Eye contact and face scanning in early infancy.

Bibliographic Collection: 
MOCA Reference, APE
Publication Type: Journal Article
Authors: Haith, M M; Bergman, T; Moore, M J
Year of Publication: 1977
Journal: Science
Volume: 198
Issue: 4319
Pagination: 853-5
Date Published: 11/1977
Publication Language: eng
ISSN: 0036-8075
Keywords: Aging, Child Development, Face, Fixation, Ocular, Humans, Infant, Infant, Newborn, Mothers, Social Behavior

Visual fixations of 3- to 5-week-old, 7-week-old, and 9- to 11-week-old infants were recorded as they scanned an adult's face which was stationary, moving, or talking. A dramatic increase in face fixations occurred between 5 and 7 weeks for all conditions. Talking produced an intensification of scanning in the eye area in the two older groups.

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