Visual attention in infant monkeys

effects of dietary fatty acids and age.

S. Reisbick, Martha Neuringer, E. Gohl, R. Wald, Gregory Anderson

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Abstract

Effects of dietary essential fatty acids on visual attention were explored longitudinally in infant rhesus monkeys with a visual paired-comparison paradigm. Sets of primate faces and of patterns were presented at Weeks 2, 5, 9, and 13 to 9 infants deficient in omega-3 fatty acids and 8 fed a standard nursery diet. Familiarization to 1 member of each pair preceded simultaneous presentation of both stimuli. Infants fed the deficient diet showed longer individual looks in both immediate and 24-hr tests. Duration of looks decreased with age to familiar but not to novel stimuli. The proportion of time looking at the novel stimulus (% novel) increased with age but was not affected by diet. Look duration and % novel were differentially affected and may reflect different underlying processes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)387-395
Number of pages9
JournalDevelopmental Psychology
Volume33
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1997

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Reisbick, S., Neuringer, M., Gohl, E., Wald, R., & Anderson, G. (1997). Visual attention in infant monkeys: effects of dietary fatty acids and age. Developmental Psychology, 33(3), 387-395.

Visual attention in infant monkeys : effects of dietary fatty acids and age. / Reisbick, S.; Neuringer, Martha; Gohl, E.; Wald, R.; Anderson, Gregory.

In: Developmental Psychology, Vol. 33, No. 3, 1997, p. 387-395.

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Reisbick, S, Neuringer, M, Gohl, E, Wald, R & Anderson, G 1997, 'Visual attention in infant monkeys: effects of dietary fatty acids and age.', Developmental Psychology, vol. 33, no. 3, pp. 387-395.
Reisbick, S. ; Neuringer, Martha ; Gohl, E. ; Wald, R. ; Anderson, Gregory. / Visual attention in infant monkeys : effects of dietary fatty acids and age. In: Developmental Psychology. 1997 ; Vol. 33, No. 3. pp. 387-395.
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