Abstract

The onset of locomotion heralds one of the major life transitions in early development and involves a pervasive set of changes in perception, spatial cognition, and social and emotional development. Through a synthesis of published and hitherto unpublished findings, gathered from a number of converging research designs and methods, this article provides a comprehensive review and reanalysis of the consequences of self-produced locomotor experience. Specifically, we focus on the role of locomotor experience in changes in social and emotional development, referential gestural communication, wariness of heights, the perception of self-motion, distance perception, spatial search, and spatial coding strategies. Our analysis reveals new insights into the INFANCY, 1(2), 149–219 Copyright © 2000, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.

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@inproceedings{Campos2000TravelBT, title={Travel Broadens the Mind}, author={Joseph J. Campos and David I. Anderson and Marianne A. Barbu-Roth and E. M. Hubbard and Matthew J. Hertenstein and David C. Witherington}, year={2000} }