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PMID:  15068595     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The present research addresses the question of the "oblique effect" (better discrimination of the vertical orientation than of an oblique orientation) in manual haptic perception of orientations (without visual control) by 5-month-old infants. A familiarization/reaction to novelty procedure was used. The results revealed the occurrence of a haptic oblique effect. These findings are similar to those obtained in infant visual perception. We suggest that 5-month-old infants predominately use vertical orientation as a reference norm to perceive haptically spatial orientations. We discuss the implications of these results for both orientation processing and anatomofunctional level contributing specifically to the haptic oblique effect.
Edouard Gentaz; Arlette Streri
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cognitive neuroscience     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0898-929X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cogn Neurosci     Publication Date:  2004 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-04-07     Completed Date:  2004-05-07     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8910747     Medline TA:  J Cogn Neurosci     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  253-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
National Center of Scientific Research (CNRS), Laboratoire Cognition et Développment, France.
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MeSH Terms
Discrimination (Psychology) / physiology
Functional Laterality / physiology*
Orientation / physiology*
Photic Stimulation
Space Perception / physiology*

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