10_early_motor_cog_dev - patterns Perception of slope...

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1 1 How does depth perception and peripheral vision emerge in humans? • Traditional view: predetermined • New evidence (Campos) 2 Prelocomotor - locomotor niches • New postures (sitting, crawling, walking) bring new challenges for perception and cognition • Activity-dependent developmental processes –Crawling and depth perception (Adolph, Campos research) • New social challenge –“emotional refueling” and stranger anxiety 3 Challenges of locomotor niche • Assessing new terrain: “risky slope” research –What does an infant need to know? –How is the necessary information acquired? • Context-dependent reorganization of motor
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Unformatted text preview: patterns: Perception of slope Growth = changing biomechanical constraints 2 4 Integrating motor and social development When an infant is on a slope of unknown riskiness, will they look for and be inFuenced by social information? Conditions: mom encouraging or discouraging 5 Early cognitive development Piaget: learn about the world by acting on it and perceiving regularities Ontogeny of numerosity Do infants possess a sense of numbers? Wynn (abstract logic) vs. Cleareld (perception) Use of numbers and counting Ritual vs. understanding...
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This note was uploaded on 09/19/2009 for the course PSYCH 2090 taught by Professor Goldstein, m during the Spring '07 term at Cornell.

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