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The development of spatial and temporal contrast sensitivity.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6759053     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This paper reviews work on the development of spatial and temporal contrast sensitivity in human infants. Both electrophysiological and behavioral techniques have been used. Infants' spatial contrast sensitivity functions exhibit a large deficit in spatial resolution and overall contrast sensitivity relative to adult functions. These measurements also reveal continuous development between one and six months of age. Infants' temporal resolution does not exhibit a large deficit relative to adults'. Indeed, critical flicker frequency is essentially adult-like by two months of age. This combination of coarse spatial resolution and fine temporal resolution is analogous to what is observed in the peripheral retina of the adult visual system.
M S Banks
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current eye research     Volume:  2     ISSN:  0271-3683     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr. Eye Res.     Publication Date:    1982-1983
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-03-11     Completed Date:  1983-03-11     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8104312     Medline TA:  Curr Eye Res     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  191-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Child Development / physiology*
Evoked Potentials, Visual
Infant, Newborn
Space Perception / physiology*
Vision Tests / instrumentation,  methods
Visual Acuity*
Visual Perception / physiology*
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