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Behavioral Inhibition in Neonates Produced by Auditory Stimuli

Beverly Birns, Marion Blank, Wagner H. Bridger and Sibylle K. Escalona
Child Development
Vol. 36, No. 3 (Sep., 1965), pp. 639-645
Published by: Wiley on behalf of the Society for Research in Child Development
DOI: 10.2307/1126910
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1126910
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Behavioral Inhibition in Neonates Produced by Auditory Stimuli
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Abstract

Behavioral ratings were made on 20 human neonates under states of high arousal. Of the four conditions tested, a low frequency tone was a more effective inhibitor of behavior than a high frequency tone; an intermittent tone did not differ from a control.

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