The role of motion in infants' perception of solid shape.

Academic Article


  • Previous research has shown that infants as young as the first few months of life perceive several aspects of the three-dimensional environment. Yet we know relatively little about the visual depth information which serves as a basis for their spatial capacities. A study is reported in which a visual habituation procedure was used to examine what types of optical depth information four-month-old infants find useful in visually perceiving solid (three-dimensional) shape. Results imply that in the absence of binocular depth cues four-month-olds rely on kinetic depth information to perceive solid shape.
  • Authors

    Published In

  • Perception  Journal
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Author List

  • Owsley C
  • Start Page

  • 707
  • End Page

  • 717
  • Volume

  • 12
  • Issue

  • 6