Fathers can also recognize their newborns by touch

Marsha Kaitz, Shimon Shiri, Shai Danziger, Ziva Hershko, Arthur I Eidelman

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We report that fathers, like mothers, can recognize their own newborn from two unfamiliar newborns by stroking the infants' hand. However, unlike mothers, they cannot succeed at touch recognition if the infants' face serves as the stroking area.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)205-207
Number of pages3
JournalInfant Behavior and Development
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1994


  • father
  • father-infant
  • person
  • recognition
  • tactile perception
  • touch


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