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Development of illusory-contour perception in infants.

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We investigated whether infants from 8-22 weeks of age were sensitive to the illusory contour created by aligned line terminators. Previous reports of illusory-contour detection in infants under 4 months old could be due to infants' preference for the presence of terminators rather than their configuration. We generated preferential-looking stimuli containing sinusoidal lines whose oscillating, abutting terminators give a strong illusory contour in adult perception. Our experiments demonstrat...

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10.1068/p2845

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
Role:
Author
Journal:
Perception
Volume:
28
Issue:
4
Pages:
527-538
Publication date:
1999-01-01
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EISSN:
1468-4233
ISSN:
0301-0066
URN:
uuid:be5303bd-cd22-4dee-b197-7fcf1d1a309a
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28282
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pubs:28282

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