnson, Mark H. and Lloyd-Fox, Sarah (2018) Optical imaging during toddlerhood: brain responses during naturalistic social interactions.Neurophotonics 5 (1), ISSN 2329-423X.


Milosavljevic, B. and Shephard, Elizabeth and Happe, F. and Johnson, Mark H. and Charman, T. (2017) Anxiety and attentional bias to threat in children at increased familial risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 47 (12), pp. 3714-3727. ISSN 0162-3257.

Kolesnik, Anna May and Jones, Emily J.H. and Garg, S. and Green, J. and Charman, T. and Johnson, Mark H. (2017) Early development of infants with neurofibromatosis type 1: a case series. Molecular Autism 8 (1), ISSN 2040-2392.

Braukmann, R. and Lloyd-Fox, Sarah and Blasi ribera, Anna and Johnson, Mark H. and Bekkering, H. and Buitelaar, J.K. and Hunnius, S. (2017) Diminished socially selective neural processing in 5-month-old infants at high familial risk of autism. European Journal of Neuroscience , ISSN 0953-816X. (In Press)

Sethna, V. and Pote, I. and Wang, S. and Gudbrandsen, M. and Blasi, Anna and McCukser, C. and Daly, E. and Perry, E. and Adams, K.P.H. and Kuklisova-Murgasova, M. and Busuulwa, P. and Lloyd Fox, Sarah and Murray, L. and Johnson, Mark H. and Williams, S.R.C. and Murphy, D.G.M. and Craig, M.C. and McAlonan, G.M. (2017) Mother-infant interactions and regional brain volumes in infancy: an MRI study. Brain Structure and Function 222 (5), pp. 2379-2388. ISSN 1863-2653.

Johnson, Mark H. (2017) Autism as an adaptive common variant pathway for human brain development. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience 25 , pp. 5-11. ISSN 1878-9293.

Saez de Urabain, Irati R. and Nuthmann, A. and Johnson, Mark H. and Smith, Tim J. (2017) Disentangling the mechanisms underlying infant fixation durations in scene perception: a computational account. Vision Research 134 , pp. 43-59. ISSN 0042-6989.

Shephard, E. and Milosavljevic, B. and Pasco, G. and Jones, Emily J.H. and Gliga, Teodora and Happe, F. and Johnson, Mark H. and Charman, T. (2017) Mid-childhood outcomes of infant siblings at familial high-risk of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Autism Research 10 (3), pp. 546-557. ISSN 1939-3792.


Goodwin, A. and Salomone, S. and Bolton, P. and Charman, T. and Jones, Emily J.H. and Pickles, A. and Robinson, E. and Smith, Tim J. and Sonuga-Barke, E.J.S. and Wass, S. and Johnson, Mark H. (2016) Attention training for infants at familial risk of ADHD (INTERSTAARS): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials 17 (1), ISSN 1745-6215.

Mares, Ines and Smith, Marie L. and Johnson, Mark H. and Senju, Atsushi (2016) Direct gaze facilitates rapid orienting to faces: evidence from express saccades and saccadic potentials. Biological Psychology 121 (A), pp. 84-90. ISSN 0301-0511.

Jones, Emily J.H. and Johnson, Mark H. (2016) A revolution for the at-risk. The Psychologist , ISSN 0952-8229.

Lloyd Fox, Sarah and Begus, K. and Halliday, D. and Pirazzoli, Laura and Blasi, Anna and Papademetriou, M. and Darboe, M.K. and Prentice, A.M. and Johnson, Mark H. and Moore, S.E. and Elwell, Clare (2016) Cortical specialisation to social stimuli from the first days to the second year of life: a rural Gambian cohort. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience 25 , pp. 92-104. ISSN 18789293.

Edey, Rosanna and Cook, J. and Brewer, Rebecca and Johnson, Mark H. and Bird, Geoffrey and Press, Clare (2016) Interaction takes two: typical adults exhibit mind-blindness towards those with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Abnormal Psychology 125 (7), pp. 879-885. ISSN 0021-843X.

Dasgupta, J. and Bhavnani, S. and Lockwood Estrin, G. and Banerjee, A. and Belmonte, M.K. and Chakrabarti, B. and Divan, G. and Dawson, G. and Johnson, Mark H. and McPartland, J.C. and Singh, N.C. and Patel, V. (2016) Translating neuroscience to the frontlines: point-of-care detection of neuropsychiatric disorders. The Lancet Psychiatry 3 (10), pp. 915-917. ISSN 2215-0366.

Cheung, Celeste and Bedford, Rachael and Johnson, Mark H. and Charman, T. and Gliga, Teodora (2016) Visual search performance in infants associates with later ASD diagnosis. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience , ISSN 1878-9293. (In Press)

Siddiqui, M.F. and Elwell, Clare and Johnson, Mark H. (2016) Mitochondrial dysfunction in Autism Spectrum Disorders. Autism Open Access 6 (5), ISSN 2165-7890.

D'Souza, Dean and D'Souza, Hana and Johnson, Mark H. and Karmiloff Smith, Annette (2016) Audio-visual speech perception in infants and toddlers with Down syndrome, fragile X syndrome, and Williams syndrome. Infant Behavior and Development 44 , pp. 249-262. ISSN 0163-6383.

Haartsen, Rianne and Jones, Emily J.H. and Johnson, Mark H. (2016) Human brain development over the early years. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences 10 , pp. 149-154. ISSN 2352-1546.

Elsabbagh, Mayada and Johnson, Mark H. (2016) Autism and the social brain: the first year puzzle. Biological Psychiatry 80 (2), pp. 94-99. ISSN 0006-3223.

Przemyslaw, T. and Moore, D.G. and Bailleux, H. and Kushnerenko, Elena and Johnson, Mark H. and Karmiloff-Smith, Annette (2016)Separating the effects of ethnicity and socio-economic status on sleep practices of 6- to 7- month old infants. Learning and Individual Differences 46 , pp. 64-69. ISSN 1041-6080.

Ballieux, H. and Wass, S.V. and Przemyslaw, T. and Kushnerenko, Elena and Karmiloff-Smith, Annette and Johnson, Mark H. and Moore, D.G. (2016) Applying gaze-contingent training within community settings to infants from diverse SES backgrounds. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology 43 , pp. 8-17. ISSN 0193-3973.

Ballieux, H. and Tomalski, Przemyslaw and Kushnerenko, Elena and Johnson, Mark H. and Karmiloff-Smith, Annette and Moore, C.(2016) Feasibility of undertaking off-site infant eye-tracking assessments of neuro-cognitive functioning in early-intervention centres.Infant and Child Development 25 (1), pp. 95-113. ISSN 1099-0917.

Anzures, G. and Goyet, L. and Ganea, N. and Johnson, Mark H. (2016) Enhanced ERPs to visual stimuli in unaffected male siblings of ASD children. Child Neuropsychology 22 (2), pp. 220-237. ISSN 0929-7049.

Loth, E. and Spooren, W and Ham, L.M. and Isaac, M.B and Auriche-Benichou, C. and Banaschewski, T. and Baron-Cohen, S. and Broich, K. and Bolte, S. and Bourgeron, T. and Charman, T. and Collier, D. and de Andres-Trelles, F. and Durston, S. and Ecker, C. and Elferink, A. and Haberkamp, M. and Hemmings, R. and Johnson, Mark H. and Jones, Emily and Khwaja, O.S. and Lenton, S. and Mason, L. and Mantua, V. and Meyer-Lindenberg, A. and Lombardo, M.V. and O'Dwyer, L. and Okamoto, K. and Pani, L. and Persico, A.M. and Simonoff, E. and Tauscher-Wisniewski, S. and Vamvakas, S. and Williams, S. and Buitelaar, J.K. and Murphy, D.G.M. (2015) Identification and validation of biomarkers for Autism Spectrum Disorders: towards a shared understanding between academia, industry and regulatory authorities. Nature Reviews Drug Discovery 15 , pp. 70-73. ISSN 1474-1776.

Senju, Atsushi and Vernetti, Angelina and Ganea, N. and Hudry, K. and Tucker, Leslie A. and Charman, T. and Johnson, Mark H. (2015)Early social experience affects the development of eye gaze processing. Current Biology 25 (23), pp. 3086-3091. ISSN 0960-9822.

Senju, Atsushi and Ganea, Natasa and Vernetti, Angelina and Hudry, K. and Tucker, Leslie A. and Charman, T. and Johnson, Mark H.(2015) Selective effect of early social experience on the development of eye gaze processing. Current Biology 25 (23), pp. 3086-3091. ISSN 0960-9822.

Gliga, Teodora and Smith, Tim J. and Likely, N. and Charman, T. and Johnson, Mark H. (2015) Early visual foraging in relationship to familial risk for autism and hyperactivity/inattention. Journal of Attention Disorders , ISSN 1087-0547. (In Press)

Tye, C. and Farroni, Teresa and Volein, Agnes and Mercure, E. and Tucker, Leslie A. and Johnson, Mark H. and Bolton, P.F. (2015) Autism diagnosis differentiates neurophysiological responses to faces in adults with tuberous sclerosis complex. Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders 7 (1), ISSN 1866-1947.

D'Souza, Dean and D'Souza, H. and Johnson, Mark H. and Karmiloff-Smith, Annette (2015) Concurrent relations between face scanning and language: a cross-syndrome infant study. PLoS One , ISSN 1932-6203.

de Klerk, Carina C.J.M. and Johnson, Mark H. and Southgate, Victoria (2015) An EEG study on the somatotopic organisation of sensorimotor cortex activation during action execution and observation in infancy. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience 15 , pp. 1-10. ISSN 1878-9293.

Filippetti, Maria Laura and Lloyd-Fox, Sarah and Longo, Matthew R. and Farroni, T. and Johnson, Mark H. (2015) Neural mechanisms of body awareness in infants. Cerebral Cortex 25 (10), pp. 3779-3787. ISSN 1047-3211.

Filippetti, Maria Laura and Orioli, G. and Johnson, Mark H. and Farroni, Teresa (2015) Newborn body perception: sensitivity to spatial congruency. Infancy 20 (4), pp. 455-465. ISSN 1525-0008.

Gliga, Teodora and Bedford, Rachael and Charman, Tony and Johnson, Mark H. (2015) Enhanced visual search in infancy predicts emerging autism symptoms. Current Biology 25 (13), pp. 1727-1730. ISSN 0960-9822.

Blasi, Anna and Lloyd-Fox, Sarah and Sethna, V. and Brammer, M.J. and Mercure, E. and Murray, L. and Williams, S.C.R. and Simmons, A. and Murphy, D.G.M. and Johnson, Mark H. (2015) Atypical processing of voice sounds in infants at risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder. Cortex 71 , pp. 122-133. ISSN 0010-9452.

Papageorgiou, K.A. and Farroni, Teresa and Johnson, Mark H. and Smith, Tim J. and Ronald, Angelica (2015) Individual differences in newborn visual attention associate with temperament and behavioral difficulties in later childhood. Scientific Reports 5 , p. 11264. ISSN 2045-2322.

Annaz, D. and Leonard, H.C. and Karmiloff, K. and Johnson, Mark H. and Thomas, Michael S.C. (2015) Atypical development of configural face recognition in children with Autism, Down Syndrome and Williams Syndrome. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research59 (5), pp. 422-438. ISSN 0964-2633.

Johnson, Mark H. and Jones, Emily and Gliga, Teodora (2015) Brain adaptation and alternative developmental trajectories.Development and Psychopathology 27 (02), pp. 425-442. ISSN 0954-5794.

Gliga, Teodora and Jones, Emily and Johnson, Mark H. (2015) Low noise in autism: cause or consequence? Autism 19 (3), pp. 369-370. ISSN 1362-3613.

Bolhuis, J.J. and Brown, M.W. and Johnson, Mark H. (2015) Brain, memory and development: the imprint of Gabriel Horn. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews 50 , pp. 1-3. ISSN 0149-7634.

Johnson, Mark H. and Gliga, Teodora and Jones, Emily and Charman, T. (2015) Annual Research Review: Infant development, autism and ADHD: early pathways to emerging disorders. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry 56 , pp. 228-247. ISSN 0021-9630.

Johnson, Mark H. and Senju, Atsushi and Tomalski, Przemyslaw (2015) The two-process theory of face processing: modifications based on two decades of data from infants and adults. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews 50 , pp. 169-179. ISSN 0149-7634.

Wass, S.V. and Jones, Emily and Gliga, Teodora and Smith, Tim J. and Charman, T. and Johnson, Mark H. and Baron-Cohen, S. and Bedford, R. and Bolton, P. and Chandler, S. and Davies, K. and Fernandes, J. and Garwood, H. and Hudry, K. and Maris, H. and Pasco, G.and Pickles, A. and Ribiero, H. and Tucker, L. and Volein, Agnes (2015) Shorter spontaneous fixation durations in infants with later emerging autism. Scientific Reports 5 , p. 8284. ISSN 2045-2322.

Gammer, I. and Bedford, R. and Elsabbagh, M. and Garwood, H. and Pasco, G. and Tucker, Leslie A. and Volein, Agnes and Johnson, Mark H. and Charman, T. (2015) Behavioural markers for autism in infancy: scores on the Autism Observational Scale for infants in a prospective study of at-risk siblings. Infant Behavior and Development 38 , pp. 107-115. ISSN 0163-6383.

Lloyd-Fox, Sarah and Wu, Rachel and Richards, J.E. and Johnson, Mark H. and Elwell, Clare (2015) Cortical activation to action perception is associated with action production abilities in young infants. Cerebral Cortex 25 (2), pp. 289-297. ISSN 1047-3211.

Webb, S.J. and Bernier, R. and Henderson, H.A. and Johnson, Mark H. and Jones, Emily and Lerner, M.D. and McPartland, J.C. and Nelson, C.A. and Rojas, D.C. and Townsend, J. and Westerfield, M. (2015) Guidelines and best practices for electrophysiological data collection, analysis and reporting in autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 45 (2), pp. 425-443. ISSN 0162-3257.

Elsabbagh, Mayada and Bruno, R. and Wan, M.W. and Charman, T. and Johnson, Mark H. and Green, J. (2015) Infant Neural Sensitivity to Dynamic Eye Gaze relates to quality of parent–infant interaction at 7-months in infants at risk for Autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 45 (2), pp. 283-291. ISSN 0162-3257.

Green, J. and Charman, T. and Pickles, A. and Wan, Ming W. and Elsabbagh, Mayada and Slonims, V. and Taylor, C. and McNally, J. and Booth, R. and Gliga, Teodora and Jones, Emily and Harrop, C. and Bedford, R. and Johnson, Mark H. (2015) Parent-mediated intervention versus no intervention for infants at high risk of autism: a parallel, single-blind, randomised trial. The Lancet Psychiatry 2 (2), pp. 133-140. ISSN 2215-0366.

Dekker, Tessa and Mareschal, Denis and Johnson, Mark H. and Sereno, Martin I. (2014) Picturing words? Sensorimotor cortex activation for printed words in child and adult readers. Brain and Language 139 , pp. 58-67. ISSN 0093-934X.

Orekhova, E.V. and Elsabbagh, Mayada and Jones, Emily and Dawson, G. and Charman, T. and Johnson, Mark H. (2014) EEG hyper-connectivity in high-risk infants is associated with later autism. Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders 6 (1), p. 40. ISSN 1866-1955.

Blasi, Anna and Lloyd-Fox, Sarah and Johnson, Mark H. and Elwell, Clare (2014) Test–retest reliability of functional near infrared spectroscopy in infants. Neurophotonics 1 (2), 025005. ISSN 2329-423X.

Lloyd-Fox, Sarah and Richards, J.E. and Blasi, Anna and Murphy, D.G.M. and Johnson, Mark H. and Elwell, Clare (2014) Coregistering functional near-infrared spectroscopy with underlying cortical areas in infants. Neurophotonics 1 (2), 025006. ISSN 2329-423X.

Gliga, Teodora and Jones, Emily and Bedford, R. and Charman, T. and Johnson, Mark H. (2014) From early markers to neuro-developmental mechanisms of autism. Developmental Review 34 (189), pp. 189-207. ISSN 0273-2297.

Bedford, Rachael and Pickles, A. and Gliga, Teodora and Elsabbagh, Mayada and Charman, T. and Johnson, Mark H. (2014) Additive effects of social and non-social attention during infancy relate to later autism spectrum disorder. Developmental Science 17 (4), pp. 612-620. ISSN 1363-755X.

de Klerk, Carina C.J.M. and Gliga, Teodora and Charman, T. and Johnson, Mark H. and BASIS Team, The (2014) Face engagement during infancy predicts later face recognition ability in younger siblings of children with autism. Developmental Science 17 (4), pp. 596-611. ISSN 1363-755x.

Papageorgiou, Kostas A. and Smith, Tim J. and Wu, Rachel and Johnson, Mark H. and Kirkham, Natasha Z. and Ronald, Angelica (2014)Individual differences in infant fixation duration relate to attention and behavioral control in childhood. Psychological Science 25 (7), pp. 1371-1379. ISSN 0956-7976.

Gliga, Teodora and Senju, Atsushi and Pettinato, M. and Charman, T. and Johnson, Mark H. (2014) Spontaneous belief attribution in younger siblings of children on the autism spectrum. Developmental Psychology 50 (3), pp. 903-913. ISSN 0012-1649.

Leonard, H.C. and Bedford, R. and Charman, T. and Elsabbagh, Mayada and Johnson, Mark H. and Hill, E.L. and Baron-Cohen, S. and Bolton, P. and Chandler, S. and Garwood, H. and Holmboe, K. and Hudry, K. (2014) Motor development in children at risk of autism: a follow-up study of infant siblings. Autism 18 (3), pp. 281-291. ISSN 1362-3613.

Elsabbagh, M. and Bedford, R. and Senju, Atsushi and Charman, T. and Pickles, A. and Johnson, Mark H. (2014) What you see is what you get: contextual modulation of face scanning in typical and atypical development. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience 9 (4), pp. 538-543. ISSN 1749-5016.

Johnson, Mark H. and Gliga, Teodora and Jones, Emily and Charman, T. (2014) Annual research review: Infant development, autism, and ADHD – early pathways to emerging disorders. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry 56 (3), pp. 228-247. ISSN 0021-9630.

de Klerk, Carina C.J.M. and Johnson, Mark H. and Heyes, C. and Southgate, Victoria (2014) Baby steps: investigating the development of perceptual-motor couplings in infancy. Developmental Science 18 (2), pp. 270-280. ISSN 1363-755X.

Jones, Emily and Gliga, Teodora and Bedford, Rachael and Charman, T. and Johnson, Mark H. (2014) Developmental pathways to autism: a review of prospective studies of infants at risk. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews 39 , pp. 1-33. ISSN 0149-7634.

Hudry, K. and Chandler, S. and Bedford, Rachael and Pasco, G. and Gliga, Teodora and Elsabbagh, Mayada and Johnson, Mark H. and Charman, T. (2014) Early language profiles in infants at high-risk for autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 44 (1), pp. 154-167. ISSN 0162-3257.

Johnson, Mark H. (2014) Autism: demise of the innate social orienting hypothesis. Current Biology 24 (1), R30-R31. ISSN 0960-9822.

Saez de Urabain, I.R. and Johnson, Mark H. and Smith, Tim J. (2014) GraFIX: a semiautomatic approach for parsing low- and high-quality eye-tracking data. Behavior Research Methods 47 (1), pp. 53-72. ISSN 1554-3528.

Gliga, Teodora and Johnson, Mark H. (2014) Infant predictors of autism spectrum disorders. Cutting Edge Psychiatry In Practice 1 , pp. 52-55. ISSN 2047-1882.

Filippetti, Maria Laura and Johnson, Mark H. and Lloyd-Fox, Sarah and Dragovic, D. and Farroni, T. (2013) Body perception in newborns.Current Biology 23 (23), pp. 2413-2416. ISSN 0960-9822.

Green, J. and Wan, M.W. and Guiraud, J.A. and Holsgrove, S. and McNally, J. and Slonims, V. and Elsabbagh, Mayada and Charman, T.and Pickles, A. and Johnson, Mark H. (2013) Intervention for infants at risk of developing autism: a case series. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 43 (11), pp. 2502-2514. ISSN 0162-3257.

Grossmann, Tobias and Lloyd-Fox, Sarah and Johnson, Mark H. (2013) Brain responses reveal young infants’ sensitivity to when a social partner follows their gaze. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience 6 , pp. 155-161. ISSN 1878-9293.

Tomalski, Przemyslaw and Moore, D.G. and Ribeiro, H. and Axelsson, E.L. and Murphy, E. and Karmiloff-Smith, Annette and Johnson, Mark H. and Kushnerenko, Elena (2013) Socioeconomic status and functional brain development - associations in early infancy.Developmental Science 16 (5), pp. 676-687. ISSN 1363-755x.

Elsabbagh, Mayada and Gliga, Teodora and Pickles, A. and Hudry, K. and Charman, T. and Johnson, Mark H. (2013) The development of face orienting mechanisms in infants at-risk for autism. Behavioural Brain Research 251 , pp. 147-154. ISSN 0166-4328.

Elsabbagh, Mayada and Fernandes, J. and Webb, S.J. and Dawson, G. and Charman, T. and Johnson, Mark H. (2013) Disengagement of visual attention in infancy is associated with emerging autism in toddlerhood. Biological Psychiatry 74 (3), pp. 189-194. ISSN 0006-3223.

Tye, C. and Mercure, Evelyne and Ashwood, K.L. and Azadi, B. and Asherson, P. and Johnson, Mark H. and Bolton, P. and McLoughlin, G.(2013) Neurophysiological responses to faces and gaze direction differentiate children with ASD, ADHD and ASD+ADHD.Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience 5 , pp. 71-85. ISSN 1878-9293.

Wan, M.W. and Green, J. and Elsabbagh, Mayada and Johnson, Mark H. and Charman, T. and Plummer, F. (2013) Quality of interaction between at-risk infants and caregiver at 12-15 months is associated with 3-year autism outcome. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry 54 (7), pp. 763-771. ISSN 0021-9630.

Senju, Atsushi and Tucker, Leslie A. and Pasco, G. and Hudry, K. and Elsabbagh, Mayada and Charman, T. and Johnson, Mark H. (2013)The importance of the eyes: communication skills in infants of blind parents. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences280 (1760), p. 20130436. ISSN 0962-8452.

Blasi, Anna and Lloyd-Fox, Sarah and Elwell, Clare and Charman, T. and Murphy, D.G.M. and Johnson, Mark H. (2013) Reduced neural sensitivity to social stimuli in infants at risk for autism. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 280 (1758), ISSN 0962-8452.

Senju, Atsushi and Vernetti, Angelina and Kikuchi, Y. and Akechi, H. and Hasegawa, T. and Johnson, Mark H. (2013) Cultural background modulates how we look at other persons' gaze. International Journal of Behavioral Development 37 (2), pp. 131-136. ISSN 0165-0254.

Wass, Sam and Smith, Tim J. and Johnson, Mark H. (2013) Parsing eye-tracking data of variable quality to provide accurate fixation duration estimates in infants and adults. Behavior Research Methods 45 (1), pp. 229-250. ISSN 1554-3528.

Rigato, Silvia and Menon, E. and Farroni, Teresa and Johnson, Mark H. (2013) The shared signal hypothesis: effects of emotion-gaze congruency in infant and adult visual preferences. British Journal of Developmental Psychology 31 (1), pp. 15-29. ISSN 0261-510X.

Kadosh, K.C. and Johnson, Mark H. and Dick, Frederic and Kadosh, R.C. and Blakemore, S.-J. (2013) Effects of age, task performance, and structural brain development on face processing. Cerebral Cortex 23 (7), pp. 1630-1642. ISSN 1047-3211.

Farroni, Teresa and Chiarelli, A.M. and Lloyd-Fox, Sarah and Massaccesi, S. and Merla, A. and Di Gangi, V. and Mattarello, T. and Faraguna, D. and Johnson, Mark H. (2013) Infant cortex responds to other humans from shortly after birth. Scientific Reports 3 , 2851. ISSN 2045-2322.

Leonard, Hayley C. and Annaz, Dagmara and Karmiloff-Smith, Annette and Johnson, Mark H. (2013) Reduced Reliance on Optimal Facial Information for Identity Recognition in Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Cognition and Development 14 (3), pp. 467-479. ISSN 1524-8372.

Wass, Sam and Scerif, G. and Johnson, Mark H. (2012) Training attentional control and working memory – is younger, better?Developmental Review 32 (4), pp. 360-387. ISSN 0273-2297.

Gliga, Teodora and Elsabbagh, Mayada and Hudry, K. and Charman, T. and Johnson, Mark H. (2012) Gaze following, gaze reading, and word learning in children at-risk for autism. Child Development 82 (6), pp. 2138-2143. ISSN 0009-3920.

Bedford, Rachael and Elsabbagh, Mayada and Gliga, Teodora and Pickles, A. and Senju, Atsushi and Charman, T. and Johnson, Mark H.(2012) Precursors to social and communication difficulties in infants at-risk for autism: gaze following and attentional engagement.Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 42 (10), pp. 2208-2218. ISSN 0162-3257.

Johnson, Mark H. (2012) Executive function and developmental disorders: the flip side of the coin. Trends in Cognitive Sciences 16 (9), pp. 454-457. ISSN 1364-6613.

Wan, M.W. and Green, J. and Elsabbagh, Mayada and Johnson, Mark H. and Charman, T. and Plummer, F. (2012) Parent–infant interaction in infant siblings at risk of autism. Research in Developmental Disabilities 33 (3), pp. 924-932. ISSN 0891-4222.

Kadosh, K.C. and Johnson, Mark H. and Henson, R.N.A. and Dick, Frederic and Blakemore, S.J. (2012) Differential face-network adaptation in children, adolescents and adults. NeuroImage 69 (1), pp. 11-20. ISSN 1053-8119.

Tomalski, Przemyslaw and Johnson, Mark H. (2012) Cortical sensitivity to contrast polarity and orientation of faces is modulated by temporal-nasal hemifield asymmetry. Brain Imaging and Behavior 6 (1), pp. 88-101. ISSN 1931-7557.

Elsabbagh, Mayada and Mercure, Evelyne and Hudry, K. and Chandler, S. and Pasco, G. and Charman, T. and Pickles, A. and Baron-Cohen, S. and Bolton, P. and Johnson, Mark H. (2012) Infant neural sensitivity to dynamic eye gaze is associated with later emerging autism. Current Biology 22 (4), pp. 338-342. ISSN 0960-9822.

Bedford, Rachael and Gliga, Teodora and Frame, K. and Hudry, K. and Chandler, S. and Johnson, Mark H. and Charman, T. (2012)Failure to learn from feedback underlies word learning difficulties in toddlers at risk for autism. Journal of Child Language 40 (S01), pp. 29-46. ISSN 0305-0009.

Guiraud, J.A. and Tomalski, Przemyslaw and Kushnerenko, Elena and Ribeiro, H. and Davies, K. and Charman, T. and Elsabbagh, Mayada and Johnson, Mark H. (2012) Atypical audiovisual speech integration in infants at risk for autism. PLoS ONE 7 (5), ISSN 1932-6203.

Stahl, D. and Pickles, A. and Elsabbagh, Mayada and Johnson, Mark H. and BASIS Team, The (2012) Novel machine learning methods for ERP analysis: a validation from research on infants at-risk for autism. Developmental Neuropsychology 37 (3), pp. 274-298. ISSN 8756-5641.

Clifford, S.M. and Hudry, K. and Elsabbagh, Mayada and Charman, T. and Johnson, Mark H. and BASIS Team, The (2012) Temperament in the first 2 years of life in infants at high-risk for autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 43 (3), pp. 673-686. ISSN 0162-3257.

Lloyd-Fox, Sarah and Blasi, Anna and Mercure, Evelyne and Elwell, Clare and Johnson, Mark H. (2012) The emergence of cerebral specialization for the human voice over the first months of life. Social Neuroscience 7 (3), pp. 317-330. ISSN 1747-0919.

Johnson, Mark H. and Pasco Fearon, R.M. (2011) Commentary: Disengaging the infant mind: Genetic dissociation of attention and cognitive skills in infants - reflections on Leppänen et al. (2011). Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry 52 (11), pp. 1153-1154. ISSN 0021-9630.

Guiraud, J.A. and Kushnerenko, Elena and Tomalski, Przemyslaw and Davies, K. and Ribeiro, H. and Johnson, Mark H. (2011) Differential habituation to repeated sounds in infants at high risk for autism. NeuroReport 22 (16), pp. 845-849. ISSN 0959-4965.

Wass, Sam and Porayska-Pomsta, Kaska and Johnson, Mark H. (2011) Training attentional control in infancy. Current Biology 21 (18), pp. 1543-1547. ISSN 0960-9822.

Dekker, Tessa and Mareschal, Denis and Sereno, Martin I. and Johnson, Mark H. (2011) Dorsal and ventral stream activation and object recognition performance in school-age children. NeuroImage 57 (3), pp. 659-670. ISSN 1053-8119.

Blasi, Anna and Mercure, Evelyne and Lloyd-Fox, Sarah and Thomson, A. and Brammer, M. and Sauter, Disa and Deeley, Q. and Barker, G.J. and Renvall, V. and Deoni, S.C.L. and Gasston, D. and Williams, S.C.R. and Johnson, Mark H. and Simmons, A. and Murphy, D.G.M.(2011) Early specialization for voice and emotion processing in the infant brain. Current Biology 21 (14), pp. 1220-1224. ISSN 0960-9822.

Senju, Atsushi and Kikuchi, Y. and Akechi, H. and Hasegawa, T. and Tojo, Y. and Osanai, H. and Johnson, Mark H. (2011) Atypical modulation of face-elicited saccades in autism spectrum disorder in a double-step saccade paradigm. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders 5 (3), pp. 1264-1269. ISSN 1750-9467.

Leonard, Hayley C. and Annaz, Dagmara and Karmiloff-Smith, Annette and Johnson, Mark H. (2011) Brief report: developing spatial frequency biases for face recognition in autism and Williams Syndrome. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 41 (7), pp. 968-973. ISSN 0162-3257.

Holmboe, Karla and Nemoda, Z. and Fearon, R.M.P. and Sasvari-Szekely, M. and Johnson, Mark H. (2011) Dopamine D4 receptor and serotonin transporter gene effects on the longitudinal development of infant temperament. Genes, Brain and Behavior 10 (5), pp. 513-522. ISSN 1601-1848.

Rosa Salva, O. and Farroni, Teresa and Regolin, L. and Vallortigara, G. and Johnson, Mark H. (2011) The evolution of social orienting: evidence from chicks (Gallus gallus) and human newborns. PLoS ONE 6 (4), ISSN 1932-6203.

Mercure, Evelyne and Cohen Kadosh, Kathrin and Johnson, Mark H. (2011) The n170 shows differential repetition effects for faces, objects, and orthographic stimuli. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 5 (6), ISSN 1662-5161.

Grossmann, Tobias and Johnson, Mark H. and Vaish, A. and Hughes, D.A. and Quinque, D. and Stoneking, M. and Friederici, A.D. (2011)Genetic and neural dissociation of individual responses to emotional expressions in human infants. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience 1 (1), pp. 57-66. ISSN 1878-9293.

Johnson, Mark H. (2011) Interactive specialization: a domain-general framework for human functional brain development?Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience 1 (1), pp. 7-21. ISSN 1878-9293.

Deoni, S.C.L. and Mercure, Evelyne and Blasi, Anna and Gasston, D. and Thomson, A. and Johnson, Mark H. and Williams, S.C.R. and Murphy, D.G.M. (2011) Mapping infant brain myelination with magnetic resonance imaging. Journal of Neuroscience 31 (2), pp. 784-791. ISSN 0270-6474.

Leonard, Hayley C. and Annaz, Dagmara and Karmiloff-Smith, Annette and Johnson, Mark H. (2011) Developing spatial frequency biases in face recognition in Autism and Williams syndrome. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 41 (7), pp. 968-973. ISSN 0162-3257.

Cohen Kadosh, Kathrin and Cohen Kadosh, R. and Dick, Frederic and Johnson, Mark H. (2011) Developmental changes in effective connectivity in the emerging core face network. Cerebral Cortex 21 (6), pp. 1389-1394. ISSN 1047-3211.

Rigato, Silvia and Menon, E. and Johnson, Mark H. and Faraguna, D. and Farroni, Teresa (2011) Direct gaze may modulate face recognition in newborns. Infant and Child Development 20 (1), pp. 20-34. ISSN 1099-0917.

Johnson, Mark H. (2011) Face processing as a brain adaptation at multiple timescales. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology 64 (10), pp. 1873-1888. ISSN 1747-0218.

Lloyd-Fox, Sarah and Blasi, Anna and Everdell, N. and Elwell, Clare and Johnson, Mark H. (2011) Selective cortical mapping of biological motion processing in young infants. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 23 (9), pp. 2521-2532. ISSN 0898-929X.

Rigato, Silvia and Menon, E. and Johnson, Mark H. and Farroni, Teresa (2011) The interaction between gaze direction and facial expressions in newborns. European Journal of Developmental Psychology 8 (5), pp. 624-636. ISSN 1740-5629.

Holmboe, Karla and Elsabbagh, Mayada and Volein, Agnes and Tucker, Leslie A. and Baron-Cohen, S. and Bolton, P. and Charman, T.and Johnson, Mark H. (2010) Frontal cortex functioning in the infant broader autism phenotype. Infant Behavior and Development 33 (4), pp. 482-491. ISSN 0163-6383.

Cohen Kadosh, Kathrin and Henson, R.N.A. and Cohen Kadosh, R. and Johnson, Mark H. and Dick, Frederic (2010) Task-dependent activation of face-sensitive cortex: an fMRI adaptation study. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 22 (5), pp. 903-917. ISSN 0898-929X.

Tomalski, Przemyslaw and Johnson, Mark H. (2010) The effects of early adversity on the adult and developing brain. Current Opinion in Psychiatry 23 (3), pp. 233-238. ISSN 0951-7367.

Holmboe, Karla and Nemoda, Z. and Fearon, P. and Csibra, Gergely and Sasvari-Szekely, M. and Johnson, Mark H. (2010)Polymorphisms in dopamine system genes are associated with individual differences in attention in infancy. Developmental Psychology 46 (2), pp. 404-416. ISSN 0012-1649.

Rigato, Silvia and Farroni, Teresa and Johnson, Mark H. (2010) The shared signal hypothesis and neural responses to expressions and gaze in infants and adults. Social cognitive and affective neuroscience 5 (1), pp. 88-97. ISSN 1749-5024.

Southgate, Victoria and Johnson, Mark H. and el Karoui, I. and Csibra, Gergely (2010) Motor system activation reveals infants’ on-line prediction of others’ goals. Psychological Science 21 (3), pp. 355-359. ISSN 0956-7976.

Grossmann, Tobias and Johnson, Mark H. (2010) Selective prefrontal cortex responses to joint attention in early infancy. Biology Letters 6 (4), pp. 540-543. ISSN 1744-9561.

Elsabbagh, Mayada and Johnson, Mark H. (2010) Getting answers from babies about autism. Trends in Cognitive Sciences 14 (2), pp. 81-87. ISSN 1364-6613.

Senju, Atsushi and Johnson, Mark H. (2010) Is eye contact the key to the social brain? Behavioral and Brain Sciences 33 (6), pp. 458-459. ISSN 0140-525X.

Leonard, Hayley C. and Karmiloff-Smith, Annette and Johnson, Mark H. (2010) The development of spatial frequency biases in face recognition. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology 106 (4), pp. 193-207. ISSN 0022-0965.

Southgate, Victoria and Johnson, Mark H. and Osborne, Tamsin and Csibra, Gergely (2009) Predictive motor activation during action observation in human infants. Biology Letters 5 (6), pp. 769-772. ISSN 1744-9561.

Grossmann, Tobias and Gliga, Teodora and Johnson, Mark H. and Mareschal, Denis (2009) The neural basis of perceptual category learning in human infants. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 21 (12), pp. 2276-2286. ISSN 0898-929X.

Mercure, Evelyne and Ashwin, E. and Dick, Frederic and Halit, Hanife and Auyeung, B. and Baron-Cohen, S. and Johnson, Mark H.(2009) IQ, fetal testosterone and individual variability in children's functional lateralization. Neuropsychologia 47 (12), pp. 2537-2543. ISSN 0028-3932.

Tomalski, Przemyslaw and Johnson, Mark H. and Csibra, Gergely (2009) Temporal-nasal asymmetry of rapid orienting to face-like stimuli. NeuroReport 20 (15), pp. 1309-1312. ISSN 0959-4965.

Senju, Atsushi and Johnson, Mark H. (2009) Atypical eye contact in autism: Models, mechanisms and development. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews 33 (8), pp. 1204-1214. ISSN 0149-7634.

Gliga, Teodora and Elsabbagh, Mayada and Andravizou, Athina and Johnson, Mark H. (2009) Faces attract infants' attention in complex displays. Infancy 14 (5), pp. 550-562. ISSN 1525-0008.

Lloyd-Fox, Sarah and Blasi, Anna and Volein, Agnes and Everdell, N. and Elwell, Clare and Johnson, Mark H. (2009) Social perception in infancy: a near infrared spectroscopy study. Child Development 80 (4), pp. 986-99. ISSN 0009-3920.

Elsabbagh, Mayada and Volein, Agnes and Holmboe, Karla and Tucker, Leslie A. and Csibra, Gergely and Baron-Cohen, S. and Bolton, P.and Charman, T. and Baird, G. and Johnson, Mark H. (2009) Visual orienting in the early broader autism phenotype: disengagement and facilitation. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines 50 (5), pp. 637-642. ISSN 0021-9630.

Tomalski, Przemyslaw and Csibra, Gergely and Johnson, Mark H. (2009) Rapid orienting toward face-like stimuli with gaze-relevant contrast information. Perception 38 (4), pp. 569-578. ISSN 0301-0066.

Annaz, Dagmara and Karmiloff-Smith, Annette and Johnson, Mark H. and Thomas, Michael S.C. (2009) A cross-syndrome study of the development of holistic face recognition in children with autism, Down syndrome, and Williams syndrome. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology 102 (4), pp. 456-486. ISSN 0022-0965.

Senju, Atsushi and Johnson, Mark H. (2009) The eye contact effect: mechanisms and development. Trends in Cognitive Sciences 13 (3), pp. 127-134. ISSN 1364-6613.

Johnson, Mark H. and Grossmann, Tobias and Cohen Kadosh, Kathrin (2009) Mapping functional brain development: building a social brain through interactive specialization. Developmental Psychology 45 (1), pp. 151-159. ISSN 0012-1649.

Elsabbagh, Mayada and Volein, Agnes and Csibra, Gergely and Holmboe, Karla and Garwood, Holly and Tucker, Leslie A. and Krljes, S.and Baron-Cohen, S. and Bolton, P. and Charman, T. and Baird, G. and Johnson, Mark H. (2009) Neural correlates of eye gaze processing in the infant broader autism phenotype. Biological Psychiatry 65 (1), pp. 31-38. ISSN 0006-3223.

Grossmann, Tobias and Johnson, Mark H. and Lloyd-Fox, Sarah and Blasi, Anna and Deligianni, F. and Elwell, Clare and Csibra, Gergely(2008) Early cortical specialization for face-to-face communication in human infants. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 275 (1653), pp. 2803-2811. ISSN 0962-8452.

Mercure, Evelyne and Dick, Frederic and Halit, Hanife and Kaufman, Jordy and Johnson, Mark H. (2008) Differential lateralization for words and faces: category or psychophysics? Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 20 (11), pp. 2070-2087. ISSN 0898-929X.

Johnson, Mark H. and Lloyd-Fox, Sarah (2008) Editorial: do we study what parents want us to? Developmental Science 11 (6), iii-iv. ISSN 1363-755X.

Mercure, Evelyne and Dick, Frederic and Johnson, Mark H. (2008) Featural and configural face processing differentially modulate ERP components. Brain Research 1239 , pp. 162-170. ISSN 0006-8993.

Yoon, J.M.D. and Johnson, Mark H. and Csibra, Gergely (2008) Communication-induced memory biases in preverbal infants.Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 105 (36), pp. 13690-13695. ISSN 0027-8424.

Senju, Atsushi and Csibra, Gergely and Johnson, Mark H. (2008) Understanding the referential nature of looking: infants’ preference for object-directed gaze. Cognition 108 (2), pp. 303-319. ISSN 0010-0277.

Holmboe, Karla and Pasco Fearon, R.M. and Tucker, Leslie A. and Csibra, Gergely and Johnson, Mark H. (2008) Freeze-frame: a new infant inhibition task and its relation to frontal cortex tasks during infancy and early childhood. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology 100 (2), pp. 89-114. ISSN 0022-0965.

Southgate, Victoria and Johnson, Mark H. and Csibra, Gergely (2008) Infants attribute goals even to biomechanically impossible actions. Cognition 107 (3), pp. 1059-1069. ISSN 0010-0277.

Sirois, S. and Spratling, Michael and Thomas, Michael S.C. and Westermann, Gert and Mareschal, Denis and Johnson, Mark H. (2008)Precis of neuroconstructivism: how the brain constructs cognition. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 31 (3), pp. 321-331. ISSN 0140-525X.

Thomas, Michael S.C. and Westermann, Gert and Mareschal, Denis and Johnson, Mark H. and Sirois, S. and Spratling, Michael (2008)Studying development in the 21(st) century. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 31 (3), pp. 345-356. ISSN 0140-525X.

Southgate, Victoria and Csibra, Gergely and Kaufman, Jordy and Johnson, Mark H. (2008) Distinct processing of objects and faces in the infant brain. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 20 (4), pp. 741-749. ISSN 0898-929X.

Gliga, Teodora and Mareschal, Denis and Johnson, Mark H. (2008) Ten-month-olds' selective use of visual dimensions in category learning. Infant Behavior & Development 31 (2), pp. 287-293. ISSN 0163-6383.

Halit, Hanife and Grice, Sarah and Bolton, P. and Johnson, Mark H. (2008) Face and gaze processing in Prader-Willi syndrome. Journal of Neuropsychology 2 (1), pp. 65-77. ISSN 1748-6645.

Thomas, Michael S.C. and Johnson, Mark H. (2008) New advances in understanding sensitive periods in brain development. Current Directions in Psychological Science 17 (1), pp. 1-5. ISSN 0963-7214.

Farroni, Teresa and Massaccesi, S. and Menon, E. and Johnson, Mark H. (2007) Direct gaze modulates face recognition in young infants.Cognition 102 (3), pp. 396-404. ISSN 0010-0277.

Farroni, Teresa and Menon, E. and Rigato, Silvia and Johnson, Mark H. (2007) The perception of facial expressions in newborns.European Journal of Developmental Psychology 4 (1), pp. 2-13. ISSN 1740-5629.

Reid, V.M. and Csibra, Gergely and Belsky, Jay and Johnson, Mark H. (2007) Neural correlates of the perception of goal-directed action in infants. Acta Psychologica 124 (1), 129 - 138. ISSN 0001-6918.

Westermann, Gert and Mareschal, Denis and Johnson, Mark H. and Sirois, S. and Spratling, Michael and Thomas, Michael S.C. (2007)Neuroconstructivism. Developmental Science 10 (1), pp. 75-83. ISSN 1363-755x.

Kotsoni, Eleni and Csibra, Gergely and Mareschal, Denis and Johnson, Mark H. (2007) Electrophysiological correlates of common-onset visual masking. Neuropsychologia 45 (10), 2285 - 2293. ISSN 0028-3932.

Senju, Atsushi and Johnson, Mark H. and Csibra, Gergely (2006) The development and neural basis of referential gaze perception.Social Neuroscience 1 (3-4), pp. 220-234. ISSN 1747-0919.

Farroni, Teresa and Johnson, Mark H. and Menon, E. and Zulian, L. and Faraguna, D. and Csibra, Gergely (2005) Newborns' preference for face-relevant stimuli: effects of contrast polarity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America102 (47), pp. 17245-17250. ISSN 0027-8424.

Kaufman, Jordy and Csibra, Gergely and Johnson, Mark H. (2005) Oscillatory activity in the infant brain reflects object maintenance.Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 102 (42), pp. 15271-15274. ISSN 0027-8424.

Johnson, Mark H. and Griffin, R. and Csibra, Gergely and Halit, Hanife and Farroni, Teresa and de Haan, M. and Tucker, Leslie A. and Baron-Cohen, S. and Richards, J. (2005) The emergence of the social brain network: evidence from typical and atypical development.Development and Psychopathology 17 (03), pp. 599-619. ISSN 0954-5794.

Book Section

de Haan, M. and Johnson, Mark H. (2016) Typical and atypical human functional brain development. In: Cicchetti, D and Cohen, D.J.(eds.) Developmental Psychopathology: Developmental Neuroscience. Hoboken, U.S.: Wiley, pp. 632-653. ISBN 9781118120910.

Johnson, Mark H. (2015) Neurobiological perspectives on developmental psyschopathology. In: Thapar, A. and Pine, D.S. and Leckman, J.F. and Scott, S. and Snowling, M.J. and Taylor, E.A. (eds.) Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. New York, U.S.: Wiley, pp. 107-118. ISBN 9781118381960.

Johnson, Mark H. (2014) Functional brain development during infancy. In: Bremner, J.G. and Wachs, T. (eds.) The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Infant Development. Chicester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN 9781118672860.

Johnson, Mark H. (2014) The paradox of the emerging social brain. In: Banaji, M.R. and Gelman, S.A. (eds.) Navigating the Social World: What Infants, Children, and Other Species Can Teach Us. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199361069.

Johnson, Mark H. (2013) Theories in developmental cognitive neuroscience. In: Rubenstein, J. and Rakic, P. (eds.) Neural Circuit Development and Function in the Brain. New York, U.S.: Elsevier, pp. 191-205. ISBN 9780123972675.

Papademetriou, M. and RICHARDS, J. and Correia, T. and Blasi, Anna and Murphy, D.G.M. and Lloyd-Fox, Sarah and Elwell, Clare and Johnson, Mark H. (2013) Cortical mapping of 3D optical topography in infants. In: Van Huffel, S. and Naulaers, G. and Caicedo, A. and Bruley, D.F. and Harrison, D.K. (eds.) Oxygen Transport to Tissue XXXV. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology 789. New York, U.S.: Springer, pp. 455-461. ISBN 9781461474111.

Blakemore, S.-J. and Grossmann, Tobias and Cohen-Kadosh, K. and Sebastian, C. and Johnson, Mark H. (2013) Social development. In: Mareschal, Denis and Butterworth, B. and Tolmie, A. (eds.) Educational Neuroscience. Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN 9781118725894.

Grossmann, Tobias and Johnson, Mark H. (2013) The early development of the brain bases for social cognition. In: Ochsner, K.N. and Kosslyn, S. (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Neuroscience: The Cutting Edges. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199988709.

Karmiloff-Smith, Annette (2012) The importance of sleep for learning. In: Oates, J. and Karmiloff-Smith, Annette and Johnson, Mark H.(eds.) Developing Brains. Early Childhood in Focus 7. Milton Keynes, UK: Open University Press. ISBN 9781780073217.

Johnson, Mark H. (2011) Face perception: a developmental perspective. In: Calder, A.J. and Rhodes, G and Johnson, Mark H. and Haxby, J.V. (eds.) The Handbook of Face Perception. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, pp. 3-14. ISBN 9780199559053.

Elsabbagh, Mayada and Holmboe, Karla and Gliga, Teodora and Mercure, Evelyne and Hudry, K. and Charman, T. and Baron-Cohen, S.and Bolton, P. and Johnson, Mark H. (2011) Social and attention factors during infancy and the later emergence of autism characteristics. In: Braddick, O.J. and Atkinson, J. and Innocenti, G.M. (eds.) Gene Expression to Neurobiology and Behaviour Human Brain Development and Developmental Disorders. Progress in Brain Research 189. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Elsevier, pp. 195-207. ISBN 9780444538840.

Eimer, Martin (2011) The face-sensitive N170 component of the event-related brain potential. In: Calder, A.J. and Rhodes, G. and Johnson, Mark H. and Haxby, J. (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Face Perception. Oxford Library of Psychology. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199559053.

Johnson, Mark H. and Grossmann, Tobias and Farroni, Teresa (2008) The social cognitive neuroscience of infancy: illuminating the early development of social brain functions. In: Kail, R. (ed.) Advances in Child Development and Behavior. Advances in Child Development and Behavior 36. Elsevier, pp. 331-372. ISBN 9780123743176.

Johnson, Mark H. (2008) Cognitive neuroscience. In: Haith, M.M. and Jenson, J.B. (eds.) Encyclopedia of Infant and Early Childhood Development. San Diego, USA: Academic Press, pp. 309-318. ISBN 9780123708779.

Johnson, Mark H. and Mareschal, Denis and Csibra, Gergely (2008) The development and integration of the dorsal and ventral visual pathways in object processing. In: Nelson, C.A. and Luciana, M. (eds.) The Handbook of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience.Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA: MIT press, pp. 467-498. ISBN 9780262141048.

Thomas, Michael S.C. and Richardson, Fiona M. (2006) Atypical representational change: conditions for the emergence of atypical modularity. In: Munakata, Y. and Johnson, Mark H. (eds.) Processes of Change in Brain and Cognitive Development. Attention and Performance 21. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, pp. 315-347. ISBN 9780198568742.


Johnson, Mark H. and de Haan, M. (2015) Developmental cognitive neuroscience: an introduction. Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN 9781118938072.

Oates, J. and Karmiloff-Smith, Annette and Johnson, Mark H., eds. (2012) Developing brains. Early Childhood in Focus 7. Milton Keynes, UK: The Open University. ISBN 9781780073217.

Calder, A.J. and Rhodes, G and Johnson, Mark H. and Haxby, J., eds. (2011) Oxford handbook of face perception. Oxford Library of Psychology. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199559053.

Mareschal, Denis and Johnson, Mark H. and Sirois, S. and Spratling, Michael and Thomas, Michael S.C. and Westermann, Gert (2007)Neuroconstructivism: how the brain constructs cognition. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience 1. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780198529903.