Select Publications

2020

Safyer, P., Volling, B.L., Wagley, N., Hu, X., Swain, J. Arredondo, M., & Kovelman, I. (2020). More than meets the eye: the Neural development of emotion face processing during Infancy. Infant Behavior & Development, 59, 101430.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.infbeh.2020.101430

Islam, M., Guo, K., Zhai, T., Meah, M., Hu, X., Memmini, A.K., Beard, D., Martinez, R., Meah, S., Kovelman, I., Weissman, D., Hu, X., Kim, J., Broglio, S., Beard, D., Van Den Bergh, F., Alam, H., Russo, R. (in press). Brain metabolism monitoring through CCO measurements using all-fiber-integrated super-continuum source. BIOS/Photonics West Conference Proceedings Journal. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2550137

2019

Wagley, N., Perrachione, T., Ostrovskaya, I., Ghosh, S., Saxler, P., Lymberis, J., Wexler, K., & Gabrieli, J. D. E., Kovelman, I. (2019). Persistent neurobehavioral markers of developmental morphosyntax errors in adults: An fMRI study of the Optional Infinitive. Journal of Speech Language and Hearing Research, 62 (12), 4497-4508. https://doi.org/10.1044/2019_JSLHR-19-00154

Ip, K., Marks, R. A., Hsu, S., Desai, N. Kuan, J. L., Tardif T., & Kovelman, I. (2019). Morphological processing in Chinese engages left temporal regions. Brain & Language.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bandl.2019.104696

Marks, R.A., Kovelman, I., Kepinska, O., Oliver, M., Xia, Z., Haft, S.L., Zekelman, L., Duong, P., Uchikoshi, Y., Hancock, R., & Hoeft, F. (2019). Spoken language proficiency predicts print-speech convergence in beginning readers. NeuroImagehttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2019.116021

Arredondo, M., Tsutsumi Rioboo, A., Hu, X., Gelman, S., Satterfield T., & Kovelman, I. (2019). Bilingual effects on lexical selection: A neurodevelopmental perspective. Brain & Languagehttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.bandl.2019.104640

Hsu, S., Ip, K., Arredondo, M. M., & Tardif, T., & Kovelman, I. (2019). Simultaneous acquisition of English and Chinese impacts children’s reliance on vocabulary, morphological and phonological awareness for reading in English. International Journal of Bilingual Education & Bilingualism. doi: 10.1080/13670050.2016.1246515

Kremin, L., Arredondo, M. M., Hsu, S., Satterfield, T., & Kovelman, I. (2019). The effects of Spanish heritage language literacy on English reading for Spanish-English bilingual children in the U.S. International Journal of Bilingual Education & Bilingualism. 22(2), 192-206. doi: 10.1080/13670050.2016.1239692

Arredondo, M., Hu, X., Seifert, E., Satterfield T., & Kovelman, I. (2019). Bilingual exposure enhances left IFG specialization for language in children. Bilingualism: Language, & Cognitionhttps://doi.org/10.1017/S1366728918000512

Brennan, J. R., Lajiness-O’Neill, Bowyer, S. M., Kovelman, I., & Hale J. T. (2019). Predictive sentence comprehension during story-listening in Autism Spectrum Disorder. Language, Cognition & Neuroscience. https://doi.org/10.1080/23273798.2018.1560483

Kovelman, I. & Marks, R. (2019). Tracking qualitative changes in cognition and brain development through bilingualism. Journal of Neurolinguisticshttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.jneuroling.2018.06.002

2018

Ellis, A., Hu, X. S., Smith, C., Davis-Kean, P. E., & Kovelman, I. (2018). Sharing as a Model for Understanding Division. NeuroReport. 29(11):889-893. doi: 10.1097/WNR.0000000000001050

Basura, G.  Juan, S. J., Hu, X. S., Tessier, A.-M., & Kovelman, I. (2018). Human central auditory plasticity: a Review of functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) to measure Cochlear Implant performance and tinnitus perception. Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology. 3(6), 463-472. https://doi.org/10.1002/lio2.185

Hu, X. S., Racek, A., Nascimento, T. D., Bender, M. C., Bellile E., Toback, R. L., Mcmahan, R., Ellwood, R. P., Kovelman, I., DaSilva, A. F. (2018). Brain functional changes before, during and after clinical pain. Journal of Dental Research. doi: 10.1177/0022034517750136

2017

Jasinska, K. K., Berens, M. S., Kovelman, I., & Petitto L. A. (2017). Bilingualism yields language-specific plasticity in left hemisphere’s circuitry for learning to read in young children. Neuropsychologia, 98, 34-45. doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2016.11.018

Perrachione, T., Gosh, S., Ostrovskaya, I., Gabrieli, J. D. E., & Kovelman, I. (2017). Phonological Working Memory for Words and Nonwords in Cerebral Cortex. Journal of Speech Language and Hearing Research. doi:10.1044/2017_JSLHR-L-15-0446

Arredondo, M. M., Hu, X., Satterfield, T., & Kovelman, I. (2017). Bilingualism alters children’s frontal lobe functioning for attentional control. Developmental Science. doi:10.1111/desc.12377

Lajiness-O’Neill, R., Brennan, J. R., Moran, J. E., Richard, A. E., Flores, A.-M., Swick, C., Goodcase, R., Andersen, T., McFarlane, K., Rusiniak, K., Kovelman, I., Wagley, N., Ugolini, M., Albright, J. and Bowyer, S. M., (2017). Patterns of altered neural synchrony in the default mode network in Autism Spectrum Disorder revealed with Magnetoencephalography (MEG): Relationship to clinical symptomatology. Autism Research , doi:10.1002/aur.1908

Juan, S. J., Hu, X. S., Issa, M., Bisconti, S., Kovelman, I., Kileny, P., & Basura, G. (2017). Tinnitus alters resting state functional connectivity (RSFC) in human auditory and non-auditory brain regions as measured by functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS). PLOS one. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0179150

Brennan, J., Wagley, N., Kovelman, I., Bowyer, S., & Lajiness-O’Neill, R. (2017). MEG reveals atypical sensitivity to linguistic sound sequences in Autism Spectrum Disorder. NeuroReport, 27(13), 982-6. doi: 10.1097/WNR.0000000000000643

2016

Hsu, S., Ip, K., Arredondo, M. M., & Tardif, T., & Kovelman, I. (2016). Simultaneous acquisition of English and Chinese impacts children’s reliance on vocabulary, morphological and phonological awareness for reading in English. International Journal of Bilingual Education & Bilingualism. doi:10.1080/13670050.2016.1246515

Kremin, L., Arredondo, M. M., Hsu, S., Satterfield, T., & Kovelman, I. (2016). The effects of Spanish heritage language literacy on English reading for Spanish-English bilingual children in the U.S. International Journal of Bilingual Education & Bilingualism. doi:10.1080/13670050.2016.1239692

Ip, K., Hsu, S., Arredondo, M. M., Tardif T., & Kovelman, I. (2016). Brain bases of morphological processing in Chinese-English bilingual children. Developmental Sciencedoi: 10.1111/desc.12449

Ugolini, M., Wagley, N., Ip, K., Hsu, L. S., Arredondo, M. M., & Kovelman, I. (2016). In young readers, the left hemisphere supports the link between temporal processing and phonological awareness. Speech, Language & Hearing, 19(1), 17-26. doi:10.1080/2050571X.2015.1101894

Bisconti, S., Shulkin, M., Hu, X., Basura, G., Kileny, P., & Kovelman, I. (2016). Functional near-infrared spectroscopy brain imaging investigation of phonological awareness and passage comprehension abilities in adult recipients of cochlear implants. Journal of Speech Language & Hearing Research, 59(2), 239-253. doi:10.1044/2015_JSLHR-L-14-0278

Kovelman, I., Bisconti, S., & Hoeft, F. (2016). Literacy and dyslexia revealed through bilingual brain development. Newsletter for the International Dyslexia Association. http://eida.org/literacy-dyslexia-revealed-through-bilingual-brain-development/

Issa, M., Bisconti, S., Kovelman, I., Kileny, P., & Basura, G. J. (2016). Human auditory and adjacent nonauditory cerebral cortices are hypermetabolic in tinnitus as measured by functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS). Neural Plasticity, 7453149. doi: 10.1155/2016/7453149

2015

Hu, H., Arredondo, M. M., Confer, N., Gomba, M., DaSilva, A., Johnson, T., Shalinsky, M. H., & Kovelman, I. (2015). Comparison of motion correction techniques applied to functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy data from children. Journal of Biomedical Optics, 20(12), 126003-126003. doi:10.1117/1.JBO.20.12.126003

Arredondo, M. M., Ip. K., Hsu, S., Tardif T., & Kovelman, I. (2015). Brain bases of morphological processing in young children. Human Brain Mapping, 36(8), 2890-2900. doi:10.1002/hbm.22815

Kovelman, I., Salah-Ud-Din, M., Berens, M., & Petitto, L. A. (2015). “One glove does not fit all” in bilingual reading acquisition: Using the age of first bilingual language exposure to understand optimal contexts for reading success. Cogent Education, 2(1),1006504. doi:10.1080/2331186X.2015.1006504

Kovelman, I., Wagley, N., Hay, J. S. F., Ugolini, M., Bowyer, S., Lajiness-O’Neill, R., & Brennan J. (2015). Multimodal imaging of temporal processing in typical and atypical language development. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1337, 7–15. doi:10.1111/nyas.12688

Bowman, L., Kovelman, I., Hu, X., & Wellman, H. (2015). Children’s belief- and desire-reasoning in the temporoparietal junction: Evidence for specialization from functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 9, 560. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2015.00560

Murata, A., Park, J., Kovelman, I., Hu, X., & Kitayama, S. (2015). Culturally non-preferred cognitive tasks require compensatory attention:  A functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) investigation. Culture & Brain, 3(1), 53-67. doi: 10.1007/s40167-015-0027-y

2011-2014

Kovelman, I., Shalinsky, M. H., Berens, M. S., & Petitto, L. (2014). Words in the bilingual brain: an fNIRS brain imaging investigation of lexical processing in sign-speech bimodal bilinguals. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8, 606. doi:10.3389/fnhum.2014.00606

Berens, M. S., Kovelman, I., & Petitto, L. A. (2013). Should Bilingual Children Learn Reading in Two Languages at the Same Time or in Sequence? Bilingual Research Journal, 36(1), 35-60.
doi:10.1080/15235882.2013.779618

Kovelman, I., Mascho, K., Millott, L., Mastic, A., Moiseff, B., & Shalinsky, M. H. (2012). At the rhythm of language: Brain bases of language-related frequency perception in children. NeuroImage, 60(1), 673-682. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2011.12.066

Kovelman, I., Norton E. S., Christodoulou J. A., Gaab, N., Lieberman, D. A., Triantafyllou, C., Wolf, M., Witfield-Gabrieli, S., & Gabrieli J. D. E. (2012). Brain Basis of Phonological Awareness for Spoken Language in Children and Its Disruption in Dyslexia. Cerebral Cortex, 22(4), 754-764. doi:10.1093/cercor/bhr094

Kovelman, I., Christodoulou, J. A., & Gabrieli, J. D. E. (2012). Dyslexia: The brain bases of reading impairments. (M. Faust, Ed.), The Handbook of the Neuropsychology of Language. New York: Blackwell Wiley. doi: 10.1002/9781118432501.ch42

Kovelman, I. (2012). Neuroimaging methods. (E. Hoff, Ed.), Research methods in child language: A practical guide. New York: Blackwell Wiley. doi: 10.1002/9781444344035.ch4

Petitto, L. A., Berens, M. S., Kovelman, I., Dubins, M.,Jasinska, K., & Shalinsky, M. H. (2012). The “Perceptual Wedge Hypothesis” as the basis for bilingual babies’ phonetic processing advantage: New insights from fNIRS brain imaging. Brain & Language, 121(2), 130-143. doi: 10.1016/j.bandl.2011.05.003

Kovelman, I., Yip, J. C., & Beck E. L. (2011). Cortical systems that process language, as revealed by non-native speech sound perception. NeuroReport, 22(18), 947-950.
doi: 10.1097/WNR.0b013e32834cdc26

2010 and earlier

Ghosh, S. S., Kakunoori, S., Augustinack, J., Nieto-Castanon, A., Kovelman, I., Gaab, N., Christodoulou, J. A., Triantafyllou, C., Gabrieli, J. D. E., & Fischl, B. (2010). Evaluating the validity of volume-based and surface-based brain image registration for developmental cognitive neuroscience studies in children 4 to 11 years of age. NeuroImage, 53(1), 85-93. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2010.05.075

Shalinsky, M. H., Kovelman, I., Berens, M. S., & Petitto L. A. (2009). Exploring Cognitive Functions in Babies, Children & Adults with Near Infrared Spectroscopy. Journal of Visualized Experiments, pii: 1268. doi: 10.3791/1268

Kovelman, I., Shalinsky, M. H., White, K., Schmitt, S., Berens, M. S., Paymer, L., & Petitto, L. A. (2009). Dual language use in sign-speech bimodal bilinguals: fNIRS brain-imaging evidence. Brain & Language, 109(2-3), 112-123. doi:10.1016/j.bandl.2008.09.008

Kovelman, I., Shalinsky, M. S., Berens, M. S., & Petitto, L. A. (2008). Shining new light on the brain’s “Bilingual Signature”: A functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy investigation of semantic processing. NeuroImage, 39(3), 1457-1471. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2007.10.017

Kovelman, I., Baker, S. A., & Petitto, L. A. (2008). BBilingual and Monolingual Brains Compared: A Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Investigation of Syntactic Processing and a Possible “Neural Signature” of Bilingualism. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 20(1), 153-169. doi:10.1162/jocn.2008.20011

Kovelman, I., Baker, S. A., & Petitto, L. A. (2008). Age of first bilingual language exposure as a new window into bilingual reading development. Bilingualism: Language & Cognition, 11(2), 203–223. doi:10.1017/S1366728908003386

Norton, E. S., Kovelman, I., & Petitto, L. A. (2007). Are There Separate Neural Systems for Spelling? New Insights into the Role of Rules and Memory in Spelling from Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Mind, Brain, and Education, 1(1), 48-59. doi:10.1111/j.1751-228X.2007.00005.x

Petitto, L. A., & Kovelman, I. (2003). The Bilingual Paradox: How signing-speaking bilingual children help us resolve bilingual issues and teach us about the brain’s mechanisms underlying all language acquisition. Learning Languages, 8(3), 5-18. Translation into French (2004). Le paradoxe du bilinguisme, Double langue maternelle. Revue Imaginaire et Inconscient, 14. View here