ERIC Number: EJ810345
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
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Reference Count: 80
Perception of Dynamic and Static Audiovisual Sequences in 3- and 4-Month-Old Infants
Lewkowicz, David J.
Child Development, v79 n5 p1538-1554 Sep-Oct 2008
This study investigated perception of audiovisual sequences in 3- and 4-month-old infants. Infants were habituated to sequences consisting of moving/sounding or looming/sounding objects and then tested for their ability to detect changes in the order of the objects, sounds, or both. Results showed that 3-month-olds perceived the order of 3-element sequences and that 4-month-olds perceived the order of 3- and 4-element sequences. In addition, results indicated that perception of moving sequences was more robust than of looming ones and that detection of order differences was not based on primacy cues. The current results show that perception of multisensory sequences and their structure emerges early in development, and a preliminary model of the development of sequence perception is offered.
Descriptors: Cues, Infants, Child Development, Perceptual Development, Visual Perception, Auditory Perception
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