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The Progress in Infancy Research Series is dedicated to the presentation of innovative and exciting research on infants, both human and animal. Each volume in the series is designed to stand alone and contains autonomous chapters which are based on high quality programs of research with infants. These chapters integrate the work of the authors with that of other experts working in the same or related areas. The authors wish to present high quality critical syntheses bearing on infant perception and sensation, ...
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Progress in infancy Research

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Overview

The Progress in Infancy Research Series is dedicated to the presentation of innovative and exciting research on infants, both human and animal. Each volume in the series is designed to stand alone and contains autonomous chapters which are based on high quality programs of research with infants. These chapters integrate the work of the authors with that of other experts working in the same or related areas. The authors wish to present high quality critical syntheses bearing on infant perception and sensation, learning and memory processes, and other aspects of development. This series will be a forum for the presentation of technological breakthroughs, methodological advances, and new integrations that might create platforms for future programmatic work on the complexities of infant behavior and development.

Each volume in the series is dedicated to an outstanding investigator whose research has illuminated the nature of infant behavior and development, and whose contributions to the field have been of seminal importance.
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Reviewer:Marie McGettigan, MD(Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
Description:This is the second in a series of three volumes to present exciting, cutting edge and high quality research on infants. As in volume one, each chapter is autonomous and can stand alone with its comprehensive coverage of definitions, historical presentations, current theories and subsequent research as well as speculations on future research in the areas covered.
Purpose:With a balance between well-established and emerging researchers typical of this series, this publication provides a forum for the presentation of technological breakthroughs, methodological advances and new integrations as platforms for the launch of future work on the complexities of infant behavior and development.
Audience:The book has a wide appeal for pediatricians, pediatric specialists in psychiatry, neurology, ophthalmology, ear nose and throat, psychologists, speech therapists, optometrists, audiologists, computer modelers, and any student of infant behavior and development.
Features:This volume is dedicated to Dr. Lewis P. Lipsitt, revered mentor of the editors and best known for his work in infant conditioning. The volume opens with early work that laid the groundwork for his belief that the study of elicited behavior after challenges to infants provides insight into their "state" and is critical for their well-being and preservation. Other topics in Volume Two include the development of an infant's task-dependent memory for hidden objects, using computational models to understand infant behaviors and learning; how infants use a fluid movement repertoire in asea of novelty to achieve a desired movement outcome; how infants develop three facets of spatial vision, namely, contrast sensitivity, vernier acuity and grating acuity; how infants develop memory for personally experienced events; and how and when infants categorize adult infant-directed speech as they develop communication skills
Assessment:By reading this book, the reader gains insight into challenged infant behaviors and state- of-the-art research in the development of critical aspects of vision, communication, movement and memory.
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In a volume dedicated to infant research pioneer L.P. Lipsitt (Brown U.), Fagan (St. John's U., New York) and Hayne (U. of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand) include an overview of his career, his ruminations on his scientific passions, and Lipsitt's first chapter contribution on "the newborn as informant." Based on investigations of human and animal babies by US and UK specialists, the other six chapters discuss experiments, theories, and computer modeling simulations relating to memory (for hidden objects, for personally experienced events); motor skill acquisition; developmental limitations on spatial vision; and speech experience and responsiveness. No reference is made to the contents of v.1. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

5 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781410602107
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/1/2002
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 3 MB

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface. L.P. Lipsitt, Reminiscence and Rumination. L.P. Lipsitt, The Newborn as Informant. Y. Munakata, J.M. Stedron, Memory for Hidden Objects in Early Infancy: Behavior, Theory, and Neural Network Simulation. D. Mareschal, Connectionist Methods in Infancy Research. K.E. Adolph, M.A. Eppler, Flexibility and Specificity in Infant Motor Skill Acquisition. A.M. Skoczenski, Limitations on Visual Sensitivity During Infancy: Contrast Sensitivity, Vernier Acuity, and Orientation Processing. E. Reese, A Model of the Origins of Autobiographical Memory. M.J. Spence, D.S. Moore, Categorization of Infant-Directed Speech.
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