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ERIC Number: EJ676619
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
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ISSN: ISSN-0009-3920
Six-Month-Old Infants' Categorization of Containment Spatial Relations.
Casasola, Marianella; Cohen, Leslie B.; Chiarello, Elizabeth
Child Development, v74 n3 p679-93 May-Jun 2003
Two experiments examined six-month-olds' ability to form an abstract containment category. Results indicated that, after habituation to object pairs in a containment relation, infants looked reliably longer at an example of an unfamiliar versus familiar containment relation, indicating that they could form a categorical representation of containment. Findings also demonstrated that infants do not rely on object occlusion to discriminate containment from a support or a behind spatial relation. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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