Development of Perception

Development of Perception

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Development of Perception: Psychobiological Perspectives, Volume 2, The Visual System, is the second of two-part series covering vision, audition, olfaction, taste, tactile sensitivity, and sensory-motor activity during ontogenesis. The focus is on approaches to perceptual development that incorporate a psychobiological perspective. The present volume brings together several topics of critical importance to the process of understanding the visual system. The book is organized into three parts. Part A addresses the theoretical and interpretive issues involved in designing and drawing conclusions from research on the development of the visual system. Part B on animal studies of visual development covers the neural and behavioral characteristics of the cat and monkey visual system during the early postnatal period. Part C examines visual development in human infants. Together, these three parts offer a comprehensive coverage of major issues in the structure and function of the developing mammalian visual system. Each chapter emphasizes the behavioral consequences of developing visual functions.Staircase procedures similar to those of conventional psychophysics can also be used with the FPL method (see Chapter 9, by Held, in this ... Before a trial, both screens are uniform bright fields, and the infanta#39;s attention is brought to the midline by flashing lights. ... a randomizing circuit. ... The results of each trial are automatically printed out and, after a 5-trial block, the observer checks this record .

Title:Development of Perception
Author:Richard Aslin
Publisher:Elsevier - 2012-12-02


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