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Music training and empathy positively impact adults' sensitivity to infant distress.

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Crying is the most powerful auditory signal of infant need. Adults' ability to perceive and respond to crying is important for infant survival and in the provision of care. This study investigated a number of listener variables that might impact on adults' perception of infant cry distress, namely parental status, musical training, and empathy. Sensitivity to infant distress was tested using a previously validated task, which experimentally manipulated distress by varying the pitch of infant ...

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10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01440

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Journal:
Frontiers in psychology
Volume:
5
Pages:
1440
Publication date:
2014-01-01
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EISSN:
1664-1078
Source identifiers:
503333
Language:
English
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pubs:503333
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uuid:2303ce09-6ca2-4a1d-b70e-3b570e1048ff
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pubs:503333
Deposit date:
2015-01-26

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