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externality effect

the tendency of very young infants to direct their attention primarily to the outside of a figure and to spend little time inspecting internal features. The externality effect appears to diminish after the age of 1 month. [initially described in 1979 by I.W.R. Bushnell]

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March 2nd 2024

motor speech disorder

motor speech disorder

any of several communication disorders arising from inaccurate production of speech sounds because of lack of strength or coordination of the muscles involved in speaking, as occurs in cerebellar ataxia or Parkinson’s disease.