Intermodal exploration and knowledge in infancy

Academic Article


  • By the age of 15 weeks, human infants search visually for a parent who is heard to speak, even when no spatial or temporal information unites the face and voice. They can apparently use knowledge about a parent's audible and visible characteristics to guide intermodal exploration. Perceivers evidently learn at an early age about some of the optic and acoustic information that specifies certain objects. © 1979 Ablex Publishing Corporation.
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    Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Author List

  • Spelke ES; Owsley CJ
  • Start Page

  • 13
  • End Page

  • 27
  • Volume

  • 2
  • Issue

  • 1