Description

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 child’s 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.

Readership

Neuroscientists, psychologists, developmental psychologists, cognitive scientists, and roboticists.

Details

No. of pages:
466
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2007
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier Science
Print ISBN:
9780444530165
Electronic ISBN:
9780080553436

About the editors

Claes Von Hofsten

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Psychology, Uppsala University, Sweden

Kerstin Rosander

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Psychology, University of Uppsala, Sweden