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The scanning of compound figures by young infants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6864155     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We studied infants' scanning of two compound stimuli, in each case by presenting features inside a frame, the frame alone, and the features alone. One stimulus was composed of squares and was like that studied by P. Salapatek (in L. Cohen & P. Salapatek (Eds.), New York: Academic Press, 1975); the other was a schematic face. Newborns and 1-month-olds looked at the small square when it was presented alone, but rarely looked at it when it was framed by the larger square. In contrast, 2-month-olds looked at the small square for long periods whether or not it was framed. However, when newborns and 1-month-olds were shown a schematic face, they looked at its internal features at least half the time. Thus, young infants show no external bias when scanning a schematic face.
D Maurer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of experimental child psychology     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0022-0965     ISO Abbreviation:  J Exp Child Psychol     Publication Date:  1983 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-08-11     Completed Date:  1983-08-11     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985128R     Medline TA:  J Exp Child Psychol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  437-48     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Child Development
Child Psychology*
Eye Movements
Fixation, Ocular*
Infant, Newborn
Time Factors
Visual Fields
Visual Perception* / physiology

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