Developmental Psych 10 15 09

Developmental Psych 10 15 09 - Developmental 09 Infant...

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Unformatted text preview: Developmental Psych 10 15 09 Infant cognition: What’s on an infant’s mind? • What develops? o Structures of the eye o Eye movements o CNS • Pattern perception o 0-2 months: reflexive Movement; on/off High contrast; edges Curvature • What does the infant see? o Elements vs. patterns Faces? Or nose, eyes, hair, chin? o Newborn face preferences Prefer top-heavy patterns Newborns prefer up-down asymmetry o Newborns : regular vs. scrambled faces • When are faces patterns? o Regular face vs. photo negative face • Other patterns? 3 months • Pattern perception o Develops Not innate o Similar for objects and faces Emerges ~ 3 months of age Faces are not special o Accompanies growth in Acuity Eye movements and attention Structures of the eye CNS • Visual disorders in infancy o Strabismus Crossed eyes o Cataracts Cloudy lens o Amblyopia Lazy eye • Treatment: patching o Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) Problems with growth of the retina In uterus vs. out of the uterus •...
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This note was uploaded on 02/26/2012 for the course PSY 310 taught by Professor Strauss during the Fall '10 term at Pittsburgh.

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