Lorraine E. Bahrick

Lorraine E. Bahrick

Contact Information

Office: DM Room 263
Email: bahrick@fiu.edu
Phone: (305) 348-3380


  • Ph.D., Experimental/Cognitive Psychology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • B.A., Hampshire College, Amherst, MA

Research Interests

Dr. Bahrick has conducted research on the development of attention, perception, learning, and memory in infancy and early childhood, with a particular focus on intersensory perception and the emergence of social orienting. She also studies atypical attention and perception in children with autism. She often collaborates with the FIU Psychobiology Lab to examine the nature of intersensory perception across prenatal and postnatal development. Dr. Bahrick’s research has appeared in such journals as Psychological Bulletin, Infant Behavior and Development, Journal of Experimental Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, Child Development, and Ecological Psychology. In addition, Dr. Bahrick has been awarded numerous federal research grants to conduct studies in the area of infant and child cognitive and perceptual development. Most recently, she was awarded a grant to study autism.

Select Publications

Vaillant-Molina, M., Bahrick, L.E., & Flom, R. (2013). Young infants match facial and vocal emotional expressions of other infants. Infancy, 18, E97–E111. DOI: 10.1111/infa.12017 PMCID: PMC3843965

Bahrick, L.E. (2013). Body Perception: Intersensory origins of self and other perception in newborns. Current Biology, 23, R1039–R1041. DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2013.10.060 PMCID: PMC3971536

Bahrick, L.E., Krogh-Jespersen, S. Argumosa, M.A., & Lopez, H. (2014). Intersensory redundancy hinders face discrimination in preschool children: Evidence for visual facilitation. Developmental Psychology, 50, 414-421. DOI: 10.1037/a0033476 PMCID: PMC3913744

Reynolds, G.D., Bahrick, L.E., Lickliter, R., & Guy, M.W. (2014). Neural correlates of intersensory processing in 5-month-old infants. Developmental Psychobiology, 56, 355-372. DOI: 10.1002/dev.21104 PMCID: PMC3954462

Flom, R. & Bahrick, L.E. (2007). The development of infant discrimination of affect in multimodal and unimodal stimulation: The role of intersensory redundancy. Developmental Psychology, 43, 238-252.

Parker, J.F., Bahrick, L.E., Fivush, R., & Johnson, P. (2006). The impact of stress on mothers’ memory for a natural disaster. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 12, 142-154.

Lickliter, R., Bahrick, L.E., & Markham, R.G. (2006). Intersensory redundancy educates selective attention in bobwhite quail embryos. Developmental Science, 9, 605-616.

Bahrick, L.E., Hernandez-Reif, M., & Flom, R. (2005). The development of infant learning about specific face-voice relations. Developmental Psychology, 41, 541-552.

Bahrick, L.E., Lickliter, R., & Flom, R. (2004). Intersensory redundancy guides infants’ selective attention, perceptual and cognitive development. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 13, 99-102.

Lickliter, R., Bahrick, L.E., & Honeycutt, H. (2004). Intersensory redundancy enhances memory in bobwhite quail embryos. Infancy, 5, 253-269.

Bahrick, L. E. & Lickliter, R. (2002). Intersensory redundancy guides early perceptual and cognitive development. In R. Kail (Ed.), Advances in Child Development and Behavior, Vol. 30 (pp. 153-187). New York: Academic Press.

Bahrick, L.E., Gogate, L.J., & Ruiz, I. (2002). Attention and memory for faces and actions in infancy: The salience of actions over faces in dynamic events. Child Development, 73, 1629-1643.

Bahrick, L. E. (2002). Generalization of learning in three-and-a-half-month-old infants on the basis of amodal relations. Child Development, 73, 667-681.

Bahrick, L. E. (2001). Increasing specificity in perceptual development: Infants’ detection of nested levels of multimodal stimulation. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 79, 253-270.