Developmental Psych 10 8 09

Developmental Psych 10 8 09 - Developmental Psych 10 8 09...

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Neuron migration o Inner to outer o Begins prenatally 3 layers at 5 months 6 layers at 7 months o Disrupted by toxins, drugs, alcohol, gene defects Epilepsy, MR Brain development o Begins at 2-3 weeks o Continues through late adolescence Reflexes o What happens to reflexes? Inhibited as brain (cortex) develops Integrated into voluntary behavior SIDS: poor transition? Disappear, but not lost o Why are they there at all? Adaptive during infancy Foundation for behavioral development Remnants o Newborn is ready to explore and discover the world Attention and perception: when is a face a face? What develops? o What can the infant see and when? o Why? Innate? Learned? How well does the infant see? o Poor acuity Newborn 20/200 – 20/800 Legally blind Testing infants’ visual acuity o Psychophysiological measures o Visual preference Why is vision so poor in young infants? o
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