Selected Recent Publications

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Memory Development

(corresponding author bolded, MDD student underlined)

Edgin, J. O., Liu, Y., Hughes, K., Spanò, G., & Clark, C. A. (2019). The “eyes have it,” but when in development?: The importance of a developmental perspective in our understanding of behavioral memory formation and the hippocampus. Hippocampus.

Sakhon, S., Edwards, K., Luongo, A., Murphy, M., & Edgin, J.O. (2018). Small sets of novel words are fully retained after 1-week in children with and without Down syndrome: A fast mapping study. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society. 

Clark, C. A., Fernandez, F., Sakhon, S., Spanò, G., & Edgin, J. O. (2017). The medial temporal memory system in Down syndrome: Translating animal models of hippocampal compromise. Hippocampus.

Spano, G., Intraub, H., & Edgin, J.O. (2017). Testing the “Boundaries” of Boundary Extension: Anticipatory Scene Representation Across Development and Disorder. Hippocampus. 

Edgin, J.O. & Nadel, L. (2017). Hippocampus and Development. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Psychology.

Van Hoogmoed, A., Nadel, L. & Spanò, G. & Edgin, J.O. (2016). ERP correlates of object recognition memory in Down syndrome: Do active and passive tasks measure the same thing? Neuropsychologia.

Spanò, G., Peterson, M., Nadel, L., Rhoads, C., & Edgin, J.O. (2015). Seeing can be remembering: Interactions between memory and perception in typical and atypical development. Clinical Psychological Science, 1-18.

Edgin, J.O., Clark, C.A.C., Massand, E., & Karmiloff-Smith, A.  (2015). Building an adaptive brain across development: Targets for neurorehabilitation must begin in infancy, Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 9, 232.

Gomez, R. & Edgin, J.O. (2015). The extended trajectory of hippocampal development: implications for early memory development and disorder. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience.

Edgin, J. O., Spanò, G., Kawa, K., & Nadel, L. (2014). Remembering things without context: Development matters. Child Development, 85(4), 1491-1502.

Edgin, J.O., Pennington, B.F. & Mervis, C.B. (2010). Neuropsychological components of intellectual disability: The role of immediate, working and associative memory, Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 54 (5), 406-417.

Woodward, L. J., Edgin, J.O., Thompson, D. & Inder, T.E. (2005). Object working memory deficits predicted by early brain injury and development in the preterm infant. Brain, 128 (11), 2578-2587.

Pennington, B.F., Moon, J., Edgin, J., Stedron, J. & Nadel, L. (2003). The neuropsychology of Down syndrome: Evidence of hippocampal dysfunction. Child Development, 74 (1), 75-93.

Sleep and Learning

Spanò, G., Weber, F. D., Pizzamiglio, G., McCormick, C., Miller, T. D., Rosenthal, C. R., ... & Maguire, E. A. (2020). Sleeping with Hippocampal Damage. Current Biology.

Combs, D., Goodwin, J. L., Quan, S. F., Morgan, W. J., Hsu, C. H., Edgin, J. O., & Parthasarathy, S. (2019). Mother Knows Best? Comparing Child Report and Parent Report of Sleep Parameters With Polysomnography. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 15(01), 111-117.

Spanò, G., Gómez, R. L., Demara, B. I., Alt, M., Cowen, S. L., & Edgin, J. O. (2018). REM sleep in naps differentially relates to memory consolidation in typical preschoolers and children with Down syndrome. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 201811488.

Fernandez, F., Nyhuis, C. C., Anand, P., Demara, B. I., Ruby, N. F., Spanò, G., ... & Edgin, J. O. (2017). Young children with Down syndrome show normal development of circadian rhythms, but poor sleep efficiency: a cross-sectional study across the first 60 months of life. Sleep Medicine, 33, 134-144.

Edgin, J.O., Tooley, U., Demara, B., Nyhuis, C., Anand, P. & Spanò, G. (2015). Sleep disturbance and expressive language development in preschool-age children with Down syndrome. Child Development.

Gomez, R. & Edgin, J.O. (2015). Sleep as a window into early neural development: Shifts in sleep-dependent memory formation across early childhood, Child Development Perspectives, 9 (3), 183-189.

Breslin, J.*, Spanò, G.*, Bootzin, R., Anand, P., Nadel, L. & Edgin, J.O. (2014). Obstructive sleep apnea and cognition in Down syndrome, Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 56 (7), 657-664.

Fernandez, F. & Edgin, J.O. (2013). Poor sleep as a precursor to cognitive decline in Down syndrome: A hypothesis. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Parkinsonism, 3, 124. Special Issue on Down syndrome.

Chen, C., Spanò, G. & Edgin, J.O. (2013). The impact of sleep disruption on executive function in Down syndrome. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 34 (6), 2033-2039.

Breslin, J.H., Edgin, J.O., Bootzin, R.R., Goodwin, J.L. & Nadel, L. (2011). Parental report of sleep problems in Down syndrome, Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 55 (11), 1086-1091.

Neuropsychological Assessment

Fernandez, F., & Edgin, J. O. (2016). Pharmacotherapy in Down's syndrome: which way forward?. The Lancet Neurology, 15(8), 776.

Spano, G. & Edgin, J.O. (in press). Everyday memory in individuals with Down syndrome: Validation of the Observer Memory Questionnaire-Parent Form. Child Neuropsychology.