Psychomotor Coordination of Auditory and Visual Space at Birth

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Science  24 Nov 1961:
Vol. 134, Issue 3491, pp. 1692
DOI: 10.1126/science.134.3491.1692


Before it was 10 minutes old, a human neonate was able to turn its eyes in the direction of an auditory stimulus. This demonstrates that learning is not essential for a crude form of auditory localization, directional oculomotor response, and coordination of auditory and visual functioning.