ERIC Number: ED200321
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Infants' Perception of Visual Movement: A Review and Theoretical Analysis.
Nelson, Charles A.
Highlighting current literature concerning infants' ability to perceive motion, this paper discusses the sensory apparatus that makes motion perception possible. Reviews of the physiology, anatomy, and sensory capabilities of the infant's visual system, as well as a discussion of the neural physiological mechanisms that govern the visual system, are included. The implications of infants' motion perception for their development are discussed. The concluding section reviews several theories of motion perception, and evaluates their efficacy in explaining the infant's perception of movement. Finally, a model of infant motion perception is proposed, and suggestions for future research are offered. (Author/MP)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kansas Research Inst. for the Early Childhood Education of the Handicapped, Lawrence.