Six-month-old infants use analog magnitudes to represent duration.

@article{vanMarle2006SixmontholdIU,
  title={Six-month-old infants use analog magnitudes to represent duration.},
  author={Kristy vanMarle and Karen Wynn},
  journal={Developmental science},
  year={2006},
  volume={9 5},
  pages={F41-9}
}
While many studies have investigated duration discrimination in human adults and in nonhuman animals, few have investigated this ability in infants. Here, we report findings that 6-month-old infants are able to discriminate brief durations, and, as with other animal species, their discrimination function is characterized by Weber's Law: proportionate difference rather than absolute difference between stimuli determined successful discrimination. Importantly, paralleling results found with… CONTINUE READING

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