ERIC Number: EJ582467
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Distinctive Messages in Infant-Directed Lullabies and Play Songs.
Rock, Adrienne M. L.; Trainor, Laurel J.; Addison, Tami L.
Developmental Psychology, v35 n2 p527-34 Mar 1999
Two studies examined messages conveyed in infant-directed lullabies and play songs. Findings indicated that adult raters differentiated audio recordings of mothers' lullaby- and play-song-styles with 100% accuracy and performed at above chance level in identifying which music 6-month olds were hearing on silent videotapes. Infants focused attention more toward themselves during lullabies and toward the external world during play-songs. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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