Spelke E S, Born W S, Chu F, 1983, "Perception of moving, sounding objects by four-month-old infants" Perception 12(6) 719 – 732
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Perception of moving, sounding objects by four-month-old infants
Elizabeth S Spelke, Wendy Smith Born, Flora Chu
Received 15 February 1982, in revised form 11 February 1983
Abstract. Infants and adults were presented with two moving objects accompanied by a single percussive sound. In different experiments, the sound occurred when one object moved through a particular spatial position, when it abruptly changed its direction of movement, or when it made contact with a rigid surface. Infants responded to the sound-object relationship whenever the sound occurred as the object changed direction, irrespective of its impacts with the surface. Adults, in contrast, responded to the sound-object relationship most clearly when sounds were synchronized with impacts. In infancy, perception of auditory-visual relationships thus depends in part on detection of discontinuities in the movement of a visible object.
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