Development of configural 3D object recognition

Ingo Rentschler*, Martin Jüttner, Erol Osman, Alexander Müller, Terry Caelli

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There is evidence for the late development in humans of configural face and animal recognition. We show that the recognition of artificial three-dimensional (3D) objects from part configurations develops similarly late. We also demonstrate that the cross-modal integration of object information reinforces the development of configural recognition more than the intra-modal integration does. Multimodal object representations in the brain may therefore play a role in configural object recognition. © 2003 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-111
Number of pages5
JournalBehavioural Brain Research
Issue number1
Early online date4 Jul 2003
Publication statusPublished - 4 Feb 2004


  • object recognition
  • representation
  • configural recognition
  • mirror symmetry
  • category learning
  • cross-modal
  • multimodal
  • cognitive development


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