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Changes in infants' cries as a function of time in a cry bout.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9586204     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The present study examines changes in cry sounds over the course of a relatively long bout of crying. Specifically, differences in acoustic characteristics of 5 cries from early and 5 cries from late in a prolonged cry bout were assessed. The results indicated that several features changed in means and/or variances between early and late in the bout. A subset of 9 acoustic features was chosen to evaluate changes in the interrelations of features over time. Cries from late in the bout appeared to result from a smaller number of factors, which were more readily interpretable in terms of a standard model of cry production. Thus, it appears that as infants' level of arousal or distress changes, so do the acoustic features of their cries. Further, the results support the notion that bouts of crying settle into a "basic" or regular cry whose acoustic features provide a reasonable match with a theoretical model of cry production.
Authors:
J A Green; G E Gustafson; A C McGhie
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Child development     Volume:  69     ISSN:  0009-3920     ISO Abbreviation:  Child Dev     Publication Date:  1998 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-06-26     Completed Date:  1998-06-26     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372725     Medline TA:  Child Dev     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  271-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, Storrs 06269-1020, USA. jgreen@uconnvm.uconn.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Arousal
Child Psychology*
Crying*
Female
Humans
Infant
Infant, Newborn
Male
Reference Values
Sound Spectrography*
Time Factors
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
HD22871/HD/NICHD NIH HHS

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