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Our research mission is to understand the perceptual and motor development of infants in their first year of life.




Infants discover and learn about the world by perceiving and acting on it.  Our research seeks to understand:

  • how infants learn to control their bodies, their movements, and actions to interact successfully with the world;
  • how they use perceptual information (vision, proprioception, and/or touch)
    to plan and organize their actions on the world;
  • how the emergence of fundamental skills such as reaching, sitting, crawling, and walking in the 1st year of life can reorganize existing patterns of action. Indeed, each new skill can provide new means to achieve new goals and will allow the child to interact in new ways with the world.


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