Cognitive Development and Neuroimaging LaboratoryWestern Social Science


Papers in refereed journals:

Meinz, P., Morton, J.B., Pederson, D.R. & Moran, G. (2016). Biases in Attention for Social Stimuli in Children are Associated with Patterns of Infant Attachment: A Brief Report. Social Development, doi: 10.1111/sode.12184  PDF

Hutchison, R. M. & Morton, J. B. (2016). It’s a matter of time: Reframing the development of cognitive control as a modification of the brain’s temporal dynamics. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 18, 70-77. PDF

Morton, J. B. (2015). Still waiting for real answers. Cortex, 73, 352-353. PDF

Hutchison, R. M. & Morton, J. B. (2015). Tracking the brain’s functional coupling dynamics over development. Journal of Neuroscience, 35(17), 6849-6859. PDF

Hosseini-Kamkar, N., & Morton, J. B. (2014). Sex differences in self-regulation: An evolutionary perspective. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 8.  PDF

Morton, J. B. (2014). Dynamic field theory and executive functions: Lending explanation to current theories of development. Monograph of the Society for Research in Child Development, 79(2), 116-124.  PDF

Morton, J. B. (2014). Sunny review casts a foreboding shadow over status quo bilingual advantage research. Applied Psycholinguistics, 35(5), 929-931.  PDF

Turnbull, K, Reid, G. J. & Morton, J B. (2013). Behavioral sleep problems and their impact on developing executive function in children. Sleep, 36(7), 1077-1084. PDF

DeBenedictis, B. A., & Morton, J. B. (2013). A Method for Investigating Age-Related Differences in the Functional Connectivity of Cognitive Control Networks Associated with DCCS performance. Journal of Visual Experiments

Ezekiel, F, Bosma, R, & Morton, J.B. (2013). Dimensional Change Card Sort performance associated with age-related differences in functional connectivity of lateral prefrontal cortex. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 5, 20-40PDF

Wilk, H. A., & Morton, J. B. (2012). Developmental changes in patterns of brain activity associated with moment-to-moment adjustments in control. NeuroImage, 63(1), 475-484. PDF

 Wessel, J. R., Danielmeier, C., Morton, J. B., & Ullsperger, M. (2012). Surprise and error: Common neuronal architecture for the processing of errors and novelty. Journal of Neuroscience, 32(22),7528-7537. PDF

Wilk, H. A., Ezekiel, F., & Morton, J. B. (2012). Brain regions associated with moment-to-moment adjustments in control and stable task-set maintenance. NeuroImage. 59, 1960-1967. PDF

Jordan, P. L., & Morton, J. B. (2012). Perseveration and the status of children’s knowledge in a card-sorting task: Evidence from studies involving congruent flankers. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 111 (1), 52-64. PDF

Waxer, M., & Morton, J. B. (2011). Multiple processes underlying Dimensional Change Card Sort Performance: an electrophysiological investigation. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 23(11), 3267-3279. PDF

Waxer, M., & Morton, J. B. (2011). The development of future-oriented control: an electrophysiological investigation. NeuroImage,56(3), 1648-54. PDF

Waxer, M., & Morton, J. B. (2011). Cognitive conflict and learning. In R. M. Seel (Ed.), Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning. New Jersey: Springer. PDF

Morton, J. B., Ezekiel, F., & Wilk, H. A. (2011). Executive functioning: Easy to identify but hard to define. Topics in Cognitive Science, (3), 212-216.

Waxer, M. & Morton, J. B. (2011). Children’s Judgments of Emotion From Conflicting Cues in Speech: Why 6-Year-Olds are so Inflexible. Child Development, 82 (5), 1648-1660. PDF

Morton, J. B. (2010). Language, bilingualism, and executive functioning in early development. Psychological Reports, 107, 888-890. PDF

Morton, J. B. (2010). Genetic, neurophysiological, and experiential influences on the development of executive functioning: toward a truly developmental model. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. PDF

Banse, R., Gawronski, B., Rebetez, C., Gutt, H., & Morton, J. B. (2010). The development of spontaneous gender stereotyping in childhood: Relations to stereotype knowledge and stereotype flexibility. Developmental Science, 13(2), 298-306. PDF

Morton, J. B. & Harper, S. N. (2009). Bilinguals show an advantage in cognitive control: The question is why. Developmental Science, 12 (4), 502-503. PDF

Morton, J. B., Bosma, R., & Ansari, D. (2009). Age-related changes in patterns of brain activation associated with dimensional shifts of attention: an fMRI study. NeuroImage, 49, 249-256PDF

Jordan, P. L. & Morton, J. B. (2008). Flankers facilitate 3-year-olds performance in a card-sorting task. Developmental Psychology, 44, 265-274. PDF

Morton, J. B. & Harper, S. N. (2007). What did Simon say? Revisiting the bilingual advantage. Developmental Science, 10,  719-726. PDF

Morton, J. B. & Trehub, S. E. (2007). Children’s judgements of emotion in song. Psychology of Music, 35, 629-639. PDF

Brace, J., Morton, J. B., & Munakata, Y. (2006). When actions speak louder than words: Improving children’s flexibility in a card-sorting task. Psychological Science, 17, 665-669. PDF

Morton, J. B., & Munakata, Y. (2005). What’s the difference? Contrasting modular and neural network approaches to understanding developmental variability.            Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 26, 128-139. PDF

Morton, J. B., Trehub, S. E., & Zelazo, P. D. (2003).  Sources of inflexibility in children’s understanding of emotion in speech.  Child Development, 74, 1857-1868. PDF

Munakata, Y., Morton, J. B., & Yerys, B.E. (2003). Children's perseveration: attentional inertia and alternative accounts.  Developmental Science, 6, 471-473. PDF

Morton, J. B., & Munakata, Y.  (2002).  Active versus latent representations: A neural network model of perseveration,  knowledge-action dissociation, and décalage.  Developmental Psychobiology, 40, 255-265. PDF

Morton, J. B., & Munakata, Y.  (2002).  Are you listening? Exploring a knowledge-action dissociation in a speech interpretation task.  Developmental Science, 5, 435-440. PDF

Morton, J. B., & Trehub, S. E.  (2001).  Children's understanding of emotion in speech.  Child Development, 72, 834-843. PDF


Jordan, P.L. & Morton, J.B. (in press) Attention and the development of anxiety disorders: The importance of disentangling reactive versus regulatory components of attention. To appear in J. Burack and N.A. Fox, Attentionand Developmental Disorders. Oxford University Press.

Knapp, K. & Morton, J.B. (2013). Brain development and executive functioning. In R.E. Tremblay, M. Boivin, & R. Peters (Eds.), Encyclopedia on Early Childhood Development, Cognitive Stimulation: Executive Functioning.

Morton, J.B. & Munakata, Y. (2009).  Connectionist models of perseveration.  In J.P. Spencer, M. Thomas, & J. McClelland (Eds.) Connectionism and Dynamic Systems Theory Reconsidered; Toward a Grand New Theory? Oxford University Press.

Munakata, Y., Morton, J.B.,& O'Reilly, R.C. (2007). Computational and developmental approaches to variation in working memory. In R.A. Conway, C. Jarrold, M. Kane, A. Miyake & J. Towse (Eds.) Variation in Working Memory, Oxford University Press.

Morton, J.B. & Waxer, M. (2005). Working memory span and the anti-saccade task: An ERP investigation of preparatory processes. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, Supplementary, 142-143.

Munakata, Y., Morton, J.B., & Stedron, J.M. (2003). The role of prefrontal cortex in perseveration: Developmental and computational explorations. In P. Quinlan (Ed.), Connectionist Models of Development, Hove: Psychology Press. p. 83-114.