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    The “what” and “where” of object representations in infancy

    Mareschal, Denis and Johnson, Mark H. (2003) The “what” and “where” of object representations in infancy. Cognition 88 (3), pp. 259-276. ISSN 0010-0277.

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    Abstract

    Four-month-olds' memory for surface feature and location information was tested following brief occlusions. When the target objects were images of female faces or monochromatic asterisks infants showed increased looking times following a change in identity or color but not following a change in location or combinations of feature and location information. When the target objects were images of manipulable toys, the infants showed increased looking times following a change in location but not identity or the binding of location and identity information. This evidence is consistent with the idea that young infants are unable to maintain the information processed separately in both the dorsal and ventral visual streams during occlusions. Our results suggest that it is the target's affordance for action that determines whether the dorsal or ventral information is selectively maintained during occlusion.

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    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Infancy, Dorsal/ventral streams, Occlusion
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Science > Psychological Sciences
    Research Centre: Brain and Cognitive Development, Centre for (CBCD)
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2017 14:04
    Last Modified: 01 Jun 2018 13:13
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/19254

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