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    The emergence of object-based visual attention in infancy: a role for family socioeconomic status and competing visual features

    Werchen, D.M. and Lynn, A. and Kirkham, Natasha and Amso, D. (2019) The emergence of object-based visual attention in infancy: a role for family socioeconomic status and competing visual features. Infancy 24 (5), pp. 752-767. ISSN 1532-7078.

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    Abstract

    The development of spatial visual attention has been extensively studied in infants, but far less is known about the emergence of object-based visual attention. We tested 3-5- and 9-12-month-old infants on a task that allowed us to measure infants’ attention orienting bias towards whole objects when they competed with color, motion, and orientation feature information. Infants’ attention orienting to whole objects was affected by the dimension of the competing visual feature. Whether attention was biased towards the whole object or its salient competing feature (e.g. “ball” or “red”) changed with age for the color feature, with infants biased towards whole objects with age. Moreover, family socioeconomic status predicted feature-based attention in the youngest infants and object-based attention in the older infants when color feature information competed with whole object information.

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    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This is the peer reviewed version of the article, which has been published in final form at the link above. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Science > Psychological Sciences
    Research Centre: Brain and Cognitive Development, Centre for (CBCD)
    Depositing User: Dr Natasha Kirkham
    Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2019 13:24
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2019 05:25
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/27975

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