The chapters in this book are based on papers presented at the 23rd Carnegie Mellon Symposia on Cognition. At this exciting event, speaker after speaker presented new discoveries about infants' visual perception in areas ranging from sensory processes to visual cognition. The field continues to make significant progress in understanding the infant's perceptual world. Several advances have come from the development of new methods for exploring infant perception and cognition that have brought new empirical findings. Advances have also been made in understanding the mechanisms underlying perceptual development. Outstanding examples of this ongoing progress can be seen in the chapters of this volume.
"…the book offers a view of the exciting progress in the field of the development of perception and cognition during infancy….includes exceptionally detailed descriptions of our knowledge of infants' perception and cognition. It provides the student of development with a rich base of information and direction for future research."
Contents: Preface. M.S. Banks, E. Shannon, Spatial and Chromatic Visual Efficiency in Human Neonates. D.Y. Teller, D.T. Lindsey, Motion Nulling Techniques and Infant Color Vision. R. Held, What Can Rates of Development Tell Us About Underlying Mechanisms? R.N. Aslin, Perception of Visual Direction in Human Infants. P.J. Kellman, Kinematic Foundations of Infant Visual Perception. B.I. Bertenthal, Infants' Perception of Biomechanical Motions: Intrinsic Image and Knowledge-Based Constraints. M.E. Arterberry, L.G. Craton, A. Yonas, Infants' Sensitivity to Motion-Carried Information for Depth and Object Properties. M.M. Haith, Future-Oriented Processes in Infancy: The Case of Visual Expectations. R. Baillargeon, The Object Concept Revisited: New Directions in the Investigation of Infants' Physical Knowledge. V. Dobson, Commentary: Extending the Ideal Observer Approach. R.S. Siegler, Commentary: Cheers and Lamentations.