Principles of Object Perception

  title={Principles of Object Perception},
  author={Elizabeth S. Spelke},
  journal={Cogn. Sci.},
Research on human infants has begun to shed light on early-developing processes for segmenting perceptual arrays Into objects. Infants appear to perceive objects by analyzing three-dimensional surface arrangements and motions. Their perception does not accord with a general tendency to maximize flgural goodness or to attend to nonaccidental geometric relations in visual arrays. Object perception does accord with principles governing the motions of material bodies: Infants divide perceptual… 

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