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Selected Publications


Vishton, P. M. (2018). Are Different Actions Mediated by Distinct Systems of Knowledge in Infancy? Advances in Child Development and Behavior [PDF]


 Vishton, P.M., Reardon, K.M., & Stevens, J.A. (2010). Timing of anticipatory muscle tensing control: Responses before and after expected impact.Experimental Brain Research, 202, 661-7. [PDF]


Vishton, P.M.,  (2009). What Babies Can Do: An Activity-Based Guide to Infant Development [DVD Video]. Williamsburg, VA: Power Babies and TNT Media, Inc.. [Info]


Vishton, P.M., Sephens, N.J., Nelson, L.A., Morra, S.E., Brunick, K.L., & Stevens, J.A. (2007). Planning to reach for an object changes how the reacher perceives it. Psychological Science, 18, 713-719. [PDF]


Reed, K., Peshkin, M., Hartman, M.J., Grabowecky, M., Patton, J., & Vishton, P.M. (2006). Haptically linked dyads: Are two motor-control systems better than one? Psychological Science, 17, 365-366. [PDF]


Vishton, P.M., Ware, E.A., & Badger, A.N. (2005). Different Gestalt processing for different actions?: Comparing object-directed reaching and looking time measures. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 90, 89-113. [PDF]


Vishton, P.M. (2005). Using kitchen appliance analogies to improve students' reasoning about neurological results.Teaching of Psychology, 32, 106-109. [PDF]


Vishton, P.M. (2004). Human vision focuses on information that is relevant to a task, to the detriment of information that is not. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 27, 53-54. [PDF]


Vishton, P.M., & Fabre, E. (2003). Effects of the Ebbinghaus illusion on different behaviors: One- and two-handed grasping; One- and two-handed manual estimation; Metric and comparative judgment. Spatial Vision, 16, 377-392. [PDF]


Vishton, P.M. (2002). The emperor's new modules. (Invited review of The New Phrenology: The Limits of Localizing Cognitive Processes in the Brain, by W.Uttal, Cambridge: MIT Press, 2002.) Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 6, 103-104. [PDF]


Salada, M. A., Colgate, J. E., Lee, M. V., & Vishton, P. M. (2002). Fingertip haptics: A novel direction in haptic display. Proceedings of the The 8thMechatronics Forum International ConferenceUniversity of TwenteEnschedeNetherlands. [PDF]

Salada, M. A., Colgate, J. E., Lee, M. V., & Vishton, P. M. (2002). Validating a novel approach to rendering fingertip contact sensations. Proceedings of the 10th IEEE Virtual Reality Haptics Symposium. Orlando FL, pp. 217-224. [PDF]


Vishton, P.M. (2002). The infant researcher's world. (Invited review of The Infant's World, by P. RochatCambridge: Harvard University Press, 2001.)Journal of Cognition and Culture, 2, 227-228.

Vishton, P.M., Rea, J.G., Cutting, J.E., & Nuñez, L. (1999). Comparing effects of the horizontal-vertical illusion on grip scaling and judgment: Relative vs. absolute, not perception vs. action. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 25, 1659-1672. [PDF]


Marcus, G., Vijayan, S., Rao, S., & Vishton, P.M. (1999). Rule learning by seven-month-old infants. Science, 283, 77-80. [PDF]

Von Hofsten, C., Vishton, P.M., Spelke, E.S., Feng, Q., & Rosander, K. (1998). Predictive action in infancy: Tracking and reaching for moving objects.Cognition, 67, 255-285. [PDF]


Cutting, J.E., Vishton, P.M., Fluckiger, M., Baumberger, M., & Gerndt, J.D. (1997). Heading and path information from retinal flow in naturalistic environments. Perception & Psychophysics, 59, 426-441. [PDF]

Vishton, P.M., & Cutting, J.E. (1995). Wayfinding, displacements, and mental maps: Velocity fields are not typically used to determine one's aimpoint.Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 21(5), 978-995. [PDF]
Cutting, J.E., & Vishton, P.M. (1995). Perceiving layout: The integration, relative dominance, and contextual use of different information about depth. In Epstein, W., & S. Rogers (Eds.), Handbook of Perception and Cognition: Vol. 5: Perception of Space and Motion. NY: Academic Press. [PDF]

Cutting, J.E., Vishton, P.M., & Braren, P.A. (1995). How we avoid collisions with stationary and moving obstacles. Psychological Review, 102(4), 627-651.[PDF]


Spelke, E.S., Vishton, P.M., & von Hofsten, C. (1994). Object perception, object-directed action, and physical knowledge in infancy. In Gazzaniga, M. (Ed.),The Cognitive Neurosciences. Cambridge: MIT Press. [PDF]