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Baby Lab

Eszter Somogyi
Member of the Perception/action group
Postdoctoral researcher
Address : 45 rue des Saints-Peres, 75006 Paris
Telephone(s) : +33(0)
Fax : +33(0)
Office : 603-1
Scientific interests : Tool use, Agentivity, Social Learning, Autism
Awards : Research in Paris Postdoctoral Award, Award for International Joint PhD (cotutelle)

PUBLICATIONS (by category, 1900 - 2017) by date -- 2005-2017

Journal article

Esseily, R., Somogyi, E., & Guellai, B. (2016). The Relative Importance of Language in Guiding Social Preferences Through Development. Frontiers in Psychology, 7(1645), doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01645. pdf

Fagard, J., Rat-Fischer, L., Esseily, R., Somogyi, E., & O'Regan, J.K. (2016). What Does It Take for an Infant to Learn How to Use a Tool by Observation? Frontiers in Psychology, 7(491), doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00267. pdf

Somogyi, E., Kenyeres, K., Kapitány, E., Donauer, N., Fagard, J., & Kónya, A. (2016). Visual feedback increases postural stability in children with autism spectrum disorder. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 29-30, 4856. pdf

Esseily, R., Rat-Fischer, L., Somogyi, E., O'Regan, K., & Fagard, J. (2015). Humor (production) may enhance observational learning of a new tool use action in 18-month-old infants. Cognition and Emotion, 30(4), 817-25. pdf

Kárpáti, J., Kónya, A., Donauer, N., & Somogyi, E. (2015). Memory Integration Processes in Benign Childhood Epilepsy with Centrotemporal Spikes. Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology, 28(4), 207-14. pdf

Somogyi, E., Ara, C., Gianni, E., Rat-Fischer, L., Fagard, J., & O'Regan, K. (2015). The Roles of Observation and Manipulation in Learning to Use a Tool. Cognitive Development, 35, 186-200. pdf

Somogyi, E., & Esseily, R. (2014). Mimicry Enhances Observational Learning in 16-Month-Old Infants. PLoS ONE, 9(12), doi:10.1371/ journal.pone.0113695.

Tordjman, S., Somogyi, E., Coulon, N., Kermarrec, S..., Bronsard, G., Bonnot, O., Weismann-Arcache, C., Botbol, M., Lauth, B., Ginchat, V., Roubertoux, P., Barbu-Roth, M., Kovess, V., & Geoffray, M.M. (2014). Gene X Environment Interactions in Autism Spectrum Disorders: Role of Epigenetic Mechanisms. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 5(53), doi:10.3389/fpsyt.2014.00053. pdf

Kampis, D., Somogyi, E., Itakura, S., & Király, I. (2013). Do infants bind mental states to agents? Cognition, 129(2), 232-240.

Somogyi, E., Király, I., Gergely, G., & Nadel, J. (2013). Understanding goals and intentions in low-functioning autism. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 34(11), 3822-3832.

Okanda, M., Somogyi, E., & Itakura, S. (2012). Differences in Response Bias Among Younger and Older Preschoolers: Investigating Japanese and Hungarian Preschoolers. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 43(8), 1325-1338.


Book chapter

Takacs, B., Brindza, N., Richter, G., Somogyi, E., & Simon, L. (2015). Immersive Virtual & Augmented Reality - Education and Autism Research. In SMCE International Conference on Software, Multimedia and Communication Engineering. Hong Kong: SMCE Conference Proceedings.

Halbwachs, M. (2013). Les cadres sociaux de la mémoire (transl). In (pp. in press).

Király, I., Halász, E., & Somogyi, E. (2012). The influence of linguistic setting on memory recall in two-three-year-old children. In Király, I. (Eds) Mosaics on Memory Development and Cultural Learning. (pp. 16-40). Budapest: ELTE.

Bruner, J.S. (2004). L'éducation, entrée dans la culture (transl). In Budapest: Gondolat Kiadó.