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ERIC Number: ED078889
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Mar
Pages: 15
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The Salience of Orientation in Young Children's Perception of Form.
McGurk, Harry
Forty-two nursery school children were exposed to two procedures designed to assess their discrimination of orientation. Under one procedure, subjects had no difficulty in discriminating between stimuli which differed only in orientation. Under a second procedure, where color and size of stimuli were also varied, orientation proved to be a discriminative cue of relatively low salience. These findings obtained for perception both of realistic and of abstract forms. (Author)
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Sponsor: National Inst. of Child Health and Human Development (NIH), Bethesda, MD.; Social Science Research Council, London (England).
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.