Yuko Munakata's Online Publications

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Brant, A. M., Munakata, Y., Boomsma, D. I., DeFries, J. C., Haworth, C.M.A., Keller, M. C., Martin, N. G., McGue, M., Petrill, S. A., Plomin, R., Wadsworth, S.J., Wright, M.J., & Hewitt, J.K. (2013). The nature and nurture of high IQ: An extended sensitive period for intellectual development. Psychological Science, 24: 1487-1495.

Stollstorff, M., Munakata, Y., Jensen, A. P. C., Guild, R. M., Smolker, H. R., Devaney, J. M., Banich, M. T. (2013). Individual differences in emotion-cognition interactions: Emotional valence interacts with serotonin transporter genotype to influence brain systems involved in emotional reactivity and cognitive control. Front. Psychology.

Michaelson L, de la Vega A, Chatham CH and Munakata Y (2013) Delaying gratification depends on social trust. Front. Psychol. 4:355. doi: 10.3389/ 775 fpsyg.2013.00355

Cepeda, N. J., Blackwell, K. A., & Munakata, Y. (2013). Speed isn't everything: Complex processing speed measures mask individual differences and developmental changes in executive control. Developmental Science, 2: 269-286.

Chatham, C. H., Yerys, B. E., & Munakata, Y. (2012). Why won't you do what I want? The informative failures of children and models. Cognitive Development, 27(4): 349-366.

Chatham CH, Claus ED, Kim A, Curran T, Banich MT, & Munakata, Y. (2012) Cognitive Control Reflects Context Monitoring, Not Motoric Stopping, in Response Inhibition. PLoS ONE 7(2): e31546. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0031546

Munakata, Y., Snyder, H. R., & Chatham, C. H. (2012). Developing cognitive control: Three key transitions. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 21: 71-77.

Wendelken, C.*, Munakata, Y.*, Baym, C., Souza, M., and Bunge, S. (2012). Flexible Rule Use: Common neural substrates in children and adults. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. * = joint first authorship.

Kharitonova, M. and Munakata, Y. (2011). The role of representations in executive function: Investigating a developmental link between flexibility and abstraction. Front. Psychology, 2: 347. doi: 10.3389/fp- syg.2011.00347.

Snyder, H. R., Banich, M. T., & Munakata, Y. (2011). Choosing our words: Retrieval and selection processes recruit shared neural substrates in left ventrolateral prefrontal cortex. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 23, 3470-3482. NIHMS296950.

Munakata, Y.*, Herd, S. A.*, Chatham, C. H., Depue, B.E., Banich, M. T., & O’Reilly, R. C. (2011). A unified framework for inhibitory control. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 15, 453-459. doi:10.1016/j.tics.2011.07.011. * = shared first authorship.

Snyder, H. R., Hutchinson, N., Nyhus, E., Curran, T., Banich, M. T., O'Reilly, R. C. & Munakata, Y. (2010). Neural inhibition enables selection during language processing. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 107, 155-167. Supporting Information.

Snyder, H. R. & Munakata, Y. (2010). Becoming self-directed: Abstract representations support endogenous flexibility in children. Cognition, 116, 155-167.

Shinskey, J.L. & Munakata, Y. (2010). Something old, something new: A developmental transition from familiarity to novelty preferences with hidden objects. Developmental Science, 13, 378-384.

Kharitonova, M., Chien, S., Colunga, E. & Munakata, Y. (2009). More than a matter of getting "unstuck": Flexible thinkers use more abstract representations than perseverators. Developmental Science, 12, 662-669.

Blackwell, K. A., Cepeda, N. J. & Munakata, Y. (2009). When simple things are meaningful: Working memory strength predicts children's cognitive flexibility. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 103, 241-249.

Chatham, C. H., Frank, M. J., & Munakata, Y (2009). Pupillometric and behavioral markers of a developmental shift in the temporal dynamics of cognitive control. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 106(14), 5529-5533. doi: 10.1073/pnas.0810002106. Supporting Information.

Snyder, H. R. & Munakata, Y. (2008). So many options, so little time: The roles of association and competition in underdetermined responding. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 15: 1083-1088.

Cepeda, N. J. & Munakata, Y. (2007). Why do children perseverate when they seem to know better: Graded working memory, or directed inhibition? Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 14: 1058-1065.

Yerys, B. E. & Munakata, Y. (2006). When labels hurt but novelty helps: Children's perseveration and flexibility in a card-sorting task. Child Development, 77: 1589-1607.

Brace, J. 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.

Shinskey, J.L. & Munakata, Y. (2005). Familiarity breeds searching: Infants reverse their novelty preferences when reaching for hidden objects. Psychological Science, 16: 596-600.

Stedron, J. M., Sahni, S. D., and Munakata, Y. (2005). Common mechanisms for working memory and attention: The case of perseveration with visible solutions. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 17, 623-631.

Johnson, M.H. & Munakata, Y. (2005). Processes of change in brain and cognitive development. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 9, 152-158.

Munakata, Y., Casey, B. J., and Diamond, A. (2004). Developmental cognitive neuroscience: progress and potential. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 8, 122-128.

Munakata, Y. (2004). Computational cognitive neuroscience of early memory development. Developmental Review, 24, 133-153.

Munakata, Y. & McClelland, J.L. (2003). Connectionist models of development. Developmental Science, 6, 413-429.

Shinskey, J.L. & Munakata, Y. (2003). Are infants in the dark about hidden objects? Developmental Science, 6, 273-282.

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

Munakata, Y., Bauer, D., Stackhouse, T., Landgraf, L., & Huddleston, J. (2002). Rich interpretation vs. deflationary accounts in cognitive development: The case of means-end skills in 7-month-old infants. Cognition, 83, B43-B53.

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

Shinskey, J.L. & Munakata, Y. (2001). Detecting transparent barriers: Clear evidence against the means-end deficit account of search failures. Infancy, 2, 395-404.

Munakata, Y. (2001). Graded representations in behavioral dissociations. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 5(7), 309-315.

Munakata, Y., & Yerys, B.E. (2001). All together now: When dissociations between knowledge and action disappear. Psychological Science, 12(4), 335-337.

Munakata, Y., Santos, L.R., Spelke, E.S., Hauser, M.D., & O'Reilly, R.C. (2001). Visual representation in the wild: How rhesus monkeys parse objects. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 13(1), 44-58.

Munakata, Y. (2000). Challenges to the violation-of-expectation paradigm: Throwing the conceptual baby out with the perceptual processing bathwater? Infancy, 1(4), 471-477.

Munakata, Y. (1998). Infant perseveration and implications for object permanence theories: A PDP Model of the A-not-B task. Developmental Science, 1(2), 161-184.

Munakata, Y. (1998). Infant perseveration: Rethinking data, theory, and the role of modelling. Developmental Science, 1(2), 205-211.

Munakata, Y., McClelland, J.L., Johnson, M.J., & Siegler, R.S. (1997). Rethinking infant knowledge: Toward an adaptive process account of successes and failures in object permanence tasks. Psychological Review, 104(4), 686-713.

Munakata, Y. (1997). Perseverative reaching in infancy: The roles of hidden toys and motor history in the AB task. Infant Behavior and Development, 20(3), 405-416.