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  The developmental emergence of unconscious fear processing from eyes during infancy

Jessen, S., & Grossmann, T. (2016). The developmental emergence of unconscious fear processing from eyes during infancy. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 142, 334-343. doi:10.1016/j.jecp.2015.09.009.

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Jessen, Sarah1, Author              
Grossmann, Tobias1, 2, Author              
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1Max Planck Research Group Early Social Development, MPI for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Max Planck Society, ou_1356545              
2Department of Psychology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA, ou_persistent22              

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Free keywords: Subliminal processing; Infancy; Emotion; Fear; Eyes; EEG
 Abstract: From early in life, emotion detection plays an important role during social interactions. Recently, 7-month-old infants have been shown to process facial signs of fear in others without conscious perception and solely on the basis of their eyes. However, it is not known whether unconscious fear processing from eyes is present before 7 months of age or only emerges at around 7 months. To investigate this question, we measured 5-month-old infants’ event-related potentials (ERPs) in response to subliminally presented fearful and non-fearful eyes and compared these with 7-month-old infants’ ERP responses from a previous study. Our ERP results revealed that only 7-month-olds, but not 5-month-olds, distinguished between fearful and non-fearful eyes. Specifically, 7-month-olds’ processing of fearful eyes was reflected in early visual processes over occipital cortex and later attentional processes over frontal cortex. This suggests that, in line with prior work on the conscious detection of fearful faces, the brain processes associated with the unconscious processing of fearful eyes develop between 5 and 7 months of age. More generally, these findings support the notion that emotion perception and the underlying brain processes undergo critical change during the first year of life. Therefore, the current data provide further evidence for viewing infancy as a formative period in human socioemotional functioning.

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Language(s): eng - English
 Dates: 2015-09-112015-10-202016-02
 Publication Status: Published in print
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 Rev. Type: Peer
 Identifiers: DOI: 10.1016/j.jecp.2015.09.009
PMID: 26493612
Other: Epub 2015
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Title: Journal of Experimental Child Psychology
  Other : J Exp Child Psychol
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Publ. Info: Academic Press
Pages: - Volume / Issue: 142 Sequence Number: - Start / End Page: 334 - 343 Identifier: ISSN: 0022-0965
CoNE: https://pure.mpg.de/cone/journals/resource/954922645034