The development of perceived structure and attention: evidence from divided and selective attention tasks.

@article{Shepp1991TheDO,
  title={The development of perceived structure and attention: evidence from divided and selective attention tasks.},
  author={B E Shepp and Susan E. Barrett},
  journal={Journal of experimental child psychology},
  year={1991},
  volume={51 3},
  pages={434-58}
}
Three experiments provide converging evidence for the view that both perceived structure and attention change during the elementary school years. Kindergarteners, second graders, and adults performed three speeded tasks: divided attention to conjunctions of features, selective attention to orthogonal dimensions and selective attention to correlated dimensions. The tasks were performed with sizes and shapes that were either spatially integrated or spatially separated. In the divided attention… CONTINUE READING

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