Neuroscientists, psychologists, developmental psychologists, cognitive scientists, and roboticists.
From Action to Cognition, 1st Edition
1. THE STRUCTURING OF THE BRAIN
Unaltered development of the archi- and neocortex in prematurely born infants. Genetic control dominates in proliferation , differentiation and maturation of cortical neurons.
Subcortical regulation of cortical development: some effects of early, selective deprivations.
The mirror-neurons system: data and models.
Apraxia. A review.
2. THE EARLY DEVELOPMENT OF PERCEPTION AND ACTION
Effects of early visual deprivation on perceptual and cognitive development.
Visual trackaing and its relationship to cortical development.
Visual and visuocognitive development in children born very prematurely.
Development of brain mechanisms for visual global processing and object segmentation.
How face specialization emerges in the first months of life.
The early development of visual attention and its implications for social and cognitive development.
3. THE DEVELOPMENT OF ACTION AND COGNITION
Visual constraints in the development of action.
Object and event representation in toddlers.
Learning and development in infant locomotion.
Core systems in human cognition.
Taking an action perspective on infant’s object representations.
4. THE DEVELOPMENT OF ACTION AND SOCIAL COGNITION
Infants’perception and production of intentional actions.
The role of behavioural cues in understanding goal-directed actions in infancy.
Seeing the face through the eyes: a developmental perspective on face expertise.
Past and present challenges in theory of mind research in non human primates.
Infancy and autism: progress, prospects and challenges.
Children-robot interaction: a pilot study in autism therapy.
5. THE DEVELOPMENT OF ARTIFICIAL SYSTEMS
Sensorimotor coordination in a “baby” robot: learning about object through grasping.
Emergence and development of embodied cognition –a constructivist approach using robots.