We still know relatively little about how human infants and children come to perceive their own bodies and the relationship between external events and the body. In the first part of this talk I will report on recent findings from my lab pertaining to how infants and young children come to be able to process the multisensory relationships which specify their own bodies and an embodied environment. I will focus particularly on the representation of touch on the body surface in in external space, as well the layout of the body in external space. I will then go on to describe another programme of research investigating the development of an ability to tailor movements of the body to achieve specific goals in external space. These latter studies demonstrate developmental trajectories in human infancy whereby the movements subserving purposeful actions become more specialised.
Giovedì 24 maggio 2018, ore 14.30
Aula 37, Edificio U6 (1° piano)
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Dott.ssa Elena Nava