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A U-shaped relation between sitting ability and upright face processing in infants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23199285     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A growing body of research indicates connections exist between action, perception, and cognition in infants. In this study, associated changes between sitting ability and upright face processing were tested in 111 infants. Using the visual habituation "switch" task (C. H. Cashon & L. B. Cohen, 2004; L. B. Cohen & C. H. Cashon, 2001), holistic processing of faces was assessed in same-aged non- and near sitters (22-25 weeks) and same-aged new and expert sitters (27-32 weeks). U-shaped relation was found between sitting stage and holistic face processing such that only nonsitters and expert sitters processed faces holistically. It is posited that the results are due to a reorganization of the upright face-processing system resulting from infants' learning to sit independently and trying to incorporate the meaning of upright faces.
Cara H Cashon; Oh-Ryeong Ha; Casey L Allen; Amelia Cevelle Barna
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2012-11-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  Child development     Volume:  84     ISSN:  1467-8624     ISO Abbreviation:  Child Dev     Publication Date:    2013 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-05-09     Completed Date:  2014-02-05     Revised Date:  2014-05-08    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372725     Medline TA:  Child Dev     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  802-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2012 The Authors. Child Development © 2012 Society for Research in Child Development, Inc.
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MeSH Terms
Cognition / physiology*
Posture / physiology*
Recognition (Psychology)*
Visual Perception / physiology*
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