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Fearful faces drive gaze-cueing and threat bias effects in children on the lookout for danger

Dawel, Amy; Palermo, Romina; O'Kearney, Richard; Irons, Jessica; McKone, Elinor


Most developmental studies of face emotion processing show faces in isolation, in the absence of any broader context. Here we investigate two types of interactions between expression and threat contexts. First, in adults, following of another person's direction of social attention is increased when that person shows fear and the context requires vigilance for danger. We investigate whether this also occurs in children. Using a Posner-style eye-gaze cueing paradigm, we tested whether children...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Developmental Science
DOI: 10.1111/desc.12203


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