What Do Infants Recognize and What Do Their Visual Memories Look Like?

  • Jürgen Weber


If parts of the process of visual perception have to be learnt and developed anatomatically, this apparently happens in the earliest years of life. Since it is difficult to find out what infants really see and understand in the important first year of life, I should like first — before we go into it — to take a look at children’s drawings. We can draw conclusions of existential importance from these because their development looks very similar all over the world in all children given the opportunity, from the very start or from the middle of their second year, to scribble, draw and paint.


Visual Perception Basic Form Regular Pattern Geometrical Form Newborn Baby 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jürgen Weber
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  1. 1.Institut für Elementares FormenTU BraunschweigBraunschweigGermany

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