ERIC Number: ED142306
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Psychophysiological Studies of Attention During Infancy and Early Childhood. Final Report.
Porges, Stephen W.
Reports on research conducted to asses the utility of physiological responses for both the prediction of individual differences in attentional capacity and the monitoring of developmental changes in attentional responsivity. Specifically the experiments assessed: (1) Heart rate variability and newborn heart rate responses to illumination changes, (2) Heart rate responses of newborns to a simple auditory stimulus, (3) Heart rate responses of newborns as a function of age and experience, and (4) Heart rate conditioning in newborns. Also discussed are methodological problems in infancy research such as cohort effects and apparent secular trends and ontogenetic comparisons. Developmental designs for infancy research are considered. Other research areas are briefly discussed. (MS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A