Travel Broadens the Mind.

  title={Travel Broadens the Mind.},
  author={Joseph j. Campos and David I. Anderson and Marianne Barbu-Roth and Edward M. Hubbard and Matthew J. Hertenstein and David C Witherington},
  journal={Infancy : the official journal of the International Society on Infant Studies},
  volume={1 2},
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 Through a synthesis of published and hitherto unpublished findings, gathered from a number of converging research designs and methods, this article provides a comprehensive review and reanalysis of the consequences of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… 
The role of locomotion in psychological development
The range of converging research operations that have been used to examine the relation between locomotor experience and psychological development are highlighted, and recent attempts to uncover the processes that underlie this relation are described.
Longitudinal Observations of Structural Changes in the Mother-Infant Interaction: A New Perspectives Based on Infants' Locomotion Development
  • A. Funabashi
  • Psychology
    Proceedings. The 4nd International Conference on Development and Learning, 2005.
  • 2005
Summary form only given. The onset of crawling is a dramatic arrival in the parade of infants' new motor skills. Mahier, Pine, and Bergman (1975) assigned locomotion acquisition is a role in the
The flip side of perception-action coupling: locomotor experience and the ontogeny of visual-postural coupling.
It is argued that the onset of prone locomotion presses the infant to differentiate spatially delimited regions of optic flow to effectively and efficiently control the important subtasks nested within the larger task of locomotion, namely, steering, attending to the surface of support, and maintaining postural control.
4 Motor Development
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A Cross-Linguistic Study of Locomotor Experience and Psychological Development: Walking Onset Is Linked to Advanced Receptive and Productive Vocabularies in Berkeley and Shanghai
Whether motoric activities hold psychological effect has been a controversial. Recently, Campos and his colleagues (Campos et al, 2000) have shown the acquisition of prone locomotion not only
Development in the early years: socialization, motor development, and consciousness.
  • C. Kopp
  • Medicine, Psychology
    Annual review of psychology
  • 2011
This review raises the issue of a body-action consciousness that emerges during infancy and the toddler years, suggest its developmental relevance, situate the theme in current developmental models, and explore applied implications.
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I discuss some central ideas of the enactive approach in cognitive science, including the concepts of autonomy, sense-making, and agency, and show the way they are grounded in dynamical systems
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It is hypothesized that an earlier age of sitting and walking predicts, respectively, higher levels of spatial-relational object exploration and exploration through self-locomotion, which in turn, predict better spatial cognition and spatial language at later ages.
The Dynamic Development of Thinking, Feeling, and Acting over the Life Span
In recent decades, models of human development have undergone significant transformation. In contrast to traditional approaches, contemporary research suggests that development is dynamic rather than


Chapter 6 Perception-Action Coupling in Infancy
Abstract There has been a dramatic change in our conceptualization of infants' perceptual and motor development in recent years. Rather than considering these different systems as independent
Self-produced Locomotion
A few years ago, Emde, Gaensbauer, and Harmon (1976) highlighted two periods of rapid developmental reorganization in infancy. These periods were characterized by dramatic changes in perceptual,
Affective reorganization in the infant, the mother, and the dyad: the role of upright locomotion and its timing.
In this naturalistic home study, "earlier" and "later" walking groups were delineated on the basis of timing of entry into this developmental transition and it was indicated that earlier walkers and their mothers generally showed a rise in positive exchanges as well as "testing of wills" across the transition to walking.
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Piaget's theory of sensori-motor development accords a central role to action, since it is through action that infants construct knowledge of the world. However, recent evidence of high level
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Progress in the Understanding of Sensory and Perceptual Processes in Early Infancy.
This perspective review focuses on the investigation of infant sensation and per ception over the past 25 years. A description of the setting in the mid-1960s is followed by methodological highlights
The relation between locomotor experience and spatial knowledge in infancy
The relation between the infant’s activity in the environment and his or her cognitive and perceptual development has been discussed by a number of theorists. This relation was addressed in the
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It is argued that heart rate cannot be simply equated with fear but rather represents one of many loosely correlated indices and is found to support self-produced locomotion as an important predictor of visual cliff performance.