ERIC Number: EJ626937
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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The Role of Target Distinctiveness in Infant Perseverative Reaching.
Diedrich, Frederick J.; Highlands, Tonia M.; Spahr, Kimberly A.; Thelen, Esther; Smith, Linda B.
Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, v78 n3 p263-90 Mar 2001
Evaluated in three experiments a dynamic systems theory account of perseverative errors on "A-not-B" task. Found that 9-month-olds perseverated when reaching for identical targets, but made nonperseverative responses when reaching in the presence of a highly distinctive B target. Reach direction was jointly determined by target's distinctiveness, the immediately preceding perceptual events, and history of reaches in the task. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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