Harris P L, 1972, "Infants' visual and tactual inspection of objects" Perception 1(2) 141 – 146
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Infants' visual and tactual inspection of objects
P L Harris
Received 26 October 1972
Abstract. Following the development of visually-guided reaching, infants examine objects by touching and looking at them. Two experiments are presented which show that for infants of 6 - 14½ months these two modes of inspection are synchronized. Also, infants prefer to look at and to touch an object which they have not touched before, as compared with one which is tactually familiar. This preference appears to be attributable to the opportunity to correlate visual and tactual information concerning the object, rather than to touch it for the first time.
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