See, this is why I was wondering if Grover's near/far lesson wasn't completely lost on someone who basically sees the television as a glowing flat spot on the wall. I mean, when does it really seem any different from a window?
Brainblogger Jonah Lehrer has a slightly wordnerdy post about research showing how, in the early stages of development, kids' attention is diffused, spatial, and even, to help them get a quick 'n dirty, functional understanding of the world around them. And that it's only later, once they have a grounding in reality, that their brains adapt, and they can learn to focus.
Meanwhile, I may just be in a state of arrested development, but every time I try to read that article, I find myself wondering what Bill Murray's doing in a Toyota ad. Don't look!
What's it like to be a baby? [wired.com]