Carnegie Mellon University
  • Amalric, M., & Cantlon, J. F. (2022). Common Neural Functions during Children's Learning from Naturalistic and Controlled Mathematics Paradigms. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 1-19. https://doi.org/10.1162/jocn_a_01848
  • Bryer, M. A., Koopman, S. E., Cantlon, J. F., Piantadosi, S. T., MacLean, E. L., Baker, J. M., ... & Vonk, J. (2022). The evolution of quantitative sensitivity. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 377(1844), 20200529. https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2020.0529
  • Cantlon, J. F. (2022). Gender differences in dyslexia and dyscalculia. In Skeide, M. A. (Ed.). (2022). The Cambridge Handbook of Dyslexia and Dyscalculia. Cambridge University Press.

  • Ferrigno, S., Huang, Y., & Cantlon, J. F. (2021). Reasoning Through the Disjunctive Syllogism in Monkeys. Psychological Sciencehttps://doi.org/10.1177/0956797620971653
  • Pitt, B., Ferrigno, S., Cantlon, J. F., Casasanto, D., Gibson, E., & Piantadosi, S. T. (2021). Spatial concepts of number, size, and time in an indigenous culture. Science Advances, 7(33). https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.abg4141

  • Cantlon, J. F. (2020). The balance of rigor and reality in Developmental Neuroscience. NeuroImage, 216, 116464. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2019.116464

  • Ferrigno, S., Cheyette, S. J., Piantadosi, S. T., & Cantlon, J. F. (2020). Recursive sequence generation in monkeys, children, U.S. adults, and Native Amazonians. Science Advances, 6(26). https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.aaz1002

  • Gruber, J., Mendle, J., Lindquist, K. A., Schmader, T., Clark, L. A., Bliss-Moreau, E., Akinola, M., Atlas, L., Barch, D. M., Barrett, L. F., Borelli, J. L., Brannon, T. N., Bunge, S. A., Campos, B., Cantlon, J., Carter, R., Carter-Sowell, A. R., Chen, S., Craske, M. G., … Williams, L. A. (2020). The future of women in psychological science. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 16(3), 483–516. https://doi.org/10.1177/1745691620952789

  • Kersey, A. J., Wakim, K.-M., Li, R., & Cantlon, J. F. (2019). Developing, mature, and unique functions of the child’s brain in reading and Mathematics. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 39, 100684. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dcn.2019.100684

  • Koopman, S. E., Arre, A. M., Piantadosi, S. T., & Cantlon, J. F. (2019). One-to-one correspondence without language. Royal Society Open Science, 6(10), 190495. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsos.190495

  • Kersey, A.J., Csumitta, K.D. & Cantlon, J.F. Gender similarities in the brain during mathematics development. npj Sci. Learn. 4, 19 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41539-019-0057-x
  • Kersey, A. J., Braham, E. J., Csumitta, K. D., Libertus, M. E., & Cantlon, J. F. (2018). No intrinsic gender differences in children’s earliest numerical abilities. Npj Science of Learning3(1), 12. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41539-018-0028-7 

  • Alonso-Diaz, S., & Cantlon, J. F. (2018). Confidence judgments during ratio comparisons reveal a Bayesian bias. Cognition177(40), 98–106. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cognition.2018.04.006

  • Alonso-Diaz, S., Cantlon, J. F., & Piantadosi, S. T. (2018). A threshold-free model of numerosity comparisons. PLoS ONE13(4). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0195188

  • Cantlon, J. F. (2018). How Evolution Constrains Human Numerical Concepts. Child Development Perspectives12(1), 65–71. https://doi.org/10.1111/cdep.12264

  • Alonso-Díaz, S., Piantadosi, S. T., Hayden, B. Y., & Cantlon, J. F. (2018). Intrinsic whole number bias in humans. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance44(9), 1472–1481. https://doi.org/10.1037/xhp0000544

  • Cantlon, J. F. (2018). How Evolution Constrains Human Numerical Concepts. Child Development Perspectives12(1), 65–71. https://doi.org/10.1111/cdep.12264 

  • Kersey, A. J., & Cantlon, J. F. (2017). Primitive Concepts of Number and the Developing Human Brain. Language Learning and Development13(2), 191–214. https://doi.org/10.1080/15475441.2016.1264878 

  • Ferrigno, S., & Cantlon, J. F. (2017). Evolutionary Constraints on the Emergence of Human Mathematical Concepts. Evolution of Nervous Systems3, 511–521. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matdes.2011.11.042 

  • Kersey, A. J., & Cantlon, J. F. (2017). Neural Tuning to Numerosity Relates to Perceptual Tuning in 3–6-Year-Old Children. The Journal of Neuroscience37(3), 512–522. https://doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0065-16.2017 

  • Ferrigno, S., Jara-Ettinger, J., Piantadosi, S. T., & Cantlon, J. F. (2017). Universal and uniquely human factors in spontaneous number perception. Nature Communications8. https://doi.org/10.1038/ncomms13968 

  • Alonso-Diaz, S., Gaffin-Cahn, E., Mahon, B. Z., & Cantlon, J. F. (2017). What is in a reach? Domain-general spatial modulation of motor responses by number representations. Journal of Numerical Cognition3(2), 212–229. https://doi.org/10.5964/jnc.v3i2.28 

  • Bonn, C. D., & Cantlon, J. F. (2017). Spontaneous, modality-general abstraction of a ratio scale. Cognition169, 36–45. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cognition.2017.07.012 

  • Lussier, C. A., & Cantlon, J. F. (2017). Developmental bias for number words in the intraparietal sulcus. Developmental Science20(3). https://doi.org/10.1111/desc.12385 

  • Koopman, S. E., Mahon, B. Z., & Cantlon, J. F. (2017). Evolutionary Constraints on Human Object Perception. Cognitive Science. https://doi.org/10.1111/cogs.12470 

  • Lussier, C. A., & Cantlon, J. F. (2017). Developmental bias for number words in the intraparietal sulcus. Developmental Science20(3). https://doi.org/10.1111/desc.12385 

  • Piantadosi, S. T., & Cantlon, J. F. (2017). True Numerical Cognition in the Wild. Psychological Science28(4), 462–469. https://doi.org/10.1177/0956797616686862 

  • Ferrigno, S., Kornell, N., & Cantlon, J. F. (2017). A metacognitive illusion in monkeys. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences284(1862). https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2017.1541 

  • Cantlon, J. F., Merritt, D. J., & Brannon, E. M. (2016). Monkeys display classic signatures of human symbolic arithmetic. Animal Cognition19(2), 405–415. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10071-015-0942-5 

  • Kersey, A. J., Clark, T. S., Lussier, C. A., Mahon, B. Z., & Cantlon, J. F. (2016). Development of tool representations in the dorsal and ventral visual object processing pathways. Cerebral Cortex26(7), 3135–3145. https://doi.org/10.1093/cercor/bhv140 

  • Ferrigno, S., Hughes, K. D., & Cantlon, J. F. (2016). Precocious quantitative cognition in monkeys. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review23(1), 141–147. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13423-015-0893-5 

  • Cantlon, J. F., Piantadosi, S. T., Ferrigno, S., Hughes, K. D., & Barnard, A. M. (2015). The Origins of Counting Algorithms. Psychological Science26(6), 853–865. https://doi.org/10.1177/0956797615572907 

  • Emerson, R. W., & Cantlon, J. F. (2015). Continuity and change in children’s longitudinal neural responses to numbers. Developmental Science18(2), 314–326. https://doi.org/10.1111/desc.12215 

  • Alonso-Diaz, S., Cantlon, J. F., & Piantadosi, S. T. (2015). Cognition in reach: continuous statistical inference in optimal motor planning. Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society

  • Cantlon, J. F. (2015). Analog Origins of Numerical ConceptsEvolutionary Origins and Early Development of Number Processing(Vol. 1). https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-420133-0.00009-0 

  • Vo, V. A., Li, R., Kornell, N., Pouget, A., & Cantlon, J. F. (2014). Young Children Bet on Their Numerical Skills: Metacognition in the Numerical Domain. Psychological Science25(9), 1712–1721. https://doi.org/10.1177/0956797614538458 

  • Cantlon, J. F., & Li, R. (2013). Neural Activity during Natural Viewing of Sesame Street Statistically Predicts Test Scores in Early Childhood. PLoS Biology11(1). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.1001462 

  • Bonn, C. D., & Cantlon, J. F. (2012). The origins and structure of quantitative concepts. Cognitive Neuropsychology29(1–2), 149–173. https://doi.org/10.1080/02643294.2012.707122

  • Cantlon, J. F. (2012). Math, monkeys, and the developing brain. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences109(Supplement_1), 10725–10732. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1201893109

  • Bonn, C. D., & Cantlon, J. F. (2012). The origins and structure of quantitative concepts. Cognitive Neuropsychology29(1–2), 149–173. https://doi.org/10.1080/02643294.2012.707122 

  • Emerson, R. W., Cantlon, J. F. (2012). Early math achievement and functional connectivity in the fronto-parietal network. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 2(S1), S139-S151. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dcn.2011.11.003

  • Mahon, B. Z., Cantlon, J. F. (2011). The specialization of function: cognitive and neural perspectives. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 28(3-4), 147-155. 10.1080/02643294.2011.633504

  • Cantlon, J. F., Davis, S. W., Libertus, M. E., Kahane, J., Brannon, E. M., & Pelphrey, K. A. (2011). Intraparietal white matter development predicts numerical performance in children. Learning and Individual Differences 21, 672-680. 10.1016/j.lindif.2011.09.003

  • Cantlon, J. F., Pinel, P., Dehaene, S. & Pelphrey, K. A. (2011). Cortical representations of symbols, objects, and faces are pruned back during early childhood. Cerebral Cortex, 21(1), 191-199. 10.1093/cercor/bhq078

  • Cantlon, J. F., Safford, K. E., & Brannon, E. M. (2010). Spontaneous analog number representations in three-year-old children. Developmental Science, 13(2), 289-297. 10.1111/j.1467-7687.2009.00887.x

  • Cantlon, J. F. & Brannon, E. M. (2010). Animal arithmetic. In Clayton, N. (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior. Oxford: Elsevier Press. 10.1016/B978-0-12-375000-6.00024-0

  • Jones, S. M., Cantlon, J. F., Merritt, D. J., & Brannon, E. M. (2010). Context affects the numerical semantic congruity effect in rhesus monkeys. Behavioral Processes, 83(2), 191-196. 10.1016/j.beproc.2009.12.009

  • Cantlon, J. F., Cordes, S., Libertus, M .E., & Brannon, E. M. (2009). Numerical abstraction: It ain't broke. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 32 (3-4), 331-332. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X09990513

  • Cantlon, J. F. , Libertus, M. E., Pinel, P., Dehaene, S., Brannon, E. M., & Pelphrey, K. P. (2009). The neural development of an abstract concept of number. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 21(11), 2217-2229. 10.1162/jocn.2008.21159

  • Cantlon, J. F. , Platt, M., & Brannon, E. M. (2009). Beyond the Number Domain. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 13(2), 83-91. 10.1016/j.tics.2008.11.007

  • Cantlon, J. F. , Cordes, S., Libertus, M. E., & Brannon, E. M. (2009). Comment on 'Log or Linear? Distinct intuitions of the number scale in Western and Indigene cultures'. Science, 323(38). 10.1126/science.1164773

  • Hubbard, E. M., Diester, I. , Cantlon, J. F. , Ansari, D., van Opstal, F., & Troiani, V. (2008). The evolution of numerical cognition: From number neurons to linguistic quantifiers. Journal of Neuroscience, 26(46), 11819-11824. https://doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3808-08.2008

  • Cantlon, J. F., & Brannon, E. M. (2007). Basic math in monkeys and college students. PLoS Biology, 5(12), e328. 10.1371/journal.pbio.0050328

  • Subiaul, F., Romansky, K., Cantlon. J. F, Klein, T, & Terrace, H. (2007). Cognitive imitation in 2-year-old children: A comparison with rhesus monkeys. Animal Cognition, 10(4), 1435-1448. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10071-006-0070-3

  • Cantlon, J.F., Fink, R., Safford, K. E. & Brannon, E. M. (2007). Heterogeneity impairs numerical matching but not numerical ordering in preschool children. Developmental Science, 10(4). 10.1111/j.1467-7687.2007.00597.x 

  • Cantlon, J. F. & Brannon, E. M. (2007). Adding up the effects of cultural experience on the brain. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 11(1), 1-4. 

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  • Cantlon, J.F. & Brannon, E. M. (2007). How much does number matter to a monkey? Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 33(1), 32-41. 10.1037/0097-7403.33.1.32

  • Cantlon, J. F. & Brannon, E. M. (2006). The effect of heterogeneity on numerical ordering in rhesus monkeys. Infancy, 9(2), 173-189. 10.1207/s15327078in0902_5

  • Cantlon, J. F., Brannon, E. M., Carter, E. J., and Pelphrey, K. A. (2006). Functional imaging of numerical processing in adults and four-year-old children. PLoS Biology, 4(5). 10.1371/journal.pbio.0040125 

  • Cantlon, J. F. & Brannon, E. M. (2006). Shared system for ordering small and large numbers in monkeys and humans. Psychological Science, 17(5), 401-406. 10.1111/j.1467-9280.2006.01719.x

  • Brannon, E. M., Cantlon, J. F., & Terrace, H. S. (2006). The role of reference points in ordinal numerical comparisons by Rhesus macaques. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 32(2), 120-134. 10.1037/0097-7403.32.2.120

  • Needham, A., Cantlon, J. F., & Ormsbee, S. (2006). Infants' use of category information and object attributes when segregating objects at 8.5 months of age. Cognitive Psychology, 53(4), 345-360.  10.1016/j.cogpsych.2006.05.003

  • Cantlon, J. F. & Brannon, E. M. (2005). Semantic congruity affects numerical judgments similarly in monkeys and humans. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 102(45), 16507-16511. 10.1073/pnas.0506463102

  • Subiaul, F. X., Cantlon, J. F., Holloway, R., & Terrace, H. S. (2004). Cognitive imitation in rhesus macaques. Science, 305(5682), 407-410. 10.1126/science.1099136