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ERIC Number: EJ1014514
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0009-3920
Visual Attention to Global and Local Stimulus Properties in 6-Month-Old Infants: Individual Differences and Event-Related Potentials
Guy, Maggie W.; Reynolds, Greg D.; Zhang, Dantong
Child Development, v84 n4 p1392-1406 Jul-Aug 2013
Event-related potentials (ERPs) were utilized in an investigation of 21 six-month-olds' attention to and processing of global and local properties of hierarchical patterns. Overall, infants demonstrated an advantage for processing the overall configuration (i.e., global properties) of local features of hierarchical patterns; however, processing advantages were found to vary based on individual differences in look duration. Short-looking infants showed differences in the negative central ERP component and the late slow wave (LSW) indicating greater attention to and discrimination of changes in global properties. Analysis of the LSW revealed that long-looking infants discriminated changes in local features, but did not discriminate changes in global properties of visual stimuli. These findings indicate that short- and long-looking infants utilize different approaches when processing hierarchical patterns. (Contains 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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