Infants ’ Preferences for Familiarity and Novelty During the Course of Visual Processing

  title={Infants ’ Preferences for Familiarity and Novelty During the Course of Visual Processing},
  author={Beverly J. Roder and Emily W. Bushnell},
At 41⁄2 months, infants were shown a series of brief choice trials between a stimulus that always remained the same and another that was different on every trial. The point when a consistent preference for the novel stimulus commenced was identified for each infant, and their preferences for the familiar and novel stimuli in trials preceding that point were examined. Infants who saw objects or faces as stimuli both exhibited selective attention to the familiar stimulus prior to preferring novel… CONTINUE READING

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