Babies Can Only See In Black And White: Case Study

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Babies can only See in Black and White The visual system is the most complex sensory system in the human body (Swartout-Corbeil, n.d.), which contains receptor cells that are sensitive to the physical energy of light. However, it is very immature system at birth. A neonate is unable to see patterns because of the immature optic muscles. William James, the great 19th century philosopher and psychologist, once described the sensory-perceptual world of infants as a "blooming, buzzing confusion" (Hamer, 2016). As children grow, more complex skills, like visual perception, develop (Swartout-Corbeil, n.d.). Newborn infants can only see black, white, and shades of gray, so, their perception of the world is a sort of jumble with the novelties of new life. At around four months old, human infants can see the full range of the colors. The myth that babies …show more content…
This is an important developmental period for baby. Babies have their first eye exam at 12 months after born. Infants eye/hand/body coordination continues to evolve, allowing them to grasp and throw objects with some accuracy (Swartout-Corbeil, n.d.). Babies can recognize people and pictures; also, they can look around to find some interesting things. During this period, infants ' eyes color can be changed because of darker pigments in the iris aren 't completely developed at birth. For this time, the baby responds to words a parent uses to label familiar objects and people, by gazing in their direction. Convergence is the ability of both eyes to focus on an object simultaneously, becomes more fully developed. The development of eye sight encourages infants to crawl and creep all around because of this, parents need to keep eye on babies to prevent any injury. Fifteen-month-olds in word extension tasks fail to generalize from a color picture to a referent of a different color (Shinskey & Jachens,

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