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Experience prevents the emergence of the other race effect during infancy

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Experience plays a crucial role in the development of the face processing system. Six-month-olds discriminate individual faces from their own and other races. By 9 months, this ability to process other-race faces is typically lost, due to minimal experience with other-race faces, and vast exposure to own-race faces. In this study,we demonstrate that exposing Caucasian infants to Chinese faces through a picture book at home from 6 and 9 months allows Caucasian infants to maintain the ability to discriminate Chinese faces at 9 months. Thus, the development of the processing of face race can be modified by training.

Authors


  •   Herbert, Jane S.
  •   Heron-Delaney, Michelle (external author)
  •   Pascalis, Olivier (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Herbert, J. S., Heron-Delaney, M. & Pascalis, O. (2011). Experience prevents the emergence of the other race effect during infancy. Developmental Psychobiology, 53 (7), 750-751. Washington DC, United States 44th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Developmental Psychobiology

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/2628

Number Of Pages


  • 1

Start Page


  • 750

End Page


  • 751

Volume


  • 53

Issue


  • 7

Place Of Publication


  • United States

Abstract


  • Experience plays a crucial role in the development of the face processing system. Six-month-olds discriminate individual faces from their own and other races. By 9 months, this ability to process other-race faces is typically lost, due to minimal experience with other-race faces, and vast exposure to own-race faces. In this study,we demonstrate that exposing Caucasian infants to Chinese faces through a picture book at home from 6 and 9 months allows Caucasian infants to maintain the ability to discriminate Chinese faces at 9 months. Thus, the development of the processing of face race can be modified by training.

Authors


  •   Herbert, Jane S.
  •   Heron-Delaney, Michelle (external author)
  •   Pascalis, Olivier (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Herbert, J. S., Heron-Delaney, M. & Pascalis, O. (2011). Experience prevents the emergence of the other race effect during infancy. Developmental Psychobiology, 53 (7), 750-751. Washington DC, United States 44th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Developmental Psychobiology

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/2628

Number Of Pages


  • 1

Start Page


  • 750

End Page


  • 751

Volume


  • 53

Issue


  • 7

Place Of Publication


  • United States