Infants ’ Rapid Learning About Self-Propelled Objects

  title={Infants ’ Rapid Learning About Self-Propelled Objects},
  author={L. M. Markson and Elizabeth S. Spelke},
Six experiments investigated 7-month-old infants’ capacity to learn about the self-propelled motion of an object. After observing 1 wind-up toy animal move on its own and a second wind-up toy animal move passively by an experimenter’s hand, infants looked reliably longer at the former object during a subsequent stationary test, providing evidence that infants learned and remembered the mapping of objects and their motions. In further experiments, infants learned the mapping for different… CONTINUE READING
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