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Journal Articles

Kirsch, L. P. & Cross, E. S. (in press). Additive routes to action learning: Layering experience shapes engagement of the action observation network. Cerebral Cortex. pdf

Kirsch, L. P., Dawson, K. & Cross, E. S. (2015). Dance experience sculpts aesthetic perception and related brain circuits. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1337, 130-139. pdf

Ganesh, S., Van Schie, H. T., Cross, E. S., de Lange, F. P. & Wigboldus, D. H. J. (2015). Disentangling neural processes of egocentric and allocentric mental spatial transformations using whole-body photos of self and other. NeuroImage, 116, 130-139. pdf

Gardner, T., Goulden, N. & Cross, E. S. (2015). Dynamic modulation of the action observation network by movement familiarity. Journal of Neuroscience, 35(4), 1561-1572. pdf

Cross, E. S., Acquah, D. & Ramsey, R. (2014). A review and critical analysis of how cognitive neuroscientific investigations using dance can contribute to sport psychology. International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 7(1), 42-71. pdf

Klapper, A., Ramsey, R., Wigboldus, D. H. J. & Cross, E. S. (2014). The control of automatic imitation based on bottom-up and top-down cues to animacy: Insights from brain and behaviour. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 26(11), 2503-2513.

Oosterhof, N. N., Wiggett, A. J. & Cross, E. S. (2014). Testing key predictions of the associative account of mirror neurons in humans using multivariate pattern analysis. Behavioural and Brain Sciences, 37(2), 213-215. [Commentary on Mirror Neurons: From origin to function by Cook et al.]

Ramsey, R., Cross, E. S. & Hamilton, A. F. de C. (2013). Supramodal and modality-sensitive representations of perceived action categories in the human brain. Experimental Brain Research, 230(3), 345-357. [pdf]

Kirsch, L., Drommelschmidt, K. A. & Cross, E. S. (2013). The impact of sensorimotor experience on affective evaluation of dance. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7:521. pdf

Diersch, N., Mueller, K., Cross, E. S., Stadler, W., Rieger, M. & Schütz-Bosbach, S. (2013). Action prediction in younger versus older adults: Neural correlates of motor familiarity. PLoS One. May 21;8(5):e64195, 1-15. [pdf]

Cross, E. S., Stadler, W., Parkinson, J., Schütz-Bosbach, S. & Prinz, W. (in press). The influence of visual training on complex action prediction. Human Brain Mapping, 34(2), 467-486. [pdf]

Grossman, T., Cross, E. S., Ticini, L. F., & Daum, M. M. (in press). Action observation in the infant brain: The role of body form and motion. Social Neuroscience, 8(1), 22-30. [pdf]

Bläsing, B. E., Calvo-Merino, B., Cross, E. S., Jola, C., Honisch, J., Stevens, C. J. (2012). Neurocognitive control in dance perception and performance. Acta Psychologica, 139(2), 300-308. [pdf]

Cross, E. S., Cohen, N. R., Hamilton, A. F. de C., Ramsey, R., Wolford, G. & Grafton, S. T. (2012). Physical experience leads to enhanced object perception in parietal cortex: Insights from knot tying. Neuropsychologia, 50(14), 3207-3217. [pdf] Access the recommendation on F1000 Cross, E. S., Liepelt, R., Hamilton, A. F. de C., Parkinson, J., Ramsey, R., Stadler, W., & Prinz, W. (2012).  Robotic movement preferentially engages the action observation network. Human Brain Mapping, 33, 2238-2254. [pdf]

Cross, E. S. & Ticini, L. F. (2012).  Neuroaesthetics and beyond: New horizons in applying the science of the brain to the art of dance. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, 11(1), 5-16. [pdf]

Diersch, N., Cross, E. S., Stadler, W., Rieger, M., & Schütz-Bosbach, S. (2012). Representing others' actions: The role of expertise in the aging mind.  Psychological Research, 76(4), 525-541. [pdf]

Ramsey, R., Cross, E. S. & Hamilton, A. F. de C. Predicting others' actions via grasp and gaze: Evidence for distinct brain networks. (2012). Psychological Research, 76(4).494-502. [preprint]

Springer, A., Hamilton, A. F. de C. & Cross, E. S. (2012). Simulating and predicting others' actions (Editorial introducing Special Issue). Psychological Research, 76(4), 383-387. [pdf]

Cross, E. S., Kirsch, L., Ticini, L. F. & Schütz-Bosbach, S. (2011). The impact of aesthetic evaluation and physical ability on dance perception. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 5(102), 1-10.[pdf]

Ramsey, R., Cross, E. S. & Hamilton, A. F. de C. (2011). Eye can see what you want: Posterior intraparietal sulcus encodes the object of an actor's gaze. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 23, 3400-09 [pdf]

Ramsey, R., van Schie & Cross, E. S. (2011). No two are the same: Body shape is part of identifying others. Commentary in Cognitive Neuroscience 2, 207-208. [preprint]

Cross, E. S., Mackie, E. C., Wolford, G., & Hamilton, A. F. de C. (2010). Contorted and ordinary body postures in the human brain. Experimental Brain Research - Special Issue on Body Representation, 204(2), 397-407. [pdf]

Cross, E. S., Hamilton, A. F. de C., Kraemer, D. J. M, Kelley, W. M. & Grafton, S. T. (2009).  Dissociable substrates for body motion and physical experience in the human action observation network.  European Journal of Neuroscience, 30, 1383-1392. [pdf]                commentary on EJN article by James Kilner [pdf]

Cohen, N. R, Cross, E. S., Wymbs, N. F., & Grafton, S. T. (2009).  Transient disruption of M1 during encoding abolishes the contextual interference effect.  Experimental Brain Research, 196(2), 303-309.  [pdf]

Cohen, N. R, Cross, E. S., Tunik, E., Grafton, S. T. & Culham, J. C. (2009).  Ventral and dorsal stream contributions to the online control of immediate and delayed grasping: A TMS approach.  Neuropsychologia, 47, 1553-1562.  [pdf]

Cross, E. S., Kraemer, D. J. M., Hamilton, A. F. de C., Kelley, W. M., & Grafton, S. T. (2009).  Sensitivity of the action observation network to physical and observational learning.  Cerebral Cortex, 19(2), 315-326. [pdf]

Cross, E. S., Schmitt, P. S., & Grafton, S. T. (2007).  Neural substrates of contextual interference during motor learning support a model of active preparation.  Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience,19(11), 1854-1871. [pdf]

Rice, N. J., Tunik, E., Cross, E. S., & Grafton, S. T.  (2007).  Grasping is mediated by the contralateral hemisphere, independent of hand.  Brain Research, 1175C, 76-84. [pdf]

Cross, E. S., Hamilton, A. F. de C., & Grafton, S. T. (2006).  Building a motor simulation de novo: Observation of dance by dancers.  NeuroImage, 31(3), 1257-1267. [pdf]

Cross, E. S., & Burke, D. M. (2004). Do alternative names impair proper name retrieval?  Brain and Language, 89(1), 174-181. [pdf]

Book Sections

Cross, E. S. (2015). Beautiful embodiment: The shaping of aesthetic preference by personal experience. In J. P. Huston, M. Nadal, F. Mora, L. F. Agnati & C. J. Cela-Conde (Eds), Art, Aesthetics and the Brain. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 189-208.

Cross, E. S. & Elizarova, A. (2014). Motor control in action: Using dance to explore the intricate choreography between action perception and production in the human brain. In M. Levin (Ed.), Progress in Motor Control, Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology 826, Springer Press: New York, pp. 147-160.

Cross, E. S. (2012). Observational learning of complex motor skills.  Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning (Part 15), N. Seel (Ed.), Heidelberg: Springer Press, 2491-2493. [pdf] 

Cross, E. S. & Ramsey, R (2012).  Neurophysiological correlates of learning to dance.  Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning (Part 14), N. Seel (Ed.), Heidelberg: Springer Press, 2454-2454. [pdf]

Cross, E. S. (2010).  Building a dance in the human brain: Insights from expert and novice dancers. In B. Bläsing (Ed.), The Neurocognition of Dance, Psychology Press. 

Aminoff, E., Baslev, D., Borroni, P., Bryan, R., Chua, E., Cloutier, J., Cross, E. S., Drew, T., Funk, C. M., Gil-da-Costa, R., Guerin, S. A., Hall, J. L., Jordan, K. E., Landau, A. N., Molnar-Szakacs, I., Montaser-Kouhsari, L., Olofsson, J. K., Quadflieg, S., Somerville, L. H., Sy, J. L., Uddin, L. Q., Yamada, Y.* (2009).  The landscape of cognitive neuroscience: Challenges, rewards, and new perspectives. In M. Gazzaniga (Ed.), The Cognitive Neurosciences (4th Edition), MIT Press, 1255-1292.  *all authors contributed equally

Grafton, S. T. & Cross, E. S. (2008).  Dance and the brain.  In C. Ashbury, & B. Rich (Eds.), Learning, Arts and the Brain: The Dana Consortium Report on Arts and Cognition, Dana Press, New York, NY, pp. 61 - 68. [pdf]