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Neuroconstructivism Volume TwoPerspectives and Prospects$
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Denis Mareschal, Sylvain Sirois, Gert Westermann, and Mark H. Johnson

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780198529934

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529934.001.0001

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Learning the best first: interactions between visual development and learning

Learning the best first: interactions between visual development and learning

(p.39) Chapter 3 Learning the best first: interactions between visual development and learning
Neuroconstructivism Volume Two

Melissa Dominguez

Robert A. Jacobs

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines how visual development might interact with visual learning to explain patterns of motion detection and stereoscopic vision that we see unfolding in the developing infant. A model examines more specifically the ‘less-is-more’ hypothesis in the domain of visual development. This is the idea that initially limiting the amount of information that the developing infant has access to actually improves long-term learning because it allows the infant to extract the central tendencies of a domain before learning the fine details. This chapter also illustrates one of the strengths of the modelling approach: models can be used to explore hypothetical scenarios that are not found in the real world. It compares models with different schedules of access to the full range of spatial frequencies.

Keywords:   visual development, visual learning, motion velocity estimation, depth perception, infant acuity, stereo-motion system

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