Action and perception in infancy

John Van Der Kamp*, Geert Savelsbergh

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    In this introduction to the special issue on Action and perception in infancy, we summarize recent arguments of Milner and Goodale for a dissociation between vision for action and vision for perception in adults. We propose that this dissociation is probably present from birth, and further that vision for action and vision for perception follow different developmental trajectories. Based on this framework, we discern four themes of interest for infancy research (i.e., information and action, exploration and action, information and perception, and the interaction between action and perception) and introduce the contributions of the special issue accordingly.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)237-251
    Number of pages15
    JournalInfant Behavior and Development
    Issue number3-4
    Publication statusPublished - 4 Mar 2000


    • Action
    • Exploration
    • Infancy
    • Information
    • Perception
    • Vision

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