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Infant responses to symmetrical and asymmetrical looming pathways 1 edition

Infant responses to symmetrical and asymmetrical looming pathways
Lisa-Marie Collimore

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Infant responses to symmetrical and asymmetrical looming pathways.

Published 2005 .
Written in English.

About the Book

When objects approach an observer, they can result in either a collision (e.g., a hit) or a non-collision (e.g., a miss). Such objects can also travel on different paths of approach. On a symmetrical path, an object starts in front of the observer but on an asymmetrical path, it starts from either the left or the right. This study examined the eye blink response of 4- to 5-month-old infants' to determine if they perceive collision from non-collision on different paths of approach. The results indicated that objects on a collision path led to more blinking than those on a non-collision path, symmetrical paths produced greater blinking responses than asymmetrical paths, and asymmetrical paths where the object crossed in front of the observer's line of sight produced more blinking than those that did not. These findings suggest that type of contact, and path of approach influence infant's perception of collision.

Edition Notes

Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 44-01, page: 0566.

Thesis (M.A.)--University of Toronto, 2005.

Electronic version licensed for access by U. of T. users.

ROBARTS MICROTEXT copy on microfiche.

The Physical Object

Pagination
40 leaves.
Number of pages
40

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL19215006M
ISBN 10
0494022264

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