Tags

Type your tag names separated by a space and hit enter

Adult gaze influences infant attention and object processing: implications for cognitive neuroscience.
Eur J Neurosci. 2005 Mar; 21(6):1763-6.EJ

Abstract

Infants follow others' gaze toward external objects from early in ontogeny, but whether they use others' gaze in processing information about objects remains unknown. In Experiment 1, 4-month-old infants viewed a video presentation of an adult gazing toward one of two objects. When presented with the same objects alone a second time, infants looked reliably less at the object to which the adult had directly gazed (cued object). This suggests that the uncued object was perceived as more novel than the object previously cued by the adult's gaze. In Experiment 2, adult gaze was not directed towards any object. In this control experiment, infants looked at both objects equally in the test phase. These findings show that adult eye gaze biases infant visual attention and information processing. Implications of the paradigm for cognitive neuroscience are presented and the results are discussed in terms of neural structures and change over ontogeny.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Cultural Ontogeny Group, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15845105

Citation

Reid, Vincent M., and Tricia Striano. "Adult Gaze Influences Infant Attention and Object Processing: Implications for Cognitive Neuroscience." The European Journal of Neuroscience, vol. 21, no. 6, 2005, pp. 1763-6.
Reid VM, Striano T. Adult gaze influences infant attention and object processing: implications for cognitive neuroscience. Eur J Neurosci. 2005;21(6):1763-6.
Reid, V. M., & Striano, T. (2005). Adult gaze influences infant attention and object processing: implications for cognitive neuroscience. The European Journal of Neuroscience, 21(6), 1763-6.
Reid VM, Striano T. Adult Gaze Influences Infant Attention and Object Processing: Implications for Cognitive Neuroscience. Eur J Neurosci. 2005;21(6):1763-6. PubMed PMID: 15845105.
* Article titles in AMA citation format should be in sentence-case
TY - JOUR T1 - Adult gaze influences infant attention and object processing: implications for cognitive neuroscience. AU - Reid,Vincent M, AU - Striano,Tricia, PY - 2005/4/23/pubmed PY - 2005/7/27/medline PY - 2005/4/23/entrez SP - 1763 EP - 6 JF - The European journal of neuroscience JO - Eur J Neurosci VL - 21 IS - 6 N2 - Infants follow others' gaze toward external objects from early in ontogeny, but whether they use others' gaze in processing information about objects remains unknown. In Experiment 1, 4-month-old infants viewed a video presentation of an adult gazing toward one of two objects. When presented with the same objects alone a second time, infants looked reliably less at the object to which the adult had directly gazed (cued object). This suggests that the uncued object was perceived as more novel than the object previously cued by the adult's gaze. In Experiment 2, adult gaze was not directed towards any object. In this control experiment, infants looked at both objects equally in the test phase. These findings show that adult eye gaze biases infant visual attention and information processing. Implications of the paradigm for cognitive neuroscience are presented and the results are discussed in terms of neural structures and change over ontogeny. SN - 0953-816X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/15845105/Adult_gaze_influences_infant_attention_and_object_processing:_implications_for_cognitive_neuroscience_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1460-9568.2005.03986.x DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -