Auditory-Visual Speech Processing (AVSP) 2009
University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
Newborn infants prefer faces to all other visual displays. All previous studies of face recognition in newborns used schematic faces, photographs or static real faces. In our study, we used video films to explore, for the first time, recognition of talking faces, in newborns. Our results suggest that video films of talking faces are very salient stimuli for newborns and can enhance face recognition a few hours after birth.
Index terms : newborns, face recognition, videos, talking faces, cross-modal
Bibliographic reference. Coulon, Marion / Guellaï, Bahia / Streri, Arlette (2009): "Auditory-visual perception of talking faces at birth: a new paradigm", In AVSP-2009, 76-79.