My current research interests include:
- Examining the dynamics and development of perception/action.
- Understanding the role of early motor experiences for language, social, and attentional development.
- Working with awesome collaborators to construct causal models of multimodal infant-caregiver interaction.
- Breaking down and modeling the temporal distributions that natural phenomena produce when perceiving, acting, and learning.
- Developing novel methods for quantifying the temporal structure of behavior and how different types of temporal structure might impact memory and attention.
- Creating new techniques for time series estimation of infant/caregiver respiratory sinus arrhythmia – leading to some exciting discoveries regarding the dynamics of co-regulation and self-regulation during infancy.
If someone asked me, “Hey Drew, what are the most representative papers of your past, present, and future research?”. I’d give them a list of the following:
Abney, D.H., Warlaumont, A. S., Oller D. K., Wallot, S., & Kello, C. T. (2017). Multiple coordination patterns in infant and adult vocalizations. Infancy. PDF
Borjon, J., Abney, D.H., Smith, L.B., Yu, C. (2018). Developmentally changing attractor dynamics of manual actions with objects in late infancy. Complexity. Open Access Equal Contribution.
Abney, D.H., Paxton, A., Kello, C.T., & Dale, R. (2014). Complexity matching in dyadic conversation. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. PDF
Abney, D.H., Dale, R., Louwerse, M.M., Kello, C. T. (2018). The bursts and lulls of multimodal interaction: Temporal distributions of behavior reveal differences between verbal and non-verbal communication. Cognitive Science. PDF
Please drop a line if you are interested in these topics and want to talk more about ideas, hypotheses, data/code, etc. I am starting to increase my open science practice. Check out my github and OSF contributions. More to come!