Mikołaj Hernik


Associate Professor


  • Orsola Rosa-Salva, Mikołaj Hernik, Martina Fabbroni, Elena Lorenzi, Giorgio Vallortigara :
    Naïve chicks do not prefer objects with stable body orientation, though they may prefer behavioural variability
    Animal Cognition 2023 ARKIV / DOI
  • Caroline Wronski, Mikoaj Hernik, Moritz M. Daum :
    Prior Action Direction of a Novel Agent Cues Spatial Attention in 7-Month-Old Infants
    Swiss Psychology Open (SPO) 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • D. Kampis, P. Kármán, G. Csibra, V. Southgate, Mikołaj Hernik :
    A two-lab direct replication attempt of Southgate, Senju and Csibra (2007)
    Royal Society Open Science 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Denis Tatone, Mikołaj Hernik, Gergely Csibra :
    Facilitation of object encoding in infants by the observation of giving
    Scientific Reports 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Krista Byers-Heinlein, Angeline Sin Mei Tsui, Christina Bergmann, Alexis K. Black, Anna Brown, Maria Julia Carbajal et al.:
    A Multilab Study of Bilingual Infants: Exploring the Preference for Infant-Directed Speech
    Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science (AMPPS) 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Helena Miton, Dan Sperber, Mikołaj Hernik :
    A Forward Bias in Human Profile-Oriented Portraits
    Cognitive Science 2020 DOI
  • Mikołaj Hernik :
    Human tool cognition relies on teleology
    Behavioral and Brain Sciences 2020 ARKIV / DOI
  • Nazlı Altınok, Mikołaj Hernik, Ildikó Király, György Gergely :
    Acquiring sub-efficient and efficient variants of novel means by integrating information from multiple social models in preschoolers
    Journal of Experimental Child Psychology 2020 ARKIV / DOI
  • Krista Byers-Heinlein, R. K. Tsui, D. van Renswoude, Alexis K. Black, Rachel Barr, Anna Brown et al.:
    The development of gaze following in monolingual and bilingual infants: A multi‐laboratory study
    Infancy 2020 DOI
  • Ildikó Király, Réka Schvajda, Mikołaj Hernik, Dan Sperber, Krisztina Andrási, György Gergely :
    The early emergence of belief justification in young children
    2020
  • Mikołaj Hernik, György Gergely :
    Gaze-following in 5 months old infants in the context of infant-directed and adult-directed speech
    2020
  • Nazlı Altınok, Iulia Savoş, Mikołaj Hernik, Ildikó Király, György Gergely :
    Eleven-month-olds expect agents to act efficiently but also to repeat the movements of their group members
    2020
  • Monika Abels, Solveig Flatebø, Mikołaj Hernik, Gabriella Óturai :
    Populærvitenskapelig presentasjon om utviklingspsykologisk forskning for videregående skoleelever
    2019
  • Mikołaj Hernik :
    Fronts, backs and actions
    2019
  • Solveig Flatebø, Monika Abels, Gabriella Óturai, Mikołaj Hernik :
    Stand på Forskningstorget og Åpen lab på Forskningsdagene
    2019

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    Publications outside Cristin

    Forthcoming

    Rosa-Salva, O., Hernik, M., Fabbroni, M., Lorenzi, E., & Vallortigara, G. (in press). Naïve chicks do not prefer objects with stable body orientation, though they may prefer behavioural variability. Animal Cognition.

    Published

    Wronski, C., Hernik, M., & Daum, M. M. (2022). Prior Action Direction of a Novel Agent Cues Spatial Attention in 7-Month-Old Infants. Swiss Psychology Open, 2(1): 6, 1–15. doi.org/10.5334/spo.38.

    Tatone, D., Hernik, M. & Csibra, G. (2021). Facilitation of object encoding in infants by the observation of giving. Scientific Reports 11, 18305. <link>

    Kampis, D., Kármán, P., Csibra, G., Southgate, V., & Hernik, M. (2021). A two-lab direct replication attempt of Southgate, Senju and Csibra (2007). Royal Society Open Science, 8, 210190. <link>

    Byers-Heinlein, K., Tsui, A., Bergmann, C., Black, A.K., Brown, A., Carbajal, M.J.,… Hernik, M.,... Wermelinger, S. (2021). A multi-lab study of bilingual infants: Exploring the preference for infant-directed speech. Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science. doi:10.1177/2515245920974622 <link>

    Byers-Heinlein, K., Tsui, R. K., van Renswoude, D., Black, A. K., Barr, R., Brown, A.,… Hernik, M.,... Singh, L. (2020). The development of gaze following in monolingual and bilingual infants: A multi-lab study. Infancy 26, 4–38. <link>

    Hernik, M. (2020). Human tool cognition relies on teleology. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 43, e167. [Commentary on Osiurak & Reynaud, same issue.] <link>

    Miton, H., Sperber. D., & Hernik, M. (2020). A forward bias in human profile-oriented portraits. Cognitive Science 44, e12866. <link>

    Altınok, N., Hernik, M., Király, I., & Gergely, G. (2020). Acquiring sub-efficient and efficient variants of novel means by integrating information from multiple social models in preschoolers. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 195, 104847. <link>

    The ManyBabies Consortium. (2019). Quantifying Sources of Variability in Infancy Research Using the Infant-Directed-Speech Preference. Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science, 2515245919900809. <link>

    Hernik, M., & Broesch, T. (2019). Infant gaze following depends on communicative signals: An eye-tracking study of 5-to-7-month-olds in Vanuatu. Developmental Science, 22 (4), e12779. <link>

    Tatone, D., Hernik, M., & Csibra, G. (2019). Minimal cues of possession transfer compel infants to ascribe the goal of giving. Open Mind, 3, 31-40. <link>

    Rosa-Salva, O., Hernik, M., Broseghini, A., & Vallortigara, G. (2018). Visually-naive chicks prefer agents who move as if constrained by a bilateral body plan. Cognition, 173, 106-114. <link>

    Hernik, M., & Shamsudheen, R. (2017). Learning Theories. In: B. Hopkins, E. Geangu & S. Linkenauger (eds.), The Cambridge encyclopedia of child development. Second Edition (pp. 50-60). Cambridge University Press. <link>

    Csibra, G., Hernik, M., Mascaro, O., Tatone, D., & Lengyel, M. (2016). Statistical treatment of looking-time data. Developmental Psychology, 52 (4), 521. <link>

    Hernik, M., & Csibra, G. (2015). Infants learn enduring functions of novel tools from action demonstrations. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 130, 176-192. <link>

    Hernik, M., & Gergely, G. (2015). To what adaptive problems is human teaching a solution? Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 38, 26-27. [Commentary on Kline, same issue.] <link>

    Hernik, M., Fearon, R. P., & Csibra, G. (2014). Action anticipation in human infants reveals assumptions about anteroposterior body organization and action. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 281 (1781), 20133205. <link>

    Hernik, M., & Southgate, V. (2012). Nine-months-old infants do not need to know what the agent prefers in order to reason about his goals: on the role of preference and persistence in infants' goal attribution. Developmental Science, 15 (5), 714-722. [Target article with comments and response.] <link>

    Hernik, M., & Southgate, V. (2012). Theories, evidence and intuitions about infants' attributions of goals: a reply to comments by Bíró and Kuhlmeier & Robson and Luo & Choi. Developmental science, 15 (5), 729-730. <link>

    Haman, M., & Hernik, M. (2011). Can multiple bootstrapping provide means of very early conceptual development? Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 34 (3), 130-131. [Commentary on Carey, same issue.] <link>

    Galkowska, A., Hernik, M., & Haman, M. (2010). Preschoolers' understanding of intentions as causal action plans. In B. Bokus (ed.) Studies in the Psychology of Language and Communication (pp. 211-221). Warsaw: Matrix. <link>

    Hernik, M. (2010). Stay cognitive! In T. Fuchs, HC Sattel & P. ​​Henningsen (eds.) The Embodied Self (pp. 215-218), Stuttgart: Schattauer. [Commentary on Fuchs & De-Jaegher, same book.]

    Platten, L., Hernik, M., Fonagy, P., & Fearon, P. (2010). Knowing Who Likes Who: The Early Developmental Basis of Coalition Understanding. European Journal of Social Psychology, 40, 569-580. <link>

    Hernik, M., Fearon, P., & Fonagy, P. (2009). There must be more to developing mindreading and metacognition than passing false belief tasks. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 32 (2 ), 147-148. [Commentary on Carruthers, same issue.] <link>

    Hernik, M., & Csibra, G. (2009). Functional understanding facilitates learning about tools in human children. Current Opinion in Neurobiology, 19 (1), 34-38. <link>

    Hernik, M., & Gokieli, M. (2008). Does your dog know what you think? In S. Hales (ed.) What Philosophy Can Tell You About Your Dog . Chicago: Open Court.

    Hernik, M. (2005). Functions, intentions and artifact concepts. In B. Bokus (ed.) Studies in the Psychology of Child Language (pp. 181-191). Warsaw: Matrix.

    In Polish

    Bokus, B., & Hernik, M. (2015). Pojęcie ZAMIARU z perspektywy badań nad rozwojem poznawczym [The notion of INTENTION from the cognitive development perspective]. Czasopismo Psychologiczne, 21(1).

    Jacennik, B., Babiuk, A., Hernik, M., Pleciński, T., Smółka, P. (2002). Postawy wobec zagadnień ekologicznych – na przykładzie studentów dwóch uczelni warszawskich [Attitudes towards ecological problems among the students of two universities in Warsaw]. Warszawa: Międzywydziałowe Studia Ochrony Środowiska UW.

    Translations of books

    Frith, U. (2008). Autyzm. Wyjaśnienie tajemnicy [Autism. Explaining the Enigma (2nd edition)] (M. Hernik, G. Krajewski, Trans.). Gdańsk: Gdańskie Wydawnictwo Psychologiczne. <link>

    Leonard, L. (2006). SLI - Specyficzne zaburzenie rozwoju językowego. O dzieciach, które nie potrafią mówić [Children with specific language impairment] (M. Hernik, Trans.). Gdańsk: Gdańskie Wydawnictwo Psychologiczne. <link>

    Glock, H. J. (2002). Słownik Wittgensteinowski [A Wittgenstein Dictionary] (M. Hernik, M. Szczubiałka, Trans.). Warsaw: Wydawnictwo Spacja.

    Williams, B. (2000). Moralność [Morality] (M. Hernik, Trans.). Warsaw: Fundacja Aletheia.

    Warburton, N. (1999). Filozofia od podstaw [Philosophy: The Basics] (M. Hernik, Trans.). Warsaw: Fundacja Aletheia.

    Hanfling, O. (1997). Ayer [AJ Ayer: Analysing what we mean] (M. Hernik, Transl.). Warsaw: Wydawnictwo Amber.

    Translations of papers and chapters

    Rice, M. (2007). Poznawcze aspekty rozwoju komunikacyjnego [Cognitive Aspects of Communicative Development ] (M. Hernik, Trans.). In B. Bokus, G. W. Shugar (Eds.). Psychologia języka dziecka. Gdańsk: Gdańskie Wydawnictwo Psychologiczne. <link>

    Taylor, M. (2007). Rozwój poznania społecznego z perspektywy teorii umysłu [A Theory of Mind Perspective on Social Cognitive Development] (M. Hernik, Trans.). In B. Bokus, G. W. Shugar (eds.). Psychologia języka dziecka. Gdańsk: Gdańskie Wydawnictwo Psychologiczne. <link>

    Kozielecki, J. (2006). Reforma polskiej gospodarki: studium decyzji transgresyjnych [The Polish economic reform: Transgressive decision making] (M. Hernik, Trans.). In: E. Aranowska, M. Goszczyńska (eds.). Człowiek wobec wyzwań i dylematów współczesności. Warsaw: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Scholar.

    Łukasiewicz, J. (1998). O pewnym spornym problemie arystotelesowskiej sylogistyki modalnej [On a controversial issue of Aristotle's modal syllogistic] (M. Hernik, Trans.). In: J. Łukasiewicz. Logika i Metafizyka. Warsaw: Wydział Filozofii in Socjologii UW.


    Research interests

    Infant perception and cognition

    Perception of animacy and agency

    Representation of goals and actions

    Representation of tools and functions

    Communication

    Eyetracking

    Comparative cognition


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