The head-turn preference procedure for testing auditory perception

Deborah G. Kemler Nelson, Peter W. Jusczyk, Denise R. Mandel, James Myers, Alice Turk, Louann Gerken

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The Head-Turn Preference Procedure (HPP) is valuable for testing perception of sustained auditory materials, particularly speech. This article presents a detailed description of the current version of HPP, new evidence of the objectivity of measurements within it, and an account of recent modifications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)111-116
Number of pages6
JournalInfant Behavior and Development
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1995


  • auditory stimuli
  • head-turn
  • observer bias
  • preferences
  • speech perception

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology


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