EEG during different emotions in 10-month-old infants of depressed mothers

N. A. Jones, T. Field, N. A. Fox, M. Davalos, C. Gomez

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Abstract

EEG activity of 10-month-old infants of depressed and non-depressed mothers was compared during stimuli designed to produce happy and sad responses. During a baseline recording and during their happy facial expressions, infants of depressed mothers showed greater relative right frontal EEG asymmetry compared to infants of non-depressed mothers. The greater relative right frontal EEG asymmetry was also noted during a play interaction with their mothers. Infants of depressed mothers also showed more negative and less positive expressions. These findings are discussed in relation to the theory that frontal EEG activity may be a biological marker for symptoms associated with depression.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)295-312
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology
Volume19
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Psychology(all)
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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