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Recent findings indicate that 7-months-old infants perceive and represent the sounds inherent to moving human bodies. However, it is not known whether infants integrate auditory and visual information in representations of specific human actions. To address this issue, we used ERPs to investigate infants’ neural sensitivity to the correspondence between sounds and images of human actions. In a cross-modal priming paradigm, 7-months-olds were presented with the sounds generated by two types of human body movement, walking and handclapping, after watching the kinematics of those actions in either a congruent or incongruent manner. ERPs recorded from frontal, central and parietal electrodes in response to action sounds indicate that 7-months-old infants perceptually link the visual and auditory cues of human actions. However, at this age, these percepts do not seem to be integrated in cognitive multimodal representations of human actions.
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Infant neural and physiological responses to fear expressions as risk markers for the development of conduct disorders
1/12/18 → 31/08/20
Project: Other project › Other internal award
1/01/18 → 30/09/19
Project: Other project (funded) › Restricted grant