ERIC Number: ED097985
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Normal and Discrepant Face-Voice Integration in Early Infancy. Research Bulletin 74-4.
Lewis, Michael; And Others
The present series of studies was undertaken to explore intersensory processing in the very young. In the first experiment 1-, 4- and 7-month-old infants experienced simultaneously their mothers' faces and voices. The various conditions consisted of displacing the voice from the face. The results indicated that infants as young as one month of age show increased looking behavior although there was no indication of emotional upset when there was face-voice displacement. In order to determine why voice displacement results in increased looking, several other face-voice pairings were observed. In the second experiment face-voice discrepancies, such as mother's face with stranger's voice, were presented. The results indicate that face-voice discrepancy is as effective as face-voice displacement, suggesting the face-voice schema integration exists in the very young. These results are discussed in the context of the integration of schema in the young infant. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.; Public Health Service (DHEW), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.