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Learning and Memory: Like a Horse and Carriage

Patricia J. Bauer

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/9780195301151.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter explores the relations between learning and memory early in life. It discusses some of the methods used to test learning and memory in infancy and the characteristics of the cognitive ... More


Do the same principles constrain persisting object representations in infant cognition and adult perception?:: The cases of continuity and cohesion

Erik W. Cheries, Stephen R. Mitroff, Karen Wynn, and Brian J. Scholl

in The Origins of Object Knowledge

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199216895
eISBN:
9780191696039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216895.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

In recent years, the study of object persistence has undergone a major rebirth in the two fields of cognitive science — infant cognition and adult vision science. Given the difference between the ... 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


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

Lisa Oakes, Cara Cashon, Marianella Casasola, and David Rakison (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195366709
eISBN:
9780199863969
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195366709.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Vision

The cognitive revolution in the 1950s and 1960s led researchers to view the human mind like a computer—an information-processing system that encodes, represents, and stores information and is ... More


Infants Attribute Mental States to Nonhuman Agents

Yuyan Luo and You-jung Choi

in Social Perception: Detection and Interpretation of Animacy, Agency, and Intention

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019279
eISBN:
9780262315029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019279.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

Recent research shows that from an early age, infants appear to attribute mental states such as goals, dispositions, perceptions, and beliefs to agents—whether human or nonhuman. Agents are entities ... More


The Role of Self-Produced Movement in the Perception of Biological Motion and Intentional Actions in Infants

Petra Hauf

in Social Perception: Detection and Interpretation of Animacy, Agency, and Intention

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019279
eISBN:
9780262315029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019279.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

Recent research has focused on the question of how infants come to understand others’ actions and intentions and how this understanding might be related to their agentive experience. Framed by the ... More


Online Action Analysis: Infants’ Anticipation of Others’ Intentional Actions

Amanda Woodward and Erin N. Cannon

in Social Perception: Detection and Interpretation of Animacy, Agency, and Intention

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019279
eISBN:
9780262315029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019279.003.0016
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

The ability to understand others’ actions as intentional is a critical foundation for human social functioning. Equally critical is the ability to recruit this knowledge rapidly in the course of ... More


Infants, Actions, and Mental States

Henry M. Wellman

in Making Minds: How Theory of Mind Develops

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199334919
eISBN:
9780190207472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199334919.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Research on infant social cognition is undeniably creative but patchy, both richly informative and in its infancy. To understand theory of mind it is crucial, of course, to capture foundational ... More


The Social Perception of Helping and Hindering

Valerie A. Kuhlmeier

in Social Perception: Detection and Interpretation of Animacy, Agency, and Intention

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019279
eISBN:
9780262315029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019279.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter presents a series of studies describing the social perception of helping and hindering—an ability that likely is integral to the maintenance of cooperative interactions. Two aspects of ... More


How Universals and Individual Differences Can Inform Each Other: The Case of Social Expectations in Infancy

Carol S. Dweck, Susan C. Johnson and Kristen A. Dunfield

in Navigating the Social World: What Infants, Children, and Other Species Can Teach Us

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199890712
eISBN:
9780199332779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199890712.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

Research in infant social cognition suggests that infants understand far more about the ways of the social world than we had imagined. Yet not all of the new findings fit together easily, revealing ... More


Object and Number

Iris Berent

in The Blind Storyteller

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190061920
eISBN:
9780190061951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190061920.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

To put our antinativist intuitions in perspective, the next three chapters examine in greater detail whether some aspects of knowledge are in fact innate. Chapter 3 reviews infants’ early ... More


Social Interaction in Infancy

Tobias Schuwerk and Hannes Rakoczy

in The Cognitive Basis of Social Interaction Across the Lifespan

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780198843290
eISBN:
9780191879135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198843290.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The present chapter reviews the early development of various forms of social cognition guiding social interaction in infancy. There is wide agreement that very early in the first year of life infants ... More


The Social World

Iris Berent

in The Blind Storyteller

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190061920
eISBN:
9780190061951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190061920.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter provides a very brief overview of the social capacities of young infants. Specifically, we the author ask whether infants instinctively know that (human) agents are distinct from ... More


Understanding Non-Conceptual Representation of Objects: Empirical Models of Sensibility’s Operation

Katherine Dunlop

in Kant and the Philosophy of Mind: Perception, Reason, and the Self

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198724957
eISBN:
9780191792434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198724957.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter endorses Lucy Allais’s attribution of a non-conceptualist view to Kant and her methodology of appealing to contemporary cognitive science. In particular, it agrees with Allais that ... More


Basic Objects: A Reply to Xu

Eli Hirsch

in Quantifier Variance and Realism: Essays in Metaontology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199732111
eISBN:
9780190267506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199732111.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter addresses the philosophical definitions of “basic objects” as perceived by an infant. Scholars Fei Xu and E. S. Spelke define objects as coherent, three-dimensional, ambulatory wholes. ... More


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