Theories of Infant Development by J. Gavin Bremner, Alan Slater

By J. Gavin Bremner, Alan Slater

This quantity offers an authoritative survey of the entire significant theories of child improvement. An authoritative survey of significant theoretical matters in little one improvement. Written by way of prime students within the box of infancy. each one bankruptcy both provides a different theoretical method of child improvement or reports contrasting theories in a particular subfield. can pay specific awareness to present theoretical controversies. members contain Eugene Goldfield, Andy Meltzoff, Marinus van Ijzendoorn, Mark Johnson and Annette Karmiloff-Smith, between others.

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The general superiority of central vision noted in these experiments is thought to reflect the lower thresholds for motion detection found near the fovea relative to the retinal periphery. What can we conclude so far? Vision plays a very important and perhaps dominant role in postural control. Adults appear able to use both the central and peripheral visual field to maintain stability. Moving visual scenes create the most efficacious conscious perception of self-motion when they result in the continuous projection of lamellar optical flow to the visual periphery.

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