The Relative Encoding of Colour and Shape by 5-Month-Old Infants

Catherwood, Dianne F, Crassini, Boris and Freiberg, Kate (1990) The Relative Encoding of Colour and Shape by 5-Month-Old Infants. Australian Educational and Developmental Psychologist, 7 (2). pp. 1-3.

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Infants were familiarized to one stimulus fora brief period of time and then presented with two test trials on which the familiar stimulus was paired with a stimulus novel in colour or one novel in shape. A significant preference for the novel stimulus was only evident in the former test, with this outcome being independent of the “categorical clarity” of the familiar colour. The findings indicate differential encoding rates for colour and shape for these stimuli and suggest a basis for explaining the salience of colour in children's early cognitive processing.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Education and Science
Research Priority Areas: Health, Life Sciences, Sport and Wellbeing
Depositing User: Anne Pengelly
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2016 11:43
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2023 09:05

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