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    Face-sensitive cortical processing in early infancy

    Halit, H. and Csibra, Gergely and Volein, A. and Johnson, M.H. (2004) Face-sensitive cortical processing in early infancy. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry 45 (7), pp. 1228-1234. ISSN 0021-9630.

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    Abstract

    Background: Debates about the developmental origins of adult face processing could be directly addressed if a clear infant neural marker could be identified. Previous research with infants remains open to criticism regarding the control stimuli employed. Methods: We recorded ERPs from adults and 3‐month‐old infants while they watched faces and matched visual noise stimuli. Results: We observed similar amplitude enhancement for faces in the infant N290 and adult N170. In contrast, the infant P400 showed only a latency effect, making it unlikely to be the main precursor of the adult N170. Conclusions: We conclude that there is some degree of specificity of cortical processing of faces as early as 3 months of age.

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    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Science > Psychological Sciences
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2019 13:30
    Last Modified: 15 Oct 2019 13:30
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/29496

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