Relevant Publications


Jiang, S., Paxton, A., Ramírez-Esparza, N., & García-Sierra, A. (2023). Toward a dynamic approach of person perception at zero acquaintance: Applying recurrence quantification analysis to thin slices. Acta Psychologica, 234, 103866.


Skoe, E., García-Sierra, A., Ramírez-Esparza, N., and Jiang, S. (2022). Automatic sound encoding is sensitive to language familiarity: Evidence from English monolinguals and Spanish-English bilinguals. Neuroscience Letters (in press).


García-Sierra, A., Silva-Pereyra, J., Alatorre-Cruz, G., and Wig, N. (2021). An Event-related brain potential (ERP) study of complex anaphora in Spanish. Frontiers: Cognition.

García-Sierra, A., Schifano, E., Duncan, G. M., & Fish, M. S. (2021). An analysis of the perception of stop consonants in bilinguals and monolinguals in different phonetic contexts: A range-based language cueing approach. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics. doi:10.3758/s13414-020-02183-z

García-Sierra, A., Ramírez-Esparza, N., Wig, N., & Robertson, D. (2021). Language learning as a function of infant directed speech (IDS) in Spanish: Testing neural commitment using the positive-MMR. Brain and Language, 212, 104890. 


García-Sierra, A., & Wig, N.  (2020). Matching the Mismatch: The interaction between perceptual and conceptual cues in bilinguals’ speech perception. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 1-14. doi:10.1017/S1366728920000553 

Ramírez-Esparza, N., García-Sierra, A., & Jiang, S. J. (2020). The current standing of bilingualism in today’s globalized world: A socio-ecological perspective. Current Opinion in Psychology.


Ramírez-Esparza, N., García-Sierra, A., Rodríguez-Arauz, G., Ikizer, E. G., & Fernández-Gómez, M. J. (2019). No laughing matter: Latinas’ high quality of conversations relate to behavioral laughter. Plos One, 14(4), e0214117.


Rodriguez-Arauz, G., Ramírez-Esparza, N., García-Sierra, A., Ikizer, E. G., & Fernandez-Gomez, M. J. (2018). You go before me, please: Behavioral politeness and interdependent self as markers of Simpatia in Latinas. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 25(3), 379–387.

Roseberry, L. S., García-Sierra, A., & Kuhl, K. P. (2018). Two are better than one: Infant language learning from video improves in the presence of peers. Preceding of the National Academy of Sciences PANS, 115, (40), 9859-9866.


Gómez-Apo, E., García-Sierra, A., Silva-Pereyra, J., Soto-Abraham V., Velasco-Vales, V., Mondragón-Maya, A., & J. Pescatello., L. (2017). A post-mortem study of frontal and temporal gyri thickness and cell number in human obesity. Obesity, 26. 94-102.

Fish, M. S., García-Sierra, A., Ramírez-Esparza, N., & Kuhl, P. K. (2017). Infant-directed speech in English and Spanish: Assessments of monolingual and bilingual caregiver VOT. Journal of Phonetics, 63, 19-34.

Ramírez-Esparza, N., García-Sierra, A., & Kuhl, P. K. (2017). Look Who’s Talking NOW.! Parentese Speech, Social Context and Language Development Across time. Frontiers in Psychology, 8, (1008).

Ramírez-Esparza, N., García-Sierra, A., & Kuhl, P. K. (2017). The impact of early social interactions on later language development in Spanish-English bilingual infants. Child Development, 88, 1216-1234.


García-Sierra, A., Ramírez-Esparza, N., & Kuhl, K. P. (2016). Relationships between quantity of language input and brain responses in bilingual and monolingual infants. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 110, 1-17.


Ramírez-Esparza, N., García-Sierra, A., & Kuhl, P. K. (2014). Look who's talking: speech style and social context in language input to infants are linked to concurrent and future speech development. Developmental Science, 17(6), 880-891.

Ramírez-Esparza, N., & García-Sierra A. (2014). The Bilingual Brain: From Infancy to Adulthood. In V. Benet-Martinez, & Y-y Hong (eds.). Handbook of multicultural identity: Basic and applied perspectives. Oxford Press. doi: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199796694.013.012


García-Sierra, A., Silva-Pereyra, J., Ramírez-Esparza, N., Siard, J., & Champlin, C. A. (2012). Assessing the double phonemic representation in bilingual speakers of Spanish and English: An electrophysiological study. Brain & Language, 121, 194-205.

McFadden, D., García-Sierra, A., Hsieh, M. D., Maloney, M. M., Champlin, A. C., & Pasanen, E. G. (2012). Relationships between otoacoustic emissions and a proxy measure of cochlear length derived from the auditory brainstem response. Hearing Research, 289, 63-73.

Rivera-Gaxiola, M., García-Sierra, A., Lara-Ayala, L., Cadena, C., Jackson-Maldonado, D., & Kuhl, K. P. (2012). Event-Related Potentials to an English/Spanish syllabic contrast in Mexicans 10-13 month-old infants. ISRN Neurology, 2012, 1-9.


-2011 and earlier

García-Sierra, A., Rivera-Gaxiola, M., Percaccio, R. C., Conboy, T. B., Romo, H., Klarman, L., Ortiz, S., & Kuhl, K. P. (2011). Bilingual Language Learning: An ERP Study Relating Early Brain Responses to Speech, Language Input, and Later Word Production. Journal of Phonetics, 39, 546-557.

McFadden, D., Hsieh, D. M., García-Sierra, A., & Champlin C. A. (2010). Differences by sex, ear, and sexual orientation in the time intervals between successive peaks in auditory evoked potentials. Hearing Research, 270, 56-64.

García-Sierra, A., Diehl, R. L., & Champlin, C. A. (2009). Testing the double phonemic boundary in bilinguals. Speech Communication, 51, 369-378.

Rivera-Gaxiola, M., Silva-Pereyra, J., Klarman, L., García-Sierra, A., Lara-Ayala, L., Cadena-Salazar, C., & Kuhl, K. P. (2007).  Principal component analyses and scalp distribution of the auditory p150-250 and n250-550 to speech contrasts in Mexican and in American infants. Developmental Neuropsychology, 31, 363-378.

Rivera-Gaxiola, M., Klarman, L., García-Sierra, A., & Kuhl, K. P. (2005). Neural patterns to speech and vocabulary growth in American infants. Neuroreport: For Rapid Communication of Neuroscience Research, 16, 495-498. 10.1097/00001756-200504040-00015