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A developmental change of the visual behavior of the face recognition in the early infancy.
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PMID:  22310452     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The purpose of this study was to examine developmental changes in visuocognitive function, particularly face recognition, in early infancy. In this study, we measured eye movement in healthy infants with a preference gaze problem, particularly eye movement between two face stimulations. We used the eye tracker system (Tobii1750, Tobii Technologies, Sweden) to measure eye movement in infants. Subjects were 17 3-month-old infants and 16 4-month-old infants. The subjects looked two types of face stimulation (upright face/scrambled face) at the same time and we measured their visual behavior (preference/looking/eye movement). Our results showed that 4-month-old infants looked at an upright face longer than 3-month infants, and exploratory behavior while comparing two face stimulations significantly increased. In this study, 4-month-old infants showed a preference towards an upright face. The numbers of eye movements between two face stimuli significantly increased in 4-month-old infants. These results suggest that eye movements may be an important index in face cognitive function during early infancy.
Yukihiko Konishi; Kensuke Okubo; Ikuko Kato; Sonoko Ijichi; Tomoko Nishida; Takashi Kusaka; Kenichi Isobe; Susumu Itoh; Masaharu Kato; Yukuo Konishi
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-2-4
Journal Detail:
Title:  Brain & development     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1872-7131     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
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Created Date:  2012-2-7     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  7909235     Medline TA:  Brain Dev     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 The Japanese Society of Child Neurology. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Kagawa University, Kagawa, Japan.
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