Jeff Loucks

Adjunct Professor


Research interests

  • development of social cognition
  • infant, child, and adult action perception
  • infant social cognition
  • relation between motor experience and action understanding.

Recent Awards

  • Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award
  • Clarence & Lucille Dunbar Fellowship, University of Oregon

Recent Funding

  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

Representative Publications

Loucks, J., Verrett, K., & Reise, B. (2020). Animates engender robust memory representations in adults and young children. Cognition.

Loucks, J. & Price, H. L. (2019). Memory for temporal order in action is slow developing, sensitive to deviant input, and supported by foundational cognitive processes. Developmental Psychology, 55, 263-273.

Loucks, J., & Sommerville, J. A. (2018). Developmental change in infants' action perception: Is motor experience the cause? Infancy, 1-19.

Loucks, J., & Sommerville, J. A. (2012). The role of motor experience in understanding action function: The case of the precision grasp. Child Development, 83, 801-809.

Loucks, J., & Sommerville, J. A. (2012). Developmental changes in the discrimination of dynamic human actions in infancy. Developmental Science, 15, 123-130.

Loucks, J. (2011). Configural information is processed differently in human action. Perception, 40, 1047-1062.

Loucks, J. (2009). Sources of information for discriminating dynamic human actions. Cognition, 111, 84-97