Peer-Reviewed Publications:

Kersey, A. J. & Cantlon, J. F. (2017). Neural tuning to numerosity relates to perceptual tuning in 3- to 6-year-old children. Journal of Neuroscience. 37 (3), 512-522. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0065-16.2016 [pdf]


Kersey, A. J. & Cantlon, J. F. (2017). Primitive concepts of number and the developing human brain. Invited Review. Language Learning and Development 13 (2), 191-214. doi: 10.1080/15475441.2016.1264878.[pdf]


James, K. H. & Kersey, A. J. (2017). Dorsal stream function in the young child: An fMRI investigation of visually-guided action. Developmental Science. doi: 10.1111/desc.12546 [pdf]


Kersey, A. J. & Emberson, L. L. (2017). Tracing trajectories of audiovisual learning in the infant brain. Developmental Science. 20 (6), e12480. doi: 10.1111/desc.12480 [link]


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 Cortex. 26 (7), 3135-3145. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhv140 [pdf]

Kersey, A. J. & James, K. H. (2013). Brain activation patterns resulting from learning letter forms through active self-production and passive observation in young children. Front. Psychol. 4:567 doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00567 [pdf]



Manuscripts in Preparation and Under Review:

Kersey, A. J., Braham, E., Csumitta, K. D., Libertus, M., & Cantlon, J. F. (in preparation). No gender differences in children’s core numerical processing abilities.


Kersey, A. J., Wakim, K., Li, R., & Cantlon, J. F. (in preparation). Uniquely child functions of the brain.



Selected Conference Presentations (see CV for full list):

Kersey, A. J. & Cantlon, J. C. (2017). Children’s neural representations of count words emerge from numerosity representations in parietal cortex. Talk to be presented at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Nanosymposium on Cognitive Development and Numerical Cognition. Washington D.C.


Kersey, A. J. & Cantlon, J. C. (2017). Functional overlap between numerosity and count word representations in the developing brain. Poster presented at the Cognitive Development Society Biennual Meeting. Portland, OR.


Kersey, A. J. & Cantlon, J. F. (2017). Neural representations of numerosity support the acquisition of counting in preschool children. Poster presented at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.


Kersey, A. J, Wakim, K., Li, R., & Cantlon, J. F. (2016). Neural patterns of reading and mathematics development from controlled versus naturalistic stimuli. Talk presented at the Flux Congress Annual Meeting, Science of Learning Symposium, St. Louis, MO.


Kersey, A. J. & Cantlon, J. F. (2016). Functional networks of counting acquisition in preschool children. Poster presented at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting, New York, NY.


Kersey, A. J. & Cantlon, J. F. (2015) Neural tuning to numerosity in 3- to 6-year-old children predicts numerical development. Talk presented at the Cognitive Development Society Biennial Meeting, Columbus, OH.


Kersey, A. J. & Cantlon, J. F. (2015). Distinct neural circuitry underlying numerical development in 4- to 6-year-old children. Poster presented at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.


Kersey, A. J. & James, K. H. (2013). The neural mechanisms underlying handwriting: Effects of sensorimotor experience. Poster presented at the UCLA Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference, Los Angeles, CA.


James, K.H. & Kersey, A. J. (2011). Dorsal stream function in 4-6 year old children: Assessing the neural correlates of the ‘posting’ task using fMRI. Poster presented at 13th Annual Women in Science Research Conference, Bloomington, IN.


James, K.H. & Kersey, A. (2011). Dorsal stream function in the 4-6 year old child: Assessing the neural correlates of the posting task using fMRI. Talk presented at the Society for Research In Child Development. Montreal, PQ.