From Action to Cognition
- Claes Von Hofsten, Department of Psychology, Uppsala University, Sweden
- Kerstin Rosander, Department of Psychology, University of Uppsala, Sweden
Extensive neurophysiological and neuropsychological evidence show that perception, action, and cognition are closely related in the brain and develop in parallel to one another. Thus, perception, cognition, and social functioning are all anchored in the actions of the child. Actions reflect the motives, the problems to be solved, and the constraints and possibilities of the childâs body and sensory-motor system. The developing brain accumulates experiences, which it translates into knowledge used in planning future actions. Such knowledge is available because events are governed by rules and regulations. The present volume discusses all these aspects of how action and cognition are related in development.View full description
Neuroscientists, psychologists, developmental psychologists, cognitive scientists, and roboticists.
- Published: October 2007
- Imprint: ELSEVIER
- ISBN: 978-0-444-53016-5
Table of Contents1. THE STRUCTURING OF THE BRAINUnaltered development of the archi- and neocortex in prematurely born infants. Genetic control dominates in proliferation , differentiation and maturation of cortical neurons.Subcortical regulation of cortical development: some effects of early, selective deprivations.The mirror-neurons system: data and models.Apraxia. A review.2. THE EARLY DEVELOPMENT OF PERCEPTION AND ACTIONEffects of early visual deprivation on perceptual and cognitive development.Visual trackaing and its relationship to cortical development. Visual and visuocognitive development in children born very prematurely.Development of brain mechanisms for visual global processing and object segmentation.How face specialization emerges in the first months of life.The early development of visual attention and its implications for social and cognitive development.3. THE DEVELOPMENT OF ACTION AND COGNITIONVisual constraints in the development of action.Object and event representation in toddlers. Learning and development in infant locomotion.Core systems in human cognition.Taking an action perspective on infantâs object representations.4. THE DEVELOPMENT OF ACTION AND SOCIAL COGNITIONInfantsâperception and production of intentional actions.The role of behavioural cues in understanding goal-directed actions in infancy.Seeing the face through the eyes: a developmental perspective on face expertise.Past and present challenges in theory of mind research in non human primates.Infancy and autism: progress, prospects and challenges.Children-robot interaction: a pilot study in autism therapy.5. THE DEVELOPMENT OF ARTIFICIAL SYSTEMSSensorimotor coordination in a âbabyâ robot: learning about object through grasping.Emergence and development of embodied cognition âa constructivist approach using robots.