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dc.contributor.authorDubey, Indu
dc.contributor.authorBrett, Simon
dc.contributor.authorRuta, Liliana
dc.contributor.authorBishain, Rahul
dc.contributor.authorChandran, Sharat
dc.contributor.authorBhavnani, Supriya
dc.contributor.authorBelmonte, Matthew K
dc.contributor.authorEstrin, Georgia Lockwood
dc.contributor.authorJohnson, Mark
dc.contributor.authorGliga, Teodora
dc.contributor.authorChakrabarti, Bhismadev
dc.contributor.authorSTART consortium
dc.date.accessioned2022-07-03T01:02:47Z
dc.date.available2022-07-03T01:02:47Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.identifier.issn1932-6203
dc.identifier.otherPMC9159616
dc.identifier.other35648753
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/338719
dc.description.abstractChildren typically prefer to attend to social stimuli (e.g. faces, smiles) over non-social stimuli (e.g. natural scene, household objects). This preference for social stimuli is believed to be an essential building block for later social skills and healthy social development. Preference for social stimuli are typically measured using either passive viewing or instrumental choice paradigms, but not both. Since these paradigms likely tap into different mechanisms, the current study addresses this gap by administering both of these paradigms on an overlapping sample. In this study, we use a preferential looking task and an instrumental choice task to measure preference for social stimuli in 3-9 year old typically developing children. Children spent longer looking at social stimuli in the preferential looking task but did not show a similar preference for social rewards on the instrumental choice task. Task performance in these two paradigms were not correlated. Social skills were found to be positively related to the preference for social rewards on the choice task. This study points to putatively different mechanisms underlying the preference for social stimuli, and highlights the importance of choice of paradigms in measuring this construct.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisherPublic Library of Science (PLoS)
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.sourceessn: 1932-6203
dc.sourcenlmid: 101285081
dc.subjectHumans
dc.subjectReward
dc.subjectTask Performance and Analysis
dc.subjectChild
dc.subjectChild, Preschool
dc.titleQuantifying preference for social stimuli in young children using two tasks on a mobile platform.
dc.typeArticle
dc.date.updated2022-07-03T01:02:47Z
prism.issueIdentifier6
prism.publicationNamePLoS One
prism.volume17
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.86132
dcterms.dateAccepted2022-03-07
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1371/journal.pone.0265587
rioxxterms.versionVoR
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.contributor.orcidDubey, Indu [0000-0002-3937-1058]
dc.contributor.orcidBhavnani, Supriya [0000-0002-0855-2139]
dc.contributor.orcidBelmonte, Matthew K [0000-0002-4633-9400]
dc.contributor.orcidChakrabarti, Bhismadev [0000-0002-6649-7895]
dc.identifier.eissn1932-6203
pubs.funder-project-idMedical Research Council (MR/P023894/1)
cam.issuedOnline2022-06


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