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  • Bower, T.G.R. (1966) The visual world of infants, Scientific American 215(6): 80-92.
  • Bower, T.G.R. (1972) Object perception in infancy, Perception 1: 15-30.
  • Bower, T.G.R., Broughton, J.M. and Moore. M.K. (1970) Infant responses to approaching objects: an indicator of response to distal variables, Perception and Psychophysics 9: 193-6.

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  • Banks, M. S., & Salapatek, P. (1981). Infant pattern vision: a new approach based on the contrast sensitivity function. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 31, 1-45.
  • Bard, K. A., Street, E. A., McCrary, C., & Boothe, R. G. (1995). Development of visual acuity in infant chimpanzees. Infant Behavior and Development, 18, 225-232.
  • Colombo, J., Laurie, C., Martelli, T., & Hartig, B. (1984). Stimulus context and infant orientation discrimination. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 37, 576-586.
  • Day, R.H. and McKenzie, B.E. (1981) Infant perception of the invariant size of approaching and receding objects, Developmental Psychology 17: 670-7.
  • Dobson, V. (1990). Behavioral assessment of visual acuity in human infants. In M. A. Berkley & W. C. Stebbins, (Eds.), Comparative Perception (pp. 487-521). New York: Wiley.
  • Ghim, H. R., & Eimas, P. D. (1988). Global and local processing by 3- and 4-month-old infants. Perception & Psychophysics, 43, 165-171.
  • Hainline, L. (1978). Developmental changes in visual scanning of face and nonface patterns by infants. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 25, 90-115.
  • Quinn, P. C., & Eimas, P. D. (1986). On categorization in early infancy. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 32, 331-362.
  • Slater, A., Rose, D. and Morison, V. (1984) New-born infants' perception of similarities and differences between two, and three-dimensional stimuli, British Journal of Developmental Psychology 2: 287-94.
  • Butterworth, G., Jarrett, N. and Hicks, L. (1982) Spatio-temporal identity in infancy: perceptual competence or conceptual deficit? Developmental Psychology 18: 435-49.
  • van Hof-van Duin, J., & Mohn, G. (1986). The development of visual acuity in normal fullterm and preterm infants. Vision Research, 26, 909-916.

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