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Eye gaze cueing facilitates neural processing of objects in 4-month-old infants

Reid, V M and Striano, T and Kaufman, J and Johnson, M H (2004) Eye gaze cueing facilitates neural processing of objects in 4-month-old infants. Neuroreport, 15 (16). pp. 2553-2555. ISSN 0959-4965

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Abstract

A major issue in developmental science is how infants use the direction of other's eye gaze to facilitate the processing of information. Four-month-old infants passively viewed images of an adult face gazing toward or away from objects. When presented with the objects a second time, infants showed differences in a slow wave event-related potential, indicating that uncued objects were perceived as less familiar than objects previously cued by the direction of gaze of another person. This result shows that the direction of eye gaze of another cannot only bias infant attention, but also lead to enhanced information processing of the objects concerned.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Neuroreport
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Psychology
Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
ID Code: 58366
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 23 Oct 2012 14:37
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2014 00:10
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/58366

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