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Factors influencing action perception in infancy: Attention to the face vs the action

Författare och institution:
Felix Koch (-); Anette Sundqvist (-); Jane Herbert (-); Tomas Tjus (Psykologiska institutionen); Mikael Heimann (-)
Publicerad i:
International Congress on Infant Studies May 26-28, New Orleans, USA,
Konferensbidrag, poster
Sammanfattning (abstract):
Studies using visual preference have consistently found that infants attend for longer to faces than other stimuli. Frank et al. (2014) found that attention to faces in dynamic scenes gradually increased between 3- to 9- months. However, few studies have examined how infants’ attention to faces works in a context where infants can observe and learn new actions, such as in imitation tasks. Here we examine how infants distribute their attention during action perception as a function of time as well as presenter and object familiarity (i.e. presenter or object in a video are known or not from real life), and infant gender and age. Results show even though the face of the presenter occupies a much smaller area than the action region, infants distribute their attention evenly between these two areas when they are observing a person demonstrating actions with objects. During the first presentation of an action, infants attend more to the action region than to the presenter’s face. As the presentation of the action is repeated, infants increase attention to the face of the presenter, probably indicating increasing social interest as a function of time. Interest in the presenter’s face is independent of whether the actor or the object she uses is known from 3D experience.
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2016-06-02 09:50
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2016-06-02 13:01

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