Journal article icon

Journal article

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

Abstract:

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 ...

Expand abstract

Actions


Access Document


Publisher copy:
10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01440

Authors


Parsons, CE More by this author
Jegindø, EM More by this author
Expand authors...
Journal:
Frontiers in psychology
Volume:
5
Pages:
1440
Publication date:
2014
DOI:
EISSN:
1664-1078
URN:
uuid:2303ce09-6ca2-4a1d-b70e-3b570e1048ff
Source identifiers:
503333
Local pid:
pubs:503333

Terms of use


Metrics



If you are the owner of this record, you can report an update to it here: Report update to this record

TO TOP