Early Infancy

Early Infancy - Early Infancy What is baby vision like •...

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Unformatted text preview: Early Infancy What is baby vision like? • The same as ours?x • Colors but no depth perception? x • Straight vision is similar but not object perception?x • Blurry, vague objects and movement but no fine detail?x? • No vision at all?x Focal Length • Babies have a fixed focal length • They see objects in precise focus 9-12 inches away, blurry closer or further • Evolutionary explanation, caregivers face is going to be the clearest object in the environment. • Special attention to faces Faces • Preferential looking to faces versus nonfaces. But no contrast between faces and scrambled faces • Features that attract babies (high contrast, face-like configuration) are most likely to be faces in the natural environment. Hearing • One Month Old babies • Localize sounds from the time they’re born • Discriminate voices from other sounds • Prefer voices • Prefer familiar voices – mother’s voice in particular. • Prefer voices they’ve heard in the womb....
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This note was uploaded on 09/11/2008 for the course PSYCH 140 taught by Professor Christine during the Fall '08 term at Berkeley.

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