Preference for Shapes of Intermediate Variability in the Newborn Human

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Science  05 Feb 1965:
Vol. 147, Issue 3658, pp. 630-631
DOI: 10.1126/science.147.3658.630


Newborn humans presented with pairs of shapes, each shape differing in number of turns (angles), prefer shapes with 10 turns to shapes with 5 turns or 20 turns, as inferred from photographic recordings of eye fixations.