The present study was aimed at investigating whether, because of a differential sensitivity between the upper and the lower visual fields, in a visual preference task newborns would orient more frequently and look longer at patterns with a great number of high-contrast areas in the upper or lower visual field Newborns were presented with three pairs of geometrical stimuli, each composed of a pattern with a greater number of elements in the upper part or a pattern with more elements in the lower part, The results showed a reliable preference for the stimuli that had more elements in the upper than in the lower part. The evidence obtained suggests the possibility that, at birth, the visibility of a stimulus depends not only on its sensory properties, but also on its structural characteristics

Simion, F., Valenza, E., MACCHI CASSIA, V., Turati, C., Umiltà, C. (2002). Newborns' preference for up-down asymmetrical configurations. DEVELOPMENTAL SCIENCE, 5(4), 427-434 [10.1111/1467-7687.00237].

Newborns' preference for up-down asymmetrical configurations

MACCHI CASSIA, VIOLA MARINA;TURATI, CHIARA;
2002

Abstract

The present study was aimed at investigating whether, because of a differential sensitivity between the upper and the lower visual fields, in a visual preference task newborns would orient more frequently and look longer at patterns with a great number of high-contrast areas in the upper or lower visual field Newborns were presented with three pairs of geometrical stimuli, each composed of a pattern with a greater number of elements in the upper part or a pattern with more elements in the lower part, The results showed a reliable preference for the stimuli that had more elements in the upper than in the lower part. The evidence obtained suggests the possibility that, at birth, the visibility of a stimulus depends not only on its sensory properties, but also on its structural characteristics
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newborn, visual preference, structural properties
English
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Simion, F., Valenza, E., MACCHI CASSIA, V., Turati, C., Umiltà, C. (2002). Newborns' preference for up-down asymmetrical configurations. DEVELOPMENTAL SCIENCE, 5(4), 427-434 [10.1111/1467-7687.00237].
Simion, F; Valenza, E; MACCHI CASSIA, V; Turati, C; Umiltà, C
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