My developing research program focuses on the dynamics and development of perception, action, and cognition. I’m a postdoctoral fellow at Indiana University working with Drs. Chen Yu and Linda Smith. I’m lucky to be surrounded by dedicated mentors, stimulating collaborators, and world-renowned researchers. Below is a list of papers on the topics of interaction, language, perception/action, memory, and philosophy of science.
My current research interests include:
- Examining the dynamics and development of perception/action.
- Understanding the role of early motor experiences for language, social, and attentional development.
- Working with awesome collaborators to construct causal models of multimodal dyadic interaction.
- Breaking down and modeling the temporal distributions that natural phenomena produce when perceiving, acting, and learning.
- Developing novel methods for quantifying behavior and coordination.
Please drop a line if you are interested in these topics and want to talk more about ideas, hypotheses, theories, etc.
Abney, D. H., Dale, R., Louwerse, M.M., Kello, C. T. (under revision). The bursts and lulls of multimodal interaction: Temporal distributions of behavior reveal differences between verbal and non-verbal communication.
Jordan, J.S., Schloesser, D.S., Bai, J., Abney, D. H. (in press). Multi-scale contingencies during individual and joint action. Topics in Cognitive Science.
Abney, D.H., Smith, L.B., Yu, C. (2017). It’s Time: Quantifying the Relevant Timescales for Joint Attention. Proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society.
Abney, D.H., Dale, R., Kello, C.T., Louwerse, M.M. (2017). Burstiness across multimodal human interaction reveals differences between verbal and non-verbal communication. Proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society.
Xu, T. L., Abney, D.H., Yu, C. (2017). Discovering Multicausality in the Development of Coordinated Behavior. Proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society.
Abney, D. H., Warlaumont, A. S., Oller D. K., Wallot, S., & Kello, C. T. (2016). Multiple coordination patterns in infant and adult vocalizations. Infancy.
Abney, D.H., Paxton, A., Kello, C.T., & Dale, R. (2015). Movement dynamics reflect a functional role for weak coupling and role structure in dyadic problem solving. Cognitive Processing.
Abney, D.H., Paxton, A., Kello, C.T., & Dale, R. (2014). Complexity matching in dyadic conversation. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General.
Paxton, A., Abney, D.H., Kello, C. K., & Dale, R. (2014). Network analysis of multimodal, multiscale coordination in dyadic problem solving. In P. Bello, M. Guarini, M. McShane & B. Scassellati (Eds.) Proceedings of the 36th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin,TX: Cognitive Science Society.
Abney, D.H., Warlaumont, A. S., Haussmann, A., Ross, J., Wallot, S. (2014). Using nonlinear methods to quantify infant motor and vocal development. Frontiers in Developmental Psychology. [Research Topic: The development of auditory-motor coordination in infancy]
Abney, D.H., Jayaraman, S., Fausey, C.M., Slone, L.K., Smith, L.B. (in prep). Temporal distributions of early visual experiences of faces and manual actions.
Abney, D.H., Smith, L.B., Yu, C. (in prep). Distributions of sustained attention are stable across contexts.
Ross, J.M., Warlaumont, A.S., Abney, D.H., Rigoli, L.M., Balasubramaniam, R. (2016). Influence of Musical Groove on Postural Sway. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance.
Abney, D.H. Kello, C. T., & Balasubramaniam, R. (2016). Introduction and Application to the Multiscale Coefficient of Variation Analysis. Behavior Research Methods.
Slone, L.K., Abney, D.H., Smith, L.B., Yu, C. (in prep). The temporal structure of parent speech predicts infant word learning.
Abney, D.H., Suanda, S., Smith, L.B., Yu, C. (under review). What are you looking at? Why parent-infant coordinated attention predicts later vocabulary.
Abney, D.H., Gann, T.M., Huette, S., & Matlock, T. (under review). Looking at the language of uncertainty in climate communication.
Bunce, J., Gordon, C., Abney, D.H., Fleming, M., Greenwood, M., Chiu, E., Spivey, M.J., Scott, R. (2016). Mouse Tracking Reveals Knowledge of Multiple Competing Referents During Cross-situational Word Learning. Boston University Conference on Language Development Proceedings.
Abney, D.H., Kello, C.T., & Warlaumont, A. S. (2015). Production and convergence of multiscale clustering in speech. Ecological Psychology.
Vinson, D. W., Abney, D.H., Matlock, T., & Dale, R. (2014). High-Level context effects on spatial displacement: The effects of body orientation and language on memory. Frontiers in Cognitive Science.
Dynamic Touch and Recalibration
Abney, D.H., Wagman, J.B., & Schneider, J. (2014). Changing grasp position on a wielded object provides self-training for perception of length. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics.
Wagman, J.B. & Abney, D.H. (2013). Is calibration of the perception of length modality-independent? Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics.
Wagman, J.B. & Abney, D.H. (2012). Transfer of recalibration from audition to touch: Modality independence as a special case of anatomical independence. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance.
Abney, D.H., & Wagman, J.B., (2015). Direct learning in auditory perception: An information-space analysis of auditory perceptual learning of object length. Ecological Psychology.
Wagman, J.B., Abney, D.H., & Rosenbaum, D.A. (in press). Second-order grasp planning reflects sensitivity to inertial factors. Human Movement Science.
Abney, D.H., McBride, D.M., Conte, A., Vinson, D.W. (2014). Response dynamics in prospective memory. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review.
Abney, D.H., McBride, D.M., & Petrella, S.N. (2013). Interactive Effects in Transfer-Appropriate Processing for Event-Based Prospective Memory. Memory & Cognition.
McBride, D.M. & Abney, D.H. (2012). A comparison of transfer-appropriate processing and multi-process frameworks for prospective memory performance. Experimental Psychology.
McBride, D.M., Beckner, J.K. & Abney, D.H. (2011). Effects of delay of prospective memory cues in an ongoing task on prospective memory task performance. Memory & Cognition.
Philosophy of Science
Abney, D. H., Dale, R., Yoshimi, J., Kello, C.T., Tylén, K., Fusaroli, R. (2014). Joint perceptual decision-making: A case study in explanatory pluralism. Frontiers in Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology. [Research Topic: What levels of explanation in the behavioral sciences?]
Vinson, D.W., Abney, D.H., Amso, D., Anderson, M. L., Chemero, T., Cutting, J.E., Dale, R., Richardson, D., Friston, K., Gallagher, S., Jordan, J.S., Mudrik, L., Ondobaka, S., Shams, L., Shiffrar, M., & Spivey, M. (2015). Perception, as You Make It. Commentary on C. Firestone & B. Scholl’s “Cognition does not affect perception: Evaluating the evidence for ‘top-down’ effects”. Behavioral and Brain Sciences.
Weast-Knapp, J., Malone, M., Abney, D. (Eds) (2015). Studies in Perception and Action XIII. Proceedings from the Eighteenth International Conference on Perception and Action. Minneapolis, MN.
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