New article in Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition

It’s my pleasure to tell that our latest paper “Eye movements of children and adults reading in three different orthographies” is available online. In this paper, we compared the eye movement patters of children and adults in three languages, namely English, German, and Finnish. We showed that English children showed a qualitatively different reading pattern, while German and Finnish children’s reading behavior was rather similar. These results indicate that the predictability of an orthographic system is more important than its complexity for children’s reading development. Adults’ reading behavior, in contrast, was remarkably similar across languages. Our results demonstrate that eye movements are sensitive to language-specific features in children’s reading, but become more homogenous as reading
skill matures.

Schroeder, S., Häikiö, T., Pagán, A., Dickins, J. H., Hyönä, J., & Liversedge, S. P. (2021). Eye movements of children and adults reading in three different orthographies. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition. doi:10.1037/xlm0001099

New article in Journal of Eye Movement Research

It’s my pleasure to tell that our latest paper “Eye Movements during dynamic scene viewing are affected by visual attention skills and events of the scene: Evidence from first-person shooter gameplay videos” is available online, free to download. In this paper, we showed that individual differences in visual attention tasks were associated with eye movement patterns observed during viewing of the gameplay video.

Holm, S. K., Häikiö, T., Olli, K., & Kaakinen, J. K. (2021). Eye movements during dynamic scene viewing are affected by visual attention skills and events of the scene: Evidence from first-person shooter gameplay videos. Journal of Eye Movement Research, 14(2). doi:10.16910/jemr.14.2.3

New article in Frontiers

It’s my pleasure to tell that our latest paper “Prenatal glucocorticoid-exposed infants do not show an age-typical fear bias at 8 months of age – Preliminary findings from the FinnBrain Birth Cohort Study” is available online, free to download. In this paper, we showed that infants exposed to Synthetic glucocorticoids (sGC) during pregnacy did not exhibit age-typical fear bias at 8 months of age.

Kataja, E-L., Rodrigues, A. J., Scheinin, N. M., Nolvi, S., Korja, R., Häikiö, T., Ekholm, E., Sousa, N., Karlsson, L., & Karlsson, H. (2021). Prenatal glucocorticoid-exposed infants do not show an age-typical fear bias at 8 months of age – Preliminary findings from the FinnBrain Birth Cohort Study. Frontiers in Psychology, section Developmental Psychology, 12:655654. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2021.655654

New article in Scientific Studies of Reading

It’s my pleasure to tell that our latest paper “The effect of syllable-level hyphenation on novel word reading in early Finnish readers: Evidence from eye movements” is available online, free to download. It took a while for the supplementary material to appear online as well but now it’s all good. In this paper we show that the hyphenation slows down early Finnish readers already when they see the word for the very first time.

Häikiö. T. & Luotojärvi, T. (2021). The effect of syllable-level hyphenation on novel word reading in early Finnish readers: Evidence from eye movements. Scientific Studies of Reading. doi:10.1080/10888438.2021.1874384

New article in Child Development

It’s my pleasure to tell that our latest paper “Behavioral regulatory problems are associated with a lower attentional bias to fearful faces during infancy” is now available online, free to download.

Eskola, E., Kataja, E-L., Hyönä, J., Häikiö, T., Pelto, J., Karlsson, H., Karlsson, L., & Korja. R. (2021). Behavioral regulatory problems are associated with a lower attentional bias to fearful faces during infancy. Child Development. doi:10.1111/cdev.13516

New article in Emotion

I’m pleased to inform that our paper “Infant fecal microbiota composition and attention to emotional faces” is now available online.

Aatsinki, A-K., Kataja, E-L., Munukka, E., Lahti, L., Keskitalo, A., Korja, R., Nolvi, S., Häikiö, T., Tarro, S., Karlsson, H., & Karlsson, L. (2020). Infant fecal microbiota composition and attention to emotional faces. Emotion. doi:10.1037/emo0000924

New article in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

I’m pleased to inform that our paper “Newborn left amygdala volume associates with attention disengagement from fearful faces at eight months” is now available online.

Tuulari, J. J., Kataja, E-L., Leppänen, J., Lewis, J., Nolvi, S., Häikiö, T., Lehtola, S., Hashempour, N., Saunavaara, J., Scheinin, N., Korja, L., Karlsson, L., & Karlsson, H. (2020). Newborn left amygdala volume associates with attention disengagement from fearful faces at eight months. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. doi:10.1016/j.dcn.2020.100839