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A-n-T: Attention and Temperament in Infancy

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The A-n-T Study, also known as Attention and Temperament in Infancy, is a study that examined the way attention may be linked to temperament and emotional behavior from the first years of life.  

Children ages 4-months to 24-months with a variety of temperaments were included in the study.  Infants viewed pictures of faces and a children's video in order to examine patterns of attention.  

We used state-of-the-art eye-tracking equipment to assess where the infants were looking.  Infants also played with a variety of objects and toys as a part of a standard assessment of temperament.  This data will allow us to see how patterns of visual attention may be associated with social and emotional behavior over time.