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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 ...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01440

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Parsons, CE More by this author
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Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
Jegindø, EM More by this author
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Department:
Linacre College
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Publisher:
Frontiers Media SA Publisher's website
Journal:
Frontiers in Psychology Journal website
Volume:
5
Pages:
Article 1440
Publication date:
2014-12-19
Acceptance date:
2014-11-25
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ISSN:
1664-1078
Pubs id:
pubs:503333
URN:
uri:c38c3707-1909-4717-a048-f28ce5faa370
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uuid:c38c3707-1909-4717-a048-f28ce5faa370
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pubs:503333

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