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Holistic face processing in newborns, 3-month-old infants, and adults: evidence from the composite face effect.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21077871     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Holistic face processing was investigated in newborns, 3-month-old infants, and adults through a modified version of the composite face paradigm and the recording of eye movements. After familiarization to the top portion of a face, participants (N = 70) were shown 2 aligned or misaligned faces, 1 of which comprised the familiar top part. In the aligned condition, no visual preference was found at any group age. In the misaligned condition, 3-month-olds preferred the face stimulus with the familiar top part, adults preferred the face stimulus with the novel one, and newborns did not manifest any visual preference. Results revealed that both infants' and adults' eye movements may be affected by holistic face information and demonstrated holistic face processing in 3-month-olds.
Chiara Turati; Elisa Di Giorgio; Lara Bardi; Francesca Simion
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Child development     Volume:  81     ISSN:  1467-8624     ISO Abbreviation:  Child Dev     Publication Date:    2010 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372725     Medline TA:  Child Dev     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1894-905     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
© 2010 The Authors. Child Development © 2010 Society for Research in Child Development, Inc.
Dipartimento di Psicologia, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Milano, Italy.
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