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Research Reports

"Functional networks for social communication in the macaque monkey." Shepherd SV, Freiwald WA. in press, Neuron, 2018. doi:10.1016/j.neuron.2018.06.027 [pdf] [supp] [pdf+supp] [commentary by Andreas Nieder] [videos]

"Primate social attention: Species differences and effects of individual experience in humans, great apes, and macaques." Kano F, Shepherd SV, Hirata S, Call J. PLoS ONE 13(2): e0193283, 2018. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0193283 [pdf]

"Reversible inactivation of pSTS suppresses social gaze following in the macaque (Macaca mulatta)." Roy A, Shepherd SV, Platt ML. Social, Cognitive, and Affective Neuroscience, 2014. doi: 10.1093/scan/nss123 [pdf]

"Facial Muscle Coordination in Monkeys During Rhythmic Facial Expressions and Ingestive Movements." Shepherd SV, Lanzilotto M, Ghazanfar AA. Journal of Neuroscience, 32(18):6105-16. doi:10.1523/jneurosci.6136-11.2012 [pdf]

"Monkeys at the Movies: What Evolutionary Cinematics Tells Us about Film." Ghazanfar AA, Shepherd SV. Projections, 5(2):1-25, 2011. doi:10.3167/proj.2011.050202 [pdf]

"Eye-gaze and arrow cues influence elementary sound perception." Borjon J*, Shepherd SV*, Todorov A, Ghazanfar AA. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 278(1714):1997-2004, 2011. doi:10.1098/rspb.2010.2306 [pdf]

"Human-monkey gaze correlations reveal convergent and divergent patterns of movie viewing." Shepherd SV, Steckenfinger SA, Hasson U, Ghazanfar AA. Current Biology, 20(7):649-56, 2010. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2010.02.032 [pdf] [video]

"Mirroring of attention by neurons in macaque parietal cortex." Shepherd SV, Klein JT, Deaner RO, Platt ML. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, 106(23):9489-94, 2009. doi:10.1073/pnas.0900419106 [pdf]

"Spontaneous social orienting and gaze-following in ringtailed lemurs (Lemur catta)." Shepherd SV, Platt ML. Animal Cognition 11(1):13-20, 2008. doi:10.1007/s10071-007-0083-6 [pdf] [videos]

"Familiarity accentuates gaze-cuing in women but not men." Deaner RO, Shepherd SV, Platt ML. Biology Letters 3:64-7, 2006. doi:10.1098/rsbl.2006.0564 [pdf]

"Social status gates social attention in monkeys." Shepherd SV, Deaner RO, Platt ML. Current Biology 16(4):R119-R120, 2006. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2006.02.013 [pdf]

"Noninvasive telemetric gaze tracking in freely-moving socially-housed prosimian primates." Shepherd SV, Platt ML. Methods 38(3):185-194, 2006. doi:10.1016/j.ymeth.2005.12.003 [pdf] [Skriatok scripts for Matlab]

Research Reviews

"Mécanismes neuronaux pour la communication chez les primates [Neural Mechanisms of Communication among Primates]." Sliwa J, Takahashi DY, Shepherd SV. in revision, Revue de Primatologie, 2018.

"Following Gaze: Gaze-following behavior as a window into social cognition." Shepherd SV. Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, 4(5):1-13, 2010. doi:10.3389/fnint.2010.00005 [pdf]

"Social Attention and the Brain." Klein JT*, Shepherd SV*, Platt ML. Current Biology 19:R958-62, 2009. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2009.08.010 [pdf]

Commentaries & Book Reviews

"Missed connections: Integrating proximate and ultimate explanations in cognitive neuroscience. A review of Steven M. Platek, Julian P. Keenan, and Todd K. Shackelford (Eds.), Evolutionary Cognitive Neuroscience." Deaner RO, Shepherd SV. Evolutionary Psychology 5(3): 632-641, 2007. [pdf]

Book Chapters

"Neural Mechanisms of Communication." Sliwa J, Takahashi DY, Shepherd SV. In The Wiley Handbook of Evolutionary Neuroscience (ed. SV Shepherd), Wiley-Blackwell, 2017.

"Embodied Symbols: Pointing and Joint Attention." Cappuccio ML, Shepherd SV. In The Hand: An Organ of Mind (ed. Z Radman), MIT Press, 2013. ISBN: 9780262018845

"Emoción y conducta [Emotion and Behavior]." Lemus L, Shepherd SV. In Origin y Cambio, Universidad Iberoamericana, in press.

"Sociality, Attention and the Mind’s Eyes." Shepherd SV, Cappuccio M. In Joint Attention: New Developments (ed. A Seemann), MIT Press, 2012. ISBN: 978-0262016827 [pdf]

"Engaging neocortical networks with dynamic faces." Shepherd SV, Ghazanfar AA. In Dynamic Faces: Insights from Experiments and Computation (eds. M Giese, C Curio, H Bülthoff), MIT Press, 2010. ISBN: 978-0262014533 [pdf]

"Neuroethology of Attention." Shepherd SV, Platt ML. In Primate Neuroethology (eds. ML Platt & AA Ghazanfar), Oxford University Press, 2010. ISBN: 978-0195326598 [pdf]

"Neuroeconomics: Implications for understanding the neurobiology of addiction." Platt ML, Watson KK, Hayden BH, Shepherd SV, Klein JT. In Advances in the Neuroscience of Addiction (eds. CM Kuhn & GF Koob), CRC Press, 2010. ISBN: 978-084937391 [pdf]

"Neuroethology of Pleasure." Watson KK, Shepherd SV, Platt ML. In Pleasures of the Brain (eds. ML Kringelbach & KC Berridge), Oxford University Press, 2009. ISBN: 978-0195331028 [pdf]

"Neuroethology of Attention." Shepherd SV, Platt ML. In Cognitive Biology: Evolutionary and Developmental Perspectives on Mind, Brain and Behavior (eds. L Tommasi, M Peterson & L Nadel), MIT Press, 2009. ISBN: 978-0262012935 [pdf]


the Handbook of Evolutionary Neuroscience, ed. Shepherd SV, Wiley-Blackwell, 2017.

Neuroethology of Social Attention in Primates. Shepherd SV. Dissertation, Duke University, 2008. [pdf]