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Bye Bye Extraneous Elephants

I'm doing the desk research for the chapter on perception and attention in the forthcoming book, and I'm struck by how systematically kids' spotlight of attention narrows over the years until it matches our own, and how much I'll miss my daughter's erratic searchlight now it's starting to settle down. Writing the following kind of … Continue reading Bye Bye Extraneous Elephants

Making toddlers fall over (for science, you monster)

I just saw the most divine figure in a paper from 1974: In the 'swinging room' experiment, which investigates whether vision or the vestibular system is dominant in early balance, Lee and Aronson of the University of Edinburgh successfully made infants fall over 33 percent of the time. Now that's empiricism I can get behind... … Continue reading Making toddlers fall over (for science, you monster)