Development of the perception of invariants: substance and shape.

@article{Gibson1979DevelopmentOT,
  title={Development of the perception of invariants: substance and shape.},
  author={Eleanor J. Gibson and Cynthia Owsley and Anne Sarah Walker and J Megaw-Nyce},
  journal={Perception},
  year={1979},
  volume={8 6},
  pages={609-19}
}
Three experiments investigated the perception of substance and shape as invariant properties of objects by three-month-old infants. In experiment 1, infants were habituated to two differently shaped objects undergoing a rigid motion. After habituation of the infants, the objects were presented undergoing a different rigid motion, or undergoing a deforming motion, or undergoing the same rigid motion. Habituation was maintained to the new rigid motion, indicating that the two rigid motions were… CONTINUE READING

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