Face preference at birth.

  title={Face preference at birth.},
  author={Eloisa Valenza and Francesca Simion and Viola Macchi Cassia and Carlo Umilta},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Human perception and performance},
  volume={22 4},
Four experiments are reported that were aimed at elucidating some of the controversial issues concerning the preference for facelike patterns in newborns. The experiments were devised to contrast the original and the revised versions of the sensory hypothesis and the structural hypothesis as accounts of face preference in newborns. Experiments 1A and 1B supported the structural hypothesis by showing a visual preference for the stimulus for which components were located in the correct… CONTINUE READING

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