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An Account of Infants’ Physical Reasoning

Renée Baillargeon, Jie Li, Weiting Ng, and Sylvia Yuan

in Learning and the Infant Mind

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195301151
eISBN:
9780199894246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301151.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter presents an account of infants' physical reasoning. The account rests on two central claims. One is that infants' physical representations of events initially include only basic ... More


Numerical Identity and the Development of Object Permanence

M. Keith Moore and Andrew N. Meltzoff

in Neoconstructivism: The New Science of Cognitive Development

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195331059
eISBN:
9780199864072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331059.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter proposes an identity development (ID) account of object permanence that locates the origins and development of permanence in infants' notions of how to determine and trace numerical ... More


The Role of Learning in Cognitive Development: Challenges and Prospects

Richard N. Aslin

in Learning and the Infant Mind

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195301151
eISBN:
9780199894246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301151.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter reviews the discussions in the preceding chapters in an attempt to bring these seemingly related, but often separate, mechanisms of development into some sort of synergy. It takes a ... More


A Bottom-up Approach to Infant Perception and Cognition: A Summary of Evidence and Discussion of Issues

Leslie B. Cohen

in Neoconstructivism: The New Science of Cognitive Development

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195331059
eISBN:
9780199864072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331059.003.0017
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter presents a bottom-up approach to infant perception and cognition. It provides evidence from topics ranging from infant angle perception to infant categorization and early word learning ... More


Child health and cognitive development in developing countries

Alok Bhargava

in Food, Economics, and Health

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199269143
eISBN:
9780191710117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269143.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter extends the framework developed in Chapter 3 for the analysis of health indicators (height, weight, and morbidity) to children's psychological indicators such as scores on cognitive ... More


Varieties of Attention in Infancy

John Colombo, Leah Kapa, and Lori Curtindale

in Infant Perception and Cognition: Recent Advances, Emerging Theories, and Future Directions

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195366709
eISBN:
9780199863969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195366709.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Vision

This chapter summarizes over twenty years of research on the development of attention in human infants. It begins by briefly tracing the history of consideration of attention as a construct in the ... More


Translating ‘infant-directed singing’ into a strategy for the hospitalized family

Helen Shoemark

in Music Therapy and Parent–Infant Bonding

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199580514
eISBN:
9780191728730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580514.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter explores the possibilities for the music therapist employing infant-directed singing both with the infant's family, and also directly with the infant. First, the experience of the ... More


Music therapy for hospitalized infants and their parents

Joanne V. Loewy

in Music Therapy and Parent–Infant Bonding

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199580514
eISBN:
9780191728730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580514.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Infants and parents who experience risk may be faced with traumatic challenges. This is especially true for premature babies where the necessity for medical interventions often requires that they be ... More


Acuity cards and the search for risk factors in infant visual development

François Vital-Durand, Louis Ayzac, and Gabriel Pinzaru

in Infant Vision

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198523161
eISBN:
9780191724558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523161.003.0013
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

It is widely accepted that the major steps of visual development occur during the first eighteen months of life. Resolution, measured with acuity cards, improves steadily from birth where it is close ... More


Neurobiology and Development

Wendy B. Smith

in Youth Leaving Foster Care: A Developmental, Relationship-Based Approach to Practice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195375596
eISBN:
9780199893355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375596.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

Chapter 3 describes infant brain development, the structures of the brain and the functions of brain regions, especially the limbic system and the orbitofrontal cortex. The brain’s response to ... More


Infant Vision

François Vital-Durand, Janette Atkinson, and Oliver J. Braddick (eds)

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198523161
eISBN:
9780191724558
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523161.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

This book provides an overview by international authorities, spanning the disciplines of neuroscience, psychology, ophthalmology, optometry, and paediatrics, of normal and pathological infant visual ... More


Experiments on Babies

Shuttleworth Sally

in The Mind of the Child: Child Development in Literature, Science, and Medicine, 1840-1900

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199582563
eISBN:
9780191702327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582563.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines the emergence of the baby show in England during the 19th century as the cultural dimension of the rise of the scientific interest in the baby. The first major baby show was ... More


The Right to Be Touched

in Erotic Attunement: Parenthood and the Ethics of Sensuality between Unequals

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226811383
eISBN:
9780226811376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226811376.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

This chapter investigates the empirical research on touch and attachment. It argues that loving touch and intimate attachment are significant for infant development and flourishing. It examines touch ... More


Communication, Music, and Language in Infancy

Sandra E. Trehub

in Language, Music, and the Brain: A Mysterious Relationship

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262018104
eISBN:
9780262314121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262018104.003.0018
Subject:
Neuroscience, Development

Music, as considered here, is a mode of communication, one that has particular resonance for preverbal infants. Infants detect melodic, rhythmic, and expressive nuances in music as well as in the ... More


Rescuing the infant brain

Val Gillies, Rosalind Edwards, and Nicola Horsley

in Challenging the Politics of Early Intervention: Who's 'saving' Children and Why

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447324096
eISBN:
9781447324119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447324096.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter turns to the latest diagnosis of the problem that early intervention aims to address, focusing on the quality of parenting and infant brain development. It explores how brain claims came ... More


Language, Music, and the Brain: A Mysterious Relationship

Michael A. Arbib (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262018104
eISBN:
9780262314121
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262018104.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Development

Through four key themes, this book explores the relationships between language, music, and the brain and the crosstalk between them: (a) song and dance as a bridge between music and language; (b) ... More


Movement Synchrony, Joint Actions, and Collective Agency in Infancy

Bahar Tunçgenç

in Distributed Agency

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190457204
eISBN:
9780190457235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190457204.003.0018
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Most human actions take place jointly with others rather than solitarily. In the context of such joint actions, it is often difficult to distinguish the boundaries among the participants. Who is the ... More


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