Infants’ cortical processing of biological motion configuration

Link – Infants’ cortical processing of biological motion configuration – A fNIRS study. Abstract Biological motion perception is a key component of action perception contributing to social cognition in crucial ways. Contemporary neuroimaging studies show that biological motion is processed differently in the human brain from other types of motion. In particular, the right posterior […]

fNIRS responses to emotional faces in 5- and 7-month-old infants.

Link – The influence of maternal anxiety and depression symptoms on fNIRS brain responses to emotional faces in 5- and 7-month-old infants. Abstract Greater relative right (versus left) frontal cortical activation to emotional faces as measured with alpha power in the electroencephalogram (EEG), has been considered a promising neural marker of increased vulnerability to psychopathology […]

The neural development of emotion face processing during infancy

Link – More than meets the eye: The neural development of emotion face processing during infancy. Abstract This study explored the impact of infant temperament and maternal stress on the development of the infant medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) among sixteen 6-8-month-old infants. Functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) was used to measure activation of the infant […]

Newborns are sensitive to cues for word segmentation

Link – Newborns are sensitive to multiple cues for word segmentation in continuous speech. Dev Sci. 2019 Jan 25;:e12802 Authors: Fló A, Brusini P, Macagno F, Nespor M, Mehler J, Ferry AL Abstract Before infants can learn words, they must identify those words in continuous speech. Yet, the speech signal lacks obvious boundary markers, which […]