This research project examines young childrenâs selective attention to color. Young children (age 2-3 years) have been trained to attend to shape more than color. Their selective attention may be influenced by having a lot of their category knowledge organized by a particular feature (e.g., cars are car-shaped, pears are pear-shaped, humans are human-shaped) draws attention to that common feature. In this study, we examine whether young childrenâs selective attention can be influenced toward color by viewing many instances that share a common feature (i.e., the color red) and do not share a salient feature (i.e., shape). By having invariance on a relevant dimension and variance on an irrelevant feature, can we shift selective attention?
Color Attention Project
would having many red objects simultaneously in view shift young childrenâs attention to color?