Publications

 

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2017

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]

     Media coverage: MITx Media, MIT News, NYU News, BBC World Service, The Wire, Nature, The World Bank, The Economic Times

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, 1-10. doi:10.1093/cercor/bhx139 *Indicates shared authorship [pdf]  

2016

Dillon, M. R., & Spelke, E. S. (2016).  Young children’s use of surface and object information in drawings of everyday scenes. Child Development. doi:10.1111/cdev.12658 [pdf]

2015

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]

2013

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.1312640110 [pdf] [Supplement]

     Media Coverage: Harvard Gazette, Boston Globe

Yoshioka, T., Dillon, M. R., Beck, G., Rapp, B., & Landau, B. (2013).  Tactile localization on digits and hand: Structure and development. Psychological Science24(8), 1-11. doi:10.1177/0956797613478617 [pdf]

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]