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ERIC Number: EJ885308
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0273-2297
The Development of Attention to Simple and Complex Visual Stimuli in Infants: Behavioral and Psychophysiological Measures
Richards, John E.
Developmental Review, v30 n2 p203-219 Jun 2010
The study of visual attention in infants has used presentation of single simple stimuli, multi-dimensional stimuli, and complex dynamic video presentations. There are both continuities and discontinuities in the findings on attention and attentiveness to stimulus complexity. A continuity is a pattern of looking that is found in the early part of infancy that remains throughout adulthood. A discontinuity is an emerging sensitivity to the content of the information in the stimulus presentations and alterations in patterns of attention based upon stimulus comprehensibility. The current paper reviews some of these findings with particular application to complex video presentations. (Contains 10 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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