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    Influence of eye gaze on spoken word processing: an ERP study with infants

    Parise, E. and Handl, Andrea and Palumbo, L. and Friederici, A.D. (2011) Influence of eye gaze on spoken word processing: an ERP study with infants. Child Development 82 (3), pp. 842-853. ISSN 0009-3920.

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    Abstract

    Eye gaze is an important communicative signal, both as mutual eye contact and as referential gaze to objects. To examine whether attention to speech versus nonspeech stimuli in 4- to 5-month-olds (n = 15) varies as a function of eye gaze, event-related brain potentials were used. Faces with mutual or averted gaze were presented in combination with forward- or backward-spoken words. Infants rapidly processed gaze and spoken words in combination. A late Slow Wave suggests an interaction of the 2 factors, separating backward-spoken word + direct gaze from all other conditions. An additional experiment (n = 15) extended the results to referential gaze. The current findings suggest that interactions between visual and auditory cues are present early in infancy.

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    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Science > Psychological Sciences
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2011 14:12
    Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:20
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/3539

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