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Infants' attention to patterned stimuli: developmental change from 3 to 12 months of age.
To examine the development of look duration as a function of age and stimulus type, 14- to 52-week-old infants were shown static and dynamic versions of faces, Sesame Street material, and achromaticExpand
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Using a single test to measure human contrast sensitivity from early childhood to maturity
Despite the emerging scientific and clinical importance of measuring human contrast sensitivity (CS), developmental data are sparse, especially those obtained with a single methodology. We used aExpand
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The emergence and early development of autobiographical memory.
The authors provide a new framework that integrates autobiographical memory with other early achievements (e.g., gesturing, language, concept formation). In this theory, the emergence and earlyExpand
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Variability in the early development of visual self-recognition
A study was conducted to evaluate the (1) developmental course and (2) the temporal sequencing of visual (mirror, photo) and verbal (personal pronoun use) measures of self-recognition as well as theExpand
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Randot Preschool Stereoacuity Test: normative data and validity.
INTRODUCTION The Randot Preschool Stereoacuity Test is a widely used three-book test for the assessment of binocular status. Using a prototype, we previously reported high testability in children asExpand
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On resolving the enigma of infantile amnesia.
Historical and current theories of infantile amnesia are examined. To evaluate the viability of these theories, as well as the phenomenon of infantile amnesia itself, a review of memory developmentExpand
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A double-masked, randomized control trial of iron supplementation in early infancy in healthy term breast-fed infants.
OBJECTIVES To test whether iron supplementation affects hematologic, biochemical, and developmental status in term breast-fed infants. STUDY DESIGN Term breast-fed infants (n=77) were randomlyExpand
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Children's inquiry strategies in referential communication and in the game of twenty questions.
  • M. Courage
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Child development
  • 1 August 1989
Young listeners perform poorly on referential communication tasks because they respond to ambiguous messages by guessing rather than by seeking clarification. 2 experiments addressed the ability ofExpand
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Visual acuity assessment from birth to three years using the acuity card procedure: cross-sectional and longitudinal samples.
We used the Teller Acuity Cards (TAC) to test 7 groups of 20 healthy infants and children ranging in age from 1 week to 36 months. We also tested 27 of these children at least twice within theirExpand
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Prevalence of overweight and obesity in a provincial population of Canadian preschool children
Background: More and more school-aged children in Canada and elsewhere are becoming overweight or obese. Many countries are now reporting a similar trend among preschool children. However, littleExpand
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