ERIC Number: EJ941084
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Nov
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Head and Shoulders, Knees and Toes: Which Parts of the Body Are Necessary to Be Seen?
McGuigan, Nicola; Doherty, Martin J.
British Journal of Developmental Psychology, v24 n4 p727-732 Nov 2006
Children aged 2 and 3 years were tested for a previously neglected form of knowledge about visual perception; namely, whether an observer can see a figure that is partially occluded. The results indicate that for children of this age the visibility of a figure's face is crucial for judging visibility, whereas the visibility of the legs is not. This phenomenon is limited to human-like figures. Results are explained in terms of engagement, a precursor to a mature understanding of attention.
Descriptors: Visual Perception, Toddlers, Testing, Human Body, Attention, Cognitive Ability, Cognitive Development
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