The goal of the study was to provide a direct comparison of newborns' ability to process and store, over a 2min delay, the shape of the internal local elements of schematic facelike and non-facelike patterns. Two experiments were carried out using a visual habituation technique with an infant control procedure. The results demonstrate that newborns discriminated between two schematic facelike and non-facelike configurations that differed exclusively for the shape of the internal local elements (Expt 1), and they maintained this discriminative ability even when recognition was tested after a 2min retention interval (Expt 2). The results are consistent with the existence of a general pattern learning mechanism that mediates newborns' ability to acquire information about any pattern, including faces (de Schonen Mancini, 1995; de Schonen, Mancini, Liegeois 1998; Johnson, 1997)

Simion, F., Farroni, T., MACCHI CASSIA, V., Turati, C., & Dalla Barba, B. (2002). Newborns' local processing in schematic facelike configurations. BRITISH JOURNAL OF DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY, 20(4), 465-478 [10.1348/026151002760390800].

Newborns' local processing in schematic facelike configurations

MACCHI CASSIA, VIOLA MARINA;TURATI, CHIARA;
2002

Abstract

The goal of the study was to provide a direct comparison of newborns' ability to process and store, over a 2min delay, the shape of the internal local elements of schematic facelike and non-facelike patterns. Two experiments were carried out using a visual habituation technique with an infant control procedure. The results demonstrate that newborns discriminated between two schematic facelike and non-facelike configurations that differed exclusively for the shape of the internal local elements (Expt 1), and they maintained this discriminative ability even when recognition was tested after a 2min retention interval (Expt 2). The results are consistent with the existence of a general pattern learning mechanism that mediates newborns' ability to acquire information about any pattern, including faces (de Schonen Mancini, 1995; de Schonen, Mancini, Liegeois 1998; Johnson, 1997)
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newborn, faces, discrimination, local processing, delayed recognition memory
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Simion, F., Farroni, T., MACCHI CASSIA, V., Turati, C., & Dalla Barba, B. (2002). Newborns' local processing in schematic facelike configurations. BRITISH JOURNAL OF DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY, 20(4), 465-478 [10.1348/026151002760390800].
Simion, F; Farroni, T; MACCHI CASSIA, V; Turati, C; Dalla Barba, B
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