Developmental Science

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Edited By: Charles A. Nelson, Michelle de Haan, and Paul C. Quinn

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Paul Quinn

Paul QuinnMy research is currently funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and centers on the origins and development of human visual cognition, in particular, how young infants represent information about people, places, and things. I seek explanations for infant performance that involve general mechanisms including a complex learning system and sufficiently sensitive perceptual systems. In this way, I attempt to avoid radical nativist solutions that rely on innate knowledge, although I recognize that there must be species-specific biological constraints of a general nature that make the development of visual cognition possible in what is a very short time. My empirical work is taking place on three different fronts: perceptual organization, object categorization, and spatial categorization. Current investigations examine the mechanisms by which infants organize elements to form perceptual wholes, group objects and people into category representations, and parse physical space into categories defined by the spatial relations of objects.

Professionally, I serve as Co-Editor for Developmental Science (2009-present). In addition, I am a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Experimental Child Psychology (1998-present), Infancy (2007-2008, 2009-present), Infant Behavior & Development (1995-present), and Psychological Science (2002-present), and also serve on the editorial advisory board for Child Development Perspectives (2011-present). I have further served as Associate Editor for Child Development (2001-2007) and Developmental Science (1998-2009), and as a regular member of the Cognition and Perception Study Section with the Center for Scientific Review at the National Institutes of Health (2002-2006).

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Paul Quinn - Publications by Wiley-Blackwell

WIRES: Cognitive ScienceDevelopment of face processing
Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science
Olivier Pascalis, Xavier de Martin de Viviés, Gizelle Anzures, Paul C. Quinn, Alan M. Slater, James W. Tanaka and Kang Lee Article first published online: 15 APR 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/wcs.146
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Childhood Cognitive DevelopmentQuinn, P. C. (2011). Born to categorize
Wiley-Blackwell handbook of childhood cognitive development, 2nd Edition (pp. 129-152)
U. Goswami (Ed.)

ISBN: 978-1-4051-9116-6
816 pages
August 2010, Wiley-Blackwell

Handbook of Infant DevelopmentSlater, A. M., Riddell, P., Quinn, P. C., Pascalis, O., Lee, K., & Kelly, D. J. (2010). Visual perception.
Blackwell handbook of infant development, 2nd Edition (pp. 40-80)
T. D. Wachs & G. Bremner (Eds.),

ISBN: 978-1-4051-7874-7
1176 pages
September 2010, Wiley-Blackwell

Quinn, P. C., & Oates, J. M. (2004). Early category representations and concepts
Cognitive and language development in children (pp. 21-60)
J. M. Oates & A. Grayson (Ed.)

ISBN: 978-1-4051-1045-7
352 pages
March 2004, ©2004, Wiley-Blackwell