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Textbook Passage: Infants show an interest in human faces soon after birth. Infants spend more time looking at their motherâ€™s face than a strangerâ€™s face as early as 12 hours after being born. By 4 months of age, infants match voices to faces, distinguish between male and female faces, and discriminate between faces of their own racial and ethnic group compared with those of other groups.
As infants develop, they change the way they gather information from the visual world, including human faces. A study that illustrates this progression recorded eye movements of 3-, 6-, and 9-month-old infants as they viewed clips from an animated filmâ€”A Charlie Brown Christmas. From 3 to 9 months of age, infants gradually began focusing their attention more on the faces of the characters in the animated film and less on salient background stimuli.