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Learning and the Infant Mind

Amanda Woodward and Amy Needham


When asking how cognition comes to take its mature form, learning seems to be an obvious factor to consider. However, until quite recently, there has been very little contact between investigations of how infants learn and what infants know. For example, on the one hand, research efforts focused on infants' foundational conceptual knowledge — what they know about the physical permanence of objects, causal relations, and human intentions — often do not consider how learning may contribute to the structure of this knowledge. On the other hand, research efforts focused on infants' perceptual and ... More

Keywords: cognition, physical permanence, causal relations, human intentions, perceptions, motor learning, conceptual knowledge, experience and knowledge

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195301151
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301151.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Amanda Woodward, editor
University of Chicago

Amy Needham, editor
Duke University

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