Adult's Eyes Trigger Shifts of Visual Attention in Human Infants

@article{Hood1998AdultsET,
  title={Adult's Eyes Trigger Shifts of Visual Attention in Human Infants},
  author={Bruce M. Hood and J D Willen and Jon Driver},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  year={1998},
  volume={9},
  pages={131 - 134}
}
Two experiments examined whether infants shift their visual attention in the direction toward which an adult's eyes turn. A computerized modification of previous joint-attention paradigms revealed that infants as young as 3 months attend in the same direction as the eyes of a digitized adult face. This attention shift was indicated by the latency and direction of their orienting to peripheral probes presented after the face was extinguished. A second experiment found a similar influence of… 

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