• Dikker, S., Brito, N. H., & Dumas, G. (2024). It takes a village: A multi-brain approach to studying multigenerational family communication. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience PDF


  • Werchan, D. M., Hendrix, C. L., Hume, A. H., Zhang, M., Thomason, M. E., & Brito, N. H. (2023). Effects of prenatal psychosocial stress and COVID-19 infection on infant attention and socioemotional development. Pediatric Research PDF
  • Brandes-Aitken, A., Pini, N., Weatherhead, W., & Brito, N. H. (2023). Maternal hair cortisol predicts periodic and aperiodic infant frontal EEG activity longitudinally across infancy. Developmental Psychobiology PDF
  • Brandes-Aitken, A., Metser, M., Braren, S. H., Vogel, S. C., & Brito, N. H. (2023). Neurophysiology of sustained attention in early infancy: Investigating longitudinal relations with recognition memory outcomes. Infant Behavior and Development PDF
  • Querdasi, F. R., Vogel, S. C., Thomason, M.E., Callaghan , B. L., & Brito, N. H. (2023). A comparison of the infant gut microbiome before versus after the start of the covid-19 pandemic. Scientific Report PDF


  • Werchan, D. M., Brandes-Aitken, A., & Brito, N. H. (2022). Signal in the noise: Dimensions of predictability in the home auditory environment are associated with neurobehavioral measures of early infant sustained attention. Developmental Psychobiology PDF
  • Werchan, D. M., Thomason, M. E., & Brito, N. H. (2022). OWLET: An automated, open-source method for infant gaze tracking using smartphone and webcam recordings. Behavior Research Methods PDF
  • Hendrix, C. L., Werchan, D., Lenniger, C., Ablow, J. C., Amstadter, A. B., Austin, A., Babineau, V., Bogat, G. A., Cioffredi, L. A., Conradt, E., Crowell, S. E., Dumitriu, D., Elliott, A. J., Fifer, W., Firestein, M., Gao, W., Gotlib, I., Graham, A., Gregory, K. D., Gustafsson, H., … Thomason, M. E. (2022). Geotemporal analysis of perinatal care changes and maternal mental health: an example from the COVID-19 pandemic. Archives of women’s mental health PDF
  • Shuffrey, L. C., Thomason, M. E., & Brito, N. H. (2022). Improving perinatal maternal mental health starts with addressing structural inequities. JAMA psychiatry PDF
  • Werchan, D.M., Hendrix, C.L., Ablow, J.C. et al. Behavioral coping phenotypes and associated psychosocial outcomes of pregnant and postpartum women during the COVID-19 pandemic. Sci Rep 12, 1209 (2022) PDF
  • Uy, J. P., Schwartz, C., Chu, K. A., Towner, E., Lemus, A., Brito, N. H., & Callaghan, B. L. (2022). Parenting under pressure: Parental transmission and buffering of child fear during the COVID‐19 pandemic. Developmental Psychobiology PDF
  • Thomason, M. E., Hendrix, C. L., Werchan, D., & Brito, N. H. (2022). Perceived discrimination as a modifier of health, disease, and medicine: empirical data from the COVID-19 pandemic. Translational Psychiatry PDF
  • Scott, L. S., & Brito, N. H. (2022). Supporting Healthy Brain and Behavioral Development During Infancy. Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences PDF
  • Lemus, A., Vogel, S. C., Greaves, A. N., & Brito, N. H. (2022). Maternal anxiety symptoms associated with increased behavioral synchrony in the early postnatal period. Infancy PDF
  • Brito, N. H., Werchan, D., Brandes‐Aitken, A., Yoshikawa, H., Greaves, A., & Zhang, M. (2022). Paid maternal leave is associated with infant brain function at 3 months of age. Child development PDF


  • Kozak, K. *Greaves, A., Waldfogel, J., Angal, J., Elliott, A.J., Fifer, W.P., & Brito, N.H(2021). Paid Maternal Leave is Associated with Better Language and Socioemotional Outcomes During Toddlerhood. PDF
  • Nketia, J., Amso, D., & Brito, N.H. (2021). Towards a more inclusive and equitable developmental cognitive neuroscience. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. PDF
  • Gustafsson, H.C., Young, A.S., Stamos, G., Wilken, S., Brito, N.H., Thomason, M.E., Graham, Nigg, J.T., & Sullivan, E.L. (2021). Innovative methods for remote assessment of neurobehavioral development. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. PDF
  • Darcy-Mahoney, A., Brito, N.H., Baralt, M., Buerlein, J. Patel, S., & Lu, M. (2021). Innovating Maternal and Child Health: Incentive Prizes to Improve Early Childhood Development. Maternal and Child Health. PDF
  • Thomason, M., Palpoli, A.C., Jariwala, N.N., Werchan, D.M., Chen, A., Adhikari, S., Espinoza-Heredia, C., Brito, N.H., & Trentacosta, C.J. (2021). Miswiring the brain: Human prenatal D9-tetrahydrocannabinol use associated with altered fetal hippocampal brain network connectivity. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. PDF
  • Braren, S.H., Perry, R.E., Brandes-Aitken, A., Ribner, A., Brito, N.H., Blair, C., & the New Fathers and Mothers Study (NewFAMS) Team. (2021). Prenatal Mother-Father Cortisol Linkage Predicts Infant Executive Functions at 24-months. Developmental Psychobiology. PDF
  • Brandes-Aitken, A., Braren, S., Vogel, S., Perry, R.E., Brito, N.H., & Blair, C. (2021). Within-Person Changes in Basal Cortisol and Caregiving Modulate Executive Attention across Infancy. Development and Psychopathology. PDF


  • Brito, N.H., *Greaves, A., Leon-Santos, A., Fifer, W.P., & Noble, K.G. (2020). Associations between Bilingualism and Memory Generalization During Infancy: Does Socioeconomic Status Matter? Bilingualism: Language & Cognition. PDF
  • Troller-Renfree, S.V., Brito, N.H., Desai, P.M., Meyer, J.S., & Noble, K.G. (2020). Infants of mothers with higher physiological stress show alterations in brain function. Developmental Science. PDF
  • Brito, N.H., Troller-Renfree, S.V, Leon-Santos, A., Isler, J., Fifer, W.P., & Noble, K.G. (2020). Associations among the home language environment and neural activity during infancy. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 43, 100780PDF
  • Baralt, M., Darcy-Mahoney, A., & Brito, N.H. (2020). Háblame Bebé: A phone application intervention to support Hispanic children’s early language environments and bilingualism. Child Language Teaching & Therapy, 1-25DOI: 10.1177/0265659020903779.PDF
  • Vogel, S., Brito, N.H., & Callaghan, B. (2020). Early life stress and the development of the infant gut microbiome: Implications for mental health and neurocognitive development. Current Psychiatry Reports. PDF


  • Barr, R., Rusnak, S. Brito, N.H., & Nugent, C., (2019). Actions speak louder than words: Differences in memory flexibility between monolingual and bilingual 18-month-olds. Developmental Science, e12881. PDF
  • Brito, N.H., Elliott, A.J., Isler, J.R., Rodriguez, C., Friedrich, C., Shuffrey, L., & Fifer, W.P. (2019). Neonatal EEG as a Biomarker for Later Neurodevelopmental Disorder Risk during Toddlerhood. Developmental PsychobiologyPDF
  • Brito, N.H., Fifer, W.P., Amso, D., Barr, R.F., Bell, M.A., Calkins, S., Flynn, A., Montgomery-Downs, H.E., Oakes, L.M., Richards, J.E., Samuelson, L.M., & Colombo, J. (2019). Beyond the Bayley: Neurocognitive Assessments of Development during Infancy and Toddlerhood. Developmental Neuropsychology. DOI: 10.1080/87565641.2018.1564310 PDF


  • Brito, N.H. & Noble, K.G., for the Pediatric Imaging, Neurocognition, and Genetics Study. (2018). The independent and interacting effects of socioeconomic status and dual language use on brain structure and cognition. Developmental Science. DOI: 10.1111/desc.12688 PDF
  • Perzanowski, M., Savary, K., Arteaga-Solis, E., Lautenbacher, L., Brito, N.H., Raugh, V.A., Nugent, J.D., Elliott, A.J., Myers, M.M., & Fifer, W.P. (2018). Associations between parasympathetic activity in the month after birth and wheeze at age 2-3 years. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine PDF


  • Brito, N.H. (2017). Influence of the home linguistic environment on early language development. Policy Insights from Behavioral and Brain Science, 1-8, DOI:10.1177/2372732217720699 PDF
  • Brito, N.H., Piccolo, L., & Noble, K.G. (2017). Associations between cortical thickness and neurocognitive skills during childhood vary by family socioeconomic factors. Brain & Cognition, 116, 54-62. DOI:10.1016/j.bandc.2017.03.007 PDF


  • Brito, N.H., Fifer, W.P., Myers, M., Elliott, A.J., & Noble, K.G. (2016). Associations among family socioeconomic status, EEG power at birth, and cognitive skills during infancy. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 19, 144-151. DOI:10.1016/j.dcn.2016.03.004 PDF
  • Melvin, S., Brito, N.H., Mack, L.J., Engelhardt, L.E., Fifer, W.P., Elliot, A.J., & Noble, K.G., in collaboration with the PASS Network (2016). Contributions of the home environment to early disparities in language development. Infancy, 22, 42-55. DOI:10.1111/infa.12145
  • Brito, N.H., Murphy, E., Vaidya, C., & Barr, R. (2016). Do bilingual advantages in attentional control influence memory encoding during a divided attention task? Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 19(3), 621-629. DOI:10.1017/S1366728915000851 PDF


  • Noble, K.G., Houston, S.M., Brito, N.H., Bartsch, H., Kan, E., … & Sowell, E.R, for the Pediatric Imaging, Neurocognition, and Genetics Study. (2015). Family income, parental education and brain development in children and adolescents. Nature Neuroscience, 18, 773-778. DOI: 10.1038/nn.3983 PDF
  • Noble, K.G., Engelhardt, L.E., Brito, N.H., Mack, L.J., Nail, E.J., Angal, J., Barr, R., Fifer, W.P., and Elliott, A.J., in collaboration with the PASS Network. (2015). Socioeconomic disparities in neurocognitive development in the first two years of life. Developmental Psychobiology, 57(5), 535-551. DOI: 10.1002/dev.21303 PDF
  • Brito, N.H., Sebastían-Gallés, N., & Barr, R. (2015). Differences in language exposure and its effects on memory flexibility in monolingual, bilingual, and trilingual infants. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 18(4), 670-682. DOI: 10.1017/S1366728914000789 PDF


  • Brito, N.H. & Noble, K.G. (2014). Socioeconomic status and structural brain development. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 8, 276. DOI: 10.3389/fnins.2014.00276 PDF
  • Brito, N.H., Grenell, A., & Barr, R. (2014). Specificity of the Bilingual Advantage for Memory: Examining Recognition, Generalization, and Working Memory in Monolingual, Bilingual, and Trilingual Toddlers. Frontiers in Psychology. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01369 PDF
  • Barr, R., Morin, M., Brito, N., Richeda, B., Rodriguez, J., & Shauffer, C. (2014). Delivering Services to Incarcerated Teen Fathers: A Pilot Intervention to Increase the Quality of Father-infant Interactions during Visitation. Psychological Services, 11 (1), 10–21. DOI: 10.1037/a0034877 PDF
  • Brito, N. & Barr, R. (2014). Flexible Memory Retrieval in Bilingual 6-month-old Infants. Developmental Psychobiology, 56 (5), 1156–1163. DOI: 10.1002/dev.21188 PDF
  • Brito, N., Ryan, R. M., & Barr, R. (2014). Methods for assessing parent-child interactions in large-scale studies. In O. Saracho & B. Spodek (Eds.), Handbook of research method on early childhood education, Volume II, p. 147–189. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.


  • Barr, R., Brito, N., & Simcock, G. (2013). Revisiting the Effect of Reminders on Infants’ Memories: Does the encoding format matter? Developmental Psychology, 49(11), 2112-2119. DOI: 10.1037/a0031759 PDF
  • Barr, R., & Brito, N. (2013). From specificity to flexibility: Early developmental changes in memory generalization. In P. Bauer & R. Fivush (Eds.), Wiley-Blackwell Handbook on the Development of Children’s Memory, p. 453–479. Chichester: John Wiley and Sons. DOI: 10.1002/9781118597705.ch20 PDF


  • Brito, N. & Barr, R. (2012). Influence of Bilingualism on Memory Generalization during Infancy. Developmental Science, 15 (6), 812–816. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-7687.2012.1184.x PDF
  • Brito, N., Barr, R., McIntyre, P. & Simcock, G. (2012) Long-term Transfer of Learning from Books and Video during Toddlerhood. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 111 (1), 108–119. DOI: 10.1016/j.jecp.2011.08.004 PDF
  • Brito, N., Barr, R., Rodriguez, J., & Shauffer, C. (2012). Increasing the Quality of Father Child Interactions within the Juvenile Justice System. Zero-to-Three: Parenting from a Distance Special Issue. 
  • Barr, R., & Brito, N. (2012). Learning from television in young children. In N.M. Seel, Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning. New York, NY: Springer Publications. DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4419-1428-6_1835


  • Barr, R., Brito, N., Zocca, J., Reina, S., Rodriguez, J., & Shauffer, C. (2011). The Baby Elmo Program: Improving teen father-child interactions within the juvenile justice facilities. Child and Youth Services Review, 33 (9), 1555–1562. DOI: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2011.03.020 PDF