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Recognition of mother's voice in early infancy

Journal Article


Abstract


  • CERTAIN characteristics of the human voice at normal levels have a great influence on the neonate1, and infants 1 month old can detect fine differences in speech-like sounds2,3. This enables a selective response to take place when the child meets adults. From birth, babies will turn towards the source of a sound, and this orientation to a voice helps them to learn about faces. We have also observed that infants are more interested in their mother's face when she is talking. © 1974 Nature Publishing Group.

Publication Date


  • 1974

Published In


Citation


  • Mills, M., & Melhuish, E. (1974). Recognition of mother's voice in early infancy. Nature, 252(5479), 123-124. doi:10.1038/252123a0

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0016359032

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 123

End Page


  • 124

Volume


  • 252

Issue


  • 5479

Abstract


  • CERTAIN characteristics of the human voice at normal levels have a great influence on the neonate1, and infants 1 month old can detect fine differences in speech-like sounds2,3. This enables a selective response to take place when the child meets adults. From birth, babies will turn towards the source of a sound, and this orientation to a voice helps them to learn about faces. We have also observed that infants are more interested in their mother's face when she is talking. © 1974 Nature Publishing Group.

Publication Date


  • 1974

Published In


Citation


  • Mills, M., & Melhuish, E. (1974). Recognition of mother's voice in early infancy. Nature, 252(5479), 123-124. doi:10.1038/252123a0

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0016359032

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 123

End Page


  • 124

Volume


  • 252

Issue


  • 5479