Yonas Vita

Education:

University of Michigan, BA, 1964 (Psychology)
Cornell University, Ph.D., 1968 (Psychology)

Employment History and Visiting Professorships:

Visiting Professor, Harvard University Department of Psychology , 1998
Associate Director, Center for Cognitive Sciences 1995-1998
Professor, Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota, 1979-present;
Associate Professor, 1973-1979; Assistant Professor, 1968-1973.
Adjunct Professor, Department of Psychology, 2002-present
Visiting Professor, Stanford University Department of Psychology, 1979,
Director, Center for Research in Learning, Perception and Cognition, 1991-1995
NIMH Predoctoral Fellow, Cornell University, 1967-1968.
Teaching Assistant, Cornell University, 1966-1967.
Research Assistant, Cornell University, 1964-1967.
Research Assistant, University of Michigan, 1964.

Scientific and Professional Organizations:

Association and Research for Vision and Ophthalmology
American Psychological Society-Fellow 1998
Psychonomics Society
Sigma Xi, President Minnesota Chapter 2005-7
Vision Sciences Society
Society for Research in Child Development
International Society for Infant Studies

Editorial and Review Activities:

NSF Fellowship Review Panel, 2011
NIH F12A Fellowship Study, 2010 
NIH Cognition, Language and Perception Fellowship Review Panel, 2010
Temporary Member, Cognition and Perception Study Section NIH, 2006
Temporary Member, Cognition and Perception Study Section NIH, 2005
Advisory Editor, International Journal of Cognition and Technology, 2002
Temporary Member, Special Emphases Panel ZHD1-DSR-H-02 of NICHD, 2001
Member, Editorial Board, Advances in Infancy Research, 1990-1997.
Member, Research Scientist Development Review Committee of NIMH, 1986-1989.
Member, Board of Editors, Infant Behavior and Development, 1987-92.
Editor, Minnesota Symposia on Child Psychology, Volume 20, 1987.
Editorial Advisory Board, Reading Research Quarterly, 1982.
Consulting Editor, Developmental Psychology, 1978.

Publications

Articles

Yonas, A., & Granrud, C. E. (Under Review) Infants' Perception of Lightness Based on Perceived Three Dimensional Surface Arrangement. Infancy.

Granrud, C.E. & Yonas, A. (Under Review) Effects of Ocular Convergence on Perceived Size and Distance in 3- to 5-Year-Old Children. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology.

Yonas, A,. & Condry, K.F., (Under Review) Six-month-old infants are responsive to spatial layout specified by motion parallax information. Infant Behavior and Development.

Kavšek, M., Yonas, A., & Granrud, C. (2012) Infants’ Sensitivity to Pictorial Depth Cues: A Review and Meta-analysis of Looking Studies, Infant Behavior and Development, 35, 109-128.

Corrow, S., Granrud C., Mathison, J.,& Yonas, A. (2012) Infants and Adults Use Line Junction Information to Perceive 3D Shape. Journal of Vision.

Corrow, S., Granrud C., Mathison, J.,& Yonas, A.  (2011)  Six-Month-Old Infants Perceive the Hollow Face Illusion. Perception, 40, 1376-1383.

Hemker, L., Granrud, C.E., Yonas, A., & Kavsek, M. (2010). Infant perception of surface texture and relative height as distance information: A preferential-reaching study.  Infancy, 15, 6-27.

Tsuruhara, A., Sawada, T., Kanazawa, S., Yamaguchi, M.K., Corrow, S., and Yonas, A. (2010) The development of the ability of infants to utilize static cues to create and access representations of object shape.  Journal of Vision, 10(12), article 2; http://www.journalofvision.org/content/10/12/2   doi: 10.1167/10.12.2

Kavšek, M., Granrud, C.E. & Yonas, A. (2009). Infants’ responsiveness to pictorial depth cues in preferential-reaching studies: A meta-analysis. Infant Behavior and Development, 32, 245-253.

Tsuruhara, A., Sawada, T., Kanazawa, S., Yamaguchi, M.K., & Yonas, A.  (2009). Infant’s ability to form a common representation of an object’s shape from different pictorial depth cues: A transfer-across-cues study. Infant Behavior and Development, 32, 468–475.

Batterson, V. G., Rose, S. A., Yonas, A., Grant, K. S., Sackett, G. P. (2008).  The effect of experience on the development of tactual-visual transfer in pigtailed macaque monkeys.  Developmental Psychobiology, 50, 88-96.

Yonas, A. (2008) A personal view of James Gibson’s approach to perception. Cognitive Critique, 1, 31-41.

Bruggeman, H., Yonas, A., & Konczak, J. (2007)  The processing of linear perspective and binocular information for action and perception. Neuropsychologia, 45, 1420-1426.

Kavsek, M.J., & Yonas, A (2006) The perception of moving subjective contours by 4 month old infants. Perception, 35, 215-227.

Yonas, A. & Zimmerman, L.  (2006) Improving the ability of drivers to avoid collisions with snowplows in fog and snow (25 pages).  Published October 2006 on the University of Minnesota Intelligent Transportation Systems Institute web site:  http://www.its.umn.edu/research/projectdetail.pl?id=2005023

Yonas, A., & Granrud, C. (2006). Infants' Perception of Depth from Cast Shadows. Perception and Psychophysics, 68 (1):154-160.

Alexander, A.J., Chov, M.H., Granrud, C.E., Yonas, A. (2005). Picture perception in infants: Do 9-month-olds attempt to grasp objects depicted in photographs? Infancy, 8(2), 147-166

Yonas, A., Elieff, C.A., & Arterberry, M. E. (2002). Emergence of sensitivity to pictorial depth cues: Charting development in individual infants. Infant Behavior and Development, 25, 495-514.

Sen, M.G., Yonas, A., & Knill, D.C.(2001) Development of infants' sensitivity to surface contour information for spatial layout. Perception, 30(2), 167-176.

Yonas, A. (2001). Reflections on the study of infant perception and cognition: What does Morgan's Canon really tell us to do? Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 78, 50-54.

Yonas, A., (2001) Two ecological approaches to cognition. Human Development, 44(1), 67-70.

Abecassis, M., Sera, M.D., Yonas A., & Schwade, J. (2001) What's in a shape? Children represent shape variability differently than adults when naming objects. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 78, 213-239.

Kavsek, M.J., Waidhas, J., Yonas, A. (2001). On the perception of illusionary contours in infancy. [German]. Zeitschrift fur Entwicklungspsychologie und Padagogische Psychologie. Vol 33(2) 2001, 67-77. Hogrefe-Verlag Gmbh & Co KG, Germany

Arterberry, M.E., & Yonas A. (2000). Perception of three-dimensional shape specified by optic flow by 8-week-old infants. Perception & Psychophysics, 62(3), 550-556.

Yonas, A. (1997) Commentary on High-Performance Computing and Human Vision I: Perception of visual space. Behavior Research Methods, Instruments, & Computers, 29, 47.

Yonas, A., & Arterberry, M.E. (1995). Infants perceive spatial structure specified by line junctions. Perception, 23, 1427-1435

Nanez, J.E., & Yonas, A. (1994). Effects of luminance and texture motion on infant defensive reactions to optical collision. Infant Behavior and Development, 17, 165-174.

Gunderson, V.M., Yonas, A., Sargent, P.L., & Grant-Webster, K.S. (1993, March). Infant macaque monkeys respond to pictorial depth. Psychological Science, 4(2), 93-98.

McKenzie, B.E., Skouteris, H., Day, R.H., Hartman, B., & Yonas, A. (1993). Effective action by infants to contact objects by reaching and leaning. Child Development, 64, 415-429.

Phipps-Yonas, S., & Yonas, A. (1993). Children and sexuality: The observations and opinions of family daycare providers. CURA Reporter.

Yonas, A., & Hartman, B. (1993). Perceiving the affordance of contact in 4- and 5-month-old infants. Child Development, 64, 298-308.

Arterberry, M E., Bensen, A.S., & Yonas, A. (1991). Infants' responsiveness to static-monocular depth information: A recovery from habituation approach. Infant Behavior and Development, 14, 241-251.

Craton, L.G., & Yonas, A. (1990). Kinetic occlusion: Further studies of the boundary flow cue. Perception and Psychophysics, 47, 169-179.

Arterberry, M.E., Yonas, A., & Sorknes, A. (1989). Self-produced locomotion and the development of responsiveness to linear perspective and texture gradients. Developmental Psychology, 25, 976-982.

Arterberry, M.E., & Yonas, A. (1988). Infant sensitivity to kinetic information for three-dimensional object shape. Perception and Psychophysics, 44(1), 1-6.

Craton, L.G., & Yonas, A. (1988). Infants' sensitivity to boundary flow information for depth at an edge. Child Development, 59, 1522-1529.

Yonas, A., Craton, L., & Thompson, W.B. (1987). Relative motion: Kinetic information for the order of depth at an edge. Perception and Psychophysics, 41(1), 53-59.

Yonas, A., Granrud, C.E., & Arterberry, M.E. (1987). Infants' sensitivity to kinetic and binocular information for shape. Child Development, 58, 910-917.

Yonas, A., Granrud, C.E., Arterberry, M.E., & Hanson, B.L. (1986). Infants' distance perception from linear perspective and texture gradients. Infant Behavior and Development, 9, 247-256.

Granrud, C.E., Haake, R.J., & Yonas, A. (1985). Infants' sensitivity to familiar size: The effect of memory on spatial perception. Perception and Psychophysics, 37, 459-466.

Granrud, C.E., Yonas, A., & Opland, E.A. (1985). Infants' sensitivity to the depth cue of shading. Perception and Psychophysics, 37, 415-419.

Yonas, A., Granrud, C.E., & Pettersen, L. (1985). Infants' sensitivity to relative size information for distance. Developmental Psychology, 21(1), 161-167.

Granrud, C.E., & Yonas, A. (1984). Infant's perception of pictorially specified interposition. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 37, 500-511.

Granrud, C.E., Yonas, A., & Pettersen, L. (1984). A comparison of responsiveness to monocular and binocular depth information in 5- and 7-month-old infants. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 38, 19-32.

Granrud, C.E., Yonas, A., Smith, I.M., Arterberry, M.E., Glicksman, M. L., & Sorknes, A. C. (1984). Infants' sensitivity to accretion and deletion of texture as information for depth at an edge. Child Development, 55, 1630-1636.

Mutch, K., Smith, I.M., & Yonas, A. (1983). The effect of two- and three-dimensional distance on apparent motion. Perception, 12, 305-312.

Yonas, A., Pettersen, L., & Granrud, C.E. (1982). Infants' sensitivity to familiar size as information for distance. Child Development, 53, 1285-1290.

Kaufmann, R., Maland, J., & Yonas, A. (1981). Sensitivity of 5- and 7-month-old infants to pictorial depth information. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 32, 162-168.

Pettersen, L., Yonas, A., & Fisch, R.O. (1980). The development of blinking in response to impending collision in preterm, full term, and post-term infants. Infant Behavior and Development, 3, 155-165.

Yonas, A., Kuskowski, M.A., & Sternfels, S. (1979). The role of frames of reference in the development of responsiveness to shading information. Child Development, 50, 495-500.

Yonas, A., Pettersen, L., & Lockman, J. (1979). Young infants' sensitivity to optical information for collision. Canadian Journal of Psychology, 33, 268-276.

Yonas, A., Oberg, C., & Norcia, A. (1978). Development of sensitivity to binocular information for the approach of an object. Developmental Psychology, 14(2), 147-152.

Yonas, A., Cleaves, W., & Pettersen, L. (1978). Development of sensitivity to pictorial depth. Science, 200(4337), 77-79.

Yonas, A., Goldsmith, L.T., & Hallstrom, J.L. (1978). The development of sensitivity to information from cast shadows in pictures. Perception, 7, 333-342.

Patberg, J.P., & Yonas, A. (1978). The effects of the reader's skill and the difficulty of the text on the perceptual span in reading. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 4(4), 545-552.

Yonas, A., & Carleton, L.R. (1978). Construct validity and the question of stages. (Comment on "The stage question in cognitive-developmental theory" by C. H. Brainerd.) Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 1, 206.

Yonas, A. (1978). Comment on "Perception of subjective lines, surfaces and volumes in three-dimensional constructions" by C. Ware and J. M. Kennedy. Leonardo, 11, 258.

Milewski, A.E., & Yonas, A. (1977). Texture size specificity in the slant after-effect. Perception and Psychophysics, 21(1), 47-49.

Yonas, A., Bechtold, A.G., Frankel, D., Gordon, F.R., McRoberts, G., Norcia, A., & Sternfels, S. (1977). Development of sensitivity to information for impending collision. Perception and Psychophysics, 21(2), 97-104.

Balch, W., Milewski, A.E., & Yonas, A. (1977). Mechanisms underlying the slant after-effect. Perception and Psychophysics, 21(6), 581-585.

Rieser, J., Yonas, A., & Wikner, K. (1976). Radial localization of odors. Child Development, 47, 856-859.

Gordon, F.R., & Yonas, A. (1976). Sensitivity to binocular depth information in infants. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 22, 413-422.

Yonas, A., & Cooper, R. (1976). The Minnesota Conference on Pictorial Perception. Leonardo, 9, 311-313.

Yonas, A., & Hagen, M. (1973). Effects of static and motion parallax information on perception of size in children and adults. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 15, 254-266.

Yonas, A., & Pittenger, J. (1973). The effect of accuracy of searching for many targets. Perception and Psychophysics, 13, 513-516.

Benson, C., & Yonas, A. (1973). Development of sensitivity to static pictorial depth information. Perception and Psychophysics, 13, 361-366.

Yonas, A., & Gibson, E.J. (1967). A developmental study of feature-processing strategies in letter discrimination. Project Literacy Reports, 8, 11-21.

Kaplan, G., Yonas, A., & Shurcliff, A. (1966). Visual and acoustic confusability in a visual search task. Perception and Psychophysics, 1, 172-174.

Gibson, E.J., & Yonas, A. (1966). A developmental study of visual search behavior. Perception and Psychophysics, 1, 169-171.

Gibson, E.J., & Yonas, A. (1966). A developmental study of the effects of visual and auditory interference on a visual scanning task. Psychonomic Science, 5, 169-170.

Chapters

Yonas, A., (2003). Development of space perception. In R. Anand (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Cognitive Science. London, England: Macmillan Publishers Ltd.

Yonas, A., Arterberry, M.E., & Craton, L.G. (1993). Perceptual development in infancy: Cutting cognition at its joints. In C. Granrud (Ed.), Visual Perception and Cognition in Infancy: Twenty-third Carnegie Mellon Symposium on Cognition. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Yonas, A., Knill, D.C., Sen, M., & Bittinger, K.A. (1993, August 8-13). The development in human infants of sensitivity to surface contour information for 3-D layout. In S. Valenti & J. Pittenger (Eds.), Studies in Perception and Action II. Posters presented in the VIIth International Conference on Event Perception and Action (pp. 166-170). University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Yonas, A., Sen, M., & Knill, D.C. (1993, August 8-13). Reconceptualizing accretion and deletion of texture. In S. Valenti & J. Pittenger (Eds.), Studies in Perception and Action II. Posters presented in the VIIth International Conference on Event Perception and Action (pp. 288-292). University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC, Canada. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Yonas, A. (Ed.). (1988). Perceptual development in infancy: Minnesota Symposia on Child Psychology (Vol. 20). Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Yonas, A., Arterberry, M.E., & Granrud, CE. (1987). Space perception in infancy. In R. Vasta (Ed.), Annals of Child Development. Greenwich, CT: JAI Press.

Yonas, A., & Owsley, C. (1987). Development of visual space perception. In P. Salapatek & L. Cohen (Eds.), Handbook of infant perception: Vol. 2. From perception to cognition (pp. 79-122). New York: Academic Press.

Yonas, A., & Granrud, C. (1985). The development of sensitivity to kinetic binocular and pictorial depth information in human infants. In D. Ingle, M. Jeannerod, & D. Lee (Eds.), Brain Mechanisms and Spatial Vision (pp. 113-145). Amsterdam: Martinus Nijhoff Press.

Yonas, A., & Granrud, C.E. (1985). Development of visual space perception in infants. In J. Mehler & R. Fox (Eds.), Neotate cognition: Beyond the blooming buzzing confusion (pp. 45-67). Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Yonas, A., & Granrud, C.E. (1985). Reaching as a measure of infant's spatial perception. In G. Gottlieb & N. Krasnegor (Eds.), Measurement of audition and vision in the first year of postnatal life: A methodological overview (pp. 301-322). Norwood, NJ: Ablex Publishing Corporation.

Yonas, A. (1984, December 5-7). The perception of spatial layout from motion. Proceedings of The First Conference on Artificial Intelligence Applications (p. 245). Sponsored by IEEE Computer Society in Cooperation with American Association for Artificial Intelligence, Sheraton, Denver Tech Center, Denver, CO. Computer Society Press.

Harris, T.L., & Hodges, R.E. (Coeditors). (1981). A dictionary of reading and related terms. A. Yonas (Member, Editorial Advisory Board). Newark, DE: International Reading Association.

Yonas, A. (1981). Infants' responses to optical information for collision. In R. N. Aslin, J. Alberts, & M. Petersen (Eds.), Development of perception: Psychobiological perspectives: The visual system (Vol. 2, pp. 313-334). New York: Academic Press.

Olson, R., Cooper, R., & Yonas, A. (1980). Pictorial perception in children. In M. Hagen (Ed.), The perception of pictures: Durer's devices: Beyond the projective model of pictures (Vol. 2). New York: Academic Press.

Norcia, A M., Yonas, A., & Peck, J. (1980). Saccadic eye movement latencies as a function of target directional uncertainty. In D. H. Fender & M. B. Cooper (Eds.), Ocular motor systems. Pasadena, CA: Caltech Press.

Pick, H.L., Jr., Yonas, A., & Rieser, J. (1979). Spatial reference systems in perceptual development. In M. Bornstein & W. Kessen (Eds.), Psychological development from infancy. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Yonas, A. Studies of spatial perception in infancy. (1979). In A.D. Pick (Ed.), Perception and its development: Essays in honor of Eleanor J. Gibson. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Yonas, A. (1979). Attached and cast shadows. In C.F. Nodine & D.F. Fisher (Eds.), Perception and pictorial representation. New York: Praeger.

Yonas, A., & Pick, H.L., Jr. (1975). An approach to the study of infant space perception. In L. B. Cohen & P. Salapatek (Eds.), Infant perception: From sensation to cognition (Vol. 2). New York: Academic Press.

Gibson, E.J., Shurcliff, A., & Yonas, A. (1971). Utilization of spelling patterns by deaf and hearing subjects. In H. Levin & J. Williams (Eds.), Basic studies on reading. New York: Basic Books.

Hartup, W.W., & Yonas, A. (1971). Developmental psychology. Annual Review of Psychology, 22, 337-392.

Yonas, A. (1968). Acquisition of information-processing strategies in a time-dependent task. In H. Levin, E.J. Gibson, & J.J. Gibson (Eds.), The analysis of reading skill: A program of basic and applied research. Final research report, Office of Education, Contract No. OE-6-10-156.

Gibson, E.J., Schapiro, F., & Yonas, A. (1968). Confusion matrices for graphic patterns obtained with a latency measure. In H. Levin, E.J. Gibson, & J.J. Gibson (Eds.), The analysis of reading skill: A program of basic and applied research. Final research report, Office of Education, Contract No. OE-6-10-156.

Abstracts

Granrud, C., Corrow, S., Gilchrest, A., Mathison, J., and Yonas, A., (2011) Four-month-old infants exhibit lightness constancy. Journal of Vision, 10(12) doi:10.1167/11.11.416

Corrow, S., Mathison, J., Granrud, and Yonas, A., (2011) Six-month-old infants perceive
the concave face illusion as convex. Journal of Vision, September 23, 2011 11(11): 452; doi:10.1167/11.11.452

Mathison, J., Corrow, S., Platt, M., King, K., Ziegler, R., Chatterjee, G., Nakayama, K., and Yonas, A. (2011) Developmental Prosopagnosia: A childhood case study. Poster session at the Vision Sciences Society 11th Annual Meeting, Naples Florida.

Yonas, A., Corrow, S., Chatterjee, G., & Nakayama, K. (2010) Psychophysics of face processing in childhood: A developmental perspective. Journal of Vision, 10(7): 577; http://www.journalofvision.org/content/10/7.toc   doi:10.1167/10.7.577.

Willemsen, P., Olsen, M., Erickson, S., & Yonas, A. (2010) Improving Driver Ability to Avoid Collisions when Following a Snowplow.  Journal of Vision, 10(7): 812; http://www.journalofvision.org/content/10/7.toc   doi:10.1167/10.7.812.

Nawrot, E., Nawrot, M., & Yonas, A. (2010) Smooth Pursuit Eye Movements and Depth from Motion Parallax in Infancy. Journal of Vision, 10(7): 471; http://www.journalofvision.org/content/10/7.toc   doi:10.1167/10.7.471.

Corrow, S., Yonas, A. & Granrud, C. (2010) The Convexity Assumption: Infants use Knowledge of Objects to Interpret Static Monocular Information by 5 Months. Journal of Vision, 10(7): 497; http://www.journalofvision.org/content/10/7.toc   doi:10.1167/10.7.497.

Tsuruhara, A., Sawada, T., Kanazawa, S., Yamaguchi, M. K., & Yonas, A. (2009). Infants' ability to perceive 3D shape from pictorial cues : Transfer-across-depth-cues study [Abstract]. Journal of Vision, 9(8):55, 55a, http://journalofvision.org/9/8/55/, doi:10.1167/9.8.55.

Tsuruhara, A., Sawada, T., Kanazawa, S., Yamaguchi, M. K., & Yonas, A. (2009). Infants' ability to perceive 3D shape from pictorial cues : Transfer-across-depth-cues study. Journal of Vision, 9(8):55, 55a, http://journalofvision.org/9/8/55/, doi:10.1167/9.8.55.

Yonas, A., Granrud, C., Le, M., & Forsyth, K. (2007). Five-to seven-month-old infants perceive the corridor illusion [Abstract]. Journal of Vision, 7(9):547, 547a, http://journalofvision.org/7/9/547/, doi:10.1167/7.9.547.

Yonas, A., Granrud, C. E., & Grittner, J. (2006). Size-distance perception based on ocular convergence angle in 3- to 5-year-old children [Abstract]. Journal of Vision, 6(6):733, 733a, http://journalofvision.org/6/6/733/, doi:10.1167/6.6.733.