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Infants' recognition of objects using canonical color.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20015514     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We explored infants' ability to recognize the canonical colors of daily objects, including two color-specific objects (human face and fruit) and a non-color-specific object (flower), by using a preferential looking technique. A total of 58 infants between 5 and 8 months of age were tested with a stimulus composed of two color pictures of an object placed side by side: a correctly colored picture (e.g., red strawberry) and an inappropriately colored picture (e.g., green-blue strawberry). The results showed that, overall, the 6- to 8-month-olds showed preference for the correctly colored pictures for color-specific objects, whereas they did not show preference for the correctly colored pictures for the non-color-specific object. The 5-month-olds showed no significant preference for the correctly colored pictures for all object conditions. These findings imply that the recognition of canonical color for objects emerges at 6 months of age.
Atsushi Kimura; Yuji Wada; Jiale Yang; Yumiko Otsuka; Ippeita Dan; Tomohiro Masuda; So Kanazawa; Masami K Yamaguchi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2009-12-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of experimental child psychology     Volume:  105     ISSN:  1096-0457     ISO Abbreviation:  J Exp Child Psychol     Publication Date:  2010 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-02-15     Completed Date:  2010-05-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985128R     Medline TA:  J Exp Child Psychol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  256-63     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright 2009 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Sensory and Cognitive Food Science Laboratory, National Food Research Institute, Ibaraki 305-8642, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Color Perception*
Infant Behavior
Reaction Time
Recognition (Psychology)*

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