Chloe Thompson-Booth, Essi Viding, Linda C. Mayes, Helena J.V. Rutherford, Sara Hodsoll and Eamon J. McCrory Here's looking at you, kid: attention to infant emotional faces in mothers and non-mothers Developmental Science 17
Infant facial cues play a critical role in eliciting care and nurturance from an adult caregiver. Using an attentional capture paradigm we investigated attentional processing of adult and infant emotional facial expressions in a sample of mothers (n = 29) and non-mothers (n = 37) to determine whether infant faces were associated with greater task interference. Responses to infant target stimuli were slower than adult target stimuli in both groups.
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