Chapter 5 - Perception and Motor Development

Chapter 5 - Perception and Motor Development - Chapter 5...

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Chapter 5 – Perception and Motor Development I. 5.1 Basic Sensory and Perceptual Processes Smell, Taste, and Touch o Sensory and perceptual processes – means by which people receive, select, modify, and organize stimulation from the world. o Habituation – when a novel stimulus is presented, babies pay much attention, but they pay less attention as it becomes more familiar. o Smell : Newborns have a keen sense of smell - Can recognize familiar odors. - Will look in the direction of a small if pleasant or away is unpleasant. o Taste: Highly developed sense of taste - Sensitive to changes in taste of break milk that reflect a mother’s diet o Touch: Sensitive to touch Hearing: Infants don’t hear as well as adults. o A fetus can hear at 7-8 months. o Auditory threshold – refers to the quietest sound that a person can hear o Infants hear sounds best that have pitches in range of human speech. o Can distinguish different musical sounds Seeing o From birth, babies respond to light and can track moving objects with their eyes. o
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