Attentional Prioritization of Infant Faces Is Limited to Own-Race Infants

  title={Attentional Prioritization of Infant Faces Is Limited to Own-Race Infants},
  author={John Hodsoll and Kimberly A. Quinn and Sara Hodsoll},
  booktitle={PloS one},
BACKGROUND Recent evidence indicates that infant faces capture attention automatically, presumably to elicit caregiving behavior from adults and leading to greater probability of progeny survival. Elsewhere, evidence demonstrates that people show deficiencies in the processing of other-race relative to own-race faces. We ask whether this other-race effect impacts on attentional attraction to infant faces. Using a dot-probe task to reveal the spatial allocation of attention, we investigate… CONTINUE READING

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