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Infant visual development: an overview of studies using visual evoked potential measures from Harter to the present.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7775049     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Studies of sensory and perceptual abilities in infants require creative, innovative techniques. Although the young infant's response repertoire may appear limited to the naive individual, a number of highly refined procedures have been developed and implemented with these non-verbal humans over the last twenty years. The most successful protocols for evaluating visual development rely either on behavioral responses or on electrophysiological recordings. The first published report using visual evoked potentials to study the development of pattern vision in human infants was presented by M. Russell Harter. This work provided the impetus for a wealth of studies exploring issues of visual information processing abilities in early infancy. The available range of data and experimental techniques are now sufficiently refined that many clinical issues are currently being addressed. The purpose of this review is to document the evolution of scientific studies since Harter's seminal work. The selection of protocols presented focuses on those with either current clinical applications or those which hold promise for future applications in the evaluation and treatment issues of abnormal visual development.
E E Hartmann
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The International journal of neuroscience     Volume:  80     ISSN:  0020-7454     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Neurosci.     Publication Date:  1995  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-07-07     Completed Date:  1995-07-07     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0270707     Medline TA:  Int J Neurosci     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  203-35     Citation Subset:  IM    
Vision Research Laboratory, Lighthouse Research Institute, New York, NY 10022, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Albinism, Ocular / diagnosis
Child Development*
Contrast Sensitivity / physiology
Evoked Potentials, Visual*
Infant, Newborn
Time Factors
Vision, Binocular / physiology
Vision, Ocular / physiology*
Visual Cortex / physiology*
Visual Pathways / physiology*

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