Publications

Adolescence

Picci, G., Scherf, K.S. (2016). From Caregivers to Peers: Puberty Shapes Human Face Perception. Psychological Science, 27 (11), 1461-1473. DOI: 10.1177/0956797616663142.

Motta-Mena, N.V., Scherf, K.S. (2016) Pubertal development shapes perception of complex facial expressions. Developmental Science. DOI: 10.1111/desc.12451

Scherf, K.S., Elbich, D., Minshew, N., Behrmann, M. (2015). Individual differences in symptom severity and behavior predict neural activation during face processing in adolescents with autism. Neuroimage: Clinical, 7, 53-67.

Picci, G., & Scherf, K. S. (2014). A two-hit model of autism. Clinical Psychological Science. DOI:10.1177/2167702614540646

Scherf, K.S., Smyth, J.M., Delgado, M.R. (2013). The amygdala: An agent of change in adolescent neural networks. Hormones and Behavior, 64, 298-313.

Scherf, K. S., Behrmann, M. & Dahl, R. (2011). Facing changes and changing faces in adolescence: Investigating the neural basis of key developmental shifts in social-information processing. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 2(2), 199-219.

Scherf, K.S., Luna, B., Minshew, N., & Behrmann, M. (2010). Location, location, location: Alterations in the functional topography of face- but not object- or place-related cortex in adolescents with autism. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 4, 26.

Supplemental Material

Scherf, K.S., Behrmann, M., Kimchi, R., & Luna, B. (2009). The emergence of global shape processing continues into adolescence. Child Development, 80(1), 162-77.

Autism

Whyte, E., Scherf, K.S. (2017) Gaze Following Is Related to the Broader Autism Phenotype in a Sex-Specific Way: Building the Case for Distinct Male and Female Autism Phenotypes. Clinical Psychological Science. DOI: 10.1177

Picci, G., Gotts, S., Scherf, K.S. (2016) A theoretical rut: revisiting and critically evaluating the generalized under/over-connectivity hypothesis of autism. Developmental Science, 19(4), 523-548. DOI: 10.1111/desc.12467

Whyte, E. M., Behrmann, M., Minshew, N. J., Garcia, N. V., & Scherf, K. S. (2016). Animal, but not human, faces engage the distributed face network in adolescents with autism. Developmental science19(2), 306-317.

Scherf, K.S., Elbich, D., Minshew, N., Behrmann, M. (2015). Individual differences in symptom severity and behavior predict neural activation during face processing in adolescents with autism. Neuroimage: Clinical, 7, 53-67.

Whyte, E.M., Smyth, J.M., Scherf, K.S. (2014). Designing serious game interventions for individuals with autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 1-12.

Picci, G., & Scherf, K. S. (2014). A two-hit model of autism. Clinical Psychological Science. doi:10.1177/2167702614540646

Minshew, N.J., Scherf, K.S., Behrmann, M., Humphreys, K. (2011) Autism as a developmental neurobiological disorder: New insights from functional neuroimaging. In S. Amaral et al (Eds). Autism Spectrum Disorders. Oxford University Press.

Scherf, K.S., Luna, B., Minshew, N., & Behrmann, M. (2010). Location, location, location: Alterations in the functional topography of face- but not object- or place-related cortex in adolescents with autism. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 4, 26.

Scherf, K.S., Behrmann, M., Minshew, N., & Luna, B. (2008). Atypical Development of Face and Greeble Recognition in Autism. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 49(8), 838-47.

Scherf, K.S., Luna, B., Kimchi, R., Minshew, N., & Behrmann, M. (2008). Missing the Big Picture: Impaired Development of Global Shape Processing in Autism. Autism Research, 1(2), 114-129.

Developmental Neuroimaging

Whyte, E. M., Behrmann, M., Minshew, N. J., Garcia, N. V., & Scherf, K. S. (2016). Animal, but not human, faces engage the distributed face network in adolescents with autism. Developmental science19(2), 306-317.

Scherf, K.S., Elbich, D., Minshew, N., Behrmann, M. (2015). Individual differences in symptom severity and behavior predict neural activation during face processing in adolescents with autism. Neuroimage: Clinical, 7, 53-67.

Scherf, K.S., Thomas, C., Doyle, J., Behrmann, M. (2013). Emerging structure-function relations in the developing face processing system. Cerebral Cortex. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bht152

Minshew, N.J., Scherf, K.S., Behrmann, M., Humphreys, K. (2011) Autism as a developmental neurobiological disorder: New insights from functional neuroimaging. In S. Amaral et al (Eds). Autism Spectrum Disorders. Oxford University Press.

Scherf, K. S., Behrmann, M. & Dahl, R. (2011). Facing changes and changing faces in adolescence: Investigating the neural basis of key developmental shifts in social-information processing. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 2(2), 199-219

Scherf, K.S., Luna, B, Avidan, G., & Behrmann, M. (2011). What Precedes Which: Developmental Neural Tuning in Face- and Place-Related Cortex. Cerebral Cortex, 21(9), 1963-1980. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhq269

Scherf, K.S., Luna, B., Minshew, N., & Behrmann, M. (2010). Location, location, location: Alterations in the functional topography of face- but not object- or place-related cortex in adolescents with autism. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 4, 26.

Scherf, K.S., Behrmann, M., Humphreys, K., & Luna, B. (2007). Visual Category-Selectivity for Faces, Places, and Objects Emerges Along Different Developmental Trajectories. Developmental Science, 10(4), F15-F30.

Scherf, K.S., Sweeney, J.A., and Luna, B. (2006). Brain basis of developmental change: The case of visuospatial working memory. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 18(7), 1045 – 1058

Face Recognition

Scherf, K. S., Elbich, D. B., & Motta-Mena, N. V. (2017). Investigating the Influence of Biological Sex on the Behavioral and Neural Basis of Face Recognition. eNeuro. 4 (3) ENEURO.0104-17.2017; DOI: 10.1523/ENEURO.0104-17.2017

Rokem, A., Takemura, H., Bock, A., Scherf, K. S., Wandell, B. A., Fine, I., … Pestilli, F. (2017). The visual white matter : The application of diffusion MRI and fiber tractography to vision science. Journal of Vision17(2):4, 1–30. http://doi.org/10.1167/17.2.4.

Elbich, D. B., & Scherf, K. S. (2016). Beyond the FFA: Brain-Behavior Correspondences in Face Recognition Abilities. NeuroImage.

Behrmann, M., Scherf, K.S., Avidan, G. (In press) Neural mechanisms of face perception, their emergence over development, and their breakdown. WIREs Cogn Sci 2016. doi: 10.1002/wcs.1388

Scherf, K.S., Thomas, C., Doyle, J., Behrmann, M. (2013). Emerging structure-function relations in the developing face processing system. Cerebral Cortex. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bht152

Scherf, K.S., Scott, L.S. (2012). Connecting developmental trajectories: Biases in face processing from infancy to adulthood. Developmental Psychobiology, 54(6), 643-663. doi: 10.1002/dev.21013

Scherf, K. S., Behrmann, M. & Dahl, R. (2011). Facing changes and changing faces in adolescence: Investigating the neural basis of key developmental shifts in social-information processing. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 2(2), 199-219

Scherf, K.S., Luna, B, Avidan, G., & Behrmann, M. (2011). What Precedes Which: Developmental Neural Tuning in Face- and Place-Related Cortex. Cerebral Cortex, 21(9), 1963-1980. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhq269

Visual Perceptual Development

Motta-Mena, N.V., Scherf, K.S. (2016) Pubertal development shapes perception of complex facial expressions. Developmental Science. DOI: 10.1111/desc.12451

Behrmann, M., Scherf, K.S., Avidan, G. (In press) Neural mechanisms of face perception, their emergence over development, and their breakdown. WIREs Cogn Sci 2016. doi: 10.1002/wcs.1388

Nishimura, M., Scherf, S. K., Zachariou, V., Tarr, M. J., & Behrmann, M. (2014). Size precedes view: Developmental emergence of invariant object representations in lateral occipital complex. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience.

Scherf, K.S., Luna, B, Avidan, G., & Behrmann, M. (2011). What Precedes Which: Developmental Neural Tuning in Face- and Place-Related Cortex. Cerebral Cortex, 21(9), 1963-1980. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhq269

Scherf, K.S., Luna, B., Minshew, N., & Behrmann, M. (2010). Location, location, location: Alterations in the functional topography of face- but not object- or place-related cortex in adolescents with autism. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 4, 26.

Nishimura, M., Scherf, K. S., & Behrmann, M. (2009). Development of object recognition in humans. F1000 Biology Reports, 1:56.

Scherf, K. S., Behrmann, M., & Humphreys, K. (2009) Acquisition and disruption of category-specificity in the ventral visual stream: The case of late developing and vulnerable face-related cortex. In S. Dickinson et al. (Eds.). Object Categorization: Computer and Human Vision Perspectives. Cambridge University Press.

Scherf, K.S., Behrmann, M., Kimchi, R., & Luna, B. (2009). The emergence of global shape processing continues into adolescence. Child Development, 80(1), 162-77.

Scherf, K.S., Behrmann, M., Minshew, N., & Luna, B. (2008). Atypical Development of Face and Greeble Recognition in Autism. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 49(8), 838-47.

Scherf, K.S., Behrmann, M., Humphreys, K., & Luna, B. (2007). Visual Category-Selectivity for Faces, Places, and Objects Emerges Along Different Developmental Trajectories. Developmental Science, 10(4), F15-F30.

Scherf, K.S., Sweeney, J.A., and Luna, B. (2006). Brain basis of developmental change: The case of visuospatial working memory. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 18(7), 1045 – 1058