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ERIC Number: EJ1012988
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-0165-0254
Attention-Orienting and Attention-Holding Effects of Faces on 4- to 8-Month-Old Infants
DeNicola, Christopher A.; Holt, Nicholas A.; Lambert, Amy J.; Cashon, Cara H.
International Journal of Behavioral Development, v37 n2 p143-147 Mar 2013
Attention-orienting and attention-holding effects of faces were investigated in a sample of 64 children, aged 4 to 8 months old. A visual preference task was used, in which pairs of faces and toys were presented in eight 10-second trials. Effects of age and sitting-ability were examined. Attention-orienting toward faces was measured using the direction of infants' first looks toward faces. The effect of attention-holding of faces was measured by calculating infants' face preference scores at 1-second time intervals across the duration of each trial. Faces were not found to attract infants' first looks significantly more than chance. However, during the first second of looking-time, infants displayed a face preference that was maintained throughout trial length. This attention-holding effect by faces was not related to sitting-ability or age. (Contains 3 figures and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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