08 - 3-4-08 Visual Acuity: Because they have poor contrast...

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Unformatted text preview: 3-4-08 Visual Acuity: Because they have poor contrast sensitivity, young infants prefer to look at patterns of high visual contrast Young infants also have limited color vision By 2 3 months, color vision is similar to that of adults Scanning and Tracking: One month olds scan the perimeters of shapes Two month olds scan both the perimeters and the interiors of shapes Tracking although infants begin scanning the environment right away, they cannot track even slowly moving objects smooth until 2-3 months Pattern Perception Two month old infants can analyze and integrate separate elements of a visual display into coherent pattern Infants may also perceive coherence among moving elements Faces From birth, infants are drawn to faces General bias toward configurations with more elements in the upper half than in the lower half Infant comes to recognize and prefer his or her own mother's face after about only 12 hours of exposure Infants develop preferences for the type of face they see most often Infants look longer at faces that adults find more attractive than those adults rate as less attractive, and interact more positively with people with attractive faces Depth Perception: At 6-7 months of age, infants develop monocular or pictorial cues Infants as young as 1 month respond to optical expansion 3 dimensional ...
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course PSY 203 taught by Professor Gianico during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Albany.

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