Face detection in complex visual displays: an eye-tracking study with 3- and 6-month-old infants and adults.

@article{Giorgio2012FaceDI,
  title={Face detection in complex visual displays: an eye-tracking study with 3- and 6-month-old infants and adults.},
  author={Elisa Di Giorgio and Chiara Turati and Gianmarco Alto{\'e} and Francesca Simion},
  journal={Journal of experimental child psychology},
  year={2012},
  volume={113 1},
  pages={66-77}
}
The ability to detect and prefer a face when embedded in complex visual displays was investigated in 3- and 6-month-old infants, as well as in adults, through a modified version of the visual search paradigm and the recording of eye movements. Participants (N=43) were shown 32 visual displays that comprised a target face among 3 or 5 heterogeneous objects as distractors. Results demonstrated that faces captured and maintained adults' and 6-month-olds' attention, but not 3-month-olds' attention… CONTINUE READING

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