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I am interested in the origins and development of nonverbal representations of quantity. I investigate the extents and limits of two mechanisms proposed to underlie human and nonhuman animals’ nonverbal quantity representations – the analog magnitude system, AMS, and the object tracking system, OTS. In particular, I examine (a) how the systems are engaged in different contexts, (b) how precise the resulting representations are across development, and (c) what computations can be performed over the representations.
12/2010- present Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri
08/2007-12/2010 M.A. Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri
09/2004-07/2007 M.S. Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
09/2000-07/2004 B.A. Department of Bio-medical Engineering, Chongqing University
Mou, Y., Zhu, L., & Chen, Z. (in press). Five-to thirteen-year-old children’s naive understanding of inertial motion. International Journal of Psychology.
Mou, Y., & vanMarle, K. (2014). Two core systems of numerical representation in infants. Developmental Review, 34, 1-25.
Mou, Y., Province, J., & Luo, Y. (2014). Can infants make transitive inferences? Cognitive Psychology, 68, 98-112.
Duan, X., Shi, J., Wu, J., Mou, Y., Cui, H., & Wang, G. (2009). Electrophysiological correlates for response inhibition in intellectually gifted children: a Go/NoGo study. Neuroscience letters, 457, 45-48.
Zhu, L., Huangfu, G, Keller, M., Mou, Y., & Chen, D. (2008). The development of Chinese Children’s Decision-Making in Ultimatum and Dictator Games. Acta Psychologica Sinica, 40(4), 402-408 (in Chinese).
Mou, Y. & Zhu, L. (2007). The Neuro-mechanism of Fairness and Cooperation. Chinese Journal of Behavioral Medical Science, 12,371-372 (in Chinese).
Mou, Y. & Zhu, L. (2006). Children’s misconception in naïve physics and factors influencing conceptual change. Advances in Psychological Science, 14(5), 697-703 (in Chinese).
UNDER REVIEW/IN PREPARATION
Luo, Y., Markson, L., Hennefield, L., Mou, Y., & vanMarle, K. Understanding agents’ preferences at 8.5 months of age. In preparation.
Mou, Y., Xu, C., & vanMarle, K. Linear or Logarithmic? Five-year-olds' analog magnitude representations in the number line and the numerical subtraction tasks. In preparation.
Mou, Y., & Luo, Y. The use of object information in infants' understanding of physical events. In preparation.
Mou, Y., vanMarle, K., Chu, F., & Geary, D. Four-year-old children’s understanding of zero in non-symbolic arithmetic. In preparation.
vanMarle, K., Chu, F., Mou, Y., & Geary, D. Attaching meaning to the number words: contributions of the object tracking and approximate number systems. Under review.
vanMarle, K., Mou, Y., & Seok, J. Infants’ ordinal judgments show ratio signature for large numbers. In preparation.