Bremner, J. Gavin and Slater, Alan M and Mason, Ursula and Spring, Joanne and Johnson, Scott P (2013) Trajectory perception and object continuity: Effects of shape and color change on 4-month-olds' perception of object identity. Developmental Psychology. ISSN 0012-1649 (In Press)Full text not available from this repository.
Previous work has demonstrated that infants use object trajectory continuity as a cue to the constant identity of an object, but results are equivocal regarding the role of object features, with some work suggesting that a change in the appearance of an object does not cue a change in identity. In an experiment involving 72 participants we investigated the effects of changing object shape and color, singly and in combination, on 4-month-olds' perception of object continuity. A change in the shape of an object while it passed behind an occluder had no effect on perception of continuity, whereas a change in shape and color led to perception of discontinuity, and a change in color led to no clear percept regarding continuity or discontinuity. These results are discussed in terms of a perceptual learning model of development of object identity.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Developmental Psychology|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology|
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology > Psychology|
|Deposited On:||14 May 2012 15:06|
|Last Modified:||09 May 2013 11:35|
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