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ERIC Number: EJ631452
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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ISSN: ISSN-0022-0965
Perceptual Categorization of Cat and Dog Silhouettes by 3- to 4-Month-Old Infants.
Quinn, Paul C.; Eimas, Peter D.; Tarr, Michael
Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, v79 n1 p78-94 May 2001
Four experiments utilizing the familiarization-novelty preference procedure examined whether 3- and 4-month-olds could form categorical representations for cats versus dogs from the perceptual information available in silhouettes. Findings indicated that general shape or external contour information centered about the head was sufficient for infants to form individuated categorical representations for cats and dogs. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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