Development of sensitivity to pictorial depth

Albert Yonas, Wallace T. Cleaves, Linda Pettersen

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    Abstract

    Sensitivity to static pictorial information for depth develops between 22 and 26 weeks of age. When conflicting binocular and surface-texture information was minimized, 26- to 30-week-old infants directed their reaching to the apparently closer side of a photograph of a window rotated in depth. Younger infants, from 20 to 22 weeks of age, did not direct their reaching to the pictorially nearer side of the display but did reach with a high degree of directionality when presented with a real window rotated in depth.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)77-79
    Number of pages3
    JournalScience
    Volume200
    Issue number4337
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jan 1 1978

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