Publications

Peer-reviewed Articles

Ferrigno, S., Huang, Y., Cantlon, J. F. (in press). Reasoning through the disjunctive syllogism in monkeys. Psychological Science.

Ferrigno, S., Cheyette, S. J., Piantadosi, S. T., Cantlon, J. F. (2020). Recursive sequence generation in monkeys, children, US adults, and native Amazonians. Science Advances. [link]

Pitt, B., Casasanto, D., Ferrigno, S., Gibson, E., Piantadosi, S. T. (2020). Multi-directional mappings in the minds of the Tsimane’: Size, time, and number on three spatial axes. Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. [pdf]

Ferrigno, S., Bueno, G. Cantlon, J. F. (2019). A similar basis for judging confidence in monkeys and humans. Animal Behavior and Cognition. [pdf]

Ferrigno, S., Kornell, N., Cantlon, J. F. (2017). A metacognitive illusion in monkeys. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 10.1098/rspb.2017.1541. [link]

Ferrigno, S., Jara-Ettinger, J., Piantadosi, S. T., Cantlon, J. F. (2017). Universal and uniquely human factors in spontaneous numerical perception. Nature Communications. 10.1038/NCOMMS13968 [link]

Ullman, T. D., Alonso-Diaz, S., Ferringo, S., Zahid, S. and Kidd, C. (2017). Weight matters: The role of physical weight in non-physical language across age and culture. Proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. [pdf]

Ferrigno, S., Hughes, K. D., & Cantlon, J. F. (2015). Precocious quantitative cognition in monkeys. Psych. Bulletin & Review. 23(1), 141-147. [pdf]

Cantlon, J. F., Piantadosi, S. T., Ferrigno, S., Hughes, K. D., & Barnard, A. M. (2015). The origins of counting algorithms. Psychological Science. 26(6) 853-865. [pdf]

Kelly, B., Maguire-Herring, V., Rose, C. M., Gore, H. E., Ferrigno S., Novak, M. A., Lacreuse, A. (2015). Short-term testosterone manipulations do not affect cognition or motor function in young and older male rhesus monkeys. Hormones and Behavior. [link]

Manuscripts (in review & in prep)

Ferrigno, S., Piantadosi, S. T., Cantlon, J. F. (in prep). No left to right numerical bias in young children or adult native Amazonians.

Ferrigno, S., Carey, S. (in prep). The representational nature of center-embedded recursive sequencing.

Book Chapters

Ferrigno, S., & Cantlon, J. F. (2017). Evolutionary Constraints on the Emergence of Human Mathematical Concepts. In: Kaas, J (Ed.), Evolution of Nervous Systems (2nd ed. vol. 3) (pp. 511-521). Oxford: Elsevier. Oxford: Elsevier. [pdf]

Ferrigno, S. (in prep). Recursion, Sequencing, and Grammar. Primate Cognitive Studies. Cambridge University Press.

Selected Conference Presentations

Ferrigno, S. (2020). The evolutionary, developmental, and cultural origins of human thought. Talk presented at the 42nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Virtual - Toronto, ON. [précis]

Ferrigno, S. & Carey, S. (2020). The representation of recursive center-embedded and cross-serial sequences in children and adults. Poster presented at the 42nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Virtual - Toronto, ON.

Ferrigno, S. & Carey, S. (2019). The development and representational nature of center-embedded, recursive sequences. Poster presented at the Cognitive Development Society. Louisville, KY.

Huang, Y., Ferrigno, S., Cantlon, J. C. (2018). Reasoning through the disjunctive syllogism in non-human primates. Talk presented by Y. Huang (Mentee) at the University of Rochester Undergraduate Research Expo, Rochester, NY.

Ferrigno, S., Piantadosi, S. T., Cantlon, J. C. (2017). Recursion in monkeys, children, Tsimane’ and US adults. Poster presented at the Cognitive Development Society. Portland, OR.

Haslinger, A., Ferrigno, S., Piantadosi, S. T., Cantlon, J. F. (2017). Is center embedded sequencing the limiting factor of language?. Poster presented by A. Haslinger (Mentee) at the Annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research. Memphis, TN.

Ferrigno, S., Kornell, N., & Cantlon, J. F. (2016). Metacognitive Illusions in Monkeys: The effects of perceptual fluency on confidence judgments. Talk presented at the Comparative Cognition Society. Boston, MA. *New Investigator Award, APA Div. 3

Kornell, N., Cantlon, J. F., Ferrigno, S., & Hausman, H. (2016). What monkeys and humans tell us about the role of beliefs and heuristics in metacognitive judgments. International Association for Metacognition. Boston, MA.

Ferrigno, S., Jara-Ettinger, J., Piantadosi, S. T., & Cantlon, J. F. (2015). A universal number bias in monkeys, children, and innumerate adults. Poster presented at the Cognitive Development Society. Columbus, OH.

Ferrigno, S., Piantadosi, S.T., & Cantlon, J. F. (2014). Proto-counting in baboons. Poster presented at the Comparative Cognition Conference. Melbourne, Fl.

Ferrigno, S. & Cantlon, J. F. (2013). Quantity representations in olive baboons. Talk presented at the Seneca Park Zoological Conference. Rochester, NY.

Ferrigno, S., Hughes, K., & Cantlon, J. F. (2013). A cognitive precursor to counting in monkeys. Poster presented at NIH Math Consortium. Bethesda, MD.

Ganesan, S., Ferrigno, S., Rose, C., & Lacreuse, A. (2012). Training for memory recall in young and older male rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta). Poster presented by S. Ganesan (Mentee) at the Veterinary & Animal Sciences Science Day, University of Massachusetts. Amherst, MA.

Chang, J., Palamara, E., Wilbar, E., Ferrigno, S., Ferris, C., Meyer, J. S., Metevier, C., & Lacreuse, A. (2011). Neurocognitive effects of estrogens: a project in middle-aged female marmosets. Poster presented at the Center for Neuroendocrine Symposium, University of Massachusetts. Amherst, MA.