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Visual Expectations in Infants: Evaluating the Gaze-Direction Model

Schlesinger, Matthew and Casey, Patrick (2003) Visual Expectations in Infants: Evaluating the Gaze-Direction Model. [Conference Paper]

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Abstract

Schlesinger (in press) recently proposed a model of eye movements as a tool for investigating infants’ visual expectations. In the present study, this gaze-direction model was evaluated by (a) generating a set of predictions concerning how infants distribute their attention during possible and impossible events, and (b) testing these predictions in a replication of Baillargeon’s "car study" (1986; Baillargeon & DeVos, 1991). We find that the model successfully predicts general features of infants’ gaze direction, but not specific differences obtained during the possible and impossible events. The implications of these results for infant cognition research and theory are discussed.

Item Type:Conference Paper
Keywords:infant eye movement, formal model, Baillargeaon car study, violation-of-expectation
Subjects:Psychology > Applied Cognitive Psychology
Computer Science > Machine Vision
ID Code:3338
Deposited By:Prince, Dr Christopher G.
Deposited On:12 Feb 2004
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:55

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