ERIC Number: EJ1031119
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jul
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Detecting "Infant-Directedness" in Face and Voice
Kim, Hojin I.; Johnson, Scott P.
Developmental Science, v17 n4 p621-627 Jul 2014
Five- and 3-month-old infants' perception of infant-directed (ID) faces and the role of speech in perceiving faces were examined. Infants' eye movements were recorded as they viewed a series of two side-by-side talking faces, one infant-directed and one adult-directed (AD), while listening to ID speech, AD speech, or in silence. Infants showed consistently greater dwell time on ID faces vs. AD faces, and this ID face preference was consistent across all three sound conditions. ID speech resulted in higher looking overall, but it did not increase looking at the ID face per se. Together, these findings demonstrate that infants' preferences for ID speech extend to ID faces.
Descriptors: Infant Behavior, Recognition (Psychology), Human Body, Eye Movements, Preferences, Auditory Perception, Visual Perception, Adults
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