ERIC Number: EJ591285
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1999
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Visual Perception of Human Activity and Gender in Biological-Motion Displays by Individuals with Mental Retardation.
Sparrow, W. A.; Shinkfield, Alison J.; Day, R. H.; Zerman, L.
American Journal on Mental Retardation, v104 n3 p215-26 May 1999
Three experiments examined whether limitations in perceptual ability by 24 individuals with mental retardation extended to learning perceptual categories based on elements of actions. Individuals with mental retardation had difficulty identifying some actions, slower decision times for activity identification, and could not identify the actor's gender. Analysis focuses on capacity to classify perceptual stimuli as actions. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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