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Summary: 205
SECTION II
FUNCTIONS
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CHAPTER
34
Visual Search and Popout in Infancy
Scott A. Adler
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ABSTRACT
Attentional selection enables efficient information
processing by selecting relevant information and fil-
tering out irrelevant information. For infants, atten-
tional selection is critical because they are first
constructing a knowledge base of the world. Visual
search and texture segregation studies with adults
have indicated that items that contain a unique per-
ceptual feature automatically and selectively capture
attention (i.e., popout), irrespective of the number of

  

Source: Adler, Scott A. - Centre for Vision Research & Department of Psychology, York University (Toronto)

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine