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Infant Perception: From Sensation to Cognition - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780121786021, 9781483271019

Infant Perception: From Sensation to Cognition

1st Edition

Perception of Space, Speech, and Sound

Editors: Leslie B. Cohen Philip Salapatek
eBook ISBN: 9781483271019
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th October 1975
Page Count: 262
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Infant Perception: From Sensation to Cognition, Volume II: Perception of Space, Speech, and Sound covers comprehensive programmatic examinations, which are arranged along a continuum from basic sensory and neurophysiological functioning to information processing and memory. This volume is organized into two parts encompassing six chapters, and begins with the difficulties prior research has had in assessing infant perception of depth or space. The next chapters provide a link between infants' perception of space and their perception of objects and evaluate both psychometric studies of object concept development and studies focusing specifically on Piaget's theory. These topics are followed by discussions of the infant's development of the concept of self, and that concept is used to explain the infant's perception of other persons. The final chapters deal with the infant vision and audition. These chapters specifically describe the developmental anatomy of the auditory pathway and the electrophysiological functioning and capacity. A series of studies on the infant's receptiveness for the segmental units of speech, the ability to perceive phonemic feature contrasts, and the manner in which this perception occurs is also provided. This book will prove useful to developmental psychologists and biologists.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors


Contents of Volume I

Part A: Objects and Space

Chapter 1: An Approach to the Study of Infant Space Perception

I. Introduction

II. Stimulus Convergence and the Representation of Space

III. Response Convergence and the Representation of Space

IV. Summary and Conclusions


Chapter 2: Infant Perception of the Third Dimension and Object Concept Development

I. Introduction

II. Perception of the Third Dimension

III. Development of the Object Concept


Chapter 3: Recent Studies Based on Piaget's View of Object Concept Development

I. Introduction

II. Piaget's Theory of the Construction of the Object Concept

III. Psychometric Studies of Object Concept Development

IV. Studies Focused on Piaget's Theory

V. Conclusion


Chapter 4: Infant's Social Perception: A Constructivist View

I. Alternative Perspectives

II. Social Perception

III. Three Theories of Social Perception

IV. Fear, Response to People, and Gender—How the Construct of Self Explains These Phenomena

V. Concluding Comments


Part B: The Discrimination of Speech and Sound

Chapter 5: Electrophysiological Correlates of Human Auditory Development

I. Introduction

II. Statement of the Problem

III. Developmental Anatomy of the Auditory Pathway

IV. Electrophysiological Development of the Auditory Pathway

V. Experiments: Brainstem Evoked Potentials


Chapter 6: Speech Perception in Early Infancy

I. Introduction

II. Infant Studies

III. Theoretical Consideration

IV. Perception of Suprasegmental Units

V. Significance of Early Speech Perception


Author Index

Subject Index


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28th October 1975
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About the Editors

Leslie B. Cohen

Philip Salapatek

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