ERIC Number: EJ848060
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
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Recognition of Moving and Static Faces by Young Infants
Otsuka, Yumiko; Konishi, Yukuo; Kanazawa, So; Yamaguchi, Masami K.; Abdi, Herve; O'Toole, Alice J.
Child Development, v80 n4 p1259-1271 Jul-Aug 2009
This study compared 3- to 4-month-olds' recognition of previously unfamiliar faces learned in a moving or a static condition. Infants in the moving condition showed successful recognition with only 30 s familiarization, even when different images of a face were used in the familiarization and test phase (Experiment 1). In contrast, infants in the static condition showed successful recognition only when the familiarization duration was lengthened to 90 s and when the same image was used between the familiarization and test phase (Experiments 2 and 3). Furthermore, presentation of multiple static images of a face did not yield the same level of performance as the moving condition (Experiment 4). These results suggest that facial motion promotes young infants' recognition of unfamiliar faces.
Descriptors: Infants, Motion, Nonverbal Communication, Visual Stimuli, Visual Perception, Familiarity, Teaching Methods
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