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Children's Processing of Reflexives and Pronouns in English: Evidence from Eye-movements During Listening
This study examined how 6–9 year-old English-speaking children and adults establish anaphoric dependencies during auditory sentence comprehension. Using eye-movement monitoring during listening and a… Expand
Speaker gaze increases information coupling between infant and adult brains
- Victoria Leong, E. Byrne, K. Clackson, S. Georgieva, S. Lam, S. Wass
- Psychology, Medicine
- Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- 28 November 2017
Significance During communication, social ostensive signals (like gaze) are exchanged in a temporally contingent manner. Synchronized behavior creates social connectedness within human dyads, and… Expand
Tonic and phasic co-variation of peripheral arousal indices in infants
Highlights • Previous ANS research is largely based on individual peripheral measures.• We recorded HR, EDA, pupil size and head and peripheral accelerometry.• We found high covariation between ANS… Expand
Parental neural responsivity to infants’ visual attention: How mature brains influence immature brains during social interaction
Almost all attention and learning—in particular, most early learning—take place in social settings. But little is known of how our brains support dynamic social interactions. We recorded dual… Expand
Infant Attention Is Dynamically Modulated With Changing Arousal Levels.
Traditional accounts of developing attention and cognition emphasize static individual differences in information encoding; however, work from Aston-Jones et al. suggests that looking behavior may be… Expand
Infants' visual sustained attention is higher during joint play than solo play: is this due to increased endogenous attention control or exogenous stimulus capture?
- S. Wass, K. Clackson, S. Georgieva, Laura Brightman, Rebecca Nutbrown, Victoria Leong
- Psychology, Medicine
- Developmental science
- 1 November 2018
Previous research has suggested that when a social partner, such as a parent, pays attention to an object, this increases the attention that infants pay to that object during spontaneous,… Expand
Temporal dynamics of arousal and attention in 12-month-old infants.
Research from the animal literature suggests that dynamic, ongoing changes in arousal lead to dynamic changes in an individual's state of anticipatory readiness, influencing how individuals… Expand
Speaker gaze changes information coupling between infant and adult brains
In infants, as in adults, social context is known to influence attentional allocation during communication. The sharing of attention between individuals potentiates learning, but little is understood… Expand
Parents Mimic and Influence Their Infant’s Autonomic State through Dynamic Affective State Matching
- S. V. Wass, C. G. Smith, K. Clackson, Caitlin Gibb, Farhan Mirza
- Medicine, Biology
- Current Biology
- 22 July 2019
When we see someone experiencing an emotion, and when we experience it ourselves, common neurophysiological activity occurs [1, 2]. But although inter-dyadic synchrony, concurrent and sequential ,… Expand
Stress reactivity speeds basic encoding processes in infants.
Acute stress attenuates frontal lobe functioning and increases distractibility while enhancing subcortical processes in both human and nonhuman animals (reviewed by Arnsten  Nature Reviews… Expand