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Facial experience during the first year.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18554724     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Parents of 2-, 5-, 8-, and 11-month-olds used two scales we developed to provide information about their infants' facial experience with familiar and unfamiliar individuals during one week. Results showed large discrepancies in the race, sex, and age of faces that infants experience during their first year with the majority of their facial experience being with their primary caregiver, females, and other individuals of the same-race and age as their primary caregiver. The infant's age and an unfamiliar individual's sex were predictive of their time spent interacting with one another. Moreover, an unfamiliar individual's sex was predictive of the attention infants allocated during social interactions. Differences in frequency and length of interactions with certain types of faces, as well as in infant attention toward certain individuals, all likely contribute to the development of expertise in processing commonly experienced face types and deficiencies in processing less commonly experienced face types.
Jennifer L Rennels; Rachel E Davis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural     Date:  2008-06-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Infant behavior & development     Volume:  31     ISSN:  1934-8800     ISO Abbreviation:  Infant Behav Dev     Publication Date:  2008 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-12-10     Completed Date:  2009-08-11     Revised Date:  2013-06-05    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7806016     Medline TA:  Infant Behav Dev     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  665-78     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV 89154-5030, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Attention / physiology
Child Development* / physiology
Facial Expression*
Interpersonal Relations*
Recognition (Psychology)* / physiology
Sex Factors
Grant Support
R03 HD048467-01/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R03 HD048467-01S1/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R03 HD048467-02/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R03 HD48467/HD/NICHD NIH HHS

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