Short-Term Habituation of the Averaged Electroencephalic Response in Infants Short-term habituation of the averaged electroencephalic response (AER) was studied in 12 14- to 18-week-old infants. No evidence of habituation was observed for either pure-tone or broad-band stimuli. This finding is in sharp contrast with the rapid AER habituation observed in adults. The results suggest that the competence reflected by ... Research Article
Research Article  |   December 01, 1972
Short-Term Habituation of the Averaged Electroencephalic Response in Infants
 
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  • Bruce A. Weber
    University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
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Research Article   |   December 01, 1972
Short-Term Habituation of the Averaged Electroencephalic Response in Infants
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, December 1972, Vol. 15, 757-762. doi:10.1044/jshr.1504.757
History: Received July 11, 1972
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, December 1972, Vol. 15, 757-762. doi:10.1044/jshr.1504.757
History: Received July 11, 1972

Short-term habituation of the averaged electroencephalic response (AER) was studied in 12 14- to 18-week-old infants. No evidence of habituation was observed for either pure-tone or broad-band stimuli. This finding is in sharp contrast with the rapid AER habituation observed in adults. The results suggest that the competence reflected by short-term habituation is not fully established at birth, but rather develops with further experience or neurologic maturation.

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