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InfantChildClass+10.18 - Infants as young as 1 month...

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Unformatted text preview: Infants as young as 1 month respond to optical expansion , a depth cue in which an object occludes increasingly more of the background, indicating that the object is approaching Stereopsis , the process by which the visual cortex combines the differing neural signals caused by binocular disparity (the slightly different signals sent to the brain by the two eyes), emerges suddenly at around 4 months of age At about 67 months of age, infants become sensitive to a variety of monocular or pictorial cues , the perceptual cues of depth that can be achieved by one eye alone These include relative size and interposition This 7-month-old infant is using the monocular depth cue of relative size Wearing an eye patch to take away binocular depth information, he is reaching to the longer side of a trapezoidal window This behavior indicates that the baby sees it as the nearer, and hence more readily reachable, side of a regular window...
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This note was uploaded on 11/28/2011 for the course PSYCHOLOGY 830:331 taught by Professor Yang during the Fall '10 term at Rutgers.

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InfantChildClass+10.18 - Infants as young as 1 month...

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