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- Describe the sensitive period of development from birth to age 6.
- Examine perceptual development in infants.
- Understand the role attention plays in perceptual development.
- Discuss the changes in sensory thresholds that occur with age.
- Describe the impact of sensory deprivation on human development.
1. The Sensitive Periods of Development: Birth to Age 6
The phrase 'sensitive periods in human development' may sound like it refers to moody teenagers, but it actually refers to periods of time when a child easily absorbs information in a specific way. The most important sensitive periods occur between birth and age six. Learn more in this lesson.
2. Infant Perceptual Development and the Five Senses
What is habituation and how does it affect perceptual development in an infant? Learn the answer to this question and more as this lesson explores sensory development in infants.
3. The Role of Attention in Perceptual Development
How does a child's perceptual development progress, and what is the role of attention in this process? This lesson will use examples to teach you about this relationship and walk you through the changes.
4. Aging and Sensory Perception: Changes in Sensory Thresholds
What are sensory thresholds? How does sensory perception change with age? This lesson will answer these questions and teach you even more about sensory changes in late adulthood.
5. The Gestalt Theory and Perceptual Development
What does Gestalt mean, and why is it important to our perception? This lesson will discuss the Gestalt theory and explain how perception is affected by the concept of Gestalt.
6. Sensory Deprivation: The Impact on Human Development
What is sensory deprivation? What are its impacts on human development? Learn the answers to these questions and more in this lesson, then test your knowledge with a quiz!
7. Saccade Eye Movement: Definition & Test
Eye movement is largely an involuntary response, one you don't think about making. Ever hear of saccade eye movement? Here's a hint: you're using it right now. Read on for a clearer definition and methods of testing.
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