ERIC Number: EJ559931
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Human Newborn Color Vision: Measurement with Chromatic Stimuli Varying in Excitation Purity.
Adams, Russell J.; Courage, Mary L.
Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, v68 n1 p22-34 Jan 1998
Habituated 180 neonates to white lights of varying luminance and tested for recovery of habituation to green, yellow, or red lights varying in excitation purity. Found that newborns discriminated chromatic stimuli from white only when excitation purity exceeded levels much higher than those for adults. Results reinforce view that neonates' vision is based on general immaturities or inefficiencies. (Author)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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