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560 2/17 17/02/2009 12:53:00 William James: “Blooming, buzzing, confusion”—babies’ world How do Babies See? Habituation (boring them) o Sucking o Looking Preferential responses o Looking o Listening Psychophysiology o Heart rate o Newborn visual system Acuity: sharpness of vision o Very low at birth o But quickly developing o By 8 months 20/30 o Test acuity using preferential looking What do babies look at? o Newborns: focus on 1 point Sticky perception : trouble disengaging from where they are looking o As motor control improves: Eyes move together (around 3-4 months) Smooth pursuit of moving objects 7 months tracking moving shapes but not at quite a smooth level—baby drooling in video
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Color Vision o 1 month olds/ very young: can tell the difference between colors if they are high contrast o 2-3 month olds: Faces: focus on contrasts o 1 month old: scan outermost parts of face o 2 month olds: increase in scanning, internal features o
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This note was uploaded on 09/20/2009 for the course PSY 560 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Wisconsin.

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