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ERIC Number: EJ582457
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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ISSN: ISSN-0012-1649
The Drawbridge Phenomenon: Representational Reasoning or Perceptual Preference?
Rivera, Susan M.; Wakeley, Ann; Langer, Jonas
Developmental Psychology, v35 n2 p427-35 Mar 1999
Two experiments investigated whether 5-month olds would look longer at rotating "drawbridge" appearing to violate physical laws because they knew it was causally impossible. Findings indicated that infants' longer gaze at 180-degree rotations was due to simple perceptual preference for more motion, challenging Baillargeon's (1987) claim that it is due to representational reasoning about physically impossible object-permanence events. (KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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