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    Mechanisms of eye gaze perception during infancy

    Farroni, T. and Johnson, M.H. and Csibra, Gergely (2004) Mechanisms of eye gaze perception during infancy. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 16 (8), pp. 1320-1326. ISSN 0898-929X.

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    Previous work has shown that infants are sensitive to the direction of gaze of another's face, and that gaze direction can cue attention. The present study replicates and extends results on the ERP correlates of gaze processing in 4-month-olds. In two experiments, we recorded ERPs while 4-month-olds viewed direct and averted gaze within the context of averted and inverted heads. Our results support the previous finding that cortical processing of faces in infants is enhanced when accompanied by direct gaze. However, this effect is only found when eyes are presented within the context of an upright face.


    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Psychological Sciences
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2019 13:20
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:54


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