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Infants' visual-proprioceptive intermodal perception with imperfect contingency information.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17455236     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Two experiments explored 5-month-old infants' recognition of self-movement in the context of imperfect contingencies between felt and seen movement. Previous work has shown that infants can discriminate a display of another child's movements from an on-line video display of their own movements, even when featural information is removed. These earlier findings were extended by demonstrating self versus other discrimination when the visual information for movement was an unrelated object (a fluorescent mobile) directly attached to the child's leg, thus producing imperfect spatial and temporal contingency information. In contrast, intermodal recognition failed when the mobile was indirectly attached to infants' legs, thus eliminating spatial contingencies altogether and further weakening temporal contingencies. Together, these studies reveal that even imperfect contingency information can drive intermodal perception, given appropriate levels of spatial and temporal contingency information.
Mark A Schmuckler; Derryn T Jewell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Developmental psychobiology     Volume:  49     ISSN:  0012-1630     ISO Abbreviation:  Dev Psychobiol     Publication Date:  2007 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-04-30     Completed Date:  2007-07-16     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0164074     Medline TA:  Dev Psychobiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  387-98     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
(c) 2007 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Department of Psychology, University of Toronto at Scarborough, Scarborough Ontario, Canada M1C 1A4.
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MeSH Terms
Association Learning
Child Psychology*
Discrimination Learning*
Motor Activity*
Pattern Recognition, Visual
Video Recording
Visual Perception*

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