Behavioral methods in infancy: pitfalls of single measures.

  title={Behavioral methods in infancy: pitfalls of single measures.},
  author={Sandra E. Trehub},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
This paper outlines the principal behavioral methods used to study music processing in infancy. The advantages of conditioning procedures are offset by high attrition rates and restrictions on the stimuli that can be used. The head-turn preference procedure is more user-friendly but poses greater interpretive challenges. In view of the multidimensional nature of infant attention, no single response measure, whether behavioral, physiological, or neural, can provide unambiguous information about… CONTINUE READING