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.Full text not available from this repository.
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 (nâ€ƒ=â€ƒ15) 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 wordâ€ƒ+â€ƒdirect gaze from all other conditions. An additional experiment (nâ€ƒ=â€ƒ15) extended the results to referential gaze. The current findings suggest that interactions between visual and auditory cues are present early in infancy.
|School or Research Centre:||Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Science > Psychology|
|Date Deposited:||16 Jun 2011 14:12|
|Last Modified:||17 Apr 2013 12:20|
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