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Research Article

The Goldilocks Effect: Human Infants Allocate Attention to Visual Sequences That Are Neither Too Simple Nor Too Complex

  • Celeste Kidd mail,

    ckidd@bcs.rochester.edu

    Affiliation: Brain and Cognitive Sciences, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, United States of America

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  • Steven T. Piantadosi,

    Affiliation: Brain and Cognitive Sciences, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, United States of America

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  • Richard N. Aslin

    Affiliations: Brain and Cognitive Sciences, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, United States of America, Center for Visual Science, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, United States of America

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  • Published: May 23, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0036399

About the Authors

Celeste Kidd, Steven T. Piantadosi, Richard N. Aslin
Brain and Cognitive Sciences, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, United States of America
Richard N. Aslin
Center for Visual Science, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: ckidd@bcs.rochester.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CK STP RNA. Performed the experiments: CK. Analyzed the data: CK STP. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CK STP RN. Wrote the paper: CK STP RN.