Mother-infant vagal regulation in the face-to-face still-face paradigm is moderated by maternal sensitivity.

@article{Moore2009MotherinfantVR,
  title={Mother-infant vagal regulation in the face-to-face still-face paradigm is moderated by maternal sensitivity.},
  author={Ginger A. Moore and Ashley L Hill-Soderlund and Cathi B Propper and Susan D. Calkins and William R Mills-Koonce and Martha J. Cox},
  journal={Child development},
  year={2009},
  volume={80 1},
  pages={209-23}
}
Parents' physiological regulation may support infants' regulation. Mothers (N= 152) and 6-month-old male and female infants were observed in normal and disrupted social interaction. Affect was coded at 1-s intervals and vagal tone measured as respiratory sinus arrhythmia (RSA). Maternal sensitivity was assessed in free play. Mothers and infants showed opposite patterns of RSA change. During disrupted interaction, mothers' RSA increased and infants' decreased, suggesting self-regulation of… CONTINUE READING
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