An ERP study of emotional face processing in the adult and infant brain.

@article{Leppnen2007AnES,
  title={An ERP study of emotional face processing in the adult and infant brain.},
  author={Jukka M. Lepp{\"a}nen and Margaret C Moulson and Vanessa K Vogel-Farley and Charles A. Nelson},
  journal={Child development},
  year={2007},
  volume={78 1},
  pages={
          232-45
        }
}
To examine the ontogeny of emotional face processing, event-related potentials (ERPs) were recorded from adults and 7-month-old infants while viewing pictures of fearful, happy, and neutral faces. Face-sensitive ERPs at occipital-temporal scalp regions differentiated between fearful and neutral/happy faces in both adults (N170 was larger for fear) and infants (P400 was larger for fear). Behavioral measures showed no overt attentional bias toward fearful faces in adults, but in infants, the… CONTINUE READING
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