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Habituation and Novelty

Authors
  • Snyder, K.A.
  • Torrence, C.M.
Type
Book
Journal
Encyclopedia of Infant and Early Childhood Development, Three-Volume Set
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2008
Pages
51–63
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/B978-012370877-9.00074-8
ISBN: 978-0-12-370877-9
Source
Elsevier
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Abstract

Habituation and novelty paradigms have been used for more than 50 years to study perceptual and mnemonic processes in the human infant. In the first part of this article we provide a brief history and description of the different types of habituation and novelty procedures, critique the major theories and models of infant habituation and novelty preferences, and summarize major developmental trends and debates. In the second part of the article we review more recent advances in our understanding of habituation and novelty preferences using the methods of neuroscience that are now available, and provide a critical review of the debate over what kind of memory supports infant performance in these tasks.

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