Development of object concepts in infancy: Evidence for early learning in an eye-tracking paradigm.

  title={Development of object concepts in infancy: Evidence for early learning in an eye-tracking paradigm.},
  author={Scott P. Johnson and Dima Amso and Jonathan Andrew Slemmer},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={100 18},
Concepts of objects as enduring and complete across space and time have been documented in infants within several months after birth, but little is known about how such concepts arise during development. Current theories that stress innate knowledge may neglect the potential contributions of experience to guide acquisition of object concepts. To examine whether learning plays an important role in early development of object representations, we used an eye-tracking paradigm with 4- and 6-month… CONTINUE READING

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