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ERIC Number: EJ810771
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 60
ISSN: ISSN-1525-0008
What's in View for Toddlers? Using a Head Camera to Study Visual Experience
Yoshida, Hanako; Smith, Linda B.
Infancy, v13 n3 p229-248 May 2008
This article reports 2 experiments using a new method to study 18- to 24-month-olds' visual experiences as they interact with objects. Experiment 1 presents evidence on the coupling of head and eye movements and thus the validity of the head camera view of the infant's visual field in the geometry of the task context. Experiment 2 demonstrates the use of this method in the naturalistic context of toy play with a parent. The results point to the embodied nature of toddlers' attentional strategies and to importance of hands and hand actions in their visual experience of objects. The head camera thus appears to be a promising method that, despite some limitations, will yield new insights about the ecology and content of young children's experiences. (Contains 4 figures and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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