Infant sensitivity to figural coherence in biomechanical motions.

  title={Infant sensitivity to figural coherence in biomechanical motions.},
  author={B. Bertenthal and D. Proffitt and J. Cutting},
  journal={Journal of experimental child psychology},
  volume={37 2},
  • B. Bertenthal, D. Proffitt, J. Cutting
  • Published 1984
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of experimental child psychology
  • Two experiments assessed infant sensitivity to figural coherence in point-light displays moving as if attached to the major joints of a walking person. Experiment 1 tested whether 3- and 5-month-old infants could discriminate between upright and inverted versions of the walker in both moving and static displays. Using an infant-control habituation paradigm, it was found that both ages discriminated the moving but not the static displays. Experiment 2 was designed to clarify whether or not… CONTINUE READING

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