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Behavioral and Brain Sciences
Cambridge University Press
Infants are global perceivers. They detect patterns in stimulation that allow detection of many affordances of the environment. Pick-up of structural patterns across forms of ambient energy awaits maturation of sensory systems and improvements in motor skill, but development proceeds rapidly during the first year. Researchers in perceptual development must devise and refine existing tools to examine infants’ abilities.
© 2001 Cambridge University Press
Walker-Andrews, Arlene S., "Infants, Too, are Global Perceivers (Commentary on T.A. Stoffregen and B.G. Bardy, On Specification and the Senses)" (2001). Psychology Faculty Publications. 2.