The role of early visual attention in social development.

@article{Wagner2013TheRO,
  title={The role of early visual attention in social development.},
  author={Jennifer B. Wagner and Rhiannon J Luyster and Jung Yeon Yim and Helen Tager-Flusberg and Charles A. Nelson},
  journal={International journal of behavioral development},
  year={2013},
  volume={37 2},
  pages={118-124}
}
Faces convey important information about the social environment, and even very young infants are preferentially attentive to face-like over non-face stimuli. Eye-tracking studies have allowed researchers to examine which features of faces infants find most salient across development, and the present study examined scanning of familiar (i.e., mother) and unfamiliar (i.e., stranger) static faces at 6-, 9-, and 12-months-of-age. Infants showed a preference for scanning their mother's face as… CONTINUE READING

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