Skip to main content

Plasticity of face processing in infancy

Pascalis, O., Scott, L. S., Kelly, David J., Shannon, R.W., Nicholson, E., Coleman, M., Nelson, C. A. (2005) Plasticity of face processing in infancy. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, . ISSN 0027-8424. (doi:10.1073/pnas.0406627102) (KAR id:70883)

PDF Author's Accepted Manuscript
Language: English
Download (166kB) Preview
Official URL


Experience plays a crucial role for the normal development of many

example, between 6 and 10 months of age, the infant’s ability to

ability to discriminate among foreign speech sounds declines.

with nonnative languages from 9 months of age facilitates the

that the systems underlying face processing may be similarly

investigation, we demonstrate that, in human infants between 6

faces of Barbary macaques (Macaca sylvanus), facilitates the discrimination

around 9 months of age. These data support, and further elucidate,

the role of early experience in the development of face processing.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1073/pnas.0406627102
Uncontrolled keywords: development, early experience, monkey, recognition
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology > Developmental Psychology
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: David Kelly
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2018 12:33 UTC
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2020 04:18 UTC
Resource URI: (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Kelly, David J.:
  • Depositors only (login required):


Downloads per month over past year