University of Utrecht researcher Itir Onal Ertugrul, University of Miami researchers Yeojin Amy Ahn and Daniel Messinger along with others published a study on automated facial action recognition in infants – which focuses on training Action Unit detectors.
Interaction with unfamiliar partners is a component of social life from infancy onward. Yet little is known about preverbal communication with strangers. This study compared the development of infant communication with strangers to communication with mothers and fathers and examined the contribution of temperament to partner-specific communication patterns.
In early 2020, in-person data collection dramatically slowed or was completely halted across the world as many labs were forced to close due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Developmental researchers who assess looking time (especially those who rely heavily on in-lab eye-tracking or live coding techniques) were forced to re-think their methods of data collection. Read more “Remote Data Collection During a Pandemic: A New Approach for Assessing and Coding . . .”