Development of Perception Psychobiological Perspectives

Development of Perception Psychobiological Perspectives

Audition, Somatic Perception, and the Chemical Senses

1st Edition - January 28, 1982

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  • Editor: Richard Aslin
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Development of Perception: Psychobiological Perspectives, Volume 1, Audition, Somatic Perception, and the Chemical Senses, is the first of a two-part series covering vision, audition, olfaction, taste, tactile sensitivity, and sensory-motor activity during ontogenesis. The focus is on approaches to perceptual development that incorporate a psychobiological perspective. The present volume contains both overviews and specific discussions of audition, somatic perception, and the chemical senses aimed at the anatomical, neurophysiological, and behavioral levels. The book is organized into four parts. Parts A and B are devoted to aspects of auditory perceptual development in animals and humans, respectively. These include studies on the development of species-specificity in duckling auditory perception; the functional role of auditory perception in parent-offspring recognition in birds; the development of auditory localization in human infants; and experiential components in the development of speech perception. Part C covers issues of somatosensory and sensorimotor development, including pioneering studies of development and plasticity in the neural structures of specialized somatosensory areas. Part D contains chapters on the development of olfaction and taste.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors

    General Preface


    Contents of Volume 2

    Part A Animal Studies of Auditory Development

    1 Roles of Early Experience in Species-Specific Perceptual Development

    I. Introduction

    II. Early Development of Species Identification in Precocial Avian Species

    III. Roles of Experience

    IV. Summary and Conclusions


    2 Development of Parent-Offspring Recognition in Birds

    I. Introduction

    II. Parent-Offspring Recognition in Bank Swallows

    III. Theoretical Aspects of Parent-Offspring Recognition


    3 Perception of Acoustic Communication Signals by Animals: Developmental Perspectives and Implications

    I. Introduction

    II. The Development of Avian Acoustic Communication

    III. The Development of Primate Vocal Communication

    IV. Vocal Perception in Japanese Monkeys: A Case Study

    V. Summary


    4 Neurophysiological and Anatomical Aspects of Auditory Development

    I. Introduction

    II. Peripheral Development

    III. Central Development

    IV. Experiential Effects on Anatomy and Function

    V. Summary and Conclusions: Future Directions


    Part B Audition and Speech Perception in Human Infants

    5 Developmental Changes in Auditory Localization in Infancy

    I. Introduction

    II. Developmental Studies of Auditory Localization in Infants

    III. Conclusions


    6 Sensorimotor Aspects of Speech Development

    I. Obstacles to Speech Development in the Neonate

    II. Sensorimotor Factors

    III. Schema Theory Applied to Speech Development

    IV. Motor Programs for Speech: Their Nature and Content

    V. Summary


    7 The Processing of Speech and Nonspeech Sounds by Infants: Some Implications

    I. Early Evidence Favoring a Specialized Speech Mode

    II. Evidence for a Speech Mode in Infants

    III. Another Look at the Evidence for a Speech-Nonspeech Distinction

    IV. Evaluating the Evidence: One Possible Interpretation of Infant Speech Perception

    V. Some Potential Pitfalls for a Psychophysical Account of Infant Speech Perception

    VI. Conclusions


    8 The Role of Early Experience in the Development of Speech Perception

    I. Introduction

    II. Background

    III. Role of Early Experience in Perceptual Development

    IV. Summary and Conclusions


    Part C Somatosensory and Sensorimotor Development

    9 Somatosensory Development

    I. Introduction

    II. Organization of the Somatosensory Pathway

    III. Normal Development of the Vibrissal System

    IV. Experimental Alterations of the Vibrissal Pathway

    V. Some Details in the Cortex

    VI. Genetic Control

    VII. Environmental Considerations

    VIII. Commentary


    10 Sensorimotor Development

    I. Introduction

    II. The Action Stream

    III. Sensorimotor Controls

    IV. Genetic Predispositions and Experience

    V. Conclusions


    Part D Development of the Chemical Senses

    11 Ontogeny of Olfaction: Reciprocal Roles of Sensation and Behavior in the Development of Perception

    I. Introduction

    II. Roles of Olfaction in Early Life

    III. Development of Sensory-Perceptual Function

    IV. Means and Ends in Olfactory Development

    V. Routes to Behavioral Specificity

    VI. Summary and Concluding Remarks


    12 Olfactory Control over Suckling in Albino Rats

    I. Introduction

    II. Paradigm for Analyses of Olfactory Control over Behavior

    III. Suckling

    IV. Summary


    13 Some Speculations concerning Neurological Mechanisms for Early Olfactory Recognition

    I. Introduction

    II. Functional Neuroanatomy of the Olfactory System

    III. Fundamentals of Olfactory Neural Development

    IV. Speculations on the Development of Neural Substrate for Nipple Location and Suckling


    14 Development of Flavor Preference in Man and Animals: The Role of Social and Nonsocial Factors

    I. Introduction: Behaviorism, Hedonics, Biology, and Flavor Preference Development

    II. Inherent Sensory-Affective Bias

    III. Effects of Postnatal Experience on Flavor Preference

    IV. Social Factors in Development of Flavor Preference

    V. Conclusion: Preference Development in Animals and Man


    15 Neurophysiological and Anatomical Aspects of Taste Development

    I. Introduction

    II. General Background on Tongue Taste Buds and Innervation

    III. Time Course of Taste Bud Development

    IV. Taste Development in Sheep: Prenatal and Postnatal

    V. Postnatal Taste Development in the Rat

    VI. Potential Role of Early Experience in Taste Development



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  • No. of pages: 484
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1982
  • Published: January 28, 1982
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323148634

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