Publications by Dr. Noles

Noles, N.S., Gelman, S.A., & Stilwell, S. (2021). To give or receive? The role of giver versus receiver on object tracking and object preferences in children and adults. Journal of Cognition and Culture, 21, 369-388. 

Norris, M., & Noles, N.S. (2021). Can a leopard change its spots? Only some children use counterevidence to update their beliefs about people. Cognitive Development, 58, 101037.

Marchak, K.A., Laughlin, M., Gelman, S.A., & Noles, N.S. (2020). Beliefs about the persistence of history in objects and spaces in the United States and India. Journal of Cross-cultural Psychology, 51, 309-332.

Noles, N.S. (2019). Salience or centrality: Why do some features influence inductive generalization more than others? Developmental Psychology, 55, 612-622.

Noles, N.S., & Keil, F.C. (2019). Exploring the first possessor bias in children. PLoS ONE, 14, 1-13.

McDermott, C.H., & Noles, N.S. (2018). The role of age, theory of mind, and linguistic ability in children’s understanding of ownership. PLoS ONE, 13, 1-10.


Gelman, S.A., Martinez, M., Davidson, N.S., & Noles, N.S. (2018). Developing digital privacy: Children’s moral judgments concerning mobile GPS devices. Child Development, 89, 17-26.

Gelman, S.A., Manczak, E.M., Was, A.M., & Noles, N.S. (2016). Children seek historical traces of owned objects. Child Development, 87, 239-255.

Noles, N.S., & Danovitch, J.H. (2016). Ultrasociality and the division of cognitive labor. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 39, 31-32.

Gelman, S.A., Frazier, B.N., Noles, N.S., Manczak, E., & Stillwell, S.M. (2015). How much would children pay for Harry Potter’s glasses? Developing an appreciation for the value of authentic objects. Journal of Cognition and Development, 16 97-117.

Gelman, S.A., Noles, N.S., & Stillwell, S. (2014). Tracking the actions and possessions of agents. Topics in Cognitive Sciences, 6, 599-614.

Noles, N.S., & Danovitch, J.H. (2014). Owning up to the role of historical information. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 34, 497-498.

Danovitch, J.H., & Noles, N.S. (2014). Categorization ability, but not theory of mind, contributes to children’s developing understanding of expertise. In P. Bello, M. Guarini, M. McShane, & B. Scassellati (Eds.), Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 2097-2012). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

Noles, N.S., & Gelman, S.A. (2014). You can’t always get what you want: Children’s intuitions about ownership and desire. Cognitive Development, 31, 59-68.

Gelman, S.A., Meyer, M.A., & Noles, N.S. (2013). History and essence in human cognition. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 36, 142-143.

Gelman, S.A., Manczak, E.M., & Noles, N.S. (2012). The nonobvious basis of ownership: Preschool children trace the history and value of owned objects. Child Development, 83, 1731-1747.

Noles, N.S., & Gelman, S.A. (2012a). Effects of categorical labels on similarity judgments: A critical analysis of similarity-based approaches. Developmental Psychology, 48, 890-6.

Noles, N.S., & Gelman, S.A. (2012b). Disentangling similarity judgments from pragmatic judgments: Response to Sloutsky and Fisher (2012). Developmental Psychology, 48, 901-6.

Noles, N.S., & Gelman, S.A. (2012c). Preschool children and adults flexibly shift their preference for auditory versus visual modalities, but do not exhibit auditory dominance. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 112, 338-50.

Noles, N.S., Keil, F.C., Bloom, P., & Gelman, S.A. (2012). Children’s and adults’ intuitions about who is entitled to own things. Journal of Cognition and Culture, 12, 265-286.

Gelman, S.A., & Noles, N.S. (2011). Domains and naïve theories. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science, 2: n/a. doi: 10.1002/wcs.124.

Noles, N., & Keil, F.C. (2011). Exploring ownership in a developmental context. In H. S. Ross & O. Friedman (Eds.), The developmental origins of ownership of property - New Directions for Child & Adolescent Development (pp. 91-103). San Francisco, CA:  Jossey-Bass.

Mitroff, S.R., Scholl, B.J., & Noles, N.S. (2007). Object files can be purely episodic. Perception, 36, 1730-1735.

Noles, N.S., Scholl, B.J., & Mitroff, S.R. (2005). The persistence of object file representations. Perception & Psychophysics, 67, 324 - 334.

Noles, N.S., & Scholl, B.J., (2005). What’s in an object file? Integral vs. separable features. Journal of Vision, 5, 614 – 614.

Scholl, B.J., Noles, N.S., Pasheva, V., & Sussman, R. (2003). Talking on a cellular telephone dramatically increases “sustained inattentional blindness.” Journal of Vision, 3, 156-156.