Perceptual completion in newborn human infants.

@article{Valenza2006PerceptualCI,
  title={Perceptual completion in newborn human infants.},
  author={Eloisa Valenza and Irene Leo and Lucia Gava and Francesca Simion},
  journal={Child development},
  year={2006},
  volume={77 6},
  pages={1810-21}
}
Despite decades of studies of human infants, a still open question concerns the role of visual experience in the development of the ability to perceive complete shapes over partial occlusion. Previous studies show that newborns fail to manifest this ability, either because they lack the visual experience required for perceptual completion or because they fail to detect the pattern of motion. To distinguish these possibilities, newborns' perception of a center-occluded object was tested, using… CONTINUE READING

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