Smith, L. M., Yurkovic-Harding, J., Carver, L.J. (2023) Multimodal Pathways to Joint Attention in Infants with a Familial History of Autism. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 64, 101325. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dcn.2023.101325



Engle, J., Baker‐Harvey, H., Nguyen, H. K., Carney, H., Stavropoulos, K., & Carver, L. J. (2021). Anticipation to Social and Nonsocial Dynamic Cues in Preschool‐Age Children. Child Developmenthttps://doi.org/10.1111/cdev.13551

Marin, A., Störmer, V. S., & Carver, L. J. (2021). Expectations about dynamic visual objects facilitates early sensory processing of congruent sounds. Cortexhttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.cortex.2021.08.006


Marin, A., Stoermer, V., & Carver, L.J. (2020) Multisensory expectations about dynamic visual objects facilitates early sensory processing of congruent sounds. Journal of Vision, 20, 431-431. https://doi.org/10.1167/jov.20.11.431

Marin, A., Hutman, T., Ponting, C., McDonald, N.M., Carver, L.J., Baker, E., Daniel, M., Dickenson, A., Dapretto, M., Johnson, S.P., & Jeste, S.S. (2020). Electrophysiological Signatures of Visual Statistical Learning in Three-Month Old Infants at Familial and Low Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder. Developmental Psychobiology. 00, 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1002/dev.21971

Pace, A., Levine, D., Golinkoff, R.M., Carver, L.J., Hirsh-Pasek, K. (2020). Keeping the end in mind: Preliminary brain and behavioral evidence for a broad goal bias in pre-linguistic infants. Infant Behavior and Development, 58. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.infbeh.2020.101425


McDonald, N.M., Senturk ,D., Scheffler, A, Brian, J.A., Carver, L.J., Charman, T., Chawarska, K., Curtin, ., Hertz-Piccioto ,I., Jones, E.J., Klin, A., Landa, R., Messinger, D.S., Ozonoff, S., Stone, W.L., Tager-Flusberg, H., Webb, S.J., Young, G., Zwaigenbaum, L., & Jeste, Shafali S. (2019). Developmental trajectories of infants with Multiplex Familial Risk for Autism: A Baby Siblings Research Consortium study.  JAMA Neurology, 77, 73-81. doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2019.3341

Little, E.E., Legare, C.H., & Carver, L.J. (2019). Culture, carrying, and communication: Beliefs and behavior associated with babywearing.  Infant Behavior and Development, 57. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.infbeh.2019.04.002


Little, E.E., Legare, C.H., & Carver, L.J. (2018)  Maternal-infant physical contact predicts responsive feeding among U.S. breastfeeding mothers.  Nutrients, 10, 1251 – 1266. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu10091251

Stavropoulos, K.K.M. & Carver, L.J. (2018).  Oscillatory rhythm of reward: Anticipation and processing of rewards in children with and without autism. Molecular Autism, 9. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13229-018-0189-5

Stavropoulos, K.K.M. & Carver, L.J. (2018). An electrophysiology protocol to measure reward anticipation and processing in children. Journal of Visualized Experiments, 140, e58348. doi:10.3791/58348


Charman, T., Young, G.S., Brian, J.,Carter, A., Carver, L.J., Chawarska, K., Curtin, S., Dobkins, K, Elsabbagh, M., Georgiadea, S., Hertz-Picciotto, I., Hutman, T., Iverson, J.M., Jones, E.J., Landa, R., Macari, S., Messinger, D.S., Nelson, C.A., Ozonoff, S., Saulnier, C., Stone, W.L., Tager-Flusberg, H., Webb, S.J., Yirmiya, N., & Zwaigenbaum, L. (2017). Non-ASD outcomes at 36 months in siblings at familial risk for autism spectrum disorder (ASD): A baby siblings research consortium (BSRC) study.  Autism Research, 10, 169 – 178. https://doi.org/10.1002/aur.1669


Stavropolous, K.K.M & Carver, L.J. (2016). Neural correlates of attention to human-made sounds: An ERP study.  PLOS One, 11, DOI 10.1186/s13229-018-0189-5. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0165745

Messinger, D., Young, G., Webb, S.J., Ozonoff, S., Bryson, S., Carter, A., Carver, L.J., Charman, T., Chawarska, K., Curtin, S., Dobkins, K., Hertz-Picciotto, I., Hutman, T., Iverson, J., Landa, R., Nelson, C.A., Stone, W.L., Tager-Flusberg, H., Zwaigenbaum, L. (2016) Commentary: Sex Difference Differences? A Reply to Constantino. Molecular Autism, 7, 31. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13229-016-0093-9

Fein, D., Carter, A., Bryson, S.E., Carver, L.J., Charman, T., Chawarska, K., Curtin, S., Dobkins, K., Gardner, J., Hertz-Picciotto, I., Iverson, J.M., Klin, A., Landa, R.J., Messinger, D.S., Ozonoff, S., Piven, J. Rogers, S., Stone, W.L., Strauss, M., Tager-Flusberg, H., Webb, S.J., Yirmiya, N., & Zwaigenbaum, L. (2016). Commentary of USPSTF final statement on universal screening for Autism.  Journal of Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics, 37, 573 – 578. doi:10.1097/DBP.0000000000000345

Little, E.E., Carver, L.J., & Legare, C.H. (2016). Cultural variation in triadic infant-caregiver exploration. Child Development, 87, 1130-1145. https://doi.org/10.1111/cdev.12513 

Lazenby, D., Sideridis, G.D., Huntington, N., Prante, M., Dale, P.S., Curtin, S., Henkel, L., Iverson, J., Carver, L.J., Dobkins, K., Akshoomoff, N., Tagavi, D., Nelson, C.A., & Tager-Flusberg, H. (2016). Language Differences at 12 Months in Infants Who Develop Autism Spectrum Disorder.  Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 4699–909. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-015-2632-1

Penn, A., Carver, L.J., Herbert, C.A., Lai, T.S., McIntire, M.J., Schmid-Schonbein, G.W., Taylor, S.F., & Dobkins, K.R. (2016). Breast milk protects against gastrointestinal symptoms in infants at high risk for autism spectrum disorders during early development.  Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, 6, 317-327. doi:10.1097/MPG.0000000000000907


Van Etten, H. M., & Carver, L. J. (2015). Does Impaired Social Motivation Drive Imitation Deficits in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder?. Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders2(3), 310-319. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40489-015-0054-9

Messinger, D.S Young, G.S., Webb, S.J., Ozonoff, S.,  Bryson, S.E., Carter, A., Carver, L.J., Charman, T., Chawarska, K., Curtin, S., Dobkins, K.R., Hertz-Picciotto, I., Hutman, T., Iverson, J.M.,  Landa, R., Nelson, C.A. Stone, W.L., Tager-Flusberg, H. and Zwaigenbaum, L.  (2015). Early sex differences are not autism-specific: A Baby Siblings Research Consortium study, Molecular Autism, 6:32. doi:10.1186/S13229-015-0027-Y 


Stavropoulos, K. K., & Carver, L. J. (2014). Effect of Familiarity on Reward Anticipation in Children with and without Autism Spectrum Disorders. PloS one, 9(9), e106667. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0106667

Stavropoulos, K. K., & Carver, L. J. (2014). Reward anticipation and processing of social versus nonsocial stimuli in children with and without autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 55(12), 1398-1408. doi:10.1111/jcpp.12270

Stavropoulos, K. K., & Carver, L. J. (2014). Reward sensitivity to faces versus objects in children: an ERP study. Social cognitive and affective neuroscience, 9(10), 1569-1575. doi:10.1093/scan/nst149

Hays, C., & Carver, L. J. (2014). Follow the liar: the effects of adult lies on children’s honesty. Developmental science, 17(6), 977-983. doi:10.1111/desc.12171

Zwaigenbaum, L., Young, G.S., Stone, W.L., Dobkins, K.R. Ozonoff, S., Brian, J., Bryson, S.E., Carver, L.J., Hutman, T., Iverson, J.M., Landa, R.J., & Messinger, D. (2014).  Early head growth in infants at risk of autism:  A baby siblings research consortium study. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. doi:10.1016/J.Jaac.2014.07.007


Pace, A., Carver, L. J., & Friend, M. (2013). Event-related potentials to intact and disrupted actions in children and adults. Journal of experimental child psychology, 116(2), 453-470. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jecp.2012.10.013

Cluver, A., Heyman, G., & Carver, L. J. (2013). Young children selectively seek help when solving problems. Journal of experimental child psychology, 115(3), 570-578. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jecp.2012.12.011

Stavropoulos, K. K., & Carver, L. J. (2013). Research review: social motivation and oxytocin in autism–implications for joint attention development and intervention. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 54(6), 603-618. doi: 10.1111/jcpp.12061

Messinger, D; Young, Gr.S.; Ozonoff, S.; Dobkins, K.R.; Carter, A. et al. (2013). Beyond autism: A baby siblings research consortium study of high-risk children at three years of age. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 52.3 (Mar 2013): 300-308e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jaac.2012.12.011


Cornew, L. Dobkins, K., Akshoomoff, N.A., McCleery, J., & Carver, L.J. (2012). Social referencing in infants at risk for autism: Evidence for a broader autism phenotype at 18 months of age. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 42, 2611-2621. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-012-1518-8


Ozonoff, S., Young, G., Carter, A., Messinger, D., Yirmiya, N., Zwaigenbaum, L., Bryson, S.E., Carver, L. Constantino, J., Dobkins, K., Hutman, T., Iverson, J., Landa, R., Rogers, S., Sigman, M., & Stone, W.  (2011).  Recurrence Risk in Younger Siblings of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A BSRC Study. Pediatrics, 128, e488-e495. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2010-2825 

Carver, L. J. (2011).  Effects of viewing pictorial reminders on long-term memory in the first year of life. Memory, 19, 871-878. https://doi.org/10.1080/09658211.2011.613842


Swingler, M.M.*, Sweet, M.A., Carver, L.J. (2010). Brain–behavior correlations: Relationships between mother–stranger face processing and infants’ behavioral responses to a separation from mother. Developmental Psychology, 46, 669-680. https://doi.apa.org/doi/10.1037/a0018907


Cornew, L.*, Love-Geffen, T., & Carver, L.J. (2009). There’s more to emotion than meets the eye: A processing bias for neutral content in the domain of emotional prosody. Cognition and Emotion. 24, 1133-1152. https://doi.org/10.1080/02699930903247492

McCleery, J.P.,  Akshoomoff, N.A., Dobkins, K.R. & Carver, L.J. (2009). Atypical Face Processing in 10-Month-Old Infants at Risk for Autism. Biological Psychiatry, 66, 950-957https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsych.2009.07.031

Zwaigenbaum, L. Bryson, S.,  Lord, C., Rogers, S., Carter, A. Carver, L.,  Chawarska, K., Constantino, J.,  Dawson, G.,  Dobkins, K.,  Fein, D.,  Iverson, J.,  Klin, A.,  Landa, R., Messinger, D.,  Ozonoff, S.,  Sigman, M.,   Stone, W.,  & Yirmiya, N. (2009). Clinical assessment and management of toddlers with suspected ASD: Insights from studies of high-risk infants. Pediatrics, 123;1383-1391https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2008-1606


McCleery, J.P.*, Allman, E., Carver, L. .J., Dobkins, K.R. (2007). Abnormal magnocellular pathway visual processing in infants at risk for autism. Biological Psychiatry. Special Issue: Autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, 62, 1007-1014. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsych.2007.02.009

Swingler, M.M.*. Sweet, M. & Carver, L.J (2007). Relation between mother-child interactions and the neural correlates of face perception in 6-month-old infants.  Infancy, 11, 63-86. https://doi.org/10.1207/s15327078in1101_3

Carver, L.J. & Vaccaro, B.G.**  (2007). Twelve-month-old infants allocate increased neural resources to stimuli associated with negative parental expressions, Developmental Psychology, 43, 54-69. https://doi.apa.org/doi/10.1037/0012-1649.43.1.54


Carver, L.J.  (2006). Individual differences in generalization and imitation:  What is the role of brain development? Infant and Child Development, 15, 211-213. https://doi.org/10.1002/icd.438

Bauer, P.J., Wiebe, S.A., Carver, L.J., Lukowski, A.F., Haight, J.C., Waters, J.M. & Nelson, C.A.  (2006). Electrophysiological indices of encoding and behavioral indices of recall:  Examining relations and developmental change late in the first year of life. Developmental Neuropsychology 29, 293-320. https://doi.org/10.1207/s15326942dn2902_2 

Carver, L. J., Meltzoff, A. N., & Dawson, G.  (2006). Neurophysiological correlates of the recognition of 2-D and 3-D stimuli by 18-month-olds. Developmental Science, 9, 51-62. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-7687.2005.00463.x


Dawson, G., Webb, S.J., Carver, L.J., Panagiotides, H., & McPartland, J. (2004). Young children with autism show atypical brain responses to fearful versus neutral facial expressions of emotion. Developmental Science 7, 340-359. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-7687.2004.00352.x 

McPartland, J., Dawson, G., Webb, S.J., Panagiotides, H. & Carver, L.J. (2004). Event-related brain potentials reveal anomalies in temporal processing of faces in autism. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines, 45, 1235-1245. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-7610.2004.00318.x


Carver, L.J., Dawson, G., Panagiotides, H., Meltzoff, A.N., McPartland, J., Gray, J. & Munson, J. (2003). Age-related differences in neural correlates of face recognition during the toddler and preschool years. Developmental Psychobiology, 42, 148-159. https://doi.org/10.1002/dev.10078

Bauer, P.J., Wiebe, S.A., Carver, L.J., Waters, J.M, & Nelson, C.A. (2003). Developments in long-term explicit memory late in the first year of life: Behavioral and Electrophysiological Indices. Psychological Science, 14, 629-635. https://doi.org/10.1046%2Fj.0956-7976.2003.psci_1476.x


Carver, L.J. & Dawson, G. (2002). Development and neural bases of face recognition in autism. Molecular Psychiatry, 7, S18-20https://doi.org/10.1038/sj.mp.4001168 

Dawson, G., Carver, L.J., Meltzoff, A.N., Panagiotides, H.,  McPartland, J., and Webb, S.J. (2002). Neural correlates of face recognition in young children with autism spectrum disorder. Child Development, 73, 700 – 717https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-8624.00433

Dawson, G., Munson, J., Estes, A., Osterling, J., McPartland, J., Toth, K., Carver, L.J., & Abbott, R. (2002). Neurocognitive function and joint attention ability in young children with autism, Child Development, 73, 345 – 358https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-8624.00411


Carver, L. J. & Bauer, P. J. (2001). The dawning of a past: The emergence of long-term explicit memory in infancy. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 130, 726-745. https://psycnet.apa.org/doi/10.1037/0096-3445.130.4.726

Dawson; G., Osterling J., Rinaldi, J. Carver; L. J., & McPartland; J. (2001). Brief Report: Recognition memory and stimulus-reward associations: Indirect support for the role of the ventromedial prefrontal dysfunction in autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 31, 337 – 341. https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1010751404865