Chap 4- Physical, Sensory, and Perceptual Development in Infancy
Chap 4- Physical, Sensory, and Perceptual Development in Infancy PSY 2501 - 002
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Synaptogenesis: The process of synapse development Pruning: The process of elimination unused synapses Plasticity: The ability of the brain to change in response to experience Myelinization: A process in neuronal development in which sheaths made of a substance called myelin gradually cover individual axons and electrically insulate them from one another to improve the conductivity of the nerve Reticular Formation: The part of the brain that regulates attention Adaptive Reflexes: Reflexes, such as sucking that help newborn survive Primitive Reflexes: Reflexes, controlled by "primitive" part of the brain, that disappear during the first year of life Colic: An infant behavior pattern involving intense daily bouts of crying totaling 3 or more hours a day Dynamic System Theory: The view that several factors interact to influence development Infant Mortality: Death within the first year of life Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS): A phenomenon in which an appendix healthy infant dies suddenly and unexpectedly Visual Activity: How well one can see details at a distance Tracking: The smooth movements of the eye used to follow track of a moving object Auditory Acuity: How well one can hear Preference Technique: A research method in which a researcher keeps track of how long a baby looks at each of two objects shown Habituation: A decline in attention that occurs because a stimulus has become familiar Dishabituation: Responding to a somewhat familiar stimulus as if it were new
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