Listen to your mother! The role of talker familiarity in infant streaming

@article{Barker2004ListenTY,
  title={Listen to your mother! The role of talker familiarity in infant streaming},
  author={Brittan Ann Barker and Rochelle S. Newman},
  journal={Cognition},
  year={2004},
  volume={94},
  pages={b45-b53}
}
Little is known about the acoustic cues infants might use to selectively attend to one talker in the presence of background noise. This study examined the role of talker familiarity as a possible cue. Infants either heard their own mothers (maternal-voice condition) or a different infant's mother (novel-voice condition) repeating isolated words while a female distracter voice spoke fluently in the background. Subsequently, infants heard passages produced by the target voice containing either… CONTINUE READING

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