Six-month-old infants match other-race faces with a non-native language

Uttley, Lesley, de Boisteron, Anne Hillairet, Dupierrix, Eve, Lee, Kang, Quinn, Paul C., Slater, Alan M. and Pascalis, Olivier (2013) Six-month-old infants match other-race faces with a non-native language. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 37 2: 84-89. doi:10.1177/0165025412467583

Author Uttley, Lesley
de Boisteron, Anne Hillairet
Dupierrix, Eve
Lee, Kang
Quinn, Paul C.
Slater, Alan M.
Pascalis, Olivier
Title Six-month-old infants match other-race faces with a non-native language
Journal name International Journal of Behavioral Development   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0165-0254
Publication date 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/0165025412467583
Open Access Status
Volume 37
Issue 2
Start page 84
End page 89
Total pages 6
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Sage Publications
Language eng
Abstract Early in life, infants possess an effective face-processing system which becomes specialized according to the faces present in the environment. Infants are also exposed to the voices and sounds of caregivers. Previous studies have found that face-voice associations become progressively more tuned to the types of association most prevalent in the environment. The present study investigated whether 6-month-old infants associate own-race faces with their native language and faces from a different race with a non-native language. Infants were presented with pictures of own- and other-race faces simultaneously, with a native or non-native language in a habituation paradigm. Results indicate that 6-month-olds are able to match other-race faces to a non-native language.
Keyword Face
Infant cognition
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: Queensland Brain Institute Publications
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