Maturation of Performance with Space-Displaced Vision

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Science  23 Aug 1963:
Vol. 141, Issue 3582, pp. 727-728
DOI: 10.1126/science.141.3582.727


This study tests two specific hypotheses of neurogeometric theory: that acritical period in maturation of space-displaced visual feedback in behavioroccurs in childhood, and that a differential organization of inverted, reversed, and inverted-reversed visual feedback in motion will be found at the time when children are first capable of giving compensatory response to the spatial disorientatiop of vision. In keeping with theoretical expectations theresults showed that when the different inverted and reversed feedback conditions could be performed, the response to the inverted feedback condition wasthe poorest, while that to the reversed condition was the most effective.