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Nelson+, N., & Mondloch, C.J. Adults’ and children’s perception of facial expressions is influenced by body postures—Even for dynamic stimuli. Visual Cognition, in press. 

Baker+, K.A., Laurence+, S., & Mondloch, C.J. (2017). How does a newly encountered face become familiar? The effect of within-person variability on adults’ and children’s perception of identity. Cognition, 161, 19 - 30. 


Zhou+, X. & Mondloch, C.J. (2016). Recognizing “Bella Swan” and “Hermione Granger”: No own-race advantage for recognizing photos of famous faces. Perception, 45, 1426 - 1429. 10.1177/0301006616662046

Zhou+, X., Short+, L., Chan+, H., & Mondloch, C.J. (2016). Judging normality and attractiveness in faces: Direct evidence of a more refined representation for own-race, young adult faces. Perception, 45, 973-990.

Laurence, S., & Mondloch, C.J. (2016). That’s my teacher! Children’s Ability to Recognize Personally Familiar and Unfamiliar Faces Improves with Age. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 143, 123-138.

Laurence, S., Zhou, X. & Mondloch, C.J. (2016). The flip side of the other-race coin: They all look different to me. British Journal of Psychology, 107, 374-388.


Short+, L., Semplonius+, T., Proietti+, V., & Mondloch, C.J. (2015). Differential attentional allocation and subsequent recognition for young and older adult faces. Visual Cognition, 22, 1272-1295.

Proietti, V., Macchi Cassia, V., & Mondloch, C.J. (2015). The own-age face recognition bias is task dependent. British Journal of Psychology. DOI: 10.1111/bjop.12104.

Short+, L.A., Mondloch, C.J., & Hackland+, A. (2015). Attractiveness judgments and discrimination of mommies and grandmas: Perceptual tuning for young adult faces. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 129, 1-11.

Semplonius, T., & Mondloch, C.J. (2015). Attentional biases and recognition accuracy: What happens when multiple own- and other-race faces are encountered simultaneously? Perception, 44, 52-71.


Proietti+, V., Macchi Cassia, V., & Mondloch, C.J. (2014). The own-Age face recognition bias is task dependent. British Journal of Psychology. DOI: 10.1111/bjop.12104.

Short, L.A., Lee, K., Fu, G., & Mondloch, C.J. (2014). Category-specific face prototypes are emerging, but not yet mature, in 5-year-old children. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 126, 161-177.

Grady, C., Mondloch, C.J., Lewis, T.L., & Maurer, D. (2014). Early visual deprivation from congenital cataracts disrupts activity and functional connectivity in the face network. Neuropsychologia, 57, 122-39.

Fu, G., Mondloch, C.J., Ding, X-P., Short+, L., Sun, L., Lee, K. (2014). The Neural Correlates of the Face Attractiveness Aftereffect: A Functional Near-infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) Study. NeuroImage, 85, 363 – 371.


Mondloch, C.J., Nelson+, N.L.,  & Horner+, M.  (2013). Asymmetries of influence: Differential effects of body postures on perceptions of emotional facial expressions. PLoS ONE, 8(9): e73605. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0073605

Short+, L.A.  & Mondloch, C.J. (2013). Aging faces and aging perceivers: Young and older adults are less sensitive to deviations from normality in older than in young adult faces. Perception, 42, 795 - 812.

Cote, K. A. Mondloch, C.J., Serveeva, V., Taylor M., & Semplonius, T. (2013). Impact of total sleep deprivation on behavioural neural processing of emotionally expressive faces. Experimental Brain Research, Published on line, Dec 8.

Mondloch, C.J., Segalowitz, S.J., Lewis, T.L., Dywan, J., Le Grand, R., & Maurer, D. (2013). The Effect of Early Visual Deprivation on the Development of Face Detection. Developmental Science, 16, 728-742.

Mondloch, C.J., Lewis, T.L., Levin, A.V., & Maurer, D. (2013).Infant face preferences after binocular deprivation. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 37, 148-153.

Mondloch, C.J., Horner+, M., & Mian+, J. (2013). Wide eyes and drooping arms: Adult-like congruency effects emerge early in the development of sensitivity to emotional faces and body postures. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 114, 203- 216.


Mian+, J.F., & Mondloch, C.J. (2012). Recognizing identity in the face of change: The development of an expression-independent representation of facial identity. Journal of Vision, 12, 1 - 11.

Zheng+, S., Mondloch, C.J., & Segalowitz, S. (2012). The timing of individual face recognition in the brain. Neuropsychologia, 50, 1451 – 1461.

Geniole+, S.N., Keyes+, A.E., Mondloch, C.J., Carré. J., & McCormick, A.M. (2012) Facing aggression: Cues differ for female versus male faces. PLoS ONE.

Mondloch, C.J. (2012). Sad or fearful? The influence of body posture on adults' and children's perception of facial displays of emotion. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 111, 180-196 .

Short+, L.A., Mondloch, C.J., McCormick, C.M., Carre, J.C., Ma, R., Fu, G., & Lee, K. (2012). Detection of propensity for aggression based on facial structure irrespective of face race. Evolution and Human Behavior, 33, 121 – 129.

Robbins, R.A., Maurer, D., Hatry, A., Anzures, G., & Mondloch, C.J. (2012). Effects of normal and abnormal visual experience on the development of opposing aftereffects for upright and inverted faces. Developmental Science, 15(2), 194 – 203. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-7687.2011.01116.x  


Zheng+, X., Mondloch, C.J., Nishimura, M., Vida+, M.D., Segalowitz, S.J. (2011). Telling one face from another: Electrocortical correlates of facial characteristics among individual female faces. Neuropsychologia, 49, 3254 – 3264.

Short+, L.A., Hatry+, A.J., & Mondloch, C.J. (2011). The development of norm-based coding and race-specific face prototypes: An examination of 5- and 8-year-olds’ face space. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 108, 338-357.


Short+, L.A., & Mondloch, C.J. (2010). The importance of social factors is a matter of perception. Perception, 39(11), 1562-1564.
Mondloch, C.J., & Desjarlais+, M. (2010). The function and specificity of sensitivity to cues to facial identity: An individual differences approach. Perception, 39, 819-829. doi:10.1068/p6584.

Robbins, R.A., Nishimura, M., Mondloch, C.J., Lewis, T., & Maurer, D. (2010). Deficits in sensitivity to spacing after early visual deprivation in humans: A comparison of human faces, monkey faces, and houses. Developmental Psychobiology, Advance online publication. doi:10.1002/dev.20473

Mondloch, C.J., Elms+, N., Maurer, D., Rhodes, G., Hayward, W., Tanaka, J.W., Zhou, G. (2010). Processes underlying the cross-race effect: An investigation of holistic, featural, and relational processing of own- vs other-race faces. Perception, 39, 1065-1085.

Carré+, J.M., Morrissey+, M.D., Mondloch, C.J., McCormick, CM (2010). Estimating aggression from emotionally neutral faces: Which facial cues are diagnostic? Perception, 39, 356-377.

Mondloch, C.J., Robbins, R., & Maurer, D. (2010). Discrimination of facial features by adults, 10-year-olds and cataract-reversal patients. Perception, 39, 184-194.

Brunet+, P., Mondloch, C.J., & Schmidt, L. (2010) Shy children are less sensitive to some cues to facial recognition. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 41, 1-14


Anzures+, G., Mondloch, C.J., & Lackner, C. (2009). Face adaptation and aftereffects in 8-year-olds and adults. Child Development, 80, 1790 – 1791.

Carré+, J., McCormick, C., & Mondloch, C.J. (2009). Facial structure is a reliable cue of aggressive behaviour. Psychological Science, 20, 1194-1198.

Vida, M., & Mondloch, C.J. (2009). Children's representations of facial expression and identity: Identity-contingent expression aftereffects. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 104, 326 - 345.

Rhodes, G., Ewing, L., Hayward, W., Maurer, D., Mondloch, C.J., & Tanaka, J.W. (2009). Contact and other-race effects in configural and component processing of faces. British Journal of Psychology, 100, 717-728.

Brunet+, P.M., Heisz+, J.J., Mondloch, C.J., Shore, D.I., Schmidt, L.A. (2009). Shyness and face scanning in children. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 23, 909 – 914.


Mondloch, C.J., & Thomson, K. (2008). Limitations in 4-year-old children’s sensitivity to the spacing among facial features. Child Development, 79, 1513-1523.

Mondloch, C.J., & Maurer, D. (2008). The effect of face orientation on holistic processing. Perception, 37, 1175 – 1186.


Maurer, D., Mondloch, C.J., & Lewis, T. (2007). Sleeper effects. Developmental Science, 10, 40-47.

Maurer, D., O'Craven, K.M., Le Grand, R., Mondloch, C.J., Springer, M.V., Lewis, T.L., Grady, C.L. (2007). Neural correlates of processing facial identity based on features versus their spacing. Neuropsychologica, 45, 1438-1451.

Mondloch, C.J., Pathman+, T., Le Grand+, R.,  Maurer, D., & de Schonen, S. (2007). The composite face effect in six-year-old children: Evidence of adultlike holistic face processing. Visual Cognition, 15, 564 – 577.


Mondloch, C.J., Ahola+, S., & Maurer, D. (2006). Becoming a face expert. Psychological Science, 17, 930-934.

Mondloch, C.J., Leis+, A., & Maurer, D. (2006). Recognizing the faces of Johnny, Suzy, and Me: Insensitivity to the spacing among features at 4 years of age. Child Development, 77, 234-243. 20.

Le Grand+, R., Cooper+, P.A., Mondloch, C.J., Lewis, T.L., Sagiv, N., de Gelder, B., & Maurer D.  (2006). What aspects of face processing are impaired in developmental and acquired prosopagnosia. Brain & Cognition, 61, 139-158.

Maurer, D., Pathman+, T., & Mondloch, C.J. (2006) The shape of Boubas: Sound-shape correspondences in toddlers and adults. Developmental Science, 9, 316-322.

Cooper+, P.A., Geldart+, S.S., Mondloch, C.J., & Maurer, D. (2006). Developmental changes in perceptions of attractiveness: A role for familiarity? Developmental Science, 9, 530-543.


Maurer, D. Lewis, T. & Mondloch, C.J. (2005). Missing Sights: Consequences for visual cognitive development. Trends in Cognitive Science, 9, 144-151. (invited)

Earlier Papers (work conducted in collaboration with Daphne Maurer, McMaster)

Le Grand+, R., Mondloch, C.J., Maurer, D., Brent, H.P. (2004). Impairment in holistic face processing following early visual deprivation. Psychological Science, 15, 762-768.

Mondloch, C.J., Dobson+, K.S., Parsons+, J., & Maurer, D. (2004). Why 8-year-olds can’t tell the difference between Steve Martin and Paul Newman: Factors contributing to the slow development of sensitivity to the spacing of facial features. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 89, 159-181.

Mondloch, C.J., & Maurer, D. (2004). “Do small white balls squeak? Pitch-Object correspondences in young children”. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, 4, 133-136.

Mondloch, C.J., Geldart+, S., Maurer, D., de Schonen, S., & Brent, H. (2003).  Developmental Changes in the Processing of Hierarchical Shapes Continue into Adolescence. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 84, 20-40.

Le Grand+, R., Mondloch, C.J., Maurer, D., Brent, H.P. (2003). Expert face processing requires visual input to the right hemisphere during infancy. Nature Neuroscience, 6, 1108-1112. Erratum: 2003, 8, 1329.

Mondloch, C.J., Geldart+, S., Maurer, D., Le Grand+, R. (2003). Developmental changes in face processing skills. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. 86, 67-84.

Mondloch, C.J., Le Grand+, R., & Maurer, D. (2002). Configural Face Processing Develops More Slowly than Featural Face Processing. Perception, 31, 553-566.

Maurer, D., Le Grand+, R., & Mondloch, C.J. (2002). The Many Faces of Configural Processing. Trends in Cognitive Science, 6, 255-260. (invited)

Geldart+, S., Mondloch, C.J., Maurer, D., de Schonen, S., Brent, H.  (2002). The Effect of  Early Visual Deprivation on the Development of Face Processing. Developmental Science, 5, 490-501.

Le Grand+, R., Mondloch, C.J., Maurer, D., & Brent, H.P. (2001). Early visual experience and face processing. Nature, 410, 890. Correction: 2001, 412, 786.

Mondloch, C.J., Lewis, T.L., Budreau+, D.R., Maurer, D., Dannemiller, J.L., Stephens, B.R., & Kleiner-Gathercoal, K.A. (1999). Face perception during early infancy. Psychological Science, 10, 419-422.

Maurer, D., Stager+, C.L., & Mondloch, C.J. (1999). Cross-modal transfer of shape is difficult to demonstrate in one-month-olds. Child Development, 70, 1047-1057.

Maurer, D., & Mondloch, C.J. Synesthesia: A stage of normal infancy? In S. Masin (Ed.), Proceedings of the 12th meeting of the International Society for Psychophysics, Padua, October 1996. Pp. 107-112.

My Dissertation Research:

Mondloch, C.J. (1995). Chick hunger and begging affect parental allocation of feedings in pigeons. Animal Behavior, 49, 601-613.

Mondloch, C.J., & Timberlake, W. (1991). The effect of parental food supply on parental feeding and squab growth in pigeons, Columba livia. Ethology, 88, 236-248.

Allison, J., Moore, K., Gawley, D., Mondloch, C., & Mondloch, M., (1986). The temporal pattern of unconstrained drinking: Rats’ response to inversion and identity constraints. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 45, 5-13.


Maurer, D., &  Mondloch, C.J. (2011). Sensitive periods in face perception. In A. Calder, G. Rhodes, J. Haxby, & M. Johnson (Ed.), Handbook of Face Perception. (Pp. 779 – 796) Oxford University Press.

Mondloch, C.J., Le Grand, R., & Maurer, D. (2010). Development of expertise in face recognition. In Gauthier, I., Tarr, M.J., and Bub, D. (Eds.) Perceptual expertise; Bridging brain and behavior. (Pp. 67-106). Oxford University Press.

Maurer, D., Lewis, T.L., & Mondloch, C.J. (2008) Plasticity of the Visual System. In C. Nelson and Luciana (Eds). Handbook of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 2nd edition, (Pp. 415 – 438). MIT Press.

Maurer, D., Mondloch, C.J., & Lewis, T.L. (2007) Effects of Early Visual  Deprivation on Perceptual and Cognitive Development. In Claus van Hofstein & Kerstin Rosander (Eds). Progress in Brain Research: From Action to Cognition, 164, 87-104.

Maurer, D. & Mondloch, C.J. The infant as synesthete? In Y. Munakata and M.H. Johnson (2006).  Attention & Performance XXI: Processes of change in brain and cognitive development. (Pp. 447-469). Oxford University Press.

Maurer, D., & Mondloch, C.J. (2004). Neonatal synesthesia: A re-evaluation. In L. Robertson & N. Sagiv (Eds.),  Synesthesia: Perspectives from Cognivite Neuroscience. (Pp. 193-213). New York:Oxford University Press.

Mondloch, C.J., Le Grand+, R., & Maurer, D. (2003). Early visual experience is necessary for the development of some—but not all—aspects of face processing. In O. Pascalis & A. Slater (Eds.), The development of face processing in infancy and early childhood (pp. 99-117). New York: Nova.

Maurer, D., & Mondloch, C.J. Synesthesia: A stage of normal infancy? In S. Masin (Ed.), Proceedings of the 12th meeting of the International Society for Psychophysics, Padua, October 1996. Pp. 107-112.


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