Analysis of Adult-Neonate Synchrony During Speech and Nonspeech
Perceptual and Motor Skills
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.
Analysis of Adult-Neonate Synchrony During Speech and Nonspeech, Ann M. Berghout Austin and J. Craig Peery, Perceptual and Motor Skills, 1983, 57 (2), 455-459.