Infant Responses to Recorded Sounds Thirty infants, ranging in age from 4 to 11 months, were tested with five different recorded sounds that varied in bandwidth and temporal configuration: a continuous band of white noise, the same band of noise interrupted twice per second, the crinkling of onionskin paper, a narrow band of noise centered ... Research Article
Research Article  |   December 01, 1968
Infant Responses to Recorded Sounds
 
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  • Maurice I. Mendel
    Central Institute for the Deaf, St. Louis, Missouri
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Research Article   |   December 01, 1968
Infant Responses to Recorded Sounds
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, December 1968, Vol. 11, 811-816. doi:10.1044/jshr.1104.811
History: Received March 25, 1968
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, December 1968, Vol. 11, 811-816. doi:10.1044/jshr.1104.811
History: Received March 25, 1968

Thirty infants, ranging in age from 4 to 11 months, were tested with five different recorded sounds that varied in bandwidth and temporal configuration: a continuous band of white noise, the same band of noise interrupted twice per second, the crinkling of onionskin paper, a narrow band of noise centered at 3000 Hz, and a warbled 3000 Hz tone. With loudness and duration of the stimuli held constant, more responses occurred to sounds composed of a broadband spectrum than to those of a limited bandwidth. Temporal configuration of the sound had no effect on the number of responses elicited.

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