Developmental Neurocognition: Speech and Face Processing in the First Year of Life

  • Bénédicte de Boysson-Bardies
  • Scania de Schonen
  • Peter Jusczyk
  • Peter McNeilage
  • John Morton

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASID, volume 69)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-1
  2. Arnold B. Scheibel
    Pages 51-62
  3. B. M. Mazoyer, N. Tzourio
    Pages 77-91
  4. J. Morton
    Pages 93-102
  5. Mark H. Johnson, Shaun P. Vecera
    Pages 135-148
  6. S. de Schonen, C. Deruelle, J. Mancini, O. Pascalis
    Pages 149-163
  7. J-P. Lecanuet, C. Granier-Deferre
    Pages 237-248
  8. P. F. Macneilage, B. L. Davis
    Pages 341-352
  9. Bénédicte de Boysson-Bardies
    Pages 353-363
  10. B. Lindblom, D. Krull, J. Stark
    Pages 399-409
  11. M. M. Vihman
    Pages 411-419
  12. Lise Menn, Kevin Markey, Michael Mozer, Clayton Lewis
    Pages 421-433
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 467-498

About this book


This volume contains the proceedings of a NATO Advanced Research Workshop (ARW) on the topic of "Changes in Speech and Face Processing in Infancy: A glimpse at Developmental Mechanisms of Cognition", which was held in Carry-Ie-Rouet (France) at the Vacanciel "La Calanque", from June 29 to July 3, 1992. For many years, developmental researchers have been systematically exploring what is concealed by the blooming and buzzing confusion (as William James described the infant's world). Much research has been carried out on the mechanisms by which organisms recognize and relate to their conspecifics, in particular with respect to language acquisition and face recognition. Given this background, it seems worthwhile to compare not only the conceptual advances made in these two domains, but also the methodological difficulties faced in each of them. In both domains, there is evidence of sophisticated abilities right from birth. Similarly, researchers in these domains have focused on whether the mechanisms underlying these early competences are modality-specific, object­ specific or otherwise.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Bénédicte de Boysson-Bardies
    • 1
  • Scania de Schonen
    • 2
  • Peter Jusczyk
    • 3
  • Peter McNeilage
    • 4
  • John Morton
    • 5
  1. 1.Experimental Psychology LaboratoryE.H.E.S.S. and C.N.R.S.ParisFrance
  2. 2.Development and Cognition UnitCognitive Neuroscience Laboratory, C.N.R.S.MarseilleFrance
  3. 3.Psychology DepartmentSUNY at BuffaloBuffaloUSA
  4. 4.Department of LinguisticsUniversity of TexasAustinUSA
  5. 5.Cognitive Development UnitMRCLondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4251-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-8234-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0258-123X
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