Covariation of color and luminance facilitate object individuation in infancy.

@article{Woods2010CovariationOC,
  title={Covariation of color and luminance facilitate object individuation in infancy.},
  author={Rebecca J. Woods and Teresa Wilcox},
  journal={Developmental psychology},
  year={2010},
  volume={46 3},
  pages={681-90}
}
The ability to individuate objects is one of our most fundamental cognitive capacities. Recent research has revealed that when objects vary in color or luminance alone, infants fail to individuate those objects until 11.5 months. However, color and luminance frequently covary in the natural environment, thus providing a more salient and reliable indicator of distinct objects. For this reason, we propose that infants may be more likely to individuate when objects vary in both color and luminance… CONTINUE READING

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