First published in 1987. This book is not intended to be either a comprehensive reference work or a systematic handbook on perception in infancy. Nor is it another published report of a recently held conference. It is a collection of state-of-the-art essays on perception during the first year or so of infant development. Rather than first choosing the topics and then finding experts to write about them the editors first chose the experts and invited them to write about those topics in which we know them to be interested and closely involved. The outcome of this approach is a collection of chapters in which the authors at the same time critically review earlier contributions to the topic, report their own work, identify numerous unresolved problems and key issues, and point out directions for future inquiry. Naturally the emphasis placed on these facets varies markedly with both topic and author. The result is a collection of commentaries that we believe to be comprehensive, informative, interesting, and provocative.
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PART I: HISTORY AND METHODS 1. Problems and Issues in the Study of Perceptual Development in Infancy 2. How to Know What Infants Know: Historical Notes on an Ever-Present Problem 3. Cardiac Change Responses and Attentional Mechanisms in Infants PART II: PERCEPTION OF OBJECTS 4. Visual Size Constancy in Infancy 5. The Origins of Form Perception 6. The Development of Spatial Orientation in Human Infancy: What Changes? 7. The Role of Movement in Object Perception by Infants PART III: BIMODAL PERCEPTION 8. The Development of Auditory-Visual Localization in Infancy 6. The Development of Spatial Orientation in Human Infancy: What Changes? 7. The Role of Movement in Object Perception by Infants PART III: BIMODAL PERCEPTION 8. The Development of Auditory-Visual Localization in Infancy PART V: A CONCLUDING COMMENTARY 12. Perceptual Development in Infancy: Reflections on Some Central Issues