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ERIC Number: EJ890259
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0009-3920
An Eye for Detail: An Event-Related Potential Study of the Rapid Processing of Fearful Facial Expressions in Children
Vlamings, Petra H. J. M.; Jonkman, Lisa M.; Kemner, Chantal
Child Development, v81 n4 p1304-1319 Jul-Aug 2010
There is converging evidence for the presence of a fast subcortical face-processing route that operates on global face characteristics in the mature brain. Until now, little has been known about the development of such a route, which is surprising given suggestions that this fast subcortical face-processing route might be affected in neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism. To address this, early visual event-related potentials to pictures of fearful and neutral faces containing detailed or global information in 3- to 4-year-old (n = 20), 5- to 6-year-old (n = 25), and 7- to 8-year-old (n = 25) children were compared. In children, emotional processing was driven by detailed information. Developmental effects are discussed in terms of maturation of the fast subcortical face-processing route as well as an increase in experience with facial expressions with age.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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