One-Year-Old Infants Follow Others’ Voice Direction

  title={One-Year-Old Infants Follow Others’ Voice Direction},
  author={Federico Rossano and Malinda Carpenter and Michael Tomasello},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  pages={1298 - 1302}
We investigated 1-year-old infants’ ability to infer an adult’s focus of attention solely on the basis of her voice direction. In Studies 1 and 2, 12- and 16-month-olds watched an adult go behind a barrier and then heard her verbally express excitement about a toy hidden in one of two boxes at either end of the barrier. Even though they could not see the adult, infants of both ages followed her voice direction to the box containing the toy. Study 2 showed that infants could do this even when… Expand

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