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Saliency and context play a role in infants' texture segmentation.
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PMID:  15845247     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We investigated whether young infants orient reliably towards more salient vs. less salient objects in a visual scene. Subjects were tested with stimuli presented on textured fields, one side showing a target stimulus (a 'more salient' or 'less salient' texture patch) and the other a background stimulus. Infants typically preferred the more salient, but not the less salient target. Their behaviour depended on the configuration of the background stimulus. In contrast, 3-4 year-old children always showed a preference for the target stimulus, regardless of the configuration of the background. We conclude that both saliency of a target stimulus and its context play a role in early texture segmentation.
Ruxandra Sireteanu; Irmgard Encke; Iris Bachert
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Vision research     Volume:  45     ISSN:  0042-6989     ISO Abbreviation:  Vision Res.     Publication Date:  2005 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-04-22     Completed Date:  2005-09-22     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417402     Medline TA:  Vision Res     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2161-76     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Biological Psychology, Institute of Psychology, Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe-University, Frankfurt/Main, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Child Development / physiology*
Child, Preschool
Pattern Recognition, Visual
Photic Stimulation

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