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Behavioral methods in infancy: pitfalls of single measures.
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PMID:  22524337     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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This paper outlines the principal behavioral methods used to study music processing in infancy. The advantages of conditioning procedures are offset by high attrition rates and restrictions on the stimuli that can be used. The head-turn preference procedure is more user-friendly but poses greater interpretive challenges. In view of the multidimensional nature of infant attention, no single response measure, whether behavioral, physiological, or neural, can provide unambiguous information about music processing in infancy. Greater use of ecologically valid stimuli is likely to generate increased cooperation from infants and greater generality of the findings.
Authors:
Sandra E Trehub
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences     Volume:  1252     ISSN:  1749-6632     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. N. Y. Acad. Sci.     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-04-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7506858     Medline TA:  Ann N Y Acad Sci     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  37-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2012 New York Academy of Sciences.
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, University of Toronto Mississauga, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Département de Psychologie, Université de Montréal, Quebec, Canada.
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