The developmental emergence of unconscious fear processing from eyes during infancy.

@article{Jessen2016TheDE,
  title={The developmental emergence of unconscious fear processing from eyes during infancy.},
  author={Sarah Jessen and Tobias Grossmann},
  journal={Journal of experimental child psychology},
  year={2016},
  volume={142},
  pages={334-43}
}
From early in life, emotion detection plays an important role during social interactions. Recently, 7-month-old infants have been shown to process facial signs of fear in others without conscious perception and solely on the basis of their eyes. However, it is not known whether unconscious fear processing from eyes is present before 7months of age or only emerges at around 7months. To investigate this question, we measured 5-month-old infants' event-related potentials (ERPs) in response to… CONTINUE READING
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