15 octMultisensory perception of the body in early life15 oct 2012
Speaker: Andrew J. Bremner, Goldsmiths, University of London
The methods used for investigating perceptual competency in early life have revealed much about infants' visual perceptions of their extrapersonal world. However, we know much less about the development of infants' perceptions of their own bodies and their nearby environments. In this talk I will describe a number of recent findings from the Goldsmiths InfantLab which provide both behavioural and physiological evidence concerning the early development of multisensory representations of the body and the environment impinging upon the body. We have investigated a number of questions including: i) how infants and children develop the ability to appropriately integrate multisensory cues to the position of their own limbs, ii) how infants and children come to be able to represent the layout of their body and limbs across changes in limb posture, and iii) how children come to perceive their own body in terms of a set of categorical parts. I will argue that developmental researchers will need to investigate multisensory perceptual abilities from an embodied perspective in order to gain a full picture of early perceptual and cognitive development.
Location : Salle de réunion du LPP, H432, Centre Biomédical des Saints-Pères, 45 rue des Saints-Pères, 75006 PARIS, à 11h00