As adults, we are able to combine information from vision and audition to discriminate the trajectories of moving objects and to decide towards which ones it is important to direct our attention. However, we do not know if these abilities are present already in the first months of life and how they develop during infancy. With this study, we would like to find out how infants process information about the trajectories of stimuli moving in the environment. To address this, we use EEG to measure the spontaneous brain activity of infants’ brain while they’re attending to motion cues conveyed by either vision or audition alone or by the two senses combined together.
We are currently inviting 5 and 8 month old infants to participate in this project.