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ERIC Number: EJ840303
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-1525-0008
How Infants Encode Spatial Extent
Duffy, Sean; Huttenlocher, Janellen; Levine, Susan; Duffy, Renee
Infancy, v8 n1 p81-90 2005
This study explores how infants encode an object's spatial extent. We habituated 6.5-month-old infants to a dowel inside a container and then tested whether they dishabituate to a change in absolute size when the relation between dowel and container is held constant (by altering the size of both container and dowel) and when the relation changes (by altering only the size of the container but not the dowel). Infants only dishabituated when the relation changed, suggesting that they do not encode the absolute size of either object but only the relation between them. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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