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Dev Psychol. 2008 Sep;44(5):1242-8. doi: 10.1037/0012-1649.44.5.1242.

The relation between infants' activity with objects and attention to object appearance.

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Department of Psychology, University of Iowa, Iowa, USA.

Abstract

The authors examined the relation between infants' motor skills and attention to objects features in events in which a hand acted on an object (e.g., squeezed it) that then produced a sound (e.g., squeaking). In this study, 6- to 7-month-old infants (N = 41) were habituated to a single event and then tested with changes in appearance and action. Infants robustly responded to changes in action, but as a group did not respond to changes in appearance. Moreover, more skilled activity with objects during naturalistic play was associated with longer looking in response to a change in appearance, but not to a change in action. Implications for the relation between perception and action in infancy are discussed. (

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18793058
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PMC2596282
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10.1037/0012-1649.44.5.1242
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