Is the asymmetry in young infants’ categorization of humans versus nonhuman animals based on head, body, or global gestalt information?

@article{Quinn2004IsTA,
  title={Is the asymmetry in young infants’ categorization of humans versus nonhuman animals based on head, body, or global gestalt information?},
  author={Paul C. Quinn},
  journal={Psychonomic Bulletin & Review},
  year={2004},
  volume={11},
  pages={92-97}
}
Quinn and Eimas (1998) reported an asymmetry in the exclusivity of the category representations that young infants form for humans and nonhuman animals: category representations for nonhuman animal species were found to exclude humans, whereas a category representation for humans was found to include nonhuman animal species (i.e., cats, horses). The present experiment utilized the familiarization/novelty-preference procedure with 3- and 4-month-olds to determine the perceptual cues (i.e., whole… CONTINUE READING

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