Perception of partly occluded objects in infancy.

@article{Kellman1983PerceptionOP,
  title={Perception of partly occluded objects in infancy.},
  author={Philip J. Kellman and Elizabeth S. Spelke},
  journal={Cognitive psychology},
  year={1983},
  volume={15 4},
  pages={483-524}
}
Four-month-old infants sometimes can perceive the unity of a partly hidden object. In each of a series of experiments, infants were habituated to one object whose top and bottom were visible but whose center was occluded by a nearer object. They were then tested with a fully visible continuous object and with two fully visible object pieces with a gap where the occluder had been. Patterns of dishabituation suggested that infants perceive the boundaries of a partly hidden object by analyzing the… CONTINUE READING
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