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ERIC Number: EJ1012997
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-0165-0254
Six-Month-Old Infants Match Other-Race Faces with a Non-Native Language
Uttley, Lesley; de Boisferon, Anne Hillairet; Dupierrix, Eve; Lee, Kang; Quinn, Paul C.; Slater, Alan M.; Pascalis, Olivier
International Journal of Behavioral Development, v37 n2 p84-89 Mar 2013
Early in life, infants possess an effective face-processing system which becomes specialized according to the faces present in the environment. Infants are also exposed to the voices and sounds of caregivers. Previous studies have found that face-voice associations become progressively more tuned to the types of association most prevalent in the environment. The present study investigated whether 6-month-old infants associate own-race faces with their native language and faces from a different race with a non-native language. Infants were presented with pictures of own- and other-race faces simultaneously, with a native or non-native language in a habituation paradigm. Results indicate that 6-month-olds are able to match other-race faces to a non-native language. (Contains 4 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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