Publications and Presentations

Recent Publications

Schutte, A. R., Keiser, B. K., & Beattie, H. L. (2017). Developmental Differences in the Influence of Distractors on Maintenance in Spatial Working. Journal of Cognition and Development. DOI: 10.1080/15248372.2017.1300155

Schutte, A. R., Torquati, J. C., & Beattie, H. L. (2017). Impact of urban nature on executive functioning in early and middle childhood. Environment and Behavior, 49, 3 – 30. doi: 10.1177/0013916515603095

Schöner, G. S. & Schutte, A. R. (2015). Dynamic field theory: Foundations. In J.P. Spencer & G. S. Schöner (Eds.), Dynamic Thinking: A Primer on Dynamic Field Theory. Oxford University Press.

 Simmering, V., & Schutte, A. R. (2015). Developmental dynamics: The spatial precision hypothesis. In J.P. Spencer & G. S. Schöner (Eds.), Dynamic Thinking: A Primer on Dynamic Field Theory. Oxford University Press.

Spencer, J. P., Austin, A., & Schutte, A. R. (2012). Contributions of Dynamic Systems Theory to Cognitive Development. Cognitive Development, 27, 401-418.

Schutte, A. R., Simmering, V., & Ortmann, M. R. (2011). Keeping behavior in context: A dynamic systems account of a transition in spatial recall biases. Spatial Cognition and Computation, 11, 313-342.

Schutte, A. R., & Spencer, J. P., (2010). The influence of perceptual structure on a developmental transition in spatial working memory. Journal of Cognition and Development, 11, 328-355.

Ortmann, M. R. & Schutte, A. R. (2010). The relationship between the perception of axes of symmetry and spatial memory during early childhood. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 107, 368-376.

Schutte, A. R. & Spencer, J.P. (2009). Tests of the Dynamic Field Theory and the Spatial Precision Hypothesis: Capturing a Qualitative Developmental Transition in Spatial Working Memory. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 35, 1698-1725.

Samuelson, L. K., Schutte A. R., & Horst, J. S. (2009). The dynamic nature of knowledge:  Insights from a dynamic field model of children's novel noun generalization. Cognition, 110, 322-345.

Select Recent Presentations

Beattie, H. L., Schutte, A. R., Courtesa, C. (2017, April). The relationship between spatial working memory precision and attention and inhibitory control in young children. Poster presented at the biannual meeting of the Society of Research in Child Development, Austin, TX.

Wu, Y. & Schutte, A.R. (2017, April). A Relationship between spatial memory biases and perception of symmetry axes in early childhood. Poster presented at the biannual meeting of the Society of Research in Child Development, Austin, TX.

DeGirolamo, G. J., Ness, E*, Franzen, E., Thomas, J. A., & Schutte, A. R. (2016, August). The impact of distractors on memory for spatial locations: A test of Dynamic Field Theory. Poster presented at the Spatial Cognition Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Schutte, A. R., Torquati, J. C., & Kiat, J. (2016, June). The influence of indoor and natural environments on children’s executive function and event-related potentials. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Jean Piaget Society, Chicago, IL.

 DeGirolamo, G.J. & Schutte, A.R. (2015, March). Spatial memory biases when remembering multiple targets depend on age and gender. Poster presented at the meeting of the Psychonomics Society, Chicago, IL.

Schutte, A. R.  (2015, November). Let’s take a walk: The influence of natural environments on cognitive functioning in children. Invited address given at the Nebraska Psychology Society annual meeting, Crete, NE.

 Schutte, A. R., Torquati, J. C., & Kiat, J. (2015, October). Investigation of Children’s Executive Function and Event-Related Potentials: Comparison of Indoor and Outdoor Environments. Invited talk given at the 2015 Educational Neuroscience Conference, Lincoln, NE.

Schutte, A. R., Clark, C. A. C., Nelson, J. M., Sheffield, T. D., & Espy, K. A. (2014, February). A neural network model of executive control in preschoolers. In K. A. Espy (chair), The changing nature of executive control in preschool: Using statistical modeling to situate neuroscience in development. Symposium presented at the 42nd Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Seattle, WA.

Torquati, J. C. & Schutte, A. R. (2015, March). Investigation of children’s executive function and event-related potentials: Comparison of indoor and outdoor environments. Poster presented at the meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, PA.

 DeGirolamo, G.J. & Schutte, A.R. (2015, March). Influence of perspective and pubertal development on spatial cognition. Poster presented at the meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, PA.

DeGirolamo, G.J. & Schutte, A.R. (2014, November). Neurocognitive changes in late adulthood: A dynamic field theory approach. Poster presented at the 44th Annual Society for Neuroscience Meeting, Washington DC.

Schutte, A. R. (2012, September). Case Study: A 3-layer DFT model of spatial memory. Invited address given at the annual “Neural dynamics approach to cognitive robotics” summer school at the Institut für Neuroinformatik, Ruhr-Universität, Bochum, Germany.