Dr Fabia Franco


NameDr Fabia Franco
Job titleAssociate Professor in Psychology
Research institute
Primary appointmentPsychology
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-1327-1080
Contact categoryResearcher (past)

Research outputs

Comparing the benefits of parent-infant flute and singing groups for communication and parenting: A feasibility study

Hadar, T., Politimou, N. and Franco, F. 2024. Comparing the benefits of parent-infant flute and singing groups for communication and parenting: A feasibility study. Psychology of Music. 52 (2), pp. 141-157. https://doi.org/10.1177/03057356231166759

The impact of temporal synchronisation imprecision on TRF analyses

Carta, S., Mangiacotti, A., Lopez Valdez, A., Reilly, R., Franco, F. and Di Liberto, G. 2023. The impact of temporal synchronisation imprecision on TRF analyses. Journal of Neuroscience Methods. 385. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jneumeth.2022.109765

Development and validation of the Music Cognitive Test: A music-based cognitive screening test

Mangiacotti, A., Cipriani, G., Ward, E., Franco, F. and Biasutti, M. 2023. Development and validation of the Music Cognitive Test: A music-based cognitive screening test. Psychology of Music. 51 (2), pp. 373-394. https://doi.org/10.1177/03057356221100851

The impact of the home musical environment on infants' language development

Papadimitriou, A., Smythe, C., Politimou, N., Franco, F. and Stewart, L. 2021. The impact of the home musical environment on infants' language development. Infant Behavior and Development. 65. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.infbeh.2021.101651

The soundscape of neonatal intensive care: a mixed-methods study of the parents' experience

Chifa, M., Hadar, T., Politimou, N., Reynolds, G. and Franco, F. 2021. The soundscape of neonatal intensive care: a mixed-methods study of the parents' experience. Children. 8 (8). https://doi.org/10.3390/children8080644

Singing to infants matters: early singing interactions affect musical preferences and facilitate vocabulary building

Franco, F., Suttora, C., Spinelli, M., Kozar, I. and Fasolo, M. 2022. Singing to infants matters: early singing interactions affect musical preferences and facilitate vocabulary building. Journal of Child Language. 49 (3), pp. 552-577. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0305000921000167

Evaluating a continuing professional development course on cognitive functions for Music Therapists working in care homes

Mangiacotti, A., Franco, F., Hsu, M. and Biasutti, M. 2021. Evaluating a continuing professional development course on cognitive functions for Music Therapists working in care homes. Arts in Psychotherapy. 74. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aip.2021.101800

Sing for me, Mama! Infants' discrimination of novel vowels in song

Falk, S., Fasolo, M., Genovese, G., Romero-Lauro, L. and Franco, F. 2021. Sing for me, Mama! Infants' discrimination of novel vowels in song. Infancy. 26 (2), pp. 248-270. https://doi.org/10.1111/infa.12387

Melodic expectations in 5- to 6-year-old children

Politimou, N., Douglass-Kirk, P., Pearce, M., Stewart, L. and Franco, F. 2021. Melodic expectations in 5- to 6-year-old children. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. 203. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jecp.2020.105020

Memory improvement in aging as a function of exposure to mood-matching music

Ward, E., Isac, A., Donnelly, M., Van Puyvelde, M. and Franco, F. 2021. Memory improvement in aging as a function of exposure to mood-matching music. Acta Psychologica. 212, pp. 1-6. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actpsy.2020.103206

The German Music@Home: validation of a questionnaire measuring at home musical exposure and interaction of young children

Schaal, N., Politimou, N., Franco, F., Stewart, L. and Müllensiefen, D. 2020. The German Music@Home: validation of a questionnaire measuring at home musical exposure and interaction of young children. PLoS ONE. 15 (8). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0235923

Born to speak and sing: musical predictors of language development in pre-schoolers

Politimou, N., Dalla Bella, S., Faruggia, N. and Franco, F. 2019. Born to speak and sing: musical predictors of language development in pre-schoolers. Frontiers in Psychology. 10, pp. 1-18. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00948

Effetti della partecipazione a gruppi musicali per genitori e infanti su sviluppo comunicativo e genitorialità: confronto fra gruppi di flauto e di canto [= Effects of longitudinal music groups for infants and parents on communication and parenting: comparison between song and flute groups]

Hadar, T., Boem, S. and Franco, F. 2018. Effetti della partecipazione a gruppi musicali per genitori e infanti su sviluppo comunicativo e genitorialità: confronto fra gruppi di flauto e di canto [= Effects of longitudinal music groups for infants and parents on communication and parenting: comparison between song and flute groups]. in: Degli Stefani, M. and Guadagnini, M. (ed.) Gruppi sonori: Dalla tradizione alla cura Padova (Italy) CLEUP/Fondazione G. E. Ghirardi Onlus. pp. 162-189

Testing literacy educational software to develop design guidelines for children with Autism

Tuedor, M., Franco, F., White, T., Smith, S. and Adams, R. 2018. Testing literacy educational software to develop design guidelines for children with Autism. International Journal of Disability, Development and Education. 66 (1), pp. 19-35. https://doi.org/10.1080/1034912X.2018.1450494

Music@Home: a novel instrument to assess the home musical environment in the early years

Politimou, N., Stewart, L., Müllensiefen, D. and Franco, F. 2018. Music@Home: a novel instrument to assess the home musical environment in the early years. PLoS ONE. 13 (4). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0193819

Simple mindreading abilities predict complex theory of mind: developmental delay in autism spectrum disorders

Pino, M., Mazza, M., Mariano, M., Peretti, S., Dimitriou, D., Masedu, F., Valenti, M. and Franco, F. 2017. Simple mindreading abilities predict complex theory of mind: developmental delay in autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 47 (9), pp. 2743-2756. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-017-3194-1

Preschoolers' attribution of affect to music: a comparison between vocal and instrumental performance

Franco, F., Chew, M. and Swaine, J. 2017. Preschoolers' attribution of affect to music: a comparison between vocal and instrumental performance. Psychology of Music. 45 (1), pp. 131-149. https://doi.org/10.1177/0305735616652954

Emotion-related musical variables affect person perception: Differential effects for men and women in a synchronization task

Franco, F. and Angelova, S. 2016. Emotion-related musical variables affect person perception: Differential effects for men and women in a synchronization task. Interaction Studies: Social Behaviour and Communication in Biological and Artificial Systems. 17 (2), pp. 306-320. https://doi.org/10.1075/is.17.2.06fra

The interaction of music and language in the ontogenesis of human communication: a multimodal parent-infant co-regulation system.

Van Puyvelde, M., Franco, F. and HRI Online Publications, 2015. The interaction of music and language in the ontogenesis of human communication: a multimodal parent-infant co-regulation system. in: Timmers, R., Dibben, N., Eitan, Z., Granot, R., Metcalfe, T., Schiavio, A. and Williamsom, V. (ed.) Proceedings of ICMEM 2015 HRI Online Publications. pp. 1-8

Facilitating support groups for siblings of children with neurodevelopmental disorders using audioconferencing: a longitudinal feasibility study

Gettings, S., Franco, F. and Santosh, P. 2015. Facilitating support groups for siblings of children with neurodevelopmental disorders using audioconferencing: a longitudinal feasibility study. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health. 9 (8), pp. 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13034-015-0041-z

Affect-matching music improves cognitive performance in adults and young children for both positive and negative emotions

Franco, F., Swaine, J., Israni, S., Zaborowska, K., Kaloko, F., Kesavarajan, I. and Majek, J. 2014. Affect-matching music improves cognitive performance in adults and young children for both positive and negative emotions. Psychology of Music. 42 (6), pp. 869-887. https://doi.org/10.1177/0305735614548500

Can children with autism read emotions from the eyes? The eyes test revisited

Franco, F., Itakura, S., Pomorska, K., Abramowski, A., Nikaido, K. and Dimitriou, D. 2014. Can children with autism read emotions from the eyes? The eyes test revisited. Research in Developmental Disabilities. 35 (5), pp. 1015-1026. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ridd.2014.01.037

Embodied attention in infant pointing

Franco, F. 2013. Embodied attention in infant pointing. in: Metcalfe, J., Sparrow, B. and Terrace, H. (ed.) Agency and joint attention Oxford University Press (OUP).

Meaning and entrainment in language and music

Franco, F. and Cross, I. 2012. Meaning and entrainment in language and music. Empirical Musicology Review. 7 (1-2), pp. 2-4.

Research seminars on music and language [part of Society section]

Franco, F., Brunswick, N. and De Mornay Davies, P. 2010. Research seminars on music and language [part of Society section]. The Psychologist. 23 (11), pp. 913-914.

Music of language, language of music

Franco, F., Brunswick, N. and De Mornay Davies, P. 2010. Music of language, language of music. The Psychologist. 23 (11), pp. 913-914.

Mental, emotion and vision verbs: implicit causality and the development of folk psychological beliefs in preschoolers.

Franco, F. and Regber, L. 2007. Mental, emotion and vision verbs: implicit causality and the development of folk psychological beliefs in preschoolers. 37th Annual Meeting of the Jean Piaget Society on "Developmental social cognitive neuroscience". Amsterdam, the Netherlands 31 May - 02 Jun 2007

Can young children recognize emotion in the human voice?

Franco, F. and Martiskova, J. 2010. Can young children recognize emotion in the human voice? in: Klčovanská, E. and Topoľská, A. (ed.) Psychologická teória a prax očami absolventa KP FF TU - Proceedings of Trnava Annual Conference Trnava (Slovakia) Trnavská univerzita v Trnave (Trnava University Press). pp. 125-132

Theory of mind and preschoolers’ understanding of implicit causality in verbs: a comparison between Serbian and Hungarian children.

Major, A., Franco, F. and Zotovic, M. 2010. Theory of mind and preschoolers’ understanding of implicit causality in verbs: a comparison between Serbian and Hungarian children. Psihologija. 43 (2), pp. 187-198. https://doi.org/10.2298/PSI1002187M

Is infant initiation of joint attention by pointing affected by type of interaction?

Franco, F., Perucchini, P. and March, B. 2009. Is infant initiation of joint attention by pointing affected by type of interaction? Social Development. 18 (1), pp. 51-76. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9507.2008.00464.x

A follow-up study on Italian late talkers: development of language, short-term memory, phonological awareness, impulsiveness, and attention

D'Odorico, L., Assanelli, A., Franco, F. and Jacob, V. 2007. A follow-up study on Italian late talkers: development of language, short-term memory, phonological awareness, impulsiveness, and attention. Applied Psycholinguistics. 28 (1), pp. 157-169. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0142716406070081

Infant pointing: Harlequin, servant of two masters.

Franco, F. 2005. Infant pointing: Harlequin, servant of two masters. in: Eilan, N., Hoerl, C., McCormack, T. and Roessler, J. (ed.) Joint Attention: communication and other minds. Issues in Philosophy and Psychology. Oxford University Press (OUP). pp. 129-164

Dynamic aspects of visual event perception and the production of pointing by human infants

Butterworth, G., Franco, F., McKenzie, B., Graupner, L. and Todd, B. 2002. Dynamic aspects of visual event perception and the production of pointing by human infants. Journal of Developmental Psychology. 20 (1), pp. 1-24.

The role of belief veracity in understanding intentions-in-action: preschool children's performance on the transparent intentions task

Russell, J., Hill, E. and Franco, F. 2001. The role of belief veracity in understanding intentions-in-action: preschool children's performance on the transparent intentions task. Cognitive Development. 16 (3), pp. 775-792. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0885-2014(01)00057-0

Toddlers' pointing when joint attention is obstructed

Franco, F. and Gagliano, A. 2001. Toddlers' pointing when joint attention is obstructed. First Language. 21 (63), pp. 289-321. https://doi.org/10.1177/014272370102106305

Cross-linguistic developmental evidence of implicit causality in visual perception and cognition verbs.

Franco, F., Levorato, C., Tasso, A. and Russell, J. 2000. Cross-linguistic developmental evidence of implicit causality in visual perception and cognition verbs. in: Perkins, M. and Howard, S. (ed.) New directions in language development and disorders. New York Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers. pp. 189-198
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