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Dillon, M. R., Izard, V., & Spelke, E. S. (in review). Infants’ sensitivity to shape changes in 2D visual forms. [pdf] [Supplement] [OSF]

Hart, Y., Mahadevan, L. & Dillon, M. R. (in review). Euclid’s Random Walk: Geometric reasoning by simulation through development. [pdf] [Supplement] [OSF]

Maguire, K., & Dillon, M. R. (in review). Rooms without walls: Young children draw objects but not layouts. [pdf] [Supplement] [OSF]


Dillon*, M. R., Duyck*, M., Dehaene, S., Amalric, M., & Izard, V. (2019). Geometric Categories in Cognition. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 45(9), 1236-1247. doi: 10.1037/xhp0000663 *Indicates shared authorship [pdf] [Supplement] [OSF]


Hart, Y., Dillon, M. R., Marantan, A., Cardenas, A., Spelke, E. S., & Mahadevan, L. (2018). The statistical shape of geometric reasoning. Scientific Reports, 8, 12906. doi:10.1038/s41598-018-30314-y [pdf] [Supplement]

Dillon, M. R., & Spelke, E. S. (2018). From map reading to geometric intuitions. Developmental Psychology, 54(7), 1304-1316. doi:10.1037/dev0000509 [pdf] [Supplement]


Dillon, M. R., Kannan, H., Dean, J. T., Spelke, E. S. & Duflo, E. (2017). Cognitive science in the field: A preschool intervention durably enhances intuitive but not formal mathematics. Science, 357(6346), 47-55. doi:10.1126/science.aal4724 [pdf] [Supplement] [Social Science Registry]

     Media coverage: MIT News, NYU News, BBC World Service, The Wire, Nature, The World BankBoston Globe, and Science Daily

Dillon*, M. R., Persichetti*, A. S., Spelke, E. S., & Dilks, D. D. (2017). Places in the brain: Bridging layout and object geometry in scene-selective cortex. Cerebral Cortex, 28(7), 2365-2374. doi:10.1093/cercor/bhx139 *Indicates shared authorship [pdf]

Dillon, M. R., & Spelke, E. S. (2017). Young children’s use of surface and object information in drawings of everyday scenes. Child Development, 88(5), 1701-1715. doi:10.1111/cdev.12658 [pdf] [Supplement]


Dillon, M. R., Pires, A. C., Hyde, D. C., & Spelke, E. S. (2015). Children's expectations about training the approximate number system. British Journal of Developmental Psychology33(4), 411-418. doi:10.1111/bjdp.12118 [pdf]

Dillon, M. R., & Spelke, E. S. (2015). Core geometry in perspective. Developmental Science18(6), 894-908. doi:10.1111/desc.12266 [pdf]


Dillon, M. R., Huang, Y., & Spelke, E. S. (2013). Core foundations of abstract geometry. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America110(35), 14191-14195. doi:10.1073/pnas.131264011p [pdf] [Supplement]

     Media Coverage: Harvard Gazette, Boston Globe

Reilly, B. J., & Dillon, M. R. (2013). Virtuous Circles of Authorship Attribution through Quantitative Analysis: Chrétien de Troyes's Lancelot. doi:10.1353/dph.2013.0001 Digital Philology: A Journal of Medieval Cultures2(1), 60-85. [pdf]

Yoshioka, T., Dillon, M. R., Beck, G., Rapp, B., & Landau, B. (2013). Tactile localization on digits and hand: Structure and development. Psychological Science24(9), 1653-1663. doi:10.1177/0956797613478617 [pdf]