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    Graspability and object processing in infants

    Kaufman, J. and Mareschal, Denis and Johnson, Mark H. (2003) Graspability and object processing in infants. Infant Behavior and Development 26 (4), pp. 516-528. ISSN 0163-6383.

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    This review pursues the idea that a dual visual system approach is fruitful for interpreting work on infant cognition. We provide examples from the visual perception and cognition literature demonstrating that the potential graspability of stimuli typically used in infant studies influence how these stimuli are processed by the infant brain. Specifically, we argue that small, local, familiar and moving stimuli are more likely to be processed by the dorsal (how or action) stream of visual processing. In contrast, larger, stationary objects are likely to be processed by the ventral (what or perception) stream. This analysis clarifies apparently conflicting results in the literature.


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Visual perception theories, Infancy, Cognitive development, Perceptual development, Dual-process approach, Dorsal and ventral visual systems
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Psychological Sciences
    Research Centres and Institutes: Brain and Cognitive Development, Centre for (CBCD)
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2017 13:56
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:34


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