Thinking across Cultures

By Donald M. Topping; Doris C. Crowell et al. | Go to book overview

VI
INFANT COGNITION

A primary event marking the 21st century could very well be the recognition of infant cognition as a specific domain of scientific knowledge. It is now acknowledged that the infant actively engages in information processing, and the processes involved have become an important research area for the cognitive sciences.

The papers in this section provide a balanced perspective on infant cognition; they focus on theoretical as well as research issues. Wendell B. Jeffrey tackles the early development and conceptualization of mental processes in his "Thoughts on Thinking in the Thoughtless Infant." These ideas spring from his long history as a neobehaviorist in developmental research and from his work as editor of Child Development and currently of Cognitive Development.

David S. Palermo's challenging views reflect his long-term editorship of the Journal of Experimental Child Psychology in his chapter, "The Transfer Dilemma: From Cross-Modal Perception to Metaphor."

The scientific study of infant cognition is vividly illustrated by the research program of Leslie B. Cohen, and succinctly reviewed in "What Develops in Infant Cognitive Development?" Cohen's methodological sophistication is well known; his contributions on the capabilities of human infants are substantial and will be a mainstay of the developmental literature.

The last article in this section speaks to the idea that "there are biological structures that determine when, and to what we respond, . . . ." Electrophysiological Investigation of Cognitionin Infants','

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