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Journal of Music Therapy 27 (2): 54-97 (1990)

Comparison of Infant Preferences and Responses to Auditory Stimuli: Music, Mother, and Other Female Voice

JM Standley , CK Madsen
ABSTRACT 24 infants (mean age 5.2 mo) completed an operant listening task measuring preference for mother's voice vs other female voice vs music, using a mercury switch attached to their foot. Ss began manipulating the mercury switch in the 1st experimental condition. Overall, the mother's voice was most preferred, followed by the other female voice and music; however, differences between preferences were not significant. A significant interaction was found between age and preference, with younger Ss (aged 2.0–5.0 mo) preferring the mother's voice and older Ss (aged 5.25–8.0 mo) equally preferring the mother and other female voices. Ss listened more intently to music than to the other stimuli. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
ISSN: 0022-2917