Chapter 4. The Development of Perception in a Multimodal Environment

  1. Gavin Bremner and
  2. Alan Slater
  1. Lorraine E. Bahrick

Published Online: 14 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470752180.ch4

Theories of Infant Development

Theories of Infant Development

How to Cite

Bahrick, L. E. (2004) The Development of Perception in a Multimodal Environment, in Theories of Infant Development (eds G. Bremner and A. Slater), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Malden, MA, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470752180.ch4

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631233374

Online ISBN: 9780470752180



  • perception;
  • multimodal environment;
  • olfactory stimulation;
  • intermodal exploration;
  • data base


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Infant Perception of Amodal Information

  • Principles of Perceptual Development

  • Unimodal vs. Multimodal Stimulation

  • Insights from Psychobiology and Neuroscience

  • The Intersensory Redundancy Hypothesis: Integration of Unimodal and Multimodal Research Paradigms

  • Empirical Support for the Intersensory Redundancy Hypothesis

  • Conclusion