The perception of facial expressions by the three-month-old.

@article{Barrera1981ThePO,
  title={The perception of facial expressions by the three-month-old.},
  author={Maru Barrera and Daphne Maurer},
  journal={Child development},
  year={1981},
  volume={52 1},
  pages={203-6}
}
We used habituation to investigate 3-month-olds' abilities to discriminate and recognize smiling and frowning expressions posed by the mother or by a female stranger. Infants discriminated between the expressions and recognized which expression they had seen during the habituation trials; they did so whether the expressions were posed by the mother or by the stranger. However, when the expressions were posed by the mother, more infants showed the discrimination, and boys looked at her pictures… CONTINUE READING

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