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

Lisa Oakes, Cara Cashon, Marianella Casasola, and David Rakison


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 constrained by limits on hardware (the brain) and software (learning strategies and rules). The emergence of new behavioral, computational, and neuroscience methodologies, has deeply expanded psychologists' understanding of the workings of the infant, child, and adult mind. One result is that research has focused on the mechanisms of change, over developmental time, in the information-processing mind. Thi ... More

Keywords: human mind, information-processing, infant perception, infant cognition, development, visual attention, face processing, object categorization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780195366709
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195366709.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lisa Oakes, editor
University of California Davis

Cara Cashon, editor
University of Louisville

Marianella Casasola, editor
University of Texas at Austin

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