Asymmetry in infants' selective attention to facial features during visual processing of infant-directed speech

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Smith, Nicholas A.; Gibilisco, Colleen R.; Meisinger, Rachel E.; Hankey, Maren;
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
  • Journal: Frontiers in Psychology,volume 4 (issn: 1664-1078, eissn: 1664-1078)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00601/full, doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00601, pmc: PMC3769626
  • Subject: infant-directed speech | BF1-990 | language | speech perception | face perception | lateralization | emotion | Psychology | Original Research Article | eye-tracking
    mesheuropmc: genetic structures | otorhinolaryngologic diseases | sense organs | eye diseases

Two experiments used eye tracking to examine how infant and adult observers distribute their eye gaze on videos of a mother producing infant- and adult-directed speech. Both groups showed greater attention to the eyes than to the nose and mouth, as well as an asymmetric... View more
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