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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.
List of Contributors
Contents of Volume I
Part A: Objects and Space
Chapter 1: An Approach to the Study of Infant Space Perception
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
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
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
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
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
II. Infant Studies
III. Theoretical Consideration
IV. Perception of Suprasegmental Units
V. Significance of Early Speech Perception
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- © Academic Press 1975
- 28th October 1975
- Academic Press
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