Object individuation in infancy: the use of featural information in reasoning about occlusion events.

@article{Wilcox1998ObjectII,
  title={Object individuation in infancy: the use of featural information in reasoning about occlusion events.},
  author={Teresa Wilcox and Ren{\'e}e Baillargeon},
  journal={Cognitive psychology},
  year={1998},
  volume={37 2},
  pages={97-155}
}
Recent findings by Xu and Carey (1996) indicate that, after seeing two distinct objects (e.g., a duck and a ball) emerge on the opposite sides of a screen, 10-month-olds show no surprise when the screen is removed to reveal one (e.g., a duck) as opposed to two objects (e.g., a duck and a ball). The authors took their results to mean that 10-month-olds are unable to use featural information to individuate objects. The present research examined a different interpretation of the results. This… CONTINUE READING
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