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Title The Development of sensory, motor, and cognitive capacities in early infancy : from perception to cognition / edited by Francesca Simion, George Butterworth
Published East Sussex, UK : Psychology Press, ©1998
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 352 pages) : illustrations
Contents The Development of Sensory, Motor and Cognitive Capacities in Early Infancy: From Perception to Cognition; Copyright; Contents; List of Contributors; Preface; Part I The visual system in early development; Chapter 1. The 'where and what' or 'who and how' of visual development; Development of specific cortical modules; Development of integration and segmentation; Development of subcortical and cortical attentional systems controlling head and eye movements; Do we always find a clear association between brain structure and behaviour in development?; Summary; Acknowledgements; References
AcknowledgementsReferences; Part II Face perception: Psychological and neurological models; Chapter 4. The origins of face perception; Introduction; Mother recognition and feature manipulation; Speed of early perceptual learning; Delay and recognition; Faces as special; Sensory-ecology model; Conclusion; References; Chapter 5. Mechanisms underlying face preference at birth; Are faces special?; Operations involved in face processing; Face preference in newborns; Empirical evidence; Conclusion; Acknowledgements; References
Chapter 2. Learning what is where: Oculomotor contributions to the development of spatial cognitionIntroduction; Spatial information processing in oculomotor behaviour; Neural bases of visuospatial information; Frames of reference for infants' saccades; Oculomotor constraints on the development of spatial cognition; Acknowledgements; References; Chapter 3. The establishment of gaze control in early infancy; Methods for studying gaze control in infants; Tracking eye movements; The role of head movements in tracking; Compensating for head movements unrelated to the looking task; Discussion
Chapter 6. About functional cortical specialization: The development of face recognitionIntroduction; Processing and memorizing patterns; Processing and memorizing individual physiognomies: the emergence of specialization?; The right hemisphere advantage and the various modes of processing; Some convergent factors; Early regional specialization versus overall diffusion of signals and processing systems; Regular daily exposure to faces does not suffice to account for face-processing development; Conclusion; Acknowledgement; References
Chapter 7. Visual sensory and perceptual abilities of the newborn: Beyond the blooming, buzzing confusionIntroduction; Sensory and perceptual functioning; Visual organization at and near birth; Conclusion; Acknowledgements; References; Part III Perception, action and communication; Chapter 8. Neonatal, early and later imitation: Same order phenomena?; Newborn and early imitation; Later infant imitation; Imitation, cognition and representation; Thinking and affect in psychoanalytic theories; Conclusion; References
Summary Research on the development of human infants has revealed remarkable capacities in recent years. Instead of stressing the limitations of the newborn, the modern approach is now more optimistically based on an assessment of the adaptive capabilities of the infant. Innate endowment, coupled with interaction with the physical and social environment, enables a developmental transition from processes deeply rooted in early perception and action to the cognitive and language abilities typical of the toddler.; This book reviews a number of issues in early human development. It includes a reconceptual
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Child Development.
Motor Skills.
Child development.
Cognition in children.
Developmental psychobiology.
Infants -- Development.
Motor ability in children.
Perception in children.
Form Electronic book
Author Butterworth, George.
Simion, Francesca.
ISBN 0203775937