Object recognition versus object discrimination: comparison between human infants and infant monkeys.

@article{Overman1992ObjectRV,
  title={Object recognition versus object discrimination: comparison between human infants and infant monkeys.},
  author={William H. Overman and Jocelyne Bachevalier and Michael Turner and A Peuster},
  journal={Behavioral neuroscience},
  year={1992},
  volume={106 1},
  pages={15-29}
}
Human infants (12-32 months old) and adults learned a delayed nonmatching-to-sample (DNMS) task and single- and multiple-pair discrimination tasks using nonverbal procedures previously used with monkeys. Infants learned discriminations rapidly and at a young age (12 months), but they required prolonged training and maturation before learning the DNMS task. Adults learned all tasks rapidly. After learning the DNMS task to criterion, memory performance declined systematically in an inverse… CONTINUE READING

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