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Newborn preference for a new face vs. a previously seen communicative or motionless face.
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PMID:  21550665     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Newborn infants prefer to look at a new face compared to a known face (still-face). This effect does not happen with the mother-face. The newborns could be attracted by the mother-face because, unlike the still-face, it confirms an expectation of communication. Fifty newborns were video-recorded. Sixteen of them were recruited in the final sample: nine were exposed to a communicative face and seven to a still-face. All the 16 newborns were successively exposed to two preference-tasks where a new face was compared with the known face. Only newborns previously exposed to a still-face preferred to look at a new face instead of the known face. The results suggest that the newborns are able to build a dynamic representation of faces.
Marco Cecchini; Eleonora Baroni; Cinzia Di Vito; Federica Piccolo; Carlo Lai
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-5-7
Journal Detail:
Title:  Infant behavior & development     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1934-8800     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 May 
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Created Date:  2011-5-9     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  7806016     Medline TA:  Infant Behav Dev     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
University of Rome "La Sapienza", Department of Dynamic and Clinical Psychology, Via degli Apuli 1, 00185, Rome, Italy.
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