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Rohlfing, Katharina J.; Longo, Matthew R.; Bertenthal, Bennett I. – Developmental Science, 2012
Pointing, like eye gaze, is a deictic gesture that can be used to orient the attention of another person towards an object or an event. Previous research suggests that infants first begin to follow a pointing gesture between 10 and 13 months of age. We investigated whether sensitivity to pointing could be seen at younger ages employing a technique…
Descriptors: Nonverbal Communication, Attention, Infants, Motion
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LoBue, Vanessa – Developmental Science, 2009
Threatening facial expressions can signal the approach of someone or something potentially dangerous. Past research has established that adults have an attentional bias for angry faces, visually detecting their presence more quickly than happy or neutral faces. Two new findings are reported here. First, evidence is presented that young children…
Descriptors: Visual Stimuli, Attention, Young Children, Nonverbal Communication