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Margot van Wermeskerken, John van der Kamp, Geert J.P. Savelsbergh and Claes von Hofsten Getting the closer object? An information-based dissociation between vision for perception and vision for movement in early infancy Developmental Science 16

Version of Record online: 27 OCT 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/desc.12006

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In human adults two functionally and neuro-anatomically separate systems exist for the use of visual information in perception and the use of visual information to control movements (Milner & Goodale, 1995,2008). We investigated whether this separation is already functioning in the early stages of the development of reaching. To this end we investigated 6- and 7-month-old infants' preferential reaching and control of reaching for identical objects at identical physical distances in front of an illusory Ponzo-like background that made them appear to be located at different distances.

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