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Frames of reference in preschoolers’ perception of motion
Perception and Psychophysics (1984)
  • Cheryl A Camenzuli, Molloy College
  • Celia B. Fisher, Fordham University
Experiments 1 and 2 established children’s (mean age 3 years, 7 months) subject-relative and object-relative motion thresholds at 1°31.37′/sec and 1°9.33′/sec, respectively, speeds well above those found for adults. Experiment 3 established that preschoolers, like adults, attribute object-relative motion to the smaller of two objects, with the inducing properties of the larger stimulus greatest when it is surrounding rather than adjacent to a smaller stimulus. The inducing advantage of surroundedness was equivalent for a single-element square frame and a multielement six-dot frame.
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Cheryl A Camenzuli and Celia B. Fisher. "Frames of reference in preschoolers’ perception of motion" Perception and Psychophysics Vol. 36 (1984) p. 84 - 91
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