From Action to Cognition
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From Action to Cognition by Claes von Hofsten
Book DescriptionExtensive neurophysiological and neuropsychological evidence show that perception, action, and cognition are closely related in the brain and develop in parallel to one another. Thus, perception, cognition, and social functioning are all anchored in the actions of the child. Actions reflect the motives, the problems to be solved, and the constraints and possibilities of the child's body and sensory-motor system. The developing brain accumulates experiences, which it translates into knowledge used in planning future actions. Such knowledge is available because events are governed by rules and regulations. The present volume discusses all these aspects of how action and cognition are related in development.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780444530165
(262mm x 192mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Elsevier Science Ltd
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Publish Date: 19-Oct-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Claes von Hofsten
Emerging Cognitive Abilities in Early Infancy, Hardback (December 2000)» View all books by Claes von Hofsten
The topics for discussion in this work include: the development of perceptual organization; task dependancy in infant behaviour; intial "knowledge" of the workd; and how auditory and articulatory biases influence the initial stages of the language acquisition process.
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