Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Innate motion perception in 4-day old human babies

A single point of light can be moved about in a biological or non-biological manner. Meary et al. report that 4-day old human neonates look longer at the non-biological motions, suggesting violation of an expectation. This indicates that neonates' motion perception — like adults'—is attuned to biological kinematics.

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