Psychologist & movement scientist researching motor development and cognition in babies @Uppsala_Babylab @UU_University @mariecurie_alum also hobby photographer
Sep 30, 2018 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
“To understand how infants come to be able to control the forceful interactions of their bodies with their environment is to gain insight into the nature of cognitive processes as they emerge.” - Port & van Gelder (1995) about Esther Thelen’s perspective on human development
Thelen (1995): “What infants do in everyday life, what they perceive, how they act, and what they remember are joined seamlessly to how they think. ...
Jul 8, 2018 • 4 tweets • 5 min read
J.J. #Gibson on non-visual #perception, #proprioception, and the importance of #movement for #selfperception: “The point (...) is that information about the #self is multiple and that all kinds are picked up concurrently.” #SummerReading
We need vision for movement. Walking: feeling contact of feet w/ ground isn’t everything! “You might think that the contact of(...) the foot with a surface (...) is specified by a mechanical impression of skin, by touch (...). Nevertheless there is optical specification.” #Gibson