Title

Analysis of Adult-Neonate Synchrony During Speech and Nonspeech

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Perceptual and Motor Skills

Volume

57

Issue

2

Publisher

Ammons Scientific

Publication Date

1983

First Page

455

Last Page

459

DOI

10.2466/pms.1983.57.2.455

Abstract

Five neonates and two adult female interactans were videotaped and categorized as to their interactionally synchronous movements during speech and nonspeech. Although synchrony occurred during speech as well as nonspeech, it was significantly more likely to occur during periods of speech. Duration of adults' movement were significantly shorter during pseech and longer during nonspeech. These findings corroborate previous suggestions that interactional synchrony between adults and infacts occurs on a micro-level.