Adults fooled by visual illusion, but not kids
Geplaatst op 24 november 2009 - 00:01
Sometimes seeing means deceiving before believing, depending on your age. Children and adults size up objects differently, giving youngsters protection against a visual illusion that bedevils their elders, a new study suggests.
This unusual triumph of kids over grown-ups suggests that the brainís capacity to consider the context of visual scenes, and not just focus on parts of scenes, develops slowly, say psychologist Martin Doherty of the University of Stirling in Scotland and his colleagues. Even at age 10, children lack adultsí attunement to visual context, Dohertyís team concludes in a paper published online November 12 in Developmental Science.
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