Ph.D. University of Arizona (1993)
Areas: Developmental and Cognition & Cognitive Neuroscience
Member: Institute for Neuroscience
282 Psychology Building
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PSYC 307: Developmental Psychology
PSYC 489: Life-span Development
PSYC 636: lnfant Cognition
PSYC 634: Principles of Human Development
ACCEPTING STUDENTS 2017-2018
- Infant Cognition
- Object Representation
- Physical Reasoning
- Neural basis of cognitive development
My research program focuses on the origins and development of object knowledge. Our goal is to identify ways in which object knowledge changes during the first year and the factors that contribute to these changes. We use a variety of methods, including violation-of-expectation, eye tracking, freeplay, object search, and neuroimaging (near-infrared spectroscopy) to study the neural, social, and cognitive contributions to knowledge acquisition.
- 2009-2014: Optical Imaging in Infants, National Institutes of Health, $1,121,196
- 2007-2011: Neuroimaging of infants’ processing of spatiotemporal information,National Science Foundation, $440,000
Brower, T., & Wilcox, T. (2012). Priming infants to use color in an individuation task: Does social context matter? Infant Behavior & Development, 35, 323-327.
Wilcox, T., Stubbs, J., Hirshkowitz, A., & Boas, DA. (2012). Object processing and functional organization of the infant cortex. NeuroImage, 62, 1833-1840.
Woods, R.J., & Wilcox, T. (2013). Posture support improves object individuation in infants. Developmental Psychology, 49, 1413-1424.
Wilcox, T., Hirshkowitz, A., Hawkins, L., & Boas, D.A. (in press). The effect of color priming on infant brain and behavior. NeuroImage.
CURRENT GRADUATE STUDENTS