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Infant recognition of the invariant form of objects.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  679774     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The developing ability to abstract and recognize the invariant form of an object was studied in 6- to 9-month-old infants. It was found that 9-month-olds were capable of recognizing the invariant form of objects. They demonstrated this ability by differentiating a variation of a familiarized object from a configurationally novel object after a period of familiarization involving other variations of the familiar object. The forms of some objects were more difficult to recognize than others, but recognition of the more difficult forms was enhanced by allowing simultaneous comparison of variations during familiarization. 6-month-olds, on the other hand, did not demonstrate recognition of the invariant form of the experimental objects.
Authors:
H A Ruff
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Child development     Volume:  49     ISSN:  0009-3920     ISO Abbreviation:  Child Dev     Publication Date:  1978 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-10-27     Completed Date:  1978-10-27     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372725     Medline TA:  Child Dev     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  293-306     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Child Development*
Color Perception
Discrimination (Psychology)
Exploratory Behavior
Fixation, Ocular
Form Perception*
Humans
Infant*
Size Perception
Visual Perception*

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