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INFANT PERCEPTION-ACTION LABORATORY



We study 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 infants 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 reorganizes existing patterns of action. Indeed, each new skill provides new means to achieve new goals allowing the child to interact in new ways with the world.