ERIC Number: EJ1025370
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Red to Green or Fast to Slow? Infants' Visual Working Memory for "Just Salient Differences"
Kaldy, Zsuzsa; Blaser, Erik
Child Development, v84 n6 p1855-1862 Nov-Dec 2013
In this study, 6-month-old infants' visual working memory for a static feature (color) and a dynamic feature (rotational motion) was compared. Comparing infants' use of different features can only be done properly if experimental manipulations to those features are equally salient (Kaldy & Blaser, 2009; Kaldy, Blaser, & Leslie, 2006). The interdimensional salience mapping method was used to find two objects that each were one Just Salient Difference from a common baseline object (N = 16). These calibrated stimuli were then used in a subsequent two-alternative forced-choice preferential looking memory test (N = 28). Results showed that infants noted the color change, but not the equally salient change in rotation speed.
Descriptors: Infants, Short Term Memory, Visual Perception, Color, Motion, Comparative Analysis, Differences, Change
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