Speech vs. singing: infants choose happier sounds

Abstract

Infants prefer speech to non-vocal sounds and to non-human vocalizations, and they prefer happy-sounding speech to neutral speech. They also exhibit an interest in singing, but there is little knowledge of their relative interest in speech and singing. The present study explored infants' attention to unfamiliar audio samples of speech and singing. In… (More)
DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00372

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