Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Pereira, E., Birmingham, E., & Ristic, J. The eyes don’t have it after all? Attention is not automatically biased towards faces and eyes. In press at Psychological Research.

Trevisan, D. A., Hoskyn, M. and Birmingham, E. (2018), Facial Expression Production in Autism: A Meta‐Analysis. Autism Research, 11: 1586-1601. doi:10.1002/aur.2037

Birmingham, E., Svärd, J., Kanan, C., & Fischer, H. (2018). Exploring Emotional Expression Recognition in Aging Adults using the Moving Window Technique. PLOS One, October 18, 2018,

Trevisan, D.A., Roberts, N., Lin, C., & Birmingham, E. (2017). How do adults and teens with self-declared Autism Spectrum Disorder experience eye contact? A qualitative analysis of first-hand accounts. PLOS One, 12(11): e0188446. [pdf]

Birmingham, E., Johnston, K.H.S., Iarocci, G. (2017). Spontaneous gaze following during naturalistic social interactions in school-aged children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Online First Publication, June 12, 2017,  The Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, [pdf]

Roberts, N., & Birmingham, E. (2017). Mentoring university students with ASD: a mentee-centered approach. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 47(4), 1038-1050. DOI 10.1007/s10803-016-2997-9 [pdf]

Trevisan, D., Bowering, M., & Birmingham, E. (2016). Alexithymia, but not autism spectrum disorder, may be related to the production of emotional facial expressions. Molecular Autism, 7:46 DOI 10.1186/s13229-016-0108-6 [pdf]

Trevisan, D.A., & Birmingham, E. (2016). Are emotion recognition abilities related to everyday social functioning in ASD? A meta-analysis. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders32, 24-42. [pdf]

Trevisan, D., & Birmingham, E. (2015). Examining the relationship between autistic traits and college adjustment. Autism, 1362361315604530. [pdf]

Birmingham, E., Stanley, D., Nair, R., & Adolphs, R. (2015). Implicit social biases in people with autism. Psychological science, 26(11): 1693-1705, doi: 10.1177/0956797615595607.0956797615595607. [pdf]

Dalrymple, K., Gray, A., Perler, B., Birmingham, E., Bischof, W.F., Barton, J., & Kingstone, A. (2013).  Eying the eyes in social scenes: Evidence for top-down control of stimulus selection in simultanagnosia. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 30(1), 25-40.  [pdf]

Birmingham, E., Meixner, T., Iarocci, G., Kanan, C., Smilek, D., & Tanaka, J. (2012). The Moving Window Technique: a window into developmental changes in attention during facial emotion recognition. Child Development, (18 pages). DOI: 10.1111/cdev.12039. [pdf]

Birmingham, E., Cerf, M., & Adolphs, R. (2011). Comparing social attention in autism and amygdala lesions: effects of stimulus and task condition. Social Neuroscience, 6(5-6), 420-435. [pdf]

Dalrymple, K.A., Birmingham, E., Bischof, W., Barton, J.J.S., & Kingstone, A. (2011). Opening a window on attention: Documenting and simulating recovery from simultanagnosia.  Cortex, 47(7), 787-99. [pdf]

Dalrymple, K.A., Birmingham, E., Bischof, W., Barton, J.J.S., & Kingstone, A. (2011). Experiencing simultanagnosia through windowed viewing of complex social scenes. Brain Research, 1367(7), 265-277. [pdf]

Birmingham, E., Bischof, W.F., & Kingstone, A. (2009).  Saliency does not account for fixations to eyes within social scenes. Vision Research, 49, 2992-3000. [pdf]

Birmingham, E. & Kingstone, A. (2009).  Human social attention: A new look at past, present and future investigations. The Year in Cognitive Neuroscience: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 2009, 118-140. [pdf]

Birmingham, E., Bischof, W.F., & Kingstone, A. (2009).  Get Real! Resolving the debate about equivalent social stimuli. Visual Cognition, 17(6), 904-924. [pdf]

Birmingham, E., Bischof, W.F., & Kingstone, A. (2008).  Gaze selection in complex social scenes. Visual Cognition, 16(2/3), 341-355. [pdf]

Birmingham, E., Bischof, W.F., & Kingstone, A. (2008).  Social attention and real world scenes: the roles of action, competition, and social content. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 61(7), 986-998. [pdf]

Birmingham, E., Bischof, W.F., & Kingstone, A. (2007).  Why do we look at eyes? Journal of Eye Movement Research, 1(1):1, 1-6. [pdf]

Birmingham, E., Visser, T.A.W., Snyder, J.J., & Kingstone, A. (2007).  Inhibition of return: unravelling a paradox. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 14(5), 957-963. [pdf]

Smilek, D., Birmingham, E., Cameron, D., Bischof, W.F., & Kingstone, A. (2006).  Cognitive ethology and exploring attention in real world scenes.  Brain Research, 1080, 101-119. [pdf]

Book Chapters

Birmingham, E., Ristic, J., & Kingstone, A. Investigating social attention: A case for increasing stimulus complexity in the laboratory. Chapter in press in Burack, J. A., Enns, J. T., & Fox, N. A. (Eds.). Cognitive Neuroscience, Development, and Psychopathology. Oxford University Press: New York, NY.

Adolphs, R. & Birmingham, E. (2011).  Neural substrates of social perception. In Calder, A.J., Rhodes, G., Haxby, J.V., & Johnson, M.H. (Eds.). Handbook of Face Perception. Oxford University Press: Oxford, UK, pp. 571- 589.

Birmingham, E. & Kingstone, A. (2009).  Human Social Attention. In N. Srinivasan (Ed.), Progress in Brain Research, Attention, 176. The Netherlands: Elsevier, pp. 309-320.

Kingstone, A., Smilek, D., Birmingham, E., Cameron, D. & Bischof, W.F. (2005).  Cognitive ethology: Giving real life to attention research.  In J. Duncan, L. Phillips & P. McLeod (Eds.), Measuring the mind: Speed, control & age.  In honour of Patrick Rabbitt.  Oxford University Press: Oxford, UK, pp. 341-358.

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