Infant Perception: From Sensation to Cognition

Infant Perception: From Sensation to Cognition

Perception of Space, Speech, and Sound

1st Edition - October 28, 1975

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  • Editors: Leslie B. Cohen, Philip Salapatek
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483271019

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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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 262
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1975
  • Published: October 28, 1975
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483271019

About the Editors

Leslie B. Cohen

Philip Salapatek

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