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Baby Lab

Jacqueline Fagard
Member of the Perception/action group
Senior Research Scientist
Address : 45, rue des Saints-Pères, 75006 Paris, France
Telephone(s) : +33(0)
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Office : 606-05
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PUBLICATIONS (by category, 2005 - 2017) by date -- 1900-2017

Journal article

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, in press.

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

Lemoine-Lardennois, C., Alahyane, N., Tailhefer, C., T., F., & J., D.-M. (2016). Saccadic adaptation in 10-41 month-old children. Frontiers in Psychology, in press.

Petkovic, M., Chokron, S., & Fagard, J. (2016). Visuo-manual coordination in preterm infants without neurological impairments. Research in Developmental Disabilities, in press.

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, 48–56. 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

Fagard, J., Florean, C., Petkovic, M., Rat-Fischer, L., Fattori, P., & O'Regan, J.K. (2015). When do infants understand that they can obtain a desired part of a composite object by grasping another part? Infant Behavior and Development, .

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

Fagard, J., & Corbetta, D. (2014). Le développement moteur du tout-petit. , Cerveau & Psycho(19), 41-45.

Fagard, J., Rat-Fischer, L., & O'Regan, J.K. (2014). The emergence of use of a rake-like tool: a longitudinal study in human infants. Frontiers in Psychology, in press, .

Fagard, J., Sirri, L., & Rämä, P. (2014). Effect of handedness on the occurrence of semantic N400 priming effect in 18- and 24-month-old children. Frontiers in Psychology, 5, 1-8. pdf

Rat-Fischer, L., O'Regan, J.K., & Fagard, J. (2014). Comparison of active and purely visual performance in a multiple-string means-end task in infants. Cognition, .

Esseily, R., & Fagard, J. (2013). Ostensive cues orient the attention of 10-month-olds toward the demonstration of a new task but delay their learning from the demonstration. Psychology, in press.

Esseily, R., Rat-Fischer, L., O'Regan, J.K., & Fagard, J. (2013). Understanding the experimenter's intention improves 16-month-olds' observational learning in a novel tool use action. Cognitive Development, 28(1), 1-9.

Fagard, J. (2013). Early Development of Hand Preference and Language Lateralization: Are They Linked, and If So, How? Developmental Psychobiology, 55(6), 596-607.

Fagard, J. (2013). The nature and nurture of human infant hand preference. The New York Academy of Sciences, 1288, 114-123.

Meunier, H., Fagard, J., Maugard, A., Brisen, M., Fizet, J., Canteloup, C., Defolie, C., & Vauclair, J. (2013). Patterns of Hemispheric Specialization for a Communicative Gesture in Different Primate Species. Developmental Psychobiology, 55(6), 662-671.

Potier, C., Meguerditchian, A., & Fagard, J. (2013). Handedness for bimanual coordinated actions in infants as a function of grip morphology. Laterality, 18(5), 576-593.

Vauclair, J., Fagard, J., & Blois-Heulin, C. (2013). Lateralization, Praxis, and Communicative Gestures: Developmental and Comparative Perspectives. Developmental Psychobiology, 55(6), 575-576.

Chapelain, A., Laurence, A., Vimond, M., Fagard, J., Vauclair, J., & Blois-Heulin, C. (2012). Hand preference and its flexibility according to the position of the object: a study in cercopithecines examining spontaneous behavior and an experimental task (the Bishop QHP task). Animal Cognition, 15, 937-953. pdf

Esseilly, R., & Fagard, J. (2012). Un bébé peut-il apprendre d'un autre bébé? Enfance, 64(1), 85-95.

Fagard, J. (2012). Aux origines de la préférence manuelle. Enfance, 64(1), 97-114.

Fagard, J., Rat-Fischer, L., & O'Regan, J.K. (2012). Comment le bébé accède-t-il à la notion d'outil? Enfance, 64(1), 73-84.

Jacquet, A.-Y., Esseily, R., Rider, D., & Fagard, J. (2012). Handedness for grasping objects and declarative pointing: A longitudinal study. Developmental Psychobiology, 54(1), 36-46, doi: 10.1002/dev.20572. pdf

Meunier, H., Vauclair, J., & Fagard, J. (2012). Human infants and baboons show the same pattern of handedness for a communicative gesture. PLoS One, 7(3), e33969.

Rat-Fischer, L., O'Regan, J.K., & Fagard, J. (2012). Handedness in infants' tool use. Developmental Psychobiology, in press, .

Rat-Fischer, L., O'Regan, J.K., & Fagard, J. (2012). The Emergence of tool use during the second year of life. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, in press.

Sieroff, E., Dahmen, R., & Fagard, J. (2012). Mechanisms of Attention in Reading Parafoveal Words: A Cross-Linguistic Study in Children. Neuropsychology, 26(3), 334-346.

Domellöf, E., Fagard, J., Jacquet, A.-Y., & Rönnqvist, L. (2011). Goal-directed arm movements in children with fetal alcohol syndrome: A kinematic approach. European Journal of Neurology, 18, 312-320.

Esseily, R., Jacquet, A.-Y., & Fagard, J. (2011). Handedness for grasping objects and pointing and the development of language in 14-month-old infants. Laterality, 16(5), 565-585.

Nadel, J..., Coulon, N..., & Fagard, J... (2011). Yes they can! An approach of observational learning in low functioning children with autism. Autism, 15(2), 431-445.

Nadel, J., Aouka, N., Coulon, N., Gras-Vincendon, A., Canet, P., Fagard, J., & Bursztein, C. (2011). Yes they can!: An approach to observational learning in low-functioning children with autism. Autism, 15, 421-435.

Esseily, R., Nadel, J., & Fagard, J. (2010). Object retrieval through observational learning in 8- to 18-month-old infants. Infant Behavior and Development, 33(4), 695-699. pdf

Fagard, J., & Lockman, J.J. (2010). Change in imitation for object manipulation between 10 and 12 months of age. Developmental Psychobiology, 52, 90-99.

Domellof, E., Roonqvist, L., Titran, M., Esseilly, R., & Fagard, J. (2009). Atypical functional lateralization in children with fetal alcohol syndrome. Developmental Psychobiology, 58(8), 696-705.

Fagard, J. (2009). Origine des asymétries. Médecine & Enfance, 29(8), 403-408.

Fagard, J., Spelke, E., & Von-Hofsten, C. (2009). Reaching and grasping a moving object in 6-, 8-, and 10-month-old infants: Laterality and performance. Infant Behavior & Development, 32, 137-146.

Golomer, E., Rosey, F., Dizac, H., Mertz, C., & Fagard, J. (2009). The influence of classical dance training on preferred supporting leg and whole body turning bias. Laterality: Asymmetries of Body, Brain and Cognition, 14(2), 165-177.

Fagard, J., Monzalvo-Lopez, K., & Mamassian, P. (2008). Relationship between eye preference and binocular rivalry, and between eye-hand preference and reading ability in children. Developmental Psychobiology, 50(8), 789-798.

Fagard, J., Sacco, S., Yvenou, C., Domellöf, E., Kieffer, V., Tordjman, S., Moutard, M.-H., & Mamassian, P. (2008). The role of the corpus callosum in the perception of reversible figures in children. Vision research, 48(23-24), 2451-5.

Hartley, M., Fagard, J., Esseily, R., & Taylor, J. (2008). Observational versus trial and error effects in a model of an infant learning paradigm. Artificial Neural Networks - Icann 2008, Pt Ii, 5164, 277-289.

Toussaint, Y., Do, M.-C., & Fagard, J. (2008). What are the factors responsible for the deviation in stepping on the spot? Neuroscience Letters, 435(1), 60-64.

Toussaint, Y., & Fagard, J. (2008). A Counterclockwise bias in running. Neuroscience Letters, 442(1), 59-62.

Tordjman, S., Guignard, J.H., Seligmann, C., Vanroye, E., Nevoux, G., Fagard, J., Gorea, A., Mamassian, P., Cavanagh, P., & Lebreton, S. (2007). Diagnosis of hyperactivity disorder in gifted children depends on observational sources. Gifted and Talented International, 22(2), 62-67.

Arp, S., Taranne, P., & Fagard, J. (2006). Global perception of small numerosities (subitizing) in cerebral-palsied children. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 28(3), 405-19. pdf

Fagard, J., & Lemoine, C. (2006). The role of imitation in the stabilization of handedness during infancy. Journal of Integrative Neuroscience, 5(4), 519-533.

Fagard, J. (2006). Normal and Abnormal Early Development of Handedness: Introduction. Developmental Psychobiology, 48, 413-417.

Leconte, P., & Fagard, J. (2006). Which factors affect hand selection in children's grasping in hemispace? Combined effects of task demand and motor dominance. Brain and Cognition, 60(1), 88-93. pdf

Leconte, P., & Fagard, J. (2006). Lateral Preferences in Children with Intellectual Deficiency of Idiopathic Origin. Developmental Psychobiology, 48, 492-500.

Sacco, S., Moutard, M.-L., & Fagard, J. (2006). Agenesis of the corpus callosum and the establishment of handedness. Developmental Psychobiology, 48(6), 472-481.

Arp, S., & Fagard, J. (2005). What impairs subitizing in cerebral palsied children? Developmental Psychobiology, 47(1), 89-102. pdf

Dahmen, R., & Fagard, J. (2005). The effect of explicit cultural bias in lateral preferences in Tunisia. Cortex, 6, 739-740.

Fagard, J., & Lockman, J. (2005). The effect of task constraints on infants' (bi)manual strategy for grasping and exploring objects. Infant Behavior and Development, 28, 305-315.

Leconte, P., & Fagard, J. (2005). Qu'est ce qui détermine le choix de la main utilisée par l'enfant ? Influence combinée de la demande de la tâche, de la posture et de la consistance manuelle du sujet. Revue d'Intelligence Artificielle, 19(1-2)( "Alternatives en Sciences Cognitives. Enjeux et Débats"), 111-126.



Fagard, J. (2006). Normal and Abnormal Early Development of Handedness (Vol. 48). Wyley-Blackwell.


Book chapter

O'Regan, J.K., Rat-Fischer, L., & Fagard, J. (2011). Mechanisms leading to tool use: A longitudinal study in human infants. In Front. Comput. Neurosci. Conference Abstract: IEEE ICDL-EPIROB 2011. Frankfurt, Germany:

Rat-Fischer, L., O'Regan, J.K., & Fagard, J. (2011). Tool-use learning mechanisms at the end of the second year in human infants. In Front. Comput. Neurosci. Conference Abstract: IEEE ICDL-EPIROB 2011. Frankfurt, Germany:



Alahyane, N., Lemoine, C., Tailhefer, C., Collins, T., Fagard, J., & Doré-Mazars, K. (2013). Development of oculomotor control from infants to toddlers:temporal and spatial parameters of reactive saccades.


COMMUNICATIONS (2005 - 2017)

Oral communication

Fattori, P., Breveglieri, R., Bosco, A., Esseily, R., & Fagard, J. (2008). Observational learning of tool-use in human infants and macaques. Paper presented at the IROS, Nice.

Fagard, J., Lockman, J., Sorrentino, P., Lemoine, C., & Devouche, E. (2005). Affordances and imitation in object manipulation. Paper presented at the Motor Development and Learning in Infancy II, Murcia, Spain.

Toussaint, Y., Do, M.C., & Fagard, J. (2005). Directional tendencies in humans: use of an adaptation of Fukuda test. Paper presented at the Asymmetries and handedness, Paris.

Toussaint, Y., & Fagard, J. (2005). Tendances directionnelles : influence de la position de la tête et de l'attention. Paris: Université Paris5 (Saint-Pères).