Research Overview

The Nelson Laboratory conducts research on a variety of problems in developmental cognitive neuroscience. One line of research concerns typical and atypical memory development. Results collected over the past few years in healthy infants suggest that some forms of explicit memory (sub-served by the medial temporal lobe) come "on-line" sometime after six months of life and undergo a reorganization as children approach one year of age. Infants who have suffered a number of pre- or perinatal insults appear to show delayed and/or atypical development. In some cases we continue to follow these infants into childhood; in others we focus on children who experienced early brain injury.

A second theme of the Nelson Lab is concerned with infants' and children's ability to recognize faces and facial emotion. Based on the assumption that the neural architecture underlying face processing becomes specialized with experience viewing faces, much of the work being conducted focuses on the role of experience in face processing. We juxtapose our work with typically developing infants and children with infants at risk for developing autism and children who already meet criteria for autism spectrum disorder. As is the case with our research on memory, a subset of our studies on face processing is done in collaboration with colleagues around the Boston area.

A final and dominant theme of the lab is concerned with the role of experience in influencing the course of brain development. Here our work focuses not only on typical experiences but as well, children exposed to early biological and psychosocial adversity. A case in point concerns an ambitious study in Bucharest, Romania, in which we are examining the effects of early institutionalization on brain and behavioral development.

About Charles Nelson

Dr. Nelson received an honors degree in Psychology from McGill University, a Masters degree in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin, and his Ph.D. from the University of Kansas (in developmental and child psychology). He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in electrophysiology at the University of Minnesota, joined the faculty of Purdue University in 1984, moved to the University of Minnesota in 1986, and moved to Boston in 2005. Dr. Nelson chaired the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Early Experience and Brain Development, and served on the National Academy of Sciences panel that wrote From Neurons to Neighborhoods. His specific interests are concerned with the effects of early experience on brain and behavioral development, particularly as such experience influences the development of memory and the development of the ability to recognize faces. Nelson studies both typically developing children and children at risk for neurodevelopmental disorders, and he employs behavioral, electrophysiological (ERP), and metabolic (MRI) tools in his research.

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  1. Leppänen JM, Cataldo JK, Bosquet Enlow M, Nelson CA. Early development of attention to threat-related facial expressions. PLoS One. 2018; 13(5):e0197424. View abstract
  2. Bosl WJ, Tager-Flusberg H, Nelson CA. EEG Analytics for Early Detection of Autism Spectrum Disorder: A data-driven approach. Sci Rep. 2018 May 01; 8(1):6828. View abstract
  3. Choi B, Leech KA, Tager-Flusberg H, Nelson CA. Development of fine motor skills is associated with expressive language outcomes in infants at high and low risk for autism spectrum disorder. J Neurodev Disord. 2018 Apr 12; 10(1):14. View abstract
  4. Guyon-Harris KL, Humphreys KL, Fox NA, Nelson CA, Zeanah CH. Course of Disinhibited Social Engagement Disorder From Early Childhood to Early Adolescence. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2018 May; 57(5):329-335.e2. View abstract
  5. Behrendt HF, Firk C, Nelson CA, Perdue KL. Motion correction for infant functional near-infrared spectroscopy with an application to live interaction data. Neurophotonics. 2018 Jan; 5(1):015004. View abstract
  6. Humphreys KL, Miron D, McLaughlin KA, Sheridan MA, Nelson CA, Fox NA, Zeanah CH. Foster care promotes adaptive functioning in early adolescence among children who experienced severe, early deprivation. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2018 Feb 01. View abstract
  7. O'Leary HM, Kaufmann WE, Barnes KV, Rakesh K, Kapur K, Tarquinio DC, Cantwell NG, Roche KJ, Rose SA, Walco AC, Bruck NM, Bazin GA, Holm IA, Alexander ME, Swanson LC, Baczewski LM, Mayor Torres JM, Nelson CA, Sahin M. Placebo-controlled crossover assessment of mecasermin for the treatment of Rett syndrome. Ann Clin Transl Neurol. 2018 Mar; 5(3):323-332. View abstract
  8. Naheed A, Koly KN, Uddin Ahmed H, Akhter S, Uddin MMJ, Smith Fawzi MC, Chandir S, Mannan M, Hossain S, Nelson C, Munir K. Implementing a Mental Health Care Program and Home-Based Training for Mothers of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder in an Urban Population in Bangladesh: Protocol for a Feasibility Assessment Study. JMIR Res Protoc. 2017 Dec 14; 6(12):e251. View abstract
  9. Bick J, Luyster R, Fox NA, Zeanah CH, Nelson CA. Effects of early institutionalization on emotion processing in 12-year-old youth. Dev Psychopathol. 2017 Dec; 29(5):1749-1761. View abstract
  10. Clarkson T, LeBlanc J, DeGregorio G, Vogel-Farley V, Barnes K, Kaufmann WE, Nelson CA. Adapting the Mullen Scales of Early Learning for a Standardized Measure of Development in Children With Rett Syndrome. Intellect Dev Disabil. 2017 Dec; 55(6):419-431. View abstract
  11. Finch KH, Tager-Flusberg H, Nelson CA. Neural responses to linguistic stimuli in children with and without autism spectrum disorder. Eur J Neurosci. 2018 Mar; 47(6):709-719. View abstract
  12. Nelson CA. Hazards to Early Development: The Biological Embedding of Early Life Adversity. Neuron. 2017 Oct 11; 96(2):262-266. View abstract
  13. Edwards LA, Wagner JB, Tager-Flusberg H, Nelson CA. Differences in Neural Correlates of Speech Perception in 3 Month Olds at High and Low Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder. J Autism Dev Disord. 2017 Oct; 47(10):3125-3138. View abstract
  14. Levin AR, Varcin KJ, O'Leary HM, Tager-Flusberg H, Nelson CA. EEG power at 3 months in infants at high familial risk for autism. J Neurodev Disord. 2017 Sep 13; 9(1):34. View abstract
  15. Bick J, Zeanah CH, Fox NA, Nelson CA. Memory and Executive Functioning in 12-Year-Old Children With a History of Institutional Rearing. Child Dev. 2018 Mar; 89(2):495-508. View abstract
  16. Troller-Renfree S, Zeanah CH, Nelson CA, Fox NA. Neural and Cognitive Factors Influencing the Emergence of Psychopathology: Insights From the Bucharest Early Intervention Project. Child Dev Perspect. 2018 Mar; 12(1):28-33. View abstract
  17. McDonald NM, Varcin KJ, Bhatt R, Wu JY, Sahin M, Nelson CA, Jeste SS. Early autism symptoms in infants with tuberous sclerosis complex. Autism Res. 2017 Dec; 10(12):1981-1990. View abstract
  18. Perdue KL, Edwards LA, Tager-Flusberg H, Nelson CA. Differing Developmental Trajectories in Heart Rate Responses to Speech Stimuli in Infants at High and Low Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder. J Autism Dev Disord. 2017 Aug; 47(8):2434-2442. View abstract
  19. Berens AE, Jensen SKG, Nelson CA. Biological embedding of childhood adversity: from physiological mechanisms to clinical implications. BMC Med. 2017 07 20; 15(1):135. View abstract
  20. Jiang NM, Tofail F, Ma JZ, Haque R, Kirkpatrick B, Nelson CA, Petri WA. Early Life Inflammation and Neurodevelopmental Outcome in Bangladeshi Infants Growing Up in Adversity. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2017 Sep; 97(3):974-979. View abstract
  21. Stamoulis C, Vanderwert RE, Zeanah CH, Fox NA, Nelson CA. Neuronal networks in the developing brain are adversely modulated by early psychosocial neglect. J Neurophysiol. 2017 Oct 01; 118(4):2275-2288. View abstract
  22. Luyster RJ, Bick J, Westerlund A, Nelson CA. Testing the effects of expression, intensity and age on emotional face processing in ASD. Neuropsychologia. 2017 Jun 21. View abstract
  23. Young A, Luyster RJ, Fox NA, Zeanah CH, Nelson CA. The effects of early institutionalization on emotional face processing: evidence for sparing via an experience-dependent mechanism. Br J Dev Psychol. 2017 Sep; 35(3):439-453. View abstract
  24. Humphreys KL, Nelson CA, Fox NA, Zeanah CH. Signs of reactive attachment disorder and disinhibited social engagement disorder at age 12 years: Effects of institutional care history and high-quality foster care. Dev Psychopathol. 2017 05; 29(2):675-684. View abstract
  25. Chenausky K, Nelson C, Tager-Flusberg H. Vocalization Rate and Consonant Production in Toddlers at High and Low Risk for Autism. J Speech Lang Hear Res. 2017 04 14; 60(4):865-876. View abstract
  26. Bhutta ZA, Guerrant RL, Nelson CA. Neurodevelopment, Nutrition, and Inflammation: The Evolving Global Child Health Landscape. Pediatrics. 2017 Apr; 139(Suppl 1):S12-S22. View abstract
  27. Suchdev PS, Boivin MJ, Forsyth BW, Georgieff MK, Guerrant RL, Nelson CA. Assessment of Neurodevelopment, Nutrition, and Inflammation From Fetal Life to Adolescence in Low-Resource Settings. Pediatrics. 2017 Apr; 139(Suppl 1):S23-S37. View abstract
  28. John CC, Black MM, Nelson CA. Neurodevelopment: The Impact of Nutrition and Inflammation During Early to Middle Childhood in Low-Resource Settings. Pediatrics. 2017 Apr; 139(Suppl 1):S59-S71. View abstract
  29. Tarullo AR, Obradovic J, Keehn B, Rasheed MA, Siyal S, Nelson CA, Yousafzai AK. Gamma power in rural Pakistani children: Links to executive function and verbal ability. Dev Cogn Neurosci. 2017 08; 26:1-8. View abstract
  30. Zeanah CH, Humphreys KL, Fox NA, Nelson CA. Alternatives for abandoned children: insights from the Bucharest Early Intervention Project. Curr Opin Psychol. 2017 Jun; 15:182-188. View abstract
  31. McLaughlin KA, Sheridan MA, Nelson CA. Neglect as a Violation of Species-Expectant Experience: Neurodevelopmental Consequences. Biol Psychiatry. 2017 Oct 01; 82(7):462-471. View abstract
  32. Finch KH, Seery AM, Talbott MR, Nelson CA, Tager-Flusberg H. Lateralization of ERPs to speech and handedness in the early development of Autism Spectrum Disorder. J Neurodev Disord. 2017; 9:4. View abstract
  33. Fox NA, Nelson CA, Zeanah CH. The Effects of Psychosocial Deprivation on Attachment: Lessons from the Bucharest Early Intervention Project. Psychodyn Psychiatry. 2017; 45(4):441-450. View abstract
  34. Bick J, Nelson CA. Early experience and brain development. Wiley Interdiscip Rev Cogn Sci. 2017 Jan; 8(1-2). View abstract
  35. Tibu F, Sheridan MA, McLaughlin KA, Nelson CA, Fox NA, Zeanah CH. Reduced Working Memory Mediates the Link between Early Institutional Rearing and Symptoms of ADHD at 12 Years. Front Psychol. 2016; 7:1850. View abstract
  36. Wagner JB, Luyster RJ, Moustapha H, Tager-Flusberg H, Nelson CA. Differential Attention to Faces in Infant Siblings of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Associations with Later Social and Language Ability. Int J Behav Dev. 2018; 42(1):83-92. View abstract
  37. Almas AN, Degnan KA, Nelson CA, Zeanah CH, Fox NA. IQ at age 12 following a history of institutional care: Findings from the Bucharest Early Intervention Project. Dev Psychol. 2016 11; 52(11):1858-1866. View abstract
  38. Humphreys KL, Esteves K, Zeanah CH, Fox NA, Nelson CA, Drury SS. Accelerated telomere shortening: Tracking the lasting impact of early institutional care at the cellular level. Psychiatry Res. 2016 12 30; 246:95-100. View abstract
  39. Troller-Renfree S, Nelson CA, Zeanah CH, Fox NA. Deficits in error monitoring are associated with externalizing but not internalizing behaviors among children with a history of institutionalization. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2016 Oct; 57(10):1145-53. View abstract
  40. Jeste SS, Varcin KJ, Hellemann GS, Gulsrud AC, Bhatt R, Kasari C, Wu JY, Sahin M, Nelson CA. Symptom profiles of autism spectrum disorder in tuberous sclerosis complex. Neurology. 2016 Aug 23; 87(8):766-72. View abstract
  41. Charman T, Young GS, Brian J, Carter A, Carver LJ, Chawarska K, Curtin S, Dobkins K, Elsabbagh M, Georgiades S, Hertz-Picciotto I, Hutman T, Iverson JM, Jones EJ, Landa R, Macari S, Messinger DS, Nelson CA, Ozonoff S, Saulnier C, Stone WL, Tager-Flusberg H, Webb SJ, Yirmiya N, Zwaigenbaum L. Non-ASD outcomes at 36 months in siblings at familial risk for autism spectrum disorder (ASD): A baby siblings research consortium (BSRC) study. Autism Res. 2017 Jan; 10(1):169-178. View abstract
  42. Nelson CA. Introduction to special issue on The Role of Connectivity in Developmental Disorders: Genetic and Neural Network Approaches. Dev Sci. 2016 07; 19(4):523. View abstract
  43. Messinger DS, Young GS, Webb SJ, Ozonoff S, Bryson SE, Carter A, Carver L, Charman T, Chawarska K, Curtin S, Dobkins K, Hertz-Picciotto I, Hutman T, Iverson JM, Landa R, Nelson CA, Stone WL, Tager-Flusberg H, Zwaigenbaum L. Commentary: sex difference differences? A reply to Constantino. Mol Autism. 2016; 7:31. View abstract
  44. LeBlanc JJ, Nelson CA. Deletion and duplication of 16p11.2 are associated with opposing effects on visual evoked potential amplitude. Mol Autism. 2016; 7:30. View abstract
  45. Non AL, Hollister BM, Humphreys KL, Childebayeva A, Esteves K, Zeanah CH, Fox NA, Nelson CA, Drury SS. DNA methylation at stress-related genes is associated with exposure to early life institutionalization. Am J Phys Anthropol. 2016 09; 161(1):84-93. View abstract
  46. Elkassabany NM, Antosh S, Ahmed M, Nelson C, Israelite C, Badiola I, Cai LF, Williams R, Hughes C, Mariano ER, Liu J. The Risk of Falls After Total Knee Arthroplasty with the Use of a Femoral Nerve Block Versus an Adductor Canal Block: A Double-Blinded Randomized Controlled Study. Anesth Analg. 2016 May; 122(5):1696-703. View abstract
  47. Troller-Renfree S, McLaughlin KA, Sheridan MA, Nelson CA, Zeanah CH, Fox NA. The beneficial effects of a positive attention bias amongst children with a history of psychosocial deprivation. Biol Psychol. 2017 01; 122:110-120. View abstract
  48. Varcin KJ, Nelson CA. A developmental neuroscience approach to the search for biomarkers in autism spectrum disorder. Curr Opin Neurol. 2016 Apr; 29(2):123-9. View abstract
  49. A Porto J, L Nunes M, Nelson CA. Behavioral and neural correlates of emotional development: typically developing infants and infants of depressed and/or anxious mothers. J Pediatr (Rio J). 2016 May-Jun; 92(3 Suppl 1):S14-22. View abstract
  50. Lazenby DC, Sideridis GD, Huntington N, Prante M, Dale PS, Curtin S, Henkel L, Iverson JM, Carver L, Dobkins K, Akshoomoff N, Tagavi D, Nelson CA, Tager-Flusberg H. Language Differences at 12 Months in Infants Who Develop Autism Spectrum Disorder. J Autism Dev Disord. 2016 Mar; 46(3):899-909. View abstract
  51. Wagner JB, Luyster RJ, Tager-Flusberg H, Nelson CA. Greater Pupil Size in Response to Emotional Faces as an Early Marker of Social-Communicative Difficulties in Infants at High Risk for Autism. Infancy. 2016 Sep-Oct; 21(5):560-581. View abstract
  52. Chin-Lun Hung G, Hahn J, Alamiri B, Buka SL, Goldstein JM, Laird N, Nelson CA, Smoller JW, Gilman SE. Socioeconomic disadvantage and neural development from infancy through early childhood. Int J Epidemiol. 2015 Dec; 44(6):1889-99. View abstract
  53. Vanderwert RE, Zeanah CH, Fox NA, Nelson CA. Normalization of EEG activity among previously institutionalized children placed into foster care: A 12-year follow-up of the Bucharest Early Intervention Project. Dev Cogn Neurosci. 2016 Feb; 17:68-75. View abstract
  54. Dunn EC, Busso DS, Raffeld MR, Smoller JW, Nelson CA, Doyle AE, Luk G. Does developmental timing of exposure to child maltreatment predict memory performance in adulthood? Results from a large, population-based sample. Child Abuse Negl. 2016 Jan; 51:181-91. View abstract
  55. Amso D, de Haan M, Nelson CA, Quinn P. Editorial: News from the editors A Winner of 2014 Developmental Science Early Career Research Prize. Dev Sci. 2015 Nov; 18(6):863. View abstract
  56. Humphreys KL, McGoron L, Sheridan MA, McLaughlin KA, Fox NA, Nelson CA, Zeanah CH. High-Quality Foster Care Mitigates Callous-Unemotional Traits Following Early Deprivation in Boys: A Randomized Controlled Trial. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2015 Dec; 54(12):977-83. View abstract
  57. Chita-Tegmark M, Arunachalam S, Nelson CA, Tager-Flusberg H. Eye-tracking measurements of language processing: developmental differences in children at high risk for ASD. J Autism Dev Disord. 2015 Oct; 45(10):3327-38. View abstract
  58. LeBlanc JJ, DeGregorio G, Centofante E, Vogel-Farley VK, Barnes K, Kaufmann WE, Fagiolini M, Nelson CA. Visual evoked potentials detect cortical processing deficits in Rett syndrome. Ann Neurol. 2015 Nov; 78(5):775-86. View abstract
  59. Stamoulis C, Vanderwert RE, Zeanah CH, Fox NA, Nelson CA. Early Psychosocial Neglect Adversely Impacts Developmental Trajectories of Brain Oscillations and Their Interactions. J Cogn Neurosci. 2015 Dec; 27(12):2512-28. View abstract
  60. Bick J, Nelson CA. Early Adverse Experiences and the Developing Brain. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2016 Jan; 41(1):177-96. View abstract
  61. Jabès A, Thomas KM, Langworthy S, Georgieff MK, Nelson CA. Functional and Anatomic Consequences of Diabetic Pregnancy on Memory in Ten-Year-Old Children. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2015 Sep; 36(7):529-35. View abstract
  62. Ravicz MM, Perdue KL, Westerlund A, Vanderwert RE, Nelson CA. Infants' neural responses to facial emotion in the prefrontal cortex are correlated with temperament: a functional near-infrared spectroscopy study. Front Psychol. 2015; 6:922. View abstract
  63. Talbott MR, Nelson CA, Tager-Flusberg H. Maternal Vocal Feedback to 9-Month-Old Infant Siblings of Children with ASD. Autism Res. 2016 Apr; 9(4):460-70. View abstract
  64. Levin AR, Nelson CA. Inhibition-Based Biomarkers for Autism Spectrum Disorder. Neurotherapeutics. 2015 Jul; 12(3):546-52. View abstract
  65. Talbott MR, Nelson CA, Tager-Flusberg H. Diary Reports of Concerns in Mothers of Infant Siblings of Children with Autism Across the First Year of Life. J Autism Dev Disord. 2015 Jul; 45(7):2187-99. View abstract
  66. Humphreys KL, Zeanah CH, Nelson CA, Fox NA, Drury SS. Serotonin Transporter Genotype (5HTTLPR) Moderates the Longitudinal Impact of Atypical Attachment on Externalizing Behavior. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2015 Jul-Aug; 36(6):409-16. View abstract
  67. Humphreys KL, Gleason MM, Drury SS, Miron D, Nelson CA, Fox NA, Zeanah CH. Effects of institutional rearing and foster care on psychopathology at age 12 years in Romania: follow-up of an open, randomised controlled trial. Lancet Psychiatry. 2015 Jul; 2(7):625-34. View abstract
  68. Nelson CA. An international approach to research on brain development. Trends Cogn Sci. 2015 Aug; 19(8):424-6. View abstract
  69. Messinger DS, Young GS, Webb SJ, Ozonoff S, Bryson SE, Carter A, Carver L, Charman T, Chawarska K, Curtin S, Dobkins K, Hertz-Picciotto I, Hutman T, Iverson JM, Landa R, Nelson CA, Stone WL, Tager-Flusberg H, Zwaigenbaum L. Early sex differences are not autism-specific: A Baby Siblings Research Consortium (BSRC) study. Mol Autism. 2015; 6:32. View abstract
  70. Varcin KJ, Nelson CA, Ko J, Sahin M, Wu JY, Jeste SS. Visual Evoked Potentials as a Readout of Cortical Function in Infants With Tuberous Sclerosis Complex. J Child Neurol. 2016 Feb; 31(2):195-202. View abstract
  71. Almas AN, Degnan KA, Walker OL, Radulescu A, Nelson CA, Zeanah CH, Fox NA. The Effects of Early Institutionalization and Foster Care Intervention on Children's Social Behaviors at Age 8. Soc Dev. 2015 May; 24(2):225-239. View abstract
  72. Nelson CA, Varcin KJ, Coman NK, De Vivo I, Tager-Flusberg H. Shortened Telomeres in Families With a Propensity to Autism. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2015 Jul; 54(7):588-94. View abstract
  73. McLaughlin KA, Sheridan MA, Tibu F, Fox NA, Zeanah CH, Nelson CA. Causal effects of the early caregiving environment on development of stress response systems in children. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 May 05; 112(18):5637-42. View abstract
  74. Keehn B, Vogel-Farley V, Tager-Flusberg H, Nelson CA. Atypical hemispheric specialization for faces in infants at risk for autism spectrum disorder. Autism Res. 2015 Apr; 8(2):187-98. View abstract
  75. Bick J, Zhu T, Stamoulis C, Fox NA, Zeanah C, Nelson CA. Effect of early institutionalization and foster care on long-term white matter development: a randomized clinical trial. JAMA Pediatr. 2015 Mar; 169(3):211-9. View abstract
  76. Nelson CA. Commentary: Developmental origins of autism and ADHD--a commentary on Johnson et al. (2015). J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2015 Mar; 56(3):248-50. View abstract
  77. Evangelista PJ, Kamath AF, Aversano FJ, Silvestre J, Lee GC, Nelson CL. Ceramic-Ceramic Hip Arthroplasty for Osteonecrosis: Average 5-year Follow-up in Patients Less Than 50 Years of Age. Bull Hosp Jt Dis (2013). 2015 Mar; 73(1):42-5. View abstract
  78. Brett ZH, Sheridan M, Humphreys K, Smyke A, Gleason MM, Fox N, Zeanah C, Nelson C, Drury S. A neurogenetics approach to defining differential susceptibility to institutional care. Int J Behav Dev. 2015 Mar; 39(2):150-160. View abstract
  79. Gabard-Durnam L, Tierney AL, Vogel-Farley V, Tager-Flusberg H, Nelson CA. Alpha asymmetry in infants at risk for autism spectrum disorders. J Autism Dev Disord. 2015 Feb; 45(2):473-80. View abstract
  80. Stamoulis C, Vogel-Farley V, Degregorio G, Jeste SS, Nelson CA. Resting and task-modulated high-frequency brain rhythms measured by scalp encephalography in infants with tuberous sclerosis complex. J Autism Dev Disord. 2015 Feb; 45(2):336-53. View abstract
  81. Brett ZH, Humphreys KL, Smyke AT, Gleason MM, Nelson CA, Zeanah CH, Fox NA, Drury SS. Serotonin transporter linked polymorphic region (5-HTTLPR) genotype moderates the longitudinal impact of early caregiving on externalizing behavior. Dev Psychopathol. 2015 Feb; 27(1):7-18. View abstract
  82. Webb SJ, Bernier R, Henderson HA, Johnson MH, Jones EJ, Lerner MD, McPartland JC, Nelson CA, Rojas DC, Townsend J, Westerfield M. Guidelines and best practices for electrophysiological data collection, analysis and reporting in autism. J Autism Dev Disord. 2015 Feb; 45(2):425-43. View abstract
  83. Berens AE, Nelson CA. The science of early adversity: is there a role for large institutions in the care of vulnerable children? Lancet. 2015 Jul 25; 386(9991):388-98. View abstract
  84. Stein DS, Welchons LW, Corley KB, Dickinson H, Levin AR, Nelson CA, Stein MT. Autism associated with early institutionalization, high intelligence, and naturalistic behavior therapy in a 7-year-old boy. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2015 Jan; 36(1):53-5. View abstract
  85. Talbott MR, Nelson CA, Tager-Flusberg H. Maternal gesture use and language development in infant siblings of children with autism spectrum disorder. J Autism Dev Disord. 2015 Jan; 45(1):4-14. View abstract
  86. Levin AR, Fox NA, Zeanah CH, Nelson CA. Social communication difficulties and autism in previously institutionalized children. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2015 Feb; 54(2):108-15.e1. View abstract
  87. Seery A, Tager-Flusberg H, Nelson CA. Event-related potentials to repeated speech in 9-month-old infants at risk for autism spectrum disorder. J Neurodev Disord. 2014; 6(1):43. View abstract
  88. Troller-Renfree S, McDermott JM, Nelson CA, Zeanah CH, Fox NA. The effects of early foster care intervention on attention biases in previously institutionalized children in Romania. Dev Sci. 2015 Sep; 18(5):713-22. View abstract
  89. Chawarska K, Shic F, Macari S, Campbell DJ, Brian J, Landa R, Hutman T, Nelson CA, Ozonoff S, Tager-Flusberg H, Young GS, Zwaigenbaum L, Cohen IL, Charman T, Messinger DS, Klin A, Johnson S, Bryson S. 18-month predictors of later outcomes in younger siblings of children with autism spectrum disorder: a baby siblings research consortium study. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2014 Dec; 53(12):1317-1327.e1. View abstract
  90. Mai X, Xu L, Li M, Shao J, Zhao Z, Lamm C, Fox NA, Nelson CA, Lozoff B. Sounds elicit relative left frontal alpha activity in 2-month-old infants. Int J Psychophysiol. 2014 Dec; 94(3):287-91. View abstract
  91. Righi G, Tierney AL, Tager-Flusberg H, Nelson CA. Functional connectivity in the first year of life in infants at risk for autism spectrum disorder: an EEG study. PLoS One. 2014; 9(8):e105176. View abstract
  92. Moulson MC, Shutts K, Fox NA, Zeanah CH, Spelke ES, Nelson CA. Effects of early institutionalization on the development of emotion processing: a case for relative sparing? Dev Sci. 2015 Mar; 18(2):298-313. View abstract
  93. Schlaggar B, de Haan M, Nelson CA, Quinn PC. Editorial. Dev Sci. 2014 Jul; 17(4):645. View abstract
  94. Vanderwert RE, Westerlund A, Montoya L, McCormick SA, Miguel HO, Nelson CA. Looking to the eyes influences the processing of emotion on face-sensitive event-related potentials in 7-month-old infants. Dev Neurobiol. 2015 Oct; 75(10):1154-63. View abstract
  95. Spurling Jeste S, Wu JY, Senturk D, Varcin K, Ko J, McCarthy B, Shimizu C, Dies K, Vogel-Farley V, Sahin M, Nelson CA. Early developmental trajectories associated with ASD in infants with tuberous sclerosis complex. Neurology. 2014 Jul 08; 83(2):160-8. View abstract
  96. Perdue KL, Westerlund A, McCormick SA, Nelson CA. Extraction of heart rate from functional near-infrared spectroscopy in infants. J Biomed Opt. 2014 Jun; 19(6):067010. View abstract
  97. Ahtola E, Stjerna S, Yrttiaho S, Nelson CA, Leppänen JM, Vanhatalo S. Dynamic eye tracking based metrics for infant gaze patterns in the face-distractor competition paradigm. PLoS One. 2014; 9(5):e97299. View abstract
  98. Nelson CA. Commentary: Becoming social--a commentary on Happé & Frith (2014). J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2014 Jun; 55(6):578-81. View abstract
  99. Don Richardson J, Cyr KS, Nelson C, Elhai JD, Sareen J. Sleep disturbances and suicidal ideation in a sample of treatment-seeking Canadian Forces members and veterans. Psychiatry Res. 2014 Aug 15; 218(1-2):118-23. View abstract
  100. Khwaja OS, Ho E, Barnes KV, O'Leary HM, Pereira LM, Finkelstein Y, Nelson CA, Vogel-Farley V, DeGregorio G, Holm IA, Khatwa U, Kapur K, Alexander ME, Finnegan DM, Cantwell NG, Walco AC, Rappaport L, Gregas M, Fichorova RN, Shannon MW, Sur M, Kaufmann WE. Safety, pharmacokinetics, and preliminary assessment of efficacy of mecasermin (recombinant human IGF-1) for the treatment of Rett syndrome. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Mar 25; 111(12):4596-601. View abstract
  101. Tibu F, Humphreys KL, Fox NA, Nelson CA, Zeanah CH. Psychopathology in young children in two types of foster care following institutional rearing. Infant Ment Health J. 2014 Mar-Apr; 35(2):123-31. View abstract
  102. Gleason MM, Fox NA, Drury SS, Smyke AT, Nelson CA, Zeanah CH. Indiscriminate behaviors in previously institutionalized young children. Pediatrics. 2014 Mar; 133(3):e657-65. View abstract
  103. Nelson CA. Biological embedding of early life adversity. JAMA Pediatr. 2013 Dec; 167(12):1098-100. View abstract
  104. Levin AR, Zeanah CH, Fox NA, Nelson CA. Motor outcomes in children exposed to early psychosocial deprivation. J Pediatr. 2014 Jan; 164(1):123-129.e1. View abstract
  105. Righi G, Westerlund A, Congdon EL, Troller-Renfree S, Nelson CA. Infants' experience-dependent processing of male and female faces: insights from eye tracking and event-related potentials. Dev Cogn Neurosci. 2014 Apr; 8:144-52. View abstract
  106. Luyster RJ, Powell C, Tager-Flusberg H, Nelson CA. Neural measures of social attention across the first years of life: characterizing typical development and markers of autism risk. Dev Cogn Neurosci. 2014 Apr; 8:131-43. View abstract
  107. Vanderwert RE, Nelson CA. The use of near-infrared spectroscopy in the study of typical and atypical development. Neuroimage. 2014 Jan 15; 85 Pt 1:264-71. View abstract
  108. McLaughlin KA, Sheridan MA, Winter W, Fox NA, Zeanah CH, Nelson CA. Widespread reductions in cortical thickness following severe early-life deprivation: a neurodevelopmental pathway to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Biol Psychiatry. 2014 Oct 15; 76(8):629-38. View abstract
  109. Sheridan MA, How J, Araujo M, Schamberg MA, Nelson CA. What are the links between maternal social status, hippocampal function, and HPA axis function in children? Dev Sci. 2013 Sep; 16(5):665-75. View abstract
  110. Keehn B, Wagner JB, Tager-Flusberg H, Nelson CA. Functional connectivity in the first year of life in infants at-risk for autism: a preliminary near-infrared spectroscopy study. Front Hum Neurosci. 2013; 7:444. View abstract
  111. Peykarjou S, Westerlund A, Cassia VM, Kuefner D, Nelson CA. The neural correlates of processing newborn and adult faces in 3-year-old children. Dev Sci. 2013 Nov; 16(6):905-14. View abstract
  112. McDermott JM, Troller-Renfree S, Vanderwert R, Nelson CA, Zeanah CH, Fox NA. Psychosocial deprivation, executive functions, and the emergence of socio-emotional behavior problems. Front Hum Neurosci. 2013; 7:167. View abstract
  113. Nelson CA, Westerlund A, McDermott JM, Zeanah CH, Fox NA. Emotion recognition following early psychosocial deprivation. Dev Psychopathol. 2013 May; 25(2):517-25. View abstract
  114. Fox SE, Wagner JB, Shrock CL, Tager-Flusberg H, Nelson CA. Neural processing of facial identity and emotion in infants at high-risk for autism spectrum disorders. Front Hum Neurosci. 2013; 7:89. View abstract
  115. Nelson CA, Fox NA, Zeanah CH. Anguish of the abandoned child. Sci Am. 2013 Apr; 308(4):62-7. View abstract
  116. Algarín C, Nelson CA, Peirano P, Westerlund A, Reyes S, Lozoff B. Iron-deficiency anemia in infancy and poorer cognitive inhibitory control at age 10 years. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2013 May; 55(5):453-8. View abstract
  117. Wagner JB, Luyster RJ, Yim JY, Tager-Flusberg H, Nelson CA. The role of early visual attention in social development. Int J Behav Dev. 2013 Mar 01; 37(2):118-124. View abstract
  118. Peters JM, Taquet M, Vega C, Jeste SS, Fernández IS, Tan J, Nelson CA, Sahin M, Warfield SK. Brain functional networks in syndromic and non-syndromic autism: a graph theoretical study of EEG connectivity. BMC Med. 2013 Feb 27; 11:54. View abstract
  119. Wagner JB, Hirsch SB, Vogel-Farley VK, Redcay E, Nelson CA. Eye-tracking, autonomic, and electrophysiological correlates of emotional face processing in adolescents with autism spectrum disorder. J Autism Dev Disord. 2013 Jan; 43(1):188-99. View abstract
  120. Seery AM, Vogel-Farley V, Tager-Flusberg H, Nelson CA. Atypical lateralization of ERP response to native and non-native speech in infants at risk for autism spectrum disorder. Dev Cogn Neurosci. 2013 Jul; 5:10-24. View abstract
  121. Jeste SS, Hirsch S, Vogel-Farley V, Norona A, Navalta MC, Gregas MC, Prabhu SP, Sahin M, Nelson CA. Atypical face processing in children with tuberous sclerosis complex. J Child Neurol. 2013 Dec; 28(12):1569-76. View abstract
  122. Almas AN, Degnan KA, Radulescu A, Nelson CA, Zeanah CH, Fox NA. Effects of early intervention and the moderating effects of brain activity on institutionalized children's social skills at age 8. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Oct 16; 109 Suppl 2:17228-31. View abstract
  123. Slopen N, McLaughlin KA, Fox NA, Zeanah CH, Nelson CA. Alterations in neural processing and psychopathology in children raised in institutions. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2012 Oct; 69(10):1022-30. View abstract
  124. Loman MM, Johnson AE, Westerlund A, Pollak SD, Nelson CA, Gunnar MR. The effect of early deprivation on executive attention in middle childhood. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2013 Jan; 54(1):37-45. View abstract
  125. Sheridan MA, Fox NA, Zeanah CH, McLaughlin KA, Nelson CA. Variation in neural development as a result of exposure to institutionalization early in childhood. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Aug 07; 109(32):12927-32. View abstract
  126. Tierney AL, Gabard-Durnam L, Vogel-Farley V, Tager-Flusberg H, Nelson CA. Developmental trajectories of resting EEG power: an endophenotype of autism spectrum disorder. PLoS One. 2012; 7(6):e39127. View abstract
  127. Lewis WW, Sahin M, Scherrer B, Peters JM, Suarez RO, Vogel-Farley VK, Jeste SS, Gregas MC, Prabhu SP, Nelson CA, Warfield SK. Impaired language pathways in tuberous sclerosis complex patients with autism spectrum disorders. Cereb Cortex. 2013 Jul; 23(7):1526-32. View abstract
  128. McGoron L, Gleason MM, Smyke AT, Drury SS, Nelson CA, Gregas MC, Fox NA, Zeanah CH. Recovering from early deprivation: attachment mediates effects of caregiving on psychopathology. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2012 Jul; 51(7):683-93. View abstract
  129. Windsor J, Moraru A, Nelson CA, Fox NA, Zeanah CH. Effect of foster care on language learning at eight years: findings from the Bucharest Early Intervention Project. J Child Lang. 2013 Jun; 40(3):605-27. View abstract
  130. Smyke AT, Zeanah CH, Gleason MM, Drury SS, Fox NA, Nelson CA, Guthrie D. A randomized controlled trial comparing foster care and institutional care for children with signs of reactive attachment disorder. Am J Psychiatry. 2012 May; 169(5):508-14. View abstract
  131. Nelson CA. Facing autism: eye tracking paves the way to underlying mechanisms. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2012 Mar; 51(3):233-4. View abstract
  132. Zeanah CH, Fox NA, Nelson CA. The Bucharest Early Intervention Project: case study in the ethics of mental health research. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2012 Mar; 200(3):243-7. View abstract
  133. Güler OE, Hostinar CE, Frenn KA, Nelson CA, Gunnar MR, Thomas KM. Electrophysiological evidence of altered memory processing in children experiencing early deprivation. Dev Sci. 2012 May; 15(3):345-58. View abstract
  134. Congdon EL, Westerlund A, Algarin CR, Peirano PD, Gregas M, Lozoff B, Nelson CA. Iron deficiency in infancy is associated with altered neural correlates of recognition memory at 10 years. J Pediatr. 2012 Jun; 160(6):1027-33. View abstract
  135. Mai X, Xu L, Li M, Shao J, Zhao Z, deRegnier RA, Nelson CA, Lozoff B. Auditory recognition memory in 2-month-old infants as assessed by event-related potentials. Dev Neuropsychol. 2012; 37(5):400-14. View abstract
  136. Peters JM, Sahin M, Vogel-Farley VK, Jeste SS, Nelson CA, Gregas MC, Prabhu SP, Scherrer B, Warfield SK. Loss of white matter microstructural integrity is associated with adverse neurological outcome in tuberous sclerosis complex. Acad Radiol. 2012 Jan; 19(1):17-25. View abstract
  137. Boucher O, Burden MJ, Muckle G, Saint-Amour D, Ayotte P, Dewailly É, Nelson CA, Jacobson SW, Jacobson JL. Response inhibition and error monitoring during a visual go/no-go task in inuit children exposed to lead, polychlorinated biphenyls, and methylmercury. Environ Health Perspect. 2012 Apr; 120(4):608-15. View abstract
  138. Nelson CA, Bos K, Gunnar MR, Sonuga-Barke EJ. The Neurobiological Toll of Early Human Deprivation. Monogr Soc Res Child Dev. 2011 Dec; 76(4):127-146. View abstract
  139. Drury SS, Gleason MM, Theall KP, Smyke AT, Nelson CA, Fox NA, Zeanah CH. Genetic sensitivity to the caregiving context: the influence of 5httlpr and BDNF val66met on indiscriminate social behavior. Physiol Behav. 2012 Jul 16; 106(5):728-35. View abstract
  140. McDermott JM, Westerlund A, Zeanah CH, Nelson CA, Fox NA. Early adversity and neural correlates of executive function: implications for academic adjustment. Dev Cogn Neurosci. 2012 Feb 15; 2 Suppl 1:S59-66. View abstract
  141. Moulson MC, Balas B, Nelson C, Sinha P. EEG correlates of categorical and graded face perception. Neuropsychologia. 2011 Dec; 49(14):3847-53. View abstract
  142. McLaughlin KA, Fox NA, Zeanah CH, Nelson CA. Adverse rearing environments and neural development in children: the development of frontal electroencephalogram asymmetry. Biol Psychiatry. 2011 Dec 01; 70(11):1008-15. View abstract
  143. Walker SP, Wachs TD, Grantham-McGregor S, Black MM, Nelson CA, Huffman SL, Baker-Henningham H, Chang SM, Hamadani JD, Lozoff B, Gardner JM, Powell CA, Rahman A, Richter L. Inequality in early childhood: risk and protective factors for early child development. Lancet. 2011 Oct 08; 378(9799):1325-38. View abstract
  144. Gleason MM, Zamfirescu A, Egger HL, Nelson CA, Fox NA, Zeanah CH. Epidemiology of psychiatric disorders in very young children in a Romanian pediatric setting. Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2011 Oct; 20(10):527-35. View abstract
  145. Wagner JB, Fox SE, Tager-Flusberg H, Nelson CA. Neural processing of repetition and non-repetition grammars in 7- and 9-month-old infants. Front Psychol. 2011; 2:168. View abstract
  146. McLaughlin KA, Zeanah CH, Fox NA, Nelson CA. Attachment security as a mechanism linking foster care placement to improved mental health outcomes in previously institutionalized children. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2012 Jan; 53(1):46-55. View abstract
  147. Windsor J, Benigno JP, Wing CA, Carroll PJ, Koga SF, Nelson CA, Fox NA, Zeanah CH. Effect of foster care on young children's language learning. Child Dev. 2011 Jul-Aug; 82(4):1040-6. View abstract
  148. Bosl W, Tierney A, Tager-Flusberg H, Nelson C. Response: Infant EEG activity as a biomarker for autism: a promising approach or a false promise? BMC Med. 2011 May 20; 9:60. View abstract
  149. Luyster RJ, Wagner JB, Vogel-Farley V, Tager-Flusberg H, Nelson CA. Neural correlates of familiar and unfamiliar face processing in infants at risk for autism spectrum disorders. Brain Topogr. 2011 Oct; 24(3-4):220-8. View abstract
  150. Boucher O, Burden MJ, Muckle G, Saint-Amour D, Ayotte P, Dewailly E, Nelson CA, Jacobson SW, Jacobson JL. Neurophysiologic and neurobehavioral evidence of beneficial effects of prenatal omega-3 fatty acid intake on memory function at school age. Am J Clin Nutr. 2011 May; 93(5):1025-37. View abstract
  151. Bosl W, Tierney A, Tager-Flusberg H, Nelson C. EEG complexity as a biomarker for autism spectrum disorder risk. BMC Med. 2011 Feb 22; 9:18. View abstract
  152. Moulson MC, Shannon RW, Nelson CA. Neural correlates of visual recognition in 3-month-old infants: the role of experience. Dev Psychobiol. 2011 May; 53(4):416-24. View abstract
  153. Couperus JW, Hunt RH, Nelson CA, Thomas KM. Visual search and contextual cueing: differential effects in 10-year-old children and adults. Atten Percept Psychophys. 2011 Feb; 73(2):334-48. View abstract
  154. Gleason MM, Fox NA, Drury S, Smyke A, Egger HL, Nelson CA, Gregas MC, Zeanah CH. Validity of evidence-derived criteria for reactive attachment disorder: indiscriminately social/disinhibited and emotionally withdrawn/inhibited types. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2011 Mar; 50(3):216-231.e3. View abstract
  155. Fox NA, Almas AN, Degnan KA, Nelson CA, Zeanah CH. The effects of severe psychosocial deprivation and foster care intervention on cognitive development at 8 years of age: findings from the Bucharest Early Intervention Project. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2011 Sep; 52(9):919-28. View abstract
  156. Bos K, Zeanah CH, Fox NA, Drury SS, McLaughlin KA, Nelson CA. Psychiatric outcomes in young children with a history of institutionalization. Harv Rev Psychiatry. 2011 Jan-Feb; 19(1):15-24. View abstract
  157. Burden MJ, Westerlund A, Muckle G, Dodge N, Dewailly E, Nelson CA, Jacobson SW, Jacobson JL. The effects of maternal binge drinking during pregnancy on neural correlates of response inhibition and memory in childhood. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2011 Jan; 35(1):69-82. View abstract
  158. Gervain J, Mehler J, Werker JF, Nelson CA, Csibra G, Lloyd-Fox S, Shukla M, Aslin RN. Near-infrared spectroscopy: a report from the McDonnell infant methodology consortium. Dev Cogn Neurosci. 2011 Jan; 1(1):22-46. View abstract
  159. Melinder A, Gredebäck G, Westerlund A, Nelson CA. Brain activation during upright and inverted encoding of own- and other-age faces: ERP evidence for an own-age bias. Dev Sci. 2010 Jul; 13(4):588-98. View abstract
  160. Vanderwert RE, Marshall PJ, Nelson CA, Zeanah CH, Fox NA. Timing of intervention affects brain electrical activity in children exposed to severe psychosocial neglect. PLoS One. 2010 Jul 01; 5(7):e11415. View abstract
  161. McLaughlin KA, Fox NA, Zeanah CH, Sheridan MA, Marshall P, Nelson CA. Delayed maturation in brain electrical activity partially explains the association between early environmental deprivation and symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Biol Psychiatry. 2010 Aug 15; 68(4):329-36. View abstract
  162. Bos KJ, Zeanah CH, Smyke AT, Fox NA, Nelson CA. Stereotypies in children with a history of early institutional care. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2010 May; 164(5):406-11. View abstract
  163. Drury SS, Theall KP, Smyke AT, Keats BJ, Egger HL, Nelson CA, Fox NA, Marshall PJ, Zeanah CH. Modification of depression by COMT val158met polymorphism in children exposed to early severe psychosocial deprivation. Child Abuse Negl. 2010 Jun; 34(6):387-95. View abstract
  164. Johnson DE, Guthrie D, Smyke AT, Koga SF, Fox NA, Zeanah CH, Nelson CA. Growth and associations between auxology, caregiving environment, and cognition in socially deprived Romanian children randomized to foster vs ongoing institutional care. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2010 Jun; 164(6):507-16. View abstract
  165. Lukowski AF, Koss M, Burden MJ, Jonides J, Nelson CA, Kaciroti N, Jimenez E, Lozoff B. Iron deficiency in infancy and neurocognitive functioning at 19 years: evidence of long-term deficits in executive function and recognition memory. Nutr Neurosci. 2010 Apr; 13(2):54-70. View abstract
  166. Jeon H, Moulson MC, Fox N, Zeanah C, Nelson CA. The Effects of Early Institutionalization on the Discrimination of Facial Expressions of Emotion in Young Children. Infancy. 2010 Mar; 15(2):209-221. View abstract
  167. Balas BJ, Nelson CA, Westerlund A, Vogel-Farley V, Riggins T, Kuefner D. Personal familiarity influences the processing of upright and inverted faces in infants. Front Hum Neurosci. 2010; 4:1. View abstract
  168. Burden MJ, Jacobson JL, Westerlund A, Lundahl LH, Morrison A, Dodge NC, Klorman R, Nelson CA, Avison MJ, Jacobson SW. An event-related potential study of response inhibition in ADHD with and without prenatal alcohol exposure. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2010 Apr; 34(4):617-27. View abstract
  169. Smyke AT, Zeanah CH, Fox NA, Nelson CA, Guthrie D. Placement in foster care enhances quality of attachment among young institutionalized children. Child Dev. 2010 Jan-Feb; 81(1):212-23. View abstract
  170. Fox SE, Levitt P, Nelson CA. How the timing and quality of early experiences influence the development of brain architecture. Child Dev. 2010 Jan-Feb; 81(1):28-40. View abstract
  171. Pollak SD, Nelson CA, Schlaak MF, Roeber BJ, Wewerka SS, Wiik KL, Frenn KA, Loman MM, Gunnar MR. Neurodevelopmental effects of early deprivation in postinstitutionalized children. Child Dev. 2010 Jan-Feb; 81(1):224-36. View abstract
  172. Riggins T, Bauer PJ, Georgieff MK, Nelson CA. Declarative memory performance in infants of diabetic mothers. Adv Child Dev Behav. 2010; 38:73-110. View abstract
  173. Tierney AL, Nelson CA. Brain Development and the Role of Experience in the Early Years. Zero Three. 2009 Nov 01; 30(2):9-13. View abstract
  174. Balas B, Nelson CA. The role of face shape and pigmentation in other-race face perception: an electrophysiological study. Neuropsychologia. 2010 Jan; 48(2):498-506. View abstract
  175. Aflaki P, Nelson C, Balas B, Pomahac B. Simulated central face transplantation: age consideration in matching donors and recipients. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2010 Mar; 63(3):e283-5. View abstract
  176. Burden MJ, Andrew C, Saint-Amour D, Meintjes EM, Molteno CD, Hoyme HE, Robinson LK, Khaole N, Nelson CA, Jacobson JL, Jacobson SW. The effects of fetal alcohol syndrome on response execution and inhibition: an event-related potential study. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2009 Nov; 33(11):1994-2004. View abstract
  177. Peltola MJ, Leppänen JM, Vogel-Farley VK, Hietanen JK, Nelson CA. Fearful faces but not fearful eyes alone delay attention disengagement in 7-month-old infants. Emotion. 2009 Aug; 9(4):560-5. View abstract
  178. Smyke AT, Zeanah CH, Fox NA, Nelson CA. A new model of foster care for young children: the Bucharest early intervention project. Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am. 2009 Jul; 18(3):721-34. View abstract
  179. Richmond J, Nelson CA. Relational memory during infancy: evidence from eye tracking. Dev Sci. 2009 Jul; 12(4):549-56. View abstract
  180. Moulson MC, Westerlund A, Fox NA, Zeanah CH, Nelson CA. The effects of early experience on face recognition: an event-related potential study of institutionalized children in Romania. Child Dev. 2009 Jul-Aug; 80(4):1039-56. View abstract
  181. Tottenham N, Tanaka JW, Leon AC, McCarry T, Nurse M, Hare TA, Marcus DJ, Westerlund A, Casey BJ, Nelson C. The NimStim set of facial expressions: judgments from untrained research participants. Psychiatry Res. 2009 Aug 15; 168(3):242-9. View abstract
  182. Zeanah CH, Egger HL, Smyke AT, Nelson CA, Fox NA, Marshall PJ, Guthrie D. Institutional rearing and psychiatric disorders in Romanian preschool children. Am J Psychiatry. 2009 Jul; 166(7):777-85. View abstract
  183. Leppänen JM, Richmond J, Vogel-Farley VK, Moulson MC, Nelson CA. Categorical representation of facial expressions in the infant brain. Infancy. 2009 May; 14(3):346-362. View abstract
  184. Pomahac B, Aflaki P, Nelson C, Balas B. Evaluation of appearance transfer and persistence in central face transplantation: a computer simulation analysis. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2010 May; 63(5):733-8. View abstract
  185. Riggins T, Miller NC, Bauer PJ, Georgieff MK, Nelson CA. Electrophysiological indices of memory for temporal order in early childhood: implications for the development of recollection. Dev Sci. 2009 Mar; 12(2):209-19. View abstract
  186. Ghera MM, Marshall PJ, Fox NA, Zeanah CH, Nelson CA, Smyke AT, Guthrie D. The effects of foster care intervention on socially deprived institutionalized children's attention and positive affect: results from the BEIP study. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2009 Mar; 50(3):246-53. View abstract
  187. Cordón IM, Georgieff MK, Nelson CA. Neural correlates of emotion processing in typically developing children and children of diabetic mothers. Dev Neuropsychol. 2009; 34(6):683-700. View abstract
  188. Moulson MC, Fox NA, Zeanah CH, Nelson CA. Early adverse experiences and the neurobiology of facial emotion processing. Dev Psychol. 2009 Jan; 45(1):17-30. View abstract
  189. Riggins T, Miller NC, Bauer PJ, Georgieff MK, Nelson CA. Consequences of low neonatal iron status due to maternal diabetes mellitus on explicit memory performance in childhood. Dev Neuropsychol. 2009; 34(6):762-79. View abstract
  190. Leppänen JM, Nelson CA. Tuning the developing brain to social signals of emotions. Nat Rev Neurosci. 2009 Jan; 10(1):37-47. View abstract
  191. Nelson CA, McCleery JP. Use of event-related potentials in the study of typical and atypical development. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2008 Nov; 47(11):1252-61. View abstract
  192. Jeste SS, Nelson CA. Event related potentials in the understanding of autism spectrum disorders: an analytical review. J Autism Dev Disord. 2009 Mar; 39(3):495-510. View abstract
  193. Marshall PJ, Reeb BC, Fox NA, Nelson CA, Zeanah CH. Effects of early intervention on EEG power and coherence in previously institutionalized children in Romania. Dev Psychopathol. 2008; 20(3):861-80. View abstract
  194. Wolf SM, Lawrenz FP, Nelson CA, Kahn JP, Cho MK, Clayton EW, Fletcher JG, Georgieff MK, Hammerschmidt D, Hudson K, Illes J, Kapur V, Keane MA, Koenig BA, Leroy BS, McFarland EG, Paradise J, Parker LS, Terry SF, Van Ness B, Wilfond BS. Managing incidental findings in human subjects research: analysis and recommendations. J Law Med Ethics. 2008; 36(2):219-48, 211. View abstract
  195. Nelson CA. Incidental findings in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) brain research. J Law Med Ethics. 2008; 36(2):315-9, 213. View abstract
  196. Nelson CA, Zeanah CH, Fox NA, Marshall PJ, Smyke AT, Guthrie D. Cognitive recovery in socially deprived young children: the Bucharest Early Intervention Project. Science. 2007 Dec 21; 318(5858):1937-40. View abstract
  197. Richmond J, Nelson CA. Accounting for change in declarative memory: A cognitive neuroscience perspective. Dev Rev. 2007 Sep; 27(3):349-373. View abstract
  198. Burden MJ, Westerlund AJ, Armony-Sivan R, Nelson CA, Jacobson SW, Lozoff B, Angelilli ML, Jacobson JL. An event-related potential study of attention and recognition memory in infants with iron-deficiency anemia. Pediatrics. 2007 Aug; 120(2):e336-45. View abstract
  199. Smyke AT, Koga SF, Johnson DE, Fox NA, Marshall PJ, Nelson CA, Zeanah CH. The caregiving context in institution-reared and family-reared infants and toddlers in Romania. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2007 Feb; 48(2):210-8. View abstract
  200. Leppänen JM, Moulson MC, Vogel-Farley VK, Nelson CA. An ERP study of emotional face processing in the adult and infant brain. Child Dev. 2007 Jan-Feb; 78(1):232-45. View abstract
  201. deRegnier RA, Long JD, Georgieff MK, Nelson CA. Using event-related potentials to study perinatal nutrition and brain development in infants of diabetic mothers. Dev Neuropsychol. 2007; 31(3):379-96. View abstract
  202. Zeanah CH, Koga SF, Simion B, Stanescu A, Tabacaru CL, Fox NA, Nelson CA. Response to commentary: Ethical dimensions of the BEIP. Infant Ment Health J. 2006 Nov; 27(6):581-583. View abstract
  203. Zeanah CH, Koga SF, Simion B, Stanescu A, Tabacaru CL, Fox NA, Nelson CA. Ethical considerations in international research collaboration: The Bucharest early intervention project. Infant Ment Health J. 2006 Nov; 27(6):559-576. View abstract
  204. Macchi Cassia V, Kuefner D, Westerlund A, Nelson CA. Modulation of face-sensitive event-related potentials by canonical and distorted human faces: the role of vertical symmetry and up-down featural arrangement. J Cogn Neurosci. 2006 Aug; 18(8):1343-58. View abstract
  205. Benedict L, Nelson CA, Schunk E, Sullwold K, Seaquist ER. Effect of insulin on the brain activity obtained during visual and memory tasks in healthy human subjects. Neuroendocrinology. 2006; 83(1):20-6. View abstract
  206. Seaquist ER, Chen W, Benedict LE, Ugurbil K, Kwag JH, Zhu XH, Nelson CA. Insulin reduces the BOLD response but is without effect on the VEP during presentation of a visual task in humans. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2007 Jan; 27(1):154-60. View abstract
  207. Bauer PJ, Wiebe SA, Carver LJ, Lukowski AF, Haight JC, Waters JM, Nelson CA. Electrophysiological indexes of encoding and behavioral indexes of recall: examining relations and developmental change late in the first year of life. Dev Neuropsychol. 2006; 29(2):293-320. View abstract
  208. Quinn PC, Westerlund A, Nelson CA. Neural markers of categorization in 6-month-old infants. Psychol Sci. 2006 Jan; 17(1):59-66. View abstract
  209. Curtis WJ, Zhuang J, Townsend EL, Hu X, Nelson CA. Memory in early adolescents born prematurely: a functional magnetic resonance imaging investigation. Dev Neuropsychol. 2006; 29(2):341-77. View abstract
  210. Leppänen JM, Nelson CA. The development and neural bases of facial emotion recognition. Adv Child Dev Behav. 2006; 34:207-46. View abstract
  211. Cassia VM, Kuefner D, Westerlund A, Nelson CA. A behavioural and ERP investigation of 3-month-olds' face preferences. Neuropsychologia. 2006; 44(11):2113-25. View abstract
  212. Scott LS, Shannon RW, Nelson CA. Behavioral and electrophysiological evidence of species-specific face processing. Cogn Affect Behav Neurosci. 2005 Dec; 5(4):405-16. View abstract
  213. Nelson CA, Parker SW, Guthrie D. The discrimination of facial expressions by typically developing infants and toddlers and those experiencing early institutional care. Infant Behav Dev. 2006 Apr; 29(2):210-9. View abstract
  214. Webb SJ, Long JD, Nelson CA. A longitudinal investigation of visual event-related potentials in the first year of life. Dev Sci. 2005 Nov; 8(6):605-16. View abstract
  215. DeBoer T, Wewerka S, Bauer PJ, Georgieff MK, Nelson CA. Explicit memory performance in infants of diabetic mothers at 1 year of age. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2005 Aug; 47(8):525-31. View abstract
  216. Nelson C, Franks S, Brose A, Raven P, Williamson J, Shi X, McGill J, Harrell E. The influence of hostility and family history of cardiovascular disease on autonomic activation in response to controllable versus noncontrollable stress, anger imagery induction, and relaxation imagery. J Behav Med. 2005 Jun; 28(3):213-21. View abstract
  217. Lukowski AF, Wiebe SA, Haight JC, DeBoer T, Nelson CA, Bauer PJ. Forming a stable memory representation in the first year of life: why imitation is more than child's play. Dev Sci. 2005 May; 8(3):279-98. View abstract
  218. Parker SW, Nelson CA. The impact of early institutional rearing on the ability to discriminate facial expressions of emotion: an event-related potential study. Child Dev. 2005 Jan-Feb; 76(1):54-72. View abstract
  219. Parker SW, Nelson CA. An event-related potential study of the impact of institutional rearing on face recognition. Dev Psychopathol. 2005; 17(3):621-39. View abstract
  220. Black LS, deRegnier RA, Long J, Georgieff MK, Nelson CA. Electrographic imaging of recognition memory in 34-38 week gestation intrauterine growth restricted newborns. Exp Neurol. 2004 Nov; 190 Suppl 1:S72-83. View abstract
  221. Nelson CA. Brain development during puberty and adolescence: comments on part II. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2004 Jun; 1021:105-9. View abstract
  222. Siddappa AM, Georgieff MK, Wewerka S, Worwa C, Nelson CA, Deregnier RA. Iron deficiency alters auditory recognition memory in newborn infants of diabetic mothers. Pediatr Res. 2004 Jun; 55(6):1034-41. View abstract
  223. Saleh K, Nelson C, Kassim R, Yoon P, Haas S. Total knee arthroplasty in patients on workers' compensation: a matched cohort study with an average follow-up of 4.5 years. J Arthroplasty. 2004 Apr; 19(3):310-2. View abstract
  224. Goldman DZ, Shapiro EG, Nelson CA. Measurement of vigilance in 2-year-old children. Dev Neuropsychol. 2004; 25(3):227-50. View abstract
  225. Nelson CA. Can we develop a neurobiological model of human social-emotional development? Integrative thoughts on the effects of separation on parent-child interactions. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2003 Dec; 1008:48-54. View abstract
  226. Riddiford LM, Hiruma K, Zhou X, Nelson CA. Insights into the molecular basis of the hormonal control of molting and metamorphosis from Manduca sexta and Drosophila melanogaster. Insect Biochem Mol Biol. 2003 Dec; 33(12):1327-38. View abstract
  227. Bauer PJ, Wiebe SA, Carver LJ, Waters JM, Nelson CA. Developments in long-term explicit memory late in the first year of life: behavioral and electrophysiological indices. Psychol Sci. 2003 Nov; 14(6):629-35. View abstract
  228. Stilwell GE, Nelson CA, Weller J, Cui H, Hiruma K, Truman JW, Riddiford LM. E74 exhibits stage-specific hormonal regulation in the epidermis of the tobacco hornworm, manduca sexta. Dev Biol. 2003 Jun 01; 258(1):76-90. View abstract
  229. Nelson CA, Wewerka SS, Borscheid AJ, Deregnier RA, Georgieff MK. Electrophysiologic evidence of impaired cross-modal recognition memory in 8-month-old infants of diabetic mothers. J Pediatr. 2003 May; 142(5):575-82. View abstract
  230. Davis EP, Bruce J, Snyder K, Nelson CA. The X-trials: neural correlates of an inhibitory control task in children and adults. J Cogn Neurosci. 2003 Apr 01; 15(3):432-43. View abstract
  231. Zeanah CH, Nelson CA, Fox NA, Smyke AT, Marshall P, Parker SW, Koga S. Designing research to study the effects of institutionalization on brain and behavioral development: the Bucharest Early Intervention Project. Dev Psychopathol. 2003; 15(4):885-907. View abstract
  232. deRegnier RA, Wewerka S, Georgieff MK, Mattia F, Nelson CA. Influences of postconceptional age and postnatal experience on the development of auditory recognition memory in the newborn infant. Dev Psychobiol. 2002 Nov; 41(3):216-25. View abstract
  233. Lunyak VV, Burgess R, Prefontaine GG, Nelson C, Sze SH, Chenoweth J, Schwartz P, Pevzner PA, Glass C, Mandel G, Rosenfeld MG. Corepressor-dependent silencing of chromosomal regions encoding neuronal genes. Science. 2002 Nov 29; 298(5599):1747-52. View abstract
  234. Costello EJ, Pine DS, Hammen C, March JS, Plotsky PM, Weissman MM, Biederman J, Goldsmith HH, Kaufman J, Lewinsohn PM, Hellander M, Hoagwood K, Koretz DS, Nelson CA, Leckman JF. Development and natural history of mood disorders. Biol Psychiatry. 2002 Sep 15; 52(6):529-42. View abstract
  235. Georgieff MK, Wewerka SW, Nelson CA, Deregnier RA. Iron status at 9 months of infants with low iron stores at birth. J Pediatr. 2002 Sep; 141(3):405-9. View abstract
  236. Monk CS, Zhuang J, Curtis WJ, Ofenloch IT, Tottenham N, Nelson CA, Hu X. Human hippocampal activation in the delayed matching- and nonmatching-to-sample memory tasks: an event-related functional MRI approach. Behav Neurosci. 2002 Aug; 116(4):716-21. View abstract
  237. Curtis WJ, Lindeke LL, Georgieff MK, Nelson CA. Neurobehavioural functioning in neonatal intensive care unit graduates in late childhood and early adolescence. Brain. 2002 Jul; 125(Pt 7):1646-59. View abstract
  238. Pascalis O, de Haan M, Nelson CA. Is face processing species-specific during the first year of life? Science. 2002 May 17; 296(5571):1321-3. View abstract
  239. Monk CS, Nelson CA. The effects of hydrocortisone on cognitive and neural function: a behavioral and event-related potential investigation. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2002 Apr; 26(4):505-19. View abstract
  240. Nelson CA, Bloom FE, Cameron JL, Amaral D, Dahl RE, Pine D. An integrative, multidisciplinary approach to the study of brain-behavior relations in the context of typical and atypical development. Dev Psychopathol. 2002; 14(3):499-520. View abstract
  241. Luciana M, Nelson CA. Assessment of neuropsychological function through use of the Cambridge Neuropsychological Testing Automated Battery: performance in 4- to 12-year-old children. Dev Neuropsychol. 2002; 22(3):595-624. View abstract
  242. Webb SJ, Nelson CA. Perceptual priming for upright and inverted faces in infants and adults. J Exp Child Psychol. 2001 May; 79(1):1-22. View abstract
  243. Nelson CA, Wewerka S, Thomas KM, Tribby-Walbridge S, deRegnier R, Georgieff M. Neurocognitive sequelae of infants of diabetic mothers. Behav Neurosci. 2000 Oct; 114(5):950-6. View abstract
  244. Wegesin DJ, Nelson CA. Effects of inter-item lag on recognition memory in seizure patients preceding temporal lobe resection: evidence from event-related potentials. Int J Psychophysiol. 2000 Sep; 37(3):243-55. View abstract
  245. de Deungria M, Rao R, Wobken JD, Luciana M, Nelson CA, Georgieff MK. Perinatal iron deficiency decreases cytochrome c oxidase (CytOx) activity in selected regions of neonatal rat brain. Pediatr Res. 2000 Aug; 48(2):169-76. View abstract
  246. Nelson CA, Monk CS, Lin J, Carver LJ, Thomas KM, Truwit CL. Functional neuroanatomy of spatial working memory in children. Dev Psychol. 2000 Jan; 36(1):109-16. View abstract
  247. de Haan M, Nelson CA. Brain activity differentiates face and object processing in 6-month-old infants. Dev Psychol. 1999 Jul; 35(4):1113-21. View abstract
  248. Rao R, de Ungria M, Sullivan D, Wu P, Wobken JD, Nelson CA, Georgieff MK. Perinatal brain iron deficiency increases the vulnerability of rat hippocampus to hypoxic ischemic insult. J Nutr. 1999 Jan; 129(1):199-206. View abstract
  249. Nelson CA, Thomas KM, de Haan M, Wewerka SS. Delayed recognition memory in infants and adults as revealed by event-related potentials. Int J Psychophysiol. 1998 Jul; 29(2):145-65. View abstract
  250. Luciana M, Nelson CA. The functional emergence of prefrontally-guided working memory systems in four- to eight-year-old children. Neuropsychologia. 1998 Mar; 36(3):273-93. View abstract
  251. Boyce WT, Frank E, Jensen PS, Kessler RC, Nelson CA, Steinberg L. Social context in developmental psychopathology: recommendations for future research from the MacArthur Network on Psychopathology and Development. The MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Psychopathology and Development. Dev Psychopathol. 1998; 10(2):143-64. View abstract
  252. Nelson CA, Carver LJ. The effects of stress and trauma on brain and memory: a view from developmental cognitive neuroscience. Dev Psychopathol. 1998; 10(4):793-809. View abstract
  253. Nelson CA, Bloom FE. Child Development and Neuroscience. Child Dev. 1997 Oct; 68(5):970-987. View abstract
  254. de Haan M, Nelson CA. Recognition of the mother's face by six-month-old infants: a neurobehavioral study. Child Dev. 1997 Apr; 68(2):187-210. View abstract
  255. Biederman I, Gerhardstein PC, Cooper EE, Nelson CA. High level object recognition without an anterior inferior temporal lobe. Neuropsychologia. 1997 Mar; 35(3):271-87. View abstract
  256. deRegnier RA, Georgieff MK, Nelson CA. Visual event-related brain potentials in 4-month-old infants at risk for neurodevelopmental impairments. Dev Psychobiol. 1997 Jan; 30(1):11-28. View abstract
  257. Matthews A, Ellis AE, Nelson CA. Development of preterm and full-term infant ability on AB, recall memory, transparent barrier detour, and means-end tasks. Child Dev. 1996 Dec; 67(6):2658-76. View abstract
  258. Nelson CA, De Haan M. Neural correlates of infants' visual responsiveness to facial expressions of emotion. Dev Psychobiol. 1996 Nov; 29(7):577-95. View abstract
  259. Gunnar MR, Nelson CA. Event-related potentials in year-old infants: relations with emotionality and cortisol. Child Dev. 1994 Feb; 65(1):80-94. View abstract
  260. Kestenbaum R, Nelson CA. Neural and behavioral correlates of emotion recognition in children and adults. J Exp Child Psychol. 1992 Aug; 54(1):1-18. View abstract
  261. Nelson CA, Collins PF. Neural and behavioral correlates of visual recognition memory in 4- and 8-month-old infants. Brain Cogn. 1992 May; 19(1):105-21. View abstract
  262. Lang SF, Nelson CA, Collins PF. Event-related potentials to emotional and neutral stimuli. J Clin Exp Neuropsychol. 1990 Dec; 12(6):946-58. View abstract
  263. Nelson CA, Collins PF, Torres F. The lateralization of language comprehension using event-related potentials. Brain Cogn. 1990 Sep; 14(1):92-112. View abstract
  264. Nelson CA, Salapatek P. Electrophysiological correlates of infant recognition memory. Child Dev. 1986 Dec; 57(6):1483-97. View abstract
  265. Nelson CA, Dolgin KG. The generalized discrimination of facial expressions by seven-month-old infants. Child Dev. 1985 Feb; 56(1):58-61. View abstract
  266. Nelson CA, Horowitz FD. The perception of facial expressions and stimulus motion by two- and five-month-old infants using holographic stimuli. Child Dev. 1983 Aug; 54(4):868-77. View abstract
  267. Nelson CA, Morse PA, Leavitt LA. Recognition of facial expressions by seven-month-old infants. Child Dev. 1979 Dec; 50(4):1239-42. View abstract