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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/25682

Title: The Emergence of a Left Visual Field Bias in Infants’ Processing of Dynamic Faces
Authors: Wheeler, Andrea Mary
Advisor: Lee, Kang
Department: Human Development and Applied Psychology
Keywords: eye tracking
infants
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2011
Abstract: The present study examined whether infants aged 3 to 9 months displayed an adult-like left visual field bias when processing dynamic faces. In Experiment 1 infants aged 6 to 9 months viewed videos of dynamic face stimuli. Eye tracking data revealed that these infants showed a left visual field bias by attending significantly more to the right side of the faces. In Experiment 2 a younger group of infants, aged 3 to 6 months, failed to demonstrate a group left visual field bias. Instead, some infants displayed a consistent left visual field bias whereas others displayed a consistent right visual field bias. To our knowledge, these findings provide the first eye-tracking evidence to suggest the existence of a left visual field bias in infancy.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/25682
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