From Unidentified To 'Misidentified' Newborn: Male Bias In Recognition Of Sex

Emese Nagy, Erzsebet Nemeth, Peter Molnar

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Our study tests in newborns the perceptual bias described in 1979 by Hildebrandt and Fitzgerald in recognizing the sex of infants, using videorecords instead of still photographs. Analysis showed a tendency for young adults to perceive newborn infants as male immediately after birth, and this perceptual bias diminished if the babies smile.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)102-104
Number of pages3
JournalPerceptual and Motor Skills
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2000


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