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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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PUBLICATIONS (by date, 1900 - 2016) by category -- 2005-2016

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.

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, DOI: 10.1080/02699931.2015.1036840(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, .

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.

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.

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:

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

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. (2004). Droitiers/Gauchers : des asymétries dans tous les sens Marseille: Solal.

Fagard, J. (2004). Latéralité, différences interindividuelles et pathologie. In J. Fagard (Ed) Droitiers/Gauchers : des asymétries dans tous les sens. (pp. 97-120). Marseille: Solal.

Fagard, J. (2004). Latéralités et asymétries : définitions et mesures. In J. Fagard (Ed) Droitiers/Gauchers : des asymétries dans tous les sens. (pp. 15-48). Marseille: Solal.

Fagard, J., & Dahmen, R. (2004). Cultural influences on the development of lateral preferences: a comparison between French and Tunisian children. Laterality: Asymmetries of Body, Brain and Cognition, 9(1), 67-78. pdf

Fagard, J., & Streri, A. (2004). Origine de la latéralité manuelle. In J. Fagard (Ed) Droitiers/Gauchers : des asymétries dans tous les sens. (pp. 49-70). Marseille: Solal.

Fagard, J., Dellatolas, G., & De Agostini, M. (2004). Origine de la latéralité manuelle. In J. Fagard (Ed) Droitiers/Gauchers : des asymétries dans tous les sens. Marseille: Solal.

Fagard, J., & Streri, A. (2004). Développement des asymétries chez le bébé. In J. Fagard (Ed) Droitiers/Gauchers: des asymétries dans tous les sens. (pp. 49-70). Marseille: Solal.

Leconte, P., & Fagard, J. (2004). Influence of object spatial location and task complexity on children's use of their preferred hand depending on their handedness consistency. Developmental Psychobiology, 45(2), 51-8. pdf

Fagard, J., & Corroyer, D. (2003). Using a continuous index of laterality to determine how laterality is related to interhemispheric transfer and bimanual coordination in children. Developmental Psychobiology, 43(1), 44-56.

Fagard, J., & Dahmen, R. (2003). The effects of reading-writing direction on the asymmetry of space perception and directional tendencies: A comparison between French and Tunisian children. Laterality: Asymmetries of Body, Brain and Cognition, 8(1), 39-52.

Arp, S., & Fagard, J. (2001). Handicap visuo-manuel et comptage chez l'enfant IMC ancien prématuré. A.N.A.E. Approche Neuropsychologique des Apprentissages chez l'Enfant, 13(5), 239-248.

Fagard, J. (2001). Le développement des habiletés de l'enfant Paris: CNRS éditions.

Fagard, J., Hardy, I., Kervella, C., & Marks, A. (2001). Changes in interhemispheric transfer and the development of bimanual coordination. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 80(1), 1-22.

Fagard, J. (2000). Développement des habiletés manuelles. In J. Rivière (Ed) Le développement psychomoteur du jeune enfant. Idées neuves et approches actuelles. (pp. 109-150). Marseille: Solal.

Fagard, J. (2000). Linked proximal and distal changes in the reaching behavior of 5- to 12-month-old human infants grasping objects of different sizes. Infant Behavior and Development, 23, 327-329.

Fagard, J., & Marks, A. (2000). Unimanual and bimanual tasks and the assessment of handedness in toddlers. Developmental Science, 3(2), 137-147.

Fagard, J. (1999). Le développement des habiletés manuelles au cours de l'enfance. Evolutions psychomotrices, 41(10), 115-125.

Fagard, J. (1998). Changes in grasping skills and the emergence of bimanual coordination during the first year of life. In K.J. Connolly (Ed) The Psychobiology of the hand. (Vol. Clinics in Developmental Medicine, pp. 123-143). Londres: Mac Keith Press.

Fagard, J., & Pezé, A. (1997). Age changes in interlimb coupling and the development of bimanual coordination. Journal of Motor Behavior, 29(3), 199-208.

Fagard, J. (1996). Skill acquisition. In O. Bar-Or (Ed) The adolescent athlete: volume VI of The encyclopedia of sports medecine. Oxford: Blackwell Scientific Publications LTD.

Fagard, J., & Jacquet, A.-Y. (1996). Changes in reaching and grasping objects of different sizes between 7 and 13 months of age. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 14, 65-78.

Fagard, J. (1994). Manual strategies and interlimb coordination during reaching, grasping, and manipulating throughout the first year of life. In S. P. Swinnen H. Heuer J. Massion P. Casaer (Ed) Interlimb coordination : neural, dynamical, and cognitive constraints. (pp. 439-460). New York: Academic Press.

Fagard, J. (1994). Coordination bimanuelle et trouble d'apprentissage de la lecture. In C. Préneron C. Meljac S. Netchine (Ed) Des enfants hors du lire. (pp. 83-94). Paris: Bayard.

Fagard, J., & Pezé, A. (1992). Coupling and lateralization in bimanual coordination at 7, 8, and 9 years of age. Developmental Neuropsychology, 8(1), 69-85.

Fagard, J. (1991). Synchronization and desynchronization in bimanual coordination : a developmental perspective. In J. Fagard (Ed) The development of timing control and temporal organization in coordinated action: invariant relative timing, rhythms and coordination. (pp. ??). Netherland: Elsevier.

Fagard, J., & Wolff, P.H. (1991). The development of timing control and temporal organization in coordinated action : invariant relative timing, rhythms and coordination. In The Netherlands: Elsevier.

Fagard, J. (1990). Development of Bimanual Coordination. In C. Bard M. Fleury L. Hay (Ed) Development of Eye-Hand Coordination. (pp. 262-282). Columbia: University of South Carolina Press.

Fagard, J. (1990). Discussion : Hand movements as "windows" through which to study other processes. In H. Bloch B.I. Bertenthal (Ed) Sensory-Motor Organizations and Development in Infancy and early Childhood. (pp. 355-360). Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Fagard, J. (1990). Hand movements as "windows" through which to study other processes. In H. Bloch B.I. Bertenthal (Ed) Sensory-Motor Organizations and Development in Infancy and Early Childhood. (Vol. 56, pp. 355-360). Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Fagard, J., & Jacquet, A.-Y. (1989). Onset of bimanual coordination and symmetry versus asymmetry of movement. Infant Behavior and Development, 12(2), 229-235.

Fagard, J. (1988). Coordination bimanuelle et trouble d'apprentissage de la lecture. Bulletin d'audiophonologie, IV(4-5), 509-520.

Fagard, J. (1987). Bimanual stereotypes: bimanual coordination in children as a function of movements and relative velocity. Journal of Motor Behavior, 19, 355-366.

Fagard, J. (1987). Does manual asymmetry of right-handers change between six and nine years of age? Human Movement Science, 6, 321-332.

Fagard, J., & Barbin, Y. (1987). Apprentissage moteur bimanuel : couplage et découplage dans l'élaboration de nouvelles synergies. Cahiers de Psychologie Cognitive/Current Psychology of Cognition, 7(6), 561- 572.

Fagard, J., Morioka, M., & Wolff, P.H. (1985). Early stages in the acquisition of a bimanual motor skill. Neuropsychologia, 23, 535-543.

Fagard, J. (1984). La coordination bimanuelle. In R. Dailly M. Moscato (Ed) Latéralité et latéralisation chez l'enfant. Liège: Mardaga.

Fagard, J. (1983). Symétrie et asymétrie dans le contrôle bimanuel chez l'enfant et chez l'adulte. La Médecine Infantile, 3, 307-309.

Fagard, J. (1982). Le contrôle moteur chez l'enfant de 6 à 10 ans : flexibilité, implusivité, inhibition. Enfance, 5, 395-399.

Fagard, J. (1977). Perseveration-rigidity. Unpublished manuscript


COMMUNICATIONS (1900 - 2016)

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).

Fagard, J., & Lockman, J. (2004). Object exploration and imitation of manual behaviours by infants. Paper presented at the International Conference on Infant Studies, Chicago.

Fagard, J. (2003). With which hand do infants imitate? Paper presented at the 36th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Developmental Psychobiology, New Orleans.

Fagard, J., & Marks, A. (1998). The development of unimanual and bimanual handedness. Paper presented at the XVth Biennial ISSBD Meetings, Berne, CH.

Sprenger-Charolles, ., Colé, P., Fagard, J., Lacert, P., Bonnet, P., Boulakia, G., & Béchennec, D. (1998). Caractéristiques et origine des troubles de la lecture dans la dyslexie développementale. Paper presented at the Entretiens de la cognition, Alfortville (25-27/11/1998).

Fagard, J. (1997). Habiletés bimanuelles et développement. Paper presented at the VIIème Congrès International des Chercheurs en Activités Physiques et Sportives, Marseille.

Fagard, J. (1997). Motricité réactive versus motricité prédictive : changements dans le geste d'atteinte de l'objet au cours de la première année. Paper presented at the Le mouvement : des boucles sensori-motrices aux représentations cognitives et langagières, Bonas.

Titaevski, S., Fagard, J., Gérard, C.L., & Lacert, P. (1995). Développement des fonctions exécutives chez les enfants normaux et cérébrolésés entre 3 et 6 ans. Paper presented at the Latéralisation hémisphérique et pathologie cérébrale,