In short, our research aims to deepen our understanding of the role that knowledge plays in shaping the way we interact with tools, with the ultimate goal of improving our ability to develop and apply new technologies and innovations that will shape our future.
Understanding the Impact of Knowledge on Tool-Directed Actions in Infancy”
At the heart of this research lies a fundamental question: how does knowledge shape the way infants interact with tools? The experiments reported in this article aim to answer this question by exploring the effects of knowledge on tool-directed actions in infancy.
At an early age, humans begin to use their experiences to act on tools. These experiences often lead to greater flexibility and adaptiveness in their actions, allowing them to effectively and efficiently use tools to accomplish tasks. However, in other circumstances, these experiences can result in a “tunnel vision” that renders strategies inflexible and ineffective.
By investigating this fascinating process, we hope to uncover important insights into the interactions between perception, action, and cognition in infancy. These findings may also shed light on previously unsuspected continuities between these processes in infants, adults, and other animals.