Age Differences in Infants' Attention to Patterns of Different Complexities

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Science  21 Jan 1966:
Vol. 151, Issue 3708, pp. 354-356
DOI: 10.1126/science.151.3708.354


Infants 3 weeks, 8 weeks, and 14 weeks old were presented with checkerboard patterns which differed in the number of squares they contained. The older the infants, the more complex was the checkerboard that they looked at longest. This result does not appear to depend on changes in visual acuity or accommodation related to age.