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Visual perception development By Melissa Whitlock E-mail Junkwoman59AOLCOM Devlopment of Visual Perception The development of visual perception changes through the caurse of life time from birth through adulthood Sight is produced by taking stimulation in the form of light and converting it to electrochemical signals to the brain Most of the development of visual perception takes place in infants and then declines in old age In Young infants is when visual perception begins to grow and develop A new born can see changes in brightness and is able to see the world in color Earlier diserves believed new borns could only see in black and white At four months babies seem to discriminate between colors where as a new born can see color but unable to discrimninate between differences Babies prefer objects with a pattern as opposed to a blank object Taking this knowledge observes came up with a way of mearuring babies eyesight by presenting a pair of disks with a pattern and gradually increasing the fine-grained stip disk to find the point where th e baby cannot tell the difference between a pattern and a blank disk The observes found that newborns can have as poor of an eyesight as 20600 wich means object that adults can see 600 feet away a newborn can see only 20 feet away Objects to infants are blurry that are more than eight inches from their face unless the object is bold and has an extreme lightdark contrast Singelman 145 Altgought babies are unable to discrminate between color they can discriminate between different patterns Robert Fantz during the ealry 1960s found that babies less than two days old can differenciate visual forms Babies being attracted to visual forms show to take great interenst in the patterns in the human face Young infants are also attracted to moving objects Even though infants tracking of moving objects has not matured yet and moving things can
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