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The Origins of Object Knowledge$
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Bruce M. Hood and Laurie R. Santos

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199216895

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216895.001.0001

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Do the same principles constrain persisting object representations in infant cognition and adult perception?:

Do the same principles constrain persisting object representations in infant cognition and adult perception?:

The cases of continuity and cohesion

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(p.107) Chapter 5 Do the same principles constrain persisting object representations in infant cognition and adult perception?:
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The Origins of Object Knowledge
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Erik W. Cheries

Stephen R. Mitroff

Karen Wynn

Brian J. Scholl

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216895.003.0005

In recent years, the study of object persistence has undergone a major rebirth in the two fields of cognitive science — infant cognition and adult vision science. Given the difference between the two, some researchers have suggested that they may in fact be studying the same underlying mental processes. This idea promises to drive further progress by generating novel predictions that can then be tested in both fields. The authors in this chapter focus on the understanding of two core principles of persistence — continuity and cohesion. The initial explorations of both principles in infant cognition directly inspired research in adult vision science, which in turn sparked further and more specific explorations of the operation of these principles back in infant cognition. The case studies presented in this chapter highlight the benefits of explicitly and directly exploring how infant cognition research can inform adult perception research, and vice versa.

Keywords:   object persistence, infant cognition, adult vision science, mental processes, continuity, cohesion, adult perception

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