Preferential looking to eyes versus mouth in early infancy: heritability and link to concurrent and later development

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Background – From birth, infants orient preferentially to faces, and when looking at the face, they attend primarily to eyes and mouth. These areas convey different types of information, and earlier research suggests that genetic factors influence the preference for one or the other in young children.

Authors; Charlotte Viktorsson, Ana Maria Portugal, Danyang Li, Maja Rudling, Monica Siqueiros Sanchez, Kristiina Tammimies, Mark J. Taylor, Angelica Ronald, Terje Falck-Ytter

First published: 25 November 2022

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