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Paid Maternal Leave is Associated with Infant Brain Function at 3-Months of Age.

Brito, N. H., Werchan, D. M., Brandes-Aitkens, A., Greaves, A. & Zhang, M.

Behavioral coping phenotypes and psychosocial outcomes in a national U.S. sample of pregnant and postpartum women during the COVID-19 pandemic

Werchan, D. M., Hendrix, C. L., ..... Thomason, M. E., & Brito, N. H.

Social determinants of health exacerbate COVID-19 disparities in illness severity and lasting symptom complaints.

Thomason, M. E., Hendrix, C. L., Werchan, D. M., & Brito, N. H.


COVID-19 patient accounts of illness severity, treatments and lasting symptoms.

Thomason, M. E., Werchan, D. M., & Hendrix, C. L.

Scientific Data, 2021

Miswiring the brain: Human prenatal Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol use associated with altered fetal hippocampal brain network connectivity.

Thomason, M. E., Palopoli, A. C., Jariwala, N. N., Werchan, D. M., Chen, A., Adhikari, S., Espinoza-Heredia, C., Brito, N. H., & Trentacosta, C. J.

Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 2021


All contexts are not created equal: Social stimuli win the competition for organizing reinforcement learning in 9-month-old infants.

Werchan, D. M. & Amso, D.

Developmental Science, 2021

A daytime nap combined with nighttime sleep promotes learning in toddlers.

Werchan, D. M., Kim, J., & Gómez, R. L. 

Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 2021


Adaptive rule learning of event sequences during the A‐not‐B task in 9‐month‐old infants.

Werchan, D. M. & Amso, D.

Developmental Psychobiology, 2020

Top-down knowledge rapidly acquired through PFC-dependent rule learning biases visual attention in 9-month-old infants.

Werchan, D. M. & Amso, D.

Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 2020

The emergence of object-based visual attention in infancy: A role for family socioeconomic status and competing visual features.

Werchan, D. M., Lynn, A., Baumgartner, H., Kirkham, N. Z., & Amso, D.

Infancy, 2019

The origins of cortical multisensory dynamics: Evidence from human infants.

Werchan, D. M., Baumgartner, H., Lewkowicz, D. & Amso, D.

Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 2018

A novel ecological model of prefrontal cortex functional development.

Werchan, D. M. & Amso, D. 

Psychological Review, 2017

Role of prefrontal cortex in learning and generalizing hierarchical rules in 8-month-old infants.

Werchan, D. M., Collins, A. G. E, Frank, M. J., & Amso, D. 

The Journal of Neuroscience, 2016

Sleep and statistical language learning: Insights into cortical development and retention in 6.5-month-olds.

Simon, K. N. S., Werchan, D. M., Goldstein, M., Sweeney, L., Bootzin, R. R., Nadel, L., & Gómez, R. L.

Brain & Language, 2016

Eight-month-old infants spontaneously learn and generalize hierarchical rules.

Werchan, D. M., Collins, A. G. E, Frank, M. J., & Amso, D.

Psychological Science, 2015

Wakefulness (not sleep) promotes generalization of word learning in 2.5-year-old children.

Werchan, D. M. & Gómez, R. L.

Child Development, 2014

Generalizing memories over time: Reinforcement and sleep facilitate transitive inference. 

Werchan, D. M. & Gómez, R.L.

Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 2013

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