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The role of intersensory redundancy in early perceptual, cognitive, and social development

Lorraine E. Bahrick and Robert Lickliter

in Multisensory Development

Published in print June 2012 | ISBN: 9780199586059
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191741470 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586059.003.0008
The role of intersensory redundancy in early perceptual, cognitive, and social development

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The early development of attentional selectivity is thought to be strongly influenced by the infant’s sensitivity to salient properties of stimulation such as contrast, movement, intensity, and intersensory redundancy (overlapping information across auditory, visual, tactile and/or proprioceptive stimulation for properties of objects and events). In this chapter, the powerful role of intersensory redundancy in guiding and shaping early selective attention, and, in turn, perception and learning is explored. The recent empirical and theoretical efforts to better understand what guides the allocation of selective attention during early development are reviewed and the implications of early selective attention for perceptual, cognitive, and social development are briefly discussed.

Keywords: intersensory redundancy; multisensory development; infancy; vision; audition; selective attention

Chapter.  12322 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cognitive Psychology

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