Auditory-oral matching behavior in newborns.

  title={Auditory-oral matching behavior in newborns.},
  author={Xin Zu Chen and Tricia Striano and Hannes Rakoczy},
  journal={Developmental science},
  volume={7 1},
Twenty-five newborn infants were tested for auditory-oral matching behavior when presented with the consonant sound /m/ and the vowel sound /a/ - a precursor behavior to vocal imitation. Auditory-oral matching behavior by the infant was operationally defined as showing the mouth movement appropriate for producing the model sound just heard (mouth opening for /a/ and mouth clutching for /m/), even when the infant produced no sound herself. With this new dependent measure, the current study is… CONTINUE READING

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