Visual Short-Term Memory Capacity In Infants

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The Development of Visual Short- Term Memory Capacity in Infants was written by Shannon Ross-Sheehy, Lisa M. Oakes, and Steven J. Luck. Shannon Ross-Sheehy is an Assistant Professor in The University of Iowa. She works in the department of psychology and earned her Ph.D. at the University of Iowa. Lisa M. Oakes is a professor at Davis Center for Mind and Brain. She earned her Ph.D. in psychology at The University of Texas, and earned her B.A. in psychology at The University of California in San Diego. She’s a member of a few organizations such as American Psychological Association, Internal Congress of Infant Studies, Society for Research in Child Development and many more. Steven J. Luck is the director of Center for Mind and Brain. He earned his Ph.D. and M.S in neuroscience at The University of California, and he also earned his B.A in Psychology at Reed…show more content…
They began their research by gathering 4 to 13-month-old infants and creating four experiments. In experiment 1, they tested infants in three age groups, ages 6.5, 10 and 13 months. This experiment would involve two monitors showing two different displays of squares with patterns, the observer will record how long the infant would look at each monitor. Each infant was given six trails, one with the change displays and the other with no change. The results were, infants 10 and 13 months looked longest at Set 3, this pattern was a mixed-model. Infants look longer at displays that contain more elements. Younger infants, prefer the changing side with only one changing element. In experiment 2, all the details and design were the same as experiment except the infants were 4 months and seated closer to the monitors. The results were, younger infant prefer set 1, which like experiment 1 was the element with just one changing. This data shows an increase in short-term memory capacity in the first
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