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Relevant publications by FORGE project members

Sparaci, L., Formica, D., Lasorsa, F.R, Mazzone, L.,
Valeri, G. & Vicari, S.(2015). Untrivial Pursuit: Measuring Motor Procedures Learning in Children with Autism, Autism Research, 8(4), 398-411 doi: 10.1002/aur.1455

Perniss, P. & Vigliocco, G. 2014. The bridge of iconicity: From a world of experience to the experience of language. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 369(1651), 20130300, 1-13, doi: 10.1098/rstb.2013.0300

Sparaci, L., Stefanini, S., D'Elia, L., Vicari, S. & Rizzolatti, G.(2014). What and why understanding in autism spectrum disorders and Williams syndrome: similarities and differences. Autism Research, 7(4): 421-432, doi:10.1002/aur.1370

child reading

Ricci,L., Formica, D., Sparaci, L., Lasorsa, F., Taffoni, F., Tamilia, E., & Guglielmelli,E. (2014). A new calibration methodology for motion tracking in children using wireless magneto-inertial sensors. Sensors,14(1): 1057-1072. doi:10.3390/s140101057

Ricci,L., Formica, D., Tamilia, E., Taffoni, F., Sparaci, L., Capirci, O. & Guglielmelli,E. (2013). An experimental protocol for the definition of upper limb anatomical frames on children using magneto– inertial sensors. IEEE International Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine, 2013:4903-6. doi: 10.1109/EMBC.2013.6610647

Bello, A., Sparaci, L.,Stefanini, S., Boria, S., Volterra, V. & Rizzolatti, G. (2013). A Developmental Study on Children's Capacity to Ascribe Goals and Intentions to Others. Developmental Psychology, 50(2): 504-513, doi:10.1037/a0033375

Sparaci,L. (2013). Beyond the point: a basic guide to literature on pointing abilities in children with autism. Humana.Mente Journal of Philosophical Studies, 24:177-202, pdf
Campolo D., Taffoni F., Formica D., Iverson J., Sparaci L., Keller F., Guglielmelli E.(2012). Embedding inertial-magnetic sensors in everyday objects: Assessing spatial cognition in children. Journal of Integrative Neuroscience,11(1):103-116, doi:10.1142/S0219635212500070

Meteyard, L., Cuadrado, S.R., Bahrami, B. and Vigliocco, G. 2012 Coming of age: a review of embodiment and the neuroscience of semantics. Cortex. 48(7):788-804. doi: 10.1016/j.cortex.2010.11.002.

child sitting on books

Sparaci L., Stefanini S., Marotta L., Vicari S., Rizzolatti G. (2012). Understanding motor acts and motor intentions in Williams syndrome. Neuropsychologia,50 (7):1639-1649 doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2012.03.019

Vigliocco, G., Vinson, D.P., Drucks, J., Barber, H. and Cappa, S.F. 2011. Nouns and verbs in the brain: a review of behavioural, elecrophysiological, neurophysiological and imaging studies, Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2011 Jan;35(3):407-26. doi: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2010.04.007

Sinigaglia,C. & Sparaci, L. (2010). Emotions in action through the looking glass. Journal for Analytical Psychology, 55:3-29 doi:10.1111/j.1468-5922.2009.01921.x

Boria,S., Fabbri-Destro, M., Cattaneo, L., Sparaci, L., Sinigaglia, C., Santelli, E., Cossu, G. & Rizzolatti, G. (2009). Intention Understanding and Autism, PLoSOne, 4(5):e5596 doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0005596 

Sparaci, L. (2008). Embodying Gestures. The Social Orienting Model and the study of early gestures in autism. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences,7:203-223, doi:10.1007/s11097-007-9084-9

Related publications relevant for the FORGE project

Capirci, O., Contaldo, A., Caselli, M.C. & Volterra, V. 2005. From action to language through gesture: A longitudinal perspective, Gesture, 5:155-177 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1075/gest.5.1.12cap

Caselli, M.C, Rinaldi, P., Stefanini, S. & Volterra, V. 2012. Early Action and Gesture "Vocabulary" and Its Relation With Word Comprehension and Production. Child Development, 83 (2): 526-542, doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8624.2011.01727.x

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Iverson, J. M. 2010. Developing language in a developing body: the relationship between motor development and language development. Journal of Child Language, 37(2): 229-261 doi:  10.1017/S0305000909990432

Smith, L.B. 2013. It's all connected: Pathways in visual object recognition and early noun learning, Am Psychol, 68(8): 618-629 doi:10.1037/a0034185

Tomasello, M., Striano, T. & Rochat, P. 1999. Do young children use objects as symbols? British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 17: 563-584 pdf

Inspiring books

Bates, E., Benigni, L., Bretherton, I., Camaioni, L. & Volterra, V. 1979. The Emergence of Symbols. Cognition and Communication in Infancy. Academic Press ISBN: 1483235939

Clark, A. 1988. Being There: Putting Brain, Body and World Together Again. MIT Press ISBN: 0262531569

Gallagher, S. 2005. How the Body Shapes the Mind. Clarendon Press ISBN: 9780199271948

adult reading book

Gibson, J.J. 1986. The Ecological Approach to Visual Perception. Psychology Press ISBN: 1848725787

Kendon, A. Gesture: Visible Action as Utterance. Cambridge University Press ISBN: 0521542936

Malafouris, L. 2013. How Things Shape the Mind. The MIT Press ISBN: 0262019191

Merleau-Ponty, M. 1945. Phenomenology of Perception. Routledge ISBN: 0415834333