What is it about?

First-year infants are sensitive to the same emotion expressed by mothers from different cultures.

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Why is it important?

This study helps us better understand the driving factors of early childhood development, such as initial sensitivity, environmental experience, and perceptual salience, from a new angle - affect perception.


Further studies should look closely at these factors, aiming to provide a comprehensive trajectory of infant affect development and how such development can be facilitated.

Liquan Liu
Western Sydney University

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This page is a summary of: Infants are sensitive to cultural differences in emotions at 11 months, PLoS ONE, September 2021, PLOS, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0257655.
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