From Action to Cognition

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From Action to Cognition

By Von Hofsten, Claes; Rosander, Kerstin

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Extensive neurophysiological and neuropsychological evidence show that perception, action, and cognition are closely related in the brain and develop in parallel to one another. Thus, perception, cognition, and social functioning are all anchored in the actions of the child. Actions reflect the motives, the problems to be solved, and the constraints and possibilities of the child’s body and sensory-motor system. The developing brain accumulates experiences, which it translates into knowledge used in planning future actions. Such knowledge is available because events are governed by rules and regulations. The present volume discusses all these aspects of how action and cognition are related in development.

Subject: Allied Health & Medical -> Medical -> Neuroscience

From Action to Cognition
Publisher: Elsevier S & T 10/2007
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Language: English
Length: 466 pages

ISBN 10: 0444530169
ISBN 13: 9780444530165
Print ISBN: 9780444530165

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