Sound support: intermodal information facilitates infants' perception of an occluded trajectory

Infant Behav Dev. 2012 Feb;35(1):174-8. doi: 10.1016/j.infbeh.2011.09.001. Epub 2011 Oct 24.


In a visual occlusion task, 4-month-olds were given a dynamic sound cue (following the trajectory of an object), or a static cue (sound remained stationary). Infants' oculomotor anticipations were greater in the Dynamic condition, suggesting that representations of visual occlusion were supported by auditory information.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Randomized Controlled Trial
  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

MeSH terms

  • Acoustic Stimulation / methods*
  • Auditory Perception / physiology*
  • Female
  • Habituation, Psychophysiologic / physiology
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant Behavior / physiology*
  • Infant Behavior / psychology
  • Male
  • Motion Perception / physiology*
  • Photic Stimulation / methods*