Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • Gillian Forrester, Guest Editor: Special Issue “Symmetry and Asymmetry: From Evolution to Neuroscience” Biology and Symmetry, Symmetry: 15th May 2022.
  • Donati, GEdginton T, Bardo A, Kivell T, ,Ballieux H, Stamate C, Forrester GS, (under revision) Ancient motor-sensory biases influence modern cognitive performance differently across the lifespan, PNAS 
  • Davis R, Donati G, Forrester GS (2022, in press) Social gaze in preterm infants may act as an early indicator of atypical lateralisation Child Development          
  • Bardo A, Town K, Kivell TL, Donati G, Ballieux H, Stamate C, Edginton T, Forrester GS. The Precision of the Human Hand: Variability in Pinch Strength and Manual Dexterity. Symmetry. 2022; 14(1):71.
  • Bardo A, Kivell TL, Town K, Donati G, Ballieux H, Stamate C, Edginton T, Forrester GS. Get a Grip: Variation in Human Hand Grip Strength and Implications for Human Evolution. Symmetry. 2021; 13(7):1142.
  • Donati, G, Forrester GS (2021) Hindsight 20/20: The future of laterality research, Laterality, 26:3, 330-335, DOI: 10.1080/1357650X.2021.1876720
  • Forrester GS, Davis R, Malatesta G, Todd BK (2020) Evolutionary motor biases and cognition in children with and without autism. Scientific Reports 10, 17385.
  • Donati G, Davis R, Forrester GS (2020) Gaze behaviour to lateral face stimuli in infants who do and do not receive an ASD diagnosis, Scientific Reports 10, 13185
  • Gianluca M, Marzoli M Apicella F, Abiuso C, Muratori F, Forrester GS, Vallortigara G, Scattoni ML, Tommasi L (2020) Received cradling bias during the first year of life: A retrospective study on children with typical and atypical development, Front. Psychiatry,  
  • Forrester GS, Davis R, Mareschal D, Malastrata G, Todd B (2019) The Left Cradling Bias: An Evolutionary Facilitator of Social Cognition?, Cortex (Special Issue: The Evolution of the Mind and the Brain (eds, Zilles & Thiebaut de Schotten)
  • Forrester GS, Todd B (2018) A comparative perspective on lateral biases and social behavior. Progress in Brain Research, 238: 377-403, online first:
  • Forrester GS, Rawlings B, Davila-Ross M (2016) An analysis of bimanual actions in natural feeding of semi-wild chimpanzees. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 159:85-92
  • Forrester GS, Thomas MSC (2015) What is universal and what differs in language development? Commentary, Language, Cognition & Neuroscience 30(8):922-927.
  • Forrester GS, Rodriguez A (2015) Slip of the tongue: Implications for evolution and language development. Cognition 141:103-111.
  • Forrester GS, Crawley M, Palmer C (2014) Social environment elicits lateralized navigational behavior in two populations of typically developing children. Brain and Cognition 91:21-27.
  • Forrester GS, Pegler R, Thomas MSC, Mareschal D (2014) Handedness as a marker of cerebral lateralization in children with and without autism. Behavioural Brain Research 268:14-21.
  • Quaresmini C, Forrester GS, Spiezio C, Vallortigara G (2014) Social environment elicits lateralized behaviors in gorillas and chimpanzees. Journal of Comparative Psychology 128(3): 276-284.
  • (3★) Forrester GS, Quaresmini C, Leavens DA, Mareschal D, Thomas MSC (2013) Human handedness: An inherited evolutionary trait. Behavioural Brain Research 237:200-206.
  • Tabiowo E, Forrester GS (2014) Structured bimanual actions and hand transfers reveal population-level right-handedness in captive gorillas. Animal Behaviour 86(5):1049-1057.
  • Forrester, G.S., Quaresmini, C., Leavens, D.S., Spiezio, C., Vallortigara, G.  (2012). Target animacy influences chimpanzee handedness. Animal Cognition. 15(6):1121-7. 
  • Forrester GS, Leavens DA, Quaresmini C, Vallortigara G (2011) Target animacy influences gorilla handedness. Animal Cognition 14(6) 903-907. 
  • Quaresmini C, Forrester GS, Spiezio C, Leavens DA, Vallortigara G (2011) Gorillas and chimpanzees vary handedness based on the animacy of target objects: A theory for hemispheric specialization based on an evolutionary distinction of object animacy. Folia Primatologica 82(4-5): 264.
  • Forrester GS (2008) A multidimensional approach to investigations of behaviour: Revealing structure in animal communication signals. Animal Behaviour 76: 1749-1760.
  • Forrester GS (2008) A multidimensional approach to investigations of primate communication. Folia Primatologica79(5):329-330. 
  • Forrester GS, Forrester NA (2005) Methodology for detecting multimodal communication in western lowland gorillas. American Journal of Primatology 66(1):167. 
  • Nobre AC, ^Sebestyen G, Gitelman DR, Mesulam MM (2002) Filtering of distractors during visual search studied by positron emission tomography. Neuroimage 16:968-976. 
  • Nobre AC, ^Sebestyen G, Miniussi C (2000) The dynamics of shifting visuospatial attention revealed by event-related potentials. Neuropsychologia 38:964-974.
  • Nobre AC, ^Sebestyen G, Gitelman DR, Mesulam MM, Frackowiak RSJ, Frith CD (1997) Functional localisation of the neural network for visual spatial attention by positron-emission tomography. Brain 120:515-533.
  • Nobre AC, Mesulam MM, ^Sebestyen G, Frackowiak RSJ, Frith CD (1996) Functional localisation of the neural network for visual spatial attention by positron-emission tomography. Neuroimage 3(3):S192.
  • Pineda JA, ^Sebestyen G, Nava C (1994) Face recognition as a function of social attention in non-human primates: an ERP study. Cognitive Brain Research, 2:1-12. 

Book Chapters

  • Forrester GS (2017) Hand, limb and other motor preferences: Methodological Considerations (eds. G Vallortigara, L Rogers) In: Lateralized Brain Functions (Series on Neuromethods, series editor, Walz W) Springer Books.
  • Forrester GS, Quaresmini C (2013) In: Behavioural Lateralization in Vertebrates– Two Sides of a Same Coin (eds. Regolin, Csermely) The Right Hand Man: Manual Laterality and Language pp. 125-141. Springer Berlin Heidelberg 



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