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Charles A.  Nelson, PhD

Charles Nelson
Lab:
Nelson Laboratory
Department:
Medicine Research
Division
Developmental Medicine Research
Hospital Title:
Research Director, Division of Developmental Medicine; Richard David Scott Chair in Pediatric Developmental Medicine Research
Academic Title:
Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Research Focus Area:
Developmental Medicine
Contact:
617-355-0400
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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.

Publications

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  1. 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 Nov; 52(11):1858-1866.
  2. 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 Sep 21; 246:95-100.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Nelson CA. Introduction to special issue on The Role of Connectivity in Developmental Disorders: Genetic and Neural Network Approaches. Dev Sci. 2016 Jul; 19(4):523.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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 Sep; 161(1):84-93.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
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  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. Bick J, Nelson CA. Early Adverse Experiences and the Developing Brain. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2016 Jan; 41(1):177-96.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. Levin AR, Nelson CA. Inhibition-Based Biomarkers for Autism Spectrum Disorder. Neurotherapeutics. 2015 Jul; 12(3):546-52.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. Nelson CA. An international approach to research on brain development. Trends Cogn Sci. 2015 Aug; 19(8):424-6.
  29. 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.
  30. 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 5; 112(18):5637-42.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. Schlaggar B, de Haan M, Nelson CA, Quinn PC. Editorial. Dev Sci. 2014 Jul; 17(4):645.
  48. 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.
  49. 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 8; 83(2):160-8.
  50. 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.
  51. 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.
  52. Nelson CA. Commentary: Becoming social--a commentary on Happé & Frith (2014). J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2014 Jun; 55(6):578-81.
  53. 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.
  54. 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.
  55. 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.
  56. 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.
  57. Nelson CA. Biological embedding of early life adversity. JAMA Pediatr. 2013 Dec; 167(12):1098-100.
  58. 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.
  59. 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.
  60. 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.
  61. 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.
  62. 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.
  63. 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.
  64. 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.
  65. 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.
  66. 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.
  67. Nelson CA, Westerlund A, McDermott JM, Zeanah CH, Fox NA. Emotion recognition following early psychosocial deprivation. Dev Psychopathol. 2013 May; 25(2):517-25.
  68. 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.
  69. Nelson CA, Fox NA, Zeanah CH. Anguish of the abandoned child. Sci Am. 2013 Apr; 308(4):62-7.
  70. 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.
  71. 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.
  72. 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.
  73. 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.
  74. 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.
  75. 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.
  76. 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.
  77. 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.
  78. 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 7; 109(32):12927-32.
  79. 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.
  80. 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.
  81. 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.
  82. 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.
  83. 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.
  84. Nelson CA. Facing autism: eye tracking paves the way to underlying mechanisms. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2012 Mar; 51(3):233-4.
  85. 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.
  86. 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.
  87. 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.
  88. 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.
  89. 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.
  90. 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.
  91. 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.
  92. 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.
  93. 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.
  94. Moulson MC, Balas B, Nelson C, Sinha P. EEG correlates of categorical and graded face perception. Neuropsychologia. 2011 Dec; 49(14):3847-53.
  95. 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 1; 70(11):1008-15.
  96. 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 8; 378(9799):1325-38.
  97. 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.
  98. 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.
  99. 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.
  100. 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.
  101. 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; 9:60.
  102. 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.
  103. 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.
  104. 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.
  105. 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.
  106. 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.
  107. 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.
  108. 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.
  109. 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.
  110. 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.
  111. 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.
  112. 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; 5(7):e11415.
  113. 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.
  114. 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.
  115. 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.
  116. 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.
  117. 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.
  118. 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.
  119. 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.
  120. 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.
  121. Riggins T, Bauer PJ, Georgieff MK, Nelson CA. Declarative memory performance in infants of diabetic mothers. Adv Child Dev Behav. 2010; 38:73-110.
  122. 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.
  123. 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.
  124. 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.
  125. Richmond J, Nelson CA. Relational memory during infancy: evidence from eye tracking. Dev Sci. 2009 Jul; 12(4):549-56.
  126. 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.
  127. 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.
  128. 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.
  129. 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.
  130. 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.
  131. 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.
  132. 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.
  133. 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.
  134. 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.
  135. 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.
  136. 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.
  137. 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.
  138. 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.
  139. 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.
  140. Quinn PC, Westerlund A, Nelson CA. Neural markers of categorization in 6-month-old infants. Psychol Sci. 2006 Jan; 17(1):59-66.
  141. 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.
  142. Leppänen JM, Nelson CA. The development and neural bases of facial emotion recognition. Adv Child Dev Behav. 2006; 34:207-46.
  143. 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.
  144. 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.
  145. 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.
  146. 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.
  147. 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.
  148. 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.
  149. 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.
  150. 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.
  151. Nelson CA. Brain development during puberty and adolescence: comments on part II. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2004 Jun; 1021:105-9.
  152. 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.
  153. 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.
  154. Goldman DZ, Shapiro EG, Nelson CA. Measurement of vigilance in 2-year-old children. Dev Neuropsychol. 2004; 25(3):227-50.
  155. 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.
  156. 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.
  157. 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.
  158. 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 1; 258(1):76-90.
  159. 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.
  160. 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 1; 15(3):432-43.
  161. 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.
  162. 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.
  163. 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.
  164. 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.
  165. 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.
  166. 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.
  167. 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.
  168. 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.
  169. 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.
  170. 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.
  171. 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.
  172. 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.
  173. 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.
  174. 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.
  175. 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.
  176. 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.
  177. 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.
  178. 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.
  179. 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.
  180. 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.
  181. 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.
  182. 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.
  183. 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.
  184. 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.
  185. 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.
  186. Nelson CA, De Haan M. Neural correlates of infants' visual responsiveness to facial expressions of emotion. Dev Psychobiol. 1996 Nov; 29(7):577-95.
  187. Gunnar MR, Nelson CA. Event-related potentials in year-old infants: relations with emotionality and cortisol. Child Dev. 1994 Feb; 65(1):80-94.
  188. 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.
  189. 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.
  190. Lang SF, Nelson CA, Collins PF. Event-related potentials to emotional and neutral stimuli. J Clin Exp Neuropsychol. 1990 Dec; 12(6):946-58.
  191. Nelson CA, Collins PF, Torres F. The lateralization of language comprehension using event-related potentials. Brain Cogn. 1990 Sep; 14(1):92-112.
  192. Nelson CA, Salapatek P. Electrophysiological correlates of infant recognition memory. Child Dev. 1986 Dec; 57(6):1483-97.
  193. Nelson CA, Dolgin KG. The generalized discrimination of facial expressions by seven-month-old infants. Child Dev. 1985 Feb; 56(1):58-61.
  194. 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.
  195. Nelson CA, Morse PA, Leavitt LA. Recognition of facial expressions by seven-month-old infants. Child Dev. 1979 Dec; 50(4):1239-42.
  196. 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.
  197. 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.
  198. 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.
  199. 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.
  200. Leppänen JM, Nelson CA. Tuning the developing brain to social signals of emotions. Nat Rev Neurosci. 2009 Jan; 10(1):37-47.
  201. 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.
  202. 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.
  203. 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.
  204. 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.
  205. 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.
  206. 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.
  207. 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.
  208. 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.
  209. 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.
  210. 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.
  211. Nelson CA. Incidental findings in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) brain research. J Law Med Ethics. 2008; 36(2):315-9, 213.
  212. 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.
  213. 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.
  214. 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.
  215. 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.
  216. 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.
  217. 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.
  218. 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.
  219. 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.
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  221. 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.
  222. Richmond J, Nelson CA. Accounting for change in declarative memory: A cognitive neuroscience perspective. Dev Rev. 2007 Sep; 27(3):349-373.
  223. 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. 2016 Apr 21.
  224. 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 1; 37(2):118-124.
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