ERIC Number: EJ851273
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
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Reference Count: 40
Preserved Visual Representations despite Change Blindness in Infants
Wang, Su-hua; Mitroff, Stephen R.
Developmental Science, v12 n5 p681-687 Sep 2009
Combining theoretical hypotheses of infant cognition and adult perception, we present evidence that infants can maintain visual representations despite their failure to detect a change. Infants under 12 months typically fail to notice a change to an object's height in a covering event. The present experiments demonstrated that 11-month-old infants can nevertheless maintain a viable representation of both the pre- and post-change heights despite their "change blindness". These results suggest that infants, like adults, can simultaneously maintain multiple representations, even if they do not optimally use them.
Descriptors: Infants, Visual Perception, Visual Stimuli, Cognitive Processes, Age Differences, Child Development, Developmental Stages
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