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Kinetic contours in infants' visual perception.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3956314     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
3-month-old infants' perception of "camouflaged" forms that are only visible when moving was studied. Displays were used in which figure and ground had an identical random dot texture, and no edge indicated the form of the figure. The form was invisible when stationary. Discrimination of 2 different forms was tested (a) when the forms were visible only through motion, and (b) when the forms appeared as stationary white figures on black ground. The babies discriminated the forms in both conditions. Furthermore, when infants were habituated to one of the moving forms and subsequently presented with the same and a new static form, they looked longer at the new form. This indicates that they recognized the static form as either the same or different from the moving form seen before, although the optical sources of information were completely different. At 3 months, infants can therefore effectively use kinetic information to organize the visual input in higher-order structures.
R Kaufmann-Hayoz; F Kaufmann; M Stucki
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Child development     Volume:  57     ISSN:  0009-3920     ISO Abbreviation:  Child Dev     Publication Date:  1986 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-05-22     Completed Date:  1986-05-22     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372725     Medline TA:  Child Dev     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  292-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Child Psychology*
Discrimination Learning
Form Perception*
Habituation, Psychophysiologic
Motion Perception*
Perceptual Masking
Transfer (Psychology)

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