Event-related potential (ERP) indices of infants' recognition of familiar and unfamiliar objects in two and three dimensions.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We measured infants' recognition of familiar and unfamiliar 3-D objects and their 2-D representations using event-related potentials (ERPs). Infants differentiated familiar from unfamiliar objects when viewing them in both two and three dimensions. However, differentiation between the familiar and novel objects occurred more quickly when infants viewed the object in 3-D than when they viewed 2-D representations. The results are discussed with respect to infants' recognition abilities and their understanding of real objects and representations. This is the first study using 3-D objects in conjunction with ERPs in infants, and it introduces an interesting new methodology for assessing infants' electrophysiological responses to real objects.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Carver, LJ; Meltzoff, AN; Dawson, G

Published Date

  • January 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 9 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 51 - 62

PubMed ID

  • 16445396

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC1475557

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1363-755X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1467-7687.2005.00463.x


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England