Gottwald, J.M., Bird, L., Bremner, A. J., & Cowie, D. (2021, April 21). The role of hand size in own-body representation in childhood, adolescence and adulthood.



Gredebäck, G., Gottwald, J.M., & Daum, M. M. (2021, March 26). How our hands shape our minds: Six developmental pathways.



Journal Articles (peer-reviewed)


Dewe, H.*, Gottwald. J.M.*, Bird, L.A., Brenton, H., Gillies, M., & Cowie, D. (2021). My virtual self: the role of movement in children’s sense of embodiment. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 1-1.

*HD and JMG contributed equally to this work

Early Access




Gottwald, J.M., Bird, L.A., Keenaghan, S., Diamond, C., Zampieri, E., Tosodduk, H., Bremner, A.J., & Cowie, D. (2021). The developing bodily self: How posture constrains body representation in childhood. Child Development, 92(1), 351-366

online copy (publisher, open access)     data (@ Open Science Framework)




Mowbray, R., Gottwald, J.M., Zhao, M., Atkinson, A.P., & Cowie, D. (2019). The development of visually guided stepping. Experimental Brain Research, 237(11), 2875–2883.     online copy (publisher, open access)



Gottwald, J.M., Gredebäck, G., & Lindskog, M. (2019). Two-step actions in infancy – the TWAIN model. Experimental Brain Research, 237(10), 2495–2503.  online copy (publisher, open access)   data (@ Open Science Framework)




Gottwald, J.M. (2018). Measuring prospective motor control in action development. Journal of Motor Learning and Development, 6(s1), S126-S137.  online copy (publisher)    accepted version (open access)



Schnabel, K., & Gottwald, J. M. (2017). Migration und gesellschaftliche Herausforderungen: Handlungsorientierte Ansätze zur Förderung der sozialen Teilhabe. Zeitschrift für Psychodrama und Soziometrie,16(1), 69.   online copy


Gottwald, J.M., De Bortoli Vizioli, A., Lindskog, M., Nyström, P., Ekberg, T.L., von Hofsten, C., & Gredebäck, G. (2017). Infants prospectively control reaching based on the difficulty of future actions – To what extent can infants’ multiple step actions be explained by Fitts’ law Developmental Psychology, 53(1), 4-12.   online copy (publisher)    accepted version (open access)



Gottwald, J.M., Achermann, S., Lindskog, M., Marciszko, C., & Gredebäck, G. (2016). An embodied account of early executive-functions development: Prospective motor control in infancy is related to inhibition and working memory. Psychological Science, 27(12), 1600-1610.   online copy (publisher, open access)



Gottwald, J.M., Elsner, B., & Pollatos, O. (2015). Good is up: Spatial metaphors in action observation. Frontiers in Psychology, 6, 1605.   online copy (publisher, open access)



Gottwald, J.M. & Gredebäck, G. (2015). Infants’ prospective control during object manipulation in an uncertain environment. Experimental Brain Research, 233, 2383-2390.  online copy (publisher)     accepted version (open access)



Gredebäck, G., Kaduk, K., Bakker, M., Gottwald, J., Ekberg, T., Elsner, C., Reid, V., & Kenward, B. (2015). The neuropsychology of infants’ pro-social preferences. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 12, 106-113.     online copy (publisher, open access)


Ph.D. Thesis

Gottwald, J. M. (2016). Infants in Control. Prospective Motor Control and Executive Functions in Action Development. Digital Comprehensive Summaries of Uppsala Dissertations from the Faculty of Social Sciences 127. 103 pp. Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis.
online copy (open access)