The influence of pets on infants' processing of cat and dog images.

@article{Hurley2010TheIO,
  title={The influence of pets on infants' processing of cat and dog images.},
  author={Karinna B Hurley and Kristine Kovack-Lesh and Lisa M. Oakes},
  journal={Infant behavior & development},
  year={2010},
  volume={33 4},
  pages={619-28}
}
We examined how experience at home with pets is related to infants' processing of animal stimuli in a standard laboratory procedure. We presented 6-month-old infants with photographs of cats or dogs and found that infants with pets at home (N=40) responded differently to the pictures than infants without pets (N=40). These results suggest that infants' experience in one context (at home) contributes to their processing of similar stimuli in a different context (the laboratory), and have… CONTINUE READING

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