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08 - Visual Acuity Because they have poor contrast...

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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
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