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The function of shifting fixations in the visual perception of infants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1201665     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The processes underlying infants' shifts of fixation from 1 stimulus to another were explored in 3 studies. The results suggest that infants 3 months and older shift more when the 2 stimuli of a pair are similar than when they are different. Shifting is affected by stimulus repetition as well. There were age differences in the number of shifts per trial, with older infants shifting more. The possibility that shifting may facilitate stimulus recognition is discussed.
Authors:
H A Ruff
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Child development     Volume:  46     ISSN:  0009-3920     ISO Abbreviation:  Child Dev     Publication Date:  1975 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-03-01     Completed Date:  1976-03-01     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372725     Medline TA:  Child Dev     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  857-65     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Age Factors
Attention
Female
Fixation, Ocular*
Habituation, Psychophysiologic
Humans
Infant*
Male
Time Factors
Visual Perception*

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