Infant's Detection of Visual-Tactual Discrepencies: Asymetrics That Indicate a Directive Role of Visual Information

Nanci Weinberger, Bryant University
Emily W. Bushnell, Tufts University

Document Type Article

Published by the American Psychological Association in Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. Special Issue: The Ontogenesis of Perception Volume 13, Issue 4, pages 601-608.

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Infants' cross-modal functioning was investigated in two studies. In Study 1, 11-month-old infants were confronted with five different visual–tactual discrepancies created with a mirror arrangement. In Study 2, infants were confronted with discrepancies that were the converse of those which seemed to go unnoticed in Study 1