Infant looking and learning – 2
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. In a new paper, psychologists contend that infants create knowledge by looking at and learning about their surroundings.
Spencer: Our paper focuses in on a key form of learning early in infancy, learning about the visual world.
Narrator: Dr. John Spencer is an NIH funded researcher at the University of Iowa.
Spencer: If we can understand sort of the details of infant’s visual exploration, we can identify the situations that might be most beneficial for learning.
Narrator: He adds that the link between looking and learning is much more intricate that what people have assumed. For more on the paper published in the journal Cognitive Science, visit www.nimh.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the NIH, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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