Presentation 1999/9/4
Joint attention and understanding of facial expressions in infants
Kumiko Murakami, Hideki Ohira,
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Abstract(in English) The present research examined the role of facial expressions of a mother in the joint attention behavior of her infant by using looking time and heart rate variability as indexes. Some parameters of infants' joint attention behaviors varied as a function of mothers' facial expressions and their meanings. Especially, when the mother displayed smile, infant's responses were remarkable and referential looking occurred frequently. Changes of patterns in heart rate between the rest period and the task period suggested that the joint attention is not merely a reflex but a substantial mental activity.
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Keyword(in English) Cognitive development / joint attention / theory of mind / infant / facial expression / heart rate.
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Conference Date 1999/9/4(1days)
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Title (in English) Joint attention and understanding of facial expressions in infants
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Keyword(1) Cognitive development
Keyword(2) joint attention
Keyword(3) theory of mind
Keyword(4) infant
Keyword(5) facial expression
Keyword(6) heart rate.
1st Author's Name Kumiko Murakami
1st Author's Affiliation Kinjo Gakuin University()
2nd Author's Name Hideki Ohira
2nd Author's Affiliation Tokai Women's College
Date 1999/9/4
Paper # HCS99-25
Volume (vol) vol.99
Number (no) 289
Page pp.pp.-
#Pages 4
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